1 Corinthians 16:13-14 "Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong. Let all that you do be done with love."

Thursday, October 18, 2012

It's Not Always All About You

In our Christian lives we tend to think on a very level and straight plane. We can get to a place that we can only see in front of our noses and make our life all about us. We do well to follow God and His purposes for our lives, but when hard times come we tend to think it is all about us.

The thing I have learned over the years is that God is a masterful designer. Since He does know the beginning from the end, He can weave me (and my life) into the lives of others that I may not even know. This is best looked at from the analogy of a beautiful dress. We are merely one strand or piece and can't necessarily see the final outcome. When we look at ourselves, all we see is a useless string. When God looks at us, and the rest of His creation, He sees a beautiful outcome of all things working together.

I have had the personal experience of going through something like this recently. I thought that everything was going well and we were following what the Lord had for us. We were at peace with what we were doing and where we were going. Taking steps of faith, but always praying and seeking the Lord's wisdom. Then, as we were moving along, things seemed to come to a stop. Not slowing down, but really a stop. God seemed to be working, but not with us. It was a weird time, looking back I can see that God was working on me...more on that in a moment.

We prayed and started to wonder if we had made some wrong choices. Of course, this was putting everything back on us and not keeping our eyes on our Creator. It is amazing how fast one can go from a faith led life back to rewards based life.

As we were progressing along in our walk, God was also working on other people. You see, we as believers make up the whole body. It is not just one person working while the rest cheer him on. God has a masterful plan that we must all work together for His common purpose. So with that in mind and after several weeks, I realized that God was working in someone else's life as He was waiting to give us the okay for our next step.

What did this cause us to do? Pray. Pray for that individual fervently. Our prayers went from focusing on us and what we were doing to what God was doing through this person. It caused us to take our eyes off of our situation and see a bigger picture through the eyes of God. The amazing thing is, had we moved ahead like we thought, the whole thing would not have worked out like it did. God still had work to do, but it wasn't only in us.

I think that as Christians we can tend to keep God in our own world or box. God is so much greater and bigger than we give Him credit for. He can multitask as well, and usually does. My encouragement to you is don't get so focused on your own world and know that God is working in the lives of people around you. Remember, God may be working on you while somebody else is waiting to move forward.

Grace and Peace,

Bob Scott

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Already but not yet

Wow! What a whirlwind this last month has been. I have been a bit slack in our blog posts and many of you have either emailed or messaged me about what is going on. Sorry for the delay, things are...fun right now.

Bobby is growing like a weed. It is amazing how quickly they can reach things on the table with no effort anymore. He is talking all the time now. The majority of his words are only known to him and occasionally to his mom and dad. He runs and plays and is all boy, what a blessing from the Lord.

Our number two child is doing very well too. She appears to be coming right along and is due the first week of January. Since they don't give our prizes for the first baby born in the new year, we decided not to try and force it :) We are excited to be a two child family, a bit nervous, but overall we look forward to it.

The Apostle Paul said in Philippians 4:12 "Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me." This is where we are right now. Knowing that we are in the right spot doing what the Lord has for us, but also knowing there is so much more that He has.

We have officially moved into a school to meet on Sunday nights. This is a huge answer to prayer. God is so faithful to answer our prayers even when we lose sight of our calling. We were praying to be meeting in a facility before the end of the month and God made it happen a couple of weeks early. We will transition to a Sunday morning once we get some more kids ministry workers. You can keep that in your prayers for us.

For us, this is just the beginning of our long journey that the Lord has set us on. Many of you have been with us since 2008 when we started raising money for our first missionary journey to Uganda. Who knew that the Lord had this in mind some 4 years later. We thank you for all of your prayers and support throughout the years. God has used so many of you to encourage us, many times without you even knowing it.

