Saturday, June 19, 2010

Off to see some matches in Port Elizabeth; feelin' da Football Fever!

Here is an URGENT PRAYER REQUEST for getting the Word out to those who haven't heard her in Cape Town!

Dear Friends,
I ask you to pray for favor and permission to put Korean Bibles in the Southern Sun Hotel rooms for the North Koreans. Republic of Korea is a communist nation so closed to them ever hearing the good news. They just played Brazil and will come to Capetown for a game and they need the love of Jesus. Pray for favor with the hotel, that the team reads the Bibles and God moves on their behalf. It is the most closed nation to the gospel but God can come in miraculously! Please pray fervently! Pray for favor and that they see and read the Bibles! We just got Korean Bibles yesterday! South Korea is one of the biggest missionary and outreach nations for the gospel in the World now and we pray North Korea opens up for the gospel!!!

This is from a YWAM couple that is affiliated with our base and taken real initiative to get materials in several languages including Arabic, to reach out to unreached peoples that have flooded into South Africa for the World Cup. Cape Town is already a very cosmopolitan city with many nationalities, but this has been huge in bringing the gospel to those who have never heard!

While I have had the chance to go into Cape Town and share Christ through just striking up conversations with fellow fans, I have been mostly involved in local kids clubs and soccer/netball clinics for the children/teens on holiday over the World Cup duration. It has been very beneficial especially in the community my Brazilian brother and I have already been going into to start house fellowships (ie Overcome), just to be able to be more known and trusted with residents in the area as we have fun with the kids and show them Christ's full love and acceptance.

Now, I prepare to head East with three brothers (South African, English and Brazilian) to feel the World Cup fever in another host city--namely Port Elizabeth on the south coast in lovely Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium. We were able to get tickets for two matches a couple days apart, and are pumped. Part of the time will be spent celebrating the Brazilian (Adelson, my co-worker in Frontier Missions Department) getting married in August to his delightful Belgian bride. While it will be difficult for Thandi to be apart for 4 days straight, she will be spending most nights with the wife of another who just had her first baby girl--so good preparation for our own due on our 1st Anniversary, July 25th!

We thank you dearly for your prayers in the pregnancy, and for our work here for the Kingdom of God coming down in Cape Town and spreading like the fire it is into the nations!

Opening Day Match at Base: Mexico vs. Bafana Bafana (South Africa)