Sorry for the long absence everyone! There has been so much happening in our busy lives but that is no excuse. Let's get straight into an update;
- Our long battle with Government has paid off at last concerning official recognition for faith based therapy. I received a personal answer back from the Minister of Health in which Dr. Motsoaledi confrimed that we do not fall under their mandate and are therefore free to operate under alternative legistlation. We are now officially registered under the Natural Health Practitioners Act as Theological Counsellors and our Centre at House Regeneration is also an accredited Faith Based Therapy and Training Centre. The National Biblical Counseling College is also the officially recognized institution through which all future Bible based Therapists and Counsellors are to be trained and registered.
- Our centre is almost running at full capacity with 50 inmates currently on the program.
- Thirty eight students enrolled at NBCC (link www.nbcc.za.com)
- We will have a brand new website up and running at www.xf.co.za before mid January 2012.
- Annatjie is about to receive her Phd. in Biblical Therapy which is an historical landmark in SA.
- I won the SA Benchpress Competition in my age and weight class in Stellenbosch in Oct 2011.
A very dear friend and fellow warrior in Christ, Paul McFarlane joined our full time team in the TLC department at our therapy centre. We go back 30 years where we were both pastors of different Invisible Church congregations. He also represented SA twice in the USA in bodybuilding during those days. It was so amazing to see how that God had kept both our insights into aspect of Christian identity and growth along the same lines. It was almost as if God had prepared him to join up with us in these days as so many of his acquired skills fit in with our needs. At the same time he says it feels to him like a long outstanding homecoming! How great is our God!