Empowering young women, through the Gospel

Started 10 years ago, our Dream Girls ministry reaches out to girls ages 11-18—sharing the Gospel with them and discipling them in the Lord. Truly, He has multiplied our efforts.

The girls live in an informal settlement Stone Hill, near Cape Town, South Africa. Each Friday afternoon we meet. Mentorship is of primary importance with an emphasis on encouraging the development of spiritual discernment to guide them in making wise decisions as they navigate their way through our broken world. And the world in which they live, is more broken than most westerners can fathom.

Team projects are prepared at the beginning of every year, including sewing, knitting, crocheting, card-making, painting techniques and other creative crafts.

The girls are taught marketable skills that will stand them in good stead and give them an invaluable advantage in earning an independent living in the future.

Working with these girls, using the simplest, most basic teaching techniques of how to cut patterns with scissors, use glue on paper without making a mess everywhere, and working neatly and to the glory of God was initially entirely foreign to them.

On the surface, the act of knitting an 8-inch square block might appear rather mundane. But a deeper understanding reveals that it teaches perseverance, patience, fine-motor skills, planning, teamwork, kindness and sharing—and results in a simple-yet-priceless blessing to others.

One of our projects included knitting squares, adding finally to the making of a large blanket. An elderly grandmother, living in a shack, was blessed with this gift.

This might sound strange, but we are thrilled to see the Fruits of the Spirit alive and displayed in lives through such a seemingly insignificant undertaking. These tasks encapsulate love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and lots of self-control.

Over the past two years we’ve focused on making Christmas cards and gift tags. The girls were thrilled to learn that their hard work has been rewarded through sales by friends and family of the leaders.

With their earnings the girls can purchase toiletries, healthcare products, body lotions, soap, deodorant or snacks. Believe it or not, these simple items are not always available to struggling peoples living in dire circumstances.

The highlight of last year was our Christmas Party. A professional dance/gym instructor taught different dance routines as the girls danced, laughed, had loads of fun and made memories together.

We set up a jewelry table where each girl could choose a necklace or armband. A photo-booth provided ample fun with dressing-up and special poses.

Food, cake and cold-drinks made the event, even more memorable!

A BIG thank you to each ministry partner who helped bless each girl with a gift as we celebrated God’s greatest gift, His Son!

Our small gift pack of a face cloth, soap, deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste, skin lotion, etc., was a great surprise.

Beautiful pencil cases were also provided, with stationery for the beginning of the new school year. (South Africa’s educational year starts in January.)

Without your financial support and provisions this would not have been possible. With your continued contributions, we can continue helping lead these girls to a better life—in the here and now and for all eternity.

A very BIG thank you for your love, support and interest in the lives of these precious girls.

Sonja van Wyk

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Opening the heart!

“Thanks be to God for His inexpressible gift!” 2 Corinthians 9:15

A very BIG thank you to all our wonderful ministry partners who prayed for, and financially supported, our Christmas Gospel outreaches in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Congo.

Leaders distributed gifts to the children and youth; they all sang and danced, played games, ate and made memories together.

Praise the Lord, our project leaders are on the ground serving our people, pointing them to Jesus Christ, His Love, Grace, Mercy and Forgiveness.

Thank you for helping us spread the Good News by partnering with us over the past year.

“The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.” Numbers 6:24-26

A blessed New Year to you and yours!

Charl van Wyk

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Protecting the sexually abused!

You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Mark 12:31

These two young ladies love Jesus Christ…and their neighbors!

Click through below and see how they have opened a safe house in the Stone Hill informal settlement, to protect the sexually abused.

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Gift for your gun-loving family and friends

Like a muddied spring or a polluted fountain is a righteous man who gives way before the wicked.” Proverbs 25:26

Just in time for Christmas!

Reloaded’ may now be purchased, in hard copy, for your gun-loving family and friends.

Near-daily news rings out about another mass-shooting incident. It’s followed—as surely as shadows trail setting suns—by politicians promising more laws to remove guns from the hands of the law-abiding.

Now more than ever is the time for gunowners around the world to remain vigilant and ready to exercise—and fight for—their God-given right to self-defense.

Told by the man who relied on his revolver to repel terrorists, armed with automatic rifles and hand grenades, attacking a church full of worshipers; “Reloaded” is a clarion call to those who love liberty—and Christians in particular. This powerful book encourages readers to contemplate their willingness to protect their families, loved ones and congregations—both physically and spiritually—and to stand for righteousness and truth.

Before an attacker is thwarted or a tragedy averted, something more pressing must occur. The war of worldviews—waged against individuals every moment through weaponized media and manipulation—must be confronted and defeated in our hearts and minds.

