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Dean & Sheba Padayhag

Johannesburg, South Africa

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Video report from our mission term 2010-2012 in South Africa

Email Update: Thanksgiving and Request

November 26, 2012

Dear Co-Laborers,

We are forever grateful for your partnership in reaching the lost and edifying the saints here in South Africa and neighboring countries. Your prayer and intercession are great encouragements to us. The Lord honors the prayers of the saints like you. May you continue to experience the joy in praying and interceding for us and our ministry. Sheba and Shedea left for Philippines on October 21. Sheba is now 8 months pregnant. The doctor scheduled her for caesarian operation on the 12th of December. We need your prayers for the whole procedure and also for the provision of the needed funds. We will be having another girl. Shedea is doing great and enjoys her study at grandmaís preparatory school. Iíll join Sheba and Shedea on December 2 after the national conference and Bible school graduation in South Africa. The ministry is going and growing. Though we will be on home assignment for 5 months, but everyone is in place to carry on the ministry. Thanks to our training program. On October 21, I resigned as a pastor of Grace Berean Church-Kempton Park and turned over the ministry to my deputy pastor, Kennedy Mandaza. He is also the chairman of the board of our national ministry and a principal of school by profession. Pastors Mdluli and Hlatswayo will be in-charge of Grace Berean Bible School in our absence. These ministers will partner with us to plant more churches when we come back next year.

For the sake of the call,

Dean Padayhag, South Africa

Graduation 2011 Video

Joint Youth Fellowship-September 11, 2011

For the sake of His call ... Serving the Lord together in love

Like any other foreign land: all things are different, people are new and places are unfamiliar yet the ultimate goal is the same: to save the lost and to edify the saints. As a young missionary, it is not just a mere adventure but a challenge of faith that should be responded to with wisdom and courage.

Having learned some of the interesting details of South Africa’s biological diversity, its wealth and treasure, its mountains and conservation areas, its toll roads and cities, all of which illustrate the riches and variety in this wonderful country, our hearts remain excited to go back there and be part of the rainbow country again. We believe that on this second term of our mission in South Africa there are big opportunities for us to reach to different kinds of people and introduce to them the wonderful message of Grace.

Our primary goal in South Africa is to be able to establish a strong urban church in Johannesburg city. We are equipping ourselves with some strategic plans and approaches to accomplish this goal.

Part of this plan is to mentor qualified individuals to help achieve this goal. Evangelism, indoctrination, training and discipleship are some of the few approaches that we have planned to use. Our music and evangelistic team will also contribute to the propagation and advertisement of our ministry. Another ministry that we are going to continue is the youth and children’s ministry.

As the Lord guides, it is our heart’s desire also to establish urban churches in other cities. Dean directs the work in South Africa and represents the South African ministry to TCM.

Dean speaks at General Assembly
Dean was given the opportunity to preach during Rhodes field High School's
General Assembly