Wednesday, August 30, 2017

More Good News - Nigeria

Yesterday I posted a prayer request for my Mother and I appreciate you praying for her. She is doing well and we are very thankful for that. God has helped and is continuing to help her.

I posted some good news about Dad's truck too.

More Good News

Today I have two pieces of good news concerning Nigeria. When Bro. Shobanke was here in May, we were able to give a good offering, thanks in large part to Bethany Revival Center in Wichita, Kansas.

In January they gave Boggs Family Ministries a generous offering specifically for projects in Nigeria. I knew the main church in Abeokuta badly needed new windows and I had Bro. Shobanke pull together a price. 

With the Bethany offering and money we had set aside for missions, we were able to give an offering for the school, the church and enough to cover most of the windows and some paint.

In Abeokuta the windows are mostly (Maybe all) custom made. You can not go into a shop and choose from several types of ready made windows. It is not a quick process. The new windows are completed now and the church has been repainted too. Bro. Shobanke sent a couple pictures last week and the church looks great.

I also posted recently about one of Bro. Shobanke's branch churches needing to be torn down and rebuilt. Then I mentioned a few days later that a few folks were asking how to help and that we were going to send some funds to encourage them as much as we could.

We sent a good offering last week toward rebuilding the church and also some funds for buying school supplies. They should have the offerings in their hands by the weekend. The amount is only a small part of what they will need but it is a start. Hallelujah!

They have already begun digging and pouring the footer and will begin laying block soon if they have not already. That is wonderful news for Bro. Shobanke, Pastor Isaiah and that congregation It is wonderful news for me too. It thrills my heart.

Thank you to the individuals that gave toward helping rebuild the church building and to the Bethany Revival Center for all they did as well. May God bless you all.

Nigeria is like most third world nations, the needs are great. There is no way for us to help every person, build every building, preach to every village, put a Bible in every hand or feed every hungry child. It is a little overwhelming. But if we can help equip Bro. Shobanke and his people to win souls, educate the children and encourage saints along the way, then that is a good place to start.

One person, one family, one ministry, one nation, even a few billionaires can not do all that needs to be done. The physical, emotional and spiritual needs are too great. Since we are overwhelmed with the tremendous need, do we throw up our hands and do nothing? 

A thousand times NO!  

Let us make a difference where we can! What you do for others may be a very small thing in the big picture of the whole world but it will be a huge thing in some person's small corner of the world!

May God help us all to touch some one in a significant way today.

Thank you for dropping in.


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