November 2, 2010

A young man gives his heart to Christ at Point Road

Recently we concluded a four day conference in the Point Road area of Durban, South Africa. We were able to accomplish a number of objectives such as:

1) Reach out to pastors in a part of Durban that we haven’t yet done any leadership development.
2) Encourage both the lost and Christians with the transforming Gospel of Jesus
3) Consider future ministry by getting to know the spiritual climate of the Point Road area.

What a pleasure it is to announce that all three goals were more than met during our time. I was impressed with Zechariah 4:8-10 (NASB) which says,

8 Also the word of the Lord came to me, saying,
9 “The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this house, and his hands will finish it. Then you will know that the Lord of hosts has sent me to you.
10 “For who has despised the day of small things? But these seven will be glad when they see the plumb line in the hand of Zerubbabel�these are the eyes of the Lord which range to and fro throughout the earth.”

These meetings have come out some of the “small things” we do with the bible study in the Etete area near our home. Several people who attend the bible study expressed an interest to see some of the things we teach communicated on a broader scale. Many of those that we work with had previously lived in the Point Road area and knew several pastors that had served the Lord in the area. As we prayed and reached out to the pastors, the Holy Spirit took over and everything fell into place. The area is heavily populated with immigrants to South Africa from other African nations and it is known for drug activity. Inspite of these things we were overwhelmingly encouraged by the presence of the Lord and the response of the people. Many were redeemed, restored and found Christ for the first time during the conference. The pastors were overwhelmingly supportive and inquiring about future events. Please continue to pray for unity among the leaders in this area and our part in encouraging the Church here.

We are leaving South Africa soon to visit the Church in Brazil and the USA. We are especially excited about the opportunity to get back to Brazil and South America. It has been several years since our last visit and this one is long overdue. We will visit old and new relationships in the USA. Please pray that we are led by the Holy Spirit in all that we do during the next three months.

Blessings in Christ Jesus……………….Rodney, Trina, Bridget