Amazing December News & HAPPY NEW YEAR 2021

 

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We are so very happy to announce that the Lord  to exceeded all of our hopes and expectations for this Christmas season.  Many were helped, touched and encouraged as a result. And we want to  THANK YOU  and acknowledge every one of you our partners, friends, supporters and loved ones.  We did this together and  together we are impacting and changing the world, making it a better place spreading His light! Following is a brief oversight of what was accomplished:
 
· On the 25th of December 100 food parcels were distributed, as well as a yummy snack.
· We had very feeding and uplifting church services throughout the month of December.
· And weekly Life-Group meetings with Bible studies were held. We now are at least 7 different people leading various groups.
· 52 Food vouchers of R 250 each to assist needy family during the holiday season.
· Daily Feeding Word was sent out daily Monday-Friday.
· Joyce’s soup kitchen fed + people a Christmas meal and we, you and us, assisted towards this with: chicken, rice, cabbages and carrots
· The Food Bank that we set up in Sir Lowry’s Pass was restocked
· Christmas sweets and treat were provided for + 200 children
· We held a funeral and were able to assist with a warm meal for + 50 people at the event. –Not Covid related!
· A bakkie load full of fresh pre-sliced bread, pizza bases, croutons and cereal was distributed sometimes twice, but always at least once a week.
· Various supplies were distributed such as: 100 liters of milk, shoes and clothing, children’s books, etc.
· And soup houses cooking meal predominantly for the children were helped as well!
 
It would not be possible for us to mention everything that we as a team managed to do this month, let alone the year that passed, to help assist and uplift someone in need. But suffice it to say that together we have been  a positive force for good and  we look forward to continuing our partnership in 2021!
                                  

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2021!


CHRISTMAS DAY CELEBRATION:

 Emily delivered a powerful message on the love of God and His purpose for sending Jesus Christ. There were new people in the crowd and together everyone was led in a simple, but powerful prayers to receive the true Christmas gift, life everlasting! 2020 was challenging, but the Lord brought us all through victoriously! Praise the Lord!

The Sunday School children sang “We wish you a Merry Christmas” thus wishing everyone a Merry Christmas! 

Lucy and Juanita performing a beautiful spiritual dance as part of the Christmas surprise for everyone! Thank you!

Because of the lock-down it was decided to rather supply everyone attending our Christmas celebration with the ingredients needed for them to personally cook a warm meal at home, Every adult and child attending received a food parcel.

Seen here is the content of each food parcel!


A small snack, bun with chicken or cheese and ham, was prepared for everyone to enjoy together with a cup of tea or coffee.

EXTRA SUPPLIES:

We were aiming for 50 vouchers of R 250 each and are so happy to report that were able to get 52 vouchers.

 The sweets, chips and juice was provide for approximately 150 children depending on one of the soup houses.

The twice weekly assistance of food from Woolworths continues to be greatly appreciated by the soup kitchen!

 We also want to thank our milk contact which never missed a beat throughout 2020. May you be blessed !

We want to thank each and everyone of you who think of our ministry and assist with clothing, shoes, toys, etc.

 The Food Bank set up in Sir Lowry’s Pass was replenished as well to ensure that there would be help available.

We also received some beautiful children's books that were passed on for the children at Emily's Play School to enjoy.

WEEKLY BREAD DELIVERY:

A BIG THANK YOU to Gordon’s Bay Lion’s Club for their weekly contributing of sliced bread, pizza bases, cereal, croutons, rotis, etc. It has been a tremendous help for soup kitchens, soup houses, ECD (Early Childhood Development) centers, families, etc.






SOUP HOUSES (KITCHENS) FOR THE CHILDREN:

We salute the many dedicated women who are tirelessly carrying on providing at least one hot meal a day for the children in their neighborhoods. We are so proud of them and honored to be able to assist them in their tireless efforts!



