Monday, April 13, 2009
Bridge to Cross
We enjoyed having our very dear friends, the Koens, with us for a few days last week. We have been honored to be a witness to what God has done in their lives over the past four years as He has called them back to their home country, South Africa, as missionaries. In a country where there is so much racism, poverty, disease, and hopelessness, they are going to be bringing God's hope "across the bridge", the very area where they were forbidden to go into, growing up, because whites and blacks DO NOT mingle, that is just how it is there. They will be one of the few white people to cross over into the shanti towns to bring the message of God's love and hope. We have been amazed to see their faith grow and their trust in God as He is leading them back to the place they thought they would never return to. It has honestly been beautiful to watch.
They will be leaving in June. If you have a chance, please check out what they will be doing there. There are many ways to get involved, financially as well as being a physical part of their ministry by going and doing! One of my favorite parts of this ministry is the opportunity for many people, even stay at home mothers like me to be a part of an African child's life by communicating via Skype, maybe teaching, or reading a book to a preschooler. So much training and mentoring can happen across the globe.....through Skype. Won't that be cool?
Bridge To Cross....bringing Hope to the Hopeless. Check it out. We love you Koen family and support what you are doing 100%! You will be in our prayers.