任克達、麥雅麗宣教士代禱信(2016年12月)

任克達、麥雅麗宣教士代禱信(2016年12月)

親愛的代禱夥伴:

因為中福團在開普敦的宣教士將在年底完成他的任期後離開南非,我們決定去支援那裡教會的事工。感謝主,我們在十一月及十二月份有機會到開普敦瞭解那裡事工的近況,也很順利的安排好需要的衣食住行與生活起居。我們在一個安全的住宅區租到一個大房間,而且可以在有鐵門的園子裡停放車子。居住的地點和聚會崇拜教會、商店和超市都不遠,並且可以從機場搭巴士轉接兩次抵達住處。所以,每個月我們從德班飛往開普敦時,出入往返都可以自己安排;否則接機和送機,特別是週間清早在交通高峰時段出入機場,可會是一個大費週章的事。

在開普敦教會的弟兄姐妹中有幾位是從伊利沙白港搬遷過來的,從前就熟識的,再次見面,探詢一些弟兄姐妹的近況,有共通的話題,所以大家交談特別親切。我們也在開普敦教會中見到在微信群裡上課的一個姐妹和她的丈夫。他們熱情的接待我們,並且告訴我們他們將在明年中搬家去四十分鐘外的大學城斯泰倫博斯 (Stellenbosch) 生活。他們知道有不少華人在那個城中開店,也有不少的華人學生在那裡生活,他們邀請我們在他們搬去後,到那裡一同開荒佈道。請你為這個事工代禱。求主引領。

我們亦有機會見到一個從紐卡索搬到開普敦的家庭。因為他們住在開普敦的南區,加上交通安排上的問題,一直都沒有參加聚會。他們也希望我們將來能固定在他們南區有聚會,查經或團契都可以。

我們也感謝主有愛主的弟兄姐妹願意為主的事工付出,求主記念他們奉獻的心志。我們求主引領開拓這些可能的事工。願祂的旨意成就。

為著支援開普敦教會的事工,我們需要重新分配現有不同聚會點的聚會比重。從2017年起,各個地點聚會時間都有減少,我們會按這未來六個月的試行結果及開普敦的發展再作調整。請你也為這些改變所帶來的影響可以減到最小代禱。

雖然今年十二月份有許多華人回國,今年聖誕感恩崇拜聚會還是有五十多人來參加。除了獻詩外還有感恩見證及兒童敬拜舞。今年兒童敬拜舞博得全場的掌聲。感謝主,賓主盡歡,神得榮耀!會後,大家享用南北各色佳餚,願主記念教會弟兄姐妹同心合一的服事。請為當天來聚會的福音朋友代禱,願聖誕的信息與信徒的見證打開他們的心門來尋求真神!

代禱事項:

  1. 請為我們支援開普敦事工的服事代禱,求主讓我們能很快熟悉弟兄姐妹並配合現有事工需要。
  2. 求主引領我們在開普敦開拓其它可能建立的新事工和時機。
  3. 求主保守我們現有各個聚會點繼續堅立,不因新的調整受到影響。
  4. 求主幫助我們用適合的方法去跟進來參加聖誕感恩崇拜聚會的福音朋友。
  5. 請繼續為我們出外往各地事工及行車的安全代禱。

 

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克達、雅麗
二零一六年十二月

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South Africa Prayer letter ( 12/2016 )

Dear Prayer Partners,

Due to the departure of CEM’s missionary in Cape Town by the end of this year, we have decided to support the ministry by making monthly visits there from Durban. We thank God for his providence. When we visited Cape Town in November and early December, we were able to secure a room with a reasonable monthly rate in a safe residential area near the church. We will be able to park our car (left by our missionary) behind a locked gate. It is also close to supermarkets and shops. Most important of all, the city bus travels through this area, and we only need to make two exchanges to get to our place from the airport. It is extremely convenient as we can come and go ourselves without the trouble of arranging rides and worrying about being stuck in traffic while traveling to and from the airport.

There are a few brothers and sisters in the Cape Town church that we know from Port Elizabeth. We had a great time catching up and getting reacquainted. We also met a sister who is in the WeChat group that Ko-Ta teaches. She and her husband received us with great hospitality. They told us that they would be moving to the college town Stellenbosch in the middle of next year. It is about a 40-minute drive from Cape Town. They also told us that there are quite a number of Chinese merchants and students in Stellenbosch, and they were excited about the possibility of our working together for evangelization outreach. May the Lord lead us to His harvest!

We were also able to meet up with a family from Newcastle in December. Because they live far away from where the church is located and cannot arrange for transportation, they were unable to attend church. They also made the request for us to have a Bible study or fellowship meeting in their area whenever we visit Cape Town.

We thank God for brothers and sisters who are willing to make extra offering for this ministry. May the Lord remember their giving from their hearts! May His will be done and lead us in these different ministry possibilities.

To accommodate the addition ministry in Cape Town, we will need to rearrange our schedule. Starting 2017, the meeting frequency in most of our existing ministry locations will be decreased. We will readjust after six months as the situation in Cape Town takes shape. Please pray that any disruption will be kept to a minimum.

Although many Chinese left for their home countries during the holiday, there were still over 50 people at our Christmas worship. In addition to the choir’s special praises, there were thanksgiving testimonies and children’s worship dance. The children’s worship dance was especially well received. Everyone’s spirit was lifted, and God’s name was highly exalted! Thanks to the coordination and preparation of our brothers and sisters, everyone enjoyed a great feast after the worship. May the Lord remember their loving service in unity! Please pray for the non-believers that joined us at the worship. May the Christmas message they heard and the Christian testimonies they witnessed open their hearts to seek the Lord!

Prayer Requests:

1. Please pray for the new ministry in Cape Town. May the Lord help us get to know the brothers and sisters quickly and be able to meet their need.
2. May the Lord lead us in different ministry opportunities and start them at the right time.
3. May the Lord strengthen all existing ministries that the rearrangements will not have any adverse effect.
4. Please pray for wisdom in following up with non-believers who attended our Christmas worship.
5. Please continue to pray for our safety as we travel to different cities and towns.

In His service,
Ko-Ta & Christina

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