admin on January 26th, 2016

Greetings,                                                                                                             
I want to wish everyone a late Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. And I want to reflect on a few of God’s blessings and answers to prayers we experienced during the year. Thank you for your support, the encouraging emails and prayers for our family.

Answers to Prayer

Thank you for praying for the Lord to provide the batteries for our inverter. Praise the Lord we now have 24/7 electricity which has been a huge blessing in our home. We thank the Lord for using Bible Baptist Church, Brookings, SD for providing all the funds for the batteries. Others gave some in which we used to do some repairs to the inverter we already had.
Another answer to prayer came right before heading back to Nigeria during our furlough in May 2015. We had been praying for some time that God would impress on people’s hearts to financially support the 6 Pastors that we helped in planting churches. It’s been a challenge for them to meet their physical needs by themselves. We found it very awkward during our furlough to bring up the idea for financial help for our national Pastors. We knew of the financial struggles of some of the churches we visited, so we kept on praying. Right before heading back to Nigeria, one of our supporting families mentioned that they were prayerfully considering supporting the Pastors. WOW!! What a huge blessing to have heard that from them. They never knew it had been our prayer for a long time. We praise the Lord that as of 2016, the amount has increased to $100 per month. “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.

Blessings

1. Praise the Lord through personal soul winning and preaching, we were able to see 835 profess salvation in Jesus Christ in 2015!!

2. last furlough, while preaching, I told a story of a Muslim young man who I led to Christ and who later brought his brother to me to explain the gospel to. I’m excited to tell you that 4 of his 5 siblings are now saved! As they are unable to openly go to church at this time, Please pray as I encourage them and for their spiritual growth as they secretly read their Bibles.

3. Pastor Abel is preparing to officially start his church in February 2016 in the Northern part of Nigeria. I traveled with him last week to oversee the completion of the church building. I saw and felt the excitement of the villagers as they await the start of True Gospel Independent Baptist church. Please pray for wisdom and safety as they will soon begin spreading the gospel in that troubled region of the country.

4. We praise the Lord for one of our new Church plant Grace alone Baptist Church. They recently had their second anniversary service with 66 in attendance and 12 professing salvation in Jesus. They had originally started the church with just 9 in attendance two years ago. Please continue to pray for Pastor Gbenga and his family. 

5. I had the opportunity to preach a 2 day Revival meeting at a local private school with about 400 students. We saw 150 profess salvation in Christ. It was a blessing to see these tender hearts respond to the gospel this way.

6. I also had the opportunity to travel to Accra, Ghana December 2015 to visit Pastor David Orus (Bible Independent Baptist Church, Kasoa Ghana ) and was given an opportunity to preach in a very large public high school with about 2000 students. I took with me a Devotional book for each student that was donated by another of our supporting churches, First Missionary Baptist Church Clewiston, FL (Pastor Tony Bazen). After preaching, we were very excited to see over 500 profess salvation in Jesus Christ. Hallelujah! They also gave Pastor Orus an open door to follow-up on those that made decisions for Christ. Please go to our website for more pictures of the Ghana trip (yfem.org).

Special Prayer request for 2016

1. We are excited and praying to plant our 7th church in 2016. It is going to be planted in Odo-Oba which is a village of 205,000 in population. And while Seventy-five percent of the population is between the ages of 17-40, there is just one Independent Baptist Church there. Pray that God will allow us to establish that church soon.
2. Pray for good health and for our safety.

In closing, as we anticipate a great 2016 if the Lord tarries his coming, our prayer is that we will be more yielded to the Lord for him to use us in a very great way. “If a commission by an earthly king is considered an honor, how can a commission by our Heavenly king be considered a sacrifice?” –David Livingston. I understand that we make sacrifices for Christ at times in life, but it’s our honor to serve the King of kings here in Nigeria.
“I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy, for your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now”. Philippians 1:3-5
Thank you again and God bless!

For the sake of more souls,

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

admin on October 16th, 2015

Greetings,

Thank you for your prayers as we made it back to Nigeria May 1 2015 exactly one year since we left to the States for furlough. Since then, we have seen 205 profess salvation in Jesus Christ here. Praise the Lord! I will now share 2 examples of the POWER in the gospel of Christ.

One particular young lady by the name of Damilola was given a John/Romans booklet. I got back to her a week later and I asked her to give me ONE THING that she got out of reading the booklet? I just could not believe the answer she gave me. She replied “I CANNOT SAVE MYSELF!” I was taken back with that answer to say the least. Personally, I’ve never had anyone give me such a powerful answer like that. I was thrilled and a few minutes later she bowed her head and asked Jesus to save her. What a blessing to see the POWER of the gospel in action.

