Ronas and Bussie Marule of Youth for Christ Mpumalanga and Hosanna Christian Church in Hazyview, South Africa.
Ronas Marule, Associate Pastor of Hosanna Christian Church, had me speaking in his church on Sunday followed by three more churches in the last week of February. I spoke at an Assembly of God church outside Nelspruit and two churches around Hazyview. What a contrast going from township to village to small towns.
People seemed to adore the Word of God. It seemed so fresh and new to them. Bibles were opened and many were taking notes. The Scriptures were read in English by me and then Africaanse, Swazi and Lesoto by members of the different congregations. One pastor stood up and said this is what we need. The meat of the Word of God!
A few pastors were present at multiple setting and sitting on the front row take copious notes. It was so clear that their knowledge of the Word was weak but their hunger was unquenchable.
During the second week of our Africa visit we were mentoring two missionaries, meeting with the Board of Mpumalanga, and speaking in 12 settings. Wow it was a fast two weeks.
Cathy spent time with the Oostheizen family and we took two days to get away alone for prayer and focus.
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.