September 2016 An abba's Pride Ministry Update

WELCOME!

Welcome to the Abba's Pride September 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.

MINISTRY SPOTLIGHT

Abba's Pride is honored to come alongside incredible leaders. It is our pleasure to introduce you to this month's ministry spotlight.

PASTOR ISAAC SEDIBA

In the past year the Lord has blessed the growth of our food ministry more than we could have imagined. Due to the amount of partnerships, one of our team members would spend a great deal of time on the road picking up and distributing food each week. Our team prayed for the finances to employ a South African to be the food driver. The Lord provided a ministry partner to make this happen!

Thanks to a ministry partner, Abba's Pride is able to employ Pastor Isaac Sediba to be our food driver. Pastor Isaac, pastor of Praise Tabernacle in Wallmansthal, leaves his house every morning at 8:00 am Monday through Thursday to travel into Pretoria to pick up food. He spends nearly 30 hours per week on the road delivering food to six centers. Our food distributing partners include: Newlands Spar, Monument Park Spar, Pick'n Pay Menlyn, JAM (Joint Aid Management), and Lyttleton Fresh Produce Housewives Market.

"Pastor Isaac has a genuine love for his community and the children at his centre. His hard work and dedication cannot go unnoticed. The best part about this partnership is it allows Abba's Pride to help empower Pastor Isaac. Through driving he earns a small income to help support his family in the ministry. Thanks to Pastor Isaac's commitment to his work, Abba's Pride is now able to use the time we used to spend on the road in other areas of the ministry. Thank you to our ministry partner that allows Abba's Pride to empower a rural pastor." Lonnie Warren (Co-Founder)

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 link 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 link below)

FOR MORE INFORMATION, EMAIL JOSIAH JONES AT JOSIAH@ABBASPRIDE.COM

A BIG "THANK YOU!"

THE HIXON FAMILY (MOUNT JOY, PA)

Last week our team spent time showing Jon Hixon (Co-Owner of Hixon Plumbing) and his family the ministry. We were able to visit four centers, where their family was able to meet the pastors, hear their stories, and spend time with the children and their teachers. Last year, Hixon's Plumbing donated the funds for Rock of Ages to receive 6 brand new flush toilets. Last week, Jon was able not only to see the toilets, but meet the many children that have been impacted by the generous donation.

MOUNT CALVARY CHURCH (ELIZABETHTOWN, PA)

For the second year in a row, Abba's Pride has been blessed to be the recipients of MCC Sports Ministries "Upwards" sports jerseys! Thanks to their generous donation, the 4 and 5 year olds at both Praise Tabernacle and Baptist Body of Christ left school this week in new sports clothes! Thank you Mount Calvary Church for your continued partnership!

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!

COMMITT TO SUPPORTING FINANCIALLY

Our team depends 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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