Wednesday, 14 May 2008

Several Activities (H) 1 - 50 DAYS ABLAZE

We walked together on a “50-DAY ABLAZE MISSION OUTREACH SAFARI” between Easter and Pentecost. We celebrated a special Order of Service during that time, highlighting the privilege we have to share our faith in Christ and the Salvation we got free from God, with our neighbors, friends and relatives.
On Pentecost Sunday, May 11th, we finished this journey, but we didn’t finish giving our testimony about Christ. This is a life-long commitment that began at our baptism. The Holy Spirit is still working through God’s Word and the Sacraments; and we are like tools in His hands to reach the uncommitted and unreached. – Mrs. Rhoda Houge read Acts 2:1-21: The First Pentecost – how the Holy Spirit worked in the hearths of the listeners through the Word preached by Peter; around 300 were baptized that day!!!

Rev. Claude Houge preached on Pentecost Sunday, sharing with us several ABLAZE experiences he had during his East African ministry in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Sudan. His Power Point Presentation highlighted his ABLAZE MISSION OUTREACH SAFARI as the Coordinator of the Mission Training Centers (MTC) in these countries: More than 400 people were baptized, as they were prepared for the Baptism by the Evangelists of the MTC.

The congregation prayed remembering the work of the HOLY SPIRIT through the Word and the Sacraments, asking God to bless the Means of Grace in the hearth of people who have been reached through the ABLAZE efforts in Kenya and throughout the world.

The Holy Supper was shared with the congregants to receive forgiveness of our sins and to strengthen us in the true faith and in a Christian life of witnessing about God’s love in Christ.

Rev. Rick Kanoy, from the USA, visited Kenya from 4 to 16 April, invited by Rev. Claude Houge. He presented a course to all Mission Training Centers (MTC) Monitors. He preached at the Cathedral on April 6th, sharing with us a very nice experience how he lead his grandfather to Christ, praying and talking with him about Jesus and the hope we have through His death and resurrection. Every one of us has many opportunities to share Christ!

“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” (Matthew 28:19-20).

1 comment:

tranquilo said...

Pastor Winterle!!! Gostaria de solicitar que se for possivel que o senhor tambem comentasse um pouco do teu trabalho ai neste País em português, para que aquelas pessoa que não entendem essa lingua deste país, como eu no caso, possam tambem além das fotos entender aguma coisa do teu trabalho misionário, que são muitas pessoas que acessam este Blog. Desculpa e obrigado . Abraços