circles in a forest

J’ai lu « Circles in a Forest » à l’âge de huit ans, et quelque part au secondaire, j’ai découvert que ce chef-d’œuvre littéraire avait été écrit en Afrikaans par Dalene Matthee. Des années plus tard, en tant qu’étudiant en littérature et en pratique du langage, j’ai approfondi l’écriture autochtone, l’écriture coloniale et les idées éphémères que nous partageons de la lecture à la lecture. Les histoires … Continue reading circles in a forest

producing hope

“Moreover [let us also be full of joy now!] let us exult and triumph in our troubles and rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that pressure and affliction and hardship produce patient and unswerving endurance.
And endurance (fortitude) develops maturity of character (approved faith and tried integrity). And character [of this sort] produces [the habit of] joyful and confident hope of eternal salvation.
Such hope never disappoints or deludes or shames us, for God’s love has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit Who has been given to us.” — Romans 5: 3-5 Continue reading producing hope

preparing for post-pandemic ministry

From generation to generation there has always been a remnant that has remained loyal and passionate to continue to grow the Church and pursue the lost. These determined followers loved not their lives unto death and sacrificially went to the regions beyond. This fire of God for the nations must once again be kindled in our hearts. Continue reading preparing for post-pandemic ministry

whatever it takes — quarantine circles

Often times, this means walking over rough terrain where there are few to no roads.
It means covering long treks with 4×4 vehicles to camp in the bush.
It means learning a foreign language so that you can communicate the Gospel accurately and effectively.
It means sitting down for hours with one person to answer their questions and navigate cultural barriers. Continue reading whatever it takes — quarantine circles

the only Friday that is called Good

Friends! Family! Kingdom Partners! The Hebraic Passover was celebrated on Wednesday evening and today is Good Friday! Whichever day you choose to celebrate, may you be reminded of the Lamb that was slain, who conquered death, who rose again, and who sits at the right hand of the Father! It is finished! The chief end of man is to glorify God, and to enjoy Him … Continue reading the only Friday that is called Good

what is a [missionary]?

What’s a missionary? If your answer is something along the lines of “Jehovah’s Witnesses” or “Mormons”, and you’re not aware of the evangelical commission of the Apostles, found in Acts, then this is a good kick-off to transform your thinking. Listen to this amazing vision by founder and CEO of Overland Missions, Philip Smethurst. Apostles are pioneers, breaking the hard ground of unbelief. Apostles aren’t … Continue reading what is a [missionary]?

sit down, [son]

One of the most central issues within the [modern] church, that seems to pop up every now and then is the question:

Should women be allowed to preach?

Essentially, this question does not relate to the official platform of ‘preacher’ as it relates to pastor or whatever official title you’d like to slap on to the formal structure of [church] ministry. Rather, the question is this — are women supposed to publicly speak out about the Gospel?

One would think that, within the modern era, this question is finite, and also redundant. Yet, it’s something that constantly pops up in church discussions, social media, and feminist campaigns. Personally, I’m not an advocate for feminism. I’m an advocate for the Gospel, and that intrinsically implies equality. Perhaps we’ll have a discussion about this another time?

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judge not

We’ve assimilated into a culture that declares, “don’t judge” — perhaps in reference to MATTHEW 7:2. However, practicing DISCERNMENT is a Biblical mandate. When we look at outward appearances or practice judgement over other people’s lifestyles or choices, we’re not discerning, or even judging, we are condemning. Wouldn’t it be better for everyone if we looked at other people the way God looks at them? … Continue reading judge not

advanced mission training

spiritually and practically equipping missionaries 3-MONTH TRAINING AMT is the gateway to enter into a career in missions with Overland Missions. It is a course designed to equip people with the tools to take the Gospel anywhere in the world and make a sustainable impact. The class consists of 17 subjects that are a mixture of classroom learning and practical field exercises. For three months you will live … Continue reading advanced mission training

rejoice in the wilderness

rejoice || wilderness a well in the wasteland. There are times in life where we’re “stuck” in the in-between. One of the toughest lessons I’ve had to learn, is to actively wait while I’m in the in-between. As Westerners, we’re conditioned to be time-conscious — not to waste time, but to save it and steward it. What I’ve learnt is that ACTIVE waiting is very … Continue reading rejoice in the wilderness

every tribe and tongue

How did this great multitude get there? Someone went, someone was sent, someone was finances, and someone had been praying. They got there because Jesus died for their sins, and charged His faithful followers to go to the ends of the earth. Someone plowed. Someone seeded the fertile soil. Someone tended the field. Someone will bring in the harvest. 1 Corinthians 3:6-7 John 4:37-38 Each … Continue reading every tribe and tongue

