Thursday, 20 July 2017

THE FAULTY CIRCLE

By David Pam McQuel

Throughout the life span of the church there has been a continues circle. Its been a rollercoaster. The church will be on fire, great revival and an overwhelming expansion will come. The quality of commitment skyrockets. The passion for the things of God will be unparalleled.

Then as the late Myles Munroe says, "the  greatest enemy of success is success". The church flourishes, and her prosperity becomes her bane. Everyone relaxes and she begins to pat herself at the back and singing her praises.

Then management and administration takes centre stage and priority shifts from spreading the word to consolidation. Project Babel starts, and the church loses her call. Solidly, step by step, little by little we become at ease. Personal ambition, struggles for position, desire for fame and recognition come in and the spiritual life of the assembly is drained.

With the  of the generation of the torchbearers, a new generation comes that had no experience with righteousness and a genuine touch of God. The light of God grows dimmer and we return to era of darkness where we yearn for a new revelation of the truth.
Then we wait for another move of God while the church is reduced to a social gathering and a religious building, the platform for dogma and philosophy.

Then a new generation rises praying for a move of God.

Solomon son of David wrote:
 "What has been will be again,
    what has been done will be done again;
    there is nothing new under the sun.
  Is there anything of which one can say,
    “Look! This is something new”?
It was here already, long ago;
    it was here before our time." Ecclesiastes 1:9, 10

Making a convert
A lot of effort has gone into making converts. Definitely, there is no church without converts. That is the beginning of everything in the kingdom.

Through the centuries, the church has played down resources, money and human lives to bring the gospel to those who need it. Hundreds of thousands of missionaries have crossed the seas from Europe, America, and recently from Asia and Africa. There was a time when missions was the best and most coveted career by youths.

My recent experience with the effort to win the lost was in November 1989, when the evangelist Reinhard Bonnke threw his phenomenal massive gospel crusades in Jos, North Central Nigeria. That's my native land and it was the biggest for Christ I had ever seen.

I was 18 years old and already in the ministry. I attended 5 of the six days. About 1.6million people gathered at the Polo Ground for six days. It remains in my memory the biggest effort for Christ in just a short time that I ever saw.

The intimidating crowd at his welcome, from Helping at the Airport to the Polo fields, was, the joyful carnival,the laughter, the celebrations, the beaming luminaries at the venue, planning  and organizational web, the superimposing podium that was a prayer shelter for the 3,000 men and women that prayed for 24hours for almost 3 months. You couldn't miss the thousands of volunteers in angel-white uniforms.

The sound system was stunning, traveling within a 40km radius brought Christ to the whole city. The whole city was agog. Most people in Jos have never seen anything like it.

One person who stood out apart from Bonnke's staff was his interpreter for the second night, Rev. Musa Fomson, whom I had the privilege to serve under. That gave me privy to certain facts about the crusade.

The Christ for all Nation reported that they spent $23m from planning to finish. In doing some mathematics, they estimated that they spent $30 to make each convert. And on the average, years later, that was to be one of their small meetings.

A lot has gone into the gospel.

Making a disciple
Making of converts alone is a less profitable effort. It must be accompanied by a carefully planned effort to grow the new convert. Otherwise it will be like a fisherman catching fish and throwing them back into the sea.

Paul wrote to the Colossians by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, he said:
"So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness." Colossians 2:6, 7

The continuity in the faith is more  advantageous. We need to ensure that every single believer is established in the faith through disciples. A disciple is a follower who believes a teaching and actively live by it.

Many new believers never have the privilege to be discipled. From conversion they are merely brainwashed to just a church and be actively involved in her pet doctrines. New believers cannot grow through pet doctrines. It is the rooting and building up in the Word that guarantees not only an individual's continuity but also that of the church.

Grooming independent disciples:
The effort to sustain a continually vibrant church through generations can only be achieved by raising matured believers. Matured believers are weaned from breast milk. They can feed themselves from the truth. They are called sons of God and can be led by the Spirit of God.

Mere converts are like babies. They can be swayed by every pet doctrine. The are tender and obedient. That turns out both as an advantage and as a weakness.

