David has continued to record weekly radio messages while we’ve been in the States. He posts these to the SA church’s website (www.faith.org.za), and the radio station plays it from there. Recently a new couple, Binnie and Maryanne, began attending the church after hearing the broadcast, and David’s father was able to lead Maryanne to Christ! We make new contacts almost weekly because of the radio ministry. Please pray with us that the Lord would keep on giving fruit from this outreach opportunity…
We are so thankful for the use of our home church’s (Stanley Heights Baptist Church/www.stanleyheights.org) “Bethany House” missions apartment for the rest of our furlough. After living out of suitcases for over three months, it is a great blessing to have some personal space! Routine and “sameness” really helps us to function better as a family…
It has been an exciting year with several developments. The past few months we have been initiating a broader vision for Faith Baptist Church, Witbank. Last months we proposed a plan for more pastoral training through the ministry of FBC. Implementation has begun and we are making preparations for greater opportunities in Southern Africa.
And our eldest child, John, was saved last month! We have been thrilled to watch the seed of spiritual life begin to grow.
Thanks for your continued prayers and interest. We fly to the USA this week, and are looking forward to seeing you!
Apologies that it has taken a year for us to get the latest edition of the McCrum family loaded onto our prayer letter and web site. A hearty welcome to Katherine, who turned one this past week!
Here we are, except for the dog. Click on the above image (or the portrait one top right of the page) to load a high quality image available to “Save As” to your computer.
Pacaltsdorp Baptiste Bybel Kerk is a church-plant by our South African missionaries, Miles and Shirley Schilder. Presently meeting in a school class room, their congregation had already saved over R120,000 towards the purchase of land.
We wanted to help! Faith Baptist Church matched all contributions by its congregation and gave a great contribution to their land project.
Thanks for supporting us here in South Africa. Your missions endeavour is multiplying. Enjoy the presentation…
We were thrilled to finally obtain Katherine’s unabridged birth certificate this week. This document differs from the normal certificate in that it lists the full details of both parents. It is necessary to prove citizenship and/or to obtain a passport.
Thank you for praying with us. We are now able to begin preparations for furlough in 2013.