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Eastmine Home Church Newsletter 4


EASTMINE HOME CHURCH NEWSLETTER.

(The Newsletter of Ibandla Lendlela Eyodwa

– Congregation of the Only Way. Jesus is the only way.)

NUMBER 4

June 2018

C/O Mesuli Mhlongo

P.O. Box 222

Vryheid 3100

KwaZulu Natal

South Africa

Email: mesulimhlongo@gmail.com

KwaZulu Mission Website: http://www.kwazulumission.com

KwaZulu Mission Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/kwazulumission

Allegiance Movie Website: http://www.allegiancethemovie.co.za

Allegiance Movie Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/allegiancethemovie

Greetings brethren

Mesuli had an opportunity of meeting a young guy in his mid-20s called Siphephelo. Siphephelo approached Mesuli wanting to know what it means to be saved, how he as a young guy coping and wanted to hear my testimony. He also wanted some references on the internet that he could use to grow his understanding of the faith. Mesuli: ”I was quite happy to hear from this guy because it showed how much he wanted to understand what it means to be Christ-like. We set up an afternoon where we could meet and, after sharing with Siphephelo, I could only pray that The Lord raises him to be a young bold man who will walk righteously with the Lord.”

This is Asethabe, Zuzu’s little daughter

Mr Derick from the fellowship in Ballito, Coming King Ministries (CKM) took a young drive to Vryheid to drop off some toys and clothes donated for Ibandla Lendlela Eyodwa fellowship. Mesuli then took these to the Sibiya home where we have our fellowship. Celani and her family was at home when Mesuli took the gifts home and was grateful as the toys will help at kids club as well. She then sent a message to Derick thanking him for his kindness to drive all the way from Ballito to Vryheid. With the few minutes Derick had in Vryheid town, he went for a quick coffee with Mesuli after off loading the car at Mesuli’s apartment in town. Derick and Mesuli shared their testimonies and was really an encouragement for all.

Derick and Mesuli in Vryheid town

Offloading the car at Mesuli’s apartment in town

Toys delivered to KwaSibiya

Phumlani’s family had an unfortunate event where a family member passed away. May the Lord strengthen their family. The Sibiya family also had another loss, where Mr. Sibiya’s (Celani’s husband’s) mom passed away. Celani shared with the church concerning her experience at the funeral; that a few people spoke at the funeral making references to scripture to justify their false belief. As shocking as it was to her to hear how people falsely use scripture, using the Bible to try and prove their practice of ancestral worship was the common denominator. One young guy she says, spoke of being saved and accepting Jesus as their Lord and savior but apparently this guy is a sangoma (traditional healer) and this she only found out the next day and she was just explaining how prominent deception is today. She also expressed how it is our responsibility to continue ministering the word even if people have heard the message before. Fortunately the area now has electricity and people have DVD machines so they have access to Allegiance the film documented on ancestral worship.

Phumlani’s wife and daughter

Phumlani is now doing a series on The Holy Spirit. The point is so that we all understand what Gods Spirit’s purpose is in our lives and most importantly what it means to be filled by The Holy Spirit. We thank God for constantly giving us a direction. God truly knows what our we need to learn and we will continue to trust him.

Phumlani’s car with which he fetches brethren for the meetings.

Prayer points:

• That the Lord may teach and bring understanding to the church on the gifts of the Holy Spirit

• For Mkhulu and his family

• The Alpha East Mine area and KwaNgadi area; that The Lord may touch the hearts of those whom we minister to

• Salvador and Di in New Zealand

• The Second DVD that Salvador will be working on

• Thobani, from our church who is passionate about sharing the gospel.

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Eastmine Home Church Newsletter 3


EASTMINE HOME CHURCH NEWSLETTER.

(The Newsletter of Ibandla Lendlela Eyodwa

– Congregation of the Only Way. Jesus is the only way.)

NUMBER 3

May 2018

C/O Mesuli Mhlongo

P.O. Box 222

Vryheid 3100

KwaZulu Natal

South Africa

Email: mesulimhlongo@gmail.com

KwaZulu Mission Website: http://www.kwazulumission.com

KwaZulu Mission Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/kwazulumission

Allegiance Movie Website: http://www.allegiancethemovie.co.za

Allegiance Movie Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/allegiancethemovie

Greetings brethren. We thank the Lord for all the experiences we go though and what He has been teaching us. We all feel like we are at the time where our faith as a church is being tested but what’s most amazing about it all is that God has prepared and is still preparing us for the challenges we are facing.

So, a lot has been happening over the passed few weeks and will try share as much as possible.