A mother (Patience) who sells goods across the street from our house had just lost her one month old baby boy. The infant died due to a doctor’s mistake during his circumcision procedure. To our surprise, she was at work the next day after the funeral. I was able to share the gospel with her and a few minutes later, she also accepted Christ as her personal Saviour. What a blessing to be able to comfort her through the word of God concerning her baby afterwards. Thank God she will be united with her baby again someday for all eternity. Please pray for God’s grace and strength for her. With these 2 examples, it shows that there is lots of work still to be done here for God’s kingdom.

We have started to plant our new church in the northern part of Nigeria with Pastor Abel. He left for the north to oversee the building of his church structure a few weeks ago and has returned. We will complete the roof by mid August. Our prayer has always been for protection and for prevention of the Muslims hindering the church being established in this northern village. We have found that it’s been the Catholic and Anglican churches in the area that have physically been threatening and frustrating him. It’s quite encouraging to see the majority of the villagers including the village head finally stand to defend Pastor Abel and his new work.

Container update: We praise the Lord for the arrival of our container last month. We are so thrilled to finally get much needed printed materials for the Pastors here. We want to thank several individuals, churches, and ministries that sacrificed greatly for the content and the shipping of the container. Our prayer is that God will continue to use you for his glory and reward you as a result of meeting our need.

In closing, I have a special prayer request.

Last Sunday after we arrived home from preaching out of state, I went to start the generator but could not start it. I then removed the spark plug and cleaned the carbon on the tip which usually does the trick. Before replacing the cleaned plug back in, I made sure the plug was still good. I’ve done this procedure often for the past 7 years. As I tried to start it again, the generator exploded in flames as I stood next to it. The gasoline from the generator engine poured on my trousers and flames followed. The lower part of my body including my shoes were on fire. I hurriedly and repeatedly patted my trousers and shoes until it eventually all went out. Vanessa and the kids ran out of the house after hearing the explosion and saw part of my clothes and shoes on fire. We eventually put out the fire to the generator with several pitchers of water. It was a very terrifying event that night for all of us. We truly thanked God for his protection because it could have been worse.

It’s a common thing here in Nigeria to have accidents especially when dealing with generators. Since moving to Nigeria we have been trying to move totally away from generators. The average supply of electricity in each home in Nigeria is 18 hours in a 3 month period.

Two years ago we purchased an inverter and batteries to go with the solar panels a church had given funds for. We had been using solar power for lights, charging computers, and for the kids home school DVD players and other things. It’s been cheaper than buying gasoline everyday, more reliable, and definitely safer. We have been in need of replacing the batteries for a long time. Because of the incident with the generator, we will need to get the batteries right away. Please pray for us that the Lord will provide funds for the 4 batteries needed.

Thank you for faithfully praying for us. You may never see your prayers answered, but we see and experience it quite often here. God bless!

For the sake of more souls,

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

 

admin on April 28th, 2015

Greetings,

We praise the Lord for a peaceful election in Nigeria last month which was an answer to prayer. The terrorist group in Nigeria are still a problem in the northeastern part of the country. The Nigerian military with other African military forces are trying to weaken them to some degree of success. But We undoubtedly press on because we know “safety is of the Lord” Proverbs 21:31

We plan to begin planting two churches right when we get there. One in the north and the other in the southwest. The Lord has provided the funds to start erecting the two church buildings. We are grateful for faithful families in separate churches that God has impressed to help us to plant these two churches. Pray for Pastor Abel and Pastor Oladibu for their safety and health and that their ministries will be very effective against the false teachings that is prevalent in their communities.

The container has finally left for Nigeria, please pray that God will give us favor when we begin the clearing process. Pray that it won’t cost us more than what we have budgeted for.

As we finally approach the end of our furlough, I would like to thank the Lord for safety through out the year. We appreciate all the Pastors that gave us the opportunity to share our ministry in their churches. We traveled over 48,000 miles, for a total of 67 meetings. We leave for Nigeria Sunday April 26th to begin our seventh year in Nigeria. Thank you for the prayers, support, and encouragement through the years.

In closing, here are some things we would like prayer for:

Good health      Safety       Clearing Container      National pastors’ daily needs     

More souls to be saved       New church’s growth     Strength for my wife              

 

For the sake of more souls,

Missionary Yina Fasinro……..your missionary family to Nigeria, West Africa

admin on April 21st, 2015

Greetings,

Last year has been a great year for us as we mark 6 years serving the Lord in Nigeria. We were able to see many decisions for the Lord last year including 295 that professed Salvation in Jesus Christ. Thank you for your support, prayers, and encouragements throughout the year. We could not have done the work there without the Lord touching the hearts of churches, families, and individuals like you.

