Lappies and Marina are missionaries in Georgia, supported by the Father's House.
Lappies was born in Bellville, South Africa and Marina was born in Tbilisi, Georgia. They met in August 2006 and married in April 2007 in Georgia! In September 2007 they came to SA to live and became radically saved in May 2008 at a â€śCatch the Fireâ€ť conference held in Durbanville. We joined The Fatherâ€™s House within 3 weeks and enrolled in the first available membership training. The Lord spoke to their hearts to heal the sick and in June 2008 completed the Healing Rooms training at Pinelands, Parow Lighthouse and the Father's House.Â They started serving in the Father's House Healing Rooms (now Healing Streams) and continued until they left for Georgia in December 2009.
Early in 2009 they both had dreams and visions with regards to becoming involved in mission work. Through continued prayer and fasting, the Lord confirmed this to their hearts many times. Without telling anyone about this they asked the Lord to please give them confirmation through other trusted believers. God confirmed this calling through 3 different individuals at various times.
Read on for information as to what they are achieving in Georgia - as told in their own words.
Underlying all of this our hearts continued burning to bring salvation to the lost & to bring deliverance & healing the sick: hence us registering the healing rooms in Georgia known as â€śThe Fathers Houseâ€ť in April 2010. The Fathers House is open 2 days a week, and the people come from as far as 300km. We also use the internet through Skype & Facebook to minister internationally to people in Italy, USA, Ireland, Turkey, Russia, South Africa and in Georgia. God continues to do miracles at the Healing Rooms & via internet; salvations, deliverance, counselling & healings.
We targeted a Muslim village to do door to door evangelism every 2nd day for a period of 6 months. Holy Spirit brought 8 families to salvation. We prayed for many other Muslims whom the Lord healed, even though they had not accepted Him yet! About 4 thousand bibles in their own language was handed out during this time & also about 800 DVDâ€™s which had The Jesus film and testimonies of Muslims who had come to salvation.
The majority of them are Kurdish in background and Muslim in their faith. They are often viewed as a nuisance to those who walk the streets because of their aggressive persistence in begging for money. Twice a week we rent a room for 5 hours each day at a cost of R2,000.00 per month. Here we feed them, teach bible lessons, to read & write, craft lessons & play games/sports with them.
We give them food, share the love of Jesus with them & pray with them.
By invitation we come alongside village pastors to encourage them and assist within the village churches & with rural outreaches. We bring a fresh Word of God, evangelise, heal the sick, hand out reading spectacles, 2nd hand clothing & bibles in communities. Transport however poses a bit of a problem at times, as public transport is not always available to the remote places. We usually go there by taxi & hitch hike back.
We get calls from unknown people who heard of us from someone else & who ask us to come to the hospitals to pray for a loved one.
Every day at 9 am & 9 pm, we stand in agreement with the Georgian prayer network for various requests.
We work closely with other ministries for i.e.: Teen Challenge, Post Abortion, various interdenominational churches and YWAM. They refer people to us for counselling, healing, prayer & deliverance.
12 SA Farmers, some with families, have bought land within 100 km radius from Tbilisi. We have come alongside them & assist them in various ways. In a few short months, God has established strong bonds of love, trust & mutual respect between us.
We actively belong to an International Christian Fellowship in Tbilisi. Lappies is on the leaders team & together we lead the bible study for couples. We are also involved with the prayer ministry. All our outreaches have the blessing of our Pastor Jack Stimmel & the leaders.
The Father's House encourage's people to support them by giving a donation to the church bank account clearly marked â€“ Lappies and Marina
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