Dearest in Christ,
Greetings from the brothers and sisters in Christ here. We do hope you are doing your best in health and otherwise.
We are doing better here and God is blessing the work. Some of our students are doing okay while others are sick, maybe because of the climatic changes now.
Last week was great as students keep growing with the studies. The Homiletics and Hermeneutics courses will play a great role in making them handle the words.
Our brother Mote Daniel, 86 years of age, was baptized less than 3 months ago. He is sick, Jesus said, “I was sick and you visited me.” He is having prostate problems. Keep him in your prayers as we search for medical attention or herbs that may help him be okay.
This week was a remarkable one also as we see again the history of this congregation in Wotutu, where a husband and wife have been studying together with us. It took them time to understand because both are French speaking, but thanks be to God that we have students who can speak both French and English. They helped them to know the truth and they both accepted the word.
Sister Emilie is the wife of brother Cedric, and entered into the water pool of baptism. Keep her in your prayers. Their son attends Brightland Christian Academy. Wow, this young school is a great tool for us to pass through the children to reach their parents. Keep praying for the work here.
Brother Cedric obeyed the gospel as well with great joy and smiles. They are very happy to be a part of the Body of Christ. Pray that we be the source of encouragement to help them grow to maturity.
We had time to sing to the glory of God. What He has done as we are living witnesses to the fulfillment of His word. We prayed with them and we appealed that you keep this couple in your prayers, so that many in the family who have very strong satanic belief, will come to know the truth and come out of that error.
We are still planning to move to Idenau for the establishment of the second congregation on the West Coast of Cameroon.
Pray for the Ladies class that we are planning for its start in BVBIC-Wotutu. Many sisters keep coming to be to be part of the class. We thought from the onset that it will be only for preachers wives, but some sisters asked me, “does it mean because we are not married to preachers, we don’t need to have a good knowledge of the Bible?” It was not easy, but I told them you are all suppose to have the knowledge. We may not be able to accommodate all at this time because of finances, to keep ladies for the whole week is not easy and at times it is difficult to manage ladies than men.
Our students keep going to places for weekend evangelism. It is working well. Lebialem, which is the youngest congregation, is growing. Two of our new Christians who were facing persecution, one of them had a balance this weekend with one of our students. The family accepted that she will stay in the home, but as long as she continues to worship with the church of Christ they will not sponsor her in school, feed her, clothe her and if she is sick it will be the responsibility of the church. They are just shy to send her out of the house. But the other young Dorothy continues to be mocked, humiliated, and denied of family rights as long as she worships with the church of Christ. Continue to pray for them as it is not easy.
The deeper life congregation that we baptized in Belengh, all continue to enjoy the way the New Testament congregation is organized. The number is increasing, as there were 23 who worshipped today. Keep the work in your prayers.
In other for the work to keep moving smoothly, we need to keep sending students there till we graduate this batch in 2016. If we relent our efforts, it may kill the congregation.
If I have the financial means, I will travel with my wife to Ghana to witness a graduation ceremony of the Bible school in Ateiku and also to visit other works of the Lord there. That will help us apply with the ongoing work here.
We shall continue to use our mouth to appreciate you as God continues to use you to accomplish His work here. Thank you for allowing yourself to be used by God. God alone will reward you. Thanks and remain blessed.
Do your best to share this report with others.
Elangwe and family
By His grace Director BVBIC-Wotutu