This is the Newsletter 9 and my sincere desire is that it will be – “Interesting, Informative and Challenging” to you. It is designed to let you know what has been accomplished through your faithfully praying for me and the ministry God has called me to carry out. In addition, your faithful financial support has enabled “thousands to hear the gospel, see many bodies healed, so many delivered and one of the central desires of WWCM that of “Encouraging Gods People and fellow Leaders and Christian Workers throughout the world”.
“Romans 4:17” says ……. “.…God who gives life to the dead and calls into being things that were not.” Because of your partnership this has truly been the case.
Before I give you all the news let me try to encourage you with the following thoughts.
How Is Your Appetite?
In all the reals of our lives “Our appetites dictate for us the direction of our lives” and as much as we look like to refute and ignore this truth it yet remains firm.
The question that is ever before us is – “How is our appetite?” As the people of God then we should be ever craving the “bread of life” and ever desiring to drink of the “fountain of life” but if we are real with ourselves this can often not be true.
I was recently on the Station Platform in Liege Belgium awaiting my train to Brussels. As I stood I noticed a young lady with her phone. She was making all sorts of postures, pouts and poses in order to ensure that out of the 20 or so photos she took of herself the presentation she wanted to give was achieved and she could accept the most believable image that she saw.
What does this tell us it says – We can if we are not careful use the Word of God to present to our minds the most believable presentation of ourselves. The Bible is not a “Selfie” maker it is a revealer of truth. The Bible tells us “Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror” – “James 1:23“ – NIV Gods intention is to change us into the very best image of His Son Jesus. He tells us that “For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror…” – “1 Corinthians 13:12“ – NIV but there is coming a time when our reflection will show how I am “as I am fully known.”
This selfie and “liking / thumbs up” Facebook attitude finds its way into our discipleship and can be seen in many Churches. The generation we live in has a general tendency is to have a “vanilla” Proclamation of God’s Word. It is aimed at the provision of a Preaching and Proclamation of the Word of God and especially the Gospel that will offend no one: –
- A Gospel that Preaches – Salvation without the Blood
- A Gospel that Preaches – Christ Without the Cross.
- A Gospel that Preaches – Salvation Without Sanctification.
- A Gospel that Preaches – Decisions Without Discipleship.
- A Gospel that Preaches – the Love of God Without Lordship.
- A Gospel that Preaches – Prosperity Without Purpose.
- A Gospel that Preaches – Blessing Without Birth-Right Responsibilities.
- A Gospel that Preaches – Revival Without Reformation.
This is a massive contortion of what we read in – “1 Corinthians 9:22-23“ – “To the weak I became weak, that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all people, that by all means I might save some. I do it all for the sake of the gospel, that I may share with them in its blessings”
The Evangelical world is contaminated by a spirit of by all means attract the un-saved. Sure, this is all laced with good intentions. However, Samuel Johnson was attributed to saying in The Life of Samuel Johnson LL.D. Vol 2 – “Hell is paved with good intentions.”
Let’s have an appetite for “Truth and a Reflection of our true selves” in order that when we do look into the mirror it might be true of us as it says in “2 Corinthians 3:18″ – “And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into His image with intensifying glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.” – Berean Version
So, What’s Been Happening?
Friday 24th May – Monday 3rd June 2019
Bishop Hiruy Tsige
It was a significant delight to once again after more than 47yrs to once again fellowship with my good friend Bishop Hiruy Tsige in Addis Ababa.
Unfortunately, I was ill with a blood infection for the majority of my visit but was still able to minister to fellow Christians in the Local Church, and to share the Word of God at a Youth Rally. I’m delighted though to let you know that because of your prayer support approximately 165 people discovered Jesus as Saviour. 1 Lady also who has suffered long term pain due to a lower spine injury was also healed.
Its interesting that most Christian activities find their foundation on the basis of “Investment v Return” in this particular case the entire trip costed £679.99 which includes – Flights, Parking, Medical Bills, Mobile etc – What does this equate to? – £4.12 Per Soul Saved / Decision for Jesus besides all the other encouragement to the Bishop and other Leaders. 2 Costa Lattés will cost £6.30 and we would never think twice about having a Coffee with a friend. So, when one looks at it overall – What A Great Investment this was as the Reward was far greater.
I’ve uploaded 3 of the Meetings to my Website and if you want to watch them they can be found at: –
- https://youtu.be/Q0Z9bZdqgno – Youth Rally
- https://youtu.be/aXBZJAOeqz4 – Children’s Rally
- https://youtu.be/Zwiyr2FpIuQ – Sunday Morning at Local Church
Do pray for Hiruy he is the Leadership Head of: –
1) 140 Churches with 70,000 Members
2) He is responsible for 20 Training Books for would be Pastors.