We still have a long way to go, but we know that the Lord is looking over us. We covet your prayers even more now. We can see that the enemy is going to do all that he can to stop us from continuing, but we are steadfast and press on in the calling the Lord has given us. We know why the has laid hold of us and with this assurance, we will persevere.

Grace and Peace,

Bob, Suzanne and Bobby Scott

You can check out our new website at, www.revivetableview.co.za.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

What I've Learned: Humility

First of all, let me be clear...I have not finished learning how to be humble in every area of life. I think this is a constant learning process, one that will reach completion only when we enter into the joy of the Lord. Until then, we are stuck with our prideful self that can show it's ugly head at the most inopportune times.

I have witnessed true humility. I have seen men give the most outstanding sermons and not even realize the words they were speaking into people's lives. I have heard the most wonderful music played that touched the hearts of thousands and the composer not even know what he had done. There are those with a true gift to humility, and there are those who possess a humility that comes from thinking less of themselves.

The Bible says that we must humble ourselves so the Lord may lift us up. God receives the glory when you are lifted up! Jesus said in Matthew 5:16 "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven." As we are humble, God will put good works before us. The apostle Paul exhorts us in Ephesians 2:10 "For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them." You and I were created for good works! We are supposed to be doing good works, but for God to get the glory. Not for us to have a false sense of humility, but to truly give God the credit.

When it is all finished, we will see that it was God who gave us the good works to do, it was God who gave us the grace and strength to do the good works and it was God who rewarded us for doing them. So where does that leave us in the equation? Faith. We are to have faith in God for our salvation, our sanctification and our glorification. Hebrews 11:6 says "But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him." How do we please God...trust in Him. Have faith that in due time you will be lifted up...by God.

It is okay to be lifted up, when it is on God's terms. I have seen men become powerful and popular Christians only to fall down when they realized they were standing on the pedestal made with hands of man. On the contrary, there are Godly, meek men whom God has placed in this world to be our examples. Men who take praise and reflect it to where it belongs...God.

Don't beat yourself up, God isn't. Stand strong knowing that God has great things for you when you become His child. If all else fails, start by cleaning the toilets. Many godly men have spent years on their knees scrubbing up after people. No job is beneath you, Jesus came to serve, so shall we.

Grace and Peace,

Bob Scott

Friday, July 27, 2012

What I've Learned: Idolatry

Since moving to South Africa in January, I have had plenty of opportunity to learn what things I really depend on. I believe, like many of us, I thought that I didn't have any idols in my life. I can honestly say that Suzanne and I don't bow down before any graven images and worship.

But what happens when things get stirred up a bit? What happens when things don't go according to plan?

Suzanne and I took our first trip to Cape Town in July of 2011 to see if it would be a good place for us and to see if the Lord had work here that He would want us to do. I can honestly say, ever since taking that step of faith our lives have never been the same. After spending 10 days here, we returned to Uganda to nothing but turmoil from our staff and a whirlwind of various strange things happening out of the ordinary.

What have I learned from that point until now? I found that I trust myself more than I trust God. I've learned that when something is amiss, I turn to my own talents or knowledge and try to figure things out. Though God has endowed us with a certain amount of wisdom, He is still the one that we must look to for all things. I am slowly making the transition from depending on me when I can't do it to depending on God...period. Not only when I can't do something, but all the time. God wants all of our lives, not just the stuff that we can't do.

Though church planting teaches one many, many things...none is more important than a total and complete reliance on God. It sounds so easy at times "Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?" Matt. 6:25. So don't worry...yeah right! There is such a tendency to look around at our situations and measure them up to our standards and make out plans to get through them. If you are looking to anything but God...it is idolatry! The next logical question is, then what...what are we supposed to do?

First of all, rest and know that God is in complete control. There are no surprises to God. Do you believe that He is sovereign? Do you believe that He has nothing the but the best in store for you? He does! God does not sit around looking for opportunities to smite the very same people He sent His Son to die for.

