November 2016

Dear Fellow Laborer,

This year is rapidly coming to a close, and we are approaching the last of our overseas Leadership Summits. Communicating the fruitfulness of these summits in a short letter is difficult. The pastors, leaders and workers who attended will forever be changed. Some of the Bible School Plants are hosting their graduations in conjunction with the summit in their regions. FCF is fulfilling God’s mandate to reach the world and affecting a new generation of ministry, as they are prepared and sent into their world.

FCF Ghana Leadership Summit

Last month, Ghana had a good and great summit! Pastor Jay Mast from Life Church in Delaware had the honor and privilege to represent FCF in Kumasi, Ghana, this year. He writes, “We had a highly successful conference. It was my third Leadership Summit in Ghana, the second time with Pastor Winfred Duffie, an anointed music minister, who also taught sessions. Ministers representing Ghana, Nigeria, Togo, Benin and Liberia attended. The attendance of ministers and countries represented was up from last year.

“The conference was hosted by Bishop Maxwell Twenefour. His leadership produced a well-organized event, representing the family of FCF at its finest.

“There was a palpable sense of anticipation and expectation. These ministers were ready to receive a word from God and eager to develop or strengthen covenant relationships with one another. A high point for many seemed to be the message on marriage and ministry. The question and answer session that followed provided a forum for additional information and discussion, as we addressed biblical principles for strong marriages. I was impressed by the desire for the word and encouraged by the reception of the FCF vision. I truly believe that each one of these leadership summits multiplies the impact on West Africa, as these ministers are empowered, inspired, and revived. Each time I leave a summit I know that the body of Christ is on the advance, and I am thrilled that the FCF family has a part in making it happen!”

Dominican Republic

Bob and I just returned from the Dominican Republic. FCF has a long and rich history in the D.R., dating back to the mid 1980’s. Many of the young men and women who were teenagers then now pastor churches both in the USA and the D.R. What a joy to see the fruit of this rich relationship that spans more than thirty years!

Kenya

Pastor Victor and Eunice Mwangi informed us of the wonderful ministry taking place in their region and neighboring countries. “We appreciate your participation in our outreaches from Ruiru to different parts of this nation. Out of the local church here in Ruiru is a Bible college, which more than 400 graduates later, has sent out trained laborers of the harvest to different parts of Kenya and Rwanda.

Four other Bible schools we oversee are ongoing in other parts of Kenya, and one is in the making in Kampala Uganda.

“Also, out of this local church we have hosted ministers’ conferences every August for more than ten years now. Our recent FCF Leadership Summit gathered pastors and other five-fold ministers from many towns of Kenya and also from Uganda. It was a time of refreshing in the presence of the Lord. Ministers were challenged to draw on God’s grace and go back to their areas to serve God.”

Zimbabwe Bible School Graduation

FCF just completed the Leadership Summit in Harare with Rev. Mike Young from South Africa and Rev. David Mari from Kenya. They were able to pray for the graduates of the FCF Bible School in Harare. We are blessed to train and prepare these graduates with the Word of God. The school continues to grow and expand as more students desire to be equipped to change their nation.

The global family of FCF is growing! Thank you for your faithful support with your faith, prayers and finances. I am reminded of a quote by John Piper: “To belong to Jesus is to embrace the nations with Him.”

Reaping the Harvest Together!

Gail J. Buse
International Ambassador