3) 20 Pastors are under his wing looking after various regions.
Harvest Church of God are involved in Social Work with – Norway Youth With A Mission, Compassion International and One Child Matters. They have established and run Schools, Kindergartens and Primary Schools plus providing water wells.
South of France
Friday 28th June – Tuesday 9th July 2019
I enjoyed the honour of being the main speaker serving Jesus in France in the region of Sainte-Croix-de-Caderle (Gard) It was an unusual trip for me in that rather than being – Centred in Evangelism it was predominantly Pastoral with Counselling and Ministry Workshops. However, as you would expect there were those that Jesus called to Salvation and those He Healed.
Over the 5days the topic and Scripture given to me was – “Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I have not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. And a person’s enemies will be those of his own household. Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. And whoever does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me. Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.” – “Matthew 10:34-39” – ESV
It was requested in order to try and introduce a challenge to the growing indifference to His Coming and to Challenge Lukewarm Discipleship in light of His Return. Boy was it hot in the region of 98f / 36c – However, what a glorious time was had by all. Daily there were ministry sessions and albeit that it was so hot I thank God for the engagement of all in attendance. The ministry with translation was approximately 90minutes but good responses were forthcoming on all occasions. There was an emphasis on the 2nd Coming of Jesus with a reminder that we need to be ever watchful for that wonderful day.
The Day of His Coming is spoken of as: –
A Blessed Hope – “……. while we wait for the blessed hope – the appearing of the glory of our great God and Saviour, Jesus Christ” – “Titus 2:13”
A Purifying Hope – “All those who focus their hopes on Him, and His coming seek to purify themselves just as He is pure.” – “1 John 3:3” – The Voice
A Comforting Hope – “Then we who are alive and left behind will be snatched up together with them into the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. This is how we, the resurrected and the living, will be with Him forever. So comfort one another with this hope and encourage one another with these words.” “1 Thessalonians 4:17-18” – The Voice
A Sure Hope – “We weren’t, you know, just wishing on a star when we laid the facts out before you regarding the powerful return of our Master, Jesus Christ. We were there for the preview! We saw it with our own eyes: Jesus resplendent with light from God the Father as the voice of Majestic Glory spoke: “This is my Son, marked by my love, focus of all my delight.” We were there on the holy mountain with him. We heard the voice out of heaven with our very own ears. We couldn’t be more sure of what we saw and heard – God’s glory, God’s voice. The prophetic Word was confirmed to us. You’ll do well to keep focusing on it. It’s the one light you have in a dark time as you wait for daybreak and the rising of the Morning Star in your hearts.” – “2 Peter 1:16-21b” The Message
There is a scripture that is found in “Isaiah 59:14” which says, “truth is fallen in the street and counted as mad”. The 2nd Coming Doctrine is one such Truth. It has become the Cinderella of the Church and is looking for Princes who will metaphorical arise with the glass slipper to bring it once again to the forefront.
I was privileged to be honoured in a small way to carry the slipper at the Camp.
In “1 Thessalonians 4:16-18” it speaks of His Return and commands us to – “Encourage each other with His anticipated return”. Also, in “Hebrews 10 – 24-25” – “And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works. Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.”
The sad truth is that: – For many today, heaven is too far away, it’s too distant, and eternity well that’s too abstract an idea to be particularly challenged by it.
Christ promised His disciples that He would return, and to that I say Maranatha. I was told a few weeks ago that the use of the word in collective prayer and in conversation was not worth it because many of today’s believers in Christ do not understand what the word means. In reality, that says more about what we are taught than its cultural usage. If I have neglected to “Warn, Teach, Provoke and Encourage” on the topic of His return then forgive me and look with anticipation.
The Wednesday was especially interesting. I was the speaker in a French AOG Church. French AOG are especially protective of their platforms but because I came with the covering of 2 other known Ministers was asked to preach. To cut a long story short I ended up not preaching what I had prepared but preached entirely from the heart as I was led by the Spirit.
It was a “straight, unadulterated, blood of Christ, Hell and Need to get Saved before it’s too late” sort of message Gospel of Christ good news message – The narrow gospel tells you the kingdom is far away, beyond death: ‘Believe in Jesus and someday you will get to the kingdom,’” – “We need a bigger gospel because the kingdom is not far away. The kingdom is at hand – arriving in our lives here and now as we live in the gospel by the Spirit.”
