Posts tagged #Wotutu

A special tribute in Wotutu

Dearest in Christ,

Greetings from Wotutu although I am in Douala now to send this report because the internet in Limbe is not strong enough to upload my pictures. Every Monday that I am supposed to send my report is ghost town on this side.

We are getting some relative calmness now in Wotutu for a while now and we give God the glory. We do hope this report finds you doing great. We are here and all of our activities are ongoing without any interruption. Keep us in your prayers.

 The Bear Valley Bible Institute Wotutu is fine and healthy as studies are going on without any problem. The military who are based in Wotutu now make sure peace is attained and are very appreciative to the church of Christ Wotutu through our early morning preaching and our daily prayers for peace to the entire nation. Students are gaining knowledge and are zealous for the work of God.

One of our daily wear in the preaching school is green. The green this year was changed and dedicated in memory of ELDER BRUCE of the STC congregation who oversee the work in Wotutu. The inscription is in gracious memory for the fallen hero Elder Bruce. We remember him for his love for the work here and for his personal love for me when I visited the STC congregation. He was full of fun. God bless and watch over his family.

The week was busy as students regularly ended classes and jump into the van for evangelism. We started the new work in Botaland village which is a new work. Evangelism is our mission and our mission is evangelism. In Botaland we went from house to house evangelizing to see how we could rob from the strong man’s house as we were pointing the truth to prospects and helping them to see the need to obey the gospel. After pointing out the truth, a Mission Printing tract is left behind for further reading.

This is Botaland village. It is one of their streets. This village really needs the gospel as one old man about 89 years confessed because of the rampant witchcraft in almost all the houses, and gross enmity among villagers. The truth has come to stay and the power of the gospel will help many who open up their hearts to follow Jesus. We told him and have assured him that God will do His work in the lives of many.

We met busy people who were busy to make themselves more beautiful but they gave us their time and listened to the word of God because the word transforms and make them more beautiful inside and outside.

PLAN

We have the annual preacher’s forum coming up in Douala. Keep the program in your prayers as preachers from all over the country will converge there to discuss pertinent issues affecting the church in Cameroon.

APPRECIATION

God bless you. Thank you for all you do. Keep doing it because it is good. Lives are being touched and God is being glorified.

Elangwe and family

By His grace director BVBIC-Wotutu

Posted on May 27, 2019 .

Peace, for now, in Cameroon

Dearest in Christ,

Greetings from Cameroon. We are doing better but still in the ongoing socio-political crisis in English Cameroon. God is watching as His children seek His face daily for help.

Wotutu is relatively calm and farmers and others are busy with their activities without fear, Keep Wotutu and our country in your prayers. Sickness is disturbing many now because of the change in climate as we are getting into the rainy season soon. Cough and catarrh are disturbing many. I am also having it which disturbs my smooth flow of teaching on the pulpit, but we shall make it.

Last week at BVBIC-Wotutu was successful even though we have some lock down days. Teachers from the BVBIC-Wotutu and the Christian schools were transported to and from Wotutu with the van which is highly respected by the military and the separatists. Whenever they see any of the cars with the inscription “church of Christ”, they know that these are people for mission either going for preaching or taking a sick person to the hospital. So, our van has helped many souls who are not members of the church of Christ on lock down days when no car is supposed to move but we can still help rush people to the hospital to save their lives.

The “Homiletics” class is going on well and is helping our students with practical and deep illustrations from the instructor. The students are testifying that the decision they took to be trained is a good one because some men are out there preaching without any formal or informal training and because of that a lot of false teachings have plaque congregations for the past 40 years or so. That is why many now prefer to come and gain knowledge so that they will return and teach the word aright.

PLANS

In the weeks ahead we shall be in Bota Land village for mass evangelism. The aim is to establish a new congregation. Please pray for our dream to be successful. We take our time to venture into some communities because of the insecurity in Cameroon, but we shall venture into Bota land to rob from the strong man’s house. Bota land is a coastal village.

APPRECIATIONS

Thank you so very much for your prayers. Two of our students had hernia surgery last week and they are recovering well. God bless you for all your prayers and support. Keep it up, because without it, we shall not move anywhere.

Elangwe and family

By His grace Director BVBIC-Wotutu

Posted on May 13, 2019 .

32 baptized in Cameroon

Dearest in Christ,

Greetings from Cameroon. It is always great to stop by and to say hello to you for all that you do for the work here. We are fine although still in the crisis but our God is still sitting on the throne. Thanks for your prayers so far and keep your prayers going up to God.

I am pleased to report to you the very first mission work from the EPSILON batch as they just returned from their first mission work in 20 different villages and towns. The van was available to take some students to a reasonable distance with tracts from Mission Printing and some Bibles for new converts. Thanks for the presence of the van that is helping to transfer more students at a time. THE FIELD IS RIPE BUT LABOURERS ARE FEW  so this is a great tool to help in our evangelistic efforts.