online church: God rescues the Israelites

“Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and the Israelites went through on dry ground with a wall of water on their right and on their left.” Exodus 14:27, 29 Exodus 12:1-42; Exodus 14:5-31 Moses did as God commanded him, and went to speak to Pharaoh, saying, “Let God’s people go!” Moses and his brother Aaron  went to Pharaoh and did everything God commanded. … Continue reading online church: God rescues the Israelites

online church: God has a plan for Joseph

“You will be in charge of my palace, and my people will submit to your orders. Only with respect to the throne will I be greater than you.” Genesis 41:40 Genesis 37 – 50 The bottom of the pit was dark and cold. Joseph looked up, and saw some movement at the top. There were many voices talking together in a language that he did … Continue reading online church: God has a plan for Joseph

online church: God sends Miriam to help Moses

“She named him Moses, saying, “I drew him out of the water.” Exodus 2:10 Pharaoh was a cruel and strict king. He wanted the Israelites to work as slaves and build big palaces and temples for him. One day, Pharaoh realised that the Israelites were becoming more than the Egyptians. “The Israelites are slaves,” Pharaoh said to himself. “If they become too many, they will … Continue reading online church: God sends Miriam to help Moses

online church: God promises a son to Sarah

“God has brought me laughter, and everyone who hears about this will laugh with me.” Genesis 21:6 Genesis 18:1-15; Genesis 21:1-6 One day Sarah was sitting in the shade of the tent, fanning herself to cool off. The sun was blazing, and it was too hot to work outside. The camels were sleeping in the shade, and the sheep were gathered around the cool water … Continue reading online church: God promises a son to Sarah

online church: God promises a son to Abram

“Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your very great reward.” Genesis 15:1 Abram stood on the hill overlooking the valley. In the distance, he could see the lights of the city. The night was quiet and a cool breeze blew across the hilltop. Abram looked up at the stars above him. They were spread out like bright jewels on a dark velvet … Continue reading online church: God promises a son to Abram

online church: God tells Noah to build a big boat

“I have put my rainbow in the clouds… The waters will never become a flood to destroy all life again.” Genesis 9:13, 15 One afternoon, Noah was sitting in the shade watching his sons play with a ball. Shem passed the ball to Ham while Japheth tried to stop him from scoring a goal. Noah laughed aloud when Shem gave Ham a high five after … Continue reading online church: God tells Noah to build a big boat

online church: God created us for relationship

“You must not eat the fruit of the tree in the middle of the garden.” Genesis 3:3 On a sunny afternoon, Eve was sitting on a rock, when she saw a creature she had never seen before.                 “Who are you?” she asked.                 “I am the sssssserpent,” said the creature, flicking its long tongue. “Do you sssssssmell the delicioussssss fruit on that Tree?” The … Continue reading online church: God created us for relationship

online church: in the beginning

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” Genesis 1:1 Everything began when God said, “Let there be light!” Then God separated the light from the darkness. All in one day! God called the darkness night, and the light day. This was the very first day. The next day God made water. It bubbled and whooshed, and it covered the earth with oceans … Continue reading online church: in the beginning

for all men

I refuse to be ashamed of sharing the wonderful message of God’s liberating power unleashed in us through Christ! For I am thrilled to preach that everyone who believes is saved—the Jew first, and then people everywhere! Romans 1:16 I took this picture on April 4th 2018 in Mpatamatu, central Zambia. We were on our way back to town after ministering in the villages. We … Continue reading for all men

go fish

Isn’t it wonderful that He keeps drawing us closer, inviting us to live face-to-face with Him, to breathe His life through the Spirit and to share in worship through fellowship?

Let us then fearlessly and confidently and boldly draw near to the throne of grace (the throne of God’s unmerited favor to us sinners), that we may receive mercy [for our failures] and find grace to help in good time for every need [appropriate help and well-timed help, coming just when we need it].
Hebrews 4:16

When we have nothing else to fall back on, except God, it often forces us to dig deeper into Him; to hold on to the Promise Maker, and not only His promises. Continue reading go fish

T-minus 71 days to AMT

Hi everyone!🙋🏻💕 Here is the latest news! 💕🌻 I also just wanted to share an update on the fundraising process. 😊 Over the last couple of days, various payments have been made, and I cannot thank you enough! It is not only your financial contribution, but your prayers and support, that are making a GIGANTIC impact on the kingdom. THANK YOU to each and every … Continue reading T-minus 71 days to AMT

the Good Shepherd

As a kid who grew up in the lush green that the Northern Drakensberg had to offer, I’ve always imagined Psalm 23 to resemble the rolling foothills of Kwa-Zulu Natal.
However, upon visiting Israel in October 2018, I came to know the bitter truth — the green pastures David spoke of look nothing like the paradise of my childhood.
The reality of the Psalm 23 in which David’s praise-song was set, was rugged and harsh desert landscape, just outside of Palestine. Continue reading the Good Shepherd