2021 Yield Tour Summary
Jesus was with us every step of the way on the Yield Tour even with delays, discouragement, and danger. He was faithful!
We had the privilege of serving at a new Village in Abia State, Osaa Okwu, and received a King’s welcome.
Here we are praying for nursing mothers. The Village visit was full of delays and torrential rain before and after our time there, yet on the day of our arrival, the sun shined on us. We all felt His Presence in a powerful way.
“But we were gentle among you, just as a nursing mother cherishes her own children. So, affectionately longing for you, we were well pleased to impart to you not only the gospel of God, but also our own lives, because you had become dear to us.” I Thessalonians 2:7-8 NKJV
The Bible presentation to our Host, Ambassador Amelia, was a highlight of the trip as many were so blessed. Receiving a big print teaching Bible will allow many in the Village to hear and learn the Word of God.
Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation… Psalm 25:5 NKJV “Your Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.” Psalm 119:105
From Osaa to Port Harcourt still in River State, we visited a Juvenile detention center with some little snacks for the children and the facility staff. We also provide sewing machines for the children to learn a trade. They make all their uniforms and repair them as part of the training.
This is the Port Harcourt team of Volunteers, a very mature group of Saints. By YIELDING to God’s Spirit, we did what most felt was unwise. We went to the Village, and it set the stage for God’s miraculous hand to carry us through the entire trip. We give God glory for being our Way-maker!
Now, In Edo State, we visited Pastor Peter on the future homesite of Beulah Land. A vision of Pastor Peter is for the care of abandoned children such as his personal testimony. The children and their host families are given a nice package of food and cooking supplies for their family support.
“Where there is no vision, the people perish…” Proverbs 29:18 KJV _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Genuine vision of a better future Is essential in creating a better life. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ “Where there is no vision, there is no hope.” George Washington Carver
Still in Edo State in Benin City, we dedicate the Advancement Center at Kingdom Mandate Group of Schools to the memory of Desmond and Evelyn Cole for the impact they made on Benin City during their 20 years of Ministry there.
“How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher?” Romans 10:14 NKJV
These are the Graceful Sisters during their “Annual Community Serve Day.” This group gives of their time and talent through medical examinations and then connects those in need of follow up with local doctors. All this is done on a voluntary platform to spread the “Good News of the Gospel.”
“A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.” Proverbs 11:25
The Village children in Obanyator enjoy a big Hallelujah to Jesus.
Ambassadors Amelia and Didi, enjoy a fresh coconut water on the shores of Lekki. We are about to have our roundtable on “Yielding as a skill” with our Pastoral team.
“I am the vine; you are the branches. He who abides in me and I in Him, bears much fruit. For without Me, you can do nothing.” John 15:5
We had a precious contingency of “local boys” who were very grateful for us sharing of the lunch and the Gospel with them. They said: “Come back” God’s Army!! 🙏
“And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature.” Mark 16:15 “Train up a child in the way he should go (teaching him to seek God’s wisdom and will for his abilities and talents), even when he is old, he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6 AMP
The final roundtable in Lagos ahead of the long flight to America.
So, what did we learn?
1) That victory doesn’t always look like we planned!
2) Sometimes just the ability to keep going leads to His blessings.
3) “I don’t know,” is an acceptable response at times.
What about you?
Have you ever felt like, “What is this Lord?”
Well, maybe we just keep going through the “I don’t know zone” until He shows us the answers. Are you living in the “I don’t know zone?” Maybe you are right where He is, with you!
Thank you for traveling with us on the Yield experience. I pray it helps to grow our faith into trust.