Prayer and Praise Update 7 October 2014
International Life Chain Sunday
Up to a million Christians in approximately 1 800 locations worldwide took part in the various Life Chains this 5 October, International Life Chain Sunday. A National March for Life, organised by the National Alliance for Life, took place in Durban, with about 2000 marching.
Over 100 Christians formed a Life Chain to proclaim the sanctity of life in Cape Town near the Waterfront. Thousands of pro-life and Gospel tracts were distributed to passing motorists. Life Chains also took place in East London and Bloemfontein.
The Life Chain is an international prayer rally and peaceful placard protest against the abortion holocaust.
Speak Up for Those Who Cannot Speak For Themselves
90 000 abortions were performed at state hospitals in 2013, up by 20 000 from 2012. Many of them, 54 000 or 60%, were by teenagers. Of the 37 000 abortions at Marie Stopes abortuaries in South Africa in 2013, 8% of them were performed on teenagers. (“Teenage Abortion Numbers Shoot Up”, The Times, 6 August 2014). Combining the statistics given for state hospitals and Marie Stopes abortuaries, means there were approximately 127 000 abortions in 2013.
Pro-Life Teens Stand Up
Despite the fact that many South African teenagers are falling pregnant and aborting their babies, at the both the March for Life in Durban and at the Life Chains, hundreds of children and teenagers proclaimed that they will stand for Life in their generation. These are the children that were not aborted by their parents after the Termination of Pregnancy Act was passed in 1997.
Since 1987 Life Chains have been held in the USA, and since 1992 Africa Christian Action has organised Life Chains every year in South Africa.
Visit our Facebook page to view photos of these events and outreaches, including of the new Christian Action pro-life billboard trailer.
World Changers Camp
Do you want to change your world for Christ?
"They that wait upon the Lord will renew their strength. They will mount up on wings like eagles." Isaiah 40:31
Are you dissatisfied with your present Spiritual experience?
Are you frustrated by the inroads that the world and the flesh have made into the church?
Do you long to see Christians making a greater impact on society?
Is it a burden of your heart, that the Evangelisation and Discipleship of the whole world in this generation becomes a reality?
Is Christ's Great Commission your supreme ambition?
Are you praying for Spiritual Revival? If so, can you participate in the upcoming World Changers Camp (30 October - 1 November 2014)?
If Revival is the prayer of your heart, then join us in Franschhoek, 30 October, for the World Changers Camp. We will be learning about Heroes of the Faith, South African History, and Effective Missions. There will be workshops on How to Impact your World through Film, and How to Use Music and Art to Impact your World for Christ. On Reformation Day, we will also have a guided tour of the Huguenot Museum and a Reformation Day Celebration service at the Huguenot Monument in Franschhoek.
Families are welcome and there will be a parallel children’s programme.
Venue: Traveller’s Lodge, Franschhoek.
Cost: R380 per person (includes accommodation, meals and presentations).
Click here to see the programme.
"Do not conform any longer to the patterns of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind…" Romans 12:2
Reformation Day Celebration Service
Does your church, or school, plan to celebrate the Reformation this October? (If you are in the Cape Town area, please join us for the Reformation and Revival events, including the Guided Tour of the Huguenot Museum (10:00 - 12:00) and Reformation Day Celebration service at the Huguenot Monument in Franschhoek at 12 noon, 31 October, or invite Reformation Society speakers to address your school or church.
Inspiration and Involvement
If you want to transform your community, and if you are praying for Revival, then contact The Reformation Society for resources you can use to inspire your family, school and congregation with examples of excellence. Visit www.ReformationSA.org website and Reformation 500 Facebook page for more inspiring testimonies and examples of excellence.
"Will You not revive us again, that Your people may rejoice in You?"Psalm 85:6
We are most grateful for your prayers, encouragement and support. May God continue to bless, guide and strengthen you.
Yours for Faith, Family and our Future,
Africa Christian Action
PO Box 23632
Tel: 021-689 4481
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