The Lord is helping TWR-KZN to focus where His heart is – going deeper through research on problems youth are facing, ministering more specifically to children in dire need, and widen their reach to Indian communities.
Research on unplanned pregnancies
More than 99 000 schoolgirls fell pregnant in 2013 – a rate of about 271 girls for every day of that year. The highest percentage occurred in KwaZulu-Natal.
TWR-KZN started its own research last year to understand the pressure school girls are under and how to
help them stay pure until they are married. This is indeed a daunting task, but Zoe Gwala and her team are confident that the Lord will show the way and help them to instill in girls God’s moral principles and His heart for them.
Vulnerable children – the apple of God’s eye
There are an estimated 3.7 million orphans in South Africa, about half of whom have lost one or both parents to AIDS; and 150 000 children are believed to be living in child-headed households.
TWR-KZN produced “Hope for our children” in Zulu last year as a first step to reach such children with the Word of God. This year the desire of Petros Gwala, Philile Bengu and the team is to come closer to such vulnerable children through increased programmes, distributing our media content on audio devices. Pray that the Lord will continue to provide the resources needed.
The Indian communities around Durban
The largest Indian population outside India is found in Durban. New generation Indian South-Africans use English as their first language while Indian languages like Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Gujarati and Urdu are spoken at home. Classes are also conducted to nurture and encourage the use of these languages by youngsters. The majority of Indian South-Africans are Hindus. Muslims, Christians, Zoroastrians and Buddhists are also found among them.
TWR-KZN asked the Lord to help build relationship with the churches in Durban and partner with them in reaching Indians for Jesus. Please pray with us in this endeavour.