As some of you might know the South African financial markets had some very challenging times in December. Unfortunately due to some unwise decisions that the government took we had three finance ministers in a matter of 4 days. These events caused great instability in the South African economy, and sent our local currency into a free fall right before Christmas.
The result of this was that the local South African currency lost around 25% of its value in 2015. This puts the finances of missionaries from South Africa under a lot of pressure. Please allow us to take a moment to honour you as our partners that have been so faithful in your financial support throughout 2015. However, there is something more that you can do.
We would like to invite you to pray for financial stability, so that we can continue with the work but we also would like to invite you to share this ministry with other potential partners. If you are someone who receives our regular newsletters but you are not a financial partner yet, we want to invite you to prayerfully consider financial partnership with us for this ministry among the Muslim Turks in France.
Welcome to those financial partners who just came on board. We trust that you will receive 100 times more as you sow into this ministry. We have financial partners from different parts of the world and it does not matter where you are, we have different ways for you to give towards the ministry here in France. For more information visit our website www.martindelange.org
or use the information at the bottom of our newsletter. We would like to hear from you as the Lord leads you.
5. Prayer and thanks
Thank the Lord with us for the following:
1. The improvement of my father’s health.
2. The success of the 26 December Christmas meeting.
3. Our new team mate Jale who joined the team last week.
4. The 1 400 New Testaments that we received from the City Bible Project.
5. A time of refreshing with good friends in The Netherlands.
6. God’s provision towards the ministry throughout 2015.
Please pray for the following:
1. Our upcoming trips. Check out the box on the left to see our itinerary for January.
2. The different Turkish Christian groups spread out over France, see map.
3. More open doors and good conversations as we do our weekly Bible distribution in our region.
4. Fruit on the hundreds of Bibles that are distributed every week.
5. The new Bible study Al Massira course that we will start on Monday evenings with young French speaking Turks.
6. We applied for a new passport for Samuel. We need prayer that it will be ready before we plan to go to South Africa the 15th of April for Martin jr’s wedding.
Thank you once again for your partnership. We appreciate you as you stand with is.
Many blessings in Jesus Christ
Martin and Petro