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Msindisi Newsletter #136


SALVADOR & DIANNE’S MSINDISI MONTHLY

 

NUMBER: 136        March 2016  

 

PO BOX 1481

VRYHEID 3100

KWAZULU NATAL

SOUTH AFRICA

 

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Email:  msindisi@gmail.com ,

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Hi all

 

I, Di, am writing this after a day of washing….. There was so much in fact that I had to hand wash at least 4 loads, then spin them in the machine, then use the machine for the other 4 = 8 loads. My back is really sore, from hanging it out , bringing it in, folding it …… and I could just sit and stare into space. Warning never leave your washing that long before you do it !!!!

 

Its newsletter time and It must go out ….. So today is that day.

 

Just got up to look for my calendar but it’s not here. Left it at home. This should be interesting now, having to go off my memory. All the omega 3 doesn’t seem to help. I have trouble remembering what happened last week let alone a month ago. Bear with me as I think …………

 

I do know we have stopped filming now, think that was last week that we stopped. Now Sal is 100% tuned into editing it.  However, sadly on top of this he has had to step up in ministry as Phum is getting married in 2 weeks and is stepping down from ministry. We see this now as a good opportunity to address some areas that we see as vitally important for growth in the church and our lives. We are asking for prayer concerning labourers as the work and the DVD project added together is rather large.

 

We filmed all of Hamilton’s scenes and a few weeks ago went to Ballito to film a dream sequence. Lee Pauls, who made our model Ark said it looked like we would not be able to film as there was high probability of rain and storm. He had a cordless drill to use. Salvador said, “The Lord’s held back cloud and blown away mist for this film so he can hold back the rain.” Everybody was skeptical and we were praying that the Lord would be merciful. Well the rain was held back till the following day. We also did not have someone to play the Noah Character in the dream but last minute found someone by the side of the road who was willing.  

 

We came back and got straight into helping a visiting evangelist, Cecil Peasley, with outreaches. Salvador interpreted into Zulu for him. We were also blessed no challenged by his messages at Bethany Baptist Church. It was after we got back we received the news from Phumlani of his future plans.

 

For the last segment of filming we travelled back to Ballito to film movement sequences with Isabella Pauls and Connor. We were supposed to have a professional dancer, who is a big guy but sadly his grandmother passed away so Connor stepped in last minute and was the only person to answer the call. He is a young 17 year old .  The time frame was very tight but we are grateful it went well. Lorna Pauls was amazing and went the extra 50 miles for us. Organising Connor last minute, getting the dance studio booked for us, doing make up, driving etc. Many many thanks Lorna. While there in Ballito Sal was asked to to a teaching at Coming King Ministries as they are planning on doing a Shabbat once a month for the fellowship. This happening on the Friday night after filming. Come Saturday we literally crashed and both needed a day of rest so we relaxed, chilled, went down to the sea. While away, a friend of ours called Mandla, came and did a teaching at our Zulu church.

 

While we were away Celani got started on the building of her second hand clothing shop. It’s all very exciting and once again we thank those who are giving clothing and other things for the community.

 

Pause …… Trying to think again.

 

Salvador went to Alpha on Tuesday and is challenging the brethren to keep their eyes on the Lord and keep praying and fellowshipping with one another. There is one testimony that I recall which blessed me greatly. On Friday afternoon we went to kwaBhekephi where a bible study takes place with 3 lovely ladies. This week only 2 could make it. Near the end of the study they said they have news which they wanted to share.  Earlier in the year someone had given cash to help with education in their area. These ladies been running a crèche in a mud hut but a storm flattened the crèche building. The money was given to help with rebuilding the crèche. On Wednesday this week they went to town to start buying the cement but they said the Lord told them to wait and they felt Him say so again so they put the money in the bank. The following day the mayor visited their area and said their application for a new crèche building was approved and they need to get quotations from contract companies. They glorified the Lord with joy.

 

This month Salvador is busy editing the film with a computer and software on loan. He is picking up the extra responsibilities with the Church. There are no gospel outreaching now for the time being. He is also getting documents together so he can apply for another three year extension on his visitors permit, and this is his tenth year of being in South Africa on a Visitor’s permit. Please pray. We need Zulu speaking workers for the vineyard, but people with a calling and that are not looking for a job opportunity.

 

I guess you could sum the month up with many words, shock, discouragement, overwhelming, enlightening, dependence, hope, joy, anticipation.

 

We praise the Lord that He knows the beginning to the end

We trust Him daily for His grace and spirit to fill our lives

We know He works all things together for good for those that love the Lord

We thank Him for His unfailing love, that He never leaves or forsakes us

We serve an amazing God who reveals himself to us daily through his word and the body of Christ.

 

We ask for your on going prayer support as we labour together.

We thank you for all your prayers and giving.

 

Prayer needs :

 

Khethiwe as she runs the New kids club.

 

Thank the Lord for the help of so many people concerning the DVD project

 

Phumlani’s new marriage and family life.

 

The Lords strength, wisdom and protection.

 

Thankful for His mercy for the rain that has arrived, was badly needed, but need more

 

SIXTEEN

THE SACRIFICIAL LIFE IN TOLERANCE

ROMANS 14

I would like you to contemplate the following paragraph and see if you can discern the error in it.

If we turn to verse 22 of Romans 14 it tells us that we are to have our faith as our own conviction and that we are happy if we do not condemn ourselves in what we approve. In 1 Corinthians Paul says that an idol is nothing in itself and, in having knowledge of that, there is no problem eating meat sacrificed to idols if we buy it in a market place without asking questions. Now here is the issue: What if I do not condemn myself in eating those meats in a pagan temple? What if I do not condemn myself in getting drunk on a weekend? What if I do not condemn myself in sleeping around? What if I do not condemn myself in going around and getting into fights? Etc. Paul says it is my own conviction and I am happy if I do not condemn myself in what I approve. It is my conviction and it is personal. What we are dealing with in Romans 14 is tolerating each other when we have differing sensibilities. Paul actually tells us in verse 10 not to judge our brother. So when someone denies the trinity, should we just accept them as part of the fellowship, because after all that is their own conviction and we are not to judge our brother?

When we take a verse away from its context we can use it to advocate something that the bible is fundamentally against. It is true that this chapter advocates tolerating one another in our differences of sensibilities but there is a fundamental mistake made here. The above paragraph fails to differentiate between what is black and white and what is grey. There are definite verses in the bible that speak against drunkenness such as 1 Corinthians 6: 10, which says that drunkards will not inherit the kingdom of God. In 1 Corinthians 5: 11 it tells us that we are not to associate with any so-called brother if he is an immoral person, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or a swindler – not even to eat with such a one. So there are black and white issues in the bible. But in Romans 14 we are dealing with grey issues. Though the Bible is against drunkenness it speaks favorably concerning the consumption of wine and strong drink. Let us read the first thirteen verses which I will entitle, ‘Do not judge’. Then we will look at verses 14 – 23 which I entitle, ‘Do not cause offense or stumbling.’

VERSES 1 – 13:

DO NOT JUDGE!

In this passage we are dealing with the living reality and the temporal outworking of the doctrine set forth concerning Jew and Gentile that was presented in Romans 11. You will remember that when we started the epistle we saw that Jew and Gentile are equally sinners. As Romans 3: 23 says, ‘all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.’ But then again Paul also said that there is much advantage in being Jewish and in being circumcised. There is one thing that we must never forget when we read Romans and the epistle to the Hebrews. Just because believing Jews are not under the Law of Moses anymore does not mean that they are to stop practicing aspects of the Mosaic covenant. We cannot turn round and say that it is wrong for a Jew to circumcise their baby boys or to keep the Jewish feasts because they are not under Moses but under Christ. Early Church Fathers such as Tertullian would say that the Holy Spirit rebuked the Jews for their holy days. This is not the truth. The reason that the Holy Spirit hated their worship was not because they kept Shabbat and the Jewish feasts. He could not have been angry at those things because God was the one who commanded the Jews to observe those feasts. Rather the Holy Spirit was grieved because they drew near to the Lord with their lips but their hearts were far away from the Lord. God did not hate circumcision but He was appalled at the fact that their physical circumcision lacked the internal reality of having the circumcision of heart. If it is wrong for Jews who believe in Yeshua to obey the writings of the Old Testament, then the Apostle Paul was wrong to keep the nazirite vow and then have his hair cut. (Acts 18: 18) It was wrong for him to go into the Temple and purify himself to show that he did not speak against the Law of Moses. (Acts 21: 26). It was wrong for Paul to do those things if that was the case.

JEW AND GENTILE, ONE IN MESSIAH

So here is the crux of the matter. If believing Jews who follow Yeshua still maintain observance of Moses, and as we read in Romans 11, that we Gentiles, according to the flesh, are grafted into Israel’s olive tree, then how can we have complete fellowship? Believing Jews will still eat Kosher, I do not. Some believing Jews will have issues about stuff that I do not have an issue with concerning certain observances. How can we meet together? You only have to read Acts 10 to see how radical an idea it was for Jews to eat with Gentiles. Well maybe the answer is that we separate the believers into two different fellowships. In one fellowship the Jews can maintain their culture and in the other we can maintain ours. But is this how they did it in the times of the apostles? If you read acts 15 we see that the Apostles loosed us Gentile believers from everything in the Mosaic Law apart from 4 things. These four things go back to Noah, and the covenant God made with all of humanity. These things are to abstain from blood, not to eat meats strangled, from fornication and things offered to idols. James, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, set these laws in place for us so that fellowship between physical Gentiles and physical Jews may take place. But Paul goes even further than this.

DO NOT JUDGE!

