& OUTREACH MINISTRY REPORT
IN SOUTH AFRICA!
Vol #41 - 7
Our trip was again, a long
tiring one, but Praise the Lord, we arrived safe and sound.
took us to Frankfurt, Germany and after a 15-hour wait at the airport we
connected on to South Africa. ’
Evangelist Harley Fiddler of
Columbus, Ohio flew in from America to join us. It is always a joy to
work with Harley, as not only is he upbeat, but also a man filled with
so much of the Word of God.
Tony Abram doing what he
loves best, leading precious souls to the Lord Jesus Christ -->
Tony preaches with the huge
video screen behind him.
Tony says that Harley Fiddler is
a preaching machine for Jesus
His ministry is called ‘Focus Ministries.
You can read his resume (click here )
It was good to share
ministry, as this was a very busy mission trip with up to 3 services per
day. In our Convention we taught in seminar style during the day and
evangelistic at night.
It resulted with people coming to Christ plus
many whose lives were touched and quite a few were healed by the Power
It was a joy to work with all the ministers and workers. Most
were African with a few Indian and white workers.
However, while we were
ministering in up to 3 meetings a day in the Durban area, most of the
ministers, workers and people there were Indian.
There are over a
million Indians living in the Durban area. Some are second and third
generation Indians. It was great being again in Durban.
Marge and I
first came to Durban to minister in 1966 and again in 1980. We still
remember the great Tent Crusade in 1966 with the Indian people. All
Glory to Jesus!
<---Tony Abram shares the
Word of God to Africans and Indians
Africans coming to receive from Jesus.
The halls were filled with Africans.
Hungry souls fill the halls. Praise the Lord!
Brother & Sister Bronkhorst after his
A great joy was seeing again our dear faithful friends Dr. and Mrs. T. J. Bronkhorst. He is 88
years old and she is 84 years old and yet they are still going strong in
their calling as missionaries to Africa.
They keep so busy that they
cannot get old. However, a couple of months ago he was mugged and hit on
the head, knocking him to the street. It left him dizzy having
difficulty walking. We went to visit him. At the dinner table we prayed
and laid hands on him and he was immediately healed.
The next day he
drove his wife 3 hours to our meeting. He testified and sounded like a
We had prayed for his voice as well and it was very strong
now. He took us for lunch and then, drove 3 hours to his home. I called
him that evening and he said he was feeling wonderful.
Since then, I received a letter saying that he is completing healed and that God has
given him a new lease on life to continue to preach the Gospel! Praise God!
the way the Africans respond to the Gospel and of course, no one can sing like
the African Christians.
The meetings were filmed
We believe it is harvest time. I have read that the years of Africa are
numbered. AIDS is out of control. They told us that in South Africa 40%
of the work force will be dead by the year 2007 from AIDS.
In addition, there is terrible crime in all of South Africa and it has
become very dangerous. Last year 111,528 vehicles were reported stolen
in South Africa, of which 45,152 (40%) were recovered.
Police investigated 44,222 stock theft cases, which resulted in 7,980
There were 52,425 rapes reported. 41% of all the victims were aged 18
years or younger with 14% being 12 years or younger.
In the last 6 years there have been over 5,000 attacks on farmers,
resulting in 771 murders of farmers. In the last 4 years, 654 policemen
have been murdered.
Last year officially 21,553 people were
murdered in South Africa. These statistics are just some of the facts
revealed in the latest report from the Ministry of Safety and Security.
Yet at the last census the population in South Africa had only 43
You can see why we ask
you to pray for our protection too. You and I know that the answer is Jesus.
Pray for our ministry outreaches in Africa and the other parts of the world
that the Lord sends us.
As you know, Marge and my daily prayer is that our
latter years would count more than our former. We want to continue to win souls
and also very importantly to help raise up Soul Winners and Workers in the
Kingdom of God.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus
Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in
Christ (Eph 1:3 KJV)