“Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.” 1John 3:2
Beloved in Christ, receive our fraternal greetings in Jesus Christ our Saviour. God has promoted us to a glorious future. This is why we do not give up in the face of temporary difficulties on earth where we are pilgrims. Our eyes remain fixed on the Lord Jesus whose appearance will certainly not be long.
But before his return we pursue the mission he has entrusted to us, namely: to lead souls to repentance and faith in Jesus Christ and to make them accomplished disciples through teaching and observance of the Word of God. This is what our churches in Benin are committed to through different programs such as an evangelism program that took place in Porto-Novo last February.
We bless the Lord for his graces to the churches and to all the families that compose them. The strength and solicitude of each other to participate in the work of the Lord encourages us a lot. Thanks to God and the obedience of the brothers and sisters in the Lord, the construction works of the Zopah’s temple are progressing as you will see in the photos. We are about to lay the roof and start the finishing work. Our goal and at the same time our challenge is to organize at the end of this year a worship service for all our churches in this temple which will be dedicated to the Lord.
I would like to thank from the bottom of my heart those who have already participated in this beautiful work through their various donations. If you have not done it yet, the opportunity remains available for this, because we are at the end of our rope and any donation at this time to enable us to complete the work would be welcome and contribute to the glory of our God. May the Lord bless our willingness to work together for the Lord.
I would also like to share some personal needs at the moment: I urgently need a computer, it’s a work tool for me and I miss it right now; in addition my wife and I have to prepare for the schooling of our boys in 2 months. This requires a cost and your support in this direction would do us a lot of good.
May the Lord bless you for your concern for us in advancing the work of God in Benin.
Below are the prayer requests
– Support us in prayer and in means for the completion of the construction of the temple of Zopah. We still need $5000
– Pray with us that the Lord provides ministry needs including a computer. Cost: $300
– Needs related to the schooling of children: $500
– May the Lord continue to work in the lives of our brothers and may he make our ministry fruitful here in Benin.
Rock & Annette OTEKPOLA