Mission Accomplished

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Mission Accomplished

Our Creative Missions team recently spent time in Zeekovlei Primary sharing about self worth and the dangers of gangsterism and crime. We are so excited by the way the grade 7’s of Zeekovlei took the sessions we had with them as lifetime lessons which will help them make better choices in life.

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Annual General Meeting 2018

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Annual General Meeting 2018

Last week The Message Trust held an Annual General Meeting at Gangstar Cafe, where we gave an update on our goals and achievements from the previous financial year. Most importantly, we got to share about lessons learnt in our time as an organisation in Cape Town.

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Grab A Towel

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Grab A Towel

Message Trust SA C.E.O., Tim Tucker, published his new book, Grab A Towel, which officially released on the 8th of May. Read more to find out about the launch of Grab A Towel and how you can get your hands on a copy of it!

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 The Message Academy UK

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The Message Academy UK

We had a dynamic team of young people from The Message Academy UK spend the last two weeks with us while they were on mission. Read more about their time here and all of the exciting things they were involved in around Cape Town!

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From Drugs To Jesus; Sheldon's Story

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From Drugs To Jesus; Sheldon's Story

Sheldon's life has been transformed from being hooked on drugs to being hooked on Jesus. Check out his story of transformation and how the Lord is now using him at The Mess Cafe to share the Good News and restorative power of Christ! 

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'It's Time' with Angus'

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'It's Time' with Angus'

On the 24th of March, Mitchell's Plain hosted the "It's Time" event with Angus Buchan. Hundreds of thousands of people gathered to unite in prayer for our city. We are so honoured to have been a part of the event and that KineticIV was able to share the Gospel through performing their songs and stories. 

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Re-Dreaming Eden

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Re-Dreaming Eden

We hear a lot of negative stories about the communities of Cape Town. Many people live daily with condemnation as they feel the church is not for them. This is why missions teams like the Eden Network exist. In just over two years, Eden has reached and touched many lives in and around Cape Town. 

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Partnering To Spread The Word

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Partnering To Spread The Word

We have been blessed by Struik Christian Media along with Lifeway International by their generous donation of 100 copies of the newly revised CSB (Christian Standard Bible)! Continue reading to find out more about these organisations, what is new in the CSB translation, and what this donation means for us here at The Message Trust! 

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S P E A K  OUT

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S P E A K OUT

"Speak Out" was an eye-opening event as people within the community listened to several young men in our Reintegration Programme deliver challenging and powerful speeches about their experiences and the challenges they have faced in life. 

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"This Is Our Time" AVAILABLE NOW!!

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"This Is Our Time" AVAILABLE NOW!!

Today is a good day as KineticIV's new single, "This Is Our Time," has officially been released and is now available on all music platforms! Read more about it in this article and then follow the link to have a listen! 

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An Anthem for South Africa

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An Anthem for South Africa

KineticIV has just returned from being on mission, visiting the schools and community of Citrusdal. While there, they had the opportunity to film a music video for an upcoming song release. There are exciting things happening with KIV; don't miss out!

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We All Scream For Ice Cream!

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We All Scream For Ice Cream!

One of The Message Trust's Gangstar Enterprises, The Soft Machine, is gaining attraction and building momentum towards bigger and better opportunities. We are grateful for the opportunities we have already had, and excited for future ones on the horizon. 

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Exploring Eden: What Becoming An Urban Missionary Is All About

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Exploring Eden: What Becoming An Urban Missionary Is All About

It would be awesome to not just see people in the community at church on a Sunday, but to connect with them throughout the week and build relationships.
— Xola, Khanyisa Community Church

Our Eden Network, in partnership with local churches, is passionate about sending out teams of urban missionaries to neighbourhoods where gangsterism and crime is high. These missionaries are dedicated to sharing the Gospel, making disciples, and transforming communities.

 

At our fourth annual Proximity Conference in September, our Eden Network shared about the challenging issues of living the gospel in difficult circumstances, as well as some inspiring testimonies of real-life community transformation that our Eden teams have been able to experience. As a follow-up to the conference, the Eden Network hosted an Exploring Eden event on Thursday 5th October, to discuss the practical details involved in setting up an Eden Team and its support network to those interested in joining or supporting a local Eden Team.

It was a very relaxed evening sharing about how our life has been as Eden members. It’s not easy, it’s sacrificial; suffering for something you believe in. It’s not all roses, but it’s definitely fulfilling and a beautiful experience.
— Warren, Team Member - Eden Salt River
It’s about the process, not the product.
— Grant, Team Leader - Eden Salt River

 

Exploring Eden was held at Khanyisa Community Church in Tambo Village and was geared specifically towards those interested in possibly getting involved in the new Eden Tambo Village Team currently being developed. Around 25 people attended the event (about half of whom were visitors) and had the opportunity to hear from current Eden members from various, already developed teams across Cape Town. These members shared real-life stories about their experiences; from becoming an Eden team member and their preconceptions, to their current involvement within Eden in the communities they live in. Detailed information about the process of starting up with a new team was also available and afterwards, those that were interested in becoming part of Eden Tambo Village were encouraged to fill out a form in order to start taking the next steps. We are very encouraged by the turnout of those interested in joining an Eden Team that night, and are excited to watch this new Eden Team gain members and continue to develop.

We need to meet regularly and pray and get the momentum going. We need to set up prayer walks to start building excitement for whats happening here in our community.
— Siviwe, Pastor at Khanyisa Community Church, Tambo Village

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Made For More

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Made For More

On 29 September, KIV performed an electrifying "Made For More" concert at the end of a Schools Week, in partnership with Lighthouse Church. We are excited to see how future partnerships could have the potential to change the lives of young people and bring hope and encouragement to their current circumstances. 

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