Where motor bikes cannot go and where vans cannot continue, students will carry tracks on their heads and trek long distances because souls are important. We do all that is in our power to preach so as to eliminate all excuses.

Our students are so zealous! They penetrate villages and they meet villagers still in their very primary harbor like this one. But, in these very enclaved villages, the people will still open their hearts as well as their doors of their houses to still listen to the gospel. We want all ears to hear the truth.

The students returned with joy because God added 32 souls precious to the Church who will be worshiping the various congregations they are around. There was also a total of 26 restorations. We have discovered that the crisis has affected the many areas because the number of restored Christians has reduced drastically since we started in 2011 because we are able to fill up empty pulpits with trained preachers less Christians are falling away. The crisis has displaced many people so that now some have move into areas where they could not identify find the church. Backsliding therefore is also an aspect the church is suffering from as a result of the crisis. We are doing our best to establish congregations in as many new places as possible as well as help congregations and displaced members find each other. Please pray for our country. We have been neglected by the international communities and our neighbors.

PLANS

I am invited to speak in a lectureship in the French speaking part of Cameroon in the north. I will be speaking on “CHILDREN OF GOD AND SUFFERING.” Please keep me and my wife in your prayers as it is a very long distance to make it there.

We shall soon be back in our west coast mission.

APPRECIATIONS

Thank you for helping in the many ways you are helping this work. If not of you, it would not have been possible. God brought you for a purpose. Keep up the good work. His reward is sure.

Do your best to share with our reports with others.

Elangwe and family,

By His grace director BVBIC - Wotutu

Posted on April 10, 2019 .

David Ballard visits Cameroon

Dearest in Christ,

Greetings from our beautiful Cameroon. We are doing the Master’s work with courage. We do hope this report finds you doing well.

Cameroon is still in crisis but the crisis cannot separate us from the love of God. That is why we are doing what we are doing with courage so that we shall not make excuses of any kind. We are pleading that you keep us in your prayers. We are confident that God is watching and will make things better for us as it pleases Him.

Last week in BVBIC-Wotutu was memorable as the EPSILON batch of students were able to complete the first quarter off their studies. They have left now with seven more quarters before graduation. They will conclude in a short the way that time flies. Please keep them in your prayers as they will be scattered to many villages and towns for mission work, evangelizing, and nurturing the Lord’s church. There are challenges that they will face but they are determined to go because even in this situation we find ourselves into now.

The students’ wives were in Wotutu for their very first class entitled, “BASIC BIBLE KNOWLEDGE.” I taught them the class. It was great and was characterized with questions to help give them a real picture of the Bible they believe in and that they will be teaching to others. We give many appreciations to sister Robin and elder Randy who took their time to composed that lesson. It is rich and has gone a long way to help these women as they prepare for ministry with their husbands. 12 of the 13 ladies attended. They are on their way to their different villages and are excitedly anticipating making it back to Wotutu in June.

PLANS

 We shall be in Mbanga for their second graduation ceremony on March 14. Our students will be out for two weeks and few days for mission work and vacation.

APPRECIATIONS

Thank you very much for all that you are doing for the work here. Our God will bless you and keep you strong as you continue to make the work here move.

Elangwe and family,

By His grace director BVBIC-Wotutu

Posted on March 25, 2019 .

Growth in crisis

Dearest in Christ,

It is another time to say hello to you and many people around you who are doing all in their ability to serve our God in many different ways. We bring sincere greetings to you from this part of the globe, Cameroon. We are happy you are doing great in all that you do.

Please, thanks for your prayers for us and the situation in our beautiful country. We are still in the crisis because no one among the actors are ready to surrender, neither the government nor the Amba boys. Insecurity is still high but our God is watching over His own and we are ever grateful to Him. We keep trusting Him because he is trustworthy.

Our Bible students keeps gaining knowledge and their performance in our weekly church activities is convincing us that they will do well even after they leave school. Keep them in your daily prayers.

Our early morning program and weekend evangelism with these new students are making waves as many are listening to the message and have access to our students during house to house evangelism as well as reading different topics from our mission printing tracts. He is a denominational pastor and this is the second time he is visiting our congregation during Sunday morning. He asked reasonable questions and when it is answered using the Bible he said, ”I LOVE THE CHURCH OF CHRIST PREACHING BECAUSE IT IS ALL SCRIPTURAL.” I told him we are just simple Christians who depend solely on the Bible for all our teaching and learning. That is why I gave him a copy of The Dickson Teacher’s Bible. It will help him more. Keep him in your prayers as we continue to study with him.

