Lulamile Galoshe – July 2017

Describe how the Church Plant is doing. Is it growing? Any challenges? Any joys? Discouragements?

The work of the church planting is now steady, the numerical growth is not increasing but the focus is more on spiritual growth. It is a challenge for a church in the city not to have musical instruments and becomes a challenge seeing neighbouring churches with a sound of musical instruments. New members constantly visit the neighbouring churches.

Share some PERSONAL and MINISTRY prayer requests:

I need some prayers on numerical growth of the church; many factors influence the numerical growth: the winter season, lacking musical instruments and the fact that this is a newly established ministry.

Share some TESTIMONIES of God’s faithfulness in your PERSONAL and MINISTRY life. ANSWERS to prayer?

The Lord has been faithful in my life, family and in my ministry. I will always give thanks to God for his faithfulness in my life as long as I serve him. On Wednesday, 5 July I was driving with my two older children and an accident happened where a truck and my car had an accident. We really thank God that there were no serious injuries, I was examined and treated for minor injuries at the hospital for a day.

Masibulele Koti – July 2017

Describe how the Church Plant is doing. Is it growing? Any challenges? Any joys? Discouragements?

Yes, the church is growing, I have seen the Lord bringing more young people to the church now and am so happy for that. We got also an  adult person who has come with her children and grandchildren and that is so encouraging. But what is discouraging is that, there are some adults who no longer come to the church because of running away from responsibility. They don’t want to be responsible when it comes to give financially especially when we are having special services such as Good Friday. I never spoke badly to them but they just ran away. But I will keep on encouraging them to come to the church.       

Share some PERSONAL and MINISTRY prayer requests:

My prayer is that, I need God to provide me with full musical instrument. I still need prayer for my marriage and family, I ask God to help me in bringing my wife from Durban and provide her with work on this side.  Please pray for the resources and church growth. I need prayer for my books projects. I need prayer for an amplifier in order to have full musical equipments. I need prayer for boldness of winning more souls for God’s kingdom. I need prayer for financial provision in order to finish paying the car I recently got.        

Share some TESTIMONIES of God’s faithfulness in your PERSONAL and MINISTRY life. ANSWERS to prayer?

I praise God for providing me with a car, there is a car that I am buying which is an old model. The owner of the car has provided me with an easy way to pay instalments. It is an old Corolla model, but it will be of great help for me in order to minister effectively. It is going to be my first car I ever owned. I got it with a cheap price and it only needed a starter, a radiator, a battery and had some problems with wheels but I have already got those things by God’s grace. I praise God for the closed being provided for my child, which I received during this winter. He is so warm now in this cold side of Dordrecht. I thank God for the increased number of members in the church, particularly young people. I praise God for your financial provision and prayers including the tutoring you provider every year and the Bible course from Veritas College. Thank you so much for the efforts you make in order to make sure that the gospel of Christ is preached to the people, may God richly bless you all. I thank God for the support I receive from Africa For Christ, it makes a huge difference in my life and ministry.  THANK YOU SO MUCH.

Phillip Kamela – July 2017

Describe how the Church Plant is doing. Is it growing? Any challenges? Any joys? Discouragements?

Ever since I have moved back to Monyakeng Baptist Church, at first things were not that easy but now we thank the Lord because things are coming together. We do Bible study every thursday ,and youth every friday and preaching on Sunday, the Lord has really been good.all in all I can say that the church is growing and not only numerically but sporotually as well

Share some PERSONAL and MINISTRY prayer requests:

Nothing melts my heart like hearing someone saying to me that they are growing and thankful to the Lord because of my ministry, I get very encouraged when I hear such. This is not because I want appluase from people, it is just because I see where we are going. I have been asking the Lord for a prayer partner, one that we could share real stuff with  and pray together, I would also ask that you pray for me in that regard.

Share some TESTIMONIES of God’s faithfulness in your PERSONAL and MINISTRY life. ANSWERS to prayer?

God answered my prayer in that I have finally registered for my studies with Unisa and finishing that one subject with BTC. Secondly our youth department is at a healthy stage right now and that just melts my heart.

Unathi Mpayipheli – July 2017

Describe how the Church Plant is doing. Is it growing? Any challenges? Any joys? Discouragements?

The church plant is going very well, it is growing and we are expecting great fruits for the years to come. This month we had a revival crusade which I think was very successful at Sikhulu Village, people got saved and repentance. It was so wonderful to have that crusade +-10 people got saved and others were healed by the Lord who had some sicknesses , others were delivered from demonic oppression.

Share some PERSONAL and MINISTRY prayer requests:

My ministry request is for the sustainability of the ministry for the long term growth. My prayer request is we need God to provide us with finances.

Share some TESTIMONIES of God’s faithfulness in your PERSONAL and MINISTRY life. ANSWERS to prayer?

God is so faithful to us as the family. We are coping under challenges. Ministry is growing well, My Testimony I thank God for more opportunity of Theological study I am a graduate now from West Cost Bible College and Seminar. I was graduating on the 30th of June2017. I once had a preyer request of furthering my studies in theology and now I see your prayers answer s from God. am going to show you same pictures of the graduation we had in oder for you to pray for us more and more.

Jabu Dama – July 2017

Describe how the Church Plant is doing. Is it growing? Any challenges? Any joys?

The church is doing great, most of our members were on school holidays and we even had an opportunity to have outdoor evangelism.  We joyful to share the promising working relationship with Blue Water Bay Community Church. After along period of prayer for a such a relationship,  God has made it possible and we are all excited. Our fellowship rotates between areas of Wells and Blue Water Bay and it gives us the opportunity to minister to both communities. 

