From left: Dr Braam Hanekom (Public Witness), Rev. Godfrey Baartman (CEO), Rev. Lucas Plaatjie (Senior Aministrative Officer), Dr Daniël de Wet (Ecumenical Partnerships in Africa), Ms Carin Brink (Industrial Ministry) and Rev. Stephen Pedro (Congregational Witness)


“The past week two important meetings, of which Witness Ministry was part of, took place,” says Rev. Stephen Pedro, manager of Witness Ministry.

The task team managers of Witness Ministry had their weekly meeting at our URCSA Synodical Centre in Belhar where the CEO, Rev. Godfrey Baartman and the Senior Aministrative Officer, Rev. Lucas Plaatjie, also joined the meeting.

During this meeting, the task team managers, Dr Daniël de Wet (Ecumenical Partnerships in Africa), Ms Carin Brink (Industrial Ministry), Dr Braam Hanekom (Public Witness) and Rev. Stephen Pedro (Congregational Witness) could share with them what their different ministries are currently doing with and on behalf of our congregations.

It was also an opportunity to introduce Dr Daniël de Wet, who was recently appointed as the MSS for Ecumenical Partnerships in Africa.

“It was really a blessed meeting and we hope to continue with this by having one of our weekly meetings every month at our Belhar Synodical Centre,” says Rev. Stephen Pedro.


Meeting: URCSA Ministers in Synodical Service

The Manager of Witness Ministery, Rev. Stephen Pedro, also hosted the URCSA Ministers in Synodical Service’ meeting on Thursday 28 October at URCSA Worcester-South. They were joined by other important role players like Rev. Hendry Tromp (the Scribe of the URCSA Cape Synod), Mrs Christene Quickfall (the CEO of BADISA), Rev. Gerome Haupt (Co-chair of Diaconia) as well as  Rev. Claudette Williams (who are in the service of URCSA’S Christian Dependency Ministry).

“The purpose of the meeting was to update each other on what they are doing and also to clarify a few structural and organizational aspects to strengthen and streamline the coordination role the MSS forum is playing,” says Rev Pedro.

“Therefore the other part of the meeting was to attend to synodical decisions that overlap and need coordinated discussions and actions to implement these important synodical decisions.

“They will now take it back to their ministries for approval and in the coming months, a few important actions will take place of which our congregations, the members and the leadership, will benefit.”

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