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May 2015 Letter

  • 5 May 2015
  • nanda.groenewald

Dear Congregations

I hope you are all well. This month I can’t help but make my letter to the Link a letter of thanks…

The coffee morning that I hosted to raise funds for my brother’s medical expenses was an experience I will never forget! I feel completely overwhelmed by all the support I got… Thank you to every single person who attended the coffee morning, to everybody who donated baking and helped on the day, and to everybody who donated money, before, at, or after the coffee morning. The total raised now stands at a staggering £ 3610.35. How amazing is that?!

Apart from the money, it was wonderful to see so many people from the South African congregation, Kirknewton, East Calder, Polbeth Harwood and the West Kirk turning up to enjoy a lovely cuppa and cake.

Thank you so much for your generosity, help and support.  I cannot thank God enough for sending me here as your minister. Words cannot express my sincere thanks.

The pound goes a long way in South Africa, which means that the money raised will be able to pay for all the medical treatment my brother needs up to the end of January 2016. This is such a huge relief, for me and him. He asked me to convey his heartfelt thanks to everybody. Thank you also for your prayers.

To me this is an amazing example of Christians standing together to make a difference in the world. In Romans 1:8 the apostle Paul says: “I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is being reported all over the world.”

And that is exactly what I want to say: “I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you…” On Saturday 25 April 2015 your faith was shown in deeds of love and care, and this will be known not only here, but also in South Africa.

May God bless you.

Yours faithfully,