Missions in Africa, Inc.
April 19, 2012
Greetings Friends and Family,
We pray that your “Easter” season was filled with a deeper revelation of the purpose for Christ’s life, death, burial and 3 days later his resurrection to new life! He lived and died so that we could have new life. John 3:16 says, “God so loved the world, that he gave his one and only Son, that whosoever believes in him will not die but have eternal life.” By God’s grace, through faith in Jesus’ death on the cross for our sins, he has given us new life. Jesus took upon himself our sins, so we are forgiven of our sins and made in right relationship with God our Father. When we repent of our sins and turn from living our own way, and turn to God and believe in Christ’s sacrifice and live for Him, we are born again by the Spirit of God and we too have new life! What a reason to rejoice!
In the gospel of John, Jesus says something remarkable. He says in John 10:10, “I have come that they may have life and have it more abundantly”. Wow, Jesus says that we would have life in abundance. So what does that actually look like?
Jesus was revealing an aspect of Himself and His Father in heaven. He was speaking of “El-Shaddai”, meaning the All-Sufficient One. “El Shaddai” has the following meaning; the name is derived from the word “field” as in the fields produce abundance. It is also translated as “breast” or the “many breasted One” which signifies nourishment and productiveness. In this sense God is shown to be more than enough – “He who is all-sufficient”. When you see the name El-Shaddai, God is saying “I am more than enough to meet your needs in each situation.”
Being in Swaziland for 5 1/2 years now, we know by experience our God as “El-Shaddai”. The most recent example is this. Over the last 6-12 months, Pastor Mbongeni and his wife Charity, have been praying with us and asking the Lord to meet the increasing needs of the “I Am Not Forgotten” home in Mpolonjeni. God has answered that prayer in his perfect timing. We have received a donation from Giving Hope Worldwide, to build an additional home for the orphaned and vulnerable children in Swaziland. We see the Lord working in ways that we never could have imagined … but He is “El-Shaddai” the One who is more than enough to meet our needs in each situation. He is All-Sufficient!
Here are some pictures of the progress so far. This expansion will enable Bride of Christ and Children’s Cup to care for many more orphaned and vulnerable children. The orphans, poor and oppressed are so close to the Father’s heart. With God, ALL things are possible, because He see’s too it and does it in miraculous ways! Praise the Lord!
If the Lord prompts you to contribute financially to the “I Am Not Forgotten” homes, please let us know. Currently we have 3 homes and care for 46 children, with an additional capacity for 12 more children!!!
You can give 2 different ways, through Missions in Africa, Inc. or Children’s Cup:
Missions in Africa, Inc.
P.O. Box 264
Oconomowoc, WI 53066
“Karen and Randy Brennan” on the memo line
And through Paypal by visiting our website at www.missionsinafrica.com
You can also donate to Children’s Cup on line by visiting their website at www.childrenscup.org
Thank you for praying and thank you for giving! Each and every day it is making a difference and furthering the Kingdom of God here in the Kingdom of Swaziland! May the Lord bless each of you.
Randy and Karen Brennan
Missionaries in Swaziland, Africa
P.S. We have purchased our tickets to visit the Unites States this summer. We will be arriving in the US on July 5 and will be staying through August 28! We would love to see you! Please drop us an email and let us know when we can get together.