Early mornings, late nights, over climbing mountains and across billowing sugarcane fields, our team at Kudvumisa provides compassionate and competent medical services to the people of our 25+ communities. We pour our hearts and time into what we do with the love of Jesus at our fingertips.
The past several months has seen teams from North Carolina, Louisiana, Colorado, California, Arizona, Texas and Florida take the time to pour into both the communities we serve as well as our staff. Empowering, validating, and encouraging us to continue the good fight as we make a difference one life at a time.
Literally hundreds were ministered to physically and spiritually through the medical outreaches where each person that came was seen by one of the medical professionals making up the teams and then prayed for at our ministry tent. Ministry and training for our staff included Helping Babies Breath, Trauma Informed Care, Trauma Healing, Emergency medical treatment and discipleship/leadership sessions. One of the teams did a women’s ministry day for our sewing ladies and staff women, and another team did a women’s ministry day in one of the communities that we work in. Other Ministry into the communities included one-on-one prayer at homesteads, giving out and teaching using the Days for Girls packs. Two teams contributed to the progress of the Guest House on the property (#Sustainability) while several of the teams helped with sorting equipment and supplies in the main and dental clinics.
We are so grateful for all of the teams from the US that we had this year!
Our medical team works hard reaching the hard to reach. This season of teams investing in Kudvumisa has given us a fresh renewal and strength only found in Him to press forward to see our communities’ physical and spiritual breakthrough one life at a time.
Through Brand New Eyes: Volunteers share their testimonies from eSwatini
Kudvumisa volunteers share how their trip has touched their hearts and changed their perspective on life.
By Michele C.
The first words that came to mind upon arriving in eSwatini were amazed, horrified, angry, honored and excited. I was amazed at the beauty of this land and its people. I was horrified to see the living conditions of some of these people. I was angry that many of them live completely without basic necessities that we take for granted, while minutes away, others have everything they need. I was honored to be a part of a team that helped serve with Kudvumisa ¾ Honored to have been able to love on, pray with and supply for those beautiful souls who live in this country. I am excited to see what God is going to do in and through Kudvumisa. His hand is on it and it’s going to be great!
By Savannah M. Being in the community was emotionally exhilarating and exhausting all at the time same time. It made my heart so full getting to love on the people ¾ playing games, holding them tight, reminding them they are so loved and thought about by people an ocean away from them. After being there for a while and really observing everything around me, my heart was aching. They were so full of joy even though their one-room homes were without electricity ¾ some without a front door ¾ no clean running water, no furniture to sit on, etc. I was so humbled by these people and their attitudes. It really made me question my character. I’m so thankful for what I have after being here, but I’m also thankful for the big hearts surrounding me that brought me to this place, who are here making a difference.
Outreach Funding and Sustainability
Our outside funding through PEPFAR has apparently ended. While dwindling over the past several years, it still covered a significant percentage of our CHIPS mobile outreach cost. To maintain the existing mobile outreach we are appealing to anyone who is able to commit to a one-year term of monthly giving of whatever amount you are able. We have several staff whose salaries are covered by church groups and organizations. Our staff salaries range from $200 to $1000/month. Read more about helping here.
We would welcome commitments to cover individual’s salaries. Please contact us for specifics or contribute toward the general operating expenses which include fuel, electricity and meds.
We continue to strive to achieve sustainability for the medical outreach. Once complete, Guest House income from visiting teams and the public will help cover some of our outreach operating costs; the Guest House is over 50% complete now. We need roughly $110,000 to finish the renovation. Continue to pray for progress in the onsite commercial development that will create long term and substantial income towards the mobile outreach and main and dental clinics.