Jacksons, Mission Partners of Castle Street, Missions

Jacksons – October 4th – Update 1 (excerpts)

A man in the Maximum Bible study who said he was a Jehovah’s Witness read the material Dawn gave him describing JW beliefs and what the Bible says, and he has concluded that the JWs are mistaken. Another man has requested a one-to-one with Dawn to discuss the material. Pray she will know how to answer his concerns.

Pray for inmates who lead prayers in the prison rooms. Many want to preach; not all of them are well equipped.

A new guitar learner at Maximum told Dawn he wants to turn away from the life that has led him to prison.

Fraser has high levels of cholesterol and has been put on low levels of medication – pray this will control it.  He is now helping the Lutheran Theological Seminary (LTS) in Pretoria with their library catalogue.  A good working relationship has been established and progress made.  The old system needs work to prepare it for the new system. Pray for him to find ways to do this systemically and thank God for opportunities to connect across denominations and show that we’re all one in in Christ.

Severe storms with heavy rain and strong winds have rocked the Western Cape. Pray for those in flimsy dwellings or sleeping on the streets, and for children electrocuted in Philippi township because of illegally connected cables which fell into storm water.  

A young man in the Maximum Bible study had a one to one with Dawn and wants gang and devil tattoos on his face removed as he’s now a whole-hearted and committed follower of Christ. He wants his face to reflect his inner cleansing. Sadly, he has been caught up in the Jehovah’s Witnesses.  Pray for Philip van Dyck, chaplain in Maximum, as he considers how to respond to the JWs.