Church visits around Vryheid:

Mesuli, Thobani and MaSithole went and visited a church in Bhekuzulu location (a big settlement in Vryheid) in the beginning of May. This was now the first time that we went to visit another church, one which we had no clue whether their doctrine is true or not. Nonetheless we went and unfortunately singing and announcements were all that was done with a few minutes being allocated for “the word” which I suppose was meant to be reading scripture and listening to the sermon but the Bible wasn’t even read. MamaSithole was quite happy with the service and said this is what real fellowship is like, after having visited our apparently quiet church. As much as mamaSithole is enthusiastic about the gospel, I was a bit worried that her inclination to hyper charisma.

On the other hand, as much as some visitors have been finding the fellowship missing a lot of the Gifts of the Holy Spirit, a humble guy, Mr. Mbuyisa, came and fellowshipped with us. No one knew him or where he was from but said that he’d been to so many churches and this is the first time that he had come across a group of believers who intimately seek the Lord and go into so much depth in the word as we do. This was really encouraging for all believers and we all just knew that it was God speaking to us, reminding us to trust Him as our teacher and pastor. Mr Mbuyisa shared with us that he does ministry where the Lord leads him. He also shared a testimony of how he got saved which was encouraging and we pray that his testimony touches the hearts of those who aren’t saved.

Picture of Mr Mbuyisa sharing his testimony with a lot of enthusiasm.

Picture of Mr Mbuyisa sharing his testimony with a lot of enthusiasm.

MaNxumalo (Phumlani’s wife after our meeting).

MaSithole

Sisters having juice and biscuits after the meeting.

Mesuli also had an opportunity to minister at a school in Vryheid. “Upon organizing my visit to Landbou School which is approximately 12km out of town, The Lord put in my heart end times and Laodicea, how to understand scripture and the book of revelations. I prayed and prepare after I had convinced myself this is the message God wants me to go share with the learners and school teachers.

So I got to the school, a bit nervous because I thought the school children wouldn’t understand what I’d be saying. Trusting The Lord, I stared speaking but what was strange about it all was that I was so comfortable and had an inexplicable experience ministering at the school. What I said was in order and this was after making much reference to other scripture (and this is the one thing I’ve always found difficult to do) but on the day it was so spontaneous. I truly believe the Lord spoke through me and pray what was sown in the people’s hearts manifests and grows.

The High School Principal introducing Mesuli.

Mesuli ministering to the school.

The school learners and teachers.

Prayer requests

Our church has been hit to a test where one person has complained about the lack of the “works of the Spirit” in our church. The latter concluded that we needed guidance and needed to find out what our spiritual gifts are. The latter also suggested that we get a pastor from a church in Durban who has the gift of looking at you and telling you exactly what your spiritual gift is. The pastor from Durban would have needed to also be presented with a gift as gratitude. Now, in our fellowship we have had so many visitors and have never been in a position where we needed to give our money for the pastor. This pastor is from a mega church and when the visitor suggested we get that pastor, we were all just skeptical as much as we allow anyone to visit us.

17 Now from Miletus he sent to Ephesus and called the elders of the church to come to him.

18 And when they came to him, he said to them: “You yourselves know how I lived among you the whole time from the first day that I set foot in Asia,

19 serving the Lord with all humility and with tears and with trials that happened to me through the plots of the Jews;

20 how I did not shrink from declaring to you anything that was profitable, and teaching you in public and from house to house,

21 testifying both to Jews and to Greeks of repentance toward God and of faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.

22 And now, behold, I am going to Jerusalem, constrained by the Spirit, not knowing what will happen to me there,

23 except that the Holy Spirit testifies to me in every city that imprisonment and afflictions await me.

24 But I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.

25 And now, behold, I know that none of you among whom I have gone about proclaiming the kingdom will see my face again.

26 Therefore I testify to you this day that I am innocent of the blood of all,

27 for I did not shrink from declaring to you the whole counsel of God.

28 Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which he obtained with his own blood.

29 I know that after my departure fierce wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock;

30 and from among your own selves will arise men speaking twisted things, to draw away the disciples after them.

31 Therefore be alert, remembering that for three years I did not cease night or day to admonish every one with tears.

32 And now I commend you to God and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up and to give you the inheritance among all those who are sanctified.

33 I coveted no one’s silver or gold or apparel.

34 You yourselves know that these hands ministered to my necessities and to those who were with me.

35 In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.'” – Acts 20:17-35

Now almost everyone in our fellowship is unemployed and for them to be expected to prepare a gift was a bit difficult for them to understand. This was not to say that the brethren are against giving but in this context, Mkhulu’s response was that our fellowship is led by the Lord, that He is our teacher and other brethren believed that, God willing, the pastor would come to visit us, despite any issue. Celani also mentioned that we had a visitor, Mr Mbuyisa who to her and other brethren was a confirmation that God is with us and that we should trust Him and that we should be bold.

Our prayer is that the Lord preserves us at this time of testing and that we may remain strong in Gods word and trust him in our faith as we seek him with all our hearts.

Eastmine Home Church Newsletter 2


EASTMINE HOME CHURCH NEWSLETTER.

