Thursday, July 28, 2016

The CSEN boys dorm and girls dorm on the new property. Continue to pray as the Directors office/house is built

Monday, March 19, 2012

ACEN Church Choir, March 18 2012

Here is a sample of the Gourma songs sung by the ACEN Church Choir

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Motorcycle Evangelism

What does repairing a motorcycle  have to do with evangelism? A lot as relationships are formed and hearts are opened to the story of Jesus.

Baby Dedications

It is a privilege to be invited to a ceremony where our national friends announce the name of their new baby. Recently we had the opportunity to attend two different styles of these ceremonies.

The first ceremony, though a "Christian" family, was very much in the tradition of the Muslims. Where the baby is kept in the home with the mother, surrounded by friends, family and sometimes beggars. The baby is shown to you and a gift is expected to be left for the family.

It would be wonderful to see Christians having a time of dedication and prayer for their child in their church with Christian brothers and sisters committing to pray for this child rather than to continue a Muslim tradition.
We were delighted by the second baby dedication that we attended. It was for our fellow workers Hassand and Mary Dan Karami. They had had a little boy born to them in late February. On the following Sunday, they brought thier baby ( still not formally named) to church where the pastor prayed, and presented him to the congregation. Announcing Joshua's name to all. It was such a joyus time. Everyone praying and praising for the birth of this little boy. It was then followed by a meal for all in attendance.
What a difference. We pray that in time young belivers of Niger will see the importance of dedicating thier children to the Lord. Of seperating themselves from the ways of the past and looking to scripture to see how even Jesus' parents brought him to the temple "to be presented to the Lord" ( Luke 2: 22)

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Fishing for Men

" Passing along the beach of Lake Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew net-fishing. Fishing was their regular work. Jesus said to them, "Come with me. I'll make a new kind of fisherman out of you. I'll show you how to catch men and women instead of perch and bass." They didn't ask questions. They dropped their nets and followed." Mark 1:16 - 17

Pray for us we seek to be fishers of men & women. We have had opportunities over the last couple of months to share with men of the river, building relationships that we pray will lead men to God's saving grace.

Phil & Sumana