Welcome to EFC Online

Welcome to Ebenezer Family Church Online

We appreciate your visiting our website and pray that you will be blessed as you do so. The Ebenezer Family Church is found in King William’s Town, the Capital of the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. Feel free to visit us or to contact us with any suggestions or comments. JESUS IS LORD!


  
 

Latest Blog Posts

MOLLY AND ME – WARFARE

Molly is a warrior. At least she thinks she is! She challenges every dog in the street, no matter how big or small they may be, as we walk by (as long as they are safely behind a secure gate or high wall, of course). All 5 kg of her is pure aggression, despite her being well-socialised as a puppy. …Continue reading →

MOLLY AND ME – DIET

Molly is on diet! Of course, she must be on diet because she’s a dog. Just as for we humans, not all foods are good for her. Besides that, she is a spayed female which means that, without careful control, she could put on weight and add strain to her elongated spine. It’s up to me, her human mom, see …Continue reading →

MOLLY AND ME – CONTENTMENT

“Me” time! Do you have “me” time?  From 5 to 7 in the morning is strictly my time – and Molly knows it. After she has had her little run outside to do the necessary – and sometimes that includes exploring the same garden she has explored dozens of times before – she comes inside and waits patiently for me …Continue reading →

MOLLY AND ME – PERSISTENCE

Molly gets ten out of ten for persistence. I take Molly for a walk every afternoon… Well, let’s be honest. Most of the time she takes me for a walk… actually, we go “drag racing”! She drags, and I race! You see, she hasn’t yet learned who is the boss and who is the dog and who is supposed to …Continue reading →

MOLLY AND ME – DISCIPLINE

At fourteen months, I guess it’s normal for Molly to have a little trouble with discipline. Like all human children, she also has a mind of her own. The problem, though, is that she doesn’t know what is good for her. If she had her way, she’d chew every old bone, or bit of discarded food she finds on the pavement …Continue reading →

MOLLY AND ME – TRUST

Molly is almost fourteen months old now. She reminds me of Abraham. When God called Abraham to leave his home country and go to a land He would show him, Abraham didn’t know God but he went as God instructed him. It took him many years and many mistakes and times of mistrust to get to know God. When the …Continue reading →

MOLLY AND ME – DEPENDENCE

I enjoy watching animal rescue programmes on TV, especially when the end result is a happy, healthy creature after weeks or months of abandonment or neglect. When one has a pet, there is one thing one must never forget. From the moment I got Molly, I became aware that it was not just myself that I had to take care …Continue reading →

MOLLY AND ME – BELONGING

I remember the day I fetched Molly from the breeder. She wasn’t actually my first choice. I was given a Yorkshire terrier puppy as a farewell gift when I left the church and my role as pastoral assistant to move to another city. Tosca, my Yorkie, was six weeks old. After her first night, when she missed her mother and …Continue reading →

MOLLY AND ME – COMPASSION

It amazes me how life lessons can be found in simple things. Take Molly and me, for example. As I mentioned in my last post, Molly is my thirteen-month-old, strawberry dapple miniature dachshund – a fancy title for a cute, mischievous, energetic, adoring and adorable little sausage dog. She has taught me much about worship, not the faulty, fickle and …Continue reading →

MOLLY AND ME – WORSHIP

I have a dog. A miniature dachshund named Molly. She’s a strawberry dapple, one year old, with the cutest face and the loudest bark ever – for a small dog. She is very brave as long as “Mom” is around, but runs for cover at any unusual sound or disturbance. She is happy and good as long as Mom is …Continue reading →

REDEEMED!

Dear Family We don’t hear too much about “redemption” these days. It’s a word used almost exclusively in churchy circles by theologians which we don’t really understand. The Apos-tle Paul wrote in Ephesians 1:7,8 “In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the rich-es of God’s grace 8 that he lavished on us …Continue reading →

THE NEW COVENANT

D ear Family The night when Jesus reclined at the table with His disciples (yes, they reclined and didn’t sit neatly in a row on chairs as portrayed in that famous “Last Supper” painting of Leonardo Da Vinci in 1494—so much for those hidings to keep my elbows off the table) and told them that the cup of wine which …Continue reading →

The Blood

D ear Family There is so much quick and easy access to information today. For a start, one simply has to type some-thing into Google and within seconds the answer is there. It’s an exciting time to live in. We no longer have to spend hours pouring over a multitude of books in order to access information. Now it’s right …Continue reading →

Gift of Righteousness

D ear Family I think most people like to receive gifts. I know I certainly do. For me, the best kinds are always the unexpected ones, those not tied to a date or an occasion. The element of surprise somehow seems to make the gift a lot more desirable. The worst kind of gifts to receive has to be those …Continue reading →

BUT…

D ear Family I am so glad to be able to share with you again after my period of convalescence. Thankfully God remains unshaken in His faithfulness irrespective of our circumstances. There were times when the blues nailed me to the floor, but I am so thankful for His Spirit who is the perfect burden bearer, counselor and truth giver. …Continue reading →