Partnerships build ministry

For the past three years, we have had the privilege of having future pastors and missionaries from Cape Town Baptist Seminary join our different ministry strategies for Missions Week. It is always so encouraging to see God stretch these students’ faith when they engage people in one on one conversations about their beliefs on God. Many students had numerous opportunities to share the Gospel. It is our hope that they will gain greater hearts for the lost, consider working with our ministry and help us launch ministry in new locations. Bevin Jacob was the team leader for the week and this is what he shared about his time.

”Our Missions week started on Monday 7th with evangelism training at the CCC Office in Tygervalley. We were introduced to the methods utilised by CCC in their outreach initiatives which include the use of a tract booklet as well as a cell phone App. This proved to be very helpful as we evangelised people throughout the week. Our training ended in the late afternoon after we were treated to lunch by them.

On Tuesday morning we were involved in outreach at Old Mutual in Pinelands. This was an interesting morning as most of us had never before been involved with outreach in a corporate setting. We experienced a fair amount of rejection but this was due to most of the people being involved either in waiting to meet someone, or on their way to meeting someone. We did have some good spiritual conversations with the objective being to establish relationships with believers employed there, and them becoming key contact persons. Our Tuesday evening involved us going to Salt River to support CCC in the launch of a new ministry called ‘Bursting your Bubble’. This ministry focuses on equipping believers to become more effective in sharing their faith.

For many on the team Wednesday was the highlight of the week. We went to Stellenbosch University where we were involved in evangelising students. We had many good conversations with people, some of them being quite challenging as we encountered atheists, agnostics, believers, and backsliders.

On Thursday we went to CPUT campus in City centre. We encountered students here who were quite different to those we encountered at Stellenbosch University. Here we found many students struggling to balance their cultural beliefs with their call to follow Christ. Students were very open to talking about spiritual matters and we had one student deciding to accept Christ as saviour. This made our day.

Friday saw us getting up early again and on our way to Durbanville Baptist church. Here we lead a time of worship and prayer with the CCC team. Following this we spent time preparing for the evening program. On Friday evening we were on our way to Scottsdene in Kuilsriver to be part of an Awana ministry to children aged 7 – 13 years. We had a very blessed time as we shared the story of David and Goliath with them

Saturday was our final day with CCC. We spent the afternoon with Leon Best and his family, followed by an evening of ministry involving using the ‘Jesus movie’ as a tool to evangelise the people of Meltonrose Park in Eerste River. We saw 30 people making a commitment to follow Christ.”
Thanks Cape Town Baptist Seminary for sharing your students with our ministry.

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