The first philosophy Paul expounds is non-judgmentalism. If you are Jewish and have been laid hold of by your Messiah and follow Him, you are saved by faith and not by works of the Law. So why should you be upset if your Gentile brethren or even your Jewish brethren fail to keep Shabbat or one of the feasts? These things do not procure salvation or make us more spiritual. In fact we are sometimes prone to think that someone is spiritual because they keep religious observance, they can preach a good sermon, and they have a good knowledge of scripture. These things are necessary but you can do all this without being spiritual. Such was the case with the Corinthian church. They had all the knowledge and they were praised by Paul in the first chapter of 1 Corinthians for their knowledge but knowledge does not make us spiritual. There is not a dichotomy where you can be totally fleshly and totally spiritual. Remember in Romans 12: 1 – 2, Paul said that what we do in our bodies is spiritual. The back bone of the spiritual life is our old friend ‘faith’. Our justification is by faith and not by works of the Mosaic Law. Our sanctification is also by faith and our activity for the Lord must also be by faith. The problem is a little complex because you have two paths that hold out a promise of justification. You have the path of faith and the path of the Law of Moses. The path of faith is totally different to Moses and yet it is not totally different. Now that sounds a contradiction but we are dealing with two different perspectives. Remember the analogy of the two diagrams.

Diagram # 1 Diagram # 2

Righteous: Power of Spirit:

Law of Moses & Law of Christ

Law of Christ

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Unrighteous: Power of Flesh:

Law of Sin Law of Moses

& Law of Sin

From the perspective of righteousness they are not so different in that the righteous requirement is the same. It is the same God who gave both laws and in essence they embody the same law, which is Love. Love for God first and then love for one another. But from the perspective of spiritual power, Christ is superior to Moses in that His law is kept in the power of the Spirit. It is brought into effect by a spiritual birth but the Mosaic Law is kept only in the power of the flesh. The two laws are also different in properties. The Law of Moses is contained in outward ordinances but the law of Christ is one of faith and the renewal of our heart and mind. Therefore when a Jew gets saved, it is not like he has to leave all his Jewish practices behind as if it was an awful pagan religion. God instituted it. Paul does not regard the path of Moses as something dirty and wicked. Paul’s argument is that the path of Moses is good BUT it does not work because it requires 100% obedience. We must go back, once again to Romans 1: 16 – 17.

16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. 17 For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “BUT THE RIGHTEOUS man SHALL LIVE BY FAITH.””

The path of faith works. It brings about justification, sanctification, assurance of salvation, hope, and a huge inheritance. As Jeremiah 31: 31ff shows us, this covenant is relational and not merely legal ‘For they shall all know me.’ Though our religion has rules, it is not merely a legalistic religion. But the heart of everything we do must be faith; our obedience must be a product of faith. Some Jews did not fully grasp this it seems, and so what do we do with them? Do we write them off? Not at all! Paul says that we are to accept the one who is weak in faith with out using it as an opportunity to pass judgment, or to wrangle, over his opinions. Just because someone feels they must keep Shabbat, so long as they do not make it a salvation issue and enforce it on everybody else, do not try to wrangle over it and debate the issue. We are entitled to have our own opinion on these issues. Paul presents to us a few issues where someone may be weak in faith. Let us look briefly at each one.

TO EAT MEAT OR NOT TO EAT

According to verses 2 – 3, one person has the faith to eat all things but one who is weak in faith eats vegetables only. Now this has a two-fold application. For one, it can refer to people who abstain from meat because they may not believe it is Kosher. Maybe it is not slaughtered to let the blood drain out. Maybe it is because of the mixture of dairy produce with the meat. Some people who believe do not have the faith to eat non kosher food. Now that person is to be accepted without regarding the guy with contempt. But the one who cannot find it within himself to break kosher should not judge the one who will eat all meats. It is not a justifying issue.

More probably it has to do with the fact that in various cities in the Roman Empire meat was sacrificed to Idols. Now we were already told in Acts 15 that we were to stay away from things sacrificed to idols. Paul even reiterated that in 1 Corinthians 10: 21 – 22. But here is the issue, the meat that was sacrificed to idols was often mixed with non-sacrificed meat and sold together in the market. You could never be sure that the meat that you were buying was not sacrificed to idols. Some people would have seen all the meat as being contaminated by virtue of the fact that there was some meat sacrificed to idols being sold there. Other Christians thought there is no such thing as an idol anyway, they were not seeking for anything sacrificed to idols and they wanted some meat. But Paul has taught that a person may buy it without asking any questions. But if the person selling meat says, ‘Nice bit of meat here just sacrificed to the gods, extra lucky.’ Refuse it for the sake of that person’s conscience. If he does not tell you, feel free to buy the meat there. But other Christians might object saying that that person might be bringing in cursed meat and allowing a demonic influence into their home.

People say these things today. You must not celebrate Christmas, (though I do not personally care about celebrating December 25th). They say you must not read secular literature or go to a pub or to the movies or to any other such place. If you tell them that you are not involving yourself in immorality or drunkenness or even pagan fertility rites they sometimes say that nevertheless you might open a doorway for a demonic spirit to come in and then you will be in trouble. What would Paul have to say to that argument?

Verse 4 Who are you to judge the servant of another? To his own master he stands or falls; and he will stand, for the Lord is able to make him stand.

Who are you to judge the servant of another master? They are not your servant, but God’s. Just because the meat they have bought may or may not have been sacrificed to an idol does not necessarily mean that that person will fall. He will stand for the Lord is able to make him stand.

SHOULD WE KEEP THE SABBATH?

There is the aspect of Shabbat which we have looked at already. We cannot say that Jewish believers must not keep Shabbat and neither can Jewish believers say that we, Gentiles, must keep it. The key that Paul gives us here in verse 6 is that if we observe the day we must observe it for the Lord. And if we do not observe it we do so for the Lord. Either way the motive has to be to honour the Lord. However there are some in the church who say that although Shabbat has been done away with, we must keep the Lord’s Day, which they call the ‘Christian Sabbath’, as a day of rest. What they say is that this was something that was instituted in the early church. Therefore, to fail to observe this on a Sunday is a sin. Now I have nothing against meeting on a Sunday and using that day as a day of rest. I think it is a great day to meet on and it is a special day in the Bible, being termed the Lord’s Day. But neither do I regard Sunday as a Sabbath. But to reject another church because they might meet on a Saturday would be something that I would have a problem with. There are Christian churches in Israel that meet on a Friday night or a Saturday. There is nothing wrong with this.

But people will protest by saying, that there are scriptures in the New Testament that teach us that Sunday was the day that the Church set aside to meet on. Rev 1: 10 is used to say that Sunday is the Lord’s Day and as such it is the day of meeting. But this verse does not specify that John was actually meeting with other believers on the Sunday. It only says that John was in the Spirit on the Lord’s Day. What about 1 Corinthians 16: 2? Does this mean that Sunday is the day that Believers are supposed to rest on? It tells the readers to lay aside some of their income, on the Lord’s Day. Does this prove that Sunday is a ‘Christian Sabbath’? No it does not. The saving up of income in the text is shown to be individual and not in the context of a collection. Each person is to store up as they prosper so that no collection would have to be made in the meeting when Paul came. This verse is not saying that Sunday was to be a day of rest.

I am not saying believers did not meet on the Lord’s Day, because they did. In the churches of Gentile lands it seems that Sunday afternoon or night was when they met. I am only speaking against the imposition of it as a Sabbath for all believers and then applying Old Testament scriptures such as ‘Remember to keep the Sabbath holy’, and Isaiah 58: 13 and other such scriptures to prove it. In fact we know that people did meet on Sunday because of Acts 20: 7 which talks about the believers meeting and breaking bread when Paul was in town on the Lord’s Day. In the early Church it was called the Lord’s Day because Jesus rose from the dead on the Sunday. But there is no indication in the New Testament that this day was set aside exclusively as a day of rest, especially when we look at the fact that Paul in 1 Corinthians 11: 20 – 33 alludes to the fact that slaves had to work. Therefore, they could only arrive late for the breaking of bread, whether that would have been on a Sunday or any other day of the week.

In fact the precedent set in Jerusalem by the early Church was of meeting, not only on a Sunday, but every single day. They met in the Temple and were breaking bread from house to house. You cannot appeal to the writings of pre-Nicene Church Fathers to back up Sunday being a Christian Sabbath because the Scripture is the sole authority for all matters of faith and morals. To appeal to Tertullian or to Origen as doctrinal authority is doing what we accuse the Roman Catholics of doing, which is to treat Church tradition as equal with the scripture. We are doing what Jesus said, in that we are teaching the inventions of men as doctrines of God. Therefore, we should not argue over these issues amongst ourselves. Each person is to have his own conviction. Only the scripture says ‘do not forsake the assembling of yourselves together’, whenever that might be. Some people will come up with many excuses not to meet with a church. I am not talking about people who do not have the opportunity to meet at particular times, due to work commitments or because there is no biblical church that they can get to. I am speaking of people who would rather not meet together and would rather stay at home.

If I go to a messianic fellowship I am not to criticize them for meeting together on a Friday night and observing the Sabbath day. And they are not to judge me for not observing the day. I may choose that I would honour God more by meeting on Sundays, especially amongst a society of westerners, where Sunday has traditionally been regarded as special. In fact amongst some people groups it would be a very bad witness not to meet on a Sunday morning.

WE WILL ALL GIVE ACCOUNT TO GOD

If my decisions on these issues are down to my own conviction, what is it that stops us going off the rails with having a Christianity of our own personal invention? Verse 12 says that we must give an account of ourselves to God. Paul is not referring to God as an abstract idea which differs from person to person. God is not a belief that is relative to each person but is the God of the Bible. The same God, who gave the Sabbath as a day for His Jewish people, is the same God who gave us the perfect Sabbath which is in the Messiah. On these issues of food, drink and special days, let us not judge one another in terms of our freedoms. But there is another principle that Paul exhorts us to maintain.

