Following Cliff’s visit in May when we decided that the School of ‘Growing in Christ’ would be the most appropriate subject. Cliff Mthembu shared with me what God has been doing through his Healing Crusades. He has seen many significant miracles. The teaching began the next morning. We had 60 leaders attending the School written by Eric Skates, with the focus on equipping the students with the tools to help their respective church members to grow and to disciple new Christians. Ian and Gwen Farr had travelled from East London. They arrived at midday on Friday in time for Ian to minister in the afternoon. We also shared the teaching on Saturday, and God touched a number of the attendees deeply through the teaching and the anointing of the Holy Spirit.
Throughout the two days Cliff Mthembu translated and applied the material into Xhosa and Zulu, ably supported by Majosi and his younger colleague. As is always the case when we minister with Cliff, his application of the teaching into the relevant context is thorough and comprehensive, and there is much discussion, laughter and liberty. Ian has a dynamic and animated style of delivery which is highly effective, and invited God’s Spirit to minister to us on several occasions with obvious manifestation of His presence.
Cliff thanked us for our visit and re-iterated how important these Schools are to him and his people.We look forward to seeing the fruit of our labours on our next trip in 2011.
Date: September 2010
Location: Eastern Cape, South Africa
Subject: Growing in Christ Part 1.
Teachers: Ian Farr and Andrew Hicks.