To read our latest Spring newsletter (2019) click on the link below

Our names are Henry and Annette Pool and we are 2 of the 7 the founding directors of Crystal Cathedral Ministries South Africa (CCMSA) and Heart for Children respectively. We have been appointed as operating officers by the boards for the day-to-day running of the office but please note that our activities for these two foundations are  ‘Pro Deo’ i.e. we do not receive any income from these charities. Since 2018, we are both pensioners!

The aim of CCMSA is to advance the Christian faith, for public benefit, through the ministering to all people, by proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ, the son of God, by broadcasting Christian TV programs. If you want to watch our programs, click on the link below and scroll down on the page once it has uploaded:

The goal of the Heart for Children foundation is to give orphans, abandoned and vulnerable children, whose living conditions without caring parents are very difficult, a chance for a better life. This is done through the offering of shelter, food, clothing and education via partner organizations whereby a family situation is created around the child. To read our latest news, click on the link below,

In his quest to find out how to live a meaningful life, the writer of Ecclesiastes urges his readers not to be paralyzed by their lack of knowledge but to use every opportunity to do good.

Ecclesiastes 11:1-6:

1 Cast your bread upon the waters, for you will find it after many days

2 Give a portion to seven, or even to eight, for you know not what disaster may happen on earth.

3 If the clouds are full of rain, they empty themselves on the earth,  and if a tree falls to the south or to the north,in the place where the tree falls, there it will lie.

4 He who observes the wind will not sow, and he who regards the clouds will not reap.

5 As you do not know the way the spirit comes to the bones in the womb of a woman with child, so you do not know the work of God who makes everything.

6 In the morning sow your seed, and at evening withhold not your hand, for you do not know which will prosper, this or that, or whether both alike will be good. (Ecclesiastes 11:1–6)

Essentially the ‘bread’ is like the ‘seed’ that you throw on very wet land, one day hoping to see a harvest…

Do you ever wonder if anything you do for God really matters? You pray for a friend, but does your prayer get answered? You give money to help the poor, but does it really help them? You give money to the church, but does it change lives? You share the gospel, but does anyone get saved? Sometimes you do wonder, don’t you? ….

But then there are times when you do catch a glimpse of what God is doing; when you see that something you did for Jesus really did make a difference in someone’s life, or even in the future of a whole nation….

This is what my blog is about. I hope you will be inspired and motivated by your visit to this website and that you will always continue to cast your bread on the water, hopefully to see one day how it comes back to you….but if not, always knowing that your reward for doing “this or that”  will be waiting for you in Heaven, anyway.

Wishing you God’s richest blessings,


6 thoughts on “Home

  • February 23, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    My spouse and I absolutely love your blog and find most of your post’s to be exactly I’m looking for.
    Would you offer guest writers to write content available for you?
    I wouldn’t mind writing a post or elaborating on a number of
    the subjects you write related to here. Again, awesome web log!

  • February 23, 2017 at 2:06 pm

    thank you for all your efforts that you have put in this. Very interesting info.

  • February 24, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    Henry, the website is lovely. I would be honored to participate should you require it.

    • February 24, 2017 at 3:19 pm

      Hi Michele
      I have no problem publishing other people’s contributions [on “Henry’s Blog”] but I would obviously have to read it and approve it [it has to be something ‘special’/ your book? / your publication?/ etc. ] like I did in my first post, before I can add it. You can e-mail contributions to:

  • March 10, 2018 at 2:38 pm

    Henry en Annette, ons petje af! Good and clear site. Love the work the two of you are doing!
    Gods abundant blessings!

  • February 23, 2019 at 1:16 am

    you have observed some very interesting points , appreciate it for the post.


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