en Lui, nous avons l’espérance de la gloire

Chers amis ! Famille ! Royaume Partenaires!

2021 a commencé en beauté ! Je suis tellement submergé par votre générosité et votre amour ! Je suis extrêmement fier de faire partie de cette merveilleuse équipe — Overland Missions — pendant cette saison et cette année ! En une année où une grande partie du monde s’est arrêtée, l’Évangile du Royaume a continué à avancer !

Ces derniers mois ont été remplis de tant de choses ! J’ai été tellement excité de partager cette mise à jour avec vous, et de plus en plus de choses ont continué à être ajoutées, alors le voici : la bobine de faits saillants !

« Peu importe les nombreuses promesses que Dieu a faites, elles sont « oui » dans le Christ, et c’est pourquoi, bien que Lui l’Amen soit parlé par nous à la gloire de Dieu »

— 2 Corinthiens 1:20 [TPT]

N’est-ce pas là un merveilleux rappel que celui qui a promis est fidèle ? Son cœur a toujours été d’avoir une relation avec nous — sa création. Alors que nous allons vers les nations pour partager ce message — qu’Il s’est approché, que Dieu s’est fait homme pour payer le prix ultime de la liberté en notre nom, pour nous réconcilier avec le Père — nous pouvons tenir la promesse que Sa Parole ne reviendra pas nulle, pas dans notre propre vie, ni dans la vie de ceux que nous sommes incroyablement privilégiés de servir. En Jésus, chaque Écriture est accomplie, et en Lui, nous avons l’espérance de la gloire !

à la Zambezi avec Caitlyn et Jackson

J’ai rencontré notre équipe de la RD Congo! Lisez la biographie complète ici!

Conférence africaine du personnel

En janvier, après avoir été cloué au sol pendant une année complète, en raison des restrictions liées à la COVID-19, j’ai pu me rendre à Rapid 14, le siège social de Overland Missions en Zambie, pour me joindre à des missionnaires de partout en Afrique pour notre conférence annuelle du personnel. Il s’agit d’un moment fort annuel, alors que les missionnaires et les membres de l’équipe des bases environnantes se rassemblent pour un temps de communion, d’encouragement et pour se préparer à retourner sur le terrain en feu !

Voyager à l’étranger pendant une pandémie internationale est certainement une affaire colorée ! Après avoir obtenu un résultat négatif au test de la COVID-19, j’étais prêt à réserver mon billet d’avion pour Lusaka, où je rencontrerais mes coéquipiers de la RDC. Sherrill, Saviour et Julie ont fait leur chemin vers la Zambie par bus. Nous avions arrangé de se retrouver dans la capitale, puis prendre une navette pour Livingstone.

Comme la plupart de mes plans de voyage dépendaient d’un résultat de test négatif, les choses sont tombées en place tout à coup quand j’ai su avec certitude que j’étais libre de voyager! Juste au moment où le cyclone tropical Eloise est arrivé en Afrique du Sud, mon ami Ruan a accepté de me déposer à l’aéroport. Il nous restait encore 180 km à parcourir pour arriver en ville à l’arrière de sa moto jaune avec un pack complet, et il commençait à pleuvoir !

Pendant les restrictions de confinement de niveau 4 en Afrique du Sud, nous avions un couvre-feu imposé par le gouvernement qui signifiait que personne n’était autorisé à sortir de son lieu de résidence personnel entre 21 h 00 et 05 h 00. Il a fallu de la planification créative pour voyager entre les provinces et les villes, mais pour faire court, je me suis rendu à l’aéroport (et à mon vol) à temps !

Le Dr Leon van Rooyen dit : « Heureux les flexibles, car ils resteront dans le ministère. »

La conférence fut un moment merveilleux de communion, de communauté et de remplissage avec l’Esprit Saint. Je suis reconnaissant de faire partie d’une équipe de foi dynamique qui est bibliquement centrée sur tout ce qu’ils font, et d’appartenir à une tribu si incroyable.

any road. any load. any time.

langue et la traduction

J’ai récemment eu le privilège de traduire la proposition officielle de formation de l’aumônerie de l’anglais vers le français pour la présenter à l’empereur Mwaant Yaav, souverain de l’empire de Lunda en République démocratique du Congo.

