Dearest in Christ,
Greetings from your brothers and sisters here in Wotutu. We hope this reports finds you well and sound in all that you do. We are doing better mostly to those brethren who were sick last week. We appreciate your prayers. They are getting better. Continue to pray for them.
Our radio program, commonly called “Back to the Bible,” fetched a brother who just came to a nearby village to Wotutu and heard us in the morning and realized that we are members of the church of Christ. He came and worshipped with us and said he had fallen away from the grace of God for the past 20 years. He was restored today as I and minister Nsong exhorted him to remain steadfast in the Lord. He promised never to go backward any longer. Keep him in your prayers.
Things went on well in CBIW as the students continued to put in more hours to meet up with their studies as you will see them struggling with our limited books in our small library to do their assignments.
Keep praying for some of our students who went out for weekend evangelism far away from Wotutu, who are still on their way to come back to school from 3 different locations.
Some of the students and I went to Batoke village. We praise God that finally we made it there and the ground is fertile as we continue to study it. Batoke mission will be rolling soon.
In Batoke we moved house to house preaching and teaching the word, and many appreciated the word and need some more studies.
We tried to meet with the authorities of the village. The chief was not around, but some of the king makers gave us audience and said we shall be welcome to the community with the truth, because they cross check from the list that the government of Cameroon has published concerning illegal churches (denominations). The Church of Christ is legal and we have authority from our government to preach the saving message in all communities in Cameroon.
I am teaching Bible class this morning on the topic “Abiding in Christ.” This was aimed at helping our brothers and sisters to solely depend on Christ and obey all of His precepts. It was wonderful.
Brother Amode Samuel listens to our program every morning and became a lawyer against those who will get up in the morning and continue arguing among themselves about the message. Finally he called and asked questions and we met him and studied with him. He obeyed the gospel as brother Mbappe, one of our students, baptized him into Christ.
I was there to encourage him the more about his life changing decision to follow Jesus. I love reading and we gave him a copy of the Bible that he reads and calls daily for clear understanding. Keep him in your prayers.
God is blessing our work. Many in the community continue to see the need to be saved and that the Body of Christ is the church of Christ and there is only one body.
1) We shall go back again to Batoke village for the follow up in the establishment of the church in that community. This will be the first congregation in the whole west coast of Cameroon.
2) We shall attend the annual preachers seminar in Buea not too far from Wotutu, our students will benefit from this two day seminar.
3) The second edition of the annual preacher’s wive’s seminar will be hosted here in Wotutu on the 24th to the 26th of May 2013. We shall appreciate your prayers and concern.
4) Our young graduate, minister Nsong Nelson, will be doing his traditional marriage this weekend 11th of May 2013 to sister Njang Bernadette. Please, they both need your prayers and love.
God bless you for your prayers, concern and deep love shown towards the work here in Cameroon. You are powerful instruments that God is using to do greater things in the life of many here, as we continue to reach-out with the word and souls are being rescued from darkness. Do your best to share this report with others.
God bless you and watch over you in this new week. We love you.
Elangwe and family
By His grace Director CBIW