Our Photos and Reports from Today
Yesterday and today, we planted three churches (always followed by revivals and preaching). Additionally, we visited the Umuahia Prison. The following photos will give you an idea of how God is using this mission to bless our fellow believers and those whom we HOPE will trust Christ.
The pictures below are of one of three church dedications: the Amiyi Igbere Church, dedicated to Chief Felicia Ajara Atsegbua Dikko.
It was a special treat for Arlene to hand out “JESUS LOVES ME” bracelets to young people.
While we cannot show pictures of our ministry INSIDE the prison, below are a picture of us traveling TO the prison and a group shot outside. We were able to donate some goods to bring comfort to the 995 men and 57 women inmates.
Our Devotional For Tomorrow
TOPIC: All For My Good
TEXT: ROMANS 8:28 “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.”
People cry and feel deeply sad when negative things happen to them. As human, we have this natural tendency to get agitated when things did not happen according to our plan and timing. Purse a bit and meditate in today’s scripture that says “ALL THINGS WORK TOGETHER FOR GOOD TO THOSE WHO LOVE GOD, TO THOSE WHO ARE CALLED ACCORDING TO HIS PURPOSE.”
Two basic things the Bible pointed out here: Love for God and the call of God. This simply means that having love for God and living according to God’s purpose of calling in your life are the basic keys to turning all things for your good. Joseph told his brothers not to be angry for selling him because it was God who brought him here to preserve life (Genesis 45:5). It was really painful to be hated and sold by brethren who ought to have loved him. It was indeed a difficult thing to endure for his master’s wife who supposed to have cared and catered for him to be the one that gave him such allegation. It was not easy for Joseph, seeing his master who has greatly prospered under his hand throwing him into the prison instead of protecting him. In all these, God was working all things together for his good.
You are not to give up because you do not know where God is leading you through all these things He has allowed to come on your way. He is a faithful and just God and has placed future ahead of everyone who loves Him.
ACTION PRAYER: Lord, I thank you for what you allow me to pass through at the moment. Let every ugly situation in my life produce pleasant testimonies in Jesus name. Amen.