Friday, October 31, 2014

Landmark Christ Mission - A Little Closer to Completion

Landmark Christ Mission is a little closer to completion. It has been a very long road for Pastor Kuye and his congregation but God has blessed them abundantly in souls for all of their labor in the kingdom of God.

Earlier in the year I mentioned that we were trying to save some money to help finish the Landmark Christ Mission in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. We met Pastor Stephen Kuye on our first trip to Nigeria in 2007. In 2009 we were blessed to preach in his church and to preach an outdoor Gospel crusade on the grounds behind his church. God met us in a wonderful way right in the middle of their muslim neighborhood.

My heart was knit together with Pastor Kuye and his people and I have wanted to be a part of their work since that first day. I can not be there physically and I could not be as effective as they are in reaching their community for Christ even if I was there. But there are many ways that I can help them.

One of those ways is helping them provide a place for the people there to hear the Gospel message and to be converted and healed. Bro. Kuye told me that 80% of his congregation are converted muslims from right there in their city. 80%! That is awesome and I certainly want to be a part of that. This is what the church looked like when we first visited.


The had a small wooden and block structure for a church and then block walls laid around it for a future church. They started laying those outer blocks by faith in the very same year the church was started in the 1990's. By God's grace and your help we left the money for them to complete the rafters and the roof of the church and in just a few weeks they had the roof completed.

I was thrilled to go back in 2012 and preach in the new church. It was not yet completed but it was beautiful and so much bigger than their original building.

Later they were able to install at least two sets of doors with money we sent.

Although we  were not able to send all the money required to finish the building this year, we did send a good part of it and they are making the most of it. Pastor Kuye sent these pictures Tuesday of some the the plaster being completed on the outside walls. The plaster really starts bringing it all together and I am excited to be a part of helping them reach this stage.

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I do not know what the unfinished brick structure is in these pictures. I will have to ask Bro. Kuye about it.

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I know that Bro. Kuye wants me to pass his appreciation to you. This is part of his email:

Thank you for being a blessing to my family and the church. Thank you for allowing God to use you. I am glad to show you the plastered outside of our church. Thank you for reaching out to us in great love. I pray the the Lord meets your heart desires fully in Jesus name. Bro. Stephen Kuye

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As I said earlier this year, I know there is much work to be done for the kingdom of God and this is a small part of it. However I feel like it is a very important part of the work of God. These are people I know. I have witnessed their burden. I have felt their heartbeat. They are working in difficult and sometimes dangerous places and I believe they are worthy of a helping hand.

I intend to help if I can. God bless you for all that you have already done. If you have some money put back for missions and you would like to help build a church let me know. I will see that every dime of it goes directly into that building.

God bless you and thanks for reading. If you want to see more pictures or read more of our visits to Landmark Christ Mission you can click on the links in bold print within the blog.

Boggs Family Ministries, Inc. 501c3
PO Box 28
Waynesville, OH 45068

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