“Preach the Word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.”
2 Timothy 4:2
Back to Barberton
My first speaking engagement was at the Sunday morning worship service of the Dutch Reformed Church in Barberton. Rev. Piet Erasmus, the Founder of Back to the Bible Mission, was once a pastor of this church. One of his first staff members was our missionary, George Bezuidenhout, who was also a member of this congregation. I recruited George into the Mission from Infantry School in Oudtshoorn and we put him through Baptist Theological College. George had also been arrested and imprisoned with me in Mozambique in 1989. When Dominee Erasmus began Back to the Bible Mission in February 1990, with just five students, we loaned him George as a co-worker for their first year.