So I know I've been promising more about Joyce's missions trip to South Africa, so here goes. Due to a significant event in her life this past year, Joyce, felt a pull to be a part of something greater than herself. After praying, she felt that God was calling her to work with children and she wanted to do that in South Africa. So, she raised funds at the last minute, and ended up flying out on the day we were celebrating our country's independence. She left home, where the weather was hot and steamy and landed in South Africa's winter season. Needless to say, she was unprepared for that change in temperature, but God still kept her warm and safe in a new country while she waited to rendezvous with her contact from Alon Farm.
Joyce worked with fellow believers on Alon Farm, Tzaneen-city in the province of Limpopo. She ended up staying from July 4th - August 14. She worked with the orphans on the farm, and taught the little ones how to read. She also had the opportunity to work in the greenhouse,and planted many different food plants. Alon Farm is a place like none other. There believers are trying to live together in unity and love, and are holding up a light for the world to see. Artists and farmers work along side each other, using their gifts to point others to Christ. If you haven't already, please check them out here: http://www.alon.org.za/index.html
Please continue to pray for the work that is being done there.
|The sight of well-fed and loved children is even better.|
|Joyce says the everything on the farm has been crafted in excellence.|
|The micro-greens she helped plant.|
|Need to confirm if this was over Amsterdam, but it was too lovely to exclude.|
Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this:
to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world.
Peace to You,