David Frew - Missionary


Zambia for Jesus - May 2013 PDF Print E-mail

ZAMBIA for JESUS

The Christian Nation
Zambia is officially a Christian Nation. There are approximately 11.5 million Christians, which means that 86.95 % of Zambians would at least claim to be Christian. Zambia shares her border with 8 other Countries and is in a very strategic place to be a missionary sending country. These statistics seem positive, yet instead of being a nation primarily focussed on being a blessing to Africa, Zambia has more missionaries going into the country than going out. This seems strange for a nation which has so many Christians. 

During our Mission to Zambia, we scratched below the surface of much of what is called "Christianity" in Zambia. We found warm hearted, devoted Christians, as well as many lukewarm church members. As we ran courses in different areas of Zambia it became apparent why the statistics of Zambian Christianity are so puzzling. 

Labouring in the Word
"Him we preach, warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus"
Colossians 1:28
 

At all the conferences we ran throughout Zambia, we focussed on the message of Salvation. In some of the areas we went to, it was not the first time that we emphasised the message of Salvation. In one town we visited, we were able to preach two Sunday sermons, give two Sunday morning Bibles studies and run a three day Discipleship Course. We made sure that the message and meaning of Salvation was preached and expounded upon. After all the emphasis we place on the message of Salvation, we were sure that, even if they were not Saved, they would know how to become Saved. To our shock, there were still those who had no clue as to what Salvation means or how to partake of it. 

One missionary had the opportunity to speak to a group of youth on a Sunday afternoon after church. Some of the youth were part of all the meetings we held. The missionary gave them a Gospel presentation and then proceeded to ask them questions to gauge their understanding of what was said. It seemed as though all the youth who were listening still had no clue as to what Salvation is. Most of them either could not give an answer when asked "what must someone do to be Saved?" Others answered that you must obey Christ in order to be Saved. It was apparent that all these youth had at some point been fed a works based salvation, and that is where their hope was lying. 

Preach the Word
“Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Men and brethren, what shall we do?”
Acts 2:37
 

True Gospel preaching seeks to awaken people to the sin in their lives. It cuts their hearts and makes them plead: "What must I do to be Saved?" Unfortunately messages like these have apparently been neglected. Most people are not coming to the realisation that their sin is so vile that they need the cleansing which only Jesus can offer. Instead they think that they are not such bad people and with a little help from God they can live good lives and attain their Salvation through their own abilities. 

While we were running a Biblical Worldview and Discipleship Seminar, we taught people how to Evangelise using the Ten Commandments to show a sinner his need for a Saviour. Sadly, however, when we heard report backs from those who had gone evangelising, we saw that many were using the Law and leaving Christ out of the picture. 

Once again, we could see that people had been indoctrinated into believing a works based salvation and were telling people that in order to be saved they need to do more works. After the frustrating report backs, the next day we continued to explain Salvation by Grace alone. We sent the participants out and the report backs significantly improved. People were being led to Christ! 

“Wherefore the Law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith” Galatians 3:24 

Pastors and Pew Warmers
“be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth”
2 Timothy 2:15
 

During one of our Discipleship conferences we had the participants write a Bible Exam. This included pastors, church members, elders and Bibles students. The Bible Exam contains 128 multiple-choice questions. After marking the Bible Exams it was evident that many pastors, Bible students and congregant members do not read their Bibles. We hope that the results will encourage all the participants to read their Bibles more. The task of Discipleship is far from complete in Zambia, where a love for God, for the Word and for prayer should be more evident. A Disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ should have a Biblical worldview. One of the bishops we were working closely with during this time, shared his concern regarding these results. He told us that: "People can tell you anything you want to know about the world but they cannot tell you anything that is in the Bible!" 

Eager to Evangelise
“For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes”
Romans 1:16
 

At one course, we laid an emphasis on the need for Evangelism. We took the participants on a practical evangelistic outreach. One woman said that she was "afraid to speak to strangers at first but, after I had started, I realised I had nothing to fear". After an outreach, one bishop expressed that he "feels like a fulfilled Christian". The excitement about the Evangelism was contagious and people couldn't stop talking about their experiences and how much they enjoyed sharing the Gospel. A pastor's wife said that "The women in our church always get together and moan. From now on we are going to gather in the streets instead of the church and focus on the lost instead of moaning." 

