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Dennilton Outreach

Posted by 3D-Outreach on 5 March 2008

The Intern Team recently traveled to Mpumalanga, South Africa, for a weekend in the rural town of Dennilton. There the interns were given the opportunity to experience rural South African life while ministering to the locals alongside Pastor Mable Sibuyi. We were blessed to be hosted by close relatives of Pastor Mable who had a four-bedroom house, complete with a kitchen, in which the Intern Team and leaders could stay. The house itself had electricity but no running water, and the team quickly adapted to carrying water for cooking and washing dishes, and using a long drop instead of flush toilets.

Last November, we set up a tent, donated to 3D-Outreach by Randfontein Baptist Church, for Pastor Mable’s ministry. The tent has been an incredible blessing to Pastor Mable, providing a covered meeting place and allowing her ministry to be more effective. It also functioned as the central location for this weekend’s ministry.

Friday night, shortly after their arrival, the team went to tour the area and meet the king of Dennilton, and they ended up at the tent, running an impromptu children’s ministry program for about 70 children which included kids’ games, dramas, nursery rhyme wars, and a short message. Most of the children don’t speak English, but the team was able to communicate the love of Christ to them through the program and just spending time with them.

Saturday morning was once again filled with children as the team ran a four-hour children’s program, complete with various sports, skits, and games designed to encourage the children and build their confidence. In the afternoon, the team was given the opportunity to try on traditional African dress and had a few hours of much-needed rest. They held a tent-service in the evening with worship and a salvation message to which many young people responded.

On Sunday morning, the team held another tent service with testimonies, worship, and a message about tearing down the idols we set in our hearts in place of God. The curch gave the team gifts of homemade African baskets and drinking gourds and we said goodbye amidst tearful farewells. The team was incredibly blessed by the overwhelming love we felt from the people of Dennilton and we give God all the glory for using us in that place and for allowing our lives to be touched so deeply in such a short period of time.

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