(The Newsletter of Ibandla Lendlela Eyodwa

– Congregation of the Only Way. Jesus is the only way.)

NUMBER 2

April 2018

C/O Mesuli Mhlongo

P.O. Box 222

Vryheid 3100

KwaZulu Natal

South Africa

Email: mesulimhlongo@gmail.com

KwaZulu Mission Website: http://www.kwazulumission.com

KwaZulu Mission Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/kwazulumission

Allegiance Movie Website: http://www.allegiancethemovie.co.za

Allegiance Movie Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/allegiancethemovie

Hi brethren. This is our second news letter and would like to apologize for the late post. Myself (the author) have been pre occupied with pharmacy board exams and hadn’t been able to get to post the newsletter till now. February was a quick month for us and none other than the ordinary has happened since the last newsletter (except growth and love amongst ourselves).

Scripture wise, we’re going through the book of Hosea, looking at prophesy and how God wants his people to be go back to him and be faithful at all times. We also concluded Matthew 13 on the parables after looking into it in detail to really understand why Jesus spoke in parables, what the implication of the parables meant for the present time and the future.

We’ve had a visitor, who attends mega churches in townships around northern KZN who is devoted in truth. It’s always pleasant to have visitors coming to fellowship with us. We pray that God will always help her discern what is Gods word and what isn’t from God.

Scenes from Eastmine

Scenes from Eastmine

Prayer requests:

MamaNtombela’s contract has been terminated, and is looking for another job in Vryheid. May we please keep her in our prayers, ask that the Lord provides for her and her family.

Unsaved:

There are a few people who attend the fellowship and have been hearing the truth but aren’t saved. Without any pressure, join us in prayer as we pray that the Lord may open their eyes to see His goodness.

The fellowship:

May we please pray for the Lord to continuously guide the fellowship, teach and lead us at all times. Also pray for Phumlani, Mesuli and Thobani’s guidance and direction from the Lord as they share the word alternatively.

Eastmine Home Church Newsletter 1.


Introduction by Salvador Ung Hayworth. 
Having left South Africa has made Di and I think of our relationship to KwaZulu Mission. In a sense we will always be a part of the work in that area but the Lord has moved us on and left the fellowship and work in the hands of those left behind. We worked with them and now they continue the work without us. It is only right that we started our own website and get one of the brethren there to write newsletters to update you all about the work there that you have continued to pray for.
Mesuli Mhlongo is a precious brother who has a heart for the truth of God’s word and is a young man of God. I first met him in 2004 when he was a boy. He came every week to the Children’s club we started. A young, enthusiastic and polite young man who was always attentive. It was a blessing to find out when Di and I came to live in the area in 2009 that Mesuli had given his life to the Lord. After the visit of our friends from Pretoria, Mesuli started to really grow in his faith and walk, making difficult decisions in order to please God, though following the Lord could mean conflict with those around him. He made the decision to be baptized in the middle of winter and went from strength to strength. Last year he completed studies in Pharmacology at Rhodes Varsity where he also was involved in a home bible study with other students and avoiding compromise with things unbiblical. At present he is back in Vryheid doing his practical. It is wonderful how the Lord brought him back to Vryheid before we left the country. Phumlani, Mesuli and Thobani support each other and share the teaching in the congregation. Mesuli is fluent in English and his mother language, isiZulu. He is able to connect with people from different cultures and he is perfect to be the person who would update you all as to what is happening in the Church and the community, a community that we have been practically disconnected from since we started filming, “Allegiance” movie. The Church there is called “Ibandla Lendlela Eyodwa” which means, ‘congregation of the only way.’ It congregates in the home of one of the members in an area called “Eastmine”. In an area where people are trusting in other messiahs, ancestral spirits and witchcraft, the church exists as a testimony to the fact that Jesus is the only way to God.
May the Lord bless your work Mesuli and the brethren in the Church. May He make you fruitful in your lives and in your service to the Lord.
Salvador.
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EASTMINE HOME CHURCH NEWSLETTER.
(The Newsletter of Ibandla Lendlela Eyodwa
– Congregation of the Only Way. Jesus is the only way.)
NUMBER 1
FEBRUARY 2018
C/O Mesuli Mhlongo
P.O. Box 222
Vryheid 3100
KwaZulu Natal
South Africa
Email:                                                        mesulimhlongo@gmail.com
KwaZulu Mission Website:                 http://www.kwazulumission.com
KwaZulu Mission Facebook Page:    www.facebook.com/kwazulumission
Allegiance Movie Website:                 http://www.allegiancethemovie.co.za
Allegiance Movie Facebook Page:    www.facebook.com/allegiancethemovie
Hi everyone. So on the 11th January 2018 we said goodbye to Salvador and Di, as the Lord has directed them to New Zealand for ministry. So, Mesuli, a member of the fellowship at East Mine will be updating the KwaZulu mission page.
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Mesuli Mhlongo

Accepting Salvador and Diane’s leaving was really difficult because they have become a part of our lives but we have to follow where the lord leads us. “Your word is the lamp to my feet and a light on my path.” Nonetheless we pray that the Lord continues use them as a light in this dark world.
On his way to say goodbye to Sal and Di at the airport, Mesuli had the opportunity to meet the Wells family and was so encouraged by Sue’s and her husband’s big heart and love for their children. Such a wonderful family that loves the Lord
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Sal, Di and Mesuli have supper with the Wells family

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As Alan and Sue have adopted, fostered and have privately placed 11 children meal times are always a big affair.

