Saturday, January 1, 2011

2010 Mshadza Tent Revival

This years tent revival had a great turnout of souls saved and revived hearts for God. This year, the main speaker was Pastor Darrel Worley along with Jimmy Childers and David Miller of New Hope Baptist Church of Salisbury, North Carolina. The Smith family and the Neilson family also came again this year to win souls for Christ.

Here are some pictures from this years Tent Revival:

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Church on the Road

Tonight we had a little problem. Our venue in Swalala for Sunday Night services was inaccessible due to a broken lock that would not budge. So, we decided to have church on the road, because after all, the church is the people and not the building. Besides a few distractions (e.g. Shebeen music, chickens, & passing pedestrians) the service went well. This was Gordon's last service at the Calvary Baptist Church of White River for 2010, and Lorraine's birthday as well. After the sermon, we all piled back into the Venture and dropped church members at their stops and headed home. The dropping off was accompanied by the usual amazing sunset that we see every Sunday evening. There's nothing like African sunsets in Mpumalanga.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

KYB: July 2010

This month we had KYB club! KYB means Know Your Bible Club, and is essentially the same thing as Vacation Bible School. Our church's evangelist Mike Neilson came to direct the events throughout the week. Every day from Monday to Friday we would play games, sing songs, earn points, memorize verses and listen to teaching from 3 teachers a day! In the end, 15 children were saved, and our church attendance has been growing ever since. Here are some photos of KYB:

Memory Vacation 2010

This year our family took a trip to Ramsgate, south of Durban for a few days. Here's the photos!

FIFA World Cup 2010

This year, the biggest event in South Africa was the World Cup. Dad says it's not because of the soccer, but because God is bringing about 1 million people from around the world just to receive God's word. That was the main focus of the World Cup this year, as we were passing out about 23 000 John & Romans in Nelspruit during 4 of the 64 games being held in June and July. FIFA had organized Park & Ride areas in each host city, where all people attending games would be filtered through here to get to the stadium. This allowed us to pass out these J&R at many different points in Nelspruit. Our church had lots of help from 3 other Independent Baptist churches from Mpumalanga, making it a great time for fellowship. Anne and Gordon were blessed enough to go to a game or two. Gordon went to the Italy vs New Zealand game (ITA-1; NZ-1), and both Anne and Gordon went to the Australia vs Serbia game (AUS- 2; SER- 1). The game was loud with the buzzing drone of Vuvuzelas that never stopped, even after the game. Enjoy the pictures (Notice the Giraffe shaped columns around the Mbombela Stadium:)

Cover of the John & Romans

2009 Mshadza Tent Revival

Pastor's Fellowship

Evang. Mike Neilson
Happy being happy
Dad & Ps. Broyhill
My Friend Sphe (pro. Spay)
Evang. Bill Smith
The Tent

Last year October, our church had a big tent revival in Mshadza. Among the visitors were our home church's Pastor- Ps. Kevin Broyhill, Mike Neilson family, Bill Smith family, Mike Ferus family, and others from local Baptist churches. The revival lasted from Sunday to Sunday, with a children's service directly after school and a main service in the evening. Other events during this time were the Pastor's Fellowship and Ladies Meetings. All in all, nearly 100 people were saved, and the Calvary Baptist Church of White River made its mark on the local township, impacting souls for Christ.

Kruger: Animal Sightings Record

Just to get an idea of what we see when we go through Kruger National Park, we made a record of everything we saw. This was one of our most successful trips ever, with the exception that we did not see a lion :( But the list is amazing!

July 26-27, 2010:
0     Lion
2     Leopard
97   Elephant
5     Rhino
6     Buffalo

550+  Impala
47      Kudu
4        Bushbuck
27      Waterbuck
1        Klipspringer
2        Steenbok
52      Wildebeest
80      Zebra
26      Giraffe
11      Hippo
6        Warthog
33      Baboon
21      Vervet Monkey
15      Dwarf Mongoose
13      Wahlberg's Fruit Bats
5        Turtle
1        Blue-Headed Tree Agama
1        Fish Eagle
2        Tawny Eagle
2        Brown Headed Parrot
21      Southern Yellow-Billed Hornbill
19      Cape Glossy Starling
2        Pied Kingfisher
53      Guinea Fowl
4        Grey Go-Away Bird
1        Yellow-Billed Stork
1        Grey Heron
3        Hamerkop

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Kruger Pictures: Day 2

Interested Giraffe
Elephants cooling off in the water
Giant Baobab in Kruger
Looking out on the park
A leopard with an impala in the tree

Agitated mothers don't like our car
Our house for the night
Steenbok, small antelope

Kruger Pictures: Day 1

Elephants stirring up the riverbed dust at sunset
We followed this leopard walking on the road for 1 km
Pied Kingfishers
1 of 135 000 Impala in the park
Fruit Bats, hanging on the ceiling
An old Cape Buffalo
Klipspringer, a small antelope