Stone Hill Early Childhood Development Centre opens

After a looong wait, our Stone Hill ‘Early Childhood Development Center’ has opened!!

We praise and thank the Lord for His amazing grace! Thank you to every one of our ministry partners who helped bring this vision to reality!

Apparently, the children were so hyped this morning that they ‘didn’t want to listen’!!

“Children are a heritage from the Lord…Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them!” Psalm 127:3-5

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Sneak peek at my new book ‘Shooting Back Again’

I’m busy working on a sequel to my book ‘Shooting Back’; I thought you might enjoy a sneak peek at ‘Shooting Back Again’:

“Hand me your gun… your wallet… and your cellphone,” said a voice behind me.

It was fifteen years after the St. James Massacre and I was once again called upon to use my firearm in a dangerous situation.

I was at the Reclaiming Africa for Christ Biblical World View Summit near Cape Town with Frontline Fellowship, the mission organization I was working with at the time. The conference in Mizpah was held during June/July 2008. It featured more than a dozen lecturers and numerous films and outreaches.

I had invited a former APLA (Azanian People’s Liberation Army) terrorist to the summit. Sipho had been a Unit Commander in the organization and told me he had come to faith in Christ.

At that time, I was host of a radio show called Salt and Light on Radio Tygerberg in Cape Town. We planned to do a radio show with one of our guest speakers at the summit, Philip Stott, a Creation Scientist.

When Sipho heard I was going into town in the mission pickup truck, he approached me. “I need to get back to the township urgently,” he said.

I was surprised. He was supposed to stay at the summit for the entire time.

“I have a meeting with the PAC leaders,” he insisted. “They are meeting now. They owe me some money and I need to discuss it with them.”

The Pan Africanist Congress of Azania (once known as the Pan Africanist Congress, abbreviated as the PAC) is a South African Black Nationalist movement that is now a political party. It was founded by an Africanist group, led by Robert Sobukwe, which had broken away from the African National Congress (ANC).

“Please give me a ride into town and drop me off at Khayelitsha,” he said. This is a partially informal township 20 miles (30 km) south-east of Cape Town, South Africa

I agreed, and he jumped into the back of the small pickup truck. It was a single cab with a cap (canopy) over the truck bed. We call the small pickup, a ‘bakkie’ in South Africa. The Creation Scientist joined me in the front and we set off.

Obviously, it was impossible to communicate with someone in the back of the vehicle so before we left, we discussed exactly where Sipho was to be dropped off when we got to Khayelitsha. I told him I wanted to drop him off at the local sports center and then continue from there to the radio station to do the interview. He was happy with that.

As we turned off the National road, Sipho suddenly started shouting out the side window of the truck cap.

“Do a U-turn,” he screamed, pointing. “Do a U-turn now, and let me off over there!”

I was completely taken aback. It was only a few hundred yards from the place we originally agreed on. It wasn’t as if he had to walk a few miles. He needed just to cross the road.

I did the U-turn and stopped for him to jump out of the truck. I also got out and helped to retrieve his bags from the back of the vehicle.

Suddenly, I was aware of someone behind me.

“Hand me your gun… your wallet… and your cellphone,” he said.

I spun round. Two men stood there. One of them pointed a pistol in my direction. Subconsciously, I noticed it was not pointed directly at me. I thought afterwards he may have done that to protect himself if he was caught by the police. He could say it went off by accident and he didn’t actually point the weapon at me.

At the same time, I knew if I made any move, he would shoot me immediately.

They body-searched me and found my cellphone, identification document, and my wallet. They also discovered foreign passports belonging to summit participants. I had their passports with me as I had to get them sanctioned by the prison services so they could minister to the inmates later.

They searched me repeatedly for weapons.

“Give us your gun,” they shouted.

“I don’t have a gun,” I lied.

They were convinced I must have one on me and kept searching. Finally, they gave up. Fortunately, they never found the weapon in my ankle holster.

They left the former APLA Unit Commander alone, other than asking for his cellphone. Instead they went straight to the elderly Creation Scientist and harassed him.

“When the door opened,” Philip said later, “I hardly noticed. It was almost as if it had happened in a dream.”

“Give me your cellphone. Now!” said one of the men looking straight at Philip. He later described him as a reasonably tidily dressed man.

“He was not quite as dark as most Africans – probably some racial mixture – and his English was surprisingly good,” Philip said. “Somehow I seemed to be in a trance and couldn’t focus on him or pay attention to what he was saying. My attention was fixed on the gun in his hand – it was in sharp focus and the barrel was pointing at my stomach.”

The conversation went something like this.

“Give me your cell phone.”

“I haven’t got a cell phone with me.”

“Give me your money.”

“I didn’t bring any money with me.”

“Give me your gun.”

“I haven’t got a gun.”

The thug didn’t believe him. He started again on his cycle of demands, searching Philip for whatever he could find.

“Why haven’t you given us your cell phone?” a second thug demanded. He also had a gun.

“I hardly caught a glimpse of it,” Philip said, “before it was pressed against my side. The first thug stopped groping my clothes and the second took over demanding my money, my gun, and my cell phone. I explained once again I just don’t have what they’re asking for. Thug number two seemed to lose patience as the first thug attempted to remove my camera from my jacket. The long barrel of his pistol swung from my stomach to my knees and back again.”

“Give me your cellphone!” Thug number two demanded angrily as he jabbed his gun into Philip’s ribs.

“I felt as though I was in a dream,” recalled Philip. “Could this really be happening? What could I do? I was almost paralyzed as I gestured helplessly with my empty hands.”

Finally, they left him alone and began searching the truck thoroughly, opening the glove box to have a closer look. One of them was standing with his gun facing towards Philip, while the other looked for guns. They were adamant we had a gun and threatened to shoot us if they could not find it.

While their attention was diverted, it gave me the opportunity to pull out my firearm. Crouching down and keeping my head below the bonnet (hood) of the car, I moved around the vehicle and past the driver’s side window on the right with my gun clasped in both hands.

Sipho heard me cock my firearm and took cover on my side of the vehicle. I moved to the front of the pickup and shouted at the thugs. For a split second they were distracted, and I opened fire with my 9mm Heckler and Koch pistol.

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Planning for victorious ministry in 2018

“Your Kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”  Matthew 6:10

Personal benefit is hardly the focus of our ministry partners when it comes to supporting the Great Commission in Africa!

Many were praying fervently for our family and outreaches, helping with brick and mortar projects, others getting their hands dirty on the ground – we are so encouraged!

Despite all the spiritual warfare to stop the work from going on, our partners are part of the ‘winners circle’ and this takes tenacity, lots of patience and an understanding that “all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28

Defeat doesn’t bode well with a conquering Christ!

ECDC

Our ‘early childhood development center’ and medical clinic buildings, in Stone Hill, are almost complete!

We thank the Lord for our ministry partners and pray that He will multiply their seed sowing and increase the harvest!

Church building

Our Stone Hill ministry has been blessed with a beautiful old, ruined Stone Church building. We are thrilled! No more church services under an open roof in the freezing cold of winter!

The building is dilapidated! Windows are smashed, suspended wooden floors broken, holes in the ceiling, and even human excrement left on the floor by those pillaging.

We are praying for $8,000.00 to secure the building from those wanting to ruin it even more, painting the interior, repairing wooden floors, replacing broken window frames and doors – so that we can safely meet for our myriads of Gospel outreaches, Bible studies and discipleship training sessions.

Our ministry has grown so large that we have had to use buildings outside of the community. Praise the Lord this is about to change!

Reaching MPs

My ministry colleague Ron Kronz and I spoke at a ‘Dominion Mandate Conference’ in Lusaka, Zambia. The Lord used this outreach to great effect, including a national television interview; and among many new opportunities, opened the door to us addressing Zambian politicians at a conference in March 2018.

The organizer of the event desperately wants to distribute books on Godly government, especially through their ministry to police, intelligence and defense force leaders. Bible College and chaplaincy ministry opportunities have also opened!

Importing Godly books, subsistence and travel, facilities rental and food for conference attendees stands at $3,500.00. What a fantastic opportunity to disciple the ‘governing authorities’ teaching them that all authority is subject to the Lordship of Jesus Christ!

He is Ruler of all the nations and Lord over all authorities!

I’ve been asked to speak at The Mid Atlantic Reformation Society’s ‘Educating the next generation’ conference in PA, 5-7 October 2018. The future of Christendom IS our children! How are we instructing them to make an impact on the culture?

Hope to see you in PA next October!

Partnership

Should the Lord lead you to financially partner in any of these exciting projects, giving a gift is easy. Simply choose the process for a safe, secure and private donation.

