USA 2014

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Friday, April 4, 2014
What a wonderful time we had as we traveled around the USA. Andi and I got to visit thirteen different states, traveled over forty thousand miles from Cape Town and back again in four months. Some of the highlights was meeting some amazing people. Holy Spirit guided us every step of the way and even where meetings were cancelled in Texas, God opened others that left people amazed as His Master plan opened up. When the meetings in Texas were cancelled for no reason whatsoever, after praying about this situation, God showed me when man closed the door, God opened the right one and that took my eyes off the circumstances we were facing and placed them right back where they belonged.

What was a amazing, we had no other meetings planned when we left and I thought that we would have to return to South Africa before our planned time, but the Holy Spirit had other plans. After we prayed for guidance, we heard the Lord speak very clearly and door after door opened up to us. In fact, we felt like we ran out of time as the invitations kept coming. Andi and I believe that when the Lord would have us return that we would see this process continue.

We love the US and its precious people and believe with all our hearts the Lord will have us continue to minister here for many years to come. One of the areas that we were drawn to was North West Arkansas. On one occasion while in the presence of the Lord, I clearly heard the Lord tell me to go and prophecy over the area and speak a word that I was so excited to do. The mission was radical and it gave us an opportunity to meet some amazing leaders in the area.

Johnny Drummond was one such person that we had the privilege and meeting and following this, we got to meet his precious wife, Sandra. They were gracious and opened their home to us and as we spent a few days our time together really encouraged us. God united our hearts with this prophet and we saw the Lord do amazing things during our time together. He introduced us to their pastor, David and Louise Mashburn and the family of Living Hope Assemly in Elkins, AR. Here we were given the opportunity to minister in the church and Jesus showed up, touching those we got to share the word of God with.

We also got to meet a number of people in Augusta, GA who were introduced to us by David McDonald, a prophet now living in the US with his family. Ps Ron and Judith graciously received us and we had a great time of ministry and enjoyed the time of fellowship.

One night while ministering, the Lord gave me a vision of thousands of young ladies who were dancing in the presence of the Lord and thousands of young men who were dressed for battle. The Lord had me me declare these to be the "Young lions", the next generation of ministers who were being prepared for the harvest that was ahead. The young maidens were ready preparing for the feast as the harvest came in and so I called a number of young men and women out at the meeting and prophesied over them and we saw the Lord radically move in our midst.

After these meetings, we headed back to Branson and again, meeting after meeting, Jesus moved in the hearts if those we got to minister to. On final return to South Africa, we look back and reflect on all the Lord had done and can only say thank you Jesus for opening the doors, for faithfully guiding us and for the love you continue to show towards us. Our heart is that the Lord will continue to bless the USA and her people.

A huge thank you to our hosts, Glenn and Shelia Artt who head up Crossroads International Ministries and for the way in which they took care of us. We bless them and look forward to seeing God moving in their midst.

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...