Dear Friends and Supporters, Thank you for your support of this missionary Bible teaching ministry. Evidences for the Deity of Jesus Christ:
Christ Is Presented as the Creator.“Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature; For by him all things were created; that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers; all things were created by him, and for him:” (Colossians 1:15,16)
Jesus exercised the property to forgive sins. “Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; your sins be forgiven you.” (Matthew 9:2,3)
Judgment Has Been Committed to the Son; “For the Father judges no man, but has committed all judgment unto the Son:” (John 5:22)
Jesus Christ Has the Power to Restore Life; “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies.” (John 3:36)
Jesus Applied Prophecy to Himself; He had come “to preach the gospel to the poor, ... to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind.” Luke 4:18, Isaiah 61:1,2)
Jesus Claims 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 Came To Reveal 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) Joseph Mugo, Omega Pentecostal Churches, Kenya:
Mugo writes that he was busy during the month of May with the Omega churches in Kavote, Kianyaga, and Kiangombe, and a women's seminar. They need a lot of prayer and concentration because of false doctrine. Pray that land will be found for the church in Kianyaga.
He also asks for prayer for the country of Kenya as tensions are heating up for the elections.
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. Ralph & Shirley Hagemeier and Stephanie, Kalemie, Congo:
Ralph writes that his wife Shirley fulfills the role of mother for more than her two children, Stephanie, and Melody. Shirley has set a pattern, and their daughters have followed after her. They are all in church-related ministries. As a result their mother hood reaches beyond their house. As “mothers in Israel” their kingdom of God mother-hood reaches far beyond their families. Stephanie is often called “mother” as she takes food to the prison. As she oversees the school, she often has the opportunity to give counsel to girls and boys who have not received teaching at home. Melody plays piano and leads worship. She teaches and preaches, counsels young and old as she stands with her husband as he pastors their church.
Masangu Lwenyeke, Church of the God Shepherd, Kalemie, Congo:
Pas. Masangu reports that his church members were so happy for the $500 sent to help continue construction. Good progress is being made on a permanent church building. Masangu has been known to us since 1981.
Wallace Njeru Kirigia, Sonship Ministry Church, Igoji, Kenya:
Wallace thanks us for the $200 sent for him for his tuition and graduation from a Bible training school. Wallace is overseer of thirty churches. Wallace has been known to us since 1973. Samwel Ratanga, Pentecostal Free Church, Migori, Kenya:
Samwel asks for help to install 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. 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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