Donations can be made by:

1. Phone – Credit card – phone 1-480-968-4100
2. Online at – ITMI Donations
3. Checks – may be posted to: In Touch Mission International, PO Box 7575, Tempe, AZ 85281
(Checks can be made to ITMI and designated to Charl by sending an attached note of how you want your gift allocated.)

A blessed New Year to you!

Charl van Wyk

PS. Without you and others standing with us, it wouldn’t be possible for us to serve God, to this great extent, in the task of helping fulfill the Great Commission!

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Victory is assured

Sing praises to the Lord, O you His saints, and give thanks to His holy name.”  Psalm 30:4

Stone Hill
We are thrilled that the Lord has sought to bless us through our ministry partners. Our Stone Hill ministry is expanding tremendously.

Our efforts are to present the Gospel of the Kingdom and make disciples, baptizing them and teaching them to observe all that He has commanded us.

And yes, we have numerous youth desiring baptism – showing publicly that they are followers of Jesus Christ and no longer worshipping their ancestors.

Our ministry includes Sunday evening Gospel services, Bible studies, Soldiers for Christ, Dream Girls, a soup kitchen, food-and-clothing distribution, shack/home maintenance and building, sport ministry, youth camps, educational support, outreaches such as Life Chain and Women’s Day in shopping malls; and, Lord willing, within in a week a medical clinic and an early childhood development center.

Don’t we serve an amazing God?

Our efforts are not just local, in terms of distance from where we live near Cape Town, South Africa. With your help, we seek to be a blessing way beyond our local community.

Our efforts include: 

Chicken and rabbit farming
We’ve successfully launched four such projects in Zimbabwe. All have been successful, despite the country having suffered an avian flu epidemic. Our young men in Gwayi River are changing from chicken to farming with guinea fowl, due to the outbreak.

Maize milling
We’ve launched one such project in Zimbabwe and have supported another in Zambia. Our barns have literally been overflowing with maize in Zimbabwe. This maize comes from those who pay for the milling with crops, due to lack of cash. This ministry supports widows and orphans – and a full time pastor.

Gospel and discipleship retreats
These started with our young men in Stone Hill, South Africa and Gwayi River, Zimbabwe; and then for the first time this year, parents in Gwayi River. Apparently, we are in big trouble for not having started these retreats many years ago!

This setting, a weekend retreat, provides the attendees a respite from the exhausting distractions associated with normal living in a devastated community, such as searching for food and carrying water all day. It gives us the opportunity to saturate attendees in God’s Word!

Early childhood development centers (ECDC)
We are expecting our ECDC and medical clinic container-buildings to be delivered in the next week. We also have a wooden and plastic walled (yes, you did not mis-read) structure for our pre-schoolers in Lubumbashi, Congo.

One of our faithful ministry partners offered us a massive Kingdom blessing. Every U.S. dollar we raised for our ECDC in Stone Hill, he matched!!

Praise the Lord! This lead to a far larger project, incorporating the medical clinic.

Bibles and bikes
These bicycles serve as much more than a means of exercise; they enhance the Christian workers’ ministry.

We can never have enough Bibles – we’ve distributed in South Africa, Zambia, Malawi, Congo, Cameroon and Zimbabwe.

Soldiers for Christ
Amongst other fun outings, the Soldiers for Christ ascended Cape Town’s mountains – Devil’s Peak, Table Mountain and Lion’s Head—all in one day. They bore each other’s burdens and pains to complete their goal.

Cozmore
My co-worker, Cozmore, had his fair share of pain and suffering after having survived a terrible accident in an African taxi. His acute back pain, as well as pain of an ankle and knee, left him bedridden for days.

ITMI executive director Steve Evers made an immediate decision to help Cozmore get the best possible medical help. After two days of hospitalization, x-rays, continuing physio therapy, and more home rest, Cozmore was well enough to travel and minister again.

He and Laizah, his new bride, are expecting their first baby in February.

The future
Our ministry is not unlike other ministries this time of year and any financial support you choose to give—no matter its size—is welcomed. It will be used to spread the message of Christ’s sacrifice, redemption, salvation and promise of eternal life to nations around Africa and the world, through media, as the Lord calls us to do.

We’ve witnessed the miraculously multiplying power of God’s blessings in our lives. We’ve seen His hand on our ministry. Truly, as you no doubt have in your life, we have seen God keep the promise He makes in Malachi 3:10, where He challenges us to bring “the whole tithe into the storehouse,” and “see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.”

