Thank you for joining with us in partnership through your prayers and your financial giving during 2010. It has made all the difference in D R Congo and around the world.
Richard and Kathy are working on “A Year in review” report, which we will be sharing with you later. In the meantime, we will tell you about one event that took us all by surprise, which Richard shares as follows:
“The Governor asked the Directors of all the radio stations and TVs to come to his mansion for dinner at 7 PM on December 27 to discuss his first 100 days in service. Before he came into the hall, I was sitting at the far end of a long banquet table. (There was a huge buffet along the side.) The Governor entered and called for his Director in charge to rearrange the seating. He asked me to take the first seat next to him. Then he asked me to say Grace before they began eating! Normally, each one would have already begun to eat. Praying at all is quite a change for these kinds of meetings. The Governor even included in his final remarks that "we even began in prayer before eating!" So we had a very enjoyable first encounter discussing his first 100 days of service. The Governor had a long presentation in which he referred to ”Radio Kahuzi” or “Richard” quite a few times, which gives me some hope he may try to help us make the changes we need in government regulation, as that was the gist of his plan, to meet in another 100 days to see how much change he and each one of us are able to achieve as we work forward.
After the banquet, I presented him with a black box containing his Christmas and New Year cards, along with a gift of seven Galcom radios, and a Swahili Scofield Bible. He asked me to show him how the radios work and was pleased he could connect his ear-plug cord into the radio, since he always has one in his left ear for his telephone, etc. He said he may buy a fifth telephone to monitor the call-ins from journalists and directors...All his telephones were ringing during our time with him.”
As you can see, God continues to use Richard and Kathy in a very strategic time and place to further the outreach of the Gospel. We know each one of us are to be a “peculiar” people –sanctified and set apart. I am sure Richard and Kathy feel peculiar in another way…for Richard he must wonder…how in the world did I get here from growing up in a little town of Grampian, PA! It is all so mysterious how God places his people where they are to accomplish His purpose in the vast world with billions of souls wandering about. You are where you are and no less important than Richard and Kathy.
We sincerely appreciate your participation in their ministry and God’s great plan for the ages. “Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a PECULIAR PEOPLE, zealous of good works.” Titus 2:14.
“In the hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began; But hath in due times manifested his word through preaching, which is committed unto me according to the commandment of God our Saviour;” Titus 1:2 3.
Yes, we need you to continue to partner with us in this New Year, 2011, which begins Radio Kahuzi’s 19th year on the air! There are thousands who have yet to hear the Blessed Name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Let us all remain faithful together in 2011. Maybe this will be the year of “His Appearing” in the heavens for us, and all who have come to faith in Christ. Pray that many precious souls will hear God’s wonderful plan of Salvation over the airwaves of Radio Kahuzi in this new year…even the Governor.
Keep Looking Up!
P.S. By God’s Grace, Believer’s Express Service, Inc. celebrates its 25th
year of ministry, March 11, 2011!