EChurch@Wartburg – 6.24.18

Welcome to a Gathering of EChurch@Wartburg

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Niamey – Niger’s Capitol and Economic Hub

Here is our Order of Worship

A Call to Worship link

God of Hope,
we come into your presence this morning
with confidence that you will meet us here.
Where there is sadness, bring joy;
Where there is tiredness, bring refreshment;
Where there is despair, bring a renewed sense of hope.
Let this place be a sanctuary,
a safe haven for us,
a home for holy words and songs and prayers
as we devote ourselves to you.
We pray this in Jesus’ name

Prayer attributed to Saint Francis of Assisi link

Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace
Where there is hatred, let me sow love
where there is injury, pardon
where there is doubt, faith
where there is despair, hope
where there is darkness, light
and where there is sadness, joy

O, Divine Master,
grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console
to be understood as to understand
to be loved as to love
for it is in giving that we receive
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life

We hope you enjoy this inspiring message delivered last Sunday by Yacouba Seydou. Eighteen years ago Yacouba was working as an assistant manager at Wal-Mart. He explains how he felt called to return to his native country of Niger and share the love of Jesus Christ. All these years later, Yacouba is continuing this vital work. We hope you will be inspired by his powerful testimony!

Here are a couple of videos that will provide some background information about Niger.

The Lord’s Prayer (link)

Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom,
and the power, and the glory, for ever.

Matthew 6:9-13 King James Version (KJV)


Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.

1 Corinthians 15:58 (NIV)


EChurch@Wartburg – 6.24.18 — 8 Comments

  1. Oh my…what a blessing today’s EChurch was! What a powerful testimony given by Yacouba and seeing his love for Jesus emanating during his presentation blessed me beyond words. Hearing how God seemed to orchestrate people and events that led to the ministry in much needed areas to people whose needs are being met spiritually and physically as well.

    Thanks for all the information on Niger as well. The picture of Niger’s capitol contrasted the images of the desert and the description of the unbearable heat conditions. The African children’s choir brought tears to my eyes…they were worshiping and made me worship along with them.

    Thank you so very much, Deb, for all you do to bring us EChurch every week so faithfully.

  2. Victorious,

    You are so welcome! Putting EChurch together is a wonderful blessing to me. I can often feel the Holy Spirit’s leading. I hope our readers will take the time to listen to Yacouba’s message. He is such an inspiration!

  3. Yacouba’s message with his pointing of his finger toward the church and saying “you have it” were the kinds of testimonies I heard all my growing up and I could not understand it. I used to sit in the pew and say to myself, “how on earth do people without Jesus even get through a day because here I am, a saved one, with that love (supposedly), and yet I haven’t a clue what kind of love the speaker was talking about and I’m supposed to pass it on????” When I was 30, however, my own testimony of Jesus Christ’s love began. That’s what I mean when I say just because people are in the church and have been given a platform to speak about Jesus’s love does not always mean that they know, really know the love that God for themselves. I pray that everyone will know God, in the church and out of the church. Because as Yacouba testified, God knows your name, even the name that you like to be known by. Not what other people want it to be.