– builds on society’s great love of sports and uses it as platform to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ.Read more here
– this is an organisation which seeks to serve and encourage members of the political and diplomatic communities.Read more here
– provides life skills for character development. This is an educational strategy that helps participants preserve health.Read more here
– provides Christ-centered teaching and resources that help build godly marriages and families who change the world one home at a time.Read more here
Global Aid Network is an international network of ministries and churches, operating under the umbrella of Campus Crusade for Christ.Read more here
Takes Jesus to the people where they are, in their own language. The film, based on the Gospel of Luke, has been translated into more than 1400 languages.Read more here
Mobilises the body of Christ to take Jesus to the least evangelised and unreached people groups of the world. And how can anyone preach unless they are sent?Read more here
Consists of small groups of Christian mothers whose primary objective is to provide prayer and moral support to children, teachers and school administrators.Read more here
Prayer is essential to our Mission and is expected to be integrated with the whole ministry. Dependence on God expressed through the lifestyle of prayer and a growing network.Read more here
When our winking son, Peter, died in 2010, several people mentioned 2 Corinthians 1:4 “so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive” as encouragement that the Lord will one day use our story.
In December, I (Marie) was helping the Social Media team prepare content for the first few months of 2017. For February, the focus would be how God minister in our brokenness. As we brainstormed, I mentioned our own brokenness after Peter’s death and offered our story.
This past week, a video of my story was published and within days, over 13 000 people watched it and it was shared by nearly 100 people.
I thank the Lord for this opportunity and I’m also humbled by the truth that our pain is never wasted.
Thank you for your prayers the past seven years as we walked the road of grief.
‘All it takes is an INVITATION!’
“Would you like to play some sport with us?”
Some people were initially hesitant; some shy, some surprised, some flattered but most eager to come and play.
Sport is the one language that breaks all the barriers of language, culture and race. This fact was once again evident at the 2016 Plett Beach Mission. An invitation can result in a ‘Yes’ or ‘No thank you’. Asking a stranger to come and play can initially be a daunting task, but when you see the positive response to your invitation you are amazed. “Can it really be so easy?” “People love being invited! Their response is awesome!” A stranger becomes a friend and you have an opportunity to tell them about your friend Jesus.
The daily fun and tournaments of soccer, touch rugby and volleyball were all aimed at giving the team an opportunity to build relationships and share the gospel. Some people had heard of Jesus but many do not know anything about him. Everyone was very open to our challenges about their relationship with God. We trust the Lord for the seeds planted, questions answered and for the new birth given.
The mission once again highlighted the vast potential of training up church and youth leaders to use sport as a way to reach the people in their communities with the gospel. The Knysna Baptist church folk who joined the team for two days experienced the dynamic of sports ministry and how easy it is to share the gospel.
We need to pray for more godly, reliable and committed workers to go out into their communities with the life transforming saving truth of the gospel.
A huge thank you to the people of St Thomas Methodist Church for your ongoing partnership with us and to all our prayer and financial supporters.