November 2019 "My Sheep Hear Me"

Dear Friends and Supporters,

Thank you for your support of this missionary Bible teaching ministry.

My Sheep Hear My Voice: “Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what He sees the Father do: for what things soever He does, these also does the Son likewise. For the Father loves the Son, and shows Him all things that Himself does: and He will show Him greater works than these, that you may marvel” (John 5:19-20)

Jesus Christ is our example of how to walk in the Spirit in perfect relationship with the Father. He did not act on His own. Jesus submitted completely to the Father’s will.

First, in submission there is the power of unity. Even though Jesus was the Son of God, He was in submission to the will of His Father. He did not work outside of this relationship.

Second, these verses show from where the power of God came. Jesus Himself only did what He saw the Father doing. No wonder then that He was successful in meeting the needs of those in every encounter that He had with the sick, those with demonic power, or doing miracles.

Similarly, if we expect the power of God to anoint our lives and ministries, we must first be in submission to the Lord. We must not presume that our good intentions are the will of God.

Then, we have to hear the voice of God in order to walk in unity with the Lord. As we enter into this communion with the Spirit, we will be able to not only discern what the will of the Lord is, but we shall also know that as we do the will of the Father, He will work through us, to accomplish miraculous things. This requires a day by day communion with the Lord in all things.

As we grow in our relationship with the Lord, we realize more and more, the necessity of being able to hear clearly from the Lord. If we are going to walk in the Spirit, we need to be able to discern the still, small, voice of the Lord. This takes experience to discern between the voice of our Lord and the voices of the world, the flesh and the devil. The Lord encourages us that we will be able to hear His voice. “My sheep hear my voice.” (John 10:27) Christ Ministerial Fellowship, Tuscarora Center, Mt. Bethel, Pennsylvania: Gloria and Charles were blessed to fellowship at this ministers’ retreat, October 30 to November 1. Charles spoke on; “My Sheep Hear My Voice”. To listen to this and other speakers, go to: www.christianmaturity.com/messages/. Joseph Mugo, Omega Pentecostal Churches, Kenya: In October, Mugo ministered in Kavote, and Kiangombe. He held a school of ministry and a pastors’ reunion in Nairobi. Another church in Machakos County has joined Omega Pentecostal Churches. Omega has held a fund-raiser to start building a permanent church building in Kianyaga. Mugo thanks OWM profusely for our support.

Community of the Assemblies of God in Africa, Congo: Makumo Jean-Pierre, the assistant head of CADAF, has overseen the construction of concrete steps for the CADAF offices. Now he is coordinating the building a retainment wall to strengthen the foundation.

Asende Luangya Donatien: Asende writes that he has conducted a conference in Katanga. He has been visiting CADAF churches in Kalemie. He plans to go to Moba to visit CADAF churches there. Lutho Mboko has had problems for two weeks with severe pain in the kidneys, and he has spent five days under the medical care of a diabetes specialist. He has traveled through Baraka, Fizi, and Lulimba, where ten families are suffering from diabetes.

Samwel Ratanga, Pentecostal Free Church, Migori, Kenya: Ratanga writes that the new church will be dedicated on December 13, 2019. Praise the Lord for Ratanga’s vision and faithfulness in overseeing this project. Most of the funds were raised locally.

Kennedy Maina, Nairobi Pentecostal Bible College, Nairobi, Kenya: Kennedy writes that one million shillings have been raised to buy land for a new church. Kennedy writes that OWM have been a great blessing. "OWM gifts always comes to meet a need that leaves a great mark and impact to the glory of God." Geoffrey Kimani, Nakuru, Kenya: Kimani continues to minister the Word of God so that Christians will get the understanding of the True God. He is very grateful for the support that came at the right time. Wallace Njeru, Sonship Ministry Church, Igoji, Kenya: Wallace is amazed by the love of the Lord for His support for Njeru’s ministry. During the last month, Njeru held an ordination in Maua, held meetings in Kibiricha, and Magathiro. In Karibatura two Muslims were converted. He has been tested severely by engine trouble with his car, and especially that his wife has had to go several times to the hospital. She is now recovered, thank the Lord. Ruth Scott Kellie, Matumaini Children’s Center, Molo, Kenya: Ruth writes that she is overwhelmed with the support, encouragement, and prayer, that she has received. She is saving funds to see the lawyer for preparing a document for the land Ruth has donated to her pastor, Samwel Chibini, and Charles, her farm manager. Samwel Chibini writes he will be using his support to help a youth seminar and for his personal needs. His vision is to lead people to personal faith in Jesus Christ and help them grow in Christ’s likeness.

Masangu Lwenyeke, Church of the Good Shepherd, Kalemie, Congo: Masangu has been ministering in Lubumbashi, the capital of Katanga Province. He is planning to host a seminar in a new church there. Afterwards he would like to go to Kolwezi where he has been asked to open a new church. (his picture is attached)

Ralph & Shirley Hagemeier, and Stephanie, Bible Outreach Ministries, Kalemie, Congo: Ralph writes that he is preaching three, sometimes four times, a week. He has been using his new pickup truck to bring water for construction of the new Christian university. The Hagemeiers are thankful 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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