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WCBI Graduates in the Muslim Middle East
This week marks an important milestone as one of our satellite schools for William Carey Bible Institute (WCBI), in a country in North Africa, holds its first Graduation service for WCBI students in this Arabic-speaking, Muslim country. WCBI was founded to provide free Tertiary Education for Christians in Restricted Access Areas. It has since expanded wider to Home Educators and Missionaries worldwide. However, these six graduates of WCBI in the Muslim Middle East mark an important milestone in the development of our distance-learning programme of www.WilliamCareyBI.com.
30 Years of Biblical Worldview Summits
Since 1991, we have been conducting Biblical Worldview Summits. This year, 2021, marks the 30th anniversary of the launch of our first BWS, which was held at Glenvar Bible College in Constantia.
In the last three decades, participants have travelled through to our Biblical Worldview Summits (BWS) in Cape Town from as far afield as Australia, Botswana, Canada, the Congo, England, Germany, Ghana, Ireland, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Russia, Scotland, Sudan, Switzerland, Uganda, the United States of America, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The enthusiastic response of those who have participated in these life-changing courses have encouraged us to continue refining and updating the BWS as a Christian Leadership Training Course, designed to encourage, equip and empower believers to apply Biblical principles to every area of life.
Solid Spiritual Foundation
Our good friend and Board Member, Dr. James Kennedy, declared: “The Summit provides a solid spiritual foundation to help keep your child’s faith secure in the storms of godlessness and unbelief confronting him.”
As I was packing for the journey to Pretoria to conduct a Biblical Worldview Seminar, Lenora was preparing to be checked into hospital for a complex hip replacement surgery. This was just the latest in a 10-year battle against cancer. A PET scan and an MRI revealed that the whole of Lenora’s right hip was riddled with cancer and surgery was scheduled. Lenora’s primary concern was that this would prevent her from participating in Dragon boating and Choir! Every year this time, Lenora’s choir would be involved in Carols by Candlelight and Handel’s Messiah concerts. Lenora has not relished hanging up her paddle for the month of December and having to take up crutches instead. Yet, it is extraordinary what she has been able to organise and co-ordinate even from her hospital bed through her smartphone! I remain determined not to acquire any smartphone, content to leave those technological gadgets to my wife and children to master. Books, libraries, research, printing and publishing projects still remain my weapons of choice in the world war of worldviews
THANK YOU very much for all your prayers, encouragement and support. Your practical participation, generous support and fervent prayers are essential for CHRISTIAN ACTION. We wish all our friends, intercessors and supporters a Christ-centred Christmas.
CHRISTIANS CAN ABOLISH ABORTION
“Oh, Thank You! Amen!” R.E. – S.A.
WOMEN’S DAY OUTREACHES IN CAPE TOWN
“Thank you for your enclosed email and the information contained therein. Wishing you success with your outreach programmes. Be assured of our supporting prayers.” .J.L.K
Serving the Persecuted
Churches worldwide were mobilised to Remember the Persecuted and observe the second Sunday of November as International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted. You can view articles, PowerPoint presentations, videos and other resources on www.idop-africa.org to inform, inspire and involve your friends, family, congregation and community to learn from the persecuted, pray the Psalms of Justice and serve those who are suffering for the Saviour. You can view our Missions to the Nuba Mountains of Sudan film in English, French, or German. The website: www.idop-africa.org has updates on the persecuted, country reports and audio visual resources available. You can also view our latest PowerPoint presentation, Remember the Persecuted, or as a video.
Despite Lockdown restrictions, our Mission has continued to be productive and innovative in making the most of difficult circumstances, to seek first God’s Kingdom, making disciples and teaching obedience to all things that the Lord has commanded.
