Ministry Updates

Strength and courage!

This morning I am reading in the book of Joshua and God gives him a charge to be strong and very courageous. I want to draw your attention though to this particular verse where the Lord says to him: ”ONLY you be strong and very courageous that you may observe to do ALL the law” Joshua 1:7-9. From this scripture we see that only strength and courage are the two ingredients necessary for us to do all the word of God instructs us to do for our good. The main reason why we usually don’t do what God tells us to do is because of the fear of man, what people will think of us. The pharisees came to Jesus in Mark 12:14 and said: ” Teacher,we know that you are a true and cares about no man” We all know though, Jesus does care about all mankind.He went as far as to die to deliver them from Hell. Yet here, we see one of his most precious traits, because when it came to doing His father’s will, he cared less about what anybody thought of him including his own family. But how shall we obtain this strength? The bible tells us in 1 John 2:14: ”I have written unto you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God abides in you.” So we see here that when we feed on the word of God daily, it will make us strong. God will also strengthen us by His Spirit as it says in Ephesians 3:16: ”That He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory to be strengthened with strength by His Spirit in your inner man”. My prayer today is that we will go deeper in God’s word and pray that God will strengthen us by His Spirit and the result of this will be courage. Courage is natural byproduct of being strengthened, empowered and filled by the Holy Spirit. Acts 4:31 says that after they had prayed, the place where they were gathered was shaken and they were filled with the Holy Spirit and spake the word of God with boldness(courage, without fear). Father, help us in this we pray in Jesus name. Amen.

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5 years in ministry

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Five years ago this June,  is when the Lord started us in full time ministry. Now this June, we had so much happening that it did not occur to us that 5 year celebration was due. I am reminded this morning to give God thanks for His faithfulness and His grace bestowed upon us freely. Help us this day celebrate His goodness. Since then He has multiplied us both naturally and spiritually. We started out ministering to our relatives  and acquaintances first here then in Africa. Afterward, He sent us to the nation of Kenya where we ministered in about 10 different cities,june 2011 in Busia Kenya 023 then back to North America where He led  us to share his goodness in about 20 states and 2 provinces.2014 jan 1133 The Lord has expanded our territory and grown the ministry and this brings us to a place of need for volunteers at this time to join in this ministry the Lord has called us to fulfill. Three teams come to mind namely: an intercessory team; a finance team and a technology team.  Would you take time to pray and seek the Lord where He would have you be part  of ? The intercessory team would be for anyone who has a burden to intercede for us as family and a ministry. A finance team would be composed of anyone who either wants to be a monthly financial partner or simply anyone who would want to be included in any mail that addresses any financial needs we may have as a family and ministry. Lastly the technology team would be for anyone who is gifted in different areas of  technology such as website design etc.. and would like to help us in this capacity. We look forward to hearing from you.

Great is Your Faithfulness oh Lord! This is your doing, it is marvelous in our sight!.

Pitana &  Nadia

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Ministry Updates

It’s your turn!

Today in church, we were reminded the importance and goodness of sharing our story. Pitana and I enjoy sharing our stories everywhere we go and pointing out how Jesus is woven in our stories. Even those who would usually not want us to share our faith with them, want to hear our story and in so doing, they can’t deny the goodness of our Savior. But perhaps this time, it can be your turn. Share with us what God is or has done in your life. What is your story and how does God show up in your story?
Psalm 107:2-3 Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story – those he redeemed from the hand of the foe, those he gathered from the lands, from east and west, from north and south.

We are looking forward to reading your story and praising God with you. To God be the glory!

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Encouragement

The name of Jesus

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Hello Friends,

I want to magnify the name of Jesus for the great wonders He has done for my family time and time again.Paul the apostle said in Colossians 3:17, ‘whatever you do, in word or in deed, do it ALL in the name of the Lord Jesus.’ My family learned first hand the power in the name  of Jesus. Some years ago, one night, one of our sons went to bed fine and an hour or so after, my wife and I were going to go to bed and as the regular routine we check on the children and to our shock, our son’s eyes were still open. So as I approached, I found out that he could not talk or do anything no matter what we did, he was just looking at us without speech struck dumb. In such a moment all the eloquence in your prayers leaves you and we called our pastor at the time and left him a message to pray for us and we just started to say JESUS, JESUS, JESUS and the song that the Lord gave to us in that moment was the song : Jesus your name is power, Jesus your name is might, Jesus your name will break every stronghold, Jesus your name is might. In the middle of singing the song, the Spirit of God said to my wife, command the devil to let go of  your son and she said, “in the name of Jesus, devil, I command you to let go of  my son.” That very moment our son started to cry and was able to respond to us and talk again. If you think you don’t have an enemy, you are joking. Yet people ask why did evil happen to such and such a good person? Don’t you know that the Bible says that the afflictions(troubles) of the righteous are many but the Lord delivers him out of them ALL? Yet there are people who don’t believe that Jesus also said, “that in my name you shall cast out devils.” The most powerful prayer I have seen is to say JESUS, JESUS, JESUS and keep saying it until you receive your deliverance. The Bible says that whosoever (not some) shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be delivered. Friends, there are moments of despair when you don’t know what to say, how to say it, how to formulate cute prayers, the only thing that can come out your mouth is this precious name of Jesus and my,my, does it work wonders! I could write not just a book but books of many wonders, deliverances, healings and miracles we have seen as we cried the name of  Jesus. The name of Jesus is the threat to the enemy. Apostles of old were threatened not to teach or preach in the name of Jesus. People will converse freely with you about God but if you mention the name of Jesus, you will know their true colors. The name of Jesus is like an envelope where you put your prayers and anything you send to God the father. If the envelope doesn’t have the name of Jesus on it, you can count on it, you have wasted your time, it will not be received! The bible says: Put on the Lord Jesus. Why do you need to do that? Because unless God the father sees His son upon you, covering you, by yourself you have nothing whatsoever to offer.  “What shall I do to be saved?” you ask: Believe in the Lord Jesus and YOU SHALL BE SAVED.

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We are excited!

Good morning friends,

We trust that you are all well. We enjoy hearing from you and are blessed to hear how God is at work in some of your lives. We are also always willing to pray with you through whatever you are facing, so feel free to contact us.

A lot has happened since returning to BC this past August. We had a few birthdays: with Jeremiah turning 10! Elizah 3! I (Nadia) 32 and baby Jairus turned 1!!!

We started our new homeschooling year, now teaching 3 children. Our latest student, Wonder (5), just got enrolled in grade 1, skipping Kindergarten which she worked on last year!We got a different car after watching our much loved van be taken to the dump. But, we are enjoying our new ride and are thankful for God’s provision and faithfulness. After looking for a rental for a month, we found one that was vacant and were able to move in 2 days! Pitana had found a temporary job to cover for the extra expenses and was working full time and yet moving us and trying to unpack. What a busy time it was! He was so exhausted after the road trip, then got a physically demanding labor work which made me get on my knees. God is so faithful to provide. A group of 7 students at Trinity Western came and spent over 3 hrs helping unpack and organize our  new house. (Part of their community service). What a tremendous help!

But the greatest news and change for us, which we are so excited about, is that we are expecting our 6th child due in May.

Currently, we are praying, and planning for our next mission trip to Africa end of 2016. We will share more about that in the near future.

Thank you for continuing to keep us in your prayers,

Pitana and Nadia

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