Subject: Sharing Precious Truth

May 9, 2019 ◊ Issue 7
Patrice Rushenyi's sermon, posted to Precious Present Truth's YouTube account in 2017, has more than 14,600 views. The organization records sermons and offers studio space to lay speakers, allowing them to share the gospel via  television, radio, YouTube, Android app and DVD.
Sharing Precious Truth
Watching a presentation on prophecy in Daniel and Revelation, Alexandre Ngamije knew Walter Veith’s sermon series for Canada’s Amazing Discoveries ministry was one he wanted to share with others. 
But in 2008 when he saw the series, Ngamije didn’t know how he could and his target audience in Rwanda didn’t speak English. Today, Veith’s message and many others are shared in six languages across 19 countries, including Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Ngamije's nonprofit, Precious Present Truth offers DVDs, YouTube videos, books, literature, television and radio broadcasts and content through Android app, he said.

“It really amazes me to see how we started and where we are,” said the Maryland resident from his office in Rwanda.
Since November 2011, Ngamije and his co-founder Jill Carlson have watched their initial idea grow into an organization with 14 full-time and part-time employees working in offices in Rwanda and Congo. The YouTube channel alone has almost 900,000 views and their content is broadcast on 33 radio and television stations. 
“It’s amazing, it’s like wildfire,” Ngamije said about the reach of the YouTube content. “It started with five people. The people keep forwarding the links. Later we found that we were at 30,000 [views].”
A 200-member church plant was formed in October after people watched the broadcast. Now a school is being planned in the Congo town to serve the 600 children who do not want to attend classes on Sabbath. 

"Pastors have been busy baptizing people that have only gotten the message through the TV stations that we use," Ngamije said.  
Last month, Precious Present Truth began sponsoring a nutrition program in Rwanda, sharing the health principles of the Adventist church. Children ages 1 to 5 are fed breakfast and lunch, including fruit smoothies each day. On Sabbath, parents are invited to join them and receive Bible studies. 
Ngamije gives this advice to anyone creating a ministry or business: “Have faith and don’t be discouraged. Challenges will be there. God will take care of it.”
— By Michele Joseph, managing editor, CUASI newsletter, and photos provided by Alexandre Ngamije

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Spring has sprung! The vibrant green color of the leaves and the budding of the flowers are welcome indicators of new life and new beginnings. 

On the heels of the CUASI Spring Convention, that same newness of life lingers in the air. The call to occupy until Jesus comes has also energized us anew, with a revitalized vision and beckons us to do incredible things for God in our respective business, ministries and careers. As we move about our circles of influence, I pray that a spring-like newness and vibrancy will be evident in all that we do. Like the sweet smell of budding flowers, may our presence, our service to others, and our day-to-day activities will be like a sweet-smelling savor to those we serve and to our God. We have an incredible opportunity to affect change, to alter the environment and to lead people to an increased awareness of our benevolent, loving Father. As we enjoy the beauty of spring, may we also be intentional about enjoying every opportunity to share the love of Christ in the marketplace, which is the very essence of what ASI stands for. 

This month, I encourage us all to celebrate – both this wonderful season of spring and the wonderful privilege we have to be a part of the ASI ministry. We have a few changes to announce regarding our schedule of activities. The networking event scheduled for May 16 has been postponed. Instead, we have scheduled a mini-retreat for the newly elected CUASI executive committee. There we will spend time together before the Lord to make sure we have heard His voice and are moving forward according to His will.  We then ask that you be on the lookout for and participate in the upcoming events that will further our revitalized mission and vision.  We also encourage you to attend the National ASI Convention in Louisville, Ky., July 31 – August 3 (visit to register).

In closing, I can truly say that I’m so glad I’m a part of the family of God. I encourage us all to remain engaged in the business of God’s kingdom, and feel free to contact us if you have any questions, suggestions or concerns.   
Looking forward to seeing or speaking with you soon. Blessings on you all.
Your fellow servant,
Mark A. Brown, CUASI president
Moses answered the people, "Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the LORD will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again."
— Exodus 14:13, NIV
This month we are praying for:
Reginald Alexander
received a heart transplant at Johns Hopkins Hospital and is now walking, talking and building up his strength. Please keep Reggie, his wife and their three children in prayer.

Farm Stew
Founder/President Joy Kauffman's ministry has an opportunity to drill for water in three African nations. She is asking for prayer as they seek drilling rights and equipment for this endeavor.

The CUASI Community
as we grow in Christ and share His love in 2019.

To share a prayer request, email us at
Call 570-354-0272 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. to pray with Sharon Pruitt, CUASI vice president for spiritual development, and other CUASI members.
May 16 (POSTPONED) — CUASI networking event.

July 31–Aug. 3 — ASI National Convention, "Business Unusual," Louisville, KY. To register, visit their website.
Our mission is to obey the Holy Spirit’s call to encourage, empower and equip Adventist members of Columbia Union to work together to finish God’s work in these times in harmony with the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
CUASI Board: Mark A. Brown, president; Zubin David, vice president for membership; Sharon Pruitt, vice president for spiritual development; and Daniel Reed, vice president for projects, missions and evangelism
CUASI Staff: Nicole Labiche, administrative assistant
Sponsor: Celeste Ryan Blyden, vice president, Columbia Union Conference
Newsletter Managing Editor: Michele Joseph

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