The Smarts are beginning a new venture! Following Rachel’s trip to Swaziland in 2014 with sister Rosie and brother-in-law Matthew, we both decided to explore moving to Swaziland to become Missionaries with Elim Missions and Challenge Ministries Swaziland. Since then we have been offered a long-term volunteer missionary role at an amazing town named Bulembu, which serves nearly 400 orphaned and vulnerable children and is a centre of community enterprise providing hundreds of jobs, with all profits going to the childcare programme. We will be moving to Swaziland on 5th November 2017. Find out more about us
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Swaziland is in crisis. With the highest AIDS rate in the world of 27% of a population around a million, this leaves about 1 in 5 children without adult family. There are approximately 230,000 orphaned and vulnerable children who need care. With a focus on ‘In community, by community’ Challenge Ministries and Bulembu Ministries are working together to build a sustainable future for this generation of children one child at a time.
With a focus on ‘In community, by community’, Challenge Ministries Swaziland (CMS) is working to build a sustainable future for this generation of children one child at a time, with children’s homes, pre-schools, health clinics, and church plants. We are working for Elim Missions UK, who partner with CMS.
What will we be doing?
We’ll be working as long term volunteer missionaries, in outreach, church plants, orphan care projects including an amazing project called Bulembu with over 400 orphaned and vulnerable children, training young people and pastors, and more.
Dan will train and mentor young people in software skills. He also will work with Mobilize Transit TV, which puts gospel, educational, and health TV in buses and taxis. Rachel will use her mime and creative skills to work with children in the schools and childcare programs, hospitals and clinics.