Riots and Rain
The riots in eSwatini have continued intermittently, with more damage being done to the schools, businesses and forestry. Many people were also injured in the process.
A large portion of the Pasture Valley forests was also lost due to the riots. However, we have been blessed with an abundance of rain, and the grass is all green again! The river and all our tanks are overflowing. We are so grateful to God for the new growth despite all the destruct
Pasture Valley hosted the annual HOPE Outreach for over 250 children. The kids loved all the games, enjoyed the food and their Christmas parcels. All the PV staff and kids pulled in to help, even STREEC students volunteered to lend a hand! God has been so faithful in providing the funds for this event.
farm fresh produce from mhlosheni
The schools have only just opened for a month since closing again after the second wave of riots. Meanwhile, Uncle John and staff have been tirelessly tutoring the children to make sure that they can still cover all the work before their exams.
In October we started a support group for the caregivers of children with disabilities. Every month, they spend a morning at PV building relationship, worshipping, getting pampered and relaxing a little whilst the children are taken care of at the creche. It has been amazing to watch God at work during these groups and humbling to hear what these women go through every
the family grows
Three children have been welcomed into the Pasture Valley Family in the past two months. Mfanafana, Mapinshe and Alwande. Nosipho has also given birth to a beautiful baby girl who is being taken care of by Project Canaan.
STREEC and Pasture Valley challenged each other to an intense game of soccer... it was a tough match that was a draw at full-time. Eventaully STREEC claimed the victory after the shoot-outs. All at PV were very much invested and the game was well supported. Even the house mothers cheered for the teams!
The summer heat has been perfect for spontaneous trips to the river! It's a great way to cool off and have some fun.
Thabiso and Sibusiso had the opportunity to attend a boys camp where they apparently did lots of "boys stuff" like fishing, braaiing and talking about their identity in Christ.
Christmas play and celebration
This year, we decided to do a drama based of Joseph and Technicolour Dreamcoat instead of a Nativity play. The children had learnt some great dance moves for the funky music from the September Potch team, and had an absolute blast! The highlight of the day was of course the presents which followed.