A lady who had come to this midweek meeting gave her life to Christ and another who had a dislocated thumb was healed.
There has been good subsequent feedback – People are Hungry to read God’s Word and greeting one another with the word Maranatha, so I praise God for His faithfulness and enabling whilst I was there.
Any success is greatly due to your faithfulness in praying for me during the week and especially due to those in my home church of TWCF in Tunbridge Wells and elsewhere who pray regularly for me.
The following links take you to Video Uploads of the sessions and I trust they will be a blessing to you: –
- https://youtu.be/UsfoaPGbCIE – Love Me More
- https://youtu.be/2_ZfvRVooYI – Whats that in your hand
- https://youtu.be/H3xist2-x1w – Declaring the Gospel of Christ
- https://youtu.be/mi_t_5zECjA – Jesus Return and Discipleship
He’s coming Like it or Not
So, Let’s be World Changers as we live for Christ and yearn for His Return.
So, for me it’s – Maranatha (Even so come quickly Lord Jesus).
Burundi – July 2020
Burundi has been close to my heart now for a number of years and my visits there have gained me some very close and dear friends. I’ve seen God save thousands of people through the power of the Gospel, Bodies have been Healed and the Demon Possessed Set Free – All glory to God and such thankfulness on my part for His gracious anointing of the Holy Spirit – “We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves” – “2 Corinthians 4:7“
I had a vision birthed in my spirit some time ago and it percolated there for some time ever growing in strength. It was for a “Mass Evangelistic Crusade” in Gitega the Political Capital of Burundi. The majority of my ministry has been within that region ministering in Evangelism and supporting Church Leaders from the FECABU organisation with Teaching.
In addition, I felt that a Literature Campaign of some sort, plus Radio and TV Evangelism was on Gods agenda for the region.
I had no idea how this would come about and for it to do so other Church Organisations would have to sense its rightness in their own hearts – after all it is “Where brethren dwell together in unity that God commands His blessing” – “Psalm 133:1-3“
Wonderfully, this has now come to full strength, ready to be poured out and the crema of Gods Glory revealed to the senses.
In July 2020 a Mass Evangelistic Crusade is being held with the support of both the Assemblies of God and FECABU. The Assemblies of God (AOG) have approximately 700 Churches and FECABU about 150 and thus they are the greatest influence in the Country of Burundi with thriving Churches in the Gitaga Region which has over 2million people. The Crusade will be undertaken by “On The Rock Crusades” which is part of WWCM but is directly the Evangelistic Crusades Arm of the overall ministry and will form the template structure of on-going international Evangelistic Crusades.
My sincere thanks go to Rev Marc Ciza the Superintendent of the Gitega Region for FECABU and Archbishop Jérôme Ndayisaba of AOG plus Rev Sylvester Kaburi without which this vision could not have become a reality.
My vision had visualised the use of the Gitega Basketball Stadium which will accommodate 10/12,000 People and this is where the Crusade is being held.
The Crusade is being held over a Thursday – Saturday. In addition, Humuriza TV run by my friend Perry Saxe Gateka a Christian Radio/TV Station based in Gitega have very kindly offered to provide “Live Coverage” of the Crusade. He does great work when I was there last he did a TV Broadcast “off the cuff for me” which can be seen at – https://youtu.be/bTqyfS4tbsU. The Live Coverage would mean that if “everyone in the Region had a Radio and it was Turned on and Tuned in to the Crusade we could be reaching up to 2million people over those few days _ Crazy Grace at Work Ah!
During the days before Monday and Tuesday a Children’s Crusade is being undertaken. This is a 1st for Gitega and also for my ministry outreach. Three great Women of God (Rosemary, Prudence and Maureen and perhaps one other) are involved in this and our hope/prayer is that many Children will be – Saved, filled with the Holy Spirit and commence their journey and pilgrimage with Jesus as a result.
At the same time as all the above is taking place “Street Evangelism” is going to take place with the Team Members who are not involved in other activities out and about with the Gospel, Speaking, Praying and with Gods help seeing folk to be won for Christ on the Streets of Gitega.
A Team hopefully of 10 are coming with me – there are 6 already getting prepared and sensing the excitement rising these being – “Rosemary, Prudence, Maureen, Barry, Obi and Peter” from Tunbridge Wells Christian Fellowship and Tunbridge Wells Baptist Church. Do pray for Barry, Obi and Peter as they will on the last Sunday be taking their 1st steps in preaching in Africa in 3 different Churches.Their Team Uniforms look like this: –
- Other trips are being planned and so if you would like to join this one or another then please go to the Web Site and complete the on-line application form at – www.worldwidechristianministries.org/missions/ or contact me direct.
