CCOG’s efforts in Malawi and Mozambique bearing fruit: CCOG now has over 7,500 congregants around the world!


Evangelist Evans Ochieng of the Continuing Church of God has made several trips to Malawi and Mozambique over the years. And from the USA, Terry Nelson and his sons have also been able to have two trips to that area. When I was last in Africa, I met with leaders from across Africa, including some from Malawi and Mozambique and have been involved with ordinations there.

That being said, last month, after having a vision-dream that reminded him of an earlier vision-dream he had originally dismissed, CCOG evangelist Evans Ochieng sent the following emails:

Pastor Dr Bob,

Greetings from kenya …

Last night I had vision of the work in Malawi and Mozambique and since I was planning to visit the two countries in June or July, it will force me to visit the two countries and stay there for almost one month to visit all the congregations. That was my plan during my last visit but the rain was too much and roads were totally poor. I’m also planning to visit Ethiopia if the country is peaceful. Recently I received a call from pastor Sawek that one of the congregations in South rift valley needs my visit and I hope we will visit the congregation this month if they are ready. Evans.

Pastor Dr Bob,

Greetings from kenya. Pastor there is something that I didn’t tell you when I was joining continuing church of God. I didn’t say it because I thought it was just a dream. When I was joining continuing church of God, I saw a small white handkerchief. It was very white and in in it was written continuing church of God. When I was still looking it, it enlarged till become bigger. Then I woke up. I thought it was a dream. Then recently I saw the same handkerchief standing in Malawi just the same I saw it in kenya. The same size and enlarged like before. After a short time I saw if I was baptizing so many people in Malawi. After that I heard a voice telling me that you are a loved man.

The reason why I knew that it was a vision, you know very well that when I was joining CCOG, I came out one person and as I continue talking with people about CCOG, the church continues to grow very fast and right now, the church has expanded highly. Not because of my strength or any strength from a man but from GOD. I’m saying this because all people who God call in CCOG are working tirelessly to preach the gospel. I can see the work which is going on in rift valley, in kisii and in Nyanza, Pastors are really working. So what I saw about that handkerchief is the same to what I saw in kenya. The only different is, when I saw it in kenya, I didn’t see that I’m baptizing many people. And voice I didn’t here. Now if I saw it in Malawi and the kind of baptism I saw , tells me clearly that it is a vision. That is the reason why I want go to Malawi for almost one month preaching and visitation. Evans

Pastor Dr Bob, Greetings from kenya. The voice stated that Dr Bob is a beloved man and that was the end of it. There was nothing added on top of that. Evans

The first of two “vision dreams” Evans had was apparently in November 2013 (Evans could not recall the exact date), whereas the second was May 13, 2022. Evans Ochieng concluded that he was told he needed to quickly go to Malawi, so he flew to Malawi on May 27, 2022 to stay one month (which is several times as long as most of his previous trips to Malawi).

There have been regular updates about his trip in all of the Continuing Church of God Letters to the Brethren this month (see Letter to the Brethren: June 2, 2022Letter to the Brethren: June 9, 2022, and Letter to the Brethren: June 16, 2022).

Here is some information from the Letter to the Brethren: June 16, 2022:

Malawi Visit Campaign

Pastor Radson Mulozowa sent the following photos and report about evangelist Evans Ochieng’s and his visit to Sunuzi, Malawi:

Evans Ochieng

Evans Ochieng, Radson Mulozowa and others in Sunuzi

Greetings from Malawi

Today we kept sabbath with brethren from sunuzi and it was a wonderful day loaded with blessings
Pastor Evans talked about the beliefs of continuing church of God, divorce, how to keep holy Sabbath , we are called for a special purpose
During his visit we are seeing a great change
This evening we were able to meet the backslider and after talking with them they have turned to the truth and they have come back to the church
Best regards

Evangelist Ochieng sent the following related report (and the last picture above, so I did not repeat it here):

Pastor Dr Bob,

Greetings from Malawi.
I’ve been sending letters and there is no network for the last 5 days. I was in Jenjete on Wednesday last week after that I met Chiringa congregations on Friday and in the evening I was on a visitation tour.  I met Blessings and we took almost 6 hours talking. Blessings is back in the church with wasi whom I met at molozwa’s home.  They are very happy and on Sabbath we were together with them in Sunuzi where I kept Sabbath.
Yesterday after services I met with sayenda and Abakhole who were in the church  before and left. My visitation in Malawi is very successful.  Only sayenda who went back to pastor church of Christ who are keeping Sunday. I will have more baptism this week.  I will do baptism in migowi and cheleka then lastly I will do baptism in SALIMA.
Today the weather is good and for the last five days it was very poor cold. I have a photo with The teacher Blessings and wasi. Below is the picture

Here are reports about a visit to another congregation in Malawi:

Pastor Dr Bob,

Greetings from Malawi.
I met kachingwa congregation today. The meeting was very good.  They have already build a hall and molozwa provided the iron sheets.  They were only wanted round poles for roofing. I need that to be finished when I’m still here.  This are good people. Tomorrow I’ll have leaders meeting in migowi.


