Archive for November, 2010


November 30th, 2010 1 comment

Today I have decided to take the time out to think through the year 2010. Paying particular attention at the things that I am thankful for. In many respects the year 2010 was not the easiest, having lost our mother in February and dealing with illnesses in the family and the list goes on and on. In spite of all these, this is what I am thankful for:

1. FAMILY – Gracious, Heidi, and Zayne. I am immensely thankful for such a patient, understanding, kind-hearted, and generous family. Heidi for all the laughs that you give us each day. There are no others who are as loyal as my wife, as tolerant as my in-laws (I still awe them two cows), as supportive as my brothers and sisters, and as trustworthy as my Life Coach. These guys are awesome!

2. OUR MINISTRY PARTNERS – The Lord has raised  a team of ministry partners for us people who pray for us and give sacrificially to make the work of God possible. Without your investment in our ministry we would not have been used of God to impact the World with the Gospel. You are Changing the world through your Sacrificial prayer and financial support.

3. OUR STAFF TEAM – Our team has been such a great source of encouragement this year as we been serving God. The team in Harare has been used by God to encourage us in our times of family crises. The team in Botswana has helped us clarify God’s dream for that nation and what the Lord would have us to.

4. ENDLESS OPPORTUNITIES – The Lord has enlarged our territory and given us more ministry opportunities. He has also opened a door for me (Taffy) to  learn and be equipped for greater ministry. This time of equipping has helped me develop deeper roots in my character and ministry skills/competence

5. AN OPPORTUNITY TO IMPACT THE WORLD – The Lord opened doors for us in the year 2010 to reach out to numerous students on our college Campuses. Through the internet I have had 289 conservations in three months, with 186 going through discipleship. These people are literally from around the world. The Lord has blessed with global impact. For Gracious it has been an opportunity to impact future families, two of the ladies she was coaching and mentoring over the past  few years got married this year.

“The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.” – Num.6:24-26

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Counting Our Many Blessings

November 3rd, 2010 9 comments

This morning I have just been thinking of the many, many great things that the Lord has done for me. I am so amazed at the Lord’s deep love for me. One of the things that I am thankful for is the coming of our son, Zayne. He came on Saturday at 6:30 a.m. The previous Sunday one of our church members, Mr. Tracey had prayed for Gracious that she would have an easy, and quick labor. The Lord answered that prayer. We also enjoyed the way the lord has been using our family and friends to stand with us. He has been so, so good to us. God has given Gracious and I amazing strength and love for the two children. I just marvel at the way that Heidi and loved Zayne she loves him to bits. Often time she wants to care of him all by herself without anyone’s help. The other day when Gracious was still in hospital, Heidi was carrying her brother on her lap and singing a song for him. After a while we heard some dead silence from her. The next thing we heard was the baby screaming. Sister Heidi was trying to “feed” the baby way too soon.

Please may you:

  • Pray for us to learn to love our children the same and give them equal attention, care and love.
  • Pray for Gracious to be able to balance between the children, studies and her own personal life.
  • Pray for us as we apply for travel documents for Zayne that they will come out on time.
  • Pray for our continued growth in loving and serving God.

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