Dearest in Christ,
I bring greetings on behalf of the students of CBIW, staff and members of the Wotutu congregation to you. I do hope this report will meet you all in good health and a sound faith in the services of the Lord.
We thank God for all He is doing for us hear and we do hope He is doing the same to you and the entire family of God’s people around you. Our student preacher Ititi Benedict baptzied Rose Mankume into Christ in the Wotutu congregation after Wednesday Bible class. Please keep her in your prayers to work according to the purpose of her calling, so that most of her family will emulate her example and come also to the body to learn more.
God is always there for us. In CBIW all our programs for these last two weeks for this quarter are going on smoothly. The students are enjoying the insight of the short courses which are 1 Corinthians and the prison epistles made up of Ephesians, Colossians, Philippians, and Philemon. Please keep them in your prayers.
This Friday, 2nd September, all students will leave the campus to more than 15 different villages for evangelism. They have been shared in twos and some will go to areas alone. The demands for students to come over and help congregations was more than we could hold. Please keep them in your prayers as they travel through bad roads. The roads are really bad now as rains are still on. I left last week for a mission to sensitize some congregations over what we are doing. So, I snapped the road on a motor bike.
Some of our students were involved in sharing the gospel with a Jehovah Witness preacher who came right into the net of the truth in the student’s residential area. The students exposed him to the truth about the kingdom of God and he escaped. The same thing happened to a denominational pastor who was a neighbor to the students. He escaped out of the compound because he could not contend with the truth. Many blessings are coming to the inhabitants that live close to the Wotutu church as they are close to the students and they keep getting the truth. When we shall finally have our public address system, it will serve as a broad band because from our hall we shall preach early in the morning and many people in their home will hear the truth as if they are listening to a radio.
Brother Ititi Benedict taught the Bible class this morning on the topic, “The Importance of Suffering in the Life of a Christian” (2 Cor. 12:7-10). He encouraged both the students on the assiignment they will face shortly on the mission field and Christians to know that suffering is a preparation for a testimony about God’s faithfulness.
The Wotutu congregation worshipped this morning. During the sermon, which was a part of a wonderful worship service, even though there was a torrential down pour of rain, God still opened the way for some of our Christians who live outside Wotut to still manage and come to worship. We had 6 first time visitors today. Please keep CBIW and the Wotutu congregation in your prayers and many other congregations we are working hard to nurture.
Next week schools will resume in Cameroon, so now it is not easy for parents and guardians to help their children go back to school. My married students are facing hard times now, on how they will do to get back to school. It is a million dollar question with a simple answer; God will provide. Please keep them in your prayers, as it is not easy now in our country.
Keep me in your prayers and some students who are still sick. I am still having a running nose due to the climate now and more work outside of Wotutu for mission. God still sits on the throne.
1. Please keep our students in your prayers as they will travel on Friday. Some will to go villages where there are no congregations to see how they can start one. Some will go to areas where the church has been dead many years ago and try to revive it. Some will go to weak existing congregations to help nurture it.
2. We are moving gradually toward the season and by so doing we shall invest in more time to evangelize. There are some things we need to put in place like the public address system, van, more tracks and Bibles for young converts.
I am thankful to God for you, for all you are doing for us here. The students are overwhelmed with your love and deep concern for them. Please continue this good work to train men to preach for the field is ripe, but laborers are few. You are a pillar in our ministry. God will continue to bless you for this work is bearing fruit because you are a part. Tell others to come and be a part. The one that saves souls is wise. Keep thinking souls. We shall continue to rob from the strong man’s house. Perishing souls are crying for the gospel. Keep this mission work for our students in your prayers so that the Lord will work in their lives so that they shall set the captives in sin free and the free gospel.
God bless you and all the sacrifices you are putting for the work in Cameroon. You will never be forgotten. God alone will bless you richly in all His riches in glory.
Elangwe and family
By His grace, Director CBIW