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In this edition:
- New Moriel Church in Limpopo
- Family News
- Moriel Missions College
- Dave's Visit to the UK
- Jacob Prasch visits in March
Happy new year to everyone and we pray that the Lord will bless you all in the coming year. Thank you for your continued prayer and financial support.
Well first let me wish you a good festive season we hope and pray that the Lord will bless you all in the coming new year, and Secondly to say thank you for your continued support it is greatly appreciated.
We start this letter with a request please write to us and let us know how things are going in the UK. Letters from home are a great source of inspiration and brightens up our day as well as letting us know how God is blessing you too.
Well that time as come around again, for us to fill you in on what has been happening, time seems to be going very fast. It is spring here and it is getting warm again. Lyn has just planted out the vegetable garden and hopefully the Lord will bless us with vegetables for the summer and autumn.
Good day Brothers & Sisters,
Aletheia Community Church is opening a Moriel Mission Station in KZN see letter below.
If you are led to help please contact Dave Royle himself phone +27 11 362-1026
General Information: www.morielmissions.org.za
It was nice to see everyone when Aaron, Alistair and I visited in May I must give a big thank you for everyone that put us up especially my Mum and Dad and sister Joanne as well as Lyn's sister Carol, you were all very gracious and the hospitality everyone showed us was a blessing. It is always great to catch up with family news. Also thanks to those who hosted us on our travels in the South of England, Yorkshire and in Wales.
Well we came back to earth with a bump but first family news.
We would like to introduce you to Ebyowns new child Sibusiso or Sibi for short. We picked him up today and already hes feeling at home. Sibi has CP and cannot talk. He manages to get around quite well on his zimmer frame, in fact too well, we had to coax him down from the climbing frame . Sibi is now on ARV's and we hope that with love and a home he will begin to develop. I must confess I was watching him get ready and he was tying is own shoe laces, very slowely, very patiently with hands that could barely bend. I thought my word, how long has it taken him to learn this skill that we all take for granted? I have to admit I admire the little chap, hes been in hospital 9 months, basically left there by family but thank the Lord through your support "God places the solitary in families" Psalm 68. Please continue in your support, we now need to buy Sibi new clothes etc, maybe you can help?
Dave & Lyn Royle
I think every one of us will remember where we were when the Tsunami struck Asia on Boxing Day 2003. I remember watching the story unfold on SKY News and the incredible death toll rising every hour for the next few days. This led to an overwhelming burden as to what we could do for the poor souls who had survived? Especially the Christian brothers and sisters who in many of the lands affected would find themselves back of the aid queue because of their faith. It was my friend Martin Lloyd who pointed out to me that a ministry in Southern India who"s people had suffered greatly in the Tsunami was in need of assistance and with that Moriel supporters across the world dug deep to lend assistance.
On his visit to South Africa, Jacob spent some time with Dave, Lyn, Salvadore, Chris, Aaron, the children of Ebyown, and Bezaleel who were visiting also. Also visiting to throw a party for the children were a group of brothers and sisters from Klerksdorp.
By Dave Royle
Today started like any other day in rural Gauteng . The previous warm day had succumbed to a clear winter's night. So clear we were able to see the orbiting International Space Station with the Space Shuttle stuck to it like some kind of limpet, cross the night sky. Of course the temperature plummeted and this in edition to the smoke given off from hundreds of coal fires from Kwazinzeli squatter camp meant that our start to the day was smoggy. Nether the less it was 5.30am and it was time to start the day in our new home at Ebyown Children's Village.
I was really touched by a program on TV several months ago concerning the plight of children in Joberg, some orphaned, many with HIV, who are living in terrible conditions and in constant danger. Also the appeals from child welfare on how stretched they are and how many kids need the publics help to cater for the situation. I was also touched by the present advertisements on DSTV which highlight those kids sexually abused and how they need help.