admin on February 19th, 2018

Greetings,

As we close out the year, we want to thank God for the many blessings we experienced through-out the year. We thank God for those who sacrificed, encouraged, and prayed for us. We could not have experienced all the blessings without churches being faithful to missions giving.

Here are several blessings we experienced in 2017!!

  1. Five young men surrendered to preach the gospel. And as a result, there will be more Independent Baptist churches in the north soon
  2. Pastor Abel planted his first church in the north and the church is now averaging 30 every Sunday in the midst of a large muslim population.
  3. We were able to see 381 profess Salvation in Jesus Christ. Praise the Lord!!!!!

I remember having a flat tire and pulling into a local Walmart parking lot. I finally replaced the flat tire after making several trips in and out of the Walmart store looking for the right tool. After replacing the tire 2 hours later, I learned an important lesson that day. A missionary can be helpless without the right “tools” from God. As the saying goes “where he guides he provides” or “And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:” II Corinthians 9:8

Our 40ft container finally left Minnesota January 6th 2018. The container included 1000 KJV Bibles, Sunday School materials, 200 Devotional books, Gospel tracts for the north, 4×4 truck, and many other things.

A former owner of a Christian bookstore had kept over 3000 gift items in her garage for 4 years waiting on the Lord for guidance. After hearing about our ministry, she felt the Lord had impressed on her heart to give everything to us. We plan to use it for all the Conferences we are planning to have in Nigeria soon. Hallelujah!!!!!!

Also many church families, and individuals gave lots of used clothing, toys, reading books for the children, and lots of used books for the national pastors. We were also given funds from our home church (First Baptist Church of Rosemount, MN ) and Faith Baptist Church Canoga Park, CA to help complete our 8th church plant. Another family gave funds towards urgent needs of some national Pastors.

Thank you again for those that gave and prayed for all our needs. This has been a great encouragement to us and for the Nigerian Pastors and their families.  

In closing,

Please pray for:

Traveling back to Nigeria in February 2018

God’s favor and provision for the remaining cost of clearing the container which arrives in Nigeria March 3, 2018

Good health for the family

Safety in Nigeria

And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,  For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak. Phillippians 6:19,20

For the sake of more souls,

Missionary Yinka Fasinro………missionary family to Nigeria, West Africa

admin on October 9th, 2017

Greetings,                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Newsletter Fall 2017

We praise the Lord for continued blessings and safety as we travel across the country while on furlough. We arrived in May, and we thank God for the many opportunities to present our ministry updates. We know that God has used many churches and families in a tremendous way helping us to reach the souls in Nigeria. We are always thrilled to visit the churches to update them and thank them for their sacrifice. “He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the Lord; and that which he hath given will he pay him again” (Proverbs 19:17). We are also grateful to the churches that have allowed us to present our ministry for the first time. We pray that the Lord would impress on their heart to prayerfully consider adding us to their missionary family list.

Update 1

Before our furlough, we had the opportunity to visit a Nigerian University at the eastern part of the country. We praised the Lord for allowing us to see about 300 students come for our 3 day crusade on campus. For the 3 day program, we were able to see the students make many decisions for the Lord including 89 that professed salvation in Christ.

Because of the success of the program last year, they have asked us to return again. The University has given us space to hold the first Independent Baptist student fellowship where one of our local Pastor can follow-up on those that God saved and reach more students for the Lord. Last year we distributed over 300 devotionals to those who attended our program. We also distributed Dr. Chappell’s ROOTED IN CHRIST devotionals with the BEAMS Bibles to those that got saved. Please pray that the Lord will provide more Bibles and devotionals for our 3 day program next year. And also pray that we will be able to ship another container with these valuable materials again.

Update 2

The church plant in the far northern part of Nigeria is doing well with Pastor Abel. Although they have faced many challenges, they are pressing on with the help of the Lord. We thank God for protecting the church and the Pastor from danger as they are surrounded by several muslim communities. They are still seeing souls saved and several muslim herdsmen come and stand near the opened door and window to hear the preaching. It is evident that God has a plan for this church which sits in the midst of the muslim communities. Because of this church plant, the gospel is reaching far and wide in that community. One young man and his family has been sent out to start another church. There are 4 more young men that have surrendered to start new churches in the north as well.