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Goodbyes 😦 

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Time has come to say goodbye to the Wells family. 

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Alan and Sue’s son, Ben, having his cool picture taken

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At the O. R. Tambo Airport a few hours before Sal and Di departed.

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Morné, Doret, Mesuli, Sue Wells and Thabo Wells accompany Salvador and Di.

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Goodbye sister 

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We miss you guys so much❤❤
The fellowship is growing and seeking the Lord at all times. We trust the Lord in everything that happens but our hearts seek for the Lord. The last 4 weeks or so, we’ve been looking into that happens in the last days, having read scripture from Jude on apostasy and the the parables in Matthew 13 and relevant scripture. The Lord has been speaking to us on His return much lately.
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Time for Singing hymns and choruses to the Lord at the Church meeting.

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View from Phumlani’s place near Eastmine

Prayer requests:
MamaNtombela
  • Mama Ntombela, part of our fellowship, will no longer be employed from April because her contract was not renewed due to corruption happening at her workplace. She isn’t well physically as well so may we please keep her in our prayers. Shes been really worried about her contract not being renewed but Celani spoke some words of encouragement to saying in Zulu “inkosi izolenza icebo buka angisebenzi kodwa nakhu siyaphila” meaning, “God will make a way, look I’m not employed but we’re surviving.”
  • This really encouraged mamaNtombela. May we please pray for her.
Thobani
  • Thobani is growing in the Lord and it is encouraging. He wants to further his studies, and wants to do accounting as his dream job is to work in the bank. May we please pray for him that the Lord may lead him where he needs to be.
Unsaved
  • There are a few members in our fellowship who aren’t saved. They have heard the truth may we pray for their salvation.
Alpha and Eastmine community
  • Just between December 2017 and February 2018, one person has been butchered and thrown into a river apparently by young boys from the Eastmine community, juvenile suicide from Alpha area and 1 murder case where a man has was shot with 30 bullets and head butchered for theft. People in this area have heard the truth. We ask the Lord that He may use us to speak to the people in the community.

Msindisi Newsletter 151


SALVADOR & DIANNES MSINDISI MONTHLY

NUMBER: 151       Jan 2018  

 

+27 (0) 728311008

+27 (0) 815836288

 

Email:  msindisi@gmail.com ,

salv.di@gmail.com

 

KwaZulu Mission Website: http://www.kwazulumission.com

KwaZulu Mission Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/kwazulumission

Allegiance Website: http://www.allegiancethemovie.co.za

Allegiance Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/allegiancethemovie

  

We are still waiting on the outcome from NZ migration. However, Praise the Lord that He has made a way for Salvador to come to New Zealand. As a British citizen he can go on a return ticket and receive a 6 month visa waiver. This will enable us both to await the outcome of his NZ residency application in New Zealand. So the ticket is booked. We are both able to leave South Africa together on the same flight on the 11th January to Dubai and then on separate flights to Auckland where Salvador will await for Di to land. But more on that later.

 

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An Aloe in KwaZulu Natal is a very versatile thing. It can be used for a whole variety of applications. Lol.

Here we are in Gauteng, house sitting at our friends place in Boksburg. The beginning of the month saw us leave our cottage by the sea and stay with our friends, Grant and Alicia. We visited Vryheid to say goodbye to our Vryheid family. Having spent 7 years of our lives with the brethren it made it hard to say goodbye. Precious souls hidden away in a rural situation, unknown to the rest of the world (except through our newsletters), serving the Lord quietly. Having departed to live near Ballito for a year made it easier for us, as we had already said goodbyes previously. We praise the Lord that He eased our departure in this way. We began with meeting most of our small home cell group on the friday evening in Vryheid. Our friends, Craig and Magda, had moved into a farm house, near Craigs work place. We did a small bible study based on the Hebrew text of Psalm 23.

 

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With Craig and Magda outside their new home.

The next morning we visited Asimbonge and Ncedo with their adopted family. Those of you who have followed our newsletters for several years will remember that their mother, Babhekile, was murdered at our home while we were visiting Kokstad. (You can read about that news here https://kwazulumission.com/2014/01/02/msindisi-newsletter-112/ ). Soon after Asimbonge and Ncedo went to live with their grandmother and uncles near a town called Newcastle, who became their adopted family. We were so happy to see that they are excelling in their schooling, Asimbonge especially. It was lovely to think that Di had a part to do with teaching him basics that prepared him for school.

