2021 Easter News letter

2021 Easter News letter

Dear friend,

If ever I heard a song that stirred my soul to realize again the importance of Easter, it must be this one: https://breadonthewater.co.za/2021/03/26/easter-song/

Indeed, the lyrics do carry the most powerful message the world has ever heard!

My own favorite Easter story is of course the one where Jesus appeared to the two men from Emmaus. It brought me to a point where I looked at the Scriptures that Jesus must have been referring to, in Luke 24:27.

See here: https://breadonthewater.co.za/2019/04/15/easter/

As a man of science, and since I first attended an exhibition in 1977, I have always been interested in the Shroud of Turin – said to be the burial cloth of Jesus Christ. Indeed, I wrote something about the Shroud here:

https://breadonthewater.co.za/2017/02/20/if-god-exists-why-cannot-we-see-him/

I was surprised to hear that in the light of the pandemic they are apparently planning an exhibition of the Shroud on television on Holy Saturday, i.e. 3/4/2021. This is really something: exhibitions of the Shroud are normally very, very scarce. I quote from Msgr. Nosiligia, Wednesday 3/3/2021:

“In these troubled times we need to nurture and communicate our hope. And for us believers the most effective way to increase the hope of the whole world is through common prayer, by kneeling before the Lord. For this reason, we celebrate also on Holy Saturday, the day of silence, before the tomb of the Lord but also of the expectation of his resurrection, a special liturgy in front of the Shroud that reminds us of this event, the living center of our faith and our hope.’ More about this here: https://www.shroud.com/latebrak.htm

Irrespective of whether you believe the Shroud is real or not, you must agree with the bishop’s sentiments. Indeed, if there is anything I hope we have learned from the Corona crisis, it is our dependence on God for health! In this respect I should also mention that it seems many of us are even suffering from some form of depression now because of all the restrictions on church and family gatherings. Let us all kneel and pray that we will soon be free from the scourge of this disease.

Crystal Cathedral Ministries SA (CCMSA) is broadcasting a special Easter service via the internet. Dr. Schuller’s message centers around John 11:25 where Jesus said: “He who lives and believes in me shall never die’.  It is the video on top of our CCMSA page. Please click on the link below:

https://breadonthewater.co.za/ccmsa/

If you missed the testimony from Immaculee Ilibagiza on how she miraculously escaped the Rwandan genocide, you must watch the video just below our Easter service!

Many thanks to each one of you who continue to support Crystal Cathedral Ministries SA with your tithes and donations. May God bless you richly.

Like many other charities at this time of Covid 19,Heart for Children is also battling with lower-than-expected income. For the time being, we have therefore put our plans that we had at the beginning of the year, on hold. I am sure that things will improve as soon as the economy picks up some steam again. In the meantime, as an extra income for Heart for Children, Annette and Adele will make greeting cards (birthday, thank-you, Xmas, sympathy, etc.) and linen shopping bags, on order. See pictures at the far end of this news letter. All proceeds will go to Heart for Children. If you are interested in ordering this from us, please contact Annette atannette.pool@gmail.com

Every little bit helps!

We wish you a very blessed Easter and Passover. If you are going on holiday, please travel safely! Please do stay safe and healthy by taking the necessary precautions for Covid 19.

Henry (0836297690) and Annette (0834696875)

henrypool7@gmail.com     annette.pool@gmail.com

https://breadonthewater.co.za/

 

Please Help!

Please Help!

Know that God is doing His work in all the 21 homes that are sponsored by Heart for Children made possible by donors like you in South Africa and the Netherlands!

Many thanks to each one of you who share our compassion for orphans and abandoned children by making a regular contribution.

There are 8 foster homes in the Jeffreys Bay /Humansdorp area that receive regular monthly aid from Heart for Children in the Netherlands and they are all run by Victory4All, see https://victory4all.com/what-we-do/foster-homes/

 Unfortunately, to comply with the minimum standard as laid down by the relevant authorities, the one foster home in Koraal str. 7, Jeffreys Bay, needs urgent repairs and if we don’t get the money for this, it might have to be closed. We received a quotation for the work that needs to be done and it comes to R279000. I know this sounds like an awful lot, but I know and trust God that we will raise this amount. First and foremost, I am asking you and everyone who reads this request, if you can help us? Any donation, no matter how great or small will be much appreciated. With your donation or extra donation, please mention your name with Koraal7 in the reference line. Many thanks!

We have already approached the Dischem Foundation and we will also approach other businesses and the National Lotteries Commission in this regard to hear if they can help us with this project. We are also asking all our supporters again if they are aware of any businesses that can help us? Please let us know.

Henry and Annette in the middle in front of Koraalstr. 7

Heart for Children is an approved public benefit organization. All income & distribution to welfare projects [i.e foster homes] is audited every year. We are an approved public benefit organisation, PBO no. 930030392 and this means that your contributions to Heart for Children are tax deductible! Note that we value and appreciate any contribution you can make! The bank details are:  

Heart for Children, FNB Cheque acc. no 6221 5969 116 (code 250655).

Many thanks for your support! We wish you God’s richest blessings,

Henry and Annette Pool

Giving orphans, vulnerable and abandoned children a chance for a better life!

Christmas celebration 2018

Christmas celebration 2018

We are really excited about being able to support a home close by our own home in Pretoria. We were able to give each child a small gift for Christmas. We are looking forward to closer co-operation with Share Tears and Grow.  However, in order to support the home, we are dependent on financial support. Please consider supporting HfC on a monthly basis!