Thank you for your united, constant prayers and continued faithful support through multiple means for the bringing and preaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to every soul living in the republic of Gabon. Thank you for taking upon yourselves the fellowship of ministering to missionaries and their families around the world. No doubt, so many souls are being saved and lives changed worldwide daily for the glory of God because of your liberality.
The Widow of Yakima, Washington
It is written: “How that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded unto the riches of their liberality.” (II Corinthians 8:2) Great have been the positive marks left by the pastors and churches that I have visited so far on deputation. I have been privileged to be an eyewitness of the grace of God bestowed upon them through soul winning, Sunday school, discipleship, hospitality, the Bus Ministry, and other areas of the ministry. Time will fail me to speak of the mighty works of God throughout the whole month of October. Deeply do I thank God for blessing me with six meetings this month, allowing me to learn from seasoned, faithful servants of God. I learned about how to stay fresh always, run a visitation program smoothly, better serve God’s people, and draw out counsel from the Word of God and the man of God. Now I would like to highlight one of the many events that moved me.
It was October 3. I was heading to Yakima, Washington, from Summerville Baptist Church, where I was the beneficiary of an exceptionally outstanding treatment by Pastor Humber and the church there. I had no meeting scheduled for the following Wednesday, so I attended Yakima Baptist Church. God worked mightily by opening a door for me to present my ministry. Praise the Lord! At the end of the service, an older woman approached Pastor Brown and me with a dollar bill to be given to missions. She may not have been a widow. She may not have been the Mark 12:41-44 “certain woman.” Nonetheless, she gave joyfully. She probably gave all that she had. She probably gave out of the abundance of her poverty. She may have realized that her giving out of sacrifice would keep missionaries on the mission field, send more missionaries, and keep souls out of Hell. God taught me a valuable lesson through her. He reminded me of the vital and urgent need to take the Gospel to a lost and dying world.
In mid-October, I attended a missions conference at Valley Baptist Church of Mesa, Arizona. I saw God save 4 people and soften the hearts of others towards the things of God. Lee Perkins was one of the people whose heart God softened. While on bus visitation with Brother Jarrod Stowers, God used us to lead a 17-year-old boy, John Reich, to the Lord. A few days later, I received a text message from Brother Jarrod, stating that John Reich had gone to church on the bus for the first time. Praise the Lord! Please pray for his continued growth and that he will be used of God to witness to his family. Several teenagers surrendered their lives to the Lord at the missions conference. It is very encouraging to see young people with a tender heart for God!
1. Salvation of souls
2. Connecting people with churches
3. Safety on the road
4. Car to run well
5. Spiritual and physical health
6. More church meetings and support
7. Good stewardship of God’s time, money, and resources
8. Opportunities to serve churches
Your friend and missionary,
Brother 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)