Here are a few things that make a convert into a disciple:
1. Focus on Christ
Every new believe should focus on Jesus Christ who saved him by giving his life for him. This is the key thing in our life. Jesus is everything. He is the one who loves us. And our very lives should have as ultimate goal to do his will.

2. Consistency in His Word
The new believer should be consistent in listening to the word of God because it is only by it that we can grow.

3. Good company
A new convert should find a good company of people who share the same faith.

Here are a few things the local church should do:
1. Prioritize spiritual growth
The local church should focus on developing the spiritual lives of new believers. Sometimes we focus on making quick leaders and feeling positions. Moreover, the people we put in such positions still have not grasped the fundamentals of the faith.

2. Teach service
Jesus' last teaching was service. During the last supper, he tied a towel around his waist and washed their feet. Every new believer should understand this. And we should give them room to learn service from the scratch.

3. Develop compassion in believers
We are all products of the compassion and mercy of God. God had mercy on us and gives us what we don't deserve. We must show compassion to others.

4. Give room for people to err and help them rise above  it.
This is one of the most important points. We need to love new believers and be firm. Let them have the freedom to make mistakes, for we have all made so many after we received Christ. We should insist that they live by Scripture daily.

Paul gave us a pattern in writing to Timothy, "You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others."  1Timothy 2:1-2. It must be a chain that never ends.

We have to break the circle of hot and cold, up and down.
With consistency, we will reproduce after our kind and the faith will be stronger and better, long after we are long gone.

Monday, 17 July 2017

THE ROUGH EDGES

By David Pam McQuel
She was very beautiful and every man thought so. She was the modelling agency's marketable face. She has enjoyed life by all worldly standard.

She put in everything required to stay in form. She had limitless number of men queuing up to have her. She has enjoyed comfort, happiness and fun.

But she also has had moments of lowliness she would prefer to keep under lock. Disappointments, betrayals, abuse, rejection and shame stained her short life. Instead of the façade of exuberance and luxury, down beneath it was a cupboard of dry bones, very dry.

She had worn all cosmetics of great brands. She has put on world class perfumes. She has worn the latest dress modes and shoes desired by most women. She has danced in the most famous party halls and eaten in luxurious restaurants yet, she never felt truly beautiful, happy or elegant.

One morning, an ordinary day, nothing big. No sign, no intuition and no premonition. She went to fetch water and met a man at the well, the only one to hit the deepest longing of her heart.

Like a beautiful harmony on a great piano by the world's best pianist is pleasant to the soul, so where the words of this man to her. What started as a mere racial argument turned out to be a conscience pricking dialogue.

She closely guarded secrets, her deeply embedded disillusionment with life and her veil hunger for God was revealed and Jesus peeled layer and layer of his failed life. 30 minutes of encounter turned out to be an overwhelming life transformation.

Then the disciples broke up the spellbinding conversation but her heart had melted. He forgot the watervessel and headed for town and with passion told everyone abound the man, Jesus, who changed her life just moments ago.

She didn't need eloquence, she didn't need an extraordinary grammatical accuracy. She didn't need a reputation. She didn't the best PA system. She need a degree in Mass Communication. She didn't need a track record in Public Speaking.

All she had was a passion born out of a truly changed heart. That's all we need to witness Jesus.
Here is the testimony of her one hour witnessing in John 4:
39 Many of the Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman’s testimony, “He told me everything I ever did.”
40 So when the Samaritans came to him, they urged him to stay with them, and he stayed two days.
41 And because of his words many more became believers.
42 They said to the woman, “We no longer believe just because of what you said; now we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this man really is the Savior of the world.”
Nobody need tons of qualifications to witness Jesus. We just need a passion born out of a true transforming encounter with Jesus.

Excuses Christians Give:
I'm new to the faith
Nobody has enough reason to witness Christ that a new convert. If your conversion was born of an encounter, produced by a heart touched by the Spirit of God, then you must be rejoicing in Christ and glad to let everyone know what has just happened to you.

I don't speak well
Telling someone about Christ is the easiest thing. Have you ever shared an experience you had? Yes. Everyday things happen to us and we share it with people. May be a taxi was kind, a tailor was rude, your car had some difficulty, your child's teacher was negligent or your boss is excessively difficult.

