Reaching Africa

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Continuing Church of God Pastor Evans Ochieng sent in the following report today:

Pastor Dr Bob,

Greetings from Malawi.

The trip to Malawi was very safe even though it was a long trip. It We took 2:40 hrs from Kenya to Lelongwe Airport. From Lilongwe to Blatyre is 500 km. we traveled by bus, and from Blantyre to is 2oo km. So the trip was too long, but at long last we reached safe. I am very happy when staying in Malawi according to people whom I met. These people are friendly and Sosten is a very good Man. We met 48 Members who realty need to know more about the truth. They were very open to tell us that before joining CCOG, they were keeping Sunday. And since Sosten started to contact you, his eyes were opened and noticed that it is very important to keep God’s commandments. So he started to teach the whole congregation about Sabbath. They all agree to be in CCOG and follow the commandments of God. Even though they are keeping Sabbath, they didn’t realize that we have Clean and unclean meat.. I found if most of them are eating unclean meat like Rats, pigs etc. So I talk to them not to eat unclean meat, To keep God’s Sabbath correctly. I also touched the God’s ordained feasts and true repentance.


Malawi and Mozambique are speaking Chewa/Chihewa as a national language and most of them do not understand English. So it is very important if the Magazines can be translated in Chichewa so that it can help both Malawi and Mozambique. We talked deep with Sosten to see how we can help the church to grow in Malawi. My decision is to teach Sosten to learn more truths and to send him more books so that he can learn every subject and be baptized so that in future we can see if he can stand for Malawi and Mozambique. It will be cheap for him to preach in this countries because they are speaking the same language. I talked to some members who are ready to translate the magazines voluntarily. But we can’t allow them to do it at this time because they have know all the truths about the kingdom of God, Feasts, Sabbath, Clean and unclean meat and true repentance. I’m saying this because since we do not understand their language the can make a mistake that cannot be easily corrected. But if the have learn and understand exactly what is to be true then they can do the translation better.


I noticed that these members are still new that they don’t understand anything concerning the Feast of Tabernacles. It is not easy to keep Feast of Tabernacles this year in Malawi. We can do it next year after when they have known the truth and be baptized. My decision is to call Sosten to come and Keep the feast of Tabernacles in Kenya so that he can learn more when he is there.I hope this plan will help him to learn things quick. My main agenda is to make the work in Malawi move. Malawi is a very peaceful country. It is a good place to preach the gospel. I really like this country and the members who are hear. BOOKS It is very important to send more books to Sosten to make them learn more. So try to send them CHURCH HISTORY, WHERE IS THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH TODAY, SABBATH, CLEAN AND UNCLEAN FOOD, THE GOSPEL OF THE KINGDOM etc. I hope this will help them a lot. I carried for them some Magazines, Barack Obama, Last pope, Fatima Shock and few songbooks. I also give Sosten funds to buy some Chichewa bibles to members.


I took some picture that I will send to you. May God bless the work in Malawi. We are moving back to kenya today and go to Ghana tomorrow. Evans.

There are people around the world who want the truth and had not heard it in the past–they need to receive the witness of the Kingdom of God (Matthew 24:14) and some are now being called.

CCOG Pastor John Otieno Owak, who accompanied Pastor Ochieng, also sent in his report today:

Hello Mr. Bob.

Much thankful to God our Father who enable us to reach this far end to bring His wonderful Gospel to these people here, its truly that Peter stated in Acts 2: 38-40, that the Promise was for the children of Israel and to all those who are far those The Father will call to His Church. Our journey was well and safe of which we reached in Malawi at 10:30 AM on 16th and after that we took a bus 6 hours drive from the capital city of Lilongwe to another City called Blantyre of which after the following day we took two buses again to the remote town of Mr. Sosten which also took us a bout four hours drive. we were welcomed by joyful members there whom we found were still waiting for us, and we join them when they were singing praises to God. we had a very wonderful time with them of which we cover some important topics like God’s Kingdom and our destiny, Sabbath day, Clean and unclean meats, and partly God’s Holy Days. This we promise them to dwell on since they are the key subjects of the Church to be known by all members, and also we touch water baptism too. I hope that we will get time to send you more up dates and photos we took on this our journey. time is short and we will report more after our visit to Ghana. we will took off from this country at midnight today so that tomorrow we will be at the Kenyatta airport to travel to Ghana. Keep us in your prayers for our mission to be fulfilled in these two countries.

Pass greetings to all. Bye.

Yours in Christ’s work, John.

Here is information I received today from Sosten Libunga from Malawi:

Dear Our Editor In Chief.

Christians greetings from Sosten the representer of COG Malawi. Well we had very wonderful meetings with pastor Evans and John Owak really they are a great blessings to the people of Malawi. This is the true teachings that are needed now as last days, many teach false doctrines like people will go to heaven and many things that are not in the bibles. Thank you very much for the gift… it will enable us to get some few bibles. Till now I have not received the booklets you sent but I hope now they are near, but did you include the Church History? Clean and unclean meat? What about the the true Christians today? I and my Church people wants this encouraging books and booklets. Thank you again for the books and English hymns book it has also strengthened our new faith and the Church will grew because of this books. The coming of Evans to Malawi has opened our eyes that was blind. Please if possible we need them soon to come again, because the time of Evans to be in Malawi was too short, our preparation was not good in terms of people attendance but though it was like this, they were able to teach to 47-50 people at our day meetings. Looking to hear from you.

