Dear Friends, thank you for your continued prayers! The Lord gave us so many open doors in Namibia and Botswana this year; and we praise Him for fruit and His provision. We were involved in 7 youth/children's camps over the last 10 weeks and the Lord worked in young hearts. The work year is almost over and after a week of lectures in Windhoek, and practical work at our Convention Centre near Gobabis DV, we head to Cape Town. I will be preaching at the AEB Bible College Diploma Service, 27 Nov God willing; and 3 times during our annual National Convention (1-11 Dec) - Amana, Hermanus, RSA. May you have a blessed festive season. Taylor, Annelize and kids
We had a good outreach in Gobabis, 19-23 July, as a follow-up of the one we had in Feb. After openings at schools and businesses in Windhoek (25 July to 4 Aug) we left for Ghanzi in Botswana where we had a blessed outreach by God's grace (5-16 Aug). We preached at church meetings, childrens services, school openings and at businesses. We even had an opening at the Ministry of Education! We spent much time visiting people around town and on farms, sharing God's Word and encouraging the believers. Next up is our annual outreach in the Summerdown/Otjinene area (25-28 Aug) before a busy September includes youth camps in Otjiwarongo, Rundu, Tsumeb and a new youth outreach in Okahandja God willing. We covet your prayers! Taylor & Annelize and Albert.
Hi! We've just had a blessed outreach in Keetmanshoop by God's grace where we preached at 3 schools, 4 businesses, the Old Age Home, the NG Church and held 3 youth evenings. Please pray that the Lord may be glorified and for fruit to His glory! Next up is Gobabis 19-23 July. Love in Christ, Taylor and Annelize
Hi! We had such a blessed time during Pentecost, preaching more than forty times and reaching hundreds with the Gospel in Otjiwarongo, Outjo and Tsumeb 8-20 May. Our baby boy, Benjamin, was born this week, and we praise God for a healthy mommy and baby! Next ons the program is a Keetmanshoop Youth outreach 8-11 July, a follow up outreach in Gobabis later in July and a mission outreach to Botswana for a few weeks in August before visiting Summerdown/Otjinene at the end of that month God willing. We are also involved in 7 camps between early September and early November. Do pray for us! Tayls & Annie
Hi! We've been slow to update you on our work but we thank God for all your prayers regardless! We started 2016 by moving our mission HQ. We had a blessed outreach in Gobabis 1-5 Feb; AEB Windhoek City Convention 12-14 Feb; Swakopmund Youth Week outreach 20-28 Feb; Mariental Youth Outreach 2-4 March; our first AEB youth camp at "Emmanuel Convention Centre" for more than 30 years for 28 young people 11-13 March, and our annual AEB Easter Convention 24-27 March. Next on the pro...gram is a first AEB Swakopmund Youth Camp DV 8-10 April, before we start focusing on our annual Pentecost outreaches in Otjiwarongo & Tsumeb with the local NG Churches God willing 8-12 May & 15-19 May respectively. We also plan a Youth outreach with the Keetmanshoop NG church 3-6 June. Please pray for Annelize during her pregnancy - We are expecting a boy mid June DV! Love in Christ, Taylor & Annelize
We're back in Windhoek, and busy with some practical and administrative work as well as school openings in Windhoek; whilst Albert started a visitation tour from Gobabis to the far South East of Namibia (Visiting mostly farms). Thanks for your prayers!
We've spent some time in South Africa, where I preached at an AEB Day Convention, and the EG Church Brakpan's Sunday service. I was also able to preach at our South-Gauteng Monthly service as well as an outreach in Nigel. Having repairs done to our Kombi before planning to return to Namibia God willing. Albert helped the NG Church in Tsumeb with a youth camp over the weekend; and is visiting schools this week. Thanks for your prayers! Tayls, Annie and Albert
Hi there! Albert and I held a blessed youth camp for 54 kids at "Kayengona" (30km east of Rundu) this past weekend. Pics uploaded to the site right now. Continue to pray for these precious young souls. Love in Christ, Taylor, Annelize and Albert Bartsch.
