The following is from Barnabas Olare in Maweni, Mombasa, a pastor of the Gospel Missions Agency Church:
Just to update you that we’ve been working on formalizing membership in our church in Mombasa for some time now. We now have an official membership of 17, that number is likely to rise to 20 shortly if some applications we’re processing now conclude successfully. It’s a joy to see that the last 7 or so years of gospel preaching is being used by the Lord to bring about genuine conversions and therefore credible confession of faith. It’s also been tough, especially when interviews reveal that people who have been part of the congregation for years realize that they may not be truly saved, and therefore their membership not immediately approved or recommended for approval by the church. There’s been a good measure of controversy and even hard feelings, but the dust is settling now by God’s grace. Still we need much prayer as we seek to reform into a truly Biblical church.
The Wisdom Training Centre is doing well. We’ve started a diploma class this year, so currently we have 40 students in all, 20 in the certificate and another 20 in the diploma class. It’s obviously an increase in the workload, but it’s also a great joy to witness some of these men and women find true saving grace, and others delivered from error. We’re so graceful to the Lord for the tremendous opportunity to serve Him in this area.
I have been asked to do another round of Africa Pastors Conferences in Durban South Africa and also in Lesotho next month between 2nd. and 12th., on the subject “Preaching Salvation”. Please pray for much grace and fruit for the glory of our Lord Christ.
Sunday School Teachers Training Report August 2017
I am writing to inform on our last visit to Olgumi this past Lord’s Day (16th. July).
We had some good time in fellowship with the church over there, with the opportunity to proclaim the gospel to them.
Tedd Atsulu, Nickson Teka and I preached from various texts’
Receive much greetings from them and they say they are thankful for the support and prayers that we have for them.
These are some requests they had:
- There is a brother called Moses who has been helping the church there for a while. The church will be visiting him on the 22nd (10am-2pm) and I think as to their practice to support him financially so they were requesting for our help for him as he helps there.
- I got to meet one of Kakoiya’s son who is Class Six. I met him while he was off herding cattle. He informed me they normally switch with the other brothers so as to enable each of them get an opportunity to attend to the Lord’s Day. He is called Alex Saruni Musei, and he is planning for a kid’s seminar in the August holiday from the 4th to 6th of August. There is a breakdown on the ages to be taught, Sunday School, Middle Class and Youth class, and they will be camping at the church premises. He requested if we can have some brethren to come and help them in teaching the various classes.
- I had a request from Kakoyia on his monthly support. HJe requested if it can be adjusted a bit to help him meet his needs mainly on the drugs he gets to buy and family needs. He requested if possible to raise it to 5000/= and also if possible we can save by bringing to him cash every time we go there since it is monthly.
Trinity Pastors’ College