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Commissioning Service

Posted by 3D-Outreach on 4 April 2008

Team Commissioning Weekend

Easter weekend was a very special weekend for the 2008 Missions Internship Team as it marked the end of their training and their commissioning into the next leg of their year in ministry.

The Induction Weekend started on Friday as family and friends gathered at the training campsite in Johannesburg for a braai followed by a Tenebrae (Good Friday) service. The Tenebrae service is a candlelight service in which scriptures are read about the events leading up to and surrounding the crucifixion of Christ. It is a special time of reflection and meditation on the sacrifice Jesus made for us on the cross and it was a powerful time for the interns and their families alike.

Saturday was a day for family and friends to spend together in Johannesburg, and everyone came together in the evening for a fun night of games and Milo.

Sunday began early with a 6am sunrise service as we together watched the dawning of a new day and remembered our Risen Lord. Later that afternoon was the team’s Induction Service, where family and friends gathered to celebrate what God has done in the interns over the last three months and to commission them onto the mission field. Mr. Michael Hagemann preached a word of encouragement and challenge to the team members and everyone gathered was given an opportunity to pray over these young people. The weekend concluded with a bonfire on Sunday evening as family and friends prepared to depart.

We as an office are so proud of our Internship Team. They are such a special group of young people and they have come together to form a dynamic team. We have watched as they have been challenged and time and time again have risen to the occasion and allowed God to work in their lives and mold them and shape them and minister through them. We are so excited to see what the days to come will hold for them and we eagerly anticipate hearing good reports from their next leg of outreach in the Transkei.

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