Pastor I

Recent Ministry

We thank God for this blessed season and the way that he has grown our church. The number is now more than fifty individuals, including many families and young people of all ages. 

We see this increase primarily from the impact of the home visits, through which we have been able to reach out to many new families. Also, the care that we have shown church members through visits has caused them to be much more committed members and regular attenders. They are drawing together as a group through God’s grace.

 We had a special event for widows on World Diabetes Day, sponsored by someone from the community, but we had the opportunity to host and invite many of our church members. This event was a tremendous practical service to our people. As an added blessing, those in the outside community saw what our church has to offer others.

 Last month, we had a conference focused on training members to disciple others. Twenty-seven members attended! We thank God for how receptive everyone was to it. We immediately started applying the principles in all aspects of our ministry. Some of the young adults were also a part of the training. It was great to see them internalize the responsibility for God’s Work as they copied the more experienced ministers. Our goal is to see everyone who attended this training be able to lead their own group through this material in the coming months.

Prayer Request:

  • Pray for the people who attended our church and witnessed what the church has to offer the community.
  • Pray for our leaders as they continue to spread the gospel.
  • Pray for our Pastors and family members.

Pastor I’s Story

(Editors Note: Names and places have been changed or redacted due to government persecution.)

I was born into a committed Christian family and went to church almost every Sunday. At school, I was the only Christian student amongst 37 of my classmates. My classmates asked me questions continually about Christianity such as, how do you believe in three Gods? How could God be crucified and be buried? I was upset and shocked because I could not answer them since I thought I was a real Christian. As a result, they started telling me about the great things they have in their religion, such as giving women their rights, etc.

At this point, although I consider myself a Christian, I started thinking that I couldn’t answer these questions because “Christianity must be twisted.” Then one day God sent my cousin who came to visit us. He was a believer, and he noticed from my questions regarding Christianity that I had some doubts.

He invited me to his evangelical church, and during the meeting, I felt the pastor was preaching and talking straight to me. He said, “You need to repent and receive Christ as your Savior.” Then he asked a question, “What would you do to Christ after he gave his life for you.” My answer was, “I want to leave and deny Him.” That answer made me feel so bad I started to cry, and I prayed to receive Jesus as my Lord and Savior on the 24th of April 1984. Soon after that, I began training to do evangelism and discipleship, I joined ministry at a young age and love the Lord with all my heart.

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