Thursday, December 28, 2006

We've Arrived in South Africa

We arrived in Johannesburg, South Africa on the 31st of March, 2006 to begin our 3 year term as AGWM appointed missionaries. It was after 10pm when we cleared customs and as we entered the terminal with all of our luggage we pleased to see missionaries David Betzer and Lincoln Smith waiting to help us. They were delivering our '93 VW Caravelle for us to use.

After loading everything up in the kombi (VW)we said our goodbyes to the missionaries and drove to a hotel and spent a very peaceful night.

Next day, we drove to Rustenburg and spent 3-4 days visiting and organizing our personal effects to be delivered to Polokwane in Limpopo Province, our new home.

We arrived in Polokwane late in the afternoon on the 6th of April. We found our "new to us" mission house and began to unload our personal goods and set up housekeeping. The mission house had been rented for 15 months and was dire need of some TLC! There was a major water leak in a bathroom wall that required major work and renovation. We love our new home!

On the 16th of June, we had our formal introductions to our National and District Leadership. Now we can officially begin ministry to the beautiful people of Limpopo!

Monday, June 06, 2005

News about Lighthouse Children’s Shelter


We received word from our colleagues, David and Janis Betzer (co-founders of LCS) that there is reason for celebration.  The City of Rustenburg has deeded 9 hectares (about 23 acres) to LCS!  Praise God for His provision!!


Our goal from the beginning of LCS was to develop the property LCS currently occupies into light industrial property and then move LCS over to the new property.  The light industrial property will help sustain the ministry of LCS on the new property.


LCS has been operating at full capacity since January, 2005 and has had to turn children away.  This new property will allow LCS to care for more children in crisis due to the HIV/AIDS pandemic.  It will also allow for other ministry development such as in caring for pregnant HIV+ mothers who have no other place to live.  An international church will also be built on this new property with David Betzer as pastor.


LCS is 4 years old and it was 3 years ago that we met with the Mayor of Rustenburg to request property for expansion.  This has been a long process, at times, seemingly a futile process.  God is the way maker!


Friday, June 03, 2005

Two Graduations and One Marriage


The end of April and first part of May were very busy times for the Peercy family.  We traveled to Florida for two very important occasions in Caleb’s life.  Caleb graduated cum laude from Southeastern University in Lakeland, FL on April 30, 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance.  The following Saturday, May 7, 2005 Caleb married his fiancĂ©e,  Amanda Torres of Orlando, FL.  Amanda is a beautiful Christian woman that Caleb met while enrolled at Southeastern University.  Amanda is a graduate of Southeastern with a degree in Social Services and has her Masters from the University of Central Florida.  They are residing in the Orlando area.


On May, 19, 2005, Malachi graduated from First Assembly Christian Academy in Lafayette, IN.  He plans to attend Ivy Tech State College in Lafayette this fall to get his basic courses “under his belt” before transferring to Central Bible College in Springfield, MO to pursue a major in Missions.


Please continue to pray for the newlyweds and Malachi in their new pursuits.



Friday, April 22, 2005

Wayne, Delight, Micah, Tolu, and Rejoice Peercy Posted by Hello

Itineration Progress

As Candidate Assemblies of God World Missionaries to South Africa, we began our itineration January 1, 2005. Our monthly pledge goal was set at $6891.00 and a cash budget of $11,000.00 to raise before gaining clearance to return to our beloved South Africa. As of April, 12, 2005, we have raised 46% of our monthly budget and all of our cash budget.

Please agree with us in prayer that God would open more doors for us to share our hearts for the HIV+ and abandoned children, street children and Persons With AIDS (PWAs) of South Africa.