Saturday, March 15, 2014

March 2014 Newletter

Some Special Topics Taught And Preached
“The Church’s Obligation To Their Pastor”; “The Pastor’s Motivation & Manner To The Church” was January’s topic. In February the topic was Stewardship -“God’s Stewards Must Be Blameless”. March, this month’s topic will be Missions. Please be in prayer for our Conference on Missions next week that our Faith will be increased and that the church will be more burdened and moved to action in “Opening Eyes” and “Finding Their Joshua”.

Message Bearer: 
Joseph, a national in our church brought January’s Message on “Prayer” – In how we should pray. Matthew brought February’s Message on “Assurance”- In ways it comes. By February the
excitement and goals of the New Year for many gets more trying. Our Saturday Prep Class for some have slacked off. I guess that is part of the weeding out process. For those who have remained we have looked at the method of Studying the Bible by Chapter going over Joshua 7. We have broken it down into nature sections. It has been fruitful. I have especially noticed how the Lord responded to Joshua in this surprising and devastating defeat at AI. God said to Joshua in 7:10b-11a, “Get thee up; wherefore liest thou thus upon thy face? Israel hath sinned,...”. To me the Lord was saying to Joshua, sitting here devastated at this defeat is not going to get anything accomplished. Go get the sin problem found out, Cut out the cancerous sin problem, and Get back to the main object and Go Defeat AI. In Joshua 8:1-2 the Lord said to Joshua, “..., Fear not, neither be thou dismayed:...arise, go up to Ai:... do to Ai and her king as thou didst unto Jericho and her king:...” God uses the faithful! 



Kojokrom Bible Study: 
Be in Prayer for bus route out of Kojokrom. Our goal for Kojokrom is to get our Bible Study there to be faithful to coming to our church in Sekondi on Sundays. Then after we see their faithfulness at coming on Sundays build a bus route for Sundays until we get a good core of people. Then I would love to see us plant a church there in Kojokrom. This is how our church here in Sekondi got its start. Some of the topics that I’ve preached there have been seed thoughts from another missionary in Kumasi, Ghana. The thoughts based on Salvation have been on Adam & Eve; Cain & Abel; Hagar/Ishmael –the bondwomen & Sara/Isaac –the free woman. For the last several weeks we’ve been speaking on Abraham/Isaac –test, trails, types, and pictures. Every few weeks, hands are raised at the end of our services for salvation, challenges, and decisions. God is working! It takes a while for a pearl to form!

Ebenezer  (closest to you) and Emanuella (in green) in church on Sunday from Kojokrom.

Men’s Prayer Fellowship: 

At the Men’s Monthly Prayer Fellowship we had some eggs, bananas, coffee cake and tea. I taught on “Loving God”-“What if I Loved Him Like I Should?” for January’s topic with 14 in attendance. “Finding The Right Lady” was February’s topic with 11 in attendance.

Getting some breakfast

Men Praying

Prayer Requests & General Updates: 
Please pray about our Church Land. We are still waiting on it. The place we have staked out they are still saying it is for us. Property in the Sekondi location is hard to get. This week at West Ridge Schools Elsi brought to me by her friend accepted Christ. Last week WR Schools Bro Prince led Mary to Christ. Our Bible Studies are going good William in Anaji is growing in the Lord. He is faithful to Sunday morning church services and men’s prayer time. He also has been faithfully coming to our Saturday morning John & Romans distributions once a month. 

Pastor Prince dealing with a West Ridge Student (Mary)

Pastor Koasi dealing with a West Ridge Student

Please Pray For Us As We’ll Be Coming Home For Furlough On June 16th. We need a Good running, reliable, traveling mini van & New Support!!! We have lost about 7% of our support by churches that are struggling.

“...yet he hath opened mine eyes.” “And he said, Lord, I believe.” - John 9:30, 38
“To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.”- Acts 26:18
“If people are to turn from darkeness to light, their eyes must first be opened to see the difference between darkness and light.”- By Don Richardson