This month's newsletter is an update from our Lay Missionary Department
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2Corinthians 6:1-10   “We then, [as] workers together [with him], beseech [you] also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain.  (For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now [is] the accepted time; behold, now [is] the day of salvation.)  Giving no offence in anything, that the ministry be not blamed:  But in all [things] approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses,  In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labours, in watchings, in fastings;  By pureness, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned,  By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armour of righteousness on the right hand and on the left,   By honour and dishonour, by evil report and good report: as deceivers, and [yet] true;  As unknown, and [yet] well known; as dying, and, behold, we live; as chastened, and not killed;  As sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and [yet] possessing all things.”  
Work report  

          
We thank God for the opportunity He has granted to work with him for our salvation and others. Currently have 27 Lay missionaries working in the field.   This last year they were able to do 12 public meetings, to conduct 18 guest-Sabbaths, and to do much house-to-house work. God blessed this work and there were 300 baptisms in these very difficult locations, 300 Bibles were distributed and 600 Bibles are still needed for 2015.

Events in 2014 and beginning of 2015
Referring back to the Bible text above, practically some of those things happened to three of our Lay Missionaries. Both Saulo Mejon lost one son, Daudi Simzosha lost two children to death, and Joshua Mtulo lost his wife; in addition to this sad news, many other lay missionary families have gone through serious sickness, but they are now doing fine. Three of our Lay missionaries were very involved in the huge effort for big cities that was conducted in coordination with the big Mission Extravaganza that took place at the beginning of this year.

Challenges
We don’t concentrate on challenges but on Jesus, who owns the work, whatever we go through, Jesus goes through. We are following His footsteps. Having this in mind, the following verse gives a clear picture of what we believe as missionaries in remote areas.

Ephesians 6:10-20     Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.  Put on the whole armour of God that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.  For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high [places].  Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.  Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;  And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;  Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.  And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:  Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; 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.  

Romans 9:28-- For he will finish the work, and cut [it] short in righteousness: because a short work will the Lord make upon the earth.

COME REST AWHILE
In June we invited our Lay Missionaries to come to Kibidula to “Come Rest Awhile.”     On returning from their missionary tour, "the apostles gathered themselves together unto Jesus, and told Him all things, both what they had done, and what they had taught. And He said unto them, Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest awhile: for there were many coming and going, and they had no leisure so much as to eat."  {DA 359.1}  
 
The disciples came to Jesus and told Him all things. Their intimate relationship with Him encouraged them to lay before Him their favorable and unfavorable experiences, their joy at seeing results from their labors, and their sorrow at their failures, their faults, and their weaknesses. They had committed errors in their first work as evangelists, and as they frankly told Christ of their experiences, He saw that they needed much instruction. He saw, too, that they had become weary in their labors, and that they needed to rest.  {DA 359.2}  

This is what we did.  “GOD HELP ME TO BE FAITHFUL”  was the motto we had in our Lay Missionary refresher course which was June 1-6, 2015. .”     

Yusta Joins the Church
BY YUSTA
I grew up belonging to the Lutheran church.  Later I joined a Lutheran charismatic group. I felt this was the true church of God and there was nowhere else to go.   
My family and I ended up moving from our village and moving to a town.  At our new home some people from another church started coming and visiting our family.  My husband gave them a warm welcome, but this attitude actually made me angry.  I was angry the entire time when they visited us.  After they continued to come visit many times, my husband tried to console me by telling
 me, “I am just studying with them but not planning to join their church.” These people were Seventh-day Adventist.  They often left literature to read, but I didn’t like even to touch it.
Eventually we moved back to our village.  We found in our old village that there was an Adventist church now. Soon the Evangelist Petro Mbugano was visiting us.  I was very unhappy in my heart.  
One evening we received the tragic news that our father was murdered.  We went to the place where it had just happened.  When the police came, many of the relatives were taken to jail.  Most of them, including my husband have been in jail now since July 25, 2013 until now.
After this happened there was a three-week public meeting being held by Seventh-day Adventists in my village.  My children decided to attend, and they told me many good things they were learning from the Bible. They asked me to go with them.  After attending for a few days, my eyes were opened wide to know the Truth, which is in Jesus.  I gave my heart to Jesus by accepting Him as my personal Savior and by accepting His teachings from the Word of God (the Bible).  I am now a very happy, baptized member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church!  It amazes me that this church and these people are the ones that I rejected so much in the beginning.  Now I am one of them.  
Please pray for my husband who is still in prison.  Please pray that a way can be opened for him to be freed.  I need him to help share the responsibility of educating our kids, a burden which is on my shoulders for now.
Thank you and may the Lord bless you as you read my story.

Lay Evangelism Department Current Needs
Continued sponsors for Lay Missionaries (Bible workers working in some of the most difficult areas in our country)
600 more Bibles,
Money for public meetings and guest Sabbath for next year.

Thank you for all contributions you have been giving and we thank you in advance for your willingness to give for the Lord. And continue to pray for the Lay Missionary work in remote areas.

Article Prepared by Watson Kiwovele
Kibidula Lay Missionary Coordinator
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