Annalie Riekert, was called to full time missions in 1994. With a dedicated team (currently 45 members strong) and the guidance of the Holy Spirit, Ministry Through Movement is celebrating its 28th anniversary in 2022.
She is a widow with two daughters, Natasja and Corlene. The Lord has also given her a son-in-law, Clive, a granddaughter, Robin, and a foster grandson, Lebo.
When asked about the experience of writing her first book in the mission series of OpieG, she replied:
“I have learned through raising my own two kids and working with 1000’s of kids over the years, that children learn the best with stories. Also, we are reminded in Deuteronomy that we should talk to our children day and night about God’s commands. What better way to talk to children about God’s Great Commission than with a story? And through my observations of the mission teams and interns from America visiting Ministry Through Movement here in Witbank, South Africa, I saw the impact that these visits had on these teams – and I just wrote about all this through the eyes of a child.
I believe this book, and the ones to follow, will plant a seed or ignite a spark for missions in children’s hearts. That is the goal!
That is my prayer now! That every person that reads or hears this story of OpieG who went to South Africa, will cultivate the seed and fan the flame.”