Corey and Elizabeth McDonald 2017-02-02T14:44:11+00:00

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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
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.

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.

First Baptist Church of Hammond

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You can financially support our family and ministry by giving here online, or you can mail checks to FBMI, 507 State Street, Hammond, IN 46320, and designate your giving to Missionary #139.



Corey McDonald Prayer Letter: Asante Sana (Thank You!)

Corey McDonald Prayer Letter:  Asante Sana (Thank You!)We would like to thank you for reading our letters and praying for us. A special thank you to our supporting churches for giving faithfully and for sharing our vision. We don’t take lightly your sacrificial giving. We have had several new churches partner with us this year, our first coming on January 1.

We had a special encounter with Pastor Mitchell in Norwalk, California. When I scheduled the meeting, I had no idea who he was or how special the meeting was going to be. We went on visitation on Saturday and shared our testimonies. We realized that Pastor Mitchell started the church that reached my wife and her family for Christ and changed her life forever. Thousands of miles and over two decades later, this was an awesome meeting and gift for both our families.

Back in June, I preached at a church in West Virginia. During the invitation, an 11-year-old boy named Matthew surrendered to be a missionary to Kenya—what a blessing! God crossed our paths just a couple weeks ago at another church meeting. Once again, Matthew made confirmation of God’s call for his life after I preached. I am continually humbled that God would use me. Please pray for Matthew as he grows in the Lord and prepares for the mission field.

I have had some very interesting times soul winning the last few months. It is always sad to see a soul reject Christ! One man in particular after Christmas did not want to receive the free gift of salvation. He made the statement that He didn’t want to stand in the return line in Heaven returning the gift of eternal life. Huh?! How sad to be so blind.

I am always excited to get to share the Gospel with those who want to hear. We were blessed to be a part of a church’s Missions-Emphasis Month near Phoenix, Arizona, in January. The whole family went out soul winning. Because we are such a crowd, we split up. My wife took a couple kids, and I took one. We had some positive responses by a few people, and then we got to the door of a young mother. She was very receptive and interested in the church. I worked through a couple of distractions and gave her the Gospel, and she called on Christ. As I left that house, I met a young man on the street, just leaving his house. He was also sweetly saved! We pray that the church will follow up with them.

God was so good to us as we drove back east from California. We had a missions conference that finished on Sunday and one that started on Wednesday in West Virginia. We drove through the night Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday. God provided a hotel on Monday that allowed day check-in so I could sleep while the rest of the family played. Tuesday, we were blessed to stop in Kansas and rest at a friend’s house. Finally, on Wednesday, we arrived in West Virginia, where I was able to get some sleep before the conference started. (It took about a week to make up all the sleep we lost.) Praise God for safe travel and provision!

Please join us in praying for these needs: the health of our family, our vehicle, travel safety, churches to partner with us, souls to be saved, and for God to use us.

Fellow servants for Christ,

The McDonald Family

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