February 27, 2019 MAMA CYNDI’S MILLING PROJECT UPDATE
Although we went into full production on October 19, 2018 milling, we have had challenges and set-backs that slowed down our production. However, I am glad to report as of now the Mill is operating well. Our 2019 sales are excellent in spite of the increased cost (doubled) in corn by the ton. I was so happy to visit the Mill in January 2019 when I was in Uganda for the Annual RABS International Conference. I was accompanied by all of our National Directors and our RABS International Team and many visiting RABS leaders from all of the nations RABS is currently ministering in. We had many pastors from Uganda visit the Mill and everyone was so delighted to see the production and have a hand at hulling and milling with the help of the Mill’s professional millers.
The great increase in the corn cost is the result of a high-yield harvest in 2018 that saturated the market and many international traders bought much of the corn. In those areas where there are two and near the equator three annual harvests the lack of the latter year’s rain left the quality and quantity of marketable product at a very low production so demand and lack of supply has driven the prices to critical highs.
However, we have not lost hope, for we know the Lord is on our side and He is in full control of the weather conditions. We are believing Him and trusting for a another high yield this late Spring in particular areas and then again in the Autumn Harvest when much of Uganda soil is producing high-quality corn in vast amounts.
We welcome your prayers and your financial support to prevent a loss in the product as we are committed to helping the most vulnerable in the community and in those in various places we are ministering in–to learn more about that read the latest report from Pastor Denis and Rev. Eva Clive “RABS PASTORS RETURN…”
Please join us in thanking the Lord of lord’s and King of kings our Lord and Savior, Christ Jesus for His love and mercy He has extended through His grace in this kingdom assignment! No man or woman or ministry could have accomplished this if it had not been for God’s constant provision and protection!
We give Him all the glory and all the honor! For surely this is the manifestation of His unfailing love and we are forever grateful to Him! There has been no ministry funds used for this Milling Project, every expense has been literally provided by the Grace of Our Lord
ALL DONATIONS TO PURCHASE CORN FOR MILLING FLOUR TO HELP THOSE WHO NEED FOOD IN KIEREKA KASOKOSO UGANDA WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED! THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS YOU; Pastor Cyndi Higgins and the RABS International Team and Board Members
As you drive by the cornfields here in America, my hope through prayer is that you will remember those in desperate need of maze (corn) flour the daily dietary staple of the East African Nations! Just $10.00 USD equals 37,000 Ugandan Shillings and that buys a lot of flour for the average family. At MAMA CYNDI’S MILLING PROJECT we want to buy corn and mill it and through the ministry give the milled flour to the neediest in the Community. You can help us feed the most vulnerable of Kiereka Kasokoso (Kampala) Uganda, East Africa! Please let your ❤ lead you and make a tax deductible donation today! THANK YOU VERY MUCH AND GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY!
To view the video of the 2018 RABS International Missions conferences and crusades, click on the link’s title below. To help support the faith assignment of RABS “Bringing Back the Brides of Christ,” click the donate button and let your heart for others in Christ be know! God bless you and thank you.
Sunday, June 17th LinkedIn News Feed Reported: “Americans were especially charitable in 2017. Buoyed by a strong economy, donations to charities hit record highs last year, Fast Company reports. Americans gave a total of $410 billion, with religious groups taking the lion’s share ($127 billion) followed by education and human services groups.
The increased giving may soon hit a speed bump, though. The tax reform package passed in December 2017 raises the standard deduction, reducing the appeal of tax-deductible donations for many Americans.”
Pastor Cyndi Higgins, RAB Founder and International Director’s response to these predictions of slower giving: “Likely, the speed bump being suggested will not slow down Christians’ financial gift-giving, but only those who give to receive something from the government!
The truth, however is this, most Americans do not give for a ‘tax credit.’ Most givers give generously because it is in their GNA—Godly Natural Attributes!
God is the biggest giver and none can out give Him! “ He so loves the world (the people of it) that He gave His Only Begotten Son—whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
Christians’ generosity far exceeds just giving for religious purposes and way beyond tithes. God puts “desires of justice” in our hearts that inspires us to give to a variety of causes.
We are made in our Creator’s image so we will not stop giving as long as our God remains the same!
My sincere greetings to all RABs Families and friends.
I appreciate all of you for your prayers for this Faith Assignment of bringing back the Run Away Brides of our Lord Jesus Christ.
My journey to Burundi and Rwanda was an awakening call to my beloved brothers and sisters in The Lord. I left Kampala on 22nd of May 2018, and spent 2 days in Rwanda with my beloveds, Pastor Robert Kinyatilo, RAB DRC National Director and Habumugisha Evariste, RAB Rwanda National Director.
I had a good time with the brethren, strengthening them with the word of encouragement. Brother Robert suffered a severe fever which needed serious attention and as a leader, I had to take him to hospital for a thorough examination.
