Hello friends and family!
Allow me to humble greet you in the wonderful Mighty name of our Lord Jesus Christ. It with great joy to take this opportune time to write a quick update to you our wonderful people. It has been a while since we last updated here in this platform and now there is a lot to update all of you with.
Let me begin by assuring you all that Jesus Christ is Lord, He is so good to us. We have seen His hand upon our family and our ministry. Just in the beginning of the year Tamara had the Covid-19 symptoms and she had it hard such that she was weak and lost her sense of smell but we praise God she never needed extra medical attention than the meds we got from the pharmacy. She is now 100% healed, praise God for that. Another praise is that even though we are in the midst of the pandemic God has made it possible for Eliana our daughter to continue attending school and she is doing very well. Elisa and Eliada are also doing well.
Coming to ministry also God never seize to amaze us. As we have mentioned before that we are on the journey of getting AOH registered, God made it possible for us to get registered in Eswatini. We got everything we needed to have AOH to be an independent entity in the country. With agreements with the AIM leadership here in country and Mr Scott Borg our beloved dad it was resolve that from the 01st of March 2021 the transition should be done and that means the relation between AIM and AOH will be more of partners than AOH being fully under AIM. Yes this is growth and yes we got the blessings from AIM. I don't want to lie it is bitter sweet moment for me. Thinking that AIM has made me the man I am today. I remember very well when I first joined AIM back in 2009 I was very young and didn't know much about ministry and all that stuff, I only knew my story and the Lord Jesus Christ. With patience and love I was groomed to be a responsible and a good leader. I will forever be thankful for the investment in my life, words can never really express the gratitude in my heart right now. Adventures In Mission is really doing an amazing job here in Eswatini , being the fruit of the good work that the Lord is doing through AIM and seeing the the testimonies unfold each day my heart leaps for joy for I know that even with this partnership God is still at work.
Here are the few changes that comes with this growth: Firstly is that we will no longer be getting our funds through AIM but you don't have to worry for the Lord has made a way. So we kindly ask that those that the Lord touch and are willing to give towards AOH or the Vilane Family transition your donations to www.j127i.org (The James one 27 Initiative) and hit Advocates of Hope to direct your donation. Secondly this platform will be deactivated from 01/03/2021 meaning my email address will no longer be this one but I will be using firstname.lastname@example.org for those who would love to reach out to us.
Needs : As we are starting from zero, we are asking for financial assistance to buy the equipments we have been using from AIM as we wish to continue training more leaders. Secondly we are kindly asking for assistance we will need a car yet the one we have been using is an AIM car that needs to be handed over as well on the 01st March
Doing what we are doing is impossible without kingdom minded and generous people like you, so even this year we are really relying on you for the success of out ministry
Prayer requests : Stepping out in faith is not an easy thing more especially during this time of great uncertainty. We ask that you pray for our hearts and emotions during this transition. Please also pray for our marriage and our kids that they don't get negatively affected by all that is happening. Lastly please pray with us that the lockdown restrictions be lifted up so we can be able to do ministry as God leads .
May God bless you all and Thank you for taking your time to read through.