June 2018 Newsletter
Dear Friends and Supporters, Thank you for your support of this missionary Bible teaching ministry. Harmony of End-Time Scriptures:
The Lord Will Return At The End Of The Tribulation; All of the prophetic Scriptures confirm this. There is no Scripture which hints at an event of a secret Rapture to save Christians out of the Tribulation. In fact, the Lord prays for us to be preserved in the midst of tribulation, not to save us out of it. “I pray not that you should take them out of the world, but that you should keep them from the evil". (John 17:15) When Communism took over in China, the Christians begged the missionaries to know why God had not raptured them from intense persecution and martyrdom.
Here are a few Scriptures which show that the “catching up” occurs at the end of the Tribulation. “I behold, and the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them; Until the Ancient of days came, and judgment was given to the saints of the most High; and the time came that the saints possessed the kingdom.” (Daniel 7:21,22) “Immediately after the tribulation of those days ... And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven; ... and they shall see the son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. (Matthew 24: 29,30) “We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump:” (1 Corinthians 15:51,52) “And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:” (2 Thessalonians 2:8) “And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he does judge and make war.” (Revelation 20:11) Roy Ralph, Overcomer Ministries, Springfield, Missouri: Ralph and his wife, Nancy, are ministering in France for six weeks. They are being hosted by John and Gloria Tressel, of French World Ministries. In fourteen days, they have ministered sixteen times in eighteen churches, which started the day Roy and Nancy arrived in France. The Lord has used Roy in prophetic ministry, with prophesies being witnessed accurate by those who receive them. Some of the cities they have visited are; Maromme, Paris, Terrason, and Toulouse. Ralph thanks us for the funds given for expenses of this mission. Ralph is the secretary of Open Word Ministries in the United States. Yvon Stabili, Living Church of Christ, Lachine, Quebec: Pastor Yvon Stabili has been chosen Assistant General Secretary of the Independent Assemblies of God in Canada. Stabili is the pastor of the Living Church of Christ in Lachine, Quebec. God has opened an incredible door into Cuba, where Stabili has been ministering several times a year since 2014. Links have been made with churches throughout Cuba. Support is being given for preparation for ministry, teaching the Word of God, and establishing local churches. A major conference for leaders and women is being organized for June 27 to July 4. Pastors and their wives have been invited from the whole island. Accommodations and meals will be provided for the 1,500 people expected. 1,500 Bible will be distributed. This convention has the potential to impact more than 300 churches. Stabili thanks us for the funds sent to support this ministry. Joseph Mugo, Omega Pentecostal Churches, Kenya: Mugo reports that he gave his ministry tithes to buy a public address system for one of his churches. Every month, Mugo is using his ministry tithes to help one of his pastors or a church. Support for Mugo has been decreasing. Funds had to be advanced for him to use in June.
Kennedy Maina, Nairobi Pentecostal Bible College, Nairobi, Kenya: Director Maina thanks us for the monthly support that is being sent to this Bible college. The picture shows the faculty and students who graduated last month. N.P.B.C. offers programs in biblical studies, theology and church ministry. There are approximately 200 students In addition, hundreds of learning centers offer Biblical teaching in churches to thousands of Christians.
Samwel Ratanga, Free Pentecostal Church, Migori, Kenya: Pas. Samwel Ratanga thanks us for the funds sent. He had been hospitalized after he returned from visiting his churches in Meru. Their church is full on Sundays. So they decided to build a new building. Thanks for your support to continue their church construction.
Eciba Mboko Lutho, Assemblies of God in the Congo, Bukavu, Congo: Lutho has resigned from being the head of CADAF because of sugar diabetes and other tensions. Funds were sent for him to buy insulin, and for his personal needs.
Chris Franz, Citalife Ministries, Lake Mary, Florida: Franz reports on an amazing crusade which was just held in Areka, Ethiopia. He felt the danger as he went into the community. It was an Orthodox Christian and Muslim area. One night about 400 young people tried to shout Franz down for half of an hour. However, when a deaf mute was prayed for, the joy of the Lord filled the air. First one ear and then the other was opened, as the deaf mute heard for the first time. Franz thanks us for the offering sent. Ralph & Shirley Hagemeier, and Stephanie, International Bible College, Kalemie, Congo: Stephanie telephoned to say she is sending pictures of the graduates from Bible college. She thanks us for our continued support of Ralph and Shirley, herself, and the Bible college. 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. Designated funds are forwarded entirely. The Lord bless you. Yours together in His harvest, Charles Willner
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