Here are 3 highlights we experienced In 2014.

1. The beginning of the New Church plant in the North

2. Grace Alone Baptist Church update (Church plant #4)

3. 4000 Bibles for Nigeria.

New Church plant in the North

God confirmed his call and led us to begin to plant a church in northern Nigeria last year. The Lord provided funds to buy land and begin erecting a church building for the villagers. The Lord impressed on the heart of Bible Baptist Church Brookings, SD (Pastor Ivan Yoder) to help with the funding. God allowed us to negotiate and purchase 9 acres of land for just $500. This savings will help us do more towards the church building project.

The name of the new church will be True Gospel Baptist Church. Please pray for Pastor Abel and his family as they prepare to move to the north to help start our 6th church plant. Please also pray for safety and an open heart of the people as he reaches neighboring villages which include many muslims. Our vision is to also start a school for the children who do not have formal education.

Grace Alone Baptist Church update

Pastor Adebayo writes……”Thank you for supporting our ministry spiritually, materially and in terms of encouragement, the good Lord will bless you. SOULWINING-The heartbeat of our church is soul wining. The church goes soul wining every week apart from preaching in schools, villages and markets. Over 230 souls were saved these months. Throughout this year (2014) over 1,300 souls got saved. Four families joined our church this year apart from children and some youth. ANSWERED PRAYER- The Lord purchased a new motorcycle for us in October this year. And the Lord helped to pay my children school fees for this term and new uniforms. I am enjoying the motorcycle. I am going to the villages easily to preach the gospel and it makes my soul winning and visitation more convenient. This is the Lord’s doing, it is marvelous in our eyes”. In his third year as pastor, Grace Alone Baptist Church, one of our church plants is now running 62 in attendance. It’s Amazing to see how God has encouraged him and his family.

4000 Bibles donated by B E A M S International

I traveled to Ghana earlier this year. After searching for over 2 hours in different bookstores in town, we could only find 1 KJV Bible. This personal experience emphasized greatly the need for the B E A M S ministry in Nigeria. This year, B E A M S have committed to give us 4000 Bibles for our shipping container. Our only responsibility is to raise the shipping cost to ship them from their office in Louisiana to Minnesota.

We then plan to ship a container from Minnesota to Nigeria full of these Bibles and other printed materials as soon as we are able to raise the remaining funds as well.

In closing, I want to thank each church that gave us the opportunity to present our ministry or give an update about our ministry. It’s been very encouraging after the services to hear commitments to faithfully pray for us. Also as we have traveled to these churches, several Pastors have asked about the cost to ship the Bibles and the container.

1. Shipping Bibles from B E A M S to Minnesota ……..$1000.00

2. Shipping container from Minnesota to Nigeria…….$5000.00 (Remaining balance needed)

Please pray for God to provide the funds to ship these items before leaving for Nigeria. We will be heading back to Nigeria at the end of April Lord willing. Many security issues still exist in Nigeria as the country plans for their next election. Please be in prayer for our safety and our health. We know God will direct us in his will when the time comes for us to leave. Proverbs 3:5,6

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

admin on February 5th, 2015

Here is a perspective by Dr Peter Hammond.

Dr Hammond”s doctorate is in Theology. He was born in Cape Town in 1960, grew up in Rhodesia and converted to Christianity in 1977.
Adapted from Dr Peter Hammond”s book: Slavery, Terrorism and Islam:
The Historical Roots and Contemporary Threat:

Islam is not a religion, nor is it a cult. In its fullest form, it is a complete, total, 100% system of life.

Islam has religious, legal, political, economic, social, and military components. The religious component is a beard for all of the other components.

Islamization begins when there are sufficient Muslims in a country to agitate for their religious privileges.

When politically correct, tolerant, and culturally diverse societies agree to Muslim demands for their religious privileges, some of the other components tend to creep in as well..

