Back in Cape Town

Dear friends and prayer partners. I greet you from the beautiful city of Cape Town, South Africa where I arrived on Sunday night after two long flights from New York and Dubai. Nonetheless, they were good flights, praise God.

I have been getting some rest and also meeting with two of my sons who are in this area with more to come in the days and weeks ahead. My time with my friends has been quite enjoyable as well. So far, it's been a light schedule so that I can get rest and gradually acclimate to the time difference. We are 7 hours ahead of Jamaica time and 6 hours ahead of the Eastern USA and the Eastern Caribbean. God has been good to me. Praise His holy name!

Today, I spent most of the day, hanging out at one of the malls here in Cape Town with my two sons who work in the mall. One of them, Sinebhongo, asked to bring two of his friends to meet me. Lina, 23 and Ncedo 26 years old, are two Christian young men who are involved in community transformation. They told me that they want to see the lives of young people transformed in their poor community. So, we had breakfast as I listened to their heart and vision.

I came away from out time together feeling that here are two young men who are trying to make a difference to their generation and well worth any investment I can make in their lives. So, I decided to try and connect them with ALICT - African leadership Institute for Community Transformation - which was founded by my friend Cassie Carstens here in South Africa to train young leaders from around the world. I called Cassie's office and they have asked for more information on them. These two young men asked me to teach them leadership and mentoring stuff so we will be meeting next week so I can teach them! God is working! Please pray for them! Pray that they will catch and run with God's vision for their lives not just theirs! And pray that many lives will be transformed for the kingdom and glory of God by His Spirit using these two young men and others who I and the team which is coming in June will meet in our various ministries here!

Pray also as I teach on Thursday night and Sundaymorning on Christian Spiritual Formation - how do we become more like Jesus? This is at Living Faith Community Church in Steenberg, Cape Town. Pray that God's people will not only understand some of what is involved in the process of becoming more like Jesus but will go and apply what they learn and reproduce Christ by His Spirit in their lives to His glory and to help others come to Him and follow Him better! As always, please pray for my health concerns! God is my healer and sustainer and I very much need your prayers and God's covering as I journey on in service of Him!

Thanks for your love, prayers and support. May God enrich your lives with every good and perfect gift that flows from His gracious hands!

Coram Deo!

Always in His grip,

Courtney


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