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February 2004 PVI@Prayer Newsletter
‘May the Lord smile on you.’ Numbers 6:25
KEY TO ITEMS
UNSUNG HEROES (Serving within South Africa)
v Brian Fargher committing himself to the project and making himself available to join the Programme Steering Committee.
v Insurance money that became available for the purchase of a well-priced Land Rover that serves as transport for the trainees.
v A number of new trainees joining the project through a radio interview on Umhlobo Wenene (Xhosa radio station)
v Interest from international and national donor agencies in the project.
v Praise for Lulamile Klaas who is mentoring Harry regularly.
ü Funding required for monthly running expenses.
ü Income generation from the skills development programme, i.e. sewing, beading, woodwork and ceramics.
ü Administrative assistance required.
v Praise for a South American woman who has been released after six years of imprisonment and is now going home. Marilyn bought her a Spanish bible.
v A Peruvian woman who has just commenced a 10 year sentence requested Marilyn to pray the prayer of salvation with her.
v Letter of special thanks to Marilyn from the Dept. of Correctional Services for her commitment to the prisoners’ needs, and acknowledgement of the foetal heart monitor donated by Crosslink International with the aid of Valerie Merfa and PVI.
ü Prayer for the large intake of moms with babies at present.
ü Prayer for safety for Marilyn and her family who were protected from a hijacking incident recently.
GOD REIGNS INTERNATIONAL CHURCH – Farm Workers - Tzaneen
Pastor Morse and Dr Monica Ndala
v Tony Tanner’s involvement as PVI Regional leader.
v The strategic planning of the building project.
ü Finances for a vehicle for transportation of local farm workers to and from church services.
ü Finances and resources for the commencement of the building project.
ü Artwork materials and stationery for a Children’s ministry (45 children), as well as clothing for the 8-12 year olds.
INTEGRATED AGAPE ministries – Sedgefield, Western Cape – Community Development & Upliftment, Primary Health Care
Henry and Hayley McCombi & Lydia Makombé
v The new Counselling Centre is now in operation, where the community is assisted and counselled in various areas of need.
v The building plans for a permanent Community Centre have been passed.
v A new church congregation has commenced in Knysna.
v Lydia Makombé as a finalist in the FairLady magazine (February 2004) for the FairLady/Clarins Most Dynamisante Award.)
ü Prayer for finances for the building process.
ü Sedgefield is a unique community – wisdom for the leading of the congregation and the newly formed church leadership forum.
ü Finances for the repair/replacement of the vehicle.
JANAI CHILDREN’S HOME – Benoni – Abused, Neglected & HIV/AIDS Children
v The Schneider family has grown, as seven more children have been adopted this year.
v The memorial wall is now erected on the property.
ü Vuyani is recovering from his heart surgery. This special little boy needs much prayer.
ü Finance for repairs to the pool pump as the children have been desperate for a swim in the recent heat wave!
ü A mini-bus is needed for transporting the children to and from school, etc. The VW Combi is in dire need of repair.
ü Building materials / funds are urgently needed for the extensions to the home. An additional 10 bedrooms and three bathrooms are needed.
v A group of Estate Agents have commenced a fundraising drive for the salary of an additional staff member for the Day Care Centre catering for 37 children.
v Strategic planning has been completed and Ted Carr has handed over mentoring responsibilities to Brian Fargher.
ü Prayer for the staff and volunteers as they care for destitute adults and children from the community.
ü The smooth establishment of an effective play school.
ü The setting up of a Year of Your Life Programme, training youth in practical ministry.
KHANYISILE KATORUS – Katlehong, Thokoza, Vosloorus, Gauteng – HIV/AIDS Comprehensive Programme of Care
v Successful Christmas party for the orphans from the crčches, held on the 19th December.
v For a corporate donor who will be enabling the project to start an After Care facility for orphans.
v Weekly Bible studies with the caregivers led by Bill Varrie, one of our PVI Associates.
v Regular computer training sessions run by Denton McGregor, another of our PVI Associates.
v Valerie Merfa has returned from the USA to join the project for this next year. She is involved with Social Services and counselling. This is a real blessing!
ü For the plans, building renovations and services for the After-care facility under the management of PVI/UH.
ü Prayer for the care-givers who are a support network for all involved in the project.
REINHARDT’S PLACE / HUIS REINHARDT – Pretoria – Brain Injured Children
ü The ongoing care of the brain injured children.
ü Urgent funds for the home.
SIYAKHA / NEHEMIAH DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION – Prieska, Northern Cape – Community Upliftment & Skills Training
v Youth becoming involved in community outreach through the local hospital and local government events.
v The opening of the long awaited youth centre is scheduled for the start of the school term.
v Thanks for a computer and printer for ministry use.
v The launch of a support group for those affected and infected by HIV/AIDS will also commence at the start of the school term.
