Laughren Peter Fran 1995 SAfrica

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  Graaff-Reinet Cape Bible Seminary OneoftherealjoysthatIfindinourworkisintravellingtooutlyingareasfortimesofteaching.Onesuchplacethatisarealjoyto visit isasmall Karoo townbythenameofGraaff-Reinet.Thepeopletherearealwaysverygracioushosts andreal eager tolearn.GordonNelson and I went there foratotalofa week fromNovember5to14.I wasthere for the firsthalf oftheweekandtaught every evening on Philippians and Colossians. Gordon cameon Wednesday andtaught aboutthe lives ofthe12Apostles.Ihad17peoplegaincreditwhilehehad18.Whenwegothere,the families take turnsfeedinguseachnightand in being ourhosts. During the day, Ispokeattwo high schoolsintheareaandwas very well received. The only drawbacktothetripwas having togo by myself as Fran and Denzil stayedbehind.I truly enjoyed my triptoworkwiththese fine peopleand feel like the Lord is using us in Cape Bible Seminary tomakebetterleaders for the churches. Furlougli Plans All plansareopentochange,butasofthiswritinginmidJanuary,ourplansforfurloughare falling intoplace.We will leaveheretheendof April andarrivebackintheAtlantaareaMay12@3:20p.m.forour15-monthfurlough.Aswasthecaselastfurlough, weareplanningon making ourbaseinHampton,Georgiaagain, asItisagoodcentralplacetotravelfromtothemajorityofoursupportingchurchesandindividualswhichareinGeorgiaandTennessee.Ashousinghasbeenarranged,weare still prayingaboutwhattodofortransportation.Wearelookingforwardtoour timeinthe U.S. asit will begoodtotakeastepbackfromourwork hereforevaluation.Pleaseprayforusaswesettleouraffairshere inSouth Africa andgetreadyforourtravellinginthe U.S. Weareworkingonascheduleforourspeakingengagements. WealreadyhaveplansforacampinJuneandJulyandforthe NACC. Ifyouwould like forustocomeandspeakandhaveaspecificdateinmind,pleasecontactusorourforwardingagentsandwe will make the appropriateplans.Welookforwardtoseeingallofour supporters, family andfriendssometimeduringourfurlough time. Denzil and John Kokwe,afaithful young brother.  Visitors When we first arrived in South Africa, we were truly amazed atthe beauty of this country, as Cape Town is rated to beoneofthetop5mostbeautifulcitiesintheworld.Anotherthingthatwewereamazedatwhenwe arrived wasthe lack of foreign touriststocometothis place as only British Airways flewoverseastoCape Town. Since sanctionshave fallen andthe country haschanged, airlines come from all over the world here. There areeven direct flights from Miami toCapeTown.OneleaveshereonSaturdayeveningat9:00localtimeandarrivesinMiamiat5:30localtime. One ofthe decisions thatwemadea long timeago,wasthatourhouseisthe Lord's houseandis always opento visitors, local orotherwise.Sadtosay, many missionaries havetheattitudethattheywantno visitors. Wehaveevenhad missionaries tell Fran andmethatifother local missionaries cometo Cape Town, Thereisnota chance theyare staying withme;theycanstaywith you! WefeelthatthatattitudeisnotonlyInhospitable,butunchristian. BesideslocalpeoplelikeAndrewCalvertwerevisiting,strawberrieswereinseason and I think that the shopstook a loss with Bev Palmer Uncle Bev here. We wentto services at MacassarandMfuleniandhadabraaihereatthehouseonNovember27with65peopleinattendance.Beforethey leftforCanadaon the 28th,wetookthemto the varioussight-seeingplacesinandaroundCapeTown.Wetrulyenjoyvisitorsandencourageanyonetocomeand see us that would like to. Denzil,Elaine and BevPalmer Demil Palmer and Peteshare alaugh. Denzil & Denzil  Etc. Along withother visitors, wehad Roland Joseph's (ministerin Kimberley) daughterandtwoother girls hereforaweekwhilethey were travellingwitha Christian dramagroup. WehaveconvertedourThursdaynight Bible StudyatMacassarintoaCape Bible Seminarysessionwith goodresults.Weseemtohavebetterattendance. When schools close downhere for 6 weeksaround Christmas and