May 2020

“Him we preach, warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom that we might present every man perfect in Christ Jesus.”  Col 1:28
Pastor Samuel sharing the Gospel with a family before giving them their food package.

Not much has changed for our ministry this month as we are on week 11 of “lockdown” ministry.    When lockdown started we had to switch our focus as a ministry from the pastoral training school, which was temporarily shut down, to relief aid and preaching Christ over the airwaves.  We want to say thank you to everyone who has stepped up and donated during this time.  The lockdown has been devastating and it is heartbreaking to see the suffering and starvation sweep through our communities, but it has been amazing to see God answer the needs of so many through the generosity of the global church body.  As a ministry, we are providing families with over 10 tons of food per week.  This means our churches are very busy blessing the communities through the handouts and our staff at BAM are very, very busy preparing the needed supplies, our machines never seem to shut down.  We are blessed that along with the food packages we always have an opportunity to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and many people are being saved as they experience the great love that Christ has for them, including many women who’s desperation had led them to prostitution.  And right now our pastoral team is being broadcasted over the East African airwaves 40 times a month.  It has been great to see many come to Christ through the messages, understand the scriptures through the live call-in times, and have the hope of Christ brought to them through the times of prayer.  Thank you for the great love you’ve shown through your generosity and prayers.  

Our family is doing well, and we are pleased to announce that with the approval of our director and the local government, we have been accepted back into our community and have moved back home.  This has brought back much needed stability and peace to us and our children and even to our neighbors.  I have completely stepped back into my role over the clinic and at BAM.  Noelle has enjoyed being back in our own space, homeschooling and doing small projects for the ministry.  Please pray for us as we host 2 home churches over the weekends.

May God bless you and keep you during this difficult season,
In Christ,
Matt, Noelle, Emma, Madeline and Noah