Jessy et moi suivons activement une formation linguistique en français afin de maîtriser la conversation une fois que nous aurons atteint la base en RDC.

Deux des outils les plus importants dans le ministère autochtone sont : 1) le leadership local et 2) la compétence linguistique.

La formation de l’aumônerie est une initiative de formation intensive et intégrée qui a débuté en Zambie et s’est étendue depuis à d’autres pays africains. L’objectif est de fournir à chaque chef, en tant que représentant des dirigeants traditionnels des nations, un conseiller spirituel. Nous appelons ces conseillers spirituels aumôniers. Dans les Écritures, nous trouvons de nombreux exemples d’hommes et de femmes qui ont agi comme conseillers auprès des dirigeants — Daniel à Nebuchadnezzar, David à Saul, Joseph à Potiphar. Et, bien sûr, alimenté par le Saint-Esprit.

Ce document, c’est-à-dire la proposition d’élargir la formation de l’aumônerie en RD Congo, est l’une des nombreuses portes qui ont ouvert la porte au ministère pour aller de l’avant, et au Royaume pour avancer en atteignant les cœurs et les esprits des dirigeants traditionnels et gouvernementaux. Dieu fait un chemin pour que l’Évangile brise les contraintes politiques et rompe les chaînes de l’esclavage historique.

témoignages de RD Congo

Notre équipe continue à animer le cours de théologie biblique en français avec notre équipe congolaise 2 jours par semaine. Les membres de l’équipe travaillent chaque semaine dans plusieurs villages éloignés, parcourant des motos dans la boue et la pluie pour partager l’Évangile, et font le suivi des études bibliques fondamentales. L’équipe de Overland travaillant à Zanzibar, qui sont des locuteurs swahilis, a pu animer une excellente formation vidéo sur les clés des relations et de l’évangélisation avec les musulmans, basée sur leurs ans d’expérience et la marche de l’Esprit dans l’amour. Nous sommes reconnaissants de la sagesse qu’ils ont partagée avec notre équipe !

notre équipe Congolaise

Un chef appelé Christelle (un de nos membres de l’équipe congolaise) quand sa femme était très malade. Sa femme était inconsciente et ils craignaient qu’elle soit sur le point de mourir. Christelle a prié au téléphone pour la femme du chef et elle s’est réveillée ! Elle a pu bientôt manger et boire à nouveau ! Le chef était incroyablement reconnaissant pour la foi et les prières de notre équipe.

Nous avons vu Dieu répondre à nos prières en posant les mains sur les malades, et Dieu a apporté la guérison miraculeuse à de mauvais genoux et le dos, ainsi les yeux presque aveugles d’une vieille femme ont été restaurés! Un homme était un alcoolique (avec tout le brokenness associé à ceci) quand il est venu à une réunion. Après avoir entendu parler de l’amour de Dieu pour lui au cours de nos études bibliques, il dit : « Ma vie a changé ce jour-là, et je n’ai plus bu. »

vous faites partie de cette équipe

Comme toujours, un grand MERCI à chacun d’entre vous ! Je suis tellement béni par vos encouragements et vos prières alors que notre équipe continue de croire en un grand mouvement de Dieu ici en République démocratique du Congo, en Zambie et dans mon pays d’origine, l’Afrique du Sud !

Grâce à votre soutien, nous pouvons participer à la mission — voir les malades guéris, les opprimés libérés, les morts ressuscités, la Bonne Nouvelle annoncée à ceux qui sont sans espérance.

