Dear Faithful Partner,
As the year 2011 comes to a close and we review all the reports from our overseas ministry, we know that our FCF family has made an eternal investment and that good fruit remains. Our investment in nations, ministries and individuals has bore fruit and brought glory to God. We have sent more than twenty-five people to different Leadership Summits. Members of our family have traveled all over the world. The true measure of success is seen when the seed brings increase and glorifies God. The following reports are a part of our success story.
We helped to send Brenda Wray, FCF Relational Representative from the U.K., to Hungary. We share in her trip and the fruit of her labor. Brenda writes, “Our first meeting took place on Friday evening at the church in Budapest. It was originally meant to be a ladies’ meeting, but the men refused to miss out and came anyway. Saturday was an all-day pastors and leadership seminar. The pastors came from as far away as Serbia, and we had a wonderful time together. Saturday evening we had a church meeting where all were invited. On Sunday we traveled to Szeged on the Serbian border. The service was very well attended; the one thing I did find difficult was the heat. The temperature in Szeged was between 35-38C. At times I found it difficult to concentrate, but God is good, and we had another great meeting together.”
FCF Missionary Cherri Campbell traveled to several nations in the past few months. She shares, “On October 10 I drove four and a half hours from Gangtok back to Bagdogra (I was stopped by a roadblock for half an hour), and then on October 11 I flew to Hyderabad in south India (via Delhi). I taught about the kingdom of God in Hyderabad for two days at a pastors’ conference attended by 30 pastors. Some pastors came from villages as far as 200 miles away. They came by train, and the day before our meeting it was announced that there would be a public transportation strike and the trains would not run. My host pastor in Hyderabad fervently prayed with his family that there would not be a transportation strike so that the pastors could come to our meeting. It was then announced that the strike would be postponed for a few days, just long enough for our pastors to come to the meeting and return home again. Praise God! The pastors who attended the meeting said they heard new and fresh revelation that really helped their spiritual lives. Glory to God!”
Regarding the Leadership Summit in Chile, host Pastor Ricardo Gonzalez writes, “On October 12-16, we had the privilege of receiving our International Ambassador Gail Buse and the International Assistant Claudia Gonzalez in our church, Casa de Adoración. We were blessed by the teachings of Rev. Gail Buse and the tremendous help of Pastor Claudia in the translation. We could feel the love of our Father in every word that was given to us by the Lord through His servant. On Saturday October 15, we met with the FCF pastors, and Rev. Gail ministered to us words of edification and prophecy. We learned that it is important to prepare others to close the gap in ministry.”
Pastor Omar Oscanoa reports about the Leadership Summit in Tarma, “I am receiving wonderful testimonies of how churches and ministries have changed radically since the days of the conference. The main theme of unity was actually chosen by the Lord. As always, the Lord greatly used Bob Buse and Bill Annis. The conference was attended by about 300 ministers (an amount much higher than we had anticipated) from 15 different cities. This year the number of participants and every aspect of the conference doubled. Financial aid sent from the United States meant a contribution of 60% payment of all expenses incurred. The other 40% was met by the contribution of the Ebenezer Church. Thank God, all payments were covered and we were able to serve each participant with excellence.”
FCF Missionary Annie Chikhwaza updates on the children’s home in Kondanani, “There is so much excitement because Father Christmas is expected to come on December 16. Lots of socks are hanging in the houses for him to put a few nice goodies. The children wrote letters to Father Christmas. I read through them with tears and laughter. My heart broke because most of the requests are simply not possible. Nevertheless, we are going to have a great party, and there will be presents for all the children. Our Heavenly Father is and continues to be the Great Provider. Since my last newsletter, we have added many children to our Kondanani family. A baby orphanage in Blantyre closed down. All at once we got seventeen extra babies. The Welfare brought another five babies. That makes a total of 178 children at Kondanani. We had to employ a lot of extra staff and train them. It’s all going very well. Our Biogas plant is doing well. It produces enough gas to cook all our food.”
Thank you for your faithful support. It is because of your faithfulness to give and pray that these testimonies are a reality. Time is fleeting, but eternal fruit lasts forever!
Wishing you a truly Blessed Christmas!