Positive Participants
"And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God"
Romans 12:2
 

Some of the messages we presented were: Full salvation and Repentance, What is a Christian?, God and Government, Rediscovering the Christian Work Ethic, Suffering and more. Many people were so grateful for the lectures and teachings. It was apparent that some people were really taking the Scriptures and principles we shared to heart and that is always a highlight in any Mission. After presenting "Rediscovering the Christian Work Ethic", one man was inspired to take his job more seriously. We saw him at a shopping centre and he was full of joy when he saw us. He greeted us warmly and showed us the place where he worked. He told us that he is working for the glory of God and that even if someone throws rubbish on the ground he will pick it up to the glory of God. After hearing the presentation on "Reforming our families" one man said "this is something that the people need to hear". At a Pastors Conference we spoke on "The Greatness of the Great Commission" and a pastor stood up and declared that "We have not been taking the Great Commission seriously… I believe that the Holy Spirit is speaking to us through you…" 

Fellowship with Pastors
"Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!"
Psalm 133:1
 

During our Mission, we had the privilege of staying with local pastors. We were able to build relationships with them and learn more about their history, vision and struggles. Some of our best ministry and counselling was during this time. To be sure, there were barriers we had to overcome, like different cultures, languages, customs and food. Thankfully these were obstacles which could be overcome and sweet fellowship could be shared with our brothers and sisters in Christ. This makes one convicted about the petty challenges we allow to come between us brothers and sisters at home. 

Livingstone 200
Part of our Mission was to plan for the Livingstone Bicentenary events happening in November. We will be running a Missions Conference for leaders from Zambia during 13-18 November where we will look at the Extraordinary Life and legacy of Dr David Livingstone as well as commemorate the discovery of Victoria Falls. Missionaries from Frontline Fellowship, as well as Dr Peter Hammond the Director of Frontline Fellowship will be presenting lectures to the attending leaders. By God’s grace we were able to meet with the Chief of Livingstone, the Zambian Tourism Board, the manager of Victoria Falls, as well as many leaders, pastors and bishops to help promote this event. We hope that this event will inspire pastors in Zambia to take the great Commission seriously and be encouraged by the extraordinary example set before us by Dr David Livingstone.
 

Items for Prayer
Please pray for the continual growth of Zambian Christians, who need solid Biblical teachings. Please pray that those who are not truly Saved will come to the Saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. Please will you also join us in prayer for the upcoming Livingstone 200 events to be held in November. We are trusting God for the success of this event.
 

"…Repentance and Remission of sins should be preached in His Name to all Nations…" Luke 24:47 

David Frew and John Clifford
Frontline Fellowship
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News From the Frews - Aug 2012 PDF Print E-mail

Dear Friends

"Sing to the LORD, all the earth! Tell of His salvation from day to day. Declare His glory among the nations, His marvellous works among all the peoples! For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised, and He is to be held in awe above all gods. For all the gods of the peoples are idols, but the LORD made the heavens. Splendour and majesty are before Him; strength and joy are in His place. Ascribe to the LORD, O clans of the peoples, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength! Ascribe to the LORD the glory due His name; bring an offering and come before him! Worship the LORD in the splendour of holiness; tremble before Him, all the earth; yes, the world is established; it shall never be moved. Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice, and let them say among the nations, "The LORD reigns!" Let the sea roar, and all that fills it; let the field exult, and everything in it! Then shall the trees of the forest sing for joy before the LORD, for He comes to judge the earth." 1Chronicles 16:23-33 

Our hearts are full of praise for our great and mighty God Who "has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the Kingdom of His beloved Son, in Whom we have Redemption, the forgiveness of sins." Colossians 1:13-14  

May God grant us the grace to live lives worthy of His Name. 