Second, what are you seeking after? This sounds so basic, but the question is so searching. Are you seeking after the things of the Kingdom or the things of the world? This will tell you where your heart is. Jesus commands us in Matthew 6:33-34 to seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness. That is all!

We can rest knowing that God promised that He will take care of us if we are seeking after Him. I know it is easier to say than to do, but God just wants all of us...every bit.

The gospel doesn't end with salvation...this is where it only begins!

Grace and Peace,

Bob Scott

Monday, July 2, 2012

Know and Grow

As a baby needs milk to grow, so we too as believers need God's Word to mature. The Bible makes several claims that those who call themselves Christians should be attentive to. One such claim is that a clear mark of a saved (Christian) individual is the fact they are growing in knowledge of God, and such things.

Peter talks about this in his second epistle. In verse 5 he says "...giving all diligence, add to your faith..." then in verse 8 he says "For if these things are you and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ."

The exhortation is clear, give all diligence (persistence, attention) to add to your faith. If you are a believer, you should be adding to your faith. Not in a legalistic way hoping to earn something in return, but in response to the love and grace that God, through Jesus, has shown you. You should be growing in your walk with the Lord.

He then goes on to say that if we are diligent to know these things, we will not be barren nor unfruitful in our knowledge of the Lord. God wants us to know as much about Him as we can! God wants us to be fruitful in the works that He has planned for us. We will only know the works He has for us by learning more and more about Him.

I encourage you to take a quick look and see where you were 5 or 10 years ago with the Lord. Have you grown? Did you make some foolish mistakes back then that you are not making today? That is actually good...that means that you are growing! We start with the milk of the Word and then God moves us onto the meat. He has such wonderful things for us that He has already planned out and waits for us to walk in them.

Pray...Read your bible...Fellowship with other believers...

Grace and Peace,

Bob, Suzanne and Bobby Scott

Saturday, June 16, 2012

You Are Not Alone

Have you ever been in a season of life where you thought that God was not there? You were not necessarily being disciplined for any wrong doing, but you just had a hard time finding the presence of God. You pray, read your Bible...still nothing.

There is a tendency to think that you are the only one who has or is going through this. You put on a good show for all around, but inside there is nothing alive. It is not your salvation you are worried about, but you wonder when you will hear from God again. You look around and everyone seems to have it all together. They have everything figured out. You can't possibly talk to them, they would have no idea what you are talking about and they probably would think you are eccentric.

I want to encourage you that you are not alone. Every believer goes through these times when they are just unsettled, not knowing where or when their next step is. We have to believe, not in our emotions but in the fact that God is always there, even if we don't feel Him. Psalm 73:25-26 "Whom have I in heaven but you? And there is none upon earth that I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart fail; but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever." God is there and will be forever. Lean on His strength knowing that He has given us great and precious promises of an eternal life spent with Him.

When David was in despair he cried out "Give ear to my prayer, O God, and do not hide yourself  from my supplication. Attend to me, and hear me; I am restless in my complaint, and moan noisily." Psalm 55:1-2 The Lord was always David's strength. If he was running for his life from Saul or surrounded by enemies before the battle, David constantly drew upon the strength that God had.

I just want to encourage you that as times get tough turn to God for your strength. The God of old is the same God today, ready and willing to come to the aid of all who call upon His name. Try not to rely on your own understanding or advice, seek the face of the Lord. Though at times He may seem silent, I promise He is always working.

Grace and Peace,

Bob Scott

Thursday, May 31, 2012

What does church mean to you?

St.Vitus Cathedral Prague, Czech Republic
There is much talk today about the purpose of the church. Does the church exist to feed the poor, help the helpless, give shelter to the homeless; or, is it there to give the gospel message of salvation through Jesus to a lost and wayward world? Some believe that the church only helps those that are within her doors. If you are not a regular member, giving offerings and tithes, then there really is no help for you. I am not a person of extremes so I believe that the church should be somewhere in the middle of all that. 