It became challenging, seeing my fellow brother in a bad situation
and leaving without any attention. I had to take Robert to the hospital with the little coins that was left with me. You don’t know how I felt, in a foreign land where no one knows you apart from your host who at the same time was very sick. It was hard to be in touch with pastor Evariste since he was busy teaching at school.
The sickness came upon him a few months ago when the enemy tried to dim the light and Pastor Robert found himself wrongfully accused and in the Rwandan prison. But God Almighty stood with him and after two long months he was found innocent by the hand of the Lord’s intervention and released. It was a real trying moment as he was trying to explain to me how things went on the ground, but our God is faithful He brought into the situation His Justice, Truth! Truth prevailed! Glory be to God!
I however, took time to encourage my brothers and sisters through James 1:2 where he says; “Count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.” We can find joy in the midst of problems only when we recognize their purpose and results.
The enemy is not happy as he sees much happening in the body of Christ, hundreds of reconciled brides of Jesus learning more and joining the faith assignment. We are witnessing many churches becoming so much more effective by experiencing the new growth through this RAB mission ministries and so the devil will try to dim the light but our God always raises the standard.
As Apostle Paul says; “Therefore my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of The Lord, because you know that your labour in The Lord is not in Vain.” 1 Corinthians 15:58.
A new governmental law being consistently enforced has forced the closing of churches throughout Rwanda. Four months ago, the Rwanda government made an announcement to bring down every church which was not permanently built. Any church that cannot reach the government’s standards were closed. Authorities have closed more than 7,000 churches across Rwanda, including 714 in the capital city of Kigali for failing to comply with health, safety, and noise regulations.
The Rwandan brethren said some of the requirements a church must meet is: a church MUST have a parking yard, a large enough parcel of land with all facilities like toilets. It’s true in areas where cars are driven to avoid blocking streets, parking yards are necessary, however, most people attending church walk to their churches because they do not own cars. Additionally, the new regulations include no loud noises especially musical instruments. Interestingly other religions make loud-speaker-noise daily in the Rwandan streets seemingly unnoticed. Let us keep the body of Christ in prayers especially in this scenario of our dear pastors in Rwanda who cannot afford the millions of funds needed to reach the standard the government wants.
I truly felt pity for the saints I visited with and those I encountered seeing the hopelessness of their situation most especially when I saw mega churches and other religious buildings and mosques operating because they have money and are well off because they can afford the necessary requirements the government wants. I do not disagree that unsafe and unsanitary gathering places must be regulated and that some conmen calling themselves pastors need to be stopped for that too was part of the government’s mandate, but one cannot help but see the discrimination in the standards set that most Christian Churches in Rwanda are unable to meet.
Like my pastor friend Emmanuel Mugabe’s church building I visited in 2016 in Nyanza province with bishop Wilfred Barasa, I felt sad when I passed by and saw it closed and the congregation scattered. God have mercy and do something for the body of Christ especially pastors who have the true calling but are under a poor state.
I took my second journey to Burundi Friday the 25th. I could not travel alone on this journey so I took the “sick Pastor Robert” as my companion. We arrived in Bujumbura late evening and welcomed by Pastor David Nsegiyumva, Burundi RAB National Director.
David’s family and friends showed us good hospitality despite the long journey to his home. Burundi roads are full of caves and mountains and so we were very weary upon our arrival that evening. However, all in all, God was faithful! He rendered us journey mercies and we arrived safely.
In Burundi, RAB’s ministry is taking stronger root compared to Rwanda where communication is a problem to most of the people.
Kinyarwanda is the only outspoken language throughout the country of Rwanda according to my investigation. People in Burundi are welcoming and eager to learn. I visited Bishop Bukitwa Kilongo of “Immeasurable Ministries” and Rev. Augustine Omana of “Jesus is the Answer Ministries.” These two servants were special tools to me and good vessels for propagating the Gospel and the message of reconciliation in Burundi. These two men also served us well in their homes.
However, as we all know, Burundi is one of the poorest countries in our African continent which needs a lot of prayers. It is hard for Pastor David who serves fulltime as a Shepherd overseeing a medium-size congregation to do ministry there as a number of people think in their hearts, he has help for them in terms of money. It’s a common belief that pastors are financially secure and able to help the members of the church—if only this were the truth many less people would suffer from such debilitating poverty. This is the only country I witnessed a Christian coming to church bare footed with no shoes or slippers due the poverty.
As you can see in the ‘Article’s Featured Photo even Pastor David does part time work because BURUNDI IS ONE OF THE POOREST NATIONS IN EAST AFRICA:
Pastor David does part time work in Bujumbura, selling boiled eggs and packaged soya beans on the street to bring up his family. David himself is still a hustler with no support of the church he oversees and no sponsors to provide with his family needs as a husband and a wife with three children. A hustler in our African countries is someone who still struggles financially, like a go-getter. They don’t know how the day will be, struggling to get enough money to bring home to your family. This is what I mean being a hustler. I saw this and I felt like oh my God!! 1 Thessalonians 2:9 “Surely you remember, brothers and sisters, our toil and hardship; we worked night and day in order not to be a burden to anyone while we preached the gospel of God to you.”
