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March 14, 2018

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Dear Live Connection Partners, The 2018 Mission Trip will include South Africa and Livingstone,  Zambia.  Leaving on 4 July and returning 25 July,  there are still places if you would like to go. While in Livingstone they will be meeting with many of the Zambian pastors from Lusaka, Isoka and Livingstone. Moses Makanta, the Regional Leader from Isoka in the north of Zambia, will be working with the Team.  This is a very remote part of the country – often…..

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February 28, 2018


Dear Live Connection Partners, Greetings in the precious name of Jesus and thank you for your ongoing, faithful support. We receive many requests for help for various projects – many good in their own right, but the focus of Live Connection has always been to partner with rural, subsistent pastors. We make sure that the monies they receive are vitally needed for every day basics, thus empowering them to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ. But every now and then…..

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January 30, 2018

January’s exciting news

Dear Live Connection Partners, At the beginning of 2018 we are looking forward to a great year of seeing what God will do in and through us. Thank you all for your faithful support in standing with us as we strive to encourage and empower these precious men & women of God who work so tirelessly in the Kingdom of God. Disappointing news: Some of the pastors in Malawi have been dealt a nasty blow. Having rallied their congregations to…..

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January 2, 2018

Message from Paul Ravesteyn, Director and Founder Live Connection

It is hard to believe that the 2017 Christmas week, with it’s planning for its celebration, is upon us.   But it has… and we don’t want to miss it. It comes and goes too fast. So let’s pause, find a quiet space in our lives and prayerfully consider how we can be thankful to God, our Creator and Savior, who has given us so much. He is our Emmanuel who is always with us. He has given us His Spirit…..

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November 30, 2017

News! November News

Dear Live Connection Partners, What a momentous month this has been – both for Australia and for 2 of our African countries – Zimbabwe & South Sudan. For many years the pastors and their congregations in Zimbabwe have been fasting and praying for real change. With the excellent news coverage of the final days of Robert Mugabe’s presidency, when the end finally came, the excitement and joy of the people there could be felt – even through the TV! With…..

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November 1, 2017

October Update

Dear Live Connection Partners Greetings in the precious name of Jesus! Well, Paul & John have just returned from Africa. They had a very good time seeing the work in Zimbabwe, Uganda & South Africa and were able to take over a large number of soccer uniforms to bless the pastors and the people there. Paul ran a full Leadership Training day in the short time he was there. David Livingstone, the Ugandan Regional Leader has come up with a…..

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October 16, 2017


Exciting news – Paul and John leave for Africa today, 16 October, on a lightening trip, returning 27 October. During that time they will spend 2 days with Brian & Craig at Foundations for Farming in Zimbabwe; 3 days in Uganda with David Livingstone at Father’s Divine Love Ministries before flying to South Africa where they will spend the remainder of the time with Gary at House of Prayer in Durban. Please cover them with prayer as they travel. They…..

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August 28, 2017

News from Malawi & Uganda

Ugandan Update! As stated previously, $30,000.00 of the purchase price is still needed in the next 6 months for the land to sustain the orphanage  in Jinja operated  by Father’s Divine Love Ministries under the leadership of Pastor David Zijjan. The exciting news is that all donations will be tax deductible and tax receipts  will be sent for money received as soon as the project has been approved. As always, thank you so much for your ongoing support. A further…..

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August 2, 2017

July News – Ugandan Special

During his visit to Sydney five years ago, David Livingstone Zijjan (from Father’s Divine Love Ministries, Uganda) with the help of Live Connection, received a donation towards a tractor to assist with the farming of leased land.  The sugarcane farmed provided an income and employment to support Father’s Divine Love Ministries become more self-sustaining in caring for more than 100 orphans. The owner of the leased land however declined to renew the land tenancy contract, which ended FDLM’s use of…..