July 2018 Newsletter
Dear Friends and Supporters, Thank you for your support of this missionary Bible teaching ministry. The Everlasting Covenant; The Everlasting Covenant was made between the Father, His Son, and the Holy Spirit. “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness:” (Genesis 1:26) Covenants are based upon the unmerited favor of God which “stands on the provision, the power and the resources of God, of which man is the beneficiary with nothing to contribute in return.”1 “For when God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, he swore by himself”. (Hebrews 6:13) God’s “ultimate objective ... is that His children would mature into His character and likeness and that He might dwell with them in loving fellowship and administration of His creation.”1 “For the earnest expectation of the creature waits for the manifestation of the sons of God. For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope, Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.“ (Romans 8:19-22) “And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. He that overcomes shall inherit all things: I will be his God, and he shall be my son.” (Revelations 21:6,7) 1 “The Everlasting Covenant”, Wikipedia
Roy Ralph, Overcomer Ministries, Springfield, Missouri: Ralph writes; Nancy and I are finally home after six weeks of ministry in France. We traveled about 4,000 miles ministering to over fifty churches in thirty to thirty-five different locations and fifteen different denominations. Plus we ministered in home groups, counseling with individuals and leaders of churches and prophetically to several hundred individuals. It was a long trip but a blessed one. There were churches that were closed to the prophetic and gifts of the Spirit that are hungering and thirsting for it today. Thank you for your support for this ministry.
Joseph Mugo, Omega Pentecostal Churches, Kenya: God has answered prayer for the support of Joseph Mugo and Omega Pentecostal Churches! In June, Mugo has concentrated much in the Kirinyaga District churches. Mugo is trying to involve the local Kianyaga church members to move the temporary church structure to their purchased plot. For sure they will move soon. Mugo is thankful for our selfless, and sacrificial financial support.
Assemblies of God Bible College, Bukavu, Congo: After many difficulties, Mukumo Jean Pierre, the assistant representative of CADAF, has completed all of the documentation for the Second Trimester 2017-18. Thieves broke into the house of Aoci Ebongya, the director of the AGBC, and stole all of his valuables and beat his daughter with an iron rod. Then Aoci’s younger sister went to Bujumbura, Burundi, for medical treatment. Sixteen students finished the second trimester. Funds were sent to pay the teachers, and administrative expenses. Mukumo thanks us with all his heart for our understanding and compassion for CADAF. He reminds me that I donated our Lada Niva four wheel drive vehicle to CADAF after the Willners returned home from the Congo in 1984. Mukumo also thanks us for the small assistance that was sent for him to fly to Shabunda for a pastors’ seminar.
Eciba Lutho, CADAF, Bukavu, Congo: Eciba gives us a big thank you for the donation given for insulin and test strips to treat himself for sugar diabetes. He has just returned from two weeks in the high mountains fo Kivu, identifying some people who are suffering from sugar diabetes and high blood pressure. Some eleven aged persons were identified, amongst them six old/retired pastors. Lutho has committed himself to spend the rest of his days sensitizing and caring for these people. Lutho asks if any people can donate and pray for these people, please join him in praying and caring for these people living under very hard conditions. Samwel Ratanga, Free Pentecostal Church, Migori, Kenya: Pas. Samwel Ratanga writes that they have planned a foundation ceremony on July 15, 2018. If God provides finance by then, he believes they will get the required materials and funds to pay for the builders. Ratanga will send us pictures after the process are complete and the stages of the wall. However, by now they have eight lorries of sand. Kennedy Maina, Nairobi Pentecostal Bible College, Nairobi, Kenya: Director Maina thanks us for another donation. Our offerings are being used to support needy students who have not been able to pay their school fees. Thanks again for your continued love and support. Ralph & Shirley Hagemeier, and Stephanie, International Bible College, Kalemie, Congo: Ralph writes a thank you for the assistance for the Bible school students to work off their debts. This has been an on-going plus for most of them. Mama Nyota is doing a good job of keeping the school open and moving forward. (Nyota was one of my students at Agape Bible Institute when I taught in Kalemie in the ‘80's.)
Richard & Kathy McDonald, Radio Kahuzi, Bukavu, Congo: Richard writes, "Thank you for your prayer and encouragement. The SW (short wave) and FM transmitters have been installed at the new studio. The radio frequency coil was tuned in prayerful desperation, when suddenly the mechanism broke loose and somehow reached the exact alignment needed. The Holy Spirit brought back to us signal reports “5 over 5" from SW listeners in very distant regions in Lubumbashi (840 miles south almost on the border of Zambia). We also had a SW listener send in a confirmation and gift from Eastern Europe. Then on Sunday a text message came on our iPhone from the President of the Great Lakes Civil Society from the mountain jungle of Haute Plateau who heard our request for listener feed-back and signal reports."
Ruth Scott Kellie, Matumaini Children’s Center, Molo, Kenya: Ruth thanks us for our gift that she much appreciates to receive. She had been wondering how she could have another sewage pit dug from her bathroom. So she is especially glad to receive our help. Also pray for Pas. Samwel Chibili as he minsters to the local church, and Charles, the farm manager, who cares for Kellie and the farm. 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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