My deepest apologies for my mistake with regard to failing to update you about my deputation ministry for several months now. I have taken steps to ensure that similar incidents will not occur in the future. I deeply value our partnership and firmly believe that the grace of God bestowed upon me through you will produce a solid and lasting ministry in the lives of many souls in Gabon, Africa. I thank my God for you for your faithful support by phone messages, encouraging notes, care packages, uplifting words, continued prayer, financial support, and in so many other different ways.
One of the many ways God has manifested His grace to me is by giving me the privilege to meet several Christians with greater spiritual enablements as I travel across the U.S. I marvel at the incredible sacrifice, generosity, friendship, and love of all the pastors and churches I have already visited. Building a good network of godly Christian friends has truly been one of those unexpected blessings from God. I am happy to realize that several churches are still fighting the good fight of faith by contending for soul winning, the King James Bible, separation, discipleship, the Bus Ministry, hot preaching from the pulpit, missions, etc. The Apostle Paul said, “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.” (II Timothy 4:7)
I thank Pastor Trieber and North Valley Baptist Church for giving me a platform at their Pastors’ and Workers’ Conference to present my vision and thereby introducing me to several pastors and church workers in Santa Clara, California. The people of North Valley Baptist Church gave not only of their resources but also of themselves in hosting an outstanding conference. Attending it was very helpful to me, as it helped me start my deputation in giving me a great opportunity to schedule some meetings and get many new contacts as well. The grace of God abounded to me personally through the instant brotherly love, the uplifting messages from the pulpit, the godly conversations, the edifying and conservative Christian music, and the massive turnout at the conference. God, under the leadership of Pastor Ralstin, stirred the hearts of a good handful of members of our church family to attend the conference.
Another highlight that truly blessed my soul was to be able to witness the baptism of one of the souls I had the privilege to lead to Christ. “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.” (III John 4) Kristiane’s mom came to Lighthouse Baptist Church for the first time on March 19 to witness the baptism of her son (below). Kristiane has a tender heart toward the things of the Lord and has been instrumental in helping many other kids come to church, including a neighboring family. Please pray for him as he tries to live for God, and pray for the salvation of his mom.
By the grace of God, since March God has enabled me to lead, on average, 30 souls to Jesus Christ each month. God was glorified in several other avenues as well. God was glorified in witnessing to people, giving out Gospel tracts, baptism prospects, follow-ups, visitations, giving new Bibles, discipleship, nursing homes, church ground projects, Bible challenges, personal growth, deputation, etc.
No doubt, each church I have visited is a real lighthouse for the many souls in their communities. At the end of the month of April, I had the privilege to visit Lighthouse Baptist Church of Concord, California. I thank God for showing me so much grace through the incredible hospitality of Pastor Cook (below) and the members. God enabled me to go soul winning and see two souls come to trust Jesus Christ as their Saviour. Furthermore, a door was opened to me to visit Hopewell Baptist Church, under the leadership of Pastor Gray (below), in Napa, California. Their reception and love were exceptionally outstanding. Please pray for strength, character, good health, and more meetings.
Your friend and missionary,
Missionary to Gabon Africa