In the last two weeks God has given “exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think”. We here at Teen Missions in South Africa have been receiving so many food donations that we will never be able to use it all. We have packed away what we need for the school, and began to make parcels for people in need. Two weeks ago Pastor Nel and Peer gave us donations. Last week I went with Peer to pick up what they receive weekly from people. We packed the back of the truck so full we could not get anything else in, so started packing the back seat. We got fruits and vegetables, Ten 10kg bags of potatoes, a large bag of antelope kidneys from a butcher, cakes, and fresh apples. With the money that I would be spending going to the auction to buy vegetables I can put into fuel and get enough food for both the school and people around us in need. Peer says that we can do this run every wednesday and get the same amount or sometimes more. If he gets more I may have to also get a trailer to take along.
With all the extra food we were able to pass out close to 30 bags of food parcels to people around us. They were so excited to be getting something. Between rent and food most of their money is used up, so this was a real blessing for them. Several have been ones that we have prayed with for provision of food and jobs.
We were able to go and do an outreach for one of the Pastors that was here for the two-week training. He has a new church plant that is about 6 months old and he was wanting us to help and go door to door to meet the people. It was a blessed time. He has many many kids that are at the church, but not many families yet. The BMW students went out door to door and I stayed with the Pastor to play with the kids. Most had not seen a white person before, so were very inquisitive. They checked out my skin, hair, teeth, eyes, glasses and especially my beard. They were so precious and loving. The students were able to speak to over 50 households in the three hours that we were there reaching out. The Pastor was so impressed with the number of door-to-door records that they were able to do. He is a little older he says and just can’t spend as much time walking about the area as he would like to.