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Rev. Celestin Koffi
A milestone weekend
Tue, 29 Aug 2006
Saturday morning we took part in a very meaningful ceremony, giving the Côte d'Ivoire (RCi) Abidjan mission compound to the RCi National Church. Leaders who participated in the ceremony included President and Mrs. Celestin Koffi, Dr. and Mrs. Andre Kouadio, and Rev. and Mrs. Isaac Keita. After receiving the keys, President Koffi thanked the USA Mission for the property. He shared their commitment to share the Good News with unreached people groups.
Heavenly Father, thank You for Your wonderful work in preparing the RCi National Church for this stage of ministry. Use them to clearly communicate Your Good News to those who don't know You.
One of our favorite ministry activities is sharing God's Word. We make it a priority to give away Bible extracts to anyone who would like them. Our favorite source of Bible literature is WMP. Today, a waitress at a café thanked me for the booklet Help from Above. She said that I already gave her one previously, but that she had a friend to whom she would like to give it.
Dear Heavenly Father, bless WMP. Provide them the funds they need to provide excellent Bible literature in more than 300 languages. We trust that Your Word will bear much fruit in the lives of those Mike and Sue meet each day in Abidjan.
Back to school!
Tue, 15 Aug 2006
For some International worker Kids (MKs) in West Africa, school started yesterday. Classes began at Dakar Academy in Senegal and here in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire for Joshua. We were really proud of Joshua when he studied with his Arabic teacher today. He did a great job remembering how to read the letters of the alphabet. We're having trouble getting his school books out from the USA. Pray that they would arrive soon.
Students in Lebanon have some real challenges ahead. Dear Heavenly Father, help schools to get underway smoothly in Lebanon. Protect the Lebanese that are returning home to villages in the south of Lebanon. Help Joshua's school books to arrive soon in Abidjan.
Radwan is encouraged
Sat, 12 Aug 2006
The peace process seems to be working out. Radwan hopes to go back south to his home next week. Word is that the cease fire should be in effect by Monday. Keep praying for the peace of Israel and Lebanon.
Lebanon's Christian refugees
Tue, 8 Aug 2006
from Barnabus Fund
Approximate figures for the number of Christian refugees are as follows, beginning with those displaced by the conflict in Lebanon which began on 12th July.
- Lebanese Christians who have fled to other parts of Lebanon - 50,000
- Lebanese Christians who have fled to Syria - 33,000
- Lebanese Christians who have fled to Jordan - 30,000
- Total Lebanese Christian refugees - 113,000
In addition there were an estimated 80,000 to 100,000 Filipino, Sri Lankan and other "third country nationals" working in south Lebanon, many of whom were Christians. It is believed that most have left.
Heavenly Father, bring healing to all these refugees. Many are traumatized by the bombings they experienced. Provide for their needs. Show Your love and give your healing to the many Muslims and Christians that are suffering because of this war.
Good news today
Mon, 7 Aug 2006
We finally heard from John today. It has been exactly one month since his last e-mail. He was busy before leaving on his two week vacation in Hawaii. He wrote us from an airport in Texas, on his way back overseas. He had a great time of rest and site-seeing. Oh, to be 20 years old again!
I was able to get Radwan on the telephone this afternoon. He said that they are doing OK. He made a trip down south during the 48 hours of cease-fire to check out his home. It was pretty much OK, with most of the windows smashed out by the percussion of nearby bombs. I'm glad they we able to get away.
Dear Heavenly Father, protect John in his travels and work with the Army in Iraq. Give Radwan and his family wisdom about what to do next. If possible, guide them back to Abidjan.
"For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ; for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believes..." Romans 1:16