John and Bethany Arndt

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Masiphumelele (We Shall Overcome)

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Hello from Masi!

This is a picture of our kids club we have been running on Friday afternoons with our kids and the neighborhood kids. We have around 67 kids that show up for games, songs, prayer and story. It has been a really fun time and we are getting to know the kids better all the time.

We have mentors on our team that spend time with each family. These connections are the heart of what we desire to do. Sometimes it is a very easy connect and other times it is hard to find the families who live in the dangerous areas of Masi,  the language barrier is a hurdle as well. Our families often times don’t have cell phones and when we get to the shack they might not all be there. We are privileged to build friendships.  And we are focuused to impact these ones so they will thrive.

These families that you are helping with monthly support are so very very poor would have very little to eat without you. You are helping these orphans and vulnerable ones to have a chance for the future. THANK YOU SO MUCH. Isaiah 58:6-12 are your promises for feeding the poor and helping the afflicted.  Read this passage and soak in the blessings that are yours. We are so grateful to you.

We hope this email finds you all doing well! For most of you, Spring is on the way. Here in South Africa, we will soon be heading into the cold and rainy winter season. As some of you may remember from last year, we try to make sure that every family that you sponsor has a BLANKET for each bed that they sleep in. These are quality BLANKETS that are very warm and heavy. Would you please consider how you may be able to help us as we move into this difficult season for the people of Masiphumelele? Would you consider giving an extra $35.00 this month to go towards buying a BLANKET for a new vulnerable family? Their shacks have a very hard time holding up to the wind and rain. These BLANKETS help to make the winter a bit more bearable. We appreciate everything that you do as a sponsor. As the Vulnerable Children’s Team, we are honored to be an extension of your generosity and kindness.

If you do decide that you are able to help us financially, please notify us via email no later than April 15th. PLEASE SEND YOUR BLANKET MONEY THE SAME WAY YOU SEND YOUR MONTHLY SUPPORT, JUST LABEL IT VULNERABLE CHILDREN BLANKET FUND IN MASI.  If you have any questions regarding this please reply to this email and we will help you.

We want to make sure our new families have BLANKETS by the beginning of May. I look forward to hearing from you. Thanks and God bless!

Kalyn, Bethany, Christina, Cheri and Danielle

Your Vulnerable Children team

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