in our risen Lord.
have been very encouraged by your expressions of love and very much appreciate
your prayerful support. The Lord
has also encouraged us in His Word which instructs that we show by our good life
that our service to Him is done with gentleness born of wisdom (James
3:13). Although these are
difficult and perplexing times, we are learning more of His beautiful person,
His ways of righteousness, and
submission as well.
thought we might update you on what we are actually doing now.
January to May have been busy with speaking engagements every Sunday at
various Southern California assemblies and
also at camps and fellowships, etc. Joy
has spoken at the ladies meeting and at camp also.
Due to these meetings several do seek counseling by mail or e-mail.
Some are now studying Emmaus courses with us. One of these is a fifteen year old girl studying with Joy.
She inquired for salvation after one of the meetings but held back from
accepting Christ. Pray that through
the courses she will find her Savior. These courses are being provided free by
an assembly here in Southern California.
We have moved in January to an
apartment building in Eagle Rock and see this as another venue for service.
There is a Bible study held each Friday night (an extension of Avenue 54
Bible Chapel) which sees a couple
of apartment residents attending faithfully.
One, a believer, a widow, comes in for counseling from time to time. She has now started the Emmaus courses as well.
The other is a Jew whom the other residents testify
that he has shown changes in attitude since attending.
Please pray that he will
accept Christ as His Messiah.
plan on returning to Nigeria soon, Cyprian first as he is scheduled to take a
five day meeting at a retreat organized by some assemblies.
Joy will follow, DV, after she has been to a camp in Northern California
in August and will be speaking at a ladies camp meeting in November.
In the meantime we are keeping in touch with many through e-mail.
Among those in touch with us is a Moslem young man at one of the
universities. He is presently
showing interest regarding eternal matters.
for health, strength, discernment and power to live above the distractions
placed in our way and that we abide in Him and in His righteousness, for the
effect of righteousness is peace and the result quietness and trust forever (Isaiah
Christian love and thanks,
Joy and Cyprian
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