My daughter, Daniela, returned from a visit to Mozambique last week. She reported vibrant market places, hardworking entrepreneurs and friendly people delighted to receive Gospel literature in their language. It is astounding the changes we have witnessed in Mozambique over the past 34 years since my first Mission to Mozambique!
The Lord brought Mozambique to my mind and heart through Operation World. It was while praying through the 1978 edition of Operation World at all-night prayer meetings in the Army, that the Lord guided me into my first cross-border mission work to Mozambique. When I read that Mozambique was the least evangelised country in the Southern Hemisphere and that there was less than one Bible for every thousand people, in this longsuffering, war-torn, Marxist state, the Lord galvanised me into launching Frontline Fellowship into Mozambique.
THE HOLOCAUST IN RWANDA – 22 YEARS LATER
Holocaust in Rwanda is now Available as an E-Book
Twenty two years ago, 6 April 1994, one of the most dreadful campaigns of mass murder was unleashed upon the Tutsi people of Rwanda. In just 100 days, more people had been slaughtered with machetes and clubs than have died from atomic weapons in all of history.
At the time, world media attention was focused on South Africa's first "One Man, One Vote" elections. When the genocide was launched on 6 April 1994, most African correspondents were in South Africa covering the elections. The MRND government in Rwanda meticulously organised the genocide. The French trained Presidential Guard, the army, the gendarmes and civil administrators were mobilised to slaughter the Tutsi minority.
"Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labour is not in vain in the Lord." 1 Corinthians 15:58
As Christians we are called to be long distance mountain marathon runners – not just short distance sprinters. Just as an athlete needs to build up their muscles and aerobic fitness, developing the strength and stamina for the endurance needed, so we need to stretch our faith, our devotion, our obedience and skills. Christians need to stretch minds and muscles, escape from comfort zones and persevere – keep on keeping on – fighting the good fight of Faith. "Holding fast the Word of life, so that I may rejoice in the Day of Christ that I have not run in vain or laboured in vain." Philippians 2:16
Communist Chaos on Campus
On Tuesday evening, my daughter was attending a ballroom dancing event on the campus of the University of Cape Town. As she attempted to walk up the stairs to Jameson Hall mobs barred her way and threatened her. Their curses and hostility were directed at anyone who was White. Vile graffiti desecrated the memorial to students who had died in the First World War and students were chanting that all Whites must be killed.
A shack was built across the middle of one of the most important roads on the university campus, disrupting traffic. Rubbish bins were being burnt.
10 STEPS TO REVIVAL
"Will You not revive us again, that Your people may rejoice in You?" Psalm 85:6
What is Revival?
Revivals are a sovereign move of God initiated by the Holy Spirit working through consecrated men and women. “Revivals are not churches filled with people, but people filled with God.”
In the book of Acts, it was said that these Christians who have turned the world upside down have come here also (Acts 17:6). In fact, Revivals turn things right side up: Restored relationships. Transformed communities. Drunkards made sober. Thieves returning stolen goods. Blasphemers sanctified. Marriages healed. Estranged children and parents reconciled. The selfish becoming sacrificial. Conversions. Miracles. Healings. Revived churches. Revitalised prayer meetings. Dynamic worship. Decisive action to seek first the Kingdom of God (Matthew 6:33).