Good News from Africa
I wanted to let you all know about my trip to South Africa. It was a smashing success and of course God spontaneously opened doors to our amazement. Janet Watson our ministry Graphics Designer who often comes with me to the Conference accompanied me to help with photographs as well as ministering at the alter and other events. I was one of the guest speakers at the Crusade as well as nightly ministering at the alter. It was very moving to see the progress of how people changed from the beginning night of the Crusade until the last service. We saw people go from the bottom of the barrel to the top of the mountain. Early in the week without notice I was informed an hour before the team and I left that I would be speaking and ministering at the women's prison. The governor (the same as warden) of the prison brought together both the maximum and intermediate security under one roof. He was there as well as all the guards and many of the employees of the prison. It was a life changing experience.
After I gave my testimony and encouraged the women and ministered to them, one of the guards came to me before I had left and said "you are different." I was well satisfied that the will of the Lord had been done. Words can scarcely express the atmosphere in the prison that day but there was such harmony in the Spirit. All of us were ministered to. I could say next, a delightful trip to TBN, South Africa was a great surprise for all of us on the team. We were broken up by two's and interviewed by Pastor Peter Barnes for national and international viewing. I did not have a clue we were going to be interviewed until we got there. Janet and I were on different time slots. His program is a thirty minute program that airs weekly with very little program interruption.
Among other things we had a stop at the aids orphanage where we spent time ministering love and encouragement. I was surprised to find that nearly every african community has an aids orphanage and was grateful to see the boxes that had been sent to them from the United States. That same day, we went to "The Township" where we ministered prayer and provision to those with not even the barest essentials for a home. Many of the children there are both parentless and homeless.
After I gave my testimony and encouraged the women and ministered to them, one of the guards came to me before I had left and said "you are different." I was well satisfied that the will of the Lord had been done.