Old 160 KW gen. removed
KW gen installed
Generators are important in Niamey, the capital city of Niger,
where we live. In fact, on a recent 40ft container which arrived
from the US, there were 6 or more generators for missionaries.
With frequent power outages, many are relying on backup generators
to keep them going during the hot days and nights. We were grateful
for our backup generator as we were having ADDITIONAL outages
due to an overloaded transformer for our block, whose safety
breaker kept switching off during peak usage; usually from 8:30
11pm, right when we were trying to go to sleep. We had
asked for prayer for over 6 months, that the transformer would
be replaced with a larger one. We didnt have much hope,
as the citys electric company struggles to keep up with
repairs. Some have been waiting for years to have a new transformer
installed. Several weeks ago, we were surprised by a call that
our transformer was to be changed out. Since then, our evenings
have been transformed from darkness to light! We still have frequent
power outages, including in the evenings, but only when it is
the whole city, or our side of the river. Continue to pray that
the city power outages would be resolved AND thank you for praying.
God was gracious in answering our prayers.
Just as a new transformer renewed power, hope and rest to weary
minds and bodies, we are reminded that God is in the process
of renewing us and transforming lives. In Romans 12:2 we are
told; not to conform to the pattern of this world but to
be transformed by the renewing of our mind. Often, work,
ministry and other things overload our minds and they trip off
the transforming power of the Holy Spirit. Spending time, daily,
in Gods word and time with Him in prayer and meditation
ensures our minds will be daily transformed and we will be
able to test and approve what Gods will ishis good,
pleasing and perfect will. As we are transformed, the lives
of those we work with and seek to evangelize will be transformed
thru the God Story Project
Bilimpo and Steve, from our ACEN Church had the privilege to
attend a translation training seminar in October for the God
Story Project. http://www.gods-story.org
The seminar was held in Tamale, Ghana, a two day bus trip from
Niamey. It was hosted by Jesse Walters, from our supporting
church, Grace Baptist in Evans, GA. Pastor Bryan and Brent were
able to assist with the missions trip and seminar. We are grateful
for the transformation that is occurring in Nigerien lives through
the God Story in several languages already. Pastor Bilimpo and
Steve will be translating the God Story into Gourmantchement
over the next 6 months.
They will then return to Ghana to put the translation into
an audio format that follows the story book presentation. This
program will be used for evangelism to more than 250,000 Gourma
speaking people in the Niger-Burkina Faso region. Pray for Gods
Word to go forth and transform lives as we continue to partner
with the God Story Project and Grace Baptist Church.
November 16-19th there will be a city wide evangelism
festival hosted by the Association of Missions and Evangelical
Churches of Niger (AMEEN). During the day medical clinics will
be held throughout the city and in the evenings, a time of preaching
and spiritual transformation in peoples lives. Pray that Gods
word will go forth. Pray that the evangelical churches, including
our ACEN Church, will follow up in planting new brothers and
sisters into the local church, seeking to disciple these new
believers into strong mature men and women of God. That we might
all grow up in the body of Christ.
Embracing what God does for you is the
best thing you can do for him.
Don't become so
well-adjusted to your
culture that you fit into
without even thinking.
fix your attention on God.
You'll be changed
from the inside out.
Readily recognize what he
you, and quickly respond to it.
Unlike the culture around you,
dragging you down to its
level of immaturity,
God brings the best out of you, develops
well-formed maturity in you.
Transformation thru Education
and Micah are being daily transformed by attending school at
Sahel Academy. They are learning of Gods creativity and
plan for their lives through studies in; math, science, Bible,
music, PE, social studies, art and so much more.
We are grateful for the privilege they have in receiving a good
education based upon principles found in Gods word. Pray
with us for donors who would give
toward their annual schooling need of $6,000.
If you would like to give toward their schooling needs, you
may send a gift to:
Maxwell Ministries, 5432 Theresa Way, Livermore, CA. 94550.
Make the check out to Maxwell Ministries and put on the memo: