Yes, it is that time of the year that we get cracking again with the preparation for the 2020 Comrades. It’s such an exciting time for us as we search high and low for athletes to join our cause.
We are looking at subscribing again this year approx. 100 athlete’s that have a heart for people and who want to make a difference in their lives. We have four projects which we fund and manage at the moment in the Sudan’s:
Water Project – in partnership with International Aid Services (IAS) in Stockholm, Sweden, to drill boreholes in the Sudan’s.
Bible Project – in partnership with the Bibles for Africa to spread the word of God in Sudan
Children’s Project – Initiative to supply educational equipment to the children in the Nuba Mountains. An Operation Mobilization partnership.
Beja People’s Project – Supply funding for medical procedures for the women and children of the Beja peoples in the Aswan region.
So, are you that person? Do you want to change the world one race at a time? Then give us a call on 071 4622 663 or write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to hear from you.
We have so much to offer this year. We are looking forward to also share our new Barika Coffee initiative with you. This initiative fits perfectly in with our S4J athlete’s fundraiser as the funding is used in the same way.
We are looking so forward to experiencing this year with you!!!
At S4J we’re fundraising to bless the people of Sudan and South Sudan in various practical ways, such as corrective eye surgeries, access to clean water, children’s education where it’s most needed and supplying Bibles to people in their own languages.
To strengthen wat we do as S4J, we’ve been blessed with our brand new own coffee brand, Barika Coffee. Barika means “blessing” in Arabic. This week we’ve been blessed to launch our online coffee store. The effect of that is that people from anywhere in South Africa, could now order Barika Coffee online. Funds raised in this way would be to fund our mission.
S4J Year 2020 launched with 19 athletes joining 4 groups via BackaBuddy.
The S4J uses the BackaBuddy as a platform to create a profile for each S4J athlete, fundraising for our S4J projects. During the past two days, no less than 19 athletes signed up for the S4J 2020 year that runs from 1 August 2019 to 31 July 2020.
Every athlete has their own story. We appreciate everyone of the.
Our very first athlete that volunteered to be part of the S4J 2020 has her own amazing story of transformation. Anoeska Rautenbach’s won testimony that she weighed in at 130 kg in 2013. This changed to less that half that size weighing in at 61 kg. She is aiming to do the 89 km Comrades Marathon on 14 June 2020.
The beloved Clana Heydenrych from Delmas passed on to higher glory.
Beloved Clana Heydenrych from our Delmas Beja prayer group passed away this week.
Ever wondered what it takes to post so many pictures on Facebook after a race?
Well, first Norman needs to click for at least four hours at a rate of 15 pics a minute consistently for the duration of the race.
Then he uses approx 4 days to edit and post all the pics on our Facebook page in album format. It is a labour of love and we love doing it for our athletes.
So, the next time you run a race, please visit our Facebook page afterwards and like AND share the photo’s you see. Also leave a comment or two. It will assist us tremendously to spread our cause among the athletes.
Thank you for being such a wonderful and loving crowd. Warmest Regards from the SSNET office.
SSNET and S4J are proud to announce the launch of our very own Barika Coffee brand to further augment our fundraising efforts and help the people of Sudan and South Sudan. A God-inspired idea to further His Kingdom on earth.
Why a Story?
Barika, which means “blessing” in Arabic, represents quite simply, the freshest African coffee on the planet. Only the highest quality coffee beans are sourced, grown and harvested in rich African soil.
By specializing in direct trade with African coffee farmers, we help to build trade relationships with these communities. We are able to actively see how purchases of Barika Coffee are directly benefiting the source. Together with this the S4J fundraising initiative further assists the people of this region with our ongoing projects namely the Water, Children’s, Beja People’s and Bible Projects. In short; Every cup of Barika Coffee you enjoy, you will be giving a helping had to the people of Sudan and South Sudan!
How to order?
Call (012) 460 7877
We have 1kg and 250g packets available in Ground and Whole Bean
What a year it has been. One of the busiest in a long time! So many up’s and down’s that I struggle to think of where to begin.
Let’s look at what we have accomplished:
Our total fundraising effort amounted to R325 852.00. This was an improvement from last year of 27%! That is a marvelous effort and we only have our great family of athletes to thank for that. Well done to you all.
At the races front we manned four more water tables than last year. We will be sticking to this list for the year to come as we had so much fun with our volunteers, St Mary’s School for Girls and the Voortrekkers who assisted us.
We will be starting off with the 2020 season at the end of August. I will be contacting you to invite you to be part of this very special family again. We also have a great announcement to make, but for that you will need to keep your eyes pealed. We will be launching in the week of 5-11 August. We are so excited here at SSNET about it. It will be enabling us to do so much more for the people of Sudan and South Sudan.
Well, that’s it for now. Have a wonderful day, month and year!