Friday, October 10, 2008

DIAGNOSIS TO DISCIPLESHIP - SOUTH AFRICA (cont'd)




We got off to a good start tonight. We have 42 joining us for the conference which is taking place at Seed of Hope in Bhekulwandle. It is a combined group of Oasis Church HIV/AIDS Support Group (Emma)-- Seed of Hope HIV/AIDS Support Group (Spar) and A.G.A.P.E. (A Global AIDS Perspective Enterprise) -- my ministry. I am so grateful to Heather Liebenberg & Scott Kotze for their work in preparing the food (awesome meal) and also Gogo and Thola. Karen Pretorius took care of Registration and Pastor Praise Nksoi came down from Johannesberg to do the translation into Zulu for us.

We had a chance to do some accapella worship tonight and some in Zulu -- it was wonderful. I think we are going to have a good day tomorrow.

There are a couple pics to share -- the first one is of (Far Right: Spar -leader of HIV/AIDS Ministry Support Group - Seed of Hope, Center: GoGo, volunteer Seed of Hope-- Thola, Leadership Committee - Seed of HOpe) the second pic is of Myself, Karen Pretorius and Praise Nkosi, the last pic is of our gift bags that we left before this evening so they will discover them first thing tomorrow morning. In each bag is a journal for Bible Study and a new pen!

Looking forward to tomorrow-- hopefully we will have lots of pics.

Peace......

1 comment:

Gareth B said...

Hi John - just spoke to Emma and Hannah and heard that it was brilliant, that about 10 people gave their lives to the Lord!!

Thanks for serving our people and our community.

Yours in Christ
GARETH