The City Mission field team were privileged to be asked by various organizations in Gauteng, to speak with groups engaged in the work of reaching out to broken and hurting people. From homelessness to the offender, ex-offender and addiction space to impoverished disused mining communities. The first engagements took place in Benoni, Fourways and Centurion and included training in the basic principles of Disciple Making Jesus’ way.
Then we drove nearly 3 hours to the NG Kerk in Ermelo Oos. We were asked as a team, to join them for 5 days with their outreach programs and to talk them through Disciple Making strategies to reach the brokenness all around their church. It was a humbling and awesome experience. We engaged daily with their team listening to their heart cry for their town. And we engaged daily with broken and homeless young men and women who have been sucked and swallowed into Nyope and other addictions, human trafficking and prostitution.
The conversations we had with young men and women on the streets were heartbreaking. Much prayer is needed as they engage the needy with services and as they find the worthy persons or Persons of Peace that Jesus talks about as His entry strategy into communities. The victory will come out from the harvest, of that I have no doubt.
Our combined heart cry is “O Lord, only YOU can make this happen.”
We pray for great Kingdom victory in Ermelo, Benoni and other parts of our majestic country, and that God will reward their hearts for the lost and bless the work of their hands.