Dear Friends & Family
Another year has gone by, a year full of ups and downs, but through it all we can see God’s grace.
One of my favourite moments of 2018 was our annual Converge Camp. I loved catching up with everyone, cooling off in the pool, worshipping together, and sharing some vision. As discussed on the camp, we feel that God is ‘Calling Us Higher’ – in our relationship with Him, in our relationship with one another, and in our relationship to the rest of Joburg (Mark 3:13-14).
We encourage you to join us as we go up to the mountain with Jesus, sit at His feet, and hear what He has on His heart for us in 2019. The holiday season is ideal to reach out to those in our community, as well as those that have not yet experienced the love of God. Shofar Stellenbosch published a few plans on YouVersion – if you are looking for a devotional to do over the holiday period you can go check them out here.
We are excited for what is in store for 2019 (click here for important dates in 2019) – we will once again have our Global Convergence in September, and this year there will be a Gauteng leg of the conference as well. More detail to follow in 2019.
We trust God that even the foyer of the Roosevelt High School hall that burned down is an opportunity from the Lord to make it better. After all, He is the God who makes all things work together for the good of those who love Him, those who are the called according to His purpose (Romans 8.28). The hall renovations are underway and we will update you in the new year of the progress they made over the holiday.
We will also have a quarterly Prayer & Praise evening, where we will come together to worship God, and to intercede for our church, our city and our country. It would be great if you could prioritise these evenings as we want to be a church that diligently and zealously prays for His Kingdom to come.
May you all have a blessed festive season during which you truly experience God’s guidance. May your cups always overflow as you enter more fully into His rest. And may His goodness and mercy follow you wherever you go. For those that are travelling – please travel safe. We look forward to see you all in the new year.
Lots of love,
Hennie & Rochelle Swart