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Volume #22                      July - September, 2017                        Issue #106

     "There are many precious truths contained in the Word of God, but it is 'PRESENT TRUTH' that the flock needs now." Early Writings, p 63.

Elder: robert sessler
E-mail address:  lightmin@terragon.com

Scenario  of  Events  in  These  Last  Days, part 4

     In our last Newsletter we discovered that after the Death Decree is issued, then the 12th event occurs where every person makes their decision on whom to worship.  Then they will receive either the seal of the Living God or the Mark of the Beast, and the number of the 144,000 is made up.
     We then learned that the number of the 144,000 is literal, not symbolic, because John heard the number of them that were sealed.  Those who make up this special group are living people, and not those who have died.  The 144,000 are also composed of saints, or those people who are converted, dedicated, holy and separated to the Lord.  This group is also made up in these last days, because they receive the seal of the living God while they still live, which cannot be given without first passing the test on the Image and the Mark of the Beast!  Since we live in these last days, then each one of us have the privilege and honor to become one of the 144,000 and to enter into marriage with the Lamb of God - if we will indeed separate from all sin, forsake every evil way, and trust our cases fully in the hands of Christ!

     After this event then the 13th occurs where Christ finishes His intercessory work in the Most Holy Place of the Heavenly Sanctuary, and probation for the world closes.  This means that we ourselves need to be wide awake, watching, praying and working for our Lord in faithfulness and ever increasing determination, lest we be found sleeping, passed by and become lost!

     We then investigated into the question of how many people will die in the Lord or will be murdered throughout these first 13 events until probation closes in order that Satan’s One World Order and the promised millennial New Age can become established in the earth?  And we amazingly discovered that one half of the world's population are targeted for destruction!  This means that more than 3 ½ billion people are targeted to be murdered between now and probation closing for the world!  Yet we also learned that we are not to worry about all this, but to cling ever closer to Jesus, stand fast in the faith, and be of good courage, because God will never forsake any of us!

     Now what happens after the 13th event occurs and Christ ceases His intercessory work in the Most Holy Place of the Heavenly Sanctuary, and probation for the world closes?  This is what we will be investigating in this Newsletter.

     After Christ ceases His intercessory work and probation closes, then:

Event #14 – Tinkling of bells is heard; God’s commandment keeping people cease witnessing and flee for their lives; darkness covers the earth and the Time of Jacob’s Trouble begins.

     “And I saw famine, pestilence and sword--nation rose against nation, and the whole world was in confusion. Then we cried to God day and night for deliverance [from persecution before probation closes], until we began to hear the bells on Jesus' garment. And I saw Jesus rise up in the Holiest, and as he came out we heard the tinkling of the bells and knew that our High Priest was coming out.” Broadside Periodical, issue #1, April 6, 1846, par 8.  

     As Jesus moved out of the most holy place, I heard the tinkling of the bells upon His garment; and as He left, a cloud of darkness covered the inhabitants of the earth. There was then no mediator between guilty man and an offended God.  While Jesus had been standing between God and guilty man, a restraint was upon the people; but when He stepped out from between man and the Father, the restraint was removed and Satan had entire control of the finally impenitent.” Early Writings, p 280.

     “The people of God will then flee from the cities and villages, and associate together in companies, dwelling in the most desolate and solitary places. Many will find refuge in the strongholds of the mountains. Like the Christians of the Piedmont valleys, they will make the high places of the earth their sanctuaries, and will thank God for the "munitions of rocks." But many of all nations and all classes, high and low, rich and poor, black and white, will be cast into the most unjust and cruel bondage. The beloved of God pass weary days, bound in chains, shut in by prison bars, sentenced to be slain, some apparently left to die of starvation in dark and loathsome dungeons. No human ear is open to hear their moans; no human hand is ready to lend them help.” Spirit of Prophecy, vol 4, p 444-445.

     "At that time shall Michael stand up, the great Prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, everyone that shall be found written in the book." Daniel 12:1.

     “For thus saith the LORD; We have heard a voice of trembling, of fear, and not of peace.  Ask ye now, and see whether a man doth travail with child? wherefore do I see every man with his hands on his loins, as a woman in travail, and all faces are turned into paleness?  Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob's trouble; but he shall be saved out of it.” Jeremiah 30:5-8.

     So after Christ ceases His ministration, the saints miraculously hear the tinkling of the bells on the bottom of His priestly garments as He leaves the Most Holy Place of the Heavenly Sanctuary. The tinkling of the bells is the signal to the 144,000 that Christ is no longer interceding for guilty man, and thus it is useless to continue witnessing because Satan now has entire control of all the unrepentant.  The 144,000 then flee for their lives, and a cloud of darkness miraculously covers the earth, signaling that the time of Jacob’s trouble has begun.

     Now what happens in the next Event?

