Abundant Life Crusades
Tony and Marge Abram have been sharing God's Good News for over 61 years!
2003 SOUTH AFRICA CRUSADE & MISSION REPORT!
Volume XXXX No.12
Our trip to Africa was again, a long tiring trip, 20 hours on the plane in a small seat without getting off, but Praise the Lord we arrived safe and sound. The weather in South Africa was cool but sunny, as it was their winter season. Harley Fiddler had gone on ahead to do the meetings in Kenya while I met with Owen McGregor of the McGregor Brothers in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Tony with Own McGregor standing in front of tent
We had in the past been with their three brothers in North America in meetings together. It was good to meet Owen. They have also been a part of the ?Brownsville Revival? in Florida.
Owen is building a church to seat 5,000 people in the center of Johannesburg. He has a large tent where I taught and preached that can hold 3,000 people in the center of Johannesburg. It is near the land they hope to build on.
The people are 95% black Africans and 5% are mixed races in the area. They hold services twice every day.
The area is called Hillbrow and is considered the most dangerous part of Johannesburg. When the brothers from Midland and other parts of South Africa heard we were there they could not believe it.
One leading black Pastor said he would be afraid to go there, let alone preach in the area. I guess this is why we ask you to pray for us. We did not know of the danger and preached there in ignorance.
However, we know if God is for us who then can be against us.
The sign they used for the crusade
Psalm 91:1-6 (KJV)
1: He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
2: I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
3: Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence
4: He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
5: Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;
6: Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
Tony, Pastor Johan, Pastor Joey, Harley Fiddler
While we were being blessed in Hillbrow, Brother Harley Fiddler had a great week in Kenya.
We did not go there at this time, but we have learned that God's delay is not His denial.
We will be going there at a later day as we have made plans for Kenya in August of 2005.
God has a perfect timing for all He has for us to do.
We always want to be in God's place in God's time. We met Brother Harley at the airport with two South African ministers when he flew in from Nairobi, Kenya. We went together to our next meeting in the town of Ollfantsfontein - means elephant fountain
God blessed as we encouraged the saints through the ministry of the Word. Our third outreach crusade took us about one hour north of the Capital City of Pretoria. (They are changing the name to Tehwane) The name of the Township of our crusade was Soshanguve. The weather was pleasant at about 70 degrees (20 C) and the nights were cool