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October 2010 “You must belong before you can go”

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‘You Must Belong Before You Can Go’ by Patrick Nyaga

“For they that have used the office of a deacon well purchase to themselves a good degree, and great boldness in faith which is in Christ Jesus. 1Timothy 3:13 (KJV)

You Must Belong Before You Can GO!
Belonging + Obedience =Blessings!

A local Church is a vital part of the Body of Christ, which plays an important part in sending ministers into the harvest fields. I’d like to think of it as a fueling station from whence many are trained and released for the mission of the Kingdom of our God. I remember when I first got born again in Africa and joined myself to a local church. I loved my pastor and church, I was an active member of that church serving as a youth minister with great responsibilities entrusted to me by church leadership. From that place, I was being sent out to high schools and into other churches. As a matter of fact I met my wife (Mikki from the US) through my pastor. There is great a blessing from faithfully being a part and serving in a local church.
My pastor here in the United States has traveled in Africa with us and helped us establish a great work there because we belonged! You can never loose if you BELONG!

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