|"GRACEVINE" Newsletter - January 2003|
May God's bountiful blessings accompany YOU this new year.
A new year has arrived and with it comes a mountain of possibilities. We have 12 months ahead of us - will we view them with hope and optimism or resentment and pessimism? God is going to teach us many new things which may at times require of us change and adjustment. We may even need to be moved out of our comfort zone at some point. Let's accept the challenge!
Psalm 139:3(LB) "You chart the path ahead of me and tell me where to stop and rest. Every moment you know where I am". Every second, minute, hour and day of 2003, God will know your whereabouts. Trust Him with your personal destiny and also that of your nation! Let's be people of determination and focus, like an arrow headed for it's target. "If we are faithful in what God asks us to do, then He is faithful in what He says He will do!" (Dave Meyer).
Beloved, no matter what, I encourage you to remain focused on the "finishing line" and "finish the course" (Acts 20:24) WITH JOY; with a calm delight and peaceful satisfaction, as we believe God for many new doors of opportunity being opened in 2003!
Literature Distributed: 149,454
Number of Homes Reached: 134,389
Number of People Reached with the Gospel: 645,067
Christ Groups Formed: 462
Workers (Pioneer Missionaries) Involved: 6,998
Congratulations to Brother George Dlamini, our National Leader for Swaziland! We praise God for you and your team of committed workers. May your nation be filled with the knowledge and presence of the Lord through home-to-home evangelism efforts and also through the Christian radio programs.
Birthdays for anuary 2003:
3rd - Pete Dube (Focus Leader, Tanzania, Zimbabwe)
9th - Josias Mohanoe (Focus Leader, Lesotho)
Moving the Regional Office to a larger office facility!
We have outgrown our existing office facility, and the Lord has graciously opened a 'door' for us! We thank Him for His faithfulness as we have been able to purchase a larger office facility which is twice the size of our present office space. It is in the same office complex but is on ground level which makes it much more accessible. Our contact details will remain the same. We are trusting to move in by the middle of January 2003. Please rejoice and thank the Lord with us for this wonderful blessing!
Namibia Report Back on Anglo Africa Conference (25-29 November 2002)
Pieter and Ursula De Villiers report:
"We attended a EHC Anglo Africa Southern and East Africa conference in Pretoria. It was great to again meet with all the other National Directors as we shared, planned and relaxed together. God has great and wonderful things in store for Africa and we are humbled, privileged and so blessed to play a small part in what He is doing."
Testimony from Ursula on her recent outreach:
"Ursula took a group of students to the west last week. They reached many houses where they encouraged and taught believers. In one house they prayed for a lame lady. She (her name is Kangombe) could not walk for four years but after prayer she stood up and started walking!"
In advance, I would like to express our regional team's appreciation for the part you are playing to help us advance God's Kingdom until He comes. Your faithful commitment to help us reach every home in Anglo Africa places you in a position for more blessings! (2 Cor. 9:6)
As a team we are really looking forward with expectancy to God's plans for this new year, and we have begun 2003 with an "abundance" mentality! 1 Chron. 29:12-13 "Wealth and honor come from You; You are the ruler of all things. In your hands are strength and power to exalt and give strength to all. Now our God, we give You thanks, and praise Your glorious Name."
WE LOVE YOU!
EHC : ANGLO AFRICA