Dearest in Christ,
Greetings from this end. We do hope this mail finds you well in all that you do. We are doing great even though some are not sound in health.
Last week in CBIW was exciting as usual. Our students keep growing. Our local Wotutu congregation can observe it as they do one or two things in our worship. Months are passing by meaning the graduation of the BETA batch will be on this December 2014. Keep praying for their rapid growth before they get into full time ministry.
April 26th was another historic day in the life of CBIW. We organized the GAMMA batch entrance exams. A big group came from all over the country for the entrance exams, but by His grace we shall select 20 for the GAMMA batch. It took us 9 hours to conduct the exams to make sure we are meeting the right people whom the Lord will use to develop the church in Cameroon.
Because of the number of hours invested for the entrance exams, breakfast and lunch were served to our prospective candidates and the invites that came. Keep praying for us as we are marking the papers now and we shall release the exams in the months ahead.
Brother Vincent, who was arrested in a village because of the uproar that took place in January, went there in march and the government sent police to arrest all the young men in that village. So brother Vincent was arrested innocently. Brother Vincent has been in jail since March 10th for no crime. Keep him in your prayers as he continues to preach in prison and souls are being touched with the pure words of God. He has reported 11 souls in prison, and we are making an application to start a prison ministry there, so that we shall start sending our students there on weekly basis to preach and nurture the congregation now in prison. It is with tears and joy that I write this.
CBIW entrance exams were in many faces and an oral interview was conducted one on one with the prospective students.
Some ministers from other congregations were invited to be part of the oral interview. It was great to be part of it and it was great to see many brothers longing to study God’s word so as to help many in darkness. Many thanks to Bear Valley for accepting to come to Cameroon with CBIW. It is doing well as we continue in the work in Cameroon. To God be the glory.
The oral interview continued and God blessed. More than those who applied beforehand came and some heard about the entrance exams and came with forms completed and they took the entrance exams. Some who applied could not make it because of bad roads and bad weather.
Our plans are to reach out to the communities who long for the pure word. Our students are just returning from weekend evangelism and God continued to bless His work with souls who are being rescued from the captivities of the evil one. Keep our efforts in prayers.
God bless you for answering the call for ministry. You are a pillar in our ministry and we pray that God will help you stand with us. God bless you and your family.
Elangwe and family
By His grace director CBIW