Dearest in Christ,
Greetings from your brothers and sisters in Christ here in Wotutu, Cameroon. We do hope you are doing great in all that you do. We are doing our best, but the health situation of many here is not the best.
For the past 5 weeks, rain has been falling nonstop for hours. Many thanks to God that Wotutu does not have poor drainage, if not we would have been suffering from floods all this while.
The weather is dark, but we need not to stop our calling which is to reach out to souls and to rescue some to come over to the Lord.
Last week went on well in BVBIC-Wotutu, even though many students are sick. Our nurse, sister Ruth, gave assistance to those within her reach. Many were bound to go to the hospital to see the doctor for further findings in the lab.
Students, even though sick, continue to grow in their studies. Many will stay the night trying to catch up with studies because they either missed it during the day, or because of their health conditions.
Our students who are a little bit stronger in health went out for our normal weekend evangelism. The cause of Christ must continue even in the midst of difficulties in health to make sure our vision and passion are still alive. Going for these brings persecution and hatred, but we are happy when situations like this comes up because the scriptures are being fulfilled in our lives, Mt. 5:11-12.
We sent students to only 5 congregations because of the health situation in the school. We are spending more on health this season and if care is not taking it will affect our end of quarter mission work because it drains us more than what we plan to spend. The Lord added two souls in His vineyard.
Because of rainfall our students could not use their camera to get pictures. We were able to take a picture of one I gave out my copy of a Bible to, a new convert who is serious to know more about the word, the church, and how the church operates. Don’t pay attention to his size, he is very intelligent as a teacher of science in high school in Cameroon. High School prepares students for University. He teaches in Douala and he just came in for holidays and God brought him around to the Brightland Christian Academy area for a walk one evening. He met us and started asking questions about the Brightland Christian orphanage because the building is taller than all other buildings in the village, so that is serves like an attraction. He was told how all of these are connected with the church of Christ. He quickly exclaimed, “Are you the one preaching early every morning?” The early morning radio program is making an impact in the communities. That is why denominational pastors and leaders are against it. They struggle to stop us from preaching, but thanks be to God that the chief of Wotutu told them “I cannot fight with God, so allow the church of Christ the word of God and bless this land every early morning.” We are blessed by that declaration and so our early morning preaching continues to go into the hearts of many when the mind is still very empty.
I stood at the Brightland Christian orphanage and my wife sat with the orphans watching them do some domestic activities to help the nannies before their evening devotions. Your prayers are needed all the time for the works that are going on here.
I am planning to do a survey of meeting the preacher’s tour. This is an exercise that I wish to visit all our graduates in their respective congregations to share passion and vision with them, so that at the end I will be able to assess their effectiveness and later on call them for a refresher get-together. It will make sense to me if I can do it before the next graduation ceremony. I wait to read from you for your thoughts and advice on this if any.
Next year, by His grace, we shall host the annual Bible lectureship of the churches of Christ in Cameroon. It will be the same period with our third batch graduation and matriculation of the fourth batch. It will be double for us. We are already soliciting for your prayers and if you can pick interest to start planning towards that day because it will mark 10 years of the existence of the church of Christ in Wotutu, so if you can be our guest or a guest speaker, then make known your interest to us when you deem it okay.
God bless you a hundredfold. Without you, we can testify that the work here would not have been to this level. We say thank you for answering the call of the Lord to stand with us in one way or the other to make all this happen. God will continue to bless you, your family, and your love for the old rugged cross that will not fade away. Oh, many cry daily for the Bible for personal use. Our hands are short to provide the many demands. Pray for us as. We pray for you.
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Elangwe and family
By His grace director BVBIC-Wotutu