Ngilapha, Send Me.

screenshot_20160929-110810Every once in a while I take time to write about the various ministries my family members are involved in.  Last year my daughter Ruth made her first trip to South Africa, and her heart has been captured by the people and the ministry that exists there.  

First, some background. Over the years I have completed numerous Bible studies. Out of them all, the one thing that has stuck with me and become a guiding principle is found in Experiencing God, by Henry and Richard Blackaby:Find out where God is at work and join Him there.  It’s simple, succinct and poignant.  As I have made this a cornerstone of my ministry, I have also sought to pass the ideal on to my children.

So far, this has led them to unexpected ministries across the globe!  It continues to be exciting and inspiring to watch as God truly inspires the hearts of these young missionary servants to pursue a different path, a path that leads to places where He is working and where He has called them.

For my daughter Ruth, this path is currently leading to South Africa, and it is astonishing to watch shirt-close-upas God not only opens doors for her to minister there, but how her heart has truly been pulled into this work that God is doing, and to the people amongst whom He is doing it.

Being a graphic artist by trade, she has designed a t-shirt to raise funds, and raise awareness as people ask you what in the world your new shirt says!  The word “ngilaphala” is a Zulu word that roughly translates to “here am I”, a reference to Isaiah 6:8, “Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

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I am so proud of Ruth that she has asked the Lord to send her, and ask you to participate in this work that God is doing by checking out the page and prayerfully considering offering support and/or buying one of these shirts.  It will certainly be a conversation starter, and your prayers and support mean more than you could ever know.

Click the link, read more of her story, and please consider supporting this ministry. Thanks as always, friends, and God bless!

 

 

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