Video of our trip

Onandjandja - St Phillips

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Onimiindele - Nazareth

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Okwayuufuko - St Barnabas

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 Oshipya - Calvary Community Church

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On our way north we passed through Otjiwarongo and met the new church there

St James


We had a challenging trip but one with many blessings. All glory to Jesus our Saviour. We want to thank the many people who helped make this trip possible with their donations. 

The great need that was expressed countless times was for the Scriptures in their own language. At one church the people pleaded with us to supply Bibles - they wanted 500! On many occasions we noticed that in groups there were only a very few Bibles. These people cannot use Smartphones since they are in the bush with no electricity and no mobile phone coverage. They need printed Bibles. On one occassion we encouraged them to try and copy portions of scripture so that they could share what they had.

My challenge is twofold:

  1. Could I please ask you to mobilise your church to set aside a few hundred Rand monthly in their budget for the Churches for the next mission trip and to help churches in Namibia? This will enable us to travel there and be able to minister to these people with less of the current financial burden. Most of our team have to take leave or use holiday time for the trip. Bank account details are below.
  2. Could I ask each or you to consider sponsoring 1 Bible per month? This will cost R160. Please challenge your friends and family to do likewise. I can only imagine the impact if we are able to subsidise 50 or more Bibles per month. This year we had no Bibles since they were still being printed by the Bible Society. The need is huge! Banking details also below.

Banking Details for the annual mission trip:
First National Bank
Acc Name: Churches for Namibia
Account number: 62310038014
Branch code: 201409 (250655 if using EFT)
Account type: Current Acc/Cheque

Banking Details for Bibles:
FNB Namibia
Bible Society of Namibia
Account number: 55570917730
Branch Code: 281972
Please use Ref: BAR002
Account type: Current Acc/Cheque

To the glory and honour of our precious Saviour Jesus Christ!


I was so excited and looking forward to this trip to see how God had been at work in Namibia in my 5-year absence. Our heavenly Father went beyond my expectations. 35 churches planted since 2017.

Anette, Regina (our translator) and I were privileged to use the Discovery Bible Study for the women. The object is to teach a portion of Scripture. The women have discussion, take what they have learned, share it with another lady and then the next week to report back to the group how it went. God willing this method would grow the group and also have opportunity to begin other groups.

We taught the women from John 10:1 – 11 Jesus is telling Pharisees and his disciples that he is the Good Shepherd.

We told them of the history of God placing kings, priest and prophets to shepherd His people bus as they are human they failed at the task they were given. God then promises a perfect Shepherd. He sends his Son Jesus Christ, the Good Shepherd.

Jesus tells them that He calls them by name and they need to hear the voice. Respond to the call and Jesus, the Gatekeeper of the sheepfold will open the door and let his sheep enter.

The sheep are to beware of thieves and robbers who will find other ways to get into the sheepfold with the intention of destroying and killing the sheep.

The Good Shepherd will lay down his life for his sheep to protect his sheep from the thief who would destroy and kill his sheep.

Anette and I then did a skit of the Lost Sheep from Luke to illustrate how the Shepherd goes and looks for his lost sheep. This was well received.

We were sad to see that in groups that averaged 23 women there were only 3 -4 Bibles amongst them.

It was encouraging to see some women taking notes and writing down the verses to presumably for discussion amongst themselves of what they had learned.

God willing next year I can return to Namibia the see the spiritual growth in the women and they share how they have set up Bible Study groups.

Marion Edmonds-Smith
Anette Jackson

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