|Brendon Homan was one our campers for several years at our Asbury to Africa camps in South Africa from 2004 to 2009. We are thrilled that he and his wife, Adeleigh had committed to be in fulltime mission through Fire & Fragrance (a program of Youth With a Mission). Here are excerpts from the Homans' latest newsletter.
COVID had South Africa in National Lockdown for several months last year which directly influenced what "Missions" looked like. We had to find different and creative ways to continue pursuing prayer and worship. We saw God move through online platforms, in solitude and especially as a team. When the restrictions started to lift, we did multiple prayer walks in the city.
Serving in the surrounding communities had to look different in this time too. We had the opportunity to volunteer in our local hospital in the time when many health workers were infected with COVID. And our team could also help the local community with transporting food in the stricter lockdown levels.
In November, our team hosted a second School of Evangelism with CIAM in Potchefstroom alongside three local churches. The weekend stirred the faith of many young people in our town and we were in awe of the radical obedience and courage they responded with. We were privileged to see people saved, freed, encountered and activated.
Our team also had the opportunity to reach out to two high schools in Potchefstroom and one in Fochville in the last couple of weeks. God is moving in the youth of South Africa and has a calling on their lives that He wants to activate now already! What a privilege it is to partner with God in the lives of these young people.
Thank you so much for all your support, prayers and love. We are honoured to have you part of our team. We pray that He will keep you and guide you and your loved ones in this new year.
With much love,