I'm Excited To Share... South Africa
Greetings from Texas on this lovely Spring day!
I want to take a moment to familiarize you with the extraordinary opportunity I have been recently afforded. Once again, I have been invited to represent Repairing the Breach Ministries, Inc. (RTBM) in the wonderful country of South Africa.
I last visited South Africa in February of 2010. It was my first chance to experience the culture and landscapes of a country upon another continent. Honor and love immediately consumed my heart for the beautiful people of South Africa. Since leaving, I have continued to nurture relationships with the faithful men and women of South African Evangelistic Missions (SAEM).
An invitation has been extended to me by SAEM to return to the province of KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) located in the southwest section of South Africa along the coast of the Indian Ocean. The biggest portion of our trip will be spent in the largest city of KZN, known as Durban. The false religions of this area consist of:
- Shembe - the worship of a former black Baptist leader
- Zionist - a black cult of Christianity
- Ancestral worship
- Animism - the belief that spirits and souls exist not only in humans, but also in all other animals, plants, rocks, and geographic features such as mountains or rivers.
Much work is left to be done, but I am proud to announce that Christianity is on the rise in this great country of South Africa. How fulfilling it is to know God has chosen RTBM to be a part of this vast harvest!
I am being fabulously accompanied on this trip by a very special team consisting of my daughter (Alyse), my son (Bryce) and my wonderful mother (Terecia). My excitement to share the work of the Lord in South Africa with my family is exhilarating! The team and I will make our twenty-hour flight across the great Atlantic on May 11th, returning to the US on May 23, 2012.
God has opened the door for our team to minister in seven different locations, while in South Africa. One of the highlights of this trip is the opportunity to teach at a ladies retreat entitled, “DISCOVER YOUR WORTH IN CHRIST”, held at a resort in Albert Falls. I have been notified that the occupancy of this retreat has reached it’s maximum during pre-registration and the sponsors have now added an overflow hotel where more ladies can be lodged for all sessions. I am expecting an active demonstration of the Spirit working in and among the women at this retreat as I passionately share the infallible Word and interact with the unfailing love of Christ.
RTBM desires to always be an “active” demonstration of the Good News and not merely voices. We are fortunate to visit an orphanage in the Valley of a Thousand Hills - an area known for the highest rate of HIV infections in the entire world. We have committed to supplying a week’s worth of food to one hundred different families in both this and the Chatsworth area during our ten-day visit. Also, our daughter has willingly offered to supply the funds needed to feed the inner-city homeless of New Creation Church, pastored by Brother Tyrone Paul. What an honor it is to witness the love of Christ at work through your children. Proverbs 19:17 declares, “He who has pity on the poor lends to the Lord and HE will pay back what he has given.”
Since the founding of this ministry in 2007, the work of RTBM has been made possible by God and through the faithful contributions of willing, prayerful and generous partners. Many hands make light work. Together we can always accomplish more than apart! For those who faithfully support RTBM - THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OUR OUR HEARTS!! If you desire to become a faithful partner to this ministry or desire to give in a one-time donation to the work in South Africa, RTBM is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and your contribution is tax-deductible. Furthermore (and most importantly) you can rest assured that your contribution will be fully used to further the work of our Lord!
Checks can be mailed to:
Repairing the Breach Ministries, Inc.
PO Box 775
Mansfield, Texas 76063
Thank you for this opportunity to share and as always - you have my blessing!