August 2016 An Abba's Pride Ministry Update

WELCOME!

Welcome to the Abba's Pride August 2016 update, where we strive to do our best to share the story of Abba's Pride to people both near and far. We are excited you have taken the time to stop in and see what the Lord is doing! Our prayer is that this monthly update serves as a tool for you to not only learn more about Abba's Pride, but to better understand how to pray for this ministry!

THE PROBLEM

Thousands of children in South Africa live without parents or responsible adults in their homes. They are vulnerable, living in informal and under-resourced communities. Many of the children are hungry and lacking basic necessities.

OUR VISION & MISSION

Our vision is: to see churches bring hope to their communities by nurturing and educating children. Through this vision our mission is to come alongside churches in under-resourced areas to feed the bodies, minds, and spirits of those in their communities.

OUR SOLUTION

Abba’s Pride is committed to bringing the Hope of Christ to vulnerable children by coming alongside under-resourced churches, in order to help their congregations develop sustainable and reproducible ministries. These ministries aim to: feed hungry and malnourished children; equip early childhood centers for preschoolers; create after-school “Safe Zones” where children can receive food, tutoring, and spiritual education; intentionally disciple adults and coach them to be transformational leaders in their communities.

AUGUST TEAMS

August was a busy month! We were blessed to have many teams come and partner with us in the ministry. Take a look at what each of the teams did while they were here and how our partnering churches were impacted!

Community Bible Church in Marietta, Pennsylvania sent a team of adults who specialized in construction and teaching. The ladies spent their time at Praise Tabernacle in Wallmansthal coming alongside the teachers by offering support and encouragement in the classroom. Thanks to funds raised by the running group "Striding For Their Future", the men were able to use their talents to build a safe, toddler play area at More Loving and Learning in Ga-Motlla Northwest Province. The team ended their time here with a trip to Kruger National Park where they were able to see all of the Big 5 in one day!

We strongly believe that no one is too young to be the hands and feet of Jesus! This year we welcomed Shawn Aitken with his daughter Samantha, along with Shawn's colleague Nick and his son Asher. They were able to spend a full week experiencing many aspects of the ministry and had a blast doing it!

A healthy pastor makes a healthy church possible! Thank you to Pastor Hank and Donna Brooks from Coastal Community Church (Virginia) and Pastor Don and Ginny Williams (South Carolina) for the time you spent training, teaching, discipling and investing in our pastors while you were here! It was a blessing to have two great couples come alongside our partnering pastors and feed truth into them!

JOIN US FOR KIDS CAMP 2017!

Abba’s Pride is hosting it's first ever KIDS CAMP at Camp Zenith in Heidelberg, Gauteng, South Africa. The kids will be coming from our partnering churches and will probably be participating in their first and only camp experience! Kids and volunteers will sleep at the camp. We are excited to give them this opportunity to get away from the rural township environment and enjoy a fun-filled, Gospel-centered week of camp!

WAYS TO BE INVOLVED

  • COME AND HELP: Abba's Pride is looking for fun, energetic people who can serve as volunteers during the week of camp. With multiple opportunities for all age groups, everyone who has a desire to help is welcomed! (Click below)
  • SPONSOR A CHILD: The children attending camp are from our partnering churches, where their chances to truly be a kid are limited. Our prayer is to be able to fully sponsor a total of 90 children ages 9-14 at $75 per child. We invite you to partner with us and help make this year's KIDS CAMP possible for all 90 children. (Click below)

For more information, contact Josiah Jones at jones@abbaspride.com

A BIG "THANK YOU"!

In August, our centers were blessed with multiple donations. Thank you to each family and business that helped make each of these donations possible!

HELP US SHARE THE STORY!

GOD IS DOING INCREDIBLE THINGS HERE IN SOUTH AFRICA. WE NEED YOUR HELP TO NOT ONLY SPREAD THE WORD, BUT HELP KEEP THE WORK GOING!

  • Visit our website: www.abbaspride.com
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  • Twitter: www.twitter.com/AbbasPride
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COMMITT TO SUPPORTING FINANCIALLY

We depend on your partnership to be in South Africa. Please make it possible for us to continue coming alongside under-resourced churches and assisting them in caring for the vulnerable and orphaned children in their communities.

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