Event #15 – Christ confesses forgiven sins on Satan’s head, puts on garments of vengeance, leaves the Heavenly Sanctuary and then leaves heaven.

     "Then I saw that Jesus' work in the sanctuary will soon be finished. And after His work there is finished, He will come to the door of the first apartment, and confess the sins of Israel upon the head of the Scape Goat. Then He will put on the garments of vengeance.” Spalding-Magan Collection, p 2 (Unpublished Testimony, October 23, 1850).

     "Every case had been decided for life or death....As Jesus moved out of the most holy place...There was then no mediator between guilty man and an offended God....Jesus tarried a moment in the outer apartment of the heavenly sanctuary, and the sins which had been confessed while He was in the most holy place were placed upon Satan, the originator of sin, who must suffer their punishment.
     "Then I saw Jesus lay off His priestly attire and clothe Himself with His most kingly robes. Upon His head were many crowns, a crown within a crown. Surrounded by the angelic host, He left heaven." Early Writings, p 280-281.

     “And I saw a flaming cloud come where Jesus' stood. Then Jesus laid off his priestly garment and put on his Kingly robe, and took his place on the cloud which carried him [out of heaven]”. Broadside Periodical, issue #1, April 6, 1846, par 8.  

     So after our Great High Priest Jesus Christ finishes His ministerial work in the Most Holy Place and has made the cleansing Atonement for His forgiven people, He moves out of it and goes to the door of the first apartment.  He then confesses all the forgiven sins of His people upon the head of the Scapegoat or Satan.  Then a flaming cloud comes to where Jesus is, Christ takes off His priestly garments and clothes Himself in His kingly robes of vengeance, then He takes His place on the cloud and leaves the Sanctuary, then He is surrounded by the angelic host and they all leave heaven.

     Now what happens in the next Event?

Event #16 – The 4 angels let loose the winds of strife and the 7 last plagues begin to fall.

     “And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree.  And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea, Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.” Revelation 7:1-4.

     “I saw that the four angels would hold the four winds until Jesus' work was done in the sanctuary, and then will come the seven last plagues. These plagues enraged the wicked against the righteous; they thought that we had brought the judgments of God upon them, and that if they could rid the earth of us, the plagues would then be stayed.” Early Writings, p 36.

     "Then I saw Jesus lay off His priestly attire and clothe Himself with His most kingly robes. Upon His head were many crowns, a crown within a crown. Surrounded by the angelic host, He left heaven. The plagues were falling upon the inhabitants of the earth." Early Writings, p 281.
     "Then I saw that Jesus' work in the sanctuary will soon be finished. And after His work there is finished, He will come to the door of the first apartment, and confess the sins of Israel upon the head of the Scape Goat. Then He will put on the garments of vengeance. Then the plagues will come upon the wicked, and they do not come till Jesus puts on that garment...Then while the plagues are falling, the Scape Goat is being led away. He makes a mighty struggle to escape, but he is held fast by the hand that leads him. If he should effect his escape, Israel would lose their lives. I saw that it would take time to lead away the Scape Goat into the land of forgetfulness after the sins were put on his head." Spalding-Magan Collection, p 2 (Unpublished Testimony, October 23, 1850).

     “He cried also in mine ears with a loud voice, saying, Cause them that have charge over the city [Jerusalem = world] to draw near, even every man with his destroying weapon in his hand.  And, behold, six men came from the way of the higher gate, which lieth toward the north, and every man a slaughter weapon in his hand; and one man among them was clothed with linen, with a writer's inkhorn by his side: and they went in, and stood beside the brazen altar.  And the glory of the God of Israel was gone up from the cherub, whereupon he was, to the threshold of the house [churches of God’s professed followers]. And he called to the man clothed with linen, which had the writer's inkhorn by his side; And the LORD said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof.  And to the others he said in mine hearing, Go ye after him through the city, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither have ye pity: Slay utterly old and young, both maids, and little children, and women: but come not near any man upon whom is the mark; and begin at my sanctuary. Then they began at the ancient men [priests, ministers, elders] which were before the house.  And he said unto them, Defile the house, and fill the courts with the slain: go ye forth. And they went forth, and slew in the city....And, behold, the man clothed with linen, which had the inkhorn by his side, reported the matter, saying, I have done as thou hast commanded me.” Ezekiel 9:1-7, 11.  

     “Unless they repent, and leave the work of Satan in oppressing those who have the burden of the work and in holding up the hands of sinners in Zion, they will never receive the mark of God's sealing approval. They will fall in the general destruction of the wicked, represented by the work of the five men bearing slaughter weapons....Read the ninth chapter of Ezekiel." Testimonies, vol 3, p 267.

     So after Jesus puts on the kingly garments of vengeance then the 7 last plagues begin to fall upon the wicked and many are slain as each plague falls in succession.  While the plagues are falling, the Fit Man is leading the Scape Goat or Satan out into the land of forgetfulness.

