“For since our friendship with God was restored by the death of his Son while we were still his enemies, we will certainly be saved through the life of his Son.” Romans 5:10

Kori In The Caribbean

Trust all had a celebratory time over Easter! We celebrated our friendship with God. Although we too are limited by the number of saints that are allowed to gather for church service, we were able after service to have a happy social time with the few around a sumptuous lunch.  There was much joy since we spent most of the last months of the year having services in our homes by communicating through Zoom.

Life continues to be very busy with much to do- guiding the delivery of our program through digital medium and facilitating Bible studies, prayer, and Sunday services through Zoom.  Change can be very difficult and motivating our facilitators to stay on task is quite a journey. We are all “Covid” fatigued. However, I gain strength when I remember Matt.11:30 “For my yoke is easy to bear. And the burden I give you is light” This gives me enough fuel to be joyful while on my way.

I enjoyed West Coast pastors’ fellowship with Rev. Stan powers and fellow pastors. I was blessed to have that connection. Another highlight, a sister from church and I participated in an eight weeks Kiros program. On a note of recommendation- I would say every pastor, lay leader, and church member would benefit from this program. The content is refreshing and draws one to focus on the purpose of the church. And, I am sure for some of us we re-focused.

One of our dear and dedicated facilitators working with us for 11 years passed away in January. It was a very trying time for all of us, his family, fellow facilitators, his church, and the community at large. I prayed for the Lord to send a new facilitator with specific qualifications- young and married; completed a BSc degree; an active Christian in youth work and a warm personality. During this waiting period, I facilitated, and I wish to say on 12th April the Lord had mercy on me and answered resoundingly! The young man the Lord sent presented exactly what I asked of Him! Our new facilitator is now in training and I am blessed – a huge chunk of responsibility is being lifted! I think I was brave to ask the Lord! This taught me a good lesson-do not hesitate to ask!

Through Zoom I continue to host Bible Study, Prayer, and Sunday Service. Ha! We graduated to the status of digital missionaries ?.  Folks from the States, Surinam, Jamaica, and Canada attend.  Presently I am mentoring two families (new believers). One of our other facilitators who served for six years shifted to full-time ministry in church planting. I was blessed to see the attendance of young people.

Prayer points:

  1. The Lord would continue to keep the doors open for our ministry
  2. For our facilitators
  3. Church leadership, growth and equipping of the saints
  4. The need for a church building
  5. New believers
  6. Health and strength.

May the Lord continue to bless and increase you all from His abundant riches. A loud shout out of thanks to all for your faithful support! You make it happen!

Kori – ACOP Global Worker

 “For since our friendship with God was restored by the death of his Son while we were still his enemies, we will certainly be saved through the life of his Son.”  Romans 5:10