Saturday, January 19, 2013

YA at Inanda Dam

Had a great day at Inanda Dam with the young adults from several churches! We even had a time of worship together under the tree in the rain, and Brad challenged us from God's Word. It was great to spend some time relaxing and enjoying God's creation.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

We had an amazing time of fellowship with fellow believers at Grace Baptist Church in Queensburgh this morning, followed by a training session with their Olympians Leaders. — at Grace Baptist Church - Youth Ministries.

Paulette & Rogene
Then tonight we had a Skype call with dear friends Rogene & Paulette Wagner, members of our Serving as Senders team at our home church, Community Bible Church in Montoursville, PA. It's been a great day! 

Also, new Discipleship Training Centre Students are arriving at Word of Life South Africa today. Praying for them as they begin a new exciting adventure in the Word of God this year!

Natasha (a new DTC Student) Cremelda & Ntombi (2012 DTC Students)
These beautiful young ladies are girls that Mary has had the chance to disciple. We miss seeing them on a regular basis, but are so excited about what God is doing in their lives! Please pray for Natasha, as she starts Bible College this week. Pray also for Cremelda and Ntombi as they have recently finished at the Discipleship Training Centre and have moved back home. Pray for them to live lives sold out for God and to closely follow His leading in the days and months ahead. They are excited about the impact they can make for Him in their community.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Student Camp Update

Here is an update from our teammates, the VanBruggens, on teen camp in Joburg! 
"For teen camp we registered one hundred sixty. There was quite a diversity between the churched kids that won Cre8tive Discipleship awards and un-churched unsaved teens. The theme for camp was The Amazing Race, Hebrews 12:1-2. Very many of the teens signed dedication slips to live their lives for God and several were saved there too."
And here is a testimony we received today: "Before I came to camp I knew drugs, guns, and gangs. Now I know Jesus." Praise the Lord!

Brad is off to a training meeting with the youth leaders from Grace Baptist Northdene. Pray for him to teach with clarity and for them to have the strength and excitement to start off the new year strong discipling their youth! Also pray that the car starts when Brad is finished as we had to jump start the car before he left.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Prayer Update

Traditionally in South Africa the Christmas Season is holiday. Schools and businesses shut down, as well as youth groups, etc. It is our Summer Vacation. We arrived in Durban just a couple weeks before holiday season, and have been visiting churches, spent a week at camp, had 9 guests staying in our home, and are already back to homeschooling to catch up from the move!

Now, as schools and businesses return to normal next week, Brad has found himself thrown into ministry, which is welcomed! We are excited about the new aspects of ministry that lie ahead of us! Brad is meeting with 3 pastors tomorrow alone, and has training meetings lined up for the rest of the month. He will also start teaching Marriage and Family to the students at Durban Bible College starting next week.

Here we go!