 

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Di with Ncedo and Asimbonge and their school certificates.

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Di with Asimbonge when he was a baby.

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Look how tall Asimbonge is now.

Later in the day, we went to our Zulu home where Phumlani and Sphiwe were waiting. We had hoped to stay a week but unfortunately we had to leave the following Tuesday evening in order to be ready to fly to Gauteng to house sit. Phumlani and Sphiwe hosted us generously. They prepared all our meals and it was a joy to relax, to speak about the Lord and to fellowship. Phumlani asked Salvador if he would bring a message for Church, so after prayer Salvador felt led to share about the Lords humility and the call to be slaves though we are sons, and the voluntary servitude that pleases the Lord. It was amazing to see that Leslie Crickmays sermon that Sunday at Coming King Ministries was also on Sonship and Servants. Celani put on a wonderful meal after the meeting and we shared one last meal together.

 

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Church Meal

In the afternoon we went to the Creche that Salvador used to do a Bible study at in KwaBhekephi. We were so blessed by Grant and Alicia lending us their 4×4 to get to that area. It worked the difficult terrain like a breeze. We brought toys for the Creche and then did a bible study. The Lord is their teacher but they valued the input that we gave. These are precious souls in the middle of nowhere but they have the word and the Spirit. The next day we visited some people in the community. Salvador visited a friend who made a profession of faith several years ago but suffered a stroke. It was sad to see he had backslidden and says that he doesnt remember making such a commitment.

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We are so grateful to have used Grant and Alicia’s 4×4.

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Maria, her sister and the creche they run.

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Receiving toys donated to the Creche.

 

On Tuesday morning, early, we left to go to Newcastle to Asimbonges home where Celani was visiting for one night in order that she could do a Facetime call with our friends Caleb and Sophie who Salvador used to minister with in 2002 – 2004. Unfortunately, Salvador got the time difference wrong but thankfully Sophie got out of bed to take it. The joy on Celanis face was priceless as she was able to video call her long time friend and sister in the faith. It really struck us that the Lord has so enriched these precious brethrens lives by bringing believers from the other side of the world to share their lives with these forgotten and hidden people. Those bonds of fellowship and family will never be broken. When we got back, Celani made a lovely lunch for us, and set it out like a restaurant. It was her way of showing her love and heart with us though we didnt expect it. That evening our friends, Johnny and Kim came round for a meal which we shared with Phumlani and Celani. We drove back late that night, which gave us a couple of days to sort out laundry, to pack our things and to tidy unfinished business before leaving Ballito to go to Gauteng.

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Lunch for 2 at Celani’s Zulu home, restaurant style.

 

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Singing some Zulu hymns in Phumlani and Sphiwe’s home.

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Di with Phumlani and Sphiwe’s daughter, Thobani

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Di with Thoba and Mlando.

In Gauteng we have caught up with precious friends, Allen and Sue Wells with all their kids (even though some are young adults lol). Soon after Allen, with two of the younger kids went to visit the oldest daughter and her family. So the rest of the family visited us on Christmas Day. The previous week we visited a couple called Roald and Lydia who had transported some of our possessions from Ballito when they visited in November. We visited our missionary friends Tony and Maria. They are not well. Maria had a benign Tumor which she has had surgically removed and Tony has an infection on Thyroid. Please pray for them. They are equipping various people from different churches to do cross cultural mission and church plant. On the Sunday, (24th Dec) we visited their home church in Thembisa. A young man named Ashley preached a fantastic message on Jesus as Emmanuel and as Saviour. South Africa needs more preachers like him.

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Sue and most of the Wells family visit on the 25th December

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With Tony and Maria, and Ashley and his wife Nicole after church.

 

We also got to catch up with John and Esther Raath who were visiting their family. They are from Ballito and part of Coming King Ministries. Esther was instrumental in Salvadors Hebrew classes being established in the Church. The following day we had our friends, Morné and Vicki Rabie with their daughter for breakfast. We have not seen them for years. It was in their home that we got married, they slaved over their garden for the wedding. When Di first came to the country, the mother of the couple we are house sitting for, Val, in had prayed that Di and I would be married and a month before we got married she went to be with the Lord while visiting for one night in Morné and Vickis home. It was such a blessing to see them again and we trust it was an encouragement for them in the Lord. Then in the afternoon we went to visit some lovely friends, John and Julie Leo. They distribute the Berean Call and the Discernment Ministries newsletters in South Africa and sell their books and materials. Please pray for them. Hardships and illness have hit but their faith is strong and they handle it with grace.

