Back to the Bible Mission
By God's grace I have returned from a Mission to Mpumalanga. For over 15 years I have been a regular guest lecturer of Back to the Bible Mission, presenting weeks of lectures on Missiology and Church History to students from over 20 countries across Africa. As one approaches Back to the Bible Mission, the large white Cross dominates the Valley and, lit up at night, can be seen from a great distance. The huge white Cross is symbolic of the Christian witness and Missionary vision which radiates out from this strategic Leadership Training Mission. Each week day morning at Back to the Bible Mission begins with the bell being rung at 6am. Devotions at the top of the hill, at the auditorium, involves all students, faculty and staff. As the principal, Professor Shai Mulder, regularly reminds us: “Your walk with God is even more important than your work for God.” Each morning the students and staff share prayer requests and praise items, with Scripture memory verses and focus on a different country from Operation World for intercession. Back to the Bible Mission is truly “a house of prayer for all nations.” The vision of Africa for Christ is reinforced in many pictures and posters. See the video 30 Years of Back to the Bible Mission: https://vimeo.com/628904506
The Great Commission is our Supreme Ambition
During this latest mission, I lectured on Missions in the Old Testament, Missions in the Book of Acts, Early Missionaries and Church Fathers in North Africa, Culture and Christianity, Cross-cultural Communication, What does it Take to be a Missionary, Motives for Missions, Recognising False Calls and Wrong Motives, the Greatness of the Great Commission, the Challenge of the Greatest Century of Missions, Examples of Excellence in Missions, Why the Greatest Missionary is the Bible, 9 Ways of Going and Making Disciples of All Nations. I also presented sermons on Marvellous Mothers with a Mission, Your Character Determines Your Competence and Do You Have What it Takes to Persevere? (Our IT department will be uploading audios and videos of these presentations on the www.FrontlineMissionSA.org website in the next weeks.)
Body, Mind and Spirit
I was also invited to give presentations to the Student Council and to the staff of the college. On Wednesday afternoon, I conducted Physical Training and practicals with the students and staff. Question and Answer sessions with eager students went on for many hours and sometimes late into the night. The programme also included an evening of missionary focus on Sudan and a day of prayer and fasting for everyone at the college.
The Greatest Century of Missions
As part of our Libraries for Pastors programme, I was able to provide each student, of all three years, with their own copy of The Greatest Century of Missions book as inspiring examples of excellence.
Missions to KwaZulu-Natal and Mozambique
Please pray for me as I am now involved in another mission to KwaZulu Natal. And please also pray for our team in Mozambique. “Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the Word of the Lord may run swiftly and be glorified, just as it is with you and that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men; for not all have Faith.” 2 Thessalonians 3:1-2
For the latest Frontline Special 40 Years Thanksgiving Newsletter online, Click here . Please view online, print out and share digitally with others concerned for the Persecuted Church in Africa and the fulfilment of the Great Commission of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Dr. Peter Hammond | Director
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