On Friday afternoon, members of the Chandame congregation and youth choir departed for Nkondedzi in a lorry.  The afternoon at Nkondedzi started with the showing of DVD’s and videos, including the Jesus film.

The group sang, danced and praised God right through the night.  Many people were present during the course of the evening.  On Friday night, 20 people gave their hearts to the Lord.

The weekend ended on Sunday with a few people being given the opportunity to preach.  All who preached messages were the same and this message was how it is your choice if you want to believe in God, that all of us are moving into the last days and that there is no more time to choose a different path.

At the end of the weekend, the church welcomed 52new members.  The Synod Church is considering appointing an Evangelist to stay with the Nkondedzi congregation for 3 years and after this, a full time minister.

The clinic at Chandame has been plastered inside and outside as well as the windows and doors have been finished.  Vasco and his 2 helpers are doing a good job and their work is very neat.

Jannie got a message a few nights ago to read the book of Hagia.  The next morning, he said that we have to start repairing the church and tidying up the building.  We have started doing this and the church will be repaired.

Currently, Jannie is helping Ben Bekker to drill for water in Tete and we are getting an extra income to use spread the word of God.

We are continuing with the clinic here in Chandame until the bigger clinic has been completed.  We recently received 2 children with severe burns that they got from hot water.  One childs hand and the others forearm were burnt.

We get a lot of burn cases because the locals make fire at ground level to cook food.  They eat around the fire and there is always a pot with boiling water and a fire burning.  We also received a case where a child sat halfway into a fire.  He was very brave and did not cry when we helped him.  We need aot of prayer regarding this matter.

Every morning between 8 and 9 am, Susan helps local preschool children with vision therapy as well as hand-eye coordination activities.  The children really enjoy this and receive the required stimulation that they will not receive before they go to school.

Aida, Pastor Isaias’ wife runs the after school- and morning care program.  She helps the older children with their homework.  This is really important as the level of education in Mozambique and Chandame is not of a high level.  She does 2 shifts because there are 2 shifts at school.  Some students go to school in the morning and other in the afternoon because there is not enough space for all the students to go to school at the same time.

The first summer rains have arrived and it rained for 2 days.  This is really good news for the local farmers and their crops.  The local farmers are really dependant on the rain for a good harvest.  The better the rain – the better the harvest.

We are really positive about the work here on Chandame.  We also work outside of Chandame and Jannie helps other missionaries.  He also supports the local farming community by helping them taking their products to the local market

We serve a God that lives!!!

JANNIE & SUSAN

13 – 15 September 2013

Evangelisasie naweek in Nkondedzi (20 km van Chandame af)

Die lede van die Chandame gemeente en die jeugkoor het Vrydagmiddag vertrek met die vragmotor  na Nkondedzi. Hulle het die middag afgeskop met die wys van DVDs en videos onder andere die Jesus film.

Hulle het gesing, gedans en die Here geloof dwarsdeur die nag. Daar was aanmekaar ‘n toeloop van mense. Vrydagaand het 20 mense hul hart vir
die Here gegee.

Sondag het hulle afgesluit met ‘n paar mense wat beurte kry om te preek. Almal se boodskap het gegaan oor dis jou keuse of jy aan God gaan glo en dat ons nou beweeg in die laaste dae en daar nie meer tyd is om ander paaie te stap nie.

Aan die einde van die naweek het hulle 52 lede by gekry by hul gemeente.Die Sinode dink daaraan om ‘n Evangelis aan te stel vir 3 jaar by Nkondedzi en dan daarna ‘n voltydse predikant. Ons is baie opgewonde oor die groei in daardie area!

Die kliniek op Chandame is al binne en buite klaar gepleister en die deure en vensters afgerond. Vasco en sy twee helpers vorder goed en hul werk baie netjies.

Jannie het een nag ‘n boodskap gekry om die boek Hagai  te lees. Hy het die volgende oggend gesê ons moet begin om ons kerk op Chandame op te knap en netjies te maak. Ons het nou daarmee begin en die kerk gaan nou opgeknap word!

Ons was vir 9 dae in Zimbabwe. Ons het gegaan om die enjin blok te laat herstel en ook parte te kry vir die boormasjien.

Jannie help vir Ben Bekker in Tete om water te boor so ons kry so ook ‘n ekstra inkomste vir die werk sodat ons die Koninkryk van God kan uitbrei.

Ons gaan daagliks aan met die kliniek wat ons hier by ons woonplek hou totdat die groot kliniek voltooi is. Onlangs het ons weer 2 kinders gekry met
brandwonde. Hulle is met kookwater verbrand. Die een se handjie en die ander dogtertjie se hele voorarm en hand.

Ons kry nogal baie brandwonde, want hul maak op die grond vuur om kos the kook. Hulle eet ook romdom die vuur so daar is altyd ‘n pot water wat kook en altyd ‘n vuur wat brand. Ons het ook ‘n seuntjie gekry wat so half in vuur gaan sit het. Hy was baie braaf en het niks gehuil toe ons hom gedokter het nie. Ons het baie voorbidding nodig vir die kinders van Mosambiek!
Elke oggend tussen 8 en 9 uur het Susan voorskoolse kinders vir visie-terapie en hand- oog koordinasie oefeninge. Die kinders geniet dit baie en kry die nodige stimulasie wat hul nooit kry voor hul skool toe gaan nie.

Aida ,Pastor Isaias se vrou het elke oggend en elke middag nasorg. Sy help die groter kinders met hul skoolwerk. Dis baie nodig want die
onderwys in Mosambiek en veral hier op Chandame is nie in ‘n goeie toestand nie. Sy doen twee skofte want daar is twee skofte by die skool.

Party kinders gaan in die oggend skool toe en ander weer in die middag. Daar is nie plek vir almal om gelyk skool toe te gaan nie.

Ons eerste somerreen het geval. Dit het vir 2 dae aanmekaar gereen. Dit is baie goed vir die inwoners se landerye. Hulle is baie afhanklik van die reen vir die groei van hul produkte. Hoe beter die reenval hoe beter die oeste!

Ons is postief oor ons werk hier op Chandame. Ons werk ook wyer en Jannie gee hulp en bystand vir ander sendelinge. Jannie help ook inwoners met die vervoer van hulle produkte na die mark!

Ons weet ons dien ‘n God wat Leef!!!!!

JANNIE & SUSAN

Eddie on September 23rd, 2013

WE STAYED IN TETE IN AUGUST, CAMPING AT A WATER FACTORY WHERE JANNIE WAS WORKING ON THE COMPRESSOR OF A DRILLING MACHINE (CALLED “THE ROCK GIANT”) AND DRILLED FOR WATER IN ORDER TO GET EXTRA INCOME FOR THE CLINIC. WE ARE QUITE USED TO CAMPING AND LIVING OUT OF A TENT BY NOW, ALTHOUGH IT WAS A BIG ADJUSTMENT FOR US IN THE BEGINNING!