I have had the privilege of teaching through the book of Ephesians for our Sunday night REVIVE Bible study meetings at our house. Ephesians 4 is most often quoted when people talk about "doing" church. 

Let's first look at Ephesians 4:11-12. Paul is saying that Jesus gave some of us the gifts to be leaders in a church. Their offices were apostles, prophets, evangelists and pastor-teacher.

Why? Verse 12 gives us the reasons "for the equipping of the saints for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ." These people that Jesus chose for these positions were there to serve the people that Jesus had given to the church. David Guzik said "The purpose of these gifts of leadership is also clear. It is that saints (God’s people) might be equipped for the work of ministry (service), so that the body of Christ would be built up (expanded and strengthened)." 

Are you being built up at church? Is your pastor-teacher feeding you the whole counsel of God? There is a large responsibility that falls upon the leadership of the church, but the saints must also be responsible. They must come to church with open minds, hearts and Bibles ready to learn all that God has for them. Chuck Smith said about these verses “The primary purpose of the Church isn’t to convert sinners to Christianity, but to perfect (complete and mature) the saints for the ministry and edification of the Body.”

Why is it important to be built up in the Word of God at church? Paul tells us in verse 16 that only when the whole church is functioning together will we see true growth, both spiritually and numerically. It is when each person in the body of Christ comes together and uses the spiritual gifts that God has given them. Paul says "by which every part does its share." Are you doing your share? Are you serving at the church that you attend? Do you know what your spiritual gifts are that God has given you?

By doing all these things in the church, it will naturally flow over into our everyday life. Being a servant within the walls of the church will motivate you to be a servant in your own community. Jesus said that He did not come to be served but to serve others. Jesus is our example of ministry, being a servant. 

So, I believe that the church leaders are there to equip those in the body for service. Those in the body (and the church leadership) are to be serving those outside the church, the poor and destitute among the fallen world. But, their first concern is for their spiritual well-being and then for their physical needs. We are to be beacons of light to this fallen generation. We are to do good works so that when people see them they praise God in heaven. 

My hope is that whatever church you are attending, you are being taught the Word of God first and foremost. The Bible is God speaking to us, period. My hope is also that by learning about God and His love towards us, you will then be motivated by that love to good works for others. 

We must remember to keep the main thing - the main thing...Jesus. 

Grace and Peace, 

Bob, Suzanne and Bobby Scott

Saturday, May 5, 2012

REVIVE - Pray for our new Bible Study

"Revive me according to Your Word" Psalm 119:25

So the day has come that we are starting our Bible study here in the Table View area. We are studying the book of Ephesians, we are worshiping the Lord through music and prayer...and of course there is food!

You can check out what we are doing here

We would appreciate any and all prayer for the study. Especially that Jesus would be magnified in all that we do and all that we say to one another. Pray that each person coming would have a deeper understanding of the Word of God and their relationship with Him. 

Above all we pray that the Lord would revive our hearts towards Him and His Word. As New Testament Christians we want to be Christ-like in all that we do (1 Thessalonians 1:6). We want to have a heart for those who are lost to this world and have compassion on those who are walking against God. Just as Jesus has compassion on those who are lost and going astray (Hebrews 5:2). 

We covet your prayers (James 5:16). 

Grace and Peace, 

Bob - Suzanne - Bobby 

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

What does God see?

We had a great time at Tamboerskloof Primary School yesterday. The teaching was on the human eye and how we are made in the image of God. We were explaining to them that God actually sees everything they do!

This was a wonderful message of encouragement for the kids to know that God watches over them. Though, some of the kids were a bit ashamed to know that God saw all they did.

That fact led us to be able to share the Gospel with the group. They were encouraged to know that if they accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior that God only saw Jesus when He looked at them. This brought joy to the kids, to know that Jesus took the penalty of their sin upon the cross for them...just because He loves them.

