Friday, October 29, 2010


Hey Everybody. Hope you are all well. We are currently moving all our info onto our new website. Exciting, our very own website. We are systematically moving everything across so you can see the progress so far at Take a look around the site.

You can download the latest sermons for the James Series as well as all the previous ones if you missed out.

See you all on sunday. : )


Saturday, October 9, 2010


We celebrated a very special occasion with the 90th birthday of Mrs Myrtle Jenkins, a beautiful and blessed lady who has herself been a blessing to family, friends and to this congregation over the years.

We thank you Auntie Myrtle for what you have been to us, and praise the Lord for His hand upon you. A special thank you also to those who worked so hard from love to celebrate the occasion.

Sunday, August 29, 2010


Thank you to all the helpers, donors and supporters who made the day a success. We had good fellowship with one and all who worked the morning there or who came past to visit and buy. The Lord was indeed with us.
We raised around R3 000 for the church funds which was very blessed.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Each precious child - TIMION

Timion -is the project run by Daniel and Anika Meyer and is a Greek word meaning the child is precious. Click on Timion to be taken to their website.

Daniel and Anika work with disabled children at clinics in the Koega region, training the mothers or carers in some physiotherapy that they can use to assist the child, and making equipment for them.

"We want to help these children by providing physical help, BUT much more important: We want to love them, as God loves them, and encourage their parents to love them, and show them that they are precious in God’s eyes"

In the new workshop at Lootpark Units 7 & 8, J Bay, Daniel makes the wooden standing frames and wheelchair inserts seen here, whilst Anika sews the cushioning for these and for cushions used to help the children lie in the correct position. As Daniel explains “Most severely disabled children spend most of the day lying in a poor position. This limits function and development, has a negative effect on spasticity, causes deformities which can lead to breathing difficulties.” It is also important that some sort of standing position be enabled to assist the child’s development, and hence the standing frames. For those with some standing ability, walking aids are produced.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Son Surf | Skate - People

When you have a moment, please ask them about the exciting things that they are doing to minister to this special group of people in Jeffreys Bay and surrounds.

Roy Harley(African Regional Director)
Jonty Bougas(Media Co-ordinator)
Richard Leonard(South African Director)
Bradley Jones(Son Skate Director)
Sam Leonard(Office Manager)
Jana Bougas(SA Prayer Co-ordinator)

You can also find out about the ministry that these folks are called to by clicking on the link on the right hand bar...

Monday, May 10, 2010

CAN YOU HELP? Joshua Project - Needs

Prayer, prayer, prayer.
Finances (Sponsors, big or small)

Food i.e sugar, mielie meel, rice, soya, soup, oats, margarine, cooking oil, jam, peanut butter etc.
Incentives for kids i.e. sweets, chips, cookies etc.
Sponsorship for kids camps, outings
Supplies for craft activities i.e.: construction paper, colour pencils, markers, glue, scissors, and colour paper etc.
Kids & Educational dvd's
Sport/games equipment: skate boards, rollerblades, balls (all shapes and sizes), volleyball net, puzzles, kids board games etc.
A trailer
Fold up stretcher/single bed mattress
Sponsorship for staffing positions
Caravan (cost R8 000)to use for HIV and AIDS frail care
Medical supplies i.e. plasters, paracetomol/pain tablets, cough medicine, mercurochrome, surgical gloves
Cleaning supplies ie: washing up liquid, washing powder, all purpose cleaner.

If you can supply any of these things, please email us or click on the link to the Joshua Project home page and email them directly. If you can't provide any of these things, please pray that God will prompt people to provide these much-needed items for the Joshua Project in Jeffreys Bay.

Monday, March 29, 2010

7th Heaven Children's Haven ** Special prayer request

*** Funding is a real issue and the family do not have their own home at the moment. Please pray for provision.***
The J-Bay Baptist Church is coming alongside in a very real way with the Let us tell you a little about this place of safety, love and restoration for vulnerable children.

