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Rejoicing and Weeping at Hope Bible Church

Posted June 26, 2017  by: S. R. |0 Comments

Bloem baptismHeartCry missionary pastors Richard Raven and Tsholo Kukuni serve together in Hope Bible Church in the university city of Bloemfontein, South Africa.  In Tsholo's recent update, he shares a mix of joy and grief that is so common in a church body's life. Tshiamelo’s Baptism and Tragic LossRecently we have had the joy and privi... Keep Reading

New Growth for Hope Bible Church

Posted April 3, 2017  by: S. R. |0 Comments

TsholoTsholofelo Kukuni serves as a pastoral intern with Richard Raven at Hope Bible Church in Bloemfontein, South Africa.  He keeps us informed on the life of the church.  It is always encouraging to hear of new members being added to the chuch. "Even though we are not seeing as many conversions as we pray for, the Lord is adding to His church, and all... Keep Reading

January 2017 Visit to Cape Town, South Africa

Posted February 18, 2017  by: S. R. |0 Comments

I can still remember reading the first of Mario Maneville’s reports when I returned to the role of Africa Coordinator over 18 months ago. As I read accounts of his church’s ministry to gangs, drug dealers, and prostitutes in the Cape region, I thought, “I want to see this for myself!” A year and a half later, that desire was finally fulfilled. After visiting our missionary pastor Bill Issa in Uganda, my next stop was Cape Town, South Africa. When many people think of Cape... Keep Reading

The Best Reason to Lose a Missionary

Posted November 16, 2016  by: S. R. |0 Comments

Andrew Z_profileAfter December 2016, HeartCry will end support for missionary pastor Andrew Zekveld. If this statement stood alone, thoughts might tend toward the negative: ‘Why is HeartCry ending his support? What has he done?’ Actually, in this case, ending support for Andrew is one of the most positive and encouraging steps we can take. It... Keep Reading

Mario's Ministry Challenges

Posted October 3, 2016  by: S. R. |0 Comments

mario_profile copyMario Maneville and his brother, Quinton, are planting Reformed Faith Mission Community Church in the Belleville South area of Cape Town, South Africa.  His updates are always interesting.  Below are some segments from his latest: PASTOR’S SEMINARWe recently held another successful Pastor’s Seminar, with well ov... Keep Reading

Update from Hope Bible Church

Posted September 28, 2016  by: S. R. |0 Comments

Here are some recent updates on Hope Bible Church's activities and growth from Pastor Richard Raven and pastoral assistant Tsholo Kukuni: profile_richard_rA Very Active Church“We are a very active church. In Sunday morning worship, we have just finished studying the book of Acts under Pastor Richard’s skillful preaching. The Lord has blesse... Keep Reading

Meet our Newest South African Missionary

Posted August 12, 2016  by: S. R. |0 Comments

chris.m_profileChris Mnguni is a graduate of Christ Seminary in Polokwane and is Zulu in ethnic heritage. He and his wife, Happy, have been sent out by Crystal Park Baptist Church in Benoni to plant a church in Daveyton, a township in Johannesburg. Chris is part of an exciting, growing wave of township church-planters laboring to build biblical churches o... Keep Reading

Mario's Church Holds Month-long Open Air Preaching

Posted April 19, 2016  by: Mario Maneville |0 Comments

mario_profile copyIn February, we had our long awaited open air services. Every year we set a month aside to conduct open air services for a full month, Monday to Friday. By the last Friday, we were exhausted. It was a long and tiring month of gospel preaching, but it was good to know why our bodies felt so tired. We were encouraged thinking about the ... Keep Reading

Ongoing Gang Ministry in Cape Town

Posted April 11, 2016  by: Mario Maneville |0 Comments

mario_profile copyGang MinistryIn December 2015, we had several meetings with gang members and with the whole gang called the “Gaza Kids.” We had one goal with these meetings – to challenge these gangsters with the Gospel and to warn them of God’s wrath against them, especially those who shed blood. As I mentioned in an earlier ... Keep Reading

