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Evangelism in Soweto

Posted by 3D-Outreach on 27 August 2015

Sometimes we fall into the trap of thinking that missions costs lots of money; and that its only ‘real’ missions if it DOES cost money…

We were recently contacted by the pastor of a small church in Diepsloot, who was interested in doing an outreach with his youth.

Diepsloot is a township in the north of Johannesburg, South Africa. It has a mixture of informal and formal settlements and was originally a transit camp. It is home to a population estimate of 350 000. It is made up of mostly low income families, many of them living in shacks 3 m by 2 m assembled from scrap metal, wood, plastic and cardboard. Some families lack access to basic services such as running water, sewage and rubbish removal. From within this eclectic place came a phone call to ask for assistance to do outreach…

We partnered them with an existing youth group in Soweto resulting in a group of about 20 young people. These youth then reached out to others, doing evangelism through the streets of Soweto.

IMG_0069We spent the first part of the day doing some training and team building exercises to prepare the group for the exciting experience. Our first challenge of the day was that there was a funeral happening next door. As such we were urged to keep the noise levels down, which is quite a difficult task when it comes to a group of 20 excited young people. It was really great to see the two youth groups who initially had been strangers to each other, working together for the sake of spreading the gospel.IMG_0078

From there we had lunch and spent some time in fellowship before going out to do God’s work. We had the group walk to a nearby park in Soweto where they came across our second challenge of the day. We arrived at the park only to realize that there was a political rally about to start. Not letting this get in the way, off the youth went to share the gospel.

What we saw happening was incredible. There were girls and boys no older than 13 approaching older adults and sharing the gospel with them. We saw groups of childreIMG_0121n putting their hands up to receive Christ as their personal Lord and Saviour. Afterwards, during feedback time, we continued to hear incredible testimonies and stories. These were stories of great life lessons such as facing rejection but also being accepted, having fear but being courageous and finally just relying on the Holy Spirit to convict hearts and save souls.

Overall it was a very successful day. We went there with a goal and a purpose and it was fulfilled. We thank the Lord for the youth of Diepsloot and Soweto.IMG_0087IMG_0119

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