End of a season

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Friday, May 22, 2015
Acts 28:30 & 31 For two whole years Paul stayed there in his own rented house and welcomed all who came to see him. preaching the kingdom of God and teaching concerning the Lord Jesus Christ with all openness, unhindered. When I read this scripture I realized as Paul never stayed in one place longer than was necessary, so too do we find ourselves on the move again.

In 2013, Andi and I believed the Lord would have us move to Botswana and we arrived there with little or nothing. We knew no one and had no place to stay, nevertheless, we both felt in our hearts this was what the Lord wanted us to do and in a matter of minutes of us praying, the Lord opened doors as well as many hearts. It was during this time that we got to meet the most amazing people and in the fifteen and a half months that we lived in Gabs (The affectionate name given to the capital city of Botswana, known as Gaborone), we saw God move in so many amazing and awesome ways.

We were in the city for a week when the Lord gave us a fully furnished, four bedroom home at an amazing rental to stay and soon after this, we were given the use of a 4x4 vehicle, for which we thank the De Wet brothers for and later on the Lord enabled the acquisition of another two vehicles, which made the task of getting around so much easier.

"I will lead you on the right road into your future"

Andi and I got to meet people like Hugo Naude, Julian Scales, Mark, Debbie and KG Spicer, Arnie and Cathy Vermaak, DD and Elizabeth Monnakgosi, the then Minister of Agriculture, Christiaan de Graaf, and various Government and cabinet ministers. One of the highlights was getting to meet with the President, His Excellency, LT Gen Seretse Khama Ian Khama and so many others.

Andi and I got to exhibit our ministry at the Wesbank International Air show in 2014 and we saw over six hundred people give their lives to Christ during our stay in Botswana. We were privileged to minister at a number of conferences, met with pastors from various denominations from almost every region, shared the word of God in the malls, the parks, on the streets and in many different venues. Handing over 17500 bibles, prophesied over national TV and travelled the breadth and width of a nation that loves the Lord, is exactly where we have left our hearts.

The Botswana Government finally turned our application for resident permits down and Andi and I were asked to leave Botswana on later than May 31st 2015. So it is with sadness and many fond memories that we do leave and believe that we shall return.

Botswana, the Jewel of Africa...

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Mark Labuschagne We are a vessel set apart, cleansed, emptied, consecrated; just standing, waiting every moment for God, in Christ, by the Holy Spirit, to work out in us as much of the holiness and the life of His Son as pleases Him We worship Him only!

Ministry Bio

Mark Labuschagne At the age of 12, God called Mark to ministry and for the last 44-years his desire to stay true to this calling remains his passion. It was in the desert place, the road less traveled that God gave Mark a prophetic voice and sent him to the nations. In his 30 years of ministry, Mark has traveled to 60 countries and has seen the hand of God move in amazing ways in the hearts and lives of those he was sent to. He has a special love for the USA, a nation that he has visited and traveled extensively for over some 20 years. He currently lives between South Africa and Botswana and is an accomplished pianist, a sort after speaker, a respected preacher and seasoned prophet who desires to see the Kingdom of God established in the hearts of people across the earth. Married to Andi, they have two children, Carey 30, now married to Matthew and Ryan 28, engaged to Chantal, with Arabella their first grand baby and a cat named Tiga...