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Sunday, February 27, 2011

My heart is SO full

We have a lovely saying in Afrikaans:  "Waarvan die hart vol is, loop die mond oor." Roughly translated it means that the things that fill your heart is the things that you will want to talk about all the time.  In a previous blog I mentioned that BIG things are happening at the Mission.  The thing I want to share with you now is not that big thing....but it is so amazing that my heart is filled with gratitude and just the knowledge that when the Lord goes ahead of you...all the doors are open.

We have a creche at the mission, currently we have 18 babies below the age of two and then we have another 20 little ones that are between 2 and 5 years of age.  The children at the mission are not as lucky as most children that grow up with lots of love and everything they need plus a room full of toys.  Our children live in a tiny room with their parents/parent, they usually arrive here with the clothing on their backs and no toys. Their life has revolved around survival and the next meal.  Needless to say they have not had the nutrition that builds the brain nor the stimulation that is needed to teach them the much needed skills they need to become "ready for school".  At the moment we have 8 children that need to go to grade R next year and they are far behind where it comes to their development.

Last week a young lady that owns her own preschool came to visit us at the mission and what she told us blew us away.  She will be coming to the mission every day for the next year and she will be spending her time getting our children ready for school, at the same time she will implement programs and set disciplines for the whole creche.  She is a qualified remedial teacher and has all the skills to assess and rectify problems she encounter with our children.  I am so grateful...these children are the future and they need to move on to a better life than their parents had.

Then yesterday morning she let me know that she spoke to a company regarding her involvement at the mission.  They immediately offered to donate a photostat machine for the creche and pay for all material needed for our little ones development this year.  I sat in awe...the Lord knows our hearts, and it is His heart that this children will have a future.  He is so amazing.

28 comments:

  1. Lynette!! That is so awesome. What a blessing that this teacher walked into your lives. You know who led her and why. We do have an awesome God...

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  2. This story lets me remember why we serve the Lord, because He knows what we need and He provides at exactly the right time! Angels among us and some of them don't even know they are angels, like this teacher.

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  3. Wow wow wow!
    Awesome.
    No wonder you are so grateful and thrilled.

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  4. Praise God! He IS truly amazing!

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  5. Wow.

    How absolutely amazing.

    HE never fails to amaze us huh?

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  6. Absolutely AMAZING!!! WOW!!! WOW!!! WOW!!! This just fills my heart with JOY! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

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  7. That is absolutely amazing. Wow.
    xxx

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  8. A M A Z I N G !!!!!!!! The Lord knows when we really need something or someone! He never lets us down!!!!!

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  9. Wow. Thats awesome! What a generous heart of the person and the company concerned. Stunning!!

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  10. Now that's what you call Awesome and Amazing...

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  11. Wow! That is amazing. Love it how faith can move mountains, or in this case, prepare little children:-)

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  12. As I sit here in my pj's listening to the LOTR soundtrack and reading your post tears come to my eyes. I am amazed at God's provisions and yet I shouldn't be. I am amazed how he works in the lives of people to touch other people and I am amazed that those dear children are going to get a chance just like everyone else. I am thankful of this wonderful woman who has stepped forward to be able to bless others and truly find blessings herself.

    He is truly amazing Lynette, truly amazing!
    e.

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  13. That is awesome Lynette! Tell us what you need for your creche.... maybe we can all donate some stationery or something? I would love to help in some way! x x

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  14. Wow! This is wonderful Lynette! So happy....miracles:)

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  15. This is so amazing!! so happy for you and the kiddies:)

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  16. What a miracle and incredible blessing...God is good!
    xxx
    A

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  17. Oh Lynette, that is the most fantastic news!

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  18. That is fantastic news Lynette - just marvellous! Very inspiring - God is so good!! Have a great week :)

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  19. Hi Lynnette,
    I want to thank you for all you do for the children, it's nice to see such caring for the future. I also wanted to thank you for visiting my blog Elizabeth at Home and leaving a comment the other day. It meant so much. Have a blessed week.

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  20. Yay! This news is most wonderful. God is certainly shining down on you.

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  21. What awesome awesome news. God is so good to His faithful servants.

    Have a blessed week xoxoxoxo

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  22. Miracles happen all the time!
    Especially where children are involved. I am grateful with you!

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  23. Wow... what a blessing that is indeed! That's right... our children are our future. Thank you for everyone who are blessing the children and their families.


    Rena

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  24. That is SO exciting! And yes, you may scraplift any of my pages - no need to ask :)

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  25. oh what an awesome testimony , Lynette ! so uplifting to know !!!!

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  26. Congratulations on your great news. :)

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  27. Ons hemelse Vader voorsien altyd soveel bo ons verwagtinge! Ek is baie bly oor die goeie nuus!Dit is wonderlik :-)

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  28. OMG what fantastic news, if only people realised how important it is for these little ones to get a good grounding after all they deserve it just like any other child.

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