Dearest in Christ,
Accept greetings from the staff, students and members of the Wotutu congregation. We are happy to share our reports with you about what happened here on our campus. I do hope you and your entire family and the church are just doing fine in health and sound faith. Our prayers go up to God for you daily.
Brother Norbert baptized John Atakan into Christ in one of the newly established congregations in Atongeh. The report reaching us is not good because there are no strong brothers that can be helping the congregation, if a student is not sent there. A student cannot go there every week because it is not easy with us financially.
Last week in CBIW all went on well, but very busy as usual. This week was characterized with our students busy writing their third quarter exams. Oh how time flies. You can’t imagine that we shall soon get into the last quarter for this year and later on next year we shall finish our two years of intensive study of the word of God. Thereafter, by His grace, many pulpits in Cameroon will have the right persons to divide the truth rightly. Many other communities in our land will come into the limelight of the gospel that will shine in their lives and they shall see the path to heaven clearly. That is our humble prayer and we are doing all we can as humans to see it a reality according to God’s will.
The students of CBIW were recently dressed in white sweaters because of the cool climate now in Wotutu. They were busy writing their exams for the third quarter. Please keep them in your prayers for them to maintain growth in their studies.
The students stood with a nurse sent to the Wotutu village by the government of Cameroon to give free drugs to fight against Filaria and worms. I met with the authorities so that our students could benefit from it. The students were very happy for such care and raised the thumb, our normal sign in CBIW that stipulates that they are not alone, with their new school T-shirts which will be used for vocational training soon, if means be.
One of our students, Tobias Sakwe went out for weekend evangelism in Tole sharing the gospel from house to house. Brother Ashu Evaristus did the same with the church of Christ in Lobe village. If we continue like this, many congregations will be empowered to defend the doctrine of Christ in their localities. Who can still continue?
Tobias taught in Tole congregation this morning. Tole is a struggling congregation. His topic was Giving is a Command. He said if you don’t give the right way you are sinning against God. He brought out a very good illustration about their relationship with God in the aspect of giving with this question. Who is God to you? God or dog. He further explains that many Christians have made God to be dog in their lives because they give all rejected things to God, just as a poor man will give bones and expired things to his dog.
Please keep us in your prayers for the harvest is ripe, but the laborers are few. Every week I receive calls and demands for our students to come over to different congregations to help nurture and evangelize the area but we are not able to meet up with all of this demand. Please keep us in your prayer for more laborers to come and join us to do more for the Lord.
1) We still lament over transportation problems to meet up with our calling.
2) We still lament about a public address system to reach out to many communities.
3) Our students need to travel to virgin lands and communities where the Lord’s church is dying for evangelistic campaigns come the 2nd of September. Please come and help us meet up with these challenges.
We are thankful to God for using you, your congregation and your family to help get to this level. Please, we lack words to appreciate your wonderful gestures to His work here in Wotutu, Cameroon, but only God will reward you in due season.
Continue to keep us in your prayers as we pray for you. The weather conditions now are the best for our health and the work. Some students are still sick and I am also sick from catarrh, since last week when I returned for a weekend mission in some congregations.
One of our students, Awatt Manfree, lost his father and I was there yesterday with some few students for the burial. Please remember the young brother in your prayers, for it is not easy, as the first son in our culture to carry over all the fatherly responsibilities. But, we are satisfied with our Lord’s promises, “I will be a Father to the fatherless and the husband to the widows.”
Stay strong and do your best to share this report with others around and far from you.
God bless you in all your endeavors.
Elangwe and family
By His grace, director CBIW