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 - February 2021
Hello everyone! My name is Nomile Dlamini from eNhlanhleni Carepoint. I am a new shepherd. I am twenty years old. I still have both parents with
seven siblings. I love music hence, singing is my hobby.
Growing up, I always wanted to be a cardiologist, but I got discouraged after failing science in form 3. When I got to senior high school, I had to go for languages which included English and siSwati. Through taking these language classes, I invented my dream to be a teacher.
Last year in 2020, I was part of the Swaziland Leadership Academy (SLA) and this was so helpful to me. I have learned that it is not too late to start pursuing my dreams and careers because I still have chances. Almost everything that was shared by the leaders in the sessions during the training have brought life and hope to me. I had never had an understanding of what God had intended when He created me, but now it is clear.
Through all this, I have learned that I need to capitalize on the positive sides of life, and put all my problems and challenges into good perspective. This training was indeed a great experience because I am a better person now. In the Bible, 1Timothy 1:12-17 talks about grace that overflowed for me. This Scripture made me realise how much God loves me. Another thing I loved about the training is that I feel I grew deeply spiritually.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the carepoint community has felt it best not to cook at this time. I am praying we will be able to resume carepoint activities very soon. We are sending food home with the children to be prepared at home for now until the government lockdown has been lifted.
I love my community. I am hoping for the best as the year unfolds. I hope everyone is doing well and remembers to keep safe. Thank you so much for your support of Enhlanhleni Carepoint!
With Love, Nomile Dlamini
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email Bob at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 343-600-4225.
Above is a picture of the new cooking shelter that a special donation from Emmanuel paid for. The old cooking shelter was in very bad shape and collapsed during a recent storm. It had not been able to protect the food and the grandmothers who were cooking it from the wind, the rain and the dust. It is wonderful to see how quickly the new cooking shelter was raised.