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Outreach To Akrade – March 25-26, 2020

(A note from Val:  In just a short time the world has been affected by something equaling the Black Plague of the Dark Ages but even worse, as this plague has reached the whole world in a very short time, killing thousands.  Since the majority of Americans are now shut in most of us are listening to the news and all we hear are terrible reports of statistics listing the increasing number of infected people and the death of so many.   At the time of this writing the U.S. is leading the rest of the world in confirmed cases of ...
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C.M.M. School of the Bible Graduation Services – March 2020

Each year for the past several years Covenant Messenger School of the Bible has participated in graduation services hosted by various churches in Ghana and Nigeria.  So far this year there have been three services.   One in February and two in March, with more yet to come.    The host churches for the three services this year were the Praise Chapel of Zenu,  the Almighty Chapel Int'l./Victorious Bible College, of Kade,  and the Glorious Church in Damfa. In the past, Dr. Jerry Smith and his wife, Rev. Paula Smith, have been guest speakers at each graduation.  This year was an ...
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Video of Grace Children’s Home – March 2020

Here is a short video of the Grace Children's Home in India.  Click HERE ...
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Support-A-Child – Grace Children’s Home

Covenant Messenger Ministries is teaming up with Rev. Sikila Cornelius and his Grace Children's Home in India.  Although there are about 100 children in some of the group photos, there are approximately 38 of the children now living at the home and they are in need of sponsors to help feed and clothe them.   The other children come from various homes to take part in Bible study and to be fed in the afternoons. The Home has not had support for about two years and they are desperate for assistance to maintain the daily needs for the children living there.  ...
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Baptisms of Former Idol Worshipers – February 16, 2020

In the latest report from Rev. Cornelius in India, he states that 19 former idol worshipers who accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior were baptized on February 16, 2020.  Below is his report and photos. Greetings to you. Here are the pictures of water baptism again this morning. I went near the sea with one of our pastors and three villagers who are ready to take water baptism. Today I baptized 19 new converts. They were all very strong idol worshipers and they lived very sinful life in the world. But the word of God and Jesus Christ touched ...
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Outreach to Kraboa Coaltar – January 29, 2020

On Wednesday, January 29th  2020 the CMM Outreach Team travelled to Kraboa Coaltar in the Eastern Region of Ghana.  It's about a two hour drive from Accra.    The team members consisted of the usual C.M.M. evangelists: John, Matthew, Michael, David, and two graduates of the Covenant Messenger School of the Bible, Pastor Samuel Ansah and Pastor Emmanuel Asare, also joined the team. On Wednesday the team shared 370 Gospel tracts and witnessed to the people of the village.   A total of 94 people made decisions to accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. On the following day 47 ...
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Twenty-one New Converts Baptized in India – Feb. 11, 2020

Rev. Cornelius continues to keep busy evangelizing and baptizing new converts.   He reports that 21 former Hindus were baptized as Christians on February 11, 2020.  He also stated that evangelism in India is very difficult because of obstacles by the government and Hindu religion.   But it's obvious by the success of his ministry that he has God's protecting Hand keeping him safe as he goes about sharing the Gospel.   Rev. Cornelius is asking for prayers for the new converts and that Bibles can be purchased so they can grow in the Lord.   Below are photos of the recent baptisms.    ...
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Former Idol Worshipers Accept Jesus and Are Baptized! Feb. 7, 2020

We received a wonderful report from Rev. Cornelius in India this morning.  The converts were all Dalits.   As I have explained before, the Dalits are a class of people considered beneath the rest of humanity by some in India.  These Dalits were idol worshipers but have accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.  They are now saying that Jesus is the only way to Heaven! Rev. Cornelius has expressed a desperate need for more financial assistance to purchase Bibles, Gospel tracts, but especially for the orphanage that was founded by Rev. Cornelius.   It takes approximately $500 per month to feed ...
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Evangelizing The Lost In India

As the new year begins let's all give thanks for the blessings we have been given by our Lord.  In India and other places around the world life is not as easy as we have it in the U.S.    When we want a drink of water we turn on the faucet and pour it into a glass without thinking about it.   In India and other places water is drawn from a well, lake, river or creek.  When we build a new home or other structure most will hire a construction company to do it and we don't have to ...
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Outreach to Assin Nyankomasi – January 22-23, 2020

Blessed be the name of Almighty God! John, Matthew, David and Michael are the Team members who went to Assin Nyankomasi which is about 4 ½ hours drive from Accra.     It was foggy and cold which made our stay there a little more difficult.   We evangelized the lost as we preached Jesus Christ and shared 410 tracts with the people.  While we were there, we visited a bar that sells alcohol and as we shared Jesus Christ to them, 4 of the village drunkards gave their lives to Jesus!  That brought the total  of 91 people who made decisions ...
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Rev. Cornelius in India Baptizes Many Converts