God granted us our very lives and pours out the bounty of blessings we enjoy each moment. Through his Holy Word, He guides our hearts and minds to remind us to serve as good stewards of those blessings. As Christians, our giving is one example of our stewardship.

We do hope we are again a part of your stewardship this season. We enter this season grateful for all the opportunity it holds and excited about the unending possibilities the Lord has in store—not only for our efforts, but yours as well.

Thank you for your support and most importantly, your prayers.

Charl van Wyk

P.S.: Even after the rush, rest and respite of Christmas, as word of international political conditions, global events, wars and rumors of war no doubt return to spread unease, do not succumb to discouragement. Be of good cheer, love the Lord and keep His commands. As 1 John 5:3-5 says, “His commands are not burdensome. For everyone born of God overcomes the world.” The victory is assured—for it belongs to Him. Amen!

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Thanksgiving – Through Crocs And Camps

“Enter His gates with thanksgiving, and His courts with praise! Give thanks to Him; bless His name!”Psalm 100:4

Pastor Joel Saint and I landed safely in Cape Town after a blessed time of ministry in Zimbabwe.

The very next day, I received a note from our host saying we “left at a good time.” Major political tension was unfolding.

After an issuing of a national call-up to all army veterans and active soldiers, civilians were advised to remain indoors. The vice-president was promptly fired. Meanwhile, a fired army general refused to leave his office.

My friend ended his note with: ‘There is hot stuff!’

It is quite unbelievable how volatile Africa is!

I’ve been ministering in Zimbabwe with my colleague Cozmore for many years, mostly with the youth.

This was our first outreach to the parents in the community – a Gospel weekend retreat.

By worldly standards, they are extremely poor and could never afford such a weekend at Hwange Main Camp. We were blessed to have two tribal leaders, a school headmaster, and a village councilor along with local church leaders among the attendees.

Joel’s focus was the application of God’s Word to every area of life. The parents were enthralled as he explained the different forms of government given to us by our Lord: Self-government, family, church and state—and all must submit to the Lordship of Jesus Christ. He alone is King!

One of the reports that really caught my attention was that of Mpume’s mother. She was thrilled to be at camp. This was after the family had suffered the trauma of Mpume having his leg amputated, below the knee, due to a crocodile attack.

“We feel like we are boyfriend and girlfriend again,” she said, referencing to her relationship with her husband. Joel had called the men to love their wives like Christ loved the church.

“Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave Himself up for her.” Ephesians 5:25

Speaking of Mpume – he is doing very well. He had a slight setback after a small part of his leg got infected after the operation. It was found to be caused by stitches that had not been removed. Once this was fixed, his leg healed immediately.

Mpume is now walking with his prosthetic limb. He is to return to the hospital for a final check-up. Get this: He is going to meet with the Sports Board for the Disabled to see if they will allow him to take part in the running trials for his province! We serve a mighty God indeed!

Joel and I managed to spend time with his parents at the retreat. We counselled them and prayed together.

It is because of the prayers and financial support from you, our ministry partners, that Mpume can enjoy a new life with his rotten leg removed and a new leg to walk with.

Thank you for the love you have shown in support of our joint ministry in Africa. The parents’ retreat and Mpume’s operation was made possible by friends like you. We are all very grateful.

Dream girls

Sonja has been very involved with taking the Gospel of the Kingdom to the girls in our local informal settlement, Stone Hill.

This is a challenging ministry. I would like to tell you that the girls are coming to faith in Christ in droves, that they are well discipled and living by faith – but that wouldn’t be true.

Some will swear in your face, disrupt classes, destroy classroom contents, scratch in your handbag to steal from you, pilfer items from your home when they visit, flaunt themselves at the boys and dress like prostitutes.

This reminds us of the devastating emptiness of living without Jesus Christ – and why this ministry is so crucial in this community.

This is true Gospel work – reaching out to the unlikable with the love of Jesus Christ.

So often we want to see immediate results from our short-term evangelistic outreaches. We like to do instant-gratification, fast-food ministry. Few prefer to struggle over years and years, giving of their resources, lives and time only to witness scant evidence of godly results. Yet our Dream Girls team pushes on!

“She opens her hand to the poor and reaches out her hands to the needy.” Proverbs 31:20

A BIG thank you! Friends like you have made a difference—and can still make a difference.

Truth be told, your financial support won’t change the living conditions of these girls, but it will change the way they see themselves – and show them that they are loved, cared for and created for a purpose.