FROM 15 – 18 AUGUST THERE WAS A VERY BIG WOMENS MEETING AT BENGA. THE THEME OF THE MEETING WAS “BE IN JESUS CHRIST IN THE LAST DAYS”. A FULL 1,500 WOMEN ATTENDED THE MEETING!

WE STARTED THE WOMENS MEETING ON THE THURSDAY EVENING WITH THE SCRIPTURE FROM JOHN 15:1-10, WHERE JESUS TELLS US THAT HE IS THE TRUE GRAPEVINE. WE ARE THE BRANCHES FROM THAT GRAPEVINE, AND MUST REMAIN IN HIM TO BEAR FRUIT. OUR PASTOR FROM CHANDAME WAS THE SPEAKER FOR THE WHOLE WEEKEND.

ON FRIDAY (16TH AUGUST) WE READ FROM THE FOLLOWING SCRIPTURES:

MATTHEW 22:3-14 – WE WILL SEE SIGNS IN THE LAST DAYS TO KNOW IT IS THERE. WE WERE REMINDED TO ALLOW JESUS CHRIST TO BE THE LEADER OF OUR LIVES!

  • JOHN 14:1-6 – JESUS PROMISES US THAT HE IS GOING TO PREPARE A PLACE WITH HIM FOR ALL THE PEOPLE WHO BELIEVE IN HIM.

JESUS IS THE ONLY WAY AND THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE, AND WE MUST BE CAREFUL FOR FALSE PROPHETS!

THE WOMEN WERE VERY EXCITED ABOUT THE MEETING, AND IT WAS GREAT TO BE ABLE TO BE A PART OF IT. WE WERE AWARE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT WOKING DURING THE MEETING IN WONDERFUL WAYS AND, AS ALWAYS, IT WAS GREAT FOR US TO BE AN INSTRUMENT IN GOD’S HAND, AND TO BE REMINDED OF HIS LOVE FOR US!

ON SATURDAY 17TH AUGUST WE READ FROM MATTHEW 28:19-20. THE WOMEN WERE REMINDED THAT THEY CAN  ALSO SPREAD THE WORD OF GOD, AND THAT WE MUST ALL WORK TOGETHER. THE WOMEN ALSO HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TOWARDS THEIR FAMILIES AND HOME, AND MUST NOT TAKE PART IN TRADITIONAL RITUALS. AT THE AFTERNOON THERE WAS AN ALTERCALL, FOLLOWED BY PRAYER FOR WOMEN THAT WERE NOT WELL IN BODY AND MIND.

ON THE LAST DAY (SUNDAY 18TH AUGUST), WE FINISHED THE WEEKEND WITH 2 CORINTHIANS  4 :16-18 – PEOPLE THESE DAYS ARE SO BUSY  WITH THINGS OF THE WORLD, THAT THEY FORGET WHAT IS REALLY IMPORTANT. WE ARE ONLY ON EARTH FOR A SHORT TIME. WE MUST BELIEVE IN JESUS CHRIST AND OUR FAITH MUST BE IN GOD. WE MUSTN’T FORGET THAT WE ARE IN THE LAST DAYS!!

AS ALWAYS, THE BODY ALSO NEEDED TO BE FED, SO THE MENU FOR THE WEEKEND WAS THE FOLLOWING:

14 X 50KG OF MAIZE FLOUR

3 COWS

2 X 25KG RICE

CABBAGES

EACH CONGREGATION ALSO CONTRIBUTED 9 X 50 KG OF MAIZE FLOUR AND 2,200 METTICA TO SUPPORT THE BENGA CONGRAGATION.

EVERYBODY ATE VERY WELL, AND THE MEETING WAS A BIG SUCCESS!

FROM 31 AUGUST TO 1 SEPTEMBER 2013, CHANDAME HAD AN EVANGELISM WEEKEND AT AGUA TERIAH. WE TOOK THE YOUTH OF CHANDAME AND SOME OF THE CONGREGATION WITH THE TRACTOR AND TRAILOR TO AGUA TERIAH ON SATURDAY   AFTERNOON. THEY STARTED THE WEEKEND AT 14H00 SHOWING DVDS, PLAYING CDS AND PRAISE AND WORSHIPPING RIGHT THROUGH THE NIGHT.

SUNDAY MORNING THE SERVICE STARTED EARLY, AND WAS LED BY SEVERAL PREACHERS. THE MESSAGE DURING THE WHOLE DAY WAS THAT MY FAMILY AND I MUST WORSHIP GOD, AND NOT ALLOW SATAN TO DECIDE FOR US. MANY PEOPLE ARE MISLED BY SATAN, AND WE MUST BE STRONG! WE ARE THE SALT OF THE EARTH AND THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD, AND MUST BE AN EXAMPLE TO OTHERS. WHEN WE ARE TIRED, GOD WILL BE OUR STRENGTH. HE WILL ALSO FIGHT FOR US!

THE SCRIPTURES FOR THE DAY WERE THE FOLLOWING:

  • JOSHUA 24:14
  • 1 JOHN 2:3,4
  • DANIEL 3:13
  • MATTHEW 7:13
  • MATTHEW 5:13
  • MATTHEW 11:25
  • JOSHUA 6 :1
  • 2 CORINTHIANS 2:14-17
  • 1 CORINTHIANS 1:18.

WE ENJOYED THE DAY IN THE PRESENCE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT! ALL THE PREACHING WAS DONE VERY VISUALLY, AND THEY CLOSED THE DAY WITH A DRAMA. ONE WOMAN WAS JANNIE DRIVING THE TRACTOR AND PICKING UP PEOPLE TO BRING TO THE SERVICES EVERY SUNDAY AND ALSO TO THE EVANGELISM WEEKENDS. THE LESSON WAS THAT EVERY ONE CAN WORK FOR GOD!

AFTER A FEW VERY BUSY DAYS, WE STAYED AT CHANDAME DURING THE WEEKEND OF 6 – 8 SEPTEMBER 2013. IT WAS VERY PEACEFUL AND QUIET.

ON SATURDAY JANNIE FETCHED A LOAD OF SAND FOR BUILDING AND PLASTERING THE CLINIC, AND A LOAD OF FIREWOOD FOR OUR “DONKEY” TO MAKE HOT WATER FOR OUR SHOWERS AT CAMP. HE ALSO TOOK SOME WOOD FOR AIDA (PASTOR ISAIAH’S WIFE) FOR COOKING.

