THE FOREIGN MISSION MONTHLY NEWS UPDATE FOR FEBRUARY 2017
Pastor Bob Maki and Mark Sunnarborg as well as Frank Famiyeh were serving in South Africa in January.
The people of the United Lutheran Church of South Africa asked that we pray for them. Let us pray! Eternal, Almighty Father we come in the name if thy son Jesus lifting up the United Lutheran Church of South Africa. We ask for Thee to continue to bless each one granting them strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow. Faith each day to walk by and faith that is pleasing onto Thee. We know that Thou alone are faithful in all that Thou will and has done. We ask this in Jesus name Amen! Please continue to pray for the people of South Africa. Mark Sunnarborg, in God’s Peace! *Look for Mark's article regarding this trip to South Africa in the next Where He Leads*
Bob and Mark and others afternoon service in Magaliesburg in the morning we visited several homes. Sharing the word of God these people kept following us from home to home and then to this place for the afternoon service they were hungering and thirsting after righteousness. My prayer is the word of God spoken would feed their undying soul and they would be filled to over flowing so others would see and come to know of the hope that lies within them.
Mark, Milly Vanachilwyk & Bob at her home in Dannydale Westonaria. Where we prayed and shared the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Picture at church was a weekday afternoon service where over 20 showed up to hear the word of God spoken. Service was held in the Vleikop church.
News From the Field February Update
God's Peace ! Greetings to you, God has mightily used the three servants who visited South Africa , We visited many houses and share with them the Gospels, we conducted Bible studies and preached in Churches on Sundays, The two days seminar for the first time was conducted at Ikageng at Rustenburg where more than 26 delegates attended, The Theme of the Seminar was so important to the souls of the leaders and Pastors : The Work of the Holy Spirit in Salvation, personally I was so revived in this Seminar.
Greetings to you all in the most Precious name of Our Lord and Redeemer JESUS CHRIST. GRACE, MERCY AND THE EVERLASTING PEACE OF OUR LORD BE WITH YOU ALL.
Its a pleasure to report you the faithfulness of our Lord during our visit to the tribal area . The LORD has been doing wonderful things in that area. The response from the tribal pastors is overwhelming. In fact we have kept the number to 20 only, in order to keep our expenses within the budget. The pastors are very much exited to know THE WORDS OF GOD, taught in systematically. We have conducted the sessions right from Morning 10.00AM to 5.00 PM evening.
What we observed was , people are ready to know the scriptures if somebody is presenting them systematically( Black Board teaching).The missing element in the Churches is Teaching The Word. Apostle Paul Exhorted Timothy quite a number of times in the pastoral epistles about the TEACHING. We started teaching the overview of Old Testament and New Testament. Latter comes to the difference between the OLD COVENANT and the NEW COVENANT i.e THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE LAW AND THE GRACE. To understand this important truth, I am just surveying both the testaments.
Your Prayers and the support enabling this little effort to carry out.As i have been informing you from the beginning , the necessity of training the pastors in this spiritually corrupt Christendom .There is less emphasis on the GOD'S WORD,BUT MORE ON THE EMOTIONAL EXPERIENCES.
There is an urgent requirement at the tribal area. As the pastors are not having chairs to sit ,they are sitting on the floor. We need 20 chairs for the pastors to sit and take notes.It will cost around Rs 10,000/-( 166 Dollars).If it is possible for the Board to support , it will be comfortable to them.
Continue to Pray for the program for His Glory and for the Benefit of the Churches.
With Love and Regards, Dr. Gabriel Solomon
Matthew 10:7 - And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.
The FM gets a lot of emails from Pakistan… below is one of many!
Hi Brother Bob Maki, God's Peace be with you We thanks God our Mission work is growing very fast in different places in Pakistan. We have desire that God more increase this work.
We are continuing praying for you and for your all trips in the worldwide. Brother I request you please send a Missionary to Pakistan.
Recently we visited the village of Multan and we attend there a Gospel service among kilns point people. they are laboring very hard there and all they are bricks makers. they totally illiterate people. no body want to study their children and there is no education center. we preach among them and also prepare for them food. All people were so happy when they heard the Word of God.
Please make plan every year trip in Pakistan. I was introduced to the ALC from 2012.
Please make plan to invite me to meet with our beloved Brother John Ruotsala. It is my desire that I meet to him in any country of your Foreign Mission God bless you Your Brother, Pastor John F. (Mission work in Pakistan )
Would you like to join us?
Trips this year that have availability for you to join!
Russia, (Summer) Kenya (fall) India (January 2018) and possibly South Africa and Nigeria in late 2017 or early 2018
All other trips are already full! There is always a need for your prayers and input of course!