Posted in Christmas, Community

FAMSA Christmas Party and 80 shoe boxes! Well done!!! :)

Well done St Peters! Your generosity is wonderful.

Earlier this quarter, I set a challenge of collection 80 Christmas gift parcels for the children who FAMSA (Families or South Africa) work with.

And you did it! You reached the target.
We collected 12 school bags (with school shoes) and another 68 shoeboxes filled with stationery, toiletries and toys.

Here are the pictures from the collections and the party:


The deadline day was 6 December to drop off all the collected parcels. That morning after packing and sorting we had reached 71 packages. I was thrilled! We had set a HIGH goal of 80.

I sent out “thank you and congratulation” messages. Because you all deserved it. Your generosity was incredible!

AND THEN – after that message, one of our members at St Peters messaged me saying that they would bring anoter 9 gifts so that we could reach our goal. Amen!

80 children were blessed by your kindess. Tose children matter. They have a future. They are loved. And our little actions of kindness, reminded them. They are worth it!

Posted in Christmas, Church services

Christmas Play 2016

I was thrilled at how the Christmas Play turned out this year.  For me it was a sort of culmination (I really just wanted to use that word) of a great year with the children of our Sunday School.  Thanks to the cast (kids and adults) who acted and for Dylan doing the sound and data.  It was a great little production.  The main message asking two things:

  1. What gift do you bring to Jesus this year?
  2. Could your offer your whole life as a gift to Jesus?
Posted in Christmas, Community

Christmas Party at Silver Jare

Our music team played at the Christmas Party at Silver Jare in Bethel. Here are two pictures from the party:


Here are some fitting verses that go with:

Matthew 18:20 “For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.”

Hebrews 12: 28 Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, 29 for our “God is a consuming fire.”

We also captured Amazing Grace in a .video (click on the word video or click below):

Posted in Christmas, Prayers

Prayer 4 – When Redemption begins

When redemption begins

“So this was truly God,
Wrapped in a tattered blanket,
Love was finally here,
Sleeping while the world awakened,
And redemption begins,
With a baby in Bethlehem”

(When hope comes down—Kari Jobe)


Prayer Focus

I like the idea of Jesus being LOVE personified.  That’s what the world needs.  LOVE needs to be our motive of all we do.   And then as the song says. God in humble beginnings: a tattered blanket.

Do you believe God is in your humble settings?

  • Celebrate the LOVE of God in your life and in the world.
  • How can you share LOVE with another? Is God showing you a new way, a new service of love?
  • Ponder the humble setting of your life.