We are consistently ministering to over 100 kids on a weekly basis at this primary school. God's hand is at work as we see more and more of these kids wanting to know more about Jesus. Please continue to pray that the Lord would draw many more kids to hear the weekly message. Also, that the Lord would soften the hearts of the kids so they can receive His message for them.

Grace and Peace,

Bob, Suzanne and Bobby

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The Church is Only One Generation Away...

A great Christian leader said "The church is only one generation away from being extinct." What does this mean? Are we taking the time to teach our children about the Bible, God, Sin, Man, Jesus, etc? Are we simply entertaining them so we can get through the day?

The Bible speaks of a time like this, in Judges 2:8-10 "And Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of the LORD, died, being an hundred and ten years old. And they buried him in the border of his inheritance in Timnathheres, in the mount of Ephraim, on the north side of the hill Gaash. And also all that generation were gathered unto their fathers: and there arose another generation after them, which knew not the LORD, nor yet the works which he had done for Israel." Then in verse 11 the climax hits...the children served other Gods and did evil in the sight of the Lord.

In South Africa 38% of the population is under the age of 18 so we feel it is prudent to receive much training regarding ministry to kids.

One of the largest children's ministry organizations in the world is Child Evangelism Fellowship. They have operations all over Africa, including South Africa. When I inquired about a need in the area that we lived in, they told us that there was nobody doing work there. This was a surprise to us as they have so many operations all over South Africa. They said that were we live is a heavy English speaking area and they have really only trained Afrikaans's speaking people. This was a joy to hear!

I went to the training on a Saturday, it was all day from 8am to 6pm about 30-45 minutes away from where we live. I was the only non-Afrikaans speaking person in the class of about 50, so they had to do the whole thing in English! I apologized but they were more than happy to accommodate when I tried to recite Acts 1:8 in Afrikaans, needless to say I still need some work!

The training consisted of everything someone would need to know when training children. There were people there who were training 1000's of kids using this program. It is really amazing and I would encourage anyone looking for a great Bible based curriculum to take a look. I was blessed that I made the trip to meet and talk with such wonderful people.

This training will set in motion several outreaches we have been praying about in our area and will also give us a strong kid's ministry when we plant our church. Please pray for the kids, wherever you are. Pray that Godly men and women will take the time to teach them about God so they don't do evil in His sight.

Grace and Peace,

Bob, Suzanne and Bobby Scott

Thursday, March 22, 2012

New Beginnings

Christmas 2007 in Kampala, Uganda with MAF missionaries Simon and Pam Wunderli and  with George and Luan Fellman
I chose this picture as it represents the first time that Suzanne and I traveled to Africa. It was over the Christmas season in 2007. I must say that we felt right at home thanks to some great friends and some good food. After our first trip 2007 we traveled one more time in April of 2008 and then moved here full time in January 2010 to follow the Lord's calling on our lives. 

Our new beginning now is planting a church in Cape Town, South Africa. We have had so many prayers answered over the past 2 1/2 months we have been here it causes us to stand in awe of such an awesome God. We also know that many of you are praying for us and with us. For that we are forever in your debt. Thank you for remembering us and our needs as you go on with your daily life. 

Now, the Lord has answered another one of our big prayers...we got furniture! Why is this such a big deal? Well, to have a home Bible study, it is much more convenient to have people sit on couches than on the floor scattered around the living room. Slowly and piece by piece the Lord is putting together our house and our lives. It is awesome to see what He does and how He does it. I must say that our new family here at Calvary Chapel Cape Town has been a huge blessing. We are never without anything as there are many people who are more than willing to help and stand at the ready. 

I do have a pretty big prayer request. We are praying about when and how to start our new Bible study. Please pray that the Lord would give us wisdom and discernment for the things of Him. We know what it is we are to do, but we want to be on the Lord's timing...not our own. There is not one step that we want to take that is not ordained by the Lord. As Psalm 127 says "Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it; unless the Lord guards the city, the watchman stays awake in vain." This is something that I will be talking about more in our next newsletter, but know that we don't want our labor to be in vain. 

