Life as an ACM Intern

Here’s some things our current interns are doing with the church and community:

  • – attend Church every Sunday
  • – attend prayer meetings three times a week, at times giving a devotional for the meeting
  • – making home visits for prayer and fellowship in the community
  • – hospital visits to share the gospel and pray with the sick
  • – working in the Garden Project in Gubethuka
  • – working with the Block project
  • – mentoring youth in the church and building relationships with teens one on one
  • – planning rallies, sleepovers, parties and events for youth in the church
  • – planning and taking youth on outings
  • – help with training Sunday School teachers and teaching alongside them
  • – help with selecting and editing Sunday School curriculum

with ACM:

  • – attend and teach children’s after school Bible classes
  • – attend and lead morning devotionals in local schools
  • – driving teachers to morning devotions, classes, etc.
  • – holding a leadership workshop for teens in ACM classes
  • – writing and editing curriculum for ACM Bible classes
  • – teaching computer skills to ACM staff members
  • – communicating with U.S. board members
  • – maintaining and updating the Intern blog on the website
  • – doing administrative tasks, organization, and office work
  • – helping with rallies in October to celebrate the ACM students

in the home:

  • – helping with the daily cooking, cleaning, laundry and dishwashing
  • – making delicious grilled cheeses & other american specialities
  • – helping with the family garden and lawn upkeep
  • – studying the Zulu language
  • – entertaining visitors and guests in the home
  • – finding quiet time each day to spend with the Lord
  • – doing Bible studies together
  • – being a driver when needed, running errands in town
  • – killing cockroaches and spiders or screaming until someone comes who can
  • – communicating with financial supporters and prayer partners, keeping them informed

Other:

  • – helping host mission teams that visit & all this entails (i.e. medical team in April)
  • – freedom to travel and visit other ministries
  • – coming up with new ideas, projects and possibilities to improve ACM and the community

Intern Helen with the Gubhethuka team.

We are on top of the world….well maybe just Table Mountain!

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Isaiah’s passing.

Dear Friends,
We have some very sad news to report.

We received word late Wednesday evening (7/19/17) that our dear friend Isaiah passed away suddenly. Apparently, he collapsed after dinner and they rushed him to the clinic, but he did not regain consciousness. We are keeping in constant contact with Mercy. The best thing we can do right now is to pray for Mercy, the kids, each other and the wide net of friends that Isaiah touched throughout a life well-lived.

We can also praise our amazing God, who can take a young, willing, one-eyed shepherd from Ingwavuma and create a wonderful life of impact and joy that spans continents and forever changes thousands of lives for the better.

In Him,
Bill Hazelton
President, ACM US Board

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