We sent booklets to Malawi some time ago, but I plan to send more again.  Although we do not  yet have booklets on clean and unclean meats, I plan to enclose a long article I wrote about it in the mailing titled The New Testament Church, History, and Unclean Meats.  The cost to send our pastors to Malawi is high, so it will likely be a while before we can do that again.

However, I really like Pastor Ochieng’s plan to have Sosten Libunga attend the Feast of Tabernacles in Kenya as that should help him and those in Malawi.

We hope to have Pastor Ochieng visit Nigeria and Ethiopia after the Feast of Tabernacles if the situations there warrant that visit.

We in the Continuing Church of God are reaching people in places that others have tended to ignore and plan to go through whatever doors that God opens for us (Revelation 3:7-13).  We utilize the internet, radio, YouTube television, printed literature, and personal visits to do so.

The booklet shown at the beginning of this post is in the African language of Ekegusii also known as Kisii.  Here is a link to it: Omogano Bw’ekanisa Ya Nyasae Egendererete.  Ekegusii is mainly spoken in part of Kenya.  The booklet just was posted online today and is the first piece of literature we have in the Ekegusii language.

The Continuing Church of God has sent songbooks, Bible News Prophecy magazines, other books, history booklets, literature, laptop computers, and other support to those in Africa. In addition to English, the Continuing Church of God has had literature, such as the Statement of Beliefs of the Continuing Church of God (see KATIKA LUGHA YA KISWAHILI) and our Study the Bible Course (see Somo 1 Katika Kiswahili), translated into Kiswahili which is the ‘linga-Franca’ in many nations in Africa. Our Bible News Prophecy magazine have been translated into Kiswahili (e.g. Okt-Des 2014 UNABII WA BIBLIA: MwanaFiladelfia wa Karne ya 21 ni nani?) and Dholuo (e.g. Dwe Mar Achiel – Dwe Mar Adek 2015: Wheche Manyien Mokor E Muma). We are currently looking at translating literature into at least one other African language (Zulu) while we are considering others (like Chewa).

We are also in the process of developing Africa-specific web materials.  We purchased an African domain some time ago that we are awaiting the ability to go live on.  We also have established an African YouTube channel, which we plan to upload African language sermons to shortly.

Reaching Africa is part of Matthew 24:14;28:19-20 and thus is part of the final phase of the work.

Africa: Its Biblical Past and Prophesied Future. What does the Bible teach about Africa and its future? Did the early Church reach Africa? Will God call all the Africans?
Should the Church Still Try to Place its Top Priority on Proclaiming the Gospel or Did Herbert W. Armstrong Change that Priority for the Work? Some say the Church should mainly feed the flock now as that is what Herbert W. Armstrong reportedly said. Is that what he said? Is that what the Bible says? What did Paul and Herbert W. Armstrong expect from lower level leaders? A related sermon is available titled Priority of the Philadelphia Work.
Preparing for the ‘Short Work’ and The Famine of the Word What is the ‘short work’ of Romans 9:28? Who is preparing for it? Here is a link to a related video sermon titled: The Short Work.
The Final Phase of the Work What is the final phase of the work? Who will lead it? Do you have the courage to support it? Here is a related YouTube video titled The Final Phase of the Work. The written article has been translated into Spanish La Fase Final de la Obra.
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 c. 31 A.D. to 2014. A related sermon link would be Continuing History of the Church of God: c. 31 to c. 300 A.D. Marque aquí para ver el pdf folleto: Continuación de la Historia de la Iglesia de Dios.
CCOG.ORG Continuing Church of God The group striving to be most faithful amongst all real Christian groups to the word of God. To see how CCOG has done so far, here are links to two sermons Continuing Church of God (CCOG) first year anniversary: What has been accomplished? and The Continuing Church of God: Two Years of Proclamation. Here is a written link to a version of that sermon in the Spanish language: Aniversario del primer año de la Continuación de la Iglesia de Dios: ¿Qué se ha cumplido?
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 other Asian languages. 我们在继续神的教会也提供此网址, 关注于亚洲并且有各种各样的中英文文章,其中一些用菲律宾语翻译的文章也正在进行中,准备添加到这个网站中。 Here is a link to our Statement of Beliefs in Mandarin Chinese 继续神的教会的信仰声明.
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 is expected to have more non-English language materials in the future.
CCOG.EU This is a website targeted toward Europe. It has materials in more than one language (currently it has English, Dutch, and Serbian, with links also to Spanish) and it is intended to have additional language materials added.
CCOG.NZ This is a website targeted towards New Zealand and others with a British-descended background.
CDLIDD.ES La Continuación de la Iglesia de Dios. This is the Spanish language website for the Continuing Church of God.
PNIND.PH Patuloy na Iglesya ng Diyos. This is the Philippines website Continuing Church of God. It has information in English and Tagalog.
Bible News Prophecy online radio. This is an audio version of the Bible News Prophecy videos as well as some ContinuingCOG channel sermons. It is also available as a mobile app.
ContinuingCOG channel. Dr. Thiel has produced scores of YouTube video sermons for this channel. Note: Since these are sermon-length, they can take a little longer to load than other YouTube videos.

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