PLANS

The first mission work for these epsilon batch students will come in March. Keep us in your prayers as we make findings to send our students to places where they will be safe as they serve communities and congregations.

APPRECIATIONS

God bless you and keep you strong as you continue to stand with us. Many are facing big challenges here. Some lack basic necessities because of the crisis. Many are sick and many are homeless. We have accommodated some in what was the dormitory addition of our church building as the students are now in the new campus. It is not easy with me to make sure all of these challenges are under control.

Keep us in your prayers.

Elangwe and family

By His grace director BVBIC-Wotutu

Posted on March 12, 2019 .

Continued political unrest in Cameroon

Dearest in Christ,

Greetings from the country of Cameroon. We are doing better but we are still faced with the challenges we must face.  Most students are better in health but some are down.  We are doing our best to make sure they in good health. Many of them are struggling with malaria and eye problems. Keep them in your prayers. Our nurse sister Senge is making sure that all is well from her level.

Keep praying for Cameroon. The crisis is down a little in many areas but we keep hearing rumors of killings and shut downs in some areas. Christians are praying day and night. Even our children, when called up to pray, will always mention the situation of our country. My son Stevemarx who is less than two years will pray and talk of the many people in bushes. Many are still suffering greatly. Some in the bushes don’t have anywhere to go so they are bound to remain in bushes. How can life be in those places?

Students in the Bear Valley Bible Institute are struggling to learn more from the assignments given to them by the instructors. It is making them to know clearly that they need to study now and to suspend lots of their ideas on some issues.

PLANS

Weekend evangelism continues with two and three persons per group and we are also planning for a mass evangelism in ISOKOLO Mokindi village to evangelize and plant a new congregation.

APPRECIATIONS

Thank you for all that you are doing for the work here. If not of you, I doubt how possible this work would have been. God bless you for the good heart you have. He will reward you in due season.

PRAYER REQUEST

Please pray for the situation of our country. It is a big challenge to us and our homes are filled with displaced persons who are Christians. It is not easy to cope with life these days.

God bless you.

Elangwe and family

By His grace director BVBIC-Wotutu

EVANGELISM IS OUR MISSION AND OUR MISSION IS EVANGELISM.2TIM2:2 2TIM4:2

 

Posted on February 18, 2019 .

New students are being challenged

Dearest in Christ,

Greetings to you all from your brothers and sisters in Wotutu and Cameroon at large. We do hope this report finds you well as well as all those around you. We are on here and life is going ahead amidst the struggle and ongoing crisis.

God is giving us the mind to be okay with the ongoing socio-political crisis because even though some part of the work of His vineyard in other parts are slow, we can still preach and teach in other areas where our lives are not in total danger. Please keep us in your prayers. We are praying that God will send peace makers to intervene and help brings things back to normalcy.

Last week in BVBIC-Wotutu went on well although it was characterized with some sad atmosphere as we lost some dear Christians who were sick and died. Apart from that, all is well. Students are getting settled into the new environment and studies are sounding good to many although some are feeling it is above what they expected. We are encouraging them to keep looking in front as they hold the plow because if they start looking behind it will provoke discouragement for them. Keep these students in your prayers.

The atmosphere in Wotutu is calm and the Bible Institute is going on without any problem as the military guys will always appreciate our early morning preaching and our fervent prayers for the nation for peace to return. Please pray for our daily efforts with the current situation.

PLANS

Evangelism in other locations has been requested as congregations have started making demands for our students to come, but we cannot start sending them alone to places for now. We need to train them and nurture them a little longer but pretty soon  we shall start sending them out alone.

APPRECIATIONS

God bless you for all that you are doing for the work here. We are blessed to have you all in our work. Keep standing with us.

Do your best to share our report with others.

 Elangwe and family

 By His grace director BVBIC-Wotutu

Posted on January 28, 2019 .

New students in Wotutu, Cameroon

Dearest in Christ,

Greetings and happy new year to you and your family. That is what we say here as we enter into the new year by the special grace of God.

  We trust God allowed you and your family to be partakers of this new year without any major problems. We are sincerely grateful to be safely into a new year regarding the ongoing crisis where many have fled their homes, many are still in the bushes, and many have suffered loss of property and other things. But, with His grace we are strong and still remain focused on the work of preaching, teaching, and saving souls in the midst of dangers and struggles.

Thanks very much for your prayers for and support to the many internally displaced persons in our area. We are accommodating some now even in our old dormitories who moved to Wotutu for safety. We thank God that Wotutu is serving as a refuge area for many. We bought some pots for some sisters whom we don’t know when they can ever leave Wotutu for their homes. Thanks for your support because your kind support has put food in their mouths, clothes on their bodies and medications to keep them healthy. Please continue! This gesture is a mile stone in our work.

