Quarterly Newsletter April – June 2018

RESTORING HOPE, RELEASING POTENTIAL

On behalf of our Trustees, Staff and the children at our Enrichment Centres, we would like to express our gratitude to every Individual, Organisation, Business and Church that partner with House of Wells to enable us to carry out all our activities as a ministry.  We appreciate  every individual/church that send donations for staff salaries; partners who send money specifically for bread and soup; for the purchase of school uniforms; groceries for families; those partners paying for the extra tuition classes for our Teenagers; those paying for our flight tickets to and from the Mission station – THANK  YOU!!.     May heaven bless and record your sacrifices and seeds sown into the lives of these children, in Jesus’ powerful name.  Churches partnering with HOUSE OF WELLS:– City Chapel London, The King’s Family Centre (TKFC) U.K,  RCCG Living Water Parish (UK), Trinity Chapel (UK), The Liberty Church (UK), RCCG Bethel Parish (UK) and HARVEST Christian Church, Port Elizabeth – we are grateful for your assistance and support in various ways.

Organisations supporting HOUSE OF WELLS:– ShopFit Group (SA), Community Chest (SA), LPS Estates (UK), VITAE London, Ambience Consult LTD (UK), Systemxnet Limited (UK), Vision Excel Ltd (UK) and Panacom Ltd (UK) – thank you so much for your consistent financial support, may God continue to bless your businesses.

Update from Port Elizabeth
 
Kleinskool Centre – The new Term started with excited kids who are happy to be back at H.O.W Classes. It is delightful to see how much they enjoy Bible study through group work, drama and memorising scriptures.  The potential in these children is remarkable, with even the quiet ones amazing us all the time.  Schools ask us from time-to-time, to conduct their morning assemblies, and we use these opportunities to introduce the lessons that we regularly teach at House of Wells. School principals and staff show their appreciation each time and thank H.O.W for the unique approach of bringing God’s Word to the children in a way that even a grade R child in their School can understand.  The principal of Kleinskool Primary School has said that he will invite us to teach the School staff some of the life changing strategies that we use at H.O.W because they notice that the kids respond to the lessons very well and that more positive changes are noticed in them. We’ve also seen that every time we conduct an assembly, the kids that have stopped attending House of Wells come back in numbers. We use special days to make special things like Mothers’ day and Fathers’ day cards.  This year, we stapled sweets on to the cards the children made. Several kids came back with positive responses from their Moms/ Dads/Guardians. A boy told us how his father cried and hugged him when he gave him the card, he has been estranged from his father for many years. Hope is being restored!  Hallelujah!  
    
A grandma came to our KLS Centre two months ago to tell one of our leaders that her grandson passed the grade 12 exams and said they would have loved to invite us to his Matric farewell.  The boy used to be very troublesome at our Centre when he first joined, but through prayer God transformed him, his behaviour got better and even his grades at school improved. What a testimony!  We release the blessing of God over his future in Jesus’ name.  In April, H.O.W bought School shoes for some children who were identified as being in dire need – one of them was sent home by the principal because he was wearing trainers as he didn’t have school shoes, another child couldn’t go to School because his shoes had holes all over it. Thanks again to our partners, because of you these two boys are now back in school.
 
Some months ago, we got to know that one of the girls attending H.O.W was allegedly being abused by her father. We reported the matter to the school and they investigated it alongside Social Services. The girl was taken to a place of safety. The other day when we asked her friend about her she told us she is in Cape Town staying with her Aunt and she is doing very well. God continues to make H.O.W a safe haven for children, a place where they can feel at home and feel free to talk about difficult and sensitive issues. We encourage them to talk and teach them how to deal with challenges using prayer and the Word of God. We also encourage them to read the Bible so that they are able to apply it to various situations in their daily life. When we read a scripture in class, we also ask them to read the whole chapter when they get home so that they could have a better understanding.

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