This March I had an overheated schedule with hosting three US mission team, organizing a cycling charity group, rescuing my wife from an overheated car three hours away in a small town and did I forget to mention we are fully engaged in toilet training our youngest daughter, Elle.  Reflecting over this ministry and life-filled month, I praised God for my family, teammates and ministry partners.  I endeavor to keep these updates short but meaningful in order to capture what God is doing in and through our ministry in Cape Town.

Above I expressed three US missions team serving our university communities.  I helped oversee the largest group which consisted of students from a prestigious university in Michigan.  This US team student athletes with diverse backgrounds.  One young man named Elijah was a redshirt freshman on the university’s American football.  He recently became a believer two months prior and took the initiative to go on a foreign mission trip.  Our South African student leaders and volunteers were impressed by Elijah’s faith in Jesus Christ. This encouraged Sonwabile, SA volunteer, to step up in his faith.  Elijah also had the opportunity to share his testimony at my home church in Cape Town.  My church worship leader was overwhelmed when he returned to the stage and expressed how Campus Crusade for Christ® impacted his life when he was a university student.  I thanked Elijah for speaking in front of the church to tell about his life before he accepted Christ, when he prayed and received Christ into his life and how he is living for Christ now.

I was also able to minister to Elijah.  Many times, I heard his US teammates call him Eli, and I asked him if that was his name.  Elijah stated Eli was not his name.  I communicated Eli was a priest of God who didn’t finish well in life. I told him Elijah was a good name and to read his story in the Bible about how he finished his race.

Continue to pray for the follow-up my team will do and pray we have many Elishas who will continue to reach the universities in Cape Town.



Leon Best

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