VERSES 13 – 23:

DO NOT CAUSE OFFENCE OR STUMBLING

In Christ we have freedom. I am not bound to Moses, apart from maintaining the four things of Acts 15 that preceded Moses. I am free to eat anything sold in the market place without asking questions. I am free to drink wine. I am free to forego the observance of Shabbat and I do not have to attend the Jewish feasts. No Jewish believer can judge me for this and when I am on my own, there is no problem. However as we saw in Romans 12: 3 – 8, Christianity is not only individualistic but it is also corporal. We need time alone but we also need time together. What happens when Jewish believers and physically Gentile believers meet together to eat and to worship? This Church in Rome would have had to deal with these issues because it was composed of both Jew and Gentile. Paul has already laid down the doctrinal foundation, but how does one experience that in the practical realm? While we have freedom and may use that freedom, we must follow Christ’s example of restricting that freedom at certain times. It is not a law in stone, but the law of love in the heart that is worked out in various ways and in various contexts.

Because of love we are not to cause our brethren to sin and fall away from the faith. Do not put an obstacle or stumbling block before someone in regards to their faith in Christ because the whole point of Romans 12 – 16 is the bringing about of the obedience of faith. We are being made Christ like and so if using our freedom will cause someone to fall away or stumble in the pursuit of being more Christ like, we are to restrict that freedom for their sake. The obvious example of this is found in verse 21. It is good not to drink wine if it causes someone to stumble. I like a good glass of red wine and I can drink it without indulgance. I can limit my consumption in a way that it is respectable to drink. However, if I am in the company of someone who has just overcome a drinking problem, I injure that person if I drink around him. By restraining from drinking I am not saying to him that I think alcohol is wrong, but I do not want to cause his being enslaved to alcohol again. It is the same with food. Paul said that he is convinced there is nothing unclean in and of itself. A saved Jewish person might not keep Kosher but other Jewish people might have a problem with it. Now the one weaker in faith is not to judge the other Jewish believer for not eating kosher in his own home. But the one who has no problem with having bacon sandwiches is to restrict himself for the one who has the problem. When he is around the guy with the problem he is to refrain, if it causes offense. This does not mean that he must agree with the person that one should only eat kosher. If he is pulled up for eating unkosher, the one stronger in faith may defend his position. But here we are dealing with living in tolerance of things that scripture clearly shows are not to be debated or divided over.

Do not destroy that guy with your eating. An example of overcoming this issue was in a different context when I was growing up. We were friends with a certain family in Church, and this family was a loving family that really befriended us. They were vegetarian and sometimes when we ate together they made vegetarian food and we ate it together. We did not despise them for being vegetarians and they did not judge us for being meat eaters. We must have tolerance on the issues the Bible teaches us to be tolerant on. It is wrong to force someone to eat meat that does not have the faith to eat meat. Neither is it right to force someone who only eats kosher to eat unkosher. At the end of the day wine is not important. Food does not matter. What do I care if I eat vegetarian lasagna or a steak? It is food at the end of the day; it goes into the mouth and out the other end. Our focus is not to be the food. Eating food is important but there is something more important than that. It is more important to maintain a good testimony. Paul said in verse 16 that we should not cause someone to speak evil of something that is good for us, by causing someone else to stumble with that good thing. I should not cause someone who has a problem with drink to drink and therefore bring a bad reputation on drinking. Our focus should be verse 17. Peace, righteousness and joy. Our decisions and our freedom must be shaped by our faith and not merely by a set of rules.

Msindisi Newsletter No:148


SALVADOR & DIANNE’S MSINDISI MONTHLY

NUMBER: 148       Oct 2017  

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Dear friends and family.

This last month has been a little bit of a rollarcoaster, it has had ups and downs. After 10+ years of ministering in South Africa our present season is coming to an end. Di’s visa runs out at the beginning of January, but in order to apply to extend her permit, we have to apply for a change of conditions permit first. This is because we have changed from one ministry covering to another. What we didn’t foresee was that to apply for change of conditions of current permit we still have to produce police clearance and other documentation. It takes about 8 weeks to get police clearance, another 8 weeks to get the change of conditions permit through and then we are supposed to apply for extension of permit 60 days before the expiry of current permit. Salvador is still waiting for his New Zealand residency to be finalized and though we have shown sufficient evidence of our marriage and relationship with each other, Immigration New Zealand have still requested that we supply more evidence to prove that we have lived together over the course of our married lives. Without having utility bills or tenancy agreements, this has made it hard to provide any official documents from Banks or Services. However, we managed to get testimonials of the tribal authority, where we used to live, testimonials of friends and testimonials of our current landlord and church. If Salvador gets Permanent residency we will have flexibility concerning our ability to live outside of New Zealand but if he only gets residency status, then he will have to stay in New Zealand. We have both felt that we have been fulfilling the vision, which the Lord has laid on our hearts for CKM and by the end of the year Salvador will have completed sharing the vision that has been laid on his heart. The eschatology series will also be completed. Though there are many doors that could open for us ministerially in South Africa, both in our current church and elsewhere, we both feel the next port of call is to establish our residency in a common country, which will serve as our base, and then see where the Lord leads. As it stands Salvador has UK and Portuguese citizenship and Di has New Zealand citizenship but we do not yet have the right to live in each other’s countries. If Salvador only gets a residency permit and not permanent residency it may mean that we will have to live in New Zealand 2-5 years in order that Salvador gets permanent residency or citizenship. It is possible that on the way to New Zealand we would be ministering in Australia but we will wait for confirmation on that.

 

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Celebrating the Feast of Trumpets with the friday evening fellowship.

Our plan is to continue ministering in Ballito till the beginning of December, visit the folks in Vryheid one more time in December and then continue the rest of the time in Gauteng till we fly out. This means that there is much that needs to be done. The car we are driving will have to be sold, the books and possessions we are taking back will have to be freighted, other things given away and sold. Books have already been put in boxes. If you think this would mean that we would slow down ministerially in order to prepare for New Zealand you would be wrong. Salvador will continue with Tuesday afternoon cell at Jacqueline’s, Tuesday evening bible study (Hermeneutics) with some friends, Wednesday evening cell group, Thursday morning eschatology, Thursday afternoon Hebrew class with home school boys (We had a holiday from that this week), every second Thursday evening cell group at Umhlanga, Di does the Friday morning ladies group and then Salvador teaches Hebrew class (had a break this week too), Friday nights fellowship evening and then there is the Saturday morning men’s meeting. In between these meetings there is time set aside for study and preparation.

 

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Di at Shane and Christy Van Niekerk’s in Rorke’s Drift

This month we visited Vryheid over a weekend to visit our old Zulu Church. On the way there we visited some friends at Rorke’s Drift who run a guesthouse. The following day we headed to Vryheid, picked up a trailer and then loaded it with boxes of clothes and toys donated by folk on the north coast and generously couriered by our friend, Grant MacArthur. We took the majority of these to Celani for her rural second hand shop but quite a number of toys were left for two crèches in the area. On the following day (Saturday) we went to visit Asimbonge and Ncedo who live with their Grandmother. If you will remember, Asimbonge and Ncedo’s mother was murdered a few years back at our homestead. After church on Sunday we visited our friends, Craig and Magda in Vryheid before leaving on Monday. We also took that night, and the following morning to be by ourselves. That evening we hit an emotional low point as we remembered all the memories over the last ten years in this country together.

 

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Shane Van Niekerk and the Sparrowhawk he is rehabilitating.

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Trailer with boxes to take to Eastmine.

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Most of the donations given.

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Di catching up with Celani.

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In Celani’s Second hand shop.

Last weekend we went through to Kokstad and ministered to the home church we have started to get to know. We can see the Lord’s hand in leading us to them and have been blessed to see the Lord minister to them. It seems that both times we have visited, the Lord has used the visits to encourage, and to bring the brethren together. We also got to minister to a lovely lady who is 101 years old. She is a gracious lady and both of us got the opportunity to share the Gospel with her. On the last morning before leaving Kokstad, Salvador got the email from immigration New Zealand requesting evidence of our cohabitation throughout our married life. This would mean going to Vryheid to the tribal authority in order to collect the documentation. Thankfully, our friend Mesuli had booked a seat on the bus to visit us this last week before going to Durban to write an examination. As his bus was scheduled to leave Vryheid at 3pm, he was able to go to the tribal authority on our behalf that morning and collect the documentation. All other documentation was collected over the following two days and couriered to New Zealand two days ago. Praise the Lord, as they require the documents by the 12th October.

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Visiting Asimbonge, Ncedo and their grandmother’s family.

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Di with Asimbonge and Ncedo.

We had a great time of fellowship with Mesuli and we can see the Lord working in his life. He attended both the Eschatology class, and this week’s ladies group because one lady had requested a teaching on being “Slain in the Spirit?” So Salvador taught what scripture had to say about it. After this we went to Bill Buchanan Old Age home in Durban for the last time. Next week we will visit St Luke’s. Tomorrow afternoon we will also visit Mission Thando in Durban to catch up with them.

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Mesuli with us.

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Mesuli’s First Experience of Chinese Food.

The lady we called “Jean” in the Allegiance movie went to minister to refugees in the Near East. For this reason we had to black her face and hide her real name. She is visiting Durban at the moment and so we will be catching up with her on Monday.

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Nicole Els playing “Jean” in the Movie.

Please pray:

 

  • 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.

 

 

 

For those who are interested, here is the fourth message in a series Salvador has been doing on eschatology.

“Eschatology 4: The Land, Davidic and New Covenants.”

 

Msindisi Newsletter 147


SALVADOR & DIANNE’S MSINDISI MONTHLY

 

NUMBER: 147       Sep 2017  

  

+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 the Movie: http://www.allegiancethemovie.co.za

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

Dear friends and family.

 

We know it has been three months since our last newsletter. Not that there has not been anything to write about. The last three months have been awesome and we thank the Lord for open doors of ministry. The usual eschatology teachings have continued as well as Hebrew for the home school boys and for the beginners, although the more advanced class has halted as one of the students has a ministry opportunity that has opened up and that conflicts and the other student is now going to visit family in Canada for five weeks.

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Salvador doing Hebrew with home school boys.

