SWAZILAND CARE POINT
Emmanuel began partnering in 2018 with the community of eNhlanhleni in Swaziland to support a ministry known as a care point. At the care point, approximately 200 children are fed a solid meal each day, are discipled to know Jesus and provided with basic medical care. Swaziland has the world’s highest rate of HIV/Aids infection and many of these children are orphans cared for by grandparents or other family members who are often overwhelmed with the financial burden. eNhlanhleni is in one of the poorest regions of Swaziland yet its people are working hard in this partnership, cooking the food, collecting the firewood and building a shelter for the cooking and a fence to protect the children.
As our partnership with that community develops, we are encouraged to send a team to visit the people of eNlanhleni and, at some point, may have the opportunity to help them with development projects to increase their sustainability. The Care Point is part of the ministry of Stephen and Charity Spragg through Adventures in Missions.
Stephen and Charity Spragg serve as missionaries in eSwatini (formerly Swaziland), where they oversee 13 care points, which look after about 3,000 children, providing a daily meal, Christian discipleship and emergency medical care. Stephen has taken on the pastoral responsibility of leading and shepherding a local multi-cultural church that uses English as it’s medium. English is a bridge between many cultures, and we desire to be a part of seeing how God will grow and create an incredibly diverse church that will live out His Kingdom culture, and in turn display His Glory.
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Stephen & Charity Spragg
Latest Update - December 2019
The kids just love to be visited by their carepoint coordinator called Precious. They play at the carepoint and enjoy themselves. The kids also love serving at the carepoint. Below is a carpoint kid who is serving by washing dishes.
Again the cooks has come up with a good way of the kids to wash hands before they eat since they don't have a tap for running water.
The coordinator has been encouraging the kids to put more effort in their school work since that can change their backgrounds. Kids have been writing their exams and hoping that they will get the best result which will lead them to go to the next classes.
Priase Reports and Testimonials
Notty loves being at the carepoint no matter how she looks like and that is where she finds love and joy. She is in grade 6 and hoping to pass and continue to the next class. She is very respectful. Notty stays with her grandmother and she is sharing to her granny how much she loves the carepoint.
Nomile Dlamini was nominated to go for the training next year for being a shepherd at the carepoint. She shared that she is so excited to go and be trained and what she loves the most is that she will grow spiritually and have a brighter future.
One of the committee members shared that she is so thankful for the changes that comes through the carepoint because she believes that the whole community will be changed in 5 years when looking at the development of the carepoint.
Pray for Nomile in her decision of going for the training
Pray for the cooks to be protected and have more strength to serve the kids.
Pray for the kids to have safe holidays.
Christmas Greeting 2018 from eNhlanhleni