We take this opportunity to thank God for His favor and grace that has been with us all through the year. One of our goals and prayer item when we were beginning the year was that we may experience spiritual and numerical growth and indeed by God’s grace we were able to achieve the goal and our prayer answered.
The year 2013 started on a high note with prayer and fasting sessions in the months of January after which we resumed our monthly meetings and visitations.
Within the year we were able as IWOFF-Kenya to transform various lives by the grace of God, we saw miraculous healing and blessings take place amongst our members in our meetings.
One of our committed partners and members in Kisumu who had experienced nine miscarriages and was almost giving up in getting a baby, through persistent prayers and continued support by the ministry was able to carry a pregnancy to full term and she delivered in the month of December. We give God all the glory.
One of the officials who had been single for many years, she even had a grandchild and had a great desire to get married regardless of the many challenges she was facing, the Lord came through for her and she got married on the 7th of December, we give God all the glory.
Two of our members who are single parents lost their jobs and did not have any way through which they could provide for their family needs, when we committed these prayer items to the Lord in prayer and fasting, He came through for them and they got employment within quite a short period of time.
As much as quite a number of our members are suffering from HIV/AIDS the Lord has kept them in good health and has continually faithfully provided for their needs.
We have seen numerical growth and general commitment to God’s work. We have a leadership team that is committed to prayers, growth and success of the ministry and we glorify God for all He has done to us.
Many people came to the Lord through the outreach meetings we had and are being nourished. We will appreciate if we can get tracks or even bibles to share with new believers.
We were able to stand with some orphans whose parents died of HIV/AIDS, though they are living with relatives, we chose to provide them with foodstuff, clothing and books as we are enabled by God. As you know with such endeavors when you start off many people commit to help but as the weight of the responsibility starts to weigh people down many people pool out and we do understand because of the poverty level most people don’t even get enough for their own consumption live alone helping so the heart is willing but ability is not there.
We also managed to visit orphanage homes and had great times with the children. We were able to support with foodstuff, books, medicine and they were blessed. The needs are many so we only meet according to our ability.
We also visited ladies in prisons we had testimonies of many giving their lives to God and we took to them sanitary towels, tissue papers, panties, body oil and milk for their children. These were great times for us full of emotional experience, may the Lord remember them and their children.
We managed to have various outreach meetings in various places within the country like in Mbita, Kendu bay, Migori, Njoro. Many lives were revived and restored to the kingdom. During one of the meetings in Kendu Bay, a lady diagnosed with cervical cancer approached us if we could help her get medical attention so we prayed with her and took a copy of her referral letter and we are just appealing to our members, friends and anyone willing to assist her get medical attention. The lady is worn out and the husband is paralyzed, quite a desperate condition but we live all to God.
Ministry Needs for 2014
We are trusting God in 2014 to have a place of our own even if it’s a building we can lease to be as our headquarter offices where we can have a small orphanage home cum school for the less privileged children, and hall for our meetings.
We have been hiring halls where we can do our meetings which have been very costly and also musical instruments. Our prayer is that this 2014 God may bless us with musical instruments and a place we can lease even for 5 years. Where we can be holding our annual conferences and anniversaries. Please pray with us.
We also desire to create an income generating source that can empower the widows and the HIV/AIDS victims who are our members at least to have a source of income where they can get something to subsidize on the little they have to reduce dependency on the ministry.
Pray for us for divine provision, the needs are many and our God knows our heart how we are willing to serve and the limitations we face due to financial challenges so just pray for us together with your team that Jehovah may come through for us these 2014.
The Lord bless and keep you together with our lovely sisters in the IWOFF family.
International Women of Faith Fellowship (IWOFF) came into existence June 16, 2003 in Cotonou – Benin Republic. Within the few years of her existence, she has undertaken many viable projects, which are successful, and some notable ones are:
Charity visitations: As part of IWOFF humanitarian mandate, has visited three less privileged centers and they are: Foundation Regard D’Amour on the 20th May 2005, with gift items and food; SOS Calavi with gift items, educational materials and food items in March 2006 and Orphlelinat Exode at Pahou on the 31st January 2007 with clothing, food and educational materials.
