Mission Act 1:8 ~ Days 24, 25 and 26

Day 24 ~ Wednesday March 27, brother Aziz and I tracted Bombay Heights in Northdale and we encountered much wickedness with Hindus worshipping idol gods. Later back in the greater town centre in Scottsville, I also read from Isaiah 53:1-6 and preached at the gate of the Scottsville Gardens Pre-Primary School to the parents awaiting the collecting of their children which included some Hindus and Muslims. Please pray for all who heard the Way of Salvation!

Later in the evening, went out alone to the Scottsville Mall entrance to hand out tracts and preach Christ Jesus. Had a conversation with a couple named Lionel and Jacqueline. They are looking for a church to attend! We will pray and see what God does with this request. They have also become disillusioned with man-made church!

Day 25 ~ Thursday March 28, brother Aziz and I went and completed the roads on the outskirts DSCF2131of Pietermaritzburg in the Raisethorpe area. It was also the closing of the schools today for the ‘Easter-holidays’ and this afforded us an opportunity to engage some children on the streets which included three young men named Sphamandla, Bruce and Nkosingiphile. Please keep them in prayer for true repentance and faith – they were surely challenged! Whilst we spoke to these three men it also allowed us to wait until 10am when the Northbury Secondary School closed and standing on the tailgate of the Ford ‘Seed-sower’, using it as a pulpit, I preached Jesus Christ and Him crucified. Small groups of children gathered round to listen to the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ and the neighbouring houses across the road with their Hindu flags got to hear that their idols cannot save anyone! Please pray for the souls who heard the Truth that God would save them.

In the early evening, my wife Tammy and Cee-Jay joined me at the Scottsville Mall entrance to hand out Gospel tracts as the Gospel of Jesus Christ was shared with a crowd who had gathered after I used the slight-of-hand “red-light-thumbs” to draw a crowd. Had a conversation also with a car-guard named Sibusiso (“Blessing”) – I implored him to get right with God as he said he had believed before, but he has a drinking habit now!

Day 26 ~ Friday March 29, headed out today to cross-walk some roads in Pelham with my wife Tammy and Cee-Jay. They were up ahead of me resting as I had taken to another part of Christie Road when I had a situation where a dog came through a fence and the owner kept saying a ‘command-word’ that had the dog barking and lunging at me. Rebuking the dog kept him at bay three times, then I rebuked the owner calling out: “Stop setting your dog on me you pagan!” No response from him as our gracious God delivered me safely from that situation.

Please also check out the photograph journal by clicking the photo hereunder and do join us in praying for the souls reached that they will come to repentance and faith in our great God Jesus Christ the Righteous. Scottsville Mall Night Preaching on March 22, 2013 (Photos 302-325), Day 24 ~ March 27, 2013 (Photos 326-330), Day 25 ~ March 28, 2013 (Photos 331-357) and Day 26 ~ March 29, 2013 (Photos 358-363)

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Mission Act 1:8 ~ Days 22 and 23

Day 22 ~ Today, Thursday March 21, was Human Rights Day – a public holiday! It afforded me an opportunity to place Gospel tracts in the post boxes in the Pelham suburb in which my family and I now stay. On the cross-walking journey I met Sthu and Simphiwe who both attend the Methodist Church. However, going through the Holy Law of God, they found that they are living in transgression of DSCF2024 Sthu and SimphiweGod’s Ten Commandments. They also agreed that the Gospel that John and Charles Wesley preached as founders of Methodism is not the watered-down gospel that is being shared in the church today. Please pray for true repentance and that they will live trusting in Jesus Christ alone for their salvation.

The area appealed to through tract distribution has many, many blocks of flats and complexes that resulted in 782 places being reached with the Word. We do pray that souls will be touched by God and drawn to Him for His glory!

I also came across a Mormon building – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – which has been rightfully corrected and labelled Heretic Church!

Later this evening, I raised my voice in the parking area and preached to the people living in the 38 other flats in the complex I live in! The Gospel has been preached and if they have ears to hear, let them hear and examine themselves in respect of what the Word of God says about sin, righteousness and judgment to come in light of eternity! You can listen to the audio at this link.