Burundi Crusade Quarterly Prayer Meetings UK, Belgium and Burundi
What is absolutely essential is that all the preparations are bathed in prayer. With this in mind Quarterly Prayer Meetings are being held in various Countries with the Time Zones being co-ordinated.
Jean Paulos & Children
We are delighted that the Director for Youth for Christ in Burundi Jean Paulos has agreed to be the Burundian Prayer Coordinator and he is also on the Crusade Committee.
In addition, pray for him as he works his way through the translation from English into Kirundi (the local language) of a booklet to be given to all the 5,000 Converts to help them in there on-going journey of faith.
In Tunbridge Wells (AOG Church), Liege in Belgium and Gitega Burundi 1/2nights of Prayer are being held. These are taking place from 20:00hrs to Midnight on: –
- Friday August 30th, 2019
- Friday November 29th, 2019
- Friday February 28th, 2020
- Friday May 29th, 2020
If you cannot be there in person but want to support us in prayer then we will be so delighted – Nothing can be accomplished of any worth or on-going fruitfulness without it.
Please pray that: –
- Souls will be Saved.
- The Lame Walk.
- The Blind See.
- The Deaf Hear.
- The Possessed Set Free.
- The Bound Released.
- The Barren Woman finds Fruitfulness.
- The Infertile Man becomes Fertile.
Other pointers for prayer are: –
- That God will allow His Holy Spirit to give me the “Right Words, at the Right Time and in the Right Way” to accomplish His purposes.
- That Donations will come in from various sources to continue the funding of the Crusade in 2020 and the 2021/2022 in Bangladesh and the Ukraine that are in the planning stages.
- Rosemary, Prudence, Maureen that they will know of Gods Leading – They have the most difficult task.
- That the enemy will be kept at bay and that his kingdom will be decimated.
- That the 5000 Decision Cards (already printed in anticipation) will all be utilised and those completing them will become disciples of Christ.
- That the Team as a whole will be unified and will experience Gods richest blessing and anointing.
- That me in my “Old Age” will remain (Fit & Well) for the 2020 / 2021/2 Mission Activities.
I’m personally very excited about what will be happening and especially seeing God confirming His Word with Signs Following.
World-Wide Christian Ministries as a Charity
It is planned that by the middle / end of 2019 that World Wide Christian Ministries will be established as a Registered Charity. Plans are in place and Trustees have been found and other administrative tasks are in progress. Many are faithful in giving to the Mission activities and this will enable a Government Tax Supplement plus provide for any who wish it an enhanced transparency in respect to funding.
Funding Fruit via Mission Tithing
I make a point of tithing 10% from your financial support to other Mission Activities. Your faithfulness to His call upon your finances to the work He has called me too has made possible the following: –
- Youth Evangelist Trained – A young Lady in Belgium has been enabled to engage in and complete a College Course in Evangelism.
- Pioneer Pastor – The support for 1yr of a Pastor (Married with Children) to serve the Lord with less anxiety over trying to survive on only $40.00 per month.
- The Building of a New Church Building housing up to 800people in Burundi.
- The provision of a new Church Roof in Gitega.
- The partial social help to a man who gave his life to Jesus during the TWCF Street Evangelism.
All these activities have resulted in God’s Kingdom being extended and will continue to do so. In glory, I believe Jesus will pull back the curtain of time and reveal how much was achieved through your faithfulness in both praying and giving.
I recognise that there are constant demands on our finances, and we have to be circumspect in the manner we invest that which God has so faithfully given to us.
I need at this point to confess something to you which I had to repent off. I was convicted by the Holy Spirit some months ago about my attitude and approach to requesting support for the WWCM Mission Activities. I felt that to ask people for support was tantamount to going “Cap in Hand” as it were to friends and fellow Christians. It was a prideful thing however and the Lord pulled me up over it. He said and I paraphrase – “Will I not support you and continue to do so as you faithfully commit yourself to my call upon your life?” I of course had to reply, “Yes of course Lord”. He then went on to say, “Why then will you deny my people the opportunity of sharing in the investment of the monies I have given to them for the work I am doing through you?” I had to answer with a string in my throat “Because I feel like I’m begging Lord”. To that He said to me “It is not for you to choose, it’s not begging to make known the needs for my kingdom to my people. I will as they hear place my finger of generosity upon their hearts and there will be fruitfulness for my Kingdom and in the midst of their generosity.“
What did this mean for me? Well! I have to tell you that it’s been a hard journey going 180degrees in my thinking and spirit. However, I’m willing to now be bold.
