Dearest in Christ,
Accept greetings from the staff, students and members of the Wotutu congregation. How are you all? We do hope you are doing great in all that you do for the Lord. We are doing great here and rain is still on here seriously.
The students of CBIW finished their long courses exams without any problem. They are set for the short courses starting this week and will take them two weeks as they will just transit to their campaign in 17 different villages and one among those villages will be for a new work to start. Please keep that vision in your prayers.
God answered our prayers as we prayed for the safe arrival of our short course instructors. Minister Brandon Michael Watson from Greenville, Texas, is a youth and family minister in his congregation. Keep him in your prayers for this is his first time to come over to Africa. He was taught during our adult Bible class today.
We also appreciate God for taking some students out for weekend evangelism and their safe return on campus, getting ready to start their short courses tomorrow.
Minister Robert Prater, a long time missionary in the African continent, but based now in Germany, came to teach in CBIW the book of Hebrews. We shall benefit lots from his experiences in the field for years. Keep him in your prayers to be safe, healthy and to accomplish his mission here.
Brother Prater preached for the Wotutu congregation during our Sunday worship. His sermon “Making Your Calling Worthy” was great as 7 first time visitors benefited.
As the youth and family minister in his home congregation, the children in our congregation naturally saw that spirit in Brandon. Without being told many of them jumped up to his body after worship as it is part of our practices to always greet one another and embrace them at the end of our worship.
The young congregation in Mbanga is moving ahead as the young converts (7 of them) received a copy of the Bible both in French and English, but this is a French speaking community. Keep the work in your prayers so that as we continue to penetrate the hearts of many with the saving message.
1) Keep the students in your prayers as the start short courses tomorrow.
2) Keep the village of Menji in Lebialem division as we plan to take the gospel there. It will be the first time the church of Christ will be there to preach. It is a vast community, that if we succeed to establish a congregation there, then the gospel will spread like wild fire to the other communities.
3) The Batoke work is still on the pipe line. Keep it in your prayers.
Many thanks to God for using us the way that fits Him to accomplish His work here in Cameroon. Our sincere thanks goes to you for your great prayers and support to make this work. Thanks and God bless your endeavors in life through this week and always. Do your best to share this report with others around you. God bless you as you do so.
Elangwe and family
By His grace Director CBIW