DAY OF PRAYER AND FASTING
There will be a whole day of prayer and fasting on Saturday 28 June 2014 at OBC. The prayer sessions will be inter-spaced with teachings on different kinds of prayer and different kinds of fasting. This is for all OBC worshippers and members, deacons, elders and leaders of ministries and departments. The program starts at 6 am and ends at 6 pm.
THE WINTER SCHOOL OF DISCIPLESHIP
The second OBC School of Discipleship begins today, during the evening service, with an 8-week programme geared towards the growth and spiritual development of participants. There are 3 tracks of study. Track 1: Walking Wisely. Track 2: Success God’s Way. Track 3: Discover Your Destiny
FACE THE NATION REPORT
We thank God that all the students in all the 32 schools were accepted and warmly received. Many of them were given classes, first or second day. In some schools, students have already started pledging for Abstinence and receiving Christ.
Major problems in the schools:
• High rate of pregnancy
• Despondency and hopelessness
• Satanic influence
One on one counselling is already in progress in many schools.
DO NOT AWAKEN LOVE TILL IT IS TIME: SINGLES SEMINAR
All singles are invited to a seminar on the 5th July 2014 from 9:30am. The theme for the meeting is DO NOT AWAKEN LOVE TILL IT IS TIME. The excitement for this meeting is already building up and we encourage the entire singles to come and be blessed by the events taking place that day. Please register your names at the missions’ desk after both services. For more information call 3184082 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Let’s come together for a time of testimonies and sharing.
Topic: Restoration – Joy in times of trials. (James 1:2-4)
Date: Saturday, 12th July 2014
Please bring along some snacks to share.
Empowering Women and the girl child to model Christ (Titus 2:3-5)
Little Lambs at 8:00am service remains closed due to lack of adult supervision and teaching. If you would like to volunteer and help, please contact the Church Office (3184082)
INTER-CHURCH SPORTS ASSOCIATION – SPORTS COACHING CLINIC
The Inter-Church Sports Association will be holding a 5-day Preliminary Coaching Clinic for football, basketball and netball here at OBC from Monday 23rd June 2014 to Friday 27th June 2014. The course will be conducted by top national association technical instructors from BFA, BONA and BBA. For more information contact Lawrence Phiri at the Church Office. (3184082)
WORLD CUP OUTREACH
Feel it: IT IS HERE!
Invite a non-believer or an unchurched friend to come and watch the games on the big screens in our worship center. A full list of the games to be shown is posted on the missions notice board next to the reception.
Monday 23rd, 10.00pm – Cameroon vs Brazil
Wednesday 25th, 6.00pm – Nigeria vs Argentina
SPECIAL PARKING LOT
Please be informed that the parking lot reserved for special needs in front of the Church is to be treated as such. Vehicles other than those in the special needs category should be parked elsewhere. Cooperation in this matter from all OBC Church attendees is highly appreciated.
ANNOUNCING THE TRIUMPHANT HOME-CALLING OF MRS VERONICA DUBBEY
Painfully, we announce the home-calling of Mrs. Veronica Dubbey who passed on peacefully to glory on Friday, 30th May 2014
The Dubbeys first came to Botswana in March 1991 when Dr. John Dubbey was invited to be the Principal of the erstwhile Botswana Polytechnic (which is now the Faculty of Engineering and Technology, University of Botswana).
Within months of being in OBC, John was elected an elder of the Church. He served in this capacity until 1994 when they returned to the UK.
They later returned to Botswana around 1998 when OBC invited John to be a pastor in charge of planting churches.
He and Veronica had a vision for expanding OBC. They started the Tlamelo project at Old Naledi, a project that later gave birth to Old Naledi Baptist church. John was designated Pastoral Administrator and later became the Acting Pastor of OBC after Rev Denzyl Tryon resigned.
Veronica embraced all members of the church and their home was opened for fellowship at all times. They were both filled with genuine Christian love; compassion, sacrifice and they encouraged unity in the body of Christ.
They finally went back to the UK in 2005 and since then have visited Botswana at least twice. John and Veronica are blessed with four children and several grandchildren. She will be sorely missed. May God comfort John and his entire family.