November 2018 Newsletter


Nairobi Pentecostal Bible College Graduation

Dear Friends and Supporters, Thank you for your support of this missionary Bible teaching ministry. The Everlasting Covenant: Our Salvation Determined Before Creation; God chose us for salvation before the foundation of the world. “According as he has chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, To the praise of the glory of his grace wherein he has made us accepted in the beloved.” (Ephesians 1:4-6)

Jesus became the means for us to receive salvation by His incarnation and His suffering of death on the cross. “But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honor; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.” (Hebrews 2:9)

That is why Jesus prayed that the Father would glorify Him with the glory He had before His incarnation. “I have glorified thee upon the earth: I have finished the work which you have given me to do. And now, O Father, glorify you me with your own self with the glory which I had with you before the world was. “ (John 17:4,5)

Mugo and New RAV4

Joseph Mugo, Omega Pentecostal Churches, Kenya: Mugo reports that his Omega Churches are doing well. He ministered in Chuka, Machakos, Meru, and Kavote. Mugo thanks God for the faithful people who have been with him for a long time. Most remember you well, and are asking when you are coming to minister again. He is telling them to pray for the Lord’s timing. Mugo thanks us for our fervent prayers for the country, which is relatively calm now. Joseph and Josephine stand beside the 2002 Toyota Rav4 purchased for their ministry.

Samwel Ratanga, Free Pentecostal Church, Migori, Kenya: Ratanga writes that $3,950 was raised in their fund raiser in October. Another $11,550 is needed to reach the $16,000.00 needed to complete the roof. Thank you for helping to build this cathedral for the Free Pentecostal Church. Kalembelembe Bible Institute, Fizi, Congo: Eciba Ekyochi is asking for assistance to finish the dormitory, rebuild the class rooms, and build a dining hall and kitchen. This college is developing future ministers; pastors, evangelists, deacons, for the Assemblies of God, and for other church fellowships. These ministers will also become leaders in their communities. Eciba estimates that the renovations to the dormitory would cost $6.500. The class rooms will cost $7,000. The dining hall and kitchen would cost $9,100. Their library needs study books and other books which would cost $850. Five laptop computers for teachers are needed at a cost of $1,750. Would you also help with the monthly support for teacher and staff salaries, and help for student food?

Nyota and new office equiptment

Ralph and Shirley Hagemeier, and Stephanie, Bible Outreach Ministries, Kalemie, Congo: Stephanie writes; With your support, we have purchased a good Canon photocopier, printer, and scanner. This will help the secretary with tests and such, but also photocopying books, as it is tough to get Swahili textbooks for Bible schools. Standing is the director, Nyota. She was one of my students in Agape Bible Institute in the 80's. Ralph writes to thank God for International Bible College, Thibiti Elementary and Secondary Schools, and their hospital. To God be the glory!

Nairobi Pentecostal BC Graduates

Kennedy Maini Matrui, Nairobi Pentecostal Bible College, Nairobi, Kenya: The director writes; Great to read the great testimonies. We had our graduation today (Saturday, November 17). We had 504 students from certificate to degree qualifications. We give God all the glory. Thank you for your prayers and continued support for this great work.

Ruth Scott Kellie, Samwel Chibini, Molo, Kenya: Ruth writes, she is very grateful as she is still feeling poorly and our support helps for medical expenses. Samwel writes; Thank you very much for the help you sent to me. It is much appreciated. I will use it for medication for my wife. Eciba Mboko Lutho, Community of the Assemblies of God in Africa, Bukavu, Congo: Eciba writes, Christine, my wife, and I are very grateful and happy to say thank you for the funds you are sending in order to purchase; test strips, insulin, and Mettformin tablets to treat my sugar diabetes. Please pray for Eciba. He was the head of CADAF. He has a burden to help others suffering from diabetes, and heart problems. Geoffrey Kimani, Sonship Ministries, Nakuru, Kenya: He writes to thank us for the help we have sent. It has come in the right time. Masangu Lwanyeke, Church of the Good Shepherd, Kalemie, Congo: Masangu is a well-loved pastor in his late seventies. He embraces all peoples (tribes), and has great diversity in his congregation. In 2017 he opened a church in Bujumbura, Burundi, and two churches in Lubumbashi. He has many churches in Kongolo, Nynzu, Moba, and Kalemie. Please do not forget to pray for him. Chris Franz, Christ Is The Answer, Lake Mary, Florida: We are still rejoicing in the success of our trip to Selembar, Ethiopia. A total of 37,100 attended the crusade. More than 3,000 people were baptized in the Holy Spirit, and more than 1,500 people responded to the call to go into missions. Fifty-two people testified that they were completely healed, and thirty people delivered from demons. Thank you for your support. 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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