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Just a quick update – thanks for your prayers. Jim and I have had a really good
time in Zimbabwe with Munya and Ezekiel. We have had the opportunity of
training up 10 people who will each be going back into their regions and raising
up 8 – 12 youth pastors/leaders form 8 – 12 churches to train. The high
quality people recruited for this training was amazing and I think we are going
to see great things happening in the next 6 - 12 months in Zimbabwe. Wow, God
is good. We also had the opportunity of connecting with the key leader
heading up the Council of Churches in Zimbabwe and he was really excited about
the vision and possibilities of working together to train youth workers/leaders
Please pray for…
these emerging regional trainers as they return to their
areas and start recruiting leaders from churches in their areas
them as they implement the training in their OWN churches
so that we grow models throughout Zimbabwe that reflect the character and
priorities of Jesus
Munya, Ezekiel and Vusi as they lead the work in Zimbabwe
(Coaching and mentoring these regional trainers)
Solidifying a partnership with the council of Churches
Thanks for your prayers
Thanks for your prayers over the past 2 weeks. Malawi was amazing and I saw and
felt God’s power and presence following us as we went along. Love what God is
doing with the guys in Malawi. The training centre sight that is being
developed for the training of young leaders is looking great. Please continue
to pray for the American couple I took with me – pray that the good Lord will
continue leading them to know His good pleasing and perfect will for their
lives. (pray that the Lord will lead them to Malawi
I leave for Zimbabwe today with another friend from America please pray…
for Jim and I as we work with Munya (Zimbabwe country
leader) – for our safety and the safety of our families back home
for the 20 high potential leaders Munya has recruited
from 3 regions in Zimbabwe
for the training that these leaders will go through that
they will be so impacted that the Jesus study of life and ministry will move
like a wild fire throughout Zimbabwe
for strong holds to be broken down that we do not know of
for Lorna and the Kids – Jordan starts exams this week
God bless and thanks
Hey there everyone
One couple is praying about relocating to
Malawi to join the J-Life team there – adding capacity to what is already
happening. Pray that the Lord will reveal His good and pleasing plan to them
The other 2 are from North Carolina – their
church will (God willing) be sending 2 teams out a year to help build the
training centre in Malawi.
Pray that the Lord will go before us and
with us in in power to make HIS name GREAT
Please pray for…
Chico and Zoe as they both return to their countries
(Mozambique and Liberia) to pioneer the J-Life ministry training in these
leave for Israel today for GYI (Global Youth Initiative) meetings – Pray for
wisdom and growth as we discern what God is doing and how we need to join
Lorna, Jordan and Nathan as I am away
Tina, James and Michael as they will be in Israel for 2
weeks studying the Life of Christ on site
More camps on the Camp Eden site. We are booking up the
site but are having many groups cancel just before they are meant to come.
This does not give us enough time to re-book weekends. Pray that there will
be more than enough groups using the site for it to be sustainable
Shinga’s wife in Rwanda – she has been ill for sometime
and they have not been able to find out what is wrong.
Thank you for your love and support
John, Lorna, Jordan and Nathan
The past two weeks have
been an amazing witness to God’s faithfulness and amazing work.
I asked you to pray for
summit and the 17 countries that were represented. Thank you for doing this.
Summit was a great success. We were able to agree upon a joint vision for
J-Life’s work across Africa. The vision for the next 5 year is to, God willing,
mobilize Strategic Disciplemaking Youth Movements throughout the church of Jesus
Christ in at least 15 operationally efficient countries in Africa, thereby
500 GC² Alpha/Beta
groups translating to 3000 Model Youth Ministries.
21000 young leaders
will be equipped to multiply themselves based purely on the life and methods
of Jesus Christ.
It was really exciting
to see how enthusiastic everyone got and how we were able to journey together as
we learned new skills to see greater impact across the continent in the future.
The 10 days we were together was busy and left us all feeling weary but also
re-energised for the work ahead.
For our country leaders as they return to
implement what they have learned. Pray too that as they review some of the
things they learned that the Lord will give them greater understanding.
For four of our team that will be going to
Israel with GYI (Global Youth Initiative) that they will get the required visas
and that the trip will have the desired impact
For Lorna and myself as we travel at the end of
the month. I will be going to meetings in Israel and then on to Austria (Lorna
will join me here) – pray for our kids as we are away and that the Lord will use
this time to refresh and re-energise us for His work
New staff to help across the continent – there
is a great need all over the continent for assistance in the work we are doing.
Pray that the Lord will raise up good people to join the teams all over the
Thanks for your prayers and assistance
Lorna, Jordie and Nate