As we seek together eternal results, let us remember the nations, the churches, and our beloved brothers and sisters, who are not in the same position in their hearts with Jesus Christ as they once were.
The church at large in these two nations I have recently visited needs real Biblical teachings. We need your support as far as GOD’S work is concerned. Please consider making a donation today to RABS. You may specify the donation is for Rwanda or Burundi or for our food programs or purchasing Bibles or training pastors. Let your heart be known this day in your financial gift. Proverbs 19:17 and Proverbs 22:9 “When you help the poor you are lending to the Lord—and he pays wonderful interest on your loan.” “Happy is the generous man, the one who feeds the poor.”
With these few remarks, may the almighty God bless you.
Pastor Milton Wanyama, RABS’ Africa Coordinator
P. O. Box 1151, Kampala
Uganda East Africa.
WE GIVE THE LORD ALL THE GLORY! We wanted to give our testimony and be witnesses of the mercy of our Lord in what you are about to read. His love endures forever! We are grateful.
Many Nations of East Africa entered into their typical ‘rainy season’ in late February 2018. Many prayers had gone up to the Lord for several months due to the 2017 droughts that devastated many portions of every East African nation. The harshness of the drought claimed many human and livestock lives as well as the crops and increased hunger to another 21st Century high in the region.
This year has proven to be any thing other than closed heavens as the rain has continued to fall at higher than normal volumes. Many nations and their citizens were caught off-guard as most nations worldwide are when suddenly the rivers and lakes and ditches and drains are filled to over-capacity. Many lives have been lost and many more are endangered. The suffering also includes that of the livestock and homes and farmer’s fields and newly planted crops caught in the high-rising waters washing away the works of their hands. Let us pray against LOSS!
We felt the same sense of loss when our Construction Engineer, Toto Sande went to check on the Milling Project’s foundation knowing that far beyond normal rainfall had saturated the community of Kiereka Kasokoso. Surely, he found the foundation was indeed on the verge of being compromised. WE PRAISE GOD! WHO enabled us to pull together a team and necessary materials to reinforce the building’s foundation. The Miracle, though, is the Lord truly stopped the rain from falling the 3 days that were necessary to do the work!
NWSC (National Water and Sewerage Corporation) came May 2, 2018 and buried the necessary pipes for the building’s hook up to the city’s system. We are getting closer to our opening day of operations–Lord willing the corn will come in by the truck loads at harvest and many will benefit from the grace our Lord has given us for this Milling Project.
Your donations to help cover missions’ travel expenses for all the RAB Volunteer Leaders and to print Books are greatly appreciated. RABS International could not do the Kingdom work without your generosity in giving and your prayers. Thank you and God Bless you and your family!
Pastor Milton Wanyama is preparing to take a RAB Missions trip to Rwanda and Burundi in May 2018. He will be visiting Rwanda RAB Director, Pastor Evariste Hambumugisha and Pasteur Robert Kinyatiro DRC-Congo RAB Director in Rwanda for additional training for the RAB National Directors and for the Rwanda and DRC RAB Team members. It is also an opportunity to encourage the Rwandan saints. Many (over 700) Christian churches were closed recently due to new building condition regulations passed by the Rwandan government. Pastor Evariste and the saints after a hard month of work were able to reopen the building they meet in for Sunday and mid-week services. Then Pastor Milton will go into Burundi to meet with Pastor David Nsengiyumva, RAB Burundi Director. Pastor Milton will add to the training that Pastor David and the RAB Burundi RAB team members have received and all of the new changes of RAB’s procedures and policies will be explained.
PLEASE ENJOY THE MANY FACES AND TASKS OF PASTOR MILTON WANYAMA, RAB AFRICA COORDINATOR, IN THE GALLERY BELOW–INCLUDING WHEN HE ALONG WITH BISHOP WILFRED BARASA, PASTOR ALISON, BISHOP EDWARD, AND ELIJA ROLLED OVER IN A SUV THEY WERE TRAVELING IN WHILE WE WERE IN TANZANIA AUGUST 2017.
WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCEWHILE WE CONTINUE BUILDING AND TWEAKING OUR NEW RAB INTERNATIONAL MINISTRIES’ WEBSITE
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These photos are from the recent building of the first Milling Project in East Africa. You can learn more on the Humanitarian Mission’s Menu. We thank all of you for your prayers and for your desire to be a part of these exciting changes for RABS International Ministries.
The mission: Bringing back the runaway brides of Christ Jesus
Reaching runaway brides (RABS) of Christ
Teaching established Christian leaders how to evangelize RABS
Training Pastors and Christian Leaders and Congregations how to launch RABS Mission Ministries inside their church/ministry
Raising up RAB National, District, Regional, Area, and city/village Directors and Leaders to go within their jurisdiction to reach, teach, and launch other established Christian Leaders to bring the RABS back to Christ Jesus and the Church.
Helping ‘The Church’ prepare as the Bride of Christ for His return–Jesus is coming soon for His Bride the Church
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