The Master Potter
 

"But now, O Lord, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we are all the work of thy hand."
Isaiah 64:8
John Hunter has been a potter since 1968 and with his conversion he has used his talents for the Kingdom. It has been an opportunity to share a message about God as well as pay the bills. The African Clayart Training School (ACTS)
is a natural culmination of meeting needs and training others. The purpose is to help the Namibian YWAM staff at Brakwater Farm develop skills and products that will enable them to provide for some of their financial needs.

Teachers for Africa


This means that teachers who would otherwise not be able to attend the School of Reformation due to financial constraints will have more of an opportunity.
Click here to see one of the famous Elephant Mugs made at the pottery studio.
Discipling African Students from the Potters Wheel
The Pottery Studio with Interns Romeo and Anushka



YWAM Namibia
Servant Vessels
When I demonstrate my skill on the potter's wheel I always make a pitcher. The clay for it must first be crushed, washed, mixed, aged, and tested before use on the wheel. With firm yet gentle pressure I shape it into a unique and pleasing form. Afterwards it is dried and put in the fire. Then is it ready to use.
Vessel
A pot is not just to be admired for its beauty but is designed to serve others. It must be filled to be of any use. What is in it determines its usefulness. It may contain living water for those who thirst, pure milk of the word to nourish the hungry, oil of gladness for the sorrowing, balm of Gilead for the wounded, or new wine of God's love for the needy. But it must be poured out or it will stagnate and sour or grow rancid with disuse.

Each of us have a God given gift, a way of serving not only God but each other. "...we have this treasure in earthen vessels..."
II Corinthians 4:7

So be like Christ, who came to serve not to be served. Let Him pour His life, love and healing into those around you. Be "a vessel for honor, sanctified, useful to the Master, prepared for every good work".
II Timothy 2:21