Obedient to her dream
ONE MORNING in Lubumbashi in the Democratic Republic of Congo, one of our short-term outreach team members, Lebogang, asked about buying material to make a dress like the local women were wearing. Later that morning, an elderly lady walked into the God’s Vision, God’s Mission class we were conducting, carrying a measure of cloth.
She explained via the interpreter that she had dreamt the previous night of a missionary, called Jane, who wanted to make a dress. In obedience, she was now bringing the cloth. Imagine our surprise when we heard that Lebogang’s second name was Jane. God called her by name and gave her the desire of her heart.
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.