Ministers and Close Friends in South Africa

In September I asked my daughter Tara to write the intro to the partner’s newsletter but wanted to share it here so those of you who are not partners can be encouraged.

Tara has been traveling extensively, staying with partners and members. I’ve asked her to share what He’s been doing in her life and where He’s called her to go— to learn and experience the lives of His brides in different parts of the world—in order to introduce Him with more tender hearts who need Him as their HH.

Hello everyone, I’m in South Africa staying with our Afrikaans minister Yvonne. It’s been our heart for such a long time now to meet her, and the timing has been perfect.

Before I arrived, the Lord was already working. Yvonne had previously been working in a cluster of cubicles, but just a week before I arrived she was moved unexpectedly ahead of time to a private office so that she could be closer to the brigadier and help train the new secretary! This allowed me to be able to join Yvonne every weekday in the early mornings and continue my work for the ministry sitting right beside her!

It’s been such a pleasure getting to know Yvonne. Her full-time position in HR is highly demanding and stressful, but yet the Lord has used her testimony (a transformed BRIDE) to attract those in her workplace that have known Yvonne since she began in the government Police twenty years ago.

Just a couple days into the week, Yvonne and I were invited to join a prayer meeting they have during the lunch hour just down the hall. I had been asked to speak about my testimony at this meeting after sharing it with the leader of the group who came into Yvonne’s office to meet me. I was excited for this opportunity (knowing it had to have been Him) even though I’m not yet comfortable speaking to a group of people!

“And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony” Revelation 12:11

After I had spoken, Yvonne spoke also, and all I kept thinking was how He’d set this up to speak about the ministry IN THE WORKFORCE —trusting that they too will know Him as their Heavenly Love. As Yvonne mentioned in an upcoming praise report, two women immediately came to her afterward asking for the RYM books! Who knows, GOD knows, what they’re going through right now?!

I realized that traveling to different parts of the world, as my mom did, has really opened the door for me to share my testimony over and over again —since of course, the first thing that people want to know is, why are you traveling and what do you do for work?

“But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear” 1 Peter 3:15

Tara
Strength and dignity are her clothing,
And she smiles at the future. —Proverbs 31:25

If you want to have blessings happen in your life like Tara and Yvonne, begin to PRAISE Him! Become an Encouraging Woman. Don’t just read praise, share praise! Submit a Praise Report today. Give what you have and you’ll receive more.

Luke 6:38 “Give [Praise], and it will be given to you. They will pour into your lap a good measure—pressed down, shaken together, and running over. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return.”

Proverbs 11:24–25 “There is one who scatters [Praise], and yet increases all the more, and there is one who withholds [Praise] that is justly due [Him], and yet it results only in want. The generous man will be prosperous, and he who waters will himself be watered.”