Been a while since we posted some news & in that time loads has happened. Going back to April we felt we should join over a million South Africans in Bloemfontein praying for our nation. What an amazing weekend. Always humbling to see people from different parts of our rainbow nation kneeling asking God to intervene & bless our land. The event amazingly only took 6 weeks to organise & went so smoothly. Reminded us to pray instead of complaining & then do what we can to make this a better country.
NEW PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT
My Dad came up & helped me put up new swings for Lighthouse Elfco 1. Then the Baptist Church from Somerset West sent a team to help us dig, mix cement, paint & build some extra equipment to aid in the gross motor skills of the kids that attend the school. An awesome morning & huge smiles first thing Monday am when the kids saw their new play obstacles. Thanks to all involved. We look forward to the next outreach.
Ferdi & his team from Express Recruitment did an amazing job in collecting non-perishable food for the school & also donated a cd/usb player to each class. Another friend, Mr Rowe also donated some cash to buy some kiddies worship & Bible stories for each class. Thanks guys, the kids & teachers are loving there new beats.
NEW VEGGIE TUNNELWe have also had the local Groenberg High School kids get involved with community service where they helped us clear a patch for the new tunnel being donated by Haygrove Tunnels. Then on the same day as the Church came up Mark & his team arrived & put up the tunnel in quick time. On top of that Rural Development has also partnered with us for World Food Day & are helping us with Irrigation, tools & seedlings for the new patch. Looking forward to fresh organic veggies for the big site kitchen meals & thank you to all involved.
On a frustrating note, we have been hit by a bit of crime. First the kitchen was broken into & almost everything was stolen including the first aid kit. The damage was the main expense as it always is….GGGRRRR. Then in the last 10 days we have been fixing cut fences, broken buildings etc. from 8 nights of people trying to get in…..for what I do not know but they have even been stealing our brooms & hosepipes. Anything to get a quick buck for drugs. Please continue to pray for all living on site & for this to stop.
FUN DAYS AT SCHOOL
Lettie organise two separate fun days at school for the kids. First was ‘Grandparents Day’. An awesome way to bless the people who are so instrumental to these little ones. Second was a pyjama day where everyone came to school in their PJ’s….including the teachers. Everyone had a great time & didn’t have to get changed getting up from there warm beds.
I had the privilege of visiting Zimbabwe again with NewGen in July holidays on Mission. Thanks to the couple who sponsored me to go. As usual you come away more blessed than being a blessing but seeing old friends & making new ones, being able to impart & to learn from our neighbours is always a special thing. As usual, a trip filled with a huge amount of joy even though things do go wrong everyone had a blessed time. I now have a whole new set of smile wrinkles thanks to our leader Sydney Terblanche.
THE MUIR FAMILY
Lisa, Seth & Bella are all doing well. Lees continues to grow at Applewood & is assisting in all the OT within the school. Seth is doing very well at Cross Country running & Bella is loving being a little ballerina. It’s been a cold winter so we have managed to warm the kids room with some alterations as every night they sneak in with us due to the fridge room….no more, unless it after 5am….cause Dad can’t sleep.
Other than that we hope you are all well & we love hearing from you & please continue to pray for more of His Spirit & love for the communities we work in.
Love us xxx