Bobby is getting so big. He now weighs 27 pounds (12.2 kilos) and measures 30 inches (76.2 cm) long. As I write this he is working on going from 8 teeth to 14 in what seems overnight. He has been a bit cranky (as you can imagine) but he is soldiering on as best as he can. He walks everywhere now and seems to really like wearing our sandals on his hands. He is a joy from the Lord that keeps every day interesting and enjoyable. 

Grace and Peace, 

Bob, Suzanne and Bobby Scott 

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Teaching Kids For Christ

We just wanted to keep everyone up to date with what is going on here in Cape Town. I know that we don't get to talk to most of you much, but know that we are praying for you all and remembering the good times we had visiting most of you in the States last year.

The church that we are working with, Calvary Chapel Cape Town, started a JOY club in one of the schools here. Basically what it is, we can go into the school from 2:30 - 3:30 on Tuesday and do a Bible teaching. It is completely voluntary on the child's part, but we do get to make announcements and hang up posters and speak at an assembly.

We didn't know what to expect on the first day, yesterday. Well, I must say that the Lord was working wonders. We had almost 100 kids show up for our first class!! What a huge blessing.

They had the opportunity to hear about David and Goliath and we got to talk to them about their fears. Now this class represented grades 1-7 so you can imagine the things we got to hear they were afraid of! Everything form snakes and spiders to "this girl sitting next to me." It was quite a treat.

We got to sing worship songs with them and also pray together. If you think about it, please pray that the Lord would use this in a mighty way for the kids. The school has a large Muslim population so this is a great inroad to share the Gospel and let our light so shine before men. Pray that the hearts of these precious kids would be turned towards the Lord.

That is it for now, more updates coming soon. Thanks for all your support and prayers, we would not be reaching the lost for the Lord without all of you.

Grace and Peace,

Bob, Suzanne and Bobby Scott

Thursday, February 23, 2012

A Big Answer to Prayer

Bobby enjoying some avocado and tomatoes

First of all, I want to thank everyone who is praying for us and supporting us in so many ways. Please know that your prayers do change things.

We have been praying since we got here for a place to stay. We had some pretty specific prayer requests, but the Lord is faithful. Today we officially signed our lease to live in a home of our own! This is quite monumental because we have not had our own place in 4 years. I am sure that we are both going to think it is pretty quiet now. So, all are invited to come a stay when you have some time. We may put you to work though.

As you can see from the picture, Bobby is getting pretty big. He love avocados and tomatoes (along with whatever else we are eating at the time) He turns one on March 3rd, we can't believe how fast he has grown. He is walking around really good, preferring to walk more than crawl. Though, towards the end of the day he is pretty tired and crawls a lot.

We are still really busy with ministry. Suzanne had a weekend women's retreat that was in French Hoek. It is the chocolate country...go figure. I got to spend three uninterrupted days with Bobby and we had a blast!! He really is a blessing from the Lord.

I am still helping out with some ministries at the church. They run a discipleship training school throughout the year. They do teaching similar to a Bible College on one Saturday a month. I am going to teach on love this Saturday, should be a great time. The College ministry has also started up again for the new semester. I am involved with that as well. I got to teach a short sermon on Wednesday to the students. We have a couple dozen students that come out for 30 minutes of worship, fellowship and teaching. It is such a great ministry as we are reaching college students from all over Africa. So far, I am the only American.

Once again we want to thank you for all of your support on our behalf. We would not have been so blessed with this house had you all not been praying with us.

Grace and Peace,

Bob, Suzanne and Bobby Scott

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Our Life in Cape Town now

Bob praying with some of the kids at JOY Club

So we have been here in Cape Town now for three weeks. My how the time just zips right by. It seems like just yesterday we were landing in the U.S. for the first time in two years seeing our friends and family.

