I felt led to write this small article as an encouragement to those involved in church planting or who partner Moriel in our planting program. In this fallen world we live in its easy to get side tracked and focused on the opposition we receive from the world, the flesh and the devil and we fail to step back occasionally and recognise the joy that new believers receive at their Baptism. yes Yeshua is still in the business of drawing souls to Himself through the leading of the Holy Spirit and it was with real joy and a time of celebration that 6 people from Moriel came through the waters of Baptism and it was a privilege to assist Ps Bernard Mathe in our small pool. One of the people baptisedÃ‚ was Yvonne one of our elderly missionaries who was sprinkled as baby but at 70 now recognises the need to be obedient to our Saviour. Jesus said 'If you love me you obey my commandments', Baptism was a step of real obedience for these people.
Ebyown Childrens Village is still at an early stage. Our problems are at a foundational level, which means there is plenty to do for everyone as we see the site grow in preparation for the arrival of orphans. This means that short term missions are something we want to develop and encourage and no better way to do this is to introduce you to our first visitors from overseas, Ian and Beryl Collins from the UK.
We would like to announce the planting of another Moriel church in South Africa. We led a team from Aletheia community church in Spring's, travelled to the rural town of Thakgalane in Limpopo province to establish 'The Living Christ Bible Church'.
The weather could not have been more perfect. The sun was shining, the sky blue and crystal clear. A slight breeze helped take the edge of the heat and all the preparations had been done for this special day.
Ebyown began many years ago back in the UK as a dream. Now you may be saying 'here we go some flaky nonsense' but those who know us well will testify that we are really, really conservative. Anyway while lying in bed Lyn woke me up and said, "Dave, I have had a dream and I believe its from the Lord. I was in a field helping young black children plant seeds in red Earth; I believe we will be helping young orphans." First of all, Lyn had not been to South Africa and did not know the color of the soil; we were blissfully unaware of the devastation Aids would bring to the children of Africa. It was then that she began to seek the Lord and before we even set foot as a family in Africa the concept of Ebyown was born. All it needed was the Lords timing.
A Look At The Moriel Mission Work Headed by Dave Royle in South Africa
A father of the fatherless and a judge and protector of the widows is God in His holy habitation. God places the solitary in families and gives the desolate a home in which to dwell. (Psalm 68:5,6a) (Amplified)
By way of introduction my name is Dave Royle and I am the head of the Ebyown (Ebyown is a Hebrew word describing a poor and oppressed person, someone who is in need of advocate) orphanage planted by Moriel Ministries in South Africa. This article is intended to introduce our Moriel readers, prayer partners and supporters to one of the main problems we are dealing with (AIDS) at this orphanage and the work here in Springs, Gauteng, South Africa. It is my hope that this article will touch those reading it to be move by the Spirit of The Lord Jesus, to become partners with us to bring hope, health, life and Jesus to these wonderful children and expand this work unto the Lord. My wife, Lyn, and my children, Anthony (20), Christopher (17) and Aaron (15), partner me in this work here in South Africa. Our foster children are Johannes (6) S'Phewi (6) Paulina (6)
August 10, 2003
Aids activists in South Africa have cheered President Thabo Mbeki's decision to distribute antiretroviral drugs to people diagnosed with HIV. But a visiting churchman who works there with children suffering from AIDS has questioned the South African Government's ability to carry out its promise.
Yeshua is the best reason to be happy so lets celebrate His incarnation together
We come once again to the end of another year. This year has had its ups and downs and has seen some terrific growth particularly in Africa mission and as we end the year all we can do is look back in wonder as we see Gods hand at work. I think if we could look into the future or if God told us what was going to happen ahead of time that we would have run away but true to his word he says though scripture in 2Corinthian's 12:9 "my Grace is sufficient for thee".