When I first allowed my oldest son, Tyler, to drive with his learner’s license…we made it about an hour, and then my nerves were shot so bad, I had him pull over! He ran two cars out of their lanes (check this site web). He will get better, though, and God is giving me more patience.Mark and his family will be living in Port Elizabeth, South Africa and working to train leaders and plant churches among the Xhosa-speaking people. Port Elizabeth is a city of around 1.2 million, with 80% of the population being black and Xhosa-speaking. On a recent survey trip there, Mark noted these distinctions:
The standard of living is very different. The majority of the black population is very poor. They also believe in ancestor worship, which is something we haven’t been around much. They sacrifice animals to appease their ancestors so that their life will be problem-free. They may attend a church that sounds Christian, but their beliefs are a mix of works-based “Christianity” and ancestor worship, which is what most of the mainstream denominations try to cater to.Mark hopes to train young men who will go out and start churches all over South Africa and the world. For those considering the field of South Africa, Mark has this to say:
Get ready for the greatest life ever! We are going to have a blast working together. There are so many things God is going to allow us to be a part of to see Southern Africa and the world reached with His Gospel!The Coffeys leave for South Africa in June of 2013.