Last Friday the beginner’s Hebrew class went and ministered the gospel to the folks at the special needs home, St Lukes in Stanger. Salvador has reduced his visits there to once a week as another ministry opportunity has opened itself up which we will share just now. It is such a privelege to minister to these precious people who have mild to severe physical and mental challenges they face every single moment of every day. They are the pretty much forgotten of society. Some of their families visit regularly and have interest. Others were abandoned by friends and family alike. The Hebrew class were nervous about ministering there, not knowing what to expect. One of the ladies who live there asked, “Why are you so nervous, it is just us?!!” We always think they bless us as much as we bless them.

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Some of the guys at St. Lukes

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Moyra Sharing about our rest in Christ.

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Barbara sharing about the wages of sin being death.

 

So Salvador has reduced his visits to St Luke’s and to the Old Age home in Durban to once a month. This is because we have made connection with a missionary couple from Canada, David and Krista Meisner. We heard about them through Roger Oakland who supports some of the orphans they minister to through Bryce Homes. David and Krista run Mission Thando doing outreach both humanitarian and gospel into areas just out of Durban called Quarry Heights, Kabezelani and Mount Moriah near Kwamashu. We went through one Sunday to their church and Salvador preached. It was great to meet them. Salvador will be visiting once a month to maintain connection and hopefully be an encouragement.

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Salvador preaching at Quarry Heights

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Fellowship meal with brethren.

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Ladies hard at work.

 

We also were asked to visit a home group in Kokstad of believers who needed encouragement. It was a blessing to see how the Lord had been ministering there and to be an encouragement. We had seen the Lord work just in the short time that we visited. We believe that the Lord has connected us to them. Our hearts have resonated with their hearts. So between them and the local independent Baptist church we should be visiting regularly to continue sharing with them and encouraging them.

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Beautiful scenery of Kokstad.

Di has been helping a family with their homeschooling by that is coming to an end, which will be a great help in terms of ministry. She continues to facilitate the ladies bible study and is involved with the life of the church sharing in the practical set up and participating in the young children’s Sunday school. Every second Thursday evening Salvador has been going through to Umhlanga to do cell group with a Zimbabwean family and an Indian lady called Ruth. It has given rise to discussing important topics regarding salvation. Every Tuesday afternoon we have a cell meeting with Jaqueline who has responded to the preaching Salvador has been sharing and wanted to have something on in the day time. A small group of us have been going through the first principles of Hebrews 6:1-2 over the last few months, as have the Wednesday night cell group. Tuesday evenings we have been doing Bible study with Grant and Alicia and recently, by their request been studying Hebrews. Often we will also attend the Friday night meal that Grant and Alicia put on for the brethren. As they are now on a family holiday and we are house sitting for them Tuesday and Friday nights have eased up.

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Grant & Alicia and Matthew & Maralize visited with there kids after church one sunday. We live by the sea.

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Salvador reading a story to the kids.

On top of this we have had two visits from our brother Mesuli. For those who don’t know Mesuli is a brother in the Lord from the area we used to minister to when we lived outside of Vryheid with Phumlani. Salvador used to teach Mesuli in the kid’s club back in 2004 when he was ministering with Caleb and Sophie Massey. Since then Mesuli has gotten saved and gotten serious in his walk with the Lord. He studied Pharmacology in Grahamstown and just returned to Vryheid this year to do practical before doing his community service next year to fulfill requirements for his degree. As Mesuli has good access to the internet and is fluent in his English we have asked him if he would write regular reports of how the brethren are doing back in Eastmine for the KwaZulu Mission website, and how their service for the Lord is going. As the KwaZulu Mission website concerns the work being done in that area and as we are no longer ministering there we think it important to focus the reports on that website on the work back in the area. So expect to receive Mesuli’s reports in the future.

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Salvador and Mesuli

Our friends Sean and Kathryn De Klerk from Gauteng came and visited us while taking a much needed break in the area. We were blessed by the fellowship and we love their heart for ministry and outreach. We always love to keep the lines of communication open with brethren and pray that the Lord will strengthen our bond of love always.

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Sean and Kathryn having dinner with us and Les and Angie.

Sandile has now got work in Palm Lakes Club house working in catering. This has meant that the opportunity to continue with Bible studies has become extremely limited. He is however well and extremely grateful for the studies we have had and would love to have opportunity for more. This really demonstrates the truth that we need to take opportunities to sow seed while we are able because we do not know what will become of tomorrow.

 

We are also facing Visa issues concerning Di and are praying concerning this and our future in light of this. Salvador’s application for residency for New Zealand is still in process and this will likely affect the choice we will have to make for our direction. Please pray concerning these legal issues and the Lord’s direction of our steps.

 

Lastly, we are preparing to visit Vryheid next week for a short-term mission trip and catch up. We will start by visiting friends at Rorke’s drift and catching up with Asimbonge and Ncedo, who used to live with us at Phumlani’s place with their mum Babhekile (Phumlani’s niece). That was sadly until she was tragically killed on that awful time when Phumlani was also shot in the head in December 2013. https://kwazulumission.com/2014/01/02/msindisi-newsletter-112/. After this Asimbonge and Ncedo went to live with their Gogo (Grandmother) near Newcastle. Di had deposited so much into this little boy in education and English speaking that when he started school he aced his subjects. After the visit we will meet Andre and Lorna from Coming King Ministries who will come up for a short term mission trip bringing aid and getting to know the people. We will also try to catch up with other people while there and have a cell group meeting too.

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Wonderful reminder of God’s faithfulness.

Sorry that we have been so tardy in getting our newsletters out. We trust that the Lord continues to bless His people and that these Newsletters will be a source of such blessing. We value your love, prayers and support.

 

Please pray:

 

  • For the mission trip next week.
  • For David and Krista and Mission Thando.
  • For Coming King Minisries and the people who fellowship there.
  • For Kokstad and the believers there.
  • For Di’s visa issues and the Lord’s direction.

 

For those who are interested, here is the third message in a series Salvador has been doing on eschatology. “Eschatology 3: The Abrahamic and Sinai Covenants.”

 

 

 

 

Msindisi Monthly 146


SALVADOR & DIANNES MSINDISI MONTHLY

 

NUMBER: 146       Jun 2017  

 

 

+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 the Movie: http://www.allegiancethemovie.co.za

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

 

We left NZ with much anguish, it was incredible hard leaving, as we waved goodbye and boarded, my mum and sister stood alone waving and hugging each other. We parted with many tears. Our flight home was long, emotional, with long stop overs. We both were overjoyed to finally land and put our feet on solid ground. Our dear friend Kevin met us at the airport with food supplies and dropped us at home. As we entered our home it truly looked like a war zone. We had both left in such a hurry that it looked like the wardrobe had exploded, there was water on the floor from the serve rain the area had experienced while we were away. The mould had taken off with the house being locked up for 3 weeks and the gekko’s had enjoyed the freedom of an unoccupied house. Sal graciously tried to clean up as I sat on the couch …. Saying i don’t care !! If there had been no hot water for a shower then I am sure I would have collapsed into tears.

 

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With Di’s family in New Zealand

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Us in New Zealand

 

So we were back …. It had been a time of sorrow, reflecting, joy, tears and much hugging ,catching up with some family and friends we hadn’t seen for over 10 years and sorting out legal, personal necessities for my mum and ourselves, Sal had been able to share a teaching in a fellowship in Bulls while there, he was also mums handyman for awhile. In mums words ” she was so happy to have all her family with her over this time”……….. now we were transported back into SA time, the process of cleaning up the house came the next day with many interruptions of tears as the thought of never seeing my Dad finally had time to settle into my mind.

Death makes you see what is truly important, it can be a time of reflection which I think is so important when we live in the hectic pace of life….. It comes to us all. I saw the way many tried to handle the grieving, most drawing from a wishful thinking place, all believing that there was a happy place, a freedom that Dad would now be in. Most desired to keep the thought that he was still around spiritually and watching over. For me, I know the only hope for peace and rest in the afterlife lies in accepting Jesus and His work alone but the memories of my Dad’s life live on in my heart and mind. My desire over this time is that people would seek the truth about what happens when we die. The bible is a history book filled with stories recounted about people and nations, prophetic fulfillments and clearly teaches the only way to gain real life that continues even when we die. Many shy away from it …. My question would be… why? If anything, at least read it. Many have tried to prove it wrong however it stands consistent with history and is being fulfilled in these very last days. The documentary “The Daniel Project” is one such film that demonstrates how the Bible has seen prophecies fulfilled in the modern era.

 For more information about the Daniel Project please click the following link:

http://www.thedanielprojectmovie.com/d7/

And to watch the trailer here is the link:

 

After the clean up of our home was over, we returned to our routine and started to connect again with people. Two families had planned a few days away and invited us to go, i have to say i was reluctant but after a muddle up with dates, thinking we needed to be in Kostad we ended up going. Those few days proved to be just what we needed. The drive into the rural of SA again warmed my heart, we were truly able to relax and gather our thoughts, be refreshed and have sweet fellowship, returning ready to immerse ourselves in ministry again.

 

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On the way from Grosvenor, a vendor tries to sell to drivers and passengers who wait at road works.

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Salvador was able to take time to witness to Teresa and Agnes

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Grosvenor

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Kevin and Salvador study scripture together.

Sue Wells and her dear friend Lillian arrived with Precious and Themba for a weeks break away from Joburg ( Springs) the day after we returned. This was such a special time for us all, Sue’s years of experience in homeschooling from 1998 meant everyone was eager to speak with her and benefit from her wealth of knowledge and experience. There were many dinner dates, we tried to have some down time to walk along the beach and refresh and catch up as it has been awhile since we had seen each other. I first met Alan and Sue in 2007 at Aletheia church in Springs with Dave and Lyn Royle. While here, they joined in with bible studies, the End Time teaching study, Hebrew class and Sunday fellowship where Sal brought the word . Friendships were formed and emails and contact numbers exchanged. Real sharing and fellowship had taken place. We were all blessed. We are looking forward to future visits from the Wells.

