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Prayer and Praise - March 12

Busy week, so this will be quick. Pray for us as we have several important meetings this week. Today, we meet with *Siphewe’s social worker again as he is still in our care. We also have another meeting with our real estate agent today to prepare for a meeting on Wednesday that we'll have with the owners of the farm.

Tomorrow we have another important meeting at 10 am. Please pray for wisdom.

We are also preparing our itinerary and questions for our trip to LIV Village next week. We also may be adding another meeting to our trip that we will hear about early next week.

Blessings to you all. We can’t do this without your financial and prayer support. Thanks for joining us on this journey. We appreciate and love you all!
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Please continue to pray for *Siphewe as he is still with us. It was a long day of meeting with the social worker, going to the police station twice and looking for the parents. Child Protection Services has stepped in and they are in the process of writing up a case. We are approved Safety and Emergency parents and are able to keep him for as long as we need to until the courts decide what needs to happen long term and what is in the child’s best interest. We have a meeting set up tomorrow morning to find out more answers.

Please continue to pray for us, having another meeting with the property owner.

Thank you for joining us on this journey. Thank you for investing in these kids, we can’t do it with out you.

*name changed to protect his identity
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Pray for this little guy who is adjusting to being in our care for this weekend and possibly the foreseeable future. Such a sad situation, so please pray he feels the love of our Father through our family. Thanks for all you do to help us offer a loving home to these children. We can’t do it without you. ... See MoreSee Less

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Prayer and Praise - Feb 26

Another busy week getting final information on the property we are pursuing. Be in prayer for us as it looks like by the end of the week, we will be meeting with our agent and attorneys to draw up a contract on a VERY special property the Lord has shown us. Please pray for us in this important decision.

Also pray for us as we are heading to LIV Village the middle of next month to meet with each of their departments to get a better idea of how things run there and for us to learn and glean from their expertise, as they are doing amazing things for orphans in this country.

Pray for our horses as we move them to a new piece of land that has been offered to us for free. This was delayed as Hope had to have stitches in her eyelid and couldn’t be moved for several weeks. She is healing up nicely now and can be moved. Thankful for Tertius, our Equine Manager, who over the last several months, despite not having our property yet, continues to reach out and offer horse therapy to several different children in the community, we have helped 7 children now. Way to go Tertius for working so hard in your area and being such a blessing to so many.

Also, thankful for our team who have been working tirelessly on their budgets for their specific areas of MV. Looks like we are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.

Please continue to pray against any attacks as we know we don’t fight against flesh and blood. Praising the Lord for his provision and for allowing us to get the funds we need to go and visit LIV Village. Thanks for joining us in this amazing calling God has on our lives. It’s a joy to share the journey with you all.
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Prayer and praise - Feb 20

We have had wonderful meetings over the last week. The first was with a ministry we are partnering with to visit their foster home and talk with their social worker. She was a huge help in answering our questions, offer advice and passing along their manuals for training house mothers, etc. This connection will be a blessing for us when setting up our cottages at MV so we can take in more children.

We were out looking at a potential property yesterday that has plenty of water, which is the primary concern now considering South Africa is in the worst drought in recorded history. It has everything and more of what we need, plus a going concern (active hydroponics business), so please pray for wisdom as we go through this process.

We also met with a Christian businessman yesterday who has mentioned a potential for a partnership. Pray for wisdom and guidance as we talk further about this exciting endeavor.

Our interns have been busy learning about MV and working with other ministries here who need more hands when staff members need a break. What a blessing they have been while serving here.

Another 3 1/2 hour meeting took place this past week, connecting with a family who also has the heart for purchasing a farm and ministering to those who are in need in the community. God continues to network us with people who have the same kingdom mindedness.

Please continue to remember us as we work on budgets with our team members, for a significant meeting this week.

Thank you so much for being on this journey with us. We are pressed on every side, and we covet your prayers now more than ever, as the enemy hates what we are doing here. We feel we are closer and closer to breakthrough. Thank you for your continuous prayers, we need them more than ever to stay the course and to stay strong in our faith during these challenging but exciting days.
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Feb 12 - Merryfield Prayer and Praise

We received another call out of the blue from two gentlemen here who have our same heart and passion and who run a ministry here in Jeffrey’s Bay. They had heard from two different people that they should contact us. We had an amazing God meeting. We took some of our team members to visit their ministry on Wednesday. We are looking forward to seeing how the Lord works this out to partner together as they have the same Kingdom mindset in which we strive to live out.

We just received another call this morning from a business owner (who we met last week) in a nearby area that feels that the Lord may be leading him to partner with us. We are excited as we have a meeting set up on Friday to talk further to see what the Lord is up to.

We have had a busy couple of weeks with several meetings each day and more meetings this week. Please pray for wisdom and discernment for us in each of these.

Also, we have a very important meeting in the next week, and our team is busy putting together budgets for each of their areas. Pray for wisdom as we pull all this together for the meeting next week.

Thank you for partnering with us, we can’t do it without you. You are always in our prayers.
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News and Prayer Requests - January 29, 2018

We are excited that Claudia and Jaclyn will be arriving in JBay tomorrow to start their internship with us. Welcome to MV you two!

We made a verbal offer on a property last week and are still working through all the details that go along with purchasing a large farm. We also have another property that we are considering that may work as well if this one doesn’t pan out and the Lord leads in a different direction. Please pray for wisdom.

We received another random call from someone who has heard about our ministry from two different people and wanted to set up a time to meet on Wednesday. Please lift us up for discernment in this meeting. We continue to see God connect us to others with our same heart in supernatural ways.

We also got the news that one of our board members in the US, daughter is coming to South Africa for an internship and is trying to work out a visit with our ministry as well. We love to have friends and family visit and see what the Lord is doing here.

Thank you to all our partners who have joined us on this journey of helping some of South Africa’s millions of orphans and vulnerable children. We couldn’t do this without you.
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Everyone here has been on summer break these last 5-6 weeks. Everything basically shuts down during the holidays. So we will be getting back in our routine on Wednesday when the kids start school again.

Please pray for Claudia and Jaclyn as they leave the states today and prepare to come and serve with Merryfield for a 2-month internship. We are excited to have them join our team and help us out over the next several months.

Please pray for Kristin F as she has just left the states and will arrive today to join MV. Pray for traveling mercies to surround them and that she will be able to move into her new apartment four doors away from us. It's so hard to find rentals here, so we are so thankful for how close she will live from us arriving in a new city. She served with us in Plett and now will join us here in JBay. God is so good.

Please remember our kids as they start their new school year on Wednesday. Lots to get done before the big day arrives.

We have some exciting news to share in the coming weeks concerning the property that MV is in the process of acquiring. Please pray for our meeting with our real estate agent on Tuesday to finalize some things. Exciting news to come!

Thank you all for partnering with us. Thank you to so many who gave year-end gifts and to our new corporate sponsor, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for investing in these children's lives. As we grow, we need more sponsors, would you consider being a sponsor today?
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