Merci de semer dans cette équipe, et en particulier dans ma vie ! Grâce à votre engagement, des communautés éloignées sont atteintes par l’Évangile du Royaume — merci d’en faire partie !

pour faire un don à notre ministère, allez à http://www.overlandmissions.com/ donnez et utilisez le code personnel 3282 comme référence dans votre paiement. merci beaucoup!

mahala

“As you go, proclaim this message: ‘The kingdom of heaven has come near.’ Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received; freely give.”

Matthew‬ ‭10:7-8‬ ‭

It’s hard to believe that I’ve spent a full month in DRC! Thank you to EACH OF YOU for being part of my life, and part of this ministry! You are an extension of my hands and feet!

We spent a wonderful week in Mwadingusha on Expedition and God moved mightily in this community! We’re very eager to establish long-term discipleship in this area soon!

every knee shall bow

While on Expedition, we met several Chiefs in this new area. Chiefs are tribal community leaders, ordained by the government, and we are dependent on their favour to continue ministry in any given area.

Over the course of the week, I met 3 other regional chiefs — each inviting us to freely preach the Gospel in their village.

Chief Lukoshi invited our entire team into his house

This is such a phenomenal breach of protocol, inviting strangers into your home! He wanted us to pray a blessing over him and his house and his chieftaincy. As we were about to pray, he said, “Wait! Stop!” knelt down, and bowed his head! I’m covered in Goosebumps even as I’m writing this! Our team prayed over him, and as we got ready to leave, the Holy Spirit gave me a word of encouragement to speak to him.

I said, “Chief Lukoshi, I have a message from God to speak to you,” and I asked our team member, Carol, if he would interpret from English to Swahili so that Chief Lukoshi would not miss anything I try to explain in basic French. Carol (bless his heart) responded, “Yes, of course — when you speak the things of God it’s important to use clear words.”

It’s not about me, or even about the chief, but I cannot emphasise how great an honour it is to be standing in this position — speaking into the lives of tribal and governmental leaders. Culturally it is unheard of that you would break protocol, allow strangers into your home, and let a woman address you in such a manner. This is my stance — honour all men (big and small), but if God has given me a message to bring, I will not be quiet about it.

there is a village full of people who have not yet heard the Gospel on the other side of this river — so, of course we waded through to get to them!

rivers and roads

On our second-to-last day in Mwadingusha area, we ventured out to a different village, and we soon came to the end of the road. Literally. There might have been a bridge there once upon a time, but what remained was a few loose planks halfway down the river. What was there to do but roll up our trousers, take off our shoes and wade through — we had people to get to!

Fulgence, Mike and I were in a team, and we went from home to home to share the Gospel, lay hands on the sick, cast out demons, and encourage the Believers.

I want to highlight these testimonies:

  • Mike shared the Gospel with Lydia who said that she used to go to church, but didn’t anymore. She prayed with him to submit to the Lordship of Jesus Christ, and after we prayed, she said she had another prayer request: she is five months pregnant, and she hasn’t felt the baby move. So I laid my hand over her belly, and we declared life over Lydia and her child. I’m not 100% sure what the result of our prayer was, but as we prayed, I felt her belly move under my hand! I have full confidence that the Giver of Life has touched Lydia and her child!
  • One of the old ladies we prayed for said she couldn’t move her arm. She could barely lift a knife to descale fish. So, we laid hands on her and prayed. As we prayed, the Holy Spirit said, “cast out the spirit that causes this infirmity,” and I simply said, “you’re not welcome here. Get out in Jesus’s Name.” We finished praying and asked the grandmother if there was any pain in her shoulder. She shot out her arm, nearly punching Fulgence, and ran around the village declaring to everyone, “The Lord has healed me! The Lord has healed me! The Lord has healed me!”
  • One of the grandfathers at this same house was complaining of back pain and feelings of paralysis in his legs. From a medical perspective it’s easy to argue that there are pinched nerves that cause pain. And it’s probably true. All I know is that pain and disease aren’t in line in with Scripture that declares BY HIS STRIPES WE ARE HEALED. So, Mike, Fulgence and I laid our hands on him, prayed, and commanded his body to come in line with Scripture. We saw the grandfather’s leg grow to be the same length and he said afterward that most of the pain was gone! Praise Jesus who is faithful to His Word!
  • After a full day of ministry, we returned to the banana tree where we left the motorbikes. We were waiting for the other teams to come back so that we could leave together. The chief was sitting under a tree, a little further away, and I asked Mike, “please ask the chief if we can pray for him,” Mike spoke to the Chief in Swahili, and before I could ask whether we could approach him, the chief grabbed his chair and dragged it over. He said we could lay hands on him (another breach of protocol!) and eagerly received the Gospel!
It took some convincing to get the girls to come into the water — even after I volunteered to show them how baptism works 😂

