Our first Birthday quarter celebrations for May, June and July birthdays.

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Wilma and Nicki from Pella prepared the venue underneath a big yellow tent.
Lize Espin opened the celebrations with prayer and declared it open. 

Nini brought music and all the children worshipped the Lord in dance with carefree abandonment with aunty Nini leading and teaching all (the adults were swaying with the rythm)

Everyone had a wonderful time, from the youngest to the oldest.

We sang happy birthday to the 7 children who celebrated their birthdays during May,June & July whilst handing out their personalised birthday cupcakes they were beaming with delight.

Delicious chocolate cake was handed out with juice and then party packs for each child.

The birthday children then had to be blindfolded and hit the pinata until all the sweets was spilled!

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Much laughter and cheering went along with this.

We had a truly blessed day and true to our Abba Father's faithfulness and favor the weather was perfect.

We are all exhausted after a very busy day and I believe the children even more so.

We give the Lord all the glory and thanks for everyone who made this day possible.

We look forward to the next quarter's birthday celebration.

We still need lots of committed #COTR members to "adopt" children from Pella in prayer. (click here if you would like to sign up or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

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Handevat / Holding Hands is a sponsorship programme for the children at Pella.

The initiative is under the umbrella of Hineni Ministries from the Welfare Ministries at Church on the Rise.

The idea is that a family or individual from our church family at COTR ‘Sponsors’ a child from the Pella community and entails the following:

  1. Praying for a child
  2. Writing a letter to a child every 3 months
  3. Birthday Sponsorship
    1. Bake a cake every month end for the kids that had a birthday in the month
    2. Sponsor R 250.00 towards the baking of the cake

We currently have 32 children which have signed up for the programme, ranging from 1 – 15 years of age. There are 18 girls and 14 boys that are from about 20 households.

If you are interested in becoming part of the programme as a COTR individual or family, complete the online form - click here.

Each family or individual that has signed up will then be assigned a child from the Pella community and further guidelines will be given regarding the programme.

Thank you

HandeVat/Holding Hands Pella Team

Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. (Proverbs 22:6)