November 2005 Monthly Newsletter
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Most of you know by this time that we have had to be away from the office and home for nineteen days. Needless to say, that has put everything on hold. We are behind with our mail and everything else connected with the School. Three trees hit our house leaving one bedroom and a bath badly damaged. We had eight trees in the backyard; Rita only left three of them standing. But, thanks be to God, we are well and happy in Christ, knowing that all things do work for good to them who love the Lord.
I want to thank all of you for your prayers, many of you have phoned, e-mailed, and written, letting us know you were concerned and praying. That has meant more to us than anything you could have done. Many of you expressed your concern about our financial situation. Personally, we don't need anything. We have insurance that covers everything, even our hotel stay while we were away. Thank you for your love and concern.
Two weeks before Rita came, I was in Karachi, Pakistan for a crusade and also to meet with the leaders concerning the School of Christ. Karachi is a city of fifteen million souls, a very intense city; you are constantly reminded that anything could happen. But in spite of it all we had over ten thousand people a night, plus around two hundred leaders during the day. I don't think I have ever seen a greater desire for reality, they literally begged us to come and teach them. It was an awesome time, with thousands responding to the call for repentance. This is God's time for Pakistan and the School of Christ is the ministry God has chosen for the task.
Time is of great essence, what we do we must do quickly, in spite of the danger and problems we can still go, but we know that door will not remain open for long. God has put a plan in my heart whereby we can touch every part of Pakistan in a very short period. The plan is, I will go to Pakistan for one month and teach the School, putting it into the language. We are at this moment working on the date. We will bring to the city one hundred to one hundred and fifty Pastors from every section of the country. After these men of God finish the School, I know from past experience, their lives will be changed completely, they will be revived. We will send every one of these fired up Pastors back with the School on DVD and the equipment needed to conduct the School.
Not only will I teach these Pastors the School, I will teach them how to conduct the School, and the results they can expect if they do what I tell them. I will spend much time teaching them how to run the School of Christ in their churches at night. This way they can avoid the expense of housing and feeding the students. We have school four hours every night, Monday through Saturday, beginning with one hour of prayer, then two hours of lessons, ending with another hour of prayer. Every eight weeks we will graduate. With one hundred to one hundred and fifty schools we will, in a very short time, train and send thousands of Holy Ghost filled disciples into the Pakistani harvest. Believe me, that harvest is ripe!
The cost of bringing one hundred Pastors to the school, housing and feeding, giving each a manual of the School of Christ, a projector, DVD player, and a set of the DVD'S will be approximately one hundred thousand dollars. When you realize we are talking about reaching a nation of two hundred million people, who are ninety percent Muslim, you have to know there has never been a greater opportunity. God's Word says; "He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him." If you will send me, I promise you, I will bear the precious seed. I will teach this school, and will so instruct those men of God, that when they leave they will know exactly what to do to make this School work as God intended.
My wife and I are giving the first one thousand dollars toward the Pakistan School, and I am asking God to give me ninety nine, God fearing lovers of souls, to join me in giving one thousand dollars toward one of the greatest mission's opportunity of all time. Others of you may not be able to give a thousand dollars, but if you would give what you can, if more than one hundred comes we will be able to accommodate them.
I pray that God will bless and prosper your way for standing with us in these trying, but wonderful days.
God bless you,
B. H. Clendennen