The Lord has been so sweet to knit together a wonderful team to travel to Knysna, South Africa to serve alongside the Wilkins’ family and Youth for Christ. Our team is leaving tomorrow, Tuesday, May 7th! After several meetings, we’ve been praying together, reading the Word together, and reminding ourselves of what the Gospel is as we prepare to share this truth with others in Knysna.
Part of our team preparation time has been spent memorizing a few verses from John 15. As we prepare, depart, serve, and come home, we want to continually abide in Him and bear fruit. There is no way we could go and serve without His Holy Spirit guiding and pruning us as we go. I love what these verses read:
“Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples.” John 15:4, 5, 8
We ask that you would pray for us as we depart on this mission.
Please pray for the following:
- Pray for travel: no baggage problems, good attitudes, security, health, peace
- Pray for protection against spiritual darkness
- Pray for the hearts of those we will minister to in Knysna, to be opened to receive God’s message
- Pray for unity with team members, the Wilkins’ family, and various ministry partners
- Pray for us to be led by the Holy Spirit as we discern when and how to share
- Pray for peace for the family members at home and for the logistics of leaving work behind
- Pray for us to “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” (2 Pet. 3:18)
Thank you for joining our team by praying!
Knysna May 2019 Team (from top left): Matthew Shafer, Amelia Wolfe, Lance Stuckey (team leader), Bob Denham, Austen Heider, Daniel Scott, Kevin Toelle, Lindsey Toelle
We invite you to come to our send off tomorrow, Tuesday, May 7th, at 1:30pm in the welcome center at WBC Augusta. We will return to WBC Augusta on May 19th around 10:30am. We will try our best to update you along the way! Thanks for joining us!
Amelia and the Knysna 2019 Team