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3D-Outreach is a non-profit organization seeking to reach out, across borders, to the needs of the whole person through being a resource and support to existing long term outreach.













 

2014 Intern team

Posted by 3D-Outreach on 24 January 2014

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We are excited to introduce the missions internship team! We have a team of 7 this year. 6 first years and 1 second year. We pray that they have an awesome year full of ministry opportunities, personal growth and exciting challenges. Read more about what brought them here and what they are expecting from this year…

 

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Danica Hansen

My name is Danica, it means, “morning star.” I was born in KwaZulu Natal, in Durban. I moved into a house on a hill, a fresh crisp place in the suburb of Gillitts, when I was about 2 months old. There I have lived all my life. As a child I was so determined. I didn’t settle for things and I was strong willed and questioning. I couldn’t have been who I am without my family’s love and support.  I first attended Kloof Baptist Church at the age of 4 or 5. I have seen that church change over 18 years. I have seen pastors come and go. I’ve seen the walls painted red and the youth go away to study. But I didn’t go, I stayed in Durban. First I studied Fine Art at Durban University of Technology (DUT) where I learned to mould the earth into sculptures and coil clay into pots. I learned to print strange shapes and paint different colours. I then went to the University of KwaZulu Natal (UKZN). I studied a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Media and Cultural Studies, English and Linguistics. I loved it! Last year (2013) I completed my Honours Degree in Media and Cultural Studies.  Praise God. Here I am now, and well equipped. I still wonder at His works. I have taken a leap of faith. Perhaps when one leaps they first discover faith? I watch and I wait in anticipation to see God’s plans unfold.  My expectations for this year are like an expressionist painting. I have vibrant emotions and a struggle of strokes, but the artwork is unnamed. I know it will be a year of exponential spiritual growth and a time of testing, I do also feel God will work through me in ways I hadn’t imagined.  I have been invited to use my filmmaking skills along the way and hope that this will open new avenues of outreach. My heart is full with love for strangers and my mind is dizzy with details. I have often faltered with the heaviness of constricting anxiety. Then one day, a wise man named Ambu said (and I paraphrase), “ are you sure you are not mistaking anxiety for an overwhelming anticipation, that God is preparing you for something bigger than your mind can conjure!” My life has been changed. Who can see God and stay the same. And so, I await. I awake to you, oh Lord.

 

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Cassandra de Almeida

Hello, my name is Cassandra de Almeida and I am 18 years old. I come from Randburg and have two older sisters and a twin sister. I enjoy singing and dancing at random moments even though I am not that good at it, I just enjoy the joy it brings me and those who catch a glimpse of it. I have chosen to be a part of 3D Outreach as I really feel that God is calling me to be a missionary and God revealed this organization to me through the Joy magazine. I am looking forward to learning new things and being a part of many different cultures and learning new ways of life. I pray that God will use me this year to bring people into the kingdom of God, I am looking forward to giving a year of my life to be Gods hands and feet. I am excited to learn and experience new things such as cooking, becoming more disciplined and meeting new people who are desperate for God. I am passionate about missions because there are many lost souls that need to hear the gospel before it is too late and I pray that God will enable me to be that light, not for my own glory but for Gods.

 

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Alec Pratt

Hi my name is Alec Pratt and I am 18 years old.  I just completed my matric in 2013. My home church is Kloof Baptist Church in KZN. I live in Pinetown down in KwaZulu Natal. I have 3 brothers and 2 step-siblings and I love technology. I love my music, like every other teenager I could easily listen to my music for days. I am a very simple person but with this simplicity I think God is going to use me in so many ways.

I have been accepted onto 3D outreach, an amazing organization which is a support and resource to long-term missionaries.

I chose 3D-outreach because I have seen how this organization has helped people; I have felt that I can’t sit at home in front of my computer all my life and in the end wasting a life that could be used by God to help someone else; this is what called me to ministry and I have seen what many missionaries are doing and I believe I can help them in different ways even if it means I have to dig a hole the size of an Olympic swimming pool.

This year is going to be an amazing year and I expect to grow as a person so much that I may have the same body but I will be a totally different person at the same time. I expect to become more in touch with God and have more confidence to pass around his word. I think this year will be a life changing experience and I hope God will use me in so many ways, not just in this year but afterwards as well.

