So now we will work together for building God's kingdom in Tanzania and around the world.
Questions for pastor Jonathan Meshack Raphael:
Jonathan Meshack Raphael and his wife Zawadi (Gift)
How did you get to know about this ministry?
I was at the international pastor conference, that was led by International Christian Embassy Jerusalem (ICEJ). I spoke with one minister there about our thoughts and prayers to be connected to the right people. People who love God and who worship the Lord in the true and Spirit ("God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.” /John 4,24/) and people who have the burden for the kingdom. We wanted to make the collaboration in order to build the kingdom of God together. He gave me the WhatsApp-number of the senior pastor of CPMI Jiri Joel Krupa and told me that these are people of God and that I can talk to them.
What are your visions?
My plans and visions are to raise disciples through the teaching of the Word of God and manifestation of His power in our world today. Isaiah 61:1-2= Lk.4:18.
"The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captivesand release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn" /Isaiah 61,1-2/
“The Spirit of the Lord is on me because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free,to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor." /Lk 4,18-19/
Senior pastor Jiri Joel Krupa comment to this joining:
"Never in my life to that time I had spoken to somebody from Tanzania. One day I was sitting at my home and looking on our website and praying over it. It was a time of my prayer watch for CPMI and I got a prayer burden for Tanzania. I saw nine countries where the ministry was established and the Holy Spirit very clearly told to me that now he wants to add Tanzania as the tenth country there. Probably two or three hours later (I am not totally sure now) pastor Jonathan Meschack Raphael was calling to me and explaining me his situation. He shared with me what is in his heart. We prayed and discerned all a little more and saw everything as God´s leading and His will. When something is shown to us as God´s leading and His will then there is only one answer for the people of God and this answer is "YES Lord".
Whether we like it or not, we need to take steps that are shown to us by God in our obedience which is really required and waited. And I even liked it in this case and our obedience was a joy to me this time.
I have learned that obedience (whether liked or not liked) is always bringing the blessing and fruit for us or others, usually together even with some kind of opposition /2 Tim 3,12/. This is not the end but these are beginnings and this is not the game but it´s the war.
As a soldier of Christ, we need to "join with the suffering, like a good soldier of Christ Jesus." /2 Tim 2,3/ and continue in our tasks given by the Lord whether the people like it or no, whether Satan likes it or not. Satan likes his works, but we like the God´s works and God´s "great things", His "good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do" /Ef 2,10/. "
Children Sunday School
Washing up after meeting
Evening prayer service