The Mission Team Has Made It To South Africa

Mike Snyder has sent our first update about their travels and first day.
 
We had really smooth travel although long! Bart, John and Jamie delivered us to SFO w all luggage right on time and our beautiful glitter ID ribbons made our luggage easy to find and check all the way through, thanks to all of them and Deborah!
We had a long Turkish coffee session in the wee hours at Istanbul , literally so thick the stir stick stood straight up! Almost strong enough for me! All flights were on time and we arrived with everyone and all luggage in Durban SA Thursday afternoon to be met by Erlo and the Moores. It was good to catch up with all of them and the jump into Durban commute traffic on the wrong side of the road, just what was needed, but we made it to Hamba Ekukhanyeni with no trouble.
Friday we set up the circus tent. It went well with a couple challenges, wind and no rope experts except Ron. No one flew away and it held after a good test of lightning, rain, and wind. We were able to get settled, organize all the teaching supplies from this year and several previous years leftovers, our first session with kids is Sunday.
We start adult teaching today (Saturday) with Debby, Joanne, and Mike leading. We have had some good times of prayer and a good sharing/overview from Erlo about where the ministry is right now. Ron is leading the team devotions with a focus on “what is your calling”. Well started and praying the Lord clarifies for all of us. We are asking that you would pray that our words and actions will speak God’s truth into the lives of those we meet and teach as well as our own.
Our love to all of you, Mike for the team

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South Africa team 2019 Prayer Schedule

Elevation will be sending sending a team to minster to our friends at Hamba Ekukhanyeni (Walk in the Light Ministries) in South Africa.  The team is comprised  of Ron, Tim, Tina, Debby, Joanne, Kim, Jessica, Char, Mike, and Sharon. One amazing thing is that there are 6 different churches from the Santa Cruz area that will be represented on this mission trip.
 
The team will be leaving on February 12 and arriving back home March 1.
 
Please join Elevation in praying for them as they travel and minister to the people of Zulu-Natal South Africa.

 

Ministry Schedule 2019 Walk in the Light

Dates Events/ schedule Prayer Request
Tuesday 2/12 Gathering and start to Travel Safe and timely travels, fully prepared
Wednesday 2/13 Traveling Safe and timely travels, Rest while traveling
Thursday 2/14 Arrives at Hamba Ekukhanyeni (Walk in the Light Ministries) in South Africa Joyful and God centered greetings, God will allow the team to minister those there
Friday 2/15 Ministry overview – mill, gardens, Set up tent etc Please pray that God’s plan will be fully revealed to the team and that they have a productive day.
Saturday 2/16 Adult Training – Mike, Debby, Joanne (morning) Hut to Hut visits (afternoon) Please pray that God will use the team to minister to the church member and the community well
Sunday 2/17 Adult church Children’s church – Tim (Good Samaritan) Please pray that team can do church well for this community and can minister personally with both the kids and the adults
Monday 2/18 Adult training –refresher from 1st training (morning) Hut to hut visits (afternoon) Children’s ministry – Char (Rahab) (afternoon)   Please pray that God will use the team to minister to the church member and the community well. Also, please pray that the kids will fully learn and understand the lessons they are taught.
Tuesday 2/19 Hut to hut ministry (morning) Appointment ministry at church Children’s ministry –Kim (Woman at the Well) (afternoon) Please pray that God will use the team to minister to the church member and the community well. Also, please pray that the kids will fully learn and understand the lessons they are taught.
Wednesday 2/20 Weenan (game reserve) – ‘Day off’ Please pray that the team can find moments to minister to each other and those around them while recharging for the rest of the trip.
Thursday 2/21 Adult training –short refresher training (morning) Hut to hut ministry Appointment ministry at church Children’s ministry – Sharon (Prodical Son) (afternoon) Please pray that God will use the team to minister to the church member and the community well. Also, please pray that the kids will fully learn and understand the lessons they are taught.
Friday 2/22 Adult training –short refresher training (morning) Hut to hut ministry Appointment ministry at church Children’s ministry – Jessica (Ruth) (afternoon) Prepare for children’s carnival Please pray that God will use the team to minister to the church member and the community well. Also, please pray that the kids will fully learn and understand the lessons they are taught.
Saturday 2/23 Children’s carnival Please pray that the kids have fun and the adults/ team can find moments to minster to the kids amongst the fun and chaos.
Sunday 2/24 Adult church Children’s church – Tina (Paralytic Man Please pray that team can do church well for this community and can minister personally with both the kids and the adults
Monday 2/25 Open day for ministry/prayer Packing Please, pray that the team and church will have a great last day together.
Tuesday 2/26 Leave for Durban   Please pray, that the team and church there can share in moments that can closer connect them with God as they leave.
Wednesday 2/27 Day in Durban/ debrief Please pray that the team can relax and debrief well.
Thursday 2/28 Leave Durban and start traveling Safe and timely travels, Rest while traveling
Wednesday 3/1 Arrive Home Safe and timely travels, Rest while traveling

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Baptism Videos

On January 20, 2019 Mike B. shared his testimony before being baptized in true Elevation style, which means we used an uncommon baptismal outside.
Here are the videos of his testimony and baptism.
 


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Mexico Mission Trip 2018 Slide Show

Those from Elevation, who went to Mexico in 2018 for the mission trip had a wonderful experience. They taught 2 Bible lessons, 3 self-defense lessons, built a classroom for Sunday school and art classes, plus they had a community outreach night. They are now home, but would love to share their memories with you.

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2018 South Africa Mission Trip SlideShow

 
Those who went to South Africa in 2018 for the mission trip had such a great experience. We would like to share a bit of it with you.


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