Day 23 ~ On March 22, shared the Gospel extensively with Spumelo (?) who works at a car wash in the Pelham suburb and his work colleagues who sat around also got to hear the Way to salvation. Please pray for them all, our Father knows who they are.

Please also check out the photograph journal by clicking the photo hereunder and do join us in praying for the souls reached that they will come to repentance and faith in our great God Jesus Christ the Righteous. Day 22 ~ March 21, 2013 (Photos 283-295) and Day 23 ~ March 22, 2013 (Photos 296-301)

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Mission Act 1:8 ~ Day 21

Today on our cross-walking time there were many steep hills that we had to negotiate, and by God’s grace we accomplished much. In the perfect timing of our Lord God Almighty, He ordered our steps according to His will and purpose and we arrived outside the Silver Heights Secondary School at 11H30 with an expectation to preach. God provided the opportunity as we first preached outside the main gate to a growing crowd of students. After sharing the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ, preaching Him crucified, DSCF2017we moved further down the school property’s fence and came to another group of students who prompted us to preach. This was gladly done to the glory of God our Father and an even bigger new crowd gathered along the fence as we concluded with two preach sessions in half an hour. Today the Good News of salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ alone was shared and although many were boisterous in their chants ofDSCF2019 “Yes we are ready”, many were silenced and started examining themselves against what God’s Word has to say. We also exhorted the students to look to Jesus Christ and not to be duped by the false ‘Easter’ celebration of bunnies and chocolate easter eggs! As we were ending the preach session the bell sounded for classes to commence! Perfect timing, as we continued on our way after brother Aziz had handed out about 200 Gospel tracts while I raised my voice and preached Christ Jesus. All praise and glory to God!

Please also check out the photograph journal by clicking the photo hereunder and do join us in praying for the souls reached that they will come to repentance and faith in our great God Jesus Christ the Righteous. Day 21 ~ March 20, 2013 (Photos 274-282)

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Mission Act 1:8 ~ Debi Market and Day 20

Debi Market ~ Saturday March 16, brothers Aziz, Lungisa and I had many conversations as we were led of the Holy Spirit and ministered into peoples’ lives. Please pray for Krishna Munisamy (62) who is a Hindu and who acknowledged that he called his parents “gods”. He had the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ shared with him calling him to repentance and faith in Jesus Christ alone. Please pray also for an African man named Leonard who understood the Good News shared with him and that he also had explained to him in great depth that ancestral worship is an abomination to God Almighty. We shared extensively from Deuteronomy 18:9-14 as read with 1 Timothy 2:5. He realised that he is living in sin against God and that he must repent and receive Jesus Christ as his Saviour and trust in Him alone for his salvation. Leonard even said that he will go and buy himself a King James Bible to read and study. This man would appear not far from the Kingdom of God.

DSCF2005There were many other conversations that our brothers Lungisa and Aziz engaged in ministering to people in this open area and the Word of God was also preached in boldness.

We also share herewith a text message (sms) that was received by me on my cellular phone on Friday March 15, 2013 at 13:51, which reads as follows, unaltered, quote:

Dear GARY. CAME ACROS A LEAFLET WIT YOR NAME AT END OF INFOMATION.(ARE U READY).I BELIEV U &YOR ASOCIATS CAN PRAY 4 ME.I HV A SERIOUS PHYSICAL PROBLM.PLEAS REMEMBER ME IN PRAYER.PLEAS B KIND ENOUGH NOT TO REPLY ON THIS NUMBER.THNK U.GOD BLES.PAUL”

Please pray for “Paul” for healing and God’s grace and mercy.

