This month started off with us receiveing some exciting news. On the 5th Talitha phoned us with amazing news that we have been donated money to buy air tickets to the UK, to go and visit her, Jono and our grandsons. Gerry has not seen Ben and Jesse for over 5 years and he has never held Judah, so this is a dream come true for us. We were trusting God for this since the beginning of this year when Robyn declared that we were going to visit our grandchildren this year, but we didn’t know how we were going to do it. Our God is awesome! THANK YOU so much to the generous person who has made this possible for us to achieve. We pray God’s blessings over your lives. We will be going for the whole of the of month September.
On the 7th Robyn got very sick and had to go to bed with a bad sinus infection which caused her to cough and cough. Praise God for our doctor daughter-in-law, Florence, who arrived with medication and doctored Robyn. The cough has persisted but is now much better and Robyn is almost back to her old self again. Gerry has worked hard on the Toyota Camry engine and at long last, after 2 years, the car is now back on the road and has a brand new engine. Well done, Gerry, our home is so blessed to have you and your skills at fixing cars and repairing all kinds of things.
Sam and Fana completed the new wall in the sandpit area and the children are enjoying their enlarged sand play space. As Melusi’s mother has still not been traced, a place has been found for him in a permanent children’s home. He will be moving soon to his new home and will start in pre-school once he moves. The babies are doing really well and developing nicely. Buddy and Patricks’ mother has been found but she is reported to be very sick and unable to care for her boys. The school children broke up on the 13th for their 2nd term, 3 week, holiday break. Keturah started horse riding lessons at Hawane stables with Zoe Bosman, on the 17 and is enjoying her once a week outing time with the horses.
This month, Robyn employed a new aunty to help with the cleaning and the laundry in the home. Aunty Emmelinah, lives nearby our home, and comes in from Monday to Friday, 8am to 2pm. She has been such a blessed addition to our staff. On the 18th Aunty Treasure gave birth to a healthy, 3.2kg, baby boy named Daniel. She returned to work 9 days later and mother and baby are doing well. Aunty Promise started her annual leave on the 21st.
The month of April has seen a lot of holiday celebrartions in Swaziland, starting off with the Easter weekend and then our King Mswati’s 50/50 birthday celebrations with his 50th birthday and 50 years of our country’s independence. Our king also announced that Swaziland will Aunty Treasure with baby Daniel now be know as ‘The Kingdom of eSwatini’.
The 26th saw the start of our 4 day church Youth camp with a different this year as it was held at the church and the young people went out into community and did community work, praying and assisting in an area outside of Mbabane. Our older kids are youth leaders and so Sam, José, Lozi and Josh were involved. They had a very special time, as God moved mightily amoungst the young people as they reached out to those less fortunate than themselves.
Thank you to all who support us in any way,
God bless you all
Gerry & Robyn