 

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Having a picnic together with Sue, Lillian, Precious and Themba.

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Themba and Precious

 

Sal is totally back into ministry, he has started a teaching on the principles of meeting together from Acts 2:42-46 teaching, breaking of bread, fellowship and prayer while I am about to start helping out 4 mornings a week facilitating home schooling for a family in the church and continue with the ladies study on a Friday morning. Sal has also been asked to teach a men’s coffee study which meets on a Wednesday morning at 6 in a cafe in town. They are studying the book of revelation and have asked for input.

  

Sal continues in the End Time teaching, these are available on youtube for those interested. He continues to teach Hebrew so the scriptures are understood clearly from the Hebrew language. In the future we will take our learning and minister to a disabled home called St Luke’s that Sal visits every fortnight. We continue to meet in cell groups, these meet at varied times during the week one in the evening and the other has just started up which meets in the day. We share a meal, break bread and bring a word. In the evening cell we are sharing our testimonies so we get to know each other more. I shared mine a few weeks back. There is a Friday night Shabbat gathering also which brings those together who wish to come.

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Salvador Teaching Eschatology

Sal is also meeting up with a young Zulu guy called Sandile every sat to study the word together and there is talk of a Zulu teaching group starting mid week for those interested.

 

We are aware that our week has gotten very full, so time management is extremely important as we share our vehicle. We don’t want the work to become our master but continue to keep our thoughts and prayers on Him who is able to do exceedingly more than we can ever do.

 

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Salvador Playing at the Old Age home.

We thank you all so much for sharing in this time with us, with the parting of my dad, praying for us, words of encouragement and supporting the Lords work.

 

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

 

That cell groups continue to live out the principals of Acts 2:42

 

Future opportunity to visit the brethren back near Vryheid with a mission group

and visit Asimbonge and Ncelo

 

For friends in NZ who are unwell and undergoing treatment for cancer

 

For those who are interest, this is Salvador’s second session in his series on Eschatology.

 

Msindisi Monthly 145


Salvador & Dianne’s Msindisi Monthly

 

Number: 145            May 2017

 

 

96 Colwyn Drive

Umhlali, 4390,

KwaZulu Natal,

South Africa

 

+27 (0) 728311008

+27 (0) 723843786

 

Email: msindisiung@icloud.com

salv.di@gmail.com

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

Dear Friends and family,

 

“Kia ora” as they say in New Zealand. You may be surprised by this greeting but we have had to make an impromptu visit to the land of the long white cloud. Two Thursday nights ago, Di’s father fell critically ill, which was quite hard as we live so far away. We had some money set aside for Salvador’s application for New Zealand residency (preparing for the future event that we may have to leave South Africa at some point after the last visa scare), which we could use to pay for Di’s ticket to fly to New Zealand that same evening after we got the news. We were hoping that she may get to see her dad before he passed away.

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Di’s Dad: Darwin Kaye Vincent

As we couldn’t use our bank card to pay for it, some friends made the payment for which we paid a portion back to them before the Lord touched hearts and covered the rest of the ticket. Sadly, Di’s father passed away early Sunday morning on the 23rd before Di landed in New Zealand. In South Africa on Sunday morning when Salvador was on his way to the Church meeting he received a phone call from a Christian brother who offered to pay for his ticket to join Di in New Zealand. The funeral was Thursday 27th April. Di’s family received much love and support, there were family members, and friends who hadn’t seen each other for years, which were reunited for the day. We really appreciate the prayers from God’s people across the world. The testimony and love has been a strength and encouragement for Di especially. We would like to acknowledge, with thanks, all those who so graciously blessed us with prayers, gifts and messages you all truly blessed our hearts.

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Sunrise at home.

While here some wonderful family friends have loaned us their spare car, which has been a huge blessing. We have been staying with Di’s mum and walking with her, through this time, as she adjusts to the changes ahead while sorting through legal and practical matters with other family members. We have also been catching up with friends and Christian brethren. Today we visited Di’s good friend Glenys (who was instrumental in Di getting saved) and we rejoice at the testimonies of seeing the Lord at work in Palmerston North. We also visited Joan, Glenys’ mum, who is in a rest home. She accepted the Lord just a few years ago. We were so humbled to hear her say that she prays for us every single night. Other friends, Eril and Lindsay Shotton (who have been instrumental in Di’s Christian walk) are also in the same rest home and it was awesome seeing these veterans in the faith.

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Di’s Family together.

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Di with Glenys’ mum Joan.

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“I pray for you every single day!”

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Visiting Brian and Patrice Guerin

 

This Sunday we will visit Emmanuel Congregational Church who have been a major support to us while in South Africa. The Sunday after, Salvador will be speaking at The Father’s House fellowship in Bulls, Manawatu.

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Salvador with Di’s Mum

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Di’s Dad and Mum on their Wedding Day

Over the last couple of months in South Africa, Salvador has continued to teach Hebrew classes three times a week. He has also been teaching through a series on Eschatology, the first of which is included at the end of this Newsletter. Di continues facilitating the ladies bible study. She participates with the Church Sunday school. Les, the pastor, has been teaching a lot of messages about our fellowship and walk with the Lord and Salvador has shared the teaching ministry but has also led a meeting on Purim and we had a wonderful Passover meal with our brothers at Coming King Ministries. It is a blessing to look at, experience and taste of the Biblical Jewish roots of our faith out of freedom and not from a legalistic compulsion that we must do so.

 

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Lighting the Candles for Passover

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Maggid, asking the four questions at Passover.

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Seder Plate of Passover

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Everybody enjoying Passover.

 

Salvador has also started a weekly Gospel bible study with a young man called Sandile. He works as a Barista and is very open to the Gospel and scripture. He has asked numerous times about attending a bible study when it seemed possible to have a bible study in Groutville. However, on that not eventuating Salvador does a private study with him. We don’t know how long this will continue as his work situation may bring that to a halt if it changes.

 

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Studying scripture with Sandile

 

We also have done a weekly online bible study with a lovely Christian couple in the United States who walk a lonely walk with the Lord. This has been a temporary help to support them while people who usually teach them scripture were visiting family in the UK for a few weeks. Salvador has been going through a few of the first principles with them, (Water Baptism, Spirit Baptism, and Baptism of fire as well as the laying on of hands).

 

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Studying scripture with the couple from the States

We are here for one more week before heading back to South Africa. We thank the Lord for provision through our brethren in Jesus. It means that the ability to apply for Salvador’s New Zealand residency is still possible.

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Beach in Otaki

 

May the Lord bless you all.

 

Salvador and Di

 

For those who are interested, here is the first teaching Salvador does in his series on Eschatology. It concerns the first section of Scripture’s over arching story from Genesis to Revelation. In this session we run from Creation to the Fall.

To watch “Eschatology 1: Creation to the Fall” please click on the Following link:

 

 

 

Msindisi Monthly 144


SALVADOR & DIANNES MSINDISI MONTHLY

 

NUMBER: 144       Mar 2016  

 

96 Colwyn Drive,

Umhlali, 4390

KWAZULU NATAL

SOUTH AFRICA

 

+27 (0) 728311008

+27 (0) 815836288

 

Email:  msindisiung@icloud.com ,

salv.di@gmail.com

 

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

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

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

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

 

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Salvador and Di together before Church on Sunday.

Hi all

 

As above, you can see that we have a new postal address, so if you have any letters to post to us please feel free to use the address above.

 

We have had a busy 3months…. Hence the lack of newsletters.

In the month of Feb Di realized she had been in South Africa for 10 years. When we look back it’s been an incredible experience, we have much to be thankful for.

 

Early Jan we moved into our new home, a 2 bedroom cottage with a sea view which came last second to our attention. Fully furnished so we haven’t had to purchase anything. What a blessing !!!!

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Our Humble abode.

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Judy sharing a meal with us. Lovely house warming.

When we wrote the last newsletter we just did a short term mission trip and Di worked at care bear crèche before coming down with the flu in the last 2 days.

Sal continues to visit the rest home and the home for the disabled. Di also when she can.

 

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Salvador sings hymns and choruses at Bill Buchanan Home for the Aged in Durban

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Ladies dancing at time of singing hymns and choruses at the Old Age home.

Sal has had an amazing response of people wanting to learn Hebrew. He is now doing 3 classes a week. Basic and Advanced and as a 2 families of home school kids. He is also preaching often at CKM and in the worship group. Di is also on the roster for Sunday school teaching.

 

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Salvador teaching Hebrew

We had Mesuli and Johnny staying with us over night. 

 

We finally finished all the paper work for the application for NZ residency and got it posted. Since then it’s been returned as more paper work needed and needed to be on their new form of application. This sadly throws all the dead lines out with police checks expiring so we now have to apply for new ones and do the health check again.

 

Cell groups during the week continue, sharing a meal together, communion, prayer, sharing and teaching. Di has the ladies meeting on a Friday morn. Sal is teaching a weekly Eschatology bible study every Thursday morning. He is also doing private studies with a few on how to study the bible (Hermeneutics) on a one on one basis. This month we also visited the Union Bible Institute in Hilton and shared with the students on the issue of witnessing to people involved in Ancestral traditions.

 

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Salvador gives his talk on Ancestors at the Union Bible Institute in Hilton, KZN

 

Evangelism is not programmatic but very much personal on a one to one basis as we conduct our lives. We get talking to people and share the faith in very natural ways. Through doing so we have gotten to know several people and have remained in contact with them.

 

The months of Dec, Jan, Feb and March are very hot in this area. So there have been days when the heat has left us both exhausted. We are certainly looking forward to the cooler months.

 

At the end of the month Omri Jaakovich from HIT International (Hosting Israeli Travelers) will be in the area sharing about the work they do and seeing how believers can get involved.

 

Thank you for all your love, support and prayers. Also the encouragement and contacts we have received from emails and social media have been a real source of blessing.

 

Shalom in Jesus.

