Corey and Elizabeth McDonald2017-02-02T14:44:11+00:00

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COREY MCDONALD FAMILY

SERVING WITH TEAM EAST AFRICA

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Corey Birthday 05/19
Elizabeth Birthday 09/21
Corey & Elizabeth Wedding Anniversary 08/09
Corey Jr. Birthday 06/28
Annabelle Birthday 12/18
Marydia Birthday 02/06
COREY
I grew up in a home where we never talked about Jesus, never went to church, and never talked about Heaven and Hell. I was, however, taught many Christian principles, such as honesty, love your neighbor, and be kind to everyone regardless of their skin color, financial situation, or social class. For this I am very grateful. It wasn’t until I was a teenager that I would hear anything about Jesus.

I met the person whom God would use to expose me to the Gospel early one Sunday morning. I was working at the family business, and I was introduced to a new employee. My life, from that moment forward, would never be the same. Standing at the grill making breakfast sandwiches was the prettiest girl I had ever seen. Over the next several months, I would get to know her to be much more than just beautiful. I had to ask her out. Surprisingly, she said “Yes,” and we started spending more time together.

She invited me to go to church with her on a Sunday night. I enjoyed the service but did not hear the Gospel. I started going to church every Sunday night and joined the midweek youth group meeting. I began learning more about the Bible but still did not hear the Gospel and was still on my way to Hell.

One Friday night there was a big youth activity called the Super Bowl. We watched a minor league hockey game, and afterwards the teens stayed behind and played some games. To end our time at the rink, they had a preacher of the Gospel come out and give the Gospel message.

For the first time in my life, I heard about eternity in a way that made sense. I knew I was a sinner and could not get to Heaven on my own. My stomach felt like it was on fire when the invitation came to except Christ’s payment for my sin. The thought came over my mind that if I did not except right then, I would never have another opportunity.

I got out of my seat and made my way up the aisle to the back where men were waiting with Bibles in their hands to tell us how to be saved. I accepted Christ and Him alone for salvation. It was like a weight was lifted that day. I was a different person after that point and realized my life is not about me, but Christ.

ELIZABETH
I began attending church when I was seven years old. Shortly thereafter, I accepted Christ as my Saviour during a children’s church invitation. I then began attending a Christian school. I graduated from there and went on to attend Hyles-Anderson College. I’ve had a strong desire towards missions since I was 11 years old, and I am excited to be used in reaching those to whom the Gospel is hid.

Our objective is to build on the work that has already been done, to establish an expectation among the national pastors of soul winning, discipleship, and church planting. To assist in this process, we will mobilize small teams to go out for a couple of weeks at a time to help these new churches and pastors in remote areas by teaching and discipling them. Later we will return on a regular basis to see their progress. We will then teach the national pastors and their people to do likewise.

For those who are called of God to be in full-time ministry, we will have a Bible college for more
in-depth training. This will enable the team to observe, train, and disciple these men for the
future ministry of pastoring and church planting. To encourage these national pastors from Kenya and neighboring countries, we will have an annual Pastors’ School, where pastors can pray together, learn together, and have a time of fellowship and encouragement with likeminded fundamental, independent Baptist pastors and missionaries.

We believe that this focus on soul winning, teaching, discipling, and local churches reproducing
themselves through the planting of other local churches and teaching Africans to reach Africans for the cause of Christ is the best way to fulfill the Great Commission. It is now time to start a
multiplication effect that will spread across East Africa and have an impact around the world.

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Corey McDonald Prayer Letter: God’s Ways Are Always Best

Corey McDonald Prayer Letter:  God's Ways Are Always BetThank you for your continued prayer and financial support. We recently had nine churches vote to take us on for support! God has been so good to us through many ups and downs.

We were the proud owners of a camper for about 2.3 seconds! With approximately six months left of deputation, we felt that a camper would be a good fit for us and help us travel more smoothly. Even the events that had to occur for us to obtain the camper were astounding. In the end, our van is incapable of towing any amount of weight due to underlying mechanical issues that seem to astound every mechanic, and we just live with them.

Having the Lord hand you something and then take it away can be difficult to understand. Through our trial, we met a pastor we never would have met otherwise, and he is now one of our new supporters! Amen! We were broken down on a Wednesday night just an hour before our scheduled meeting. We googled KJV churches from the side of the road and found one just minutes from where we were. To our surprise and relief, he answered—this was 5:00 on a Wednesday evening! He agreed to allow us to park our camper and extended an invitation to join them for their midweek service. We decided it was best to reschedule our meeting and stay there for the night. God used us to encourage that pastor to restart his soul-winning efforts. A few Sundays after we were there, they had a teenage young lady get saved.

I had a very exciting time out soul winning in Lubbock, Texas. It was pushing 100°F that day, but God gave us some cloud cover. Corey Jr. and I were knocking on doors with little success. We saw a teenage boy walking down the sidewalk, and I invited him to church. I took that opportunity to ask how sure he was that he was going to Heaven when he died. He was not sure but wanted to know. About 20 minutes later, he called on Christ to be his Saviour! A few houses down, there was a man named David who was in a driveway. David’s girlfriend lived at the house, and he was only there to fix her car. God planned on us meeting that day because David was ready to get saved. Growing up Catholic, David knew of God, but he had never trusted Christ. He did that day.

The reports that I am getting from my team members in Kenya are very exciting! The church they are working with in Nairobi is having a Fall Program. Many of the members are going out visiting and inviting friends to church for the first time. Some of them are learning how to win someone to the Lord. The children’s church is also seeing a lot of growth. The first Sunday, they had about 18; and now, just a few weeks later, they have had over 50. There is so much work to be done, and we are very excited to come alongside them and do our part.

Prayer Requests

• Pray for my knee (partially torn ACL); physical therapy and surgery are needed, but the timing is poor.
• Pray for the rest of our support to come in.

Fellow servant for Christ,

Corey McDonald

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