NEVER SEEN, IS NOW SEEN IN BARAKA AND SURROUNDING VILLAGES
“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many” Mark 10:45
African thought is that a man of different skin color from black is called a Muzungu which means white man without counting his home continent and being taken as an unique and very important person of a high rank, the one who cannot work by his hands even walk on his feet, so a special one indeed. Till now people remain and are settled with this analogy in longtime because they saw many Christian missionaries coming up they do not work by their own hands, neither walking on their feet, they can’t dare even pay home visitation to their fellow brothers and sisters in Christ remaining forever to their guest houses, not allowing to talk to any African. There were a strong veil separating
AFRICANS AND MISSIONARIES
But, when Baraka’s people saw the first team coming up (Brother Brian and Arnold) paying home visitations to their brothers and sisters in Christ going together with their fellow Congolese, gathering stones and throwing them on truck, it was an amazing things to and changed lives of many in Baraka and testified that: “ these are men of God indeed. We never see such thing, a white man getting into African houses”. And then, when they saw the rest of the team coming up (men and women) joining unconditionally with the formers plus Congolese in working: pushing hardly barrels full of water from Lake to the right place of work at length of 305 meters by hands, mixing cement, carrying the bucket filled by mixed cement, moving up big stones and bricks from one place to another, cutting big tree using an axe, … going on feet to the far funeral service. Yes, hard work indeed. By this, there are many questions on Christianity comparing former missionaries and the team. Yes, they did give themselves to the work joining their brothers and sisters of Calvary Chapel Baraka (CCB) for the glory of our heavenly Father.
HOW THE WORK OF WALL ERECTION DID MINISTER TO THE COMMUNITY
Really, good company results to the strong success. Without words, the rumor of how the wall erection had been done went forth and did erect CCB’s banner because everyone who heard about it was coming unquestionably where we are working, pretending themselves that many buildings will be built for spiritual and fleshly growth. Comparatively to other denominations, CCB movement makes exception. The work itself gives hope of great thing to be done and people believe that. And I do believe too according to the Word of God testifies: “Through God we will do valiantly, for it is He who shall tread down our enemies.” Psalm 60:12.
OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE THE GOSPEL
Yes, through this wonderful work we need to give the opportunity of sharing the word of life to everyone who will believe in our community that they may “come and see” if though they do not believe Jesus by the words thy might come to believe through the works done that they may know and believe that the Father is in us.
Is to set a place of spiritual blessings to everyone who comes from every nation, tongue, tribe to be welcomed and be made ONE in Christ, living for Him, giving glory to His sake.
OUR PRAYER REQUEST
- We need true unity and oneness in Christ from a pure heart
- We ask heavenly wisdom and spiritual resistance power against the devil
- Enough success to share the gospel broadcast through local radio stations, by the words and deeds too as our community is invaded by false teachings
- Our community lives in a great distress of medicine, potable water supplies lack and bad home condition (grass roof)
- May men get jobs for family provision
May love, oneness and godly encouragement remain with all of us for His glory in Jesus’ name.
Asukulu Ibrahim Celestin