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I want to thank you for your prayers. On 21-22 July 2020 we had a successful NLF (National Leadership Forum) virtual meeting. The General Secretary will in due course inform the church about some of the most important decisions taken during the meeting. I want to highlight a few of these.
1. 2020 GENERAL BUSINESS MEETING (GBM) & ANNUAL CONFERENCE (AC)
Due to current lockdown restrictions it will not be possible for the 2020 Annual Conference (AC) and the General Business Meeting (GBM) to be convened on 6-9 September 2020. The NLF resolved that, depending on the lockdown restrictions pertaining to gatherings, the 2020 AC and GBM be tentatively scheduled for 8-12 November 2020, or 14-18 February 2021 or 14-18 March 2021. The venue remains AFM Word and Life Church in Boksburg.
2. AFM DAY OF PRAYER AND FASTING – 2 AUG 2020
The meeting also resolved that an AFM Day of Prayer & Fasting be declared for 2 August 2020. Prayer points will include:
- God’s intervention in driving down the infection curve of the Covid-19 pandemic,
- Prayer for frontline workers (medical doctors, nurses, those providing support in our country’s health institutions, security cluster, students and Educators),
- The country’s economy, and
- All those that have been infected – especially the families of those who have succumbed to the pandemic.
- We will also be praying against the demonic spirit behind Gender-based violence in our country.
I am asking that you have a solidarity prayer at 12h00-13h00 on Sunday, 2 August 2020. I will be issuing a video message in this regard.
The NLF observed a moment of silence for our colleagues and spouses who went to be with the Lord since March this year. I am asking that you pray for their families:
- Emeritus Pastor H.S. Rezant (South Peninsula Region),
- Emeritus Pastor B.M. Malo (Northern Cape Region),
- Emeritus Pastor T.A. Kanase (South Peninsula),
- Emeritus Past G.M. Faleni (Kei Region),
- Mrs N.T. Mabaso (Zululand Region),
- Mrs Lottering (Word and Life Network),
- Past T Martin (South Peninsula Region),
- Mrs E.T. Magqi (Umzimvubu Region),
- Emeritus Pastor T.C. Vimba (Umzimvubu Region),
- Mrs T.R. Ndlovu (East Rand Region),
- Mrs N.M. Mzandolo (Eastern Cape),
- Mrs B Sheldon (West Coast Region),
- Emeritus Pastor M.D. Lotter (East Rand Region),
- Mrs J Titus (South Peninsula),
- Mrs K.S. Dlamini (KZN South Coast Region),
- Past H.J. Plaatjies (South Peninsula Region),
- Active Emeritus Pastor KM Silomo (East Rand Region),
- Active Emeritus Pastor LT Xolo (East Rand Region),
- Past C.S. Mabena (Umzimvubu Region),
- Past B Mashiya (Southern Free State Region),
- Active Emeritus Pastor M.W. Mfeka (KZN Midlands Region),
- Active Emeritus Pastor S.B. Mdletshe (Durban North Network),
- Emeritus Past C Luke Joseph (Durban Central Region),
- Past Marius Ferreira (Central Gauteng Region),
- Past Owen Delport (Central Gauteng Region),
- Pastor P. Masondo (East Rand Region),
- Past R.I. Matasane (Southern Free State Region),
- Mrs M. Mabena (East Rand Region) and
- Pastor Riaan Metabo (Western Cape Region).