Michael's House - Update

For the last few days Dean has been trying to help Michael sort out some alternative accommodation given that he and Joyce have been evicted from his father’s house and must leave there by midday on the 31st of March. The last two days have been particularly frustrating as we simply don’t have enough money between us to buy a ‘wendy house’ (we underestimated the full cost by half) despite some very generous gifts from some of you.

Each avenue we pursue seems to lead to a dead end and when we appear to be on a hopeful trail we seem to come up empty handed. Dean feels like he has really let Michael down and that he’s mislead Michael & Joyce into thinking that they didn'’t need to look too seriously as we would sort something out. Whilst this is not strictly true –Dean was very clear that they needed to make some plans to move before the 31st– we still feel a burden of responsibility towards them. Also, Dean won’t be available on the 31st as we will be meeting with our social worker regarding Eli (stay tuned for news!) and then on Saturday we travel to Bloem’ for a 4 day conference, so we feel we’re really abandoning Michael & Joyce just when they really need some support.

Sadly, Michael’s church have not been able to help in any manner and with Michael being unable to work since he snapped his knee and broke his leg in 4 places last year, he & Joyce have no regular income which would allow them to purchase a wendy house on credit terms.

Dean will be seeing Michael again in the morning to spend some more time praying with Michael about the situation and hopefully coming up with a plan.

Matthew 6:25-27 "Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?

Please join with us in praying for a miracle! Michael & Joyce really need to find some accommodation desperately as they will be forcibly removed from Michael'’s father'’s house on the 31st. Michael is really trusting that God will supply their needs according to His riches in glory, and is trying not to worry, but this is a stressful time for them as a family.

Matthew 6:33-34 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.


  1. we will really pray on this one.

    LOL The Hamlyns xx

  2. Hi Dean and Paula, I should have read this update first before sending my last email - sorry. Please give me the missing information so that I can contribute a little. I feel you should ask directly to your supporters back home to help you with this situation. Of course you feel responsible, but you can only do what's witin your power and you must be bold enough to ask directly for help - you are not asking this for yourselves, so the body of Christ must share this burden with you. This is how I feel about this. Blessings,
    our Lord will provide. Paul


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