Creative ways to share the Gospel
LAST YEAR, while in Democratic Republic of Congo, we noticed many people wearing T-shirts with English slogans, but very few who understand English. Following a crash course in screen printing and the generous donation of a complete screen printing kit, we set up a small business in Lubumbashi to spread the Gospel on T-shirts.
Two local pastors now print French and Swahili T-shirts while generating an income to support their missions effort. We now hope to duplicate this successful project in all the areas in which we are involved.
Gavin and Marlien are currently based in Pretoria, South Africa and travel to various neighbouring countries including Zambia, Zimbabwe and Democratic Republic of Congo to teach, train and equip the body of Christ by teaching and training missionaries, church planters and church leaders. They have been involved in full time ministry since 1993. With Gavin coming from a construction background and Marlien being a registered nursing sister, they very quickly became involved in the practical side of ministry.
Gavin has been facilitating the World Perspectives course until recently. He has also developed an exciting and fresh approach to missions training called God’s Vision – God’s Mission. This unique material is built around a simple and easily reproducible diagram with a strong biblical structure. Already the course has proven to be a useful tool for teaching the kingdom of God and is being used effectively in missions training and discipleship.