It is my pleasure and honor to introduce via video, Pastor Ron and Kathie Banet, missionaries to South Africa. In this interview they share:
- Pastor Banet’s journey from U.S. Marine to missionary and how it prepared him to pastor.
- Their conversion to Christianity
- Insights on raising up disciples
- Orchestrating ministries to train in skilled trades and to help the drug addicted
- Life on the mission field
- The local response to their daughter and son-in-law’s interracial marriage and race relations in South Africa
- Navigating COVID as a church
- Church planting and more
Pastor Banet and Kathie were sent out of The Potter’s House Church, Prescott Arizona in 2004. They pastor the Potter’s House Church in Eldorado Park, a suburb of Johannesburg near Soweto. The Potter’s House in Eldorado serves as a leadership and bible conference center for the region and has planted churches in South Africa and beyond.
VIDEO: PART I: A Heart for the Harvest ~ Pastor Ron & Kathie Banet, Missionaries to South Africa
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And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.” Mark 16:15 (NKJV)
Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. James 1:27 (NIV)
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VIDEO: PART II: A Heart for the Harvest ~ Pastor Ron & Kathie Banet, Missionaries to South Africa
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The physical needs of people can become all-consuming and some well meaning Christian organizations get so caught up with the work of meeting physical needs that it overshadows or squelches the Gospel mandate to win souls.
For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? (Mark 8:36 NKJV)
Others, seemingly for fear of losing priority of the state of souls, tend to the spiritual, but oppose and neglect responding to the physical needs of those they serve.
But the Bible admonishes both:
Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead. (James 2:15-17)
Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. (Matthew 28:19 (NKJV)
Thank you Pastor Banet and Kathie for faithfulness to fulfill scripture as you equip those you serve to provide for themselves and their families, while holding to the Jesus’ mandate of preaching the Gospel, winning souls to Jesus, making disciples, and planting churches.
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“What has pastoring cost you?” I said
“Everything. My whole life.!” Pastor Banet said.
“Absolutely nothing.” Kathie said.
Both are true:
“And He summoned the crowd with His disciples, and said to them, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel’s will save it.” Mark 8:34-35 NKJV
“I affirm, by the boasting in you which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily.” I Corinthians 15:31 NKJV
“Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ.” Philippians 3:8 KJV
“For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain.” Philippians 1:21 NKJV
“So Jesus answered and said, “Assuredly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands, for My sake and the gospel’s, who shall not receive a hundredfold now in this time—houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions—and in the age to come, eternal life.” Mark 10:29-30 NKJV
Thank you. ❤
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Honored to make this 3 minute video BELOW as part of the book launch for Julie Lavender’s book, 365 Ways to Love Your Child: Turning Little Moments Into Lasting Memories. Jam packed with a treasure trove of fun and engaging activities, Julie Lavender’s book is sure to help families connect as they learn and grow closer to their children, impart wisdom, and create life-long cherished memories with their families. Check out encouraging videos like this by others on Julie’s Facebook page. You can order 365 Ways to Love Your Child: Turning Little Moments Into Lasting Memories by Julie Lavender HERE.
*Feel free to share how you demonstrate love for your child and appreciation for pastor’s and pastor’s wives in the comment section below! ❤
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4 thoughts on “A Heart for the Harvest ~ Pastor Ron & Kathie Banet, Missionaries to South Africa”
Thank you so much for sharing about my book Rachael! I really appreciate this so much! I hope that many families will be encouraged to turn little moments into lasting memories and find lots of creative ways to show love to a child!!! You are a blessing to me, and THANK YOU so much for sharing a video with me about ways that you show love to your kiddos!!! Blessings, Rachael!!!
You are most welcome, Julie. Love your heart to help families. God bless you and your writing ministry.
Enjoyed meeting these sweet people. Thank you so much for allowing them to visit my home and heart. God’s blessings folks.
So glad you were blessed, JD. the Banets are amazing.