South Africa 2000
Posted February, 2000
Great News!! Linda and Will have arrived in South Africa fairly well
rested and all of the equipment arrived intact and in working order.
They completed their first training session tonight and they are very
excited. One quick story to so how God controls all the details of His
About a year ago, God placed a desire on the heart of a man in Capetown
to begin to reach out to the children in the area. He was impressed
that the best way would be to use puppets. He had never used puppets
before, he knew no one who had used puppets and he had no money to buy
the equipment to get started.
During this past year, his desire to reach out to children in this way
continued to grow. He researched the internet for ideas, read books on
puppets and working with children, tried to find the equipment or the
money to buy it and all this time he had really told no one about his
This week, in desperation, he went to his pastor with a prayer request.
He shared how God had directed him to begin sharing with children with
puppets, but he just couldn't find a way to do it. He talked to the
pastor about possible help from the church. The pastor smiled and
handed him a church bulletin announcing the training session tonight
with Linda and Will. When Linda announced that she was leaving all the
equipment, the man couldn't believe it.
God answers our prayers always, sometimes with YES, sometimes with NO
and sometimes with WAIT, but he always answers.
Thank all of you who have helped with your prayers and your finances in
being a part of God's answered prayer for this man. As some of your
know, the trip was almost canceled due to lack of funds for the tickets
and then money for the tickets was raised in one day.
Linda's cold has become a chest cold. She has medicine with her. Pray
that she doesn't lose her voice and that she doesn't get too tired....
Praise the Lord!!
Yours in Christ,
for Linda and Will