I first of all give thanks to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has saved me through his eternal love. He has also appointed me to be a heavenly citizen, and also to care for sinners in order to bring them to Christ as their Lord and savior. He has established the love for the brethren in my heart.
The Lord has appointed me to serve Him with all of my heart. O how I must first love Him and obey Him in my daily life. The Holy Spirit is the one to lead me in the service to the Lord. Nothing should be done with my own thoughts as God says in Isa.55: “My thoughts are not your thoughts; neither are your ways My ways, saith the Lord.”
The work of the gospel is going on in my place and other areas, places like Iga-okpaya and other villages in Benue State. In Kogi State, places Loke Igaliwo, Bagana, Abajikolo, Icheke and Ika are being reached with the gospel message, teaching how Christians should love one another, how Christ is to be recognized as the only one Head in the church. The trade language [Igala] is used in the midst of the brethren.
In Abuja, the federal capital territory where I visited the brethren, I met with different tribes and the trade language [Hausa. Brother Solomon is fluent in four languages] was used for the glory of God and many people benefited as they heard the Word of God.
I need more prayer for the work of God to be carried to other parts of Nigeria where I have never touched and the ability of reaching there with the fear of God.
I also thank God for how bro Steve Phillips influenced me. God has used him greatly to be a spiritual blessing in my life. May God use him more in the lives of others to serve the Lord Jesus Christ in this life as we wait for the coming of the Lord.
Bro. Solomon Ogbochenu
19th June,’ 09
PS-Thanks to you and the brethren in Ibadan for the financial support of N25,700 [about $170] for the well [This was mentioned by Yinnkah in his Benue report. There is no well in brother Solomon’s village and this will be a great help to him and to many]. I hope to embark on it after the rainy season [in Benue the rainy season is from April to October]. May the Lord reward your love.