WF Report – June 2010
God is in the details.
The start of May found a group of us in East London. We were on our way to Port Elizabeth for 3 weeks and decided to stop off at firstly Candu to drop off some donations and secondly East London where we stayed for a couple of days. We had a meeting with the ecclesia about future 2010/p2p involvement and their vision. They seemed very keen on the idea of opening their own BEC and there was a sister there who was happy to help run it full time. We made copies of the God’s master plan course that we use in both the Joberg and Durban BECs and left them with her.
Early Monday morning we headed for Port Elizabeth where we mainly renovated the container that the BEC was in at Kwadedise. We repainted the inside, patched a major leak in the roof, repainted outside signs, made a desk to replace the old rotting till desk, painted new GNOTKOG signs, bought new stock, and put a new system in place (stock book, till book, new sign up sheet for GMP). We held a few praise and worship evenings with the youth group, which weren’t meeting regularly. The guys gave exhorts and did bible classes. The girls helped with music on Sundays and gave sisters classes.
PE is having one of their biggest droughts at the moment. In conversation the same points kept coming up. Faith. Trust. Belief. Power of prayer. Humble yourself. So we held a sister class on John 4 and afterwards had a prayer session where everyone got a chance to prayer if they wanted to. We all prayed not only for natural water but living water (Jesus) as well. As we had finished and were all getting reading to leave it started to rain. We were all really moved by what a small group of sisters could achieve through trusting God with any problem not matter what its size.
Wizkids (Africaid) approached 2010 for help in running a holiday club at our Lamontville Centre for four weeks during the World Cup. With the World Cup being in South Africa our government has changed all our school holidays around. Our mid-year holidays which are usually two weeks are five weeks this year. This means that children who relied on going to school for education on food have five weeks of going without. On top of that these children would be at home alone while their parents went to work. Both Wizkids and 2010 aimed to provide safety, fun, food and most importantly an environment where they can learn about God. The club was a success. We had +/- 100 children a day. Because of the large amounts of children wanting to attend and not enough food or volunteers we had a system where children had to sign up for a week and so each Monday we had new children. Many of these children, who were locals (i.e.: living within 2kms of the Centre), had never attended the Lamontville Sunday school or Youth group or Reading Class all held at the Centre. So this was a perfect opportunity to get them excited about joining. We started the day with a prayer, had a bible lesson, made a craft, played soccer matches, served lunch and ended the day with watching the afternoon match. It was a great preaching opportunity and everyone enjoyed themselves.
May God continue to bless all the work done in all parts of the globe!
Vision Meeting with the East London Ecclesia.
The Port Elizabeth’s Sunday School having a bit of fun after their lesson. TUG OF WAR!!
The PE ecclesia.
Cleaning out the BEC container.