Leaving on a Jet Plane
Our little family of four will board the first of three airplanes tonight (the 23rd), and we will land in Phoenix on the 24th of October! We’ll be in the States until the 29th of December. We are so excited to visit Arizona for two months and share about the Ministry the LORD has allowed us to be a part of for the last 20 months in Africa.
If you’re able, please join us to hear Hunter share a message and report-back on our ministry:
November 24, 6PM
First Baptist Church of Tempe
4525 S McClintock Dr,
Tempe, AZ 85282
We'll keep you updated as more public meetings are arranged. We'd love to see you if you're in town! If you are interested in getting together with us or arranging a meeting with your church or small group, please e-mail me: Hunter.Combs89@gmail.com
Minutes in Muslim Ministry
(PLEASE DO NOT SHARE)
You may have noticed that I do not share very openly about our ministry with Muslims in Cape Town. Although Cape Town is a very open area to share the Gospel in, making our outreaches to Muslims public would cause our ministry to Muslims to be less effective. Our Muslim friends might distance themselves, under inevitable peer pressure and threats.
Since I was a junior at Southwestern College (Arizona Christian University) nine years ago (2010), I have felt the call of the Lord on my life to give my life to ministry with Muslims. It was not until I was in Seminary five years ago (2014) that I heard about a new day of Pentecost opportunity to reach the nations on our door-step, who are studying here in our universities. So, when our family first landed in Cape Town, I began working fervently to reach Muslims in South Africa for Christ.
We began by doing street evangelism in a strong Muslim neighborhood and visiting mosques on Fridays in order to share the Gospel with those coming out after their prayers. It was an amazing way to be introduced to Islam in South Africa, and we met numerous students from Saudi Arabia and Yemen who were studying English in Cape Town. One day while we were witnessing at the mosque, we made a friend from a closed country. We were able to get together with him over coffee to share more in depth about the Gospel.
Over the last six months we have maintained regular door-to-door ministry in this neighborhood, sharing the Gospel. This has proven to be much more effective and fruitful than street evangelism. We have visited over 30 Muslim homes, sharing the Gospel. By God’s grace we have returned to many families who the Lord has given us opportunities to share Christ with.
We have also been going on regular outreaches to the University of Cape Town (UCT) to share the Gospel with students. It was at UCT that I first met a local Muslim student who was knowledgeable about Islam, friendly, and was willing to get together for discussions with me. We have stayed in touch and have developed a friendship over our conversations about Islam and Christianity. Last time I met with him, I presented the facts to him about the Quran having been changed. Please pray that the Lord continues allowing this friendship to grow and that Christ would open his eyes to the Gospel. I look forward to the next time I have the opportunity to meet with him.
Another Muslim student from UCT approached me during a welcome week outreach and began evangelizing me, from there we exchanged numbers and have continued growing our friendship. A highlight from one of our conversations with him was when I gave him a Bible as I sat across from him in a coffee shop, and I was able to walk him through the Gospel of John and show him who Jesus is. He was underlining verses throughout John’s Gospel as I showed him that Jesus stated clearly that He is God.
I’ve been so thankful for the many doors the Lord has opened for ministry to Muslims here, and I am looking forward to all the Lord has in store for the future.
Friends from Across the Border
We were recently blessed to have a visit from a familiar face. You may remember me mentioning our friend Isak (from Mozambique) who joined me at Back to the Bible Mission earlier this year. He came to visit our ministry for two and a half weeks. The time went by fast, but it was refreshing and encouraging having him with us for fellowship, hikes, discussions, and outreaches. Both of our boys are very fond of him and took full advantage of his attention whenever they saw him. We’re thankful for brothers in Christ, like Isak!
A New Year and a New Beginning
After two months of ministry and fellowship in the States, we are looking forward to our return to South Africa at the end of the year. At the start of 2020, we’ll be welcoming a new group of students to train as future missionaries during the Biblical Worldview Summit and Great Commission Course. We praise God that He allows us to be a part of the expansion of His Kingdom! My friend and fellow missionary, Abrie, and I will be working alongside one another in running both the camp and course. John has been responsible for much of this in years gone by, so it will be a new and exciting challenge to keep things running smoothly without him.
We are so thankful for your continued prayers, love, and support! May the Lord continue to be your strength and joy! For those of you in Arizona, we look forward to seeing you soon!
With love in Christ,
Hunter, Andrea, Jeremy, and Joshua
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