“I will make you a light to the nations”
One of the songs of Heaven recorded in Revelation is one that praises the Lamb who was slain to make redemption possible. “And they sang a new song, saying, ‘You are worthy to take the scroll, and to open its seals; for You were slain, and have redeemed us to God by Your blood out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation, and have made us kings and priests to our God; and we shall reign on earth” (Revelation 5:9-10). Another song of Heaven is sung by an innumerable company of the saved. Drawn from “every people and tribe, dressed in the white robes of salvation,” they join in offering praise and glory to God (Revelation 7:9-17). Heaven is filled with praises—praises for the Lamb, for the One born in order to die, to purchase with His own blood “men for God from every tribe and language and people and nation.”
For over a quarter of a century, God has opened doors and allowed JGHM (with the help of many partners, known as Doorkeepers) to be a light to fifty-eight nations (in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Pacific Rim. For thirteen of these years (1996—2008), southern Africa was our destination. Usually the prayer seminars were in the fall (winter-time in southern Africa). I have “celebrated” my birthday in South Africa many times over. Since Leslie Motsalane, director, JGHM—Southern Africa Branch, has mastered the content of the prayer seminar, we had hoped to leave the work up to him and invest our time in other nations. Consequently, I did not go in 2009 and 2010. During the past year, however, it became apparent that it would help Leslie for me to return. During the thirteen years, we have blanketed South Africa with prayer seminars—multiple seminars in each province. Primarily our work has been in the Black townships with indigenous churches, although we have had a number with colored churches.
The budget for the mission is $12,900. Normally, we have found that when there are one-hundred contributors, the budget is met. As of Wednesday, August 10, one-hundred four have given $12,024.00 which is $876 short of the goal. I firmly believe where God guides, He provides; so I am confident that the funds will arrive and that the Holy Spirit will lead others to INVEST IN ETERNITY through the seminars. Thank you for your prayer and financial support. I hope you will follow each day with your prayers. My plans are to do an article for MY BLOG each day. I will let you know the results. Pray for Leslie Motsolane, our coordinator, and his wife, Tabitha. Pray for Sue and my family while I am away.
Friday, August 12 Ground: LV Lynchburg 11:30 a.m. AR Roanoke 12:30 p.m.
LV Roanoke Delta Flight 4963 1:53 p.m. (357 miles)
AR Atlanta 3:25 p.m.
LV Atlanta Delta 200 7:20 p.m. (8,730 miles)
Saturday, August 13 AR Johannesburg 5:10 p.m. Flight time: 16 hours 40 minutes
Travel: Johannesburg to Welkom (100 miles)
Sunday, August 14 Preaching
Monday, August 15 Travel: Welkom to QwaQwa (??miles)
Prayer Seminar # 1 QwaQwa (Part One) 6-9 p.m
Tuesday, August 16 Prayer Seminar # 2 QwaQwa 9:00-4:30 pm
Prayer Seminar # 1 QwaQwa (Part Two) 6-9 p.m.,
Wednesday, August 17 Travel QwaQwa to Harrismith
Prayer Seminar #3 Harrismith
Thursday, August 18 Travel Harrismith to Bethlehem
Prayer Seminar # 4, Bethlehem
Friday, August 19 Travel: Bethlehem to Ficksburg
Prayer Seminar # 5 Ficksburg
Saturday, August 20 Travel: Ficksburg to Thaba-Nchu
Prayer Seminar #6 Thaba-Nchu.
Sunday, August 21 A.M. Preaching
Travel: Thaba-Nchu to Botshabelo
Monday, August 22 Prayer Seminar #7—Botshabelo #1
Tuesday, August 23 Prayer Seminar # 8—Botshabelo #2
Travel: Botshabelo to Bloemfontein
Wednesday, August 24 Prayer Seminar # 9 Bloemfontein #1
Thursday, August 25 Prayer Seminar # 10—-Bloemfontein # 2
Travel: Bloemfontein to Wesselsbron
Friday, August 26 Prayer Seminar #11 Wesselsbron
Travel: Wesselsbron to Welkom
Saturday, August 75 Prayer Seminar # 12—-Welkom
Sunday, August 28 A.M. Preaching Leslie’s Church
Monday, August 29 Travel: Welkom to Bloemfontain
LV Bloemfontain SA Flight 8131 2:15 p.m.
AR Johannesburg 3:20 p.m. (260 miles)
LV Johannesburg Delta Flight 201 8:20 p.m. (8,730 miles)
Tuesday, August 30 Flight time: 8 hours to Cape Verde Island, 10 hours to Atlanta
AR Atlanta 6:35 a. m.
LV Atlanta Delta Flight 4983 9:25 a.m. AR Roanoke 10:49 a.m. LV Roanoke