Lekubu, South Africa

2016 Lekubu Parish Visit
Enjoy a video by Laurel Reinke about the relationship of the Western Diocese and East Central Synod of Wisconsin and the Synod activities planned for a visit on June 26-July 10, 2016 by going to the website updated by Pastor Scott Adams.
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http://ecswcompanionrelationship.weebly.com/

Facebook message received from the Creche in Lekubu, South Africa
December 3, 2015 from Mosagwe Mosa Kgari

KgariGreeting to you all, we did received a letter & cards for the children.  We gave to them as on de 27th of Nov. during Farewell & graduation party.  31 graduated.  They are going to do their Grade R at different schools.  Thanx to all the prayers last year.   It was only 17 now 31. God is good indeed!! We managed to buy a Jojo of 5000 liters since we have a water problem so that we can ask the Department of water affairs to help us & we fenced the surroundings. Our yard is nice & safe for the kids. Thanx!!!

THANK YOU FROM THE LEKUBU CRECHE TO ALL WHO SPONSORED A CHILD AT THE LEKUBU LEARNING CENTER IN SOUTH AFRICA

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Special Offering for June 2015–Lekubu Creche
Creche is the word for Lekubu’s Early Learning Centre. This month’s special offering goes towards improvements on the building, playground, and learning materials and underwriting part of each child’s tuition. Comments from Mosagwe Kgari the Director of the Creche and pictures of those improvements are posted on our Grace FaceBook page. Pictures of the children are on the display in the Gathering Space.
The German Lutheran church built this facility in the 1980s. That support ended in 2007. The South Africa government has begun underwriting the cost for preschools. But Lekubu has refused that support because of the limitations it would impose on their teaching. As a result enrollment had dropped from 80+ children in 2007 to only 43 in 2014. Besides that, the condition of the facilities were deteriorating and some months the staff went upaid.
As a result of your support, enrollment is now at 62 children, the courtyard was repaved, kitchen and office are being tiled, all the walls repainted to be made bright and attractive, and the staff is being paid. Seeing this support and at Bishop Ditlhale’s request (Bishop of the ELCSA-Western Diocese) the ELCA placed a “Young Adult in Global Mission” to work at the Creche.

Sponsoring a Child
You may also sponsor a child in the Creche – first by praying for this child throughout the year and, if you choose, by paying that child’s tuition. Pictures with biographical information and forms for sponsoring are on the display in the Gathering Space and also available during June at the Outdoor Service.
You choose the amount to pay in the name of your child. Tuition for an entire year is $150! This includes childcare, learning activities, lunch, snacks, and all supplies for children six months to five years of age for eight hours a day, five days a week. The amount you pay will underwrite the cost for all children, but it will indeed make it possible for the child you choose.
Grace also encourages you to write letters to the child you sponsor. Letters are boxed and sent quarterly. Letters serve to deepen our connection with them and their understanding of us. A general letter about Grace and life in Tomahawk is written to all children whose sponsor does not write a letter.
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Grace’s Companion Synod Trip to Western Diocese in 2013:
http://westerndiocesetrip.weebly.com/
Members from Grace Lutheran Church in Tomahawk, Wisconsin spent 3 weeks in South Africa to visit our companion churches in the Lekubu Parish.  The following are some of the pictures from the Villages of Lekubu and Nyetse.  We were honored to be invited to a wedding, a baptism and a mission festival at the Lekubu Church with Pastor Jack Mogale and his congregations.  The youth enjoyed games and time spent with the Lekubu parish youth.  The men worked together to paint the Lekubu parsonage.  The still pictures under the slide shows are the same pictures for those who wish to view a picture in a more leisurely way.

At Lekubu Church

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At Nyetse

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Activities at Lekubu and Nyetse

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Please check again soon as more pictures will be posted.