Dragons and Dirt…and changing the world.

We’d like to introduce you to a world-changer…

Dalene Reyburn is a writer and speaker who looks for worship and wonder in the mundane and the magnificent, sharing weekly at www.dalenereyburn.com. She is the author of The Prayer Manifesto for Moms, co-author of the children’s novel, Flight to Fabuland, and a contributor to theWordSpace.mobi. She has a Master’s degree in Applied Language Studies and was a high school teacher before giving that up to pack lunchboxes and play astronaut-astronaut. Dalene and Murray have two sons and a golden retriever. They live in Pretoria, South Africa, and there is often mud on their carpet.

But what does Dalene have to do with Botshabelo, you ask?

Well you see, Dalene is also the author of a new and wonderful book, Dragons and Dirt. And this book is investing in lives far and wide…
With fifteen years’ experience in education, Dalene is passionate about seeing young people in South Africa and globally becoming excellent citizens through a solid education that teaches them critical thinking skills. She and her husband, Murray, have committed to donating half the proceeds of every book sale to Botshabelo’s Preschool Teacher Training initiative.

You see, she’s a world-changer…half the proceeds? Generous. Passionate. Selfless. World. Changer.

We are so grateful to Dalene and Murray for this incredibly kind gesture, and have already begun to see donations from the proceeds coming in.

Now it’s YOUR turn to be a world-changer…

Purchase a copy or 2 for yourself and your friends and you’ll know that you’ll be giving back to education in South Africa…spread the word, grab the book, make some tea and have a good read! You won’t regret it!

Get Dragons and Dirt on Amazon – Kindle or paperback edition!

Here’s a bit about the book: 

We can change the world.

There are God-dreams stitched into our DNA. He’s given us each a slice of history to live free – full of wonder – for his glory.

So what stops us?

What stops us from earning our numbered days, living on purpose and being the revolution?

In Dragons and dirt, Dalene Reyburn battles the external life pressures that punch our dreams in the gut, and the internal heart entanglements that keep our capacity for good buried deep. Because when life happens, things break on the outside and things break on the inside, and what we do with that determines the fullness of our lives. We can look back with regret and look forward with fear and live a mediocre present. Or we can recognise that we have space and scope to leave the planet better than we found it.

This book is a reminder that when we brave the dragons that breathe fire at the borders of our influence, and when we dare to be honest about the dirt we hide in our hearts, we can get busy living.

We might even change the world.


About Us

Botshabelo was born, in 2000, out of a burning passion for the community and its desperate need for a place of safety, support and resources. The Babies Home, Urban Kids Educentre and offices are located on the 20 acre property of 64 on Main, Midrand. From this base we serve the community of Olievenhoutbosch and surrounds through our Early Childhood Development programme (UpliftED Training Programme). Botshabelo is passionate about transforming children’s lives through excellent education and residential care.

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