Mission to Zimbabwe and Zambia 

We praise God for the wonderful opportunity David had to minister, not only to brothers and sisters in Christ in Zimbabwe and Zambia recently, but also preach the Gospel to the unsaved. "In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the Gospel of the glory of Christ, Who is the image of God." 2Corinthians 4:4  

"For 'everyone who calls on the Name of the Lord will be saved.' But how are they to call on Him in Whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in Him of Whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, 'How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the Good News!'" Romans 10:13-15  

Thank you very much to all of you who support our family through prayers and finances. You help make it possible for the Good News to be preached to the lost, and disciples to be made of the saved. May God richly bless and reward you. 

Such a Time as This

"And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?" Esther 4:14  

Berdine and Michelle recently produced a new movie as part of a school project. Many hours of hard work and diligent effort went into this production as they wrote the script, made the costumes, recruited friends from church to act, directed, acted themselves, edited etc. The movie aims to reflect the Sovereignty of God, the character of a virtuous woman and the secret of true beauty. 

The description on the DVD cover reads:

"A kingdom in dire straits ruled by a careless young monarch... a heartless villain whose cruel decree will seal the awful fate of millions... a quiet Christian girl who will soon face the unknown... when everything looks hopeless, the Lord sets His perfect plan into motion. 

Inspired by a true story, Such a Time as This will remind you that ultimately you are clay in the Potter's Hand and He will use you as He chooses. You were created for such a time as this." 

"Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised." Proverbs 31:30 

Berdine reflects…

Our family helped at holiday club recently - it was great fun! This is an event where our church reaches out to the community, and between 60 to 70 children attended every day. The theme was "Under the Sea" and the teaching was on the book of Jonah, focusing on disobedience and repentance. As part of the Junior Youth leadership, my Dad organized the games, my Mom did teaching time for the little ones, and Michelle and I were responsible for supervising groups of middle school kids during the various activities. The four little Frews really enjoyed themselves and were so tired at the end of each day! 

The week after that, Michelle and I went on a mission trip to Xicumbane, Mozambique for a week with a team from our church. We spent our days doing children's ministry, cooking for the team, cleaning bathrooms, baking bread, and fetching water from the river. The people there are very hungry for God's Word and the church leaders really seem to soak in the teaching they have been receiving for the past couple of years. We were both freshly sobered and challenged to "give up our small ambitions and follow Christ!" 

Shortly thereafter, I went with my Dad to Shayandima, Venda, to help him wire and hook up the electricity in two new buildings on the School of Tomorrow compound. I'll never just turn on a light again without realizing how much work went into wiring it and how truly blessed we are to have such a precious commodity! I also really enjoyed spending time with my Dad - he's great to work alongside! 

Michelle's Musings on Mozambique

I was very privileged and blessed to be a part of the outreach team that went to Xicumbani, Mozambique in July - it was a blessed time. As we were driving in I was watching the occasional hut pass by and wondered, as I do often, what it is that give these people hope for the future? What drives them to get up each day doing the same thing that they do every day in the conditions that they live in? Here in our westernised society there are many things that can give even an unsaved person some sort of hope for their future - studying at a prestigious university, a successful career maybe even in another country, and just generally doing well in life. However, the people living in rural places like these have no kind of hope like that. I'm sure that if it were me I would have given up a long time ago, basically each day making sure you and your family can stay alive. They go through the same routine each day and pass this form of life to their children. It was moving to see little girls no older than 5 years carrying their younger siblings in a sling on their backs all day long and how that little girl could take responsibility and care for their little brother or sister. Of course, this is not a bad thing in itself, work is good and necessary, but without Christ and the true hope of salvation, this would be a terribly hopeless situation. I saw this with the children as well, dressed in the same old, dirty clothes each day sitting in the dust, I genuinely wondered what they place their hope in. Is ancestral worship enough for them? Do they find peace and joy - hope in what they believe? With this frame of mind it was a great joy for me to hear the Gospel proclaimed to these children, and bringing a smile to a child's face by offering them a piece of paper and a crayon was a touching experience. 

I was also challenged by one of our pastors' sermons on 'In what do you place your security?' and another sermon on joy. How we can, even in our relatively safe and comfortable society, so easily complain and find fault with our circumstances was a good reminder for me. 

I really enjoyed it! The fellowship with the rest of the team was a highlight and blessing and I enjoyed getting to know them better. 

