October 2019 "Walking in the Anointing"

Dear Friends and Supporters, Thank you for your support of this missionary Bible teaching ministry.

You Have Nothing To Fear So Long As You Walk In My Anointing: The Word of Wisdom is when the Lord reveals something that will happen in the future. “For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom;” (1 Corinthians 12:8)

In the summer of 1976, I led three young people to minister in Scotland, Kenya, Israel, and Northern Ireland. The week before I left home in Canada, the news had reported that gasoline was rationed because Uganda was behind in paying for their gasoline. A German school teacher had been arrested on the street of Kampala, just because he was white.

When we arrived at Bungoma, Kenya, on the western border with Uganda, David Makumbi, was not there to meet me. He was a charismatic hospital chaplain. He had invited me to preach in the capital of Kampala, Uganda, when Idi Amin was president. The next day he arrived. How did you get here, I asked? By a miracle, and the Lord will do miracles to take us to minister in Kampala, he answered.

So I went into the mud hut where I was sleeping, closed the door, shooed a chicken out of the window, and began to pray. After praying for only about twenty minutes, the Lord told me, “You have nothing to fear, so long as you walk in My anointing.”

David and I crossed the border on foot. After walking a short distance, we saw rain clouds coming. So we got under the porch of a small shop. In a short time, a pickup truck came, and dropped off some goods for the shop next door. He gave us a ride into Tororo. David got us a room in a hotel owned by a Christian.

The next morning, we were at the bus stop before the sun came up. Finally a bus came. It is so full that people were sitting in the open windows and standing in the open doorways. Get on, said David! Where, I said? I am not going to ride 140 miles to Kampala standing on my feet. There will not be another bus, David said. In a short time, a pickup came. Someone gave their seat in the front to me.

When we arrived at a police check point at the Nile River, a drunken sergeant came towards my side. I told the Lord that I was ready to go to meet Him. Then the soldier turned and went to the driver. The driver passed him a match box. You know that it did not contain matches.

Arriving at the outskirts of Kampala, the driver was pouring gasoline out of gasoline can, when the police came and arrested him for having excess gasoline. What are we going to do now, I asked David. He’ll be back, and the pickup did come back.

Once downtown, I ducked into the first shop to buy a cola, and get off of the street. Then David, took me across the street, and up to a meeting room that was jammed with Christians. You are the first visitor that has come in more than two years, they exclaimed. I preached to them for about two hours.

Then we were taken to the home of the company broker. After supper, he asked me if I had not received his message saying not to come? "Yes," I replied. "Then why did you come?", he asked. I simply said, "Because the Lord had told me to come".

That night, the manager awakened me and said he had arranged for me to get a ride back to Tororo in one of the cotton company transport trucks. I was to sit in the sleeper of the cab. And if someone asked who I was, the driver would say that I was an inspector for the cotton company. No one asked.

We arrived safely in Tororo. Fortunately, there was gas for a taxi to take us to the border of Kenya. The Lord had taken David and I into Kampala in a pickup truck. But He brought us out in a transport truck, safely in His anointing! Hallelujah!

Joseph Mugo, Omega Pentecostal Churches, Kenya: Mugo reports, he held a women’s seminar in Kianyaga which was well attended. He conducted two baptisms; one in Kagumo where seven adults were baptized, and one at Kianyaga where seven people were baptized. He also officiated at a wedding at the Kavengero Church in Meru South. Mugo thanks us for our support over many years. Praise the Lord for Mugo’s faithful ministry with us since 1973.

Wallace Njeru, Sonship Ministry Church, Igoji, Kenya: Wallace has been invited to restore the church in Kibiricha where I ministered in 1974, when Wallace was a student at the Overcomer Teaching Center in Meru.

Community of the Assemblies of God in Africa, Congo: Kamimbi Jeremie, the head of CADAF, wrote that he has been in Kinshasa, the capital of the Congo, since August, to look for the registration of CADAF with the government. Jeremie is thankful for the funds that have been sent to catch up with their arrears. Makumo Jean-Pierre: Makumo writes that he is thankful for the very commendable gifts that we continue to give them. Ebongya Aoci also received support. Samwel Ratanga, Pentecostal Free Church, Migori, Kenya: The walls of his new church are being plastered. He thanks us for our continued support so that their new cathedral can be finished by December. Kennedy Maina, Nairobi Pentecostal Bible College, Nairobi, Kenya: Thank you again for the confidence you have in our ministry of training of gospel ministers. This support goes a long way to assist the very needy who have a call but would in no way be able to pay the fees needed. Lulika Kilume, Bethesda New Vision Pentecostal Church, Kalemie, Congo: Lulika has planted several new churches. He is thankful for the support he is receiving. Lulika has been pasturing for many years. Ruth Scott Kellie, Matumaini Children’s Center, Molo, Kenya: Ruth thanks us for our donation, which she is using to repair the chimney of her boiler. Please continue to pray that the titles will be issued for the land Ruth has donated to her pastor, Samwel Chibini, and Charles, her farm manager.

Ralph & Shirley Hagemeier, and Stephanie, Bible Outreach Ministries, Kalemie, Congo: Ralph writes that they have just arrived back in Kalemie with their new pickup truck. There are fifteen students in the Bible college this semester. Ralph used the offerings that we sent last month to buy more text books. The students were very happy. The Hagemeiers are very grateful for our support.

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

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