Dean & Beire Kramer -
Church Planting in the Cape

Although we are just a small church-plant ourselves, MountainView Bible Church is supporting the planting of another church in the Kuils River area of the Western Cape.

Dean and Beire have been married for 19 years. Beire grew up in a Muslim home and accepted the Lord as her Saviour in her matric year. Dean has a degree in law, and worked for 14 years as an administrator at a teachers' college.

In 1989, Dave Devore, church-planting missionary with ABWE, planted Community Baptist Church in the Kramer's home. They served at Community Baptist church (our sending church) for 13 years in Blue Downs. Through the 1990s, Dean sensed the Lord's call into vocational ministry and was equipped through studies and internships in the Church Ministries Institute of the Cape. In 2000, Dean received his BA in Theology through the CMI-Potchefstroom University programme.

The Kramers started the Emmanuel Baptist Church project with three families attending a Bible study in their home in Kuils River in 2002. The next year, they started meeting as a church. By mid 2005, they had about 15 families attending.

Dean and Beire have a daughter, Nicole, who is a student at Stellenbosch University, and a son, Luke, who is in high school.

Francois & Ramona Jardine -
Church Planting in Guateng
After matric from Waterkloof, Francois Jardine attended RAU to study psychology, and he played rugby with the Blue Bulls and the Lions. But he could not escape God's call on his life to go into the ministry.

Francois left RAU to attend Evangelical Bible College in Cape Town. During those years of study, he was very involved with youth and served as an AWANA leader and commander in different churches in the Western Cape. He was also involved in missions to India, Swaziland, Lesotho, and Namibia. It was on these trips that God first gripped Francois' heart with a burden for missions and church-planting.

Francois received his Bachelors degree in Theology from EBC in 2004. He began serving as the Youth Pastor of the Evangelical Bible Church in Eldorado Park, near Johannesburg. It was here that he met a young accountant, Ramona.

RAMONA grew up in a Christian home in Eldorado Park. Her family attended the EBC church, and Ramona grew up in the youth, trusting Christ at an early age. Ramona attended RAU and received her BComm in 1999.

Francois and Ramona were married in April of 2005. While Francois served as an assistant pastor at the EBC church in Eldorado Park, Ramona worked as an accountant. By God's grace, they saw the EBC youth grow from a handful to about 60 young people.

Francois earned his Honours in Bible from International College of Bible and Missions in Roodepoort in 2005. He is currently studying for his Masters degree in Biblical Counseling under Wayne Mack of the Masters' Seminary in conjunction with Northwest University-Potchefstroom.

The Jardines joined Biblical Ministries Worldwide in 2006 to learn about church-planting in the context of doing it. They are being mentored in ministry by David and Karin Brown, BMW's team leaders and church-planters at Mountainview.

Francois and Ramona are ministering at Lawley Family Fellowship, in an informal settlement southwest of Johannesburg. They currently have about 50 people attending, some young and some old, some spiritually newborn and others mature. They are an ethnically blended congregation, and are seeing spiritual fruit as lives are changed by the Word and the Lord.

Dean & Beire Kramer
Cape Town

Francois & Ramona Jardine, Lawley, Johannesburg





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