OCTOBER 09 by sdsdfqw21

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									                                                PO Box 182
                                                Shakawe
                                                Botswana
                                                Mobile no: 717 56 173

                             e-mail address: lzeilinga@gmail.com
                              leonz@lovetheworldmissions.com
                           National Registration no: MA 79/2008




                                  OCTOBER 09
We greet you in the wonderful name of Jesus Christ.

Tirstly, Annetjie and I wish to thank everone for every prayer, e-mail, sms, phone call as
well as every donation. Thanks to every group that came to encourage us and that made a
physical difference in the lives of these people. Each attempt, doesn’t matter how big or
small makes an essential difference. Those in SA who pray for us, that are unable to come
and visit, please remember that you are just as important. There is a netword behind each
foot solder to enable him to carry out his mission successfully. It is always a privilege for us
to give you feedback from the missionary of the wonderful work that God does and how He
blesses us.

Mat 25:40 And the King will answer them, 'Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of
  these my brethren, you did it to me.'

Summer rains are here
The summar rains started and we appreciate it breaking the high tempretures a little. The
rains also brought along mosquitos. We are sleeping under a mosquito net and the fan
also worked overtime until it packed up. The heat I suppose was just too much...
The level of the river reduced tremendously and we read in the newspaper that the
Okavango river is reducing each year. This is not suprising, as all the villages in the area
and as far as 80 km is getting their water from the Okavango.

Another victory for the Kingdom
There was a middle aged lady at one of our missionaries who was already very weak with
AIDS. It was not nice to see how fast she is getting weak and when we visited her, I prayed
for her. She died shortly after that and we grief with the family for their loss. However, the
truth is that the enemy destroyed her life, but we trust that her soul is with Jesus. It is much
more important to spend eternity in the right place.
Metamorphose on Kapatura
The   little church in Kapatura got a new jacket. In co-operation with To-Cadi, an local
development trust, the structure was enclosed to enable a beter facility for the local
playgroup. The same will be done for the playgroups in Tobere and Shaikarawe.

The events become a reame under the heart, when we think back to the first night in 2003
when we slept on the ‘village-plein’.
That night there was a severe painful crete and we were scared and insecure being new at
a strange place. The thought of ‘who is next’ linguired in our hearts of some of the team
members. We couldn’s get back as the pont only work during day time and there was no
cellular network. One of the team members leened over and asked: “Leon, ... dink jy nie
ons bediening le bietjie meer suid nie?”!
Although there was no network, a sms came through and God reassured us with Pro 19:23

The fear of the LORD leads to life; and he who has it rests satisfied; he will not be visited by harm.

I must admit that I was relieved and thankful. As leader of the team I asked the 3 other
members to be calm and was I able to give them this message staight from the hand of
God. Our King is so faithful and know the hearts of His children.

The next day we were told by one of the villagers that the authorities delt with a person who
   broke an internal law. Trespassers have the choice to be beaten voluntary or
   alternatively be tied up and be ‘punished’.

Heb 12:11 For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant; later it yields the
   peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.

(I hear someone say...‘mooi man!’)

A Sangoma attack
To protect the person’s privacy I am not going to use any names.
When I think of the event I realise how wonderful God’s love is to send people across our
paths. We just need to be sensitive not to miss any opportunities. I met someone some
year ago in Pretoria and we eventually became friends. I could see that his life was not as
it should be, but attested to him from time to time. During our previous visit to Pretoria, he
called me up and requested to see me urgently. The next morning we met and he opened
his heart to me. His business, marriage and life were to bits and he was standing before a
cross-road. He had to become aware of the reality of the crisis and everything that goes
with it. To make everything worse ... the previous day, a Sangoma just walked into his
office, introduced himself and hanged a string of beads around his neck. He told him all
sorts of things, gave him muti to eat and rubbed something on this skin. The tragedy is that
the moment that the sangoma hanged the beads around his neck, he took control of the
man’s thoughts and could he not think fast or rasional enough to get out of the situation.
We must never under estimate the enemy’s cunningness and acumen!

Eph 6:12 For we are not wrestling with flesh and blood [contending only with
   physical opponents], but against the despotisms, against the powers, against
[the master spirits who are] the world rulers of this present darkness, against the
   spirit forces of wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural) sphere.
The sangoma also placed muti in his wallet and told him that everything will now improve
and that my friend owes him R1800-00 for his ‘services’.

When the sangoma left, he luckily realised that he was in the hands of the enemy. During
our meeting he once again invited Jesus into his life and made Him his Saviour. I helped
him to obtain deliverance and to place Jesus Christ in control of his life.

Just the next day the sangome walked into his office again and came to the end of his
tether. My friend stopped him, and rebuked him in the Name of God, chasing him away.
The sangoma left, not only very unhappy and but also penniless. The enemy maybe won
the first round, but when Jesus came in control, met his Waterloo.

I grauitously think of the Words that became such an important part of our lives and
missionary.     1 Joh 4x4 (4:4 b) ...Little children, you are of God [you belong to Him]
and have [already] defeated and overcome them [the agents of the antichrist],
because He Who lives in you is greater (mightier) than he who is in the world. (AMP)
We think that sangomas (or disciples of Satan) only exists in Africa, but I once again
realised that they are active everywhere. Dear friends, watch out for this type of activities
and don’t give the enemy an open door.

Church growth
In the Botswana-bush we learned not to be result conscious, but our hearts rejoiced when
we visited Tobere a while ago. When we drove into the village we saw the congregation
used own initiative and was having a service in the church. Normally they wait for a pastor
or leader when they will drag to the church one by one. It might sound simple, but when a
native community come to the place where they reject traditional ancestor worshipping, it is
a big breakthrough. Praise the Lord! We are so thankful for the breakthrough on Tobere
and we ask you to please, with us, entrust their leader and community to God.


Lastly we wish to leave you with the followig thought:     “your greatness are measured by
how much you care for others”. ‘How much do you really care?’ Do not wait to do the ONE
big thing for God in your lifetime. Rather often do small things for His Kingdom. That on its
own is something great and will lead to greater things.

All our love
Leon and Annetjie
Sepopa, Ngamiland, Botswana

								
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