In like manner you can tell about Christ and His saving power.

I don't know the bible
It doesn't take a million verses memorized to share your faith. You can even share about Christ with the help of stories or parables without even having to read from the Bible. This is because Scripture is Scripture whether read from a book or memorized in the head.

I'm shy
Paul told Timothy, God has not given us a spirit of timidity. 1Timothy 1:7. Jesus also told the disciples if we are shy about him, we are not worthy of him Matthew 10:32. Since Jesus was not shy to die for you, why be shy to tell men about Him?

Who will believe me
It is not your responsibility to convince or saved anyone, that's why you don't take the credit when someone gets saved. It is the Holy Spirit that convicts. Mark 16:19, 20 says, "After the Lord Jesus had spoken to them, he was taken up into heaven and he sat at the right hand of God. 20 Then the disciples went out and preached everywhere, and the Lord worked with them and confirmed his word by the signs that accompanied it."

I'm nobody
God is not looking for Somebody influential to share the gospel. It is not worldly influence that we use to witness Christ.
Paul said to the Corinthians 1:26 Brothers and sisters, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. 27 But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. 28 God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are, 29 so that no one may boast before him.

It is just the truth. Truth is her own biggest instrument.

I'm not a pastor
Jesus said in his final instructions in Acts 1:8, that they will receive ability as the Holy Spirit comes on them and they will be His witnesses. These were ordinary men. They were not scholars. They were not theologians. They were fishermen and peasants. They were men who had instruction in the law.

I have been a very bad person
Excellent point! That makes you more qualified to share your testimony. Being good all your life doesn't qualify you to share the Lord. It is having the "Born Again" experience.

You don't have to sharpen the rough edges of your life to witness Christ. Just a passionate heart. Reach out now and speak about the Man who changed your life and gave you the greatest hope.

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Fear No Longer in Control

By David Pam McQuel

"How old are you?"
"7."

I was so naïve and non-chalant unaware of the grave consequences of what I have done.My eyeballs sparkled darting around as if I was innocent.

We are going to take you to school and flog you in the presence of all students, the you will keep keep your class room clean for a whole three weeks.

My heart sank.
Take me before two hundred students and disgrace me?

What I hate, in fact, I dreaded was been put to the spot.
I couldn't imagine why on earth should they be so cruel to me? I just stole a java phone! I have done worst than that, albeit not caught.
Now they'd shame me.

Of course, except my mum says no. That was the only condition my teacher gave. Mum wouldn't mind them hanging me. She has preached a thousand sermons weekly about honour, dignity and integrity. She has told us how much she detests being shamed

If only could avoid her knowing about the phone! It was done. The day came and I would be serve mum's favourite Scripture, "...whatever a man sows that shall he reap."
I can never forget that day.

It was the longest half a kilometre to school. Mum would go to school with me, not for honour but for dishonour.

She walked behind me, me the culprit in front while she lashed out a million threats. Her threats were nothing compared to the crucifixion awaiting in the presence of 200 wild kids!

Behind my mind was the thought that for a thousand years kids won't forget that I stole a phone. Every time the thought flashes my mind, I almost nearly pass out.

To cut the story short, I survived the shame, but the scar of the fear has been indelible.

I faced a bigger fear twenty years later at age twenty seven. I have been on a dream job all my friends and colleagues envied me for. I was excellent in my area of expertise, I was young, creative and ambitious.

"Good morning Moses," most would have me sit down first. I had a bad feeling, and was impatient.

"We had a bad deal," he continued. "We have to restructure. We have to reduce our nonessential staff, because we lost a major market. You are good and younger. Others have invested so many years and we can't let them start life from the scratch. You have it all, you can fit in anywhere, and excel."

Cold sweat on my brow hung. It was like a bad dream. Life has just turned around in a minute. I thought Robin, my young bride. I have planned heaven on earth for her and disaster.
Will I survive this?

