Looking Back at 2013

Changing Tomorrow Children’s Foundation

Wim and Hylien van Rensburg continued to feed and provide Christian Day Care for approximately 300 children in six villages in South Africa and Lesotho.
A lady by the name of Nthabiseng came on board with Wim and Hylien in 2013. She is in charge of the Day Care Outreach in Lesotho. She visits all of the Care Centers that CTCF supports and makes sure the kids learn about Jesus. She also teaches the ladies’ bible study in Matlakeng Village . . Wim is confident that God is going to use Nthabiseng in a big way in Lesotho.

Meriam, Nthabiseng, Hylien and Wim

Meriam, Nthabiseng, Hylien and Wim

*Leratong Village  – Leratong (South Africa) is the Care Center that costs the most to run and at the same time is providing for the least number of children. There are budget shortfalls in Lesotho, so Wim and Hylien may be left with only one choice – to close Leratong and apply those funds to the Care Centers in Lesotho. Please join us in praying for Wim and Hylien – for God to guide them in this decision – as they have not received Word yet that they should close the doors of this Day Care.

*Matlakeng Village – Matlakeng Day Care serves 75 children and once again the parents have asked if Wim would allow more little ones to attend in 2014. At present their budget is stretched to maximum, but if God allows increase they will most certainly consider this. A new teacher was added in 2013. Manatahli is now teaching the older kids while MeManako is responsible for the younger ones.

*Mashidi Village - MeManthabiseng continues to teach at the Mashidi Day Care. Wim says she is a born again Spirit filled woman who does not know the meaning of “slow down”. She has a great love for the children and for the Lord. She is a leader among the pre-school teachers in the area. Construction has started for a new Care Center in Mashidi which will provide for the 50 or so kids going there. Wim hopes to finish this project in 2014.

*KotsonKoaneng Village – MeMamapeshoane and the 55 children she teaches are making full use of their new building. Now equipped with tables, chairs, a blackboard and teaching materials, the kids are thriving and catching up with children in the other Day Care facilities.
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*Utloanang Village –  Wim continues to wait for the Village Chief to give the go-ahead to start a new building. For now, we thank God that Wim is able to give the children two meals each day. MeSusan cares for 76 children in Utloanang who are currently crammed like sardines into a tiny little building. Why hasn’t the Chief given permission yet to start construction on a new building? This is life in Africa … sometimes the way things work over there make no sense to us. Please pray for the Chief to give permission for Wim to bless the children there with a new building.

*Futong Village – This is the most remote of the villages. Wim continues to rent a small building for them to use for now. The teacher there cares for 40 children. There is a great need for a new building in Futong – so God willing that will be a future project.

“To all who supported us in providing for our kids, a huge big

 THANK YOU

from the bottom of our hearts!!!

We pray that, as your donation made it possible for us to show God’s love to forgotten kids out in the middle of nowhere, God will make His love for you known more and more in your life every day!

We serve an awesome God and we praise Him for His provision!”

~ Wim and Hylien van Rensburg

Children of Lesotho - Kotsonkoeneng Village

Children of Lesotho – Kotsonkoeneng Village

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Kupendwa Ministries – Uganda

Executive Director, Amy Washington

“Kupendwa grew and blessed the lives of countless mothers and babies during 2013, and we could not have done it without you!
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! – from mothers, babies, children, and families that you have helped show love, compassion, and support to this year . . . thank you for feeding them, praying for them, giving to them, building homes for them, educating them about Jesus’ unconditional love, and so, so much more! May God bless you abundantly as we head into a new year.” – pulled from 2014 Newsletter – Kupendwa Ministries

 

Amy Washington , her girls, and their sweet babies

Amy Washington , her girls, and their sweet babies

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Agape Royal Ministries – Trivandrum, Kerala State, India

Missionary Abraham Thomas

We are thankful that we were also able to continue sending monthly support to Abraham Thomas’s ministry in India where over 300 children are being cared for.

 

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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 2014. As you can see, there is still much 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!

 

Marvin Gurganus, President

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