Handfuls Of Purpose, Inc.
"And let fall also some of the handfuls of purpose..." Ruth 2:16
August 2020 Dear Friends,
“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.” Ecc 3:1 My devotions the other morning were in Ecclesiastes chapter three. In it we learn: Do not be in too great a hurry – there is time for everything that has to be done. Do not be impatient – God will lead along the way. Do not be cast down – trials are but for a time.
We are looking forward to returning to West Africa in the Lord’s perfect timing. In the meantime, we praise the Lord that the ministries have matured to the point that they continue to function well during our absence. We thank God, too, that we are able to continue Bible training with the nationals. We are teaching Bible Institute courses three days a week via Skype. One Saturday a month we bring the Bible Institute students from the village churches to Cotonou to teach a combined course. Last month the Bible course subject was the second coming of Christ. There were fifteen present (PTL). My brother Barry was here for the Fourth of July weekend. While here, he was able to teach a Skype course on creation vs evolution. The timely course, which was taught in English and translated into French, was well received.
Our people in Benin and Ghana express with deep gratitude how grateful they are for the Food for the Hungry program. Many are unable to work during the COVID-19 shutdown and this program has been a major blessing.
Youth camp that was scheduled for April and rescheduled for August has, once again, been rescheduled. Because of the increased number of COVID-19 cases in Benin, the government will not allow youth camps at this time. It is now scheduled for Christmas break in December. Churches may meet for services, as long as they those in attendance ware masks and social distance. Three adults were saved at the Sebo church last Sunday. PTL!
Debbie and I are grateful to you, our prayer and financial partners, for all you do in service to the Lord toward the success of the ministries in Benin and Ghana. In Christ, Ken Haley Benin/Ghana