NEWS UPDATES FROM THE FRONTLINE
The latest Frontline Fellowship News is now available online. It includes:
BIBLES and BOOKS to SUDAN with LOVE;
SUDAN in CRISIS at a CROSSROADS;
MUGABE’S Zimbabwe LEGACY;
Teaching in Remote and Restricted Access Areas;
South Africa Mission;
Prayer poster for the Nuba Mountains of Sudan.
Missions in the Mall
We praise God for another successful series of Missions in the Malls. Approximately 30 volunteers and mission workers were mobilised to distribute over 3,000 leaflets and a thousand balloons with Scripture messages on them, in three different shopping malls around the Cape Peninsula on National Womens Day, Friday 9 August. We have been conducting these Missions in the Malls every year since 1995. We read in Acts 17:16-17, that the Apostle Paul was greatly distressed to see that Athens was full of idols, so he reasoned in the market place day by day, with those that happened to be there. “Does not wisdom cry out and understanding lift up her voice? She takes her stand on the top of the high hill, beside the way, where the paths meet. She cries out by the gates, at the entry of the city, at the entrance of the doors.” Proverbs 8:1-3
Way of the Master and Evangelism Explosion
We had interesting conversations with passers-by, including some identifying themselves as ex-gangsters, a person who worked for the United Nations, Muslims, New Agers, Atheists and Agnostics. As always, we found Way of the Master tracts great conversation starters and points of contact to engage in evangelistic conversations. We had many opportunities to follow Evangelism Explosion questions and lead people through the Ten Commandments to show them their need of Salvation through Christ alone. Some people asked us to pray with them in the Mall. A number of people, including teachers, requested quantities of our leaflets to distribute to their school, friends and family. We distributed The Biggest Question DVDs to those we counselled. Our team at Parow Shopping Centre actually ran out of DVDS.
Stop the Traffick
In preparation for our National Women’s Day outreaches in the Malls, we screened Trade of Innocents and produced the video Slavery Today – Setting the Captives Free, which can be viewed online, or listened to as an audio. Emma Vaughan-Jones wrote an article: Atrocities of Modern Slavery. You can hear an interview with her on this, on From the Frontline.
Childrens Ministry Leadership Summit
On 16-17 August, we participated in the Childrens Ministry Leadership Summit at the Global School of Theology in Killarney. Our Literature4Africa ministry distributed about a tonne of Sunday School materials, Bible Study materials, New Testaments, Bibles, Gospel booklets, posters, audio visuals and Christian books to over 100 Sunday school teachers and pastors who participated in the event. I was invited to give a presentation on the Biblical Worldview and fielded numerous questions during the Question and Answer and later, Panel Discussion times. There was much discussion and many expressed their gratitude for both the presentation and the resources to enrich their ministries. The video and audio of my presentation are available on the www.FrontlineMissionSA.org website Video Gallery and on Sermon Audio page: Biblical Worldview.
Responding to the Crisis in Sudan
The dramatic developments in Sudan have been dealt with in our Sudan in Crisis at a Crossroads article and on our From the Frontline podcast – Episode 81 – Understanding the Crisis in Sudan. Please continue to pray for the impact of the over 120,000 Bibles and books which we delivered and distributed in the Nuba Mountains in Sudan earlier this year. Please also pray for the resources necessary for our next Bibles and Christian textbooks printing project for delivery into Sudan next year. Because of the tremendous logistical challenges and distances involved, it is vital for the printing process to be completed before the end of this year. These Bibles for Sudan and Textbooks for Teachers projects are entirely dependent on designated giving from those who share in the vision of fulfilling the Great Commission in Sudan.
William Carey Bible Institute
We praise God for the dramatic growth of our WCBI online Leadership Training programme, which now offers 27 courses, completely free. Our Faculty includes: Dr. Al Baker of the Reformed Evangelistic Fellowship; Ray Comfort of Way of the Master; Colonel John Eidsmoe; Dr. Robert Fugate; Rev. Walter Gschwandtner of Life Challenge Africa; Dr. Philip Kayser of Biblical Blueprints; Professor Shai Mulder of Back to the Bible Mission; Gerhard Nehls, the Founder of Life Challenge Africa; Dr. David Noebel, the Founder of Summit Ministries; Rev. Erlo Stegen of KwaSizabantu Mission and Creation Scientist, Dr. Philip Stott, in addition to our own missionaries.
Visit www.WilliamCareyBI.com to see the incredible treasure trove of books, audio lectures and video presentations, web links, practical assignments and exams available on: Old Testament Survey, New Testament Survey, Discipleship, Evangelism, Biblical Worldview, The Great Commission, Biblical Law, God and Government, Reformation Studies, World History, Church History, Missions History, Ministering to the Persecuted, Apologetics, Muslim Evangelism, Child Evangelism, Conflict Resolution, Eschatology, Biblical Preaching, Creation Science, Discernment, Spiritual Warfare, Leadership, Christian Action, Security and Survival, Christian Journalism and Revival.
William Carey Bible Institute is a Reformed, Evangelistic, Biblical and practical Leadership Training programme, particularly focused on providing Christians in remote and Restricted Access Areas free access to essential textbooks, lecture notes, audio and video lectures, to equip and empower them to be more effective in the fulfilment of the Great Commission. WCBI does not charge students, but depends upon the freewill offerings of God's people to provide this service to Christians worldwide, especially focused on Africa.
