Bulembu Blog

Volunteers in the spotlight: David, Hanna and Marie

It’s Sunday morning in Bulembu and the fellowship cafe, where the youth raise money by selling coffee and cake, is loud with chatter and youth screeching ‘Goal!,’ playing table football in the corner. So I grab Marie, Hanna and David, new interns in town all the way from Germany and we head to a side…

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Volunteer in the Spotlight: Holly Gautreau

‘In Bulembu everywhere you turn is like a new glimpse of God’s goodness’ Greetings from Bulembu, Kingdom of eSwatini! As you know we often welcome volunteers here in the village and nothing blesses us more than a person who loves God, responds to his call and comes willing to serve in whatever area is needed…

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Bulembu Profiles

Solid Foundation: Tsepho Phiri #bulembuprofiles

Tsepho Phiri is passionate about mentoring the next generation. A leader by example, he is already an accomplished soccer coach and experienced mentor prior to coming to Bulembu. He is committed to helping Bulembu youth build a solid foundation of ethics, faith, and goal-setting that will lead to impactful lives. Ultimately, leaders are created through…

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VOLUNTEER IN THE SPOTLIGHT 2: Lisa Walter, Germany

At the blog we love sharing about our fantastic volunteers and hopefully inspiring some of you, the readers to consider your own trip to Bulembu or to recommend a friend to volunteer with us! This months volunteer in the spotlight is the wonderful Lisa Walter, who was with us from 2018-19 and blessed our whole…

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Bulembu Profiles

Bulembu Profiles: Mancoba Shongwe

“My desire to worship is the gift that God has given me.” We want to introduce you to Bulembu Community Church intern Mancoba Shongwe. He graduated from Bulembu Christian Academy High School and has been working at the church since. His time is split between admin duties and worship team involvement. He is an accomplished…

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Bulembu Teams

In Your Own Words: Amanda Andrews

Amanda Andrews is team leader for the Mission Discovery team that served with us this month. This is her seventh year with us, and first year as team leader. She is a certified physical therapist, and has developed many relationships in Bulembu through her time at the clinic treating children, caregivers, and staff. We sat…

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In Your Own Words: Noah Schmitten

Why did you choose to come to Bulembu? My mission organisation made me aware of the opportunity to work in Bulembu in carpentry. I had learned some skills and could use them here. There was also an opportunity to go to Brazil. For me, it was perfect to come here to have the most holistic…

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In Your Own Words: Elizabeth “Ebeth” Lyon

Welcome to “In Your Own Words,” a textual space where we hear from those who have served in Bulembu (teams, employees, volunteers, partners, etc.). This edition focuses on Elizabeth”Ebeth” Lyon, former Resident Director at Gordon College. She has been team principal for Gordon College teams for the last seven years. We took time aside to…

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Bulembu Profiles

#BulembuProfiles David Mavuso

I’m that crazy guy who wants to bring things that seem unrealistic into reality. David Mavuso is a born innovator. He is a graduate of the high school class of 2017. After he finished high school he interned in the electrical department for ten months while he waited for an opportunity in IT to open…

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