Fall 2020 Update
At the beginning of this year, it was already unclear as to how 2020 would unfold, with the Covid-19 Pandemic in its early stages. Still, we were prayerfully planning into the many opportunities that were before us.
Now, as we come to the end of the year, we can say that some of what we had planned for did not materialize. And yet, we can also say that… “GOD is FAITHFUL!”
We are beyond blessed to be able to say that we have seen the Lord’s faithfulness in extending the Fresh Start Mission and Vision through unique, creative and personal expressions – as well as through leadership development, and prayer and financial support.
As we shared in our Spring 2020 Update, we are embracing a theme of “Living A Legacy” in this season. Many things are uncertain in these times, but, GOD’s truth, goodness and faithfulness are without end! The LEGACY of Fresh Start is a stewardship of this truth, and as we move forward, we are taking hold of what scripture tells us in 2 Timothy 2:2, “And what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.”
We are so grateful for our Fresh Start Family and their commitment to “seeing men, women and young people, all over the world, Forgiven, Forgiving and Free!”. And more than ever, we are seeing the Lord raise up new leaders and a new generation to whom we can entrust this divine stewardship.
While the world is increasingly in turmoil and filled with hurt, offense and loss, more than one thing is true, and the ‘truest thing’ is that if there was ever a need for a “Fresh Start For Every Heart”, that time is NOW.
We cannot thank you enough for your faithfulness in care, prayer and support in these days. May the Lord bless you and encourage you as you allow HIM to care for your hearts – and as you have opportunity to share with others that “It is NEVER too late… for a Fresh Start!”
May the Lord receive the reward of his suffering as we “LIVE A LEGACY” that brings Him glory and finds us FAITHFUL!
-Pastor Steve and Mindy Peterson
April 10, 2021
Fresh Start South Africa Update!
DIVINE CREATIVITY AND BREAKTHROUGH!
Gail & Andy Wingreen / Fresh Start South Africa
The Coronavirus Crisis forced us to prayerfully navigate Fresh Start Ministry here in Cape Town, and we are thrilled to report on the Lord’s FAITHFULNESS in it!
Here is a snapshot of what that looked like from just one of the South African Fresh Start Expressions, AFRICA FOR JESUS (A4J):
“Fresh Start was run, for the first time, during a Level 5 lockdown. Thankfully, because A4J is considered an essential service and place of safety, students and staff were allowed to remain living in community but people were not permitted to either travel to basecamp or to leave.
As a result of the lockdown, in-person lecturing was limited. And yet, we were able to extend the Fresh Start teaching over 7 days, instead of the usual 5 days. Imagine that!
The teaching took place over Zoom, via in-person testimonies and also through the use of the Fresh Start props and interactive activities. This was largely made possible by the fact that the staff and many senior students are so familiar with Fresh Start that they were able to facilitate the interactive components. It was an amazing team effort!
Over the next three weeks we were able to have individual sessions with all 20 first-year students. Each session was attended by and followed-up by a staff member. In the months following, I was also able to continue to minister to those with more challenging situations.In the end, a total of 6 staff members and senior students shared their personal Fresh Start stories. Two had shared previously and four shared for the first time. And, as always, most of them had significant further insights and breakthrough in their own lives… it was very exciting!
Praise The Lord for Zoom and His Divine Creativity!”
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