September - October 2008
HENNIE & RINA VENTER, SOUTH AFRICA
Dear Brothers & Sisters in Christ,
Greetings in the Name above all Names!! We appreciate you prayers for us during the past months as we were ministering in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zambia and Mozambique. To God be the glory…. we experienced Him at work in a mighty way. Everywhere we ministered people listen with open hearts, eagerly accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior… hungry for the teaching of God’s Word.
His command …. Our commission
….. Go ye therefore, and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them into the name of the Father and the Son and of the Holy Spirit: teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I commanded you…” (Matt. 28:19,20)
OUR TEAM TO MASSINGA, MOZAMBIQUE: 6-23 OCTOBER 2008
We had a great team ministering with us in Massinga . It is always a blessing to work with our mission partners, Oliver & Ellen McDonald, David & Rosemary Keim, Norman Mays and Mickey McGillis. We thank the Lord for their service and support over many years and also for their ministry of mobilizing more disciples into the harvest field who came for the first time on a short-term mission outreach to Massinga, Mozambique. It was a blessing to work with Pastor Lucas Languene and members of the Massinga Baptist Church. Two young men, Leo and Chico from Youth For Christ, Maputo were ministering with us during the outreach. Two young pastors, Dito from Bilene, Dinosius and his wife Angeline, and a young disciple Arsenjo from Maxixe assisted with interpreting with the discipleship, evangelism and house visitations.
Not to forget ourselves – Hennie and Rina – a great privilege to host the team and to do ministry with the church in Massinga. Our daughter, Hermien was one of the drivers of the three vehicles and helper in the camp. It was also a joy to have our grandson, Jaco with us during this time of ministry. Unfortunately his little foot was hurt the first night after we arrived. A church bench fell over and cut open his toe. We had to rush him to the local clinic in Massinga where a nurse stictched the wound with three stitches. A week later Hennie removed the stitches and he is doing fine. We celebrated also his 3rd birthday on 16th October.
EVANGELIZING THE LOST … IN MASSINGA, MOZAMBIQUE
God touched many people’s lives through the proclamation of His Gospel. People of Massinga were invited to attend the evening crusade that took place in front of the church building in Massinga. Many accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior and were prayed and counseled for after the service. Jesus’s life, death and resurrection touched many lives as shown in the Jesus Film.
Jaco enjoyed watching the Jesus Film with the children in the evenings
TEACHING DISCIPLES ….. IN MASSINGA, MOZAMBIQUE
Several church leaders and women attended the morning sessions discipleship teachings.
TEACHING THE CHILDREN….
Hundreds of children came every afternoon to learn more about Jesus.
LEADERSHIP TRAINING CONFERENCE – LUMBUMBASHI, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO (1-6 September 2008).
Hennie participated in the Training Conference that took place at the University Church, and preached the evening crusade every night. We are so blessed to know bro Alain Lumbala, who organized the Conference in partnership with Herb Hodges and Oliver & Ellen McDonald of the USA who also did mainly the Discipleship teachings.
EVANGELISTIC CRUSADE & DISCIPLESHIP - LUSAKA, ZAMBIA (17-29 September 2008)
Thank you for your prayers for the Pastor’s Training and Evangelistic Crusade in Chawama, Lusaka, Zambia. Bro Richard Hamlet preached every evening the crusade. We praise God as many souls responded on the invitation to accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Over 300 church leaders attended for two days the leadership conference on Discipleship “The Jesus Strategy”. Evangelist AC Mutale, Rev Aaron Zimba and Pastor David Chasernena organized the leadership training and crusade in partnership with the Pastors Fellowship of the area. It was also a blessing to have bro Tom Woody and his team from Memphis, Tn, USA. with us. Our team had the opportunity to minister to the children during the crusade, orphanage and Aids hospice.
“EL SHADDAI” - MISSION’S ACCOMMODATION & CONFERENCE CENTRE
Two years ago, God has led us to start with the developing of a Mission’s accommodation & conference center where we live in Dalmada, Polokwane. This will fulfill a great need in our area to host Christian conferences and seminars as well as provide affordable accommodation for travelers, church groups and missionaries. The long-term purpose of this project is a “tent making ministry” to generate finances to support future mission efforts. Please pray that God will provide for us what’s needed to get this exiting project of the ground and operational. Individuals and short-term mission teams are welcome to come and assist with this special project.
Our goal is to finish the following work by the end of December 2008:
USA VISIT, MARCH/APRIL 2009
God willing, we hope to see you again as we are planning to come for 6 weeks in March to April 2009 to visit our friends and partner Churches in the USA. Please let us know if a visit with you or your chuch may be possible so that we can plan it in on our intenary.
PRAYER REQUESTS ……
o November 2 - Attending the quarterly gathering at our sending church, Ngwenani Baptist Church in Venda.
o November 9-24 - Annual leave for two weeks. We are looking forward to visit our children and close family.
o December 2008 to January 2009- Doing as much work as possible on the El Shaddai Accommodation & Conference Centre in Polokwane
o 28 January to 15 February 2009 - Visit Doha, Quatar
o March to April 2009 - visit churches and prayer partners in the USA
o May 2009 - Discipleship & Evangelism outreach in Venda,
o June – July 2009 - Construction of CDL Maputo, Moz
o August 2009 - Discipleship training WalvisBay, Namibia
o October - Outreach Mozambique
THANK YOU ....
Thanks again for sharing with you..... We appreciate your prayers and support for us. Send everyone there we know our love and greetings.
We hope to see you all soon.
Co-workers in Christ
Hennie & Rina Venter
PO Box 333
Fauna Park, 0787
Polokwane, South Africa
Tel/Fax: +27 15 263 6862
Cell: +27 79 522 4139
FOR FINANCIAL SUPPORT USA: (earmark your gift for Hennie Venter, South Africa)
Global Ministries Fellowship
P O Box 1150, Cordova, TN 38018-1150
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For we are God’s fellow workers, and partners together to reach people for Christ! (1Cor 3:7-9)