20 new students made their way to Wotutu safely. Some took risks to pass through bushes as many roads at times are still being blocked by the separatist fighters. When I saw the new students making their ways to Wotutu and listening to the struggle they had to make it here, it brought out tears but gladdened my heart that we still have men with very strong faith.

Today the Wotutu congregation, as is their normal tradition, welcomed the students officially into the Wotutu congregation which will be their family for the two years they will stay in Wotutu. Please keep them in your prayers as they have already started classes on the 3rd of January 2019.

The Wotutu congregation organized a special fellowship meal as they welcome these students. It is always a thing of joy for us to see new students. We realize that we shall start knowing them personally as the days go by.

PLANS

Evangelism is our mission and that is our focus. We cannot miss that. This week we shall attend an alumni evangelistic meeting in Mbanga with these new students. We shall join with the old graduates to evangelize the area over the weekend.

APPRECIATIONS

God bless you more for all you are doing for the work here. Keep up the good work because without you we doubt how possible this work would have been. Share our report with others.

Elangwe and family

By the grace director of BVBIC-Wotutu

Posted on January 14, 2019 .

Graduation upcoming in Wotutu

Dearest in Christ,

Greetings to you all from the beautiful Cameroon. We are up and going and are still very active with the work entrusted in our hands. Our God is still sitting on the throne and is watching. With the ongoing socio-political crisis in our country we still trust God and we are prayerfully waiting on Him to intervene and bring a lasting peace to the crisis. It seems that men are failing. Bigger nations who are supposed to intervene are still delaying to do so. WE AS CHRISTIANS ARE NOT PART OF THEIR CONCLUSION, WE KNOW WE ARE NOT CHILDREN OF A LESSER god. OUR GOD IS MIGHTY AND KNOWS THAT WE ARE HERE! Please keep praying for us.

All in Wotutu is well. Our students are busy with their studies without any interruptions from anyone. Our children at the orphanage are all well. Our Brightland schools will be on this week as we needed to take more care to get things going in the midst of the crisis.

Many displaced Christians from other areas who are in Wotutu can feel love among us. We are very thankful for your support both financially and prayerfully. Your financial support has help put food on tables, supply medicines to the sick and transportation for family members to move around to check on other displaced in other locations. It has also helped get minutes on phones for these displaced persons to communicate with love ones. You can see the wide range for which your financial support can touch lives. It not only goes for food, medicines, and clothes but it goes to every aspect of a needy displaced person. Please keep doing it. It is helping.

 PLANS

Graduation will be coming up on the 13 December starting at 12 noon. We shall also formally admit 20 new students who will start their journey in the Bear valley Bible Cameroon – Wotutu come January 2019. We have started preparing things for our graduation.

Thanks very much and God bless you.

Elangwe and family

By His grace director BVBIC-Wotutu

Posted on November 24, 2018 .

Celebrating a new facility in Cameroon

Dearest in Christ,

Greetings from Cameroon. It has been a while since I have sent my report due to my trip with my wife and also the current crisis in Cameroon. The crisis has greatly affected most businesses. There are times that some internet cafés are not open because of fear of the unknown. Therefore, I must drive to Douala to send my report. I am sending this report now from Douala. Please keep our country in your prayers during the ongoing crisis that there shall be a solution in the shortest possible time. Our God is watching and there is nothing He cannot do.

Our students were out for mission work in different locations. They are back safe and sound and classes are on again as they are working to finalized their stay in Wotutu. Graduation will be on the 13th of December 2018 starting at 12 noon. You are highly invited to grace the event with your presence.

Cameroon organized a presidential election and our president, who has been there in power for the past 36 years, still won again. His winning has provoked angered and loss of hope to many Cameroonians who are begging for peace and for change now. Keep our situation in your prayers as we continue to serve Him.

Our new campus has a beautiful and spacious lecture hall. Each student has his own individual seat to keep the spirit of self-development and independency in their work. The lecture hall has a space for the air condition which will serve us a lot when the heat will be over head. The air conditioners will be mounted in the days ahead.

The dining section is great!  It has enough space for everyone to enjoy their meals and to enjoy fellowship with one another.

Evangelist Nda Mesack is teaching now in BVBIC-Wotutu to replace brother Norbert, one of our instructors who passed away in August.  As a first batch student, Brother Mesack has been able to see the development of BVBIC-Wotutu as we have gone from renting a small place and having classes in the worship hall to the present location with a fully enclosed campus. All glory goes to God.

This is the new campus. We are not done yet with the painting, but it looks beautiful already. This building is dedicated purely for the study of the Bible as men are being trained and prepared daily for the Master’s use. Many thanks to STC for their support to make things happen.

