Most of MOZaic’s day to day functioning expenses are sponsored by our 5 networking churches in South Africa. However the cost of running the office and hiring skilled staff is more than our current monthly income. We therefor rely on special donations to hire skilled staff, to facilitate seminars, construct churches and facilities, sponsor church planters and realize social development projects.
Monthly support needed for:
Help us with a full time agronomist
1. Staff: Hiring of a full time Agriculture technician at R4000 per month.
Help support a church planter
2. Church planter: MOZaic networks with different denominations to assist with church planting in rural areas. Several isolated communities have been identified where churches need to be planted as there are none with pure doctrine. Once we find resources we sponsor a pastor who finished Bible school to plant a church. We provide the pastor with monthly support and assistance (meeting place, Bibles, training materials Bible training, mentoring, Jesus film, etc.) The monthly support is not seen as a salary but a donation to support the effort. MOZaic currently supports 8 pastors in church planting on a monthly basis. Amount to support a new church plant: R1000 per month.
There is a need for 300 Shangaan Bibles for people who can read, but have never owned a Bible. Bibles cost R55 per Bible.
1. Development of a demonstration farm and vegetable garden for people living with HIV. The objective is to purchase 2 hectares on which we will apply conservation farming techniques to illustrate how to improve soil fertility, increase humidity on dry lands and grow varieties of crops to expand and improve the household’s diet.
Half a hectare will be fenced where vegetable gardens will be developed by community members living with HIV or orphaned. MOZaic will provide training and some infrastructure (well, fence, manure, ..) to cover some of the expensive items. Total project cost: R40 000
2. Church construction. Of the 22 churches MOZaic is directly involved in, only 13 have a facility that doesn’t need to be rebuilding every three years. We help build a building for new church plants with local materials, but once the church is established and mature, we try to help sponsor expensive building materials to construct a reed church with zinc roof and iron wood poles. The churches are 12mx6m and cost R15 000 to construct. We have a need for 5 facilities to be constructed asap.
3. Jungle gyms
In 2015 we are planning to assist some of the 58 children’s ministries we have helped started through training in 2013-2014. With the help of our supporting teams from South Africa we will assist these churches with the construction of Jungle Gyms. Jungle Gyms attracts children, give them an opportunity to play and entertain them where otherwise there is no entertainment in rural areas. A Jungle gym costs R10 000 and is constructed from iron wood poles and planks we buy in the area. With 7 teams visiting us in 2015, it is our hope to build a jungle gym in 7 different communities.