 

Salvador and Dianne

 

 

 

Msindisi Monthly 143


SALVADOR & DIANNE’S MSINDISI MONTHLY

 

NUMBER: 143       Jan 2017  

 Postal address: 102 Hilary Drive

Ballito 4420

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: http://www.facebook.com/kwazulumission

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

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

 

 

Dear Friends, family and brethren in Messiah.

 

We seem to be a little slack in regards to sending out our newsletters for the beginning of the month. Much has been happening and 2017 seems to hold much in store for us.

 

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Amazing sunset

Just to update everyone, the Lord moved us on from the mission work near Vryheid and has brought us to Ballito to serve as missionaries with Coming King Ministries. On our heart especially is to share ministry responsibilities with the pastor, Les and to facilitate strong Cell groups with a sustainable dynamic of fellowship where the members of the body all participate in a home setting. This is to supplement the ongoing ministries going on in the Church. We want to take mission opportunities in the area but this has been slow to see a start. Sphiwe from Groutville is still to arrange a meeting place in Groutville and things slowed down a lot over December, especially as people visited family and busied themselves up for the festive season. Salvador is also involved in the arrangement of several meetings this year, and a possible inter-fellowship retreat between groups of likeminded brethren. We will also be taking several mission trips this year to our old area to encourage Phumlani and the other brethren. Some video teaching needs to be planned and filmed as part of CKM outreach. Di has started a ladies bible study and that has taken off very well. We have been ministering at Old Age home in Durban and a special needs home in Stanger called St Lukes. One Friday afternoon we go to Durban and the alternate week is in Stanger. In both Salvador will sing hymns and choruses on his guitar and we get to share. We started going to the Old Age home because someone in our Church, Grant, has been ministering there on a weekly basis after the Lord opened the door for him to go there.

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A map of KZN. We now live in Sheffield Beach which is above Salt Rock. Not far from Ballito.

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Getting ready to visit the folks at the Old Age home in Durban.

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A few of the residents at St Lakes. Precious people.

Kevin and Michele Edwards from CKM have been amazing in opening their home to us. At the beginning of December came the end of our staying with them as we had been asked to house sit for people going on holiday. Altogether we housesat at three different homes in December. During this time we celebrated Chanukkah with 8 nights of feasting, lighting candles, reciting blessings and exchanging of gifts. This feast commemorates the time of Antiochus Epiphanes when he desecrated the Jewish temple and the Maccabees revolted and rededicated the temple. It was a wonderful reminder of why Jesus came into the world, as the light of the world to save sinners, cleanse them of all that defiles and to dedicate them as Temples of the Holy Spirit. For more information on that feast please click on the following link:

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXkq226yEX0

 

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Our own Chanukiah (Candelabra for Chanukah).

The first night was shared with Judy Balcombe from CKM and the next morning at Church we did a special Chanukkah service.

 

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Celebrating Chanukah with Judy Balcombe.

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Chanukah service at CKM

We had been looking for a place to rent with CKM committing to covering the rent. Accommodation is very expensive in Ballito and suitable accommodation is always quickly taken. We continually were told that flats we were interested in had already been taken. We were offered a wonderful 1 bedroom apartment in a very nice estate but it was very expensive for us. The church committed to paying its rent but we always wondered if it was too much for us. However, we signed the lease thinking this was the only alternative. A few days later, after Church, we visited a couple who told us of a garden cottage for a very good price. It is a 2 bedroom place, fully furnished with a sea view, satellite TV and Wifi access and is much cheaper than the other place. Fortunately the owner of the other place had not signed the lease so we were free to turn it down.

 

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Amazing view outside our new home.

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Our new home, garden cottage in Sheffield Beach.

From November, Salvador has been trying to obtain a ministry vehicle to replace the Ford Ranger that was sold in order to cut down costs. As we now live in Ballito we do not need a big vehicle like that. We are now driving a VW polo classic and it is already saving money on fuel and on tyres. It has been quite a process to get it registered, which we just finalized yesterday. Salvador is presently trying to do a shorter version/shorter versions of the Allegiance film as the full movie is 77 minutes which is long for people to watch online. So Salvador has condensed the movie to 40 minutes and is also breaking the movie into the 4 separate stories which work out to between 10-15 minutes each, which may be better for online viewing, especially for people who struggle with Data.

 

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Meeting up with Russell and Claudia who were visiting Ballito in December.

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Having a lovely meal with Grant and Alicia. Grant visits the Old Age home in Durban.

 

So we moved into our new place in the second week of January but did not have much time to settle or to arrange the place as we had to leave last weekend to come up to Vryheid. Di had promised Belinda Els that she would help at Care Bear crèche for the first week of term. So we decided to use that as an opportunity to do our first short term mission trip. John and Esther Raath from CKM joined us this last weekend. We asked John to prepare a bible study and for Esther to teach kids club on Saturday. They arrived Friday morning as Salvador was struggling to complete the roadworthy in order to get the license disk from the licensing department. It has seemed that when you get everything in order there are other things you need to get sorted such as 2 new tyres Friday morning, oil leak sorted etc. Suffice it to say everything had to wait for yesterday.

 

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Visiting Celani’s shop the friday afternoon we arrived. Clothes donated from CKM were delivered here.

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Di meets up with Celani

We arrived at our place and drove to the Bible study we used to do with the ladies at KwaBhekephi. The road was being worked on so the car was put through a testing but did very well. Ntombikayise, was Hamilton’s mum in the film (amazing acting for someone who had zero acting experience – check out her full scene here with subtitles:   https://vimeo.com/197794665 ). She testified to the Lord’s grace concerning her daughter who was involved in some kind of Satanic ritual. She was fed a piece of glass and was possessed. She did not respond to her name, claimed she was someone else, had super strength and would feel like she was burning when she was near her mother. Ntombikayise was very worried and scared but after seeing that her daughter was not herself started shouting “In the name of Jesus, in the name of Jesus.” She said her daughter coughed up the glass which was spinning and changing colours, before their eyes. She said her daughter has repented and accepted the Lord and at school encountered other girls afflicted by demonic spirits and is likewise speaking the name of Jesus with confidence and authority as her mother did. Ntombikayise and her sister were so jubilant to see the power of God manifested through ordinary believers as themselves. They were such a blessing to us. We met in the crèche they run in the community and John gave a very encouraging message about God’s purposes in our lives being worked through the good and bad things we experience. Friends from CKM donated some toys for their crèche so it was wonderful to see the joy they had in receiving them for their children.

 

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Our old home.

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Ntombikayise and her sister overjoyed at the toys their creche has recieved.

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A still from Ntombikayise’s scene from which a snippet was taken for the allegiance film.

The next day, Esther taught the kids at the kids club that Khethiwe Sithole runs in the community of Alpha Village where she lives. It was a simple Gospel message and it is wonderful how simple it needs to be for these young souls. Khethiwe has been faithfully teaching these children since last year and with little to no training. We hope to be able to grant her some help in one of our future visits. On Saturday afternoon we visited Thobani’s whom Salvador baptized last August when we were seeking the Lord for our direction. He has grown strong in the Lord and in His word. He gathers his family round every night for Bible studies though he said that the oldest father in the home runs away when he gets the Bible out. Salvador picked up Siphamandla, who he used to do studies with on a Sunday afternoon. Siphamandla is still at school and is years behind in his education. He said his father watched the allegiance film and has since quit following ancestors. We can only pray for his salvation. When we all visited Thobani, John gave the same study but there were a couple of Thobani’s sisters (who are also running a crèche) who are not saved. Siphamandla had not gotten saved either so Salvador also gave a hard hitting Gospel message. Afterwards, Thobani exchanged numbers with Siphamandla and will follow up with him. But Thobani that evening when we had a cell group meeting testified that the father who kept running away when the Bible came out, upon seeing John, Esther and us visiting their home said to Thobani that he would like Thobani to teach him the Bible. Praise the Lord!!! On Sunday morning we had the Church meeting and Celani prepared a Church meal which we all enjoyed before John and Esther returned to Ballito.

 

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Salvador, Thobani and John on Friday Evening, our first night.

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John, Esther, Thobani, Salvador, Phumlani and little Mlando on the first night we arrived.

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On way out of homestead on Saturday morning we had a puncture in one of the brand new tires!!

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Esther and Khethiwe teaching the kids club.

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Getting ready for Cell group.

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Visiting Mkhulu’s home before Church on Sunday.

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Salvador with Phumlani and Siphiwe’s daughter, Thoba.

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Di with Thoba.

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John and Esther about to head back to Ballito.

That afternoon we met up with Mesuli who was working that day at the Chemist. This young man is growing with the Lord and has a heart to serve the Lord and to meet up with Thobani and Phumlani to learn from the Lord and to serve Him together. It is like the Lord is raising up a small army of young men to serve Him in these areas. Very encouraging for us.

 

Salvador has gone up to Pretoria to see a Panel doctor in order to complete his application for New Zealand residence, so that whenever we have to leave South Africa we won’t have to be separated from each other. It is the same amount of work for a work permit as we need for permanent residence application except that permanent residence but permanent residence is for life and is more expensive. You can only get your medical and X-ray done by a designated doctor and the one in Pretoria is far cheaper than those in Durban so he has gone up. However the expenses are quite high and then there is the issue of paying for the application itself and couriering it. We almost saved up enough but not quite enough. Wondering how we were going to pay for them we found that a Church in the UK had just deposited a gift, which has covered the required amount and more besides. We praise the Lord for His grace and provision. He knows our needs and He touches people’s hearts to meet them.

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A view of Eastmine, where the Church meets.

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Thobani’s sisters who are running the creche. They were challenged by the Gospel preached.

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Beautiful scenery outside our old home.

 

Please continue to pray for the works in both Vryheid and in Ballito.

 

May the Lord bless you all.

 

Shalom.

Msindisi Monthly 142


SALVADOR & DIANNES MSINDISI MONTHLY

 

NUMBER: 142       Dec 2016  

 

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: http://www.facebook.com/kwazulumission

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

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

 

Hi all

 Sorry we did not put out a newsletter last month. We trust this one will find you well.

