Wednesday, August 16, 2017

July News Letter

Dear Friends in Christ,

Welcome to our monthly News Letter about what has been going on in the month of July in Operation RefugeeJ

Adopt-a-refugee news:

This past month has been a little quiet as we have been waiting for finalization of our three refugees and their release to do the DTS (Discipleship Training School) at YWAM in Blantyre, Malawi in November. Today it is my great privilege to announce that the funds are in place and their 
applications have been approved and therefore – they are definitely off to take part in the DTS!

Operation Refugee would like to give a great big Hallelujah and thanks to our loving Heavenly Father for opening the way for these three candidates and for providing ALL their funds for the DTS!!! We also thank the sponsors who have been obedient to the prompting of the Spirit and so generously given the funds. We know that your seed into the kingdom will be blessed and greatly multiplied!

We can now humbly say that in this year we have released 7 refugees out of the refugee camp to take part in the spiritual and emotional healing and growth process which a DTS program offers, and into a life of freedom! This is something which may have seemed impossible, yet with God – ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE!
Tresor and Falone celebrating little Wendy’s fourth birthday on the 2nd of August!                      

Beautiful Nathalie who dreams of starting a school for less-privileged children and orphans.

Our Team Leader – Steven:
Steven travelled to his home country DRC to spend some time with his family and to minister there as well. We give all the glory to God for keeping him safe on his journey and also for the provision to get there. He has been spending a most precious time with his family and as he also has a very special place in his heart for the little children, has been enjoying loving on all the little ones in the village.

Steven will be joining Johannes Wessels on a trip to Burundi at the end of this month to help him with all the dealings at the coffee farms as we will be pursuing the export of coffee beans to the USA – which will also be a means of generating funds for Operation Refugee and in turn, providing income to the local community in Burundi.

Please pray for safety for the guys’ trip and for finances for them to get there and back again.

Tresor is going places:

Tresor has taken an enormous step of faith and after seriously praying about it, made the decision to do a degree at the Blantyre International University in Counseling Psychology. We are supporting him in the belief that having a degree in this field will just empower him for his future in missions and working with people for the kingdom of God. We are very proud of this ambitious and brave young man.

His expenses are about R 2500 (130,000 MWK or 178 USD) per month – this includes his tuition fees as well as living costs. The Lord has been providing his every need thus far but we would like to reach out and suggest that if there is anyone who may feel that they would like to contribute towards Tresor’s studies, to please make contact with us in order to give you the details.

Tresor has proven that even though at this stage he is unable to leave the borders of Malawi with refugee status, he has chosen to do what he CAN in his situation and make something of his life. 

Going for it against all odds! The DTS really changed this young man’s heart and he is determined to live a life serving God to the fullest. His faith is truly amazing.

Want to make a difference?

We have two methods of sponsorship:

“Adopt a Refugee” – this is where you may select a specific refugee and choose to sponsor him/her until the point where they become self-sufficient.

“Partner” – You may decide to give a monthly contribution towards the mission which supports our guys who are already in the field, such as Steven and Tresor. (You are not obligated to a regular monthly contribution and may also choose to just do a once-off donation.)

Much blessings!

South African Bank details:
Operation Refugee Africa NPC
First National Bank
Cheque Account
Acc: 62626450720
Branch Code: 240438
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