Greetings to you our friends, partners and co-workers in Christ Jesus, this month found us amidst a total lockdown of the whole country due to raised cases of the covid’19 pandemic out spread of the second wave. These are some of the activities that we have been involved in during this month.
FOOD AND GROCERIES DISTRIBUTION
Due to the total lockdown which posed a big challenge to so many individuals and families, most people were home yet most families depend on a daily small income for their sustenance. Working with our partners, we were able to feed 73 families with a food package. Each package contained 10kgs of posho, 4kgs of beans, 2kgs of sugar, a packet of salt, and a bar of soap. We thank God for the grace to help feed the vulnerable. Mathew 25:35, “I was hungry and you gave me food, thirsty and you gave me a drink.” During this exercise, we were able to preach the gospel because it was all inclusive and the beneficiaries were both Christians and non Christians.
CHURCH BASED TEACHING IN BIBLICAL STUDIES (C-TBS)
Below is one of the testimonies from one of our students (Pastor Grace Maubania ),who is one of those who have continued their studies remotely during this lock down period.
This Lockdown has been in many ways very difficult not only to me but to my fellow servants (Pastors). It comes with many challenges especially in areas of income and self survival. When all business was closed weeks back i personally resolved to spend most of my time to studying the word of God, applying the inductive approach as i pray for manna from heaven not only for me and my family but for my fellow vulnerable church members and for my fellow pastors.
Having been a pastor for over 19years, and now as a Bible Student , for the first time I feel very close to God. The word of God has become so alive to me and i have been able to without fear pray and encourage my church members to trust God. And Thanks be to God, We are getting over this, but with great riches from the living word of God.
But also being able to complete my school Bible Study Assignments in time and receiving so much out of the study has made this lockdown to some extent enjoyable and much benefit to my self.
Romans 8:28 “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
ONLINE PREACHING & FAMILY ALTER
Amidst the total lockdown ,we have encouraged and done phone calls, sending whatsApp messages, text messages and zoom. This has encouraged fellowship amongst us and all the members. we have also encouraged personal devotions, quiet times with the Lord and also family alters to maintain fellowship and keep ourselves close to the Lord.
We are also praying for you all our friends that the Lord will continue to be with you and bless all that you do.