ON SUNDAY WE WENT TO SINBEDZI, A PRAYERHOUSE WHERE JANNIE HAD TO PREACH. HIS MESSAGE WAS THAT THE HOLY SPIRIT IS HERE WITH US, AND THAT EVERYONE HAD TO MAKE DECISIONS IN THEIR LIVES. WE KNOW WHAT DECISIONS TO MAKE FROM THE BIBLE AND FROM GOD AND FROM THE HOLY SPIRIT. HE READ FROM ISAIAH 54:3, PSALMS 32:8, EXODUS 9:1 AND EXODUS 33:14.

I WOULD LIKE TO POINT OUT PSALMS 32:8 – “I WILL INSTRUCT THEE AND TEACH THEE IN THE WAY WHICH THOU SHALT GO: I WILL GUIDE THEE WITH MINE EYE!

AFTER JANNIE FINISHED, PASTOR ISAIAH SERVED THE CONGREGATION HOLY COMMUNION!

WE WOULD ONCE AGAIN LIKE TO THANK EVERYONE PRAYING FOR OUR WORK HERE IN MOZAMBIQUE, AS WELL AS ANYONE HELPING US FINANCIALLY. THE WORK WE DO IN MOZAMBIQUE ISN’T ALWAYS EASY, AND THEREFOR WE APPRECIATE ALL THE SUPPORT WE GET.

YOURS IN CHRIST

JANNIE AND SUSAN

Eddie on September 10th, 2013

AT THE BEGINNING OF AUGUST WE TRAVELLED TO THE SITE WERE JANNIE HAD TO DRILL BOREHOLES FOR A COMPANY. WE DO THIS EXTRA WORK FOR EXTRA FUNDS SO THAT WE CAN MANAGE TO FINISH THE CLINIC WE ARE BUSY BULDING AT CHANDAME. THE CLINIC IS 274 SQUARE METRE AND THERE ARE 10 ROOMS. VASCO OUR BUILDER AND 2 HELPERS FINISHED PLASTERING THE CLINIC AND ARE NOW BUSY PLASTERING AROUND THE WINDOWS AND DOORS. EVERY DAY WORKING AT THE CLINIC IS A STEP NEARER TO FINISHING THIS PROJECT!!

WE ALSO HAD AN EVANGELISM WEEKEND IN CHANDAME FROM THE 3rd AUGUST – SONDAY 4TH AUGUST 2013. WE DROVE TO A NEW AREA WHERE WE WANTED TO START A NEW PRAYERHOUSE. JANNIE DROVE WITH THE TRACTOR AND TRAILOR AND I FOLLOWED WITH THE BAKKIE. IT WAS A HEAVY 4X4 ROAD AND I WAS NERVOUS WHEN WE STARTED TO DRIVE ON THE ROAD, BUT WITH THE PEOPLE SINGING AND PRAISING THE LORD I STARTED TO FEEL CALM AND MY FEAR VANISHED! THE DRIVING WAS AMAZING. FOR SURE THE HOLY SPIRIT WAS WITH ME WHILE I WAS DRIVING! WE LEFT THE TRACTOR AND TRAILOR AT THE SITE.

THE NEXT DAY WE ARRIVED AT THE NEW PRAYERHOUSE, EVERYONE WAS EXCITED AND YOU COULD FEEL THE PRESENCE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT!! THEY PRAISED AND WORSHIPPED THROUGHOUT SATURDAY NIGHT AND THE LOCALS OF THAT AREA WAS SUPPORTING THEM! SUNDAY MORNING THE CHURCH STARTED AT 09:00. SIX DIFFERENT PEOPLE GOT A CHANCE TO PREACH. ALL OF THE MESSAGES CAME TO ONE CONCLUSION: ASK YOURSELF WHY YOU ARE ON EARTH – WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO SPREAD THE WORD OF GOD, AND REMEMBER THAT JESUS CHRIST IS OUR LEADER. BE AWARE THAT SATAN IS FOLLOWING US EVERYWHERE. EVERYONE THAT BELIEVES IN JESUS CHRIST WILL RECEIVE ETERNAL LIFE. THE COMING OF JESUS IS NEAR, WE MUST BE READY EVERY DAY!!

WHEN WE ARRIVED BACK AT CHANDAME ON SATURDAY 3 AUGUST, A GROUP OF WOMEN APPROACHED US WITH A LITTLE BABY CRYING. I TRIED TO FIND OUT WHAT WAS WRONG AND BEGAN TO PANICK. JANNIE WENT AND ASKED THE WOMEN A FEW QUESTIONS AND TOLD MET TO BRING TEASPOON. HE USED THE TEASPOON TO LOOK IN THE BABY’S MOUTH -THERE WAS SOMETHING IN HER THROAT AND SHE WAS BUSY SUFFOCATING! HE TOOK HER BY  HER FEETAND PATTED ON HER BACK WHILE UPSIDE DOWN. THE OBSTACLE CAME OUT AND THE BABY STARTED BREATHING NORMALLY AGAIN!!! SHE WAS CALM AND CONTENT – A 6 MONTHS OLD BABY (HER NAME IS MARY). THE MOTHER TOLD US THAT SOMEONE GAVE THE BABY SOME ORANGES TO EAT AND AFTER THAT SHE BAGAN CRYING. THANK YOU TO THE LORD THAT WE ARRIVED AT CHANDAME ON TIME AND THE BABY WAS SAVED!

 WE ARE STILL IN TETE. JANNIE IS DOING MECHANIC WORK – ALSO FOR EXTRA FUNDS TO HELP US TO FINISH THE CLINIC PROJECT AND TO HELP US TO SUPPORT THE LOCAL PASTOR AND CONGREGATION OF CHANDAME!!!

BLESSINGS! 

JANNIE & SUSAN

Eddie on September 10th, 2013

ON 18 AND 19 MAY WE CAMPED AT MALAWI LAKE WITH OUR FRIENDS FROM SA – JOEL AND HANNELIE, AND MADE NEW FRIENDS WITH DIRK AND SOPHIA. THEY ARE ALL FROM WOLSELEY AND WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK THEM SINCERELY FOR THEIR VISIT! WE ALWAYS ENJOY FELLOWSHIP WITH OTHER SOUTH AFRICAN CHRISTIANS AND WENT BACK TO CHANDAME WITH NEW COURAGE AND STRONGER FAITH!

 AT THE BEGINNING OF JUNE WE ATTENDED SERVICE AND READ LUKE 5 VERSE 1-10 AND GENESIS 3 VERSE 8-10. WE READ ABOUT JESUS WHO WENT TO FIND THE LOST SHEEP AND, WHEN HE FOUND IT, HE LIFTED IT UP ON HIS SHOULDERS (JOHN 3:16). WE ARE REMINDED THAT CHURCH LEADERS MUST GO AND ENCOURAGE THE LOST SHEEP (PEOPLE) IN CONGREGATIONS, AND, SOMETIMES, WE NEED TO CARRY ONE ANOTHER.