We just received photos of the baptism of many new converts from Rev. Cornelius.    All of these people in the photos are Dalits, the "untouchables" according the the Caste system that is still practiced in most of India.    However, there is no Caste system in the Kingdom of God.  2 Peter 3:9, "The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance."          ...
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A Tribute To Kumar

In January, 2020, we received word from India about a young handicapped man who received his very first Bible as a gift. His name is Kumar and he lived with his mother. In the photos you see Kumar receiving his Bible and then proudly hugging it as the photo was taken. When I saw this photo my heart went out to him. A few days later we also received word the body of Kumar had been found floating in a river. We don't know what happened except that being handicapped he probably could not swim and may have fallen in ...
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Good Reports From India

We had two good messages via Facebook this morning.  One was from Sikala Cornelius and the other was from Brother Raj who ministers with his father. Rev. Cornelius traveled 150 miles to a very remote village to reach the lost.   As his motorbike has quit working he hired a motor scooter taxi which cost him $28.  He reports that he is in desperate need of transportation, preferably a new motor scooter and that would give good transportation at a very low cost of gasoline.   With a motor scooter of his own the same trip would have cost him just $7 ...
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Outreach to Akim Aperade, January 10, 2020

Happy New Year from the Covenant Messenger Ministry Outreach Team- David, Michael, Matthew, and John. The team is excited for the upcoming year and eager to see what God will do in the lives and hearts of the people in Africa. Their theme word for the year is EVANGELISM. So, what is evangelism anyway? According to the dictionary, evangelism is: the spreading of the Christian gospel by public preaching or personal witness; zealous advocacy of a cause. This word has earned an interesting reputation here in the United States. Some of us may picture Billy Graham, a simple preacher who ...
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A Testimony: Healed of HIV, Hindu Accepts Jesus As Savior

From India comes two great testimonies.  One will be shared here and the other on another post.    Names are being withheld, except the Name of all Names, Jesus Christ.    Two scriptures pertaining to this testimony are: Matthew 9:35, "Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people." Hebrews 13:8, "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever." Now here is the first testimony: I am age 37 years and I work in a Life insurance Corporation as a Clerk.  ...
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A Review Of 2019 by the C.M.M. Outreach Team

Greetings in the name of Our Lord Jesus Christ. We bless God for a successful Outreach Activities in the Year 2019. The year 2019 was a very challenging year for the Outreach Team as we went all out to win souls, shared tracts, preached the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. ........ THE YEAR IN REVIEW........ 1). TRACTS SHARED = 7,471 2). SOULS WON  = 1,724 3). HEALINGS = 25 4). BAPTISMS  = 57 We were able to cover about 6 regions out of the 16 Regions. Greater Accra Region  Ashanti Region Eastern Region Volta Region Central Region Oti Region ...
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Orphanage Receives Christmas Gifts – Dec. 2019

Through gifts given to the orphanage, founder Rev. Sikila Cornelius was able to purchase Christmas gifts for each child.   The orphanage is home to 37 children who must be cared for with food, clothing and other necessities.   As Christmas comes around each year it is a real challenge for the orphanage to be able to provide gifts to the children.  This year was exceptional as enough offerings were received to not only feed and clothe the children but also buy gifts for each one.    See the smiling faces as each child received their gifts.    Please consider giving on ...
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Rev. Dinesh and son, Raj, Help the poor at Christmas – 2019

This Christmas Rev. Dinesh and son, Raj, visited churches and gave out blankets and Bibles to the people.   It gets very cold at this time of the year and blankets are always welcomed gifts and of course, Bibles are treasured also.   Some received their first Bible this Christmas.   Below are photos of the activities that kept father and son busy serving the Lord by serving His people.   Please consider giving an offering and we will forward it to them.   ...
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Celebrating Christmas In India – 2019

This December Pastor Sikila Cornelius and his wife, Theresa, visited churches of the underprivileged Dalits.  Many are elderly who suffer from the cold winter climate.  Pastor Cornelius purchased several blankets and celebrated Christmas by giving the blankets to those in need.    Some accepted Jesus and were later baptized.  As usual, Pastor Cornelius fed as many as possible with rice and curry.  For some of them, it will be the only meal for that day.  See photos below:    ...
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Outreach to Nogokpo- December 18-19, 2019

The latest outreach report from our Covenant Messenger Ministry Team brought us great joy as we witnessed more souls surrendering their hearts to Jesus.  The team traveled to Nogokpo, which is located in the Volta region of Ghana on December 18 and 19.  The village is located three hours away from the home office in Accra and is very well known for their shrines and spiritual rituals.  The team spent over three hours praying for the villages and souls to turn to Christ. After praying, the C.M.M. team preached and shared 127 tracts with many.  God worked in many hearts ...
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