Monroe, LA

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Friday, December 27, 2013
Andi and I got to drive down to Monroe, Louisiana to spend a few days with Shelia Artt's mom and got to stay at Brother Phillip Smith's home, which we sincerely appreciated. This house is really cool, in fact we feel like to are living in a hotel. Seven bedrooms, huge lounge, kitchen, pool and a double garage. We are beyond amazed, because the Lord continues to bless us where we go, and the people we meet, are seriously hospitable and we remain grateful for the favor we have.

We continue to see the Lord move in our hearts and for and on our behalf and even though we have nothing, we continue to see Him lead us by His Spirit. This time to the US has been a blessing in many different ways and therefore, thank the Lord for the open doors and the many ministry opportunities He has given to us.

Jesus said to His disciples in Matthew 9-15
“Do not get any gold or silver or copper to take with you in your belts— no bag for the journey or extra shirt or sandals or a staff, for the worker is worth his keep. Whatever town or village you enter, search there for some worthy person and stay at their house until you leave. As you enter the home, give it your greeting. If the home is deserving, let your peace rest on it; if it is not, let your peace return to you. If anyone will not welcome you or listen to your words, leave that home or town and shake the dust off your feet. Truly I tell you, it will be more bearable for Sodom and Gomorrah on the day of judgment than for that town. 

We feel as we travel we are to do exactly the same and have seen the Lord's faithfulness where we go.

For those who did not hear, this reminds me of the many times on our travels, as we were sent to many different cities and countries even with NO money whatsoever, we have seen the Lord provide in ways we never expected. I believe that when you are sent, you will always see the favor of God manifest. We continue to learn to live by faith and not by sight and to trust the Lord for everything and in every way as our reasonable act of worship and we can testify He has never disappointed us.

This year, hundreds of precious people have given their lives to Jesus, many received their healing, countless saw the prophetic word manifest in their lives and testify of the goodness of Jesus and all that He continues to do in them. We remain humbled and honored that the Lord would allow us to encourage His people and those that we are sent to in this way and continue to give thanks for the increase we continue to see in then ministry He has entrusted to us. 

The prophetic word has manifested in so many ways that God not only receives the glory but His word confirms the gift in us. In Paarl this year we saw the river burst its banks as prophesied in 2012 and caused a stir in the hearts of those who witnessed this awesome manifestation.

We personally believe in 2014, the Lord willing, we are going to see our ministry take on a complete and new direction as many Southern African nations, in particular Botswana is opening to us. God gave us so much favor this past year and we seriously cannot wait to see what will happen in the New Year.

We thank you for praying and agreeing with us as we continue to trust the Lord for the tools we need to accomplish this vision (See our Outreach page). 

Andi and I pray that 2014 will be a tremendous year and that as you allow the Holy Spirit to guide you, you will see His glorious presence manifest in and through you, that everything you do will be born out of Him. He is our future and nothing we do is outside of Him. 

Grace, peace of love to you all

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...