every tribe and tongue

We have great relationships with three of the four Great Chiefs in this province, including Emperor Mwant Yava (who I spoke about in my previous newsletter), and several of the smaller regional chiefs. In future, we hope to supply each of these chiefs with a Chaplain as Counselor.

You can pray for these Great Chiefs as they govern several other chiefs under them:

  • Emperor Mwant Yava
  • Chief Mukumbi
  • Chief Pembamoto

Unfortunately, the October Chaplaincy Training in Zambia had to be postponed on account of delays in paperwork, but this presents opportunity for future ministry! In 2022 we will host Chaplaincy Training here in DR Congo, and hope to invite many more chiefs to join the program by then!

going to places where there are no roads

We just came back from a week in the Bush in the Mwadingusha area where our team was on Expedition! Expeditions are the pioneering Evangelical move into a new area to reach remote people with the Gospel.

498 people heard the Gospel.
46 souls got saved.
98 people were healed.
2 people were set free from demons.

In the end it’s not about the statistics. It’s about seeing hearts and lives transformed by the love of Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit.

The adventure wears off, and trust me — eating bucari (maize porridge) and fish 3x day, all week grows thin real fast — but it’s SO WORTH IT, because He is worthy!

Click here to see Part One of the Mwadingusha Expedition

Doing whatever it takes to reach remote people with the Gospel, requires giving everything we have for the sake of the Kingdom. It costs everything. And the reward is everything. Wading through rivers to continue on foot to a village where there are no roads, sleeping in tents, eating food that is foreign to your culture — all of these things bring adventure and reward.

None of the adventure can even begin to measure up to the Eternal Reward of lives that are transformed when people hear and respond to the Good News of Gospel for the first time, when those who were oppressed by the demonic experience freedom in Christ, when young people and old people alike are transformed by the power of the Holy Spirit.

THIS IS THAT which the prophet Joel spoke of — God has poured out His Spirit on all men, the blind see, the deaf hear, the mute sing, captives are set free, and the Gospel is declared to every tribe and every tongue and Nation.

podcast testimonies

I had the opportunity to interview Overland Missions team member, Carol, and in this podcast episode he shares testimonies, talks about life and ministry in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Farming God’s Way as a tool to share the Gospel. Coming at you from Likasi, DRC with the sounds of our neighbourhood in the background!

you can listen to Cornelia In Africa on any podcast platform, or follow the link here
Testimony from our Expedition in Mwadingusha!

mahala in Mukumbi

Every week, we come back to this chiefdom to host Bible Studies and to encourage the believers here. (Last year, before the Chief gave us permission to use the private road, getting here required multiple taxis, travel by motorbike, and the whole journey took <4 hours one-way.)

every week, after Bible study, we go around in the community and the local hospital to lay hands on the sick, and to pray for people

One time, as Julie and I and our team showed up to teach Bible study, there were a large group of people gathered at the secretary’s office — Chief Mukumbi was addressing people. As soon as we pulled up, the secretary approached us, explaining that there was trouble at one of the other villages but we didn’t have to leave.

He said, “We know you. We know your reputation. You’re here to help people and to teach the Bible and to pray for people. You will be safe. You’re not here to cause trouble.”

