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Swaziland Outreach

Posted by 3D-Outreach on 7 August 2014

I, Megan: 3D-Outreach Administrator and lover of all things missions, was given the amazing responsibility of leading a group from my home church on a 5 day missions2 (5) trip to Motshane, Swaziland. For me this was a dream come true but also an unnerving task, since my pastor and my father would be on the trip as well. In the end I was truly humbled by what God did in and through us during this trip. We were involved in children’s ministry, home visits, Bible studies and had the opportunity to preach
in the Sunday morning service.

It was truly awesome to see how God worked in people’s lives and changed the way they saw missions. Please take some time to read some testimonies from 3 people who were on this trip.

2 (1)Gordon Muller

I’m not cut out for missions. Like Moses, I don’t feel I can articulate my faith as clearly and as confidently as missions folk seem to do. And I’m no Joshua. I’m too old to go on missions. Certainly these were the thoughts that went through my mind when the prospect of a missions trip to Swaziland came about. But I was also mindful of God’s promise to Joshua, “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9

So buoyed up by that reassurance I committed to the trip itself. During our pre-trip 3D training programme I was encouraged by the reassurance that we all serve in different ways and that we should all contribute in line with God’s gifting to us. So on the trip itself it was wonderful to see that God has a plan for all of us to serve. For some it is teaching. For some it is house calls. For other still it’s just enough to try and radiate God’s love for his children through just being there. There is a desperate need amongst the children and people of Swaziland, not only to hear his word but to see it being enacted in their lives. So it doesn’t matter who you are or how limited you feel your gifting might be. If you’re capable of expressing God’s love for you through your interaction with other people, then there is a place for you on the mission field. Even if that missions field is on the street outside your own home.

Kylie Chisholm

Sawubona, I have just arrived from Australia and  was very keen to take this God given opportunity to head to Swaziland to share Jesus alongside my new church family2 (6) from Wychwood Baptist Church. The sleeping in tents in freezing temperatures, using long drop toilets and having bucket baths palled in light of the amazing work our great God had prepared for us to do in Motshane. While teaching the preschool children about Jesus, helping them colour, playing games, dancing, holding hands with them every afternoon was a joy. The highlight was our last day of door to door ministry. I have not had much experience with door to door but saw God’s sovereign hand over all. After walking up and over the mountain with Ivan and our translator, speaking briefly with a few people along the way, we met a Gogo in her yard with her daughter, granddaughter and great granddaughter. It was an amazing privilege sitting on a mountain top in Swaziland encouraging a sister in Christ, who is unable to get to church or fellowship with other believers, sharing the words of 1 John 4:9-10. As she was thanking God for sending us, out shuffles great Gogo – so we now have five generations of the family sitting and listening to us share the saving work of Jesus! What an awesome moment!

2 (4)Zakhele Mbethe

I’m a youth worker at Wychwood Baptist Church and currently part of the J-Life team 2014.

I travelled to Swaziland as part of a team of 15 people on Wednesday, 9 July. We arrived there late afternoon, it wasn’t hard to set up camp and before the night was over we were ready to serve,

Swaziland was an experience beyond words can express. I’ve never been used by the Lord like that, I truly was blessed by the children’s ministry, being with the children just brought so much joy in me and those kids had so much love and joy despite the little they have and all that they go through. It was truly an honor to serve them and spend time with them.

Just seeing what those kids go through everyday reminded me of my childhood experience and how our lives were not so different. I lived just as they do now, just in a different setting. There were times when thinking of their situation broke my heart, but the longer I thought about it the more I knew that God’s hand is over them; and if He was able to bring me to where I am today, surely he will do the same for every one of them.

One of the many things I take back with me is that we do not need to become missionaries to be used by God in our country or abroad; He wants to use us in our profession as a Doctor, Teacher, Sports coach etc. Be ready to serve Him, for it is a great honor to serve God and not a sacrifice. 2 Timothy 4:5 “As for you, always be sober-minded, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfil your ministry” 2 (2)2 (3)

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