Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Sunday, October 5, 2014
We returned to South Africa after a four month visit to the USA at the beginning of April of this year and immediately began preparing ourselves for our trip to Botswana. We never thought that we would be living here for more than three months, however, once we had settled in, we felt that the Lord had more in store for us and so we applied for our 3 month extension, which we got, and this now expires within 10 days. Nevertheless, after moving out of our home and selling everything we had, we saw God move for and on our behalf in such a miraculous way. We had no agenda, and nothing pre-planned when we came and yet we saw God open the way before us that gave us the confidence we needed to make the journey. Friends, all we had was a word from God to go, and He did the rest.
Well, our six month stay is now coming to a close and we will be handing our application in tomorrow morning, trusting the Lord that as He has instructed us to stay, against all odds, that we will be granted the residence permits we are hoping for. We know that our mission in Botswana is not yet complete and that there is much more in store for us. Doing the very thing the Lord has instructed us to do, makes us understand His love for us is real. Over the last six months, through our ministry here, we have seen over 300 people give their lives to the Lord. We have seen people healed, restored and set free and give our Father all the glory for that which has been accomplished thus far.
I have met with the President of Botswana, Mr Ian Khama and a number of cabinet ministers. We have met with various businessmen and women and have sat with church leaders from various denominations. Andi and I have travelled around the country as part of a fact-finding mission and have distributed over 17000 bibles to date. His provision has never stopped flowing and we cannot but be grateful for all that He has done in and through our lives in such a short space of time.
Friends, we have NO doubt whatsoever that we are in the right place and know that our applications will be successful, and this because the Lord told us it would be. Thank you to those of you who continue to support us financially and in prayer, Andi and I thank the Lord for you every day and wish to remind you, no good deed goes unnoticed. Our heavenly Father is a rewarder of those who honor His word, and we bless you for your unselfish giving.
Keep visiting this page, as we will keep you updated to our progress.
Botswana, the Jewel of Africa