Mbongeni is the oldest of three children. He grew up learning about Jesus from his mother and grandmother. Though Bo came to know Jesus at an early age his encounter on a retreat in South Africa caused him to re-dedicate his life to following Jesus and serving him. At age 14 Bo developed an interest in writing songs and singing. During that time he linked up with Fika Dlamini and they began to write songs and sing together. When Dream for Africa came to Swaziland with the Beat the Drum competition looking for a song about HIV/AIDS, Bo and Fika overnight wrote a song called "Beautiful People" that went on to win the local, regional and national competition. Bo was also a part of the popular TV show: "Hard Heart Talk", on Swazi TV. In May 2005 Mbongeni was invited to become a full-time, long-term missionary with Project E.A.R.T.H. International. Bo now serves as an Ambassador to Youth in Lancaster County and beyond. Among his favorite things are: ministry, school, singing, drums, music, sports, movies, beef jerky, rice and most of all his family in Swaziland. Bo wants to persue a career as a General Surgeon, also doing medical research. He has a desire to preach and interest in engineering. PRIMARY WORSHIP Shiloh Community Fellowship, Quarryville
Fikeveni is the oldest of four children. He grew up learning about Jesus from his mother. Fika remembers his mother telling him that she would bring him to church "even before he was born" and lay hands on her belly and pray for him and
sing hymns. Fika's mother always brought him to church and taught him about Jesus. Fika came to know the Lord when he was very young. His love for God and desire to serve Him grew with his participation in youth group and church activities. At age 11 Fika auditioned for a Christian Children's TV Show called "Children's Treasure". He did well with his audition and found himself in the role of "Musa" , one of the stars of the program. Children's Treasure grew to become one of the most popular shows on Swazi TV during four seasons with more than 300 episodes. Fika met Chris Cote during a joint ministry venture when Children's Treasure was just beginning. They developed a friendship over the next four years.
In February of 2005 Fika was invited to become a full-time, long-term missionary with Project E.A.R.T.H. International. Fika now serves as an Ambassador to Youth In Lancaster County and beyond. Fika has been singing since he was a small child and has been writing songs for many years. Among his favorite things are: ministry, school, singing, drums, music, sports, movies, Cadbury Fruit & Nut candy bars, rice and most of all his family in Swaziland. Fika wants to persue a career as an Orthopedic Surgeon with interest in Pychology.
PRIMARY WORSHIP Shiloh Community Fellowship, Quarryville
Chris is the youngest of four children. It wasn't until the middle of 9th grade that Chris heard the gospel and responded by giving his life to Jesus Christ. When the Bible says: "old things pass away and all things become new" and "it's no longer me that lives, but Christ who lives in me" - that was Chris' experience. Not that he suddenly became perfect. But he did suddenly begin to live life in a very NEW way. He became a "New Creation". At age 16 Chris re-dedicated his life to Christ and made a commitment to spend the rest of his life reaching out to teenagers and telling them about the love of Christ. He began his music & evangelistic ministry in June 1973 when he graduated from high school. Over the past 30 years Chris has done ministry in every possible place. City streets, parks, hospitals, schools, camps, churches, prisons, youth correctional centers, hospices, mental health facilities . . . . . Some of the organizations he has served are: Young Life, Campus Life/Youth for Christ, Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship, Navigators, Campus Crusade for Christ, Vital Signs Youth Ministry, The Jesus Party, Camp Berea (ME), Camp Joy, Camp Hope, Black Rock Retreat, Woodcrest Retreat, Circle K Camp, TNT Youth Ministries and a host of local churches throughout the USA, Central America and Africa. Chris has been writing songs since 1971. Among his favorite things are: the Bible, ministry, people, singing, music, food, fellowship with other Christians, friends, Cherry Pepsi, Cadbury Fruit & Nut candy bars, raisin filled cookies and most of all - Fika and Bo.
PRIMARY WORSHIP Shiloh Community Fellowship, Quarryville
For Fika and Bo school is not just a place to learn. It is an opportunity for them to share Christ and a time when they can encourage their Christian friends to live bold lives for JESUS on their campus.
LMHS is a private Christ- ian high school but, that doesn't mean that all the students are Christians. A walk through the parking lot before or after school would be an eye opening experience.
A few times each year TITFUNYWA is involved in the chapel services for the Sr. High and Jr. High. We always enjoy doing these.
DORCAS LEMAN is the campus pastor. She has been such a blessing to us. We ask you to pray for her and the ministry taking place in a variety of ways at LMHS.
Fika & Bo are involved in the student leadership for the Friday morning Bible Study. It means that they get up a little after 4 am so they can have time for their regular morning routine at home. I'm so blessed that they wanted to be a part of the team enough to sacrifice some sleep. The team meets on Wed am to organize and pray so that means two mornings of early rising.
We are thankful for Mr. Horst and Mr. Dietzel who are the advisors for the group. They are a real blessing! Please pray for them.
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MCF (Making Christ First) is a ministry of Project E.A.R.T.H. International