I am together with 10 other Africans including those from Nigeria for the train the training course. Everything is going well here in the Christian camp. Internet is limited and the training is very intensive. I appreciate your prayer for me having to translate all the days long. We only pause for lunch, diner.
Thanks to all!
Dear Friends of Cidel,
This past Saturday we had the opportunity to give Dr. Hibaile a tour of the Lancaster BIble College campus (see photo below). He wanted to see the college as his daughter, Andrea (her second visit to LBC's campus) is currently making plans to attend LBC next fall. Please pray for her as she continues her English study at the International Language Institute in Washington, DC. Please pray for Dr. Hibalie as he translates at Pointman leadership traning conference in New England (Oct. 12 - 19). Eight leaders from four countries surrounding the Central African Republic will be trained in leadership at this confernce. Upon their return to Africa, they will be working alongside of Dr. Hibalie in the mission of CIDEL.
(left to right: John F. Smith - editor), Andrea, Paul Mutchler, Augustin, Scott Tanner)
Greetings to all,
The 22rd prayer breakfast in Berlin has hosted more than 300 people from 57 countries. The Presidents of Albania and Madagascar and the Prime Minister of my countries were part of the international gathering. We were six members of the Prime Minister delegation.
Before I left Berlin yesterday to be in Babenhausen now to visit a friend of mine who is a Christian lawyer and than to Stuttgart with my long time brother in Christ, I went to pray with the Prime Minister and he did expressed his joy to be part of this important gathering where he has learn ways to get his country closer to God. He is willing to work on starting a prayer breakfast in CAR. He was pleased to meet with some members of the Bundestag and from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to discuss about the relationship between his country and Germany. He was thankful that I made this trip possible for the President who has asked him to represent him.
My closing prayer at the end of the prayer breakfast has a great impact on many. It's went to the heart of many. The attached pictures are for those who came to me with especial need. The first picture is of me and a VIP from Sudan. He acknowledge the fact that The Koran has mentioned Jesus more than 19 times and only one time about their prophet Mohammed. That means that Jesus has a great value in Islamic faith. Ashram will be coming to Bangui my country in a near future with a delegation from Sudan.
The second picture is me and a Nigerian who has expressed his hatred against the Islamist Boko Aram who have killed so many educated young people in his country and many from his village. He has a hard to time to support the Muslim. Yesterday before we left, he came to me and asked me if I can pray with him for peace in Jesus. I gave him some counseling and prayed with him.
Praise God that I have had a great opportunity to minister to the lives of many and different leaders worldwide. Thanks for your support of my ministry.
Dear prayer supporters
The Pointman Leadership's summit at attended in Inwood, IA ended on Thursday and I am visiting my daughter Andrea in DC now. We were able to put on new modules for our advanced seminars on leadership based on the need expressed by the PLI Alumni in the 70 countries we have been to. It's was an outstanding gathering and hard work accomplished from May 21-25, 2017.
I had the priviledge to received a Certificate of Team Director for Francophone Africa and a Certificate of Excellence in my ministry. Praise God.
I also got an approval for the train the trainers for about 10 Alumni I can choose in CAR, Cameroon, Congo and DRC to be trained sometime in September of October of this year here in the States. Please pray for that project.
I am going to a wedding of my citizen today in our church here in Alexandria. My departure to Berlin to attend the German Parliament prayer breakfast together with the Prime Minister of CAR will be on Monday.
Please pray for my daughter Andrea who want to get the TOEFL test in order to attend Lancaster Bible College this Fall. She normally has three more months in her English learning to be able to write essays, but she has confidence to try the test. I am spending good time with her.
Dear prayer supporters,
Greetings to all,
Today we trained the members of the government on the prevention of corruption and challenge them to consider their behavior on that issue. We also encourage them to make a strong decision to work hard to prevent corruption in CAR. Again, God has taught to those people in positions of authority through the speech of the instructors.
Please see attached pictures of the event.
Picture 1- speech of the opening ceremony by Augustin Hibaile
Picture2- Augustin sharing idea with the Minister of Foreign Affairs
Picture 3- HE Simplice Mathieu Sarandji, Prime Minister of CAR seating beside Mr Bester
Please pray for my presenting on the topic "Governing as Statesmen not Politicians", a topic develop by my friend Gary Allen. I will present that tomorrow morning before the closing ceremony in the afternoon.
Here is a quick note from Augustin:
The governmental seminar was opened yesterday and the Prime Minister was one of the attendees. It's was outstanding as to how God used us to challenge those in position to consider their personal change before they can expect any change around them. Today the issue of corruption will be addressed. Please pray!
PLEASE pray for our Augustin. Since last Saturday, he has been in bed, suffering from malaria. He is suffering from some serious side effects from the medication he is taking. He will be seeing a specialist on Thursday.
Urgent prayer is needed as he is the one coordinating the government leadership seminars that will take place next Monday April 24 through Thursday April 27, 2017. In addition, these same seminars will be taught shortly thereafter at the university.
Please pray for God's favor to heal Augustin ASAP so that he can do what needs to be done in the conducting of these very important seminars.
Augustin writes, "I am confident that God will provide the health needed."
I, too, am confident and I believe God will work through our prayers (2 Corinthians 1:10-11)!