Special APPRECIATION & TESTIMONY:
By Joseph Jerry Umaru( Joseph2Nations@yahoo.com )
I felt it will be improper of me to end the year without expressing my profound thanks and gratitude to all those who have stood with me and by me in the course of my Internet and Writing Outreach. My elder brother; Mr. John Umaru, his wife; Mrs. Dorcas F. Umaru, and my brother-in-law; Mr. Joseph Jiya leads the pack.
All through the year, prayers, counsels, moral encouragements and financial seeds (support) kept rolling and pouring in both from within and outside my country from people who have been imparted/impacted by my writings cum outreach on the Internet. Such supports have also been coming from those who believe in God’s unfolding and evolving call upon my life…
To All These People I Say: Thank you and may you reap bountifully from your seeds of love – Yes, every soul saved and affected as a result of my writings and outreach will be credited to your Heavenly accounts because of the different kinds of seeds you have sown!
You will all share in the rewards for the precious souls being touched and saved by my writings and Internet Outreach ‘ministry’ (a rather unconventional and not-too fashionable/‘glamourizing’ ministry).
Thus far, 2008 has been an amazing year of writing and Internet outreach for me and my team. Through your prayers, supports, counsels and encouragements, the Lord has helped us (you and I) to break new grounds, touch lives and defy barriers (such as strict censorship of the Gospel in some nations) to spread Christ’s message of love and salvation via Internet technology.
The year under review has been quite a modest success story for us! My mailing list has more than doubled to over two thousand, and the hits (visitors) to my WebPages have almost tripled compared to last year.
HEAR THIS: At a particular time within this year, my articles and writings were being translated into Spanish in far away communist Cuba! SEE WHAT THE LORD HAS DONE!!!
Also, some men and women of God overseas have also been graciously placing (posting) some of my articles on their ‘ever busy’ websites – thus stupendously increasing my readership base and outreach coverage.
All the more, the Lord has in the course of my outreach on the Internet connected me with some notable ministers of the Gospel both within and outside Africa.
Added to all these; a Christian Sister in Chicago, USA have also been printing some of my works (write-ups) and sending them to a particular prison inmate over there in the State of Illinois, USA, and the inmate and I have been in regular touch with each other through postal mail.
“O magnify [glorify] the LORD with me, and let us exalt His Name together.”(Psalms 34:3).
As at last count, I have received either emails, phone calls, text messages or postal mails from nearly every continent and sub-continent on earth from people calling in, texting in, emailing in or writing in through the post to tell me how greatly the Lord has used my writings and outreach on the Internet to bless and encourage their lives. I am really puzzled!
As Brother Lawrence once said: “We ought not to be weary of doing little things for the love of God, who regards not the greatness of the work, but the love with which it is performed”.
And sure, the Lord has really ‘multiplied’ my little contribution in the service of touching and winning souls for Him through writings and the Internet…
What started as a hobby and a pastime resulting from what one might call a divinely-orchestrated “joblessness” is gradually evolving into a global outreach ministry!
We are NOT there yet – I count not myself to have apprehended. This is just the beginning, as there are still many grounds to be conquered and countless souls to be touched for Christ.
Apart from posting my articles on my WebPages and also emailing them to the over two thousand people on my mailing list, I have also been re-producing the articles in a kind of a bulletin format for free distribution here in my country – and the feedbacks/responses I have been receiving are quite phenomenal.
However, there are those who have advised me to improve on the packaging of the hard copy publications by having them printed in a proper newsletter or magazine format instead of printing them on plain papers as I am currently doing. They reasoned that; improving the packaging would ‘add value’ to the work and increase the appeal to read it.
I am considering that possibility and will table it before the Father of the heavenly light for direction.
If the Lord is speaking to your heart or leading you to be involved or partner with us in anyway in furthering what the Lord is doing through Joseph2Nations Internet/Writing Outreach, do get across to us through email, phone call, our WebPages or postal address.
I strongly believe that the Lord is this end-time raising an Army of ministers and partners that the devil can’t intimidate or scare. An Army that will walk right into the jaws of hell and snatch souls out of judgment and over into the kingdom and glory of God – yes, they will plunder hell in order to populate Heaven! Together we shall spread the love and the salvation message of Jesus to the nations.
I may continue or discontinue the release of regular monthly articles depending on what or how the Lord directs/instructs before the New Year – Am just a mere clay in the Hands of the Master Potter.
One thing is however certain: I will continue to press on towards the mark of the high calling of God upon my life wherever, whenever and whichever way the Lord directs…
I will continue to Speak and Declare Boldly Concerning The Things Of God And The Revelations Of Christ Being Received In The Name Of The Lord Jesus – To The Nations…
I will continue to proclaim The Kingdom…The Power... and The Glory of The Lord To The Nations of The World in whatever way, wherever and however the Lord directs me to!
Thank you partners for your continued prayers and support. I look forward to doing more as touching Kingdom Service in the years to come.
See you in 2009.
_____Joseph Jerry Umaru
Emails: Joseph2Nations@yahoo.com, Josephdegreat@yahoo.com,
Phone: (+234)-8036-814-178 and (+234)-8052-917-334
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Joseph2Nations – Speaking and Declaring Boldly Concerning The Things Of God, And The Revelations Of Christ Being Received In The Name Of The Lord Jesus – To The Nations…
Good for you and our Lord!! I very much believe that we can be used through the internet to touch countless lives for Jesus. Do not become weary and remain faithful and you will be blessed beyond measure. Both you and your ministry. Keep writing and glorifying the name of our Lord and thanks for knowing, its all about winning souls or it will surely fail.