 

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Coffee with John and Esther Raath

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After breakfast with Morné and Vicki

Our other friends also need prayer. Mark and Paula Hibberds eldest son was cleaning the drains, and the drain cleaners lid popped while he was pouring it and the drain cleaner splashed up violently against his skin, burning his clothes and skin. Miraculously it burned his eyelids but not his eyes and missed his neck. However, his face, chest and arms were burned. His mother had just done a first aid course after being persuaded by a friend and acted quickly. For the first period of time in hospital their son was sedated as the pain was too severe. Many people prayed. The latest news is that he will need some skin grafts on his body but his face is healing nicely. He has not suffered infection and the nurse had remarked that this could have taken his life but his healing is beyond expectation. Praise the Lord. We visited him in hospital and although it must be hard so for him to go through this, he was chatty and gracious during our visit. We visited the rest of the family afterwards. This Sunday we visited Bread of Life Ministries and the message that was preached was a fantastic gospel message which challenged the hearer to recommit to the Lord and acknowledge any blindness or hardheartness to the Lord.

 

Today we had coffee with a young man from Bread of Life called JP. We knew him from Port Elizabeth from an assembly of wonderful brethren that we have been in fellowship with since 2010. It was wonderful to see the Lord in His life, the Lords leading and his growth. This was followed by lunch with Clayton and Maggie Lowane whom Salvador had the pleasure of officiating and preaching at their wedding back in 2008. They and their home fellowship have been an enormous source of encouragement and blessing to us over the years. 2 members of the house church were part of the Allegiance film and shared their testimonies of how the Lord saved them out of ancestral worship. Their names are Karabo and Mujuru.

 

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Coffee with JP.

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Lunch with Clayton and Maggie Lowane.

This is surely a time of reflection for Salvador. The Lord first brought him to South Africa on the 2nd January 2002, 16 years ago tomorrow. When he left the UK, the pastor of the Church shared a message that “You will never pass this way again”. It almost feels the same. We don’t know what lies ahead. We know this is a new chapter of our lives and ministries but don’t know what will be written in that chapter. As Salvador will be in New Zealand as a visitor, he will not be able to work or study. We can stay with Di’s mum up to three months. But it seems that we will visit various believers and churches, possibly in Australia too (which has been spoken about with a certain sister in the Lord in Australia). We plan on being mobile and allowing the Lord to close wrong doors and open right ones. We look back and see how faithful the Lord has been to bring us this far. We know He will not forsake us now. We feel like Abraham going forward to a land he did not know.

 

After ten years of marriage and ministry together we can testify to the faithfulness of the Lord in every area of our lives. It is His mercy and grace that has brought us this far and we look forward to seeing what he has for us next.

  

Prayer needs:

 

Sal has submitted his NZ residency so please keep that in prayer

 

Di has regular contact with her mum on FaceTime, please keep her in prayer

 

For John and Julie Leo.

 

For Mark and Paula Hibberds family.

 

For Tony and Maria Verlaan and their health.

 

For Coming King Ministries

 

For Phumlani and the Zulu Church outside Vryheid.

 

For the Lords leading for us in New Zealand.

 

If anyone is interested, here is the next teaching in the series on Eschatology:

 

Eschatology 7: The Inclusion of Gentiles in the Jewish Ekklesia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Msindisi Newsletter 150


SALVADOR & DIANNES MSINDISI MONTHLY

NUMBER: 150       Dec 2017  

 

PO BOX 1481

VRYHEID 3100

KWAZULU NATAL

SOUTH AFRICA

 

+27 (0) 728311008

+27 (0) 815836288

 

Email:  msindisi@gmail.com ,

salv.di@gmail.com

 

KwaZulu Mission Website: http://www.kwazulumission.com

KwaZulu Mission Facebook page: www.facebook.com/kwazulumission

Allegiance website: http://www.allegiancethemovie.co.za

Allegiance Facebook Page:

http://www.facebook.com/allegiancethemovie    

 

 

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One last look at the View outside our home when we left.

 We have now moved out of our home and are now homeless. Di’s ticket to New Zealand is booked for the 11th January but sadly Salvador will need to remain in South Africa until his application for New Zealand residency is finalized, which may be as late as March 2018!!! If they take any longer then Di will be sure to be knocking on the door of NZ immigration in Auckland.

 

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Visiting the beach one last time with Alicia, and with Matthew and Maralize.

This month we have finished all our ministry on the North Coast. Salvador finished his eschatology series and his series on God’s vision for the Church which he began when we started to minister at Coming King Ministries last year, all the email links are available on PDF files. (If you would like copies of the links please email msindisi@gmail.com). It is hard to believe that a year and a year and three months have flown by.

 

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Salvador teaching the final eschatology class.

Last week we had the final Hebrew class Salvador taught the homeschool boys. For the last ladies meeting and Friday Hebrew class we just met up for coffee. We had the final Wednesday night cell group for the year and this week we had the final Tuesday afternoon cell group, in which we got up to Romans 11.

