Dear Prayer Partners and Friends,
Recently the federal government of Nigeria, in consultation with the 36
state governors, has sacked the Inspector General of Police, Musiliu Smith, and
six of his national deputies. According
to Jerry Gana, the Information Minister, this was done to ensure that the peace
of the nation is not disturbed. All
these actions are not taken from the position of fear, but to protect and
safeguard democracy, he added.
Throughout the length and breadth of this nation many are being
led to Christ on a daily basis. Most
converts are, however, not being edified, equipped, and discipled by the church
with God’s Word. They are,
therefore, exposed to the cults, the occult, and various heresies.
The urgent need is the simple teaching of God’s Word by sound teachers.
The Lord has sent to the vineyard in Kumasi, Ghana, Joseph
Frimpong, who now lives and labors with the saints there.
He is commended by the saints that meet at Shoreacres Bible Chapel in
Burlington, Ontario. He has written
recently and says, “It is really encouraging to see the commitment of these
believers…. I’m thankful for
the unity within us. The Lord has
been giving us many opportunities to present his word to lots of people.
“Many have expressed interest in knowing more about the New
Testament teachings. Some have
asked to meet with us, but we don’t have a meeting place to accommodate them
at present. We cannot use the flat
I have just rented…. Opportunities
are everywhere for teaching the Word, but where are the sound teachers?”
Cyprian will continue to visit Ghana and assist in Bible teaching,
discipleship, and church-planting. Pray
that the Lord will send laborers to His vineyard.
Mary, one of the saints in Kumasi fellowship who got married last
year, will be giving birth to a baby in early June.
She needs your prayers for safe delivery. Back in Nigeria, Peter Odaudu, an elder at the Assembly in
Ika village, gave his daughter Ocholongwa in marriage March 16th.
She just completed nurses training.
Pray for an enduring marriage for the newlyweds.
Like the apostle Paul, we would say, “We do not consider our
lives of any account as dear to ourselves, in order that we may finish our
course and the ministry which we received from the Lord Jesus to testify
solemnly of the gospel of the grace of God” (Acts
20:24). "We hope that, just as
you know us to a certain degree already, you will in time come to know us well
and will recognize that we shall be your rejoicing, and you ours on the day of
our Lord Jesus" (2
Corinthians 1:13-14). “For of Him, and
through Him, and to Him, are all things: to whom be the glory forever” (Romans
Ever in Immanuel,
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