Family News Update Love covers, roofs, or bears all things - 1 Co 13:7

January, Open Day of joy

A wonderful day of being in God's presence, meeting new people, fellowshipping, loving people with the Shere House brownies, enjoying the gardens, being creative, and sharing in God's restoring love.

Welcoming and sharing God's restoring love with our guests.

Caring for the Health of the Ellel African Leadership Team

Thank you to all who gave to make it possible

The effect on the Ellel leaders' emotional and spiritual health in a season of pioneering is something we do not take lightly. As a ministry, we value the restoration of leaders and shepherds and as a regional team, we took time out to equip, love, and care for the hearts of the Ellel leaders in Africa. Those who could not travel to Kenya were Ken, Joy, Peter and Juliet who joined online. Thank you to all who gave and helped to make this event possible.

A time of equipping, growing, and having fun together.

We visited the team in Kenya

Galvan and Esther have raised a strong and able associate team serving with them in Kenya. What a privilege to get to know their serving hearts. Over the years it was evident that the team shares God's heart in many practical ways.

In a historic photo, 18 years ago, all three traveled in the same position in the back of a car between Embu and Nairobi.

Restoration Week, 5-10 March

'The creativity times helped me to express the inside that was forgotten and alone, and God came to wipe every tear from my eyes.'

'I didn't realize that I was crushed in my spirit, God came and dealt with my crushed spirit and restored my joy.'

'The Lord forgave me and when my relationship with Him changed, everything changed, I never realized the power of my wrong 'inner choices'

God showed me my anger, disappointments, and self-pity with all my responses. He met me and came to help me deal with the whole lot and then showed me who He created me to be!

International Leader's Conference at Ellel Grange

A precious time for leaders to come together, be envisioned, be one, and be encouraged

12 Day Course - 2024

I am just a young girl searching for a Father trying to belong, trying to please God by being busy, and doing work for him because I think that's going to keep Him from leaving me. All my life I tried to fit, tried to belong, or do all to have some value to give to others or to hang on to people. Today I don’t need it anymore, I am valuable and I have a Father that won't leave me.

We said our sad goodbyes to Karen, and welcomed Marlise, our new accountant.

We are so grateful for the 10 years of excellence and to the Lord for bringing Marlise to help keep the finances in good standing.

A New Roof for the Creativity Hub after the Storm

A word received: God is placing a new roof over the ministry, in the past we've built a house, but now God is building a home.

Taking God’s Restoring Heart outside the walls of Shere House..

The teams' preparation

'Healing Hearts, Transforming Nations'. God prepared the team by looking at our ethnic wounding and biases, to see, value, and love those we going to.

Visiting Olievenhoutbosch and being loved by ‘differently abled’ children and ministering to the teachers serving there

Olievenhoutsbosch, a story of beauty and growth out of the ashes

Teaching in Prison

It was a privilege to experience God releasing 'prisoners' from long-carried shame and guilt and for prisoners to set guilty people free!

Taking hands with Christ the Only Hope Church Prison Ministry

3-Day Pastor's Conference at Rathoke, (Modimolle)

Taking hands with Christ For Africa

The pastors came as little children to know their heavenly Father's love and faithfulness more deeply, allowing God to bridge His love from 'their heads to their hearts'.

One Pastor said, "I have never felt joy like I felt today!"

Some pastors traveled up to 8 hours to be there!

It is not too late to apply for deeper healing and equipping by joining Explore and Explore +

Don't miss 'Bridge from the Head to the Heart' 11-17 Oct 2024

Worker's Retreat, 20-26 August

God wants full-time workers to know how loved they are, but the reality of the call can make it difficult to know this truth. The retreat aims to rediscover the Father’s heart and His provision of rest in the areas of brokenness, needs, and call.

We can accommodate only 12 people on this free retreat. Please apply in advance.

To Give

Thank you to all who continue to give and help us see God's working His healing and restoration in the Body of Christ and the nations.

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"It is good to give thanks to the LORD, to sing praises to your name, O Most High to declare your steadfast love in the morning and His faithfulness at night." Ps 92:1-2