|Coby speaking at the Gugulethu church about our mission week.|
|Standing outside of the Gugulethu church after worship.|
So later that evening we went back for an evening worship time at the Message church (the one we went to the Sunday night before). This was the church that is very close to the campus of UCT and is made up of many UCT students. This was also a very sweet time of worship.
The next morning (Monday morning) we got up early and headed to the Student Y to begin our big mission outreach week on campus. We began every morning gathering in prayer for the day. One of the wonderful things about this outreach was the fact that it was so covered in prayer. It was very important to the ministry to pray knowing that we did not have the ability apart from the power of the Holy Spirit to proclaim the gospel on the UCT campus. So each day after praying together, we all headed up to upper campus and set up the props out on the Jamison plaza (the main gathering place for students on upper campus). Here are a couple of photos of our set up there:
|The scales of justice that we build|
|Our big white board we build for students to write on|
|Interacting with students on plaza with a beautiful view of the mountain in the background|
By the end of the week we were tired but very excited about everything that we had seen the Lord do. A number of students had come to know Christ for the 1st time! We were able to plant hundreds of seeds of the gospel as well. The encouraging thing about this also is that we got contact information from many of these students and the Student Y will be praying for and following up with these students to grow these seeds that were planted. When Friday came it was time to gather for the Student Y large group worship (called HUB) that evening. This was our last night in Cape Town and it was a bitter sweet time. The worship was one of the most wonderful times I had ever had. There were probably 80 students there from all over southern Africa (such as Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana, of course S. Africa, and many others) and we were all worshipping Christ together with a great sense of joy! These students love the Lord and they love to express it in their worship. It was one of those times were I felt like I got a taste of what heaven will be like!
The next morning, Coby and his two sons picked Todd and I up to go meet a few of my new S. African brothers to watch a rugby game with them. It was the Eastern Cape province team playing a province team from New Zealand. The New Zealand team won, but it was still a blast just hanging out with them before we left. After that we all packed up our stuff and gathered at the McGinty's house with some of the students and had a debriefing time and a great time of prayer. The Beadle's came by to hang out as well, which was awesome! It was an emotional time as we all said our goodbye's with some of these awesome students!
|Gathering together for HUB!|
|Hanging out before we left for the airport. Miss these guys!|