 PLANS

Our graduation is coming up on the 13th of December. Please, we are pleading for a gift of megaphones. We will need 19 of them. The graduates will be using them during evangelism in their different places. Please help equip these men with some tools for their work in the field.

 APPRECIATIONS

Thank you very much for your time when I was there with my wife. We appreciate all you did for us and we enjoyed our time together. Thank you for helping to make this work continue. May God’s blessings be with you until He returns to reward His servants.

Elangwe and family

By His grace director of BVBIC-Wotutu

Posted on October 30, 2018 .

The influence of Mission Printing in Cameroon

Dearest in Christ,

Calvary greetings to you all over there in your respective families and in the church family. It is with joy that I convey my report to you hoping that this report meets you in good health. We are here doing what has been entrusted in our hands. We do it with joy and without any fear even though we live in a time of crisis in Cameroon, for we know our God is watching as we cry unto Him daily. Last week we spent all of our mid-week activities going down on our knees praying because our Father is still on the throne.

The Bear Valley Bible Institute of Cameroon Wotutu is on. We still preach every 5 am and our students are still studying hard. God’s work under our care is moving on smoothly. Keep this work in your prayers as we are finalizing the preparing of these men. Soon they will be dispatched into the over ripened field of the Lord to harvest as much as the Lord will draw to Himself. Your prayers are needed.

Our Mission Printing tracts keep going from one town to another and from one village to another. Thierry is our graduate who is doing a lot with the tracts mission. Many desire to read and to ask questions concerning what they read. The responses are positive and we give glory to God.

One good thing with our Mission Printing tracts is that not only do our students, graduates, and other preachers make great use of the tracts in their evangelistic efforts, but our Christians are also using them to preach to their friends and relatives. Even my mother will select some of the tracts to share with her friends and say, “If you have any questions then ask my son who is a preacher.” My mother has never been to school. She could not read and write till now that she has attend our adult literacy classes, but it is still not easy with her. She is telling people what she was taught before she was baptized. I love my mom’s zeal for Christ’s work.

God bless you for trusting us and standing with us to do this work. May God bless your resources and bless you the more.

Share our report with others.

Elangwe and family

By His grace Director BVBIC-Wotutu 

Posted on August 14, 2018 .

Trying times in Cameroon

Dearest in Christ,

Greetings from the beautiful Cameroon. I do hope my report finds you well and busy in the things of God. We are here and still under the protection of our God as innocent citizens when it comes to politics. We are still busy even though with some tension and fear while serving our God in different capacities.

The socio-political situation in some parts of our country is killing down God’s work as congregations are scattered and unable to assemble. Economic situations are on a down a lot as well as businesses and farms have been abandoned and homes in safe villages are filling up with extra people. The burden on everyone is great. 

As a preacher, I have encouraged the Wotutu congregation to take this whole week to seek the face of God in prayers. We have suspended some mid-week classes so that we can fast and pray for the situation of our country. I am still having to go to Douala to get good internet to send my report. The internet on the English side is way down. Keep our country in your prayers.

The Bible school students are doing fine in their studies even though some are sick because of the change in climate as we are getting more rains now. God has been so great as to grant us a long delay in the heavy rain falling while many have been homeless in the Northwest and Southwest regions and have been living in the bushes because of this crisis. 

PLANS

Evangelism is at the top of our agenda and we are working tireless to make sure we reach out to many, nurture congregations, and show the reason for our living to many. We will reach as far and as long as we have the means. Keep our efforts in your prayers.

APPRECIATIONS

God who watches all of our actions will be able to reward you and your family for all the priceless sacrifice you make both prayerfully and financially to keep this work going. God bless you. Thank you very much for all you do.

 Elangwe and family 

 By His grace director BVBIC-Wotutu

Posted on July 31, 2018 .

Prayers requested for Cameroon

Dearest in Christ,

Greetings from this part of the globe, Cameroon central Africa. We are doing great even though most of our brethren still live in fear and are wondering what will happen next. I describe the situation of Cameroon to be bad. We need prayers from brethren to help solicit God to make haste a resolve as many of His children are in the forest and worship Him in very deplorable conditions. The socio–political situation of Cameroon has affected the churches of Christ a great deal. Many of our Christians cannot boast of balanced daily meals, water, and medications. Some of our sisters have had their babies in forest. Many have lost homes and basic belongings. Your fervent prayers are needed.

In Wotutu we are still enjoying peace as our worship and other socio-economic activities are still going on smoothly without any interruptions. Our Bible college is on and moving on well. Our students are doing well and classes as well as evangelism are working as normal. We are though, very cautious of where we put our legs for evangelism. Risky zones are avoided now for a while but souls in less risky zones are still being touched.