Four years ago I had all kinds of an appointment with the doctor. I didn't like how I felt. I have not had a major health issue in most of my life. Just symptoms and infections that are common to all. And most at times a dose of prescription took care of it.
But this time, it was different.
I came back five days later on schedule for the result. Dr. Kyle wanted to have a moment of counselling with Dr. Dave first.
"Why?"
I was upset. "I am a man. Tell me, I can take it." When I will not be persuaded, he obliged. I sat down. He advised that I take a deep breathe first.
'Moses...' Pausing to get my undivided attention. When he was sure he had me, he continued. "I think you have cancer'"

He was quiet, stared without blinking. We've been friendly, but he cannot tell how I will take this info.
He searched my eyes to read my emotions. And with ego in my head, I tried to brave it, and downplay everything.

"Cancer, doc?" I smiled dryly.

As I got to the door, doctor Dave walking me out and much information with I wasn't ready, he now realized it was showing how worried I was. For the next seven days, I didn't step out the door. I was indoors large but took the evening to play with my little kids. I needed to make everything look normal.

Weeks and months passed, I did have cancer but it was not life threatening. At its early stage, the surgeon took it out and its roots. I was very much blessed and fortunate.

The afterlife
However, there is a fear I have wrestled with and sends shivers down my spine. Pastor Jones preached during Florence's funeral. He talked about the afterlife. As he spoke, he seemed to be reading my life, exposing my greed, my selfishness and my fears.

I have never been that scared!

Florence was an amazing person testimonies pour in. She had a definite assurance of salvation, she had people whose lives she changed and so on the list goes.

My life was the opposite. I had my pride, my ego and my unrivalled ambition. I trampled on others, I felt neither remorse nor compassion. I thought everyone was how he was because they wanted to, I blamed the poor for been lazy, sluggish and stupid.

I was a smart guy and my smartness has raise me up. But right inside I was conscious of my inadequacies. I was poor, shameful and destitute.

However, nothing ate me up as Pastor Jones' question, "where will I be if you drop dead now?" I have despised Christians who are church freaks, who talk openly about Christ or speak in tongues. I attended church for merely social reasons.
To me, they were just trying to make up for not being as smart as I am.
I wallowed in my pride for too long. And now I was as terrified as if my days were numbered.
Somehow, everyday, I come across a reminder that my life is worthless unless I find peace, the peace that is true and lasting.

I have to take the Nicodemus way, find the truth even if it is at night.
Jesus is the truth. He is the one that grants total freedom from fear.

Thursday, 29 June 2017

THE OTHER SIDE OF THE BIRTHDAY

By David Pam McQuel

How does it feel to be forty? Catherine has been wondering for months now. A mixture of anxiety, disappointment and uncertainty has beclouded her. She keeps this to herself. 

Her melancholy tortures her with disapproval. Yet she has been more fortunate that many. Counting her blessings, her inner voice chastises her for ingratitude. She wasn't raised with silverspoon but she enjoyed luxury that a lot of kids only dream of. She went to a prestigious school, dressed well for every birthday and event, had family outtings and travel for vacations.

Now as an adult, she has graduated and enjoys digit monthly pay package. She is married to the most Amazing husband and has two beautiful kids.

Her husband, Nkodi, her best friends have been in frenzy about the birthday. They are crossing every "t" and doting every "i" appropriately, to give the 40 gorgeous perfumed candles she deserves. 

Longlife is rewarding, good health, a blessed family, amazing kids are truly special blessings we should cherish and celebrate. However, for a child of God, there is just one thing that can tarnish all these. The flipside of the birthday. Most of us hail birthdays as an addition to our age. And Catherine was sober and thankful to have added another year. Especially when she remember her not so fortunate course mate who died suddenly a few days from graduating from the university. 

It still sends shivers down her spine.

The truth is that marking our birthday reveals more than the day of birth. It also reveals that our years are reducing and we are getting bear our end. Its like an hour-glass. As the sand pours down little as it may be, the end of a period approaches. Or as a great award night gets underway, there is a climax after which everything will begin to wind down. 