Every time we come back here, we’re joyfully welcomed, and as soon as the teaching is concluded, our group of friends tell us about the sick people in the hospital and the village that need prayer. We encourage them to go out and lay hands on the sick, and to pray for the people in their community. Now they’re the ones responding to prayer requests.

Yesterday was another busy day for Chief Mukumbi! He buried his younger brother and welcomed a new granddaughter (we met her at the hospital) on the same day. So often the areas and people that are hardest to reach are the ones that God uses most profoundly to bring transformation in the Kingdom.

in every season

Rainy Season has arrived in DR Congo, and our teams are out in the fields, empowering unreached people with the Gospel, and teaching Farming God’s Way!

Some moments from the Farming God’s Way conference we hosted during this last Expedition. The picture in the bottom-right corner is a group of farmers on their knees, dedicating their land to God. I love the picture of this lady’s hands — how many years of faithful labour do they represent in providing for her family? How wonderful to be reminded that the Lord of the Harvest is faithful to provide for the sparrows and even more so for those He loves so dearly!

Here are some of our team members doing Farming God’s Way: https://youtu.be/xL-MQzzjyUs

video updates and testimonies

Guess what? IT’S TESTIMONY TIME! In this video Julie shares some recent testimonies from Mukumbi, Expeditions, and plans for the next season!

boots on the ground

We are actively looking for people to join our team here in DRC with boots on the ground. If you want to join our team, reach out to me — cornelia@overlandmissions.com

If you missed out on the DRC team introduction, you can find it here (on any Podcast platform)
investing in team

Three of our Congolese team members are getting married in the next couple of months, and we were honoured to join them at their engagement party. We meet with our full team once a week for fellowship and worship, and these are valuable cross-cultural discipleship opportunities. Here are some pictures from the past month!

one tribe

OVERLAND MISSIONS ONE TRIBE CONFERENCE

Join us January 2-5, 2022 at Calvary Orlando (or online) for an epic time of worship by our own Overland Missions Music & guest worship by UPPERROOM, as well as international speakers and missionaries!

you are part of this team

As always, a grand THANK YOU to each of you! I’m so blessed by your encouragement and prayer as our team continues to believe in a great move of God here in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Zambia, and my home country, South Africa!

Because of you, and your support in every way, we can participate in the mission — to see the sick healed, the oppressed set free, the dead raised, and the Good News proclaimed to those who are without hope.

Through your faithful partnership in finances, prayer, and support this ministry can grow, bear fruit, and share in the joy of the harvest! Thank you for sowing into this team, and specifically into my life! Because of your commitment, remote communities are reached with the Gospel of the Kingdom — thank you for being a part of that! Thank you to all of you who sow and continue sowing into my life and the lives of others who are growing in Christ, receiving Christ, and are sent out by Christ.

I love each one of you and am so excited for what the Lord is doing and going to do through your lives as well. Giving it all might require finances, time, and sacrifice, but it’s worth it. He is worth it. The greatest gift was given when Jesus laid His own life down for us. Everything else falls short. He deserves eternal glory!

If you would like to give to our Kingdom work, please click here. You can use 3282 as my staff code in the reference.

Thank you for your continued prayers, and love, and for sowing so generously into my life! May the Lamb receive the honour and praise that is due to His Name! 🙌🏼

Love in Christ
cornelia

“And He said to them, Go into all the world and preach and publish openly the good news (the Gospel) to every creature [of the whole human race]. He who believes [who adheres to and trusts in and relies on the Gospel and Him Whom it sets forth] and is baptized will be saved [from the penalty of eternal death]; but he who does not believe [who does not adhere to and trust in and rely on the Gospel and Him Whom it sets forth] will be condemned. And these attesting signs will accompany those who believe: in My name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new languages; They will pick up serpents; and [even] if they drink anything deadly, it will not hurt them; they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will get well.”