Serving the Suffering in Zimbabwe
The announcement of the death of long-time dictator of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe and the bizarre praises heaped on this war criminal and persecutor, necessitated us to inject some Christian integrity and Biblical balance by speaking up for the many Christian victims who died in Zimbabwe under his oppression and for those who continue to suffer under the Marxist ZANU regime. You can read our article on Mugabe’s Legacy in the Light of Eternity on our www.FrontlineMissionSA.org website and listen to our From the Frontline podcast as we respond to the incredibly dishonest and hypocritical statements being made by fake leaders and fake news worldwide. We have also produced a video: Mugabe’s Legacy – Learning from the History of Zimbabwe.
United Liberty Alliance organised a Self Determination Conference, to which participants flew from as far away as Pretoria, or drove from Mossel Bay and Port Elizabeth, to participate. There were also international participants who participated through Skype. I was asked to address the conference on Successful Secession Movements that I witnessed in Croatia, Slovenia, Slovakia and South Sudan. You can read my articles: Eyewitness to Successful Movements and Secessions in the Bible and in History. This is also available as a video.
Our Mission team was invited to run a Classical Conversations programme for 67 home educated children in Somerset West. Our theme was Missions. It involved action songs, presentations and practicals focused on the Great Commission, the Apostle Paul, Perpetua, Martin Luther and David Livingstone. We were also invited to conduct a Holiday Mission in Parow and we hosted a Classical English Literature and Latin Seminar and Pilgrims Progress Workshop for homeschoolers at our Mission. Last week, I led a group of homeschoolers for a guided tour of Rhodes Cottage in Muizenberg. Please pray for our upcoming programme for Home educators on the Legacy of President Paul Kruger (10 October).
The Fight for Life
We downloaded and screened a preview of the Unplanned film. This was followed up with launching a campaign to bring pressure to bear on Ster Kinekor and Nu Metro (the primary big screen film networks in South Africa) to bring Unplanned to the big screen. We have also conducted radio programmes and remained in contact with the producers of the film. This is a powerful message to encourage and mobilise pro-lifers to speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves. Visit the Unplannedfilm.com website and read my article: An Indictment in Most Churches. You can also listen to a message on this on Sermon Audio: Indictment. Please pray four our upcoming Western Cape Alliance for Life Conference in Cape Town, 5 October and Life Chain, on Sunday, 6 October.
In August, we had the opportunity and challenge of offloading another container of 18 tonnes of Bibles and books in pouring rain and freezing cold. Strikes in the harbour delayed the offloading of our container for over a week and when it was finally delivered, it was in the middle of a rainstorm. Our team had to improvise and set up a tent over the container to enable us to keep the literature dry while offloading in the middle of howling wind and pouring rain. Since then, pastors, teachers and evangelists from far and wide descended on our mission stores to resupply their various ministries, schools and outreaches. We are soon expecting another two container shipments, which are scheduled to arrive on the same day! These logistical challenges keep us on our toes.
Mighty Men’s Camps
Our Literature4Africa ministry was invited to set up literature tables at the Mighty Men’s Camp and the related Women’s Camp, where we distributed over 2 tonnes of literature to enrich and empower their ministries.
Our Mission has actively promoted Home education in Southern Africa since we organised an education conference in Cape Town 1991. Since 1995, our Christian Liberty Books ministry has been importing and producing textbooks and other resources for home educators. The steady growth of home schooling in South Africa is a great encouragement. Every year there are more participants and a steady stream of visitors who come past our display and table. There has been particular interest and appreciation in our history books: The Greatest Century of Reformation; The Greatest Century of Missions, Victorious Christians Who Changed the World; Sketches from South African History (now also translated into Afrikaans) and our Bible Survey books: Old Testament Survey and New Testament Survey.
Back to the Bible Preaching Workshops
This Saturday, 28 September, we will be hosting the latest in our series of Biblical Preaching Workshops on the Gospel of Mark. In our previous workshops this year, we focused on Genesis, Judges and Psalms.
Please pray for our other upcoming events, including Reformation Day, 31 October; Remembrance Day, 3 November; International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church, 10 November; the Biblical Worldview Summit (3-9 January 2020) and the Great Commission Course (3-22 January 2020).
Lenora in Arizona
Please pray for Lenora and her sister Debbie, who are today, at the funeral of Harriett Bathman who passed away 14 September, peacefully in her sleep, at age 88. Harriett Bathman is being buried in the Military cemetery next to her husband, Rev. Bill Bathman, who served in the U.S. Navy and thus was entitled to a Military burial. Lenora has been in Arizona for the last two months assisting her mother, who had been hospitalised. Lenora is also battling her own cancer, third time around, now stage 4 in the bone. You can read a Tribute to Harriett Bathman on our In Memorium page.
We are most grateful for all your prayers, encouragement and support, without which none of our ministries would be possible. Bad times are good for spiritual work. The needs are urgent. We have more invitations for ministry and requests for teams to conduct Leadership Training Courses across Africa than we have resources to respond with. We desperately need more prayer, more missionary volunteers, more vehicles, more resources and more support to adequately respond to the urgent needs and tremendous opportunities before us. Africa for Christ!
May God 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:
Let the Earth Hear His Voice
Bibles and Books to Sudan with Love
Back to the Bible Mpumalanga Mission
God's Word Above All Things
Back to the Bible for Reformation and Revival
Missions to Mpumalanga
Winning Africa for Christ
Ministry, Manuals and Missions
South African Mission
Bibles Bless the Nuba Mountains
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