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Concerns and problems flood our minds. There is always so much to do! In our current situation, we can only find comfort and solutions in reading and meditating the word of God. 
Bishop Tshalo and Pastor Beatrice urge all of us to take upon ourselves this important task. 


READING SCHEDULE
WEEK 7WEEK 8WEEK 9
8 May1 Samuel 19:1-14
Psalms 8:1-9 
15  May1 Samuel 22:1-22
Psalms 13:1-6 
22  May1 Samuel 25:32-44
Psalms 18:6-10
9 May1 Samuel 22:13-23
Psalms 14:1-7
16 May1 Samuel 22:13-23
Psalms 14:1-7 
23  May1 Samuel 26:1-25  
Psalms 18:11-15 
10 May1 Samuel 20:1-15
Psalms 9:11-20 
17 May1 Samuel 23:1-13
Psalms 15:1-5  
24  May1 Samuel 27:1-12 
Psalms 18:16-20  
11 May1 Samuel 20:16-26
Psalms 10:1-9 
18  May1 Samuel 23:14-29
Psalms 16:1-11 
25 May1 Samuel 29:1-11  
Psalms 18:21-25  
12 May1 Samuel 20:27-42
Psalms 10:10-18
19  May1 Samuel 24:1-22
Psalms 17:1-7 
26 May1 Samuel 30:1-15 
Psalms 18:26-30  
13 May1 Samuel 21:1-9
Psalms 11:1-7 
20  May1 Samuel 25:1-14
Psalms 17:8-15 
27 May1 Samuel 30:16-31  
Psalms 18:31-35  
14 May1 Samuel 21:10-15
Psalms 12:1-8  
21  May1 Samuel 25:15-31
Psalms 18:1-5 
28 May1 Samuel 31:1-13  
Psalms 18:36-40 
 

Beloved,

I pray that you and your loved ones are doing well and making the most of the situation we find ourselves in as a nation.


The end of April 2020 marks the completion of our nationwide level five lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic that has swept across the globe. As of 1st of May 2020 some restrictions will be lifted in an effort to slowly restore normalcy to our economy and nation. These measures will be incremental so as to maintain the fine balance between saving lives and livelihood.  As challenging as this time has been for all of us, I have learnt to appreciate the wisdom of our God, as I believe we all have. God has afforded us the opportunity throughout these weeks to dig deep in His word and engage in serious theological conversations, with the hope of producing in us profound theological convictions which I believe will establish us in Christ and make us immoveable no matter the challenges we face (James 1:22-25).

Our president’s address to the nation on 23 April 2020 specified that all sporting events, religious, cultural and social gatherings as well as bars, conference and convention centres, entertainment venues, cinemas and theatres would remain closed until a later stage. This of course impacts us as Gospel Ramah Church family. The understandable reasoning behind this wise decision from our government has to do with social distancing in an effort to prevent an influx in infections.

Please note that this does not apply to our pastors in Tanzania, Malawi, Botswana, France, and DRC, please follow your local government directives on the COVID-19 restrictions.

With all this said, what then should our attitude be? I will try to respond with two passages of Scripture:

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such there is no law.” (Galatians 5:22)

“We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised.” (Hebrews 6:12)

Let us endure in patience. Let us remain joyful. Let us continue to fix our eyes on Christ, the author and perfecter of our faith.

I continue to look forward to the time when we will gather together again but until then, let us keep connected via our various social media platforms and strive to outdo each other in showing the love of Christ in practical ways. You are prayed for and loved.

Let us meet again on Sunday at 10 am for our online Sunday service.

Bishop Tshalo 

Concerns and problems flood our minds. There is always so much to do! In our current situation, we can only find comfort and solutions in reading and meditating the word of God. 
Bishop Tshalo and Pastor Beatrice urge all of us to take upon ourselves this important task. 


PRAYER CHAIN SCHEDULEREADING SCHEDULE
WEEK 3WEEK 4WEEK 5
13 AprPsalms 106:8 20 AprColossians 3:1-17;
Numbers 21:4-9
27 AprColossians 1:14-29;
1 Corinthians 9:24-27
14 AprPsalms 121:1-8
Matthew 10:41
21 Apr Ephesians 1:15-23;
Colossians 1:3-6
28 AprEphesians 2:14-22;
Psalms 118:5-7
15 Apr1 Kings 17:8-24;
Jeremiah 3:15;
Ephesians 6:1
22 AprEphesians 4:17-24;
Isaiah 60:1-3
29 AprPhilippians 1:19-30
16 AprMatthew 13:58;
2 Kings 4:8-37; 8:4
23 AprColossians 1:9-18;
Psalms 30:5-6
30 AprColossians 2:1-10;
2 Corinthians 1:8-11
17 Apr Ephesians 1:1-14;
Philippians 4:4-9
24 Apr1 Peter 1:3-12;
Psalms 23:1-6
18 AprEphesians 3:14-21;
Hebrews 12:1-2
25 Apr Ephesians 2:1-10;
Hebrews 10:19-25
19 AprPhilippians 3:12-16;
2 Samuel 22:7-18;
26 AprPhilippians 1:3-11;
Psalms 121:1-8
 
As we move to level 4 lockdown from 1 May 2020, the government has published the list of permissions and restrictions that will be in place. More information can be found on COVID-19 Corona Virus South African Resource Portal

 

 

Beloved,

Tomorrow concludes the first of three weeks of confinement for us as a nation. I know that this has been challenging for us on varying levels, but I pray that we have all gained a clearer understanding as to the why of it all. This is a season of much sacrifice for all of us, but sacrifice is an honourable thing when it is done for the greater good.


This period of confinement coincides with lent; lent is the forty days leading to resurrection Sunday (Easter) during which we consecrate ourselves to prayer, fasting, and renewal.  

I would like to once again encourage us all to get into an even deeper time of prayer and spending time in God’s word. We serve a God who speaks, so let us be open and available to hearing from Him. A quote I find rich of meaning is this; “The world has nothing to say and yet says it very well, whilst the church has something to say and yet do not know how to say it.” Our world is desperate for uplifting, life-changing words from God, and who better than the church of Jesus Christ to share this with the world. A major way we hear from God and discern His will in each season is through prayer.

There are many benefits of prayer that can be listed but I would like to encourage you with the 3 below:

  1. Prayer helps us deal with personal issues more effectively.
  2. Prayer allows us to put things in their proper perspective.
  3. Prayer provides us with the necessary power to do what we need to do while trusting God to do what only He can do. 

Let us connect at six on Wednesday 01 April 2020, via live-stream for a short word of edification as well as a time of corporate prayer. I would like to remind and encourage you that you are all covered in prayer by myself and the leadership team. We also have a group of dedicated people, under Pastor Beatrice’s leadership, as well as our intercessors under the leadership of brother Edmond, praying daily for you all.  

I look forward to the day when we will all meet together again, until then, remain in His peace.

Love you all and God bless

Bishop Tshalo 

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