Church News and Events – 19th August 2018

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MENS MINISTRY
The OBC Men’s Ministry invites all the Men to our next event – a Game Drive and Bush Braai at Mokolodi Nature Reserve. There will also be a sharing and discussion on “The Leadership Role of the Man” with our guest speaker Pastor Mmoloki Mogokgwane (AFM Mogoditshane).
Date: Saturday 25th August 2018        Time: 11.00am – 3.00pm
Cost: P200 per person [covers the game drive and braai (drinks at the braai will be on cash sale). A registration table will be set up after both services. TODAY is the last day for registration.

IGNITE SENIOR YOUTH
Ignite Senior Youth will have a Bonfire at the Picnic Area on Saturday 1st September 2018. The theme is “STAND” inspired by the scripture in Ephesians 6 that says “therefore, put on God’s complete armor, that you may be able to resist and STAND your ground on the evil day and having done all, to STAND”.  All Youth eighteen [18] and above, are invited to join us from 5.00pm – 9.00pm. Please encourage your young ones to attend and keep us in your prayers.

SCHOOL OF DISCIPLESHIP
Winter is gone, Summer is here! The School of Discipleship is back with a bang and with wonderful tracks on our theme “TIME TO BUILD” to empower all worshippers with essential principles and skills to be effective in our callings as Disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ, in the marketplace and in our community. The Summer SOD will feature two not-to-be-missed tracks. The SOD starts on Sunday 9th September 2018. In preparation, please read the book of NEHEMIAH before we start. Further details will be shared next week.

SINGLES CONFERENCE – “The RACE”  
Life is a RACE. We each have our lanes in which we are to run, and the goal of each race is to reach the finish line successfully. Based on Hebrews 12:1-2, we bring you “The RACE” Singles Conference that will set you on a collision course with the AUTHOR and FINISHER of our Faith – JESUS; and spark an awakening among our generation – It’s a FAITH Revolution. We invite all the singles/unmarried to come and be part of the move.
Date: 15th September 2018          Time: 8:00 am – 6:00pm

INASMUCH DAY – 08 SEPTEMBER 2018
It is three weeks away and counting…
Below is how Christ’s love will be demonstrated by OBC and its partner churches, Hebron and Gaborone Community Chapel in “Celebrating the love of Jesus” on INASMUCH DAY.

Activities
– Hospital visits – Gaborone, Molepolole
– Donations of food and clothing, medical checks for the needy people in the neighborhood – OBC neighborhood
– Litter picking, Evangelism, donations – Old Naledi, Prisons
– Prayer Booth – Maruapula and BBS Malls
– Sports Netball and Football (Partnership with Hebron Church) – OBC Grounds
– Evangelism and Distribution of Tracks – Maruapula, BBS, Tsholofelo
– Sunday School Care and donations – OBC
– OMRI – OBC
– Reaching out to the Asian and Chinese Community
– SOS – Tlokweng
– Visiting old citizens – Maruapula

We thank God for the following:
– Donations that have arrived and continue.
– Our own sister and medical practitioner who will do physical checks on our needy neighbours.
– New activities that include Hospital Ministry in Molepolole
– The Men’s Ministry who will provide physical and spiritual support to all activities.
– Do you have time and more to offer for this day, Join us to share love on 8th September 2018.
– T-shirts are available at P80 each.  Register now, do not miss out!!!
For more information contact Beauty (73326352), Joshua (72743193).

FRESH START MINISTRY
May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer. Psalm 19:14
Free your heart from Anger, Heartache, Hurt, Pain, Bitterness, Depression, Insomnia etc. on Wednesday, 22 August and 5 September from 5:30-7:30 pm in OBC Conference Room.
Everyone is Welcome. Rides home are arranged. Individual sessions are also available. For more information contact Susan Mogwera on 72572827, 3953779 or email: freshstartbots@gmail.com.
Forgiven, Forgiving & Free!!!

MISSIONS COMMITTEE
OBC has a Missions Committee whose core objective is to advance the church’s commitment to reaching the nation with the gospel of Jesus Christ through various evangelistic activities and programmes in Botswana. Members of the church who feel led to evangelise and are interested in joining this committee to help implement the objectives of the Missions Policy, can contact Elder Ephraim Nkomo on 3184082 or email: ephraim.nkomo@gmail.com.

FACE THE NATION UPDATE
The Thanksgiving Service for the FTN 2018 volunteers was held at OBC on Saturday 11th August 2018. We would like to thank all those who were in attendance and were able to hear the testimonies.
The summary of results from all the Senior Secondary Schools in the country are as follows:
2,545 souls received their salvation and accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as their personal Saviour
5,667 souls pledged for abstinence as a lifestyle
1,107 received counselling in matters of the heart
We would like to thank the Prayer Partners for their support, prayers and intercession in covering and strengthening the volunteers while they were out on the field. We still hold prayers every Wednesday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm, and you are welcome and encouraged to join us as prayer partners. Pray for our volunteers and interns who are still in the schools preaching abstinence and the future and success of FTN.

OPEN BAPTIST MARU-A-PULA READS INITIATIVE (OMRI)
The English Teaching program known as the Open Baptist Maru-A-Pula Reads Initiative (OMRI) is back for it’s 3rd Term. We request the membership’s support in the form of donations (cash) that will go towards purchasing of meals for this coming term .  We are also still urgently in need of teachers to assist with English lessons. Kindly contact Onalenna Giddie +267 72116634 or Pusetso Morapedi +267 72 227 975 for more information or to be a part of this impactful ministry.

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