February Newletter "Sons of God"
Dear Friends and Supporters, Thank you for your support of this missionary Bible teaching ministry. Christ Being the Firstborn Means that We Are to Become the Sons of God: When Christ was manifested, He opened the way into maturity in many ways. “For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.” (Romans 8:29) “Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature.” (Colossians 1:15) “And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.” (Colossians 1:18) “He that overcometh shall inherit all things: and I will be his God and he shall be my son.” (Revelation 21:7) Joseph Mugo, Omega Pentecostal Churches, Kenya: In January, Mugo was involved in planting another church congregation in Kagumo, Kirinyaga. The church is renting a small place to hold church services. A young man has been installed as pastor. Pray for the Lord to help move the temporary church building at Kianyaga onto the purchased property, for his old Toyota car to sell, and for the Lord to call someone to assist Mugo to oversee the Omega Pentecostal Churches.
Community of the Assemblies of God in Africa, Congo: We were missionaries with CADAF from 1981 to 1984.
Kalembelembe Bible Institute, CADAF, Fizi, Congo: Director Eciba Ekyoci writes that the First Trimester 2018-19 finished with twenty students. The students are interning in local churches to gain ministerial experience. They are in prayer and chapel every morning. Eciba apologizes for the lateness of the report because he is sick in the hospital, and the insecurity of the elections. Funds have been sent to pay teachers, and staff. Would you help support this Bible school?
Assemblies of God Bible College, CADAF, Bukavu, Congo: Director Ebongya Aoci reports that the are twenty-three students enrolled in the Second Trimester 2018-19. Students minister in prayer and chapel every day. Funds have been sent to pay the teachers, and staff. Would you help support this Bible college.
Mukumo Jean-Pierre: Mukumo is the assistant legal respresentative of CADAF in Kivu. To prepare for the youth crusade, he traveled to Masisi. The security there is not good because that is where gold is dug. He has supervision of the elementary and secondary schools. Mukumo is thankful for assistance for his travel expenses.
Asende Luangya: Asende is the assistant legal representative of CADAF in Katanga. He has oversight of thirty-three stations, with a total of 212 churches. He also has oversight of elementary and secondary schools. He thanks us for support. Rehabilitation of CADAF Headquarters, Bukavu, Congo: Funds have been sent to help repair the ceilings of the offices. Two ceilings are done. Three more to do.
Chris & Simone Franz, Christ Is the Answer Ministries, Lake Mary, Florida: “In order for us to reach our goal of one million souls for Jesus by 2020, ... we feel the urgency to start our next campaign in Damboya, Ethiopia, January 21-27! ... The average cost of each campaign is $10,000. The challenge comes with the advance expenditures for; site rental, deposits, follow-up materials, training, shipping, printing, and advertising. Please help with the harvest by listening to the Holy Spirit and saying, “Yes”, to His leading. Thank you.”
Samwel Ratanga, Free Pentecostal Church, Migori, Kenya: Two offices and a baptismal tank have been built inside their new building. They are continuing to raise funds to build the roof. Another installment has been sent.
John & Gloria Tressel, French World Missions, Cayahoga Falls, Ohio: John and Gloria ministered in New Caledonia, in the southwest Pacific. They ministered in one church in Kone, and two in Noumea, in the capital. Many pastors came from other parts of the island and nearby islands. The Lord moved and great joy sprang up in their hearts. More than one thousand came for the Sunday morning service (pictured).They have been missionaries in France for many years. I have known the Tressels since 1976, when we were together in the House of Prayer.
Kennedy Maina, Nairobi Pentecostal Bible College, Nairobi, Kenya: The picture shows some of the twenty-five students who graduated from extension courses in Mombasa. Kennedy is thankful for the assistance that was used to help needy students.
Ruth Scott Kellie, Molo, Kenya: Pas. Samwel writes that Ruth has returned home from the hospital where she was treated for pressure and typhoid. Geoffrey Kimani, Nakuru, Kenya: Geoffrey writes, “We remember you as our old friend who witnessed our wedding that early. We thank God, the friendship has resulted to you helping us, for which we are grateful. God who is our substance has brought us this far.” Thank You for Your Prayers and Financial Support: Thank you for your prayerful 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 PS: Our website has been updated. Please see; www.openwordministries.com
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