The object of our trip to Tanzania was three fold. First of all to give Jacob opportunity to meet Norbert and his board members. Secondly to see the work first hand and finally to build up the brethren with some solid Bible teaching. However this visit would not only achieve all these things but instill in Moriel a sense of urgency through some of the incidents that happened.
Greetings in Jesus name.
The last month or so have been quite busy and there's lots of news to catch up on. But first of all thank you for your ongoing support. We cannot reach out with the Gospel without your prayer and financial support and we do not take them for granted.
Our trip to Tanzania was long overdue. Allen Wells and I had looked forward to this for months and it was with great anticipation that we boarded the plane to Dar Re Salaam and then onto Kilimanjaro. I had first met Ps Norbert two years earlier while on Mission in Kenya and he had willingly agreed to take on the role as our mission"s representative in this vibrant yet poor country. I went there to see the progress of Moriel Missions Tanzania, now an official government Non Profit organization, and I was really impressed with the progress under Norbert"s leadership.
Happy New Year!
Please pray for Paulinas operation. The surgeon has been booked, costs drawn up and the money raised by generous Moriel supporters. The hiccup lies with the child welfare department who seem to run on Africa time. It is almost 5 month since the request for permission for the operation to take place was submitted and yet even though we have constantly asked they have not sent the letter despite promises to do so. So please pray for a speedy outcome to this situation.
Last News Of The Year!!
The Moriel office will be closed from 5:00pm Friday the 14th December and re-open Monday the 14th January 2008. We would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a happy new year for 2008 and for those who observe Christmas a happy holiday. We would also like to thank those who have supported Moriel over the last 12 months in prayer and in their practical giving. May Yeshua bless you.
One of the scriptures that really encourages me in my faith comes from Romans 8:14 " “
'For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear again, but you have received a spirit of adoption as sons by which we cry out Abba Father. The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God and if children heirs also, heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with him in order that we also be glorified with Him"
Adoption is a word peculiar to Paul by which he describes the position of the believer who has become born again by being purchased through the blood of Christ. We were once orphans due to our estrangement from our heavenly Father caused by our sinful nature. In fact all humanity and nature itself is subjected to futility but thanks to God He sent his son, not only to save us from our sin but also to lavish upon us the greatest privilege of all, to become sons of God and co-heirs with non other but our Lord Yeshua the Messiah.
Its good to be back in South Africa after our break to the UK and to be able to send you this small update before our November Newsletter. Although my local work will be limited till the end of the year our college and international missions are our focus for the next few months and we are busy following up on emails and letters sent to us before our break.
Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
First of all, we apologies for being out of touch for a while. As some of you know, I was due to tour the USA when I got news that my dad was not expected to live, due to a mass found in his bowel; and also my gran was about to go to be with the Lord. This meant that instead of going on the 12th July, I was to be in the UK and then the USA from the 19th of June, shortly after getting home from my Australia tour. We thank the Lord that after an 8 hour operation to remove the tumor and resection his bowel my dad is now well on the way to a full recovery. My gran did pass on and it was an honor to take her funeral although difficult to sum up a life that spanned 100 years.
Greetings in Jesus name.
The Apostle Paul tells us that his life and ministry were fraught with perils, in fact from 2Cor 11:21-29, it show's us the life he led was not a comfortable one with dangers from all angles, even from his own countryman.
Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Yeshua the Messiah.
First of all with the lines being down and being away I have misplaced some of your emails especially those who don"t want to receive the newsletter. Please forgive me if that is you and yet you receive this email. Could you just return it again with a note saying take me off the list. Thank you and God Bless.