ANOTHER MIRACLE HAPPENED THAT WE WOULD LIKE TO SHARE! WHILE DRIVING, JANNIE’S BAKKIE’S WHEELBEARINGS SUDDENLY BROKE. WE WERE DRIVING FROM CATANDICA WHEN SUDDENLY THE RIGHT FRONT WHEEL CAME OFF AT A SPEED OF 120KM PER HOUR! JANNIE KEPT THE BAKKIE IN CONTROL AND STOPPED NEXT TO THE ROAD. A BIG THANK YOU TO THE LORD FOR HIS PRESENCE WHEN IT HAPPENED AND FOR KEEPING US SAFE! THE NEXT MORNING NEW PARTS CAME FROM VILLA ULONGUE. THANK YOU DIRK EN PASTOR DZONZI FOR YOUR HELP!

EVERY SECOND WEEK THERE IS A WOMENS MEETING HERE. THIS YEAR WE VISITED THE DIFFERENT PRAYERHOUSES SO THAT ALL THE WOMEN COULD TAKE PART IN THE MEETINGS (SOME OF THE PRAYERHOUSES ARE 40KM AWAY – TOO FAR FOR THE WOMEN TO WALK TO CHANDAME).

A BIG HIGHLIGHT OF JUNE WAS WHEN OUR ELDEST DAUGHTER CHRISTIEN AND OUR TWO GRANDCHILDREN CHRISTIAN AND MIA-GRACE VISITED US HERE IN CHANDAME. THEY ARRIVED ON THE16TH JUNE 2013 AND VISITED US UP TO 8 JULY 2013. IT WAS A GREAT BLESSING TO HAVE THEM HERE. CHRISTIAN WENT WITH OUPA JANNIE ON THE TRACTOR AND TRAILOR TO TRANSPORT TOBACCO AND MAIZE. MIA-GRACE PALYED WITH ALL THE CHILDREN HERE AT THE CAMP AND CHRISTIEN HELPED ME AT THE CLINIC. SHE TOOK OVER THE WOUNDS AND WAS DOING A GREAT JOB-EVEN TOOK OUT SOME STITCHES OUT OF A WOMENS WOUNDS ON HER HEAD!! AMAZING!!!!

CHRSITIEN, MIA-GRACE AND SUSAN ATTENDED A WOMENSMEETING AT TEMBA-CHRISTIEN DROVE US THERE – A 40KM 4X4 ROAD WHICH TOOK US 2 HOURS TO GET THERE! IT WAS A GREAT EXPERIENCE FOR CHRISTIEN AND MIA-GRACE – BOTH THE MEETING AND THE ROAD!!!

FROM 28 JUNE UNTIL 1 JULY 2012 WE VISITED THE MALAWI LAKE WITH CHRISTIEN, CHRISTIAN AND MIA-GRACE. THE WEATHER WAS VERY NICE AND THE KIDS ENJOYED IT VERY MUCH. UNFORTUNATELY CHRISTIEN GOT MALARIA. WE STARTED GIVING MALARIA MEDICINES JUST IN TIME! SHE WAS VERY SICK, BUT WE AGAIN TAKE NOTE OF THE POWER OF PRAYER!!!!

MY (SUSAN’S) BIRTHDAY IN JULY WAS ALSO VERY SPECIAL, BECAUSE SOME OF MY CHILDREN WERE WITH ME. I FELT VERY SPECIAL AND WANTED AND ENJOYED ALL THE SURPIZES! THANK YOU ALSO RORY AND PETA FOR THE GREAT BIRTHDAY MEAL!!

CHRSTIEN, CHRISTIAN AND MIA-GRACE FLEW BACK ON 8 JULY 2013. THEIR VISIT WAS VERY SPECIAL TO US. TIME WITH THEM WAS AWESOME AND AMAZING – THANK YOU FOR YOUR VISIT!!! WE WILL SEE OUR FAMILY AGAIN IN DECEMBER 2013.

THE REST OF JULY WE WERE DRILLING A BOREHOLE IN TETE AND FOUND LOTS OF WATER. HENNIE AND ELSABET FROM NKHOMA SLEPT AT CHANDAME AS ELSABET TRAVELLED ON HER WAY TO SOUTH AFRICA.

FOR 10 DAYS JANNIE DRILLED A BOREHOLE IN CATANDICA. IT WAS A GREAT TEST OF HIS PATIENCE, ENDURANCE AND FAITH, AND HE HAD TO REMEMBER TO FOCUS ON GOD, NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENED! I (SUSAN) STAYED AT CHANDAME ATTENDING TO THE LOCAL PEOPLE IN NEED OF MEDICINE ETC.

 WE END JULY 2013 WITH JOHN 20:26-31!!! GOD BLESS!!!

Eddie on September 10th, 2013

EVERY MORNING WE STARTED THE DAY WITH DEVOTIONS. WE WERE REMINDED TO BE GOOD TO OTHER PEOPLE EVERYDAY – TO PUT GOD IN CONTROL AND TO FIRST PRAY AND THEN PLAN! (2 CORINTHIANS 1- V 4-5).

 WILHELM ELS AND HIS FRIEND GEORGE ARRIVED AT CHANDAME. WILHELM WAS TEACHING “FARMING GOD’S WAY” AND GEORGE CAME FOR AN INTERVIEW FOR A JOB IN TETE. WE DROVE GOERGE THERE AND JANNIE FETCHED SUPPLIES FOR DRILLING (WATER). GEORGE HELPED JANNE TO FINISH THE BOREHOLE AT NGADZI.

 A MIRACLE HAPPENED, WHICH WE WOULD LIKE TO SHARE. A BOY NAMED DIAGO, 11 YEARS OLD, CAME FOR MEDICINE ON A WEDNESDAY WITH STOMACH PROBLEMS. I GAVE HIM SOME TABLETS TO TREAT WORM INFECTIONS AS WELL AS PANADOS. THE NEXT DAY THE MOTHER CAME BACK WITH HIM STILL SICK. THIS TIME WE PUT HIM ON MALARIA MEDICATION, BUT AGAIN, JUST THE NEXT DAY, THE MOTHER CAME BACK. THE BOY NOW HAD BLOOD IN HIS URINE!! WE TOLD HER TO HAVE HIM FINISH HIS MALARIA MEDICATION AND STARTED PRAYING FOR THE BOY. WE ALSO GAVE HIS NAME TO FRIENDS IN SOUTH AFRICA WHO HELPED PRAYING. THURSDAY NIGHT I (SUSAN) STARTED TO READ MATHEW 8 ABOUT ALL THE MIRACLES JESUS HAD DONE. THE NEXT MORNING AT HALF PAST 8 I SENT THE PASTOR TO CHECK ON THE BOY – HE WAS BETTER WITHIN 5 DAYS! TRULY A MIRACLE – PRAISE THE LORD! THERE IS GREAT POWER IN PRAYER!!!

