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Jesus Christ Declared To Be Divine:
Jesus equated Himself with the Father. “I and my Father are one. ... Believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him.” (John 10:30, 38) In spite of Jesus Christ being manifested on earth in fashion as a man, yet the Word declares that He was the Son of God. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. ... And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father), full of grace and truth.” (John 1:1,2,14)
Jesus Christ was the Creator, “All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made.” (John 1:3) Jesus claimed the Omniscience of the Father. “All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knows the Son, but the Father; neither knows any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him.” (Matthew 11:27) Jesus had the power to raise the dead. “For as the Father raises up the dead, and quickens them; even so the Son quickens whom he will.” (John 5:21) Judgment has been committed to the Son. “For the Father judges no man, but has committed all judgment unto the Son:” (John 5:22)
Joseph Mugo, Omega Pentecostal Churches, Kenya:
Mugo asks for prayer for the leadership of the Omega Pentecostal Churches. His churches are doing well. Mugo has looked at three different pieces of land for the headquarters church which were not suitable. Another lot on a main road is very expensive. Mugo is still looking for other suitable and economical parcels. Praise the Lord that all the funds have been raised towards our goal of $8,000 for the Kianyaga church.
Kalembelembe Bible Institute, Fizi, Congo:
Director Ekyoci Eciba reports that eighteen students finished the Second Trimester 2015/16. Praise God for the spiritual life of the students. Some were filled with the Spirit. Twenty were saved under the student ministry. The secretary has made more class notes. Funds were sent to pay the four instructors, the secretary, and the guard. Funds were also sent for three more beds, mattresses, blankets, and sheets. Eighteen mosquito nets, and flash lights will be purchased. Eciba writes that they are praying that the Lord will provide the lumber and the metal sheets to repair the roof of the tower of the Assemblies of God in Fizi.
Ralph & Shirley Hagemeier and Stephanie, Kalemie, Congo:
Ralph writes that building has always been a part of their African ministry even though he became frustrated waiting in lines for supplies. Even though they have gone through pillaging, wars and corruption, they have enjoyed building. They have helped dozens of churches from 50% to 100%. As they were leaving for home, they helped a pastor’s widow with a roof her house. They have built several Bible schools, twenty-five classrooms, and a medical center. After renting for twenty-five years, they have been able to build housing on campus. They thank those who have helped and ask that we would continue to help them build.
Masangu Lwenyeke, Church of the God Shepherd, Kalemie, Congo:
Good progress is being made on a permanent church building in Kalemie. Pas. Masangu asks us to pray for this work. Masangu is thankful for the fifty dollars which was sent for his personal support. Masangu has been known to us since 1981.
Samwel asks for help to instal windows and doors into a permanent church being constructed at Anjego. Willner helped register the Pentecostal Free Church with the government of Kenya in 1975.
Ruth Scott Kellie, founder Matumaini Children’s Center, Molo, Kenya:
Please continue to pray for the health of Ruth Scott Kellie. They have to go back to court to obtain a title deed for the land Kellie is donating to Pas. Samuel and Charles. We first met Kellie 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 are known personally to be faithful over many years. They are worthy of your support. Also, nothing is deducted from the support they receive for administration. That is covered by non-designated funds. Please send your donations to one of the post office box addresses in the signature block below. Thank you.
Yours together in His harvest,
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