Mark‬ ‭16:15-18‬ ‭‬‬
Mike Bickle

Chers amis, famille, partenaires du royaume de Dieu,

In writing this update, I feel a little like Paul addressing the Corinthians.


I’ve been praying for each of you (I’m keeping a journal with your prayer requests) and I’m trusting that the truth of the Word may be manifest in you, and through you.

In Him you are enriched with readiness to speak of this Hope — the Hope that we have in Him, and through Him; to give a clear witness for Christ the Messiah, which is confirmed in you by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Thank you for your continued prayers, and partnership in the Kingdom!

Our team so currently on Expedition in the Mwadingusha area.

Expeditions are grassroots Evangelical pursuits in which we declare the Kingdom, lay hands on the sick for healing and deliverance, and encourage believers to continue in faith.

Overland Missions is an interdenominational organisation, and our focus is the establishing of Biblical foundations, equipping leadership, and empowering communities with practical means, rooted in Scripture. We do whatever it takes to go to unreached people groups in remote locations, in order to share the Gospel. Any road. Any load. Any time.

Today our teams ventured out Lukoshi, a new area of ministry on the other side of the lake, to share the Gospel with this community.

We had a really good day of ministry 🙌🏼

I preached the Gospel to about 200 people who were gathered at Chief Mwadingusha’s palace, and after the message, we split into teams and did home visits. Our team already carries reports of people turning, or returning to God, locals heats and lives are touched by the Holy Spirit, and many hear the Gospel for the first time.

In the end, it’s not about the statistics or the adventure!
We run, and push forward with this message of Good News because He is worthy — for the glory of His Name and the sake of His kingdom!

I hope to share more testimonies with you soon!

Please continue to pray for the harvest here in DRC! There are many who seek after Truth, even though generation after generation have hardened their hearts against exploitation. Already there’s the rumbling of revival in the Spirit.

Overland Missions tram member, Mike, interprets a message of encouragement from 1 John 1 from French to Kisanga at Chief Mwadingusha’s palace.

SPECIFIC PRAYER REQUESTS:
• a missionary friend who’s been labouring for the Kingdom in Ukraine passed away last night. Please keep the Potgieter family in your prayers as they continue trusting God for great breakthrough in this nation!

• pray for labourers — we are trusting God to add to our team! We are actively looking for people to join our team here in DRC with boots on the ground. Please stand with us in faith for a team who love God, and who love His people, who feel specifically called to live and work here with us.

• the harvest — among the Congolese there are many religious peoples, but it’s birthed out of years of tradition, lacking relationship and depth, and is often accompanied by the occult. Yet it proves a desperation for a Truth that is deeper than the surface. Please continue to pray for this wonderful nation, that their hearts will be yielded to the Holy Spirit, and that they will take hold of the Truth.

Blessings in Christ
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cornelia

P.S. please continue to let me know how I can pray for you!

Mwadingusha

is anything too hard for God?

Since you have been raised to new life with Christ, set your sights on the realities of heaven, where Christ sits in the place of honor at God’s right hand. Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth.

— Colossians 3:1-2

have you ever had the opportunity to meet an Emperor?

Neither have I — until this morning.

There is a lot of pomp and circumstance and tons of protocol! But underneath it is a humble man, a lover of Christ, who, despite his 76 years on this planet, loves his tribe — the Lunda.

The Lunda Empire spans over the whole of the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the northern parts of Angola and Zambia. Emperor Mwant Yav is widely held in respect and is the ruler supreme on tribal level.

Julie and I on the bus to Lubumbashi to meet with the Emperor

I want to ask for your particular prayers in praying for the Emperor.
• He recently had a hip replacement and is in the process of recovering.
• please pray for his rulership, and guidance for his people in the things of God.

You might remember this from last year, but I translated a document from English to French in which we proposed the Tribal Chaplaincy Training to the Emperor.

The Tribal Chaplaincy Training provides traditional chiefs with a trained chaplain (of their denomination or choice) with training that will enable them to act as spiritual advisors to tribal leadership. There’s a lot of examples of this from Scripture.

