Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
“All things were created by Him and for Him. He is before all, and in Him all things hold together” Colossians 1:17
Thank God for all your prayer support for our forth regional mentoring program. Critical wholistic leaders were nominated by our teams from Ghana, Togo, Nigeria, Benin and Niger to attend this all important mentoring program. We were also privilege to have our friends from Japan sending Midori to be with us after her visit to our team in Niger. It was just wonderful and lovely to listen to what God is doing across West Africa bringing transformation and hope to people and communities. This goes to strengthen our believe and vision that in the mist of massive corruption and deprivations, there is Hope for Africa! I realized that there are still some people who are so devoted to our heavenly call never to compromise with the rot that we have in our systems but to stand out as visible expression of God’s love and righteousness in marriages, in the market places, offices, corporate organizations, churches, communities and nations. It is just wonderful to meet lovely people across the nations with a heart and passion to see lives and communities transformed through the biblical application of God’s word and not just through evangelism.
Healing involves the tangible demonstrations of the present reality of the Kingdom in the midst of our hurting, broken world. When Jesus came, he demonstrated the present reality of God’s Kingdom by healing people. “The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is preached to the poor,” reported Jesus to his cousin John the Baptist in Matthew 11:4-5. Jesus didn’t just preach the Good News; he demonstrated it by healing all forms of brokenness.
Unless ministry to people’s physical needs accompanies evangelism and discipleship, our message will be empty, weak and irrelevant. This is particularly true where physical poverty is rampant. Remember, “If the Church fails to disciple the nations, the nations will disciple the Church”.
Please continue to pray for our various training programs and our Students Expo July 3-9.
Pray for Mercy Ship team visiting us next month and the visit of the editor in chief of the World magazine from the US. Praise: Thanks God for the success of the leadership conference of our Wholistic Club leaders.
Please our West Africa website http://www.samaritanstrategywestafrica.com is now operational, kindly visit and send your stories to Kyle at SamaritanStrategy.WestAfrica@gmail.com for it to be posted.
Thanks for your partnership and prayers. Until next month, don’t forget to live a life of “Coram Deo” i.e. living a consistent godly life before the face of God.