Sabbath, December 30, 2006
“And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.” Mark 16:15, 16.
In the bid to achieve the long-term objectives of the General Conference Committee to reach new missions in Africa, we have planned to enter as many new territories as possible. Among the foremost countries targeted are Nigeria, which is located in West Africa, and Chad, which is located in the heart of Africa.
Nigeria is the most densely populated country in Africa, with over 180 million people. From this country we have several calls coming from individuals who are interested to learn the Reformation Truth. In Chad, also, we have received calls from interested persons who wish to know more about the IMS SDA Reform truth. A decided and well determined action is needed urgently to answer these calls. This will hasten our bid to enter North Africa, where Islam is dominant. It is interesting to mention here that nearly all African countries below the Equator have been reached by the Reformation message and now we are forging our way toward North African countries, of which only few have being entered.
By your generous gift through the special Sabbath School offering it will be possible to enter and work in these new territories, so that new souls may be won for the present truth. May God inspire your heart to give bountifully with the clear view of the Bible promise: “But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully. Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.” 2 Corinthians 9:6, 7.
Parmenas N. Shirima