NewYears, sodo our weeklyclasses. Itgivesusashortbreakin the middleof the summer.WemadeaweekendtriptoGeorgeinDecember.I taughtonSaturdayandFrantaughtonSundaywith this good group. ThedayafterI got homefrom the Cape Bible SeminarysessioninGraaff-Reinet,Idrove the 4hours toGeorgetodo the funeralofayoungman that haddiedsuddenlyacoupleofweeksbeforehishighschoolgraduation.Itook10peoplefrom the Macassarcongregationandlefthomeat4:45a.m.,getting home at9:30p.m. Thankssomuch to NewnanChristianFellowshipin Newnan,GeorgiaandHighlandMeadowsChristianChurchinTexasfor the bigChristmasboxes.We reallyappreciate the American treats at Christmas. Yourthoughtfulnessisappreciated.Thanksalsotomanyindividuals who rememberedus at Christmas. ThiswastakenfromRobbenIsland,theislandprisonwhereNelson Mandela spent20 years. -InOctober,a local churchmemberarrangedforusto visit Robben Island, the island where Nelson Mandela spent20 years. Praises - Plans forfurlougharegoing well andwethank all involvedin the plans.-Thechurch at Macassarcontinuesongrowingstrong inspirit. -WearegoingtosellourMazdabeforefurlough.We arethankfulforitsgoodserviceoverthelasttenyears.Ithas300,000kilometersontheodometer. Prayers -Prayfor the churcheshereinCapeTownasthereis too muchinfightingforpower.-Prayfor the workofCape Bible Seminaryaswetrytoeducatestrongleaders. -Pleaseprayfor our plansforfurlough. -Pleaseprayforusaswetravelwithaveryactive10-month-oldinApril&May. Fran's Feelings Hi Folks! Howareyouall?We hope andtrust that youhada good holiday time (Thanksgiving to NewYear's) and hope that alliswellwithyouandyourlovedones.This holidayseasonhasbeenveryspecialhaving Denzil with us.Denzilisgrowingsoquicklyandchangingallof the time.Heisasweetlittleguyandwearehavingallkinds offunwithhim.Heisnow 6V2 monthsoldandweighs 20poundsand will becrawlingand/orwalkingvery soon.Hopefullyyouwillseehimbefore too long.Peteisstillworkinghard, but Ihavebeenhavinga hardtimewith the teachinglately.Theproblemisthat Ihavenot taught muchatallsinceI was 7monthspregnant.Ireallyfeelbad about it and youcantell that Iam out ofpractice.I taught atconferenceInOctober  thenonce while wewere in George in December. So please pray formetogettheenergyandtomaketimetoworkon lessons. TherearemanyreasonswhyIhavenotbeenteaching,butImust keepmyprioritiesin the order that Godwantsthem. Ourhomehasbeenverybusywithguestscomingandgoing. Asyouknow,welovetohavepeopleinourhome,sowehave enjoyedit.Weespeciallyenjoyed having Pete'srelativesfrom Canada.Itwasinterestinghavingtwo Denzils in the house.NowwearelookingforwardtoGrandmaBlackmarr's(Pete'sMom) arrival inFebruary. Thoughwedidn'thaveany family memberswithusforChristmas,itwasa full day.We(thethreeofus)gotuparound 5:00a.m. to open the gifts.It was funwatchingDenzll.He actuallyseemedtoknowwhatwasgoingon-maybeitcomes naturally.Then wewent to church at Macassar.It was niceto bewiththosefolks.Afterchurch,wecamehomeandgotready for the +/-20friendsfordinner.SinceitishothereatChristmaswewereableto seat someoutsidein the shade.Therewasplenty offood,funwithgamesandgoodfellowship.Christmaswasa blessedtimeforus,aswehope that yourswas.PeteandIthankGodeverytimewerememberyouall (Philippians1:3-6).Godhasblessedusthroughallofourfriends andfamily.Wefeltespeciallyblessedthisyearin the birthofourson,Denzil.PrayforusaswebringhimupknowingandlovingGodourFather.Lordwilling, we will bebackin the U.S.forfurloughverysoon.Thenwe will meet again,face-to-facewith lots to talk about. KeepwellandwepraythatGod will blessyouasyou live for Him. Love and Prayers, Fran AddreBBBs: Pete & Fran Lauohren P.O. Box 165 Kraaifontein, 7569 RepublicofSouthAfrica phone:(Oil-27-21-988^)682) fax: 011-27-21-988-7563 Forwarding Agents: Mark & Annette Tuttle POBox 81462 Ccnyers,GA 30208 2'co£Z-9 —SJ. o§2=w ccd» omvS^^ ^=) '5 Z crvj£ V fs
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