Stone Hill goes wild

“And this Gospel of the Kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations…”
Matthew 24:14

Stone Hill goes wild

While I was ministering in the United States, our Stone Hill work was in full force. Thankfully, we have a wonderful team of dedicated Christian leaders. It’s a team that will go where angels fear to tread – all for the sake of making the wonderful Name of Jesus Christ known to the entire world.

I’ve just been blown away by the Lord’s blessing our work through you. We have the funds to build our Stone Hill ministry sports facility. Our first of three shipping containers has been delivered. This one is our gymnasium and already has weight training equipment.

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The excitement in the community is contagious. Everyone is coming to see the new gym. Some stand bewildered at their new Gospel-centered hangout. Others test out every piece of equipment and keenly watch their muscles bulge.

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One leader put it this way: “Today we had great fun with the guys as we showed off our muscles to each other … Even the girls took part in pumping iron and punishing the bag.

“Nothing like gym to bond with the guys.”

While the flooring of the gym was being fitted, bread rolls and pies were distributed to the watchful children – our spectators – who could not stay away from all the excitement.

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An outing to the Youth Transformation Africa conference at a local sports stadium saw the Lord work in the lives of our children.

Christian music and times of prayer for our country and our youth took place. Angus Buchan brought God’s Word to the youth. If you have not yet seen the movie ‘Faith like Potatoes’, which documents the testimony of Angus, do yourself a favor and watch it. You will be inspired.

The Sibanye Soccer Cup 2015, sponsored by our ministry to reach surrounding farms and informal areas, provided an opportunity to play for a prestigious title. Our Stone Hill team came second (um, out of 2 teams!).

The Dream Girls in Stone Hill love their new pillowcase dresses made by Mrs. Jessie Nichols and her team in Tulsa, OK. A very big thank you!

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Please prayerfully keep supporting this work, our worship evenings, Bible distribution and studies, Dream Girls crafts, home-building for widows, soccer, skateboarding, wrestling and many other outreaches into this needy community are life transforming. Your support allows us to carry on – teaching the lost about Jesus Christ, the King of kings and Lord of lords, and His great, all-encompassing Gospel.

In America

I am so thankful to all my trusted American ministry partners for having organized so many speaking opportunities (and accommodations) for me when I visited the United States from April 10 – May 4. Debbie Henry at ITMI is such a star. In spite of all my challenges Debbie coordinated with each of you, making this such an eventful and extraordinary visit.

The ministry included 15 flights to 10 states, 17 speaking engagements, hours of filming and radio recordings, time on the shooting range, a Stone Hill fundraising music concert (initiated by my 14-year-old friend, Briana) and most important of all, life-giving fellowship.

This does not happen without the hard work and effort of ministry partners who are concerned for the lost and the needy, and engage at every level of ministry to aid in making the Gospel of the Kingdom known.

Thank you very much for your partnership and support!

A three-week stint of recuperation and preparation at home and I’ll be off to Central Africa with a team from ‘Bishop of Souls’ to minister to the suffering churches in these areas. I’ll also be visiting areas lately attacked by Boko Haram and assessing the situation to help develop a curriculum for training churches to defend themselves against Islamic aggression.

Your prayers will be most appreciated.

Xenophobia!

South Africa hit the international news again. This time xenophobic attacks was covered extensively.

Xenophobia is the fear of that which is perceived to be foreign. In South Africa it refers to violence against African foreigners, who are said to be “stealing the jobs” of our people.

The violence was beyond heinous and included burning people alive, as well as disemboweling and mutilating them.

We have ministry friends who feel threatened by such terrible hatred. Please pray for a great revival and reformation amongst not just our people, but yours as well.

If you are not a “doer of the Word” and are seeking a place to become a doer, why not partner with us?

“But be doers of the Word, and not hearers only….” James 1:22

Charl van Wyk

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