Sunday, October 31, 2010

Olympians Games Day

We had 330 kids in attendance at our Games Day on October 23, as well as NUMEROUS volunteers (over 80) helping run the event! Praise God for beautiful weather and several decisions for Him. Check out the pictures!

Thank you for your Prayers!

Life has been exceptionally busy this week! But, oh, so enjoyable to be busy in God's work.... And it's your prayers that gives us the strength to do what God puts in our path!
Here's a little of what the week had in store for us.

Brad preached at Paseo Baptist Church last Sunday, while Mary ministered in music at our SA home church.

Monday-Thursday Mary & the kids did homeschool each day.
Monday night, Word of Life Staff Braai. It's exciting that our staff is growing enough that Mary now needs to make 2 pans of brownies to go around. :)

Tuesday night, Brad teaches the teens Bible Study at church while Mary teaches Gr 4 & under.

Wednesday night, braai (bbq) with the youth leaders from church to plan some upcoming training.

Thursday evening, we had Christy Page & the kids over for a braai. John is in the States for about 6 weeks and we just wanted to spend time with them and encourage them.

Friday morning we helped Mike & Fran VanBruggen move into their "new" house. They are teammates in our Word of Life ministry. Friday afternoon, Mary & the kids off to Olympians at church. Mary is a youth leader. Friday night, Brad spoke to the teens at Paseo Baptist Church.

Saturday & Sunday we had an End Times Conference at church, Mary ministered in music. Saturday night we had the teens to our house for pizza, rugby & games. And Brad preached at Toekumsrus Baptist Church on Sunday morning. 

The next week ahead is a busy one as well, but we'll save that for the next update. Just please continue to keep us in your prayers! It's so exciting to see what God is doing and to be used by God to bring others closer to Him.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Camp Counsellor Application

Please print this and return it if you would like to be a counsellor for student or kids camp!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Prayer Update

Just wanted to take a moment and fill you in on the events for this weekend. We have a church running a STORM Event (Sending Teens Out to Reach the Masses) This will only be the second one that has been done here in SA. Then on Saturday we will be running our FIRST Olympian Games Day! We are very excited to see what God will do through this activity. We are excepting around 300 kids and 80 volunteers! This is going to be HUGE! Now, if that isn't enough I will then be preaching at Paseo Baptist Church on Sunday morning. Busy, Busy, Busy as usual.

I know that sounds a bit crazy to be having so much in one weekend but it is not all that much when there are several workers to help. We just had a missionary, Timi, arrive from Hungry to work with us for at least 9 months! She has been able to jump right in and is a valued part of our team. We are looking forward to seeing what an impact she will have in the lives of the youth.

A few praises to pass along - We have received several gifts towards the repairs on the car as well as funds to help with the replacement of the stolen vehicle. THANK YOU all who have helped! We also have recently seen an increase in our support! We are currently at 86%! Please continue to be praying with us as we need to see this continue to climb. We are scheduled for furlough next year but we would really like to be in the 90% level's before then.

In HIS Service,


Sunday, October 3, 2010

Help send someone to WOL South Africa Summer Camp

Here's the latest from our Country Director, John Page:

Being involved with Christian camping for about 20 years has proved to us that God works in the lives of teens and children when they are in a camp atmosphere. Would you prayerfully consider sponsoring someone to come to camp? (Read more in the attached letter!)

Although Teen camp is $90 per camper and Kids Camp is $50, any amount that you are able to share will benefit a camper! (If you would like to sponsor a camper, you may do so online by following this link and choosing camp scholarships, OR print the attached "form" and mail it to Word of Life.)

Thank you to all who helped sponsor 40+ campers for the 2009 camp season. We thank the Lord for your generosity!