Thursday, December 1, 2016

Bible Study in Mentz

We have continued to meet on Tuesdays in Mentz.  We are still working through the New Tribes Curriculum and we are currently in The New Testament.  This past Tuesday we taught on John 3 where Jesus taught that people must be born again.   

[Jhn 3:1-21 ESV] 1 Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. 2 This man came to Jesus by night and said to him, "Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God, for no one can do these signs that you do unless God is with him." 3 Jesus answered him, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God." 4 Nicodemus said to him, "How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother's womb and be born?" 5 Jesus answered, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. 6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7 Do not marvel that I said to you, 'You must be born again.' 8 The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit." 9 Nicodemus said to him, "How can these things be?" 10 Jesus answered him, "Are you the teacher of Israel and yet you do not understand these things? 11 Truly, truly, I say to you, we speak of what we know, and bear witness to what we have seen, but you do not receive our testimony. 12 If I have told you earthly things and you do not believe, how can you believe if I tell you heavenly things? 13 No one has ascended into heaven except he who descended from heaven, the Son of Man. 14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, 15 that whoever believes in him may have eternal life. 16 "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. 18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God. 19 And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil. 20 For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed. 21 But whoever does what is true comes to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that his works have been carried out in God."

We love our Tuesdays, they are all learning so much and they are starting to ask more and more questions!   This next Tuesday will be our last time together until the New Year.  We are excited that we will be able to end this year showing The Jesus Film!

Please continue to pray for this group we meet with on Tuesdays!

Mozambique Pastors Conference

Here we are again ... behind on our blog!   In November, we headed into Mozambique for our Annual Pastors Conference.   Our theme for the conference was Steadfastness.   

The sessions dealt with 
- God's steadfastness
-Steadfastness in our Christian Walk 
-Steadfastness in Prayer
-Steadfastness in Trails
-Steadfastness in Preaching
-Steadfastness in Shepherding
-God's power to keep you Steadfast

 The week before the conference started we helped two local churches with a water tank and stand.  We are going to let pictures and a few videos "speak a thousand words" ... enjoy!





After the tank was up in Matsilele, the guys worked on the drip irrigation system.  


We have published a small video clip from each teaching session on our mission FB page.  You can click here and then go to the posts from the first part of November. 


We were also able to be apart of the baptisms that took place.  

We all walked over 2 km across the very dry Limpopo River to a small pool of water on the other side.  

Mark offered to carry Marky for his mom ... that was a long and sweaty walk for Mark :)  

 To God Be The Glory!!!