Corey & Elizabeth McDonald2023-10-06T12:05:32-05:00




Corey Birthday 05/19
Elizabeth Birthday 09/21
Corey & Elizabeth Wedding Anniversary 08/09
Corey Jr. Birthday 06/28
Annabelle Birthday 12/18
Marydia Birthday 02/06
Judson Birthday 05/01
Adilene Birthday 08/31
Mark Birthday 03/12

I grew up in a home where we never talked about Jesus, never went to church, and never talked about Heaven and Hell. I was, however, taught many Christian principles, such as honesty, love your neighbor, and be kind to everyone regardless of their skin color, financial situation, or social class. For this I am very grateful. It wasn’t until I was a teenager that I would hear anything about Jesus.

I met the person whom God would use to expose me to the Gospel early one Sunday morning. I was working at the family business, and I was introduced to a new employee. My life, from that moment forward, would never be the same. Standing at the grill making breakfast sandwiches was the prettiest girl I had ever seen. Over the next several months, I would get to know her to be much more than just beautiful. I had to ask her out. Surprisingly, she said “Yes,” and we started spending more time together.

She invited me to go to church with her on a Sunday night. I enjoyed the service but did not hear the Gospel. I started going to church every Sunday night and joined the midweek youth group meeting. I began learning more about the Bible but still did not hear the Gospel and was still on my way to Hell.

One Friday night there was a big youth activity called the Super Bowl. We watched a minor league hockey game, and afterwards the teens stayed behind and played some games. To end our time at the rink, they had a preacher of the Gospel come out and give the Gospel message.

For the first time in my life, I heard about eternity in a way that made sense. I knew I was a sinner and could not get to Heaven on my own. My stomach felt like it was on fire when the invitation came to except Christ’s payment for my sin. The thought came over my mind that if I did not except right then, I would never have another opportunity.

I got out of my seat and made my way up the aisle to the back where men were waiting with Bibles in their hands to tell us how to be saved. I accepted Christ and Him alone for salvation. It was like a weight was lifted that day. I was a different person after that point and realized my life is not about me, but Christ.

I began attending church when I was seven years old. Shortly thereafter, I accepted Christ as my Saviour during a children’s church invitation. I then began attending a Christian school. I graduated from there and went on to attend Hyles-Anderson College. I’ve had a strong desire towards missions since I was 11 years old, and I am excited to be used in reaching those to whom the Gospel is hid.

Our objective is to build on the work that has already been done, to establish an expectation among the national pastors of soul winning, discipleship, and church planting. To assist in this process, we will mobilize small teams to go out for a couple of weeks at a time to help these new churches and pastors in remote areas by teaching and discipling them. Later we will return on a regular basis to see their progress. We will then teach the national pastors and their people to do likewise.

For those who are called of God to be in full-time ministry, we will have a Bible college for more
in-depth training. This will enable the team to observe, train, and disciple these men for the
future ministry of pastoring and church planting. To encourage these national pastors from Kenya and neighboring countries, we will have an annual Pastors’ School, where pastors can pray together, learn together, and have a time of fellowship and encouragement with likeminded fundamental, independent Baptist pastors and missionaries.

We believe that this focus on soul winning, teaching, discipling, and local churches reproducing
themselves through the planting of other local churches and teaching Africans to reach Africans for the cause of Christ is the best way to fulfill the Great Commission. It is now time to start a
multiplication effect that will spread across East Africa and have an impact around the world.

First Baptist Church of Hammond
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Hammond, IN  46320
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Corey and Elizabeth McDonald Prayer Letter: Gilbert Adoniram McDonald Has Arrived!

Corey and Elizabeth McDonald Prayer Letter: Gilbert Adoniram McDonald Has Arrived!The last few months have been very busy. On November 2, we welcomed our seventh child, Gilbert Adoniram, to the family. He was born at our home in Kiambu, Kenya, surrounded by his family. In December, we attended Teen Camp with another local church. We were thrilled to have four young ladies, our son Corey, and Justin, one of our neighbor boys, attend. Two teens, Sharon and Justin, both accepted Christ.

In January, two of our recent high school graduates, Priscah and Mitchell, were baptized and started attending the local Bible college. This is nothing short of a miracle for these girls. They have been faithful members of our church for more than two years. However, their father, a Catholic, has refused to allow them or their six siblings to get baptized or dedicated. Baptism was a requirement for college enrollment, and he finally consented. Praise the Lord!

We’ve seen some great growth in the church during the last several months. For a few years, we’ve been praying for more men in our church. God has fulfilled that request, as we often have more men than women now on Sunday mornings. Praise God for an increase in tithing members as well. The Thursday Night Men’s Bible Study has also seen consistent growth, both numerically and spiritually.

In January, we were invited to a men’s meeting at a like-minded church. Five men joined me on Saturday for the conference. Harun, who works nights as a security guard, was able to join me Monday through Wednesday for the remainder of the conference. It was a time of great fellowship and Godly teaching.

For the last year, we’ve prayed about being able to acquire a van for the church. Vehicles are not as easy to come by in Kenya as they are in United States. The prices are much higher for used vehicles, and the condition of the vehicles is much less desirable. We had actually stopped looking. However, we recently stumbled across an ad on Facebook Marketplace. Used cars usually go fast, but this one hung around for more than a week after our first inquiry. We drove over an hour to view the vehicle with the family and picked it up the next day. Calvary Baptist Church Ruaka now has a 1978 Volkswagen Bus that we just love. It hit all the markers for the things that we needed in the van, and it is in good shape. Parts are fairly easy to find, and mechanics are inexpensive. It’s not new. It’s not fancy. It doesn’t have all the luxuries of newer vehicles. But it’s what God has provided, and we are thrilled.

We are excited to take the old Kombi out at the end of the month for a Missions-Emphasis Sunday at a nearby Baptist church. We will be able to use our family vehicle, plus the van, and take everyone from church who’s wanting to attend. Of course, will be packing them in Kenyan style.

Please pray for the spiritual growth of our members. We are hosting a soul-winning training course every Saturday before we do church outreach. We’d like to see more people attend. Pray also for the spiritual well-being of our members and our family, as the Devil is alive and well and pays attention to people who are trying to do what’s right.

Lastly, after a year of waiting, we finally have all the paperwork required for our church registration. Filing will be done this week. Pray that the process will be smooth and successful.

Your missionaries,

Corey & Elizabeth McDonald & Family

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