Peter Putsoenyane Newsletter (Winter 2019)

Greetings!

Much love to you all Heavenly kingdom ambassadors, who are born to be the light of the world. Greetings to you all in the mighty name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. My name is Peter Putsoenyane Botsanghonne. I am working with Teen Missions Staff and Motorcycle Missions in South Africa as a missionary .

I am 29 years old,I am born again, a graduate of the Teen Mission International Bible, Missionary and Work  school in South Africa, and I have been an orphan since I was nine years when both of my parents died which left me and my younger brother and sister homeless. When I was growing up, I did not live at one place because there was no permanent place for us, so we were living with my sister where she was married and was unemployed. But in the midst of all of trials and storms of life, God has covered me with His overflowing eternal love. All these years it has never been easy to live without my parents and without place to call my home, but God gave me a home with Teen Missions.

Here I am now working with Motorcycle Missions with a purpose to take the Word of God to the people through the means of teaching Sunday schools and meeting the needs of the children who have no one to care for them.

Teen Missions has been running this program for several years and it is operating in countries all over the world. Instead of building churches, Teen Missions has developed Sunday schools. In most cases, there are six Sunday schools established that the motorcycle circuit riders run each week.They usually stay in the area in tents, so after working with the children they can also minister to the adults in the community. In South Africa, this ministry has had some challenges so we have begun a new approach.

Since we are Teen Missions staff, we also help her at the base with a lot of the work. Not only do we have a lot of work to do on the property (teaching, clearing and Tabernacle tours etc.), but we also have a lot of work to do with the people. At Rooiwal, one of our circuit areas, we have noticed that the parents are in two groups—some support the work we are doing with their children, but others do not support it and do not allow their children to attend Sunday school. We believe that this is because they are from different religions which are cult churches and they think we are against them. We are reaching out to them through their children by teaching them the Word of God and ask them to share with their parents. There may be spiritual darkness in the area of Rooiwal, but God’s love and light will prevail.

It was on the third month when we were doing our normal evangelism outreach on Saturday. That day we went to the town of Pyramid. As we were sharing the Word of God we reached to two brothers who had alcohol with them. We went to share and pray for them. Peter (TMI Staff) started to share with them how God loved them and with God everything is possible but the older brother kept on saying there is no God in His life. Then that’s when Peter and Sibongile shared their testimonies. Three weeks later we returned and met the older brother. He said that the police had come with the papers and his card was paid for, his younger brother found a job and he was thankful to God as he now knows he is alive. He even asked to go to church with us.

I served with the motorcycle ministry for one year during my internship in 2013 and now I am on staff with Teen Missions because God has given me the assignment to serve with MSSM for three years. I enjoy working with children because I see that so many children need an adult in their life because either they don’t have parents or the parents they do have are not there for them. When I grew up, I never experienced  love from my own parents and so I know the pain that brings. I want to be a father figure to those who need it. Every child should know that they are loved and they are important. I believe that this is a way that God is showing His own love through me—to the children and to the entire community. 

Please pray for me as I serve the Lord in South Africa, I want God’s will to be done in my life. If you would like to join me in this assignment from God to bring the light in South Africa, you can help me by praying for me, or by supporting me financially through Teen Missions.

Thank you for taking time to read my newsletter. Through any of your support and prayers I believe that God’s assignment can be fulfilled in abundance. With a body of believers supporting me, it will lighten some of the challenges I have in serving the Lord in this way. 

Please pray for me in these ways:

-For financial support

-Strength and courage while serving in South Africa

-Daily safety and protection

-For God’s guidance and spiritual growth

Sincerely,

Peter Putsoenyane

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