Day 34: Pakistan

Pakistan is a country in South Asia with a population of 227 million. Pakistan is a regional and middle power nation and has the world’s sixth-largest standing armed forces. 96.5% of people in Pakistan are Muslims while only 1.3% are Christians.

Prayer Points

  1. Pray for an insurgence of Christians into Pakistan who will spread the Gospel
  2. Pray that God will have mercy of the people of Pakistan and send laborers to them
  3. Pray that the land of Pakistan will not be forgotten in God’s agenda of harvest for the souls on earth.

Day 24: Angola

Angola is a country on the west coast of Southern Africa. Angola has vast mineral and petroleum reserves, and its economy is among the fastest-growing in the world, especially since the end of the civil war; however, economic growth is highly uneven, with most of the nation’s wealth concentrated in a disproportionately small sector of the population and highly concentrated in China and in the United States.

Why Pray?

  1. The standard of living remains low for most Angolans; life expectancy is among the lowest in the world, while infant mortality is among the highest.
  2. 56.4% of Angolians practise Roman Catholicism

Prayer Points

  1. Pray thay God will cause a revival Angola
  2. Pray that there will be a restoration of waste places in Angols
  3. Pray for a massive conversion to true Christianity this year 2022 in Angola

Message

After fasting and praying, this is what I perceive the Lord is saying to the people of these nations:

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14 KJV

Another Chance

The Lord is merciful and gracious, Slow to anger, and abounding in mercy. He will not always strive with us, Nor will He keep His anger forever. He has not dealt with us according to our sins, Nor punished us according to our iniquities.
Psalms 103:8‭-‬10 NKJV

♥️,
Joy.

Greed

Greed is an intense desire for something especially wealth, power or food.

Consequences of being Greedy

  1. You will backslide and end up in Hell: When people like to have lots of money, that causes all kinds of bad things to happen. Some people have stopped believing the message about Christ because they just want to get more money. As a result, they have caused themselves to be very sad because they have many troubles/pierce themselves with many sorrows. 1 Timothy 6:10
  2. You will bring trouble upon your household. See Proverbs 15:27

How To Get rid of Greed in your Life?

  1. Guard your heart because your life is worth more than the things you have. See Luke 12:15
  2. Even if you become very rich, do not think it is important. See Psalm 62:10
  3. Practise being content with what you have. See Hebrews 13:5. Give God thanks for whatever you have. See yourself as being blessed because there are many who do not have it. Extend your hands to the poor and needy.

God bless you as you obey the Word of God.

♥️,
Joy.

Idolatry

🪆Idolatry is when you worship, bow down to or pray to an object, image or person (dead or alive).

🗿Idolatry also means having an opinion of God that suits yourself and supports your sins. E.g. when you say things like: “I don’t think God will send someone to Hell because the person told a lie.”

🤑Idolatry is also when you love and regard money, material things, your boss, your wife/husband, your self, anything and anyone, above God.

📖In Exodus 20:4-6, God said: Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; and shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.

🔥According to Revelations 22:8, all idolaters will end up in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone forever

🙏But if you repent today, leave Idolatry behind and put your trust in Christ completely, God can forgive your sins and grant you everlasting life.

🫴Come now, tomorrow might be too late.

If you need further help and counseling, please contact Joy on +2348165273200.
God bless you.

JOY OUTREACHES ACTIVITIES FOR APRIL 2022

Happy New Month! May the month of May bring many blessings to you and yours in Jesus name, Amen.
Here I present to you our accomplishments for April 2022.

  1. We distributed over 500 tracts and evangelistic materials which have blessed many lives. One particular woman got delivered from depression through one of them. See her testimony here.
  2. We preached the gospel one-on-one to over 50 people and most of them made commitments to follow Jesus. We are currently discipling them through our WhatsApp discipleship group.
  3. On the 5th of April we did open-air preaching at a ghetto beginning with a drama presentation. Many people heard the Gospel and were blessed by it.
  4. On the 8th of April we did an unconventional interview-style open-air preaching at the same community and got to engage the locals with the word of God.
  5. On April 14, we did our first soup kitchen at Alia ghetto where we fed over 50 children with hot puff-puff and tea while teaching them God’s word.
  6. On April 16, in partnership with a friend, we shared 67 meals to a poor -community as well as doing open-air preaching, one-on-one evangelism and a bible study class for the children.
  7. On April 23 we organized a crusade where we gathered a poor community and preached the word of God as well as feeding over 100 of them including men, women and children. We had up to 20 converts from that crusade excluding decisions from children. We are currently discipling them.
  8. On the 29th of April, we delivered a donation of books, toys and other children’s educational materials to a struggling school in the ghetto. We also gave them packs of biscuits and a few drinks.
  9. On 30th of April we joined with another ministry for the World Soul Winning Day where we preached open-air and one-on-one. The Lord blessed us with about 10 converts from that outreach.

You can see photos and video clips of all our activities here.

GOALS FOR MAY

  1. To mobilize Christians all around the world to go out on evangelism every Saturday. We call it Soul Winning Saturdays.
  2. To do a weekly school lunch program and outreach in partnership with an educational consultant. The school is in a ghetto, is struggling and consists of mainly poor and homeless kids.

Your kind support is what makes all this possible. Thank you.

