Dec 13, 2013

EVENT REMINDER

Join us on Sunday at 9:45 in the Granary Room at Park Street Church for our second informational session!  We will be sharing our vision for missions in South Africa. You’ll get to watch a video about YWAM, see some photos of South Africa, hear God’s testimony of His faithfulness in our lives, hear what plans we have, and find out how you can partner with us through prayer and finances. Refreshments will be served!  We’ll be done in an hour. Hope to see you there!

For those of you who can’t make it, we would be happy to share the same presentation at your small group or Bible study.  Contact us!

FAMILY PRAYER REQUESTS

  • Sensitivity to God’s Spirit as we seek Him
  • Wisdom in the details as we make plans for our departure
  • More monthly financial pledges to maintain our work in South Africa
  • Opportunities to share with small (and large) groups
  • Mental clarity as Ana and Isaac write exams next week

 

FORMER PRESIDENT NELSON MANDELA DIED LAST WEEK

Nelson Mandela was actively involved in the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa.  He was imprisoned for 27 years, and was later released to became the country’s first black president.  He received the Noble Peace Prize for his work at dismantling apartheid and facilitating the country’s first democratic elections.  He transitioned the country from a small white rule to majority rule.  Because of his leadership and God’s grace, the country did not turn to violence through a civil war.  He is remembered for his advocacy for peace and equality. He died December 5th, at age 95.

Pray for the country as they mourn their hero.  Many are looking for a new hero, and feel disillusioned with the slow change.  This is when the Gospel can shine.  Only Jesus offers lasting hope and forgiveness.   Matthew 11:28 says, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”  It is the weary and burdened that break our hearts.  And what an amazing God we serve!  He delights in transforming lives!