AFM CIRCULARS – JUNE & JULY 2020

DATED: 24 June, 2020

Circular to Pastors 24 June 2020

Addendum A: Promulgated Amendments Appendix 11 Administration of Justice

Addendum B: Approved Assembly Leader Policy

Addendum C: Approved Amended Policy of the National Children’s Ministry

Addendum D: Approved Amended Constitution of the Executive Welfare Council 

Addendum E: GBM & National Conference Programme 2020

Addendum F: GBM Registration Form 2020

Electronic Link to GBM Registration Form:

https://afm.easychurch.co.za/?page_id=413

Addendum G: Minutes of the 2018 GBM

Addendum H: Accommodation List

DATED: 7 July, 2020

Circular to Pastors & Regions 7 July 2020

Letter from TEASA

Teasa Disciple-Making Survey

Electronic Link to SURVEY:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/K27L3WN

Gender Based Violence and Violence against Children (Friday, 19 June 2020)

GENDER BASED VIOLENCE & VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN
Friday, 19 June 2020
Past. M.G. Mahlobo
(President of the AFM of SA)

Gender-based Violence (GBV) and Femicide as well as the physical and sexual abuse of children by men (and in some cases women) continue to plague our country.

Recently we heard about the brutal murders of 21 women and children including that of Tshegofatso Pule, an eight-month pregnant woman from Soweto, Johannesburg, who was hanged and that of Evelyn De Koker from Eersterust. It is alleged that both have been killed by their male partners. We also heard of the four-hour long ordeal of a Mom from Hankey, who was raped and shot in full view of her 12-year-old daughter, allegedly by a former employee. These recent heinous crimes against women has forcefully brought to the fore, the issues of violence against women and children.

I would like to convey our sincere and deepest condolences to all the bereaved and traumatised families and want to assure them of our prayers.

The scourge of Gender-Based Violence and violence against children should not be allowed to continue rearing its head. I would like to call upon all MEN in this church to be part of the solution and I would urge the Men’s Ministry to take the lead in this endeavour. This requires that we start in our own backyard and ensure that our hands are clean when it comes to violence against women (1 Timothy 2:8). Some of the men that perpetrate violence against women are known to us. We must confront them and even report them to the law enforcement agencies.

Since the dawn of democracy in South Africa, the country has annually, from 25 November (International Day of No Violence against Women) to 10 December (International Human Rights Day), embarked on the 16 Days of Activism for no Violence against Women and Children Campaign. The 16 Days Campaign forms the centre point of government’s comprehensive 365 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children.

The Organs of the State, Religious bodies, Non-Profit Organisations and various Community Organisations have participated in this and other similar campaigns. Parliament, the Security Forces and Judiciary have all been on the forefront with the promulgation and enactment of mandatory sentences. We as the Apostolic Faith Mission of South Africa, should urge our Government to: (i) give substance and impetus to the implementation of its comprehensive 365 days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children and (ii) review the laws regarding women and children abuse with a view to stiff penalties.

Yours in Christ
Past. M.G. Mahlobo
(President of the AFM of SA)
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Newsflash, Friday 15 May 2020 (Resource)

SPECIAL TEMPORARY COVID-19 SOCIAL RELIEF OF DISTRESS (SRD) GRANT

I am including information on the SRD Grant for our members above 18 years who have become vulnerable due to unemployment and are not receiving any grant from the Government. I am requesting pastors to share this information with their members:

SASSA May 2nd ed Newsletter

Past. M.G. Mahlobo

(President of the AFM of SA)

Covid-19 NLF Salary Relief Fund for AFM Pastors (17 April 2020)

For more information, as well as the Application Form, kindly download the following documents:

Presidential Circular: Covid-19 Salary Relief

COVID19 Relief Fund Application Form

The completed Application Form together with the required documents of proof, can be sent to the Regional Treasurer – who will review the application and submit it for approval by the Regional Chairperson. 

For any further enquiries please do not hesitate to contact your RLF (Regional Leadership Forum) in this regard.

Blessings!

Past. M.G. Mahlobo

(President of the AFM of SA)