It is written: “Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.” (Revelation 2:10)
January was a very bountiful and fruitful month. I had the honor and privilege to preach on January 10, 2018, at Lighthouse Baptist Church, my home church, for the evening service. That night we were able to bring the parents of some bus kids to the church for the first time. God mightily used the preaching of His Word. I was truly blessed and greatly humbled to witness the salvation of five souls: a couple (Terrence and Rakisha) and three other visitors whom Miss Rachelle Ralstin, the pastor’s daughter, led to the Lord. Praise the Lord!
God also gave me the blessed privilege to attend three missions conferences. I had a memorable time and treatment at Salisbury Baptist Temple in Maryland and Mountain Avenue Baptist Church and Coast Hills Baptist Church in California. Praise the Lord! It was not too long before I was notified of two additional supporting churches: Salisbury Baptist Temple and Mountain Avenue Baptist Church. I thank God for the very obvious sacrifices, cost, and great efforts demonstrated by Pastors Leto, Szydlowski, and Silva towards all the missionaries during those missions conferences.
I saw a young mother, a teenage boy, and an older lady come to trust Jesus Christ as Saviour while in California. No doubt, seeing souls receive Jesus is always a blessing beyond measure. Sometimes the encouragement comes from the faithfulness of the members of a local church. At Mountain Avenue Baptist Church, I met one faithful soul winner above 70 years old who goes out soul winning, passes out tracts, and witnesses to people each day. Another senior saint, who is also well above 70 years of age, takes him to church and drops him off faithfully each week. One lady, about 87 years old, has an incredible testimony of salvation and 70 years of faithful service and a walk with God. She comes to church faithfully: Sunday mornings, Sunday nights, and Wednesday nights. Her testimony did provoke me to even greater usefulness by God.
In February, I had the blessed opportunity to help with the Bus Ministry during a missions conference at Trinity Baptist Church. I met a couple, two of the hardest bus workers I have ever met. Not only do they bring several kids to church on Sunday mornings but also on Sunday nights and Wednesday nights. The Wednesday I was there, they brought around 20 kids to church. Several years ago, they turned their family van into a shuttle to bring kids to the house of God Sunday morning, Sunday night, and Wednesday night.
At the beginning of March, I attended a Pastors’ and Workers’ Conference at North Valley Baptist Church, where I was able to schedule some new meetings. Brother Chris Scrivner showed great diligence, discipline, and character with the preparation phase to attend his first workers’ conference at North Valley Baptist Church. About six members from our church family attended it. We were all greatly challenged, helped, and encouraged by the preaching, teaching, singing, and fellowship of God’s people. Annette (a Haitian), Jesus, a dad (Antonio) and his two daughters (Elizabeth and Eliseh) all trusted Jesus Christ as Saviour while out soul winning with Brother Shepherd from Freedom Baptist Church on March 17. Two days later, Brother Willhide and I had the privilege to see two other souls come to trust Jesus Christ as Saviour. Freedom Baptist Church has a great follow-up program. Almost 100 percent of the time, the new convert agrees with immediate, simple follow-up discipleship material.
I was also greatly privileged, blessed, and honored to be a part of the 2018 First Baptist Church of Hammond Missions Conference at the end of March. The energy was remarkably phenomenal. Pastor Wilkerson and the entire church family put an incredible amount of effort into preparing it. I was greatly moved and humbled by the incredible amount of love repeatedly and relentlessly showed to each missionary family. Each member gave sacrificially, many out of their deep poverty. Their love for lost souls, heart for worldwide evangelism, and respect for missionaries is very rare and unquestionably emphatic. I was truly blessed to interact with several veteran missionaries, Hyles-Anderson College faculty members, college students, and many other dedicated Christians. Both the preaching, teaching, singing, and fellowship were great and convicting. I thank God for those who were willing to share with me valuable knowledge out of their well of wisdom.
1. Travel mercies
2. Opportunities to serve 2. 5 new supporting churches!
3. Physical health 3. 15 souls save
4. Spiritual growth
5. Souls to get saved
6. Laborers and helpmeet for the harvest
7. More meetings
8. More supporting churches
11. Greater compassion
1. Now at 30 percent of my support
2. 5 new supporting churches!
3. 15 souls saved
I thank God and you all very much for your faithful prayer and financial support! Your support has been proven to be invaluable for furtherance of the Gospel of Jesus Christ here in the US and there in Gabon.
That all may hear,
Bro. Fisa Mihy-mihyndu
Missionary to Gabon, Africa
“And I will very gladly spend and be spent for you; though the more abundantly I love you, the less I be loved.” (II Corinthians 12:15)