When my friend Mabuti was called upon by his family to worship the ancestors, he refused. His mother, a witchdoctor, told the family that he had been looked after and provided for by the Christians, so obviously he will now worship their God!

Sonja and the gang of ministry leaders will have a Christmas outreach. The girls will sing and dance and make memories together, like all children should.

Just as importantly, you’ll be there too, in spirit, walking beside us as you have many times in the past, and we will be pointing the girls to Jesus Christ – He who loves them!

Please pray for us all; and Happy Thanksgiving!

Charl van Wyk

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Weighing In On Texas Massacre

“Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.” Psalm 82:4

The attack

My friend Joel and I had just returned to the town Victoria Falls after ministering at a retreat for parents in Hwange Main Camp, Zimbabwe when the tragic news came through: An attack by a gunman on the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas.

He opened fire on a congregation where his former in-laws worshiped.

Twenty-seven people died in the attack, including an unborn baby; and another 20 were injured.

When the attacker exited the church, an armed neighbor, 55-year-old Stephen Willeford, shot him to stop any further carnage. The attacker managed to get into his vehicle and took off.

Willeford then jumped into the car of Johnnie Langendorff. Together, they chased the shooter into a nearby county, where he ran off the road.

Authorities said the attacker was found dead inside the vehicle, apparently from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

A Christian response

Willeford made the comment: “I think my God, my Lord, protected me and gave me the skills to do what needed to be done.”

What a humble way to describe such a heroic action. He gave glory to Whom it belonged.

Pastor Jack Campbell (missionary and marine) and I on the range! 

Those who reject self-defense play into the hands of the law breakers. They encourage the wicked to take advantage of them by creating a safe environment for the attacker.

Our Christian duty is to make the working environment of the bad guy as dangerous as possible. The political Left may find this fact an inconvenient truth, but the only person who can stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. Tellingly in today’s times, this is treated as a controversial statement. But it is self-evident that unarmed victims are pretty helpless. It’s a reality not lost on the killers.

Christians are not called to be doormats for the wicked. In fact the Bible teaches us: “Like a muddied spring or a polluted fountain is a righteous man who gives way before the wicked.” Proverbs 25:26

Surely we are “giving way before the wicked” if we choose to remain unarmed and unable to protect our family, friends and churches.

Maybe it is time for us to call a spade, a spade, and clearly state that those Christians who are not prepared to protect their loved ones from violent attacks are shirking their Biblical duty.

Indeed, it is a duty.

Christians don’t just have a right to self-defense; they have a Biblical duty to protect the innocent. That is also why all gun owners should stand for the protection of their right to bear arms and the right to life in the womb. These two positions—among the hottest topics on the planet—are interdependent. Both require the defense of innocent life against acts of violence and evil.

I was told by a South African that home invaders raped his wife in front of him in his own home. He claimed that all he could do was pray. He was against my call for armed resistance in such circumstances. He thought that his stand was “more spiritual” than even the Bible. I had a Christian duty to point out to him that his sin of inaction was certainly spiritual—it was following a spirit of fear. We know that “God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control…” 2 Timothy 1:7.

We are commanded to love our wives, like Christ loved the Church. We must be prepared to die for our wives, not stand by and watch while she is being raped. We must do everything in our power to defend her, even if it means that we might lose our life while defending her.

“Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.” Ephesians 5:25

All life is precious because we are made in the image of God. And because He has created us, we have to live by His rules. They are not merely suggestions! We may only take life when He says we can! And defending life abides with just such an occasion. Exodus 22:2-3 makes this very clear.

Are you ready?

Some Christians appear to have adopted the pagan fallacy of animism (extremely prominent here in Africa). This belief ascribes a soul to everything, even inanimate objects, and grants supernatural power to such objects. It claims that evil lurks in things (guns), rather than people. Demonizing inanimate objects (guns) makes no sense! Guns can be used for good or evil. The heart of the handler is what makes the difference.

Dr John Lott in his book “The War on Guns” explains and shows in detail how killers choose gun-free zones: “Mass public shooters avoid places where victims can defend themselves. After all, how quickly people can arrive with a gun to stop the attack reduces the number of likely victims and the publicity that the killer will be able to get.”

The commander of the terrorist attackers of our church in 1993 agreed on this issue when he admitted that they thought that our church was a gun-free zone. He continued by saying that I had a surprise for his cadres when I returned fire.

