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!!
- Five young men surrendered to preach the gospel. And as a result, there will be more Independent Baptist churches in the north soon
- 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.
- 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.
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