This week I was busy visiting our students in their areas of service, it was also time to meet our graduates who are also busy in their different congregations making an impact in the work here in Cameroon
These are the Christians in Cameroon (in the corner of Africa above the Congo). They call every now and then to ‘report’, which they don’t have to do to me but they do out of courtesy. A few refugees have returned on occasion and leave their Bibles there. When they come back to Cape Town, they ask for another. So, the Bibles for Africa Project reaches into the uttermost parts of Africa!
Dearest in Christ,
Greetings from Cameroon, I do hope you are all doing okay in the family there. We are trying our best here, many are still down in health even my sons. Keep them in your prayers.
CBIW students ended their campaign today and it transit them to their different homes for vacation and they will come back to school this Saturday for the last quarter of their first year of studies in CBI. God is doing great things in the life of many this way and we continue to rejoice in the Lord.
1 On the 17 of October , we shall make a trip with all the students to Mbanga congregation for a four days effective evangelism to help the young congregation there.
Shows me in a train station ready to travel to areas that our students are serving .It was a hectic week and we meet lots of people sharing the good news to them , making them to turn their eyes to the savior who readily awaits them to come for their salvation.
God bless you as we appreciate God for you standing by us to make known the gospel to many and also to train men to preach the gospel.
Do your best to share this report with others as we shall share with you next week concerning just ended campaign. God bless you.
Elangwe and family
By His grace Director CBIW
I’d opened the McLaughlin New Life Center, a book depository, a few days ago. Pastor April needed a few boxes of Bibles and other teaching materials for a leadership workshop he was conducting in conjunction with a few other area churches. The Bibles are shipped from America and distributed free of charge to those who don’t have one or can’t afford one. Pastor April brought a small pick-up and a young man from Malawi to help load.
Bro Jeremiah had only been in South Africa for about six months. Two weeks ago, he accepted Christ as his Savior and was immersed. He was a happy man, willing and able to do anything as a part of his Christian service. I chatted to him — he is a Chichewe — and he taught me to say hello in his home language. I asked if he had a Bible now that he was a new Christian — he shook his head that he didn’t. (This is a common problem — churches don’t have the funds to pass out Bibles when they’re needed the most.) I gave him a brand new NIV leather bound Bible from one of the boxes. He was delighted.
Then, he noticed an odd item near the door of the loading bay. It was an old unicycle, a little rusted, with a broken seat and one pedal. It had a solid tire and was sturdy. Jeremiah was fascinated. I asked if he knew what it was — he said he had one in Malawi for awhile but it was gone. I give him the unicycle and he was overjoyed! He couldn’t believe that he now had a gift of the Word for his personal study but also, a gift of joy for his happiness!! He sat in the back of the pick-up as it drove away, clutching his Bible in one hand and the unicycle in the other.
We often just think of our problems, worries and trials. We pray constantly for answers to these. But isn’t there room for God to bless us, just because? Just for our happiness?
I believe He does! Don’t you?