Anyone that knows me knows my passion for Africa, especially those lost and now I give thanks to God that we will be returning to Swaziland to start a new Manna project. The main thrust of the work is to reach the lost, equip them so they can tell their neighbor and countrymen the Good News of salvation through the blood of our loving Lord and Savior, Jesus the Christ. To stay with them long enough to bring them to maturity without enabling them and then to go find new "men and women of peace" and start sowing seed all over again. The goal is to disciple people to GO and disciple people to Go and disciple people and so on. Churches planting churches, not limiting God by our lack of faith and limited vision but to dream "God Possible".

We go in to start the work September 13th, 2011. Please keep us in your prayers.
-Pray for "the men of peace" (Luke 10) that God is preparing before we even get there.
-Pray that we have courage no matter what the circumstances and that God give us wisdom and all we need to be faithful men and women in the harvest fields.
-Pray that we will not grow weary and that when our Lord returns He will be able to say "Well done, good and faithful servants".
-Pray for the people of Swaziland that many will come to be set free from sin.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Letting go and letting God

First: apologies for a lack of posting. An email from a friend asking, "What's new in Swaziland?" Has prompted this update!
Second: the update!
Things are in God's hands here in Swaziland. Has to be or we would be too consumed with things not going according to man's plan.
The property situation is still in debate on the chief's time schedule. In the meantime we have been renting several homes and this last one has us right next door to the property in question but more importantly in the community. Brian continues to speak the Good News to those he comes in contact with. He has been put in situations of serving others in what they do and has had many opportunities to get into some deep talks about belief in God and how that translates into living a life of trusting in Him and that his son saved us. Issues arise where some still see the foreigner as someone to gain something from, but we turn it into what resources have you been blessed with and this is what God has blessed us with the knowledge of and we can show you and you can feed yourself and your family through the work you do. Trying to put into practice the "teach a man to fish..." concept. Our team mates Arlyn and Maria are serving at an orphanage looking after children and doing mantenance of vehicles and such similar to what they were doing while in Haiti and Sean and Nicole have a link on our blog page that is kept very well updated of what they are doing to make contact with people in their community. I've not been good about blogging. It's hard when one isn't doing "projects" to know what impact one has had in sharing Christ. We plant and pray for good soil and have faith in God to bring the harvest. Africa has a long history of ancestral worship and spiritual confusion and only God can bring those walls down. Continue to pray for the people here and that Christ be made known.

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