Our students are strong with the tradition of pointing the truth, the undiluted word, directly from the Bible. It is amazing as many can understand when they read our tracts along side their Bibles and those who cannot read can understand the truth when they hear readings and instruction from the Bible.

PLANS
I am going to Bamenda this week to be with the lovely family of a preacher who died this week to help comfort the widow and also arrange for the funeral. Keep minister Nicodemus’ family in your prayers. Evangelism continues in our newly established congregations.


APPRECIATIONS

Thanks very much for your fervent prayers, love, and support. We could move on without those
things. May God bless you and keep you to do more. Please share our report with others.

Elangwe and family
By His grace director BVBIC-Wotutu

Posted on July 17, 2018 .

Evangelism in Cameroon

Dearest in Christ,

Calvary greetings to you and family over there. We are thankful to God for our lives here are spared and we have the opportunity to continue to serve Him.

I am sorry for the delay of this report. Two things keep delaying my reports now. They are poor internet service that does not even work again in my home and busy programs. During the month of June, missionaries were here to call upon different ministries in our communities, and at the end I was also in class to learn some more in my continuing education. God is faithful to all we do day and after day. We are also thanking God for all the missionaries that came and did marvelously in their different fields. The team left without any problem and arrived to their homes safe and sound. As I always say, “There is no place like home.”

Students went out for one week of intensive evangelism and they are all back safe and sound to start the third quarter in their second year of study. This means that these students are very close to graduation which is slated for the 11 and 12 of December 2018. Please mark your calendar if you would like to be with us so that we start arranging what you can possibly do during the event.

Brother David Ballard, our coordinator from the Pattonville congregation and his wife Nancy, go to Mission Printing to pick up tracts for the Pattonville congregation to collate and staple them and then take them back to Mission Printing. He was also here to see the tracts going to the final consumer. We were at the bus stop sending some cartons to Northwest region.

Statistics for the campaign: 

 Number of baptism =========================  15 souls 

 Number of Restored   ========================= 9 souls

 Number of congregation established ============== 0

 Number of congregation revived    ================ 1

 Number of tracts distributed          ================= thousands  

     PLANS

Evangelism continues as we plan to go to Nkambe  for mission work.

Thank you very much for your help, God bless you. Your prayers and kind gestures are the wheel that moves the mission on. Your reward will be great when the one that rewards people will come. Do your best to share our reports with others .

 Elangwe and family 

By His grace Director of BVBIC- Wotutu

Posted on July 5, 2018 .

A new congregation in Cameroon

Dearest in Christ,

Greetings from Cameroon , we are doing better in Wotutu even though some other areas of our country is not in peace , by His grace we are enjoying peace and safety .Hope you are doing great and we keep you in our prayers. Please pray for us .

Students in our Bible college are doing fine even though some of them are sick, but is normal as long as we are in the flesh we can get sick. Keep praying for us as we are our best to transplant the message from the Bible to them, preparing them for full time ministry. The students are excited to prepare for the full time work in His vine yard as they are moving gradually to the graduation which comes up in December 11 & 12 2018 marking the 4th batch of graduates .

This weekend we were in Idenau which is located at the west coast of Cameroon. There we established a new congregation, so this weekend was the time for us to go there for mass evangelism and it was great that we came as many of the inhabitants are very receptive to open their doors and listen to the word .

We started with house to house evangelism with lots of our mission printing tracts. A lady stopped brother Peter to read from his Bible and said "I want to read from my own Bible, just keep preaching and quoting so that I verify from MY OWN BIBLE." That was good we were happy because she was surprised with seeing the truth for the first time in her own Bible and she said or what will man do now ? I was born in this denomination?

Our students, met people in their farms working they stopped and listen and happily received a tract from our students alongside mobile numbers which they will call for more clarifications , many thanks to mission printing for this great assistance in our evangelistic efforts.

We shall attend the Kumbo scholarship lectureship were I will speak on Thursday about the importance of salt in the Bible. Pleas keep our trip in your prayers and that God should give me utterance to speak and help a soul be strong for His work.

We shall welcome our Coordinator David Ballard and deacon Jonathan to Cameroon this week as they are coming to invest their time into the work to train men and to raise Orphans in a Christian family setting.

God bless you and keep you strong, thanks very much for all your love and deep concern towards this work, I doubt if you were not there how this work would have been possible .Share our reports with others.

     God bless you and keep you strong.

     Elangwe and Family

    By His grace director BVBIC-wotutu

Posted on May 29, 2018 .

Prayers for Cameroon

Dearest in Christ,

Greetings from the beautiful country of Cameroon. We thank God we are up and doing in the midst of political confusion in our country, but we remain thankful to God for making it possible. We hope this report meets you in good health and sound faith as usual .

We always appreciate your prayers over the work we do and now over the political situation of our country , the country that we love so much .

