Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Big Audacious Dream

I think we do what we do very well (and all this by the grace of God alone). But it's time to bump it up a notch or two. We are feeding 2 to 3 thousand kids a day, the clinic and teachers are taking care of the kids basic medical needs, and the teachers are doing a great job in the informal schools and afternoon Bible clubs. This is all great and a tremendous blessing for the kids and the community they live in.
But I have to be honest, it's not enough. These kids are still left to themselves over the weekends, some may go to a church, most do not. We don't have the means to bus (or khombi) 3000 kids to a church. Besides, most of the churches here in Swaziland aren't geared for children.
So our dream is for there to be CHILDREN'S church each weekend at each CarePoint. That is 10 services right now with up to three more by the end of the year each weekend. We can't do it. Our time and energy is sapped by the end of the week working with the existing programs. So our really big, audacious, huge dream is for God to put it on the hearts of children's pastors and workers to come and dedicate their lives to these children in a way we can't.
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