     Now some may have noticed that many of the different steps outlined in Events 14-16 overlap with each other.  So as all 3 of these Events are so closely interconnected, let us take a little time in recapping what we have learned about these in sequential order.

     After all people have made their decisions and are sealed for God, His truth and His Sabbath, or are marked for Lucifer, his doctrine and his sabbath, the Atonement has been made and then Christ ceases His intercession, steps out from between humanity and the Father, and probation then closes for the whole world. Christ then leaves the Most Holy Place and the 144,000 saints miraculously hear the tinkling of the bells on the bottom of His priestly garments as He leaves. The tinkling of the bells is the signal to the living saints that Christ is no longer interceding for guilty man, and thus it is useless to continue witnessing because Satan now has entire control of all the unrepentant.  The 144,000 cease witnessing and flee for their lives.  Then a cloud of darkness miraculously covers the earth, signaling that the time of Jacob’s trouble has begun.  Jesus comes to the door of the First Apartment, confesses or places all the forgiven sins of His people upon the Scape Goat's or Satan’s head thus transferring all forgiven and atoned for sins to Lucifer – who is the author and originator of all sin.  Then a flaming cloud comes to where Jesus is, Christ takes off His priestly garments and clothes Himself in His kingly robes of vengeance, and then He takes His place on the cloud and leaves the Sanctuary.  The 4 angels cease to hold the 4 winds; the destroying angels of Ezekiel 9 begin their work as the 7 last plagues fall upon the heads of the desolate wicked; and the time of Jacob's trouble begins.  Then Christ is surrounded by the angelic host and they all leave heaven together.

     Now in order to help us better understand why these things occur in the order that they do and what significance they have, let us see what occurred anciently on the Day of Atonement.

     After the earthly high priest had finished his ministerial atoning work in the most holy place on the day of Atonement, all the listening Israelites could hear the bells tinkling on the bottom of his garments as he walked out of the 2nd apartment and to the door of the first apartment.  The high priest then came before the Scape Goat where he “shall lay both his hands upon the head of the live goat, and confess over him all the iniquities of the children of Israel, and all their transgressions in all their sins, putting them upon the head of the goat” (Leviticus 16:20-21).  This meant that the high priest was taking all this immense weight of the burden of sin from off of himself and was now transferring it onto the Scape Goat for it to bear instead.  After doing this, the high priest then gave this Scape Goat into the hands of “a fit man” who took this goat far away out of the camp of Israel and “into the wilderness...and he shall let go the goat in the wilderness” to “bear upon him all their iniquities” and wander all alone in “a land not inhabited”, where it ultimately saw death and never returned to bother God’s people again (Leviticus 16:21-22).
     Now all the time this Scape Goat was being led away it was fiercely struggling and fighting to return to its previous home and continue its particular life of enjoyment.  This meant that the Fit Man had to faithfully hold fast and endure through all the fierce struggling and fighting of the Scape Goat each step of the way out into the wilderness, and if he should give up the fight at any point before making it to the end of his journey, then the goat could return back to the camp of God’s people.  If this occurred, it signified that the atonement for all of their sins had been undone, and they were no longer forgiven.

     So that is what occurred anciently.  But in our day and age, when the time of Jacob’s trouble begins, we are told that a Fit Man leads the Scapegoat or Satan out into the land of wilderness or forgetfulness which takes some time, and all during this time Satan is trying to escape so he can return back and continue his evil life of enjoyment, but he is held fast.  But held fast by whom?
     Who represents this Fit Man which takes the Scape Goat away from the camp of God’s people and out into a land not inhabited?  Well, who are the only followers of God remaining alive after probation closes who could possibly do this vitally important work?  The only group of God’s people remaining alive during this time of Jacob’s Trouble are the 144,000.  This means that the Fit Man symbolically represents the 144,000 living saints!  But why them?
     Those who make up the 144,000 became fully sinless and perfect in character and life while they still lived in the midst of the greatest wickedness this world has ever known, and then they remained sinless all the way until Christ no longer mediated between God and mankind and probation closed for the world.  After Christ had finished making the atonement for all forgiven sins of His people – both dead and living, all these sins were forever removed from their record books, thus making all of Christ’s followers – both dead and living – perfectly sinless in record and life as if they had never sinned in the first place!
     This then means that at the beginning of the Time of Jacob’s trouble the 144,000 living saints are perfectly sinless without a spot or stain of sin at all – just like Christ was when He was on this earth, even though they are living in fallen human flesh – just like Christ was when He was on this earth!  So the 144,000 are a perfect reflection of Christ!
     In this sinless state the 144,000 are alone qualified to be the bride and wife of Jesus Christ, to live during the time of the plagues without a Mediator, and are indeed a Fit Man to take the Scape Goat or Lucifer out into a land not inhabited, and then let him go in that desolate place.  And even though Lucifer makes a great effort at every step to try and escape their hand, yet the 144,000 hold fast and endure every battle in order to victoriously pass through this great time of Jacob’s trouble without a Mediator while maintaining their sinlessness by steadfastly refusing to commit any sin.  And after Christ comes and destroys all the wicked still living with His brightness and glory, then the Devil himself will definitely wander all alone in a completely desolate and uninhabitable earth for 1000 years where afterwards he will eventually die (Revelation 20:2-3, 10).

     Now if the 144,000 did not remain sinless during this time of Jacob’s trouble, but chose instead to give up the intense wrestling and warfare with Satan by giving in to his temptations, then they would have failed in their vitally important mission to fully stand before God without a Mediator and to maintain their fidelity to their Spouse Jesus Christ!  If this occurs then this would mean that Satan would have been allowed to return back to his previous position of being the evil ruler over all mankind.  This would signify that mankind has now twice chosen to accept Lucifer over Jesus without any justified excuse, as Adam and Eve were the first to do so.  Thus the atonement for all sins would be undone, God’s faithful followers would no longer be forgiven, and the whole plan of salvation would be ruined!  So without the 144,000 remaining the sinless bride of Christ and living before God the Father without a Mediator during all of this time of Jacob’s trouble, then there would be no resurrection of the righteous dead at Christ’s second coming and all would be lost!
     “And these all [the faithful of all the ages who have died], having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise [of the reward of eternal life]: God having provided some better thing for us [those now living], that they [righteous dead] without us [living saints] should not be made perfect [raised to immortal life].” Hebrews 11:39-40.  

     So the 144,000 living saints have a tremendous responsibility to maintain their sinless married state all during this time of Jacob’s Trouble, and to live through all the wrestling and fighting at every step against Satan’s fierce temptations until Christ comes to deliver them.  This would prove to the entire universe that human beings can faithfully and perfectly keep God’s commandments under any circumstances.  This would forever verify that God’s plan of salvation was perfect and without any fault, that He was fully justified in giving His law as well as forgiving those who had broken it, and was perfectly righteous in allowing all those who have died in faith in Jesus Christ to be resurrected to finally receive their reward of eternal life!
     So the plan of salvation not only hinged on Jesus Christ faithfully carrying out His mission work, but it also hinges on the Fit Man or the 144,000 also faithfully carrying out their mission work!
     As this is true, then again dear ones, “Let us strive with all the power that God has given us to be among the hundred and forty-four thousand” (Review and Herald, March 9, 1905, par 4), so that this number can be made up, they can remain sinless while wrestling with the Devil until Christ comes, the plan of salvation can finally be completed and there can be the resurrection of the righteous dead to receive their long awaited reward of eternal life with their great God the Father, their Great Lord God and Elder Brother Jesus Christ, and their Great Comforter the Holy Spirit.

     Now, after the 4 angels let loose the winds of strife and the 7 last plagues begin to fall, then what is the next event to occur?  This is what we will learn in our next Newsletter.



     After many years of research, we have finally released much of our amazing discovery regarding ancient Babylon.  You can find this research on our website under Babylon (actual link: http://www.lightministries.com/id955.htm).  You will not believe how much of Babylon is still alive in the world today in culture, beliefs, and practices!  May God help all of His people to be wide awake and to escape from Babylon wherever it is found!


     In the past 3 months the Lord is continuing to bless our TrueChurchofGod.info website.
     July - 14,837 hits; 2,932 visitors; 6,789 Present Truth documents viewed; over 1.32 billion bytes downloaded.
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     September - 15,636 hits; 3,294 visitors; 8,002 Present Truth documents viewed; over 1.52 billion bytes downloaded.

     So for these past 3 months over 4.5 billion bytes of information were downloaded from this Gospel Truth website by over 9,500 visitors! PRAISE BE TO GOD!


     In the past 3 months the Lord is also continuing to bless our LightMinistries.com website!
     July - 225,295 hits; 32,410 visitors; 64,367 Present Truth documents viewed; over 145.36 billion bytes downloaded.
     August - 258,705 hits; 33,278 visitors; 75,768 Present Truth documents viewed; over 139.56 billion bytes downloaded.
     September - 231,601 hits; 32,610 visitors; 64,387 Present Truth documents viewed, over 101.31 billion bytes downloaded.

     So for these past 3 months over 386 billion bytes of information were downloaded from this Gospel Truth website by over 98,200 visitors! MAY GOD BE PRAISED!!


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     The work of spreading God's present truth is not to be limited, but must extend world-wide to every nation, kindred, tongue, and people before our Saviour can come (Matthew 24:14).  What better way of spreading the Present Truth Gospel than by having workers who speak the native language, who reside in that particular Country, who can live and preach the truth, visit the interests in their homes, and spread the printed truth translated into their native language!
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KENYA, East Africa:
M Printing and mailing expenses for booklets and tracts to Kenya.
     M Printing of booklets and tracts in Kenya.
     M Projector, screen, and evangelistic film for non-SDA outreach.
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     M Purchase of printing machine to aid in publication of present truth--$3,500.

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     M Clothes to pass out to naked villagers.

M Mailing cartons of KJV Bibles and Spirit of Prophecy books.
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     M Printing 100,000 tracts in Philippines--$1,450.

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Dearest Elder Bob,
     Thank you for enquiring about me. All is well with me and my family, and I pray that all is well with you and yours. Your sermons are always a blessing, and have helped me through many a bad situation. I have learned much, since attending the services. Thank God for His righteousness, and His Truth....
     I have been through much, and the Lord has seen me through much. Jesus is able to save us out of any and all things. Without Him, we are nothing. I thank you for all the work you have done for the Church, dearest Elder. PTL! "Be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might.". God be with you always.
B.C., California.

Dearest brother Robert,
     1 John 1:7.
     I praise the Lord when I saw your new e-book Ancient Babylon. Great!...
B.D., Australia.

Dear brother sessler,
     Thank you  for your newsletter, for God's Spirit and Truth. God Bless you in the work your doing, for our Lord Jesus our Saviour and King forever.
S.G., Internet.

(Combinations of 5 e-mails) Dear Elder Robert,
     I am not sure if you are going to get my email on time but I am praying and seeking that you will read it before tomorrow. I am ____, I and my family are Sabbath keepers. We are currently in Thailand.  We ask for your prayers for my 3 yr/10 month old daughter for she had a brain tumor and was just diagnosed yesterday and they will perform a brain surgery tomorrow afternoon. Please pray for us. God bless you and your family....
(Editor’s Note: here is my reply: “Dear Grace, 1 John 3:1.  Thank you for your e-mail and prayer request.  I have and will continue praying for your precious child. I will also add it to our Home Church prayer list so that others will be praying for her as well. Do not worry, keep looking up to Jesus - the Mighty Physician. Jesus knows the end from the beginning and thus sees exactly what is best for your child. But we are praying for her total recovery - Lord willing.  Please keep me informed, and may God bless you and family with His Spirit and truth. Revelation 4:11, Elder robert”).
     Our prayers have been answered, my daughter ____'s brain operation have been successful. She's recovering now in the ICU and will be there for 24 to 48 hours. I believed that with your prayer and all who prayed would get a better chance getting answered. To God be the glory, Jesus loves my daughter just as He cares for every child in need of His healing power. Thank you so much for your prayers, my faith has grown stronger....
     I've been told by the doctors that it will take 24-48 hrs. for my daughter to be confined in the ICU but it only took 14 hrs. and she was moved to her room. She woke up with her memory, speech, movement of limbs normally. She was completely restored by our Lord Almighty Healer. We asked Him to give back ____ to us as she is before the surgery and now she's not any slightly different from who she was before. We praise God for all these miraculous healing. Now, her recovery is remarkably fast. Doctors are impressed with every development taking place. God is so good....
     Greetings in the Lord, ____ will be discharged from the hospital tomorrow and this lightens the burden of staying in the hospital much longer. We have been praying that there will be no complications during her recovery under our care at home. We are waiting for the pathology report of her tumor in 3 to 4 weeks time, and this worries us so much but the only way that could make us strong and hopeful is by strong faith in our Healer of body and soul. We would like to ask you and the rest of the brethren to continually pray for ____ that her tumor will be completely irradicated by Jesus' healing power. Thank you....
     Praise be to God. We received the good news about ____'s pathology report, her tumor is phylocytic astrocytoma which is grade 1 - benign! He (Jesus) loves our daughter more than we do as His power have changed our fears into stronger faith in Him. We are now in the process of getting her back into her full recovery. We thank you all for your prayers and comforting words and assurance that God loves His people.
Psalm 61:1-3, S.G., Thailand.



Dear Brother Bob,...
     In August I attended two camp meetings on invitation from brethren of another group out here. We shared on Church History and they appreciated. I thought it could have been well if we had a bit of material to leave with them. Booklets like Protestant History would have served them well. However I'm in the process of preparing a brief bronchure on the same if that can help.
     This September we were hard hit with the demise of an elder brother in the faith, a man who had stood for the truth from the sixties. He had actually been censured from the church around 1966. He pioneered the Sabbath reformation in Western Kenya, established and registered Remnant Church in Africa in 1976; brought Sabbath rest in 1984 and, when we visited his area in 2008 September, and shared with him our message he accepted to team up with us. He had early on in 2006 separated from Sabbath Rest having realized problems therein. In September 2009 he accepted to be rebaptized with us during a camp meeting at ____. Before his death, he had written a will in which he said no animal food should be served during his burial ceremony in his home, and no traditional custom should be performed for him.
     Because of this the church took his whole program including sinking the grave and laying him to rest. During this occasion we had brethren ____ and ____ from Uganda with us. Praise God. We laid him to rest on 24th....
Thank you, B.I., Kenya.


