Volume 3 No 2

When John Halford submitted the article ‘Blessed are the Dung Beetles’ it really got me thinking. I had recently been reading about a Taiwanese chap by the name of Mr. Wanchai, who started a papermaking factory. The really cool bit about the story is the fact that instead of chopping down trees to get wood pulp, he uses elephant dung as the raw pulp product. He boils, processes, and then bleaches it, resulting in spotless white paper. (I’m glad I get to write this on a laptop!)

It reminded me yet again of God’s awesome love. That he can take us, even while drowning in a cesspool of sin and apply his Son’s blood to us. We become white and spotless. No one is too dirty to be used by God, no act too vile to be unpardonable.

This is the Gospel, as preached by Christ - the good news which we proclaim through this magazine. Don’t ever let Satan con you that you are worthless and that you are too lost to be saved. From the foundations of the earth, God had a plan that included you and me as his adopted sons and daughters, as explained in Ephesians chapter 1.

Christ died for every person who ever lived. The fact that some do not yet know it does not mean they have been excluded, just that they are as yet unaware of the fact. And that is why we are offering free subscriptions to this magazine - to help spread the good news of Jesus Christ. If you would like a free subscription to Face to Face Magazine, or know of someone who would appreciate receiving a free subscription, please send us your, and/or their details (see back page for how to subscribe) and we will happily add you to our subscriber list. There are no catches, no fine print and no gimmicks. Just a free magazine in your post box or email box for as long as you would like to keep receiving it.

Enjoy reading as you enter into a deeper, more personal relationship, and better understand the amazing love God has for each one of us.  


Feet First

When a baby is born it is vital that the head comes out first. Being the largest part of the baby, it is the most difficult part of the body...

WHY PAIN

What a painful memory, even after two decades!  I vividly recall how I had accidentally dragged the lawnmower over my foot while cutting the lawn and hobbled across to my...

FROM A DISTANCE

One summer night I sat in our small backyard in a comfortable reclining chair and looked at the star-studded sky.

Lazarus and the rich man

Have you ever heard that God is incapable of reaching those who do not become believers before they die? It’s a cruel and destructive doctrine, and its so-called “proof” is...

Peanuts and Grace

Anyone who has been on a domestic airline flight in recent years knows that our cash-strapped airlines rarely serve meals.

WHAT A FRIEND I HAVE IN GERTRUDE

Besides my wife and my three beautiful daughters, the next most important woman in my life is ‘Gertrude’ my GPS, a companion on my travels and an invaluable help when...

From God with love

What comes to mind when you think about blessings? Do you think of the things you have such as a car, a house of your own or a job you...

DATING NON-CHRISTIANS IS IT OK FOR CHURCH YOUTH?

A few years ago while in a church in Johannesburg, the youth debated the question of whether Christian youth should date people of different faiths.

Frozen by fear

All of us have experienced fear at some point in our lives. For the most part fear can be a good thing, because it sets boundaries for us.

When were you saved?

Before Christ was crucified, Peter was with him, eating, living, and interacting with him for at least three years. Yet, when crunch time came, Peter vigorously denied his Lord three times.

I’ve got a name...and He knows it!

I love visiting America. I love meeting the friendly, helpful people. I love the orderliness and cleanliness of the small towns. I love the beauty and vastness of the countryside.

Jumping to Conclusions

When my husband was a guest speaker at a church in Illinois many years ago, I sat in the congregation with some friends.

Flight from Egypt

I left Cape Town on 20th January 2011 for a business trip to Egypt.

Blessed are the dung beetles

Kruger National Park, South Africa: Like all visitors to this world famous wild life reserve, my friends and I hoped to see the “big five” – lions, leopards, cape buffalo,...