Cynthia’s Newsletter March 2013

SCRIPTURE UNION

Have you ever prayed for a sick cat or an injured chicken? Well, our God is an awesome God and a prayer answering God.

“Our God is an awesome God; He reigns from heaven above,

With wisdom, power and love,

Our God is an awesome God – indeed He is!!

On the “farm” with free-range chickens there are indeed dangers! Spiritually as well we have unseen dangers and need to be on our guard daily clothing ourselves with the armour of God (Ephesians 6:11 – 17). Be good soldiers (warriors) for the Lord, marching against the enemy (seen or unseen). We are seated in heavenly places and can look down on our circumstances and be victorious over them. Set our minds on things above, eternal things, and the earthly things will fall into line.

Back to prayer (communicating or talking) to our Heavenly Father as our Friend and as we keep a close relationship with Him we may ask Him to meet our needs, to protect us and to be with us at all times. Our needs at this time are for finances for our HOLIDAY BIBLE CLUB at the end of the month. We would like to feed the children with one nutritious meal each day and sandwiches for lunch for our volunteer leaders. We also give our leaders a thank you lunch on the last day of the club and try to include ice cream as a treat because they have given at least part of their holiday to serve the Lord and the children of the community.

Ever been to a funeral where your feet and shoes get stuck in the mud!? Quite challenging! It had rained “cats and dogs” the day and night before and even the ground under the tent was sticky mud. The Golf got stuck in the “road” and had to be “towed out” by muscle power! It was a funeral for a young man of 23 from our sister church in Lusaka (Qwa Qwa) whose family had moved to our side of town. He had epilepsy, but was doing so well and had grown so much as a Christian since coming to know Jesus as his Saviour. We celebrated his life and his promotion to heaven.

Our days are very full with various activities. One highlight recently was a weekend thoroughly enjoying Sandra, Michele and Nicky, from Hartebeespoort (the Word Wise Church) sharing with our church folk in dance and music, with prophetic worship, prophetic prayer, testimony and very powerful Intercession. It was wonderful, awesome and we really saw the glory of the Lord (Revelation 1,4 and 5) and felt His tangible presence in the hall we met in – the Tribal Trust Hall – on Friday eve., Saturday all day (meals included thanks to our great team of ladies) and Sunday morning. A big thank you to Sandra and her team. May the Lord truly bless you and continue to use you as you serve Him in this very creative way.

We are looking forward to 21st and 22nd March when Thabu and his team from Scripture Union will be training about 30 of our volunteers for various activities with children and young people. The S.U. training is so good it is life changing and helps to equip trainees for not only current events but life in general and future jobs etc. Please pray that our higher grade high school learners will not be required to attend extra classes over that time! The following week we will be holding our Holiday Bible Club for the children of our community on the open piece of ground below our house. We trust we will one day have a building in which to hold the clubs, church services, Bible studies and prayer and youth meetings so that whatever the weather, we can continue with our activities.

Until next time please keep praying for us and giving as you are able to the work here in this very needy part of the Free State, South Africa. QWA QWA FOR JESUS – Amen. Thank you for all your support in so many ways.

Love in Jesus, Cynthia and team.

 

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