We're ministering to two demographics at the same time
We're ministering to two groups of Avian Park kids/teens at the same time! We have children ages 7-10 in small Bible study groups under the Mailbox Club curriculum. We also are discipling their teen leaders. Both are growing, learning and know that they can minister to others. Not only do the leaders have a wonderful opportunity to minister to younger kids, but we adults still love on and minister to them on Saturdays. We hope to have other couples and singles to join what Jan and the Copples are doing, so we can have more leaders and more clubs. This means more salt and light in Avian Park.
Mailbox Club Mondays
Tony, Jan and Soraya come encourage the leaders and the clubs on Mondays. In mid July 2019, Tony and Jan were joined for one Monday by John Eager, the son of the Mailbox Club International President. Two executives of Mailbox Club Africa also joined us. They all wanted to see what was going on in Avian Park. We had preliminary training more Mailbox Clubs in Avian Park and beyond on 6th February 2020. Please contact us for the audio recording. Speakers were Gerhard Strydom of the Mailbox Club Africa, Marco Ruiters, Tony and Laurie-Ann Copple, and some words from our own Bella.
We have the audio recording here, which you can stream at your convenience.
This little guy loved to come up to the window of the Copples' car. The image of the original photograph was too special to ignore, so Laurie-Ann drew it. We printed out a copy and pasted it on cardboard, so he would have his own masterpiece. The family (and he) was delighted. Sometimes encouragement isn't just from teaching and food, but also from being noticed in a special way.
The Mailbox Club continues in covid-19 times, after an easing of some restrictions. One of our Avian Park teen leaders was inspired to start a little club not far from the township. Notice that there is social distancing.