Are you ready to defend your family and friends? For my friends in the West, this was once a distant, abstract concern—a danger restricted to farther-flung locales and commonplace in disorganized, developing nations.

That latter fact is sadly still true for my countrymen and I. The former sense of contentment and complacency regarding personal safety, we know all too well, no longer resonates with reality in the West.

It well behooves all men of God to know the Biblical answer to this question—and prepare accordingly.

PS. WND’s Bob Unruh kindly interviewed me on the same topic: Armed Christian who disrupted ’93 church attack weighs in on Texas massacre

Charl van Wyk

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Can One Live Through Such Carnage And Not Be Seriously Traumatized?

“So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.”
Romans 10:17

Christian community

You may be really blessed to have a Christian community around you. A community of sisters and brothers in Christ where you are loved, cherished and supported. Psalm 133 describes what such a community looks like.

In Africa, the opportunity to experience the building of a world around the Gospel—to just taste what living a Gospel life is like—is for the most part, just a distant and seemingly unattainable dream. A dream that few can even fathom.

In the area where we intend to operate our Gospel camp for parents, the citizens of Matabeleland, Zimbabwe, suffered the Gukurahundi killings—gruesome acts of horror inflicted by Mugabe’s Fifth Brigade between 1983 and 1987. Tens of thousands of people were murdered by the state.

Can one live through such carnage and not be seriously traumatized? You, your children, and their children, are all traumatized!

We hope to change this with a camp that leads multiple generations to Christ. But we need your help.

God’s promise                 

Our team of camp leaders, including my friend, Pastor Joel, wants to teach at the camp and help show why we must follow Jesus Christ and obey His Word!

Lord willing, Joel will be joining us all the way from Pennsylvania. In addition to his theological training, radio ministry, pastoring and leadership in the reformation movement, Joel has nine children with his wife Audrey. They have brought up their children in the faith, and now have nine grandchildren.

Joel is richly blessed and an excellent example of how God’s blessings extend for generations. Is this not the best inheritance any of us can ever hope to leave our children and grandchildren?

We want the parents at camp to experience firsthand the difference Jesus Christ makes in our lives, in families, churches and civil government.

Christian community is about Him!

Gospel teaching 

Already watching Jesus work in the lives of their children, we want to saturate the parents’ in God’s Word!

At camp we can do this in a short time. This setting can provide them a respite from the exhausting distractions associated with normal living in a devastated community, such as searching for food and carrying water all day.

Simply put, there is more time to delve into God’s Word at a camp, more time to find out what He is teaching us. We aim to make His Word the highlight of the camp.

Memories

Memories are powerful tools in the forming of godly relationships. When the youth have shared memories from their camp experience with their parents and other adults, our local leaders are often questioned afterwards. Parents want to know if the stories of the youth are really true. Their questions reveal much about daily life in this part of Africa:

  • Did they really have beds with sheets and blankets?
  • And three meals a day?
  • What have you done to make the young men so much more obedient and disciplined?

We don’t desire to just tell parents what goes on; we hope to show them, by demonstrating Christ’s love and His ways.

Identifying as Christians

The young men we have ministered to at previous camps have formed a consolidated Christian group identity in their community.

Cozmore and Pastor Nyoni, our co-workers, have become their mentors and disciplers – having to deal with their youthful dirty laundry and all. But Praise the Lord they come to known Christian men, who point them to Jesus Christ, rather than in the direction of damnation their pagan friends in the community offer.

The young men have a sense of who they are in Jesus Christ, rather than facing pressure to look to the pagans and their ancestors for identity.

We are praying for their parents to come to faith in Jesus Christ, to enjoy and experience that sense of belonging in the covenant family. Not only can this encounter with Jesus save their own souls, it can lead to the establishment of a spiritually saved family fabric, creating a healthier environment for their children to grow in Christ.

Please camp with us!

We are praying for a minimum of 30 parents at $70 per person to join us, so they can go forth and impact their community with the knowledge of the Gospel we’ll arm them with.

If you have ever in your life been blessed by attending a Gospel camp, won’t you please bless one of these parents to attend our camp? This will certainly be their first such experience!

Please co-labor with us as we seek to further Christ’s Kingdom in Matabeleland, Zimbabwe.

Your ministry co-worker,
Charl van Wyk

PS. Should you like to partner in this ministry, please click HERE for financial support and type ‘Zim camp’ in the comments section.

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