Frews' books of the month:

Attributes of God by A.W. Pink

"A spiritual and saving knowledge of God is the greatest need of every human creature. The foundation of all true knowledge of God must be a clear mental apprehension of His perfections as revealed in Holy Scriptures. An unknown God can neither be trusted, served, nor worshipped. In this book an effort has been made to set forth some of the principles of the divine character… Something more than a theoretical knowledge of God is needed by us. God is only truly known in the soul as we yield ourselves to Him, submit to His authority, and regulate all the details of our lives by His holy precepts and commandments. 'The people that do know their God shall be strong.' Daniel 11:32" 

This book is available as a free download. 

Needs met

We thank God for providing the money to buy a much needed new bed for us, and tyres for the Land Rover! We are so grateful for the generosity of His people. 

"…give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you." Luke 6:38 

Please pray with us:

  • The twins' two year period in foster care is expiring at the end of August. We have met with the social worker to apply for two more years and will be relieved once this has been secured, which needs to happen before the end of this month. Procedures that should be quick and easy can take months or years to be processed. Douglas' adoption was finalised one year and nine months ago and the registration, which should have taken three weeks, is still not done. 
  • For continued wisdom and guidance as we minister to, and prepare our precious children for life. They are all working hard in 'school', some are learning to read and write, while others are on the verge of graduating from this chapter in their life. 
  • In Sunday School and Junior Youth on Fridays, we are teaching the Bible chronologically to the children, pointing them to Jesus Christ, the promised Deliverer. Pray that this seed will fall on fertile ground. 
  • David is busy planning and preparing for his next Mission outreach. May God direct his steps and schedule the meetings for His glory and the furtherance of His Kingdom. 

"Oh give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; for His steadfast love endures forever!" 1 Chronicles 16:34 

Thank you for your prayers. May God be glorified. 

Kind regards

David and Tessa, Berdine, Michelle, David, Douglas, David and Elisa Frew
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Mission to Zambia and Zimbabwe - June 2012 PDF Print E-mail

Dear Friends

Greetings in the wonderful Name of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.

"All the ends of the world shall remember and turn to the Lord, and all the families of the nations shall worship before You. For the Kingdom is the Lord's, and He rules over the nations." Psalm 22:27-28

Deliveries and ministry in Zimbabwe
En route to Zambia our team delivered Bibles, books and literature to pastors and church leaders in Zimbabwe. These ministry materials are still not readily available in the country. Daniel preached on From Creation to Repentance at a rural church on a Sunday morning and John preached on When God is Enough at a mid-week service.

Ministering to Pensioners
A highlight of our trip is always delivering the much appreciated Boxes With Love to pensioners in need. They invited us to lead their Sunday afternoon service where I preached on Prayer and the Sovereignty of God. It is heart-warming to interact with people who realise their dependency on God. Many of them have lost everything they possessed and established in this life - farms, businesses, homes, health, incomes, savings, pension funds, family members, etc. Some 80 year old pensioners still need to work to provide for their frail spouses. They expressed their sincere thanks to all who are involved in donating money, and packing and delivering the Boxes With Love. Since our previous visit a few people from this community have passed on from this life to the next.

"The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God stands forever." Isaiah 40:8

Police Check Points
Although we did not do a lot of travelling in Zimbabwe, we encountered 45 random "police check points", more than ever before. At some places these check points were spaced within a few kilometres from one another and each manned by 3 to 10 officers who had their "ticket books" ready to speedily issue tickets for any mishaps. It seemed that it could be a very effective fundraiser for the upcoming elections. Our vehicle was packed with many boxes of books and literature and at one of these check points we were accused of "mixing goods and passengers" because a team member was sitting with his laptop computer and a small mattress on his lap next to a pile of boxes. After I got slightly more excited than usual at this folly and pointed out to the officer that the ‘offending passenger' was sitting on his own seat, buckled with his own seatbelt and also had the ability to roll down his own window, the police officer was satisfied that we in fact did not have conflicting cargo in close proximity on board.

Leadership Training
We visited pastors and leaders in different towns and made arrangements for teaching and training ministry in their areas during upcoming mission trips. A great need for Discipleship training exists in Zimbabwe and all the leaders we visited eagerly requested this ministry.