Today’s visit with Emperor Mwant Yav was to ask if he would nominate a chaplain for training which is taking place in Solwezi, Zambia, in October.

There are two other chiefs who are also sending a chaplain for training, and we are covering the transportation, training, housing etc costs, and we’re also sending one of our ministry partners with them to act as interpreter from English to French. The pastors from Zambia are, for the most part, able to speak English.

Jacob Schwertfeger, who is Overland Missions’ Director of International Operations, and who is close friends with the Emperor, is currently visiting Chief Ishima in Zambezi, Zambia. Emperor Mwant Yav is a man of God, and so is Chief Ishima (and several other Zambian chiefs) with whom we work. While we were at the Emperor’s palace, we did a video call with Jake so that Chief Ishima could greet the Emperor.

Missions does not mean “Westernize” — a great testimony from Jacob Schwertfeger

The Tribal Chaplaincy is a very strategic discipleship effort on which we are seeing PHENOMENAL results of traditional and governmental leaders who are turning to the Kingdom, and in particular, turning away from witchcraft and ancestral worship.

There is also a great ministry among the Queens in Zambia (the chiefs’ wives) who are culturally in the background, but who are now pursuing the work of God and they are requesting that our team travels out to meet them so that they can host Bible studies!

We hope to expand the Tribal Chaplaincy further here in DRC, and we will be meeting with several Congolese Chiefs in the next month or two as we expand the recon area around our new base in Kolwezi.

CLICK HERE for a video update from Julie

last week I had the opportunity to preach at a leadership meeting in Mpande — with me is Fulgence, one of our Congolese team members, who interpreted the message about the importance of prayer in your walk with Christ from French to Swahili

is anything too hard for God?

Today we took the bikes out to Quatre Maison — one of the outlying villages where we host Bible Studies — to teach from the word. Our ministry partner Fidèle preached a fiery sermon in Swahili which Bénédicte interpreted to French.

Julie and I also shared some encouragement and after the message, SEVERAL PEOPLE were baptised in the Holy Spirit! 🙌🏼

I prayed for a lady who had pain in her side, and I was busy asking her whether she had any pain (Bénédicte and Vanessa were interpreting to Swahili) here eyes popped open in surprise, and she jumped up, declaring that all the pain had left!

If you’re interested in staying up-to-date with testimonies from Overland Missions’ global team, be sure to follow them on Facebook and Instagram!

Praise God for His faithfulness! For the seed that is sown! For the harvest that is reaped! And for the many lives that are transformed by the power of the Holy Spirit!
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It’s not all glamorous — we had two flat tires on the way there. The roads are rough! 🤣 but the people at the end of the road are worth it!

8 That’s why I keep telling you not to be intimidated. If you identify unashamedly with Me before others, I, the Son of Man, will affirm you before God and all the heavenly messengers. 9 But if you deny Me before others, you will be denied before God and all the heavenly messengers. 10 People can speak a word against Me, the Son of Man, and the sin is forgivable. But they can go too far, slandering the testimony of the Holy Spirit by rejecting His message about Me, and they won’t be forgiven for that. 11 So you can anticipate that you will be put on trial before the synagogues and religious officials. Don’t worry how you’ll respond, and don’t worry what you should say. 12 The Holy Spirit will give you the words to say at the moment when you need them.

Luke 12:8-12; the VOICE
When the Kingdom of God moves forward, it’s often accompanied by resistance in the natural. We are moving forward with a mandate to declare Good News to the poor, and to set captives free.

Expeditions to DR Congo 2022

Have you ever wanted to go on a short term missions trip? Here’s your chance! Overland Missions is launching 34 expedition teams next year. Come with us and join a move of God that’s changing nations!

we’d love for you to join our team here in DR Congo! please consider sowing financially into this Expedition, or better yet — come out, and join us!
Link to apply: go.overlandmissions.com/apply

Follow this link to check out awesome testimonies from the previous expedition!