Many have been asking about the visa situation !!! To our delight we got an SMS, earlier than we excepted, to collect the outcome. The latest news is that it was accepted and Sal can now stay in SA until 2019. This means that, for at least until the end of next year, we can remain within SA. We say this as Dianne’s visa expires in Jan 2018.

 

We are very grateful for this time frame as Sal is still waiting on his UK police check to arrive so he can apply for NZ residency ASAP. This is something we are seeking to do so that, if we ever need to leave South Africa, Salvador can go to New Zealand with Di and not be separated. We do not qualify to get Di a spousal permit for the UK. Apparently 33,000 married couples have been split up because they also do not qualify to gain a permit for the non-European spouse. We ask for your prayers concerning this.

 

What we are contemplating is that we will leave SA at the beginning of 2018 for New Zealand and apply for a workers permit to re-enter SA. This will allow us to earn an income while here and also to apply for permanent residence after 5 years. In saying this we are committing our ways to the Lord.

 

With the acceptance of the visa we are now looking for somewhere to live. Security and affordability are all issues that have to be taken into consideration. We have been looking at apartments and granny flats. The cost of living is much higher here and the transition from rural living to apartment will take some adjusting.

 

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Our old home.

Until now we have been staying in the home of Kevin and Michele Edwards with their 3 boys who have so kindly opened their home to us. We will probably be staying with different people until we are able to find something suitable for us to live in. Kevin and Michele have been incredible generous, their son Dan has given up his room for over 3 months. Salvador has been doing bible studies with the boys. As part of our contribution to staying with them Di has been homeschooling the boys, as their previous tutor found other work and Salvador has been working on a profile video for Kevin who works as a property professional.

 

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Edwards boys schooling

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Salvador filming for Kevin’s Profile Video

 

Sal has been preaching at “Coming King Ministries” as this is our new home fellowship. He has been sharing his heart for the church from scripture and the last days church. We are involved in a weekly evening cell group and Di has started a ladies study on a Friday morning. Salvador will be sharing more of the vision God has laid on His heart and is seeking the Lord for our roles to be defined more. Sal has been working on his book on Israel which will be part of a series dealing with the importance of Israel in different areas of theology and life.

 

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Bella, Lorna, Salvador and Mark leading corporate Praise at Coming King Ministries

The Bakkie has been sold due to the expensive of running it and no longer needing it for dirt roads. It has been replaced with a polo sedan, which is less expensive to run, service and find parts for. It still has a large boot so we can transport clothes and goods which have been donated for Celani’s shop to help in the local community of Eastmine. The car will be under the ministry of “Coming King” so whenever we leave the country it will continue to be used for ministry in this local area. We plan to visit our old area every so many months for short term mission trips and invite people from Coming King Ministries to experience mission there.

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The VW Polo we have been blessed with.

 

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Di with Celani

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Di with Celani in the shop with CKM’s gift of clothes delivered.

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The view of Eastmine from Celani’s shop

We had a very short visit last week for a few days to visit Phumlani and Celani, to whom we gave gifts of clothes from Coming King Ministries. We also visited Asimbonge and NCedo and it is amazing to see how they have grown living at their grandparents’ place. For those who remember, their mother was murdered by Ncedo’s father who then committed suicide after he shot her, and Phumlani in the head. Sal also preached a short message at the Carebear crèche on thurs and fri morning for their end of year graduation. He did this to promote the film “Allegiance” that we made this year and Belinda had copied 100 copies of the film in English and 100 copies in Zulu. Most copies were taken by the parents who were grateful for the free film. Salvador also shared about ancestral traditions at Victory School, which is an ACE school in Vryheid. On Thursday evening we had a cell group meeting with Craig and Magda Boardman which was also attended by Mandla. On the way to Vryheid the car had trouble and at the moment it is at a mechanic’s in Stanger having a fuel pump replaced, CAM belt and Timing belt as well as a few other things. But the engine otherwise is in good condition and it is a nice car.

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Asimbonge is doing well at school and is growing fast.

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Ncedo is a beautiful girl.

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The Children of Care Bear Creche

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Parents come to see their Children at Care Bear Creche

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More Children at Care Bear Creche.

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Care Bear Creche

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Zulu dancers at Care Bear

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Zulu dancers in action

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Salvador Preaching at Care Bear Creche.

 

While we have been here we have gotten to know Mujuru’s nephew, Simba, who lives in Umhlanga Rocks. It is not always easy for them to get to Ballito so we will be also visiting them for Bible Studies when they cannot get up. Tomorrow evening will be the first visit we will make to them. Salvador was also invited by Grant McArthur, at CKM, to an old aged home in Durban that he visits every week. Salvador took his guitar and sang, which has now opened the door for him to got every two weeks and sing hymns, choruses and share the gospel with Grant. Salvador will also be organising to visit the special needs home “St Luke’s” in Stanger to do monthly visits to them also. We have also met a young man called S’phiwe who is in a church that was, till recently, pastored by a Nigerian. This so called pastor presented them with a get rich quick scheme that required them to give a lot of money, as much as R2000. Next thing the congregation knew, the pastor had ran away with the money. Some of the church members have left the church as a result. As tragic as the story is, a door of opportunity has been opened to go into their township and teach the word, laying a biblical foundation. We are still waiting for them to organize a meeting place for everyone as some of the roads are bad for us to get to. This meeting will be in Zulu and we are looking forward to it. Driving onto the township was a pleasant experience for us, the people looked friendly.

 

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Di with Phumlani and S’phiwe’s daughter, Thoba

Salvador has started to put his video teachings onto the Internet.

 

www.youtube.com/user/umsindisi

 

Salvador is also looking at other filming projects to be engaged in and we covet your prayers for the Lord’s direction in this.

 

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CKM enjoying a shabbat meal together

 

For those of you in South Africa that would like a tool to help witness to people involved in Ancestral traditions, purchasing Allegiance is a must. The film is available in English, Zulu and Afrikaans at the moment and is part of a double DVD set which has lots of extras including a five part tutorial Salvador presents as a guide for reaching people involved in Ancestors. The film copyright allows people to make as many copies of the film as you want and distribute the film for free. 

 

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The film website is www.allegiancethemovie.com

 

We thank you for your on going prayers, support and interest in co-sharing in the labour of the Lord. We look to the Lord for our daily needs as we seek the kingdom of God first.

 

Please pray for:

 

The safe arrival of Sal police check from the UK

 

The right place, where we can live.

 

The fellowship of CKM, keeping Leslie the pastor and his wife Angie, healthy before the Lord.

 

The doors to continue to open this side for ministry in the townships and surrounding areas.

 

Thankfulness for the timing of the visa outcome

 

For this month’s teaching we include a link to the first message in the series that Salvador has been bringing to Coming King Ministries:

 

God’s vision for the Church 1. The Purpose and Unity of the Church. 

 

https://youtu.be/SJCd0TnJ_c0

 

 

 

 

Msindisi Monthly 141


SALVADOR & DIANNES MSINDISI MONTHLY

 

NUMBER: 141       Oct 2016  

 

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: http://www.facebook.com/kwazulumission

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

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

 

Hi all

As we wrote in our last newsletter we have moved from our local area in Eastmine to the northern coast. The details of how and why are all in our last newsletter.

 

We are slowly settling into the area, changes always take time. We are now living with a lovely family, Kevin and Michele Edwards and their 3 boys, they so kindly opened their home to us and have welcomed us into the area along with many from the church “Coming King Ministries”. This will be our base until Sal hears from the visa centre either confirming our remaining in the country or rejecting it. The processing time went from 8-10 weeks to 8-10 months for the outcome. So we wait. Sadly we have had to cancel our tour to Australia and New Zealand, it wasn’t easy phoning Dis parents and telling them this news. They had really been looking forward to us coming. We all felt disappointed.

 

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The Indian Ocean. God’s beautiful creation.

However in saying that it has given us a great opportunity to get Sal’s paper work together for applying for NZ resident. We took a trip to Joburg in the month to collect police clearances, Sals qualifications which were SAQA approved, and to get information concerning Sal needing his UK and Portuguese police checks sent through. We caught up with people also who we hadn’t seen for awhile, Mark Hibberd, Julie and Johnny who distribute the Berean call and Discernment Ministries newsletters, and Morné and Doret. A special time was catching up with Clayton and Jessie Wells who were out visiting family with their little boy Albie from the UK. This was a lovely day as its very rare they are all together in one place.

 

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Allen and Sue Wells with the whole family together again.

On the Sunday, Sal was asked to bring a message, by our friendsTony and Maria, at the Kempton Park home church fellowship. It was so nice to be in a home church which is very multi-cultural. Ashley a leader in the fellowship had visited us a year or so ago at Phumlani’s, so it was great to connect again. Thank you for inviting us and getting to know you all.

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Visiting the home church in Kempton Park

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With the guys at Kempton Park home church.

 

Monday we drove through to Vryheid to spend a couple of nights with Phumlani and to visit people from the family and fellowship. We were able to take a few things for the shop which had been given in Joburg. It was a happy time with lots of laughter and everyone was doing well. On the last night we visited Johnny and Kim who had organized a cell group meeting, giving us the opportunity to see everyone again around the word and a delicious meal.

 

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Salvador with Phumlani and his baby girl, Thoba.

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Di with Phumlani and S’phiwe’s boy, Mlando.

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S’phiwe and Thoba.

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Thoba.

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Mkhulu and Khethiwe from the Zulu Church that we have left. They live in Alpha.

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Mkhulu’s wife in Alpha.

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Kids at Alpha.

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Nice teddy bear at Alpha.

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Salvador, Di and Mo visiting in Alpha.

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Nice boy in Alpha.

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Scene in East Mine after visiting Celani.

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All together for home cell at Johnny and Kim’s.

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Another photo of cell group.

