Sunday, March 29, 2009

BattleZone Camp

We are busily packing and preparing for BattleZone Camp this weekend! Camp starts tomorrow at 1:00 at Hillbrow Independent Baptist Church.  We are expecting around 60 people, and are looking forward to a few days of focus on the persecuted church. Of course we'll have lots of fun, too - it's camp!
Please pray for lives to be changed, challenged to walk worthy of the calling of Christ on an every day basis. We will update you soon after returning home on Wednesday!

Mary, for the fam
Brad, Mary, Brandon, Marissa & Mya
Word of Life South Africa

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Prayer Update

Greetings to all from SA!

What a great week it has been, we have been busy as always, but God has been opening many new doors for us in ministry.  I spoke at International College of Bible and Missions (ICBM) just yesterday and have received an email from one of the students there that is interested in using the Word of Life ministry in his church.  The school also asked if I would be interested in teaching one of the courses next term.  We as staff have been praying for opportunities to work in some of the local Bible Colleges and here God has answered our request.  This will make two schools we are currently involved with.  Please pray as this will add a bit to my work load, but in the long term we are praying that it will have a huge impact here in SA.

Tomorrow we are meeting with the other college, Berean Bible Institute, as we plan our BattleZone Camp that is coming up.  These students we have been meeting with for some time and it is great to be able to continue building in their lives.

Sunday we will be attending Community Bible Church as they are doing a youth emphasis service.  I am excited about this because one of the youth will be preaching for the first time.  Thank you all for your prayers as we continue to press on here in SA!


In His Service,

Brad Hawkins

Word of Life South Africa

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Prayer Update

Just thought we would update you on the ministry! :)

Brad is busy in the office preparing for BattleZone Camp at the end of this month.  We'll update you more on this as it draws nearer, but please pray as we plan for this camp! There is a new Bible College (Berean Bible Institute) at one of the local churches (Sandton Bible Church), and we are glad to be able to have these students assisting us in planning and running camp this year! Brad and John are meeting with the students on Friday mornings.

Tomorrow Miriam Ritchie is arriving from the US as a short term missionary! She is a graphics designer and will help with, among MANY other things, editing materials used for Bible Clubs. We are looking forward to meeting you, Miriam!

Brad has a few speaking opportunities coming up! Saturday morning he is speaking at a men's breakfast at Valley Community Church. Wednesday morning, he will be speaking at chapel service at the International College of Bible and Missions.  Keep him in your prayers as he prepares for these meetings.

Thanks, again, for your prayers!
Mary, for the fam
Brad, Mary, Brandon, Marissa & Mya
Word of Life South Africa