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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…..

July 19, 2017

Reminder and last call!

What for?           Dinner Who for?             David Livingstone Zijjan Who is he?          The Ugandan regional leader for Live Connection When?                 Saturday 22 July What time?         At 6:30 Where?               Northgate Community Church Corner Wearden Road & Forest Way, Belrose 2085 How much?         $30 per head RSVP:                    Anne – anne@liveconnection.org or call 94534598 or 0450264772 There will also be a table of pre-loved books and CDs, DVDs available for a donation. Come and enjoy a great evening!

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June 28, 2017

Live Connection – June Newsletter Mission update!

Live Connection – June Newsletter Mission update! Thank you for your prayers for the Mission Team as they travel and minister in South Africa. They packed a lot into the first week, starting with meetings at Cato Crest Squatter camp. Here praying for a lady at Pastor Jaconia’s (pictured on the right) church. This was followed by Leadership training for the Durban pastors. They then made the long journey 400 Ks to the far NE town of Manguzi near the…..

June 7, 2017

June Extra!

Meet the 2017 Mission Team who will soon be leaving for South Africa and Malawi! Please pray for Paul & Renee, who leave on 13 June, return 18 July, and Glenyce, Pam, Nicci, Dianne, Ian, Chris & Alex, who will follow on 19th, returning on 11 July. A Huge Thank You for the wonderful support given for the trip and the finance raised to bless these rural pastors. IF you have a pastor in South Africa, Malawi or Mozambique and…..