Practical Discipleship
Arriving in Zambia, we did our first Leadership Training seminar in a beautiful mountainous part of the country. We again realised the desperate need for Discipleship in neglected rural areas like this one where teaching and resources are very scarce. We left a team member there to continue with ministry while the rest of the team moved to our next destination.

Discipleship Conference
A large group of pastors and church leaders attended a Discipleship conference. We gave teaching on Salvation; Repentance; What is a Christian?; Suffering; The world vs. the Word; Revival and Evangelism. After one of the sessions, a respected pastor asked for an opportunity to speak. He confessed sin that he had committed against his wife and publically asked for her forgiveness. Other leaders also made a public confession of a willingness to repent, to die to themselves and trust Jesus Christ to be their Lord and Saviour. Reformation can and should be taking place continuously in our lives, this starts with repentance, confession of sin and restitution. We must also continuously pray for Revival, which is a sovereign work of God. The leaders recognized their urgent need for more discipleship training and urged us to return to them with follow-up teaching.

Schools, Churches and Chaplains
We presented Discipleship Seminars at several rural churches, ministered at a Christian school, a nursing college, at a Bible study for the deaf, and met the area police commissioner. One of the many challenges for the people in this area, is the high level of lead in the drinking water, causing many townsfolk to suffer from the symptoms of lead poisoning. Everywhere we ministered we were warmly received by brothers and sisters in the Lord Jesus. The police commissioner, who is a believer, invited us to conduct training for the chaplains in the area. A highlight of our visit to this town was the encouraging fellowship we were privileged to have with missionary families in the area.

Christian Action Network
In Lusaka we conducted a Discipleship Training Seminar for members of the Christian Action Network. Zambia is at a crossroad in its history as a new constitution is being formulated. While many Christians stand for a Christian constitution, other groups want to see the country become a secular state. It will be catastrophic for this country, which has been resurrected from socialist chaos to a stable Christian country, to return to paganism.

Hope for Africa
"I make a decree that in every dominion of my kingdom men must tremble and fear before the God of Daniel. For He is the living God, and steadfast forever; His Kingdom is the one which shall not be destroyed, and His dominion shall endure to the end. He delivers and rescues, and He works signs and wonders in heaven and on earth, Who has delivered Daniel from the power of the lions." Daniel 6:26-27

I had a conversation with a Zimbabwean man who does not have much hope for his fellow countrymen. He said that, in his short lifetime he has seen many Christians making brave efforts to convert people from heathenism, but while there were some external changes, he was not convinced that any true change of heart was possible. This is common view amongst Africans. While this man does not display any fruit of Christianity in his own life, he obviously also does not know the all-powerful God Who "…performs signs and wonders in heaven and on earth". Salvation that results in a changed life is not dependent on a person, or even a missionary, but on the Sovereign God Who saves sinners. Our hope for the people of Africa is not in their ability to 'change their ways' but in God Who "...shall have dominion also from sea to sea, and from the River to the ends of the earth". Psalm 72:8. God can save a soul in a moment, and in the same way He can also transform a continent.

Revival
In the preface to Jonathan Edwards' book: Jonathan Edwards on Revival, Isaac Watts and John Guyse wrote about the Revival in Southampton and also about their expectation from God to accomplish much more than what they had witnessed:
"We are taught also by this happy event, how easy it will be for our blessed Lord to make a full accomplishment of all His predictions concerning His Kingdom, and to spread His dominion from sea to sea, through all the nations of the earth. We see how easy it is for Him with one turn of His hand, with one word of His mouth, to awaken whole countries of stupid and sleeping sinners, and kindle Divine life in their souls. The Heavenly influence shall run from door to door, filling the hearts and lips of every inhabitant with importunate inquiries, 'What shall we do to be saved?' and 'How shall we escape the wrath to come?' And the Name of Christ the Saviour shall diffuse itself like a rich and vital perfume to multitudes that were ready to sink and perish under the painful sense of their own guilt and danger. Salvation shall spread through all the tribes and ranks of mankind, as the lightning from heaven in a few moments would communicate a living flame through ten thousand lamps and torches placed in a proper situation and neighbourhood. Thus a nation shall be born in a day when our Redeemer please, and His faithful and obedient subjects shall become as numerous as the spires of grass in a meadow newly mown, and refreshed with the showers of Heaven."

