Dignity is everywhere

Recently we have been invited to come speak and do awareness campaigns is many different settings. In churches, conferences, schools, communities and child care centres. It’s been a blast because we have an excellent team.

Now we have been offered to go into All the public schools …

October we are training border officials in all the clusters of Mpumalanga…

We need some more speakers so another three ( so far, but the number is growing ) people will be getting trained beginning of September.

We have three calls for proposals waiting to be filled in and send of to the aids foundation and the EU and UN …

Lots of breakthroughs… the harvest is big … the workers are few.

In general, we need you !

And a vehicle … lol

Saterdays at MCV

 

Sometimes we have easy saterdays when nothing is going on and we can just rest, sometimes we have full saterdays when people come for a picnic and play games or when we have soccer practice or when occupational therapists come and spend their free time on working with some of our kids, but always we have fun saterdays…

 

stretchingStretching before soccer

The games we played…

We make paper aeroplanes for teaching the kids the fysics of flying…and for playing of course.

building paper airplanes

Mama Dea teaching about drag and lift

Four O.T. come two times a month on a saterday to help our kids who have learning difficulties. It s a awesome team that gives up their free saterday for our kids, we love and appreciate  them very much. They are doing this for almost a year and we see so much improvement with the kids. Their grades have gone up substantialy. Now they have taken on a new group of kids and we are excited for them.

O.T.

 

Some people in my life in Africa

Justin on my right and Menzi on my leftMenzi and Justin

I met Menzi and Justin in 2011. The first one is the drummer, the second one played base in the worship team in the Partners in Harvest church in Backdoor and the Iris Revival church in Nelspruit. Both fathered by Pastor Surprise Sithole. I drove the team every week to practice and to the service, back and forth…we spend hours and hours together in the car, but I loved it. They are so much fun and it became one of my highlights of the week. Friday after practice in Nelspruit we all joined the youth night at the church, fun fun. Like these kids always seem to do, they sneak into your heart. Our conversations became heart to heart conversations. They let me into their lives and into their hearts. In 2012, they both had a rough year and we became even closer, I started calling them sons and they called me mom. They are my joy and pride and I love them.my birthday present from my boys

Justin was touched by the Holy Spirit, who descended upon him as a dove and whispered in his ears. Since then, his life changed. Together with Iris South Africa He started the dream center ; empowering local people by teaching them computer skills and encouraging them to find jobs. Because of his passion for people and good teaching the dream center quickly became the place to be. The word spread and he gained trust with man. He took a little job but did it so well that the people trained him to work in the office. In January he got a job offer in Cape Town. I m missing him but cheering him on. He made it. He is building his dream house for his family and supporting his siblings. He is out of backdoor…

He took in my cat Joshua Joshua

Justins going away at his old office…IMG_4076

Now his little brother plays the base in church….

 

 

Menzi has got the gift of joy. He puts people at ease and makes them laugh, he loves just spending time. He doesn’t worry to much and takes life as it comes. He pushed hard to finish his last year of secondary school and is also doing marketing since January. He had 81% on his first exam. I have to admit, I was surprised…but very proud! He hasn’t got the ambition of Justin, he likes to play but he will make it.

His 21st birthday…menzi 21st

 

We went shopping for his first suit to wear at his matric dance.

shopping for suitMenzi in his suit

I send him flying for his 22nd birthday…IMG_4125

 

wedding

Shakira

Dear friends,
After a big silence, some exciting news. Today, one of our Dignity girls that stay in the safe house, is going in hospital for a c section. We thought we were going to welcome our little boy Shakira today, but they will only operate tomorrow. This gives us the opportunity to come together and stand in prayer. Caesarian sections are a little more dangerous here in Africa. It is said by ever African woman that with being pregnant, you have one foot in the grave. Lucky we are in South Africa where we have a lot more facilities then in the rest of Africa. The mother is very excited, she is 17. She has tried to continue school, but it hasn t been easy. So we decided to keep her home. What she will do in the future is a big question and we pray for wisdom and revelation about her destiny.

The other ladies that stayed with us have been discupled and are now looking for a job. One is starting her drivers licence on Tuesday. She wants to be a truck driver. We are so grateful for the money that came in for that. She is very excited and now knows that God is faithful and that He will not leave her nor forsake her.
Another lady had done a few nursing subjects and will look after our new little family when they come out of hospital next week. Also here God is providing, we are so humbled by all this.
If you wait upon The Lord, not move unless He moves, not speak unless He speaks, He WILL work miracles.
Now we have a weekend of making the safe house ready to welcome Shakira into it. Plastering, painting and praying for water to finally be delivered at the house. This has been a struggle for 6 months now, waiting on the government. I m about ready to put a borehole!!
Please pray about this. It s an absolute human right to have acces to water for every human being!

Joy Joy Joy in His presence.
Much love, Catherine

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