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Releasing Sons & Daughters

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 02:29
Over the last few weeks at The Gathering we've had the joy and privilege of releasing some of our sons and daughters into preaching and it's not been a disappointing journey.

This Sunday Rejoice spoke with genuine wisdom and insight into the Kingdom of God and what are we seeing, based on Matthew 20, the Transfiguration story and Isaiah 6. Rejoice's word was both exciting and encouraging and it warmed our hearts to see how well she knows the Word.

Prior to this both Ziggy and Phillimon shared a couple of Sundays ago and it was great to see two very different styles complement each other whilst encouraging and challenging the church to move deeper into the things of God.

I'm not sure there are many greater joys in leadership than seeing folk raised up and released into various aspects of ministry, it's most definitely a hug privilege to be able to cheer them on as they seek to faithfully serve.

Phillimon in full flow

Ziggy sharing an encouragement from Matthew 6

Soup Kitchen

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 14:11
The Gathering began our soup kitchen tonight and we were really encouraged by the initial response and really believe it's going to become an effective ministry in the community.

We put the word out on the street but didn't formally advertise the soup kitchen and we had ten adults and three children come for soup. We also gave some to the pump attendants who are always very friendly and helpful, they were pleased to get some hot soup on a cold night.

The response from those that received soup was very positive and they all said they would bring some friends next week, so in faith we're going to buy a bigger pot.

Thank you Lord for your faithfulness and blessing!
Ziggy preparing the pots for soup

A big thankyou to our friends Ed & Anton at Taste Bistro for the pots

Ready for action... it really was very yummy!

Joel was a star helping to serve the soup

The evening was set off perfectly by a gorgeous sunset over Table Mountain.

Happy Birthday

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 16:16
Happy 12th birthday Joel.

What a great young man you're growing into, it's a privilege to be your parents!

We've had a lovely meal out to celebrate

Mummy & Joel enjoying the sunset

Stunning view looking towards Table Mountain

The Gathering's New Home

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 02:09
We're delighted to be able to reveal our new home for The Gathering!

This is the Shell garage in Firgrove and the location fits so well with three prophetic words we've held on to over the last year.

Firstly, we had a word about moving out of Macassar High School, we didn't and we were tipped out!

Secondly, we had a word about moving to the outskirts of Macassar. Well Firgrove is most definitely on the outskirts.

Thirdly we had a word about being a bridge between communities. The location of this property is absolutely ideal to help see these words come to fruition.

The garage is on the R102 which is a busy road running parallel to the N2. The location is very visible and whereas some folk (mainly white) would be scared to go into Macassar, going to this garage at Firgrove holds none of that fear.  Also, whilst the garage is in the Firgrove community it's also very easily located for Somerset West, Croydon and all the new estates (like Sitari) currently being built along the R102. We're really excited by the ministry opportunities that this will afford us.

We're planning a Celebration Launch for the 15th of March and we're hoping we'll have a good turnout as we thank our awesome God for his faithfulness and blessing.

Amazing Week!

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 10:14
What an amazing week!
On Sunday Shaddie and family joined with The Gathering and after he had ministered to us he felt God leading him to release us as a church from the past into the future. As part of this he asked Ziggy and Phillimon to hold my arms up while we prayed and as Shaddie prophetically released us into the anointing of God's freedom, released mandates over us and blessing.

Since Sunday Phillimon has been healed of his back pain. His employer was so concerned about him that he sent him to a local private hospital for a load of tests which all confirmed his healing!

One of our youngsters got a long prayed for school place despite being over 100th on the waiting list.

Mercy was healed of chest pains and high blood pressure.

Rejoice got a great new job which she's very excited about.

We had an excellent morning with dear friends from Zimbabwe who spoke prohetically into our lives, it was like standing under a refreshing waterfall!

On Wednesday we saw a potential building to rent for The Gathering and today we've been given the building. We will sign the lease in the next few days and have the keys by the 1st of March. Now we're planning a Celebration Gathering for the 8th of March.

God is awesome!