REPORT FROM WORLD OUTREACH  – LESOTHO BIBLE SCHOOL

CBC 2nd year students joined us for their mission trip, during our April visit to Lesotho.  It was awesome experiencing their enthusiasm and passion, teaching and sharing during our Bible School sessions.

They ministered to the children at the schools, creatively – building kites and sharing the ability the Holy Spirit gives one to rise above the world and it’s situations, even though Satan wants your life to be like a rubbish bag …

What an amazing privilege being able to say we are forgiven through grace – we are called sons of God!

                                                                                      Reported by MC Coetzee

                                                                                      SA Director for World Outreach

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

 

 

2ND YEAR STUDENTS MISSION TRIP TO LESOTHO

This mission trip was very kindly hosted by MC Coetzee, the South African Director – World outreach International, and his newly appointed assistant, Ivan Venter. 

A very big thank you to them both.

Each day consisted of either a village or school visit in the morning till approximately 13:00 – 14:00.  Every afternoon except for Sundays we would have a DE class with the Lesotho Correspondence students who are making use of the Charis Bible College curriculum, from 15:00 till anytime up to 18:00.

Each school visit would be accompanied by MC, Ivan and relevant pastors of the area, besides pastor Phuka and Maneo who would interpret for us. 

It was at the schools where he CBC students did their skits, ministering to the children, after which games would be played using the soccer balls which we took and donated to the schools.   The skits were a great success, the school children were ministered to about Jesus, His love for them and the Holy Spirit.  

Popular ball games would then be played with the children, which were enjoyed with screams of laughter coming from them.

I think the highlight of the village visits, besides the healings that took place, is witnessing quite a few of the people renouncing their ancestral worship, and accepting Jesus as their only Lord and Saviour. 

Ministering to them that they cannot add Jesus to what they previously did, was a reality.  This came about by the Pastors testimony of how they have renounced the ancestors, reinforced by Nosuko’s testimony of having done the same was very powerful, not only that but what Jesus had done for them what the ancestors had failed to do for them.

We know what the Word says about a prophet in his own home town, so CBC students being there really does impact the community! 

This was very encouraging for the pastors, as they have been ministering to some of these people for a very long time.  We learnt from Pastor Maneo, the main scripture she uses is Eccl 8:5-6.  “For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not anything, neither have they any more a reward; for memory of them is forgotten.  Also their love, and their hatred, and their envy, is now perished; neither have they any more a portion forever in anything that is done under the sun.”    This obviously proves to them with the Gospel, that the ancestors they think are there, really are not.

The students were backed at all times by MC and Ivan who have a wonderful gift of ministering with illustrations that are easily understood by the Lesotho people, and so everyone was learning “hands on” and a wonderful time was had by all.

MC and Ivan are doing a great work on their regular visits encouraging and teaching them in the word of truth. 

With this foundation in place, I believe we will see much fruit come forth.  This Word of God cannot be stopped! Hallelujah!

HEALING SCHOOL

TESTIMONY  FROM PAUL

“I am so pleased to be writing to you. I have so much to report about our healing.

Michael was on crutches when he left the college but now he is healed.  Praise God!  Thank you Lord, to you be the power, and the Glory forever, Amen.

Michael has no more pain, his leg wound is healed (it was still weeping after the surgery when we arrived at the college) he is walking unassisted, and will be back at work soon, after a two month long illness.

Myself, I have not had any heartburn or acid reflux since the day you prayed for me, praise His Holy name.  By His stripes I am healed!

I am completely healed!

We will both testify of God’s healing power in the name of Jesus, and continue to pray for your ministry.

I want you to know how much we appreciate your good work, may God bless you and make His face shine upon you, and give you His peace.”

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Please note that the starting time is 17:30.

 

HOSPITAL MINISTRY

During our first visit to the Riversdale hospital, we were chatting to a man who was a diabetic.  We were just about to pray for him when a young girl who was peeking through the window requested we pray for her.  She had just recovered from a broken foot and after a long discussion, she decided to accept Christ Jesus as her Lord and Saviour!

– Chengetayi Mushonga (Second year student)

KAIROS SCHOOL MINISTRY

I have been to Kairos three times now, supporting and encouraging students that have certain needs, for instance, being caught up in domestic violence in homes or struggling academically.  Seeing their faces change when they hear what the Word says is amazing.   As relationship with the pupils is built, the more they trust you and the Word, getting to a place where they build a true relationship with God.

The other students see these students grow in wisdom and relationship that leads to freedom and they get drawn to it too.  So the cycle goes on, changing students lives, by sharing the goodness and love of God.

– Adele Sammons (Third year Intern student)

Prison Ministry

Upon every visit we do Discipleship Evangelism with the prisoners, which tells them that Salvation and righteousness are free gifts from God, that we can receive through faith in Jesus Christ.

On our third visit we gave the group an invitation to accept Jesus as their personal Lord and Saviour.  Five of the guys prayed with me and entered the Kingdom of light.  We continually remind them who they are in Christ and to keep their faith in God.

It is an awesome privilege to disciple these men and to bring the truth of the Gospel in to the prison!

–  Stefan Lombard (Second year Student)