The Great Commission is Our Ambition
When man is the master of his own destiny, there is no hope, but when God is his Saviour and Lord, he truly has hope - for this life and for the life to come. The Lord Jesus Christ gave us the Great Commission and we are called and committed to obediently proclaim the Glory of God and the Gospel of Jesus Christ, making disciples and teaching obedience. Christians are engaged in a world war of ideas and beliefs. There are many casualties and defeats, but we will not retreat or get discouraged. Every soul saved by God causes all the angels in Heaven to rejoice and give glory to God. (Luke 15:10)

The Power of Prayer
Therefore please continue to pray with us for the salvation of many souls, and that rulers will see the Light, so that the Name of our Father in heaven be glorified. May His Kingdom come and His will be done in these countries, as in Heaven.

"I will declare the decree: The Lord has said to Me, 'You are My Son, today I have begotten You. Ask of Me, and I will give You the nations for Your inheritance, and the ends of the earth for Your possession. You shall break them with a rod of iron; You shall dash them to pieces like a potter's vessel.' Now therefore, be wise, O kings; be instructed, you judges of the earth. Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest He be angry, and you perish in the way, when His wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him." Psalm 2:7-12

Thank you for your faithful prayers and gifts. May God be with you.

David Frew
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Mission Report - January 2012 PDF Print E-mail

Dear Friends

Greetings in the wonderful Name of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.

“The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. "The LORD is my portion," says my soul, "therefore I will hope in him." Lamentations 3:22 -24

The Move

Due to unforeseen problems with the house we were renting in Potgietersrus, our family had to pray about relocating. Moving house is not one of our favourite pastimes, but it can be a useful time to clear away the clutter and keep only the absolute necessities and true treasures. Our family seems to get an opportunity to sort through the ‘stuff’ on a regular basis. During praying and thinking about this big decision, God graciously provided a very suitable and affordable house on a farm. Although settling into the new lifestyle and community has taken quite a while, living on this farm has proven to be an exciting adventure.

Berdine and Michelle write: Our family relocated to a beautiful (and windy!) farm situated 15 km from the city of Pietersburg. This is a dream come true and an answer to prayer. We (Berdine and Michelle) have, to our utmost delight and excitement, permission to ride the horses on the farm and we enjoy this immensely! We now see the Lord’s hand in providing riding lessons, at the expense of generous friends while in Potgietersrus. Our family has the privilege of jogging and cycling and we enjoy the peaceful quietness and large open spaces in general. There is a large variety of birds on the farm including guinea fowl, hadedas, owls and the occasional Kingfisher. There are also jackals, hares, and duikers, which we see periodically, living in the vast expanse of bush. We even had our own resident chameleon living in the Feverfew, feasting on the unsuspecting insects attracted by the joyfully flowering Cinnamon Basil planted next to it. Unfortunately there are also the less likeable creatures such as mice, snakes, scorpions, and spiders of which we (and our cats) have found quite a few.  Across the road from us, in the distance, is a train track, and David, Douglas and the twins greatly enjoy the trains that frequently pass-they never miss one!

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Zimbabwe Mission - December 2011 PDF Print E-mail

 “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. ” Romans 12:2

Rebuilding Zimbabwe

We have a vision to help rebuild the country of Zimbabwe. The only way to ensure stability for future generations is to build upon the only sure foundation of Biblical principles. After the economic depression and collapse of the Zimbabwean dollar, people are eager to embrace questionable quick-fix schemes and even heresies rather than life-transforming Biblical principles. Therefore, during our recent mission, we conducted Biblical Worldview Seminars in different towns in Zimbabwe addressing the battle that is fought to control the minds of people. Our worldview determines our values, it influences how we think, and therefore guides how we live. Our conduct is a result of our worldview. A person may feel like a Christian, while he thinks like a humanist.

“Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ. “ Colossians 2:8

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