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 - January 2020
Due to the holidays, we do not have a usual monthly report for Anchor Center. However, please have a look at the exciting update on from the Swazi Leadership Academy below.
The Swazi Leadership Academy (SLA) program is a 3 year contract which SLA candidates/shepherds sign. During the first year they attend a leadership training and are equipped to be servant leaders which will bring transformation to their respective communities.
From the picture above:
(Left) Celiwe Dlamini was a shepherd at Ludlati Care Point in 2016 and 2017. She has been a Care Point Coordinator (CPC) since 2018.
(Center) Nontsetselelo just came back from leadership training to be a shepherd at Bheveni CP 2020 and 2021.
(Right) Nomcebo Dlamini was a shepherds at Enaleni CP 2018 and 2019, she has finished her contract, currently she is pursuing her dream.
These servant leaders originate from the same community, they have played a massive leadership role in bringing a positive transformation to the youth in their community. They have been attending Bheveni Care-Point during their school days as you can see them in the picture attached on the wall, and have been friends. We have seen and tasted the fruits of all the lessons that have been sown in their lives through the Care-Point lessons from tender age, which has inspired them to take the leadership roles too and become role models. This has brought impact to the community and have motivated us as an organization to press on grooming future leaders.
We are so grateful to our donors who are playing a huge role in making such an impact to our youth, which also has a positive influence to the Care-Point children as well as the community at large.
May the Lord continue to bless you.
Sebe (SLA Manager)
Christmas Greeting 2018 from eNhlanhleni