SOS Investment Donations

August 14, 2017 in SOS News

A New Means of Giving to SOS

At the prompting of certain businessmen, SOS has opened a non-profit acct. with Fidelity Investments in an effort to be able to receive, buy, sell, etc. stock or any other kind of investments that could be donated to the ministry for helping in our critical need right now. Please let us know if you are able to or know anyone who would be interested in giving through this venue. May the Lord cause the increase.

Here are some of our current funding needs:

• Water well for region with 150+ new believers in Togo
• Complete Hope Center facility in Nigeria for continued missions work in that country
• Complete Hope Center facility in dangerous region in El Salvador to provide a sports complex, job training, and the gospel to many poor families.
• Purchase vehicle for Africa and Latin missions so the work can continue

Latin America Mission Update – Baptism Stories

May 4, 2016 in Central America, SOS News

From mission teams from the USA that come and serve (thank you to the many on the March team for your service to our Lord Jesus) to those who live on the field with SOS.

Baptism with care

STORY #1 – We ministered to a schoolboy, who consequently invited his mother and older brother to come to La Esperanza. Through befriending and the preaching of the Word, the mother and brother came to the Lord. Then, most precious to the SOS team…they were baptized in the ocean. The discipleship is now pressing on with these new ones in Christ.

Jason entering the waters of baptism

STORY #2 – Through the same type of street preaching ministry mentioned above, the SOS team on the ground evangelized a number of young men. One of them, Jason, believed and turned to the Lord. He faithfully was coming to the Bible studies and activities for the church. And expressing a desire to be baptized, Jason entered the waters of baptism as well. Here’s a sound bite and take away from Levi in all this…”God honors and uses those who are obedient to take His message of Light into darkness, allowing them to see the fruit of their labors. He can do the same for you!”

Now that’s what I call baptism by submersion!

STORY # 3 – This intriguing narrative was the result of a house visit. Rafael was distant from the Lord, the church and Christians. His wife, Maribel, had come to faith and was faithfully serving the Lord at La Esperanza. So the mission team went to visit and bless them at their very poor hut (that they actually borrow because their too poor to have their own mud hut). The ministry for Rafael’s soul would not just take place at the hut, but the following day. It wasn’t until the baptism/church service that Rafael put his faith and trust in Christ. And then, like a scene out of the New Testament, his immediate confession led to his immediate baptism (consider similar stories…Acts 2:41; 8:38; 16:14-15). Praise the Lord!

Benin Update – Sorcerer Comes to Christ

November 20, 2013 in Africa, Benin, SOS News

Sorcerer Comes to FaithThe sorcerer who formerly worshiped the serpent repented and came to Christ, renouncing all his former beliefs. This man was a leader in the local voodoo religion, offering sacrifices twelve times a day to the serpent, and using the women of the village for divination – a tool of Satan, yet God rescued him!

He gathered his family to announce his conversion, and asked us to build a hope center on his property so that those in the surrounding villages could come hear about Jesus. Rejoice with us! Our God is mighty to save. This good news comes on the tail of another twelve baptisms in Benin, and the news that the church in a neighboring village has grown to fifty attendees. Praise God for the wonderful things He is doing! All of this has happened in the span of a single year, so imagine what great things the Lord has in store for the coming years.

There will certainly be repercussions from the sorcerer’s conversion, and since he began listening to us, this man began receiving threats from the local witches and warlocks. Pray for his protection and for the continued growth of the church in Benin.

Welcome to S.O.S.’s Newest Frontier Mission: Benin

February 15, 2013 in Africa, Benin, SOS News

Spiritual and Physical Oppression

  • Benin is the birthplace of Voodoo, a 6000 year old religion
  • Human sacrifice has been practiced publically as recently as the 1990s
  • Altars with fresh animal sacrifices on them are scattered everywhere throughout the villages
  • In one of the villages, the nearest water source is a three mile walk one way

Leaving the Throne- The chief of a local village, a new convert to Christ now wants to leave behind his chiefdom to join us in proclaiming the gospel. Please pray that God will give him the wisdom and boldness to do so.

The Hand on the Wall- As we were leaning against a wall in a village, a young man named Barta ran up and started yelling at us frantically, telling us that anyone who touched the wall would bleed. But after looking at us, he exclaimed, “You’re not bleeding!”

So I asked him, “Who has more power? The creation or the creator?” At that moment, I stretched out my hand, looking directly at Barta and placed it back on the wall of the evil hut, and held it there as Barta once again got anxious. After a couple of minutes, I took my hand off the wall and asked, “Barta, am I bleeding?”

To this he cried out, “No.  You must be a god.”  Immediately seizing the opportunity I cried out, “No, I am not a god, but greater is God who is in me than the evil that dwells in this hut (1 John 4:4).  Put your trust in Him and not the creation, His name is Jesus Christ.”

Barta then exclaimed, “I want to know this Jesus Christ.” Please pray for him, as he is currently being mentored in the faith.

The Sorcerer- There is a sorcerer, whose name ironically means, “Things Will Get Better” in a village where things are getting much much worse. The children are sickly, the people are miserable, and the sorcerer himself is clearly not a man who is at peace. He is leading his people in the worship of the serpent, especially the women.

Over the course of two trips and a lengthy dialog, we have proclaimed Christ to him and his village, and he is now considering the cost of leaving his old ways of worship to follow Jesus Christ. Please pray that God will lead him to repentance.

Duggar Family Trip

January 20, 2011 in Duggar Family, SOS News

El Salvador Duggars

S.O.S. Ministries is being featured again with the Duggar Family on 19 Kids and Counting. The relationship between SOS and the Duggar Family with Discovery Channel continues in an exciting two part saga which brings much attention to the Lord’s work in El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala.

Check your local listing for the next airing of the shows.

Go to the Duggar’s Website to see more information on their family.