Called According to His Purpose – Pastor 9 Update November 2023

Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

I am doing well by God’s grace. Hope you are also doing well! Thank you for your prayers and support! 

By God’s grace our Bible college is nearing the end of this semester. We have only a few weeks left. The students are doing great as they continue to study and learn the Word of God! 

Last month I was invited to the southern Bible College campus to teach. They had just begun their semester. I taught the book of Genesis. Although the students came from Christian families, most of them did not really know their Bible. So, I was grateful to God to have the opportunity to teach them about Creation. Even though the students did not know much about the stories and doctrines, I could see the eagerness in them to learn. That is why they were there. 

At first the students did not ask many questions because (as I they told me later), they were a bit intimidated when they were informed that a teacher from another state was coming to teach them. But as the Lord helped us to bond well. They slowly began to open up, while bringing up thoughtful questions from the Bible which God helped me to answer. 

When it was time to leave, I noticed one of the student’s tear-filled eyes. They call sometimes just to let me know that they miss me. It means a lot to me even though we were only together for a short time. This provides a good opportunity for the Lord to use me to continue to serve them even while far from them. I trust that God will help me minister to them whenever they have needs. 

In one of the states of our country, Christians are being attacked and killed. Hundreds of Christians have lost their homes and their lives! Furthermore over 300 churches have been burned down. The government has not been taking any serious action to stop this persecution because the government is anti-Christian. Many believe that the government is actually behind this persecution. Last month all the churches of our city held a peaceful rally in support of our brothers and sisters of that state. We also signed a petition which is being sent to the President appealing for action to be taken. 

Prayer Requests:

  • Please pray that I may continue to be mightily used by God.
  • Please pray for my health, as I depend on medications to prevent me from sneezing nonstop every morning due to some kind of allergies
  • Please pray that all the students God has entrusted to me will grow in their faith and be prepared for the future ministry that God has in store them. 
  • Pray for the upcoming rally in my city organized by all the churches to help the Gospel be preached and heard by many. 

God bless,

Pastor 9

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