Back to the Bible Biblical Interpretation Course
Hunter is hosting a series of Biblical Interpretation Workshops at our Mission House with a dedicated group of pastors, teachers and Evangelists, who are completing homework assignments and being equipped with basic tools for rightly interpreting the Scriptures, understanding the historical back ground, the importance of context and how to compile exegetical sermons. “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the Word of Truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15
Sudan for Christ
In the last month we have published articles on Floods in Sudan; Promising Prospects for Peace in Sudan and Priority Projects for Prayer and Action. Large quantities of Bibles, Study Bibles and Christian textbooks have been prepositioned for our next mission into Sudan. Dramatic developments have been taking place with the transitional government abolishing the Sharia laws against apostacy and blasphemy, which have often been used to persecute Christians. There are promising developments towards religious freedom in Sudan! It remains to be seen how consistently this will be applied, but there is widespread hope and excitement that the culminative prayers of many Christians over decades are being answered at this time. “…Cush will submit herself to God.” Psalm 68:31
For your edification, inspiration and for intercession, here is a small selection of remarkable, written responses that we have received by mail, or e-mail, from friends and supporters and from the field, in the past months. Please continue to lift up these people and countries in prayer. Please continue to intercede that our publications, outreaches, workshops, broadcasts and courses may continue to renew minds, transform lives, change hearts and disciple nations:
Sudan's Former Dictator Omar Al-Bashir Goes on Trial
“Thanks for keeping us in the U.S. informed on what is going on in Africa. Your news and ministry articles are very helpful in this regard. Much appreciated.” R., U.S.A.
“Indeed, our God blesses and never fails. Thank you so much.” J.G.
Bibles for Africa
We praise God for the successful distribution of almost a thousand Bibles and New Testaments in eight indigenous African languages distributed to pastors, principals, Evangelists and missionaries in Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, across South Africa and in South Sudan.
“The Lord gave the Word; great was the company of those who proclaimed it.” Psalm 68:11
To bypass the Lockdown travel restrictions, we contacted Bible Societies throughout Africa to enquire about the availability of supplies and then co-ordinated with trusted pastors, missionaries, Evangelists, colleges and schools with regard to their needs, distribution strategy and language preferences. Then in accordance with designated funds made available by special projects sponsors, we were able to place orders for the required Bibles in indigenous African languages with six different Bible Societies.
“So, then Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God.” Romans 10:17
“The Lord gave the Word; great was the company of those who proclaimed it:” Psalm 68:11
New Bibles for Africa Video
On my first cross-border Mission to Mozambique, 1982, I was told: “The missionaries taught us how to read. But it was the communists who gave us something to read.” This shocking statement inspired me to give highest priority to providing Gospel booklets, New Testaments, Bibles and discipleship materials throughout Africa. It led me to approach authors and publishers to ask for donations of any damaged, or shop-soiled books, or those with binding problems, that they should rather donate these to our Literatur4Africa ministry. Initially, we received parcels, then mail sacks and for the last 18 years, container shipments of tonnes of Bibles and books to carefully, prayerfully and strategically distribute to those who would most appreciate, best use and apply these strategic Scriptural resources. Now Ndumiso has completed a 15-minute video documentary: Bibles for Africa. This will give you an overview and insights into some of what is involved in this far-reaching literature ministry. Please view it and share it with friends and family. If possible, screen it to your Sunday school or Bible study groups.
“And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of Faith.” Galatians 6:9-10
Mobilise Prayer for the Muslim World
Today marks the start of Ramadan, the Islamic prayer month, normally characterised by communal prayers and sprawling night time meals breaking each day’s dawn to dusk fast. However, this year, with nearly all of the worlds’ two billion Muslims under some form of lockdown, authorities in Saudi Arabia, Egypt and elsewhere in the Muslim world have closed mosques and limited meals to homes, banning large gatherings. This is a good time to initiate focused prayer for Muslims. Click here for the Prayer Guide. Please join us in praying for the Muslim world. You can find a PDF poster designed by Frontline: Pray for the Muslim World on our www.FrontlineMissionSA.org website, to view, share, download, or print out. We are joining with other missions to the Muslim world in mobilising 30 days of focused prayer, for the Lord to do a mighty work in the hearts of Muslims worldwide. You will find articles, audios, videos and links on our www.FrontlineMissionSA.org website and on our Frontline Fellowship and Muslim Evangelism Facebook pages, to help you mobilise informed and strategic prayer for Christian communities and missionaries in the Muslim Middle East, particularly in North Africa. “Those who dwell in the wilderness will bow before Him and His enemies will lick the dust… all kings shall fall down before Him; all nations shall serve Him.” Psalm 72:9-11
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