Hi dearest elder Bob & sister Michele Sessler.
     1 John 3:1...
     I am very sad to write to you tonight because I have been silent for many weeks. It does not mean that I have left the faith or missionary fields, but because devil has attacked me and entire family for the last 13 weeks. I have lost my youngest brother and my uncle in tribal fight, and some of our homes and properties were burnt in flame. The tense is very high and freedom is in controlled by enemies, so we are still in dark condition. We have lost some of our belongings including my laptop and other items.
     With my family we left home last week and escaped to another district and live with our friends. I missed out 1 revival and 2 evangelistic meetings due to this problem.
     Last week I visit a church folks crossing a huge river on a raft and was very happy to see every believers are rooted deep in faith. I spend few nights with them and revived myself when we doing Bible studies together. Starting from next week, we will have Bible studies with every families from house to house....
     Between 2016 & 2017, 5 news churches were built and only two churches were dedicated. Another two churches planed to build and building materials were collected.  89 souls received water of baptism and over 200 souls promised to be baptised.  More than 150 sick patients received healing, while 14 patients passed away (died).  Number of street preaching, revival meetings, evangelistic programs hosted by few faithful and committed missionaries coordinate these programs without receiving their fulltime support....
     Please!!! Please!!! We begged you all our faithful SR believers around the world to support our poor and struggled missionaries in your daily prayers and also in your tithes and offering to equip them to keep busy in our good Lord's vineyards. Please mark your donation for PNG missionary field. I am desperately in need of laptop for administrative and field coordination work.
With christian love, 3 John 2. B.K., PNG.