Youth conference was organized and held by IWOFF for 3 days, from 17th - 19th May 2007 titled “YOUTHS ARE UNIQUE”. Crusade and Church Planting in a village called ADJARRA ADOVIE – BENIN REPUBLIC, 27th July 2007.
IWOFF had 7 days training and seminar for Sunday School teachers and Children teachers from 12th – 16th May 2008, featured on “Leading Children to Christ”. Teaching manual and resource materials were distributed. We conducted the same training in another town or city called BOHICON which lasted for 7 days as well from 19th – 23rd May 2008. In the evening we went out for mass evangelism in BOHICON, ABOMEY and CANA where they worship, snakes, trees, and various kinds of idols. The same year, we went back to CANA for 3 days Revival on 25th – 27th Sept 2008 and a church was planted. Tracts and Bibles were distributed in their local languages and also in French. Unfortunately, the church that took over the church planted in CANA closed down the church without our knowledge and refused to continue due to lack of finance. They were faced with financial difficulties, physical and spiritual challenges.
We are still praying and believing God for another Revival in CANA. We are looking for churches or ministries eager to take up churches planted in these areas. This will help in advancing the work of God. In March 10th – 6th June 2009, Prison and Hospital Visitation and Ministration. Clothing and tracts were given to the women in prison.
Organizing of Seminars: IWOFF has in her record of organizing successful seminar for women and leader training titled RUTH OF OUR TIME, YOU ARE HIGHLY FAVORED, WOMAN, YOU ARE NOT ALONE, WOMAN TAKE YOUR PLACE, MANIFESTATION OF THE SONS OF GOD etc which includes a three-day seminar and Revival.
We organized programs for children called FEED THE CHILDREN. This program brings children from the streets, market, and other children from different churches together to hear the Word of God and interact with each other. During this program, children are fed; they receive gifts, bibles, educational materials. The annual children program takes place 24th – 26th December every year which includes Father Christmas, carols, quiz, gift presentation and children choir. This has helped lots of street kids to find home, love and care. Also, has given an insight to wealthy kids to learn to love, care, share and appreciate God, their parents and what they have.
IWOFF helps youths to stay in school, to achieve their goals in life. Computer skills, time management, money management, and interactive skills are few areas of focus at IWOFF for the Youth. We mentor these youth to assume leadership roles in the workplace, school systems, and communities in which they will move into and live: by "Helping the youth of today's world become the brighter future of tomorrow."
Feeding of Homeless kids in Cotonou-Benin Republic.
Every single child deserves the chance to develop their full potentials. Imagine growing up not knowing what an education is, our children are being given a chance and you can help.
International Women of Faith Fellowship is committed to helping street children become fruitful disciples of Jesus, no matter how hard it may be or how long it may take.
They come with no spiritual training, no parental guidance, and many sinful and hurtful habits picked up on the streets. They need more than an average amount of prayer, perseverance, teaching and love. Children end up on the streets for many reasons. Some run away from abusive situations. Some street children are orphans of war, tribal fighting, and AIDS. Some were born on the streets to homeless single mothers. Some street kids are teenagers with various disabilities.
They are now responding to gospel and of good behavior.
Report on Evangelism to Bohicon and Cana
We went to a village called Bohicon for evangelism and to train Sunday school teachers and children teachers on how to lead children to Christ. We also visited Abomey and Cana where we were able to reach out to souls and tracts were shared both in French and local language (Fon).
There is a lot of work to be done here in Benin. When we asked one of the voodoo priest if he believes in God, he said yes but he communicates to Him through their idols. Here we got lots of information such as, when a woman delivers twins sacrifice will be done for the children to protect them from death and effigy made representing the twins. They worship trees, snakes and other images. There is a spirit called ZAPATA, which dwell in trees. This spirit is terrible and wicked. It kills anyone that offends him without mercy, the priest said.
They worship snakes (DAH) as well. Although he said the snake is not a physical one but spiritual. It gives children to women looking for the fruit of the womb and other blessing such as prosperity and future partners. They offer sacrifice to the spirits; such sacrifice goes with goat, chicken etc. For the sacrifice you must wear white dress, which signifies purity. They also offer sacrifices for the dead ones. Almost every family has the snake (DAH) temple where sacrifices are made.