Day 20 ~ Tuesday March 19, we took to Bombay Heights in Northdale today and had an opportunity to engage a 61 year old Hindu man named Manor who was walking home from the shops at 10am. We got speaking to Manor about sin, judgment and the righteousness of Jesus Christ and he heard precisely what is required of him and that trying to live a good-life will not cut it for him on Judgment Day. Please pray that he will examine the Way of salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ alone! Later we came across a man named Ajith who was about to enter a Hari Krishna temple. In our brief conversation we told him that saying a mantra of “Hari, Hari, Hari Krishna, Hari Krishna, …” and beating drums will not help him when he stands in Judgment by God Almighty and he is seen in all his sin. We shared the Gospel with him and called him and two other persons standing near the gate on a hill to repent and believe upon Jesus Christ alone!

DSCF2014aThere were also much devilish shrines to statue Hindu gods on our cross-carrying walk today and we also encountered some homes that had devilish faces on the gates. These are really abominable and ghoulish in appearance!

Please also check out the photograph journal by clicking the photo hereunder and do join us in praying for the souls reached that they will come to repentance and faith in our great God Jesus Christ the Righteous. Debi Market ~ March 16, 2013 (Photos 259-265) and Day 20 ~ March 19, 2013 (Photos 266-273)

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Mission Act 1:8 ~ Days 17, 18 and 19

Day 17 ~ Wednesday March 13, on starting our journey to place Gospel tracts in as many peoples’ homes and hands as possible, it commenced with us being approached by two SAPS police officials on scrambler motorbikes who enquired of our reason for carrying the cross and being on the streets. It allowed us to share the Gospel briefly, but precisely with Sergeant Ramnath and Constable Nchunu. The Sergeant told me that his wife is a Christian and he is still a Hindu. I shared with this law enforcement officer that someday he will stand before the Judgment Seat of Jesus Christ and although he enforces the law here in this land he will be judged by God for transgressing God’s Law which includes his violation of the Second Commandment (I had touched on some of the Ten Commandments) which forbids idolatry, of which he is still engaging in by lighting the lamp and trusting in idol figures. He listened and shook his head in acknowledgment. I also shared Psalm 115:3-8 with him before he said they had to leave as they had another call to attend to. Please pray for this man’s salvation as it could be an answer to prayer from his wife!

While placing the Word of God in post boxes we came across a 25 year-old Indian man named Keegan hanging out with his 16 year old friend listening to some music on his cellular phone. I got into a conversation with him easily referring to the music youngsters listen to and he professed to be a Christian. However, whilst going through the Law of God, one could see his mind was working overtime and he was agreeing with the righteous standards required of us as believers. Shortly, he pointed out to me that a coloured man had drawn up with his motor vehicle who wanted to speak to me. To put this conversation in context – just yesterday brother Aziz and I had been opposite the school Kharina High School where we were now standing, but around the corner in Khan Road, and had said we hoped to be able to get into this school and preach Jesus Christ and Him crucified. We had earlier this morning prayed for God to give us divine appointments and to order our steps. Well that is what our Father God did by His grace by allowing me to have the conversation with Keegan until this man named Harold would arrive on Regina Road. Harold volunteered information to me as we spoke and he told me that he is the Chairman of the Parents’ Governing Body at the Kharina High School and he attends the Mountainrise Methodist Church. He told me to contact a Christian lady who is a counsellor at the school named Cynthia Govender to make arrangements to come and preach the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. After that we parted ways with a hope to getting into this school ‘someday’!

Later, as we placed tracts in post boxes, there are many houses off the main road down short lanes hidden away behind the road facing homes, whilst walking up one such lane we heard the rejoicing voice of a woman saying, along the lines of: “Are you ready? Oh yes, I am ready, ready to see my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ!” It was refreshing to meet sister Neela and young Abigail and also her son Joash. Sister Neela invited us in to her home and we spent some time in sweet fellowship encouraging one another, when she asked us to pray for her safety in this community as there is much wickedness that prevails there with songomas (witch-doctors). We spent time in prayer and encouraged her to be a witness for Christ to her neighbours. Neela has come out of a Hindu upbringing and attends at the Assembly of God Church. Her family has come to faith in Jesus Christ and brother Aziz knows her from times past when Neela had converted to Christianity and had stayed in the same circular road as brother Aziz whilst they were still Muslims in those days. In fact Aziz’s sister used to laugh at Neela, but years later she too believed upon Christ! How our Great God orchestrates all things, saving and giving a witness to all for His Glory alone!

