Jacksons, Mission Partners of Castle Street, Missions

Jacksons Update – November 04th 2020

NetACT has to decide whether to spread a grant from a major Christian charity in America across all their partner colleges or concentrate on a few colleges which have realistic project proposals in place.  Donald Garvie in Jos has asked Fraser to help with hosting and setting up their online catalogue.  Fraser is also exploring the possibility of getting a NetACT group account with one of the major online theological e-book suppliers.

Dawn finally got back into prison and had to lead the sessions at short notice.  Fewer are allowed to the Bible studies but it means we can have more of a discussion than a class. The last 9 months have been tough but covid19 never took hold in Drakenstein.  It can’t be a coincidence that many have been praying.  There was a hunger amongst inmates for the “spiritual workers” to be allowed back in.

The prison staff are looking worn down. Pray for them, especially the chaplains Mr van Dyck and Mr Pekeur.

30 candidates have to be whittled down to about 18 for the Parolees Restorative Justice course. Pray for insight and discernment for the Hope Prison Ministry staff, that any incipient weak spots will be identified swiftly and dealt with in a God-honouring manner and that the participants will be committed to the week and arrive on time each day.

In November 2017, the Western Cape was suffering from a severe drought. There was a lot of prayer. Now the reservoirs are full. It’s important to connect the dots and give thanks!