 

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Salvador teaching the homeschool boys the final Hebrew class, Psalm 23.

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The Homeschool boys studying Hebrew.

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Hebrew is finished!

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Last Meeting with adult Hebrew Class.

On Sunday evening of the 19th Salvador went to preach at a Zulu church in KwaMashu in which there were some members who still hold to ancestral traditions. The leadership of that church have taken copies of the allegiance movie and Salvador shared about ancestral traditions in light of the gospel. The message was wonderfully received and on the following Saturday Salvador recieved the following message.

 “Hi, Just to report. God is doing a wonderful work in the lives of our people. A lady took off her animal skin band at our service and said she wants to put her trust in Jesus only. U have been a blessing to our church. Thank u.”

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Church camp at Hazelmere Dam.

We received this whatsapp message while we were on a church camp at Hazelmere dam on that weekend. It was wonderful to share this with the Church members and to fellowship with each other in a relaxed environment. On the Friday evening we had celebrated our 10th Wedding Anniversary. We are so thankful for this wonderful time of celebration while things have been hectic in preparing to leave. Last week we left our home as the owner’s family arrived to have their holiday there. Our friend’s Grant and Alicia have very graciously and generously opened their home for us to stay, though we had no shortage of offers to host us. It has been so helpful to have one base in which we could sort through our things. They have also lent us a car as the one we were driving has now been sold. This last week has basically been one of visiting people and saying goodbye.

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Kids from Coming King Ministries made us goodbye cards.

This last Sunday was our last meeting at Coming King Ministries. Les preached an epic message on hope and people shared testimonies. It was a blessing to see the Holy Spirit move, touch people and confirm the message preached. After the meeting we went through as a church for a braai (South African version of a BBQ but better than a BBQ),  where the Church wished us well and gave a photo book they had made for us as a goodbye present. We were really touched by their love and kindness.

 

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Coming King Ministries members wishing us farewell.

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Close up of some of us at farewell Braai.

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Our photo book present

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Inside one of the pages of our photo book present.

Tomorrow we leave to visit Vryheid and say goodbye to our friends and family that side. Thanks to Grant and Alicia for the use of their 4×4 which will allow us to visit people living in more difficult terrain. We return to Ballito next week and then fly to Gauteng where we will house sit and say goodbye to friends and family that side. It is extraordinary to believe that after over 10 years in South Africa we are leaving but we are confident that the Lord will lead us and open the right doors. We go not knowing where we will end up but we go by faith. We are open to where ever the Lord may have us be. The first thing we need to establish is Salvador’s residency in New Zealand.

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With our brother Derick, visiting the Umhlali river mouth.

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One last catch up with David, Krista and their family.

As stated before Di will leave South Africa on the 11th of January and Salvador will remain until his application for NZ residency is finalized. His South African permit will not run out till 2019 so that is not a problem. In the meantime it seems that he will minister in a couple of places in South Africa while he awaits the outcome of his application. We appreciate your prayers as it will be hard for us to be separated this long. We have never been apart from each other more than a week at a time, on the occasions that Salvador visited Zimbabwe.

 

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One last cappuccino at Salt Cafe

Prayer points:

 

  • For our move to New Zealand and God’s direction for our lives and ministries
  • For our Church, Coming King ministries
  • For Phumlani, Mesuli, and all the Zulu brethren back in our old area
  • For David and Krista and Mission Thando
  • For Kokstad and the believers there
  • For Salvador’s NZ residency/permanent residency application

 

If any one is interested, here is the next teaching in the series on eschatology:

 

Eschatology 6: The Kingdom will be Restored to Israel.  

 

 

 

 

    

Msindisi Newsletter 149


SALVADOR & DIANNES MSINDISI MONTHLY

 

NUMBER: 149       Nov 2016  

+27 (0) 728311008

 

Email:  msindisi@gmail.com ,

salv.di@gmail.com

 

KwaZulu Mission Website: http://www.kwazulumission.com

 

KwaZulu Mission Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/kwazulumission

 

Allegiance the Movie Website: www.allegiancethemovie.co.za

 

Allegiance Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/allegiancethemovie

 

Tick tick tick….

After 10 years of living in this beautiful country and meeting so many incredible people we have just finished packing up our world of possessions into 22 boxes (mainly books) and have them ready to ship in the future.

 

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Packing boxes for shipping

 

We still wait on the outcome from NZ immigration for Salvadors application for NZ residency. Sal received another email last month to submit more proof that we actually lived together over the last 10 years. They wanted electricity and water bills, bank statements and proof of receiving mail to both of us to our PO Box. As you can imagine this was impossible for water and lights as we lived in a Zulu homestead for over 7 years. Also, when we left the rural area we got rid of all old paper work not thinking we would have to prove we actually lived together. In saying all this Sal got straight onto it. He took a trip to our local area and then proceeded to go around all the schools, clinics, neighbors and ask them to write letters (in English) for NZ immigration.