Classes in the Bible college are all moving on well without any major problem. The students are in school without any threat and  are free and learning in an environment of serenity. We give the glory to God .

Health wise, we are having issues about some of us , two students were out to see the doctor in the hospital for eyes problems and others went there to do some laboratory test on health issues and sister Senge  will continue treatments at home on issues that she can handle and we are always thankful to God for His Divine care.

I am teaching advance homiletics this quarter and it is more easier for me as I was suppose to ask my students to produce visual aids but I have this that came through mission printing container which is helping my class a lot.

Because of the current situation in Cameroon , where many live with fear in some areas mostly in villages ,the Wotutu congregation decided last week to make it a week of prayer,for the nation of Cameroon , we suspended all other activities in the church and to spend time to pray and pray.My son needed my attention , but my attention was for many who live in fear in villages so that our God will act as it pleases Him.

PLANS

Nso is inviting us for evangelism in May

We are planning mass evangelism to idenau west coast region where the new congregation established there is in a good footing.Keep our dreams in your prayers.

Thank you very much for standing with us .God bless you , share our reports with others.

Elangwe and family

By His grace director BVBIC-wotutu

Posted on April 24, 2018 .

Campaign results in Cameroon

Dearest in Christ ,

Greetings from the beautiful Country of Cameroon. We send our deep love to you and hope you are doing fine in all that you. Life is going well in Wotutu just some sickness as many are having severe malaria but God is watching over us.

Our students are all back on campus and studies are going on without any major problems. December is fast approaching and we are not leaving any stone unturned to fully prepare these men into the world and devour the devil and his plans to disturb and stop as many from going to God. Graduation will be the open gate for them to go and MAKE DISCIPLES ALL OVER THE COUNTRY OF CAMEROON.

This quarter we are on and one week is already gone , with the following rich courses lined up for transplanting to the hearts and brains of these men ,ADVANCE HERMENEUTICS, ADVANCED HOMILETICS , MINOR PROPHETS , THE GOSPEL OF JOHN, THE BOOK OF JAMES, GREEK CHURCH MUSIC.

Our students full of gratitude to receive preacher boxes from Mission Printing containing books , that they will build their personal libraries in their homes after they left school, to stay on the pulpit and to remain sound you need to be a reader and researcher. Our students know this that is why they are sending special appreciation to all who donated books to mission printing so that they can send to them, especially brother Richard Renfro. They said more grace to them and all the volunteers working in mission printing ,God will bless them and keep them strong .

Statistics during our last mission work to 18 locations .

Total baptism =================== 28

Total restored  ================ 8

Total newly established congregation ========== 3

Total congregation revived  ============== 1

PLANS

We are sending students to our newly established congregations  every weekend to keep them worshipping. Brother Paul Kee is inviting us in May for a scholarship lectureships

APPRECIATIONS

God bless you for all your efforts towards this work ,Thank you for opening your heart to allow God to use you to accomplished all these , what would have been our fate without you , keep us God will pay you in due season. Share our reports with others.

Elangwe and family

By His grace director BVBIC-wotutu

Posted on April 8, 2018 .

Prayers requested in Cameroon

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Dearest in Christ,

      Greetings from your brothers and sisters who are in Wotutu Cameroon. We are on and we give thanks to God for the light of the day. Things are moving on well in Wotutu. Politically, other parts of our nations are living in fear and doubt. Many are doubting the unknown. We spend time praying because we know God placed our leaders in authority. If they are not working in accordance to His will, then He will decide what to do.

In BVBIC-Wotutu all is well except for the fact that some students and staff are sick. I was also sick but I keep going with my work. Students have gone down to see the doctor in Limbe if things are above our nurse here. Our nurse, sister Senge is so knowledgeable in her field. Only the worse cases can make her need to make referral of a student to see a doctor.

Keep my father in your prayers. He is getting much better. As of yesterday, after fighting with very high white blood cells because he was having an infection, God is helping him get better through the medicines being administer to him.

Our students are okay and are doing their best to gather knowledge as they study. They are in the first quarter now in their second year. They are preparing for their exams by the end of this month which will transition them into field work, but that will only be after they take the short course, II Corinthians, in March.

We were in the west coast of Cameroon for the west coast mission. We are looking on the possibility to establish a new congregation in Idenau which is the chief town of the west coast of Cameroon. Keep this in your prayers.

APPRECIATIONS

I will now and will always thank you for your prayers and your help. If not of your inputs, it would not have been easy to do what we are doing. God bless you and replenish and supply more for you.

Do your best to share our reports with others.

Elangwe and family

By His grace director BVBIC-Wotutu

 EVANGELISM IS OUR MISSION AND OUR MISSION IS EVANGELISM.2TIM2:2 2TIM4:2

Posted on February 12, 2018 .

