So, “how are we doing?” I hear you ask.
We’re trying a new format for our newsletter this month. Instead of feedback on our family and projects within this post, we are going to provide links to posts that we have written to be ongoing feedback. Just click the link in each section to take you to the areas that interest you the most. We hope this will condense the newsletters and make them more user friendly. Let us know what you think?
Lent Fast 2018
Lent concluded on Sunday the 25 March, Palm Sunday, a week before Easter. During Lent we ran a 40 day material possessions fast, in which we encouraged people to pray over what possessions they could give up to gift to those less fortunate. Head over to these two links to see the initial launch and reflection on the Lenten 2018 journey.
THE Way Blog
Steve has continued with writing pieces for our blog. He splits his time between either compiling feedback on projects and ministry opportunities, or writing reflections on spiritual formation. Have a look through the links below:
Vision and mission workshops
Steve has completed some vision and mission workshops with local churches and NGO’s. It seems God is opening new doors for further workshops in Rustenburg. Please pray with us for the people and communities that we hope will be positively impacted by this invaluable process.
We are involved again with this project in 2018. Steve has handed over the reins to a new committee chair, and is now focusing on mentoring him into this new role. The intention is to solidify a long term leadership team that will be able to steer this project for many years to come. He still sits on the committee, and currently oversees the finances. He will also be involved in the day events in an operational capacity.
Loving our Kids on Purpose
Steve will facilitate this wonderful parenting course at least three times during the course of 2018 in local churches. The first run is currently in week four of four. This course was developed by Danny and Sheri Silk, out of Bethel in Redding, California. Steve’s role is to coordinate the sessions and facilitate small group discussion following the DVD teaching. If you are interested in providing this opportunity to parents in your church community, or wish to attend yourselves, please contact us to discuss.
Daily and weekly ministry
We have recently updated our website to provide some more information around what our daily, weekly and monthly ministry might look like, as a product of our vision. For regular information please follow our Facebook page. Have a look at the following links if you’re interested in reading more.
We are trusting God that 2018 will be the year in which our finances stabilise. Please pray with us for an increase in the number of partners, who will support our family financially, so we can carry on with the work to which we’ve been called.
Please continue to pray for ministry leaders throughout the Rustenburg area. There are amazing people, doing phenomenal work within the Kingdom. Please pray for them, their families and the churches that gather to worship together.
Please continue to pray that we will keep our focus on God and loving His people through any projects we commit to. Successful completion of projects is nothing without love, and we need constant support to keep our eyes on the main goal!
(If you would like to support us regularly in prayer, please contact us here to sign up for our monthly prayer request email.)
Partnership takes many forms: prayer, financial support, hands on service, relationship. If you are interested in committing to partner with us as a family, or in any of the ministry projects, please contact us on the details below. For direct financial partnership please use the banking details, also supplied below.
Cell: +2782 854 3229
Cell: +2779 340 9880
For direct donations please use the below details:
First National Bank
Account holder: S M Carter
Account number: 6258 8100 322
Branch code: 250 655
Reference: (depositor’ name and surname)
For tax exemption on your donation (via Section 18A of the SA Income Tax Act, 1962) please use the following bank account details:
First National Bank
Account holder: OC Africa NPC
Account number: 5144 0093 759
Branch code: 250 655
Reference: (Carter/donor name)
A SARS compliant certificate will be emailed to you.
May the Lord bless you and keep you
May the Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you
May the Lord lift up His face to you and give you peace.