Jacksons, Mission Partners of Castle Street, Missions

Jacksons Update – November 2nd 2022 (excerpts)

Everything seems to be in place for Fraser’s trip to Lesotho next week.  One of the trainees is so keen that he has already started using the software. 

Ryan Faber, an American missionary based in Zambia, has agreed to take responsibility for updating contact details for the NetACT community. 

Dawn’s session at Maximum was again cancelled, this time because there was no member of staff available to sit in with the Bible study.

The Drakenstein Prison Commissioner is not friendly towards spiritual work within the prisons and has the capacity to block many things.  Pray that she’ll see how God can make an unimaginable difference in the lives and behaviour of the men, that she’ll rise above the character she’s displaying at the moment and that whatever makes her hostile will be overcome by God’s healing touch.

We still don’t know if the twice postponed Restorative Justice process at Drakenstein Medium A will go ahead from November 28th.  Sometimes the inmates lob difficult questions at Dawn and Hylma.  Pray for wisdom and the ability to communicate clearly.

Pray for Alfred in Medium A who longs to break the cycle of prison – release – prison in his life.  He has never had a South African ID number and South Africa is a country where it’s hard to do anything without your ID card.  

A man whom Dawn was trying to help get over alcohol problems has starting drinking again to the dismay of his family.  Pray for wisdom for Dawn as she tries to help.