Pieter, Mari and Joshua de Bruin
Vision and Calling
Acts 1 vs 8: “…. You will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, (your city) Judea, Samaria to the ends of the Earth…… “
Pieter and Mari have a burden in their hearts to reach ALL Nations with the love of Christ. Making disciples and teaching them.
Working alongside Indigenous leaders in Swaziland so the church can grow wide as well as deep.
Expose the Swazi church to Missions through Cross Cultural Training - change their World View – giving them a World Perspective
Mobilise the Swazi church to reach out beyond their own borders by facilitating Kairos courses throughout Swaziland and neighbouring countries.
Building partnerships between the Swazi church and Mission Organizations globally; connect Indigenous Christian leaders in Swaziland with Indigenous Christian leaders in neighbouring African countries.
Swaziland to be a spring board for missions …… sending missionaries into the rest of Africa.
Our Obedience to the Call
2007 Pieter surrendered his life to Jesus
2008 Mari, a rebellious Missionary Kid, rededicated her life to Christ
2009 – 2011 Served as missionaries in Mozambique to the Shangaan people
2012 Pieter and Mari did a one year Certificate Course in Missions at Africa School of Missions (ASM)
2013 Mari : One Year Auxiliary Training Course in Nursing at ASM
Pieter: Serving at ASM in the Maintenance Department
2014 Whilst still serving at ASM, Pieter enrolled at Hebron Theological College and started with his B.Th Degree
2014 – current Preparing to go into Swaziland to serve the Swati people, equipping them to reach their own people with the Gospel as well as reaching across their borders.
Serving as Missionaries in Mozambique
Mari speaks and understands Shangaan . Pieter understands Shangaan. They were involved in:
- Feeding Projects
- Training of Pre-School teachers
- Church Planting
- Children and Youth Ministry
- “First Aid”
- Preaching the Word
- Skills Development i.e. Woodwork; Leather making; Baking; Sewing;
- Caring for the Needy
Serving as Missionaries in Swaziland
Pieter and Mari have over time built strong and lasting relationships with Indigenous Christian Leaders in Swaziland. Mari speaks and understands Swati. Pieter understands Swati a little bit and is still learning.
They will be involved in similar ministry as in Mozambique but with an emphasis on reaching out to the nations – cross cultural missions. Inspiring hope, encouraging change, influencing and mobilizing the Swazi people to become a Sending nation.
Pieter will empower the Youth through Technology – computer literacy; Skills development and training.
Mari will train Preschool Teachers; Train the volunteers to do home based care.
They will assist Missionary Ventures in overseeing projects.
Implement and teach simple accounting practices for the Feeding Centers; Food Gardens; Sewing Schools; Pre-Schools; Teachers’ Training schedules.
Equipping the Swazis in Administration of Donor’s funds; imparting the importance of accountability and transparency of donor funds.
Train short term mission teams.
Partner with individuals and churches in SA and abroad to send short term mission teams.
Empower, equip, resource and encourage national churches to impact the nations by cross cultural missions – reaching out to neighboring countries.
Coordinate the logistics of an outreach e.g. accommodation, meals, transport, ministry program.
Lead and host local and international teams visiting Swaziland on mission trip.
Give teams the opportunity and joy of participating fully in the high calling of Matthew 28:19
Our need for partners in Ministry
1 Corinthians 12:27 “All of you together are Christ’s body, and each of you is a part of it.”
Vs 21 “The eye can never say to the hand, I don’t need you.”
The vision and call which we have responded to is the heart of God for the Nations of the world
and for His church. As a family, we responded to devote our lives in obedience to this call. But, we
realize our dependence on the “Body of Christ” to be effective in our service.
OUR NEED FOR PRAYER PARTNERS
Ephesians 6:12 “For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and
authorities of the unseen world …”
We are trusting our Father for 30 prayer partners who would commit themselves to cover us as a
family in prayer (1 day per month). We also get discouraged, often experience weakness or need
clear guidance and wisdom from God in our ministry. We need friends to encourage us to continue
and celebrate with us the victories in Christ.
OUR NEED FOR FINANCIAL PARTNERS
1 Timothy 3:5 (Leaders in the Church) “He must manage his own family well, having children who
respect and obey him.”
As a Christian leader it is my heart to be wise and responsible in managing our family, also when it
comes to finances.
We trust in God as our provider and most often he uses the obedience of His children as instruments
of provision. We are therefore trusting our Father for Financial partners for committed monthly
support to make our ministry with Missionary Ventures possible.
Thank you for taking the time to read through our Ministry Profile.
Would you please prayerfully consider in partnering with us to teach and
train believers in Swaziland to
reach the African Continent with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Our Contact Details:
- Pieter: 0832666201
- Mari: 0718865819
Should you like to support us, please contact one of our offices:
- South Africa MVSA – Coralie Roets [email protected]
- UK MVGB – Rob Carter [email protected]
- USA MVUSA- Nancy Long [email protected]
- Canada MVC- Brad Wilson [email protected]
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