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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 … Continue Reading

15 years ago, one woman started enriching the lives of orphans in a rural community severely impacted by the HIV/AIDS epidemic by starting a preschool in an open field.  Today, an exciting project is underway to help make a difference for the entire community.


Watch this short video of Bonani Hadebe, National Director – ACOP Zimbabwe, describing the need, vision, progress and plans.


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What do you do when two orphan boys grab your hands and drag you through their classroom?  You enjoy every moment!

Bulembu students showing Arthur Tymos their Grade 1 school work and classroom

Day 17: Monday, 2012 05 07

Up early, we drove 4.5 hours from Johannesburg to Bulembu, Swaziland.  Highways in South Africa are good and the scenery reminded me of British Columbia in places.  As we approached Swaziland, … Continue Reading

What is the best way to relax and recharge your energy after a couple of weeks of intense travel, teaching, videoing and construction?

  1. 10+ hour bus trip
  2. Elephant Ride
  3. Visit Victoria Falls
  4. Safari
  5. All of the above


Day 13: Thursday, 2012 05 03

Nathan and I said goodbye to our team in Kadoma, Zimbabwe and took a four-hour bus ride to Bulawayo.

Nathan & Arthur Tymos – Pathfinder Luxury

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You may find this shocking but I was amazed to wake up twice in one week with the electrical power on.  While we take power for granted at home, power outages have proven to be a daily event in Zimbabwe and the backup generators tend to only be fired up for portions of the day.


Day 9: Sunday, 2012 04 29

Three of our team members stayed and attended … Continue Reading

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