By E.J. Ebong
Greetings. It has been in my mind many years back to express my profound gratitude to all churches and individuals who through the love of God have helped Nigeria to share in this great blessing in the kingdom of Christ. Like the Apostle Paul put it, “We are bound to give thanks always to the Father who has made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light, who has delivered us from the power of darkness and has translated us into the kingdom of his dear son in whom we have redemption through his blood even the forgiveness of sins” (Col. 1:12-13). I thank God for all of you for the good and faithful men that you supported and sent to us, who with all patience and hard work preached the gospel of Christ and planted churches in different parts of our nation. The Lord has made Nigeria a fertile ground for the gospel of Christ and many who will remain faithful to this call shall be saved eternally. These are your fruits, your joy and crown (Phil. 4:1; 1 ‘Mess. 2:19-20).
Freely we did receive, and freely we must give (Matt. 10:8). Many faithful preachers are doing all they can to teach Nigerian churches as well as individuals to grow and become matured so as to do the same to others who are still in darkness. The Lord will stand with us. Thanks also for the materials, things that you supply to us to make this work a success. Good and honest men are using these things wisely for the purpose they were meant for. Our God is not unrighteous to forget the work and labor of love, which ye have shown toward his name (Heb. 6:10). We are doing all we can in teaching as many to grow to perfection, please pray for us. Remember also our nation as it is facing a difficult time so that God may let peace prevail. May the God of all grace be with you all and continue to bless you and your efforts toward his great name.
Guardian of Truth XXXVII: No 21, p. 4
November 4, 1993