Charl van Wyk

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Thanksgiving bursts with reminders to thank God…

Thanksgiving bursts with reminders to thank God, and marvel at all the ways He has brought you as ministry partners into our lives; and how your prayers and financial partnership have made a wonderful difference to the lives of so many.

“Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love, for his wondrous works to the children of man! For he satisfies the longing soul, and the hungry soul he fills with good things.” Psalm 107:8-9

Here are 10 projects you have helped us undertake; we are thankful that the Lord, by His grace, is using these to further the Gospel of the Kingdom in Africa:

1. Thank you for our Zimbabwe prison shelter – where prisoners can meet for prayer meetings, Bible studies and public worship.

2. Thank you for downloading and passing on the news of the publishing of “Reloaded – Shooting Back Again”. Customer reviews are extremely helpful – please leave a short review after you’ve read the book.

3. Thank you for your prayers and financial support of Dr Jacques de Vos; he stands accused of trying to persuade a patient to not go through with an abortion, and has thus been prohibited from practicing medicine in South Africa. His hearing by the Health Professions Council of SA continues December 9, in Cape Town. Please continue supporting Jacques.

4. Thank you for supporting our Celebrating Christmas in Africa project. Due to your extravagant love and giving, we are expecting more funds than we asked you for; and so, we are hoping to bless more children and youth than we even dreamt possible.

5. Thank you for listening, and passing on, our radio/podcast, Salt and Light.

6. Thank you for our Zimbabwe ministry vehicle. Your support has exponentially increased Cozmore’s (and our) Gospel effectiveness.

7. Thank you for our trailer for Zimbabwe; this vehicle has already been used for a building project and is a wonderful blessing when carting all our ministry supplies around.

8. Thank you for your prayers and action – leading to the release of Pastor Sylas from his prison cell in Zimbabwe.

9. Thank you for your kind input into our Stone Hill ministry. Our Sunday evening Gospel outreaches, Bible distribution, multiple Bible studies, Soldiers for Christ, tutoring, reading skills training, Dream Girls, home-building for widows, soccer field, wrestling, gym, early childhood development center, medical clinic, safe house for the sexually abused and many other outreaches into this needy community – are all life transforming.

Your support allows us to carry on – teaching the lost about Jesus Christ, the King of kings and Lord of lords, and His great, all-encompassing Gospel.

10. Thank you for supporting our Bibles and bikes project. Bibles have been distributed to pastors, new converts and brothers and sisters in Christ who can’t afford them – in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Congo and Gabon.

We are so blessed that we have funds waiting to be used for further projects that still need some practical issues in place before starting.

Deuteronomy 24:19 reminds us that “When you are harvesting in your field and you overlook a sheaf, do not go back to get it. Leave it for the foreigner, the fatherless and the widow, so that the Lord your God may bless you in all the work of your hands.”

The difference partners like you make is immeasurable because God is multiplying your support by pouring out blessings on our ministry, and those we minister to, that exceed any earthly value.

We do indeed hope we are again a part of your stewardship this season. And we go into this season grateful for all the opportunity it holds and excited about the unending possibilities the Lord has in store—not only for our efforts, but yours as well.

We cannot take the credit for what God has chosen to achieve through your and our joint ministry – only He deserves the glory!

Thank you for your partnership and most importantly, your prayers.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Outhouse for outreaches

And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one…
John 17:22

It is exceptionally exciting to see what transpires when multiple ministries work together to further the Kingdom of God.

Cozmore kindly project-managed the building of this amazing structure at a prison in Zimbabwe. The prisoners now have a place to meet for Gospel services, Bible studies and times of prayer.

Two ‘wall-sides’ made of strong canvas material for tents, are still to come.

A BIG thank you to the prayer and financial supporters of Bishop of Souls, In Touch Mission International and the Victoria Falls Pastors’ Fraternal for all their financial support and hard labor in extremely hot weather to make this a reality.

Let the outreaches begin!

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Reloaded – FREE e-book download for Veterans Day

“Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.”
1 Corinthians 16:13

Many of our ministry partners are current or former members of the United States Armed Forces.

Thank you for your sacrifice and especially that of your family; your bravery and tenacity are an example to us all.

I couldn’t think of a more apt occasion, than this Veterans Day, to launch my new book.

“Reloaded: Shooting Back Again” (Kindle Edition) is FREE – today only – to honor those who have served.

Remember, stars and reviews are a huge help.

Please pass this FREE launch edition onto your friends.

And a final request: please let me know of any inaccuracies or blunders – that is the great thing with e-books – they can easily be corrected.

Happy Veterans Day!

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