Dear Friends and Supporters,
Thank you for your support of this missionary Bible teaching ministry.
Redeemed From Every People:
“And they sung a new song, saying, You are worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for you were slain, and have redeemed us to God by your blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; And have made us unto our God kings and priests; and we shall reign on the earth.” (Revelation 5:9,10)
This is one of the Scriptures that the Lord used to conform my call to Africa. In the plan of God, He has purposed to take a redeemed people from every people group, from every age. God’s plan is complete, and fair. He has included everyone from every dispensation so that they will be a part of His kingdom. Whether God has used missionaries, angelic messengers, or just the creation around us, He knows how to speak to each one of us to redeem us for Himself. Oh, what a loving heavenly Father we have. He has predestinated us, called us, justified us, and he will glorify us. (Romans 8:30) We should be a people who are amazed at His wonderful and complete salvation that He has chosen for us. We should be singing a new song of redemption, which no one, not even the angels are able to sing. Joseph Mugo, Omega Pentecostal Churches, Kianyaga, Kenya:
So far, a total of $5,734.17 has been raised of the $8,000.00 towards the purchase of a quarter of an acre in Kianyaga for the head-quarters church of the Omega Pentecostal Churches. Young people came from all districts of Omega to their youth convention in Mombasa. Their theme was, A Chosen Generation (1 Peter 2:9). Praise God several were saved and accepted the Lord Jesus in their lives. Kalembelembe Bible Institute, Fizi, Congo:
Director Ekyoci Eciba writes that seventeen students finished the First Trimester 2015/16. One of the first year students, Akili Musenga, writes that he was born again in evangelistic meetings in Lulimba in 1997. He became pastor of a chapel. After ordination, he became pastor responsible for all the churches of Lwandiko station until now. Wouldn’t you like to support KBI to train pastors of this caliber? KBI began to receive support in 1993. Ralph & Shirley Hagemeier and Stephanie, Kalemie, Congo:
The Hagemeiers are so thankful for fifty years of ministry. Ralph remembers preaching in a village in Tanzania where a Muslim man heard him, was converted, attended the Bible school Ralph and Shirley built in Dodoma, and who is now a pastor. Ralph remembers finding out that the woman seated on the bus beside had attended the Bible school in Dodoma. Ralph remembers a young man who was brought to his house after dark, concerned that the young man was speaking in tongues. Stephanie started receiving orphans twenty-four years ago. It is so refreshing when they come by when they are ten, fifteen, or twenty years old to meet the one who had kept them alive.
Masangu Lwenyeke, Church of the God Shepherd, Kalemie, Congo:
Masangu has served the Lord faithfully for more than thirty-five years. He was assistant pastor at the Kituku CADAF church in 1981. He oversaw the Cranford Memorial Health Clinic. When he was removed because of tribalism, he started the Church of the Good Shepherd at Kisebwe’s market near the Lukuga River bridge. They have finally paid for a good sized plot from Kisebwe and renovated a building for the church. Now they are beginning construction on a permanent building. They will need thousands of dollars to complete this project. Will you give your most generous offering to help them? Ruth Scott Kellie, founder Matumaini Children’s Center, Molo, Kenya:
Pas. Samuel writes that Kellie is doing well with her health. Pas. Samuel asks for more prayer to obtain the title deeds for the land Kellie is donating to Samuel and Charles. We met Kellie in 1973. Samwel Ratanga, Pentecostal Free Church, Migori, Kenya:
Ratanga writes, we had our convention at Nyamware Mission from 3rd to 9th August 2015 and we saw the hand of God. We had a convention at Radienya from 25th to 27th September. We are planning a youth convention at Nyamware Church in December 7th to 13th. Electricity has been installed and the whole church has been painted both roof and walls. Ratanga is asking God for help with strength for the demanding walks to reach these churches. Years ago, Open Word gave half of the cost to purchase a motorcycle. But recently, Ratanga had to push the bike fifteen miles when the motor broke down again. Open Word has sent a total of $200 to help with the cost of rebuilding the motor. Ratanga came to Nairobi to meet us in 1973. Thank You for Your Prayers and Financial Support:
May the Lord bless you as you prayerfully support this missionary Bible teaching ministry. Please know that all of these national ministries have been found faithful over many years. Also, we will pass onto them all of the support that you designate to a ministry. We will use non-designated funds to meet our other ministry needs. Please send your donations to one of the post office box addresses in the letter head above. Thank you. Yours together in His harvest,
_______________________________ Open Word Ministries: P.O. Box 625, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada L2E 6V5 P.O. Box 5001, Springfield, Missouri, U.S.A. 65801 www.openwordministries.com