Prayer and Praise Update March 2014
Invite us to give a Fight the New Drug Presentation at Your School
“Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.” Ephesians 5:11
Reformation and Revival Seminar
Dr. Peter Hammond presented a Reformation and Revival Seminar at KwaSizabantu Mission Schulzendal. The team also conducted an Evangelism Workshop and dealt with Christian Action issues.
“Will You not revive us again, that Your people may rejoice in You?” Psalm 85:6
Pro-life Activist’s Sentence Overturned
On 7 March, the Cape Town High Court overturned the conviction and 3 month prison sentence of Peter Throp of “Value Life” for placing Value Life stickers over illegal back-street abortion stickers, pasted on public property across the city. The City of Cape Town prosecuted Peter Throp for protecting the sanctity of life by concealing the harmful illegal abortion stickers festooning city property with his own “Value Life” stickers.
“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves…” Proverbs 31:8
Unconstitutional New Home-schooling Policy Withdrawn
The Western Cape Education Department’s (WCED) policy on home-schooling was withdrawn recently after the Pestalozzi Trust alerted home-schoolers about unconstitutional enforcement of “national values.”
According to Leendert Van Oostrum, of the Pestalozzi Trust (which seeks to act as an advocate and representative body for home-schoolers), both the ANC and DA policies on private education are unconstitutional because it prescribes the “National Curriculum Statement.” Van Oostrum warns “the WCED'S Policy is more worrying.” The DA provincial government prescribes standards of education, content, and imposes liberal ideological values on private schools. More disturbing is the bizarre policy that students must be promoted to a higher grade after three years irrespective of educational improvement – which ensures quantity not quality. The W/Cape Education Department policy also enforces the National Curriculum on private educational institutions – which transforms private schools into self-funded public schools.
Contact the Pestalozzi Trust for more information on how you can oppose these policies: 012 – 3301337, www.pestalozzi.org.
“Fathers… bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.” Ephesians 6:4
Gender Equality Bill Amended to Exempt Churches
As a result of submissions by “Freedom of Religion SA” (FORSA), “the Justice Alliance of SA” (JASA) & “Cause for Justice,” the Women’s Empowerment & Gender Equality (WEGE) Bill was amended to exempt Churches and NGO’s from complying with government enforced quota systems.
“Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom…” 2 Corinthians 3:17
We praise God for these victories for Christian freedoms. Please remain vigilant in prayer and action against any attempts to limit religious freedom. May these incidents be a wake-up call to Christians heading off the polls on 7 May – examine carefully the policies of each party and vote according to Biblical principles. Visit www.SAVotersguide.org to download our Voters’ Guide in English, Afrikaans, Xhosa or Zulu.
“Select capable men from all the people - men who fear God; trustworthy men who hate dishonest gain - and appoint them as officials...” Exodus 18:21
We are very grateful for your prayers in this fight for the Faith, the Family and our Future.
Africa Christian Action
PO Box 23632
Tel: 021-689 4481