world can be a pretty bad place…but God has given
us one unstoppable move... FORGIVENESS.
Today Julie helped her Ocean View girls start to walk
a road of forgiveness by processing past offenses and
His forgiveness can set us free from the enemy’s
despicable plans to pick-pocket our joy, trap us in bitterness
and engulf us in sadness.
It is amazing to see how He overcomes all the hurt, loss
and offenses in our life!
PHOTO: When Karl's parents were here we took Julie's
girls sight-seeing with us. This is a vew from Chapman's
Peak Drive (one the world's top 10 most beautiful drives)
Many mothers in our communities struggle and
here are some all too common scenarios:
- Babies are hit/beat if they cry too much
(culture says that these babies are being “naughty”
and should be punished)
- Diaper rashes and cradle cap easily get out
of control (babies with a severe, raw and bleeding
diaper rash and cradle cap goes untreated for long periods
of time and infection sets in)
- Children often grow up on a diet of chips
and soda pop (that’s all these mothers
know to do...because that’s what their parents
did for them)
Baby Safe is proud to announce a new program
launching in August called Motherhood
We will engage with women in disadvantage communities
5 days a week with...
- Discovery Bible Studies
- baby health
- time management
- child rearing
We are looking for someone to sponsor the first
phase of sewing lessons (to teach our women to sew holiday
bunting as a future source of income for them and their
Classes start Monday, August 6th!
We took boys from the townships to see Manchester United
play Ajax Cape Town today (tickets for our Ubuntu boys
made possible by a generous donation from somebody back
in the USA).
Manchester United is touring to get ready for their upcoming
season and they have a HUGE following in Cape Town. The
boys had the time of their lives as they saw some of their
heroes both for Man U and the local team!
Three of the boys rode with me and we had a
great time discussing their lives and the ups and downs
of living in a township.
I greatly respect their perseverance and pray for them
daily that they would break the cycles of gangs and drugs
through sports and Jesus.
Since we aren
not going home to the USA this year (and we have a new
baby as a carrot to dangle), Karl's parents came to visit
us and left today.
We were SO very blessed to have them here for
We got to show them around Cape Town. It was so great
for them to see where we minister and take them around
to some of the beautiful sights.
It was also amazing and heart warming to see them be
grandparents to the girls. All three of the grandkids
were loved on to no end (as were we), and we miss them
greatly now that they are gone!
Julie's favorite moment...when Dave
and Joan were up at midnight helping her sew belt loops
onto "spa robes" for Jensen's
Home Made Spa Party. They are the best!
friend Claudine is attending JDx this week (Jesus Discipleship
Experience)! She is learning how to start discipling people
from her own community.
Here are some highlights from the week...
-- Reproducible, organic church
-- Faith is expectation plus perseverance
-- We need to go upward (fascinated with Jesus) and
outward (on adventure with Jesus)...upward should not
surpass outward and visa versa
-- What we celebrate...we get more of. What we give-away...gets