In-spite of the negative news that we hear often in the media, GOD IS STILL SAVING SOULS AND CALLING NEW PREACHERS IN NIGERIA!!!!! The greatest desire of our heart is to start more churches especially in the north. We thank God for the churches and the families in America whom God has also touched with the same burden of starting churches. Please continue to pray for this urgent need that God will provide for us to see more churches planted for his glory.

Our oldest daughter Shaday has begun a new phase in her life. She started Bible college this past fall. We head back to Nigeria when she is into her second semester in February 2018. Please pray that she will always keep a tender heart for God while in school.

 

In closing, please can you join us in prayer for these urgent needs?

Safety traveling to churches on furlough

Good health

Need to Ship a container full of Bibles/Devotionals to Nigeria by December 2017

Need to complete the building of our 8th church plant

Need another 4×4 vehicle for traveling in Nigeria to visit the national pastors (Have sold the old one)

Need 2 Inverter A/C for our house in Nigeria

 

For the sake of more souls,

Missionary Yinka Fasinro………your missionary family in Nigeria, West Africa

admin on September 28th, 2017

Greetings, I hope this quick ministry update finds you well in the Lord. As we prepare for our return to the States to take Shaday to Bible College, I wanted to share 2 short blessings with you.
1. It’s a huge blessing for us to see Shaday graduate from High School on time and with honors. There were several times during the years that she was hospitalized for a week at a time due to an asthma attack. Even earlier this year, she was in the hospital for about a week for the same illness. The weather here has been a major factor for her since moving to Nigeria and yet still, she finished the year earning SUMMA CUM LAUDE. There were times she did school on Saturdays to catch up with her assignments and tests. But to God be the glory, with much prayers, she is DONE!! Please rejoice with us for this great milestone in her life. Here are some pictures from her Graduation Ceremony April 28th 2017.

2 We had the opportunity to hold a crusade in a very large university 2 months ago in the eastern part of the country. After much opposition from the school leaders, God answered our prayers and the 3 day meeting was held. With the help of four other national pastors, we saw 330 students attend the program and to God be the glory, 89 students professed salvation in Christ. Each student that got saved, received a new Beams Bible and Dr. Chappell’s devotional while others received Pastor Costella’s Grounded devotional. Many of these new Christians carry their new Bibles openly now and have testified of other changes that has taken place in their lives as well as in their college. The teachers and students are joining together to fast and pray for this positive change in their school to continue. In the history of the school, I have been told of Satanic rituals, but thank God through this revival, God has given many the opportunity to be set free. Due to the visible change in the students lives, this has paved the way for an Independent Baptist Pastor to start a Bible Fellowship to disciple and encourage the new converts. “Is not my word like as a fire? Saith the Lord; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces? Jeremiah 23:29. Thank God for the Power of his word to save hardened lives!

For the sake of more souls,
Missionary Yinka Fasinro ……your missionary family in Nigeria, West Africa

admin on October 18th, 2016

Greetings,

We would like to express our gratitude for your emails, prayers, and financial support through out this year. Without your prayers and financial support, it would be very challenging to accomplish the work God has called us to do.

Praise the Lord for allowing us to see 148 profess faith in Christ so far this year. But there is much more we would like to accomplish for Him before the end of the year. Before the year ends, we would like to win more souls for Christ, complete the roofing for our seventh church plant, and start our eighth church in Oshogbo town. Please pray for Pastor Amos Dada, the Pastor of our next church we intend to help start. We are in need of $3000 to purchase a small plot of land for the new church. It is a blessing to see how God has provide for the starting of these churches, and I know he will continue to provide. We count it an honor to be used of the Lord here in Nigeria, and we thank the Lord for using you to help us here as well.

We just concluded our 2nd Nationals’ Day of Prayer Conference August 2-4 2016. For three days, there were a total of 522 in attendance. We heard powerful preaching from two of our National pastors, and I taught on Faith Promise Giving in the morning sessions. At the close of the sessions, many pastors planned to start a missions program in their churches. They caught the vision of practicing Faith Promise Giving which enabled them to see how they could support Nigerian missionaries.

During the Conference, we gave out used clothes, toys and used books. A special “thank you” to Mrs Ellie Johnson who donated most of her Late husband’s (Pastor Ed Johnson/First Baptist Church Rosemount MN) entire library for the Conference. Also at the end of the conference, each Pastor and his wife received a very special gift package for themselves.

