Recently our church has had the opportunity to pour into a ministry opportunity in Rwanda. We are always excited about an opportunity that leads to self-sustaining, long-term ministry.
A national couple with a Baptist church of 400+, plus a school of 160 handicapped children, was seeking 5 cows which would provide all the school milk needs. We challenged our church to assume the responsibility for one cow. The membership rose to the occasion and gave the amount for 3 cows. Upon returning to Rwanda, they have proceeded by acquiring 3 cows, plus one bull and one calf with the funding given. Plus, one cow is due to give birth in one month, another in three months - God has multiplied the gifts given and soon this ministry will have a small yet growing heard of 7 cattle.
It is great when our people are exciting in partnering with others beyond our borders.
One of our leaders shared how he was used by God to lead his colleague at work to Christ. It has been thrilling to watch people who have come to Christ in this ministry, mature and become faithful in sharing the Gospel to those who have not heard a clear presentation.
Our leadership team continues to meet with me individually for specific periods of prayer as we ask the Lord to provide a national pastor to assume the shepherding role. We wait upon the Lord and seek his favour in completing the assignment of planting stable, self-sustaining churches that can multiply themselves.
Praise: A number of new families began attending services recently.
Prayer: The church I supported in Belgium this year is now in turmoil - the pastor has left that ministry after leadership made it difficult to remain.