Since we started a group on Facebook, I have neglected our multiply blog a bit. Please forgive me! I will try to update here as often as I do there. I'll fill you in on some recent events!
We had a great time at BattleZone Camp with around 80 in attendance. This camp was held at a local church and the youth slept on the floors in classrooms and in the main hall, and Fran & I cooked for them with the help of the Discipleship Training Centre students. Brad and Mike spoke on relationships - "Building Bridges" was the theme. There were lessons on friendships with Christian and non-Christian friends, dating, and relationships with those in authority. It was exciting to see the kids avidly taking notes. The interest and response on how to deal with these relationships in a Biblical fashion was encouraging!
The picture about is one of the teams at camp preparing a team chant.
During camp we had our first Born Again to a Living Hope performance for the year. Most of the cast members are new. We had a great performance and are looking forward to seeing how God will use this ministry in the year ahead.
The Discipleship Training Centre (DTC) Students would appreciate your prayers, as their studies and ministry keep them on their toes, and they are striving to do their best for Christ!
To the left you will see a picture of the 5 girls in the DTC. I will list their names starting at the top and going clockwise: Aneesah, Ntombi, Thobile, Cremelda & Shiela. We also have 5 guy students, Stephen, Themba, Tsepho, Joshua and Thato.
Please pray for them to be faithful in their studies, excited about ministry and most of all, to stay close to God and desire to please Him in all that they do.
We shared in our prayer letter that T-Junction was quickly approaching. We had around 150 in attendance and around 6 salvation decisions! It was an amazing day and fun was had by all. Thanks for your prayers! To read more about T-Junction, follow this link.
This update is already getting lengthy, so I will close for now. I will try to update you all on a more regular basis!
Thank you so much for your prayers. You're a vital part of our ministry!
Mary, for the fam
Brad, Mary, Brandon, Marissa & Mya
Word of Life South Africa