Friday, July 24, 2009

Praying for Choir #33

Thank you to so many of you who want to pray for Choir #33. I thought it would be fun for everyone to know who is praying for who! Some of you may even know one another. I think I may have missed recording a few of you so if your name isn't on the list please let me know! Right now the choir is in Dubai performing at a special event. Pray for endurance of the heat (highs of 107!) and safe travel back to the U.K. on August 4th. Please continue praying for my preparations for joining the Choir on August 9th! Pray that God would give me peace and that I would rely only on Him during this time of transition. Enjoy the photos of these beautiful children!

Xolane is prayed for by The Cale Family and Kim B.

Tintswalo (Tint-swallow) is prayed for by Barnes Dental Associates and The Williamson Family

Suprise is prayed for by Jonah (age 12), The Gerber Family and The Amble Family

Siyamthanda is being prayed for by my parents, Ben (age 4), and The Bogner Family

Siyabonga (See-ya-bone-ga) is prayed for by The Fry Family and Howard and Jean F.

Sikhunbuzo is prayed for by The Weitekamp Family and Aideen (a blog reader!)

Selina is prayed for by Ilse G. and The Pascavis Family

Johan Samuel (He likes to be called Sam) is prayed for by John and Mary Ellen B. and The Gilroy Family

Pretty is being prayed for by The Fry Family, The McMains Family, and Tanya E.

Phephile (Pep-pea-lay) is being prayed for by Rylie (age 4), The Gerber Family, and my Aunt Sue.

Penuel is being prayed for by Johanna B., Tara B., and Todd H.

Nompie is being prayed for by Leah S. and Tiffany W. (a blog reader!)

Nomkhuleko (Nom-koo-lay-go) is being prayed for by Sue W., The Rice Family, and Andrea

Nancy is being prayed for by Gloria S. and Dave & Mary T.

Musa is being prayed for by Josiah (age 5), The Meade family, and Jim & Julie G.

Maxwell is being prayed for by Wes & Pat H., The Pascavis Family, and Natosha S.

Jabulile is being prayed for by The Cale Family and the Knowlton Family

Hope is being prayed for by Mike & Kim H., Tanya E., Kendall (age 8) and The Gerber Family

Hlengiwe (Thang-ee-way) is being prayed for by Bill & Arla M. and Rick & Marilyn S.

Gabsile (Gab-sea-lay) is being prayed for by Lydia (age 6), The Meade family, and Taunya S.

Banele is being prayed for by The Hodge Family and Alyssa G.

Armstrong is being prayed for by The Hodge Family and Julie L.

Amazing is being prayed for by Carol M. , Kay T. and Natosha S.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Choir #33

Would you like a specific Choir #33 Child to pray for? I am assigning specific kids to anyone who would like to pray for them! Email me at!

I'm not sure exactly what to say but I somehow want to share what God is doing in my life. He is stretching me. He is bringing me to the end of myself. He is reminding me that I am NOTHING without Him and that ALL I have is His. The house I desperately want to sell is His. The debt I owe because of the house is His. I am trying to remember this everyday when I think about how it hasn't sold yet and about how my savings account is going to be empty really soon (Oh wait, it is His savings account, right?). My last paycheck at the end of this month is His, not mine. He is teaching me (or trying to teach me) to be patient and trust in Him. I am determined to trust in Him. He loves me and His plan is perfect for my life. I was so encourage by this hymn we sang at the prayer meeting tonight:

He giveth more grace as our burdens grow greater,
He sendeth more strength as our labors increase;
To added afflictions He addeth His mercy,
To multiplied trials He multiplies peace.

When we have exhausted our store of endurance,
When our strength has failed ere the day is half done,
When we reach the end of our hoarded resources
Our Father’s full giving is only begun.

Fear not that thy need shall exceed His provision,
Our God ever yearns His resources to share;
Lean hard on the arm everlasting, availing;
The Father both thee and thy load will upbear.

His love has no limits, His grace has no measure,
His power no boundary known unto men;
For out of His infinite riches in Jesus
He giveth, and giveth, and giveth again.

I was once again reminded of the riches of our Lord Jesus. I pray that I will live out a life that brings glory to Him because of my willingness to trust in his goodness to give me exactly what I need in His perfect timing.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Dentists watch out!

Meet Siyabonga (See-ya-bone-ga)
The story below is told by Auntie Angee who is the tour leader for the group I am joining.

ACC33: Our visit to
the dentist was an
interesting one. The
c h i l d r e n have only
been on UK soil for two weeks so
they’re still getting used to everything,
never mind being stuck in a
scary chair with bright lights shining
on you and a man asking you to
open wide while he has a sharp
metal object in his hand!
The kids that were seen did beautifully,
although when it came to Siyabonga
getting his tooth pulled out it only took one look at
the metal plyers to send his jaw clamping
down on the dentist’s finger, drawing
blood! The dentist was very patient and very
understanding and we all had a good
laugh about it…once Siyabonga was finished,
that is.