CHRISTMAS AT JOYCE'S SOUP KITCHEN:
Thanks to our faithful partners, supporters and Lion's Club GB we were able to assist the main soup kitchen in Sir Lowry's Pass with rice, chicken, cabbages and carrots needed  for the Christmas Feast at the kitchen. We were told that an estimated 2000 people came through that day for food.


FUNERAL:


Auntie B. and elderly member of our congregation has passed on to her great reward. She was faithful to the end!   PS: Her passing was NOT Covid related!

LIFE GROUPS:



This is just a small glimpse of the Bible study groups/Life Groups presently operating in Sir Lowry’s Pass and Somerset West. Psalm 119 the longest Psalm in the Bible expresses how the Word of God is the key to everything in life! Drawing close to Him is our most important job, and the key to success and overcoming!
 
HEALING TESTIMONIES: 
A friend of ours had been struggling with polyps and heart trouble. Recently he finally received the Lord, and we again prayed for his health. After his next check up we received the following report:
“For the first time (this friends of ours) Hs no polyps. Unbelievable!” And shortly thereafter: “Thanks to God (our friend’s) heart is OK again.”
 
We praise the Lord for His love and grace. “He is able to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by Him” (Hebrew 7:25)
 
T. was hospitalized with stomach infection and after being released was still in so much pain that  it was difficult for her to walk. We went to meet her and a few days after having prayed we received a good report that she was much better. Praise the Lord!
 
E. another friend of ours came down with Corona (her test was positive) and was battling to breathe.  We prayed for her over voicemail and only a few days later received a message back that she was already feeling so much better! Praise the Lord.
 
We prayed for a couple of people in France as well, both having come down with the Corona virus, and again the report we received back was that they were both healed. We are so thankful to the Lord and all that He has done and is doing to deliver us and others from the evil of the world!
 
REACTIONS TO THE WORD:
· This is absolutely amazing, it brings freedom and sight. Thank you Jesus that we can keep our eyes on You... And the things of the earth will grow strangely dim... Thank You Jesus that You are the Answer today.. We look to You and your wonderful Grace..
· Such a freedom to know that we are free from the 10 commandments through rule keeping.. NOW WE ARE UNDER THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE HOLLY SPIRIT..
· We are so blessed to know that we are free from sin consciousness we have the mind of Christ. Thank u Holy Spirit for instructing us.
· Thank you Lord for the helper the  Holy spirit . l have the love of God, and the spirit of God, who keeps encouraging me to keep going .Praise God. Yes, we have the writer of all the rules, we have the author of everything who takes care of us. Wow! The Holy spirit with all of his love ,the love that He poured on the inside of me.  Good news!
· Amen it is very True  there's great harvest  that will come when  you honor your father and mother. Great harvest and Blessings wow! Honor your spiritual parents. Praise God. When the type of honor goes forth, wow, it's is going to be well with you. That 's a promise and a blessing Amen.  
· Wow what a wonderful reading this is today, thank you, this reading helps me to think more about my marriage. Thank you so much.
· Thank you  Jesus for supplying us with everything we need in this life ...and that we can help others experience your love through the love you pour on  us every day. Only You can do all things Lord!
· Amen and I will not fear because Jesus came to save us.
· Thank Jesus  for the cross, through your love for us we are called righteous  in this world, through your sacrifice we are called the sons and daughters of God. Thank YOU for being our Savior and for keeping us safe from fear and conde

Merry Christmas! & Happy New Year 2021!

 



   Merry Christmas!    

