Five years ago, in September of 2009, I drove for the first time up a bumpy, rocky road, through the military barracks to a stick structure on the side of the road where there were a few kids who were eating & playing...and crying because of the new white faces that were there. Those first few weeks they would cry every time we went to do ministry there because the only white people they had ever met had given them shots for immunizations. It has been a humbling experience to see God connect this carepoint & community with people who have invested physically, spiritually, emotionally, prayerfully, and financially in the community. So that now when you drive up there, you see the large fenced in area, a building where the church meets twice a week, the cooking structure and small classroom that have become a refuge for the children of the community and a light of Christ's light to the watching community! Here's a video that the visiting team made from this year's trip, and below are a few pictures from over the last 5 years of God's work in this community!
|The carepoint in 2009 consisted of this wooden building|
(notice the gaps between the sticks in the back!)
|The carepoint in 2009.|
|Pastor Todd & Mxolisi serving the first communion |
for the church in 2013.
|The carepoint as seen from Tholiwe's homestead.|
|Everyone pitched in to help get the building |
finished before rainy season in 2012!
|Gogo Alexinah brought & planted these flowers around|
the community building where the church meets.
|The small classroom a the carepoint.|
|The dedicated gogos (& Bhekabantu).|