kids listening to a teacher in South Africa 2019

Feb 21 South Africa Mission Trip Update

kids listening to a teacher in South Africa 2019
The lord answered our prayers regarding the children’s ministry! Two of the respected older Zulu men have restored order and separated the older kids from the younger. Still had about 120 or so kids but seems much more calm. We are able to pray with the children while sharing the Bible stories and activities. Char shared the story of Rahab and the Israelite spies, Kim shared the Samaritan Woman at the Well and Sharon shared the Prodigal son. We review all the stories and the children seem to be grasping the stories as well as the Evange-Cube. We had about 20 or so kids pray to receive Jesus as Lord!
 
Kim led the mid week Bible study out of James and it was well received. About 30 people from the village along with our group, many came for prayer and many prayed with and for each other.
 
Today (Thursday) was church on wheels we took 13 of us in a Land Rover to a neighboring village and shared the Gospel and prayed with people who had some connection to Hamba Ekukhanyeni. Sobering to see the physical and spiritual poverty in some of the places. One young man prayed to receive Jesus as a direct result of the training! Very encouraging! One old Granny was interested in marriage with Mike but when she was told he was married she wanted to know about Mike’s father.
 
Friday , Saturday and Sunday will all be children’s teaching days as well as hut to hut visits to people who are connected to the church here. Been a little light on pictures so I am hoping to be able to send some Friday or Saturday.
 
-In Christ mike for the team

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kids learning in South Africa 2019

South Africa Team’s February 18th update

kids learning in South Africa 2019
Update from the SA team:
 
Sunday Church was a packed house as Ron shared the story of the Good Samaritan from Luke. It was a really blessed time as many people responded to the invitation for prayer. We had a wonderful time of fellowship after the worship service. Israel and Rachel Moore were prayed for and given a loving send off as this has been their church while in South Africa. Tim shared the Good Samaritan story also with the children’s group, about 70 kids in all and the children really seemed to understand the story as they were able to answer all his questions regarding the story and the Evange-cube.
 
Monday was a review of the adult teaching on “Who is my neighbor” by Ron. During the training as we were practicing sharing the gospel one of the men in the training prayed to receive Christ! As we went out in two groups we were able to share the Word and pray with about 10 different families in their homes. One of those was a Sangoma (witch doctor) who also prayed to receive Christ! The people from Walk in the Light did most of the praying and sharing the Word which was one of the purposes for the adult training. A very encouraging day! Monday afternoon was children’s ministry again with about 120 kids. Char shared the story of Rahab and the Israelite spies out of Joshua. The story was well done and received by some of the children but we need to separate the older and younger kids.
 
We appreciate your prayers for wisdom on our behalf as we seek a good solution. We have four more children’s ministry days scheduled as well as a carnival day.

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adult teaching in South Africa in 2019

The Mission Team Has Made It To South Africa

adult teaching in South Africa in 2019
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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The South Africa Mission trip team 2019

The 2019 South Africa Mission Trip Team is Off!

The South Africa Mission trip team 2019
At 2pm on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 a group saw the South Africa mission trip team off. We talked with each other while loading the trucks, and prayed for them before they left. They will be heading to SFO and flying out tonight. It’ll be a lot of traveling and long plane rides before they reach their destination, but it’ll be worth it.

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Mike's baptism 2019

Baptism Videos

Mike's baptism 2019
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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Transformer: Prayer that Powers Change Series coming soon

Transformer series logo
A New Series Starts  Sunday January 20th, 2019. It is Transformer: “Prayer that Powers Change.” Want to grow in your understanding and practice of heavenly communication? Don’t miss this fresh new series about prayer!
 
As always we will be teaching through the Bible at 10 am at Flynn’s Cabaret and Steakhouse in Felton, Ca.  All are welcomed.

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Baptisms announcement 2019

Baptism 2019

Baptisms announcement 2019
Baptism!?
Elevation will be doing Baptism on Sunday January 20th. Are you interested in participating? If you are please contact Chuckk.

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Halloween Candy Out Reach

Halloween Candy Out Reach 2018

Halloween Candy Out Reach
Wednesday, October 31st is a great opportunity to reach out and be more visible to our community.
 
We’ll be passing out candy and being fun, friendly folks out front of Flynn’s in Felton, for all the Halloween trick or treaters and families that come bye from 5-8pm. Here’s how you can be a help.
1. Donate candy, a bin is available at the info center for the next two Sundays.
2. Man the table for the second shift (6:30-8) -be a friendly face and candy hander-outter on the 31st.
Contact Tiff and let her know if you’d like to join the fun.

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