For the Generations

A classic Swazi Sunday – Sunday School, church with all of the praising and dancing and rejoicing, lunch, rest, and an evening meal with friends. Nothing beats it, honestly. 

This morning Jimmy brought the word on Genesis 26, where Isaac re-digs the wells of his inheritance. In the story, Abraham had dug wells as a part of Isaac’s birthright but the Philistines filled the wells with dirt. After Isaac gains much wealth, 

“…Isaac dug again the wells of water that had been dug in the days of Abraham his father, which the Philistines had stopped after the death of Abraham. And he gave them the names that his father had given them.” – Genesis‬ ‭26‬:‭18‬ ‭ESV‬‬

These wells were Isaac’s inheritance, his birthright, his promise. I am reminded of the generational faithfulness of the Lord within this very ministry. 

Tonight, I have some stories of which to remind you. 

In 1996, Pastor Jimmy Moore traveled to Eswatini and as a result of that trip established a mission to this country with First Baptist of Washington NC. In 1997, Pastor Jimmy Johnson began to travel with Eswatini and was eventually called to the ministry. In 2024, Pastor Jimmy has brought John. 

In 1999, missionary Wayne Myers helped plan a revival where Douglas Mavuso, who now pastors Vuvulane Church; was saved. He shared the gospel with his son, Fezo, who’s now 21 and studying to become a doctor. 

4/6 people mentioned in these stories sat a dinner table together tonight. Broke bread as tangible evidences of the generational faithfulness of God. 

This ministry, like Isaac, is a promise – a promise of how God will continue to move the Gospel forward. He will use the seeds planted here to grow new souls, new believers in new places, both near and far. The Gospel doesn’t need us, but invites us in as active partners to join the promise. 

We labor here for the generations. We’ve seen it – we see it tonight – we will continue to see it. The Gospel goes forth. Will you get a front row seat?