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Mandela Day 2018

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the need/project for Mandela Day 2018 - We would love to be able to replace all the children's matresses, our toddler beds are being replaced by standard sized bunk beds. Futhermore the bedding for the children needs to be replaced, even the duvet inners and pillows - as the ones they are currently using is paper thin already. It is a big undertaking - replacing 18 matresses, duvet inners, pillows, sheets, duvet covers, and pillow cases. However it can be done , if every one reading this article donate R67 of multiples thereof.

Please remember ALL monetary donations are eligible for a tax rebate as per section 18a of the income tac law.

Contributions can be paid to: MEC Community Services

FNB, Cheque Acc, Acc # 62061641174, Branch 250655, Reference: ROSH Mandela day.

The children and I thank you in advance for helping us, renew their beds and give them a warm and cozy place to sleep.

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Take no Offence

Offence , heart , troubled , lie , consequences
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Take no Offence - 

Dear reader, so many misunderstandings and falling outs have happened when people take offence. Sometimes something is said in pure innocence or as a jest and offence is taken resulting in a rip in the friendship of family. 

Why does it happen so easily? Well, I think partly because the enemy is ever ready to bring division between family, friends, ethnic groups, races, cultures etc. We fall for the lie that we are not respected, that our point of view is not taken into consideration and off course the enemy will not let the opportunity to enhance or blow-up the situation, go by.

 

 

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Nostalgia - friend or foe?

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Like so many fellow humans on this planet called earth, the month of December definitely has an impact on my emotions. To me it seems that the second the clock strikes 12 on 30th November, a type of madness settles over my life (or so it feels like) - Another round of 'year-end' functions attacks me from all directions. Being a grandmamma, it is the end of year for all my highly gifted grandchildren with prize-givings and concerts which I love to attend. Sitting in a packed school hall with usually a giant sitting in front of me and me playing ping-pong with my head to just at least get a glimpse of my dearest and beloved grandchild receiving his or her certificate or prize. The concerts are very entertaining but I do tend to lose the storyline in my efforts to just get my eyes on my offspring's offspring!

Being on the board of various organizations make for quite a variety of 'year-end functions' escalating to a point where I only want to flop down in my lazyboy, breath deeply and just be!

After all the hustle and bustle of getting everything ready for our own 'year-end' function at the family business, the ministry and preparing for much loved visitors, I will be able to sit down and let the whole festive experience overtake me. I so love all the christmassy movies and activities (although we as a family do not celebrate Christmas - we celebrate Christ every day of the year and not only a specific day)....that is when it really hits me and overtakes me - nostalgia of christmasses past, the joy as well as the heartache of reminiscing and feeling the void left in our lives by the passing of loved ones as well as good friends that for some reason or other are no longer a part of our lives.

Hence my question, nostalgia - friend or foe?

To me both I guess! Sweet memories fill my soul and joy jumps up in my heart, just to be overtaken by sadness and a miss so big it seems to be able to swallow me whole!

So many questions Lord, so few answers! So many people coming to this time of year and not knowing what to expect next!

Lord, thank you that in the midst of so many uncertainties, one thing remains the same, YOU! Your love and grace has carried me through 2016 and it will carry me through the next year and the next and the next and every year until it is time to meet You face to face!

Thank You precious Jesus![...]

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Ray of Sunshine House Riding Team

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Horses plays and integral part of our daily lives. Our children works hard to care, train and enjoy their horses. They have big dreams and aspirations. [...]

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Ongehoorsaamheid

children , stories
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A story that teaches us the importance of listening to our parents, and doing what is asked of us, so that we can also receive the good things in life

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Jona En Die Vis

children , stories
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The story of Jona, a man who tries to defy god and finds himself in the belly of a whale, seeking the forgiveness of our merciful father.

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Naaman, Die Melaatse Man

children , stories
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A story about a man named Naaman, a great general who travels to Isreal on the word of a little girl to cure his disease in the name and power of God, our lord and savior.

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Relationship not Religion

relationship , religion , God , Faith , adoption
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RELIGION is a killer and besides, it is a dead end road. It can only make you religious, legalistic and judgemental. It will rob you of your joy, make you a sour-face, rob you of your money, and rob you of your heritage in Christ. Why? Well, because religion is a fabrication of what God intended for us to have. [...]

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MEC Community Services is an inter-denominational ministry under leadership of Marinda E Cornelius, who focusses on the upliftment of the communities in the Western Cape, in South Africa as well as the spreading of the Gospel of Jesus Christ throughout Africa.

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