John and Babette Wood, and Buingo Mateene are co-founders of Glory Honor Africa. John and Babette have dedicated their lives to serving Christ around the world. Other than in the USA, they have lived in three countries: Philippines, Belgium and South Korea. John says that he has touched down in sixty-six different countries and has ministered in forty-five of them…
Jesus taught us to pray: “Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” Kingdom impact begins when the people of God not only pray the the words but look for ways to do the loving and gracious will of God in their own communities. The following stories illustrate the transformation that manifests itself in the lives of individuals, families and whole communities when the people of God put the Lord’s Prayer into action.
Ezekiel was a young evangelist who came to talk with John after a training session. Ezekiel was frustrated because after several years of doing door to door evangelism, only twelve people in the community had put their faith in Christ. John encouraged Ezekiel to not only speak about the gospel, but to demonstrate it by doing good works in the community.
Following a training session, one family took to heart the commandment to “love your neighbor as yourself” Mark 12:31. One of their pigs was about to have a litter, so the family decided to give the firstborn piglet to a very poor family in their neighborhood. The average litter size is eight to twelve piglets, and often several of them do not survive. But this time, the pig gave birth to seventeen piglets and all survived.
Reverend Buingo and his Samaritan Strategy team have been training churches in towns just outside of the grand city of Kinshasa. As a result of the training and mentoring, twelve churches, from different backgrounds and denominations, began working together to provide vocational training for teenage mothers. Recently, the twelve pastors along with Rev.
Ebenezer was a small church in a poor community. Some of the church members hardly had enough to provide food for their own families. But in spite of the poverty, the church believed in the Biblical truth that we are blessed to be a blessing. As a result, they decided to take two offerings during every worship service. The first offering was the traditional passing of the plate for coins and bills.
For the earth will be as full of the knowledge of the LORD’s glory as water covering the sea.”- Hab. 2:14 The people of God in DR Congo are found everywhere in their country. They are poised to shine forth the Lord’s glory, yet the people of Congo are among the world’s poorest. We can be of help so that they can shine forth the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ throughout Central Africa and beyond.
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