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28 -April - 1949
Motjopeni Joseph Mamabolo was Born at Rustfontein (Radikoffie) Mokiti (between Munnik and Soekmekaar) Farm. He was the Second Son of the Late Pholwana John Mamabolo & Mmaselelo  Semokie Mamabolo.


1955 - 1960
He Moved to 86,Seven Avenue Alexandar Towship with his Rakgadi (His Father`s Sister). In 1956 he started sub A in Alexandar Primary School until Standard 5 in 1960.


1961
The Family  moved from Rustfontein (Radikoffie) Mokiti   to  Ga-Sekgopo  and  stayed in this  area, and his Father Pholwana John Mamabolo was handyman. he build this house.



1961- 1962
 
His Father was a Leader of Traditional Dance and his brother was also part of that dance,at the age of 12 he started playing and dancing Dinaka dance with the old Men in that Area of Sekgopo. People where surprised by this because he was young in old men, he was talented.


15 July 1963
It was on Monday when he accepted Jesus Christ as the saviour  of his life at the age  of 14 in alexandar township under  Assemblies of God.His life changed completly, from that day he started preaching the Gospel to other people. then  he was baptised in water and  the holy Spirit.



1964 - 1967
 
He was dedicated in the things of God, he continued to preach the Gospel and Teaching the word of God, all over the places, as they were meeting for youth services. with the other youth from  all over the country, he  was  hard worker, he got a job in  one of the white company in alexander - Johannesburg and he learned lots of things  there, He was Builder, Painter, welder and he knew every Job, the money that he got he saved it and one day he went home for the first time after he accepted Christ as the saviour of his life, His Father and Mother and  everyone at home Ga-Sekgopo they did not know that he is now born again, every time when he goes home they used to bow down to idols,

Exodus 20:5  “Don't bow down to them and don't serve them because I am GOD, your God, and I'm a most jealous God, punishing the children for any sins their parents pass on to them to the third, and yes, even to the fourth generation of those who hate me.” when he arrived home  his father called him to come into the house that they used to blow down he said no I am now born again and the family did not understand it, but he stuck to his believe of believing in Jesus Christ and he did not go to blow down.

26 August 1968
 
 
As he continued working he was saving money and finally the money he saved he managed to do Licence and he obtained a licence 04 Zero four and he obtained it in Alexandra, and he started driving company Motor Bike to use it to work.  
 
 

 
1969 - 1971
 
He Continued to be active in the body of Christ, and he met William Seisa (Bishop) during youth service in Alexander, and he was travelling from one place to other place, preaching and teaching. He started teaching Sunday School, preaching at street doing evangelism, and he continue working at the company, working with his own hand, he was preaching in a train and bus.
 
2 Timothy 4:2 "Herald and preach the Word! Keep your sense of urgency [stand by, be at hand and ready], whether the opportunity seems to be favorable or unfavorable. [Whether it is convenient or inconvenient, whether it is welcome or unwelcome, you as preacher of the Word are to show people in what way their lives are wrong.] And convince them, rebuking and correcting, warning and urging and encouraging them, being unflagging and inexhaustible in patience and teaching.

25 December 1972
 
it was Christmas at the age of 23 He Married Tjelana Elisa Mamokgere, Solomon Said "He who finds a [true] wife finds a good thing and obtains favour from the Lord. Pr 18:22 [ Pr 19:14; 31:10.]
 
House and riches are the inheritance from fathers, but a wise, understanding, and prudent wife is from the Lord.Pr 19:14
 
A capable, intelligent, and *virtuous woman — who is he who can find her? She is far more precious than jewels and her value is far above rubies or pearls. [ Pr 12:4; 18:22; 19:14.]
 
A virtuous and worthy wife [earnest and strong in character] is a crowning joy to her husband, but she who makes him ashamed is as rottenness in his bones. Pr 12:4 [ Pr 31:23; 1Co 11:7.]

