December 2022


And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

EPHESIANS 3:17b-19

Dear Fellow Workers

I’ve been meditating on this aspect of Paul’s prayer for some weeks now.  It truly encompasses my ultimate prayer for our REACH family of believers.  That we will fill out our maturity in Christ. It is also clear that we will not reach that maturity as individuals.  In God’s design we will only grasp the width, length, height and depth of Christ’s love “together with all the Lord’s holy people”.  In Christ God has reconciled us to himself and to each other. Jew and Gentile, black and white, male and female, rich and poor.  What an awesome blessing it is to be given the grace to proclaim and display the message of reconciliation to our broken and divided world. May our God us, in our unity of family and message, to grow His Kingdom over this Christmas season. 

…together with all the Lord’s holy people…

As I look back at our first post lockdown year there is much to give thanks for.  We certainly went through quite a trial in 2020 and 2021 and I suspect we will be analysing its impact for years to come. Certainly 2022 has been far from a return to ‘normal service’ and we continue to navigate many obstacles in our ministries.  As always I have to learn the repeat lesson of bringing problems to the Saviour and seeking wisdom from His Word. 

I’m grateful to the Lord for a most encouraging Synod and Ministry Conference gathering at Christ Church Somerset West.  We were greatly blessed by the ministry of Dr Conrad Mbewe as well as several of our own REACH-SA speakers.  Our God is clearly at work building His church.

Its also clear that 2023 will be a transitional year for us and I’m looking forward to seeing the Lord raise up a new era of leadership in REACH-SA.  I plan to visit all the regions and attend at least one of the Area Councils to update the regions on our plans and progress.

I also want to give praise to God for the student numbers at GWC.  We are delighted with the quality of graduates and the excellent results they have achieved. We thank the Lord for our dedicated faculty and staff and pray that the Lord blesses them with a well-earned rest over this Christmas season.  Please consider planning a GWC Sunday at your church in 2023.  Invite some of the GWC team to join you and speak to your congregation.  They are willing and available to help with preaching, speaking and meeting interested members as well as potential students.

iHamba Evangelie, Hamba!

Enkosi sibusise



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