During my quiet time this morning, John 10:4 was a verse that God used to speak to my heart. Jesus Himself is speaking in John Chapter 10 . . . speaking about the Shepherd and his sheep. In verse 4, Jesus is speaking of Himself, our Great Shepherd as He says,
“When He has brought out all His own, He goes on ahead of them and His sheep follow Him, because they know his voice. “
That verse spoke so sweetly to me. It was as if I heard Him say -
“Do not be afraid. I go before you always. Just follow me. “
It is so tremendously comforting to know that He is in control of our lives and that He is already in our tomorrows. He goes ahead of us – clearing the way for the amazing plan that He has for each of our lives.
As I think about the future of Susan’s Kids, I am thankful for that reminder. I am comforted by the promise that He goes ahead of us. I know that He has more for us to do.
Continue to pray for us as we seek His direction … all for HIS glory.
~ Debbie Roberson (Susan’s Mom)
Changing Tomorrow Children’s Foundation – Wim and Hylien van Rensburg
Please pray for Wim, Hylien, and Wim, Jr. as they relocate to Australia and begin a new chapter in their lives. Wim and Hylien have shown Jesus to countless children in South Africa and Lesotho. Please continue to pray for these precious children. We are trusting God to bring about a great harvest from the many seeds that have been planted in each of their hearts.
Kupendwa Ministries – Uganda – Amy Washington
God continued to do remarkable things through Kupendwa Ministries in 2014 and we are so excited to report that we will be increasing our monthly support to Amy’s ministry in 2015.
Through the hospital ministry, they were able to reach out to over 200 mothers of all ages and provide birth kits, medical supplies, baby clothes, blankets, and other necessities for their deliveries and recoveries. Many of these mothers have given their lives to Jesus!
The Kids Club is also a wonderful part of Kupendwa Ministries. Hundreds of children participated. They played games, sang, danced, ate, and watched Bible stories brought to life through skits and dramas.
May of 2014 marked the opening of Kupendwa’s second Maternity Home which more than doubled their capacity! They are now housing 23 teenage mothers and their babies. The Maternity Homes provide a safe place to stay, food, education, counseling, mentoring, Bible Studies and more — but it is all for the main goal of reaching souls for Christ.
“. . . Please feel our heartfelt gratitude for all that God accomplished through YOUR love poured out upon us this year! May God BLESS you! With a grateful heart,
Amy Washington – Founder & Executive Director
To read more about this amazing ministry – visit www.Kupendwa.org
Agape Royal Ministries – India – Abraham Thomas
Abraham Thomas came to the US in 2014 and we got to meet him face to face and hear firsthand about the wonderful things that God is doing in India. Through your support, we continue to help his ministry as they care for over 300 children in 16 homes.
Exciting News for 2015
Diamond Willow Ministries - Annie Cooper Barr
Jamesville’s own Annie Cooper Barr is a part of this ministry on the Crow Creek Sioux Reservation in Fort Thompson, South Dakota. Her primary work will be with the children and youth on the Reservation. We are so excited to partner with Annie as she shows the love of Jesus to these beautiful children.
To learn more about Diamond Willow, visit the website at www.d-w-m.org
We humbly thank God for each of you. God has used you and your generosity to carry out His work through Susan’s Kids. We ask for your continued prayers and financial support in 2015. Even though doors were closed in South Africa and Lesotho, God has opened new doors for us as we begin 2015!
We are praying about two other ministry opportunities for 2015 – so please join us in prayer. One of the ministries is right here in North Carolina and the other one is an orphanage in Guatemala!
God still has much for us to do! We can’t do it without your help. We thank God for the lives that have been changed. We stand amazed at what He has done. We give Him all the Glory!