We have now been back in Port Elizabeth, South Africa for 7 days. We are so excited to be back! I knew I missed SA but I didn't realize how much until I got home. We spent the first week trying to get back into the swing of life on the field. It has taken my wife and I a tad longer to get use to the 6 hour time difference but other than that we are doing great as a family. We were blessed to see all of our friends again, Pastor Sipho Bonga at New Life and Vision Baptist church, as well as Pastor Khona and Pastor Mvume. All three of these men have helped me with culture and language. Also to the Coffey family we are very thankful. They went above and beyond to help us during our furlough and helped us greatly in our return last week. Please pray for their family as well as their works: Camp Rhino and Lighthouse Baptist church.
Speaking of church, we are so excited to start the plans for our new church plant, Fellowship Baptist Church in Motherwell. In the past few weeks, we saw God use His people in a mighty way! Over $40,00 was raised, Its safe to say we reached our goal! And all we can say is, Jehovah-Jirah! We heard from supporting churches giving, strangers, friends and family, And last but not least, our home church. We are so thankful.
Hopefully by the end of next month we will at least have a location/building confirmed. I have mentioned to others that we will most likely find a dilapidated or part of a building; purchase it, and then remodel it on the inside to meet our needs. This has worked for missionaries in the past, and we are excited about the process. We will post videos via social media as soon as we nail something down. I will also be starting back up our bible study in Motherwell this week. Please pray for new contacts as I restart the visitation process and hope to meet new people.
Our ultimate goal is to see souls saved and men trained. Pray for Miso and Njeza, these are the two that God has given me so far. South Africa needs MEN if it is going to be reached. Pray that the missionaries here as well as myself can properly train leaders to plant churches throughout South Africa.
Thank you Pastors and Praying Friends.