Greetings, Quick Update July 2018
We thank God for giving us a safe trip as we traveled to the northern part of Nigeria this week. We were in 4 different churches preaching and encouraging the people and Pastors. We were able to see many decisions for Christ including souls professing salvation in Christ. One Pastor in particular that we visited was Pastor Abel of True Gospel Baptist Church. A couple of weeks ago a strong wind blew part of the church roof off the building. I was able to assess the damage, preach and pray with the church for provision.
The members are mostly poor farmers who cannot afford to have the roof replaced themselves. Please pray that God will help us with the great task of helping them quickly. They are using the side of the church that was not affected for now. I also visited the 120 year old man that I mentioned in my earlier newsletter who is waiting for a Bible believing church to come to his village before he dies. Pastor Abel is training 2 pastors currently as we fervently pray that God should send one of them to his village. Before I left, I presented to him a NFL Minnesota Vikings cap which he was very excited to get. And then I also visited a new church in the north that True Gospel Baptist church recently started. Faith Baptist church has no Pastor yet but after one year, they are still faithful to the Lord every week. Prayer points: Please pray for Pastor Abel’s roof because raining season is upon them. And pray also for Faith Baptist Church to have a new Pastor very soon.
Miracle from God:
One of our national pastors was traveling to Abuja last Saturday from Lagos which is a whole day’s journey. By Monday, he had not arrived at his destination. His host called his wife and daughter to tell them he had not arrived yet. Because no one knew where he was, everyone began to pray for him. On Wednesday he called his wife to let her know he had been kidnapped, but God miraculously freed him. He later gave a testimony that both public transportation vehicles he was on had broken down. Because of this, he took a taxi cab which unfortunately was filled with kidnappers. A few minutes later he was hit with a blunt instrument on the back of his head which knocked him out. When he woke up, he was surrounded by 4 armed men in the middle of the forest. Later being guarded by one of the kidnappers, he was able to witness to him and beg for his release. After being forced to leave all his belongings, God miraculously used this kidnapper to drive him part of the way out of the forest.
I share this testimony with you in order for you to pray for this pastor as he recuperates from his ordeal, and for the Lord to provide to have his vehicle fixed.
I know that many of you faithfully pray for us. Please continue to pray for us especially as we travel to preach in churches and universities later this month.
This live account testimony shows the importance of collective prayer and a good, reliable vehicle here in Nigeria, which God recently provided for us to add in our recent container shipment. WE PRAISE THE LORD FOR ANSWERED PRAYER!!!
IT’S VERY IMPORTANT TO HAVE CHURCHES PRAYING FOR SAFETY ESPECIALLY FOR MISSIONARIES AROUND THE WORLD.
“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble” Psalm 46:1
For the sake of more souls,
Missionary Yinka Fasinro……….your missionary family to Nigeria, West Africa