We continued down some side roads, meeting Richard a mechanic who said he would like to continue the conversation some time, and then started back along Regina Road. As we neared the Kharina High School we saw some pupils calling out to us carrying the cross. They were a long way from us so we called a male pupil down to us and handed him a small bundle of tracts for him to hand to the other scholars that were with him. As we approached the entrance the Holy Spirit prompted me to go in and enquire about having a preaching meeting in this school. The timing was precise, as we found brother Harold with the principal (a Hindu) and we met Cynthia and the secretary, also a Christian named Chantal. We had a meeting with Harold, Cynthia and Chantal and we were advised that Cynthia will take this proposal forward to obtain permission for us to do so! We also shared the Gospel and we found out that Cynthia’s husband is a pastor and that she too preaches! I shared that women cannot be preachers, especially in the pulpit as Scripture confirms who can be ‘pastors’ with reference to 1 Timothy 2:9-15 as read with the qualifications of ordained qualified elders (Titus 1:5-9) and bishops (1 Timothy 3:1-7) emphasising on “the husband of one wife.” It was at this point that we were told that she does not agree with me on this issue, however I reiterated that we cannot discount and disagree with what the Bible, God’s Word, tells us irrespective of what we personally believe! The conversation ended as Cynthia had to attend a class and if this was the only reason for visiting the school, all Glory to God. And if God wills we should preach to some students at this school, we will have a day and time given to us! Please pray for an open door!

With our various meetings today we did not complete the roads in Northdale that we had planned to walk. However, God ordered our steps perfectly! Hallelujah!!

Day 18 ~ Thursday March 14, we took on a huge round trip that had many hills along the way, but all the homes were given a Gospel tract. We had to correct a Hindu woman who was praying to her idols in her front garden and when she said she also prays to ‘Jesus’ I had to rebuke her for blasphemy and for praying to the ‘wrong jesus’ for the Jesus Christ of the Bible hates idolatry and will send idolaters to hell and to the lake of fire. This rebuke had her leave us and go indoors. Our rebuke is in love to save her by plucking her out of the fire.

We found ourselves at a cul-de-sac at the end of Vinca Place that overlooked a community of houses in a valley around Pastoral Road. Prompted by the Holy Spirit I raised my voice and preached the Holiness of God’s Law and Jesus Christ and Him crucified. By God’s grace one could hear my voice rebounding off the hillside across the valley that held the preaching in this amphitheatre as we noted people coming out of their homes to see who was speaking to them. Many stood at a distance looking up, listening which is all glory to God! So many homes were visited by the raising of my voice preaching to them from a distance. Later we found ourselves on the very streets over which was preached the Good News and we asked some in the valley and they said they had heard the message clearly. Praise God alone!

We also met some brethren along the way – one particular man, an evangelist named Roland who ministers down in Phoenix near Durban. We had spoken and met opposite the City Hall about a year or so ago and now met one another once again on Bombay Road. We hope to labour together down in Phoenix some time in the future, Lord willing!

Later on our way back up Springvale Road we passed Springhaven Primary School where first Aziz and then I engage a group of youngsters with the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. They went away more educated than when we first met them. Please pray for the salvation of Sfundo, Jared, Mikayla, Chiara, Jaden and Ryan.

Day 19 ~ Friday March 15, we followed up on some roads we did not do yesterday branching off the lengthy ring-road we walked. Out on Butterfly Road we engaged an Indian lady named Manisha who was busy sweeping her cemented driveway area, who happened to be a Jehovah Witness who had come out of Hinduism. From one idolatrise religion to another cultic religion doesn’t seem to help her. We pleaded with her to repent and trust in the True Jesus Christ of the Holy Bible and not the lie of the NWT that she relies on. We reasoned with her from the Scriptures and we do believe God stopped her at various points from justifying her religious practices. She also said that to be born-again is a Roman Catholic practice. We had to correct her that the RCs do not believe in being born-again and that Jesus Christ says a person must be born-again to see the Kingdom of God (see John 3:3), which she said she is not born-again! Manisha has much to consider and we do pray that she will come to true repentance and faith believing in the one True God, our Lord Jesus Christ the Righteous and be born-again of God.

