Failed promise

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Monday, April 28, 2014
Last year we told you how the Lord had provided for us when we first came to Botswana. We meet a man in South Africa, who out of his own promised to support us on a monthly basis with an amount of 30000 ZAR (3000 USD) and for the first three months, he did exactly that. He also made many promises about vehicles and equipment that we could use for outreaches into Botswana. However, at the time, I told Andi the Lord showed me, that we are not to place our trust in man and that this would not be the case. It was as if the Lord was preparing us. We have always had to keep our eyes on Jesus and I must say, it has not always been as easy as one might think. At times, we did look to man for support, and of course we had to learn dear lessons for doing so. 

From January 2014, the promised funding stopped without any explanation whatsoever, but we were prepared for this, just a pity that it happened, because we really felt this was from the Lord. As the Lord guides us, He also prepares us, so when this happened, we were not perturbed in anyway and continued to bless our brother and thank the Lord He remains our provider.

So, we continue to do what we believe the Lord expects from us without the support of man. Friends, it really is strange to us, as we do not see the funding come in as we expected it would, nevertheless, we see that our God's provision is not based on man's understanding and comes in such unique ways, that even we cannot explain it.

Our current support is around 2000 USD per month and we thank the Lord every day for the two or three faithful friends we have that give in the way they do. However, Andi and I need to raise around 4100 USD per month to help take care of our ministry needs and all we ask you our dear friends, please pray that the Lord will make this happen.

We no longer have the equipment we need, but I know that the Lord has another plan, so right now, we continue to forge ahead without the tools we were promised, but know there is a time coming, when we will have more than enough to do what we have been called to do.

Friends, currently we need to raise 500 USD for our 
accommodation and desperately need a truck (Preferably a 2.2 6 cylinder White Ford Double Cable) here in Botswana. The monthly cost is around 600 USD, which is included in the above mentioned amount that I previously mentioned.

An example of the vehicle we need

So, we do not look to man for our provision, but know that God still works through His people, the invitation to get behind the work we do is simply asking you, our friends to do whatever God has told you to do in this regard and to do it now, for together, we can make a difference in the nations.

If you wish to support us monthly or once off, these gifts can be paid into our banking accounts set up for this specific purpose or if you wish to use Paypal, which can also be found on our gifts page, you are welcome to do so. These details are all conveniently found on our gifts page on this website. Those of you in the USA who wish to send checks, you can make use of the our US postal address, which is also found on this page. For those in South Africa direct transfers can be made into our ABSA bank account also listed on this page...

We take this opportunity to thank you in advance, you remain a blessing to us.

Our love for our Father

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...