Nations 2 2021 | An interview with Theo and Mignonne – Migrant Ministry
“When you start praying for people you start loving them and by the time God showed us through his Word that we are the answer to our own prayers, we were ready to go!”
THEO AND MIGNONNE ARE MISSIONARIES IN SOUTH AFRICA, serving amongst Muslims and focusing on the Cape Malay. They love the Lord, love Border Collies and love good coffee!
Our calling to the Cape Malay started while we were still serving in Mozambique. I had a dream in which God asked us to start praying for the Cape Malay.
We started praying for missionaries to be sent there and all their needs around that. We tried to find more info about this people group and were surprised to hear that they are an unreached people group within SA.
When you start praying for people you start loving them. And by the time God showed us through his Word that we are the answer to our own prayers, we were ready to go!
WHAT HAS YOUR EXPERIENCE BEEN OF RAISING SUPPORT?
Before we moved to the field God put it on our hearts to give a certain amount of money to some missionary friends. We did not have the money to spare but gave out of obedience.
After we delivered the money, on our way home, we received the exact same amount from the same missionaries which they gave to a friend of ours the day before, to give to us!
He delayed in giving it to us the previous day. We just exchanged the same amount but were both blessed through being obedient (because they also did not have the money to spare). That laid the foundation for us … God knows your exact needs, and obedience is more important than funds!
Raising support was always friendship building for us. More than 20 years later most of our supporters are still close friends. For us raising support has a very specific sequence – trusting God, sharing our hearts, making friends and going in obedience.
God is FAITHFUL.
We have never lacked in the things that are really important.