The final stop on our whirlwind Africa tour was Bloemfontein, South Africa, a city of about 400,000 centrally located in the county. Bloemfontein is the capital city of Free State Province as well as the judicial capital of South Africa. Richard Raven and his family are working there to establish Hope Bible Church. Joyce and I were blessed to spend 3 very busy days of sweet fellowship in the Raven home. Saturday morning started early as some of the young men met with Richard for a book study. T... Keep Reading

Update from Andrew in South Africa

Posted January 13, 2016  by: S. R. |0 Comments

Andrew Z_profileI’d love to share what the Lord has been doing here at Living Hope Baptist Church these past six months! The Lord has graciously been adding a few new families. They have been searching for a spiritual home for some time, and the Lord, in His kindness, has directed them to our church. It is always encouraging seeing the Lord’... Keep Reading

An Urgent Plea for Prayer

Posted January 8, 2016  by: S. R. |0 Comments

mario_profile copyDear brothers and sisters, Greetings in the Name of our Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ.As you know from previous updates, the Lord has given us an open door to preach to gangsters, drug dealers, prostitutes, and drug addicts. For the past year we have been preaching the gospel to the most violent criminal elements in our community. By... Keep Reading

Ministry to Prostitutes and Drug Dealers

Posted November 24, 2015  by: S. R. |0 Comments

Mario Maneville and Reformed Faith Mission Community Church – 2015 Annual Report Part 2: mario_profile copyAs a popular charismatic preacher using drugs and alcohol and on the verge of suicide, the Lord radically saved Mario. He started listening to sermons from men like Conrad Mbewe and Paul Washer in 2005, and God used these men in a special w... Keep Reading

Africa Points for Prayer: May/June

Posted June 9, 2015  by: Forrest Hite |0 Comments

1. Please pray for Pastor Malamulo Chindongo in Malawi. The church he pastors in Blantyre, Antioch Baptist Church, has recently seen significant growth (praise the Lord!), and this has highlighted their need for more elders, as Mala is currently the only one. Please ask the Lord to raise up godly men within their church body who are capable (by God's grace) to help lead and nurture the flock there. In the meantime, pray that the Lord would supply Mala and his family (wife Rachel and baby daughte... Keep Reading

Africa Points for Prayer: April

Posted April 8, 2015  by: Forrest Hite |0 Comments

Warm greetings in the Beloved, my dear brothers and sisters. Once again, it is my privilege to be able to share with you a few specific prayer needs from some of the pastors laboring across the vast continent of Africa. 1. Pastor Malamulo Chindongo in Malawi asks for prayer for himself as Antioch Baptist Church grows, that he would be faithful to his flock in preaching, discipling, and shepherding. Mala also asks for prayer for the congregation he is pastoring, as they have begun to be more int... Keep Reading

Missionary Interview: Dave Webster

Posted August 27, 2014  by: Forrest Hite |0 Comments

The following video is an interview with HeartCry missionary Dave Webster from Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, which took place in July. In this video, Dave tells us of the challenges he faces and the joy he finds as he ministers in Pietermaritzburg as the pastor of Living Hope Baptist Church. We hope that you will be encouraged by Dave's commitment to the Gospel and that this video will help you to pray more specifically for Dave and the brethren at LHBC. ... Keep Reading

Africa Coordinator Trip Update

Posted July 18, 2014  by: Forrest Hite |0 Comments

Group Greetings brothers and sisters! HeartCry board member Anthony Mathenia, former HeartCry coordinator and missionary Sean Reece, and I departed for Africa early on the morning of the 14th in order to visit with a number of our missionaries here. Several plane rides later, we finally arrived in Lusaka, Zambia, on Tuesday the 15th. Our time here has been... Keep Reading

Church Plant in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

Posted September 13, 2013  by: Marc Glass |0 Comments

The following contains two sets of photos of Living Hope Baptist Church in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. The first set is from February 2013, and the second one is from August 2013. ... Keep Reading

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