Jacksons, Mission Partners of Castle Street, Missions

Jacksons Update – September 15th 2020

Fraser helped facilitate an online meeting last week for over 100  Principals of Bible colleges, theological colleges and seminaries to discuss collaboration, sustainability, and the practicalities of online education, and especially to listen to the African viewpoint.

Dawn attended the first general Hope Prison Ministry meeting since lockdown in Cape Town yesterday. The prisons are still closed to visitors; pray that a way for ministry teams to return would be found.  The lockdown has imposed stresses on many relationships, including those of ex-inmates who now work for the ministry.

Edward Stoffels, the ex-Drakenstein inmate, is still trying to live faithfully in a God-honouring way but must find somewhere else to live by the end of the month.

It’s heart-breaking when people who really intend to live honest lives find themselves in situations where the temptation to fall back into criminal activities is too great for them.

Our South African visas expire at the end of October. We had planned to have the renewal process well advanced but covid19 put paid to that.  Please pray there will be no hitches in the granting of visas for the next two years.

Ruth started her new degree course this week, James’ final year begins soon as well.