Revival Week

In September, we had our second annual Revival Week on Rapid 14, our logistical base in Zambia. This is a great opportunity for teams from outlying bases in countries all across the world to come to gery for encouragement, fellowship, and empowerment. We have international speakers and friends of Overland Missions who specifically come to speak into the global team.

If you’d like a glimpse into the inner workings of Revival week, be sure to head over to Overland Missions’ Facebook page where you’ll find all the live streamed videos.

If you missed out on Revival Week, catch this great message by Pastor Joe!

Farming God’s Way

One of the ways in which we empower rural communities is through teaching Bible study, in addition to Gospel-centred Evangelism and practical agricultural education through Farming God’s Way.

THE FIRST RAIN IS HERE! we’re out in the fields today, teaching Farming God’s Way, and trusting God foe a great spiritual harvest!

As the rainy season starts here in DRC, our team works hard to reach outlying villages with the Gospel, as these already challenging roads will soon be inaccessible due to flooding. The roads aren’t guaranteed to be easy, but hearts and lives are transformed by the love of Jesus and the power of the Holy Spirit, and that is ALWAYS worthwhile!

Fulgence teaches Scriptural principles in Farming God’s Way

ONE TRIBE Missions Conference

Join us January 2-5, 2022 at Calvary Orlando (or online) for an epic time of worship by our own Overland Missions Music & guest worship by UPPERROOM, as well as international speakers and missionaries!

pitch your tent

Friends! Family! Kingdom Partners! what a joy it is to work alongside you in carrying the Good News of the Kingdom to the Nations!

Our days here in DRC are busy and filled with many breakthroughs and testimonies! God is faithful to complete the work He is started in every heart by the Holy Spirit! We’re trusting God for an expansion in our team — to have more boots on the ground. We continue to see breakthrough in this beautiful country that many have labelled “a lost cause”, as the love of God breaks through the strongholds of darkness that has run seemingly unchecked for years.

Next week we are on Expedition to Mwadingusha. Expeditions are the groundwork Evangelistic push for long-term discipleship and empowerment in a new area. Please pray with us as we’re pioneering this area for the Kingdom. Our Expedition is from 11 to 16 October.

I want to encourage you with this passage from the Message:
“I’ve pitched my tent in the land of hope.” — Acts 2:26

pitch your tent in the land of Hope

Position yourself before Him in such a way that you are able to continually keep your eyes on Him — the Author of Hope. He is able to provide EVERY NEED above and beyond anything we can think or imagine, so today, if you’re in need of Hope, camp out in the Word, and take in these Eternal Promises.

Greetings from DRC, love in Christ
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Cornelia
this is the street on which we live in Likasi, shortly after the first rain of the season
If you missed out on the DRC team introduction, you can find it here (on any Podcast platform), or where my newsletters are published: http://www.corneliainafrica.com
from North Africa

you are part of this team

As always, a grand THANK YOU to each of you! I’m so blessed by your encouragement and prayer as our team continues to believe in a great move of God here in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Zambia, and my home country, South Africa!

Because of you, and your support in every way, we can participate in the mission — to see the sick healed, the oppressed set free, the dead raised, and the Good News proclaimed to those who are without hope.

Through your faithful partnership in finances, prayer, and support this ministry can grow, bear fruit, and share in the joy of the harvest! Thank you for sowing into this team, and specifically into my life! Because of your commitment, remote communities are reached with the Gospel of the Kingdom — thank you for being a part of that! Thank you to all of you who sow and continue sowing into my life and the lives of others who are growing in Christ, receiving Christ, and are sent out by Christ.

I love each one of you and am so excited for what the Lord is doing and going to do through your lives as well. Giving it all might require finances, time, and sacrifice, but it’s worth it. He is worth it. The greatest gift was given when Jesus laid His own life down for us. Everything else falls short. He deserves eternal glory!

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