Report From The Tower
We are in our eighth day here in Colombia. It is my third trip here in as many years.
For the most part, the trip has been a restful and refreshing time after much time away in Africa over the last year.
We have been holding some small home meetings, and we have led four people to pray with us to receive Jesus as their Lord and Saviour. I have been asked to speak to a church here next week.
Other than that, I have been spending much time in the word, seeking the face of the master.
It seems clear that with the sudden onset of a terrible hurricane season that is roaring with the intensity of September in the month of July, we have entered into the time of great shakings. The enemy is pressing hard on most of us with finances and other attacks. Recent news seems to indicate that the day of Dumitru Duduman`s prophecies may also be upon the United States.
Let us keep our eyes on the master, and trust in Him. Encourage yourselves in the Lord, for He knows whom He has called, and He will be faithful to complete the good work that He has begun in each of us.
I plan to be here in Medellin through August 8th.
My telephone number in Medellin is 011 574 238 6883. A secondary number is 011 574 342 2467. Those numbers are set to directly dial my house here from the United States. It is best to call before noon. Our time zone here is equivalent to Central Time in the USA.
Stephen L. Bening
UPCOMING MISSION PLANS
Greetings in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord, and Savior. Our Lord gave us a commission to go forth to every nation, tribe and tongue, preaching and publishing the gospel of the kingdom.
A gospel has gone forth, but is it the gospel of the kingdom? I believe, in many cases, that the work is still needful of performance. I am working diligently, with a team that consists of 14 Kenyans, 3 Ugandans, 4 Rwandans and 4 Burundians to carry the gospel of the kingdom to those places where God has called us to go.
The word of God tells us that night is coming when no man can work. Recently, the Lord revealed to me that it is very near to sundown. I do not believe that we will be able to do this work forever, but as of today, we can still do it. So, we are making plans to go to new places where we feel called to go, and the work is expanding.
I feel led of the Lord today to talk about our plans and desires for this work. The schedule for future work consists of these trips that we have planned. Of course, all of our travel plans are subject to the Lordís will. We have sought Him in prayer, and we believe He has led us by His Spirit into these fields of work:
Colombia-July 11 to August 8, 2005-We will minister together in and around Medellin Colombia, and in the state of Antioquia, for four weeks. As is our custom, we will meet almost exclusively in homes, ministering to small groups, for almost every day of our stay there. We will bless orphans and the poor as we are financially able. My airline ticket has been purchased, but I have no other funds available for this trip at this time.
Africa-August 29 to September 20, 2005-Our Kenyan team will travel for one week of ministry in each of these places: Uganda, Congo and Tanzania. Our Burundian team will accompany us to Congo. I feel led of the Lord to take four people with me from the USA, and I have invited them and three have expressed their desire to come: Randy McKee, Joseph Cook, Larry Olsen and Jay Carerro. I have not yet purchased any airline tickets for this trip for myself or any of the others.
Africa-November, December 2005-I feel called of the Lord to go, but I do not yet have direction from the Lord on the places of ministry to be reached.
I believe this work is Godís work, so I rest in the knowledge that God pays for things that are His. Thus far, God has helped me to reach Africa three times in the last year. In His strength and by His will, I will reach there two more times in 2005.
Please, pray for me, my family and my team. We are constantly battling against spiritual forces and principalities and powers. Your prayer may be the one that makes the difference. Thank you also for all of you who have helped me in the past with prayers or through sacrificially giving. The Lord has seen, and He will reward you.
God bless you all,
Stephen L. Bening
HUNDREDS OF CONFIRMING PROPHETIC VOICES
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"Man shall not live by bread alone, but by EVERY WORD that proceedeth out of the mouth of God" Matt 4:4
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