Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Cracked Head

No its not about me (Daran) although it's been insinuated (alright, straight to my face by a few!) before. My Pajero has 160K kilometers now, 80K are mine. So what about a sudden lose in power and overheating problem? The head is cracked in three places. I'm told this particular model has a major design flaw: the cooling system must be 100% or the engine will over heat. No margin for error. Talk about under design. So with minimal blockage in the radiator, we are now 15000 Rand lighter.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Celebration at Makholweni!

We helped host a team from Celebration Church in Jacksonville, Florida this week. They spent Saturday morning with the teenagers at Makholweni. After games and activities, they shared in song and testimony. Our prayer here is that we can open up opportunities to continue to mentor, teach, disciple, and pour into these young lives. Without the hope and purpose found in Jesus, these kids are destined to be the next victims in the ongoing battle for their very lives. While satan promises lead to death and despair (try visiting the AIDS clinic or the government hospitals), Jesus offers only eternal hope, healing, and compassion.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Uniforms for Madonsa

The school uniforms for the kids at the Madonsa CarePoint school were handed out yesterday. These are uniforms sewn at the Makholweni sewing project. Alice is teaching the girls there to sew and using the uniforms to train them. The kids love the uniforms and it helps make them and their caregivers feel they are part of the school!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007


The Mission of Mercy CarePoint at Maphiveni is moving along well. We have jumped from sixty kids coming to over 200 per day now. The building is coming up nicely. We expect to have it completed by the end of October. The Christian Family Church in Tambankulu will be responsible for the operation of the CarePoint. Pastor Duarte has a great heart for the community there and is already providing free informal schooling for 70 students in first thru seventh grades.