Hi! Our Lord is faithful and we were able to share the gospel with many souls during the last two months; during visits to the northern and eastern parts of Namibia and western Botswana. We preached numerous times at schools, businesses and farms on the way to salvation by faith as well as scriptural holiness. We trust God for true repentance in hearts. Our immediate program includes a youth camp just outside Rundu (4-6 Sept), an AEB Day Convention in Brakpan, RSA (12 Sept) and a youth camp near Tsumeb 2-4 Oct. We also hope to visit farms south east during Oct and the coastal towns in Nov. Thanks for your continued prayers. (Pics of our outreaches in the East are on the website!) Taylor & Annelize, and Albert Bartsch
Morning! We value your prayers! Our immediate program includes a short visit to Rundu & Grootfontein (6-13 July); a work week at Emmanuel Camp site (27-31 July); a visit to Gobabis (11-12 Aug); Summerdown Outreach (13-16 Aug); Ghanzi Botswana (17-23 Aug)...God willing. Love in Christ, Taylor & Annelize
Hi there! Thanks for your prayers! We had, by God's wonderful grace, 222 opportunities to share the Word to an estimated 12500 people during our Pentecost outreaches in 3 towns. Praise the Lord! Continue to pray that the seed sown will bring forth much fruit for Christ's glory. Pics uploaded to the site just now! Taylor & Annelize
Hi, I had a blessed time visiting Otjiwarongo & Tsumeb this week organizing our annual Pentecost outreach. Next week include visits to Keetmanshoop, Rosh Pinah & Luderitz God wiling (19-27 April). The Pentecost outreaches are planned for 10-28 May DV. Thanks for all your prayers! Taylor Ridgard & Annelize Ridgard
This past weekend we had a blessed Easter Convention at the AEB's convention center "Emmanuel" south of Gobabis, Namibia. 78 people attended and the attendance grew to over 90 on Sunday, praise God! The Lord spoke to us through the preached Word and the camp had a wonderful atmosphere, receptive and prayerful. Rev Rudi Beukes was the main speaker. Our Mission Bible College also ministered at a church camp in Tsumeb. Pics of the Emmanuel camp uploaded to the site earlier today! Pray for us as our prayers, attention and planning now turns towards our annual Pentecost outreaches in Otjiwarongo & Tsumeb (10-28 May 2015 God willing). Love in Christ! Taylor & Annelize
Praise God for open doors!! During this past week in Springbok (N-Cape, RSA) we had 9 business openings reaching more than 100, openings at the Old Age Home, a Pre-Primary, Primary School Hostel, Youth services and a home service reaching more than 220; and 26 openings at Namakwaland High reaching almost 500 souls. We are so thankful for those who responded to the preached Word or testified of the Lord's working in their hearts. Continue to pray for the seed sown. Pic's uploaded on the site just now! Love in Christ, Taylor & Annelize (With Ian Waterson, Jan Mostert, Albert Bartsch and Jacques Visser).
Hi there! We are currently in Springbok (Northern Cape, RSA) busy with an outreach to schools, businesses and youth groups by God's grace. Do pray for us please! In the last month we had opportunities to speak to more than 70 groups at schools, businesses, churches etc reaching over 4200 souls with God's Word in Swakopmund and Windhoek. Pics uploaded tot the site just now! Thanks for your support. Regards, Tayls & Annie
Hi! Back in Windhoek. Openings at Investment Cars, Akademia Sec School and Eagles Christian Academy in the next week God willing. Men's Breakfast 31 Jan; Monthly Service 1 Feb. Please also pray for our planned annual Swakopmund Youth week 8-16 Feb; Windhoek City Convention 20-22 Feb and Springbok Outreach (Northern Cape) 1-7 March; all as our Lord wills. Thanks for your prayers!