To support this ministry, kindly send your donation to the following account details:

Account Number: 0027651282

Bank: Stanbic IBTC

Account Name: Taiwo Joy Ebere

Regards,
Joy Ebere Taiwo
Senior Outreach Worker of Joy Outreaches.

Shall We Continue In Sin?

There are many professing Christians who have never come to God in genuine repentance and contrition for their sins. Growing up, they just found themselves in the church. They take sin very lightly. They do not understand that they are sinners in danger of Hell fire and desperately in need of the saviour, Jesus Christ. You and I owe them the true message of the Gospel. Watch this:

SOUL WINNING SATURDAY: We are empowering and mobilizing Christians and Churches to go out into the streets every Saturday in groups and clusters, to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the lost and perishing. Join here: https://chat.whatsapp.com/IFjHJ7s8KqP1f3vWU0k7kP.

The Security Man

One of our security men surrendered his life to Christ today. I was overjoyed at the fruitful evangelism and he thanked me profusely while I walked away. Then he said something that made me stop. He said, “I have been praying that you will come and preach to me one day. Today, God finally answered my prayer.” I thanked God with him and left.

I spent the rest of the evening pondering on what he said. I am now wondering how many more people have been seeing me passing by just wishing I will preach to them. How many of my coworkers have been praying that one day, I will give them the hope of the gospel? How many of my staff have their mouths watering to hear the Good News from my mouth?

Lifestyle evangelism (just living a life of love and happiness) is useless if we do not crown it by opening our mouths to speak about Jesus. Not everyone will boldly walk up to you and ask you to share with them the joy and the light that they see in you.

Jesus told us to go into the world, not to wait for the world to come to us. We must be proactive. We must take the initiative. Time is running out.

Joy Ebere Taiwo | 19/4/22

Idolatry

57.8% of Christians are idol worshippers and are therefore in danger of Hell fire. Idol worship is when you reverence, pray to/with or bow down to an image, object or person (dead or alive). It doesn’t matter whether you are doing it with the intention of worshipping God. He does not accept such worship, see Exodus 20:4. Flee from idolatry and/or warn others to flee.

How Motherhood can help you become more like Christ

At the time I am writing this article, I have a 2 year old child and an 8 month old child. For the first time I had to spend three weeks with them without a nanny. Just my husband, I and the kids.

The words of God in the bible have during this period, become much more meaningful to me. I find myself in all sorts of little stormy situations where the Word is the only thing can bring me out successfully or see me through.

LOVE: I have had to sacrifice myself. My life ambition, agenda and everything about me has been put on hold because my children need attention 24/7. It’s like they depend on me to thrive. I literally have to give them a purpose for living. Without me, they do not know what to do with their time, with their lives.

JOY: In between sweeping, Mopping, scrubbing, gardening, cooking three times, teaching, changing diapers and poo filled pants, putting baby to sleep, and so on, it is hard to find time to smile. We want our children to grow up to be grateful, happy people but the reality is that its hard to mirror that attitude to them when you are constantly trying to stop them from killing themselves, going from chore to chore and task to task. It takes the Holy Ghost to put a smile on my face when all I want to do is cry.

PEACE: I have been learning to be at peace with my children. To stop fighting them internally. To embrace their current developmental stages and personalities and all the troubles that come with them. Usually, you can choose friends with certain personality traits that you like and cut off friends with traits you don’t like. However, you cannot choose your child’s personality, you cannot cut off your child because of the personality he was born with. You have to come to terms with it, you make peace with him or her inside.

LONGSUFFERING: Potty Training. Potty Training. Potty Training. Need I say more? If you know, you know.

GENTLENESS: There are times when I know I should scream my head off because my toddler keeps doing the one thing I just told him not to. But then I am reminded that he is only a child and that he does not fully grasp consequences of actions. I am learning to be gentle in my actions and my tone of voice when it would feel satisfactory to rounghen him up a little.

GOODNESS: I don’t mean reacting to them in a kind way. I mean proactively being good to them like deciding to play with or spend time doing something they love with them before they even ask or bother me too much to do it.

FAITHFULNESS: This means showing up everyday. Being there for them every time in all these ways I have written about in this article. No breaks. Being there 24/7 even if it is costing you your time, your relationships, your life.

MEEKNESS: When you introduce yourself as a manager, CEO or even any professional in some company, people respect you, they admire you. But when you introduce yourself as a mother, people wait for you to finish, they listen for you to say something more because in our world today, being a mother is not enough. It is too low a position. You must be the lowest of all for you to be just a mother. Also washing people butt’s is not necessarily a job people covet 😶.

SELF-CONTROL: To do all of these I have written about above while struggling with your strange Mommy-body, perishing-career and spiritual life that is experiencing technical imbalances… It takes the temperance of the Holy Spirit not to give up physically, mentally and emotionally.

Through all of this, I have decided to just keep my head above water. I have decided that I will not drown. Remember Job 14:7-9? It says, “For there is hope of a tree, if it be cut down, that it will sprout again, and that the tender branch thereof will not cease. Though the root thereof wax old in the earth, and the stock thereof die in the ground; Yet through the scent of water it will bud, and bring forth boughs like a plant.”

I am that tree. There is hope for me. I will bud again. MY. TIME. WILL. COME.