Sunday September 6, Labor Day Weekend, Dr. Mike Peper and his son-in-law, Abdul Conteh, spoke at HBF after travelling two days to pick up 5,000 whole bibles for delivery to Freetown, Sierra Leone. This project was initiated by members of HBF who were stirred when Brother Peper spoke several years ago at our April Vision Conference about the revival God has brought to Sierra Leone. Members of the body of Christ inquired about providing the need for bibles and Brother Peper confirmed it was a divine desire. Brother Peper had given away all his personal bibles to help meet the needs of the pastors and the literate members of the churches prior to return home on furlough. There is truly a famine in the land of hearing and reading God's word and the word is truly precious. The adversary has been working to hinder shipments of God's word previously but we know the word of God is not bound (2 Timothy 2:9).
Abdul Conteh, Brother Peper's son in law, spoke of seeing over 20,000 souls come to profess Christ as Lord and Savior through the ministry of the camp he organizes through the Rawlings Foundation. The video images they presented were breathtaking as hundreds if not thousands of Muslim children sang, "Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus" as they learned of the saving grace of our Lord Jesus Christ!
Brother Peper preached an amazing sermon on the Opportunity, Obligation and Opposition associated with the open door from 1 Corinthians 16:5-9. After a call to action and prayer we saw the two ambassadors for Christ off on their journey to Pennsylvania. The bibles will be loaded on a container and shipped to Sierra Leone in October so they can be distributed to the literate among the churches at a conference in 2021.
We praise God for the ministry of Salt and Light for Sierra Leone, Wordfirst Bible Publishing, Bearing Precious Seed and the many individuals and churches who have pitched in to support this effort. Eternity will reveal the blessings of putting the word first in our lives.