Pastor I

Recently Ministry

I thank God for the many blessings from this month. Toward the beginning of the month, we did many house visits. We met twelve different families, some for the first time. They are from a village with no other believers and no church. We arranged transportation for them to attend our church.

Give thanks for the success of the house visits.

  • Pray for the twelve families.

We are encouraged by the youth of the church since many of them are hungry to learn God’s word and grow stronger in their faith. They are taking on more responsibility; they even arranged an entirely youth-led service. We hope to see more events in the future as they grow together in taking ownership of their faith and spurring one another on to influence the next generation of believers in this area.

Pray for the youth as they grow in the knowledge of God’s Word. Give thanks for their gifts as they minister to the entire church.

  • Pray that God would accomplish the ministry vision of the church.
  • Pray for increasing influence on the community through the Bible studies at the church and the house visits.
  • Pray for a car to meet our transportation needs.

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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