The Milners in Capetown
BACK GROUND INFORMATION
After both completing their studies at the Bible Institute, Kalk Bay, Brian & Lorraine joined Africa Evangelical Fellowship in 1974. They ministered for 11 years in the Christian Ministry to Miners. Then they had a short time in Child Evangelism Fellowship and went on to minister in Scripture Union for 13 years. After that they returned to AEF at the time that it merged with SIM. They served in the SIM (Serving in Mission) sending office for 6 years and then God called them to start a media ministry, with SIM Ethnic Focus, producing DVD media for outreach and teaching purposes. They have produced media for adults, adolescents and older children up to now.
When they were amongst us, the Milner’s practiced their media ministry from their home in Botha’s Hill. Now back in Cape Town they have converted one of the spare bedrooms in their house into a studio. Adding puppets to his DVD children’s ministry, Brian has now produced a DVD for 4-6 year olds. These have found appeal amongst children in New Zealand, Australia, USA, Namibia, as well as locally in schools and in crèches.
God has certainly empowered the Milner’s in a remarkable way amidst a mixture of family sorrows and blessings while obeying this calling. Brian lost his mother towards the end of last year. Their daughter, Charmaine was called home by the Lord on 7th April this year after a five year battle with breast and liver cancer. On 19th June their youngest granddaughter, Anastasia, was born. However, their grandson, Jonathan has been diagnosed with childhood asthma. His sister Rebekah seems to suffer the same problem.
• Thank God for the success of the DVD ministry. Pray that donations made to the SIM Cape Town office for this ministry will continue.
• Thank God that Charmaine is now rejoicing in the Lord’s presence, free of all pain and suffering. Pray for Brian and Lorraine in their time of sorrow. Pray that Charmaine’s house and flat will soon be sold so that all bonds and debts can be settled.
• Thank God for the birth of Anastasia and pray for the health of the other two grandchildren