(Please go to our website for lots of pictures and videos) www.yfem.org

I want to share a special prayer request for one of our pastors here. Last Sunday, Pastor Oladibu’s house partially collapsed due to heavy rain. Pastor Oladibu is the Pastor of our latest church plant in Odo-Oba village. We have helped him to close up the broken walls, but please pray that we will be able to help him complete the fixing of his home. We need to help him with cementing the outside walls and replace the outside windows. We hope to also prevent this from happening again.

In closing, we are finally preparing for our 9 month furlough beginning in April 2017. We are planning to take Shaday, our oldest daughter to West Coast Baptist College in the fall of 2017. During this time, we would love to visit your church to share updates and thank your church personally for the sacrifices you have made for us. Please feel free to email us on possible dates so that we can plan our itinerary better.

Please pray for safety, good health, and for the Lord to open more opportunities to be used by him. ”Finally brethren, pray for us that the word of the Lord may have free course and be glorified even as it is with you”. II Thessalonians 3:1

For the sake of more souls,

Missionary Yinka Fasinro …….your missionary family serving in

admin on October 3rd, 2016

Greetings,

We are having a great summer here, and we are thankful for your prayers and support for the work here in Nigeria. God has blessed us tremendously this year and we would like to share some of these blessings here.

First of all Vanessa and the kids are counting down for the long summer break from school. They are about 2 weeks away from final exams which is a blessing to finally see the end of the school year.

We finally finished planting Pastor Abel’s church in the Northern part of Nigeria and God has been blessing the church. He is averaging close to 40 in attendance every week, havingsalvation decisions as well as several families joining the church. . What a blessing to see this new church plant begin to take root and begin to be a light house to the community. Please continue to pray for their safety as they are experiencing much persecution from the established churches around them.

We have also started our 7th church plant in Odo-Oba village. However we are praying that God will provide for the roofing before the rainy season gets intense.

We are looking forward to our second Nationals’ Day of Prayer Conference being held August 2-4 2016 in the eastern part of the country. The first time we had it, we had almost 400 in attendance consisting of our Independent Baptist Pastors and their churches. The emphasis this year will be on Prayer and Faith Promise Giving. Most of the national Pastors here need to fully embrace the Faith Promise Giving principle which is surprisingly a new concept to most. Many nationals are relying heavily on outside funding to obey the great commission. I’m not totally against it because it’s not easy here to start a church with little to no funding. But what I’ve learned through the years as a Christian is that God is fully honored when we step out by faith. Hebrews 11:6 states “ But without faith it is impossible to please him…..”. I read the book Faith Promise Offerings and God impressed it upon on my heart to put it into the hands of each national pastor. Since 2009, we have traveled through out the country teaching Faith Promise Giving in churches. As a result, over 1.7million naira ($10,000) has been raised within their own churches for their missionaries. Our prayer for the upcoming conference is that many more national pastors will embrace fully this biblical principle of Faith promise giving.

We thank God for souls getting saved often. Since the last Newsletter, we have seen 76 profess salvation in Jesus Christ. Praise ye the Lord!! I want to share one particular salvation experience which you will definitely enjoy. While preaching in many of your churches, I had mentioned about a muslim bricklayer who has constructed most of all our church plants here. I asked many of you to pray for his salvation and I am excited to announce that this man, his wife, and 7 other family members have finally professed salvation in Jesus Christ. Two of his sons and their siblings had secretly gotten saved earlier and had been hiding their salvation for fear of their dad. It had become increasingly difficult for the kids to hide their desire to go to church from their dad any longer. When an incident happened in this man’s life recently, I used the opportunity to challenge him with the gospel. To God be the glory, this muslim man got SAVED!! According to his wife, he has never been the same. And now he has full heartedly given his whole family the liberty to attend church. This man had been drinking alchohol for over 20 years and since his salvation, he has not tasted a drop of alchohol. He doesn’t go out with his old friends anymore and loves to spend time at home with his family. His family cannot believe the sudden transformation of their dad. Jeremiah 23:29 “Is not my word like as a fire? Saith the Lord; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces? I STARTED HAVING BIBLE STUDIES IN HIS HOME LAST WEEK! Oh what a Saviour we serve! Is there anything too hard for God? Nothing is too hard for God!

Thank you for praying for the bricklayer because God surely answered your prayer. This is a great family and we love them dearly. Please continue to be praying for their spiritual growth.

For the sake of more souls

Missionary Yinka Fasinro………your missionary family serving in Nigeria, West Africa