“See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that in heaven their angels always see the face of my Father who is in heaven.” Matthew 18:10
God is good! (But as a faithful follower of the Lord, you knew that already, didn’t you?)
One of our faithful ministry partners has offered us a massive Kingdom blessing. Every U.S. dollar we raise for our Early Childhood Development Centre in Stone Hill, he will match!!
This opportunity stands for the next six weeks – until end of March 2017.
Through your partnership we stand to double our funds designated for this worthy ministry – 100% immediate returns. Isn’t that amazing?
The Lord has multiplied our work in the most amazing ways. We’ve just run a boy’s Discipleship Camp. Our guest speakers were two former gangsters both saved by the Grace of God while incarcerated.
The Lord used them in a mighty way with the young campers. Seeing young men, from an informal settlement, bend their knees to King Jesus, is a miracle to behold.
Here is a quick reminder of how we’d like to expand our Christian influence in the settlement:
We’d like to build a Gospel-centred Early Childhood Development Center (ECDC). This will entail having two shipping containers welded together to create a safe classroom for pre-schoolers.
At present, while mothers work, toddlers are housed all day in a nearby shack with a small outside play area. Mothers work as domestics or as laborers on farms to put food on the table after their partners have left them.
As clean as the two adults try and keep this shack with 34 toddlers, the fact remains that it is an insecure, unsafe and an unhealthy environment.
We’d love for you to partner with us to further increase our Gospel influence in Stone Hill by converting two more shipping containers into a large classroom for an ECDC. This would legally allow a secure, safe and healthy environment for 40 toddlers.
Our present containers have worked very well.
Our prayer is to raise $19,000 to purchase the containers as well as cutting and welding them together, fitting them with fire-safety insulation, creating an emergency/fire escape, fire extinguishers and adding windows for natural lighting and ventilation. Sanitary facilities must be provided as well.
From a regulatory standpoint, we must also demonstrate that condensation will not form on the inside of the containers.
An additional $3,000 goal will help us kit out the facility with desks, chairs and a kitchenette (which can run off our generator), Christian educational materials, fencing for protection, small veggie garden for healthy foods, climbing frames, etc.
Our total goal: $22,000.00
We are humbled and blessed by the past support from our ministry partners. We thank the LORD for His blessing us through YOU!
Please consider supporting this work through ITMI (480) 968 4100, to reach vulnerable children with the Gospel. Please remember to designate your financial support “ECDC.”
Charl van Wyk