Warm Missions Greetings!
Soon, my feet will be stateside for a six-month furlough. This time in the States will allow me to connect with you and focus on resetting so that I can serve effectively for three more years on the field. I will aim to be back on the field in January 2023. Thank you for partnering with me in His work to reach the unreached and disciple people so they can disciple others in the Southern Africa region.
"The history of missions is the history of answered prayer" (Samuel Marinus Zwemer). Therefore, children and their families are being mobilized to pray for the unreached people groups around the world. Parents are becoming equipped to parent with a global vision, and they are learning about children and the Holy Spirit. This development will change the world's status, and it will change history.
More than 5,000 children were mobilized this past June and have been encouraged to continue praying. They plan to meet again globally through Zoom next year to ask God to give us the nations (Psalm 2:8 & Psalm 8:2). I was in Mauritius this June, and the area took part in this mobilization for the first time, and 140+ kids participated from all over Mauritius. During this event, they gathered and learned how to pray for the unreached people groups.
Mauritius, an island east of Madagascar, now has seven IPHC church plants in it. In August 2019, I visited for the first time to meet the evangelist and church planter family, Rev. Leopold, his wife, Joyce, and their children. It was then that training began in child evangelism programs to develop the children's ministry in this area. My second visit was October-February 2020, and I recently spent May-June 2022 on the island. At first, only five areas were evangelized. Now, there are nine areas, and by the end of the year, kids clubs will be running in 12 areas.
See the marked areas on the map of Mauritius, and pray with us for a continued breakthrough in these areas. Currently, drug lords control the communities, and alcohol paralyzes the fathers and families. During this past month in June, 20 children's workers began training as I teamed up with Child Evangelism Fellowship. We were able to teach the team to continue the work while I am on furlough.
When I arrive back in Mauritius in January, the training will continue at the next level to focus lessons on spiritual growth. Then, we will focus on families growing in the knowledge of God and in maturity. Twelve key leaders were recently trained to begin a discipleship-making movement, and they learned to facilitate Discover Bible Study groups. Children were included to learn with their families. I will also visit Madagascar in January to support needed development and help them reach the unreached children and families in that country.
In June, South Africa's newly elected children's ministry directors gathered on Zoom with me to plan the way forward for strategies in our post-covid ministry work. During this time, we reset action plans, targeting to reach every unreached and unchurched child. Pray as these directors plan to be vigilant in bringing His lost lambs into the Church. We desire to disciple them and equip them to be a part of the Great Commission with their families.
The goal within each nation is to develop an organization for Christian Child Development (CCD) with effective children ministries, organizations, institutions, and movements. We desire to work with children to become a voice in each nation and protect them against evil schemes as they become God's vessels and leaders to bring change and order with God's direction.
The country Malawi is currently at this level! In October 2021, the first meeting was called with all representatives of denominations and organizations working with children in Malawi. A draft profile for the organization began to develop to include a variety of circumstances that children face and opportunities to develop.
Just in the past two weeks, the nation was shocked by villages reporting about a Chinese man and his abusive behavior. The CCD stepped in and, with the Malawi Police Force, he was arrested. At last, children caught up in evil have an organization to advocate for them. God is using the hearts of people with a passion for child development to be a force, taking hands to make way for every child to be protected and to know and grow in Jesus Christ.
Daily, we need to strengthen ourselves to be advocates for missions. This is a command to all believers. Here is an opportunity I used and want to share about www.globalcastresources.com.
In February 2020, I began training with SOMA (School of Mission Advocacy). Now, I am a coach and mentor in this course. It is presented in Malawi by a national advocate for missions who took the course. This advocate is now implementing it locally, mobilizing church leaders to prepare their plan with biblical principles to take on missions and send missionaries to the unreached people groups. He and his wife are also being trained in child evangelism to reach kids in his areas. Pray for the anointing to empower the work and provision for his call.
I look forward to visiting with you/your church and sharing more of the work God is doing in this field.
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