Our evangelization trek into the "bush" country of Ivory Coast begins March 1st. The goal is to present the "Jesus Film" 100+ times in unreached villages of Ivory Coast over a 12-month period. Updates of progress can be followed on the internet through GAPmissionsAFRICA.org Join The Jungle Riders Support Team!
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"Prayer" by E.M. Bounds
God's true preachers have been distinguished by one great feature: they were men of prayer. Differing often in many things, they have always had a common center. They may have started from different points, and traveled by different roads, but they converged to one point: they were one in prayer. God to there was the center of attraction, and prayer was the path that led to God. These men prayed not occasionally, not a little at regular or at odd times; but they so prayed that their prayers entered into and shaped their characters; they so prayed as to affect their own lives and the lives of others; they so prayed as to make the history of the Church and influence the current of the times. They spent much time in prayer, not because they marked the shadow on the dial or the hands on the clock, but because it was to them so momentous and engaging a business that they could scarcely give over.
Opportunities.. beyond imagination to share the love of Jesus. Most people I meet in Ivory Coast do not know the truth and value of John 3:16. My goal this trip is to help the orphans, displaced Christians, and to encourage our mission pastors and workers in this trying situation. I also want to make progress on constructing the Orphanage, Bible Institute, and Church structures. We look forward to having this Missions Center up and running, but, in my course of "to do's" for construction, I meet people all along the way who need to hear the GOSPEL story. We can't forget those who cross our path every day. It just might be a "Divine Appointment" to share the Good News. They may never hear it from anyone else and we may not "pass their way" again.
(A Story from the past.)
When I saw this photo of the REBEL SOLDIER an interesting story about Pastor Joseph and the rebels came to mind. This story happened just after the rebel takeover in 2002 in the western region of Ivory Coast where LaNelle and I used to live. The photo is more recent but it was taken in that same area.
In 2002 the area where we ministered was taken over by rebel soldiers and controlled by them. Instead of moving to a safe zone, like most pastors, Joseph chose to live among the rebels because he wanted to live among his tribe, the Yacouba people, in order to lead them to the Lord and help them in this time of trouble.