Dear Brothers and Sisters,
How precious it is to be in the house of God. We give God all the glory for He is the reason we are living. Accept greetings from our lovely family in Mbanga and that of the church in Kiboum that God added to His kingdom some weeks ago.
We request a series of prayers for our country Cameroon, for our school of preaching and for the congregations in the French speaking part of our country, as well as for my family.
The work in the Bear Valley School of preaching in Mbanga is growing as we are rounding up with long courses of this fourth quarter. This will mark the end of year one. How time flies! Very soon we shall be inviting you again for our second graduation ceremony and to our third matriculation ceremony come March 2019. Plan to come and be part of this great event in Mbanga.
Recruitment is on-going for those for male Christians who are bilingual or speaks just French who will love to be trained in our school of preaching in Mbanga. The forms are now available. You can contact any of the staff for more information.
Our students are growing both in preaching and in administration. We can observe them now and begin to compare and picture their first days on campus. Our computer lab is also helping the students to study and get details on some lessons and courses. The few books from the library are helping as well. We have more books and tracts on the way from Mission Printing and French World Outreach.
Weekend evangelism is the key to training and success of our students as they will not pass by a week without going to many, even some very remote, areas where they may travel for very long distances just to go and preach to young converts or to make some prospects or new converts. This really brings out a lot of motivation both intrinsic and extrinsic.
This year started with lots and lots of blessings as many souls are already added to the church and with the assistance of our students. New congregations are being established. One new congregation is in Awing village were seven souls were added to church and another in Kiboum village. These were established the same weekend. Kiboum is a village in the central region of Cameroon. We have a congregation only in capital city in the central region. This could be the first village in the central region to accept the undiluted gospel. Nine souls are already baptized into Christ in that village and as of now, 32 persons are worshipping with the Kiboum church of Christ. We pray this will be a new beginning in the central region. Two were added last week in at Mbanga who will worship with the Bonaberi assembly in Douala.
We are planning for another mass evangelism in two other villages during this dry season. We pray that you commit us in your prayers to have the funds and the technics to go about this work. Evangelism is our mission and our mission is evangelism.
I thank the almighty God for his grace and strength and I thank the many great teachers and mentors whom God used to help bring me into this great work in Cameroon, for which I was trained and prepared since the days of my youth.
Shalom to all from evangelist Ititi Benedict, the slave at work.