Well, 2014 has come to a close and 2015 has started with a BANG!
As you know, our family is busy working hard with the South African government to sort out our Visa situation, but we wanted to take a moment and celebrate God’s goodness this past year.
God’s goodness shined upon our family in 2014. Our kids started school, made friends, Caleb won a 1st place medal in swimming, Ethan bagged his 1st hunting trophy, Josiah earned an academic achievement award, and Abigail, Mimi and I were blessed to visit home and see family and friends.
In ministry, Mimi and I started an outreach to 40 children in the township and watched it grow to over 100 kids. Mid way through the year we had a movie night where 70 children responded to accept Christ in their hearts. Mimi started training teachers in the township and we specifically started helping to empower a local preschool in the same township. We also had our first volunteer, Angelika, come and serve with us for two months. And to top it all off, Mimi and I stepped out in faith on a word from God and started a non-profit called ‘Not Forgotten’. Not Forgotten is devoted to awaken the love of Christ within the people of South Africa through discipleship, development, and education.
All of these exciting things that happened were because of God’s faithfulness and goodness. More of that goodness happened at the end of 2014. We held a preschool graduation and a Christmas Party for kids who faithfully attended the outreach every week this past year. Both events were stellar moments for the kids who participated. 9 children graduated from preschool and every care giver said that they believe that their child was very prepared to enter and excel in Kindergarten. We also had over 80 children attend our end of the year Christmas Party. All 80 children spent a year coming faithfully to the outreach where they learned the importance of loving your neighbor, how to pray, and that Jesus loved them so much that He died for their sins.
Thanks to your financial and prayer support these children have been able to hear the Gospel, respond to that Gospel, and now are learning to follow Christ and live out that Gospel.
As we look forward to all that God has prepared for us in 2015, our prayer is that you will be full of God’s joy and blessings in this New Year! We want to thank you for your support which is making a difference in the lives of orphans and vulnerable children in
Love, The McMillian Tribe