Today, I would like to tell you about the church I am serving in
on the mission field in South Africa.
May I invite you to come for a visit to our church?
Situated in the Valley of a Thousand Hills,...
just inside the tribal area of Embo,...
...sits our church.
This is where I am working with missionaries, Don & Karen Kilmer.
We have a Bible Church.
The church name shows the people that we do not rely on our own personal beliefs,
but trust God's Word to show us what is right & wrong.
There are other churches in the tribal areas that are "Baptist" in name,
but they do not follow God's Word.
Instead of teaching only truth from God's Word,
they allow the Zulus to merge their own cultural beliefs
(like ancestor worship & animism)
with God's Word.
Many of those churches also use worldly music to draw people into the church.
Praise the Lord, that we have a church that stands firm on God's Word!
Every Sunday, the people walk to church from all over the
valley and hills of Embo.
First, we have Adult Sunday School,
and then regular church service.
Church begins with singing.
Usually, one lady starts and the rest
of us join in.
Click on the above picture to hear one of our congregational songs.
After singing, we practice our memory verse together.
Then, we may sing another song
it is time for Pastor Don to preach.
Click on the picture above to hear part of Don's sermon.
He preaches in Zulu.
Every Sunday this is what I hear at church
(praise the Lord, Don says a little bit in English every once in a while,
so I know what he is preaching about).
With the Lord's help, I will soon understand more than a few words in Zulu.
I also try to listen to the sermons from my home church online:
The other week, a lady visited out church.
Pastor Don asked her if she knew Jesus Christ as her personal Savior.
She said she was saved because she visited many churches.
From the Bible, he showed her what it meant to be saved from her sin.
Right there, she prayed to receive Christ as her personal Savior.
She has been coming faithfully to every service!
Thank you for visiting our church today.
Please continue to pray for our ministry
and that many more people would come to know Christ as their personal Savior.
"But as many as received Him,
to them gave He power to become the sons of God,
even to them that believe on His name:" ~ John 1:12
"Kepha bonke abamamukelayo wabapha amandla
okuba babe ngabantwana bakaNkulunkulu,
labo abakholwa egameni lakhe,"
~ NgokukaJohane 1:12