The Discipleship Training Centre is coming to the end of the second week of classes. The students are overwhelmed, but learning so much! Sbu and Muzi joined us for dinner last night, and we are looking forward to making this a weekly occurrence. Please pray for Sbu, Muzi, Lawrence and Thobile as they have a busy year ahead of classes and ministry. Pray that they are able to absorb all that they are being taught so that they can apply it to future ministry!
On Feb 12 we will be hosting our Leaders' Kick Off. We are excited at this opportunity to fellowship with all of the youth leaders in the area, as well as provide a chance for training. We will be providing seminars for the leaders to choose from taught by Mike VanBruggen, Brad's mom, Judy Hawkins, and Brad. Please pray for a good turnout! We'd like to be able to encourage every one of the churches we work with through this event.
We are beginning to fill dates for our home assignment later this year. We are planning to be in the US from approximately July 15 - Nov 21. We are currently planning to be in MI, MN, and PA. Please let us know if your church would be interested in allowing us to share about our ministry in South Africa! Also, please pray that we are able to raise the additional monthly support needed for our ministry.
On a note of praise, Mya's passport in her "new name" is ready for pick up from the SA Home Affairs! Now we are just waiting for her long form birth certificate, as well as clarification as to what we need to do for her US Visa, as it was in her previous name. Prayers are being answered!
Thanks for your prayers!
Mary, for the fam
Brad, Mary, Brandon, Marissa & Mya Hawkins