Mission Accomplished, Disaster Averted
by Angelle M. Jones
Celebrating six years in ministry, In The
Spirit Ministries, Inc. sponsored its eighth foreign mission trip.
Director, Evangelist Angelle M. Jones led a team of six from various
denominational churches to Botswana, and South Africa, September 28,
through October 12, 1999.
This was the second trip
to Botswana for In The Spirit Ministries, Inc.. Invited last year to
minister at a women?s crusade, Angelle was encouraged to introduce the
women of the nation to the ministry of Women?s Aglow. As a result, the
women of Botswana are preparing to start a Women?s Aglow chapter. After
decades of physical, emotional and spiritual oppression the women are
being set free by the truth of God?s word. It was said after last year?s
meetings that our team was sent by God as midwives to help the women to
birth their spiritual dreams and visions. Starting the ministry this year
was a women?s conference, co-sponsored with Women?s Aglow Int?l.
Angelle and Sister Towera Masiku of Malawi, Africa were the keynote
After the conference,
the team spent the next week ministering throughout the city and villages
of Botswana. What an awesome experience to watch the power of God flow
through the team as we ministered two by two. Pastor Oupa Rampa and his
wife Martha, overseers of the Christian Hospital Fellowship of Botswana
and a prison outreach ministry, graciously hosted us. One in every three
persons between the ages of 18-25 years is believed to be infected with
the HIV virus in Botswana and South Africa. As a result of these
statistics, the cry for prayer is truly great! Most realize that without a
miracle, these nations will self-destruct within just a few years.
The trip ended in
Durban, South Africa, a predominately Indian nation. We ministered at
Revival Ministries, Inc. pastored by Pastors Joseph and Revinnine Allen.
What a blessing to see many men and women come to Christ in a nation where
the Muslim faith is the primary religion.
The highlight of the
entire trip was to watch the faithfulness of God throughout. After many
frustrating schedule changes, God revealed the reason on our last day in
South Africa. We were notified early that morning that the plane that we
were to board in Botswana crashed while landing in the Botswana airport!
Instead of us being in Botswana, we had driven to our destination,
Johannesburg, South Africa the night before!
The mission of In
The Spirit Ministries, Inc. is to preach the gospel to all the world, to
equip the body of Christ through the teaching of the word of God, and to
train the local church in foreign and domestic missions. We thank the Lord
that by His Spirit, once again, mission accomplished!
Note: Angelle Jones is a
staff writer for Connection Magazine.