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NEW PARTNER PROGRAMME LAUNCHING 2023

ROOTED DISCIPLESHIP SCHOOL

City on a Hill Church is launching Rooted Discipleship School, aimed at training up passionate, devoted lovers and followers of Jesus and the truth, equipped with sound doctrine and preparation for serving and thriving in every aspect of life.

PRAYERS FOR EMMA SELLEY & JACQUES DU TOIT

UPDATE: FRI 25 NOV 2022 | 21:00 PM
"It’s been a really good day! Jacques is home with his family, and we got good news on Emma.

Today, extensive tests were done on her and a number of positive things came out. The leak seems to have sealed and doctors could find no leaks at all. The new kidney is getting great blood flow, which means it’s taken.

Because of the complications in the actual surgery due to a number of things, the kidney was only able to be properly attached after a fairly long procedure. This has resulted in what is called a “lazy kidney”. It is fairly common when this type of thing happens and normally within 2 weeks “wakes up” and heals, and doctors are fairly confident that it should function properly.

Emma's swelling is now no longer a major concern and doctors think it should go down naturally. The kidney is functioning a little already and Emma is feeling great and wants to come home already. Her doctor laughed at how much energy she has and said she feels sorry for me when Emma comes home!

So while we are not fully out the woods, things seem very positive at the moment and hopefully in the next few days the new kidney will start functioning properly. The next update will be when anything changes.

We really appreciate your prayers and support in this time as a family. It’s starting to feel like our whole world is about to change!" - Andrew Selley
UPDATE: FRI 25 NOV 2022 | 08:00 AM
We are so excited for the Du Toit family as Jacques gets to go home today.

Emma is feeling strong in spite of her stomach still being distended, but it is not getting worse.

She has not had dialysis since Monday, which is amazing as she should be feeling sick by now, so it appears that the kidney is working. There is a high toxin reading that the doctors believe is due to the leak.

We are not yet out the woods, but things are fairly positive at the moment.

Thanks for all your prayers.
UPDATE: THU 24 NOV 2022 | 09:30 AM
Emma's kidney has taken well and is functioning better than the tests indicated. However, Emma's swelling is a concern and may be caused by a leak. Please pray that the specialists will locate this leak and that it will clear on its own, to prevent a further operation.

Some great news is that Jacques will be going home tomorrow.
UPDATE: WED 23 NOV 2022 | 18:00 PM
Today the children and Emma’s sister got to see the 2 patients, which was a treat. Jacques is looking very strong and has been moved to a lower care ward.

Emma is still very bloated, but the good news is that the new kidney is getting good blood flow and the doctors are relatively happy. We should hear tomorrow morning about the kidney function in both patients and are trusting for Emma's swelling to go down and for no complications.

Trusting for a good day tomorrow!
UPDATE: WED 23 NOV 2022 | 7:00 AM
THE GOOD…

Jacques kidney function is at 50% which is good and it should slowly increase up over the next days. This is already a decent function and he is sounding strong and upbeat. He should likely move to a normal ward today and so far-exactly where he should be. Emma’s kidney function has risen from 7-10% which is ok as Jacques kidneys had 3 arteries (unnatural) so doctors thought the kidney might be lazy. It will improve over the next days, so not ideal but also no concerns.

THE CONCERNING…

Emma however is very swollen and in more pain than she should be. This is a concern, but we don’t yet know why. It could be something very insignificant - We will find out later what doctors think. Please continue to stand with us in prayer.
UPDATE: TUE 22 NOV 2022 | 17:00 PM
Jacques is doing very well and in good spirits. He is incredibly brave and we are so grateful for his huge sacrifice. Emma should be moving into this ward in a few hours’ time.

UPDATE: TUE 22 NOV 2022 | 19:30PM​
Emma is out of theatre and the Doctor is happy. The kidney is responding very well and working. Jacques is doing well and in high spirits. All thanks to God.
UPDATE: TUE 22 NOV 2022 | 13:30 PM
Jacques du Toit is out of surgery. Janette could see him briefly before he went to high care. Emma has gone into surgery now and it should be completed by 5 p.m
UPDATE: TUE 22 NOV 2022 | 8:00 AM
The day has finally arrived, and one of the greatest acts of kindness is about to take place. Jacques du Toit is currently in surgery to remove his right kidney. The operation should be completed by 11 a.m. RSA time. Yesterday was Emma’s final dialysis session, making it around 276 sessions over a two-year period.

Emma’s surgery is set for 2 p.m. RSA time and should be completed by 5 p.m.Join us in praying for the surgeons and families as we wait.

CONFERENCE IN THE ISLE OF MAN

You needn’t miss out on what was shared at the Isle of Man Conference 2022 – watch all the messages here!  

Eager to attend the 2023 Isle of Man Conference? Find details here ahead of time. 

CONFERENCE IN SOUTH AFRICA

Relive the life-changing RSA Conference 2022 and watch all the messages again here! 

 Already looking forward to the 2023 RSA Conference? Find more information here. 

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UNPACKING THE APOSTOLIC

The church is “built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus Himself as the chief cornerstone” (Ephesians 2 vs 20). The role of the apostle was central to how churches were built in the New Testament, yet many questions surround the apostolic today.

To help bring understanding and greater clarity to the topic, we have put together both written and recorded resources that explore the heart of the apostolic, how they can help us to build healthy churches and what it means to walk in authentic partnership.

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How can we guard against falling for the slew of increasingly deceptive counterfeit Christianity?
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A reminder to be aware and mindful of deception and compromise in the church (false teachings and theology) so as not to stray from the truth of the Gospel.
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To control a population, you must first control the population’s minds
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God gave us reason for a reason, but what is our reason for trying to understand God?
FEATURED SERIES

Part of equipping the saints (Ephesians 4:12) includes providing helpful, reliable resources for our Four12 partnering churches to reference and use within their local contexts. We offer video series’ that can supply churches with valuable insight into a host of relevant topics. Explore our series resources here.

FEATURED ARTICLES
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Our role as the church in training children (lambs) to become actively involved in church life.
FEATURED PROGRAMMES

Our Four12 partners offer various 1-2 year programmes aimed at training up the younger generation in life and ministry. Depending on the programme, students will have the opportunity to grow in their faith and theology, learn important relational skills, grow in their giftings, serve in their local churches, and go on outreaches into disadvantaged communities and relating Four12 churches, all while forging life-long friendships with their team. Find out more about the Rooted Discipleship School, Ready Aim Fire, Timothy Ministry Training (TMT), Year of Your Life and Altitude here.

20.10.1954 - 12.11.2021

REMEMBERING WILLIAM MARAIS

This past week marks one year since the passing of our dear brother in Christ, William Marais. Today we pay tribute to you, Will, and the incredible legacy that you have left behind. Today we remember your incredible heart, which burned so brightly for the King & His Kingdom.

You showed us how to deal with uncertainty, encouraging us to lay it at the Father’s feet. You taught us to live life, fully in the present and in light of eternity. You taught us how to find solace in the One who knows the number of our years. You demonstrated how to love without agenda, and encouraged us to keep our hearts soft to the Father’s voice. You taught us how to face the unknowns of life with a confident ‘Why Not?’ – never passing up an opportunity that could be part of the Father’s intricate design. You ran flat out for the Kingdom and never wavered, right to the very end.

A father, husband, friend, and dear brother.

Your grace, humility and generous spirit will forever be missed. Until we meet again.

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