Dearest in Christ,
Greetings from Cameroon. We are doing great even though some among us are sick. We know it may be the climatic condition. Today was sunny and our worship was great as many came eager to worship their God and to listen to the reading and explanation of His word. We do hope you are doing great over there. We wish you a great worship today and send our love to your family and the congregation.
This past week we finished our two months of long courses at CBIW and our students were supposed to start writing the exams tomorrow, but we postponed the exams until the 26th of May because of our invitation to attend the scholarship lectureship in Kumbo organized by the first Bible college in Cameroon. We shall travel there this Tuesday morning. Keep us in your prayers.
The camera had some problems and the students that went out for weekend evangelism could not get pictures of the work.
Some of our students stood by the river side reading the scriptures to a lady whose three children are attending Brightland Christian Academy. She saw changes as her children decided to stop going to the Presbyterian denomination to attend the children’s Bible class at our congregation. She came and she saw the way we worship as the New Testament Church. We pray Brightland Christian Academy continues to impact the lives of these little children as they grow. It is easier to train children, than to repair adults. Keep BCA in your prayers daily.
Sister Ruth Mbong obeyed God after hearing His word. It is great that many continue to listen to us through our PA System Radio program that is not passing through any media. Keep her in your prayers for her to grow. We are reaching out to Dikome, Koba and other places as they continue to appreciate our weekly efforts. Our students think souls and go for souls so that the strong man's house will be robbed. We robbed 4 souls this weekend in different locations. God is faithful.
My son Ray decided to dress up today for worship. I asked why and he said “I love Cameroon and I love the church of Christ.” I was surprised to hear my son give me that type of explanation. Oh how our children are growing. I decided to have him stand on the stair case that leads to our extension of the church hall and the dorms for our Bible students. Please help us pray for him to keep growing in his love for the Lord and to always appreciate God. We need to love our earthly nations, but let us focus on the nation that will never end (Phil. 3:20).
Brightland Christian Academy is touching the lives of those in our community. They started writing their first public exams on Thursday. These exams are organized by the government. They attended our computer lab. More computers will do good to the ever growing population of our congregation and the Wotutu village. Please consider how you can be a part of this growth.
Our visions are many in Wotutu village. We touch the lives of the old and the young and anyone in between. Several ladies are part of the adult literacy classes, as we are reaching out to many in the communities. One of the hindrances was supposed to be the inability to read and write. My wife is doing this great work free of charge for these people who have never been to school. God is great and the class keeps growing day after day. This past week demonstrated how many desire to study, but there was no opportunity. It was a belief of the old that the woman’s place is in the kitchen. Keep this work in your prayers and come be part of this development.
1) We shall travel to Kumbo in the Northwest Region of Cameroon. It is above 400 miles from Wotutu. We are going to attend the scholarship lectureship. This will be the first of its kind in Cameroon. Keep us in your prayers.
2) By early next month we shall have a one day seminar with preachers and leaders in Wotutu and thereafter we shall start distributing cartons of tracts sent by Mission Printing, which are still in transit in an ocean container. We keep praying and waiting for the arrival of the container. It will help many in Cameroon towards their evangelistic efforts.
3) By His grace, before the month of June runs out, we are planning to establish a new congregation in Isokolo village. This will be the second congregation in the entire west coast of Cameroon.
God bless you and your family for all that you are doing to us. We thank you and appreciate your efforts towards the work here. God bless you, and He will reward you in due season.
Do your best to share this report with others. Stay safe in Christ.
Elangwe and family
By His grace director CBIW