Building Up


Our team was busy with follow-up and training students in August. The US students left campus at the end of July. This missionary cavalry had 156 four laws presentations, 27 responses to the Gospel and 36 students became involved in our ministry. Wow! The team really helped bring much needed exposure of our ministry to the University of Western Cape. As we followed up these students, we have seen the Lord bring 15 students to our weekly training time and 5 for our New Life Training Center day seminar in August.

This week marked the beginning of the final term for the 2014 school year. Our team challenged the involved students to commit the next five weeks to meeting individually with staff to deepen their walks with the Lord. We feel this is a faith step for many students. They will feel challenged by peers and the demands of classwork. We are praying that as they prioritize their walk with the Lord, He will help them navigate these challenges and put into practice this priority; a major life lesson.

Leon was invited by our team leader, Rose, to help train a group of students from different campuses in an area called Milnerton (approx. 15 min north of downtown Cape Town along the Atlantic Coast). For four weeks, he and Rose covered topics of sharing the Gospel and the ministry of the Holy Spirit. Last Sunday, 7 September, the group went to Table View beach to share the Gospel. I had the opportunity to pray for boldness, clear presentations and indications to follow Christ. God answered all these prayers. There were 7 students witnessing and they had conversation with 27 people and 9 people prayed to begin their new life In Christ. So exciting!

We rejoice in what God is doing. It is amazing that personally one can experience deep trails. Leon and I experienced our second miscarriage at 7 weeks of pregnancy, last Thursday, September 4. Our hearts are saddened but we have found comfort again in God, His Word and His People. He has reminded us from the Psalms that He is our refuge and strength and ever present help in time of trouble. Our trouble has been in our hearts and we have run to God our fortress. Please continue to pray for our family as we heal in this busy time of ministry. Thanks for being a part of God’s work.

Yours in Christ,
Melanie Best

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