Nelly Senong is pictured below left, and is the house mother. From her teenage years Nelly felt that God would call her to work with children – but where?
Following 6 years of teaching and waiting in expectation for a call to the Congo or somewhere, Nelly realised she must not expect a particular thing, just wait. Sure enough she woke one morning knowing that what was on the radio right then was for her, but she had missed catching it! Badgering the radio station, she discovered it was a call from the Eagle’s Nest church in J Bay for a counsellor so off Nelly set on the bus, not even knowing where J Bay was till after she bought the ticket! Nelly soon however found herself working with homeless children, her first love and calling.
From a tiny house in Pellsrus, prayer led to the Lord’s provision of the house where the haven now is. However, things have not run smoothly with various management structures coming and going, and for the last couple of years, Nelly found herself without assistance and without a home church. However, God led her to the Baptist Church, and over the time she and the children have been coming here, people have really taken them into the church family and into their hearts.
The church has formed a little committee to assist with admin and finance, and this will eventually lead to a more formal structure to assist with funding appeals and so on.
Meanwhile, the church has launched a grocery appeal. Whilst the church does buy groceries as part of its outward tithing, this does not go very far in a big household! Please do purchase an extra item when you do your grocery shop, whether weekly or monthly, and place it in the box in the church foyer, a bright yellow box – you can’t miss it! There are hardly any funds coming into this Haven from grants, so these groceries are badly needed. If you wish to confirm which items are needed, please speak to Irene Bradley of our church, or to Nelly Senong, the house mother.
First National Bank Jeffreys Bay
Branch code: 210515
Account name: 7th Heaven Trust
Account number: 62227513969
Business cheque account.

Monday, March 1, 2010

pray for our leadership

Consider this prayer when you feel like grumbling about the leaders in your church:

'Good Shepherd,
Thank you for my church leaders, lay and ordained.
Thank you that you have called and equipped them.
Thank you for their vision, love and service.
Show me how I can serve them as they serve you.
Help me to submit to their authority without grumbling or complaining.
Help me to encourage and strengthen them in their ministry as they lead us in ministry.
Touch their hearts and heal them in every way.
Stir their hearts and embolden them.
Soothe their hearts and give them your peace.
Lead them into your presence and grant them wisdom and anointing to lead us.
I ask this so that your light will shine in and through every part of your Church.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Manyano - A Place of Peace and Unity where you can Discover God

Manyano Centre in Paarl is where Tony and Tineke Litchfield from our church are now serving the Lord. They are running this large place which can accommodate around 135 people mainly for group conferences, or camps. Whilst these are not always Christian, the Christian message will always be there.

Facilities include a swimming pool, large well kept gardens and sports playing fields for volleyball and soccer, spacious meeting rooms and breakaway rooms.

They have links with the Paarl Methodist Church and Tony and Tineke ask for our prayers in working with this church to develop a vision for the centre.

Tony says “During 2008 we had over 500 people take the Alpha course and another 400 plus take part in an Emmaus discipleship course.

We had NGO's including Mother2Mother a one on one HIV programme. We also hosted the Western Cape Emergency Services regional conference.

On a personal level we are doing very well God has been so good. We have 'adopted' my brother in law's son and he has fitted in to life here at the Manyano Centre. Aidan and Bella our own kids are such a blessing from the Lord.

Manyano is Xhosa for unity and our desire is to see all churches involved here and other non church groups involved in training.

We are also involved in sports evangelism and last year we had the privilege of seeing over 1600 kids give their lives to the Lord.” This sports evangelism ministry with other youth ministry is the focus they want to develop during 2009, please pray for them as they seek God’s will for this.

Monday, January 11, 2010

What To Expect
Where are you located?
On Dolly Varden Street in C-Place, Jeffreys Bay. We are diagonally opposite the Caltex Wavelands service station which is on your left as you enter Jeffreys Bay on St Francis Street.

When are your services?
We have Sunday Morning Worship at 08h30. and JBay Java Café Church on Sunday at 18h00.

What should I wear to church?
You will see all manner of dress at any given service - from jeans to dresses/suits. Come dressed in what is comfortable for you.

What do I do with my children?
Your children can be part of an exciting and active environment filled with songs, games and loving teachers that teach Godly values at an age appropriate level. Our Sunday School worship together and are then divided into groups based on age for a lesson. It coincides with the morning worship service.

Will I feel uncomfortable as a visitor?
We have many visitors and believe you will feel right at home the first time you visit with us.

Will I know what to do when I get there?
There are greeters at the door who can help direct you or answer any questions you might have.

As a visitor, will I be asked to give an offering?
Visitors or members are never pressured to give any offerings. Visitors are encouraged to simply be our guest and find out who we are.

Do I need to become a member?
No, all are welcome to worship with us at JBay Baptist Church. However, we do offer information on membership for those who are interested in finding out more about opportunities to serve alongside us.

Do you have special communion services?
Every second week, communion is observed alternating between the Sunday morning service and the evening JBay Java Café Church service.

Friday, January 8, 2010