We thank you very much for all your help in 2020. This year has not been easy, but with the grace of God, we have been through it. We always pray that God will heal the countries most affected by this virus like the United States and the rest of the world.

2 Corinthians 4:16 says: ” For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.” It is an encouragement for all Christians, wherever they are, to know that God never forsakes us.

We bless the Lord Who has allowed us to enter this year 2021 safely. Despite the health crisis with multiple consequences, we are all healthy, me, my family and our members.

We entered the New Year with good news for our churches. Five people were baptized in December 2020 and were added to Zopah’s church. In January, with the help of a brother from the church of Zopah, we found a piece of land for this church about ten miles from Cotonou. The land has been cleaned up to accommodate a shelter (shed) in the coming weeks. We need prayer to be able to put a shed on this land. We do not want to suffer the persecution of the government again as was the case in 2018 with the church in Cotonou. So, pray that all will go well for the installation of the church of Zopah on this land.

In Cotonou, the church is still in the house of a brother from the Agbalilamey district. It is a district a little far from the city center and difficult to access. Therefore, it is not easy for members to come regularly enough. It is always necessary to find a good place for this church to have a better impact. Please pray that God will help us.

Our third church in Porto-Novo also needs prayer to grow spiritually and numerically.

May God bless you all for your concern for us and for the ministry in Benin. Please receive greetings from my family, my wife, our two sons, and all members of our churches.

Need for prayer

– Pray for our two children, Eliel and Abdiel for their growth.

– Pray for our growing family needs.

– Pray that newly baptized people will stand firm.

– Pray to God to help us put a shed on the new piece of land we found for Zopah.

– Pray that God will save us from further government persecution by establishing the church on this earth.

Rock Otekpola