“And how are they to believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!”
During April and May, I had the privilege of being involved in children's ministry with children in the poor community of Delft South. The church started youth meetings on Fridays to try and keep the children off the streets where crime, violence and drug abuse reigns. When I started to give Bible lessons to the children to teach them some good principles, I soon found that their knowledge of God was basically non-existent.
“’For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways,’ says the LORD.”; Isaiah 55:8
When we left Cape Town, we were fully loaded with over 2.5 tonnes of Bibles, books, and boxes of literature. Trailer and truck were as packed as full as possible. Some of the material for distribution was even invading the cab! Having handled almost every single box, bag, and parcel personally, I was looking forward to each meeting that we were going to have, because we would be able to bless these ministries or local schools, and individuals with this material.
More Blessed to Give than to ReceiveMaking sure you have all the Bibles, Sunday School materials, and audio visuals that you will be needing is a challenge. Making sure each of the individual boxes and books get to the right destinations is a hurdle and a half. For the whole month of June, I was put in charge of distributing the material. It was both a stressful and rewarding job. Every time I was told to get this or that box from the trailer I could not have been happier. The phrase, it is more blessed to give than to receive, kept ringing true. It was a real blessing to give to different teachers, pastors, missionaries, and lecturers their allocated amounts. Even small amounts, like 4-5 books with a few audio visuals, were gladly handed over to people who would use the material for the ministry.
“Let everything that has breath praise the Lord” Psalm 150:6
South Africa for Christ
With over 5000km travelled, our South Africa mission team has arrived back safely. God very graciously gave us the opportunities to preach and teach in churches, schools, mission stations, Bible colleges, and even a soccer stadium! Although I spend most of my time either ministering in Cape Town or across the South African border, I was greatly encouraged by the amount of opportunities there are to feed people the Word of God within South Africa.