Dear Praying Friends,
Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. What a privilege to know Him and serve Him!
I’m writing this note to encourage you to praise God with us and also to ask you to pray for us. You may or may not know that we are involved in three related ministries in South Africa. One is the ministry of Grace School of Ministry, a ministry designed to equip men for Gospel ministry pastoring already established churches and planting new churches throughout Africa. Another is the development of Tsholofelo orphanages to give some of the millions of orphans in Africa an opportunity to be housed and trained in solid Christian homes. A third is our ministry along with Pastor Joel James in Grace Fellowship Church in Pretoria, RSA.
Grace Fellowship church is the church that sponsors and supervises all of these ministries along with annual Shepherd’s conferences in three locations and produces solid biblical materials (books, booklets, cd’s) for Christians throughout Africa.
In particular, I’m writing this note because I want you to praise God and pray with us for what is happening in connection with Grace School of Ministry. The course materials are prepared for the first classes scheduled to start in October of this year.
Northwest University in South Africa has agreed to allow us to teach the courses for which they will actually grant the Masters degree in Biblical Counseling to qualified students. Thus far we are very encouraged by the fact that we have had twenty seven people apply and be accepted for enrollment in our courses with more than seven others who are thinking very seriously about enrolling. To say that we are enthused about the potential for equipping people for effective ministry in South Africa through this school of ministry is an understatement of how we are thinking and feeling about this unique opportunity.
We are also rejoicing that our son Joshua and his family are planning to join us in all of these ministries in South Africa Joshua is finishing work on his doctorate at Southern Seminary and seeking to raise financial and prayer support so that he can become a vital part of all these ministries. Please pray that God could provide the necessary support as soon as possible and that God would raise up a pastor to replace him in his pastorate in Coopersburg, Pennsylvania. Please pray for Hanrias Brink, the elders and other members of Grace Fellowship Church in Pretoria who will provide leadership and direction for the Grace School of Ministry and the Tsholofelo orphanage ministry of Grace Fellowship Church.
Constructing all the necessary buildings for housing the orphans and hiring staff will also require funds. To this point the money for building one of the homes has been pledged, but we need others to help us with the finances for others. It is estimated that each home for seven or eight orphans will cost about $70,000. make these details a matter of prayer and consider helping us or encouraging others to partner with us in tangible ways.
Every blessing from God our Father, the Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit.
Wayne and Carol Mack
Ephesians 3:20, 21