Romans 15: 20-21

Yea, so have I strived to preach the gospel, not where Christ was named, lest I should build upon another man’s foundation:  But as it is written, To whom he was not spoken of, they shall see: and they that have not heard shall understand.

2 Cor.  10: 15-16

Not boasting of things without our measure, that is, of other  men’s labours: but having hope, when your faith is increased, that we shall be enlarged by you according to our rule abundantly. To preach the gospel in the regions beyond you, and not to boast in another man’s line of things made ready to our hand.

  • In other to win more souls to the Kingdom of God, so that our churches will grow numerically, breaking new frontiers with the gospel of Christ must be our major occupation. The scripture above is very clear about it.
  • Let me begin by stressing that at no time in history is evangelism compulsory than now as the coronavirus is putting the whole world in disarray. This is the right time to rescue people before the virus takes them away to eternity without Christ. The onus of reaching unbelievers in this generation wherever they are located with the gospel lies on the believers of this generation.
  • A cursory look will quickly show us that what is happening in our churches today is not real growth but church members migrating from one denomination to another. Substantial growth will occur when we begin to reach the unbelievers wherever we may find them. In Africa today majority of such people could be found in “completely” rural areas (some places are semi rural and semi urban). I am not talking about such places.
  • In my over thirty years in the mission field I have seen places that no vehicle had never been to. I was in one of such places (Pata keji – Ifo Local Government, Ogun State, Nigeria) with my 504 Peogeot in 1994. On that occasion, my car went through over grown weeds to reach the place. Today, we have a church there and yet there is no road there. Brother and sister Rotimi and Kemi Afunso, our missionaries in Asa Onigunuko are over seeing the church there. Sister Kemi Afunso treks about 16 kilometres every Sunday to hold Sunday worship service with members. I just mention this as an example. There are many of such places in Nigeria and all over Africa.
  • Even in some of our cities and towns there are places without churches while some areas are over churched. IT IS A FOOD FOR THOUGHT.

 

Let me close this brief with the wordings of my song recorded in 1990.

“GO WHERE THE SINNERS ARE”

Chorus: Go where the sinners are/2ce
Go and tell them about Jesus
Go where the sinners are

  1. Tell them about His death
    And His resurrection
    To deliver them from eternal hell
    Go where the sinners are
  2. Jesus command us to go
    All over the whole world
    Preaching the gospel
    To every creature
  3. Everyday we clap hands
    Shouting Hallelujah
    Sinners are dying
    The church is clapping
    Go where the sinners are
  4. You find them on the mountain
    You find them in the valleys
    In the Prison yard in the villages
    Go where the sinners are
  5. You find the cities
    You find them in the markets
    All around you, they crying and dying
    Go where the sinners are
  6. Get ready right now
    Be a soldier for The Lord
    To conquer the world and free the captives
    Go where the sinners are

Background:

Adigun, located in Ona-Ara Local Government, Oyo State is a village that has political significance among the other villages surrounding her. Adigun inhabitants are majorly idol worshipers and their major business is farming. Adigun has only one church which is 103 years old as at year 2020. The church built in 1917 has become a ceremonial church with all sorts of religious ceremonies.

The Journey

Pastors Taiwo Oyeyipo and Olorunleke Olatide left for Adigun from Worldhope Ministries in Badeku on Monday 15th to Monday 22nd June, 2020, with father’s blessings from Rev. Idowu Animasawun. The prayers really worked as we experienced mighty power of God.

 

The journey

We were able to pay a visit to nine (9) surrounding villages. God gave us the grace to minister and 19 souls were won for Christ in the surrounding villages.
We ran visitations and evangelism on daily basis both in the morning and the evening, sleeping late at night everyday because people kept coming to us as they saw the move of God.

THE TESTIMONIES

We had testimonies ranging from healings of diverse ailments, family reconciliation and salvation, and long standing community grudges. A divorced couple were also re-united.
Initially, at Adigun we were told not to hold open air programme because of Covid-19 but when God stepped into the community, they requested for a prayer meeting which we held for two days. About 60 people attended.
Olorunleke preached on forgiveness and salvation while deliverance sessions were conducted by Pastor Taiwo and the community rejoiced. Twenty of them confessed Christ.
We sent back to Rev. Idowu Animasawun for new bibles which he graciously sent and we gave them to the new converts.
Evangelist Kehinde Emmanuel visited and brought some refreshment for us.

Due to the numbers of saved souls, there is need for discipleship and follow-up; which the Pastor in the church there cannot handle, Worldhope Ministries will liaise with him by making use of the existing church as a point of contact. We have tentatively planned a crusade for August that will bring many communities together. Pray along with us for more grace and resources. The logistics are very many and difficult.

Presently, Pastor Shola is leading Worldhope Church workers from Badeku to Adigun and environs every Wednesday for follow-up.

Needs:

For now, we have one motor bike. We presently need two more to fasten our village outreach efforts as there are still many communities to be reached with the gospel. The cost is N250,000 each. God bless you.

For now, we have one motor bike. We presently need two more to fasten our village outreach efforts as there are still many communities to be reached with the gospel. The cost is N250,000 each. God bless you.

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