PRAYER AND PRAISE UPDATE - Literature, Leadership Training and Love in Action - Let the Whole World Hear His Word
Serving the Persecuted
For over 40 years, Frontline Fellowship has been mobilising prayer and action on behalf of the persecuted church. In the last month we responded to a series of invitations to speak at public meetings, took part in numerous radio and TV broadcasts worldwide and sent out a series of Emails to mobilise prayer and action for Christians suffering persecution. Sunday, 13 November was International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted. Many visited our www.idop-africa.org website for resources to mobilise prayer and action on behalf of those suffering for Christ. Click here for a 3-minute video: Remember the Persecuted. You can listen to some of the From the Frontline podcasts Learning from the Persecuted, Ministering to the Persecuted and The Real Story of Persecuted People. "And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; or if one member is honoured, all the members rejoice with it. Now you are the Body of Christ and members individually." 1 Corinthians 12:26-27
Great Commission Course
Our intensive three-week Great Commission Course included pastors and teachers from America, Zambia and Zimbabwe and participants from all over South Africa, including one young man who cycled over 860 km from the Orange Free State to come to this missionary training programme. The GCC 2022 included daily PT, regular hikes and mountain climbing, studying examples of excellence from Missions history, especially from the Greatest Century of Missions, studies in missionary models seen in the Book of Acts, the Way of the Master 8 part Basic Training Course in Evangelism, Evangelism Explosion training, the full Call for Discernment Seminar by Justin Peters, Muslim Evangelism, understanding Animism and Hinduism, day trips to historic sites, such as the Huguenot Museum and Monument in Franschhoek, Salem Biblical Garden, near Wellington, Eagle Encounter, Cheetah Outreach and visits to Missions and a work party at a rural mission station, outreaches as far afield as Franschhoek, Klipheuwel, Mannenberg and Bo-Kaap, one on one personal Evangelism on the streets, mass literature distribution, door-to-door ministry, Sunday church services, assignments, exams and numerous practicals. Despite cold and wet weather the participants persevered, keeping steadfast and focused as we seek to be faithful to the Lord, to His Word and to His work. Several of our participants had the joy of praying with people on the street and counselling them to salvation in Christ. After the last night when we climbed Table Mountain, I spent the rest of Tuesday night into the early hours of the morning marking the many exams and assignments so that, at the conclusion on Wednesday afternoon, everyone could receive their certificates and marked exams and assignments before departing. “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of truth.” Isaiah 52:7
By God's grace, I safely returned from a series of missions to Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal. During this time I had the privilege of ministering at KwaSizabantu Mission at both morning and evening services in the auditorium and at the Cedar International Academy teacher training Chapel. I was able to visit and pray with the Founder of KwaSizabantu, Rev Erlo Stegen, spending hours with him, reminiscing, discussing Heaven, reading the Scriptures and singing joyful hymns. Uncle Erlo has been one of our very best friends, mentors, inspiration and example of excellence. He is also an Honorary member of the Board of Frontline Fellowship.
For your edification, inspiration and for intercession, here is a small selection of remarkable, written responses that we have received by mail, e-mail or comments on our websites, from friends and supporters and from the field, in the last two 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, change hearts, transform lives and disciple nations:
Thanksgiving for 40 years of God's Grace and Guidance, Provision and Protection
As Frontline Fellowship celebrates 40 years of God's grace and guidance, provision and protection, we want to recognise those who sacrificed for, served and stood by this mission. The prayer warriors, supporters, volunteers, co-workers, interns and missionaries who went above and beyond the call of duty, whose labour of love has edified and empowered God's people as we strive to seek first God's Kingdom and His righteousness, making disciples and teaching obedience to all things that the Lord has commanded. Those who had the stamina to remain steadfast and persevere against all odds will be rewarded by the Lord of the Harvest. "Give thanks to the Lord, call on His Name; make known among the nations what He has done... Give thanks to the Lord for He is good; His love endures forever." 1 Chronicles 16:8,34
Momentous Missionary Milestones
To mark this momentous missionary milestone, I was interviewed by Loving Life TV on the 45th anniversary of my conversion and 40th anniversary of the launch of Frontline Fellowship's first cross-border mission into war-torn, communist Mozambique. You can view the programme here.
Africa Overland Mission to Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique
We praise God for the safe return of our Africa Overland Mission team from a four-month mission across Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique. Despite tremendous logistical challenges and illness, including malaria and bilharzia, our mission team succeeded in delivering and distributing over 2 1/2 tons of Bibles and books and conducting over a hundred meetings, including Leadership training courses, seminars, conferences, services, school assemblies and outreaches. Despite delays, disruptions and bureaucratic obstacle courses, our mission team succeeded in delivering desperately needed supplies and Scriptural resources to pastors, missionaries and evangelists. They conducted Biblical Exposition workshops, seminars and conferences, meeting with pastors and chiefs who testified that they were first discipled by Frontline Fellowship mission teams back in the 1980’s and 90’s. “Preach the Word! Be ready in season and out of season, convince, rebuke, exhort with all long-suffering and teaching.” 2 Timothy 4:2
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“Those who sow in tears shall reap in joy. He who continually goes forth weeping, bearing seed for sowing, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.” Psalm 126:5-6
Conscience Captive to the Word of God Reformation 500
This year, to mark the 500th anniversary of Professor Martin Luther’s courageous stand before the emperor, 18th April 1521, we organised and hosted the Reformation 500 Conscience Captive to the Word of God Conference. Conscience Captive to the Word of God was a theme throughout the year for many services, seminars, radio and TV programmes. You can view the presentations here. You can read the Cape Town Declaration – Steadfast in the Storm here. “Contend earnestly for the Faith which was once for all delivered to the saints.” Jude 3
Mission to Zambia
Despite delays, disruptions, bureaucratic obstacle courses and logistical challenges, our mission team succeeded in delivering desperately needed supplies and Scriptural resources to pastors, missionaries and evangelists in Zambia. They conducted Biblical Exposition workshops, seminars and conferences in North-West Zambia, meeting with pastors and chiefs, who testified that they were discipled by Frontline Fellowship mission teams back in the 1980’s and 90’s.
Bibles for Africa
By God’s grace, through designated support, our team was able to purchase over $3000 worth of Bibles in indigenous languages, particularly in Chichewa and Bemba. These were greatly appreciated and received with much rejoicing.
Our team was also able to visit and see the development in Covenant College, which Frontline Fellowship established over 20 years ago.
Evangelism and Discipleship
While Daniel and Judah have been busy with Leadership Training and Church services, Alieska and Amieke have been conducting children’s ministries, school outreaches, women’s meetings and outreaches in the market places.
Great Commission Course 2021
By God’s grace and despite the disruptions caused by the ANC government imposing a level 4 lockdown on the country, we have completed a successful three-week Great Commission Course. We were just three days into the Course when the Level 4 Lockdown was declared, making many of the scheduled day trips and services in different Churches difficult and in some cases impossible. We had to be very adaptable to rearrange our program and schedule new aspects of the GCC.
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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.
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