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Glory to God!! This is the sound that is coming out of CEPC Cedar Rapids as we are getting information on this years happenings. The CEPC churches in Africa have been hosting various conferences through out the year and over 3000 people have been attendance at each of the Africa conferences releasing more influence over their regions. Here are some videos from one of our conferences. We want to thank God for Open Bible Churches working with us as affiliates.
Recently we received photos of the Kavinvira church plant starting to build a church between the border of Burundi and DR. Congo. This is a huge placement in getting the gospel spread in that area. With this church we could use it as a base for evangelistic training and ministry equipping to send out more people who want to share the news of Jesus. This church plant took close to $7,000. We are praying for more plants to take place. Plans are already in place to build another church in another area as people are lining up and saying they want to work together in spreading the gospel.
Please pray that the Lord will open a door for a mass crusade to take place soon. Pray for us as we continue working with our brothers and sister in Open Bible and the houses of prayer. Pray that we glorify God in all that we do and that we preach with boldness and in truth.
If you want more information on how you could help or get involved with the church planting and building contact us. Your prayers are always appreciated and received with loving arms.
Dear everyone, On behalf of the local Congolese Communuity of Iowa ,
Community Evangelical Pentecostal Church would like to inform you that we lost 3 members last Thursday , February 4th ,2016 in the Tragedy Car Accident . Saturday , March 5th , 2016 is the Probable date of the Funerals . The Memorial account for the Victims is opened through wells Fargo Bank . You can donate your contribution( s) to our following designated representatives : For the local Congolese Community ,President Peter Nkumu .
Cedar Rapids branch had Teacher Alfani speaking. The message was about Abraham sending his faithful servant to find a wife for Abrahams son.
Genesis 24:13-24 See, I am standing beside this spring, and the daughters of the townspeople are coming out to draw water. May it be that when I say to a young woman, ‘Please let down your jar that I may have a drink,’ and she says, ‘Drink, and I’ll water your camels too’—let her be the one you have chosen for your servant Isaac. By this I will know that you have shown kindness to my master.” Before he had finished praying, Rebekah came out with her jar on her shoulder. She was the daughter of Bethuel son of Milkah, who was the wife of Abraham’s brother Nahor. The woman was very beautiful, a virgin; no man had ever slept with her. She went down to the spring, filled her jar and came up again. The servant hurried to meet her and said, “Please give me a little water from your jar.” “Drink, my lord,” she said, and quickly lowered the jar to her hands and gave him a drink. After she had given him a drink, she said, “I’ll draw water for your camels too, until they have had enough to drink.” So she quickly emptied her jar into the trough, ran back to the well to draw more water, and drew enough for all his camels. Without saying a word, the man watched her closely to learn whether or not the Lord had made his journey successful. When the camels had finished drinking, the man took out a gold nose ring weighing a beka and two gold bracelets weighing ten shekels. Then he asked, “Whose daughter are you? Please tell me, is there room in your father’s house for us to spend the night?” She answered him, “I am the daughter of Bethuel, the son that Milkah bore to Nahor.”
In this scripture we see powerful things taking place. First we have a loving father wanting a wife that would love and honor his son. Second we have a faithful servant that seeks the Lord to honor his master so that he could find the wife for his masters son. Third we have a woman with great virtues serving in love. God has a job for each of us in life. How we serve in those positions is how God will bless us.
Young men should serve their fathers faithfully and their parents will bless their lives as Abraham blessed Isaac with a wife.
If you are a laborer under a boss seek the Lord to help you accomplish the task given to you by your boss.
Young women serve God and obey your parents. As you serve God with faith, God will provide you with a man who is also faithful.
God blesses the faithful. As a church we must remain faithful and generous as Rebecca was. As a church we must serve as Abrahams servant in the church body and in the community. Throughout the whole time we must rely on the Lord to supply a we serve in faith. As church we must take each other's burdens as Rebecca did for a servant, and as the Samaritan woman served Jesus at the well.
John 4:6-14 Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, tired as he was from the journey, sat down by the well. It was about noon. When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, “Will you give me a drink?” His disciples had gone into the town to buy food. The Samaritan woman said to him, “You are a Jew and I am a Samaritan woman. How can you ask me for a drink?” For Jews do not associate with Samaritans. Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.” “Sir,” the woman said, “you have nothing to draw with and the well is deep. Where can you get this living water? Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did also his sons and his livestock?” Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”
Our father in heaven is also faithful to where he gives those of faith living water that will never run dry.
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Powerful conference in Uvira, DR.Congo took place this week. Women from North and South Kivu Province came to experience the power of the Holy Spirit and the gospel being preached. Many took such long walks to where they had to sleep outside the conference room. Please continue to pray that the Lord would keep shaking that region with his love.
Zone into 27 minutes and 34 Seconds into the video. You will see the video of the Orphans CEPC takes care of. We will have to close the doors to receiving orphans soon until we have the finances to build them a building of their own. The Orphanage, the clinic, and the Uvira Church don't have their own facility. They have been working with members of the church coming up with solutions to come up with places of worship and houses to keep the orphans in and feed them. Please continue to pray for financial assistance.
May the Lord Bless You All
Dear Friends of CEPC KENYA,
To all members of the Kakuma and Nairobi ministries we send our prayers and condolences. When we heard the report of what Al-Shabab did to the youth of Kenya we were concerned for you all.
Know that the entire Community Evangelical Pentecostal Church body is praying for you. We are praying for healing to come into Kenya as families are dealing with lost of loved ones. We are also praying for the safe return of those kidnapped during the terrorism attack.
2 Thessalonians 3:16 ESV
"Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in every way. The Lord be with you all."
Isaiah 41:10 ESV
" Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."
Father we call on your name knowing that you are powerful and holy. We acknowledge that you are able to bring peace to the people of Kenya and all African nations. We ask that you protect families and communities affected by the recent attacks oh Lord. We thank you for those are safe thus far Lord and we ask that you bring safety to any that were kidnapped father.
Lord we honor you and ask that your will be done over the People and Nation of Kenya. We come to you for healing and peace father.
In the name of Jesus Christ we pray,
God Bless you all,
Since December the goal for the Head Quarter office in Cedar Rapids has been to visit the Lexington, Kentucky Community Evangelical Pentecostal Chruch Branch.
On Saturday March 28th and Sunday March 29th, Rev Peter M. Shandakwa, Mboyo Ilonga, and two other leaders made a trip to Kentucky to encourage the Leadership. The leaders arrived at 8:30pm on March 28th in Kentucky and held a meeting until 12:50am to discus the goals for the future. Since Head Pastor is no longer in Office, new leadership is being arranged.
With all the changes happening in the CEPC community faith is still growing and numbers are growing. All the leaders around the world want to just say thank you Kentucky for staying so strong. The HQ Office team in Cedar Rapids is planing on coming to visit again very soon and greet most families at their homes and walk in prayer together.
African Community Worship and Equipping Center
Community Evangelical Pentecostal Church