Solomon lays it down so poetically scary that some avoid reading it, in Ecclesiastes 12.
"12 Remember your Creator
    in the days of your youth,
before the days of trouble come
    and the years approach when you will say,
    “I find no pleasure in them”—
2 before the sun and the light
    and the moon and the stars grow dark,
    and the clouds return after the rain;
3 when the keepers of the house tremble,
    and the strong men stoop,
when the grinders cease because they are few,
    and those looking through the windows grow dim;
4 when the doors to the street are closed
    and the sound of grinding fades;
when people rise up at the sound of birds,
    but all their songs grow faint;
5 when people are afraid of heights
    and of dangers in the streets;
when the almond tree blossoms
    and the grasshopper drags itself along
    and desire no longer is stirred.
Then people go to their eternal home
    and mourners go about the streets."

Its great to celebrate and it is a blessing that we live long. Longevity is a blessing and a gift from God. But we don't just live long for the sake of living long. We live with a sense of purpose and bearing in mind that the end of life here on earth approaches.

We should most importantly be conscious of the fact that man will give account of his life to his Maker. When we are overwhelmed or carried away with the fun and pressures of daily life and struggles, its easy to forget this fact. As one man so naïvely, but eloquently puts it, "I have so much hell on earth to think of hell."
That's a gross underestimation of what the judgement of God may bring, based on how we live. There is no horrow on earth that is near as much to describe the danger of hell. And since long life is not a guaranteed inheritance, we ought to be ready always.

There are two important things laid out before everyone of us:
1. Receiving the free gift of salvation through Christ. Man was truly lost in sin. His life was doomed. Through obeying the devil the bible says we died. Not physically but spiritually. Ephesians 2:1-4

And through that death man was separated and cut off from God. Then the curse followed him and all that concerned him. Man had no way of redeeming himself from the consequence of his choice. He wasn't only just cut off from God he was joined with the devil.

The gospel is preached worldwide today as Jesus commanded so that all may have the opportunity to receive this good and perfect gift of salvation.

2. Living to be rewarded.
We are not merely saved to wait for His return. We are saved to play a role in the heart of His plans. We are suppose to know him as well as lead others to know him. And in our labour in the kingdom is a reward. Jesus said to John on Patmos:
Revelation 22:12 “Look, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to each person according to what they have done. 13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.
14 “Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city."

Our effort and diligent faithfulnes carries a reward. There is no unrewarding labour in God's kingdom. May be not in this life but it will surely come.

Some people in an effort to stay humble, take it to the extreme. Theyq consider reward as a bad thing. Reward is God's system. God does not pay salary, He gives rewards. The word reward appears in the entire Bible about 75 times, a third of it in the New Testament.

Hebrew 11:6 says, "And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him."

Living right, serving God, seeking his honour and his face, bringing others to the truth are all rewarding efforts. Keeping God's commandments is rewarding, God told the Jews. Deuteronomy 28:1, 2
If we do this, then counting the years will not be dreadful but an expectation, as get near home to be with the Lord, which is even better.

If you haven't invited Jesus into your heart but you want to, say this prayer:
"Dear heavenly Father, I receive your love, I open my heart to Jesus. Come into my heart as Saviour and Lord. Thank you for saving my life. Amen"
God bless you my readers.

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Sunday, 25 June 2017

A NEW TENDER HEART

By David Pam McQuel

One fundamental difference between God's language, which is scriptural language and human language which is the root of modern day vocabulary is the word, Heart. And this basic word cuts across all nations and cultures.

In biological terms, the heart is the organ on the left thoracic cavity with tubes connecting all parts of the body for the circulation of blood. In a layman's explanation, with an extremely accurate 
coordination, through the arteries and veins, oxygenated and dioxigenated blood circulates in the body to supply oxygen, food nutrients and medicinal properties as well as evacuate waste products from the body thereby keeping the body working normally.

Surprisingly, this biological heart does NOT appear in the bible. However, in Bible language the heart is the most prominent part of a man's existence. It is the centre of everything he is and does. The heart is the SPIRIT of man.

Take Proverbs 4:23 Above all else, guard your heart,
                 for everything you do flows from it.
And Elihu spoke in this regard in Job 32.
7 I thought, ‘Age should speak;
    advanced years should teach wisdom.’
8 But it is the spirit in a person,
    the breath of the Almighty, that gives them understanding.

