Arkansas to South Africa: I can hardly believe it!
January 13, 2014 § Leave a comment
This coming summer, I am doubly blessed! First, I have the joy of joining sixteen others from my church to serve on a short-term mission trip to Pretoria, South Africa where we will care for orphans, work on construction projects and share the Gospel of Jesus Christ to many! To double that excitement, this will be my first return to South Africa in twenty-one years, since the time my family resided there for eight months in 1993. It has been such a long wait to see my “other country”, and so many friends, once again!
When: May 18-27, 2014
Who: 17 very enthusiastic folks from The Bible Church of Little Rock
Cost: $2,500 per team member
a) To work with the Muphamuzi Baby Home to care for orphans and foster children, providing relief to the usual caregivers and lavishing as much love as we can on these precious little ones. http://www.1hope4africa.com/index.php/extensions/muphamuzi-baby-home
b) To participate in construction projects to help national pastors and their churches in areas like Standerton, Modemolle, and Sunnyside.
c) To lead Bible studies in refugee areas like Salvokop.
d) To work with Living Hope Church in Sunnyside, doing children’s ministries (AWANA), evangelism, Bible study, worship ministry, etc. http://www.livinghopechurch.co.za/
e) To engage in street and door-to-door evangelism with the local churches.
f) To serve the missionary teams, both those supported by our church and those from 1Hope Ministries Intl., in any way we can. http://www.1hope4africa.com/
We would so appreciate your Prayers:
1) That God would prepare the hearts of those to whom we will give the Gospel, and that many would be saved!
2) That I and my team would have servants’ hearts prepared to do whatever is needed with a ready and cheerful spirit, showing the love of Christ to all we encounter.
3) That this trip would pave the way for further ministry in RSA for The Bible Church of Little Rock, Living Hope Church, and 1Hope Ministries.
I am most excited to see what God does in and through us as we endeavor to be the hands and feet of Christ in a place that has seen so much turbulence and pain. Please commit to pray for us; your prayers are of the utmost importance and I have confidence that our LORD will accomplish much through them.
If you would like to help me prepare financially, please make a check payable to The Bible Church of Little Rock, with the MEMO line reading RSA: Elizabeth Howell, and mail to me at 8100 Cantrell Road, #808, Little Rock, AR., 72227. Or, visit this link to give online: www.youcaring.com/ElizabethLovesSouthAfrica
Thank you in advance for your involvement, and may God greatly bless you!
In the name of our Savior, Jesus Christ,