Abundant Life Crusades
Tony and Marge Abram have been sharing God's Good News for over 61 years!
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I thought immediately about the prophecy we had just been given. However, I was telling a few people of this when the Lord spoke to my spirit and asked if talking with the Vice President was the most important experience we had in Africa on this mission trip. I then said ?No Lord,? but that pointing people to the King of Kings, our Lord Jesus Christ, was the most wonderful experience we had on this mission trip. It makes the angels rejoice in the presence of the Lord. Besides, I get to talk to the King of Kings everyday. The phone line is always connected. Praise the Lord!
Pastor Goguh has a nation wide TV program from his church. He asked me to preach at his church so we could also be on his TV program. We were glad for the opportunity.
We love to tell people about Jesus. Something that touched my heart was that the dear wife of Pastor Goguh gave me $100.00 to take to help the workers our ministry supports in Ukraine and Russia to reach people with the Gospel. I have never had that happen in Africa. It is usually our ministry helping them.
Then when I preached in Pastor Fred Joseph?s church, we had a great outpouring of the Holy Spirit. God confirmed His Word with signs following. Many were slain under the power of the Holy Spirit as God did miracles and works in their hearts. We certainly give God all the Glory. Of all the good things that happened in the seminar and crusade, the best part was seeing souls coming to Christ!
Marge and I felt like our ministry was diminishing on the continent of Africa. However, it looks like God has much for us to do there in the future. Pray for God's direction in our lives and ministry. God did many wonderful works both in South Africa and Namibia. We had crusades, seminars, and conferences in South Africa and Namibia with the blessings of the Lord.
We do want you to pray and believe with us that God will give us a continuing great harvest of souls in Africa.
God bless you .
Tony &Marge Abram
A few facts on the country of Namibia.
AREA: 824,268 sq km (318,250 sq miles).
POPULATION: 1.8 million (1997 estimate).
GEOGRAPHY: The Namib Desert appears more like the surface of the moon with its towering sand dunes (some of them 300m/1000ft high), and is believed to be the oldest desert in the world. The nearby Sossusvlei area is an ocean of sand dunes up to 300m (762ft) high, stretching as far as the eye can see and is home to countless water birds in the rainy season and oryx, springbok and ostriches during the dry season.
Namibia is in southwest Africa. It is a large and mainly barren country, sharing borders with Angola to the north, Botswana to the east, South Africa to the south and, in the Caprivi Strip, a narrow panhandle of Namibian territory jutting from the northeast corner of the country with Zambia and Zimbabwe.
To the west is 1280km (795 miles) of some of the most desolate and lonely coastline in the world. In the interior, the escarpment of a north?south plateau slopes away to the east and north into the vast interior sand basin of the Kalahari.
In the far northwest the 66,000 sq km (25,500 sq miles) of the Kaokoland mountains run along the coast, while further inland lies the Etosha Pan, (a dried-out saline lake) surrounded by grasslands and bush which support a large and varied wildlife.
The Skeleton Coast is a strange desert shoreline with massive dunes and treacherous rocks, the name relating to the number of ships wrecked and lost.
LANGUAGE: English is the official language. Afrikaans, German, Herero and Owambo, amongst a variety of tongues, are also spoken.
The economy is heavily dependent on the extraction and processing of minerals for export. Mining accounts for 20% of GDP. Namibia is the fourth-largest exporter of nonfuel minerals in Africa and the world's fifth-largest producer of uranium. Rich alluvial diamond deposits make Namibia a primary source for gem-quality diamonds.
Namibia also produces large quantities of lead, zinc, tin, silver, and tungsten. About half of the population depends on agriculture for its livelihood. Namibia must import some of its food.
Although per capita, GDP is five times the per capita GDP of Africa's poorest countries, the majority of Namibia's people live in pronounced poverty because of large-scale unemployment, the great inequality of income distribution, and the large amount of wealth going to foreigners.
RELIGION: Christian majority.