Pastor Johnson Odoyo conducted an open-air service in the Igudija Village on February 10 and 11, 2018. Pastor Odoyo writes, “Hallelujah! People receive the Lord!”
People Coming Forward to Receive Prayer
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO (DRC)
The Mentorship Training
On January 20-24, Advent Christian leaders (pastors, youth workers, and children’s workers and women’s auxiliaries representatives) attended a seminar training at Horeb Center in Lubumbashi on Christian leaders’ mentoring of the youth. The training facilitated by Pastor Bertin Mwanya, DRC Advent Christian conference president, attracted a few people outside the Advent Christian denomination, including Bishop Celestin Musa from the Lutheran Church.
Conference President Isaiah Udosen of the Nigeria AC Mission writes:
Greetings to you. We just ended our first pastors’ meeting of this new year. All of our 14 pastors were in attendance. One of the important issues is a new church building for the Kasuk Calabar Church. We discussed ways to help them raise funds for it. Their move-in date is April 1, 2018.
On Friday, February 22, we will participate in a National Night of Prayer. This is an event all Christian churches in Nigeria observe. We will assemble in the Mbioto AC Church.
On February 28, 2018, the National Officers General Conference meets. Some of the important issues for discussion are ways to evangelize, how to generate more funds to further establish our branch churches and the review of our mission constitution.
May the Lord bless you as you lift us in your daily prayers.
Rev. I. E. Udosen, Conference President
NEW BCC TRUSTEE: Rev. Chet Hart has been appointed to the board of trustees for Berkshire Christian College. Born and raised in Connecticut, Chet attended undergraduate studies at Union College and Berkshire Christian College. He has a graduate degree in family counseling and in correctional (criminal justice) counseling from Lenoir Rhyne University. He was trained by the State of North Carolina in child custody mediation. He also has specialized training in fund and resource development, grant writing and planned giving. He is co-author of “Catching the Rainbow,” a book on youth ministry strategies and methodology published by Abingdon Press.
Chet has served as a local youth director, interim pastor and National Director of Youth and Resource Development Coordinator for the Advent Christian General Conference. Then 20 years was spent on staff at Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, both at a local agency level and with their national headquarters with responsibility for agency development in Northwest United States. He then served as consulting staff on two government grant strains; one for services for children of incarcerated parents and then one for rehabilitation of first time offenders. Currently, he serves on staff at Common Cross Church in Mooresville, N.C. His extracurricular joy comes from backpacking, biking, bowling and his boxer-dog Lucky.
Chet is completing the unexpired term of Rev. Dr. Bob Hughes, longtime pastor, board member and faithful supporter of Berkshire Christian.
Left to right: Pastor Paul Sunder Raj, Willian Carey, Joanna, Paul’s wife Sudar Mathi
INDIA – KHAGARIA, BIHAR
Letter of appreciation from Pastor Paul Sundar Raj, leader of the ACCI outreach team in Khagaria, Bihar.
Pastor Paul Sundar Raj has sent the following letter of appreciation, with Christmas and New Year greetings from his team in Bihar.
My beloved in Jesus Christ,
I greet you all in the precious name of our God and I praise him for he has made us kith & kin by his holiest blood. We wish you “Happy Christmas and Happy New Year 2018.”
As it is written in Zechariah 6:15, “Even those from afar the temple of the Lord. Then you shall know that the Lord of hosts has sent me to you.”
According to the verse, it clearly indicates that with even those who are in the USA and other countries, our Almighty Lord is building his kingdom here in Bihar, through you and us.
I thank our Savior for all your prayers and support extended in the year 2017, and expect the blessings and prayers continually in 2018. In gratefulness we thank you all from the depths of our hearts.
Thanking you in his everlasting service,
Br. Paul Sundar Raj & Team
(Bihar – North India)