Just the beginning of God’s amazing plans for town, say team members
Rapid Youth, a Christian youth ministry in Uitenhage, recently blessed 10 needy children from Winterberg Primary School with school jersies, gloves and socks to beat the winter chill.
The ministry team which is made up of youth leaders from FGC Ebenhaeser in central Uitenhage aims to make a difference in the lives of local youth “so that they will follow Jesus in Spirit and in truth and will know His love for everyone,” says Ronelda Transell, a spokesman for the group.
The team members wanted to give freely that which was freely given to them by God and it was laid on the heart of the youth leader, Ryno Fourie, to see if they could make a difference at Winterberg Primary. The principal, Danie Olivier told them about the needy children at the school. The group’s meeting with Olivier was before Gateway News published a story about a revival at the neighbouring Fountain Of Life Christian School which revived Olivier and gave him a new vision to remain in education and to help the community.
“It is just amazing to see where God is taking us and once again we can see that God’s timing is perfect. We collected most of the money by organising to sell jaffels and at two shopping centers in Uitenhage,” said Transell.
“We believe that it is not us, but God working through us that is blessing Winterberg, His only desire is to love us and for us to love Him back. This is only the beginning of much more to come. The whole of Uitenhage will see how God wants everyone to know Him as their loving Father. This time of year, with winter being here, can be such a lonely, cold and dark time of year where we all need to know God’s warm and gracious love,” said Jan Schellingerhout, Rapid Youth team member.
“We are trusting God to prepare the way forward for us and cannot wait to see what He has in store for us and we put our trust in Him, for nothing is above God and we are capable of all things through Christ who strengthen us. We believe that there is much more to come and we will all stand amazed at everything that God is going to do for Uitenhage,” said Ryno Fourie.
Rapid Youth meets every Friday during the school term at the church from 19:00 – 20:30 for praise and worship, a message, maybe some games and then definitely some fellowship. On Wednesdays they have a youth cell at the youth leader’s home for High school pupils and students where they focus on Spiritual growth. All young people are welcome to come along to these events and can contact Ryno at 078 546 3864 or Ronelda at 073 319 2540 for more info.