 

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Salvador with Jacob Boachie, Educator at Hamu High School, near where we used to live.

 

We got friends to write again and tell them of our marriage and their first hand experience of visiting us as a couple or staying in their homes.

 

We went back over all our what’s up messages from 2014 hoping that may help and then got all our bank statements to show where we had drawn money and purchased goods in the same area. We have also explained that we would be happy to be interviewed separately if this helps also.

 

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Di with Mujuru who was visiting Ballito. Mujuru was one of the people interviewed in the film, “Allegiance: Walking with the Dead” http://www.allegiancethemovie.co.za 

 

I think if it still gets turned down….. My family would be happy to visit NZ imagination with me and bang on a few doors. So now we wait, we are very good at this now, as we are aware any visa application can a long time to be processed.

 

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Salvador with Mujuru.

 

Quick overview of our plans, dates may change but always around that time frame.

 

30 Nov – We must move out of our home, and go and stay with friends

 

8 Dec – We will travel back to our rural community outside Vryheid, stay with Phumlani and visit with family, friends and the fellowship that side. Then we will drive back to Ballito around the 17th December.

 

18 Dec – We will fly up to Joberg and connect with family and friends that side

 

10 Jan – Di has to leave the country as her visa expires on the 11th. It will depend on the NZ application for NZ residence, if Sal will join her on that date. Fortunately Sal can stay longer in SA, as his visa does not expire until 2019. We do not want to be separated but we are committing this to the Lords hands. His will be done.

 

We continue to pray and trust the Lord for ongoing guidance for our future.

We haven’t ruled out returning to SA but are totally open to wherever we are lead and how the doors open. Please keep us in your prayers. Isa 50v10

 

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Catching up with Khethiwe and Zuzu, from our old area. They have been studying in Durban.

 

We are in the process of selling the car we have, so ask you keep that in prayer also.

 

Over the next month we will be winding things up and saying our goodbyes.

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Visiting Mission Thando in Durban for the Canadian Thanksgiving meal.

This last month we ministered for the last time at St Luke’s home for the disabled and Salvador ministered for the last time at Bill Buchannans old age home. We also had our last Umhlanga cell group with Simba and his family.

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Di with some of the guys from St Lukes.

Salvador has finished his series that he began over a year ago this last Sunday, concerning the vision he believes that the Lord placed on his heart for Coming King Ministries. This culminated with a special gathering on Sunday evening where we experienced a first century type church gathering. He will also be finishing his series on Eschatology this Thursday.

 

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Enjoying a shabbat meal with friends from Church.

 

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Experiencing the vibe of a first century style meeting.

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Starting the gathering.

We visited Kokstad for one last time. The guys there would love us to minister there more permanently but alas that is not possible at this time. Salvador ministered to 3 lots of Zulu staff concerning the gospel and ancestors. On the weekend he also ministered at a Baptist church there.

 

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Scene from Kokstad

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Another beautiful scene from Kokstad

We met up with “Jean” from the movie Allegiance for a visit. She introduced a pastors wife whose church meets in a Zulu Community. Salvador will be going this Sunday evening to share about ancestral traditions.

 

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Jean was played by Nicole Els from Vryheid.

 

 

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Dr. George Mnisi, a commentator on the Allegiance film, is the Principal of the Union Bible Institute.

 

 

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Thadikhaya Manciya is an evangelist in Pietermaritzburg.

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Dr. Munyuradzi Mujuru is a lecturer in the University of Limpopo.

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Karabo Lotsholo works with BMW Rosslyn and lives near Pretoria.

Salvador was asked to share the gospel in isiZulu with the staff members of a family business in Ballito. The meeting went well and we hope to see them again before we go.

 

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Salvador sharing with the staff of Cyber View Lettings, Ballito

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Thami is ministering the Gospel in rural KwaZulu Natal, near to Tugela Ferry. His desire is to see Zulus saved and discipled. A friend of ours in Pretoria was able to sponsor a lot of bibles for him.

 

We also met up with our dear friends Veronica and Joshua who have loved and supported us for over the last 10 years. They have continually prayed for and been such an encouragement for us from the time we got married, which will be 10 years on the 24th November a couple of weeks time.

 

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Jozua and Veronica have faithfully supported and prayed for us other the last ten years. It was wonderful to catch up with them on their break in Umhlanga.

 

 

 

Prayer points:

 

  • For our move to New Zealand and God’s direction on our lives and ministries.
  • For our Church, Coming King Ministries.
  • For Phumlani, Mesuli and all the Zulu brethren back in our old area.
  • For David and Krista and Mission Thando.
  • For Kokstad and the believers there.
  • For Salvador’s New Zealand residency/permanent residency application.

 

 

If any one is interested, here is the next teaching in the series on Eschatology.

 

Eschatology part 5: Israel and the Kingdom.

 

 

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