Gospel Outreach, Pastor Training and Children’s Meetings
In a developing country there is so much good we can do, sometimes with so little financial outlay.
(A ) Sinking and lining a shallow well that will provide clean pure water for both man and beast.
( B) Providing food relief in times of severe famine, paying particular attention to the old, infirm and little children.
( C) Giving transport and medical costs to those whom we must refer to hospital for life saving operations or treatment.
( D) Assisting with body transportation to those too poor to pay mortuary fees and claim the body of their loved one.
I can say without a shadow of doubt or fear of contradiction that through these simple and compassionate tasks we have established an acceptance of the Gospel of Christ in the area and far beyond, and to date we have never been refused an entrance where we sought one.
…through simple and compassionate tasks we have established an acceptance of the Gospel of Christ
During the dry season Rodney completes a circuit of remote locations showing a video of The life of Christ. This has a two hour running time and is projected on to a double bed sheet fastened to a gable wall of some building in a village. Literally hundreds appear out of the darkness of the surrounding bush and watch the video. Rodney gives a short challenge in the gospel before they disperse. This has proved a very fruitful ministry with churches reporting an increase in attendance and many professing to have accepted the Lord as their Saviour.
This area of Evangelism is another aspect of outreach and is in such demand that several evangelist could not meet the challenge. Rodney regularly goes to a nearby prison and has a Gospel service attended by the 200 or so inmates. On each visit he brings bread and coke and shares it with them. This is much appreciated by the men as baked bread is never on the menu, and by this little act of kindness and he has free access among them, and a wonderful witness to them.
Our new Christian Resource Centre has become the hub of our evangelistic labours. As well as regular seminars and Sunday school training we have currently a Bible School which has proven to be very well appreciated and well attended with students desiring the Word of Life. The classes are taken by local pastors who themselves have taken Diplomas in Theology and we find that if we can get a local to do this work, it is much better than introducing overseas staff.
The Cost to support one missionary family on the field per year or or to run the Bible School and Evangelistic Outreach Centre is approximately £10,000 or $15,000.00, these numbers are just to give you an idea of running costs, and as you can see below we have also given you the choice of a custom donation to suit your budget.
Evangelism remains our priority and is followed rigorously in the immediate area and further afield as opportunity arises ...
The above programme is most successful and there is no shortage of interested listeners. Rodney’s ‘live audiences’ are numbered in the thousands. As a matter of fact Rodney cannot fulfil the opportunities that present themselves.
Abandoned infants have become an all too common feature of bush life and those found alive are brought to us regularly for sustenance ...
and care. In these Outreach Clinics we not only treat the sick, but our staff are on hand to advise and counsel those young girls who need it most. Giving support and instruction for the benefit of the threatened infants health and wellbeing.
We treat the everyday sicknesses etc that do not need hospital intervention Ie .malaria, typhoid, amoebic complaints, burns, scalds, ...
A large part of our nurses work is taken up with childbirth , pre and post natal care. Delivery usually takes place in the clinic for those who desire it, but it must be said that a considerable percentage give birth in the bush.