I write to you all on the eve of the 499th anniversary of the Reformation. This also means the official beginning of our REACH 500 challenge.  As most of you will know, this anniversary celebrates the return of the Gospel to the people when Luther stood up to a Roman church that had all but forgotten the Gospel. There can certainly be no better way to celebrate the upcoming 500th birthday of Luther’s watershed stand than by following in his footsteps.  So the challenge is for each local REACH-SA church to make this anniversary year a time to reach 500 new people with the Gospel message of salvation by grace through faith.

I’ve heard of so many amazing outreach ideas from our churches and I’m thrilled to see the enthusiasm with which our workers have embraced the challenge. I’ve seen initiatives like movie nights, markets, concerts, specialist talks, dinner evenings and guest services – to name just a few.  We’ve opened a #REACH500 Facebook group for churches to share pics of their events. Make sure you join the group.

Remember too why we do what we do. Our Saviour holds out the world’s only hope of eternal life and we have been entrusted with that Truth.  Our world continues to pursue dead end solutions and the urgency of our message ought to ring all the more louder in these uncertain times.  May the Lord empower us for the task! Amen!

October Highlights



St James Bloemfontein’s 30th Anniversary Celebrations


Visit to Hillbrow Care Center – with Rev. Mike Sunker




 Opening of new building at Emmanuel Edenvale. With Rev . Eric Sabela


Preaching at Trinity Church Morningside – With Rev. Nigel Richardson


City Gate outreach team in PE. Blaque Nubon, Lilly Million, Lutic Mosoane


Meeting with various pastors & ward counselors for prayer. Port Elizabeth.

Click here to join our #Reach500 page

Post of the Month

10 Things You Should Know about the Reformation
by Tim Chester


  • Pray for our country over this critical and turbulent time. Pray for our Government to show decisive leadership and wise decision making.  Pray for a resolution to the crisis in our universities and for a cessation of violence that has led to serious injury and even loss of life.
  • Give thanks for a new crop of graduates from our Bible college. Pray for the Lord to continue to provide funds and students for GWC in the year ahead.
  • Give thanks for many gospel outreach initiatives in our churches. Pray for God to open hearts to the message of Christ and for a great influx of souls for the Kingdom.


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