Thursday, February 27, 2014

Prayer requests: March 2014

Our thank you's to Jesus:

*  Thank you for a very successful and amazing Golf day at Copper-leaf Golf estate.  The proceeds of the day will be used to finish our fence and plant some more grass.  Thank you also for the generosity of the staff and members who donated some stationery to the school.

Eating lunch at Copper-leaf on the golf day

*  Thank you for Lettie, a retired teacher, who has joined our staff at the beginning of February and sharing her knowledge and skills with us once a week.  You are a blessing, Lettie!


*  Thank you for Nkosinathi who is back at school and much better after his accident in January.

*  Thank you for the joy and happiness the American missionaries are bringing to our school

*  Thank you for Pam who was part of our team for 11 years.  She is starting her new career as a social worker on the 1st of March at the welfare department.  Pam will be dearly missed.

Eltina, Pam and Johan at her farewell on 27 February 2014

Prayer requests:

*  Please pray for the safety of our teachers, volunteers, school and children every day

*  Please pray for wisdom in the day-to-day running of the school, and that we will continue to be the light of Jesus in a community where a lot of people have lost hope.

*  Please pray for enough resources and partners to help those in need.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Teacher's workshop with Minnette Dempsey

On Monday, 17 February, Minnette Dempsey (M Phil - Personal, Interpersonal and Professional Leadership) gave an inspirational presentation to the staff of Olievenhoutbosch Christian School.  Thank you, Minnette, for reminding us what a special task we have as teachers.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Copper-Leaf Golf estate

On Saturday, 15 February, Copper-Leaf Golf estate had a golf day for Olievenhoutbosch Christian School.  Money was raised to finish our palisade fencing, and to plant more grass at the school.  Thank you very much to all the members and staff of Copper-Leaf Golf estate for all the hard work and all the fun we had!
Playing on the trampoline at Copper-Leaf

Making flower pictures

Supersport and Expresso was also there to film the day

Eating time

The Gr.4's golf pictures were auctioned 

Relaxing after a long, fruitful day!  

Thursday, February 13, 2014

American Missionaries

Welcome to a group of 12 young Americans who are doing missions work in South Africa for the next 6 weeks.  They will join our program at the school and after-care for this time period.  Thank you for the difference you are making in the lives of our kids!
Playing games after school



With the Grade 2 group

Making John 3:16 hearts for Valentine's day

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Midrand Presbyterian Church

On Sunday, 9 February, the congregation of Midrand Presbyterian Church, in partnership with StopHungerNow, packed meals for the school and its families:

At Midrand Presbyterian Church

Measuring the rice

Young and old were helping

Sealing the packets

The finished packet

Counting the packets before putting them in boxes

Thank you everyone!!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Copper-leaf Golf Estate

Thank you so much to everyone at Copper-leaf Golf Estate for our stationery donation.  You have blessed us so much and it will surely go a long way in helping our kids in the classroom!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Meet our staff for 2014!

It is with a grateful heart that I would like to introduce to some of the most wonderful people in Olievenhoutbosch, with a heart for the community and a love for our Lord Jesus that overflows in all they do:

Our Gr. R teachers - Ma'am Rose and Ma'am Thabile

Ma'am Prescilla - Grade 1

Ma'am Tariro - Grade 2

Ma'am Gladys - Gr. 2

Ma'am Fezza - Gr. 2

Ma'am Cyrilene - Gr. 1

Ma'am Irene - Gr. 2

Ma'am Nomvulo - Gr. 3

Ma'am Mirriam - Gr. 3

Ma'am Mariya - Gr. 4

Our new jungle gym :-)

Thank you so much to Nexus Forensics for donating money towards a new jungle gym!


After :-)