School back in session in Wotutu

Dearest in Christ,

We bring to you the best of greetings for 2018. We are pleased to know that you are in 2018 safe and sound with a sounding blessing that God is preparing for His children. We are doing great here in the church and our dream to evangelize our communities, even though politically our country is in trouble. But, we are not worried about that because we are not politicians but preachers of the gospel. We spend time to pray for those in authority in our country so that we can enjoy better peace as we go about our dreams.

All our students are back in class from mission work as from the 8th of December. They had a wonderful time with congregations and made great encouragements and God blessed the work with 29 souls and 8 restored members.  A new congregation was established in the village of Mbalangi. We sent one student home named Abeya John to go and rectify his marital situation. We have given him some time to do that. If that is not done, then he will be dismissed from school.

We are back in class after mission work and vacation. We are on with our intensive studies. This quarter we have the following courses to teach the students as we prepare them for full time ministry by the end of this year. Old Testament 4, Church History, Inter-testamental period, World Religion, Greek, Church Music, and some others like Agriculture, Languages, and English and French towards evenings.

As usual, the instructors will have a friendly meeting at the beginning of the quarter. We sat as friends to discuss the work in front of us. We pray and encourage one another. It is always great to have people around you who share your dreams which mostly concern the growth of the church.

PLANS

We have double invitation to be in many locations this month and the months to come. A sister in Northwest heard about our evangelistic efforts and our zeal. She is inviting us to come to her village and establish a new congregation from the 22nd  through the 28th. Another congregation is inviting us to be in Batoke for lectureship.

APPRECIATIONS

God bless you as we have just started again in 2018. Thanks very much for your prayers. Thanks for your support in all kinds of ways. We pray that you continue to do what you are doing for this work. Thanks for the partnership. We are ready to partner again with you. God bless you as we think souls and go for souls.

Elangwe and family

By His grace director BVBIC-wotutu

EVANGELISM IS OUR MISSION AND OUR MISSION IS EVANGELISM. 2TIM2:2 ;2TIM4:2

Posted on February 1, 2018 .

Wonderful in Wotutu

Dearest in Christ,

Greetings from this part of the globe. We wish you the best for the season. We do hope all is well with you and the work. It was great to work with you closely this year of 2017 and we look forward to another blissful year ahead of us in 2018.

I am writing to share my annual report and how God has used us to accomplished great things in His vineyard here in Wotutu, Cameroon. Thanks for all your prayers and support. God bless you and keep you strong as we prepare to do more by His grace next year.

 Elder Randy, one of the overseeing elders in STC, along with his wife Robin, were in Cameroon to teach the students and their wives. He taught the students “1 Corinthians” while she was busy teaching the students wives “Holy Women of God.” They were great classes and were enjoyed by all.

Hinder-land mission took the stage after the short courses. Our destination was for 9 hinterland villages including my village where there are no passable roads. We trekked hours upon hours under a beautiful rain forest. It was hard, but our thoughts of souls motivated us to move on no matter the difficulties.

Our students are out to 19 different villages to preach, teach, and nurture congregations. They went out with new Bibles to give to previous converts. They went with the greatest weapon we have so as to dismantle hearts that are stubborn with the words of God. While in different villages, we shared the word of God and shared reading glasses to both Christians and unbelievers. It was a blessing to see some old people select glasses that would help them to see clearly again. To God be the glory.

We were engaged in preaching house to house and also from one market squares to another. Many paid attention and listened to the truth. You can see some of our graduates. It was awesome for some of our graduates whom we visited to welcome us in their area of work and share with us passions and visions about the work in their respective areas. WE ARE NOT ALONE AND WE SHALL NEVER BE ALONE WAS REITERATED AGAIN, bringing back that team work spirit to work together and developed the kingdom of God.

Brother David Ballard was the first white man to be in Mbiaka village. That is my home town. The children were really amazed to see him but they were not scared because they knew that some humans have that color as they watch that on TV and movies. They saw him live as a man that loves children. He was friendly with them and shook their hands. It was fun.

God bless you. Thank you for your sacrifice towards this success. God alone will reward you and replenish from anywhere you took resources to help make us be able to do the work smoothly. Thanks very much. Words cannot quantify our sincere gratitude to your efforts.

Do your best to greet families, church families, and neighbors around you. We lift up our eyes to heaven pleading for heaven to give us grace again to be partners in His work come 2018. We have dreams that will help us do more for the kingdom. God bless you as you continue to be a source of blessings to many.

Elangwe and family

By His grace director BVBIC-Wotutu

EVANGELISM IS OUR MISSION AND OUR MISSION IS EVANGELISM.2TIM2:2 2TIM4:2

Posted on December 26, 2017 .