This is a Facebook post from a spiritual son of Bro. Rick and Sis. Debbie on the church planting effort in South Africa (photos included). We wanted you to read this message from a few weeks ago as well so you can hear for yourself the Second Generation impact your support is having around the world. -
Dearest Mom and Dad
I wanted to let you know that we have sourced out 8 candidates from 3 provinces in South Africa and are ready to roll next month. We have cut back on a lot of the running costs and will be using SAEM pastors to teach with no financial allowances. No teacher, including myself will be paid. Food will be on a basic minimum requirement yet the curriculum will be fixed as per your initial directive. SAEM will also do all the printing and have also covered the accommodation costs. Mom Haag will be writing to USA partners to try and raise another $14 400 that will cover the students costs for the next year.
I know that you will be glad to note that CTC South Africa is about to blast off! I was so glad to see the posts of Don in Uganda. Dad, you are an amazing man and I know that you shared with me years ago that the ministry that you pioneered will one day be owned and run by your sons. You also told me that one day in the future you will be able to connect with your sons around the globe and merely cheer them on! That day is dawning dad…. I say this with tears in my eyes.
Your investment, pain, toil, and unselfish pouring of yourself into me and your grandsons like Willie, Innocent, Bheki, Semia, Kenneth and others have FAR reaching latitude today. Mom, for all the long and lonely hours that you spent in the office, behind the scenes and almost tucked away unnoticed is now being exposed openly. As your son, I saw you both suffer loss, suffer rejection, suffer financial setbacks, suffer sickness and the like yet you kept your eyes on the Lord and never let go of the plow.
I am SO PROUD of you! I am believing for a great catch of fish! I will keep you updated on the progress of the program. Please feel free to mobilize and share with all your partners about CTC South Africa. It is your brain-
Love you more than you can ever imagine. Forever THANKFUL! Forever INDEBTED!
Your African Son
Praise report from the church planting effort in Sudan...
I just want to give a praise Report, we are grateful to God, for the church in the refugee camp, I've been there recently evangelizing, we registered about 124 people giving their lives to Jesus, we also baptized 32 people. The meeting went very well, on Sat and Sunday we were joined by our Hispanic brothers from New Jesey lead by Santana, they gave out some supplies to the refugee people, Glory to God!
We also officially opened this church and prayed for Isaac Deng and Dinka speaking brother and James Loro a Madi speaking. Both are our church planters, they have been in our training in Kampala, still going through the training.
This place we have this new church, has 26000 Refugees from Sudan. last time it was only 21999 but more people are still flooding in Uganda for refugee. Keep S.Sudan in prayers. The method i feel lead to use now in reaching these Dinka speaking people, is we would like to open up a small clinic at least to meet some of the small medical needs, brother James, has some knowledge on medicine, Dr. Bruce can testify to that, he would like to use that as a means of reaching the people with the gospel.
Secondly. Isaac, Will be teaching the Dinka on how to read and write, both english and Dinka, a 90% can't read or write, therefore we would like to buy bibles and teach them to read from the bible. we believe its a great evangelist tool. Isaac, is devoted and very clever, despite of the suffering he has gone through, he is the man for this assignment. a little about him, ten years in the refugee camp, 8 years in exile and only 3 years that he remember settled in Sudan.
He knows very well how to handle his people, pray for him and James!
Now the good news, is the group from Hispanic church of God, promised to help us build the two rooms, one for clinic and one for office, at least we need one for the pastor's house.
Lastly we need to buy the bibles and some scholastic materials. Thanks for your prayers and support in REACHING THE UNREACHED!
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