 ON THE 6TH OF APRIL WE WENT THROUGH THE BORDER TO HAVE OUR PERMITS STAMPED. WE SLEPT OVER AT LOUISE LAUBSCHER IN LILONGWE, AND DID SOME SHOPPING THERE. WE ALSO BOUGHT MORE MEDICINES FOR THE CLINIC IN CHANDAME.

 WE ARE ALMOST FINISHED PLASTERING THE CLINIC ON THE INSIDE. AFTER THE PLASTERING IS FINISHED, WE HAVE TO DO THE WOODWORK (SHELVES, CUPBOARDS ETC). WE ARE VERY EXCITED ABOUT THE CLINIC, AND BELIEVE IT WILL BE A GREAT ASSET FOR CHANDAME COMMUNITY!

 FOR NECESSARY FUNDS, JANNIE STARTED TO TRANSPORT TOBACCO FOR MLT (MOZAMBIQUAN LEAF TOBACCO) WITH THE TRACTOR AND TRAILOR. HE ALSO HELPED THE LOCAL COMMUNITY TO TRANSPORT THEIR MAIZE FROM THEIR GARDENS TO THEIR HOUSES.

 EVERY SUNDAY WE TOOK PASTOR AND SOME ELDERS TO ONE OF THE PRAYERSHOUSES FOR PREACHING, BAPTISM, HOLY COMMUNION ETC. AFTERWARDS WE JOINED THE PEOPLE FOR SUPPER, WHICH CONSISTED OF MAIZE, BEANS, CHICKEN, GOAT, POTATOES, AND GREEN VEGETABLES.

 AT THE END OF APRIL WE WENT TO KACHETE, A PRAYERHOUSE AT TEMBA. THERE WE READ JAMES 3 VERSE 1-12, TELLING US THAT WE ARE FAR FROM GOD BECAUSE OF OUR TONGUE. IT WAS TIME TO LISTEN TO GOD MORE!!!!

 EVERY MORNING WHEN WE WAKE UP AT CHANDAME, WE CAN FEEL THE PRESENCE OF THE FATHER, THE SON AND THE HOLY SPIRIT.GOD BLESS EVERYONE THAT READ OUR WEBSITE. WE END THIS UPDATE WITH PSALMS 34.

 MANY BLESSINGS

 JANNIE & SUSAN

 PS: PLEASE REMEMBER TO KEEP PRAYING FOR US!!!

Eddie on September 10th, 2013

ON 1st OF MARCH WE HAD A WOMENS MEETING ON CHANDAME. 14 WOMEN ATTENDED THE MEETING AND THE THEME WAS – WHO IS GOD? WE READ JOHN 14:7-15. JESUS CHRIST IS ALWAYS WITH YOU!

 ON SUNDAY 3rd OF MARCH WE VISITED A PRAYERHOUSE AT IMPHALE AND WERE REMINDED TO THINK OF THE THINGS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT AND NOT THINGS OF THE WORLD, AND TO GO HOME WITH NEW POWER. AFTER CHURCH WE ALL ATE TOGETHER – MAIZE WITH CHICKEN AND RELISH.

 MONDAY THE 4th OF MARCH WE WENT OVER THE BORDER TO MALAWI. SUSAN WAS GOING TO HAVE A HERNIA OPERATION THE NEXT DAY. AT HALF PAST SEVEN SHE WAS BOOKED INTO HOSPITAL AT NKHOMA MISSION HOSPITAL. THE OPERATION STARTED AND IT WAS DONE WITHOUT ANASTETHICS. THE DOCTOR DID IT WITH ONLY LOCAL ANASTETHICS! THE OPERATION LASTED FOR 2 1/2 HOURS AND ALL WENT WELL. A BIG THANK YOU FOR ALL THE PRAYERS, IT DEFINITELY HELPED!

 WE THEN STAYED FOR ONE WEEK AT NKHOMA AND THEN WENT HOME TO CHANDAME. WHILE WE WERE IN NKHOMA, JANNIE HELPED HENNIE SMIT TO PUT IN A NEW ENGINE FOR HIS MOTORCYCLE AND HE ALSO WORKED ON THE FIELD AMBULANCE WHICH WE BROUGHT FOR THEM FROM POTCHEFSTROOM.

 ON THE 10TH OF MARCH PASTOR ISAIS PREACHED AT CHANDAME. DURING THE WEEK JANNIE WORKED ON THE TRUCK. HE ASSEMBLED THE NEW ENGINE AND ALSO PUT THE BUILDING TEAM BACK ONTO THE CLINIC. THEY STARTED TO FINISH ALL THE STONEWORK NEAR THE ROOF. JANNIE ALSO HELPED MLT (MOZAMBIQUAN LEAF TABOCCO COMPANY) TO DISTRIBUTE TREES TO ALL THEIR FARMERS WHO ARE PLANTING TOBACCO IN AN INITIATIVE TO SAVE THE TREES.

 SUSAN STARTED WITH THE CLINIC AGAIN, AND HAD TO ATTEND TO LOTS OF BABIES WITH COUGHING AND FEVER AND ALSO PATIENTS WITH MALARIA. EVERY MONTH WHEN WE HAD TO GO OVER THE BORDER TO RENEW OUR DOCUMENTS, WE BOUGHT NEW MEDICINE IN LILONGWE, MALAWI.

 ON 20TH OF MARCH THE MOBILE CLINIC FROM VILLA WAS HERE AT CHANDAME. LOTS OF WOMEN WITH BABIES ATTENDED, AND THE NEXT DAY THE GOVERNMENT ALSO ARRIVED WITH THEIR CLINIC. THEY ALSO HELPED A LOT OF WOMEN AND THEIR BABIES, WEIGHING THE BABIES, GIVING THEM INJECTIONS AND ALSO GIVING BIRTHCONTROL INJECTIONS FOR THE MOTHERS.

 24TH OF MARCH WE HAD A BIG SERMON HERE AT CHANDAME. WE HAD A CONFIRMATION, A BABTISM AND HOLY COMMUNION. JANNIE WENT AND FETCHED PEOPLE WITH HIS BAKKIE AS WELL AS WITH THE TRACTOR AND WAGON. PASTOR CECARIO WAS THE VISITING PASTOR WHO HELPED PASTOR ISAIS WITH THE PREACHING, CONFIRMATION, BABTISM AND HOLY COMMUNION. 300 PEOPLE ATTENDED THE SERVICE AND THE MESSAGE WAS FROM 2 KINGS 6:1-7. WE NEED A LEADER TO SHOW US THE WAY, AND MUST ALLOW JESUS CHRIST TO BE OUR LEADER!

