The letter below is from one of our team leaders here in Cape Town, South Africa. He is writing to welcome new students for our leadership training program called CPx. I thought you would find his letter insightful about what happens in a CPx.
My name is Gawie Malherbe. I'm part of the All Nations family here in Cape Town and the CPX planning team.
The date for CPX is coming closer and we are so excited about all of you arriving here soon! We are so excited about this year's CPX and we've been talking and planning for months about all we would like to see happen in CPX 2009.
I'm a part of the Red Hill team here in Cape Town and as you might have read in some of the stories, God has done amazing things in this community! We are so excited this year to see God take everything He has done to a new level as we believe him for leaders to be raised up within this community. We believe that we can see our 'little churches' lead by the people in Red Hill. That is the heart of what we are doing. We don't want to catch fish only, we want to see God raise up fishers of men that will impact Africa!
So what do you expect God to do in your life during CPX? I know for me it has been an incredible journey of understanding His heart more. I attended one of the first CPX's in Kansas City in 2002 and it's been an incredible journey ever since. Understanding the part God would like us to play in seeing His glory touch lives, families and nations... Redefining 'church' and coming to a fresh and Biblical understanding of what church is all about... Coming into a new boldness in sharing Jesus with people and seeing God touch and change lives before my eyes...
In All Nations we focus on three core values:
Love each other
Love those who don't know Jesus
In my own life I have realized that living in the Spirit and making these values a part of every day life leads to incredible adventure!
Are you ready for it?
I just want to close with an encourage from Paul's letter to Philemon. I think the translators battle a little with the translation of this passage because it sounds a little different in different translations, but I just love how the NLT puts it:
I always thank my God when I pray for you, Philemon,
because I keep hearing about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all of God's people.
And I am praying that you will put into action the generosity that comes from your faith as you understand and experience all the good things we have in Christ. Your love has given me much joy and comfort, my brother, for your kindness has often refreshed the hearts of God's people.
That is my prayer for you for your time in CPX. That you will learn more about all the good things you have in Jesus and that you will learn how to put into action the love that He has placed inside your heart for Him and His people.
All Nations - Cape Town
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