“Coming to Him as to a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God and precious, you also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.”
1 Peter 2:4-5
Africa Reformation Overland Mission Team Returns
Since our last Prayer and Praise Update, two months ago, much has happened. We praise God for the safe return of our Africa Reformation Mission team who travelled over 15,000km, conducting over 117 meetings across 7 countries, including: Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Swaziland, Botswana and Namibia. You can read the reports of Abrie, Daniel, Alieske, Tobie and Talita on our www.FrontlineMissionSA.org website and in the latest Frontline Fellowship News, which is available online.
Mission to America
After my Mission to Mpumalanga, I headed off to the United States to lecture on Transforming the Culture Through Textbooks and A Look at Modern Textbooks at the Future of Christendom Conference in Pennsylvania. Then in Idaho, I gave presentations on The Battle for the Soul of South Africa and Who Won the War and Who Initiated the Peace? at the Old Paths Christian History Conference. I also had the opportunity to give a presentation on Winning the Vikings for Christ to home educators in Idaho. In South Carolina, I gave presentations on The Resurgence of Paganism and A Vision of Victory and Serving the Persecuted in Africa. All of these lectures can be viewed as videos on our www.FrontlineMissionSA.org website under our Video Gallery, under the USA Mission – Oct folder. They can also be listened to on our SermonAudio page. All told, including radio and T.V. interviews, I gave 20 presentations, Bible Studies and sermons during the two weeks in America.
Mobilising Prayer for the Persecuted
As part of the world wide International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted (IDOP) movement, Frontline Fellowship hosts the www.idop-africa.org website. Colin designed a series of new Prayer posters including: Pray for the Muslim World, Pray for the Nuba, Pray for South Sudan, Pray for Zimbabwe and Pray for Africa. These can all be viewed, downloaded and printed from our www.idop-africa.org website, along with a range of videos to promote Prayer for the Persecuted, including my presentation on the 11th November, Remember the Persecuted.
Leading up to Reformation Day, I put together a new presentation on Ulrich Zwingli and the Reformation in Switzerland. You can view many presentations given at the Reformation Society on our Video Gallery. On Wednesday, 31 October, I gave a presentation on The Greatest Century of Reformation to Home educators and then gave a guided tour of the Huguenot Museum and Monument, followed by the Reformation Day celebration service at the Huguenot Monument in Franschhoek, South Africa. You can listen to the Reformation Day sermon: What Would Martin Luther Say to Us Today? on our SermonAudio page. It is also the lead article of our latest Christian Action magazine, which is now available online.
Latest Christian Action Magazine
The Latest Christian Action magazine also includes an article by teacher and Henry Morton Stanley School of Christian Journalism Researcher, Emma Vaughan-Jones: Education or Indoctrination? And my report on Debating Homosexuality and the Bible on Cape Talk Radio 702. It also includes a photo-collage of Life Chain Sunday and posters for the upcoming National Day of Repentance - March for Life, Biblical Worldview Summit, Protect Your Children from the GayGB and the Pink Inquisition and Resources for Home Education.
Armistice 100, Remembrance Sunday and Rhodesia
Every year, for the last 3 years, I have been asked to be the chaplain for the Rhodesia Forces Remembrance Service in Fish Hoek. We had representatives of Rhodesian African Rifles, Rhodesian Light Infantry, Rhodesia Regiment, Selous Scouts, Special Air Service, C-Squadron, British South Africa Police (BSAP), INTAF, the MOTHs and other groups. You can view a video of the PowerPoint presentation I put together for the 100th Anniversary of the Armistice, which ended the First World War and 53 years since Rhodesia’s independence, on our www.FrontlineMissionSA.org Video Gallery.
