Newsletters

….”For such a time as this”

….”For such a time as this”

​As we come to the halfway mark of 2021, we find ourselves in the middle of a raging fire. I am writing this newsletter from Sunbury Christian Campsite 15km inland from Zinkwazi on the KZN north coast. We were asked at the beginning of this year if our family could...

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Molweni Jul – Aug 2021

Molweni Jul – Aug 2021

O SOUTH AFRICA OUR DEAR LAND. A few days ago, we watched in shock as folk looted and burned a variety of shops and buildings in South Africa. Barry had to go to town, he was a bit apprehensive as we were afraid that the unrest might come to Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth)...

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ZEMA June 2021 Newsletter

ZEMA June 2021 Newsletter

Sunday School Teacher Training - Reaching the Next Generation for Christ. Sunday School Teacher Training (SSTT) is important to reach the next generation for Christ! As Romans 10:13-14 says, “For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.. .. How are...

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Molweni Mar -Jun 2021

Molweni Mar -Jun 2021

ZEBS TEACHERS 2021. Louise had to be at Sunbury for Field Council on the Thursday before the ZEBS Teachers weekend at the end of May, so she stayed over for the weekend. She was able to help in the kitchen, as well as be part of some of the program. It was so...

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News from the Hugos May 2021

News from the Hugos May 2021

Photo credit: Andre Frieslaar Dam on top of Table Mountain, taken during a group run March 2021Quick note from Barb…Because of my failing vision, we are only going to be doing a newsletter, in this format, 2x a year. The process of reading has become very taxing on my...

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ZEMA March 2021 Newsletter

ZEMA March 2021 Newsletter

Short Term Couple Needed! ZEMA’s Sunbury Christian Camp in Sans Souci, South Africa is a self-catering camp and conference center for the use of Christian churches and organizations. ZEMA is looking for a couple who could serve as caretakers of the facilities and...

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Molweni Jan – Feb 2021

Molweni Jan – Feb 2021

OUR TIMES… At the Activ8 missions Conference I was once again impacted by the energy and passion of one of the other missionaries there, his name is Bob, and he was an old man. The way he shared about what God was doing and the opportunities God was giving them was...

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Tidbits #1

Tidbits #1

The First Sunbury ZEBS in 2021! We’re thrilled at the turnout of 46 students for Sunbury ZEBS this weekend. President Ramaphosa spoke on Tuesday, opening the country for religious gatherings up to 50 people, and broadening available travel time by extending the curfew...

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General Blogs

Prayer Request Discipleship and Evangelism

Prayer Request Discipleship and Evangelism

Prayer Request Discipleship and Evangelism Please pray for the following programs:    The This We Believe correspondence course and the Zion Banner newsletter introduce Zionists to the gospel and other Zion ministries. The Trumpet of Zion radio ministry offers...

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Prayer Request Paul and Carrie Seelhammer

Prayer Request Paul and Carrie Seelhammer

Prayer Request | Paul and Carrie Seelhammer Please pray for continued development and growth for the Zion Radio programs, Vhembe District, ZEMA Media ministries, Children’s Ministry program, Zion Evangelical Bible Schools, and Zion Bible College in Southern Africa. ...

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Prayer Request Dan & Beth Hoffman

Prayer Request Dan & Beth Hoffman

Prayer Request Dan and Beth Hoffman Please pray for wisdom in how to work with groups and maintain government regulations at Sunbury as retreat weekends resume. Pray that travel regulations would allow for our home assignment mid 2021 and for the volunteers willing to...

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ZEMA First Ever Virtual Annual Missionary Conference

ZEMA First Ever Virtual Annual Missionary Conference

ZEMA First ever Virtual Annual Conference This week, ZEMA Missionaries are having their first virtual Annual Missionary Conference. Pray for encouragement and God’s direction as we meet for fellowship, reports, and strategic planning. May we be of one mind. (Rom....

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Pray with us ZEMA Prayer Calendar 2021

Pray with us ZEMA Prayer Calendar 2021

2021 ZEMA Prayer Calendar   Pray for Dan and Beth Hoffman Please pray for wisdom in how to work with groups and maintain government regulations at Sunbury as retreat weekends resume. Pray that travel regulations would allow for our home assignment mid 2021 and...

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Fishes, Loaves and a Multiplication of Blessings

Fishes, Loaves and a Multiplication of Blessings

Fishes, Loaves and a Multiplication of Blessings Contributed by Dan Hoffman Christ had compassion on the many people that had been with Him and proceeded to take seven loaves of bread and a few small fish, pray, and then feed 4,000 people. It amazes me how Jesus can...

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Missionary Opportunities? Not Me God!

Missionary Opportunities? Not Me God!

Missionary Opportunities? Not Me God! So, you are looking for a summer missionary opportunity? When I was 18, my home church was partnering with the Zion Evangelical Ministries of Africa (ZEMA) to take a group of young adults to South Africa to work with their...

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Hasneknopf Farewell

Hasneknopf Farewell

A Farewell to the Hasenknopfs A short timeline of the Hasenknopf’s ministry: from college to KwaZulu-Natal to COVID-19. Calling to the Mission Field Thomas and Laura Hasenknopf felt their calling to South Africa in 2007 while still in Bible college. While reading a...

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Testimonials

Meshack Ngcobo

Meshack Ngcobo

After attending ZEBS (Zion Evangelical Bible School), Reverend Meshack Ngcobo left his leadership position in a large Zion church of 20,000 members for the purpose of teaching the truth of God’s Word. The church he now leads has 300 to 400 members. Speaking to ZEMA...

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The Mhlongo Family

The Mhlongo Family

In 2009, Samukelo Mhlongo—then president of the Association of Tertiary Zion Students at University of KwaZulu-Natal — contacted Greg Seghers. This was the moment that opened the doors for ZEMA to begin working with students in this nationally recognized organization....

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Rev. Emmanuel Mathe

Rev. Emmanuel Mathe

Rev. Mathe joined the Sunbury ZEBS in 2001 and graduated in 2005. Here’s what he had to say:“Before coming to ZEBS, I didn’t know the truth and the Bible. I also worshipped the ancestors. Since coming to ZEBS, I understand salvation and what the Bible says. I now have...

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Bonginkosi Shange

Bonginkosi Shange

I remember vividly when I enrolled at ZEBS back in 2013. I went there to be with other students and while away my time.Little did I know that Jesus Christ was about to enter into my life.Our teachers told us the ZEBS theme was simply, “What does the Bible say?” I...

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