 JANNIE AGAIN STARTED TO DRILL FOR WATER AT ZOBUE, NEAR THE MALAWI BORDER. HE DRILLED 2 HOLES FOR THE MENONITES AND THERE WAS AN ABUDANCE OF WATER. AGAIN THE HOLY SPIRIT SHOWED JANNIE WHERE TO DRILL AND THERE WAS AN ABUNDANCE OF WATER. PRAISE THE LORD!

 ON 31ST OF MARCH PASTOR ISAIS AND JANNIE VISITED TCHITHI (A PRAYERHOUSE AT THEMBA). THEY LEFT CHANDAME AT 09:00 IN THE MORNING AND ARRIVED HOME AFTER 17H00. THERE WAS A BIG SERMON WITH CONFIRMATION, BABTISM AND HOLY COMMUNION AND AFTERWARDS THEY ALL ATE TOGETHER.  EVERYTIME AFTER WE VISITED A PRAYERHOUSE, WE CAME BACK WITH GIFTS OF PATATOES, BEANS, TOMATOES    AND SOMETIMES EVEN A LIVE CHICKEN!

 MARCH WAS A VERY EVENTFUL MONTH AND WE LEAVE YOU WITH HEBREWS 10:39 “BUT WE ARE NOT OF THOSE WHO DRAW BACK TO PERDITION, BUT OF THOSE WHO BELIEVE TO THE SAVING OF THE SOUL”

 JANNIE & SUSAN

Eddie on March 18th, 2013

WE DECIDED THAT SUSAN WOULD LEAVE ON THE 21ST TO BE ON TIME FOR THE DEPARTURE OF OUR DAUGHTER AND SON IN LAW, WHO WERE LEAVING WITH THE LIBERTAS-CHOIR TO GERMANY. OUMA HAD TO LOOK AFTER THE 2 YEAR OLD GRANDSON, WHICH SHE THOROUHLY ENJOYED!

I (JANNIE) STAYED AND FINISHED THE ROOF OF THE CLINIC (REALIZING I NEEDED 16 TRUSSES NOT 12!). I WAS ABLE TO DEPART FOR SA ON THE AFTERNOON OF 1 DECEMBER. IN THAT LAST WEEK, THE RAIN SEASON STARTED AND THE WORK THAT I THOUGHT WOULD NOT BE FINISHED IN 5 DAYS, THE LORD HELPED ME FINISH IN 3.5 DAYS! I WAS EXCITED ABOUT THE NEW ROUTE THROUGH BOTSWANA. I LEFT FROM TETE IN MOZAMBIQUE THE SUNDAY MORNING AT 04H00.THE ROUTE WOULD BE TETE, CATANDICA, BANDULA , MUTARE , MASVINGO, BULUWAYO, PLUMTREE INTO BOTSWANA, FRANCISTOWN, PALAPAYE AND THEN STOP FOR COFFEE WITH A FRIEND THE EVENING 11H30. PASSING GABERONE AND THROUGH LOBATSIE I REACHED RHAMATHLABANA, THE SOUTHERN BORDERPOST OF BOTSWANA AT 06H00 THE FOLLOWING MORNING.

NEARING SA, I TRAVELLED QUICKLY. I HAD A WIMPY BREAKFAST AT VRYBURG AND TRAVELLED THROUGH WARRENTON, KIMBERLEY, AND THREE SISTERS. I REACHED HOME THE MONDAY EVENING AT 09H30. THE LORD PROTECTED AND KEPT ME 3,300KM AND VAALJAN MY FORD RANGER WITH 400,000KM ON THE CLOCK READY TO DO MORE. THIS WAS DEFENITELY THE ROUTE FOR THE FUTURE. COMPARED TO THE ROUTE THROUGH BEITEBRUG, IT WAS 210KM FUTHER, BUT SO MUCH FASTER AND THE BORDERPOSTS A PLEASURE.

NEEDLESS TO SAY WE HAD A VERY BLESSED VISIT WITH OUR CONGREGATION FAMILY AND FRIENDS. I DID NOT TAKE MY TRAILER WITH TO SA SO IT WAS POSSIBLE FOR ME TO BRING A FIELD AMBULANCE FOR NKHOMA HOSPITAL FROM POTCHEFSTROOM ON THE WAY UP. BEING A 3 WHEEL FARM “TRACTOR” THAT WAS CONFIGURED TO BE A FIELD AMBULANCE, JAN VAN LITTERVELT AND I MANAGED TO ADAPT THIS VEHICLE AS A TRAILER AND WE BROUGHT IT THROUGH TO MALAWI WHERE WE REASSEMBLED IT BACK TO WORKING ORDER. THE PLEASURE ON THE PERSONNEL`S FACES WAS VERY SATISFYING AS A 2 YEAR PROJECT HAS BEEN ACCOMPLISHED.

AFTER DELIVERIES OF VARIOUS PACKAGES, WE ARE BACK IN CHANDAME ON THE 5TH OF FEBRUARY, BACK IN OUR ROUTINE. THIS TIME OF THE YEAR IT RAINS A LOT, SO WE SCHEDULE EVERYTHING AROUND THE WEATHER, BUT WORK HAS COMMENCED AND WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO THE “RIDE”. THANK YOU, LORD, WE KNOW THAT YOU ARE LEADING THE WAY!

 

JANNIE AND SUSAN

Eddie on March 18th, 2013

HERE IS AN UPDATE OUR ACTIVITIES FOR 2012!

OUTREACH TO AQUA BOA (A PRAYERHOUSE NEAR CHANDAME)

ON FRIDAY THE 5TH OF OCTOBER, PASTOR ISAIAH AND THE CHANDAME YOUTH WENT TO AQUA BOA, WHERE WE HAD AN EVANGELISM WEEKEEND.

THEY STARTED THE WEEKEND WITH PRAISE AND WORSHIP, CHOIR MUSIC, AND ALSO SHOWED DVD’S, INCLUDING THE JESUS FILM AND A FILM FROM GENESIS UP TO WHERE ABRAHAM SACRIFICES HIS SON ISAAC.  THEY WENT ON THROUGH THE NIGHT AS WELL AS THE WHOLE OF SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, AND ENDED THE WEEKEND OF EVANGELISM WITH SEVERAL SERMONS. IT WAS A VERY SUCCESSFUL WEEKEND!

WE WOULD LIKE TO SHARE SOME OF THE SERMONS WITH YOU:

  • BEWARE OF FALSE PROPHETS
  • CHOOSE YOUR LIFE AWAY FROM PEOPLE THAT DO WRONG.
  • EVERYONE MUST WALK WITH JESUS – (1 TIM 4, MAT 7:15 LUKE 13:22).

