Missions – South Africa with Krista Rynearson

The Call of Elisha

19 So Elijah went from there and found Elisha son of Shaphat. He was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen, and he himself was driving the twelfth pair. Elijah went up to him and threw his cloak around him. 20 Elisha then left his oxen and ran after Elijah. “Let me kiss my father and mother goodbye,” he said, “and then I will come with you.”    “Go back,” Elijah replied. “What have I done to you?”

21 So Elisha left him and went back. He took his yoke of oxen and slaughtered them. He burned the plowing equipment to cook the meat and gave it to the people, and they ate. Then he set out to follow Elijah and became his servant.

Old Testament and missions

Exodus 19:6 — Israel was to be a “kingdom of priests”

Numbers 14:21 — glory of Lord fills the whole earth

Deuteronomy 4:6-8 — show your understanding to the nations

Deuteronomy 10:19 — “You are to love those who are aliens”

Deuteronomy 28:10 — “all the peoples on the earth will see that you are called by the name of the Lord”

Joshua 4:24 — “so that all the peoples of the earth might know”

1 Samuel 17:46 — “the whole world will know there is a God in Israel”

1 Chronicles 16:23-24 — “Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples”

1 Chronicles 16:28 — “O families of nations, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.”

2 Chronicles 6:32-33 — “so that all the peoples of the earth may know your name and fear you”

Psalm 2:7-10 — “You are my Son . . . I will make the nations your inheritance”

Psalm 9:11 — “Proclaim among the nations what he has done.”

Psalm 59:13 — “It will be known to the ends of the earth that God rules over Jacob.”

Isaiah 45:22 — “Turn to me . . . all you ends of the earth”

Daniel 2:47; 4:1-2; 6:25 — “Surely your God is the God of gods”

Daniel 7:13, 14 — “all peoples, nations and languages should serve Him”

Jonah’s story — the missionary book of the Old Testament [ e-book on Jonah ]

Micah 1:2 — “Hear, O peoples, all of you, listen, O earth and all who are in it.”

Zephaniah 3:9 — “Then will I purify the lips of the peoples, that all of them may call on the name of the Lord.”

Haggai 2:7 — “Desire of all nations”

Zechariah 8:20-23 — “Many peoples and inhabitants of many cities will come”

Malachi 1:10-11 — “My name will be great among the nations, from the rising to the setting of the sun”

New Testament and Missions

Matthew 4:8-11 — Temptation of Jesus — “All the kingdoms of the earth”

Matthew 8:11(Luke 13:29) — “Many will come from the east and the west, and will take their places at the feast . . . in the kingdom of heaven”

Matthew 24:14 — the gospel will be preached in the whole world

Mark 13:10 — “the gospel must first be preached to all nations”

Luke 2:32 — “a light for revelation to the Gentiles”

Luke 10:2 — “harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few” (see John 4:35)

John 12:32 — “I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to myself.”

John 17:23 — “to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them”

Acts 3:25 — “He said to Abraham, Through your offspring, all peoples on earth will be blessed.'”

Acts 9:15 “Go! This man is my chosen instrument to carry my name before the Gentiles and their kings.”

Acts 28:28 — “Therefore I want you to know that God’s salvation has been sent to the Gentiles, and they will listen!”

Romans 1:5 — “We received grace and apostleship to call people from among all the Gentiles to obedience.”

Romans 1:16 — “The gospel . . . is the power of God that brings salvation . . . first to the Jew, then to the Gentile”

Romans 3:29 — “Is God the God of Jews only? Is he not the God of Gentiles too? Yes, of Gentiles too.”

Romans 16:26 — So that all nations might believe

2 Corinthians 10:16 — “so that we can preach the gospel to the regions beyond you”

Galatians 3:14 — “He redeemed us in order that the blessing given to Abraham might come to the Gentiles.”

Ephesians 1:10 — “To bring all things in heaven and on earth together under one head, even Christ.”

1 Thessalonians 2:15-16 — “to keep us from speaking to the Gentiles so that they may be saved”

2 Peter 3:9, 12 — “not wanting anyone to perish”

1 John 2:2 — “He is the atoning sacrifice . . . for the sins of the whole world”

South Africa

Free State – South Africa

Free state is roughly the size of Texas

It has a population of 45 million people.

2 million of those people live in the township of Qwa Qwa

11 official languages

Seasons are opposite ours

Home Town Harrismith

Harrismith near the border of Lesotho

The population is mixed, white Africaaners (dutch decent), Indians, and black Africans. 7,000 total.



Ignite South Africa

The Mission: To model, equip, and multiply Godly leaders igniting eternal impact in South Africa

Based on the model of 2 Timothy 3:17 our heart is that “the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.”

Among the Basotho people of South Africa,

  •  one in four people are infected with HIV
  • 90% of the pastors have no formal training
  • 88% of the people are unemployed
  • 69% of the youth do not graduate high school

Ignite South Africa’s programs

Flashpoint: mentoring at-risk youth through leadership training, HIV/AIDS prevention, and life skills development.

Enrich: mentoring and equipping church leaders through training conferences, workshops, small group study, and one-on-one discipleship.

Village Classes: weekly discipleship classes in the villages

Hosting Mission Teams

Scenes of South Africa







Houses in Bluegum-bosch












Inside a Bosotho house

Missions - Inside a Bosotha House







Our partner church – Rainbow






Our First House






Our Second House






Other people we met






Trying to be Bosotho






Soccer Field



































African school bus











African construction zone















Ghost King



































Oct 2 2011


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