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Moriel Missions Southern Africa April 2006 NewsletterWritten by Jacob Prasch
1For everything there is a season, and a time for very purpose under heaven: 2a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; 3a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; 4a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; 5a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; 6a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; 7a time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; 8a time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace.
After a month in the UK it"s good to be back in sunny South Africa. After an 11 hour delay at Amsterdam due to fog and ice and snow covering the ground on my arrival in Manchester, the warmth of the African sun makes a pleasant change, But there is a season for every thing as Ecclesiastes reminds us and all around the world the changing seasons are evident in every walk of life.
First of all, we at Moriel Missions in South Africa would like to pay tribute to Ross Godwin who went home to be with the Lord. We pray that his wife Marg, who is our dear friend, will know the peace that passes all understanding with the assurance that Ross was met by his Lord with the words. "Welcome home my good and faithful servant" . Ross is a great guy and selfishly we will miss him.
Congratulations to Anthony and Liz who are now man and wife. It is definitely a different experience performing the ceremony for your own children. Liz by the way looked a stunner; may the Lord give you many years of happiness together.
Salvadore is back " “ Hooray!!!, For us this means more midnight theological chats, heaps of his potent espresso coffee, but more importantly the return of a man who loves the Lord and desires to serve Him here in Africa. Salvadore will be assisting in preaching and pastoral care as well as rolling up his sleeves and getting stuck into evangelism. O by the way Salve, did we mention the nappy changes? It was in your contracts small print!
We have had abundant visitors as well. Erin from Ainsdale Evangelical Church has proven herself to be a capable and mature lady beyond her years. She has coped with crisis after crisis with great fortitude and her love and attention to young Baden has brought about a minor miracle as this youngster begins to thrive.
We have also had Aunty Pam from Aussie who left her hubby Vic for a month to help us out while we were in the UK at our sons wedding. Pam is a dynamo. Never sits still, always busy and willing to put her hand to anything, even feeding horses and building a "no dig garden" for the kids. Ladies thank you both from the bottom of our hearts.
On the children front, everyone is doing OK although please pray for the following. For Luke’s skin condition that has now been compounded by chickenpox. For Baden’s continual growth. For Deven’s epilepsy. For Carlos who misses his mum. For Paulina who lost a tooth. For Peewee who loves to climb tree’s. For Jo and N’tombi and their ongoing shingles. For Pru who looks more lovely every day.
Last of all, pray for us as we continue to serve the Lord here in Africa. That the Lord will keep us safe and provide for the missions every need. This month especially has a heavy schedule with Aletheia Community Church, Moriel Missions College and the 24/7 running of a children’s home for very sick and sleepless kids. Privacy, personal time and therefore quiet times with the Lord are always an issue so please pray that we find the time and that the Lord refreshes us daily.
Prayer needs are many and often surround the material things that we need to operate on a daily basis. If any of the following burden your heart then please at least pray or even contribute practically.
- Anti-retroviral medicines need to be purchased for the children on a monthly basis.
- We could do with upgrading our kitchen further with a double oven.
- Our 20 year old car is nearly dead, living outside town and with the need to travel to purchase food and take kids to hospital means we need something reliable.
- Day to day operational and living costs.
Contact and giving details are as follows and our African contact is on top of the page
For Royle Family Support
Brenda & Baden Royle
2 Cressington Close
Off Derby Road
0161 737 2996
For Ministry Support Please Contact
25 Engels House
Tel: 0161 789 3203
Our South Africa Details
Pastor David Royle
Po Box 10807
Tel/Fax: 011 730 1719
New Convenient Way Of Giving
You can now make a donation online via your credit card by clicking here. You can also give by contacting your local Moriel Office.
Fisca is the law that affects those donating by cheque to charitable organizations; South African law states that the donors address details are written on the back of the cheque. This is to help fight against money laundering in Africa.
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