Dearest in Christ,
Greetings from your brothers and sisters here in Wotutu and Cameroon. We do hope this report finds you all in good health and a sound faith. We are doing our best here and God is blessing our efforts daily.
We just returned from a long tiring journey to a village for a funeral. Some students made transit to their areas for weekend evangelism thereafter.
Last week went on well, as our students gained daily from the last courses that will take them to their different locations after graduation in December. We are doing a lot now to finalize their stay at CBIW as they are eager to start serving full time.
Our congregation is blessed again with a new born baby. Sister Adamu is less than a year in our congregation. She stood with her husband as they brought their new born baby for prayers. The husband came because he said, “Let me come and see, after all we don’t worship today.” He is a Muslim and he really enjoyed our worship and I had some time with him in my office to point him to the Bible. Wow! I gave him a tract that is a reply to a Muslim and that was great for him to come back to me after one week.
I spoke during the funeral of minister Nangoh Rudolf in his home town. It was a moment of sadness and reflection. The wife stood during eulogies and said, “What else is the reason for us to live? Oh, oh, what a day again. History repeated itself again as preachers serve and when they die, their families are left without a pillar. Most preachers in Cameroon will die without their own home, and their families remain renting until they are unable to pay the rent again and they will be thrown out of the house. Sister Pauline Nangohs cried out that God would allow her husband to live a little while, but that God’s will is done. Please keep this family in your prayers.
Brother Mbappe baptized brother Damacious, the husband of sister Adamu, who came and worshipped with us for the very first time sluggishly because Christians worship on Sunday, but they worship on Friday as a Muslim. The gospel is powerful. We thank God for the power he has placed in our hands which is more than all missiles.
Keep this brother in your prayers, so that he will stand the persecution that will come from his kinsmen.
We are planning to make a trip to Mamfe for the annual Bible lectureship. It is purely for evangelism to help the local congregation. Keep praying for us to get the transport means to move there.
We give glory to God for you, for all that you are doing here for us. If not for you we doubt how far this work would have gone. God bless you. Replenish all that you are using wisely for this work. He will reward you in due season, so do not faint.
Do your best to share this with others.
Elangwe and family
By His grace director CBIW