Dear Pastor and Friends,
It has been a very emotional month and a half. As some of you may have heard, my grandmother went home to be with the Lord last month. Because of that, my bother and cousin returned to the states to perform the ceremony. I chose to stay back to assist a missionary family, the Bergey’s, who were coming over for their survey trip. As the Lord would have it, in Kevin’s absence, I also was called upon to perform my first South African funeral; many firsts this month in our new South African life!
Staying back also lead to the most exciting thing since our arrival; the salvation of a young man named Matthew Olwethu. Missionary Brent Bergey, while here on his survey trip, shared some scripture with him and he decided to trust Christ. Through Matthew, the Lord has opened many new doors and answered some specific personal prayer requests. One of which was a few young men with whom I could practice my Xhosa. Since his decision, I have had the opportunity to spend dozens of hours with him. On top of that, Matthew introduced me to three of his roommates, Bathembesile, Thamsanqa, and Mabeka. Two weeks after Matthew’s decision, his roommate Thamsanqa made a decision to trust Christ after a sunday morning church service. Please remember these young men in your prayers. Pray for growth, and salvation for the two who have yet to trust Christ.
Language Update: On the 15th of this month Bekah and I will have been in language school for 4 months. We praise the Lord for the progress that has been made, but there is still a long road ahead. On occasion, I am now sharing a 2-3 minute message in Xhosa with the church we are currently attending; very slow, but steady progress. Please continue to pray with us that we will stay focused, not get overwhelmed and continue in the right direction.
It’s official, land has been purchased for a new church plant! New Life Baptist Church will soon be started in the area of Kwadwesi. We are needing approximately $8,000 to build the building. The building will be 1615 square feet. That will include a 615 square foot prophets chamber. If you are interested in giving toward this need please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or simply send any donation to Macedonia World Baptist Missions, Att. Jeremy Hall (KBF). If you would like to see a rough draft sketch of the building, it can be accessed at Project South Africa on Facebook.
- We found out our new addition will be a BOY!
- Supporting Pastor Tony Howeth and family with be coming over for a visit next month.
- Missionary Stephen Underwood and family are coming over for their survey trip.
- Please Pray for the Our Generation Camp, June 9-13. There is still time to sign up at Visionbaptist.com
Thanks again for your prayers and support for our ministry.
Jeremy and Rebekah Hall