July 2020 Newsletter
Dear Friends and Supporters,
Calling A Solemn Assembly! "Sanctify you a fast, call a solemn assembly, gather the elders and all the inhabitants of the land into the house of the LORD your God, and cry unto the LORD, Alas for the day! for the day of the LORD is at hand, and as a destruction from the Almighty shall it come." (Joel 1:14-15) Here are some Scriptures that we can pray; The Church will rise over the principalities and powers to know the wisdom of God. “To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be know by the church the manifold wisdom of God.” (Ephesians 3:10) We are fighting against the principalities and powers; "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places." (Ephesians 6:12) We as Christians are going to take the kingdom away for Satan and his forces: "I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them: Until the Ancient of days came, and judgment was given to the saints of the most High; and the time came that the saints possessed the kingdom." (Daniel 7:21-22) There are angels that are fighting for us! "And Elisha prayed, and said, LORD, I pray you, open his eyes, that he may see. And the LORD opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha." (2 Kings 6:17) The Church should be defending itself and even attacking the gates of hell; "I will build my church: and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it." (Matthew 16:18) Your are being urged to Call A Solemn Assembly to intercede for the Church, and for the kingdom of God. Judgment is coming! “Amen, Even so, come, Lord Jesus.” (Revelation 22:20) Joseph Mugo, Omega Pentecostal Churches, Kianyaga, Kenya: Mugo writes, Greetings in the name of our victorious Lord Jesus, the Captain of our precious faith. His mercies endure forever. My convictions dictate that the over comers are going to emerge and reign with Christ. We praise God that all the people in the churches are safe and continue to stand firm in faith. The government has lifted the lock down of Nairobi and Mombasa. But the Covid pandemic continues to cause havoc with infections soaring every day. Hunger and floods are taking a toll on people every where. Thank you for supporting us selflessly financially and through prayers. Community of the Assemblies of God in Africa, CADAF, Bukavu, Congo: Jeremie Kamimbi, the Head Representative, is thankful for the support sent. Mukumo Lindula, the Assistant Representative, writes that he is thankful for the support sent. His wife, Apurtuna, is very sick, and asks prayer for her. He is faithful to distribute the aid being sent. Aoci Ebongya, director of the Assemblies of God Bible College, writes that students are registering to continue the Third Trimester as soon as the schools are reopened. Aoci writes that the corona virus is the work of the devil while he is attacking the Church of Christ. “We are taking the Word of God and prayer as the full armor of God so that we can take a stand against the devil’s schemes. We are calling a solemn assembly to pray using the promises of the Word through Jesus Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Aoci is also the pastor of Mavono Ne Mengi (The Harvest Is Great) Church with 253 Christians. He has organized 24 cell groups which come together in seven centers. Kahinda Kalenga, Kahinda is thankful for his salary as guard for the CADAF offices. Bobilya Kandolo, The secretary for AGBC, thanks us for the funds sent for him. Eciba Mboko Lutho, the head representative emeritus of CADAF, was promoted to glory on June 28, 2020, at the age of 60 years. He had been suffering from diabetes for a long time. He was held in honor by the leadership of CADAF. Funds were sent to help with the funeral and to help his wife, Christine Endani, and her family. Asende Luhangya, an assistant legal representative of CADAF, writes that he is praying with Christians door to door, and seminars for pastors. He is planning to use some of the funds he received to help widows with food and mosquito nets. Samuel Kabunga, Community of the Evangelical Free Pentecostals in Africa, CELPA, Bukavu, Congo: Samuel is the pastor emeritus of the Zayoni Pentecostal Church, the largest church in Bukavu. He gave his pension savings to start the construction of this church. Now in retirement in his old age, he feels exhausted and weak, along with his wife who is bed-ridden. He thanks us for our support.
