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Dwight and Cindy Hostetler
Dwight is the WOL South Africa Campus Pastor, assist our Director John Page, teaches Missions Course and other topical series at Berean Bible Inst., trains students at the Discipleship Training Center, contact person to the area churches, and head of new construction on the facilities. Dwight also is the lead person in our outreach to Pastors in many areas including setting up Bible Training Centers for Pastors and Church Leaders (small Bible Institutes) throughout South Africa. In the near future he hopes to start classes in Zimbabwe. He is also a guest lecturer to Word of Life Africa Bible Inst. in Uganda and Word of Truth Pastors Resource Center in Kenya.
Cindy teaches English and Biblical Worldview at Berean Bible Inst. & the DTC. She will help in the office as needed and also work directly with a couple of the lady students, graduates, and or staff in discipleship. She also accompanies Dwight occasionally to teach ladies conferences in Kenya, Uganda, and Zimbabwe.
Hospitality is a vital part of our ministry and we utilize our home to host visitors from the USA or other missionaries, entertain students, staff members and friends here in South Africa.
I trusted Jesus Christ as my personal Savior when I was 9 years old while a evangelist shared the gospel. When I was 15 my Pastor challenged me to get into the Word of God and allow the Holy Spirit to teach me. It was from this that I really started to grow and hunger for the Word. This started me on the journey of seeking God's will and plan for my life. As a result He has led me to serve Him in children, youth & adult ministries. I really enjoy challenging other young people to get into the Word of God and allow it to change their lives.
At the age of 4 one evening my brother asked me if I was going to heaven. I told him, I must be Mom and Dad are. He proceeded to tell me that because we have all sinned we need a savior. I realized I had sinned and I knew Jesus had died on the cross. He explained that I needed to ask for forgiveness and believe that Jesus had died for me. That night I accepted Christ as my personal savior. I remember going out and telling my Mom.
Did I understand all that was involved in salvation? No, I simply believed that God's word was true and I needed Jesus to save me from my sins. I don't know of any drastic changes in my life. As a teen I made a public dedication of my life to Christ at WOL Island and gave all my desires, goals and ambitions to Him that day. John 3: 16
We have three adult children, all are married. Perry & Jenna Hostetler and their boys: Travis, Isaiah, Micah, and Liam, They live in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. He is an Associate Pastor at Beach Church. Benjamin & Abby Hostetler and their boys: Tomas, Liam, Ezekiel, and Samuel live in Dunedin, Florida. Ben works for PODS company and is enrolled in University. They are actively serving at Kerk Church of Dunedin. RuthAnn and Tyler Mebust live in Lancaster, PA/ She works for a large HVAC/Electric/Plumbing company as Exec. Assistant in Finance, Tyler works at a large custom meat processing plant and they are both actively involved Grace Community Church, Willow St. We praise the Lord that our family is all striving to serve the Lord where he has planted us.
Philippians 3:10 "That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;"