“For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel! For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant unto all, that I might gain the more” I Corinthians 9:16, 19.
Last Sunday, July 4th, was another good, busy day. I was able to speak in the two churches and in the new one started in the North where we live. I was in Ateda’s church from 6:30 am to 9 am; in Temple Shalom’s church from 9:30 am to 11:30, and in Lassa-Akasside from 7:25 pm to 9 pm. Lassa-Akasside is the new ministry we started last month when I came back from the States. In every church I spoke in during my last visit, I mentioned that we are planning to start two other churches this year, one in the North and another one in the South. The way this new ministry in this new village started is amazing. A brother from our church, Temple Shalom, went to the nearby mountaintop for prayer. It started raining around 11 am. He left the mountain. He had to run into the first house he found near the roadside to get away from the rain, not knowing that the Lord was controlling the situation in order to bring more souls into His Kingdom. The brother greeted the people in the house and was welcomed. While staying and waiting for the rain to stop, Brother Marc took the opportunity to share the Gospel message for about 3 hours. He started talking to 5 people and before he finished, there were over 30 people around him. The Lord opened the hearts of several of them who gave their life to Christ.
As I have mentioned in some of the churches, soccer balls are one of the tools we use in the outreach program. The Lord has provided for 10 new soccer balls and this new church was given one of them the last time we visited them during the daytime because all of our Bible study times now are in the evenings. They were very interested listening to God’s Word. They asked us last Wednesday if we would not build a temple (church building) for them.
We had an unwanted visitor in our yard on Sunday, June 27, in the afternoon. My wife was going out and she screamed, shouting, “Snake, snake!”. Fortunately, there were some young men from the church who were around at that time, and they killed the snake. We were so thankful for the Lord’s protection.
Sunday, June 27th, was another day where 11 people were baptized and joined Temple Shalom’s church.
There was another baptismal ceremony in one of the churches in another town called Kpalime.
As we mentioned in the previous newsletter, the Lord has provided for some needs of the ministry. We started making cement bricks for the foundation of the concrete church building for Ateda’s church.
We were able to purchase two lots of land for the church in Blitta. This church has been meeting on a rented lot.
Our orphans are doing well.
The Lord provided almost half of the need for our modern well. Please, continue praying with us that the Lord may provide for the rest of the amount needed.
We are so thankful to the Lord for His provisions for these needs. Moreover, we are very thankful for you all through whom the Lord continues blessing His ministry here.
The door is wide open for anyone or any team who wants to visit us any time and for those who have a burden to help us in any kind of ministry. WE LOVE TO HAVE VISITORS!
May the Lord continue pouring His blessings on each one of you.
In the Service of the King of Kings,
Pastor Paul & Nicole ASSIGNON