Here we can see that the heart is the centre of gravity in human life. It is also the primary place of contact between God and man. God's purposes, His Word and Spirit dwell in the heart.

Therefore when God was disappointed with what rebellious man turned out to be, He decided to not just remake man's actions, but change the root of his actions, the Heart.

In an extremely plain prophecy God through His prophet Ezekiel spoke of the new covenant which was coming.

Ezekiel 36:
25 I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your impurities and from all your idols.
26 I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.
27 And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws. 28 Then you will live in the land I gave your ancestors; you will be my people, and I will be your God.

Therefore, the great and earth shaking change of God was the recreation of the heart. Its therefore important that we understand the place of the heart of man in conversion to the faith, development of one's early life in Christ and the maturity of a disciple.

What man needed first was not a mere pardon. It wasn't just an overlooking of his faults. And it most certainly wasn't a punishment.

Man needed a new heart, for a new life.

It was easy for God to forgive man. In fact, God has forgiven man since the Fall in Eden. But man's evil, hostile heart desperately needed a change. To behave differently, man must have change from his roots.
Jeremiahm17:9,10 puts the dire situation of the heart as worst as it is. He said by the Spirit of God,
   "The heart is deceitful above all things
    and beyond cure.
    Who can understand it?
  “I the Lord search the heart
    and examine the mind,
to reward each person according to their conduct,
    according to what their deeds deserve.”

When God wanted to save man, He aimed for the heart. That's where everything went wrong and that's where every wrong is made right. When a man's heart is transformed his rebellion against God will disappear. Love will replace hate, peace replaces anger and humility replaces arrogance!
It is a new life.

Here are the important truth you need to understand:
1. The first step to receiving the free gift of salvation is hearing the gospel of Christ preached and understanding it. This provides conviction of every heart that is dead, meaning separated from God.
2.According to Romans10:9,10, if the sinner confess the Lord Jesus with his mouth and believes in his heart, he shall be saved.
3. The new believer will have to continually feed, that is, his new heart with the pure milk of God's word. Otherwise, his new faith will stagnate and starve to death. Acts 2:41-42
4. The new believer needs a new company. A new company of God loving and tenderhearted believers who will give him the example of a believers way of life. Acts 2:42-47
5. For a new believer to properly grow, he needs to develope a humble, tender, godfearing heart. This will keep him tenderhearted, reverential as he grows in God. Galatians 5:22, 23
6. Every believer needs a compassionate heart, that will enable love the sinner, grant him the patience to minister salvation until they are saved.

God bless you!

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Introducing Our New Co-Blogger

God has blessed us and given us an amazing daughter of His, she is Ms. Celeste Claverie. 

She is a great conservative blogger, a committed believer with a compassionate heart for the unborn, the weak and for the liberating gospel, with an amazing gift of writing. 

She will be Co-blogging on World Missions Africa at least once a week as God's spirit guides her on matters of eternal values. 

Let's welcome Celeste on World Missions Africa.

HER PROFILE
Celeste Claverie, a Christian Lady in the Lord, a Christian Conservative, who values most, her Godly Heritage; and as a Republican, her American heritage is also important to her. She fights alongside others to defend the Faith, no matter their place of origin; and with like-minded Americans to preserve the Constitution and the freedoms of this great experiment.

Celeste is a native New Orleanian, whose experiences as a result of hurricane Katrina, strengthened her belief that every life is meaningful and has value. Those events moved to congeal her resolve to protect life at every stage of development and maturity, from Conception to Transition [natural death]. Gifted in the area of Administration, she partners and collaborates with her fellow abolitionists in the Pro-life Movement and other arenas, to bring their various endeavors to secure life and dignity, to fruition. 

In addition to always seeking God and Truth in everything, working on behalf of the unborn, the underserved and all Americans, she is a blogger with The Last Civil Right, a group of Conservative women who believe in this great experiment and who will fight for your rights, “Saying what others are afraid to say.”

Celeste’s passion for America and her resolve to fight for her survival was awakened when she read among correspondence between the Founding Fathers that the abolition of Slavery was not an afterthought. Recognizing that America is a nation with a myriad of issues, the one issue we must greatly comprehend is that we are born Free and subject to no one, save the Lord, Himself.

