Just Got this email today from Emmale Siakpobi, A Pastor from Edo State, Nigeria. Please The Church Of God He Shepherds needs Bibles Urgently (King James Version Preferably), please assist them and encourage them, and God will reward you abundantly as you do so in Christ Jesus! Amen!
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Greetings in Jesus name,
May this letter find you blessed in Christ. I am writing from West
Africa and it is a blessing getting to you in the other part of the
world. It is my prayer that you become a friend of me and the local
church here. I got your email when I searching online and got into the
web site and I know that it is God’s arrangement.
By His grace I am a Believer bought and washed by the Blood of Jesus
Christ. I am married with three children. I am a pastor of a small
local church non denominational or affiliated to anybody. The church
was founded in 2006 and now has about 30 members. I gave my life to
Christ in 1987 when I was still in the high school at Zaria. A campus
fellowship student by name Femi was my roommate at school and his life
of faithfulness unto Christ and his prayer and teaching me the Bible
led me to Christ. This Brother told me then that he sensed that God
was going to use me for His cause. I was never ready to hear that
because my dream or thought was never in the ministry but to finish my
studies and get a nice job. Five years after school and already
working I started having the stronger urge and sensing that God was
calling me but I kept on putting it off my heart because my job and
life was sweet to me and I felt I needed nothing else. One day a guest
speaker was ministering in our church and he singled me out in a crowd
of over a thousand and told me that God has called me to the ministry
and cannot hide. After he left I told my pastor that I have accepted
and my pastor and other elders of the church prayed with me. I
immediately joined and headed the evangelical outreach of the church
and I saw many coming to Christ in the outreach. I let go of my job in
2005 and returned to Edo my State. I joined a small local church and
was assisting the pastor as the second pastor. In January 13th 2007 a
pastor of a little church of about five families in my area walked up
to me telling me that he is leaving the state to his home state where
the Lord has asked him to go and start the work. He said he has been
praying for over a month that the Lord has asked him to tell me to
take over the little church he founded 2006. I have not had
relationship with this pastor before now so it amazed me. He asked me
to pray to ask the Lord. I did prayed and without wasting time I knew
the Lord ask me to hold that little church and that was how I became
the pastor of this church called Victory Chapel. The church is a
growing church and we meet at a temporary rented building. We are
earthly rich but rich in Christ, riches that will last for eternity.
2 Timothy 2:15 “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman
that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth”.
The reason why I am writing is to appeal for your assistance in the
area of a Study Bible which will be of help to me in my research and
study of the bible as well as lesson preparation as a pastor, and
bibles for our aged members. These items are very scarce here. We are
in need of 1 Dakes Annotated Reference Bible. It is a very good study Bible for
ministers of the gospel. Please help me for it. There are many in our
local church who do not have bibles and cannot afford to buy. I want
to specifically make a request for the elderly ones who cannot work
and earn money to buy for themselves. There are 12 of such very old
fathers and mothers in our church who read and understand English and
they are very devoted. Please on their behalf I request that you send
them 12 Bibles the very big letters which is the super giant print 18
point type would be preferable for them because of their sight. We
would also appreciate used bibles provided the pages are complete.
Bibles are needed in King James Version, English. Thank you for
considering this request. And as you help to meet this kingdom need
the Lord will bless you finance abundantly. If you send the bibles
through post office a registered postage the bibles will get to us
safely. I was told at the post office that EMS postage or post office
insured mail is safer and without charge. My home and postal address
is GPO 3971, Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria. Please write when you get
my mail. I do not have full access to internet but I can check at
least three times weekly. Ecclesiastes 11:1 “Cast thy bread upon the
waters: for thou shall find it after many days”
Continue to be obedient and the Lord will honour you in His time.
Exodus 19:5, the Lord spoke to the children of Israel through Moses
saying: “Now therefore, if you will obey my voice indeed, and keep my
covenant, then you shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all
people: for all the earth is mine:…”
The Lord bless you and keep you in His perfect love.
In His Service,
P.s, Please pray for the persecuted Christians attacked by Boko Haram
Muslims in Nigeria.
May God Bless Nigeria, America And Israel And Take Care Of Us; May God Make His Face Shine Upon Us, And Be Gracious To Us; May The Lord Lift Up His Countenance Upon Us, And Give Us Peace, In Jesus Christ Name, We Pray! Amen!
May The Grace The Lord Jesus Christ, And The Love Of God, And The Fellowship Of The Holy Spirit Be With You All. Amen!