We enter 2017 with much enthusiasm and great encouragement as we look back and trace the hand of God providentially and strategically move over our lives and our ministry in 2016. By God’s grace, we can exclaim with the rest of God’s people, “we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them” (Ephesians 2:10).
This year, Deo Volante, we will have our 20th Pastor’s Seminar in April.
The Lord has been graciously providing for every seminar. Not just financially, but also in the growing attendance of Pentecostal pastors to the seminars and the significant changes in their lives and ministries. We are still amazed that this ministry has been sustained for so long, and even more so, that more pastors are joining. Every seminar is very challenging and goes against much of what they’ve grown up to believe and teach. Only God can sustain something like this.
This year we have already secured our venues and speakers. We are excited to have Tim Cantrell with us on 29 April, Victor Kuligan on 22 July, and Japie Van Kampen on 14 October 2017.
The attendance for our last two seminars in 2016 surprised us. We usually only cater for 40 people, but had well over 50 people, with the last seminar over sixty people. These are as a result of pastors inviting other pastors to attend. We praise God for a renewed interest in the study of His word!
We want to encourage you to keep supporting this ministry financially and prayerfully. We estimate that for each seminar the catering will be approximately R6,000. Catering for the three seminars will therefore amount to R18,000.
We do not want to burden the churches with any other costs and am grateful that the Lord would enable us to provide for the rest of the logistics and books, etc. We are so grateful to our speakers that minister sacrificially. Since we’ve started with these seminars, none of the speakers have asked us to cover any of their expenses to minister at these seminars. We are so grateful to the Lord for the service of these men to us and our Pentecostal brothers. May many be snatched out of error through their ministry.
We look forward to your continued financial support and prayer.
Our Bank Account details are as follows:
Account Name: Reformed Faith Mission
FNB Cheque acc.: 62505439663
Branch: Civic Centre Bellville
Branch Code: 200910
Reference: Pastor’s Seminars 2017
Soli Deo Gloria
Mario F. Maneville