December 2003 : Home
In December 2003 and January 2004 we were blessed to host two different pastors that work with us in Ghana, West Africa and in India. They experienced some new feelings, “”COLD”” “”SNOW”” “”SLEET”” “”SLUSH”” and “”WIND CHILL FACTOR””. Both of these men now know why when I travel to their nations I spend time in the sun. They both have promised me that they will no longer think that I am strange for spending time in the heat of the sun. They both, upon their return to their respective places, have indicated to me they too will spend time in the heat of the sun.
Here is a brief summary of what took place in 2003. Because of the grace of God and your faithful support ELIJAH MINISTRIES had a very fruitful year of ministry. We ministered internationally in new towns and cities in Ghana West Africa, Mindanao Philippines, Brazil, and India. Domestically we ministered close to home and in the Northwest. In all the places God’s mercy and grace was evident. Jesus received more into His kingdom, all manner of sicknesses and diseases healed, those held captive by the enemy where set free. To say it simply, the kingdom of God increased and hell was plundered. In cooperation with local pastors a new church was planted outside the city of Takradi, Ghana. Property was secured for the building of a facility to accommodate The Elijah School of Ministries International in Brenman-Asikuma, Ghana. I was blessed to conduct a Pastors Seminar in Buenavista and helped plant a new church in Caguyan De Oro City, Mindanao Philippines. We also began what we call The Traveling Ministry Training School. We take the Elijah School of Ministry International out to the tribal communities and interior regions. We also started a more traditional training school in Buenavista. This year was the first trip to minister in Brazil. We held crusades in 3 different states and 9 different cities. I also led seminars on evangelism in several of these cities. We returned to India in November. We helped plant a church in the area around Hyderabad and joined with a new Indian pastor and reached out to the Sura Tribe. We began the process of establishing an Elijah School of Ministry International to tribal believers. We also established a Headquarters for ELIJAH MINISTRIES in Hyderabad. From this place we will be able to more effectively reach out to the lost and equip the church. This also enables us to care more for widows and orphans in the area. At this present time 243 churches and ministries have placed themselves under the covering of ELIJAH MINISTRTIES.
As a mission ministry we are directly supporting national pastors, churches and ministries; especially the care of widows and orphans in these nations. We are establishing foundations and equipping laborers. Just writing this brief report to you causes me to become overwhelmed with emotion. I am humbled at the results of the past year and excited at the possibilities of this year. My heart beats with a greater passion as I, by God’s grace, prepare to travel back to West Africa 22 February.
I am so grateful to you. I need you. Together we will EXPERIENCE MORE IN 2004.