Dear Partners and Friends:
As we approach the end of the year, the Scripture verses that are most applicable to me are “For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given: and the government shall be upon His shoulder: and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6); ‘And she shall bring forth a Son, and thou shalt call His name JESUS: for He shall save His people from their sins (Matthew 1:21); ‘For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. (Luke 2:11)” KJV.
As believers and receivers of this grace and mercy, we too can rejoice as the wise men with exceeding great joy (Matthew11:10). Hallelujah to the KING of Kings and LORD of Lords!
MINISTRY “Highlights” of 2016…
SAMUEL PROSPECT LORD’S CHAPEL (Founding CHURCH)
Salvation/ Baptism (3) one male, two females and (1) Restoration
LFTS College Enrollment (4)
Three are currently attending: two males and one female. Unavoidable circumstances prevented one from attending regularly, but will resume studies in January.
REVIVAL (Four Days) at Founding Church
Theme: “A time to Rebuild” Nehemiah (1:3-5; 2:11-18) KJV.
It was a time of healing and restoration for all Lord’s Chapel Churches as the guest minister and wife ministered in Word and Deliverance. The services were well attended and closed out Sunday evening with a new fervor of commitments from the ministers and members as well.
CALABAR LCC (Yvonne Taylor, Pastor)
is in a building project as mentioned in a previous newsletter. They recently did a fund-raising drive and netted enough resources to purchase sufficient building blocks to complete the structure and are seeking support from a community building company that helps churches by putting on a roof free of cost. What a blessing! The church is presenting this project to the company for their approval. Prayers of “favor” are needed. In your prayer time, kindly, remember Calabar LCC and their zeal to finish well.
WAKEFIELD LCC (Dalhia Jarrett, Pastor)
roof needs renovation. The church is presently in a fund-raising drive. The building was painted and new pews were made by the pastor’s husband whose
trade is woodwork. The building looks great!
CANAAN and DEESIDE LCC
A group from Pastor John McLendon’s God Why Church in Hendersonville, TN, will arrive on January 1, to work on the Canaan’s LCC. The students at LFTS are excited about becoming a ministry team to labor in that district the first of the year. These two churches are the primary goals for 2017. By God’s grace and the help of the Holy Spirit, there shall be signs of realization before the end of 2017. Your prayers are greatly desired!
THE JOY OF CHRISTMAS FOR THE CHILDREN AND INDIGENTS TOOK PLACE ON FRIDAY AT THE CHURCH
Food was prepared and distributed (where needed). Three generous saints of the Most High made all this possible.
The children’s feast consisted of french fries (a luxury), french fried chicken, hot rolls, and soda pops. “The icing on the cake” was Orange/pineapple ice-cream on a cone served with a two-color cake topped with white/blue icing. One child, spoke out with excitement, “I could eat ice-cream all day and all night, because I love it,” It blessed the cooks and onlookers to watch the children eat as much as they could while having fun.
Another blessing was feeding the indigents a full-course hot meal which is an annual treat. They receive a hot meal bi-monthly, but at the end of the year their meal includes of a large cup of hot soup filled with pieces of goat meat, vegetables and dumplings. They love it! The local/native name is Power water. Also included are three pieces of French-Fried chicken, Curry goat, Rice/peas, String beans, Cabbage slaw, Sodas and Fruit cake. We prepared about 35 meals which were packed and taken to their homes.
Another blessing was that one of our generous donor’s provided enough funds to make large purchases of food. Thirteen bags were packed. Some were distributed at the church and others were sent to the shut-ins, widows and church mothers. They were very thankful for food provided for their Christmas along with snacks that they cannot afford for their little ones. The staples were cereals, flour, corn meal, tin meats, milk, sugar, beans, peas, etc – enough to sustain them through the week. And the cooks were able to get a chicken each from the surplus. God is mindful of His people and their need!
May your life be filled with abundance and riches from the Lord’s provision is my prayer for you. On the behalf of the Lord’s Chapel Family and myself, we wish you all a glorious Christmas, and a New Year filled with the blessings and favor ofthe Lord.
Yours for the Kingdom,
Missionary to Jamaica