Pasture Valley Newsletter June 2023 - August 2023

Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and bepersistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere." - Ephesians 6:18

Winter in Eswatini

Boy's Hike
Sunday afternoons in the Magic Forest
Baking Time

Knitting Projects

The primary school children have been busy knitting and sewing for a while, and finally theyhave finished off their projects. We love their creative ideas and bright colours!

Our Sewing Girls

Some of our older girls have also started taking professional sewing courses, so that they can potentially start their own seamstress businesses someday. They have received their own sewing machines. See them model their graduation dresses that they designed and sewed themselves!

Young Adults

Image has gone off to study for her bachelors degree in psychology and Christian counselling at the Swaziland College of Theology. She initially applied only to do a diploma, but they phone and insisted that she had the potential to do more! She was also awarded a scholarship to study in Cyprus. We hope God will continue to guide her in her steps.

Lungile is still working hard at Phumula Guesthouse as a caretaker, and she has also managed to get her drivers licence!

Lindani has graduated from the STREEC training programme! We are also very proud of him. God willing, he will soon be going to Azerbaijan along with 2 other STREEC students for an internship in renewable energy. After the internship, he will have the opportunity to start his own solar business.

Doors have really opened for Sibusiso - he received a 50% scholarship to go to Cyprus to study, and he was also accepted at Eswatini University for Geo-Informatics. However, he decided to do his 4-year degree in Medical Laboratory Science at the Christian University. He will now be staying in Mbabane, and he has received a laptop to help him with his studies.

Gcinile has been enrolled for a 6 months course with Buhle Catering and is currently doing her practical chef training in Matsapha. She says that she is especially good at waitressing!

Thabiso has also been accepted for a four-year bachelor's degree in Social Work at UNISWA. For a long time he has wanted to work with people who have disabilities or who are disadvantaged, and this degree will equip him with the skills and knowledge he needs to do this.

Noncedo is also in Matsapha and is looking to do a nails and beauty course (cosmetics) so that she can start her own business. We definitely think she will be very good at this!

Education is the most powerful weapon with which you can use to change the world. Nelson Mandela


Together with a team of students from Potchefstroom, we paid a visit to Mlambo primary school. Among other things, the team also took some of the kiddies to the Meyer's farm to collect peacan nuts, and prayed over the foundations of the new building site. Some of the men were also able to supplement the Pasture Valley soccer team in a match against Tfokotani. In good character, PV graciously allowed the other team to win (again). Maybe next time we'll make it! Nick and Cornelia also visited with their families and were a big help on the farm.

Life at Pasture Valley

New Jackets for our Staff
Meals around the big pot
Maize Harvest, Gooseberry Harvest and a tank to store it all in!

Trip to the Airport

Some of the Pasture Valley home-school children went on an educational trip to King Mswati the III Airport to pick up the Nobel family who stayed and volunteered at Pasture Valley for a short while.

Prayer Requests

  • For Sibusiso, Thabiso and Image as they start their tertiary education. Thankfulness to God for the opportunities.
  • For Thandi, Phumlile and Nokwanda as they transition to life outside of Pasture Valley. Thankfulness for all the support we have had over the past 20 years from all our friends and sponsors.
  • For ongoing prayers for our children to love Jesus and render their hearts unto Him