            Dear Ones,
            We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2021!
With this greeting we want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and to let you know that you are in our prayers. We pray that you will all be kept safe and be able to enjoy the festive season in spite of the adjustments that may have to be made to our hopes and expectations.
            Meanwhile we also want to give you an update on our current preparations. But first of all we THANK each and every one of you who have helped in some form or another. We are accomplishing the ministry together, and we are making a difference in every sphere: physically, emotionally and spiritually. Thank you for your participation!
            We recently sent you a list of the various projects and goals we had/have for the Christmas season. There has been good progress in each of those areas and we are nearly there.
            Meanwhile another needy project has surfaced. Due to the lock-down and the recent 2nd wave of the virus, we are not able to cook and serve a Christmas meal at our Sir Lowry's Pass Church. It has therefore been decided that we would rather prepare a small food parcel per person enabling each recipient to prepare a nice meal for themselves for Christmas Day. We are planning to prepare 100 parcels.
            If you have not been able to assist this far, but still would like it is not too late. We would love to hear from you. You can find all our contact details below.
                We would like to end by once again thanking each one of you who have been /are enabling the ministry to carry on. Please know that you are greatly appreciated!
 
With many thanks and much appreciation,
 
Philip and Rita
 
In closing we wish you all a
 
 

Happy New Year 2021!

 
Let's remember how the Lord kept us all through 2020 in spite of everything that went on. And although the future might seem bleak, let's not be anxious about HOW we are going to make it. Let's rather remember Whose we are and think in terms of WHO is going to keep us. He Who parted the Red Sea, rained manna from heaven, provided water from a rock, etc, etc. He has promised each of His children that He will never leave us nor forsake us, and He said," And, lo, I am with always, even unto the end of the world".(Matthew 28:20)
 
If you have not yet made Jesus your Lord and Savior then this is a perfect time to do so. Simply pray this small, but heartfelt prayer. And if you are not sure, ask Jesus to show you if He truly is who He says He is, and He will. Receiving Jesus will be the best thing you have ever done. You will receive His gift of everlasting life, the most precious gift of all!
 
“Dear Jesus, I believe that you are the Son of God and that you died for me and rose again. I ask you to please forgive me for all my sins, and I now receive You as my personal Lord and Savior. Amen!”
 
If you just prayed this prayer you are now a child of God, ready to begin an awesome journey through life with Him! Please let us know as we would love to help you get off to a good start with Jesus!
 
Isaiah 9:6:
“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon His shoulder: and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.”
 
Acts 4:12:
“Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”
 
CONTACT DETAILS!
force4good.fvs@gmail.com

PayPal: force4good.ministries@gmail.com


And if you are new to our work and would like to partner with us on a monthly basis we invite you to please contact us for further details. We look forward to hearing from you.

 
 
 
 


November News 2020

 

Dear Ones,        

    It is with deep gratitude we write to each and everyone of you, our donors, anonymous and otherwise, who help make the ministry possible. We believe you are storing up blessings in heaven and here, and that you will reap which you have sown, love, concern and selflessness. May you never be weary in well doing (Galatians 6:9). THANK YOU!

    We are entering the countdown to 2020, a year none of us will soon forget. But through it all the Lord showed that He is mighty to deliver and and unhindered and unlimited by earthly circumstances.

FEEDING SCHEME:


Philip shopping to help assist Joyce’s Soup Kitchen in Sir Lowry’s Pass, which included buying sweet treats to help fill the little buckets (seen below), which the children in Chris Nissan Park made with great anticipation for Christmas. We also brought muffin mix enough for 120 muffins for a Thanksgiving event.

 

CHRISTMAS TREATS:


 GRACELIFE:


This month we had a beautiful baby dedication which included a preparatory training course for the parents. Philip had the privileged of ministering the Word during the month and I was able to assist with a demonstration of Spirit, Soul and Body. Understanding this concept is key to a successful Christian life.


 


 LIFEGROUPS:


Studying the Word is becoming increasingly important I  order to combat the darkness of the world. Ps 119:30 ‘The entrance of thy Words giveth light, it giveth understanding unto the simple.” (KJV).

 



 BREAD AND PIZZA BASES:


We are very grateful to Lion’s Club Gordon’s Bay, for their unwavering support of our ministry, which this month not only included bread and pizza bases but also clothing, towels and ready-made soup! Thank U!

