2019년부터 선교하게 될 아프리카 나이지라아에 있는
'살라마 침례교회'에서 받은 2번의 선교요청편지 전문과 간단하게 해석한 글을 올립니다.
Dear People of God,
Calvary greetings in the precious name of our lord Jesus Christ. I am Rev'd MA'AZU ISAH by name I got your contact and information through Rev"d Emmanuel Bithfya who is based in the U.S.A. I am the pastor of SALAMA BAPTIST CHURCH, Zaria. I am married to Zainab, and the Lord has blessed the union with five children (four girls and one boy). The Church is located in Zaria, Kaduna State of Nigeria, where the population is predominantly Muslims. Due to constant religious crisis and Christian persecution, the majority of my members have fled the city. Therefore, the church cannot afford to pay my salary, and other ministerial benefits.
We live in a rented two bedroom house where the payment is always difficult. However, we give glory to God that the gospel of Christ continues even in the harsh condition that we find ourselves. We are grateful to God for putting in your heart the compassion to support us as we serve Him in the midst of Muslims.
Dear Dr David, the name of the Church is SALAMA Baptist Church . Jushi Waje Zaria, and the church was founded 12 January 2003. My current ministry circumstances is that since March 2018 my allowance have not been paid, I couldn't complete the renovation of the church, the children Sunday school ,the office of the pastor ,toilets, store has not been roofed .the Church instruments is not in good shape to mention but a few. I am into a ministry of preaching and teaching of the word, helping the needles as God grants the opportunity and blesses the church. My ministry carrier,by the Grace of God I was one time President of a fellowship called Baptist students fellowship while in school, I became assistant leader of Calvary Baptist Church kakuri Kaduna, a Chaplain / Church liaison officer Hope for the Blind Wusasa Zaria, Vice Chairman Christian Association of Nigeria and acting Chairman C.A.N Sabongari Local government Zaria. Also from a Church pastor I was ordained into a fulltime ministry. My educational background, I pass through primary school and obtain school leaving certificate, went to secondary sch and obtain G. C. E , went to federal college of education obtain Nigeria certificate of education. Went to seminary obtain B .A Theology, went to Ahmadu Bello University Zaria for my masters degrees program but had to stop due to lack of money. Attached here are my photos. Thanks for your care. Remain bless. Rev'd Ma'azu Isah.
우리 주 예수 그리스도의 존귀하신 이름으로 여러분들에게 인사드립니다.
미국에서 공부하고 있는 임마누엘 목사님을 통하여서 당신의 연락처를 알게 되어서 연락 드립니다.
저는 살라마 침례교회에서 사역하고 있는 MA'AZU ISAH 목사입니다.
살라마 침례교회는 2003년 1월 12일 개척되었습니다.
본인의 가족은 아내 Zainab, 하나님께서 주신 축복의 자녀 다섯 (딸 넷과 아들 하나)가 있습니다.
살라마 침례교회는 나이지리아의 Kaduan state에 있는 Zaira라는 지역에 위치해 있으며,
지역 주민 대부분은 이슬람교도들입니다.
계속되는 종교갈등과 기독교인에 대한 박해로 인하여, 교인들 대부분은 도시를 도망쳐 나간 상황입니다.
이러한 이유로 인하여, 우리는 교회에서 사례비를 받지 못하고 경제적인 어려움에 처해 있습니다.
그럼에도 불구하고, 우리는 복음을 증거하며 하나님께 영광을 돌리고 있습니다.
무슬림지역에서 사역하고 있는 우리들을 섬기고자 하는 마음을 여러분들에게 불어 넣어주신 하나님께 감사를 돌립니다.
여러분들의 돌봄에 감사드리며, 하나님의 축복안에 늘 거하기를 기도합니다.
Ma'azu Isah 목사 드림