This month has been another masterclass in God's favor here at Abba's Pride - not because anything incredibly special has happened but because God has given us the support, vigor and ability to continue to serve Him. This month we got to welcome a new member to our ever expanding family of staff, we continued to build and foster relationships with our Early Childhood Development Center partners and local Pastors, we've began laying the foundations for our agriculture project and most importantly we continue to ensure that kids get to enjoy nutritious meals in a safe environment.
The Farming Project
Excitement is growing as everyone prepares for the first planting!
What is Abba's Child? The Abba's Child Sponsorship Program was created to assist orphaned and vulnerable children. Through Abba's Child, sponsored children receive nutritional, educational, psycho-social, and medical support.
Our Current Progress: We met with Pastors in three of the communities we partner with and asked them to identify the most vulnerable children in their After Care Programs, those who could benefit from additional assistance and support. Following this, we conduct screening forms and home visits for each child. 20 children are now in the sponsorship process, mainly sponsored through a generous corporate donor in South Africa. We are also working on developing a process for sponsors to communicate with the children they sponsor, as well as receive updates.
Future Goals: We plan to fully launch the Abba's Child program for individuals in the US and South Africa to sponsor a child by the end of 2019. We hope to reach more vulnerable and orphaned children through this. Stay tuned for further updates and the opportunity to sponsor a child!
We continued to reconstruct the large donation we received from Truworths last month. Special thanks to our ministry partners at Pioneer Plastics for the use of their warehouse for this purpose. Also thanks to Neville, Jessie, Samora and Jimmy for helping with this project. A large portion of the donation was reconstructed into shelving units and much needed storage units to be distributed to the Early Childhood Centers where they are being put to good use.
We are always excited to get the opportunity to share the story of Abba's Pride. This month we got to do just that and invite some of local friends to visit one of our partner centers at Restorer in Winterveldt, northwest of Pretoria. Thankful for the opportunity to amplify the voices of our centers and the children, its what we're all about.