From a Pastor's perspective,
After my devotions this morning in Mark, I was pleased to see our team doing what Jesus taught His disciples about ministering to children. That is the main emphasis here. The work with the children in Reahola (a housing settlement) touches the lives of many young people who otherwise would not be touched. For example, Gina was able to use the candy cane as a way to share the gospel for Bible club. The children at the Pines not only are taught, but have a part in reaching other children. It's a pleasure to see these orphans ,who not long ago, didn't know a thing about the Lord, now singing hymns, quoting verses, and answering Bible questions. God is working, and you are all part of His work.
Our devotions with our team each morning are centered around the attributes of God. Each team member is required to pick an attribute from a list and share with us how it applies to us as we serve Him here. They have all done a very good job. Our team goal has been to "know Him" as we minister and are ministered to.
Sunday was a good day of worship with South African believers of all colors. Brian and Lois' pastor was a little under the weather, so he asked me to do the evening service. What a joy!
We all appreciate your prayers for our team as we represent you. Jim