I have just returned last night from the Great Karoo, where we saw the move of God yet once again amongst men's lives and their families at the Karoo MMC 2012. And again, I thank God for the great work that the Karoo team accomplished headed up by Jannie and Marlize Moolman. It is so wonderful to see the men taking the baton and continuing the good work. I had the priviledge of speaking on the Sunday morning and went down with my older son Andy and some wonderful men of God.
The topic I spoke on and what I would like to encourage you with my dear friend, is the subject of pain. So often as New Testament believers we shy away from pain. We need to understand that pain is very much part of the Christian lifestyle. In fact, if you look at our symbol, the cross, it is a reminder of the pain that Jesus Christ went through for you and me. In fact if you look up the Oxford dictionary the Latin word for pain is 'poena' which the word penalty is derived from.