Monday, June 29, 2015

Prayer Update

So exciting!!! Tonight is the kick-off Youth Meeting for the new youth at Reservoir Hills Bible Baptist Church! Brad will be sharing the gospel message. Please pray as they reach out into their community to reach unchurched youth, and for lives changed by Christ!

*Update*
Thanks for your prayers! 2 boys made decisions to trust Christ!



Prayer Update

There is a lot going on for our family and ministry, and I (Mary) thought I would post a quick update to keep you posted...
Yesterday a SMASH team (Students Ministering And Serving Him) of 20 arrived from Montana and Johannesburg, South Africa, including our teammates Luke & Erin Lacey, Fortunate Nyereyemhuka and S'bu Andile Dlamini. They came to help run 2 Holiday Bible Clubs at Grace Baptist Church Queensburgh and Ekukhanyeni Baptist Church, as well as do some evangelism in the community during the afternoons. We will try to keep you posted on all that they are involved in this week!
Short term TEAM missionary, Jess Case, also arrived in Durban this past week and has been spending a lot of time with our family and has jumped in to help with Holiday Bible Club, as well. She is a close friend, and I am thankful that she was able to return to South Africa! We spent some time ministering with her in Johannesburg years ago.
I am still in the US, due to the illness of a close family member. My return trip to South Africa will be July 8-10.
Thank you for your prayers!

SMASH

This team arrived in Durban yesterday for a jam packed week of ministry! Please pray for the team, Brad and the family as they run Holiday Bible Club (VBS) and have a variety of other opportunities to minister throughout the week.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Prayer Update

Please keep our family in your prayers. I (Mary) will be making an unplanned trip to the US tomorrow to spend some time with family due to the illness of a close loved one. We have been so blessed to see God answer specific prayers so that I can have this time, down to an amazing price on airfare, and a church sponsoring the ticket. My return trip to South Africa will be July 8-10.

Please pray for Brad, Brandon, Marissa & Mya as they remain in South Africa, continuing with ministry, homeschool and daily life. This is a long time for us to be separated! I am grateful for things like Skype so we can keep in touch.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Prayer Update

Please pray for the Bible students at Durban Bible College (DBC) as they take their exams this week for the second term of classes! Brad is giving his Evangelism Class exams on Friday.
Brad's DBC Students
Saturday, Brad will be meeting with the new leadership team at Reservoir Hills Bible Baptist Church to plan a kick off for their new youth in July, after the winter school holidays. Pray for wisdom in planning and preparation, and pray for a good turnout, as they will be reaching out to draw in youth from the community.
Also, this week we are busy planning ahead! Brad, Brandon & Nhlaka will be involved June 12-14 with Shawn S'the Duma in a youth camp on the South Coast.
Then June 28-July 5 we will be hosting a SMASH team (Students Ministering And Serving Him) on a missions trip from Word of Life in Johannesburg. While they are here, we will be helping with Holiday Bible Club (Vacation Bible School) at two churches, Ekukhanyeni Baptist and Grace Baptist Church Queensburgh, as well as training some of the youth from those churches in evangelism and providing outreach opportunities.