Letter from Mike: Year in Review – 2018
We are nearing the end of another year in this world! As we look at the political upheaval in our country and see the unrest among the nations of the earth, we are witnessing the great controversy being acted out right before our eyes. We are told that “the world is a theater; the actors, its inhabitants, are preparing to act their part in the last great drama. With the great masses of humanity, there is no unity, except as men confederate to accomplish their selfish purposes. God is looking on. His purposes regarding His rebellious subjects will be fulfilled. The world has not been given into the hands of men, though God is permitting the elements of confusion and disorder to bear sway for a season. A power from beneath is working to bring about the last great scenes in the drama…” Testimonies for the Church, Vol. 8, 27, 28.
As I look back on this past year, I see how God is using Mission Projects International to hasten His coming! I praise the Lord for the faithful laborers in the vineyard who are preaching Revelation’s last warning message to Earth. This past year, Pastor Agamah and his team of Bible workers in Togo, West Africa, brought one Pentecostal and two Baptist pastors to a knowledge of the truth. These pastors are now employed in preaching the Three Angels’ Messages in their local areas. The faithful workers in Uganda are establishing churches in areas where there has previously been no Adventist presence. Pastor James and his wife Jane are retired from work, but not from laboring to win souls to Christ; and Pastor Alex is raising up churches in unentered villages in eastern Uganda. In Malawi, the Lord is indeed blessing Brother Golden in his work among the Muslims. In the past year and a half, Mission Projects International has helped Golden build seven churches in cities and villages across this central African country. God is multiplying converts by the hundreds through the ministry and labors of Golden and his group of faithful Bible workers. In Senegal, Sister Deborah Ndione is in the process of building a medical clinic to reach people through the health message. In Panama, the Acosta family continues to minister through the health message, agriculture, child evangelism, Bible studies and more. Pastor Thomas Ongasa of the Democratic Republic of Congo is currently making plans to use radio evangelism to reach the twenty-six French-speaking countries in Africa. Also in the Congo, more than one hundred Bible workers are now working to establish churches in this nation’s dark areas.
Through these and many other dedicated workers that could not be mentioned, thousands of Bible studies have been conducted and thousands have attended evangelistic meetings. Churches have been built, Bibles have been distributed, Spirit of Prophecy books have been printed, the destitute have been helped, children have been lifted from despair and hundreds have been baptized into the message we hold so dear.
Praise God for what He is doing! Also, thank you for all your prayers and support. Without your partnership, these workers could not be working, and these hundreds and thousands of lives could not have been touched. You make each of these projects possible!