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     Dear Bro Bob,
     Hi! How are you bro Bob? I pray that you and your family are still strong and healthy both spiritually and physically by God's grace and love. We too are fine through the help and guidance of our dear Lord.
     Bro Bob, we just came back from our missionary trip. We just held a Youth Camp last April 13-16 that was held in ____, ____. So many young people from different localities and churches attended. And many young visitors also attended. The theme of this Youth Camp was, "Ye Shall Receive Power". All the topics of the studies were how we can receive power-the Holy Spirit-the Latter Rain, and the preparation that we need to do to receive it.  The camping was to uplift and encouraged the youth to be more faithful to God and to come and serve Him more fully with their whole heart, mind and soul. Everybody went home very blessed and refreshed from the studies and messages that was taught and heard. May God use all these young people for the finishing of His work here on earth that we may go home to heaven.
     Also last March 30-April 1, all the brethren here in ____ and ____ gathered and fellowship all together at the island of ____. Our theme is about the Close of Probation. We focus on all the topics with regards to Close of Probation. It really awakened the brethren for the important and nearness of the time that we are living, and that we need to be prepared every moment because our probation may close anytime.
     Bro Bob, thank God that He already gave us a brand new chapel in ____. It was newly built. The Lord is really so good because He answered our prayers for providing us a house of worship. And you know bro Bob, it was a great blessing in that area, because several people are observing and joining us every Sabbath, and we hear that several more also wanted to attend for the coming Sabbath. We are planning (as the Lord leads) to do or hold a crusade or evangelistic effort there so that many more souls will be awaken to the truth. As of now we are just doing house to house visitation and Bible studies in the area. So please continue to pray for our work here.
     Please pray also for our upcoming call of work in different places like in ____, ____ and ____. The Lord is really opening a lot of field now and it demands our untiring labor. May we do it according to His will that we may bring glory to His name.
     Bro Bob, since our work are expanding to different places, and we already saw and experience how expensive and inconvenient to travel as commuters, and as we pray this to God a long time ago if it is His will to have a car to be used solely for our missionary work (and will go to a bank for a loan)...You know bro Bob, I have seen no other way but this. We all pray this to God, and whatever is His will, His will be done. We also are open for your advice and counsels. We know bro Bob that the Lord is coming soon and we need to work His work as fast as we can before it is too late, we need to sacrifice everything we have for His cause that we may rescue those that are ready to perish. May God help us....(Editor’s Note: The bank refused to loan the money.  Would one or more of our readers like to help?)  
     Bro Bob, we just came back from our long missionary trips and travels. Last June 1, me, bro ____ and other workers and missionary went to ____ island. Bro ____ uncle, an SDA invited us to visit them for they want to hear the message. Although we've already share to him few years ago, but it was just partial. So we went to ____ and we stay there for more than two weeks. We were able to share to our uncle all the present truth and also the true condition of the church,its church history, its apostasy and the calling of God to separate from it. And our uncle understand it all clearly. He invited us to speak inside the SDA church, and we were able to share the messages also to the brethren inside. And almost the whole church accepted the truth. The old lady who built their church there, invited us to her house and we gave some study to her. She was convinced that what we presented is really the truth. At first she was decided to leave the church and to separate, she said that the church building (that) she will allow to give it to the reformation since it was not yet endorsed to the conference.
     We do house to house Bible study ad visitation there while we stayed there, and many souls become interested to hear the messages. During our stay in ____, we were able also to meet a lot of brethren there who are in the present truth already for a long time, but they are scattered. Different groups entered to them presenting various false doctrine and fanaticism, but many stood for the truth, And when they met us, they had a lot of testimonies that before we arrived and met us, they are praying that the Lord will send someone for them. Some of them, dreamed dreams about our coming. The lady who own the church told us that a night before we arrived, she heard a voice telling her, "Listen to them". The Lord really is the one controlling His work and He already prepare the way for us. He prepare the hearts and mind of the brethren there. The Lord is really the One who work there and we are just His small visible instruments.
     During our stayed with the brethren in the present truth, we did some review and alignment of the messages, and when they agree with what we presented, we also presented to the necessity of establishing gospel order with their churches so that they can guard their churches from false teachers and will prevent the members to scatter. And they are very happy with it. This coming July 8 will be a fellowship with all the brethren in ____. Bro ____ and with two other young workers will go to ____ and attend their fellowship and also to stay there for a month or more to labor and work for them in establishing the brethren for the truth and to labor outside and search those many lost sheep.
     After our work in ____, last June 15- 20, we went directly to ____ to attend the Workers Meeting. During this Workers Meeting we are seeking by God's help and guidance that His workers throughout the Philippines be fully united with the doctrines and messages we bear to the people especially on the major points of doctrine, and to have the same mind judgment that we may speak the same things. All the workers and ministers that are recognized by the whole church attended. And praise the Lord that He worked with every one of us. The Lord gave us His mind and He united us in the truth, He also cemented in our hearts the love for each other and encouraged us to be zealous in His work and fight the battle that He entrusted us.
     We arrived home on the 21st of June, and on June 22nd, went to ____, ____ to attend the funeral service of our grandmother.  After we came home, we were also invited by other uncle of bro ____ who lives in ____. He wanted us also to share to him God's message of present truth. So last June 28 we went to ____. Our uncle is also an SDA. We presented to him the present truth and he is also prepared to received it. During our stayed there, he invited some of his relatives and friends to hear also the messages. He also invited pastors to hear us, and the pastor also believed that what we presented is really true especially the condition of the SDA church as Babylon. I went home on Friday because the newly built church here in ____ need me, so bro ____ and other brother stay there. They spend Sabbath with the group of pastor ____, who was a former conference president but were kick out by the conference and were banned to attend in the church because of personal issues, so he and with his group spend Sabbath separated from the big church. Bro ____ and the brother who was with him spend Sabbath with pastor ____'s group. They were given the chance to speak the whole Sabbath and present the truth to their congregation. A lot of people are now open to hear the message.
     Truly, the wheat are really ripe for harvest. There are a lot of work to be done, we are so burdened that we need help to do God's entrusted work. We pray that the Lord will send additional messenger to carry the burden of His work. We know that the Lord is the one who is handling His work, He will finish it in righteousness. May God continue to used us as His humble instrument. May He give us more tact and knowledge, wisdom, skill in carrying His work that we bring all the glory to His precious name.
     Please include our work in ____, in ____ and all throughout the Philippines.
     Till here for now bro Bob.  God bless you!
in Christ, s.b., Philippines.


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     Dear Elder Sessler,...
     The land [our Country] has been hit by different Judgments.  Since last year the country experienced a serious prolonged draught and now when some rains have been received, shortly an attacked by army worms which are licking/gleaning out promising harvest.  Farmers have tried out different pesticide’s but the worms only sleeps, then after two days it awakes to its work of destruction/extermination.  Right now families and villages may be swept out, husbands have run out of homes, livestock is on verge extinction, then residue filled with deadly poison awaits to communicate cancers, the land is under a heavy dark cloud.  We need humanitarian intervention.  Price of food has doubled, which ever help there is, come to our rescue or else we are to pine away even if only maize flour for porridge would sustain some families. We had opted that if around 715= USA dollars would serve 10 families 4 to 6 persons for at least a month on porridge. Otherwise most of our people are dying of famine, a terrible situation before us.
     The silent messenger or Risograph will need a new drum. By His amazing grace we have done His work the truth has been opened to homes, individuals, though with little corresponding.  But the Sabbath hath gotten into different personalities, many that we have met will have no excuse whatever, that they did not have chance to listen to the final warning....things are not alright or all is not well, but God is control.  I will rehearse the words of David (Psalms) 116:1-6 “I love the LORD, because he hath heard my voice [and] my supplications. Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon [him] as long as I live. The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of hell gat hold upon me: I found trouble and sorrow. Then called I upon the name of the LORD; O LORD, I beseech thee, deliver my soul. Gracious [is] the LORD, and righteous; yea, our God [is] merciful. The LORD preserveth the simple: I was brought low, and he helped me”.
     We have had a grievous famine a prolonged draught and now that the Lord hath remembered us by giving us excessive rains, (but) the army worms are still standing in way of nation’s agriculture lines....
     I have been put down by malaria fever on and off.  This causes a feeling of cloudiness of mind and an easiness of life, feeling empty, but a few moments grace hath been given to share the good news in homes and the streets....
     Thanks for being good stewards of the Lord’s blessing for you have shared (with) us, we by His grace have also shared with others, channels of blessing, something awaits us yonder in the land of the fadeless day.  Matthew 25:21 “His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord”....
Yours in the Blessed Jesus. B.K., Uganda.


