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The South African Report - Jerry Hogg

Isaiah 59:19 – “From east to west everyone will fear him and his great power. He will come like a rushing river, like a strong wind.” Man has always respected the wind’s force. Wind has the power to destroy, but also to restore, supply (as with windmills), to cleanse (sweep clean or vacuum). God often used the wind for good: to dry up the land after the Great Flood so Noah and his family could get on with their lives; to deliver Moses and those fleeing from the Egyptian army; to cause the sound of a great army when Israel was outnumbered by enemies.

Apollos Institute Update

Just thought that you would like to know what is happening with Apollos Institute and the growing demand for leadership training.

AIMers in Port Elizabeth

I can't wait to get back to the USA, download my pictures and let you see a good picture of our Port Elizabeth, South Africa AIMers! What a thrill to visit them and see the incredible things that they are doing in the Kingdom!  They are working with school children, working in congregations, and so much more.  But look at the picture (I'll give you a second to look)... Does this look like the mission field to you??? Seriously. What a beautiful place.  They have great beaches, restaurants, and you can even get multiple English channels on TV! Of course, our AIMers get dirty feeding the hungry, serving orphans, assisting widows, teaching classes, working in the congregations, etc. It is still mission work and we should all be proud of them. Beautiful places are just as stained by sin as any other place and have just as many hidden dangers and trials.

On The Road Again

It's that time again.  Time for another excursion to witness the great things that God is doing around the world and to participate as God opens doors.  It is amazing to see what Sunset is doing on the African continent.  It is such a blessing to serve at the Sunset International Bible Institute in the International Studies Division through our 57 ministry training schools.  Mark Samsill and I will be visiting preachers, teachers and ministry trainers in Malawi, Botswana and South Africa. Normally, this trip would also include Zambia, but I was able to meet with David French of the Mapepe Bible College while he was in Lubbock.  It should be a great opportunity.

The South African Report - May-June 2008

Attached is our 2-month SANewsletter report in a .pdf file with some details about our work in South Africa at the Bible College and in other areas of the Kingdom.

We are having some rather cold nights here now. But, we're half-way through our Winter season, so Spring isn't far away. We get news of flooding and high temperatures in the States with a lot of problems for folks all over. Our prayer is that weather conditions improve, both here and there.

Keep us in your prayers.

Jerry & Ann Hogg

SA Report for May 2008

May 31, 2008

Dear Ones:

Whatever would we do without modern-day technology -- email, international banking, and convenient air travel? Many of our missionary friends traveled to Africa back in the 40's and 50's by freighter ship that sometimes took 4 to 6 weeks from the USA, some being stranded for weeks in South America or Europe awaiting the next voyage on to Africa. The jet age improved travel tremendously. When we first arrived in South Africa back in 1969, letters to and from the States required anywhere from 8 to 10 days by air, and 2 to 3 months by sea. Email has changed that.

Computer Thank You - Jerry Hogg

This is a 3-page letter that we sent out today in appreciation for several churches and individuals who had a part in assisting us to provide 9 new computers and email service for staff members at the Bible College. In just over 5 weeks, over $11,300.00 was received for the SABC Computer Fund. God is good and the brethren are wonderful!

March 2008 Report

Life is not always fair! We often hear someone say, especially kids, "that’s not fair!" As adults, we try to explain the why’s and wherefore’s at those times. When we hear of illness or loved ones who die, even grown-ups think life is not fair: that person was so young, so healthy, so vibrant, or so important to his/her family, the community, the church. In the Bible, the word "fair" almost always refers to the female gender, fair damsel (I Kings 1:3), she was fair to look upon (Esther 1:11), or to fair weather (Job 37:22), and usually as an adjective, never an adverb. In most cases, we use fair as an adverb, something unjust!

February News - Jerry Hogg

29 February 2008

It’s not often we can use this date! Leap year has this extra day to catch-up with the time cycle. As Christians, we are grateful for every day, every moment God gives us to serve Him upon this earth. "For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting and his Truth endureth to all generations." Psalm 100:5. It is our prayer that everyone used the extra day wisely. It’s good to be home in Africa!

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