Transforming the lives of orphaned children and building hope for the future of Swaziland is the focus of Bulembu Ministries. My son, Nathan and I traveled to Bulembu last year as part of our African missions trip and were honoured to get a guided tour.
Here is a short video with the highlights of our visit to Bulembu.
Located in northwestern Swaziland, the town of Bulembu is home to hundreds of orphans left behind by the staggering number of AIDS/HIV deaths that have ravaged Swaziland’s population.
While visiting Bulembu, Nathan and I spent a day touring the town and meeting with Andrew le Roux, Executive Director, and Vernon Puttkammer, Director of Child Care. You can read more about our trip at African Missions Trip – Days 17 – 19. It was amazing to witness the work that is being done on behalf of the children.
The Bulembu ministry is focused on community care and sustainable community enterprise. They are raising a new generation of leaders for Swaziland through education, family and faith and in the process, building a thriving community. The entrepreneurial spirit of the town combined with the gentle caring people who look after the children make Bulembu a very special and inspiring place.
Below, is a link to a 14 minute video that provides more detail about Bulembu and includes several interviews with wonderful people who are making a difference everyday in the lives of the children and adults in the town and the surrounding areas.
If you missed any of my previous posts regarding our exciting adventure in Africa, please see:
- Day T-6 (Getting ready for the trip & a letter that reminds us why we are going)
- Days 9 to 12 (Orphan Care & Building Churches in Zimbabwe)
- Days 13 to 16 (Safari, Victoria Falls & more)
- African Missions Trip – Days 17 – 19 (Visiting Bulembu & heading home)
Have you been inspired by an organization or charity? Have you had the opportunity to visit or volunteer to help make a difference in Africa or at home?