How Great is Our God

Praise be to you, Lord, from everlasting to everlasting.  Yours, Lord is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours.  Now, our God, we give you thanks, and praise your glorious name.  

~1 Chronicles 29:10-11, 13

Most definitely in the last few months God’s greatness and power, glory, majesty and splendor has been on display, and we give thanks and indeed, praise his glorious name.

Muphamuzi Baby Home celebrated 5 years since its doors opened in February, 2012. We had a beautiful night of celebrating and reflecting on what God has done in those five years through this humble home. Not only has the home cared for 40 babies, but many families, caregivers, interns, donors, volunteers and mission teams from all around the world have been touched as they all willingly have taken part in what God is doing there.   The Baby Home requires approximately $3000/month in running costs which means that in the past 5 years God has provided $180,000 from donations to help cover the cost of caregivers, diapers, formula.  We have witnessed God’s hand over and over again: a baby is placed in the home, is lovingly cared and prayed for by caregivers, volunteers and interns, and under this care, the baby grows and thrives.  Then in God’s sovereign timing, the little one is placed in a family.  As Marda went through the list of all that God has done through the Baby Home, she ended each statement with, “How Great is our God!”.

Watch the video shown that night describing the mission of the Muphamuzi Baby Home by clicking here.17635242_1371670782856433_6163563097537150323_o

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Photo Gallery of the babies and the families they were placed in after our care.

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Baby home founders

DeWits and Macks several years ago had a dream of opening a home for abandoned and vulnerable children.  

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And the dream continues- Phase 2: expanding the current back building into a second baby home.

New Church Facility After years of praying for a new facility, we joyfully moved into the new building God has provided and held our first worship service on April 2nd – perfect timing for a Good Friday communion /church family meal and Resurrection Sunday service.

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Living Hope Church’s first worship service in our new building- How Great is our God!

Ministries in our neighboring country, Swaziland. We made a quick trip across the border to Swaziland to visit our dear Mary-Kate and her ministry to sexually abused children, Hosea’s Heart.  She took us out to her newly acquired land, 7 hectares (which is equivalent to over 17 acres).   She is dreaming and praying BIG, and prays that one day the land will occupy 14 buildings, including:  5 homes housing 8 girls and a house mom each, a home for teenaged moms, a director’s house , long term and short term volunteer housing, a school, a chapel,  multipurpose, offices/workshops and a guest house!  Whew!  How Great is our God!

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Hosea’s Heart’s newly acquired land has been cleared.  They are waiting for final official documents to come in and then they will be ready to break ground for phase 1!

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Hosea’s Heart Girl’s Home – God is working in each of these girls lives.  He has seen them and rescued them!  How Great is our God!

We also visited Pastor Vusi’s village in Big Bend, Swaziland.  We then brought him back to Pretoria with us in order that he may participate in our African Bible Training Classes (ABTC).

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Brothers in Christ walking with God together.

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Pastor Vusi, his wife Nombuso and their newest little one, Ben, in front of their new church building.  By God’s grace and to their joy, their building was ready for Easter Sunday’s service! How Great is our God!

Some of the girls in the village shared a beautiful song of God’s amazing grace!  “You washed my sins away and now I’m free!” (Also, note the photobombing chickens)

Tina and Bryan Bush, whom we are so thankful to for running 1Hope Ministries International in the U.S., came for a week to visit our family and the ministries of 1Hope4Africa. Sadly, at the end of their week, they also took home their daughter, Sarah, who had become part of our family over the last three months. Their week here also included a quick trip to South Africa’s Drakensberg (translated Dragon Mountains) where the splendor of God’s greatness was on full display!

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Bryan and Tina Bush with daughters Sarah and Hannah enjoying God’s creation!

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“And all will sing how great, how great is our God!”

4 thoughts on “How Great is Our God

  1. HOW GREAT IS OUR GOD, INDEED!!
    Thank you for supporting MARY-KATE and the girls with your love , prayers, wisdom and friendship. We all know that you help to sustain her. We’ll God does, through you.
    May God continue to rain down His Blessings on you and your family.

  2. Wow! I am so amazed and blessed by all that God has done! I rejoice with you! Thank you for sharing!

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  3. What a blessing! 😊 And that beautiful last photo, is now enlarged, and in my collection!
    Love, Esther

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