W e were honored with the presence of FIRE International director, Dr. Josh Peters and wife Tobi Peters, who graced our graduation ceremony with a seasoned Word from The Lord and charged our students to go and make disciples, plant more churches and change the world. This year we had 26 students graduating; 18 students for the 3rd year, 8 from the second year. We also ordained 3 pastors and 1 evangelist. The Graduation event was preceded by a school of leadership and graduation banquet to raise funds for future scholarships.
The other great highlight was the donation of a motor bike to one of our missionaries in the village. It was a very emotional event, and we thank all our partners for making this possible.
We have been serving in Cameroon for almost 4 years now and together we have archived the following: 1. Graduation of about 60 students from FIRE Bible Institute 2. Started a second school campus in the economic capital, Douala. 3. Started a new church called New Life International Fellowship. 4. Multiple missions trips to interior villages in Cameroon. 5. Health screening, women’s conferences, successful leadership seminars. 6. Outreaches to hospitals and a special visit to a deaf and dumb center, where we had the opportunity to pray for healing and minister to them with some hearing for the very first time. and 7. Donation of clothes and food items to orphanages and prisons.
They are also faced with the spread of Islam; the prosperity gospel; the influence of various non-Christian sects and longstanding inherited tribal beliefs. These challenges sometimes appear overwhelming, and the pastors themselves acknowledge that they need to be better equipped for ministry. We are very grateful to the Lord, that we are able to be an answer to these pastors. As the scripture rightly says; “As long as it is day, we must do the works of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work.While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” John 9:4-5.
Being properly funded will strengthen our mission organization and cause us to reach many people with the gospel of Christ. It is said; "The one who does the work is only surpassed in value by the one who multiplies the doers - which is you our partners!“ As you support us with prayers and your finances, I believe we will be able to multiply our effort here in Africa.
Pray for more opportunities and open doors to preach the gospel and also partnership with local churches to provide training. God’s protection, health and continuous provision for our family.
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