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.