Dear Friends of Jabulani,
Greetings from Zimbabwe, we have entered our wonderful summer season again and the birds are singing, with temps around 30c (90+) the children are running around the garden singing also Praise God! We thank God for His help for our children at school this term, all is going well and they are enjoying swimming at school, the gala is in November and our kids are very eager to win races and come first! Thank you for your love and concern for our dear children it means the world to us and them.
It is with sadness we must inform you that little Ruth has left us and gone to a foster home. We are trusting God she is happy and settled, they took her in early August and we haven’t seen or heard anything since, the children and staff at Jabulani, and ourselves, have not been given the chance to even say goodbye to Ruth, we are all devastated, this certainly wasn’t what we expected when we brought her into Jabulani having been found abandoned in a basket in the rural areas 4 years ago, BUT GOD has has allowed this to happen and we must trust Him. Please continue to pray for Ruth that she will be in a loving home, that she will know peace and that at a young age might find Christ as her Savior and God. Pray also for the couple who have taken her, that they might be a godly influence on Ruth and help her in every area of life and of course love her to bits. This has been very difficult for us and the staff at Jabulani, please continue to pray for everyone in this situation. Thank you in Jesus Name.
Kuda and Joshua are having good days and seem to be very relaxed and happy, they are much loved and our staff look after these two special children with tenderness and compassion which is a joy to behold. May God bless them as we seek to give them a stress free atmosphere and meet their needs which are many.
Dear Friends of Jabulani,
Greetings from Zimbabwe, the cold weather has gone and its hot every day now….beautiful! We thank God for His help for our children in their mid term exams, their reports from school are very good and if we can get Joseph to concentrate more and Daniel and Blessing to go a wee bit faster everyone will be happy! All did very well and their teachers are pleased with their progress and behaviour. Thank you for your love and concern for our dear children it means the world to us and them.
We want to thank everyone for your prayers for little Ruth, the folks who want to foster her and possibly adopt visited us a few weeks ago and after discussion with us, them and the authorities Ruth went to stay with the couple for a few weeks during our school holidays. These folks are committed Christians and actually called us today so Ruth could talk to us, she seems as she returned from Church, we all miss Ruth very much but today in our Church the speaker says we must be ready to submit to Gods will at all times and we believe this was a word for us. So while we would love Ruth to come back to us and never go away again , we submit to Gods will, this has been very difficult for us and the staff at Jabulani, please continue to pray for everyone in this situation. Thank you in Jesus Name.
We are on school holiday until 6 September and everyone is enjoying the break, trampolines, bikes, skipping, running, soccer and general rest have been the order of the day, throw in a visit to the movies and pizza and a few dvd popcorn nights and everyone is smiling! All 11 of our kids attended a Holiday Bible Club last week i.e. VBS and had a great time learning more from Gods Word, what a blessing! Darren,Mandy and our grandchildren have visited agin for 6 weeks and we had a wonderful time, we have had a number of friends visiting from England also. We thank God for Cece Mason from California, Emma Badger from Northern Ireland and Beth Anne Andrews from England who have been working at Jabulani and have done a wonderful job loving and helping our dear children, may god bless them mightily for their service!