We praise God for His blessings and protection during a tremendous month of ministry. October has been packed with prayer, productivity and power.
The Crusades and Jihad
Maranatha Christian Fellowship again organized a series of public meetings for me in three universities in Minnesota, this time on The Crusades and Jihad. Previously I’d been invited to speak at the universities in Minnesota on Sudan, and on Slavery – The Rest of The Story. These presentations had engendered a lot of controversy and attention, particularly from Muslim students. This year’s university meetings on The Crusades and Jihad received even more opposition from Muslim and Atheist students. (The full presentation, with PowerPoint, is available on audio and data CDs along with the question and answer sessions on separate CDs from Frontline Fellowship).
Minstering to Muslims
The first meeting at Minnesota State University in Mankato was packed out, with standing room only, and with people sitting on the floor. Many Muslims came and participated in the question and answer session afterwards. The discussion time was lively, often highly emotional and volatile. Students who identified themselves as from Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Pakistan, Iran, Syria and Sudan participated in the often tumultuous discussion time.
BIBLICAL WORDVIEW SEMINAR IN A CONVERTED HINDU TEMPLE
By God’s Grace, our mission to KwaZulu was packed and productive. Taryn Hodgson, the Co-ordinator of Africa Christian Action, and I were invited to conduct a Biblical Worldview Seminar for Indian Christians in a converted Hindu temple in Chatsworth. Nearly a hundred Christians participated in this day-long seminar which included lectures on: A World War of Worldviews; The Fight For Life; Humanism is Self-destructive; God’s Law or Chaos; God and Government; A Christian Action Workshop and an Evangelism Workshop.
Some participants drove from far away, including three ladies from Richards Bay. Many of the participants are already planning to conduct Life-Chains in their area for 7 October. The discussion times were vigorous and discussion groups reported back on practical programmes for action. Many books and CDs were sold and large quantities of Christian literature taken for distribution to the various churches represented.
What is working effectively in your area of ministry?
Our leadership training programmes, particularly the Great Commission Course and Biblical Worldview Seminars are working well.
The literature production and distribution is greatly appreciated and in high demand. Books that have been specifically produced to assist with the leadership training courses have been particularly effective. This includes: The Greatest Century of Reformation, the Discipleship Handbook, Biblical Principles for Africa, Slavery, Terrorism and Islam, The Greatest Century of Reformation. In Africa books get read and then sold – this means each book reaches more people. Combining Bibles, books and bikes is helping to put wheels under the Word and multiplying ministers effectiveness.
“Intense, practical, mind-stretching and mind-renewing!”
“An amazing experience - the best camp I’ve ever been to.”
“Fantastic! Really pushes you to move outside comfort zones! Learnt and grew a lot! Loved the physical side.”
Those were some of the written responses from participants of our 3-week Great Commission Course in Cape Town. In many ways this was one of the most difficult and complicated courses we’ve ever hosted.
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