 



JOYCE'S SOUP KITCHEN - SIR LOWRY'S PASS:


Above: A generous food shopping for Joyce’s soup kitchen to help fill the large new pot. And the twice weekly support from Woolies, is always a big blessing and support. Together we are making a difference!




 

SWISS CHARD:



We thank Helping Hand for reaching out a helping hand to our ministry whenever possible. Here we are getting loaded up with freshly harvested Swiss chard which was distributed several places in SLP!

 WEET-BIX:


We are very grateful for the 14 boxes of Weet-Bix, likewise distributed in Sir Lowr’s Pass, and Nomzamo. This was the first pick-up since the lock-down started and very very much appreciated!

 

 MILK:


We also collected 100 liters of milk distributed to various ECD Centers in Sir L:owry’s Pass & Nomzamo.

 


CRYSTAL SUGAR STICKS:


 


14 sacks and 3 large boxes of crystal sugar sticks were distributed to Nomzamo and Sir Lowry’s Pass. We thank our generous donor for the consistent support of our ministry—to the great delight of many!

 




 

SOUP HOUSES - SIR LOWRY'S PASS:



We thank the Soup House mothers for tirelessly sticking to the enormous task of ensuring that all the little ones get at least one warm filling meal a day. We appreciate them and affectionately refer to them as “our angels of the street”. Their labors of love and presence is greatly appreciated by many! And once again many thanks to Lions Gordon's Bay for providing the bread to go with the soup!

 

A FEW OF THE REACTIONS TO THIS MONTH’S WORD:

 

· Thank you so much for this message. I was feeling so down this morning ,feeling guilty of something that happened at work yesterday ,thinking what God might be thinking of me ...But these scriptures have drawn me back to his love again and not in my condemnation thoughts ....Now I'm looking forward to God's abundance of love ...Thank you Jesus for the love that flows in my heart through you.

 

· I love the saying.. In delving, you develop your intellect, you develop your spirit, and you develop yourself in the work, and after a while, you come to appreciate Him. Love how you always said that the word says that you must study to show yourself approved unto God, a workman rightly dividing the word of truth.

 

· True, Yes, Amen! The man of God is masterful; he is a conqueror. Beloved, let us love one another : for love is of God: and  every one that loves is  born of God! Wow l have become a partaker of  the nature of the Creator. l am tied up with Omnipotence, wow! Thank you Lord!

 

· Amen and amen!! Wow this s powerful and revelations from the Almighty!! Thank you for these powerful words.

 

· So true what more can we ask, He gave us all the tools to do the work. Lord help us to be bold and unselfish, let us go out and share Your love.

· Amen yes He  died for us: we live for Him. He  died for them ; we live for them. Now we are to become one with Him to carry out His dream for the world, true . We really  have a throne life and throne ability to represent him . Wow powerful word!

· Thank you for your beautiful messages. So uplifting and an eye opener, and a new way of seeing things....These messages are the air we need to breathe.

· Thank you Jesus that You suffered our pains and carried our diseases, and with Your stripes we are healed. Thank You Jesus that Your pain and sufferings is actual truths instead of just a healing theory. By Your stripes we are healed Now.....

· Wow, wow this s absolutely powerful !! I enjoyed reading every script, and gained some knowledge especially the way people speak, oh my word! The more we change our words, the more things will start to move, and we can either heal or destroy with our words! Christ died for us, died for us so that we can have life in abundance! Christ in us the hope of glory! If God is for us who can be against us? We are winners and by His Stripes we were healed... Thank you very much for the powerful words and I appreciate it...

TESTIMONIES

One of our students asked prayer for her back. Both her leg and arm ended up growing out before she left. And she was elated as all pain was gone!

We received a late message asking for prayer for someone’s grandson who had suffered from a high fever and tonsillitis for a whole week. The following morning we received a message thanking us for our prayers as the boy had woken up fever free and much better! Praise the Lord!