Dear friends and family,
This year took us all by surprise and for
those who watch survivor – this year blindsided us all.
But we serve a God who has never ceased to be
in control! Such a season brings new opportunities to serve God & to love
others. When all we seem to see is darkness and chaos, we need to remind
ourselves that light shines brighter in darkness. What an opportunity we have
as the body of Christ to be the light of the world in such a time as this.
Thessalonians 5:18 the bible says that we should be thankful in ALL
circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus. ALL
meaning - being thankful through the good and the bad circumstances of life. In
a time when all we seem to see is the bad, darkness and hopelessness, we need
to be actively finding good, light and hope – things to be thankful for.
Child of God, shine for Jesus in this time!
George & the farm:
Damon and I were blessed with the
opportunity to drive through to George and have a time of rest and fellowship
with mentors and ministry friends.
was really a special time for us that we will forever treasure in our hearts.
It was also such a beautiful change in scenery for us as since lockdown began,
we have pretty much been in our granny flat, to the shops and the INcontext
office. We also spent 2 days on a farm, where we got to feed little lambs,
alpacas, and some ducks. We returned refreshed and ready for the next half of
We currently work from the office 4 days a
week, in different time slots – other than that work continues from home and as
Please pray for us to be focused and that
our work will always be done in excellence.
As you know, as from the beginning of this
year Damon took on the role of project manager at INcontext. This season has
presented many opportunities for believers to be the salt and light in the
world. Projects have been launched for the Syrian and South Sudanese refugees
who live day to day, as well as a project in response to the explosion in
To find out more, follow the links below:
Project Hibiscus (South Sudanese Refugees):
Project Jasmine (Syrian Refugees):
Lebanon Disaster Response:
My role in the travel department has come
to a standstill in this time as international travel has still not been
permitted. In this time I have been assisting the Communications Department at
INcontext wherever I can.
I have been
researching and writing the Pray for the Nations
and compiling the Mailchimp
emails that go out to our subscribers.
Damon and I have truly been blessed by our
time as a family over zoom. We still meet twice a week (Wednesday and Sunday)
whenever we can. Each member of the family now leads us in a devotional -
allowing us to all grow together. This time has been so precious to us,
especially since we live so far away from our families. We thank God for technology
and that we are able to meet.
Please pray that we will all continue to
grow in the Lord during these times and that His salvation will reign in the
hearts of our families.
WHO IS GOD?/God’s Attributes
Damon has continued a weekly teaching on:
WHO IS GOD?
This gets posted every Sunday on
YouTube: Gigi Kotze
Some of the topics covered so far:
God is PERFECT
God is ETERNAL
God is SELF-EXISTENT
God is IMMUTABLE
God is OMNIPRESENT
God is OMNIPOTENT
God is OMNISCIENT
God is GREAT
God is HOLY
God is RIGHTEOUS
As mentioned in our previous newsletter, I
have started up a personal blog and website as well.
There are devotionals, videos &
testimonies on the website – I encourage you to take a look.
Going deeper girls' group:
The Going Deeper girls' group I started
during lockdown has grown to 17 young ladies from across the world and South
Africa. The purpose of this group is to go deeper with each other as well as
the Lord – fulfilling the Great Commandment to Love the Lord and to Love each
Since our last newsletter we have met 3
times over zoom and have chatted around different topics and teachings. We have
recently started a course together called Fresh Start. Fresh Start deals with
past hurts, offenses and losses that we might have encountered from childhood
till today. It is a beautiful tool to use in the future as well. This course
really digs deep and opens up ‘infected wounds’.
Please pray for wisdom in running such a
group. Pray for the ladies as they go through the Fresh Start course. Please
pray for the Lord to work deeply in our hearts drawing us closer to HIM first
as well as each other.
Birthday vibes!!!!! I turned 27 on the 27th
Thank you so much to everyone who made my
day so special, I really appreciate you all so much!
On the 29th of August, a group of ladies
from BBC (including myself) finished a course called: The Significant Woman.
This was so special.
Damon has Baptist Union
interviews on the morning of the 14th of September. Please pray for him in
Please pray for us to be
sensitive to the voice of the good and greatest Shepherd and to be patient as
we wait on Him.
We can get so easily distracted
by the world and the things of this world. Please pray us to be focused on
Our body is the temple of the
Holy Spirit given to us to do the work of God. Please pray for our health.
Damon & Gigi Kotze
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