Last week we had our next Connect meeting! This time we had Mariette Louw, international YWAM speaker from South Africa, with us. It was a great time!
We started out with worshipping God together.
Mariette started with reading Revelation 12:11 “They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, they did not love their lives to much as to shrink from death”, and then went on to invite us all to join her in sharing our testimony of who God has shown himself to be in our lives with one another. She took us through verses in the Psalms where it talks about how we’re to declare who God is to one another and to those that don’t know him yet. So we did! We declared and listened to one another’s testimonies about who God has shown himself to be to us. It was very encouraging and built faith!
Then we had tea and coffee together and enjoyed some lovely canapés which Colin Mattinson had made. Wonderful!
‘Wow! Amazing!’, ‘Carlisle really needs this to combat the apathy we have in the churches’, ‘I feel encouraged and challenged!’, ‘It’s great to see how missions is a daily life thing’ and ‘I was really encouraged and inspired by this evening – I’m so glad I came!’ were some of the comments afterwards!