Share some PERSONAL and MINISTRY prayer requests:

As the church we desire to make this relationship between two church to work for the betterment of the community.  We aim to do more programs that will talk to the needs of comjunity and our members.  Our prayer request is for this relationship to work and for God to give us more ideas to accomplish more.

Share some TESTIMONIES of God’s faithfulness in your PERSONAL and MINISTRY life. ANSWERS to prayer?

As the church, we give God the praise for grace that keeps us united as the church. Thank him for this promising fellowship with the blue water bay church.

God has been faithfull to us as the family and we thank him for that. I’m greatful that God answered my prayer for the job.  It’s not a full time as yet but it’s an answer from God. As pastors of the church we are thankful to God that he has kept us.

Mteteleli Ziqu – July 2017

Describe how the Church Plant is doing. Is it growing? Any challenges? Any joys? Discouragements?

The church is growing spiritually more especially after Good Friday it is doing very well

Share some PERSONAL and MINISTRY prayer requests:

My prayer request is for more people of this village to be saved.

Share some TESTIMONIES of God’s faithfulness in your PERSONAL and MINISTRY life. ANSWERS to prayer?

God is so wonderful! Jesus has saved a man, his son and daughter in-law I prayed for his son who was demon possessed and our God delivered him.

Fungile Langbooi – July 2017

Describe how the Church Plant is doing. Is it growing? Any challenges? Any joys? Discouragements?

The Church plant is going. The Church plant is not growing numerical but spiritually it is. The joys are that everyone is well physically as for the past three months when there were sickness attacks to the van Huysteen family. The discouragements is the area where I minister the language difference.

Share some PERSONAL and MINISTRY prayer requests:

1. My prayer request is for the growth of the fellowship to grow  in numbers  and also for a place to meet as we cannot  meet on Sundays.

2. My personal prayer request is to stay healthy in order for me to share the Gospel to those who do not know the Lord.  Also for open doors when sharing the Gospel

Share some TESTIMONIES of God’s faithfulness in your PERSONAL and MINISTRY life. ANSWERS to prayer?

My personal prayer request is that to stay healthy. One other testimony is that of Mrs van Huysteen’s healthy because of prayers and we thank the prayers of the our prayer partners.

Phakamile Matthew Nomkhonwana – July 2017

Describe your own spiritual and emotional health. Encouraged? Discouraged? Hopeful? Hopeless? Tired?

First let me say thank you for the support  of prayers and every other type of support you are giving us . Spiritual I thank God who help us to stand in times of difficulties, I am strong I can say by the grace of God . and emotionaly I am also doing fine whereas we cannot be perfect emotional, because we are the product of the first Adam but practising the self -control is the most important thing. I am also encouraged by the grace God giving me n the time of prayer ,I have noticed that when we spend time in his present we are energised and revived.           

Describe how the Church Plant is doing. Is it growing? Any challenges? Any joys? Discouragements?

As I said the church is a challenge to grow but  the lord always have his ways of encouraging us. Every time the church is not growing I will always think about helping others in Evangelism. After we are helping others God is always helping us through others. As I said I have jointed Pastor Befile on evangelism in Motherrwell  it was Saturday the 15, it was interesting to meet people with different beliefs but we planted the seed of the word knowing that it will geminate in the right time. 

Share some PERSONAL and MINISTRY prayer requests:

The issue of house meetings, was delayed until August ,we trusting God for other programmes. 

Share some TESTIMONIES of God’s faithfulness in your PERSONAL and MINISTRY life. ANSWERS to prayer?

  Last report I gave the report about the relationship[p started between our church and Rev Dupiesani  ,but now he brought me another relationship with another pastor and his church. We are meeting some of the Sundays to encourage each other. We thank God for these meetings because they are helping us, we trust the lord for this relationship that it will bring much edification to all of us in order to reach the city of KwaNobuhle for Jesus.

I am grateful to God and the people who helps me with every necessary support needed to do the work of the Lord.

Kwena Chipi – July 2017

Church plant
The Church we planted in magana is doing well,the church is growing 46 people in number and seeing that they are also growing spiritual.I was planning to plant another Church this month but because of the challenges we are facing I’m postponing it until we are done with the challenges.

Prayer request

I need wisdom to deal with the challenges we are facing.
Financial breakthrough in the church and my family
That the will of God remain at the end of this challenges.
Pray that God will unite the Church during this period of hard time.

Testimonies
I thank God for reviling to me what the enemy is trying to do in the church and thank him for strength he gave me.

Soweto Matshekethe – July 2017

Describe your own spiritual and emotional health. Encouraged? Discouraged? Hopeful? Hopeless? Tired?

My both spiritual life and emotional health are fine and  the way things are going are encouraging and I am hopeful that things will turn out for the best as time goes on

Describe how the Church Plant is doing. Is it growing? Any challenges? Any joys? Discouragements?

The Church is growing in Slovo as the number is growing daily and we are planning a revival during September .The challenge is the venue but  we managed to meet people from African church for a venue  but we are still waiting for their response as we. have engaged them about the hall.

Share some PERSONAL and MINISTRY prayer requests:

We ask for prayers for the growth of the congregation and that the revival be a success

Share some TESTIMONIES of God’s faithfulness in your PERSONAL and MINISTRY life. ANSWERS to prayer?

During the revival in Bizana 10 people got saved  and here in Slovo we have a brother MR Magadule whom we prayed for and he is now employed