Jesus Christ commanded: “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.” (Matthew 28:19-20) God’s work must be done. We have some marching orders from Jesus Christ, Who has all power to get people saved, biblically baptized, and trained for the ministry. Thank you very much for your constant prayers and faithful support!
I arrived in Libreville, Gabon, on December 26, 2020. My brother McKenzie helped me find a house in a safe, needy, and heavily Islamic community. The fields are ripe unto harvest here (Matthew 9:37-38). Everywhere I go, I meet either Muslims, Catholics, ancestry worshipers, faith healers, self-proclaimed prophets, or Charismatics in great numbers. No doubt, there is a massive spiritual need here for sound Bible doctrine.
The Bible declares: “Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.” By the grace of God, I have been blessed to see 15 precious souls receive Jesus Christ as their personal Saviour by faith: 2 in the marketplace, 2 in stores, 1 near a high school and busy intersection, 1 during a fridge repair, and 9 during a discipleship class. Though all were great soul-winning experiences, the one that stood out the most was the story of an elderly woman, Maman Henriette. She said she had already been to many churches here and had never heard a clear Gospel presentation before. She had never been to school and didn’t know how to read; her family had abandoned her. She said that in those churches, they would only talk about money, casting out demons, and faith healing, with no emphasis on the Word of God. With a lowered head, she listened carefully as I presented her the Gospel. After about 30 minutes, with teary eyes, she gladly accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Saviour. Praise the Lord!!
With God’s help, our monthly goal is to hand out 700 Gospel tracts each week. Next month we will be aiming for 1,400 Gospel tracts per week.
In Matthew 28:20, Jesus emphasized: “Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you . . . .” As soon as I arrived here, I started a discipleship class with my parents, who came to spend some time with me for a few days. They live in inland Gabon east of the country. My brothers, McKenzie and Smith, who have showed interest in spiritual growth, have been being discipled now for nearly two months. God has used them greatly to invite people for discipleship and to help me furnish the house. Please pray for their total surrender to the Lord.
Each week, I hold three discipleship classes at my house: Sundays at 10:00 a.m., Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m., and Fridays at 4:00 p.m. In addition to that, the Lord has also enabled me to have discipleship at people’s homes and public places. The greatest discipleship attendance is on Sunday mornings. For the month of January, our combined attendance was 50 people. For the first week of February, we had 27. By the grace of God, I am currently discipling 39 people in person and more than 100 family members online. Please pray for the spiritual growth of McKenzie, Maman Christine, Maman Séraphine, Valene, Maman Véronique, Guy-Roger, Marie France, Maman Henriette, Raissa, Smith, Josiane, Olivia, Destinée, Steve, Samuel, Chimène, Aude, Félicité, Annie, David-Élise, Bruxelle, Bendji, Jeanne, Eliza, Maman Florence, Carla, Jade, Lynce, Teole, Majo, Deborah, El Vira, Casimir, Joseph, and Dan. Thank you!
Besides the discipleship classes I hold at my house on Sundays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, I also offer English classes on Mondays and Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. All the ministry hours have been adjusted to respect the curfew hours put in place by the government (6:00 p.m. – 5:00 a.m.) The English Bible Institute is being used as an outreach ministry. So far, two people from the institute have attended the discipleship classes.
With God’s help, I started a soul-winning training class 30 minutes after the Sunday morning discipleship class. So far, we are averaging 23 in attendance. Praise the Lord!! We are scheduled to have our first soul-winning outing on March 7, and there is much excitement about it. Please pray for God to bless our efforts. Thank you!
On February 14, I will start a Food Pantry Ministry to help feed the families that have been attending the discipleship classes first and then spread out into the neighborhood. It will be a great tool to take the Gospel to the people. Please pray for God’s wisdom and blessing. Thank you!
I believe the Lord is leading me to rent a big room for multiple uses (discipleship classes, English Bible Institute, Food Pantry) by the road next to my home. Plus, I have been renting an 18-seat taxi bus for transportation on Sundays but now see the need to rent a 60-seat bus. Please pray for God’s direction and guidance.
I have already been looking for land to purchase for the work here in Libreville. It would be nice to find one in the neighborhood, God be willing. Libreville is one of the most expensive cities in Africa.
I PRAISE the Lord for the decision of Freedom Baptist Church (Eastover, North Carolina) to give $24,000 for the purchase of a pickup truck for the Lord’s work here in Gabon!! This will now allow me to visit all my disciplees, give the Gospel to the rest of their families, preach in schools, make food deliveries, boost our Wednesday and Friday discipleship attendances, etc.
NEW CONTACT INFORMATION
I switched from my old number to my new number as soon as I arrived in Gabon. I sincerely apologize to those who attempted to reach me at my old number. My new Gabonese number is 011 241 076 32 86 47. Since WhatsApp is free, you can download it to your phone and send me an invitation by using my full number; this way we won’t have to worry about international calling fees. If you prefer, please feel free to reach me by email at Gabon4Christ@gmail.com. Unfortunately, some of my belongings with other people’s information were not able to come with me.
Once again, thank you very much for praying for God’s work in Gabon! I am keeping you all and your ministries in my prayers. May God bless you even more as you serve Him faithfully!!
That all everywhere may hear,
“Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord,
forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.” (I Corinthians 15:58)
1. 15 souls saved
2. 1 baptism consideration
3. 39 in-person disciplees
4. Pickup truck
5. Food Pantry
6. English Bible Institute
7. Discipleship classes
1. Souls to be saved
4. 60-seat bus
5. Land to purchase in Libreville
6. Multipurpose room to rent
7. First church plant (end of May)
8. Affidavit from Department of Education to preach in public schools
9. First Kids’ Bible Club