“If we work together; through Godly Wisdom and Grace, much prayer, fasting and sacrifice, we will, jointly, see Victory on the other side of the War.”

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

THE GREAT HARVEST... JOIN US!!!

We at The World Missions Centre would like to appreciate our friends and partners who have chosen to follow our missions effort. To all our friends who know us personally in Nigeria, Ghana, Côte d'Ivoire, our friends who follow us through Facebook and follow our blog, www.worldmissionsafrica.blogspot.co.ke, thank you.

We feel encouraged immensely.

Our biggest outreach for 2017 at The World Missions Centre comes up 1 - 3 September 2017 in Bono, Marahouet Region, central Ivory Coast. We cannot overemphasize how important this outreach is. Bono is a sub metro but the indigenous people, the Guros are lost and insulated from the gospel and development. The community has a total population of 100,000 people with only one medical doctor, general practioner. Only one hospital, two pharmacies, 4 nurses and 3 midwives.

The Guros of Bono who make up 40% of the community, have been completely insulated from the gospel by a tradition of fetishism, idolatry, demonic practices, promiscuity, poverty and illiteracy.

i. We are taking a medical team of 5, surgical, anesthetic and psychiatric nurses with a good supply of drugs from friends from the US and our partner ministry in Nigeria.

ii. We have a barber and a carpenter to care for kids and mend their broken houses while ministering the gospel to the locals.

iii. We have seven missionaries who will minister counseling and prayer in the day time for spiritual care. And there will be open air crusades at nights.

iv. We have a video projector for teachings, discipleship and media ministry.

v. We will get bails of clothes for kids from poor homes.

vi. We hope to reach 2000 people from the 45,000 Guro population and hope to make 200-300 new believers in 3 days.

vii. We also need to hire or get at least 5 volunteer intepreters since our medical teams are English speakers. This will cost us much.

HOW DO YOU PARTICIPATE?
Here are definite ways you can participate and help us reach this people who desperately need the gospel.

A. Pray With Us
God's work cannot be done without prayer. Jesus our Lord himself prayed. The apostles prayed. The Church can only spread the good news of the kingdom through prayer. We need every believer pray for us. Reaching out to pagans is risky especially when they think we are a threat to their centuries old beliefs. 2Thessalonians 3:1,2
"As for other matters, brothers and sisters, pray for us that the message of the Lord may spread rapidly and be honored, just as it was with you. And pray that we may be delivered from wicked and evil people, for not everyone has faith."

B. Go With Us
We run the Vocational Missionary programme to allow friends and other believers take  between a week to 3 months as vacation to spend in any of our mission fields. Even this coming outreach can be an exceptional opportunity to be on the front lines, where it is happening. You can change somebody's life. Get some partners, raise some funds and join us next September!

C. Donate Towards This Awesome Cause
The Biblical pattern form giving is laid down in Exodus 35:20 "Then the whole Israelite community withdrew from Moses’ presence, 21 and everyone who was willing and whose heart moved them came and brought an offering to the Lord for the work on the tent of meeting, for all its service, and for the sacred garments."

The budget for this outreach is $3000. We need the support of our friends to reach 2000 people in 3 days.

We broken it down to make it easy to donate. Here is how?

No.  of persons                Amount
1                             $3000
2                             $1,500 each
3                             $1,000 each
6                             $500 each
10                            $300 each
15                            $200 each
20                            $150 each
30                            $100 each
60                            $50 each

But everyone has opportunity to give as God lays it in your heart. And provide us with your e-mail so we can send you how the money was used after the outreach, if you would like to know.

Donations from Nigeria can be paid directly into:
Guaranty Trust Bank
David McQuel
0177734648

Or

Ecobank
David McQuel
3731109946

Donations from elsewhere in Africa:
Ecobank Rapid Money Transfer
Gloria McQuel
Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

Or

Western Union Money Transfer
David McQuel
Cocody, Abidjan Cote d'Ivoire

For Donations from The United States and other Western countries

Through Western Union, Moneygram or Ria, Send to:
David McQuel
Cocody, Abidjan
Ivory Coast