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Connection Brings Strength

The Redwood groves in California are one of nature’s wonders. These trees can grow to 275 feet high and 25 feet in diameter – large enough to drive a car through! Some of these trees are over a thousand years old, withstanding floods, fires, and strong winds.  With the tops of the trees reaching into the sky, one might assume that the roots go down hundreds of feet into the ground to support their height.  Surprisingly, the redwoods have very shallow root systems, sometimes only 12 feet deep. Unusually, the trees’ roots reach out towards each other, interweaving to create a strong…

Meet Courtney from Mosaic

Meet Courtney, from Mosaic Christian Church in Baltimore (right, with Louis and Yolandi Scheepers, lead planters of Pro Deo Church in Cape Town, South Africa). After college, Courtney found herself in a toxic relationship and drowning in credit card debt.  She was unhappy, but didn’t know where to turn.  Her sister invited her to Mosaic Christian Church, and Courtney started to attend.  Repeatedly, the sermons were relevant to the issues that she was dealing with that week.  The Biblical messages were providing hope for change. “God would even use the music to speak to my issues.  What I was hearing and learning…

Pro Deo Launches in Cape Town

Pro Deo Church celebrated a successful launch in Cape Town, South Africa last month! Partners from Mosaic Christian Church and Renaissance Church were on hand to volunteer and take photos:

Cape Town is a beautiful city of 3.7 million in the metro area.  Louis and Yolandi Scheepers are leading a new church plant to reach people in South Africa with the gospel of Jesus.  You can join them by committing to pray for them and giving to the project.  Find out more at http://www.orchardgroup.org/church/capetown/

Louis & Yolandi Scheepers, both South Africans, will lead a new church in Cape Town this year. Get a glimpse of the calling God has placed on their hearts to unite people in Jesus.  The book of Acts informs us that Jesus united people from all backgrounds to come together to form His church.  May that also happen in South Africa! Start this new church in Cape Town The Cape Town Project is part of Orchard Group’s Global Cities Initiative. With your help, we are planting 10 new churches in 10 global cities over the next 5 years. And you can help…

The Cape Town Project

We met Louis and Yolandi Scheepers (pronounced “Skippers”) in April at a church planting conference in Florida, and we were quickly impressed by their vision and passion for the people of Cape Town, South Africa. For many in the US, South Africa is primarily known for two things: World Cup Soccer and the former “apartheid” socio-political system. But for Louis and Yolandi, it is much more. Growing up in different regions around the country, they have seen and experienced hardship that many of us have only read about in the news. And in their ministry, they have also seen and…