Some of you may remember that we posted a notice about needing a new computer. We have some people stopping through Johannesburg in early November and if we receive enough funds prior to their arrival, they would be willing to bring it with them from the US, as computers are much more reasonable to purchase there than here.
We are trying to buy a computer that is better equipped for video and graphic design needs. If you feel God leading you to help with this purchase, please follow this link. It contains information on how to give online, through the mail, or over the phone. Please be sure to note that it is for Brad & Mary Hawkins' Computer Project. Thank you!
Things are beginning to slow down a bit, for a little while, at least! We thoroughly enjoyed our recent visitors from I-Tec, Paul & Christopher Kinley. They spent a 2 night layover with us on their way to a missions trip in Zambia.
I am almost finished with a Beth Moore study on the book of Daniel. I have really enjoyed spending time in the Word of God and with other godly women. We are hoping to start a study on Esther in January.
I am so excited about discipleship! I am now discipling 2 women, and am thrilled to share with you that I have a new mentor to disciple me! I am looking forward to growing and learning from my meetings with all 3 of these beautiful women!
Musical opportunities are continuing to present themselves.... I am still playing flute at church, and have been invited to join a local group of musicians to play for some Christmas concerts in Joburg. One of them will be to accompany a mass choir! I also have had someone offer to give me piano lessons. As she lives on the other side of Johannesburg, it will only be once a month, but the accountability should keep me practicing!
Brad is busy with work, meeting with Pastors and youth leaders throughout the week and visiting churches and youth groups each weekend. He will be preaching twice in the month of November, as well as teaching Youth Ministry at the International College of Bible & Missions, preparing for end of year camp, along with his other responsibilities to keep up with in the office.
Thanks so much for your prayers! We had a wonderful night! It was threatening rain when we arrived, even raining for a little while, but we prayed and God held the rain away. Many of our activities were outside (soccer, climbing wall, mini-golf, and volleyball) and the youth would have missed out on a lot had it rained all night. We had approximately 160 people there, and there was a teenager that gave her life to the Lord! What an amazing God we serve! Thanks, again! Mary, for the fam
T-Junction is the South African equivalent to the Word of Life Superbowl in the US. This annual event will take place this Friday night! We are going to be sharing the Gospel to all who attend. Begin praying now for those who attend as we will be bringing them to a “T-Junction” in life and challenging them to turn from sin and choose the Savior. There will be bowling, swimming, waterslides, mini-golf, climbing wall, arcade games and MUCH MUCH more! This event is for those between the ages of 13 to 20. Thanks for your prayers!