FROM THE TEAM LEADER
I hope this letter finds you healthy, warm, and on-fire for God!
Because he is lovingly devoted to Me, I will deliver him; I will protect him because he knows My name. When he calls out to Me, I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble. I will rescue him and give him honor. I will satisfy him with a long life and show him My salvation.
Psalms 91:14-16 HCSB
My dear wife, Charlene, has been involved in two rather scary car accidents since we got married. The first one was a mere month after we got married, in our “new” pre-loved Citi Golf, which for a few moments could have been mistaken for a pinball as it rebounded between cars in the oncoming rush hour traffic, and was subsequently written off. Charlene, however, did not have a scratch on her! In the second accident, Charlene, with our first-born Christiaan in a baby-seat behind her, collided with a speeding motorcycle. Again Charlene, and Christiaan, did not suffer a scratch, and fortunately the biker was ok too after a brief visit to hospital. When I was notified in each instance, I was shaken to my core, but the Lord proved to me each time, and on numerous occasions since, that He is a protector!
If you are afraid or feeling vulnerable or insecure at this time, take heart and stand on the promises in Psalm 91. He is our refuge and our fortress, our God, in whom we trust!
Thank you for continuing to keep us in prayer, and standing with us through your giving. We could not fulfil our mandate without you!
May the Lord God bless you and keep you.
CEO | AE South Africa
The Foxfire team has just returned from a successful mission to Lesotho. By the grace of God we experienced a problem-free crossing over the border into Lesotho where we were on mission from 9th – 17th May. We were hosted by the Mafeteng Christian Centre which is headed by Pastor Motheo. The people of Lesotho are extremely friendly and welcomed us with open hearts. It was so refreshing to see the large number of young people who attend the church that we partnered with.
We facilitated a number of school assemblies, church services, open air services and we met with a local soccer team. During an open air service at the Mafeteng Shoprite Centre, which is in the centre of the city, a number of people flocked around us to listen while the team ministered. Many young people in school uniforms gave their lives to the Lord and the community really welcomed the word of the Lord. We were moved to see the coaches accompany the soccer team to the church, and also give their lives to the Lord along with their team members
The greatest challenge we faced was the language barrier but by the grace of God, we were able to communicate our message effectively.
It was so exciting to see how open the people were to receiving the gospel and we witnessed many surrendering their lives to Christ! 299 people, young and old, teachers and students, gave their lives to the Lord during our mission in Lesotho. Please join with us in praying for them as they continue to grow in their walk with Christ. “Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 1:6
We rose earlier than usual one morning to take a hike up the mountains. Lesotho has the most beautiful mountains. When we got to the top we could see over the whole city of Mafekeng. We paused there and prayed over the city and we could truly feel the presence of God.
Everyone really enjoyed the mission and we definitely want to return to Lesotho for another mission in the future. We would like to thank everyone for their prayers and encouragement while we were away. Your love and support is much appreciated.
Foxfire Manager | AE South Africa
LMDP5: Leadership & Ministry Development Program
The second of our training modules took place on the 12 -13 May and focused on gaining an overview of both the Old and New Testaments. Time was also spent on learning to interpret the Bible through the use of Hermeneutics and understanding the importance of using the process of exegesis to interpret the various genres and contexts we find throughout the Bible.
If anyone is interested in being part of the program and has a matric certificate, please contact the AE Office on 033 347 1911 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Global Evangelism Seminar
Theuns Pauw, Zwelihle Sokhela and Gary Almeida conducted online evangelism seminars from the 20-22 May in conjunction with LogosRhema Ministries International; the theme was, “The Whole Church Taking the Whole Gospel to the Whole World”. Theuns spoke on the Mission of God, Zwelihle on the importance of youth in evangelism, and Gary concluded the series of seminars on why evangelism still matters today and how believers can be salt and light to a dark and hurting world.
Training Opportunities 2021
If you are a ministry leader and would like for our training department to assist you with training for your team or church, including online seminars, please email us at email@example.com to discuss various options.
Training Officer | AE South Africa
Autumn is very definitely making way for winter, as the leaves carpet the ground, (and fill up all the gutters!), and there is a chilly bite to the morning and evening air.
I had a wonderful time on leave, and spent precious quality time with my parents. Dad has just turned 87!
Our amazing men at the Centre are at it again! They have finished erecting the archery range and cleaning up the area behind the Jabulani Lapa and completely cleaned and tidied the pool area as well as the entrance to AE.
As you can see from the photo attached, they have moved on to clearing the path down to the waterfall, and they are going to clear all the way back to the main gate. This is such difficult manual labour, yet they are always cheerful and happy to take on their next task.
Sazi left The Centre in August last year to spend some time working in the Missions Department, but we are very excited to welcome him back to The Centre from the 1st of June 2021. He will be concentrating on marketing and team building while still keeping the role of prayer coordinator. Sazi, Sthe and Thami will oversee the day to day running of The Centre, while I will continue with the reservations and admin.
We are gearing up for a wonderfully busy June and July, and praying that this is the start of The Centre getting back to “normal”.
Please follow our Facebook or Instagram pages (The Centre at African Enterprise) if you are not already doing so, as we showcase many of the groups we serve, and the amazing work they do. This is a comment posted by one of our guests on Facebook – “I would also like to thank THE CENTER AT AFRICAN ENTERPRISE’S FOR UR CUSTOMER SERVICE. UR TEAM ARE FRIENDLY FAST AND FLEXIBLE.UR ALWAYS HUMBLE. THANK U”
Centre Manager | AE South Africa
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