Testimony – Industrial Ministries (Arbeidsbedieninge)
Life is very tough and a lot of people go to work with all the burdens, pains and sorrows from their homes. Some people do not have the time and opportunity to go to church on Sundays, so they are happy that the church comes to them in their work environment.
Industrial ministries (Arbeidsbedieninge) brings the Gospel to people at work throughout South Africa. Some of Industrial ministries main focus areas include transit ministry, trade and industry, fishing ministry and training and equipment. Industrial ministries are in essence an interdenominational ministry focusing on individuals in the working environment and ministering to people on ground level.
My name is Roy Stamper. I have been working in Industrial Ministries for about 6 years now. I am a preacher on the trains of Cape town . I also share the Gospel to the train drivers and the ticket collectors every Friday . From Monday to Friday I am on the trains encouraging people who are going to work and also those who are going to look for a work. I enjoy to preach on the trains because I meet different hearts and people who are going through rough times in their lives. People that thought God does not care and that He does not love them.
I have a privilege to tell them that God cares and that He is love. I also encourage parents that lose hope towards their children, thinking that they can’t come out from the use of drugs and the life of crime. As an ex prison inmate who spent 15 years in prison – prison was my home since I was 17 years old, I was also involved in drugs big time, an alcoholic, breaking into homes and robbing innocent people . So when I tell them my story , and how my life changed, it also gives parents hope. It helped them to know that Jesus is the same yesterday today and forever, what He did for me He will surely do it for them and their children. Heb 13:8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
What industrial ministries is doing, people take it lightly, but it is a very serious ministry. Life is very tough and lot of people go to work with all the burdens, the pains and sorrows from their homes. Some do not have the time or opportunity to go to church on Sundays, so they are happy that the church comes to them in their work places. So as the preachers of Industrial Ministries we are able to listen to them, share the word of Jesus to them and pray with them and God gets all the Glory. God bless you as you read this article, and keep on sowing your seed , your prayers, so that the Grace of God may be upon us and take this Gospel to other stations in western Cape .