Plasings

Wys tans plasings vanaf October, 2010

Listening to the Beat of a Different Ministry Drum

"What is the DNA’s (Discipelin the Nations Alliance, on who's ideas Hope for Africa was founded) track record for the eventual self-funding of your programs by local leaders?" Someone asked me that last week. It's a fair question, but it doesn't apply to the Disciple Nations Alliance because it presupposes a ministry approach we avoid. Let me explain by quoting a dear friend, Randy Hoag, former president of Food for the Hungry. Randy has worked in international Christian ministry for over 30 years. Much of the ethos of the DNA can be traced to his innovative, biblical ideas about cross-cultural ministry with the poor. Here's what Randy said in a recent interview on Ministry Spotlight: "One of the greatest lessons I learned during my career has to do with the importance of the process of development. Typically what happens with organizations [including local churches] is that they go into an impoverished community, see problems, and have an im…

Biblical Reconciliation at Natanje!

Biblical Reconciliation at Natanje! A Biblical Worldview and Transformational Development Conference were conducted at Natanje, Mozambique from 27-30 of September 2010 by Hope for Africa in partnership with Hande Vat Project and the Reformed Church of Mozambique. Hein van Wyk, Johannes Aucamp and Danie Murray facilitated the Conference. Thirty five delegates from the communities of Natanje, Ile and Napipi attended the three day Conference. Together they represent three denominations. The Conference was hosted and organised by Past Carlos Herbert from the IRM Congregation at Natanje. This was the first time that a Conference of this kind was arranged and funded by the local community. The successful hosting of the Conference, which was done in a sustainable manner i n the local economy, is a huge step forward in cultural transformation. The impact and outcome of the Conference build capacity and gave confidence for similar conferences in future.     The outcomes of the conference were to s…

Discovery of Church Unity in the diversity of Muembe district

Discovery of Church Unity in the diversity of Muembe A Biblical Worldview and Transformational Development Conference were conducted in Chiconono, Mozambique from 23-25 September 2010 by Hope for Africa in partnership with Hande Vat Project and the Reformed Church of Mozambique. Hein van Wyk, Johannes Aucamp and Danie Murray facilitated the Conference. Twenty five delegates from the communities of Chiconono and Muembe attended the three day Conference. Together they represent two denominations. The Conference was hosted and organised by Aubi Banda from the IRM Congregation at Chiconono. This was the first time that a Conference was arranged and funded by the local community of Chiconono. It was also the first time that a multi-denominational gathering of this kind happened among the Yao people.   The outcomes of the conference were to see a growing vision for community development through cultural transformation, a basic understanding of worldview and of the role of the Church in society…

DOMINEE EN OUDERLINGE RAAK OPENLIK TEENOOR MEKAAR

AGTERGROND Die handevat bediening het 'n proses aan die gang gesit om gemeentes in RSA met gemeentes in Mosambiek te verbind. Ons noem dit tweeling gemeentes. In die meeste gevalle is daar ook hulp aan die plaaslike dominee betrokke hierby. Normaalweg behels dit 'n R500 per maand vir die dominee omdat gemeentes nog nie geleer het om 'n dominee te onderhou nie. Dit is egter baie belangrik dat plaaslike gemeentes ook begin bydrae sodat dit nie net weer afhanklikheid bevorder nie. Om die proses voort te sit raak dit egter belangrik dat Mosambiekse gemeentes daarby betrokke moet wees. Die proses word dikwels baie vertraag deurdat dominees nie kans sien om vir die gemeentes te vertel dat hulle hulp kry en hoeveel dit is nie. Die redes verstaan mens ook en is die volgende: Gemeentes is gewoonlik in baie landelike omgewings waar mense met vreeslik min geld oorleef en die bedrag klink vir plaaslike mense vreeslik baie. Dominees wat van ander omgewings af inkom het klaar 'n bai…