Here”s how it works:
As long as the Muslim population remains around or under 2% in any given country, they will be for the most part be regarded as a peace-loving minority, and not as a threat to other citizens. This is the case in:
United States — Muslim 0..6%
Australia — Muslim 1.5%
Canada — Muslim 1.9%
China — Muslim 1.8%
Italy — Muslim 1.5%
Norway — Muslim 1.8%

At 2% to 5%, they begin to proselytize from other ethnic minorities and disaffected groups, often with major recruiting from the jails and among street gangs. This is happening in:
Denmark — Muslim 2%
Germany — Muslim 3.7%
United Kingdom — Muslim 2.7%
Spain — Muslim 4%
Thailand — Muslim 4.6%

From 5% on, they exercise an inordinate influence in proportion to their percentage of the population.  For example, they will push for the introduction of halal (clean by Islamic standards) food, thereby securing food preparation jobs for Muslims.  They will increase pressure on supermarket chains to feature halal on their shelves — along with threats for failure to comply.  This is occurring in:
France — Muslim 8%
Philippines — 5%
Sweden — Muslim 5%
Switzerland — Muslim 4.3%
The Netherlands — Muslim 5.5%
Trinidad & Tobago — Muslim 5.8%

At this point, they will work to get the ruling government to allow them to rule themselves (within their ghettos) under Sharia, the Islamic Law. The ultimate goal of Islamists is to establish Sharia law over the entire world.  When Muslims approach 10% of the population, they tend to increase lawlessness as a means of complaint about their conditions.  In Paris, we are already seeing car-burnings. Any non Muslim action offends Islam, and results in uprisings and threats, such as in Amsterdam , with opposition to Mohammed cartoons and films about Islam.  Such tensions are seen daily, particularly in Muslim sections, in:
Guyana — Muslim 10%
India — Muslim 13.4%
Israel — Muslim 16%
Kenya — Muslim 10%
Russia — Muslim 15%

After reaching 20%, nations can expect hair-trigger rioting, jihad militia formations, sporadic killings, and the burnings of Christian churches and Jewish synagogues, such as in:
Ethiopia — Muslim 32.8%

At 40%, nations experience widespread massacres, chronic terror attacks, and ongoing militia warfare, such as in:
Bosnia — Muslim 40%

Nigeria– Muslim 48.8%

    Chad — Muslim 53.1%
Lebanon — Muslim 59.7%

From 60%, nations experience unfettered persecution of non-believers of all other religions (including non-conforming Muslims), sporadic ethnic cleansing (genocide), use of Sharia Law as a weapon, and Jizya, the tax placed on infidels, such as in:
Albania — Muslim 70%
Malaysia — Muslim 60.4%
Qatar — Muslim 77.5%
Sudan — Muslim 70%

After 80%, expect daily intimidation and violent jihad, some State-run ethnic cleansing, and even some genocide, as these nations drive out the infidels, and move toward 100% Muslim, such as has been experienced and in some ways is on-going in:
Bangladesh — Muslim 83%
Egypt — Muslim 90%
Gaza — Muslim 98.7%
Indonesia — Muslim 86.1%
Iran — Muslim 98%
Iraq — Muslim 97%
Jordan — Muslim 92%
Morocco — Muslim 98.7%
Pakistan — Muslim 97%
Palestine — Muslim 99%
Syria — Muslim 90%
Tajikistan — Muslim 90%
Turkey — Muslim 99..8%
United Arab Emirates — Muslim 96%

100% will usher in the peace of “Dar-es-Salaam” — the Islamic House of Peace.. Here there”s supposed to be peace, because everybody is a Muslim, the Madrasses are the only schools, and the Koran is the only word, such as in:
Afghanistan — Muslim 100%
Saudi Arabia — Muslim 100%
Somalia — Muslim 100%
Yemen — Muslim 100%

Unfortunately, peace is never achieved, as in these 100% states the most radical Muslims intimidate and spew hatred, and satisfy their blood lust by killing less radical Muslims, for a variety of reasons.

“Before I was nine I had learned the basic canon of Arab life. It was me against my brother; me and my brother against our father; my family  against my cousins and the clan; the clan against the tribe; the tribe against the world, and all of us against the infidel. — Leon Uris,  “The Haj”

It is important to understand that in some countries, with well under 100% Muslim populations, such as France, the minority Muslim populations live in ghettos, within which they are 100% Muslim, and within which they live by Sharia Law.  The national police do not even enter these ghettos. There are no national courts, nor schools, nor non-Muslim religious facilities. In such situations, Muslims do not integrate into the community at large.  The children attend madrasses. They learn only the Koran. To even associate with an infidel is a crime punishable with death.  Therefore, in some areas of certain nations, Muslim Imams and extremists exercise more power than the national average would  indicate.

Today”s 1.5 billion Muslims make up 22% of the world”s population. But their birth rates dwarf the birth rates of Christians, Hindus, Buddhists, Jews, and all other believers. Muslims will exceed 50% of the world”s population by the end of this century.

Adapted from Dr Peter Hammond”s book: Slavery, Terrorism and Islam: The Historical Roots and Contemporary Threat

Please forward this important information to any who care about the Future of our Country.
Quite an eye opener