ü The ministry tour to Cape Town with a few HIV/AIDS infected children in March this year.
ü Financial stability for all other programmes.
ü Two teachers for the Day care centre.
VUSELELA ULWAZI LWAKHO DROP-IN CENTRE – Diepsloot – AIDS Awareness & Prevention
v Thanks to a corporate donor for the VCT (Voluntary Counselling and Testing) container which is now in full operation.
v The Department of Health approved the facility and is paying for the blood tests.
ü The corporate donor will be holding a launch of the Vuselela VCT facility on the 25th February 2004.
ZAKHELE TOWNSHIP & SCHOOL – Rhodes (Eastern Cape) – Community Upliftment, Farm School & Primary Health Care
ü Prayer for the supply of blackboards and school equipment.
ü For poverty and unemployment, resulting in alcohol abuse.
NEW PROJECTS 2004
Leutlwetse Pre-School/Haven – Hebron, North West Pretoria
v For Veronica who has been given the vision to care for orphans as a result of HIV/AIDS.
v A corporate donor who will be enabling the project financially.
ü Food for the orphans
ü Start-up strategic planning and budgeting with PVI/UH.
ü Registration of Leutlwetse as a PBO (Public Benefit Organisation)
ü Finishing building requirements: water, electricity and security.
ESHCOL – ‘Place of Refuge for Children’ – Fish Hoek, Cape Town
Graham and Jené Des Fountain
v ESHCOL is now registered as a Section 21 Company.
v Trevor Gray, our Regional leader is mentoring this project.
v The acceptance by Government of ‘cluster homes,’ allowing for more children to be cared for in the community.
v Graham has been able to find employment, thus the basic costs of the home are covered each month.
ü Prayers for effective relationship building with the children during their six week stay at ESHCOL.
SERVANT LEADERS (Serving outside of South Africa)
AYO IPINMOYE – Youth for Christ Nigeria
v Praise the Lord that no one was seriously injured in an accident involving our ministry van in December.
v Increasing unity amongst staff and volunteers.
v The success of the weekly television programme reaching young people.
ü The hosting of Youth for Christ International Nations from 15th -26th April for a Leadership Conference.
ü Pray for the leadership of Nigeria that the Lord would grant wisdom regarding the economic and social struggles facing the country.
v The Associate Staff function at the end of last year went very well.
v The programme for 2004 has been drawn up and there is great excitement for what lies ahead.
v Two staff members obtained their visas for a trip to South Africa in January.
v A Baptist Church in Antsirabe wants to support our prison ministry.
ü For the Kadalies presently in South Africa raising support for the ministry.
ü Prayers for ‘Programme 2004’ - there are a lot of challenges ahead.
ü Prayer for two staff members as they train in South Africa.
v Progress on the personal house, and prayer for finances to finish the building.
v Great turn out for the recent teacher training course and for the many new commitments made.
v Wonderful Christmas parties for impoverished children from five rural communities.
v A spiritually significant youth camp held in December, and for victory in spite of tragedy, as one of the campers lost his life in a drowning incident.
v The Lord’s provision of a Xai Xai office with electricity and water.
ü Prayer for the family of Carlisto, the 17 yr old boy who drowned, and for all those on the camp.
ü For 65 orphans in care programmes, and for more sponsorships for schooling and lunches.
ü Funding for resources and transport for the Teacher training programme.
ü For the Lord to provide graciously for the YFC National office salary situation.
v 500 leaders were trained last year through their programme.
v Two successful camps were held last year.
v Ongoing discipleship of young people.
ü Partnership with five churches for new ministry opportunities.
ü Equipment for three new ministry teams: sound systems and a mini bus.
ü Funds for the ministry and salary support.
v A successful four day youth empowerment seminar during December.
ü Open doors for ministry opportunities
ü Prayer for volunteers and more resources to carry out the ministry.
PRO•VISION INTERNATIONAL, the Ministry
v The team is enthusiastic about the year ahead and much planning has taken place already!
v Donations of clothing, food vouchers, floor tiles, toiletries, cleaning products, furniture for our projects.
v Successful fundraising trip to the UK – please pray for the relationships that were formed with churches and individuals.
v Gratitude for a freight company assisting with collections and deliveries of donated goods.
ü Pray for management and mentoring sessions with projects.
ü Digital Projector urgently required for training, church, corporate presentations.
v Julie Lama joins PVI/USA in January 2004 in a fulltime capacity. Pray for her successful salary support raising.
ü For Julie Lama recovering from her surgery.
v Gratitude to Mike and Sue Botha & Afzal Currimbhoy (Trustees) for the registration of PVI in Canada.
ü For 2004 Development Strategy.
Due to the intensity of activity experience by our Unsung Heroes, we are reducing the pressure on them by having a quarterly PVI@Prayer which we trust will not decrease your prayer commitment.