Swaziland – Brennans

October 21, 2008 · Filed Under Uncategorized · 1 Comment 

Missions in Africa, Inc.
Feb 21, 2008

http://www.missionsinafrica.com

Dear Friends and Family,

Greetings to you in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

We would like to tell you a little bit about our “CarePoint” here in Mangwaneni. It is designed to be a safe place where the children in the community can come for “care”.

Mangwaneni CarePoint is located across the street from a dump. (See picture #1) The community itself has roughly 200 homes and 1800-2000 people live in the area. Of that total, many are children, some single orphans and some double orphans. It is heart breaking to see the poverty and the conditions that some of the children live in.

We are getting to know people in the community and life for them is very difficult. Many have to live off of what they find at the dump because jobs are hard to find and unemployment is very high. Others choose to live in these conditions because this is all they have ever known.

There is so much to do and the needs are so great….but our primary focus is the children: loving them, feeding them, providing medical care, teaching them basic English, teaching them the Word of God and providing them with a safe place to be during the day. (See picture #2)

Please pray for the children, that they will come to know Jesus as their Lord and Savior. (See picture #3)) Also, pray for their safety and that the Lord will provide for all of their needs. Please pray for us as well, that we will truly ‘be imitators of Christ” to everyone that the Lord places around us.

God Bless,
The Brennan’s

Swaziland – Brennans

October 25, 2007 · Filed Under Uncategorized · Comment 

Missions in Africa, Inc.
November 25, 2007

http://www.missionsinafrica.com

Dear Friends and Family,

Happy Thanksgiving to all! We are very thankful for the Lord’s grace in our lives. We are thankful that He is using us in Swaziland to build His kingdom. We are thankful for all of our friends and family who love us, support us and pray for us. We pray that the Swazi’s who the Lord has touched, are thankful as well despite their difficult circumstances. “Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” (1Th 5:16-18)

The works that the Lord has established here in Bulembu, Swaziland over the last year are thriving. Ministries to the poor, oppressed and the orphans are making a difference in the lives of many Swazi’s. Swazi’s have been raised up by the Lord to take over these various works, and we praise the Lord for that. We see what the Lord has done here in Bulembu and have a distinct impression that the Lord wants to use us to have an impact on more people. We are in the process of acting on this leading.

The Lord has been showing us through many different circumstances and through the Word of God, that he wants us to move from Bulembu to the larger capital cities of Mbabane and Manzini. We believe the reason is for us to have an impact on the thousands in Mbabane and Manzini rather that the hundreds in Bulembu. In obedience to his leading, we will be moving into temporary housing in Mbabane.

Please pray that the Lord will continue to lead us and guide us in building His kingdom here in Swaziland.

Love,
Randy, Karen and Shelly

Swaziland – Brennans

October 22, 2007 · Filed Under Uncategorized · Comment 

Dear Friends and Family,

Greetings from Swaziland. All is well here, we are happy, healthy and blessed. We hope you are too!

The people here in the local community are being blessed immeasurably by the Lord’s presence in their lives (Psalm 103:1-5). As they mix faith with the promises of God (Hebrews 4:2) they are seeing lives changed, physical and emotional healings and deliverance from demonic oppression (Matthew 10:7-8). We are learning more and more each day that who we are in Christ is much more important than anything we could do for the Lord in the form of ministry (Philippians 3:7-11). What I mean by that is simply this. We don’t have a course or program on mixing faith with the promises of God. We don’t have a life transformation program, a healing ministry, or a deliverance ministry. Yet all these things are happening because we are simply walking as true disciples in the steps of Jesus ( John 2:6). The Lord’s power to transform lives, to heal and to deliver is at work because of His life and power working through us. “for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose” (Philippians 2:13). Word is spreading that if you want newness of life, or healing, or deliverance that God is doing these things among his people.

The church continues to reach out to local people. We have been spending more and more time getting to know them and helping them in their surroundings, outside of the four walls of the church. This consists of things like helping to improve housing, giving clothes to people who don’t have them, feeding the hungry and teaching the bible in small groups in the village.

Pray that we continue to discern God’s voice and his direction for his church.

We Love you and are eternally grateful for your prayers and financial support.

Randy, Karen and Shelly