THE FIRST NUTSHELL
Early on Friday morning the Wheels of Hope team departed from Bergsig Congregation in Durbanville. We were sent out with so much love and blessing. The cameras and photographers were overwhelming but the excitement in the air was so tangible as the long awaited project finally commenced.
Our first stop was in Fisantekraal were we ministered at the taxi-rank with open-air dances and ministry. We had the opportunity to testify about Godâ€™s goodness over Radio Tygerburg and Radio RSG. Later there were also broadcasts over Good Hope fm and other media we do not even know about.
In Wellington we worked with the kids at the Youth Care Centre and at Gouda we ministered to over 350 school children. We also launched our tree-planting-project at Gouda and blessed them with three trees signifying Faith, Hope and Love.
Around mid day we spent time at the high school in Tulbach and were blessed with a delicious lunch.
Our wall-painting-project was also launched in our next town, Wolseley, where we also visited the old-age home and had an open-air ministry on the street plain.
Just before we entered Rawsonville, we stopped in the Breederiver at the Rietdakkie Farmstall to minister to farm workers and farmers.
We had a special time that evening in Rawsonville as many churches came together and our only agenda was worshipping God.
On Saturday we left many of the teamâ€™s home town, Rawsonville and made our way to our next town namely Worcester. Here we ministered a prison to over 300 women. Still until now the ministry team speaks of this time as an absolute highlight, having experienced the love of Jesus and His Spirit in a very intimate way. In Robertson we prayed together as a team and in Ashton we gathered together as a small group in the church and prayed in words and song while the rest of the team ministered at the Primary school while the sport matches were stopped and all attention focused on our message. We also visited the clinic and in Ashton and then headed on to our next stop, Montagu.
The tractor team were close to tears as they drove into this town and found many waiting to meet them with about 15 tractors reading to join the convoy through the town, following the banner tied to the two Wheels of Hope tractors, â€œVOLUIT VIR JESUSâ€, which means, â€˜full outâ€™, sold outâ€™ or â€˜allâ€™ for Jesus.
Here we ministered to children and also visited the old-age home. Another wall was also painted and so much ministry has already flowed out of that wall. After a lovely lunch we headed for Barrydale where we ministered in the community in an open-air style again.
This morning, and it is Sunday today, we lead the services in both the NG and VG churches and Jesus has blessed us so much with word in season and the Holy Spiritâ€™s guidance and presence.
There is but one thing that we can boast about, Jesus Lives!
Team Unity; for the children of the Youth Care Centre in Wellington; Rain for Barrydale and that the Lord will keep on going ahead of us and prepare hearts for our arrivals.
Until our next nutshell
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