Through Every Book of the Bible
By God's grace, I am nearing the completion of a bold Back to the Bible Reformation Project, launched over 5 years ago – to preach through every Book of the Bible. I recently completed 2 Peter and am on track to complete the New Testament Survey before the end of this year, in time for our next Reformation 500 – Back to Biblical Exposition, marking the launch of Expository Preaching by Swiss Reformer, Ulrich Zwingli, 1 January 1519. Our Old Testament Survey book is already available. By God's grace, we plan to have the New Testament Survey available early in the New Year. The audio MP3 of the sermons preached summarising the key message of each Book of the New Testament should be available before the end of this year. You can listen to my Bible Survey sermons, summarising each Book of the Bible (up to 2 Peter), on our SermonAudio page.
Just in the last week on our Livingstone Fellowship Facebook page, one post, including 35 pictures of Rhodesia and linking to our Remembrance service audio and video, had 214,659 reach with an 81,456 engagement and 2,827 shares. The Frontline Fellowship page, with a special emphasis on the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church, had a 9,464 post reach in the last week. Henry Morton Stanley School of Christian Journalism had over 8,000 reach, the Idop-Africa page and Young Reformers Out to Change the World are also reaching a surprising amount of people all over the world.
Jehovah’s Witness Outreach
As Jehovah’s Witnesses from throughout South Africa filled Cape Town stadium for their annual congress, Hunter designed a new evangelistic tract: When Did Jesus Become God? for our missionaries to distribute during our outreach at this stadium. Many interesting and some volatile discussions ensued! Some JW’s tore up our tracts and actually snatched them out of the hands of other JW’s who were trying to read them. However, a number of good contacts and conversations ensued with follow up of those interested. You can view, or download and print many of our evangelistic and discipleship tracts which have been uploaded on our www.livingstonefellowship.co.za website.
Biblical Exposition Workshop
Please pray for our upcoming Biblical Exposition Workshop, 24 November. As part of our Back to the Bible Reformation 500 movement, three of the authors of our Biblical Preaching Handbook will be conducting a Biblical Exposition workshop to pastors, evangelists and chaplains in Cape Town. Those outside Cape Town can join us via livestreaming.
Understanding the Present Crisis in South Africa Seminar
This coming weekend, I will be in the Transvaal conducting an Understanding the Present Crisis in South Africa seminar in Randburg, at the Petra Family Church. You can view the programme and details on how to register and participate, if you are in the area, by clicking on the event, on our www.christianaction.co.za website under events.
Writing and Printing Projects
We are working to complete a number of writing and printing projects before the end of this year, including the Afrikaans translations: Sketse Uit Die Suid Afrikaanse Geskiedenis, Praktiese Disiepelskap, Under Fire in South Africa and New Testament Survey.
New Audio Visual Resources
By God's grace, we have completed a series of new audio visual boxsets, including the Biblical Preaching and Discernment Workshop, which includes: 4 discs: One MP3 Audio disc with 14 lectures, 2 video DVDs containing 4 lectures and a Data DVD, containing 4 screen captures, 88 Puritan sermons, 5 books in PDF, 13 lecture notes, 8 PowerPoint presentations and 12 short films. The Spiritual Warfare Workshop Audio and Data boxset will also be available soon, as will The Ark and Flood Audio and Data boxset.
Understanding the Times and Making Disciples of All Nations
Please pray for our upcoming Biblical Worldview Summit, (4-9 January 2019) and Great Commission Course (4-23 January 2019). If you, or anyone else you know, would like to attend, please see the details of the camp and course on www.FrontlineMissionSA.org under Events. Donations to assist with costs for others to attend, as we need to sponsor many participants, would be welcome.
From the Frontline
Please be sure to listen to our regular From the Frontline podcasts, which are uploaded every Tuesday night and include up-to-date Report Backs from Frontline Missionaries and commentary on current events and challenges.
Thank you for all your prayers, encouragement and support, without which none of our ministries would be possible.
May the Lord continue to be your joy and strength.
Yours for the fulfillment of the Great Commission
Dr. Peter Hammond
P.O. Box 74 Newlands 7725
Cape Town South Africa
Recent Prayer and Praise Updates:
Missions to Mpumalanga
Winning Africa for Christ
Ministry, Manuals and Missions
South African Mission
Bibles Bless the Nuba Mountains
Mission to Australia
Every Knee Shall Bow and Every Tongue Confess
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