The trip began with an airplane fire over the ocean and a vehicle robbery. Not exactly how you’d choose to begin a 4 week trek through South Africa and Zambia.
“When I pass away, I want Mr. Smith to bury me.” It took a great deal of courage for Mrs. Khawula to share this with just one member of her family. Mrs. Khawula’s health was failing. She had HIV. The elderly Zulu woman contracted the deadly virus bathing her daughter each day without gloves.
Gerhard and Elmane le Roux have 10 children in their care. You read that right. 10. They have as many adopted and fostered children as biological children. Most recently, they added an orphaned set of twins – a boy and a girl – to their brood of 8. Being joyfully willing to accept responsibility for a life is always an extension of God’s love and provision, and an exercise of faith.
I had to stop short when I read it. “If God can turn night into day, He can turn your burden into a blessing.”
It wasn’t your typical team of short-term missionaries. This team of young men…
Chantal Romashoe moved to Stone Hill in January. As an 11th grader, starting in the middle of the year, her obstacles to graduation were formidable. Would she graduate? Or would she join the 60% of South African students who do not finish school?
ITMI’s Charl van Wyk interviews Mabuti and Tanki, two young men from Stone Hill whose lives have been irreversibly impacted through the outreaches of Charl’s church. (The church also pastored by ITMI’s Mark Parris.) In Charl’s podcast, you’ll discover Mabuti and Tanki’s remarkable story that starts with Cozmore accidentally initiating the movement in Stone Hill.
After three long days of labor, Laizah was experiencing complications and still had not given birth. The doctor ordered a C-section procedure. “If you don’t have money, they usually use student doctors or nurses to do the operation,” her husband, Cozmore, explains.
Many of you already know that being a part of what God is doing in Stone Hill, South Africa has been and continues to be an amazing experience. Here’s 5 big things He has done in South Africa, and now we’re adding one more!
It was 6am on a Saturday morning. ITMI’s Gerhard le Roux was engrossed in getting his tractor to bubble to life. The corner of his eye caught…