Newsflash: Friday, 15 January 2021

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AFM 15 JAN ENG NEWSFLASH

RESOURCES

1. GBM Online Registration Form
https://afm.easychurch.co.za/?page_id=413
2. Pastoral Letter: 4th Quarter
https://afm-ags.org/pastoral-letter-4th-quarter-2020/

3. AFM of SA 2021 Calendar
https://afm-ags.org/updated-afm-calendar-2021/

Fellow AFM Colleague,

1. PRAYER & FASTING: JANUARY 2021 

January is usually a month of special focus on prayer and fasting for many Christians, as has also been the practice in the AFM of SA for several years. We have a lot to pray and fast about this year. The Covid-19 pandemic is taking a toll in the lives of many people across the world, here in our own country and even amongst the families of our members and pastors.

Over and above the sickness and death of colleagues and loved ones, we must also deal with the impact of the measures intended to curb the spread of the virus, on the economy and our livelihoods. This has caused a lot of heartache and suffering to many of us, to the point of great despair for some.

As believers and people of faith, we cannot look us around in confusion and we should not be without Hope. We have God’s presence with us, and we have His Word and the Holy Spirit to direct us and guide us.

In Ephesians 6:13 (NIV) Paul encourages us to “…Put on the full armour of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to (still) stand.” 

The elements of this armour are: Truth (Belt), Righteousness (Breastplate), Readiness to share the Gospel (Shoes), Faith (Shield), Salvation (Helmet), the Word of God (Sword of the Spirit) and Prayer in the Spiriton all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests.”

This full armour is definitely needed in the life of every believer during every day of what we currently experience. Let us continuously pray for God’s Grace and Healing for those who are sick, and for our economy, as well as for the comfort and guidance of the Holy Spirit in all our lives.

2. COVID-19 VACCINE

There is currently a lot of uncertainty about the possible vaccines available to fight the Covid-19 pandemic. Many people are anxious, confused and fearful, mainly due to several conspiracy theories that are circulated by people who are neither qualified Scientists nor Theologians. Considering the seriousness of these allegations and the requests from many pastors and members, the National Office Bearers want to give some guidance in this matter.

Click on the link below to download a document on the matter from the AFM Website:

https://afm-ags.org/category/media/

For any further input or enquiry about the subject of Covid-19 vaccines, send an e-mail to:

[email protected]

3. 2021 NOB EMPOWERMENT VISITS: SPECIAL NOTICE

Kindly take note that due to the current Lockdown Level 3 restrictions, the scheduled NOB Empowerment Visits for the weekend of 5-6 February (Cape Town & Free State) are postponed until further notice. More information and communication will be sent after the State President’s next address to the nation that is currently scheduled to be on or around 15 February 2021.

The rest of the NOB Empowerment dates for the rest of the year remains the same until further notice. If you have not yet downloaded the AFM 2021 Calendar, kindly click on the link below:

https://afm-ags.org/updated-afm-calendar-2021/

4. MIL WORKSHOPS: SPECIAL NOTICE 

Due to the latest extension of Covid-19 restrictions, the upcoming series of MIL workshops has been postponed. Following the next announcement by the State President on or around 15 February, candidates and other role players will be notified of new dates for the first series of workshops for the year.

For now, the rest of the year’s MIL workshop dates remain the same, namely:

Second Workshop

Bellville: April 19-21, 2021

Pretoria: 3-5 May 2021

Amanzimtoti: 10-12 May 2021

Third Workshop

Bellville: 26 July – 28 July 2021

Pretoria: 2-4 August 2021

Amanzimtoti: 16-18 August 2021

Fourth Workshop

Bellville: September 20-22, 2021

Pretoria: 4-6 Oct 2021

Amanzimtoti: 11 – 13 Oct 2021

For any queries regarding MIL, please contact the MIL coordinator:

Dr Christo van den Berg – 082 086 6269.

Stay blessed and stay safe!

Dr H.J. Weideman
(On behalf of Past. M.G. Mahlobo)

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