Missions in Africa, Inc.
October 7, 2011
Dear Friends and Family,
Greetings in Jesus’ name! Last month we shared with you what the Lord is doing through Peggy, one of our mothers at an “I Am Not Forgotten” home. This month we would like to share with you about our newest house and newest house Mom, Ntombie.
This new house was built this past spring and has been a safe haven for many children that needed care that they were not receiving at their homes or by their care givers. For some time, Ruth Dlamini was the “mother” to these beautiful little children, but she has since moved to South Africa at the Lord’s direction.
You may ask, where do you find a mother to mother children who are not her own? Only the Lord can do that!
As we prayed and asked the Lord for his direction on finding a new house Mom, we were also looking to see who the Lord had raised up to be a “mother” to these beautiful children. The answer was right in front of us at the Children’s Cup CarePoint where the children would eat Monday through Friday. Ntombie is one of the facilitators or teachers at the Mbeklweni CarePoint. She has been with Children’s Cup for years and has demonstrated her love for the Lord and her love for the children.
When we asked her if she would consider being the house mom, her fist response was let me pray about it and seek the Lord. Ntombie or “Pretty Girl” which is her nickname, came back to us with a huge “YES!”. Ntombie knows the love of a mother. In conversations with her, she said her mother is one of her best friends. Even to this day if she has questions, she will call her mother and ask for insight and wisdom.
We are praising the Lord for his faithfulness and direction. We are thrilled that in the midst of change, our God is a personal loving Father who is intimately involved in every decision in the lives of his children. Psalm 23:1-3 is a beautiful expression of our Father’s love. It reads, “The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.”
Ntombie with Sibonelo
Above is a picture of Ntombie with Sibonelo who is full of smiles in her mommy’s arms. After Ntombie’s first week as “mother” , Tjengisile (pictured below) one of the older girls asked, “Can she be our mother forever?”
Please pray with us for Ntombie, that the Lord will give her strength, wisdom, and that the Lord will lead her and guide her in this new God given role as mother to these beautiful children!
Peace and Grace,
Randy and Karen Brennan
Missionaries in Swaziland, Africa