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Africa Report and the New Year

Our trip to The Dominical Republic in the spring and two trips to Africa in the fall were very productive. The attendance in the Dominican Republic increased significantly and the final count of graduates in Nairobi, Kenya was 450. They were all bishops and pastors. Those bishops and pastors will take the school to their congregations next. We should have about 1000 new graduates this year.

This brief 7 min. testimony by Bishop Mophat Kilioba will present the value of our school better than I could. http://youtu.be/fCK24NuJPkw Bishop Mophat was one of my students in 1985 and is presently bishop over about 3,300 PEFA churches in Kenya. He is insisting all his leaders get an education through N2NCU. Our curriculum is available virtually free of charge to leaders in developing nations. Most of them have a full-time job in addition to pastoring. This is an affordable way for them to get an education without leaving their work.

In Kenya our team established new schools in a refugee camp in Northwestern Kenya. There are about 200,000 refugees there and several pastors among them serving about thirteen churches in the camp. Our plan was to establish schools in Burundi, but the civil unrest kept our team from going there. Instead our team went to Zanzibar to established new schools there. Zanzibar is an island off the coast of Tanzania and is 98% Moslem. Bishop Mophat had a meeting with one of the top leaders of Islam on that Island, so they know what we are doing.

We will be probably returning to the Dominican Republic next spring with the HPIM team. There is a possibility that I will also go to Kenya again with HPIM. Our HPIM theme this year is “Understanding and Activating Spiritual Warfare.” I will return to Africa with N2NCU in the fall for the graduation. All three of these trips will require me to raise funds again.

Meanwhile I am beginning to schedule ministry here in the States. I will be in Pennsylvania with a deliverance ministry next week. The HPIM annual meeting in Sarasota, Florida will be March 8-10. Beyond that I have not yet scheduled ministry. My annual tour of Western NY will probably be in April, but no dates are set at this time.

We have an anonymous donor who has offered $500.00 per month matching funds for any new donors who will pledge a monthly amount for one year. If someone pledges $100.00 monthly, for example, that amount will be contributed by this anonymous donor, so the income to On Word will be $200. If we have $500.00 total new pledges, that will be matched. Let us know if you are interested in being part of this fundraising effort.

As usual, we are looking forward to a very productive year.

Fount Shults
President On Word Ministries http://www.onword.org

Report on Africa Trip

11/28/2015 1 comment

In early November AJ Baisch and I were privileged to speak at three seminars in Kenya. When we returned I had only two “work days” before I was scheduled to go to West Boylston, MA for a weekend ministry, then Thanksgiving came with a visit from our oldest son, LeRon, from Norway. I say all this as an “apology” for being so long to report on the Africa trip.

Harvest Preparation International Ministries (HPIM) sent AJ and me as a team to Kenya. They had arranged and promoted the seminars so that all we had to do was show up and teach. Our assigned topic was “Sent as Pure Light into Darkness.” Each of our three seminars attracted pastors and bishops from several different denominations. Without knowing the diversity of the groups, we spoke of the need for unity of the Spirit before our light would have any effect.

Our teaching and preaching dovetailed into one another with a great impact on the leaders present. It was like AJ’s preaching prepared the ground for my teaching and my teaching prepared the ground for his next message. All this was without any plan on our part. AJ is more like a motivator and I am more like an encourager. His messages motivated people to move “as one” and mine encouraged people to go forward in the unity of the kingdom.

At times, in all three seminars, we could almost feel the atmosphere vibrating with energy from what our Father was doing among the church leaders. We learned afterward that there had been some disunity and lack of cooperation hovering among them when the meetings were being planned. According to the reports of the bishops in charge of arranging the meetings, that disunity was healed completely by the time the sessions were over.

There were pastors and bishops from Kenya, Tanzania, South Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi. I overheard a mention of one from The Congo, but I’m not certain. At any rate, the impact of our messages will make a difference in several of the nations in Africa.

Thanks to all of you who provided finances and prayed for us on this trip. We could not do what we do without your support and encouragement. Our “in country expenses” exceeded what we planned for. If we go again, we will be prepared.

On December 7 I will be going to Kenya again with N2NCU to participate in the graduation of about 1,000 students with an Associate’s Degree and some with a Bachelor’s Degree. If you would like to partner with us on this trip, send your check to On Word Ministries, 106 Ashford Ct, Myrtle Beach, SC 29588 or go online and send it through our website: www. http://onword.org/donate.htm

Looking forward,
Fount Shults, President and Founder of On Word Ministries
http://www.onword.org

Training Leaders Worldwide

The goal of missions is to develop leaders who can sustain the momentum of the kingdom without continued support from missionaries. Short term missions are part of that goal. Teams from many churches go to aid the missions in building, repair, medical help and general encouragement. This type of short term missions makes the burden easier for the missionaries who are planting churches and other ministries like schools and orphanages.

The two teams I work with, HPIM and N2NCU, train the top Christian leaders in foreign countries. Our goal is to aid these leaders in mobilizing their local leaders to advance the kingdom in their own land. HPIM and N2NCU do not provide funds for living expenses or for travel. In fact, we cover our own expenses for travel as well as housing and food while we are there, and we leave a financial blessing for the leaders we serve.

N2NCU has developed a curriculum to give leaders an education in Bible and Theology. This is much needed in developing nations because men and women who are called to ministry have no time or finances to go away to college. They have full time jobs and pastor churches at the same time. Our program fills that vacuum by making the courses available virtually free of charge for the students in developing nations. Our schools are in Africa, South and Central America, India and will soon expand to other nations.

HPIM gathers leaders within the various countries and gives personal training on leadership principles. As we teach, we give the leaders an opportunity to get to know us and observe our lives in action. Solid relationships develop with many of these leaders, and this increases the effectiveness of the training. Our team has been in Mexico, Africa, India, and other nations as well.

Our next trip will be to the Dominican Republic April 27 – May 4. The expenses of the trip will include $500.00 for airfare, $100.00 for food and lodging and $100.00 for travel and some extra to leave behind for the leaders.

If you see this vision as worthwhile, please join us as prayer support as we touch the leaders who touch the nations. You can also support us financially. If you so desire, make your check payable to On Word Ministries, 106 Ashford Ct, Myrtle Beach, SC 29588, or you can donate online at our website: http://www.onword.org

Thank you in advance for your friendship and support.

Fount Shults, President, On Word Ministries: http://www.onword.org

Academic Dean: Nation 2 Nation Christian University: http://www.n2ncu.org