Today on many of the roads we walked there was much idolatry to be found with many, many altars to stone gods that Scripture speaks of:

Psalm 115:4 Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men’s hands.

Psalm 115:5 They have mouths, but they speak not: eyes have they, but they see not:

Psalm 115:6 They have ears, but they hear not: noses have they, but they smell not:

Psalm 115:7 They have hands, but they handle not: feet have they, but they walk not: neither speak they through their throat.

Psalm 115:8 They that make them are like unto them; so is every one that trusteth in them.

Aziz and I were in agreement that South Africa is in such a wicked and evil state due to the millions of idolatrise altars like those we saw today that are spread around the country. there is so much demonic activity taking place that is an abomination to our Great God!

Please also check out the photograph journal by clicking the photo hereunder and do join us in praying for the souls reached that they will come to repentance and faith in our great God Jesus Christ the Righteous. Day 17 ~ March 13, 2013 (Photos 216-227), Day 18 ~ March 14, 2013 (Photos 228-247) and Day 19 ~ March 15, 2013 (Photos 248-258)

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Mission Act 1:8 ~ Debi Market and Day 16

On Saturday March 9, 2013, brother Aziz and I headed out to an Indian market named Debi Market in Northdale. This is in the Indian district where brother Aziz ran ‘wild’ in the days before his salvation. And it was upon these very streets that he gave a testimony of Jesus Christ’s saving grace and many of his old cronies got to see and hear his witness – a Muslim who came to faith in Jesus Christ! Praise God!

Earlier I shared the Gospel with an Indian couple who are dating named Romano and Deveshni – who attend a church, but Romano admits that he attends, but is backslidden! We do hope and pray for true repentance and faith for them both. Later, I preached open-air our Lord Jesus Christ and Him crucified and there were many, many Muslims, Hindus and Christians that heard the living Word at the market. Many tracts were handed out and they all heard that salvation is ONLY by our Lord Jesus Christ. They also heard that no man-prophet could walk upon water!

Brother Aziz’s old friend from their gang-running days, a Muslim named Hassan Shaik, heard the complete Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ whilst he was sitting on the steps of a local betting house in the Debi Market complex. Afterwards Hassan did speak to us – even bringing me a bottle of coca-cola while I preached – and shared that he had read a Gideon’s Bible he took from his sister when he was younger and secretly read it in his Muslim parent’s home, and he said what was preached he remembers from those days! He wants his life to be changed, and we did tell him that by faith he should repent towards God for this was not by chance that he heard the Gospel this day. He has my cell number if he requires to speak about godly issues – the call is his!

Today, March 12, was Day 16 of our Mission Act 1:8 – I went to brother Aziz’s home in Bombay Heights in the Northdale suburb. It is time to be sharing the Gospel in a predominantly Hindu and Muslim geographic area in Pietermaritzburg. We might not be able to afford going to India, Pakistan or Nepal to take the Good News of Salvation to them, but we have our very own India right here on our doorstep – where there is much wickedness prevailing with their idolatry. It is rife here in this city! Hopefully you will see many more photographs bearing testimony of our preaching Truth in a very dark and evil part of this KwaZulu-Natal capital city! Please keep us in prayer as we reach out to lost souls pleading with men, women and children to bow the knee to our Lord Jesus Christ – alone!!

Please also check out the photograph journal by clicking the photo hereunder and do join us in praying for the souls reached that they will come to repentance and faith in our great God Jesus Christ the Righteous. Debi Market ~ March 9, 2013 (Photos 199-210) and Day 16 ~ March 12, 2013 (Photos 211-215)

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