November 2017 Newsletter
Dear Friends and Supporters, Thank you for your support of this missionary Bible teaching ministry. May the Lord bless you. Fulfilled Prophecy:
The Regathering of Israel: “Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the Lord, ... that brought up the children of Israel from the land of the north, and from all the lands whether he had driven them: and I will bring them again into their land that I gave unto their fathers. Behold, I will send for many fishers, saith the Lord, and they shall fish them; and after will I send for many hunters, and they shall hunt them from every mountain, and from ever hill, and out of the holes of the rocks.” (Jeremiah 16:14-16)
The Nation of Israel Was Born in a Day: ”Who hath heard such a thing? Who hath seen such things? Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day? Or shall a nation be born at once? For as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children.” (Isaiah 66:8)
The Jews began to return to Palestine in the 1800's, first buying land and creating kabutzes near what is Tel Aviv today. The Zionist movement was founded in 1884. At the end of First World War, the British promised a home land for the Jews with the Balfour Declaration. The establishment of the Jewish state of Israel was declared on May 14, 1948. During the Six Day War of 1967, Israel retrieved control of the Temple Mount, the whole of the city of Jerusalem, and the West Bank and Gaza. Joseph Mugo, Omega Pentecostal Churches, Kenya: Mugo reports there was good fellowship as he ministered in Ithanja. He held a pastor’s seminar in Nairobi, where the Word was precious. A new church was started in Kiammumbi. A fund raiser was held to pay off a loan used to buy the church property in Kianyaga. Please pray that the registration and the title for the land will be forthcoming soon. President Kenyatta was re-elected in a mostly peacefully election. Praise the Lord for the $5,147.94 that has been received for the purchase of a newer vehicle for Mugo’s ministry. Would you contribute to reach our goal of $6,000.00?
Kalembelembe Bible Institute, Fizi, Congo: Kasindi Georgette, a student at K.B.I. testifies that she was born in a Christian home. In 1994, she saw in a dream that she should attend a C.A.D.A.F. church. She was baptized in water, became a Sunday School teacher, and leader of the Women’s Society of Fizi Station. She was baptized in the Spirit, and was called into the ministry. She wants to have a ministry among children and women, and to help many.
Ralph & Shirley Hagemeier and Stephanie, Kalemie, Congo: Ralph writes that almost half of their support was received before they were approved to be missionaries for the American Assemblies of God in 1966. They served the A/G for seventeen years in Tanzania. Then they started again from zero support on October 1, 1983, in Zaire. Now in Kalemie, Congo, they have about twenty buildings; for K-12 students, Bible school students, a church, hospital, and staff housing. Now they are focusing on building a Christian university. When asked how they do this Ralph answers, Just God, and the Friends God has given them. Radio Kahuzi, Richard and Kathy McDonald, Bukavu, Congo: Richard reports that the short wave antenna and transmitter have found a new home in part of the home of a widow with the antenna installed through the roof her chicken coop. Jim Lawhon, who designed the antenna, went to be with the Lord in September. Richard and Kathy are working on both sides of the Congo - Rwanda border, with the new studio one mile from the border crossing. On Sunday, November 5, the commander of a unit with nineteen followers was encircled by the government forces very close the McDonald residence. The shooting lasted for about six hours with mortars and soldiers running up and down their street, shooting into houses and parked cars. A huge cache of weapons was retrieved from the commander’s house after the commander’s arrest. “A normal day in the life of a missionary in Bukavu” Buulu Msembwa Andre, Assemblies of God, Kalemie, Congo: Buulu thanks us for the support sent to him. He has planned a seminar for about thirty pastors and elders at Kituku. Every Wednesday, Buulu teaches a marriage seminar at Kutuku. Eciba Mboko Lutho, Assemblies of God, Bukavu, Congo: Lutho wrote that again the Lord had prompted us to send funds to him just in time. He has not been able to afford sugar diabetes medications and food. So he had become so weak that he was having difficult just to walk. Let us continue praying for his ministry. Aoci Etungano Ebongya, Assemblies of God, Bukavu, Congo: Ebongya thanks us for the support sent to him. He had just returned from ten days of visiting among the C.A.D.A.F. churches. Samwel Ratanga, Pentecostal Free Church, Migori, Kenya: Ratanga thanks us for the support sent to him. His wife is beginning to suffer from old age. He could not get to the internet because of anti-govern-ment demonstrations against the presidential elections. Wallace Njeru Kirigia, Sonship Ministry Church, Igoji, Kenya: Kirigia thanks us for the support sent to him. He reports that God has done a miracle and his home church has purchased a vehicle for him. Stephen Terrana Evangelistic Ministry, Windsor, Ontario: Assistance was given to Stephen towards holding gospel crusades in Kisumu, and Mombasa, Kenya and Masindi and Kampala, Uganda. Thank You for Your Prayers and Financial Support: Thank you for your prayerfully support for this missionary Bible teaching ministry. You may send your donations to one of the post box addresses in the signature block below. The Lord bless you. Yours together in His harvest, Charles Willner
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