The voodoo priest in Cana said that their gods called ALIBONO created the earth. They also worship ASANGANA. This is a very powerful spirit that gets angry and can kill easily. There are walls built with human blood, mixed with animal blood and other fetish materials. The remnants of these walls are still standing in Abomey and Cana.
There are too many idols and 65 percent of the population are idol worshipers. The country needs deliverance and freedom from the satanic captivity. This country needs prayers. In this country many children are given to the idol gods from birth. Such children came from parents that have no access to the Good News.
My hearts bleeds when I saw and heard unbelievable and unimaginable things. It occurs to me that we have not done enough for our Savior in terms of soul winning.
We are saved to serve and witness for the Master that we may be soul – winners for Christ’s kingdom. There may be battles ahead with the powers of darkness but Christ is our victorious leader, He is with us. We have His word, His name, His blood and the anointing power of the Holy Spirit to do His work.
I want you to put Benin Republic into your program and prayers. As you are conducting crusades in other countries or villages, think about Benin. Please ask God to reveal to you about Benin and what He wants you to do in Benin. We are praying for revival and total change for people of Benin Republic.
The prison conditions here are bad. The hostels are often congested or overcrowded. For instance, a hostel meant for 150 inmates may have over 300 inmates. This overcrowding leads to poor sanitary conditions, infections, sickness or diseases. The prisoners are not given adequate medical treatment and people die anyhow in prisons.
Many prisoners don’t have clothes and cannot attend church services in the prisons. Prison evangelists are forced to go to their hostels to preach to them. The spiritual and physical needs of the prisoners have to be met in order to give them hope. Apart from leading them to Christ, they need clothing, food, drugs and adequate medical treatment.
Many prison ministries; churches and evangelists are making concerted efforts to alleviate the problems of most prisoners. But these efforts are grossly inadequate as most of them lack the finances to make great impact in this area.
Prison inmates need our help and assistance. A soul saved or won for Christ in the prison may bring great joy in heaven. In lieu of this we are very much concerned with the welfare of women in prison and ex- prisoners. There is no ‘After care unit’ in this place. After serving their sentences for months or years as the case maybe in prison, when they come out they need to be rehabilitated. Some when they come out don’t have anything to do and are rejected or ostracized by their families.
We are hoping to establish an ‘After care unit’ that can help to assist and rehabilitate some of the affected women in the society.
In children ministry we organize seminar and training in churches teaching them how to bring children to Christ (Child Evangelism). Once in a year we organize program for children. This program brings together children from various denominations and children from the streets.
We also visit motherless babies’ homes and homes for the handicaps with gift items. This is just to intimate you which some of our activities.
International Women of Faith Fellowship
International Women of Faith Fellowship is a Non - Profit Christian Organization, in providing care and support to Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) and People Living With HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) by facilitating education, good nutrition, counseling, healthcare, income generating activities and HIV/AIDS education.
IWOFF started June 16, 2003 in Benin Republic, West Africa. Where 65 percent of the population are idol worshipers. The country needs deliverance and freedom from the satanic captivity. This country needs prayers.
We are saved to serve and witness for the Master that we may be soul winners for Christ kingdom. There may be battles ahead with the powers of darkness but Christ is our victorious leader, He is with us. We have His word, His name, His blood and the anointing power of the Holy Spirit to do His work.
IWOFF is here and we encourage you to embrace the vision, work with us, join us and celebrate the victory with us. God bless you.
God saved a Life
Sunday March 25, 2012, International Women of Faith Fellowship made one of her moves in honoring the call of God to reach out to souls in Conroe TX. Our bus broke down (one of the back tires spurted) in the middle of Highway on our way to Conroe TX for ministration.
God had everything under control; without knowing, God has planned and pre-destined to save a soul. The enemy planned to discourage some of us to stop the journey but God turned it around to be a blessing to His children on that faithful day.
Richard was having a rough life and has decided to end it all. When our bus broke down, God ordained Richard's foot steps to come and repair the bus. When he finished his work, we paid him but he returned back the money to us. Isn't God wonderful! We prayed for him, as we were praying, he started crying heavily and he spoke out. To God be the glory, he gave his life to Christ instantly.