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Bless the Brides and Grooms in West Africa

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Bless the Brides and Grooms! (West Africa)

 

Bride and Groom #1 – Jérôme and Liliane

Since June 2020 we have been joyfully following the progress of two very special couples who are inching their way towards the big “I DO”. We are excited for them and for what God will do! When He unites our lives, He gives us power to be His witnesses.  Jérôme and his bride to be “Liliane” were the first to announce their intentions to cross the threshold from single life to married life in June this year. This past Saturday they completed the cultural obligations to their families which sets them on a course to be married once the date is set. They hope to marry before the end of the year.

An excellent testimony

Jerome is a true son and faithful member of our team in West Africa. He was the youngest Bible school student we ever enrolled! His father financed his studies after coming to know the Lord late in life. He had a vision for Jerome to know the Lord and to preach the Gospel. After graduating from Bible school, he received invitations to preach in local churches. His father was always present, sitting in the front row, cheering his son on. In 2014, his father passed away from kidney failure. He had lived many years away from God, but made a tremendous investment in Jerome during his last years of life. Shortly after his father passed away, God spoke to our hearts to hire Jerome as the first ministry employee. He has grown in many ways and learned to support the work beyond what we could have ever dreamed. He is an excellent teacher of God’s Word and has a committed heart to lifelong ministry. We have been blessed to be a part of his life and to see him grow. The ministry (Zion West Africa) has expanded in many ways thanks to his faithfulness. He labors to print books, to dub audio teachings into a local West African language, has taught in bible schools and is now the local voice of Chikondi (a TV series for children)!

Purpose of the Funds

We wish to bless Jérôme and Liliane as they start their lives together. They need the funds to help pay for the ceremony as Jerome’s father has passed away. They have a property with a small house on it, and finances remaining after the ceremony will be used to help furnish their home.  

Bride and Groom #2 –Stan and Djémilatou

Djémilatou and Stan have started planning their marriage in hopes to tie the knot in early 2021. Djémilatou is also a Bible school graduate and has been serving as a ministry employee since 2016 when we started moving into media work. She has grown to assist us in every department and shown proof of her commitment to God and to the work of this ministry. She and Stan are a media team put together by God! Stan joined the staff a little over 1 year ago as Justin’s assistant to help expand the online studies platform. Djémi and Stan were soon teamed up on projects concerning online studies. Although they were determined to not “fall in love” with anyone they worked with, God had other plans. Over time, Stan started to feel a love for Djémi. He asked God to take it away, unless it was His will. The love grew stronger and stronger until he knew He had to talk to her about it.

Her first response was a refusal. She thought of him only as a colleague. But that’s when God started working on her heart. She realized God had placed His choice right next to her and she hadn’t seen it! Sometime later, unable to shake his affection for her, Stan approached her again. This time she was willing to open her heart and together they have been blossoming as a couple. God’s hand is upon them for the ministry! We are excited to see what God will do through their union.

A double testimony

We have known Stan for many, many years! He helped us when we first moved here 11 years ago, and we have stayed in touch through many of his life experiences. He is also like a son, and we know God is leading him into something special. His father passed away a few years ago, and after many years of praying for his father, Stan witnessed the miracle of regeneration as his father surrendered his life to God during the last few weeks of his life. The conversion and death of his father is a moment in time that changed Stan’s life. He is now the leader of his home and caregiver for his mother, sisters, (and soon-to-be wife).

Djémi is a faithful companion to this growing work and has grown and expanded with us. She has given herself in many ways to ensure the ongoing growth of the media outreaches on Facebook, TV, and now Chikondi. She serves the online students who are studying via correspondence and we have watched her bloom in her maturity and consecration to God as well as in her loyalty to the team. She is the only believer in her family, and has had to withstand much opposition to remain with the mission. She is a called and chosen vessel. We are blessed to have such quality people on the ground laboring with us.

Purpose of the funds

Stan and Djémi have a family property but are in need of finances to construct a house where the couple can live. Stan has laid the foundation but there is much work to be done: the roof, doors and windows, plumbing and more.

100% of funds raised will be split between these two couples to help establish them as a family and bless them for their years of faithful service in ministry. They all work for the mission and thus receive a mission’s salary. They never complain about their salaries, and we want to show them how grateful we are to them! Would you consider contributing to their future? Help us make their day special, and their future bright!


Anonymous

2020-11-08 18:49:05

Congratulations

Mike & Melanie Dower

2020-11-08 22:21:00

Prayers and blessings for both couples from your Black Rock Church family.

Group Member

2020-11-08 22:45:23

Bless you all for your hard work and dedication for spreading the good news and God’s word.

Charlene Day

2020-11-15 17:30:49

Blessings

Anonymous

2020-11-16 15:34:07

Wow, your lives are beautiful testimonies that I can only hope to emulate one day :) Reading about how you led your fathers to Jesus, how you choose to serve Him despite opposition, and how you never complain about your salaries spoke out to me :) You don't know how much you've moved me through your testimonies to cry out to God to do something for Him too :) May the Lord just use you more!

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Wow, your lives are beautiful testimonies that I can only hope to emulate one day :) Reading about how you led your fathers to Jesus, how you choose to serve Him despite opposition, and how you never complain about your salaries spoke out to me :) You don't know how much you've moved me through your testimonies to cry out to God to do something for Him too :) May the Lord just use you more!

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Bless you all for your hard work and dedication for spreading the good news and God’s word.

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