We kicked off the weekend with an alumni meeting, then an Encounter Evening at Global Leadership Academy. The next morning we did Treasure Hunt on the streets of Jeffrey’s Bay. On Sunday afternoon, we had a gathering at Grant’s place.
It was a weekend filled with Spirit-led moments, radical encounters, prophesying, worship, etc.
Herewith, a few of the testimonies that came through after the weekend was over.
BSSM Alumni Team Weekend
Friday – Sunday 24-26 September 2021
Jeffrey’s Bay, South Africa
The evening was so special and encouraging for me. I felt so encouraged by the prayers and words given to me. What the Lord spoke into my heart was confirmed by two or more people, by their prayers and words of encouragement for me. The team from East London was so generous with their time and input and words. We need to do this more often. I was so hungry getting there. And I left being fed, but in a different way also hungry for more. It was followed up by more blessing on Sunday at Grant and Jean’s house. I just encountered the Lord Jesus in such an encouraging way – Him as my Encourager – over and over again through the whole weekend. This is something we should not neglect. To on purpose gather to seek the Lord’s face and His presence. The gathering like we had carries an extra portion of blessing and anointing.
Thanks so much for Friday night. I would like to say my boy had his first spiritual experience or encounter where God touched his heart literally in a physical way. And it’s the first time he’s experienced something like that. It woke him up to the reality of who God is and the spirit realm. I want to say thanks so much for that!
My observations since returning back – A dear friend of mine. My housemate (I was not there over the encounter weekend) –she had been at the Friday night and Sunday meeting – It was like I came back home and she was spilling over! our whole house felt different! It was like a light was in her like I hadn’t seen before in months. She was ministering to me and spilling over. The atmosphere in the house has completely shifted. So beautiful, so incredibly beautiful – To have seen her just having encountered Jesus and filled up.
I met with my King facedown he was glorious, majestic, and I was lost in his gaze…
I got ministered to by a young boy Malachi…he painted a rainbow. I asked him if he had dreams of Jesus and he shared something that God had also shown me. Woah how sweet and good. Childlike faith.
So much freedom, he took me higher I was flying and seeing him take people higher too to see His perspective. The eagle.
I gave birth on the floor. The Lord cried through me “give me back my first love”
Thank you BSSM team for facilitating beautifully the presence of Jesus through His Spirit. I felt at home. You are so loved
Thank you to you and your Team for an amazing evening. My daughter and I really felt the presence of the Lord. We were truly blessed. We loved each moment. I am just in awe at how much my Heavenly Father loves me. May you guys be pressed further into His presence, and thank you for your obedience and love for Jesus, and for sharing his love with us.
Bev and Kelly
Hi, the evening was encouraging. When Grant gave the last call, he the person with a heavy mind and depressed must come to the front for prayer….. I said ok God, I am depressed because I don’t understand why my wife left me? But maybe the call is not for me, because a few people stormed forward, so I stayed seated. Then he said the person has had a toothache a lower right tooth, I went to the dentist with chronic right lower tooth pain, because the wisdom tooth is pushing the back lower tooth, but they can not operate or do anything about it. Again other people run forward, so I said come again, Father. Then Grant said a person with right ankle pain, I had a bike accident 15 years ago and broke my ankle and have gout in my ankle. Pappa this must be me, and again someone else went forward. Then he said lower back pain, I have chronic lower back pain, because of a car accident 21 years ago, so I said Lord I will go to the front!
I stood and just started brawling before God I could not control my tears. Through someone, God said to me He is my Resting Place. I must rest in Him. I have done nothing wrong, He sees my pain and anger, but I must release and fall back into Him. He is my Safe Place, He is my Resting Place….. God’s Spirit definitely touched me. The Sunday He touched me again at our Global morning service. The Monday I started to swim at the gym, and I really benefit tremendously from the exercise. I have lost 11kg in the last three weeks and I am feeling free in God. Every now and then I fall flat in my face before him and I have to pull myself up by my bootstraps, but God has really been my Strong Tower and Refuge and I run to him even though going through a divorce and lots of stress and work at school being a teacher and all. I pray that God will touch my lips with burning coal and purify me, I want to experience His love, joy, and peace every day for the rest of my days….. Thank you for kick-starting my healing and restoration with this wonderful evening. Hallelujah, Amen.
Susan and I loved it and would have stayed for the full meeting but we were getting a bit cold so we left.
We did receive ministry which was very accurate, helpful, and encouraging. Thank you very much for the effort you have put into arranging this event.
Susan & Geoff
There are so many testimonies! I think if I had to choose one, it would be the Treasure Hunt we did. It would be the lady (Vicki’s friend, Unine) in the coffee shop. She didn’t have any of the clues on her that were on our lists, but Vicky felt we should go and pray for her. We went in and started explaining what we were doing, and Vicki started giving her a word of knowledge about how she has been trying to do things by herself and the Lord is inviting her to surrender these hard things to him. She started tearing up and saying that was spot on. Then Shalom and I both got a word for her about a Protea. As we were ministering and praying for her I could see her heart softening to the Father’s love. I was so encouraged by how deep God’s love is for people, and how hungry they are to be near to him.
Upon entering the venue, before we even started, I became aware of His Presence. It felt like His tenderness. It was so disarming – I could not hold back the tears. During the meeting, Estelle prayed for me and said that God would bring people around me to help with what I am involved in. This was such a simple yet profound word because it verbalized what was and still is in my heart. In response to an encounter I had with the Lord in January when I had covid, I decided to start a house church with the intention of reaching out to the Indian people group in a predominantly Indian suburb in PE (Muslim and Hindu). The desire is to see the gospel planted and spread sustainably in the area through authentic connection with the people. Disciple-making and discipleship. We have started meeting in the home of someone who attends our church community (Fountain Vineyard). Up to now, we have been building community with each other. I am asking God for people who have a heart for this to join this team. Estelle’s word was God’s response to my heart’s cry.
A special thanks to the following revivalists who made this weekend happen:
BSSM Alumni Team – East London
Abi Smith, Simone Michell, Paul Michell & Hayley De Reus.
BSSM Alumni Team – Port Elizabeth, Port Alfred, Pretoria & Jeffrey’s Bay
Grant Handley, Estelle Bruwer, Vicki Fourie, Abi Botha, Shalom Mpateya, Thulisa Tshabeni, Colleen Shaw, Emme Buhrmann & Joke Snijders.