TO ILLUSTRATE, WE USED THE STORY OF THE MANY INSECTS WHO WERE TOGETHER. THEY WERE ALL GOING TO GET WINGS, BUT ALL BUT ONE WERE TOO BUSY TO GO AND COLLECT THEM. LATER THE NEXT DAY, HE WAS ASKED AGAIN TO COLLECT THEM, BUT WERE AGAIN TOO BUSY WITH OTHER THINGS. THE NEXT DAY A FIRE CAME. ALL OF THE INSECTS WITH WINGS COULD FLY AWAY BUT THE ONE WITH NO WINGS WAS IN TROUBLE AND BURNT IN THE FIRE.

SATAN PULLS US DOWN, INTO THE FIRE, BUT GOD WILL TAKE AWAY ALL OUR SINS. SO WE BEGGED THEM TO FOLLOW JESUS FOR ETERNAL LIFE (REVELATION 19, JOHN 11:43). GOD IS NOT A CHEATER (LUKE 12:21), BUT BECAUSE OF CHEATERS, THE CONGREGATION IS NOT GROWING.

 

OTHER NEWS:

JANNIE IS ALSO HELPING BEN BEKKER, A BUSINESS MAN FROM TETE, TO DRILL FOR WATER IN SEVERAL LITTLE VILLAGES. PREVIOUSLY, THE PEOPLE HAD TO WALK TO THE RIVER TO GET WATER. THE MOZAMBIQUAN LEAVE TOBACCO COMPANY HELPS THE PEOPLE TO GET RUNNING WATER BY IDENTIFYING AND FINANCING THESE PROJECTS. WE DO THE DRILLING, AND PUT IN SOME HANDPUMPS. WHILE VISITING THE VILLAGES, WE THEN SHOW THEM SOME DVD’S – LIKE THE JESUS FILM – WHICH HELPS US TO SPREAD THE WORD AT PLACES WE NEVER SHOULD HAVE VISITED.

JANNIE IS ALSO VERY GOOD AT IDENTIFYING DRILLING POINTS. WHEN WE ARRIVE AT A PLACE, HE STARTS WALKING, PRAYING FOR HELP FROM THE HOLY SPIRIT. EVERY TIME THE LORD HAS SHOWED HIM WHERE TO DRILL, AND EVERY TIME THERE WAS WATER – FROM 25 UP TO 73 METRES. WE JUST HAVE TO OBEY AND THEN BELIEVE GOD WILL GIVE WATER – SOMETIMES NOT QUICKLY! – BUT THAT WAS THE LORD’S WAY TO TEACH US TO LIVE CLOSER TO HIM, AND ALSO TO LEARN PATIENCE. HIS TIME IS NOT OUR TIME.

WITH THE MONEY WE EARN, WE CAN CONTINUE WITH OUR WORK AT CHANDAME. WHILE WE WERE AWAY, OUR WORKERS MADE A NEW FENCE AROUND OUR CAMPSITE AND ALSO FINISHED BAGGING THE CLINIC ON THE OUTSIDE. WE ALREADY BOUGHT THE SHEETING AND THE WOOD FOR THE ROOF, WHICH WILL BE FINISHED IN NOVEMBER BEFORE THE RAINY SEASON STARTS. IF THE ROOF IS FINISHED WE CAN WORK INSIDE THE CLINIC.

WHEN WE ARE AT CHANDAME, WE DO OUR USUAL CHORES. SUSAN HAS A PRE-SCHOOL  EVERY MONDAY, WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY, WHERE SHE TEACHES THE CHILDREN HAND EYE COORDINATION AND SEVERAL  MUSCLE  EXERCISES. THE CHILDREN IN TURN TEACH HER TO SPEAK CHEWA WHILE SHE TEACHES THEM. SUSAN ALSO RUNS THE CLINIC FROM 9 – 12 MONDAYS TO FRIDAYS.

JANNIE HELPS THE LOCALS TO TRANSPORT THEIR MAIZE, POTATOES, AND CABBAGE TO THE MARKET IN CHANDAME, AND ALSO RUNS A WORKSHOP.  CHANDAME HAS DEFENITELY DEVELOPED A LOT DURING THE LAST 3 YEARS.

16 TO 19 AUGUST, WE HAD A BIG WOMENS MEETING AT CHANDAME. 800 WOMEN ARRIVED ON THURSDAY THE 16TH AND WENT HOME AGAIN SUNDAY AFTERNOON AT 15H00. THEIR THEME WAS UNITY. THEY PRAISE AND WORSHIPPED, AND SLEPT AND ATE AND ENJOYED THE MEETING. 26 GOATS WERE SLAUGHTERED, 400 CABBAGES AND LOTS OF MAIZE WERE EATEN, AND 3 LOADS OF WOOD FOR MAKING THE FOOD WERE FETCHED WITH THE TRACTOR AND WAGON. EVERY MORNING AT 06:00, JANNIE WENT TO FETCH SOME FRESHLY BAKED BREAD. WE ALSO SUPPLIED THEM WITH ELECTRICITY FOR THE VENUE WHERE THEY SLEPT AND ATE, WHICH WAS LUXURY FOR THEM. MOST OF THE WOMEN DID NOT HAVE ELETRICITY IN THERE VILLAGES.

SUNDAY THEY HAD A “WALK FOR JESUS” IN WHICH ALL 800 WOMEN PARTICIPATED. IT WAS AMAZING! A MIRACLE ALSO HAPPENED. WHEN JANNIE WANTED TO TAKE SOME OF THE WOMEN AWAY SUNDAY, HE HAD TO FILL UP THE TRACTOR WITH DIESEL. WHEN HE WANTED TO PUT IN DIESEL THE TRACTOR WAS ALLREADY FULL! THIS ALSO HAPPENED AT THE EVANGELISM WEEKEND IN OCTOBER – WE WANTED TO FILL UP THE TRACTOR WITH DIESEL BUT SUDDENLY IT WAS NOT NESCESSARY – GOD ALLREADY TOOK CARE OF IT! AMAZING.

WILHELM ELS, OUR FRIEND, ALSO VISITED US AGAIN FOR A FOLLOW UP ON THE FARMING GOD WAY  TRAINING. IT WAS A SUCCESFUL DAY. A GROUP OF MEN FROM GOUDINI ALSO CAME TO VISIT, AND STAYED WITH US AT CHANDAME. WE ENJOYED AND APPRECIATED IT VERY MUCH.  ALSO, ON 5TH AND 6TH JULY, FOUR FAMILIES OF GOUDINI ALSO VISITED US. THEY WENT OUT OF THEIR WAY TO VISIT US, AND WE ENJOYED IT VERY MUCH! FROM 26 JUNE TO 9 JULY 2012 WILL AND ELIZE VILJOEN ALSO VISITED US ON CHANDAME. THEY WERE THE FOUNDERS OF CHANDAME, AND WE HAD A GOOD TIME TOGETHER. THEY SPOILED US VERY MUCH – WE SPENT TIME TOGETHER WITH THE LORD AND THEY HELPED US WITH OUR DAILY CHORES. WE DEFENITELY LEARNED A LOT SPIRITUALLY. ON 9 JULY, WE ALL LEFT TOGETHER FOR RAWSONVILLE, SOUTH AFRICA, WHERE WE HAD A PRECIOUS TWO WEEKS WITH OUR CHILDREN. WE WOULD AGAIN LIKE TO THANK EVERY ONE WHO HAS COME TO VISIT US!