 


1973- 1975
 
He Continued to be active in the body of Christ, he never stop to preach and to teach, many people when they marry they are no longer active and everything change, but he did not change the speed of preaching the Gospel Increased, and he continue to work using his own hand." 1 Corinthians 4:12 " We work hard with our own hands to feed ourselves. When People insult us, we ask God to bless them. When people treat us badly, we accept it. that is what he was doing working with his own hand to feed himself and the family, he was not depending on anyone.
 
1 Thessalonians 2:9-10
 
[9] For you remember, brothers, * our labour and toil: we * worked night and day, that we might not be a burden to any of you, while we proclaimed to you the gospel of God. [10] You are witnesses, and * God also, * how holy and righteous and blameless was our conduct toward you believers. Acts 18:3 "Paul moved in with them, and they worked together at their common trade of tent making", with the money that he got he bought a motor bike.  


17 February 1975
God Blessed them with a baby  Girl and  she  was named Moshibudi Melida , Psalms 127: 3 Don't you see that children are GOD's best gift? the fruit of the womb his generous legacy? it was a joy  to the  family.

God Spoke to him and he said go, the very same year 1975 he resigned from work and leave Alexander, he had a house in alexander then he left it and went to Ga-Sekgopo village, where he met with the late Rev Jack Ramodike Maponya.

 
1976 - 1977
 
They both worked together, preaching the word of God and going house to house to spread the God News he planted Sekgopo Assemblies of God Fellowship, 2 Timothy 4:2 “preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; * reprove, rebuke, and * exhort, with complete patience and teaching”. the Church  continued  to  grow and he was  teaching  sunday school.

 
1978-1979
 
“Study and be eager and do your utmost to present yourself to God approved (tested by trial), a workman who has no cause to be ashamed, correctly analyzing and accurately dividing [rightly handling and skilfully teaching] the Word of Truth, 2Ti 2:15
 
1978 He Enrolled with All Africa School of Theology for 1 Year Certificate in Sunday School and in the 1979 He  Graduated, the same year 1979 he upgraded his Licence to 10 one Zero



 
1980 – 1985
 
He Continued to Preach the Gospel, House to House Visit, Pitching Tents, Teaching Sunday School and The Church In Ga-Sekgopo Assemblies of God continue to grow,
 
In 1981 He Registered for 3 Year Diploma Course in Ministers with the same School All Africa of Theology in Witbank

 

1981
It was during the first conference of Assembies of God Fellowship after the  split of The Assembiles of God  in South Africa which was held at Magalisburg ( Stone Ridge) , Joseph Mamabolo & Frans Mafa on the picture” Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another. *people learn from each other, as an iron tool makes iron sharp, Pro 27:17.



14 – August - 1982
 
After 7 Years God Remembered them and Blessed them again with a baby  Boy and  he was named  after his grandfather  Pholwana John , Psalms 127: 3 Don't you see that children are GOD's best gift? the fruit of the womb his generous legacy? it was a joy  to the  family, as the was addition to the family.



22 February 1984
He obtained  3 Year Diploma in Ministers  with All Africa School of Theology, Because Paul said to  Timothy “Study and be eager and do your utmost to present yourself to God approved (tested by trial), a workman who has no cause to be ashamed, correctly analysing and accurately dividing [rightly handling and skilfully teaching] the Word of Truth, 2Ti 2:15, Diploma

08 July 1984
God Blessed them  again with a baby  Boy and  he was named  after his grandfather  from his mother  Maporane  Timothy , Psalms 127: 3 Don't you see that children are GOD's best gift? the fruit of the womb his generous legacy? it was a joy  to the  family, as the was addition to the family.


 
October 1985
 
 Assemblies of God Fellowship National Annual Conference at Magalisburg  YFC C.Y.A.R.A

                                          Right  Pastor Joseph Mamabolo   Middle Pastor Isaac  Ramahlo

                                                       Right Pastor Mphela  Left Pastor J Mamabolo


1986 - 1990

 
 
1986. God Spoke to him, go leave Sekgopo Assemblies of God and go to Ga_dikgale to plant a Church there, it was not an easy task but he accepted it and went to Ga-dikgale (Marobala). He listened to God and he Heard him and acts on It, James 1:23-25Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it—not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it—they will be blessed in what they do. and he was blessed because he obeyed what he was commanded to do by God.. He found this building that was not working (abandoned) and used it for the church, he started doing house to house, preaching the Gospel to the place of Marobala, now the was a light in Marobala and the  charge  was Dikgale Assemblies of God Fellowship.
 
 




 

03 November 1986
God Blessed them again with a baby Girl and  she was named  Tumelo Faith  , Psalms 127: 3 Don't you see that children are GOD's best gift? the fruit of the womb his generous legacy? it was a joy  to the  family, as the was addition to the family.



 
1987
 He Continue to Preach Pinching Tents, going house to house telling them about Jesus, He Formed Come together of Churches, it was the late Rev Jack Ramodike Maponya, the late Pastor Patrick Lebepe, the late Pastor Seale, Bethany Pentecostal Church, International Assemblies of God, Assemblies of God Fellowship,  between the Churches, Ga-sekgopo and Dikgale. The unity within the churches grow and new souls where added,
he was always making sure picture are always taken,with family for memories

                                                 Pholwana John, Tumelo Faith & Maporani Timothy
20 November 1988
God Blessed them again with a baby Girl and she was named  Mpho Gift  , Psalms 127: 3 Don't you see that children are GOD's best gift? the fruit of the womb his generous legacy? it was a joy to the family, as the was addition to the family.


February 1989
He was Speaking at the wedding of John and Grace Lebepe  as the friend of John the young brother of the late Pastor patrick Lebepe, " He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the LORD. Proverbs 18:22, according to King Solomon, if you find fearing God wife you have find a favour from God.


this are some of the pictures he took with his family in the year 1989 April ,He Loved his family very much,  


 
Because the vision that God put in his heart, Good Continued to use him and marobala was no longer the same people responded to th call of god, he was using his hand, the same year he took us me and my sister to Ga-Dikgale to go and make bricks, renovate the church.


 
1990 - 1992

He went to Mantsha Primary School to Preach to Children and Teachers and  pray for  them during  Morning Assembly see the  Letter that  was  Written  By the Principal of Mantsha High School, Mentioning the Contribution that was made by Him to the School  from  Early 1990  and 2000.  

In 1990 Motsheudi High School SCR ( Student Christian Representetive )  Having Prayer and Preaching  to the Student


 
He continued to use his car for the Work of God and He used his car to renovate the church, below is the  picture of brothers  offloading sand from his bakkie,




This are some pictures that where taken at Mafefe with   Ps MJ Mamabolo , Ps Hlobejane & Ps Ketz


Here  are some  of the  pictures  for his family Tumelo & Mpho at Church Ga-Dikgale Marobala


05 October 1992
God Blessed them again with a baby Girl and she was named  Khutso Peace, Psalms 127: 3 Don't you see that children are GOD's best gift? the fruit of the womb his generous legacy? it was a joy to the family, as the was addition to the family.


 

1992 his bakkie  Nissan Datsun 1980 model that he was  using  for the work of God  was stolen, the devil was thinking  that by doing that he will make him to stop preaching the word, and doing the work of God, that car was stolen in this way  the same month that the car was stolen, the Engen on the car was fixed and modified, early in the morning when we wake up the car was not there it was gone stolen, it was sock to us , finding out that the car is gone, the transport that we were using to travel to and from church  20 KM away from home to church.



In 1992 he planted a Church  Moduane AGF
Mat 28:19 Therefore, as you go, disciple all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Mat 28:20 teaching them to obey all that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you each and every day until the end of the age."


