Saturday, 19 May 2012

Youth Night! 

It's been a huge answer to prayers, the way God has kept opening up opportunities for us to make a difference here in Buea. Last week on Saturday, we had a great chance to fulfill one of our big E's here in Cameroon- Equipping. We invited a number of the young  people from a local congregation along with some of their non-Christian friends to our house for a night of singing, praying, Bible discussion, snacks and games. 

Jeremiah prepared several songs and put the words up on the computer for us to sing. "Praise the Lord in song for He has done excellent things; Let this be known throughout the earth." Isaiah 12:5

Jeremiah lead the discussion taken from I Timothy 1:3-8 about what makes doctrine or instruction strange or good- which is whether or not it results in increased love or not. 

When we invited the youth to come we were expecting teenagers and people in their early 20's. We found out that what is considered youth in Cameroon are those in their 20's and 30's. We were thankful for each and every one who was able to attend. :)

Jeremiah taught them how to play Bible Brainstorm. They really enjoyed acting out different Bible phrases. They did a great job especially considering this was their first time playing.

They enjoyed the drawing part of Bible Brainstorm too. It got pretty intense at the end when the scores were close.

Rejoicing over a well earned point!

They ate ALL the snacks...boiled eggs, pepper, pop corn and bananas. I don't think I have ever been to a youth program where there was food left over. :)

A moment of prayer. (I took this pic right before he started praying.)
     Thank God for the way He keeps bringing us these opportunities, and please keep praying that they continue and even expand. Thanks for your prayers guys- they are making a difference.

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Lady Prayer Warriors

     Last Friday, I was invited to attend an all night ladies prayer meeting by one of the local congregations. It was a really neat meeting to be a part of. We started at 10 p.m. with songs. "Speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord." Ephesians 5:19. These ladies sounded like angels as they sang their local pidgin songs. Each lady took a turn leading a song and when it was my turn I taught them how to sing a Ghanaian song in Twi.
     One of the older women led us in a devotion about making ourselves available for the work of the Lord. She used Anna and Isaiah as examples. After the lesson we each wrote down prayer requests and then exchanged papers to take turns praying for one another.
     Around 2 a.m. I was asked to share a lesson with them. I hadn't prepared but was ready because I always have something working on my heart. Using Scripture I shared with them the power and importance of prayer.
     Around 3:30 a.m. we laid down to rest for a few hours. By 5:30 a.m. we awoke to lift up more prayers and singing as a soothing aroma to the Lord followed by our last devotional by Sister Esther Omam. There were no games, gifts, snacks or prizes like many women's gatherings have but I enjoyed it just as much. It helped encourage me to not let lack of finances keep me from doing something that could edify the saints.
      Two of our main goals in Cameroon is to seek and save the lost as well as encourage and strengthen the congregations already here. Please pray that God will help us reach our goals and that He will be glorified in everything we do.

Serving the King and Loving it,

As we were closing -around 6 a.m.- I used my phone to take a picture of some of the lady prayer warriors. :)

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

The Life of Cecelia Molyka

Something that we really thank God for is when He brings us into contact with people with whom we can share the Bible. One lady I've been blessed to be able to study with is named Cecilia. This is Cecelia and me standing in front of her house. We have been having Bible studies for a month now. First we went through different things that prove the Bible is the Word of God, now we are studying through the book of John. "Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me has everlasting life. I am the bread of life. Your fathers ate manna in the wilderness, and are dead. This is the bread which comes down from heaven, that one may eat of it and not die. I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread that I shall give is My flesh, which I shall give for the life of the world." John 6:47-51

This is the complete inside of Cecelia's house. The room on the left is where she sleeps the room on the right is her "living room" where we have our Bible studies. The church she used to meet with kicked her out of the church because they accused her of being a witch.

This is Cecelia's kitchen. She shares it with other ladies in the compound. She's always afraid that people are going to use juju to harm her in some way.

This is where she uses the toilet and gets her bath. It is also a community bathroom.

Cecelia buys, cooks, and sells chicken for her income which is...

about $50 a month.

Some of the pepper, onion, ginger, garlic, and tomato she uses to cook with the chicken.

"I'm living in a spiritual desert," Cecelia says. I am studying the Scriptures with Cecelia to give her living water. "But whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life." John 4:14. Please pray for Cecelia's precious soul that she too will drink of that living water!