By Karin Bain
The GKSA has four beautiful and informative reformed magazines. What a privilege! There is, however, no English magazine. There is not only a need for an English magazine, but time and again, we have seen that it is something the English members truly want.
In 2013 two issues of Crossroad magazine was published. More than 2000 copies of these issues were printed and given out at the youth conferences held in that year. People phoned the Admin Buro asking for more. Although there was a huge demand and we found the excitement contagious, the planning and support team was inadequate.
While handing out copies of Kruispad at the Synod of 2015 many of the English-speaking brothers asked me for the English magazine. It was like a murmur went through the seats: “May I have an English magazine?” Unfortunately there were none to hand out.
The Youth deputies and other deputy groups received the task from the Synod to give attention to the publication of English literature. During the meetings of various deputy groups the role and content of a new magazine was discussed and I was elected as editor. I contacted a few ministers and translators to gain their assistance. After meetings held in the Youth office we started to develop and publish the new English magazine.
We are still in the process of taking more people on board. You can help us by giving feedback on the magazine, visiting our website at www.crosscourier.co.za, liking us on Facebook, sending articles to firstname.lastname@example.org and joining the editorial team. Please ask your church council to subscribe and order the Cross Courier. You may sell the magazines for up to R20 as part of fundraising for your youth.
The survival of the Cross Courier is now in your hands. Join us in our journey.
We pray that the Lord will guide us and give us wisdom to publish a Cross Courier every two months.