Family heads west on Bible mission

2015-12-17 06:00
 ;Chantelle Grobler handing a Bible to a Swazi child during the family’s last Bible mission during Christmas 2014.              Photo: EBEN GROBLER

;Chantelle Grobler handing a Bible to a Swazi child during the family’s last Bible mission during Christmas 2014. Photo: EBEN GROBLER

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The Grobler family of Despatch are getting ready to do what they love most — taking Bibles to people in remote areas who have a hunger for God’s word.

On Saturday Eben and Benita Grobler together and their teenage children Chantelle and Ivan will set out for the Western Cape with 300 Bibles for people in Langebaan, Saldanha, Vrendenburg, Paternoster and St Helena Bay.

“After experiencing the thrill of giving God’s word to people in remote mountainous areas in Lesotho during 2014, God laid a ‘Mission 5 000 project’ on our hearts, challenging us to give away 5 000 Bibles,” said Eben Grobler.

“We have successfully distributed 1 600 Bibles in the past 2 years,” says Benita.

“We earnestly pray that these Bibles will make an eternal impact on the recipients’ lives.”

Last Christmas the family took 500 Bibles to the Siteki community in Swaziland. Despite the rich, fertile countryside the Siteki community is very poor. The people live in mud houses, a lot of children do not have parents, and children walk 5km to get to school. It was not difficult to find homes for all of the Bibles they took to Swaziland, says Benita.

“God showed us the way to the Western Cape, as there apparently is an enormous desire for Bibles. We made contact with the minister in the area and he provided us names of people that we can make contact with. Within minutes we found homes for 300 Bibles in Afrikaans, English and Xhosa.”

The Grobler family requests prayers for the family mission, that God will prepare them for their visit to the Western Cape and bless their efforts for His purposes.

The family also welcomes contributions towards the cost of the 300 Bibles.

  • Anybody wishing to contribute can contact Benita at or 084 587 880.

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