The needs that are before the mission activities of Worldwide Christian Ministries are as follows. As you consider them please keep in mind that a “Small Investment” made by us can result in a significantly higher “Return on that Investment” so much so that it may amaze us.
- If you consider for a moment the whole cost (excluding the team individual flight and hotel costs) are only about £4,000 then divide that by those we believe will be saved it amounts to .80p or €0.88 or $0.98 per person. As for the Team Expenses each are bearing their own and a Quiz Night has been arranged for Saturday 2nd November 2019 at my Home Church.
My conversations with other Evangelists over recent weeks inform me that they spend out in the region of $25,000 – £ 20415.83 or €27772.31 and more on each Crusade they undertake.
The needs that are before us in this newsletter are: –
- WWCM Charity Formation Costs (Goal £1,300.00)
- Burundi July 2020 Crusade Stadium & Amplification Hire – £998.00
- Burundi July 2020 Crusade (Publicity Literature) – £1,000.00
- Burundi July 2020 Crusade (Convert Booklets) – 20=£10.00 – 40=£20.00 – 60=£30.00 – 100=£40.00 – 250=£75.00 – Translated into Kirundi – You can view these at https://issuu.com/mediaserve/docs/stl_english
- One Lady from my own Home Church gave me £60.00 for the Booklets and this enables us to produce 140 of the Booklets – Only 4860 to go.
- Burundi – TV/Radio Broadcasting – Radio Reaching approximately 2million people – Costs £373.00 per month. 4 Programs 30 min each, 1 per week. (Means 2 programs per week, 8 programs per month). – The TV Broadcasts as they are produced are included in the £373.00 per month.
- Burundi – Decision Cards (5,000) We are believing for a minimum of 5,000 Conversions throughout the Crusade – These are approximately 0.13p Each.
- Burundi July 2020 Adult & Children’s Crusade (General Fund)
- Burundi July 2020 Crusade (Team Expenses)
- General Mission Activities
Crusade Draft Poster & Handouts
Mission Financial Giving
If you feel that you wish to “seed into this mission outreach” or any others, then please utilise any of the following methods: –
- Make a Bank Transfer to the following account – Rev A Martin – Sort Code 23/05/80 – Account Number 24028644
- Cheque made out to Rev Albert M Martin – 28 Chipstead Close Maidstone Kent ME16 0DH England
- Use the Web Site Donations Section – https://worldwidechristianministries.org/donate/
An application is in the process with Stewardship. If this is accepted then any donations for Tax Payers made through the Stewardship Portal will be enhanced by Gift Aid at a rate of 25p per Pound Donated.
- The donations will be (Confirmed with a letter of thanks).
- 10% of your giving will be utilised for Non WWCM Outreach Ministries.
- Any excess over and above the designated sums will go into the WWCM General Mission Funds for future projects.
Financial Partners Celebration Dinner
In the next few months we are holding a “Thank-You” Celebration Dinner and RSVP Dinner Invites are being sent out to all who have so kindly made a donation to the on-going work of WWCM – So be on the lookout for this in your letter box.
I’m so delighted by the many of you that have taken the time to look at my Website World Wide Christian Ministries
- I’m having really good feedback about the site and trust that will continue.
- In order to convey the message of the Gospel to as many as possible when you take a look at any of the YouTube Mission Videos on the web site please hit the “Subscribe Button” that will then enable the site to obtain a higher ranking and bring more people closer to hearing the Gospel and automatically inform you when another video has been uploaded to the Web Site
Thank You for being a worker together with me – I may be the boots in the field but it is our combined mission activity. Any success I have is yours, any fruit I see is yours, any miracles manifested are yours and any demons cast out are only due to your support.
One thing I am very conscious of is that I remain faithful to the calling He has given me. Essentially, I’m an Evangelist but God has seen fit to merge that Ministry into several other aspects. However Preaching the Gospel is my foundational role.
The Scripture says: – “Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage – with great patience and careful instruction” – “1 Timothy 4:2” – So please be in prayer for me that the Gospel will be preached with penetrating truth and accompanied by signs and wonders following.
I want to take the opportunity to thank those who have supported me financially. Your participation has made it possible to reach thousands with the Gospel and see thousands making a commitment to Jesus plus testimonies of Healing, Deliverance and Liberty.
The time of “seed planting” has not closed and wonderfully the time of “harvesting” will not close until Jesus returns.God Bless You and Thank You for your Fellowship, Friendship, Faithfulness and Funding and as you Serve Jesus with me.
Rev Albert Martin
World Wide Christian Ministries
28 Chipstead Close