ON OUR WAY TO SOUTH AFRICA, WE WERE KEPT FOR 5 DAYS AT THE ZIMBABWIAN BORDER (BEITBRUG) DUE TO A VERY INCOMPETENT CLEARING AGENT. WE WERE TRANSPORTING AN ENGINE ON OUR TRAILER THAT BELONGED TO NKHOMA HOSPITAL AND HAD TO BE FIXED IN SOUTH AFRICA AND BROUGHT BACK AGAIN. FOR 4 DAYS WE WENT BACK TO HIS OFFICE WAITING PATIENTLY FOR HIM TO FINISH OUR PAPERWORK. ON FRIDAY 12HOO WE TOOK BACK OUR PAPERS AND WENT TO ANOTHER CLEARING AGENT. SATURDAY MORNING WE WERE ON OUR WAY. IT WAS A TOUGH TIME BUT WE ALSO EXPERIENCED THAT THE LORD WAS ALWAYS THERE WITH US – EVERY MINUTE OF THE DAY. WHEN WE WENT BACK TO MOZAMBIQUE IT TOOK US 8 HOURS AT BEITBRUG. WHEN WE GO BACK THE END OF THIS YEAR FOR A VISIT WE ARE GOING THROUGH PLUMTREE BOARDERPOST –THROUGH BOTSWANA. IT IS A LITTLE BIT FURTHER BUT DEFENITELY QUICKER AT THE BORDER!

 

PLEASE KEEP US IN YOUR PRAYERS

JANNIE AND SUSAN

Eddie on April 17th, 2012

WE HAD RAIN FOR THE LAST TWO WEEKS AT A RATE OF 100mm PER WEEK. THE DRIZZLE IS TYPICALLY OF THE CAPE IN RSA AND IT MAKES WORK OUTSIDE VERY DIFFICULT. ROADS ARE VERY WET AND ON THE OUTREACH THE PAST WEEKEND TO BENGA, WHICH IS ABOUT 85KM FROM US, WE SUFFERED IN THE MUD . VAALJAN WAS AT ITS BEST TOWING OUT A TOYOTA WHICH IS ALSO 4X4.THE FORD TOYOTA CONFLICT AT ITS HEIGHT!

THE PASTOR AT BENGA HAS MOVED TO SONGO AT THE COHORRA BASSA DAM AND WE TOOK PART IN HIS RELEASE FROM THIS CONGREGATION. THE LIGHTNING WAS SEVERE AND A FLASH STRUCK SO NEAR TO THE CHURCH THAT 3 PEOPLE FAINTED. THANK THE LORD THAT NOBODY WAS REALY HURT IN THE PROCESS.I REALLY WONDER WHAT WAS HAPPENING IN THE SPIRITUAL WORD – I BELIEVE THE CONFLICT WAS HIGH.

GREAT THANKS GOES OUT TO THE CONGREGATION OF GOUDINI WHO DECIDED TO GIVE US SOME SUPPORT – WE PRAISE THE LORD FOR YOUR DEED OF COMMITMENT. THE PASSAGE FROM EZEKIEL 3:17-19 HAS BEEN ON OUR HEART THESE PAST WEEKS; WE HAVE A GREAT RESPONSIBILITY TOWARDS THE PEOPLE AROUND US BUT EVEN A GREATER ONE TO THE PEOPLE FAR FROM US LIVING IN THE ABSENCE OF THE GOSPEL. JESUS SENT HIS DISSIPLES OUT WITH THE GOSPEL  WHICH IS THE FIRST AND FOREMOST  COMMISSION OF THE CHURCH. PAUL  IS THE VERY EXAMPLE OF HOW IT SHOULD BE DONE. IT IS THE ONLY WAY THAT THE END WILL FINALLY COME ACCORDING TO MATTHEW 24:14. THESE ARE THE WORDS OF THE LORD HIMSELF: AND THE GOSPEL OF THE KINGDOM  WILL BE PREACHED IN ALL THE WORLD AS A WITNESS TO ALL THE NATIONS,AND THEN THE END WILL COME.[NKJV COPYRIGHT 1979.1980,1982 BY THOMAS NELSON,INC].

WE ARE HAPPY THAT OUR FRIEND WILHELM HAS ARRIVED AND WE WILL BE HAVING A FARMING GOD`S WAY TRAINIG WITH MEMBERS OF OUR CONGREGATION ON THE  11AND 12TH OF APRIL. FARMING GOD`S WAY IS AN APOSTOLIC INITIATIVE FOR PREACHING THE GOSPEL, STRENGTHENING AND PLANTING CHURCHES AND EXTENDING THE KINGDOM OF GOD WITH AN EMPHASIS ON SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE AS A MODEL FOR LIFE TRANSFORMATION OF INDIVIDUALS, COMMUNITIES AND NATIONS. [AS QUOTED FROM THE FGW MANUAL 2007].WILHELM ELS DOES TRAINING ALL OVER AFRICA AND WE ARE PRIVILEDGED TO HAVE HIM DO IT HERE. LOOKING FORWARD!!!

LOOKING BACK ON THE PAST 9 MONTH WE ARE MUCH MORE AWARE OF THE METHODS OF FARMING AND THE EFFORTS THAT ARE MADE TO CULTIVATE LAND, SOME JUST BECAUCE THEY WERE EDUCATED IN METHODS WITH NO OR LITTLE PURPOSE. WE HOPE TO GUIDE THIS ENERGY INTO MORE PURPOSEFUL ACTIVITIES WITH BETTER RESULTS.FARMING GOD’S WAY IS SUCH A TOOL AND THE METHODS ARE SIMPLE BUT VERY EFFECTIVE. EVERYTHING CHRISTIAN LIFE TEACHES IS VISIBLE IN THE METHODS AND TEACHINGS OF THIS PROGRAM AND BUILDS AND REACHES PEOPLE IN A SPECIAL WAY.

GREETINGS FROM CHANDAME WITH THIS UPDATE SO CLOSE TO THE PREVIOUS ONE BUT TIME MADE IT POSSIBLE.

JANNIE AND SUSAN SMIT, MOZAMBIQUE

 GOD BLESS YOU ALL!!