In Mark 16:15, Jesus told His disciples to "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation." (NIV) Valley View Assembly of God firmly believes that The Great Commission is a mandate for all Christians.
We recently had an opportunity to help Rev. Mathokoza Simelane in Eswatini, a pastor who works with missionaries that Rev. Mark and Anjali Jones, missionaries that we support. The well pump had stopped working and needed to be replaced. Through our missions giving, we were able to send the funds necessary to provide them with a brand new pump. They now have clean water for their community! Below is an email from Rev. Mathokoza Simelane and some photos. To God be the glory!
Good day Mrs Sheila Olander!
This is Rev. Mathokoza Simelane from the Kingdom of Eswatini. I got your email from the Jones family who are missionaries to Eswatini.
I can't explain how happy and thankful I am to you and the church for the gift of love you sent me. You may never know how important this is to a rural pastor in Eswatini. Many rural churches don't afford the salary of the pastor because its membership is mostly comprised of people who live below the poverty line. In order to survive in ministry we often do small income generating projects, such as agricultural projects, etc.
Please pass my sincere thanks to the church. I have attached pictures of what has been achieved through your gift.