Prayer Focus: SOUTH AFRICA

  • Pray for the Lord’s guidance and provision for using more of Derek’s material at a very large prison northeast of Pretoria.

A local church leader has been involved at this prison for many years and wants to more closely connect with DPM to share Derek’s teaching.

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Outreach Story – South Africa

Retired Pastor Stemmet took a six-week trip to the Kalahari Desert area that borders on Botswana and Namibia. At Pella he came across two black ladies outside the historical Catholic church. He only had one Foundations book in Afrikaans and offered it to them to keep if they promised to read it. He left briefly, and when he returned the women were crying with joy at what they had read! He said that they could keep the book. 
Pastor Stemmet also visited a coastal town near the Namibian border where he met a lady who owned a small café. She was delighted to receive the Foundations book and other Afrikaans titles. He stayed several days, and the lady read this book four times through the night. She said she was going to arrange for people to come to her café and she would work through the book with them!!
The first printing of Appointment in Jerusalem in Xhosa was recently completed. Copies were sent to Myron Phillips in Cape Town who reaches Xhosa-speaking people who don’t have any Christian material in their language. Thirty copies are also being sent to Mzi, the editor in Port Elizabeth who speaks Xhosa. Mzi is excited that his people can now read the book in their own language. It will be a powerful tool in reaching the Xhosa people in the Eastern Cape and other parts of the nation.