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Sunday, October 14, 2007

The Bruingtons Missionary Report: September 2007

"Mumena Christian Outreach Center" Solwezi, Zambia (Africa)

"And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to His purpose". (Romans 8:28)

There was a devout man, Cornelius, whom we read about in Acts 10 . . . he respected, served, and prayed to God. Thru His divine intervention, God sent Peter to teach this man and his family all things commanded . . . and Peter taught . . . Jesus!

His name is Dickson Sawanda, no doubt a devout man, who respects, who serves, and prays to God. You see it is this Dickson who has been reading his bible and teaching his family about the God of Creation. It is this Dickson who has been teaching his family about this Jesus. It is this Dickson who saw a church in the bible . . . and realizing the need he decided to build a church. Attempting to discern the identity of this church he called for a Methodist preacher to assist him, yet soon saw the teaching of this denomination did not agree with what he could read from the bible. As he continued reading his bible he soon realized something significant happened on the day of Pentecost. So again he sent for assistance, thinking it could be found from the Pentecostal Church, but again he was disappointed to find many differences from the church of the bible. He continued reading his bible and praying everyday for God to send the truth . . .

Who am I? I am only a man to serve, in this place, my God . . . we have been teaching in this area for six months . . . in these past months many have come to receive Jesus and have been added (transferred) by God to His family, the Kingdom of Christ on earth, the church (Colossians 1:12-14). It is this church built by Jesus (Matthew 16:18) founded by Christ (Ephesians 2:18-4:16) purchased by His blood (Acts 20:28d) it is this church that belongs to Christ . . . His Church.

It is this church that began in AD 33ish on the Day Of Pentecost (Luke 24:44-52 and Acts 1:1 thru Acts 2:47) it is this church that we have been teaching!

This man, Dickson Sawanda, heard of these teachings . . .

I was working last Monday at a nearby school, hand digging, a water well for the children there and for the community to have a good source of clean water. A man came and found me asking, "if I was the one teaching about the church of the bible?", he said, "a man named Dickson Sawanda had been praying and now was requesting me to please come to his village and teach his family about this church . . . "

I went immediately . . . that very hour . . . and we began in Acts Chapter 10!

I told Dickson . . . the church has already been built . . .

You will have to read next months report for . . . "the rest of the story"

God is assuredly alive and active . . . God is still working mightily through His Word!

Thank you again . . . my God for allowing even me to serve you in this place

Bart

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