The New Missionary Flat

by Paul Schamberger New missionary flat at RUC is like a home from home RUC recently announced the opening of a spacious new flat on the church’s property for visiting missionaries and their families. Paul Schamberger asked Jenni Kurten,…

Q&A with MAF International Board Member, Ndaba Mazabane

Picking the brain of Ndaba Mazabane, Board Member of MAF International Ndaba joined the MAFI Board in September 2016. He serves as an associate pastor at Rosebank Union Church in Johannesburg, South Africa, and has also served as the fourth…

Q&A with Missionary Wendy Lock

What is your personal background? I was born in England but in 1975,  my family immigrated to South Africa. I was four years old.  That was when we joined Rosebank Union Church.  It was still meeting in the old Spanish church on Tyrwhitt…

Holiday Club 2018

Holiday Club for the kids: The Mission 28:19 Holiday Club !  We had a church filled with hundreds of children learning who Jesus is, what He did for us and what we should do for Him.  The week was packed with learning through fun games, crafts…

Because of Bill

Earlier today, I had the privilege of sharing with the kids attending the RUC holiday club. It was great. The Jerusalem Hall was packed. Wall-to-wall kids and leaders. There was a great vibe. The walls were decorated with eye-catching, contemporary…
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Partnering with you to create lasting change in Alexandra

I recently found an inspiring quote from our nation’s great leader: “Overcoming poverty is not a task of charity; it is an act of justice. Like slavery and apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and it can be overcome and…

A Theology of Ordinary Life

So much of life feels ordinary. Paying bills. Going to school. Replying to emails. Buying toothpaste. But what if every single day we are missing many opportunities to glorify God in the ordinary? I believe we are often guilty of a sacred/secular…
Diversity

Our Differences Make a Difference – and that’s God’s plan!

The conditions for revival as we see in scripture include confession and repentance from presumptuous and wilful sins and seeking and pursuing the heart of God. Sin is an obstacle to authentic Christian living. Therefore, it is critical that…
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A life lived on mission for God

In celebration of the life of Edward Thomas, by Ros Thomas You can’t really export something that you don’t honestly believe in. It has nothing to do with your circumstances or your feelings but your unflinching  trust in an unchanging…
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God's Mission through Rays of Hope

And the King will answer them, “Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did to me.”  (Matthew 25:40) What a privilege it is to share in this mandate to love and serve our brothers as our King…

“Hold Out the Word of Life”

American evangelist Billy Graham died on Wednesday 21 February at the age of 99. Ever since I came to know Christ at the age of nine, Billy Graham has held a special place in my heart, as he has in the hearts of millions of others all over…
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PARTNERSHIPS FOR CHANGE - Sparrow School

Rays of Hope’s partnership with Sparrow School in Melville that began in 2016 has continued to flourish this year. Thanks to generous donors linked to Rosebank Union Church, we were able to send 10 children from Alexandra (Ithemba Labantwana…