May 2019 "A Faithful God Warns"
Dear Friends and Supporters, Thank you for your support for this missionary Bible teaching ministry.
God Is Faithful to Warn His People of Impending Judgment: As we approach the end of this age, we can be comforted that the Lord will raise up a prophetic ministry that will warn the lost to repent and turn to Him while there is still time. “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. (2 Peter 3:9) The Lord will raise up a prophetic voice to condemn the sinfulness of the age. “By faith, Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.” (Hebrews 1:7) “But now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.” Let us be seeking the Lord that we might become that prophetic voice to speak to presidents and nations about the return of the Lord. “Surely the Lord God will no nothing, but he reveals his secret unto his servants the prophets.; (Amos 3:7)
Joseph Mugo, Omega Pentecostal Churches, Kenya: Mugo reports that he had a two day seminar with ministers from other denominations in Kavengero, Mbeere. On Sunday morning, one hundred received communion. Mugo ministered in a convention on the Coast where one hundred people gathered. Mugo is praising the Lord for the opening of a third Omega church with twenty-eight members on the Coast. The temporary building at Kianyaga is being moved onto their own plot. The last Sunday afternoon of April, Mugo preached at the Kenya Revival Center church, where Pas. William Kinyua was retiring. That was the first church where I preached in Kenya, with Joseph Mugo as my interpreter, in 1972. Many asked Mugo to pass their greetings on to me. Mugo thanks me for the great work that I have done in their country. “We shall remember you and your selfless ministry among our people for many years”.
Assemblies of God Bible College, Community of the Assemblies of God in Africa, (CADAF), Bukavu, Congo: Director Ebongya Aoci reports that there were twenty-three students enrolled in the Second Trimester 2018-19. As students went out in ministry, some people were healed and some were filled with the Holy Spirit. Aoci thanks us for the funds to pay the teachers, and staff, and student tea.
Rehabilitation of CADAF Headquarters, Bukavu, Congo: Rev. Jeremie Kamimbi, the Head Representative of CADAF, is thankful for the funds that are being sent. New plywood ceilings have been installed in all the offices. Funds were sent to paint all of the ceilings, and the walls of all the offices.
Lulika Kileme, CADAF, Kalemie, Congo: Lulika writes that he was very happy to be remembered for support. He is pasturing a new church with a roof of iron sheeting. (Lulika oversaw the building of the huge Sympho church in Kalemie when we were missionaries there in 1983.)
Lutho Mboko, CADAF, Bukavu, Congo: Lutho wrote of how he became sick from sugar diabetes, and was transported to the hospital where he lay in a comma for five days, before recovering. He is thankful for the monthly support for insulin, strips, and metformin treatment. His wife is doing all she can to find money for food and school fees for their two young children. They are praising the Lord for His healing power. His blood pressure has been stabilized.
Kalembelembe Bible Institute, CADAF, Fizi, Congo: Director Eciba writes that there were twenty students who finished the Second Trimester 2018-19. The doctors found that they could not help Eciba with blindness in one of his eyes. Six students are expected to graduate in May. Funds have been sent to pay the teachers and staff, buy hoes and machetes, and to point the cement between the bricks which have been eroded.
Wallace Kirigia, New Life Covenant Churches, Igoji, Kenya: Wallace reports about their first crusade in Garbartulla, Maua. He also held an Easter conference of fifty people from their area churches in Karia, Mutunguru.
Geoffrey Kimani, NLCC, Nakuru, Kenya: Geoffrey is planning to minister in Uganda and Rwanda in May, and in the Congo in August. The Easter convention at the NLCC churches was held in Ngong, April 19 to 22. Geoffrey is very grateful for the support sent to him.
Ruth Scott Kellie, Molo, Kenya: Ruth writes that Charles has rehabilitated the piping to bring water into her bathroom. Now a reservoir tank needs to be placed in the attic so that water will flow by gravity. Ruth thanks us for our continued monthly support.
Ralph & Shirley Hagemeier, and Stephanie, Bible Outreach Ministries, Kalemie, Congo: Ralph and Shirley will depart from Denver, Colorado, on May 28, and arrive in Dar Es Salaam on the 29th at midnight. They are hoping to be in Kalemie for their Bible college graduation. “We won’t be back anytime soon. We plan to stay and SERVE THE LORD.” Stephanie wrote that Pastor Timbwe announced in church that (Ralph and Shirley) would be there by the end of the month. There was a lot of vigelegele!! Everyone will be excited to see (Ralph and Shirley) back. Stephenie writes that in the picture, you can see that the outside columns are finished on the first wing of the Christian university, and they are beginning the hallway columns.
Chris Franz, Christ Is The Answer Ministries, Lake Mary, Florida: Chris writes, "The Lord has provided to finish three crusades this year. Tears streamed down Godana’s face as she gave her testimony. Her symptoms would just not go away. For six years she struggled going from doctor to doctor. But still she had dangerous sugar levels of over 300 mb/dL. After receiving the prayer of faith at our first service, Godana immediately noticed that her symptoms were gone. She decided to wait to give her testimony. She wanted to be sure this was a real miracle. A few days after the prayer she went to her doctor and asked him for a check up. He tested her sugar levels and a puzzled look came on his face. He asked her, 'Godana, what happened to you? Your sugar levels are perfectly normal!' She answered, 'A white guy prayed for me.’" Samwel Ratanga, Pentecostal Free Church, Migori, Kenya: Ratanga writes that three hundred thousand shillings ($3,000.00) were raised at the fund raising on April 28! Money has been paid for hardware for roofing materials. Funds have been paid for steel for the trusses. This means that a total of a little more than a million shillings ($10,000.00) have been paid for the roofing. Ratanga thanks us for the funds that have been sent to assist them in building their new temple. 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 _______________________________ 172 North Phillips Road, Harrod, Ohio, U.S.A. 45850 email: firstname.lastname@example.org home phone: 419 649-6022 Open Word Ministries: P.O. Box 625, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada L2E 6V5 P.O. Box 5001, Springfield, Missouri, U.S.A. 65801 www.openwordministries.com www.facebook.com/openwordmissionsministries