Our team of teacher/facilitators will be traveling approximately 30 hours from San Antonio to Johannesburg, South Africa hosted there by the Baptist Union of South Africa to work in churches and seminaries around the country. Thank you for praying for this trip! Please pray for rest on the plane, because the team hits the ground running on Monday!
July 24-26: Roosevelt Park Baptist Church – Johannesburg
This will be our team’s one “follow-up” visit, as we had a team at this church last year as well. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evening, the team will present the Whatever You Bind on Earth conference on accountability in the church. This conference will be for the entire congregation. Pray for both the teach time and the various small group times. On Thursday afternoon, the team will present a 3-hour Leading Your Church Toward Unity conference for all pastors and lay leaders from all of the Christian churches in the community. Roosevelt Park Baptist Church will host this event. Pray for those pastors and leaders as they work together to explore leadership principles from God’s Word.
July 28-29: Umhlanga Baptist Church – Umhlanga
On Friday evening, the team will lead the young married adults in a marriage enrichment evening centered around the Five principles of Unity. Pray for those marriages. Then, the actual Five Principles of Unity conference and small group experience is scheduled for all day Saturday. Pray for clarity in the message and for transformed relationships within the lives of the participants. The team will worship with this church in its services on Sunday morning.
July 29: Hilton Baptist Church – Durban
The team just has Sunday evening at this church. They will be teaching on Seeking God’s Will Together (a study of the Jerusalem Council in Acts 15) that evening. Pray for soft hearts on the part of the congregation.
July 31-August 2: Bonteheuwel Baptist Church – Cape Town
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings, the team will teach Five Principles of Unity both in large group and in small groups. Pray for God to open the hearts of the participants and help them to begin the hard work of healing relationships in their lives.
August 1: Cape Town Baptist Theological Seminary – Cape Town
This short chapel time will be just a quick opportunity to pour into the lives of pastoral students and to encourage them in ways that will help them respond well to conflict in their future churches. Pray for the planting of spiritual seeds with the few minutes we have we with them.
August 4-5: Matroosfontein Baptist Church – Cape Town
Saturday will be a full day of conference for the entire congregation, going through Five Principles of Unity together. There will be both large group teaching and small group experiences throughout the day. Pray that this congregation will not only absorb these spiritual principles but actually begin to experience Christ in one another through the small group exercises.