Fitting the Pieces Together

It’s a little funny, sometimes, how the pieces eventually fit together. When you least expect it; when you’re not looking, it happens. First a tiny seed is planted. It could take years and years of watering and nurturing before the first fruits become visible. Along the way, life happens. Sometimes life doesn’t seem to make…

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Lindo Can Hear

Lindo sat alone at the table as the small group of visitors entered the Welcome Centre. As Ruth Boys, who was conducting the tour, introduced her to the group, Lindo hugged Ruth and grinned from ear to ear. Her eyes darted from the floor to the group and back to the floor again as she…

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Food, Glorious Food

It takes a lot of food to feed an army. It also takes a lot of food – and hard work – to feed the children of Bulembu. But meal making has been made a little easier thanks to the completion of the centralized kitchen, where all of the meals are made and all of…

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The Benefits of Sponsoring a Child in Bulembu

The commercials aren’t shown as often these days, but there once was a time when you could hardly get through the evenings TV shows without seeing Sally Struthers or some other actor or actress pleading on behalf of starving children in some far away land. They showed dirty, hungry, tear-filled, hair-matted children looking sweet and…

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Preparing the Way

At the heart of every new day in Bulembu is tomorrow. The future is what every hug, every meal, every article of clothing, every new building, every new bicycle, every new classroom is centered on. The best way to make sure there is a future for Bulembu and Swaziland as a whole is through preparation.…

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New Year; New School Campus

It’s a good problem to have, if you think about it: Too many students and not enough room. That means there are a lot more kids in Bulembu who are getting an education. But that can also make for an uncomfortable learning environment for both teacher and student. To accommodate for this growth, Bulembu Christian…

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Bulembu in Germany

It’s hard to visit Bulembu and not walk away carrying a piece of it with you when you return home. The children, the people, the sights and sounds, the beauty of the community, and the joy that each person carries in the hope that comes with every new morning is ripe for the picking and…

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Into the Wild

By: Theresia Whitfield Photography: Gary Todoroff If you live in Paris, it makes sense that you’d see the Eiffel Tower at least once in your life. If you live in London, Kensington Palace might be a place you’d visit. In Washington, DC, it would be the White House. Why wouldn’t you see something that’s indigenous…

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A Spirit from the West

By: Theresia Whitfield Perhaps it is the beginning of something spectacular for a few of the children from the Bulembu Christian Academy Choir. Perhaps they’ll become as famous as the man who recorded their voices to join his in song. Whatever comes of it, there is little doubt that John Mann will continue to leave…

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