The mission of Ignite South Africa, headquartered in Harrismith, SA and serving the surrounding regions, is “to model, equip, and multiply Godly leaders igniting eternal impact in South Africa”. Since DCC began in 2012, we have partnered with June Blanshan and Ignite South Africa. A driving strategy at DCC for Kingdom partnerships is that they must flow from our relationships and our relationship with June goes way back, beyond our formal beginning, and is rooted in relationships with Life International and with various members of DCC’s leadership. June is truly remarkable, anointed, and is being used mightily in that part of the world to impact people with encounters with Jesus and to train indigenous leaders to do the same. June estimates that they were able to “touch more than 20,000 lives” in 2018 with 2/3 making a decision for Christ.
Ignite SA’s website ( http://ignitesouthafrica.org/) says that “South Africa is a country with seemingly insurmountable obstacles”. Rife with poverty, AIDS, the lingering effects of apartheid, lack of education, unbelievable incidences of rape and sexual abuse, high unemployment, and large numbers of orphaned and at-risk children, SA is clearly a country that desperately needs an infusion of HOPE such as only comes from experiencing the love of God.
God’s faithfulness through the years provides us the assurance of accomplishing the work He sets before us. This year He has impressed upon us to press in and expect… to expect a bountiful harvest of connection. I cannot imagine ‘more’ when I look at what He does year to year but He has spoken… MORE!– June Blanshan
More Lives. More hearts. More connection. And we receive with open hands… together, we can do this in Jesus’ name!
June (bottom center) and her team pray for DCC every morning at 9am. They ask that we would pray for the following:
- Continued wisdom and favor in the schools
- Their missionaries and staff, especially the coaches working in the schools and the new CIT’s to be hired and trained.
- Those serving with Ignite during the first quarter of 2019; Leon DeHaan, the She Leads Michigan Ministry team, Amber Uhl.
- The conference events specifically to connect hearts and lives as they experience firsthand the transformational power of Jesus.
- Water: they have been without water for over 2 months and are in the process of having a Jojo installed at both homes to secure water availability.
- Vehicles – their Bakkie is tired and needing service and 4 tires.