Frank and Ruthie, a couple from the U.S., are preparing to visit Masoyi again in February, and have written to their supporters. This is extracted from their letter:
Dear brothers and sisters in Jesus,
In James 2:15-17 we are told, “If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food, And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit? Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.” In addition to obeying this directive we ask the Holy Spirit to guide us in bringing as many souls as possible into the family of God.
We will be going back to Masoyi in early February. Once again we feel a great urgency to bring souls into the Kingdom. In the past we have been privileged to introduce many people to Jesus and see them take Him as their Lord and Savior. We have also seen His healing hand touch their bodies and their minds and bring restoration to them.
Before we go out into the community each day, we ask the Lord to only put people in our path whose hearts He has already prepared. He has honored that prayer continually over the last 14 years that we have been going there. Even in stores, game parks, gas stations, clinics, and on the streets, He has put people in front of us who have taken Jesus as their Lord and Savior. The Lord has proven to us again and again that He is ever faithful to His Word. Hallelujah!
We will again be visiting the sick, the dying, the poor, the orphans, the widows and everyone the Lord puts before us. We ask that you pray for us. Ruthie and I need the courage and boldness to speak the name of Jesus and exercise the authority He has given us with everyone we meet, no matter where we are or what we are doing.
… we are asking for your prayers and any support you can offer these people during the time we will be there…. Last year we were able to provide food to the sick and dying, to orphans and to the volunteer workers. Additionally we used the donations you provided to buy school uniforms, to purchase and distribute around 500 Holy Bibles, to have windows and roofs and doors repaired or installed. We set up a food bank at a local food warehouse with $4000. It has been used for food for orphans and other vulnerable children. We left Jabulile (a very capable worker with a calling for children) in charge of the funds. Finally, we brought over 100 pounds of children’s clothing but we were limited due to weight restrictions on our luggage. This year we are working with the Schenectady City Mission to send pallets of 400-500 pounds directly to the Masoyi Home Based Care compound.
If anyone feels led to help with buying Holy Bibles, food, a pallet of clothes or whatever is the greatest need of the day, you can mail a check to Bethel Full Gospel Church (3669 Guilderland Ave, Schenectady, NY 12306) and put “Wey- South Africa” in the memo line and it will be wired to us. You can send it directly to our home address if you prefer and our daughter will deposit it for us. If you want to specify exactly how it is to be spent, just tell us and we will make certain it is used for whatever you choose.
Once again we will send a monthly letter detailing the events of each month we spend there. It will give you a good idea of what we are doing and the areas we need your prayers. It gets a little intimidating to keep going back each year, but the Lord gives us the strength and the will. Ruthie and I thank you from the depths of our hearts. You are truly a blessing to us.
May we be kept humble,
Frank and Ruthie Wey