1993 - 2016

1993
 
He bought this other car  but this time it was private (Car), the car was too small for him and the family, because the was no other option but to drive the car and use it.

He  was  using  this  car to do the  work  that  he  used  to  do with the  bakkie.he did not  allow  this  car  to limit  him.

He Continued  with what  he was  called  for , he never stops to preach and to teach, and he continue to work using his own hand." 1 Corinthians 4:12 " We work hard with our own hands to feed ourselves. When People insult us, we ask God to bless them. When people treat us badly, we accept it. that is what he was doing working with his own hand to feed himself and the family, he was not depending on anyone.


October 1993
Assemblies of God Fellowship National Annual Conference at Magalisburg YFC C.Y.A.R.A
 Pastor Mphela AGF Lebowakgomo, Pastor Ramahlo AGF Femane, Pastor  Tobejane AGF Mafefe, Bishop MJ Mamabolo AGF  Dikgale,  Pastor  Rakopa Matswi AGF.
  That precious memory triggers another: your honest faith—and what a  rich faith it is, handed down from your grandmother Lois to your mother  Eunice, and now to you!  And the special  gift of ministry you received when I laid hands on you and prayed—keep  that ablaze! God doesn't want us to be shy with his gifts, but bold and  loving and sensible.
 - 2Ti 1:5-7

 
 
1993
 
The was no electricity in our hosue he hired Mr Senyolo who was  the Electrician to do wiring for the whole house, then after he finished  he paid him with this  car, and the after we was without a car.

He never stop to preach the Gospel, he continued to travel to Ga-Dikgale ( 30 km) using Public Trasport and the Church Continued  to grow ( God was adding those who were being saved to the Church)

1994 - 1995
Mat 28:19 Therefore, as you go, disciple all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Mat 28:20 teaching them to obey all that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you each and every day until the end of the age." teach ,train  and  equip , that is what he what he did and  what he was doing. some of them they are  now  Doctors, Teachers, Profesors, Engineer and all, Dikgale Assemblies of God Fellowship Sunday School and their Teachers




He Continued to Preach the Gospel as per instruction from above "Be preaching the word at all times, in every place; make protests, say sharp words, give comfort, with long waiting and teaching" 2Tim 4:2, He Continued to Preach  The Gospel To Schools and Clinics , Below is The Letter  From  Kgola Ka Leleme High School.



In 1995 he planted  Makgoba AGF and Pastor Francinah Malowa was ordained lead the Church
Mat 28:19 Therefore, as you go, disciple all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Mat 28:20 teaching them to obey all that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you each and every day until the end of the age."


Another Letter  From Sekgopo  Clinic to  Pastor MJ Mamabolo


Letter from  Sectretary of Dikgale Assemblies  Of God  TF Mamabolo to  Bishop MJ Mamabolo  ( Reference Letter)


October 1995

 
He Wrote his vision on the paper,  Soul wining and counselling ministry was lunched it was called Life In Christ Ministries ( LICM) and  he was the founder. Pro 11:30  The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise. here is the Letter

December 1995
 
The was a Party or Celebration  for Come Together of Churches and  the  Party or Celebration was  held at  International Assembiles of God  at Sekgopo.



 
In Januray 1996
 
He Joined world Outreach International  below is Credential

see the letter  from SAPS confirming his visit to the Prison


He was  the Chairperson  of Northern Province Assemblies of God Fellowship, He wrote a letter to Radio Lebowa that is Known as Thobela Fm to Annouce the Easter Conference, see the below letter.


He was not having a car he was  travelling going from one  place to the  other, one  prison  to the other prison, one  school to  the  other school, one  clinic  to the  the other clinic, one  hospital  to the  other hospital preaching  an teaching  the  word  of God.
see the pricture which was taken  at the prison with the Police and  Prison  Warder and inmate, Pastor MJ Mamabolo, Pastor Malaka and Pastor Theo Bareth






Mat 28:19 Therefore, as you go, disciple all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Mat 28:20 teaching them to obey all that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you each and every day until the end of the age." iIt was Him and Rametse at the pool  in plokwane  Baptizing Christian.



