Kenya-based Continuing Church of God Pastor Evans Ochieng sent the following report today related to the work in his part of Africa and receiving used laptop computers a few days ago:
Greetings to all our brethren worldwide. I am sure everyone who is truly called by God to His end time Church must and should always be happy for we wait to be kings and priest when Christ will return with His Kingdom to this planet earth.
God has a master plan and we know that. We live because of Him and if it were not so, we would have been dead. We all have sinned and became short in the glory of God but because of his mercy, we still live to do his will. We should always pray until when God will return and how I wish that the kingdom may come soon so that most of us who have stay with Lord should continue to stay with the Lord and not me moved with all the various calamities that has hit the world at large.
There is something to notice in the book of Micah 6:1
“ Hear you now what the Lord saith, Arise, contend thou before the mountains and let the hills hear his voice”
Many may take this verse for granted and not just many but also those in Christian organizations.
Why would I say so?
Because they don’t think it is their responsibility to fulfil Matthew 24:14 and Matthew 28:19. Many organizations think that it was the work of Hebert Armstrong to help call many to God, well that is not false but have we ever asked ourselves why the end has not come if it was only for Herbert Armstrong to do it as it says in Matthew 24:14
“And this Gospel of the kingdom shall be preached to all the world as a witness to all nations and then shall the end come.”
We should all know that there is, for all of us, the duty to preach/support the gospel until the end come.
Many have been asking why the Continuing Church Of God is growing day by day.
Some even complain about that.
I want to let everyone know that there are many organizations that have much money but they don’t preach the truth and there will be no need to fellowship with such because the will not direct you to everlasting life.
It is God that calls people and only his people to Him and we are sure that Continuing Church of God is part of the end time Church and that God is calling his chosen people to his true Church. Matthew 7:18:
“ A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruits neither can corrupt tree bring forth good fruits” It is how fruitful the Continuing Church Of God is the only God’s true end time church. Vs 20 “ Wherefore by their fruit you shall know them”
Why should anybody go against the will of Him who sent us into the world to preach the gospel?
The work in AFRICA is growing day by day. Many people are contacting us from every corner just because of the very truth that CONTINUING CHURCH OF GOD is trying to dig out from the Bible. We all know that every true thing we need is within the Bible but many take it for granted and are not willing to have the responsibility as theirs.
Let me just mention where the Continuing Church Of God has congregations in this region:
1- In Western Province we have one congregation.
2- In Nairobi we have 3 new congregations
3- In Rift Valley province, we have 4 new congregations.
4- In Nyanza province we have 17 congregations.
5- And in Tanzania we have 5 congregations.
So even if the Continuing Church Of God has billions of US dollars, could we pay for everyone to be in the Church? Or has
everyone ever seen any advertisement by Continuing Church Of God that we would pay people so they may join?
I am not saying it is always bad to criticize aspects of the work being done by Continuing Church Of God, but we should know that they even criticized our Savior on various occasions so who are we not to be criticized?
We are not only ones preaching the Gospel in public. But as you can see, we are getting everyone ready for the coming of Christ.
You could witness that when we had the youth camp last year December (2014).
So God is doing the work and none can stop it.
As a means of fulfilling both Matthew 24:14 and Matthew 28:19, the Continuing Church Of God has been able to donate laptops to Kenya to help eradicated illiteracy among brethren and to make it easy in preaching the Gospel.
Below are the things that the Laptops will help.
1: Help in the translations of teachings into various languages.
2: Help in reaching the brethren as sending in weekly news letters (the Letters to the Brethren) can be read in every congregation that received a laptop.
3: Help teach the young children as away of preparing then for leaders tomorrow.
4 The laptops will help a lot in keeping church records
Those are just some few important field the laptops will help. Here are some of the comments from two of those who have received the laptops:
I am grateful to see for the first time that our brethren from the United States have donated to us laptops. It is pleasure because the laptops will help in areas like making it easy for translation of the teachings from English to other languages, making communications easier between brethren in African and the world at large, helping eradicate computer illiteracy among the children and all the brethren, helping in spreading the word of God to all the world, and helping in storage of Church Documents. May God bless everyone who help donated the laptops to us.
I hereby say thank you for the good work done as I have received the laptop today on 9/1/2015 (January 9, 2015). I am seeing some light before me. This will help do God’s work as that is what we are called to do during these hard times. It will help reach every community easy. It will help me translate the teachings from English to Ekegussii. Pray for God’s work in Kenya. Thank you.
May God sincerely bless our brethren who made it possible to have the laptops sent to us. God willing we can see great income from it.
Thank you all and may God bless you.
BOOKS AND MAGAZINES
I would like to thank Dr Bob Thiel and Continuing Church of God for the big work and much effort that he has put to promote the work in AFRICA through books and magazines.
Translation of Magazines in Swahili has made the church to do a big role in reaching many people both in Kenya and Tanzania. I will have my trip to Tanzania where I am going to baptize a lady and after that I will visit all our groups in Tanzania. During this trip I will carry some laptops for our translator in Tanzania Mr Simon who will help us to translate magazines in Swahili.
I am congratulating our brother Bill Wedekind who has done a wonderful work to help Africans to eradicate computer illiteracy among us. This will help people especially in the Continuing Church of God to understand and get access to the information easily and this will also enhance the communication among the individuals in Africa. It will also help brethren to get weekly updates easily.
May God bless all those who donated the laptops. Also I thank Shipley’s Shoice that has donated the laptops.
19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:19-20)
That is what we are trying to do, and as Evan’s letter shows, that is something that we have been doing.
Pastor and Overseer
Continuing Church of God
Some items of possibly related interest may include:
Continuing Church of God The group striving to be most faithful amongst all real Christian groups to the word of God. To see how CCOG has done so far, here is a sermon Continuing Church of God (CCOG) first year anniversary: What has been accomplished? Here is a written link to a version of that sermon in the Spanish language: Aniversario del primer año de la Continuación de la Iglesia de Dios: ¿Qué se ha cumplido?
CCOG.ASIA We in the Continuing Church of God also have the url www.ccog.asia which has a focus on Asia and has various articles in Mandarin Chinese as well as some in English, plus some items in other Asian languages. 我们在继续神的教会也提供此网址 www.ccog.asia, 关注于亚洲并且有各种各样的中英文文章，其中一些用菲律宾语翻译的文章也正在进行中，准备添加到这个网站中。
CCOG.NZ This is a website targeted towards those in New Zealand and others with English interest.
CCOG.IN This is a website targeted towards those of Indian heritage. It has a link to an edited Hindi translation of The Mystery of the Ages and is expected to have more non-English language materials in the future.
CCOG.EU This is a website targeted toward Europe. It has materials in more than one language (currently it has English, Dutch, and Serbian, with links also to Spanish) and it is intended to have additional language materials added.
CDLIDD.ES La Continuación de la Iglesia de Dios. This is the Spanish language website for the Continuing Church of God.
PNIND.PH Patuloy na Iglesya ng Diyos. This is the Philippines website Continuing Church of God. It has information in English and Tagalog.
The Final Phase of the Work What is the final phase of the work? Who will lead it? Do you have the courage to support it? Here is a related YouTube video titled The Final Phase of the Work. The written article has been translated into Spanish La Fase Final de la Obra.
Leading the Final Phase of the Work Matthew 24:14 teaches “And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come ” will be fulfilled and RCG is not the group doing this. Who is leading the final phase of the work? What did Herbert Armstrong and the old WCG teach about that and about prophets? Does Bob Thiel meet the criteria that the Bible and the old WCG set? What is the proof? What has the Continuing Church of God been doing? This is a sermonette length video.