Poline Njabuka Namwira, Bukavu, Congo: Poline is thank-ful for the support sent. She is the widow of London Nabuhe-rere, the former assistant pastor at Zayoni Pentecostal Church. Bishop Baka wa Bana, Bethanie Church, Bukavu, Congo: Baka has been promoted to glory through Covid 19. He was a wealthy business man, who invested in Bethanie Church, and a private school. His son, Patrick, is thankful for the funds given in sympathy for his family. Malanda Ubonga, Association of Biblical Ministries, Bukavu, Congo: Malanda is thankful for help. Masangu Lwanyeke, Church of the Good Shepherd, Lubumbashi, Congo: In his visiting church members, he prayed for a baby. The baby was healed after one week. Masangu thanks us for our support. Kennedy Maina, Nairobi Pentecostal Bible College, Nairobi, Kenya: Maina writes, "On behalf of the teaching staff, I really appreciate your generous support. The support has tremendously impacted the lives of our lecturers. The funds sent will help repair the fifty year old plumbing in the students bathrooms. Also an intercom can be installed at the gate for security. Colleges will reopen in November, while primary and secondary schools will reopen in January." Ruth Scott Kellie, Matumaini Children’s Center, Molo, Kenya: Kellie writes that she is saving the funds that we are sending her so her farm manager, Charles, can pay rent to the county council. The Corona crisis seems to be increasing every day. The local doctor is looking for chloroquine phosphate. Samuel Chibini writes that the government has opened up the economy. Churches will open but only for one hour of service. Elderly and children will not be allowed to attend. He is thankful for the support. Samwel Ratanga, Pentecostal Free Church, Migori, Kenya: Samwel is thankful for the funds sent for floor tile, and his personal needs. “I can’t thank you enough.” Churches have been opened only for ages 14 to 57 years, with services limited to only an hour. Church members have agreed to collect funds for more floor tiles. Geoffrey Kimani, Ministry of Sons Fellowship, Nakuru, Kenya: Kimani thanks us for the support. Wallace Njeru, Sonship Ministry Church, Igoji, Kenya: Njeru writes that they are believing that the Corona virus will be no more. He thanks us for our support. Bright Tetteh, Liberty Center, A/G, Accra, Ghana: He writes that he is sharing the prayer topics with his congregation and they have declared one week of fasting and praying against the covid pandemic. They are allowed a maximum number of 100 people in church but they can only meet for one hour. Stephen Pinto, First Assembly of Zion Church, Bangalore, India: Pinto writes that the lock down has been imposed again, so they are not allowed to visit homes. Every day in Bangalore there are 1,500 new infections! He asks us to pray for them. He is thankful for our support. Melchizedek Sanjay Kumar, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India: Melchizedek writes, People here are mostly fatalistic because Hinduism is based on Karma. (You get what is predetermined.) The government is telling people this pandemic will not cease. With people roaming the streets without protection, we are continuing to stay indoors - more than 105 days. I am beginning to think that this time is given to us ‘to wait on God’, to receive renewed commission for ministry. I am continuing to write a blog in English and Telugu and my online audience is increasing everyday. He is thankful for the support. Ralph & Shirley Hagemeier, and Stephanie, Bible Outreach Ministries, Kalemie, Congo: Monthly support has been sent.
Richard & Kathy McDonald, Radio Kahuzi, Bukavu, Congo: Richard writes, The markets are still open, as most people pushed back when the government tried to close them. Most people live day-to-day regarding food. The churches are still closed. In the picture, Richard is shaking hands with President Mobutu, asking for approval for a radio license in Bukavu on July 4, 1991. Eleanor Cooper, Cruzada Del Evangelio de Honduras, La Ceiba, Honduras: Cooper is thankful for the support sent. Chris Franz, Christ Is The Answer Ministries, Lake Mary, Florida: Franz is planning to resume crusades to Ethiopia as soon as the restrictions are lifted. CITA is only 118,948 souls away from their goal of one millions conversions in 2020! The new radio ministry is reaching by satellite from Morocco to Pakistan, and all over Europe! Daniel Goheen, Missionary Aviation Fellowship, Nampa, Idaho: Monthly support was sent. Yvonne Jones, Rally Point Youth Center, Lima, Ohio: Yvonne, writes, our support is greatly appreciated. Pray for students to want to go back to school after months at home. They are rejoicing with 34 students who have said “Yes” to Jesus as their Savior this school year! 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