Newsflash: Friday, 28 July 2023

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RESOURCES

Pastoral Letter: 2nd Quarter 2023 New!
https://afm-ags.org/pastoral-letter-2nd-quarter-2023/

2023 NOB Empowerments: Video Presentations Now Available!
https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMguBPJZpLHbz8L2qUnk-3LmgsrI9BKFc

Dear Colleague,

1. THE WOMEN IN OUR LIVES

Women have done and are still doing a lot in our communities, churches, homes, and personal lives to keep everything in society together and moving forward – in a good way. Over the years, many social changes that we see and celebrate today were initiated by women who stood up for what is right and fair. In our homes, families and in the workplace, women often play a vital role in keeping healthy habits, strong faith convictions, best practices and moral standards in place.

All of us alive today were born at some point from a woman. Our mothers gave birth to us, fed and nurtured us, and taught us at least the basic principles of life. I remember how my mother taught me to clean my room, make my bed and do chores in and around the house. She was also the first one to introduce me to faith in God, by reading to me from the Children’s Bible and teaching me to pray. She taught me to stand up for myself and what I believed in and to take responsibility for my own future. Later in life, she was the one who worked to earn extra income and enable me to register for my first year at university.

To this day I can still see the face of “Aunty” Willie Marais, the lady who was my Sunday School teacher in Grade 1 in Kimberley. I cannot specifically remember what she taught us in class, but I remember her friendliness and her love for Jesus. I also recall a granny “Aunty” Jonker, who would call me to her house as a young pastor, so that she can pray for me and encourage me.

More recent is the experience of my own wife caring for, nurturing and encouraging our daughter when she was growing up. She provided guidance on many things and taught her to cook proper and tasty food. All of this whilst working to earn an income for our future well-being and supporting me in ministry and life in general. I read Proverbs 31:30-31 (NIV) in the context of all the above: “Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. Honour her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise…”

Let us make a point of respecting, celebrating and acknowledging all the women in our lives – especially during Women’s Month this August.

We have excellent leaders who are women (in the AFM of SA we have 378 female Pastors), wonderful mothers and exceptional wives, sisters and daughters with whom we share life. May they all feel appreciated and valued by what we say and especially by how we treat them.

2. AFM OF SA NATIONAL CONFERENCE: REGISTRATIONS OPEN

Register NOW: http://www.afm-conference.co.za/

Kindly take note of the latest Circular from the desk of Past. Selby Khumalo, regarding the Registration Process for the National Conference: https://afm-ags.org/category/media/

7-9 September 2023 @Lighthouse Christian Centre
275 Voortrekker Road, Parow, Cape Town

We are excited to announce the details for the upcoming AFM of SA National Conference. Do not miss this opportunity! Be part of a powerful time of ministry, prayer, worship and fellowship. We are looking forward to welcoming the AFM Family to the Western Cape for this dynamic gathering.

Get ALL information on how to successfully register from:
https://afm-ags.org/ablaze-national-conference-2023/

Online and Offline registration options are available! Early registration is encouraged to avoid any inconveniences associated with late registration.

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We are looking forward to seeing you in Cape Town!

Friendly Regards
Henri Weideman

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