Dearest in Christ,
Accept greetings from the staff, students and members of the Wotutu congregation. God bless you as you read this report. We do hope you are doing great in health and sound faith. We praise God for you and your family. We are also doing great in our assignments given to us.
This is sister Theresa Abanda in the water pool of baptism putting on Christ. Please keep her in your prayers so that many in her family will see the light of the gospel in her and come follow her.
The students started their short courses and it is already one week old now. We praise God for the short course instructors, brother Robert Prater from Germany and brother Brandon Watson from USA who are with us for one week now and all is well with them and the work here. They have entered the last week of their stay with us to teach in CBIW. Continue to keep them in your prayers.
Brother Brandon Watson preached to the entire community of Wotutu and 5 other villages through our PA system which we call our community radio, but it does not pass through any FM or AM station. The program is urging many to go BACK TO THE BIBLE. The program has helped many who have gained consciousness about the truth and many keep asking questions and come to our congregational programs. The program starts every morning at 4:30 am to 6 am as requested by our keen listeners.
On the 3rd of September the short courses began in CBIW, but before the class on Denominational Doctrines, by brother Brandon, he brought a precious gift to all the staff and students of CBIW, a copy of the handout and a nice tie to make both the students and the staff look great as they handle the word. We keep her in our prayers and we do appreciate her for her love for the work here.
The program for the short courses this quarter has some changes. The normal routine of one instructor teaching the whole week and the other continue the next week was not part of our program this time. Both courses will be taught same day but at different times. The first one, Denominational Doctrines will start from 8 am to 11 am while the students will have chapel and lunch break and the classes will continue from 12 noon to 3 pm. It is working well and we praise God. Brother Prater is teaching the book of Hebrews.
The program continue to cut across the hearts of many. The sister you see in the motor bike stays some reasonable distance away from our church hall, but she listens to us loud and clear and decided to ask many questions to our students as they move from house to house every Saturday to evangelize and also visit. She came and worshiped and finally made a decision. Because of heavy and continuous rainfall these days only a motor bike can get someone to the stream for baptism. Our student Awatt Manfree is always ready to help someone become like us.
1) This week CBIW students will leave to 17 different communities for campaign house to house. We shall send out married students with their wives again. This will be the last campaign to our students at the end of the quarter, because the last quarter will end on the 15th of December and graduation will follow suit on the 20th of December. So when they return we shall spend some more time on weekend evangelism.
2) There are two virgin areas that we are praying that by His grace two new congregations will be planted there during this campaign and we pray for students to go there after graduation for a full time nurturing and evangelism mission in many places where we have passed there for these two years.
We keep you in our prayers for God to bless you and watch over you for all your love and deep sacrifice for the work here. It is time to go back to school in Cameroon. Many of our children resumed and some will resume this week. Many thanks to you for your prayers and support to make this happen in Wotutu. God bless you and all your endeavors.
Minister Efamba Felix of the Kwa-Kwa congregation is dead. This is a man that has been helping our students during campaign in His congregation. That congregation has been accommodating our students since we started. We shall stop there briefly before many of our students will transit from there to their campaign sites. Keep his family in your fervent prayers to God.
Do your best to share this report with others. God bless you.
Elangwe and family
By His grace director CBIW