Newsflash: Friday, 29 April 2022

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AFM Newsflash: Friday, 29 April 2022

RESOURCES

1. AFM of SA: National Calendar 2022
https://afm-ags.org/afm-calendar-2022/  

2. 2022 NOB Empowerment: Programme
https://afm-ags.org/2022-nob-empowerment-visits/

3. Pastoral Letter: 1st Quarter 2022 (New!)
https://afm-ags.org/pastoral-letter-1st-quarter-2022/

4. AFM Seminary Application Form: 2nd Semester 2022
https://afm-ags.org/category/media/

Dear Colleague,

1. KZN DISASTER: UPDATE ON AFM OF SA RELIEF EFFORTS

This is indeed one of the worst natural disasters to hit South Africa in the last few years. The National Office Bearers (NOB) visited the KZN Province on 20-21 April 2022. We met with the Regional Office Bearers and ascertained ourselves of the situation on the ground. We prayed with our leaders and encouraged them to assist where possible.

Many of the local Assemblies and Regions are doing what they can to reach out to church- and community members daily. The biggest needs are drinking water, (there is not even water at the Durban Airport), food and blankets.

Thank you very much to those Regions and Assemblies, as well as individuals across the country who paid money into the AFM’s KZN Flood Relief Fund – we have received an amount of R50,000.00 (excluding the direct contributions made by AFM Regions and Assemblies). Thank you also to those who have sent water, food and blankets. Where possible, we are assisting real relief efforts to buy water and food.

We believe it is important to show accountability with all relief contributions received. We share these images as part of our accountability (which is also a value of our church).

The most affected areas are in the Ethekwini District of Durban, and include Ntuzuma, Toti, Wentworth, Scottburgh, KwaMashu and Marrianhill. In these areas alone an estimated number of 4,780 households are affected. In the Ugu District at KwaMasinenge, places like Margate, KwaXolo, Ezingolweni, Umndoni and Mtwalume over 4,000 households are affected. In the Ilembe District affected areas include Mandini, Umdloti, Ballito and KwaDukuza/Stanger. In the Tongaat area it is estimated that the full restoration of water supply might take up to six months.

Other areas affected include uMkambathini, Hopewell, Gezibuso and Plessislaer, as well as Nongoma in the Zululand District. Jozini, Umkhuze, Enkanini and Meerensee were also affected, with reports of damage from Ladysmith, Bergville, uMsinga, Danhauser, Estcourt, Greytown, and Tugela Ferry as well.

Please continue to pray for these communities and if possible, assist us to assist our brothers and sisters. If you would like to contribute to the AFM of SA Relief Fund, please use one of the following methods:

For online Donations:
https://www.payfast.co.za/donate/go/apostolicfaithmissionsa

For EFT Donations:
Bank Name: ABSA
Account Name: Apostolic Faith Mission of SA
Account #: 1017230766
Account Type: Cheque
Branch Code: 632005
Reference: KZN Floods

2. THEOLOGICAL TRAINING: REGISTRATIONS FOR 2ND SEMESTER 2022

Kindly note that the closing date for 2nd Semester applications is extended to the 30th of May 2022. A candidate who wants to enrol for a BTh-degree should preferably apply through the AFM Seminary by:

  • Downloading and completing the AFM Seminary Application Form from https://afm-ags.org/category/media/. Candidates should complete the AFM Seminary Application Form together with their Assembly Governing Body, as well as the Region before applying to the North-West University (NWU).

Candidates who choose to directly apply to NWU should use the NWU Online Application Form (http://studies.nwu.ac.za/studies/how-apply-online). Candidates should inform the AFM Seminary by sending an e-mail notification to Ms Sophia Masipa: [email protected], together with their completed copies of pages 9-10 of the AFM Seminary Application Form, a copy of their ID and matric certificate. The AFM Seminary will then be able to open a file for every AFM NWU-registered student.

For BTh and BTh-Honours degrees, kindly ensure that the Fees Undertaking Form is also completed – available from https://afm-ags.org/category/media/.

3. UPCOMING AFM CONFERENCES

National Men’s Fellowship Conference
To register please contact your Regional Men’s Fellowship Chairperson.
 National Youth Conference
To register please use the Online Form below:
https://forms.gle/XguCfvqDpckvSgGd6

National Sisters Fellowship Conference

Blessings!
Henri Weideman

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