The Allegiance film has been going out and given by various brethren. We are grateful for the testimonies of witnessing opportunities people have had through the film. The film is now available for purchase in English, Afrikaans and Zulu languages through the Bread of Life ministries website:

 

http://www.bolm.co.za/online-shop/online-shop/allegiance-walking-with-the-dead

 

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The Allegiance Film is now for sale.

Also the website for the film is as follows:

 

www.allegiancethemovie.co.za

 

and if you want to join the facebook page you will find it at:

 

www.facebook.com/allegiancethemovie

 

We have also decided to release the transcripts of the original interviews that gave rise to the film in Book format. For those interested, these transcripts can be purchased from the following website:

 

http://www.lulu.com/shop/salvador-ung-hayworth/allegiance-walking-with-the-dead/paperback/product-22866189.html

 

Alternatively, one can contact us for the PDF file of the book. These transcripts contain a lot more information than was contained in the film and give greater insight into the issues surrounding these people’s experience in necromancy and how they got saved. If we are to have a heart for the lost of South Africa these stories will prove invaluable tools. Here is an excerpt from the introduction:

 

“When a Church in Sydney, Australia donated a huge amount of money to us, it was the answer to prayer for provision and timing to start making “Allegiance.” Every step of the way the Lord has provided everything needed to make the film without asking people to donate a cent. We saw His hand in making us aware of issues, of provision of people and locations. This film was birthed in the Lord and completed by His guiding hand. However, as with all films, there was so much information that did not make the cutting floor. In attempting to maintain the focus of the story line some valuable information had to be discarded. Thus, I felt it a good idea to offer the original transcripts of the initial interviews of the people in the film for those wishing to take time to read over in order to get a better understanding of their experiences as part of the process of becoming a more intelligent and sensitive witness to those engaged in ancestral traditions.

 

South Africa is a country where people, anywhere between 50-80 percent of its citizens, are actively involved in ancestral traditions. We are to take Jesus’ commission seriously, to make disciples of ALL nations. If we love Him we will keep His commandments. If there is no concern for the salvation of the black people of South Africa how can we say that our hearts are beating in time with Jesus’ heart if we give little thought to one of the greatest strongholds that prevent black people (9 different ethnic groups and languages) from accepting the Gospel? Let us, as Paul before us in Athens, study the market place of idolatry and tackle the very idols that are cherished by those whom we perceive to be “very religious in all respects.” Let us offer the Gospel in a way that speaks to the false beliefs and lofty thoughts raised up against the knowledge of Christ with genuine concern and understanding as we seek to make disciples of all nations.”

 

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Kevin Edwards giving out the Allegiance Movie.

On a very positive note, we received information and photographs of one lady who was convicted by the Movie for keeping her Sangoma things, after a process of initial discipleship, has now burned all those things. The pastor has been faithfully walking with her and her husband to ensure that her break with these things will be permanent.

 

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Burning the Sangoma things. Praise the Lord.

We returned to the coast and house sat for a few days before returning to Kevin and Family.

 

Sal has been sharing at the fellowship of “Coming King Ministries” over the month. Leslie Crickmay is the pastor there. Sal has brought 3 messages so far, particularly sharing his heart, were he sees the end time church is heading. He also is desiring to be more involved in the weekly cell groups to help facilitate opportunities for growth and leadership equipping.

 

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Trying out the Keyboard belonging to Coming King Ministries after Lee fixed it.

We have been trying to get to know people a little more through visiting, drinking tea and sharing meals. Sunday morn doesn’t allow for real fellowship so it’s great connecting on a more personal level.

 

We were able to meet a lovely missionary couple called David and Krista for coffee after church one week. They are involved with Roger Oakland and the Bryce Homes project. We had many stories to swop and also were able to give them a copy of the DVD Allegiance to share in their local community.

 

To help out as much as possible while staying at Kevin and Michele’s, Sal has taken on a few filming jobs to help Kevin in promoting his real estate business. Di is home schooling the 3 boys until the end of term. Di is hoping to get a ladies bible study up and running in the next few weeks as many are showing an interest. She also will be on the rooster to teach the little ones at church on Sunday.

 

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Salvador studying.

We hope to be selling our truck, which belongs to “Road to Recovery” and purchasing a smaller vehicle which will be less expensive on fuel and general wear. This coastal area does not need a large bakkie and the running costs are very high. Once we purchased a smaller, economical car, maybe a polo or Ford, we will put it under “Coming King Ministries” so if we have to leave in the future it will go to the ministry.

 

Due to the high price of renting here in Ballito, we have offered to house sit over the holiday time and look after pets. We have asked people to advertise in their local estates as people head away over the holiday season. If nothing comes of this we will stay with Kevin’s family until future notice.

 

 

Shalom

 

Salvi and Di

 

Pray needs:

 

The visa outcome after the appeal

 

Distributing freely of the DVD and the work of the HS for those viewing it

 

Our Future direction, concerning visa’s and the paperwork involved

 

Thankful for good health

 

The transition for all those involved with us, cell group, Zulu fellowship, friends.

 

Thankfulness for the faithfulness of our Lord and the generosity of His people

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Msindisi Monthly 140


SALVADOR & DIANNES MSINDISI MONTHLY

 

NUMBER: 140       Sept 2016  

 

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

 

Hi all

 

Due to the last 2 hectic months, we are sorry we skipped writing the last newsletters.

 

We are still waiting the outcome of the appeal that was submitted for Sal on the 5 July for the extension of his visitors visa. We were told that the process and outcome could take up to 8-10 weeks, that takes us to the end of August.   If this visa is declined we would need to leave South Africa in 10 days of receiving the letter.

 

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Spring time

Keeping this in mind,we have been looking at the procedure, needed for Salv to become a permanent resident in NZ. This would take several months of paper work due to the fact that he would need police checks from Portugal, SA and the UK. Salv may have to return to the Uk first and apply from there while Di returns to NZ.

 

If the appeal application for his visa is approved then this would give us time to complete and submit the required information for a NZ residents visa. Once this was secured we would return to NZ when Di’s visa expired in 2018 and apply for a workers visa to re-enter SA in the future, working for 5 years in SA we would then apply for permanent residents in the country.

 

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Rainbow which speaks of God’s promise and grace

While the visa situation has been going on, running along side, has been the leading of the Lord to move on. Let us explain some of the process that has brought us to this. I think over 3 years ago we were asked to pray about moving to the east coast to help with a fellowship. We both felt no leading of God’s will to go there at that time. Over this last year we have felt that out time in our local area may have been coming to an end in the future but we were not sure when. Salv thought that if we were granted the visa for the next three years it would be our last in the area. Salv had completed his vision that every homestead would hear the gospel in the surrounding areas of Eastmine. This was completed last year before he started the DVD project of the documentary on the 4 lives of those who had turned from contacting the dead after hearing the gospel.

 

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The Zulu Church. Hard to say goodbye.

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Going home after church meeting.

So when Salv’s application for extending his visa was rejected, we knew something new maybe in the wind, he put in an appeal but then we also started to seek the Lord for his further direction in our lives. Three options were placed before us, which we took time out, to really think and pray through.

 

We believe the Lord is leading us away from the area to a fellowship on the east coast who had approached us over 3 years ago. In saying that we also know we will be able to visit our local area and still support the Zulu fellowship. The timing of us leaving our area has been confirmed by various believers both in our local area and around the country.

 

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On the way to the East Coast of South Africa

Within the Zulu fellowship, participation has been encouraged for people to share and men to bring teachings. We believe if we stay around we will be in the Lord’s way. Salv has been bringing teaching to the church concerning the early church in Acts of meeting together, sharing a meal ( however basic) prayer, communion, teaching. The body has been encouraged to become activity involved. They have had teachers from other areas and been encouraged to re- invite them.

 

Our home is in the transition stage with boxes packed and some in storage. When we leave the area Phumulani and S’phiwe with their 3 children will make it their new home.

 

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Beautiful Aloe

We praise the Lord for His work in the lives of some of the people in the area. One of our neighbours visited the church and shared some of her story. She is a student in a University in Pretoria and had been attending a mega church pastored by a false teacher. She had many questions which we were able to answer. We have given her the contact details of a house church in Pretoria. Salv also had another neighbor called Thobani contact him with questions regarding the Word of God. He shared his testimony that while at school a fellow pupil had shared the Gospel and that message had never left him. He works near Ladysmith and upon visiting home met up with Salvador. He had a testimony of salvation but had not been baptized. We took him to the river, seeking a long way for water. The river has dried up with the drought but we found a slimey, algae infested pool that was deep enough to baptize him. Through whatsapp communication, he since has had the truth confirmed in his heart that he can only trust in Jesus and no ancestors or the path of his old life can help or save him.

 

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One of our neighbor’s . The home of the student in Pretoria

We are picking up our Bakkie from Newcastle tomorrow as it was being repaired after hitting the donkey a few months back. We have been so thankful for all those people who so kindly loaned us their vehicle over this whole time that the Bakkie has been out of action.

 

Sal has been distributing to all the actors and those who helped in the making of the documentary a free copy of the DVD over the last few weeks. We have been burning dvd’s, sourcing cases and printing covers. A huge thank you to Judy Balcombe who was instrumental in this. We encourage people to burn these DVD and give them out for free. In the future “Bread of Life” will be selling master copies in Zulu, English and Africans.

 

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Judy was a trooper in helping with the thank you DVDs

 

We will keep you posted once we know the final outcome of the visa. Until then we are in transit between the east coast and Vryheid and our local area. To all those people who are opening their homes to us over this time. We thank you so very much.

As things have been a little hectic there is no teaching in this edition of the newsletter. We hope to resume as usual should we receive the Visa Appeal.

 

Shalom

 

Salvi and Di

 

Pray needs:

 

The visa outcome after the appeal

 

Distributing freely of the DVD and the work of the HS for those viewing it

 

Our Future direction, concerning visa’s and the paperwork involved

 

Thankful for good health

 

The transition for all those involved with us, cell group, Zulu fellowship, friends.

 

Thankfulness for the faithfulness of our Lord and the generosity of His people

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