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“Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:37-39
Tragedy at Newlands Dam
At 3:16pm on Sunday, 14 January 2018, American Missionary volunteer, Michiah Lancaster, drowned in Newlands Dam, Cape Town, South Africa.
Greetings in the precious Name of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.
“For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.”
2 Corinthians 10:3-4
Revolutionary Upheavals in Zimbabwe
The most dramatic event of the last month was the massive nationwide protest against Marxist tyrant Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe. This culminated in the military action which compelled the oldest and longest running dictator still in power in the world, Robert Mugabe, to finally give in to decades of protest and pressure to give up his despotic misrule. Parliament was the scene of unprecedented jubilation as the house erupted in cheers, singing, dancing, clapping and celebrations with members of parliament, leaping up, jumping on tables and flinging their arms high about their heads, shouting with joy and exuberance. The electric atmosphere throughout the country saw many hundreds of thousands pouring into the streets to cheer, shout, dance and sing at the news.
A Tale of Two Conferences
The Father of modern Missions, William Carey, was a man ahead of his time. In 1810, he proposed a World Missions Conference and he suggested Cape Town as the ideal venue! It was 100 years later, in 1910, that the first World Missions Conference was held, in Edinburgh. Two hundred years after William Carey had proposed it, Cape Town hosted the Third Lausanne Conference on World Evangelism, October 2010.
By God's grace, the Livingstone Fellowship Reformation 500 Hymn Book is now available from Christian Liberty Books.
The Highest Praise
Congregational singing remains one of Martin Luther’s most enduring legacies. “Next to the Word of God, music deserves the highest praise,” wrote Luther. “…I would gladly see all art, especially music, in the service of Him who has given and created them.”
Today marks the 76th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbour.
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More Powerful than Bombs and Torpedoes
Mitsuo Fuchida (1902-1976) is best known for leading the devastating air attack on Pearl Harbour, 7 December 1941. After the war, Fuchida became a Christian Evangelist, who conducted Evangelistic outreaches throughout Japan, the United States and Europe.
In Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare, parliament was the scene of unprecedented jubilation as the Speaker of the House read Robert Mugabe’s resignation letter. The House erupted in cheers, singing, dancing, clapping and celebrations – with Members of the Parliament leaping up, jumping on their chairs and tables, flinging their arms high above their heads, shouting with joy and exuberance.
Education and Evangelism
This Reformation 500 Mission to Europe was several years in planning and preparation. With 31 October 2017 marking the 500th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther nailing The 95 Theses to the door of the Schlosskirche (Castle Church) in Wittenberg, this was a monumentally important historic milestone that needed to be used for education, evangelism and emphasizing the life-transforming doctrines that made the Reformation of the 16th century the greatest Revival of Faith and freedom in history.