Sunday, 6 April 2014

We are all God’s missionaries in the UMC

Talking to brother Dr Watara, who was an animist and now Christian, he wants to go in the Northern part of the Cote D'Ivoire to reach his fellow brothers and sisters with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Watara is physician medical doctor by profession. He spent more than twenty five years as animist (African religion). He told me that he was initiated to worship gods but God saved him, and he is surprised how God called him when is now old.  Watara is among 16 local missionaries who were trained at wesley center in Dabou. They were trained as trainers  in  our strategic plan to reach  everywhere in Cote D'Ivoire and  the surrounding countries, to plant churches.

Anytime you are hearing testimonies from missionaries, remember you are also part of God’s work. We are one body in Christ; our journey with God makes a difference in our world and prepares us for eternity. As missionary, I cannot move forward without your supports. Your payers and financial supports are making difference in the world. I cannot make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world without you. All Methodists members are by nature missionaries and all United Methodist Churches should be missional churches. 

God is leading us on a spiritual journey to transform ourselves, our community, and our world. Many churches are not experiencing how great it is to serve and to support mission work around the world. I invite you and your church to plan enters in covenant relationship with me and the mission work in Cote d’Ivoire. If you want to be part of our strategic plan, to plant the UMC, in Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Conakry and Benin; what you have to do is to pray for the Cote d’Ivoire annual conference, to pray for Bishop Benjamin Boni, to pray for the evangelism and mission team, without forgetting myself your humble missionary in Cote D’ivoire.  
Every church should have a plan to get the gospel to the ends of the earth through the support of missionaries both at home and abroad. Remember, the Great Commission commands us to preach the gospel to ends of the earth.
Every church should recognize the importance of church planting in their vicinity, their region, and to the ends of the earth. To omit any one of these steps is to misunderstand the Great Commission. Our primary goal for missions in Cote D’ivoire is church planting.
If you are interested to hear more about our work in Cote D’Ivoire, plan to meet with me. I will be in itineration in the USA from later July to September 2014. Your gift of LOVE and HOPE are our blessings in God’s mission. SEND YOUR SUPPORT TO Advance # 3021390.
“I continue to dream and pray about a revival of holiness in our day that moves forth in mission and creates authentic community in which each person can be unleashed through the empowerment of the Spirit to fulfill God's creational intentions.”  John Wesley

John Wesley's Prayer
I am no longer my own but yours,
Put me to what you will
Put me to doing, put me to suffering.
Let me be employed for you or laid aside for you.
Let me be full, let me be empty.
Let me have all things, let me have nothing.
I freely and wholeheartedly yield all things to Your pleasure and disposal
And now glorious and blessed God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
You are mine and I am yours. So be it.
And this covenant now made on earth, let it be satisfied in heaven.

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