Africa Reformation Overland Mission 2018
We praise God for His provision and protection over the fifteen thousand kilometres travelled, ministering throughout Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Namibia and Swaziland. Thank you to all those who prayed for our Africa Reformation Overland Mission team (Daniel, Tobie, Talita, Alieske and myself) and made this mission financially possible. In total, we conducted 117 meetings, which included preaching at 8 Sunday services, 19 outreaches (which included 3 outreaches at Old Age Homes, 3 Jesus film screenings, 3 school meetings, 6 street outreaches and 4 open-air preaching outreaches in market places) and 37 children’s meetings.
Please Pray for Abrie’s Upcoming Africa Reformation Overland Mission
In mid-August, Abrie, Daniel, Tobie and Alieske will be embarking on a seven-country Africa Overland Mission to Zambia, Swaziland, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Botswana, and Namibia. Ulrich Zwingli brought Switzerland back to the Bible through expository preaching - by preaching verse by verse through the New Testament, starting in Matthew one, verse one on the first of January 1519. As next year is the 500th anniversary of the launch of the Swiss Reformation by Reformer Ulrich Zwingli, our team will be particularly focussing on conducting Biblical Preaching Workshops for pastors. Abrie and Daniel will be teaching them practically how to interpret the Bible in context, and preach expositionally. He will challenge them to preach through the entire Gospel of John to their congregation and will help get them started with resources to do this.
Dear Friends and Family
God’s Gracious Provision
In our last newsletter (July 2018), we asked you to pray that Abrie’s boss of the Phoenix Security Company that he works two days a week for, would be gracious to allow him to continue working after his upcoming 6 week mission. He has said Abrie will be welcome to! People from our church have also been so generous towards us. We were recently given a big packet of second-hand baby clothes (this is in addition to many other new and second-hand baby clothes we were given before Emma was born) and a box of nappies. We praise God for His gracious provision for our family in small and large ways.
Dear friends and family
How are you? By God’s grace, the three of us are well. Thank you for praying for us, especially for Frontline Fellowship’s recent mission to the Nuba mountains of Sudan. The team was able to distribute over 32 000 Bibles - the largest shipment of Bibles ever smuggled into an officially Islamic country. Thank you especially to those who made this mission financially possible. We are excited to report back on many answers to prayer and family news.
By God’s grace and in answer to prayer, Ben was able to negotiate incredible logistical challenges and have the container of 40 000 Bibles and 50 000 Story of Jesus Christ story booklets successfully delivered to the Nuba Mountains. The purpose of our mission was to carefully distribute the Bibles to pastors, teachers, military personnel and school children. We were able to distribute 32 000 of these Bibles and 43 000 of the booklets throughout the Nuba mountains of Sudan. We praise God for His protection over the many thousands of kilometres of flying and driving in dangerous areas. Thank you to all who made it financially possible and for praying for us.
View Abrie & Taryn's June Newsletter with pics HERE
Please Pray for the Upcoming Africa Reformation Overland Mission
They are both passionate about Evangelism and equipping Christians to share the Gospel Biblically and effectively. They have given the Fight the New Drug (freedom from pornography) and Traffick Proof presentations at over 50 schools, mostly in South Africa. They believe that the Bible is our Authority on all matters of life and conduct and desire to call Christians back to the Bible. Another key focus of their ministry together is to equip Christians to understand Biblical Principles in order to transform every area of life for God’s glory.
Abrie Lourens is an Evangelist and has served as a Missionary Apprentice with Frontline Fellowship since 2015. He has completed several cross-border missions.
Taryn Lourens has been the International Co-ordinator of Africa Christian Action (a sister ministry of Frontline Fellowship) and the Christian Action Network since 2006. She is the co-author of Porndemic: How the Pornography Plague Affects You and What You Can Do About It, published in 2013. She is also the Co-editor of Christian Action magazine, Co-presenter of Salt and Light on Radio Tygerberg, the Co-ordinator of Sanctity Life Sunday, the National Day of Repentance, March for Life, Life Chains and National Women’s Day Outreaches. Together with Abrie, she is involved in regular student outreaches at the University of Cape Town
Abrie and Taryn have been married since 16 December 2015.