The sixth Youth Camp at Malelane (KSB Schulzendal) started on Saturday morning 1st October. Almost 1200 children are attending services during the day of which about half of them are being transported daily in-and-out of the Mission as far as 140km away. Many locals, including adults, come by foot and about 400 are accommodated at the mission – sleeping in various places e.g. the cowshed, chicken houses, the church building, crèche and tents.
A huge tent was pitched up in which the services are held. Food is being prepared in the traditional three legged pots. A cow was slaughtered to provide meat for the children. Temperature in this area has reached previously a maximum of 450C, but a light shower Friday night brought about cool refreshing air.
Rev Stegen took the main services on the theme of 2 Tim 3:1 the difficult times we are living in. Other preachers include Rev Michael Ngubane and Uncle Jo Newlands. Many helpers from KSB came along to help including about 10 young ladies from Romania. A team of seven co-workers came the previous week and visited 47 schools in total, sharing the Gospel and inviting the pupils to the youth services. A group of the Concerned Youth went to Malelane and Nelspruit during the evenings to put up posters and hand out pamphlets concerning the Government Drug Policy. We thank God for the work done in this area already and expect great work still to come.