18 Apr Let’s Love and Encourage Swazi Children Together
We are excited to announce that we have started the process of building our prayer and financial support team! From the onset, we want to make sure that the people who are willing to commit to the vision God has laid on our hearts, both financially and through dedicated prayer, know that Hearts on Mission will be a team effort. We will not be able to go to Swaziland unless we have a team of loving people behind us. Obviously money is a big and necessary component of reaching the goal God has given us. As important as the money is, the human connection to our friends in the states will be of equal importance. We won’t be able to stay in the mission field without our team members encouraging us and being there for us emotionally. There will be heartaches, troubles, and disappointments both in the field, and before we depart, and we won’t make it without our team being there to love us and build us up. Sometimes missionaries have the attitude of trying to “fend for themselves” while in the field. Or they don’t want to admit their struggles for fear of looking weak, or they fear that a show of weakness may cause others to question their calling and then lead to having less supporters. The thing is, we know that we are weak, which is why we will continuously be relying on God for strength. We also know that God gives us and surrounds us with a family of His followers for a reason. He calls us to build one another up. To be an encouragement to one another as the body of Christ.
Our prayer is that everyone who commits to support us through their finances and prayer will be able to come on short-term trips to see where their money is being used, and how God is working as their prayers are being answered. We want everyone to be able to meet the beautiful children of Swaziland and have a firsthand understanding of why this amazing country and it’s people have captured our hearts. There is so much need in Swaziland. The more prayer and finances we have coming in, the more work can be done to change the lives of the hurting and outcast. More children with HIV/AIDS will have access to medications that can save their lives. More children will have the opportunity to live in a safe place with their own bed to sleep in and not be left to fend for themselves without a home. Maybe we will be able to open up our own orphanage one day! We don’t know what the future holds, but we know that much more can be accomplished if we do it together!! Even if only one child’s life is changed and impacted because of the work we are being called to do in Swaziland, we will be able to say it was all worth it.