January 2019 Prayer Letter

Things normally slow down here over the holidays. From December through the end of January, many folks travel back to their homelands. Kids are out of school and most businesses close down for several weeks. It has been anything but slow at our house. As some of you already know, Bekah gave birth to our son, James Siyabonga Hall, on 12/12. However, there were some complications with his heart and lungs and Bo (that’s what we call him in English) had to stay in the NICU for 19 days. God answered our prayers, and he was finally able to come home on December 30th, with a clean bill of heath.

Bo was born on the second day of our youth camp. As a result, I was only able to help in the preparation for the camp and to be a part for the first day. Fortunately, we have a good team of missionaries, interns, and folks from our churches who stepped up and didn’t miss a beat in my absence. God used them and the camp in a great way. There were 19 teens who made professions of faith, two of which were from Soweto.

Due to the holidays, and lack of outreach on our part, we have not had many new visitors over the last month at Soweto. This has already changed some as a several have returned from their trips. Even though the work has been slow, there was one man, a 42 year old named Simphiwe, who came up to me several weeks ago after the morning message with a desire to know more about salvation. This was his third consecutive time in our church. He was broken and physically showing it. I shared the Gospel as clearly as I could and he made a profession of faith. He has been coming faithfully to every service since that day. I am looking forward to baptizing him soon.

Other Prayer Requests: 

  • 1st Semester of our Bible College will start February 12th. I will be teaching Personal Finance and Spiritual Formation (Principles for the Christian Life).
  • We have several visitors coming this month; my in-laws will be with us for 4 weeks, and my pastor, Wayne Cofield, and his wife are coming over to participate in the Organization service for Soweto Baptist Church on February 10th.
  • While my pastor is here, we plan to take full advantage of him and his time. He will also be teaching a couples retreat for the missionary families and families from our churches on February 15-16th.

All that we do here is “to the praise of the glory of his grace!” Thanks be to God for your love and care for my family. 2018 was incredible and we are expecting even greater things to take place in 2019.

Thanks again for all that you do!

Jeremy and Rebekah Hall

Support Address:
Macedonia World Baptist Missions
Att. Jeremy Hall
P.O. Box 519
Braselton, GA 30517

Home Church:
Whitfield Baptist Church
Pastor Wayne Cofield
2134 Dug Gap Rd.
Dalton, GA 30720

Personal Contact Info:
Website: www.projectsouthafrica.com 

Coffey Family January 2019 Prayer Letter

Prayer Requests      

  • Classes for Bay Baptist College at Camp Rhino officially starts on February 12th.  We are encouraged about our first group of students who will be training full time for ministry.  Please pray for this first group of students.
  • Our 2nd oldest son, Chase, is leaving this week for Bible college in the States.  It’s definitely a bittersweet time for our family. Chase has been an incredible help here in the ministry and we are very proud of him.  Amy will be traveling back with him for 2 weeks to help him get set up.  Please pray as they travel. 
  • Pray we can pay off the remaining debt we have left over from the start of Camp Rhino.  We have raised $5000 so far toward the $17,000 debt we occurred. 

Quick Updates & Reminders:

  • We had 19 professions of faith from our first Teen Camp at Camp Rhino.  That is 25% of the campers who attended.
  • During our first camp we had 75 campers, 10 counselors, 21 helpers, and 16 missionary kids, present with a total of 126 people that were fed for each meal for our first camp. 
  • Our son Tyler arrived with 2 of his friends, Joe & Savannah, from the Our Generation Training Center in Alpharetta, GA for a 18-day trip. It’s been a great pleasure having them all here.
  • Our home church, Vision Baptist Church in Alpharetta, GA, is hosting the Our Generation Pastors Conference February 4th-6th.  Please check out their website at visionbaptist.com and make plans to attend.  I promise you’ll treasure your time there.

I really don’t know how to thank everyone who helped make Camp Rhino a reality.  So many prayers, advice, and gifts of every size were given to make it possible.

I wish you all were able to be a part of our first camp.  We had such a great time.  Our first week exceeded our expectations.  A team from Camps Abroad helped during our first camp and were such a great blessing. I was especially encouraged how their philosophy in camp ministry complemented our goals for church planting so well. Their training and leadership were priceless.  

I have a prayer request for a couple who has committed to work at Camp Rhino.  Tim & Destiny Kelly came to S. Africa on a 6-month internship last year and are raising funds to return and work at Camp Rhino full time.  Would you pray this couple can raise their support quickly.  We need their help.  They will be helping us in every area of camp ministry from security and maintenance to counseling and directing.  Tim especially is a young man who allows God to work through him despite the struggles he faces.  He will be a big help to South African kids.  Feel free to contact Tim at 706-970-0340 or via email at timmykelly73@gmail.com.