Dear Dr Bob

Greetings from Malawi church
We are all fine by the grace of God
Today we had a visit to kachingwe congregation and it was a wonderful trip loaded with blessings and the brethren were so happy to receive the message
Pastor let me report that the coming of pastor Evans to Malawi has brought renewal in all congregation
Tomorrow we are meeting all the leaders at migowi both Malawi and Mozambique
Best regards

Here is another report:

Greetings from Malawi

Today we had a leader meeting both Malawi and Mozambique at our church Hall in migowi. The meeting went well and after the meeting am having call everywhere about it
Pastor Evans talked much on leadership and it’s qualities from the book of Timothy and Titus.
Every leader come to the meeting with his wife
Pastor there is a big growth in the work of God
Tomorrow we going to chileka for baptism
Pastor Dr Bob let me make a correction that the time a send the membership for Malawi and Mozambique I just counted adults only so pastor Evans told me to calculate together with youth and children.
Now three {more} congregation has been born in Mozambique , Mkwamba.
The total membership has reached to 3000
We thank God for your prayers and help and God is many door for the gospel and I will never neglect any door
Best regards

Please continue to pray for the success of this trip. God has been calling many (cf. John 6:44). Relatively few of those in Malawi or Mozambique have a Church of God background, and I would tend to categorize many of them as congregants as we do not consider unbaptized people, including children, as members per se (though when people speak of church membership, total congregants is what they really mean).

I asked for more details about the congregations, growth and leaders in Malawi and Mozambique after getting the last report above, and late Wednesday received the following:

I. Chiringa    John nkhuleme  54

2. Liwonde.  Rojasi sambandele. 39
3. Chileka.     John muhunya.     164
4. Mulanje.    Paul  jekete.         59
5. Sunuzi.      Louis wahela.     83
6. Njenjete.     Luka likhuva.     129
7. Mwanza.    John. Machemba 165
8. Bowoko.      James Longford.  92
9. Salima.         Yohane chiomba. 86
10. Tulonkhondo. Andrew  kaliwo. 154
11. Kachingwe.  Paul khacha.   85
12. Migowi.     Moses chiphangwi 75
13. Phaloni.    John makwera.  70
14. Willie.         Paul limited.     90
15 muluwese.   Juwaki labson. 56
16. Nasiyaya. Wyson Jackson.  184
17. Nagaga.    Deacon rabson.   73
18. Miseu 4.     Frank chikometsa 82
19. Domasi.   Maxwell macheso. 69
20.  Nakhombe.                                102
21.milanje.  Ezack villa.   112
22. Mkwamba Moses Thupilonse  147
23. Muguliwa stephani shoti 135
24 .mukhulumba Steven nyalapa 105
25. Ngalawa James faduweck 100
26. Muluwese. Juwaki ALifonso 56
27. Mikanyela 205 this congregation was once under seventh day Adventist church before joining ccog and it is being host Moses Thupilonse of Mkwamba
Pastor let me report that since the time pastor Evans come to Malawi and appointed Deacon James,. Wahela  and machemba the work of God has moved faster and still God is opening more doors.
Dr Bob let me say that there is a great need for the brethren to pray so that these places can be visit especially in Mozambique before the feast of Tabernacle and encourage the brethren
Today we visited chileka for baptism and it was a wonderful trip though the road was very bad
Best regards
Pastor radson

This a fantastic growth.

Gentiles are being reached.

Today, evangelist Evans Ochieng held a meeting for the leaders and their wives from Malawi and Mozambique. Below is a photo he sent as well as a report from him:

Pastor Dr Bob,

Greetings from Malawi.
I had a meeting today with all leaders in southern Malawi and Mozambique.  I told all the leaders to come with their wives.
I wanted to teach them how to oversee the church of God and about family life. How to teach and what to teach. I covered many topics and the meeting was very successful.  I’m happy this time to get chance to talk with all leaders from Malawi and Mozambique.  There is one leader from Mozambique who was coming from very far and means of transportation from that place to Malawi is not easy. So he is the only person who didn’t attend the meeting. I did the same meeting in mwanza and this one in migowi.  Tomorrow I will go to cheleka for baptism. It’s a long distance so I will wake very early in the morning in order to reach there in time.

Teaching the teachers is part of what Evans Ochieng has been doing on this trip. And it is a trip that has been bearing fruit.

