arrival at the Johannesburg, South Africa airport, it was good to be
met by Evangelist Harley Fiddler from Ohio and Johan Brink of South
Africa. We then joined Joey Chetty of South Africa and
traveled to a township called Orange Farm.
However, it was not a
farm, just thousands and thousands of rambling shacks that the
Africans call home. Our home for the next week of ministry would be
a ‘Rondava’ (a small thatched roof round mud building). The last
time Marge and I shared one was back in 1966 near the border of
Zambia and Zimbabwe.
We knew we were in
Africa, when driving along we’d see different animals not seen along
the roads in North America. One day when we were driving from
Tzaneen to Johannesburg, we saw monkeys, baboons, giraffes, wart
hogs, all kinds of unusual birds, ostriches, kudu, impala and other
types of deer.
||Brother Harley was
in South Africa one week earlier to conduct a seminar and crusade.
In Orange Farm
Township we held a seminar for Pastors and Workers ending with a
three day open-air crusade.
<-- Tony doing
what he loves doing. Leading souls to Salvation in Christ.
||God blessed as we
taught the Word and in the crusade God gave us many souls and
confirmed His Word with healings.
From Orange Farm
Township, we traveled by car to Tzaneen, Northern Province (formerly
known as North Transvaal).
<-- Hands on
hearts as they come to the Lord Jesus
service in Relela Township, S. Africa
and I were last there in 1966 and had wonderful soul winning
crusades. I could not believe the changes. Now we had much better
accommodations on a bed and breakfast farm with a South African
Tony stands at his
house and home for a week’s period!
Harley Fiddler preaches in the open air crusade
Precious are these in God’s sight! -->
near the Township of Relela. There are thousands of simple
poor homes covering a large area. It was here we had our
seminar for all the workers in the area. Also we had a crusade
nightly with quite large crowds. Many came to Christ and God
preformed many miracles. Harley and I shared the 6 hours of daily
ministry having 5 meetings per day.
Tony Abram says “Today
is your day!”
Tony leads souls to
|We prayed for so
many, including Pastor Ivan’s grandfather, age 109.
e is the oldest man I
prayed for since God healed a 108-year man in our crusade in Brazil
some years ago.
Pastor Ivan with his
father and his 109 year old grandfather
Harley lays hands and pray for the 109 year old -->
All benches full,
standing room only at the afternoon service
Joey Chetty is planning a Bible School for the Northern Province
along with a church to seat up to 1,000 people. Our ministry has
given $2,000 to purchase four acres of land covered with mango trees
in the Township. This is a very good location. They feel
the buildings will be completed the end of January 2008.
Have Bike will travel
and preach the Word!
Harley and Joey pray
for local pastor
Harley checks out where
the food is cooked!
|They desire that
Harley, Marge and I to come to dedicate them.
We also gave $100 to
help a church building in another area of Relela.
Pastor Ivan and his
family are living in a cardboard shack. We gave them $165 to help
with the building of their simple house
Precious South Africans
come to the Living Christ who receives all who come unto Him.
Relela area, we met some of the nicest believers you would ever hope
to meet. The pastors said that never had they had such
They said that money
could never buy with they received from the ministry, I believe I
should say here that the success we have had is because people like
you have stood with us in faith and prayer.
Ivan, Harley, Joey &
Johan. Workers together.
Four acres of land we
purchased for Bible School and Church. Harley, Tony, Ivan & Joey.
you and please continue to pray for us.
Now I beseech you, brethren,
for the Lord Jesus Christ's sake, and for the love of the
Spirit, that ye strive together with me in your prayers to God
- Rom 15:30
We are praying for
you and yours. God bless you.
Tony & Marge .