Dear Pastor and Friends,
Our fifth group from the states arrived last night. This group of 21 comes all the from Woodland Baptist Church in Missouri. This is the last one we will host for a couple of months. Not counting interns, this makes 77 guests over the last six weeks. Our prayer is that the Lord uses this time in their lives to help them understand the need for more churches around the world; and hopefully the Lord will impress upon some hearts the desire to become a missionary.
Vacation Bible School went well at Soweto Baptist Church. We only had it for 3 days this year, but in spite of its brevity, the Lord blessed us with a great attendance; over 150 kids participated. All our workers and volunteers did an outstanding job and the Lord greatly blessed with over 20 professions of faith. Please pray these little people will continue to come in, get grounded in the word, and see the need to be involved in the work of Lord from an early age.
We have also seen some fruit from the soup kitchen ministry. Mama Bonelwa, her daughter, and younger brother have begun attending Soweto Baptist Church as a result of this outreach. Bonelwa trusted in Christ for Salvation three weeks back, before our midweek service began. It was super exciting to come into the church and see one of our faithful ladies sharing scripture and leading this woman to the Lord. Bonelwa has already started basic discipleship lessons with my wife, and we are expecting to baptize her soon. I will personally be going by sometime this week to witness to her husband. Please pray for an open door and receptive heart; remember her and him in your prayers.
Last month we celebrated Youth Day here in South Africa by having a special meeting. Our guest speaker was Pastor Nathan Browning from Calvary Baptist Church in Hiawasee, GA. Even though it’s winter break here, and attendance is normally low, God once again showed himself to be faithful. The church was packed with teens, many of whom probably heard the Gospel for the very first time.
Exciting Announcement: Bekah is expecting again! Last week we were able to find out the gender. It’s a boy! They say January 18th is the day we should expect to meet him.
Other Prayer Requests:
- Camp Rhino and the property are still in the works. Pray for the sale of my cousin’s house in the states and for this whole process to finalize soon.
- Another missionary family will be joining us in November, the Josh Sullivan family. They are about to apply for their visas. This can be a very hit and miss process so please pray that their paper work falls into the right hands.
Thanks for all you do for us and for our Lord Jesus Christ!
Jeremy and Rebekah Hall