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Prins-Albert outreach, March 2018- Klein Karoo
Koue Bokkeveld Outreach, April 2018- Ceres
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Koue Bokkeveld Youth Camp -April 2017
I remember when we started going to the Koue Bokkeveld in 2008. We visited schools, farms and homes – we dreamed about what it would look like if missionaries would move there full time. JAM led several teams there and have invested in many young leaders. Last year we heard about a couple that moved there – Brett and Lize Viljoen. What is incredible is that we felt connected in heart and vision right away. We partnered with them in running a camp for youth from different farms in the Koue Bokkeveld. This joint venture reminded me that we are not alone – God has a way of orchestrating things beyond what we can hope and dream.
“But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.” (2 Corinthians 4:7)
This is the verse that comes to mind when I think of the last few months. God has allowed us, broken people,yet again, to share the most precious treasure of all – the Gospel. As JAM we were privileged to lead outreaches to 5 different communities. We have realized once again that there is power in the Body of Christ – we were joined by the Community Church of Susanville, a team from Hume Lake Christian Camps, Stellenberg Church and our 3 amazing interns.
JAM, in partnership with Metro Evangelical Services (MES), Walk With A Purpose (WWAP) and a few churches, presented a 3 day event on Apostle Battery during the July School holidays. 35 young people from all over the Western Cape joined for this event. The first day was spent on learning about Mission (the Why? and How? of Missions). The second and the third day were all about outreach where JAMfacilitated outreaches to Khayelitsha, Belville, Hangberg etc.
It was an incredible success and we were honoured to be part of teaching and mobilizing young people for impact!
Leader Mundial Africa -October 2017
“Life changing” and “refreshing” were some of the words that the leaders used when they gave feedback after the summit. How could it not be - to spend 5 days with 35 like-minded leaders from across South Africa (and even Malawi and Zimbabwe) that were all eager to grow…a recipe for a week to remember.
The day before our summit started we heard from our speakers (Rich and Elisa Brown from Ecuador) that they will not be able to attend anymore due to circumstances beyond their control. This was very sad, but we quickly adjusted the program and assigned new speakers (all from Africa). The theme was “The Influence of a Leader” and we dealt with topics such as “Legacy”, “Pioneering Leadership”, “Partnerships”, “Family” etc.
It is so wonderful to know that as leaders we are not alone – we have a family of fellow leaders across the country and around the world!
A special thanks to our partner Extreme Response International for assisting us in this very instrumental event.
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"The magnetic pull of ministering with JAM began for me in 2014, on my first outreach to the Transkei. I was in my first year at UCT at the time, but my choice to study lacked purpose and vision, and as a result, lacked true momentum and impact. While on outreach in the Transkei God gave me a vision and purpose for the knowledge being imparted to me, and I came to understand that the things that I was able to learn in my season at University would find their completion in service at JAM. I needed to sow these skills, insights and perspectives back into the soils at JAM, and allow these worldly, human knowledges to be infused with and renewed by Godly passion and perspective. I am so excited to learn and be molded in new ways this year, through service, love and community at Jabulani Africa Ministries"
Hi! My name is Blake Rhodes and I am from South Carolina. Being from the US, I had been consumed by worldly matters and often forgot how God has never abandoned me. I decided to rededicate my life to Christ and immediately God started to show me signs and began opening doors for me. The opportunity presented itself to come to South Africa in September 2017 for a 10 day trip to serve others in need. Here I was introduced to the JAM team and was quickly reminded of how the important of an impact the youth camps that I had attended growing up affected me in such a positive way. After returning back to the US, within a few months and a great amount of praying involved, God aligned it and put a calling for me to come back to Cape Town and serve in any way that I can.
Young Families Easter Break Away-March 2018
Over the Easter weekend, we had the privilege of setting up camp with a few young families from our local church, Valley, on Aswater farm in the Karoo. This truly was a long awaited dream come true. Watching these young families have fun, meditate on the true meaning of Easter and spend time in prayer together, was truly special. It reminded me that our Father God truly is a family man. He values the role of every family member, young and old, male and female…each unique and each part of His greater picture.
I am grateful anew for the love of our Saviour that willingly laid His
life down for us. I am grateful for the family that we are privileged
to have in Him. I am grateful that He is the head of our greater
household…that He is our Guide, our Rock, our Provider and Shield. I am thankful for the example I was able to witness of families who,
though imperfect, strive to love and serve and lead like Him.
Koue Bokkeveld Camp-March 2018
We as the JAM team had the privilege of hosting 45 grade 9 students for a weekend camp at Apostle Battery. We felt it extremely significant to display the actions of Christ and have a serving heart to all of the lives we connected with over the weekend. The kids were overwhelmed with excitement as we toured them around the mountain, allowing them to participate in the multiple activities which we offer our campers. After finding out that several of the kids had never been to the beach before, we felt obligated as leaders to adjust our schedule to provide them with the opportunity to have a couple of hours in the ocean. We closed out our Saturday evening with a time of worship, followed by an invitation for anyone who wanted prayer. I truly hope that every member of this camp walked away fully restored, with a sense of comfort in the presence of Christ.