REPORT FROM NIGERIA
From Pastor Osaro
Hello my beloved Bro. Ferd,
"May the God of Peace Himself make you entirely pure and devoted to God; and may your spirit and soul and body be kept strong and blameless until that day when our Lord Jesus Christ comes back again." (2Thessalonians 5:23) God, You are the Father of Peace who washes us clean and makes us pure. You are the Shepherd who delivers us from the temptations of this world and leads us into the goodness of Your heart Lord, make Brother Ferd strong. Let him remain devoted to You and resist the prince of darkness. Thank You for preparing him for the return of Jesus, our Lord and Savior. In Christ's name we pray. Amen.
My beloved Bro. Ferd, we thank you very much for all your Love in order to support us to carryout the word of God and we also appreciate your Prayers during our trip. I am writing this letter to you, having just returned from an extensive evangelism trip (yesterday) to Bauchi and Zafara state here in Nigeria. Graciously during the trip, the Lord provided for us abundantly with many breakthroughs.
In Bauchi state, over 3,400 people attended each night for our gospel rallies. We had many testimonies for Salvations, while others were heal and filled with the Holy Spirit. The message of Salvation was also carryout to their various Schools, Hospitals, Prisons etc. It was a tremendous blessing for all the Students. Through this vision we were able to speak the Gospel of Salvation to more than 40,000 Children and teenagers. This is the first time over 20,000 of this Children have heard about the message of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Large numbers of people who were in their Hospital sick bed and Prisons was happy to have this great opportunity to hear the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Beloved it was all the same when we visit Zafara State. There is no doubt, Zafara is where Islamic Shariah law is adopted in our Country. But the greatest of the testimony we have was when we went to minister in Zafara State Prison. We met a man named Kingsley, according to him for 36 years, he knew only darkness and hatred. His life style caused him to be consumed by pains, bitterness and revenge. His heart was so hardened he enjoyed seeing other suffer. He added that "Satan anointed him to beat and rape women" he said his hatred and anger finally drove him to murder. He was caught by the Policemen in his hideout. Suicide seemed his only escape. Grabbing his switch blade, he stabbed himself twice in the chest Policemen handcuffed him and took him to the nearest hospital.
Kingsley was terrified as he faintly heard the doctor diagnosis, critical with no hope of survival. In desperation he said, he prayed, God have mercy on me and I will serve you in the rest of my life. God heard his cry. After only a few days of recuperation he was released from the hospital and sent to Prison.
When we visited the Prison as the gospel was preached he listened. True, to his promise, Kingsley confessed his sins and accepted the Lord. Three days later, as we visited the Prisons again to let them know that we are going home as the guards let us through a courtyard, we heard familiar songs of Joy coming from a crowed fellowship. There were former murderers, rapists and thieves stood with hands raised in Praises to our Lord Jesus Christ.
After the service I talked with Kingsley and sensed his hunger for more of God, he explained that they need Bibles. He told me that the Lord will use him to reach out to the 1,673 inmates in that Prison. Although the outcome of his murder trial is still pending, he has found true freedom in Christ. Please beloved Bro. Ferd your prayers are highly needed for these Brothers and Sisters who have come to find refuge in our Lord Jesus Christ.
Beloved we greatly appreciate all your effort so far to get us more Bibles. We will soon contact them through the email you send to me. Beloved Please the quality of the Bibles dose not matter, what matter now is for us to have the word for our studies. We say thank you for your Love and effort. Please keep in touch. We love you all.
Yours in Christ Service,
Pastor Osaro is a mighty worker for Christ. Keep him in your prayers ... 2jesus
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