Words & a pic — 17 May 2016

Pastor Titus Joseph and Ravi at House of Prayer Church of the Nazarene
Pastor Titus Joseph and Ravi at House of Prayer Church of the Nazarene

Last weekend, Amy and I traveled to Durban, South Africa. We were hosted by Revs Titus and Jackie Joseph, co-pastors of the House of Prayer Church of the Nazarene. On Saturday, more than 80 attended my seminar, “Excellent Generosity: 10 Principles for Giving Living”. Sunday, I preached out of Deuteronomy 11, calling people to come to the mountain of blessing (Gerazim) and forsake the mountain of curses (Ebal). More than 400 were in church on Sunday as we participated in vibrant worship.

HOP (as they call it) places a special emphasis upon fasting and prayer. Many have given their lives to Christ and been delivered from demons, habits and hang-ups. I met Ravi (see photo) who had been a drug addict for 46 years. He has now been clean for 4 years, thanks to the liberating power of God and the tremendous support he has received at HOP.

We thank our Lord Jesus Christ that he still saves and sanctifies!


This week’s African proverb

“Wisdom is like a baobab tree; no one individual can embrace it.” – from the Akan

 

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