The Sabie River bridge near Skukuzu.
I have been amazed at the presence of the Lord in such unique circumstances. I went with missionary Ronas Marule into Kruger Park to rest, reflect, refocus and renew our hearts. We drove on the Sabie River bridge and I was stunned at the damage from the floods in late January. Water levels had gone up above the bridge and destroyed the railing from debris. It had gone up over three stories. But more amazing was the absence of the animals. They had left the area two days before the floods hit and moved to higher ground in the North. How did they know?
I have also been amazed at the presence of Satan at key moments. I was sitting with a dozen ministry staff and we were deeply involved in Bible study that was at the moment of climax. The staff were smiling and excited about what God was showing them. The next moment we heard a pop and spewing sound. One stepped into the next room and a water pipe had burst and was spraying water all over the floor. Scrambling to catch the heavy spray and keep the water contained in a specific area. Phone calls for help and trying to find the cutoff for the building. After an extended time we sat back down and one staff said, Satan is trying to take our focus off God’s Word. Amazing.
This week has been full of Bible study and speaking to Pastors throughout the area. Over one hundred church leaders have attended three separate meetings this week. It is moving so fast. Tomorrow I begin teaching at the African School of Missions.
But let me share with you what Ronas Marule has to say about this past week.
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
We always look forward for Danny and Cathy to come visit us every year because they are a blessing to us as a family we feel refreshed by their encouragement to both Busie and me.
One of the areas Danny is helping us is ministry to the local Churches and Leadership sessions which is a great need in Africa, his knowledge of the word of God is so valuable to us. Last Sunday at Bushbuckridge Word of Life Church at Pastor Israel Malele’s church I was so blessed as he preached about two of the secret disciples of Jesus and showed us how they let Jesus down and yet they had courage and boldness to recover and had great impact. I could sense the anointing upon the preaching it was not just knowledge but with the power of the Spirit of God.
It is really valuable to have such a great teacher of the word to come share with us his experience in ministry and leadership he has accumulated over the years. I’m glad that they are coming to us and assisting in whatever way to help in the work that we are doing for His Kingdom.
I’m also blessed to spend the last two days with Danny looking at how to lead my team to achieve better using everyone’s gifts, I have learnt that what I do not have someone in the team will balance that. When Danny and Cathy came the last three year I was not sure if I was the right person to lead Province the reason I was only looking at what I do not have but they introduced a book that help me to see my strengths and also letting the strengths of the other team members balance what I do not have. Right now I’m excited looking forward for our meeting on Friday with the other leaders in my team to see how to complement each other from our different strengths.
Thank you for your prayers.
Four decade veteran of youth ministry in churches, Youth For Christ and now is the Founder and Executive Director of Deeper Still Missions. Danny and his wife Cathy spend most of their time mentoring missionaries in Africa, Europe, Central America and North America. Future opportunities include South America and the Asia Pacific area.