1997
He Continued to Preach the  Gospel  


at the  wedding  of  Joel and  Jane

Picture Taken at Church After Church, Bishop MJ Mamabolo, Wife and Child
 
Though he did  not  have  a car he did  not stop  traveliing  to  church  with public  transport  with  her wife, travelling almost  30 KM , this picture was taken  at the  road  at Dikgale  after church .


He was  always praying  and  preaching  for  fellow  people


He received  typewritter so that he can write the  notes and  the   report

                                                                            My Dad and My Mother

1998
Mat 28:19 Therefore, as you go, disciple all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Mat 28:20 teaching them to obey all that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you each and every day until the end of the age." teach ,train  and  equip. He equip Andres Ramolotja as  a Teacher for Sunday School, see the  picture


Blessing the  New  Family  


Other  Picture  that  was  taken  from the  Prison  it  was  graduation  Ceremony  for inmate in Prison  Receiving  Diploma  from  World  outreach  Bible School,




1999
some pictures for Baptism
 


He was  doing  everything this are some  of the pictures  of  what  he  was  doing  



He was travelling African Country  as well


Working  with his hand,


at Mafefe with  Pastor Mphela and  Brother Sam
In His Office


His Office


2002




2003

at the wedding of Pastor Rabonda and  Rosemary

His Family,  during his First Born Son and  Second Child  Birthday



His  Mother , Wife, and Mother  in law


He received  Computer so that he can write the notes and the report


2004
Bishop MJ and Her wife at  Assemblies of God Fellowship  National Annual Conference   at Magalisburg YFC C.Y.A.R.A


God Continued  to use him to Build, Plant, Rebuke and  Correct.  and  he  planted a church  at Kotishing


2009
It  was During His Son  Engagement 21 June


2010
His Son`s Wedding 27 and  28 February


 

He Continued to Preach  the gospel and he organized  a crusade and tent was used  
The Year 2011

Morgan Mathole, Rosemary Rabonda, Joas Thobakgale and Phineas Letsoalo they organized the events in order to appreciate Bishop MJ Mamabolo together with  other Pastor and Kgosi Dikgale.
i quote "[7] Appreciate your pastoral leaders who gave you the Word of God. Take a good look at the way they live, and let their faithfulness instruct you, as well as their truthfulness. There should be a consistency that runs through us all. Heb 13:7



Building and  Complete the Church Building



Year 2012

 
World Outreach International Hosted Conference in South Africa and He was Awarded the Certificate for long Service (Appreciation Letter)


2013

27 - 28 September During Daughter`s Wedding







2014

01 -January - 2014

He Continued to Preach the Gospel as per instruction from above "Be preaching the word at all times, in every place; make protests, say sharp words, give comfort, with long waiting and teaching" 2Tim 4:2,  in one of the primary School



June 2014

In Tembisa Sport Ground His Son  John Mamabolo and  together with BY THE GRACE MINISTRY  hosted Crusade  and the  Lunch of the Ministry  and Bisphop MJ Mamabolo was one  of the speakers here are some of the pictures for that Crusade which was called Thy Kingdom Come .





13 -16 October 2014

some of the picture which where taken at Assemblies of God Fellowship  National Annual Conference   at Magalisburg YFC C.Y.A.R.A, Bishop MJ Mamabolo, is Son John Mamabolo , Apostle Abel Guerreiro and Pastor Moloto



28 October 2014

at one  of the Primary Schools at Ga - Dikgale



2015






2015
The Month of June he was chosen to represent World Outreach  during the world  outreach conference in Thailand, see the below pictures and  ticket







2016

05 May
at the Graduation  Ceremony of Her Daughter Tumelo at Tshwane University of Technology for B- Tech





 
He passed on, on the 16th of July and Laid to rest 23 July

The End










 
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