Dear Elder Bob,
     Philippians 4:4.
     My work these days has been centred most in the distribution of literature I often photocopy. In most cases the work is accompanied with Bible studies with those souls most interested to know more of the truths contained therein. Because of the nature of the work, I have designed a stamp which contains my contact details in order to make provision for follow up visits. As soon as I photocopy a parcel of literature, I stamp each literature using this stamp before distribution.
     After the weekend of 7-9 of April when we had our meeting at ____, I slowly and patiently continued to distribute literature in most bus stations around ____ until one day, the 16th of May to be precise I received a call from a person whom I do not know. He stated that he had received a tract on "Christ in the Sanctuary". The call took about 30 minutes. He showed that the truth he found in that tract was undeniably convincing as it was based on the Scriptures. As he sought to know more about what he had read, I discovered that the man who introduced himself to me as ____ and stays in ____, needed more time to understand what he was asking for. When I suggested to him whether it was proper for me to visit him, he heartily welcomed the idea.
     I was at first shocked to know that there are people out there who are hungering and thirsting to know soul saving truths of these last days, but was elated and marveled at the same time. Having agreed on a date for the trip, I made arrangements to visit the man in ____ ... city.
     I finally left alone on the 22nd of May for ____ by train in the evening at around 1900 hours. I took with me three parcels full of tracts for distribution. I decided to use the train because it is cheaper, only $5 than a bus which cost $15. However, I braced myself for a cold long night seated trip whereas by bus it’s a 5-6 hours journey.
     I arrived in ____ the following morning at around 0700 hours. During the night trip, instead of just siting, I made use of that opportunity to distribute literature to the travellers. I distributed almost the whole parcel of tracts of various titles amounting to approximately 1000. As I distributed the literature I was occasionally confronted with questions which I attempted to answer satisfactorily.
     When I arrived in ____ I found the man and his wife happily waiting for me at station. They at once took me to their house in ____. I found the family to be highly devoted indeed although they were Pentecostals. It was a family of 6, 2 boys and 2 girls and the family was full of hospitality. The man, though is of a Ndebele speaking tribe, had no problems hearing and even speaking Shona which is my native language. And that also applied to the whole family....he had taken a 7 day off from work.
     After I had rested for about 4 hours, we began the much awaited study at around 1300 hours. The study it later unfolded that it had been triggered by the Bible's longest time prophecy of Daniel 8:14. The study took almost close to 5 hours and the remaining 3 of their children later joined the study as they each came back from school. The study opened up a whole lot of other questions to the family. They needed to know about the Sanctuary, Investigative Judgement, the Law that was abolished on the cross, the truth about the Sabbath, the history of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, second coming of Jesus, who changed the Sabbath?, the Millennium and Tongue speaking.
     We prepared a programme to accommodate all of these questions. I had not imagined to spend 2 days on this mission but the programme extended up to the weekend. During my stay at this home, I could overhear them (discussing the topics) during the night after our evening studies. After we had studied the truth about the Sabbath and who changed the Sabbath on Thursday the 25th of May, then a marked turning point in the life of this family was manifested as the (father) openly declared his decision to keep the Sabbath day holy beginning with the weekend that was coming. But the wife and two children were a bit reluctant to join the decision of the head of the family. I was however surprised that after our morning study on Friday, that both the man and his wife became very busy with the preparation for the Sabbath.
     As we had planned to hold two major studies a day, in the morning and evening, I made use of the 2-3 hours in the afternoon to go into town to distribute literature around the bus stations across the city. This worked out well for me as I managed to distribute the two remaining parcels of literature in ____.
     By the time the sun was setting, the whole family had gathered to welcome the Sabbath. 3 more neighbours joined us who also were the only visitors during the midweek studies. We had a wonderful Sabbath...when we learnt about the Mark of the Beast. By the close of the Sabbath, this family indicated their choice to join us in fellowship except the 3 neighbours who appeared to be skeptical. Early in the morning on Sunday I left ____ back home, and (this) family sacrificed for my transport expense and they declined (for me) not to use the train again but (paid for me to take) a bus....
Christian regards, B.N., Zimbabwe.