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Trip to South Africa

I just made a trip to South Africa.  It was a great trip and God greatly blessed.  I have been wanting to visit two of Macedonia World Baptist Missions missionaries down there for a few years.  Being the Africa field director for MWBM, I try to make at least one trip a year to see our various missionaries.

One of the missionaries that I visited is Kevin Hall.  He is doing an amazing job.  He has learned a tribal language.  Most missionaries are unwilling to take on this task, but the Halls have.  They work with the Xhosa people.  I was so touched by their love for these people.  It was easy to tell that the love is mutual.  Most of the missionaries to South Africa work with the whites or the colored people but not the blacks even though the blacks make up about 80% of the population. Bro. Kevin has trained a young man named Sipho.  Pastor Sipho has been sent out of their first work to start a new work in town.  It is just a few months old and God is really blessing.  I was able to preach there many times during my trip.  It has been a long time since I have had a better time preaching to a group of people.  We seemed to click.  Pastor Sipho said about my preaching, “Our people feel him”.  I know it is the Lord and what he has taught me and allowed me to experience over the last few years.

There was a group of eleven that went on the trip.  In total there were 11 professions of faith.

The other missionary family that we visited was the Lovetts.  As many of you may be aware of, Bro. Michael Lovett was in a terrible motorcycle accident in January.  His arms were badly broken.  I was thrilled to see the progress with his health.  He still has a long recovery ahead but Bro. Michael is determined to get back to full strength.  He hasn’t let this disaster slow him down much.  In spite of the pain and struggle, he is working hard at strengthening the church he is at.  I was able to preach for them two times, and we had a great time.

One Response to “Trip to South Africa”

  1. Darrell Says:

    The trip to South Africa was an awesome experience. I will not forget my new brothers and sisters, I hope to see them again. Keith you are spot on about the mutual love between the Xhosa folks and the Hall family. It demonstrates that not only is Christ mediator between God and man, but between men as well.
    I encourage all to learn of this ministry and support these works in Africa. Through our Lord, we can all make a difference in the lives of countless millions. I am excited about the plans underway to spread the gospel and love of Christ to the world, beginning where you are Keith, in Burkina Faso. Thank you both for your passion toward this goal. Without question the need is great…the time short….Darrell

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