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Monthly Archives: November 2009

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November 26th, 2009 by | 2 Comments

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I mean someone has got to get the work done.

I mean someone has got to get the work done.

kids waiting for kids club.

kids waiting for kids club.

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Kalk Bay

Kalk Bay

Mom-Pindi - one of my heroes.

Mom-Pindi - one of my heroes.

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Took a bunch of women into Cape Town to Hillsong conference

Took a bunch of women into Cape Town to Hillsong conference

The swedes come for a visit!

The swedes come for a visit!

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my lil shugars.

my lil sugars, born at 6 mo.

kangaroo care - skin to skin

kangaroo care - skin to skin

My African American sis. She is South African, moved to USA, went to ORU and I was her Dorm director there, now we are both her in Cape Town living – love it!

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vul⋅ner⋅a⋅ble – [vuhl-ner-uh-buhl]

November 6th, 2009 by | 1 Comment

vul⋅ner⋅a⋅ble

–adjective

1. capable of or susceptible to being wounded or hurt, as by a weapon: a vulnerable part of the body. 2. open to moral attack, criticicm, temptation, etc: an argument vulnerable to refutation 3. (of a place) open to assault; difficult to defend

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This week in Masi, a little  kiddo taps me  on the knee while I am mid conversation with someone else. She utters the only two english words she probably  knows, “Kids club?”

I say, ” Sorry shugars, not until Friday. ”

Every Friday we show up at 3pm. We start gathering our kids in VC (Vulnerable Children). Sometimes they are in the house bathing in the bucket, other are doing the dishes, while others are actually no where to be found. But many of them have learned to come to the prayer shack on the road by the soccer field. In fact the entire street turns out. We like to think its because they have fun and get some love but it also might be the guaranteed snack they get every week.  All of our VC kids have been orphaned or have a mother sick with AIDS.  Their families receive a food parcel every month we have been focusing so wanting them to know Jesus and not merely handing out food. Because most kids here do not start any form of school until age 7, the young ones are not used to order or directions, to say the least . Its often a time of organized chaos, especially since we often have one translator for 30 -40 kids.  But lately we have been asking for Holy Spirit to lead  these time because we really wish to impact their hearts. The last couple weeks have been A-M-A-Z-I-I-N-G! They have literally be been so silent and attentive, every single one. Its kind of weird.

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ref⋅uge

shelter or protection from danger, trouble, etc.: to take refuge from a storm.
a place of shelter, protection, or safety.

Refuge: anything to which one has recourse for aid, relief, or escape

This week it was a brilliant sound, hearing the  pronunciated, Xhosa accented words in unison… ” There for be imitators of God as dearly loved children. Ephesians 5:1″

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