Dear Family and Friends,
Greetings of love and peace to you and your family from God our Father and from Jesus our Lord.
Stephen and I have arrived in Cape Town safe and sound after being on the road and in the air for the last 41 hours. Although we are tired from the long journey our spirits are truly refreshed in the Lord through what we have seen and experienced in the Lord throughout our time in the USA.
We are truly thankful to the Lord for all He has shown us, given us, and allowed us to experience in Him as we travelled and ministered along the way. Our trip has truly been blessed by the Lord and His people in more ways than we had ever hoped. The wonderful people we have met and stayed with throughout our time in the USA have been more than we could ever wish for. They were hospitable, generous and loving. Being with them we have experienced the presence, the acceptance, and the Love of our Lord Jesus. A little bit of heaven here on earth.
Special thanks to Andrew and Angela Columbia who hosted us, as well as to their congregation in New York, MCB Church, who have received our ministry and welcomed us into their hearts.
A special thanks to our dear Anna Speros with whom we stayed with for two weeks as we always do when we are in Florida. Thank you, Anna, for looking after us in so many ways and showing your love for us as you always do. We love and appreciate you more than words can say. Thank you, Steve and Niki, for all your help and assistance in making sure that our office in Florida continues to function the way it should. Thank you for the many years you have walked with us, ministered to us in so many ways and continue to do so in the Lord. We love and appreciate you and we thank God for you and your family.
We also thank Marion Esposito and Daniel Saunders who are always on call and on standby whenever we are in Florida to minister to us so that we could freely minister to others. Thank you to apostles Jim and Pat Pickens with whom we have a growing relationship and an open invitation to minister at the house of faith.
To our new fiends Ps Tim and Kelly Franklin in Viera Florida on the East Coast with whom we stayed over our second weekend in the States. Being with you and the family of Freedom Christian Center has been an unforgettable experience in the Lord which we will always remember and treasure. Stephen and I have been not only blessed but so impacted by what we have witnessed and experienced with you and your spiritual family and we so look forward to spending more time with you soon.
Finally to our friends and family in Gypsum. Johann and Antonet words fail me to express our gratitude and appreciation for all you are to our family. The word which comes to mind when I think of you is found in the book of Proverbs, “But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.” (Proverbs 18:24 NKJV) Thank you, Elize, for always making yourself available to be with us and minister to us whenever we are in Gypsum. Your generosity of spirit and your servant’s heart continues to reflect the heart of our Lord Jesus who laid down his life to serve others. Your life and ministry always remind me of the servant heart of Jesus. Somehow I feel that a simple thank you is not enough. May the Lord reward you richly as you continue to serve Him and His people. “For God is not unjust to forget your work and labour of love which you have shown toward His name, in that you have ministered to the saints, and do minister.” Hebrews 6:10 NKJV.
As I conclude my letter both Stephen and I believe that our recent trip to the USA was one which bore so much fruit to the glory of God. Even though we were away from our families for 4 weeks we feel that what we have seen and experienced in the Lord was all worth it and we give all glory and thanks to our Heavenly Father, our Lord Jesus, and our ever-present help and companion Holy Spirit.