After sending out the Letter to the Brethren: June 16, 2022, got the following email:

Greetings from Malawi and Mozambique

I write to make a correction on the congregation
I saw from letter to the brethren that I missed one congregation named Maulo hosted by Yona malunga and has 248 brethren
Today we visited Mozambique with pastor Evans and really brethren were very excited to see us visiting them. The went well even now no more trouble from the soldiers at the boarder both Malawi and Mozambique
The problem was the roads and we used motorcycle to get to Nagaga
Best regards

Yes, there has been major growth in Malawi and Mozambique.

Here is some other information from the Letter to the Brethren: June 16, 2022:

Several African reports are in this Letter which point to the Continuing Church of God having success reaching Gentiles there, consistent with Romans 11:25 (see also What About Romans 11:25 and the Full Number of the Gentiles?).

According to written and oral reports I have received from Africa this month, we now have over 7,500 congregants around the world (includes children and other unbaptized persons) in the Continuing Church of God.

The New Testament teaches that the “full number” of the Gentiles are prophesied to come in before Jesus returns (Romans 11:25; What About Romans 11:25 and the Full Number of the Gentiles?) and we have seen growth in Gentile congregants in Asia (India and the Philippines), Africa and other places. Furthermore, our upcoming radio broadcast out of Italy should help us reach more European Gentiles (as well as some Israelites) starting next month.

As far as reaching those of Israelitish descended backgrounds, most of our video views come from them. Most of the listeners to the Genesis Network program I frequently am a guest on (last time I was on was yesterday related to my COGwriter post Pope Doubles Down On NATO-Ukraine Comments: Russian Invasion Was “Provoked” & Pope Francis: There are many ‘restorers’ in the US who do not accept Vatican II) and most of the multiple millions of computers our online campaigns reach are also those with Israelite heritage–so we are not ignoring Gentiles nor Israelites (cf. Matthew 28:19-20).

Because of obeying Jesus’ commands to go to all nations, along with God’s blessings, the CCOG has been the fastest growing x-WCG COG in the 21st century. We have used tithes and offerings to pay for trips, literature, radio, videos, internet support, online campaigns, visits, building materials, youth camps, festival assistance, equipment, seeds, work projects, and other things to reach people around the world, and including the Gentiles and Israelites (cf. Letter to the Brethren: January 20, 2022).

We have also added more congregants without a prior WCG-related background than any other Church of God who leaders had ties to the old WCG than any we are aware of.

Why mention that?

Because Jesus said:

18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Therefore by their fruits you will know them. (Matthew 7:18-20)

The fruits are there, for those with eyes to see and ears to hear.

Yet, sadly, many people are affected by prejudices and other factors which stop them from acting on the truth and more directly supporting the reaching of the Gentiles. The Jews of the Apostle Paul’s day were not particularly impressed with Gentiles becoming Christian, but that was part of God’s plan. Most Laodiceans do not understand how God is working at this time, and they also ignore and/or discount aspects of His word (cf.  How does the Continuing Church of God differ from other Sabbatarian COG groups? and Does the CCOG have the confirmed signs of Acts 2:17-18?; watch also 50+ Laodicean Prophetic Errors).

Jesus taught that the end does NOT come until the ‘Gospel of the Kingdom of God‘ reaches enough nations (Matthew 24:14) and, based on Paul’s writings, we also see that “the full number” (as the NIV, NLT, BSB, CEV, GNT, HCSV, ISV, and NET Bible, put Romans 11:25) of Gentiles is something God wants in this age come in. This is something that must be done and we in the CCOG have a lot of fruits related to that.

Although God is the one who calls (cf. John 6:44), we in the CCOG seem to be having major success in assisting with getting the message out to many that are responding to God’s calling.

Google Campaign

Spent time yesterday with our Google representative about our campaign. We worked on optimization of our reach, without increasing our budget.

We will see how that turns out in time.

Currently our Google campaign is doing very well.

In the month of May, Google reports that we made 14,343,187 computer impressions–that means computers around the world were reached over 14 million times with parts of the good news. This is up over 40% from the previous month. We have been and ARE reaching millions.

It seems like never before in Church of God history have so few reached so many with so little resources. God has blessed the tithes and offerings we have received to give a witness to multiple millions around the world.

We have information on church history, the true Church of God, and God’s plan of salvation that we are promoting around the world through our Google campaign as part of the work we are doing to assist in fulfilling Matthew 24:14, Matthew 28:19-20, and Romans 11:25. We also have a campaign with Microsoft that targets and reaches Sabbath keepers around the world.

The Continuing Church of God also has literature available in over 120 languages, and we are striving to have literature in additional ones as well.

We have been reaching people around the world and have the fruits, consistent with those Jesus said to look for, and the signs the New Testament says would be around in the last days.

Do you have eyes to see and ears to hear?

