“Praise ye the LORD: for it is good to sing praises unto our God; for it is pleasant; and praise is comely.” Psalms 147:1
The Lord is so good to us since we arrived in States. Though the life sometimes is hard but the Lord is faithful to His promises.
We want to share with you testimonies we received from three of our churches. 1st one from Temple Shalom, Kara where I am pastoring. It is about a young guy called Tchangai who is saved 5 years ago. He came from a family where they worshipped idols, evil spirits. He went through several persecutions but God kept and protected him. He remains faithful to the Lord. He is now with his wife and their four children in the church. Before this brother started his testimony, he said: “I never knew who is the Rock but I know it today”.
Here is his testimony. “Last April 15 2019, a lady stoped me on the road side asking me if I am not yet dead? What, I replied her. Did you not see that I am walking and talking? And the woman said someone in the village gave about $1,200 to a marabout to kill you. And the marabout said that you will die in three days; but it is one week today and you are not dead? After that his enemy went back to the marabou to found out why he did not kill Tchangai. The marabou reply that Tchangai is so powerful. And the marabou continue saying that he never seen Tchangai whenever he went in his bed room in the night to kill him. The marabou continued saying: “but I used to see him sleeping in the rock and he (the marabou) could not go there”.
Jesus our Savior is the Rock of our Salvation, our Protector, etc… PRAISE THE LORD!
Eglise Baptiste Biblique d’ATTAWORO-Sokodé: Pastor Seck
“Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his father with the holy angels” Mark 8: 38
“I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish”. Luke 13: 3
My wife and I are grateful to God for the health, the strength that He renews us every day by His love. He gives us the ability to be in the harvest. Remember us in your prayers.
Apart from evangelism door to door, the Church has organized an open projection of films for three nights. This drew a crowd. The Word of God was preached on the love of God & repentance and the message was based on Acts 4: 12.
We continue developing relationships with the Muslims and this gives us, opportunities to share Christ to them.
The second testimony is from one of the churches in Sokode / Muslims town. Pastor Seck
“I’m ALLASSANI Salami and I am 30 years old. My father and mother are all Muslims. I went to the public and koranic school. One day my family and the chief of the village were fighting in a field. I went and defended my father. The chief put me in prison without judgment. It was there for the first time, I have heard the message of God. And I understood how Jesus loves me; died for me and rose from the dead. It was there I have received Christ as my Savior and my Lord. After my liberation, I have begun taking Bible courses with Pastor Seck. My families have burnt my birth certificate; my clothes and all my important papers. I was kick out from the house. I am glad to know that Jesus Christ is the way, the truth and the life. I was baptized. Today, I’m sure to have find the Eternal life. And if I died today, I am sure to live with God. “I am crucified with Christ; nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.” Galatians 2:20
1- Young Muslims are afraid of persecution after their conversion.
2- The youth employment problem in the area. They could not found works.
3- That the Lord may bring young couples in the Church.
Our immediate needs are:
1- Your prayers for us
2- One computer
3- One projector
Pastor KEBE Sotou Eglise Baptiste Biblique de Tsivé Kpalimé –TOGO
The third testimony is from one of the churches in Kpalime East/West
TESTIMONY OF A LADY CALLED AMINA
Amina is a widow and a mother of 4 children. She was raised in a Catholic religion. And came out of the Catholic religion after her salvation. She served the Catholic sisters. She was very dynamic and occupied a considerable place in her service with the catholic sisters. All the family members are in this religion. I (Pastor Kebe, the Pastor of the church) met her in the course of a door-to-door evangelism. She agrees to follow the study of the Word of God “What must I do to inherit eternal life?” Through this Bible study she confesses that she was on the path of destruction. She struggles in the past to be a child of God by her good deeds. Being convinced by the Word of God: « For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God. Not of works, lest any man should boast. » Ephesians 2: 8-9. After hearing all these things, she decided from the bottom of her heart to give herself to the Lord Jesus Christ. She accepted Him as Lord and Savior. She was baptized in March and she becomes a member of the body of Christ. She is faithful coming to the church activities. She is going through some difficulties for she has been abandoned by her family because of her faith. The church is caring for her by her small means. Pray for her spiritual growth.
We receive at least 5 visitors last month. We will baptized 4 young people on Easter Sunday.
Praise pray with us for we need Children Sunday School materials. Pamphlets for evangelization. Pray for the Lord to provide for the church building. Also pray for a motorcycle as means of transport for the pastor. Thank you. Always pray for us. Amen
We are very thankful to all the Pastors, brothers and sisters who have opened their churches for us and our homes for us. And to all who continue praying for us, especially for our safety as we travels and for the Lord for the ministry He has called to.
May His powerful hand continue be upon each one of you.
In the Service of King of kings.
Pastor Paul & Nicole Assignon.
For the safe journey
For God’s provision
For Temple Shalom 1st stage of the church roof ($3,500 – $1,200) = $2,300
Motorcycles for some of our Pastors as means of transportation $1,500
A reliable vehicle for the ministry $15,000