I want to share with you what we have been doing over the past three weeks, not too much detail as that will be in our newsletter. One thing is for sure, there is a lot of ministry going on.

Sunday we have church (obviously) in the morning and then in the evening we meet for prayer. This prayer group is really focused on revival in Cape Town and to see the Lord's hand working in the lives of the believer. Also at church I have begun to get involved with the youth group and Suzanne assisting with the children's ministry.

Tuesday we have a staff meeting in the morning. We discuss what the week will look like and also what the church is doing as a whole. There is also the homework club day. This is where some of the people go out and help the kids in the urban areas with their...homework. We have not had the opportunity to participate with this yet though we pray for the continued fruit of the ministry.

Wednesday is the men's prayer group in the afternoon. This is pretty cool. We meet in a park, pray for about 30 minutes then go out passing out tracts and witnessing to people. I have had some pretty cool conversations with people. There is a high population of Muslims here that are always ready and willing to talk.

Thursday is a pretty busy day too. In the early morning we meet at the church's cafe/bookstore, God's Army, for a time of prayer and fellowship. Then, in the afternoon we go to a Salvation Army hospital and pass out tracts to the patients, pray for them and just answer any and all questions about the afterlife. I also got the chance to pray with some pretty sick people. It was great to see the Lord working even though these people are so close to death. Then, Thursday night is our midweek study. We are going verse by verse through 1 Chronicles right now. Needless to say, at the end of Thursday, we are ready to chill.

Friday is the JOY Club. JOY Club was started to reach out to the kids of a very unique area of Cape Town. It takes place in Woodstock. This area is part of the old District Six. I encourage you to check out some of the information about District Six. It is filled with a rich history of Cape Town.

Saturday evening we meet for prayer again. As you can tell, the focus of the church is prayer and reaching out to the community.

Also, Suzanne has had the opportunity to work at the church's cafe, God's Army, a couple of times a week. This is volunteer work, but she is loving it. She will expand more on what she is doing there in our next newsletter.

Until then, we pray the Lord would continue to bless you and keep you.

Grace and Peace,

Bob, Suzanne and Bobby

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

We Made It...God is great!!!

Bobby at Christmas 2011
So, we made it. From Detroit to Amsterdam then on to Cape Town, South Africa. Jet lag never really has set in because we didn't sleep for about 24 hours and then landed at 10:30pm here and crashed until about 11am.

We never would have made it except for your faithful prayers. Thanks for all the love and support.

We will give more details later.

Please continue to pray for a place for us to live. That is our top priority right now.

Grace and Peace,

Bob, Suzanne and Bobby

Friday, January 6, 2012

Great News!!

Wee Bobby with his cousin Kaitlyn 

So, it has been a long road for us here in the States. We arrived back home to Michigan on Sept. 18th to a warm family reception. We were greeted with open arms and sighs of relief when our family saw that all three of us had successfully made it across the globe. We were both excited to see everyone and comforted by their hugs. Of course, there were no shortage of volunteers to take hold of our newest edition.

But, with all things, change is around the corner. We were recently approved for a three year visa to South Africa. This allows us to stay in the country for the next three years and easily extend it as long as we stay out of trouble :). We are going to be working along side Calvary Chapel Cape Town for a few months then venturing off to plant our own church in the Cape Town area. This is what we believe God has for us.

Though we knew that we would be leaving, it is still bitter sweet. We are excited to start our next phase in life and service to the Lord; but exceptionally saddened by the fact that we are leaving. We had such a blessed time with our friends and family. Each one taking care of us and making sure that we were well attended to. We have nothing but thankfulness and gratitude in our hearts towards these people.

We pray God's most abundant blessings upon all those who pray for us, support us and take care of us in general. We would not be able to do what we do without you all.

Grace and Peace,

Bob, Suzanne and Bobby Scott