Thursday morning, July 2nd, I drove to
On Saturday, the 4th of July, we went to visit the ABC House. It is a home for infants and small children who have been abandoned, orphaned and/or abused. They currently have around 25 children. The children come to the ABC House via Swazi Police and social workers. Many of these children are HIV+. One small baby, that they have named
From ABC, we went to the Jacaranda House. Jacaranda House is not part of Bulembu Ministries per say, but it is a very integral part of Bulembu. The house was started by Anglican nuns in Manzini and moved to Bulembu about 3 ½ years ago. It houses approximately 25 girls ages 4 to 18. It also supports 5 other young women who are in a transition period between Jacaranda House and normal Swazi life in the city. It is run by Sister Carin and Sister Carol. They are amazing, loving women from the
Having been in
Sunday morning, July 5th, I woke up singing to myself: “This is the day the Lord hath made. Let us Rejoice and be glad in it!” It took every ounce of my energy to sing the song silently to myself and God so I wouldn’t wake my roommate and the other women in the house. What a great way to start the day! After breakfast, we attended the contemporary worship service where most of the children of Bulembu attend. It was a wonderful service with beautiful songs, communion and a very good message about building a life of character because it is one’s character that determines their destiny. The sermon was based on 2 Peter 1:5-9. The Holy Spirit was definitely present in the Lord’s House this morning even though this house had some fairly big cracks in the walls and holes in the corners under the roof. It was one of the most spiritually filling and up-lifting services I’ve attended.
Internet access is scarce in Bulembu so updates will be hard. Bulembu was covered with clouds and it rained and drizzled for most of Saturday night and Sunday morning which doesn’t help the availability of the internet. It is cold and damp and of course since this is
- Rosemary with
- Mary with a couple of the toddlers from ABC house
- Team picture. Aren’t we a great bunch of women???