Some items of possibly related interest:

The Philadelphia Remnant: It’s All About Love This is what CCOG teaches. It is important to remember.Two elated videos are available: Nairobi Conference: All About Love and CCOG: It’s All About Love.
What is a True Philadelphian? Many claim to be part of the Philadelphia era of the Church, but is claiming enough? This article has biblical and historical evidence about who really are the Philadelphians.
Does the CCOG have the confirmed signs of Acts 2:17-18? Does any church have the confirmed dream and prophetic signs of Acts 2:17-18? Should one? Here is a link in the Spanish language: ¿Tiene la CCOG confirmadas las señales de Hechos 2: 17-18? Here is a link in the French language: Est-ce que l’Église Continue de Dieu confirme les signes d’Actes 2:17-18? A related sermon in the English language is also available: 17 Last Days’ Signs of the Holy Spirit.
501(c)(3)? Why the Continuing Church of God chose a better option Churches in the USA do NOT have to register as 501(c)(3). Why would they? Why is what CCOG did better? A sermon of related interest is titled: CCOG, a corporation sole, not a 501(c)(3).
How does the Continuing Church of God differ from other Sabbatarian COG groups? There are scores of different groups claiming to be Church of God. How is the Continuing Church of God different?
Why is the Continuing Church of God a corporation sole? What is a ‘corporation sole’ and why is this a better organizational choice? A sermon of related interest is titled: CCOG, a corporation sole, not a 501(c)(3).
Church of God Leaders on Prophets Have there been prophets throughout the church age? Are any supposed to be around in the last days? What have COG leaders stated or written about prophets? Here is a link to a related sermon: Church of God Leaders on Prophets.
How To Determine If Someone is a True Prophet of God There are many false prophets. How can Christians determine who is a true prophet? There is also a sermon-length video titled How to determine if someone is a true prophet of God. Here is a related link in Spanish/español: ¿Cómo determinar si alguien es un verdadero profeta de Dios?
The Gospel of the Kingdom of God This free online pdf booklet has answers many questions people have about the Gospel of the Kingdom of God and explains why it is the solution to the issues the world is facing. Here are links to four related sermons:  The Fantastic Gospel of the Kingdom of God!The World’s False GospelThe Gospel of the Kingdom: From the New and Old Testaments, and The Kingdom of God is the Solution.

Where is the True Christian Church Today? This free online pdf booklet answers that question and includes 18 proofs, clues, and signs to identify the true vs. false Christian church. Plus 7 proofs, clues, and signs to help identify Laodicean churches. A related sermon is also available: Where is the True Christian Church? Here is a link to the booklet in the Spanish language: ¿Dónde está la verdadera Iglesia cristiana de hoy? Here is a link in the German language: WO IST DIE WAHRE CHRISTLICHE KIRCHE HEUTE? Here is a link in the French language: Où est la vraie Église Chrétienne aujourd’hui?
Continuing History of the Church of God This pdf booklet is a historical overview of the true Church of God and some of its main opponents from Acts 2 to the 21st century. Related sermon links include Continuing History of the Church of God: c. 31 to c. 300 A.D. and Continuing History of the Church of God: 4th-16th Centuries and Continuing History of the Church of God: 17th-20th Centuries. The booklet is available in Spanish: Continuación de la Historia de la Iglesia de Dios, German: Kontinuierliche Geschichte der Kirche Gottes, and Ekegusii Omogano Bw’ekanisa Ya Nyasae Egendererete.
CCOG.ORG Continuing Church of God The Philadelphian organization striving to be most faithful amongst all real Christian groups to the word of God to fulfill Matthew 24:14, Matthew 28:19-20, and Romans 11:25 with literature in over 120 languages.
Congregations of the Continuing Church of God This is a listing of congregations and groups of the Continuing Church of God around the world.
CG7.ORG This is a website for those interested in the Sabbath and churches that observe the seventh day Sabbath.
CCOG.AFRICA This is a website targeted towards those in Africa.
CCOG.ASIA We in the Continuing Church of God also have the url which has a focus on Asia and has various articles in Mandarin Chinese as well as some in English, plus some items in several other Asian languages. Here is a link to our Statement of Beliefs in Mandarin Chinese ~ç~íy^v„eYOv„OáNðXðf.
CCOG.IN This is a website targeted towards those of Indian heritage. It has a link to an edited Hindi translation of The Mystery of the Ages and has other Indian language translations of certain CCOG literature.
CCOG.EU This is a website targeted towards Europe. It has materials in multiple European languages.
CCOG.NZ This is a website targeted towards New Zealand and others with a British-descended background.
CCOGCANADA.CA This is a website targeted towards those in Canada.
CDLIDD.ES La Continuación de la Iglesia de Dios. This is the Spanish language website for the Continuing Church of God and has articles in español/castellano.
PNIND.PH Patuloy na Iglesya ng Diyos. This is the Philippines website Continuing Church of God. It has information in English and Tagalog.
CDLIDDSermones channel. This contains messages in the Spanish language.

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