Sorry about not hearing from me. Just when I wanted to get to write a sort of newsletter I got Bronchitis. I took a while to recover from that.
I had hardly stopped coughing when I got Laryngitis. I am in the last stages of coughing—have a bout of coughing about once a day. As they say it never rains but it pours!
I am thankful to the Lord for His mercy and grace and that He continues his healing in my life physically. I continue to trust Him for complete healing.
I haven’t done any training this year but have been involved in the translation of Sunday School material into English. KidsXpress writes and produces the material and I translate it for them into English.
The last one was 14 sessions on Celebrating Jesus at Christmas. More like family devotions during the Christmas holidays leading up to Christmas day. It includes many crafts for the children and their families to make during that time. But the main theme is to remind Christian families to bring Christ back into their celebrations so that the world can get a glimpse of who we love and serve.
Although the English version hasn’t been printed yet I am working on a Christmas programme for about 20 children in an area near to where I live. Most of these children are from Zimbabwe but we expect a few of the neighbour’s children to also attend. We will have it from the 10 – 17 December (excluding weekends) from 9.30 – 4.30. Charity from Strand Baptist has opened her home and will be helping me. There is a lot of preparation to be done before then so I know I will be kept busy during November.
I have also been involved in a ministry of encouragement. There are just so many distressed people around. Some have stayed with me for a week or two and others I have helped in other ways too. Encouraging is challenge because a person needs to be able to plant seed in good soil. Pray for that discernment as I continue with this ministry that God seems to have opened up for me.
I am also working on training material for people who take care of children but have a low education level. I have found that material that I wrote in the past is a bit too “wordy”. It is a challenge as I want them to know as much as possible but will put them off if they can’t follow the teaching. I have started working on teaching for the distressed child. This is an ongoing ministry.
There is always something that needs doing and I trust God each day to guide me and to make me aware of what He has in mind for me. There is much we can do but the time is short so what I do needs to count for eternity and not just to keep busy.
As CEF never made provision for any retirement I still trust the Lord for my finances. I am thankful that Claremont has supported me through the years and trust that they will continue to be able to do so in the future. At times things seem insurmountable but God remains faithful and I honour Him for taking care of me all these many years (since 1968 when I first went to Bible College).
I trust this small update will help. Thank you again for all your support in prayer and finances. I could not cope without this.
Lynette was a member of CBC and attended Glenvar Bible College in 1968-69. She was sent out from CBC and served with the AEB for 6 years and then spent 30 years with Child Evangelism Fellowship. Her great concern was helping new Christian children grow in their faith. She then moved into training Children’s Workers. She then worked on her own with Churches and organisations to train and share her expertise with others. She also does translation of Sunday School material into Afrikaans. Lynette praises the Lord for her good health after open heart surgery 4years ago. and is so grateful for God’s gracious provision for the payment of her flat. She now does not do much training as she feels she needs to watch her health and concentrates on translating materials from English to Afrikaans and visa-versa.