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Katie Claassen

Hello! My name is Katie Claassen and I am from smack dab in the middle of the United States! My birthday is July 12, 1995 and that makes me 18 years old. I am very creative and artistic, I love to express myself through drawing! I love to take pictures and enjoy sing worship songs to praise God. I am representing 3D-Outreach’s newly founded office in Wichita, Kansas, Northwest Free Methodist Church. In the summer of 2012, my church took a team of people, including my dad, to Nhaloi, Mozambique to help out at a hospital there. When my dad came back, he knew that he was meant to be the missionary doctor at the hospital. He said this with the intent of moving to Africa and living in Nhaloi nine months out of the year. Plans started to come together for a trip again in the summer of 2013 so that my dad could work on the business end of the plans. My family and I decided to go this time. I met 3D-Outreach on the 2013 trip. 3D-Outreach partnered with both the 2012 and 2013 teams that were sent to Nhaloi. During the time I was in Africa that summer, I applied for the internship through 3D-Outreach. I chose 3D-Outreach because I love their passion to be a support and resource to the missionaries. God has put a passion in my heart to help those who are hurting and in need, and 3D-Outreach is God’s hands and my way of fulfilling that desire. God has given me the gift to have a heart that breaks for what breaks His heart. This year, I expect to encounter God in ways I never have before and it excites me.

 

IMG_9480Menzi Mohale

Hello I’m Menzi Mohale, I have just completed my matric and I’m 18 years old. I live in Crystal Park and was raised by a great church (Crystal Park Baptist Church). I find theology a great thing to know and I love soccer. I have 2 siblings, a younger sister and a younger brother. My family thinks I’m weird because I usually talk alone and sometimes I get a little loud. I love Shai Linne, a reformed Christian rapper who raps theology. The thing that I find really strange and a blessing is that I can evangelize to people by doing door to door ministry.

Why did I choose 3D-Outreach?  I wanted to do graphic design before, until I felt God calling me to missions. But besides being called to missions there are some things that I lack in my life and I really struggle with them and one of them is laziness and a lack of confidence. I want to learn new things and be a changed person, and build a stronger relationship with God and above all letting the will of God be done in my life

What am I expecting? I’m expecting the will of God to be done this year and above all things that the gospel is preached and lived out. I’m expecting a lot of difficult times and hard situations which will break me to see the real me.

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Saskia Human

Hi, my name is Saskia Human and I’m from Richards Bay. I’m 18 years old and I’m a member of Richards Bay Baptist Church. I am so excited to be part of 3D-Outreach this year and I can’t wait to see what God has in store for me! I am very passionate about missions and love to reach out to others. Since grade 7, God has called me to be a vessel for Him. I have always been a part of the church’s outreach programs and so the fire of passion and love for God and His lost people has been set ablaze within my heart. I’m expecting to have a more intimate relationship with my Father and to be the living example of God’s love and to bring the message of Hope where hope seems lost and forgotten. God’s power and all the miracles in the Old Testament is still alive and powerful to this day and I can’t wait to continue practising all the wonderful gifts God has blessed me with. This year is my form of worshipping God. As it states in Romans 12:1 “Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God-this is your true and proper form of worship.”  God is not calling us to just go to church to keep the pews warm, He’s calling us to BE His church, a light and hope for our dark world.

 

IMG_9472Nathan Reyneke

So I’m back for a second year and I can’t wait to see what God has in store for me this year.

In the past year I went to nearly every bordering country of South-Africa (Lesotho, Swaziland, Mozambique, Botswana and Zimbabwe). I can’t tell you how incredible it was to have left something significant behind in each of those countries. Also to have done the most eternally valuable thing any Christian could do  – make believers of Jesus Christ.

It was amazing to have gone home for 6 weeks just to catch up and visit family. At the same time it was also quite difficult to re-adapt to “normal” life back home, after a whole year of being constantly surrounded by believers; to go home and expect people to realize how much I’ve changed and understand the things I’ve seen and done would have been unwise. So I did a week of re-orientation before I went home just to help me understand that it would be unfair for me to expect people to grasp how much I’ve changed. It still wasn’t easy though.

As a second year, one of my requirements is to study part time/correspondence, so I have decided to apply at BTC (Baptist Theological College). I am excited for what I am going to learn and how I am going to grow a greater excitement for Jesus and his gospel. At the same time I can’t wait to see how God is going to re-ignite and expand my passion for missions and the gospel in this year at 3D-Outreach too.

It was awesome to meet the 6 new interns, at the same time I am keen to see from the other side how God is going to shape and mold them into the people he wants them to be. It will also be great to help and guide them through this year as a ‘Second year’ just in giving advice on how to do things that will make this year more meaningful.

It will be awesome to see the constant faithfulness and sheer love of Christ for us all over again.

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