Russia: We're trying to teach and
practice . .
The connection between evangelism, church planting and ministering to
people's physical and psychological hurts. It seems that many evangelicals
focus on witnessing and preaching, not aware that people's spirits are
rather firmly attached to their bodies and souls. Please pray for us.
Robert Hosken, our friend in Moscow.
Free Russian Agape-Biblia: http://www.agape-biblia.org
New Hope Mission.
It is a sending and training base for missionaries. We are editing a
magazine and one of the subject revolves around the 10/40 window.
I am looking for a map of the 10/40 window already digitalized. I
need pictures that could help me in the publications.
Vision of planting 1000 churches before 2010
Please pray for our church planters in different states of North India. If
any one interested to know more and wish to visit us you are most welcome
Pastor of the Church of Christ.
We would like to share what are we doing here, as we struggle to establish
only one church, without divisions and with Jesus as the Head.
For this purpose all the pastors of the city are gathering together
to achieve this goal. We request prayers and if any of you is interested
in this project and wants to visit is, be welcomed.
USA: Africa - Unlimited
Second round of equipping seminars for pastors and church leaders in East
Africa: Nakuru, Kenya Feb. 24 - 28; Bungoma, Kenya Mar. 3 - 6. Pastors
from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, and the Congo will be in attendance.
More information from our website.
Charles Aranyas, Houston, Texas.
God is moving even through the coldest and remotest parts of the
Cristina Ng, Umee.
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Switzerland: Teachers For Africa
We were with Teachers For Africa who train individuals to lead and to
teach in the family, school and church, with an emphasis on God,
government, and education in the African context. http://www.teachersforafrica.com
Mark & Melissa Bentsen, YWAM, Wiler.
Unreached Peoples Journey.
The Tiefo is an ethnic group of 10,000 in West Burkina that have no
Christian witness and no written language. Today I received a letter from
a Tiefo telling me the way the get to his village; otherwise we will get
lost. It is over 500 kms each way. Similar to our work among the unreached
Bolon if not harder.
Philippe, our DCI-WC colleague in Ouagadougou,
New web pages from the UK !
There are sections on Spiritual Mapping, Spiritual Warfare, Prayer,
Intercession, Missions, Transformations and a page with lots of very
useful links to these themes.
Eric Mckenna, Mansfield.
200 responses at Convention.
People on the way to commit suicide and no hope accepted Jesus as their
Savior. A lot of Hindus and Muslims were healed and saved. Many who lost
hope in their lives and who are bound by witchcraft came to be prayed for.
We had graduation for 13 students. 9,000 meals were provided, 19 were
baptized in water, 4 bicycles, 1 motorcycle and 20 lanterns were
distributed to missionaries, 500 bibles were given to new converts, a lot
of clothes were given to Orissa Mission.
Pastors D & L, South India.
Pray for Sweden please.
We need help in prayer.
Called me to
serve among the Arabs.
I wish from the deepest of my heart to serve my Father in the field that
he had called me to serve: among the Arabs. So I would like to ask your
help by sending me information to know what to do.
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Reasons Why Missions People Leave The Field
By George Verwer - click
Uganda: Life has to
continue, things are not OK.
The 17 year North Uganda war is still serious, we have no rest at all.
Last week the rebels came to 7 kms from my home and took one of our
Pastors although through prayer and God's mercies he managed to escape
with a lot of wounds. Many internally displaced people have come to town.
Children suffer from malnutrition and worms and many orphans and widows
have no help!. We need God's grace to push on. Can somebody, somewhere
give a hand with food, clothes or monwy so that we can buy some basics for
these suffering people.
Pastor George Purkweri, Lira.
known to us and 100% genuine. Editor
Ivory Coast: Eye-witness
asks "Could it happen in Europe ?"
In the south are the government troops and Abidjan, the capital is
calm, but in the north past Bouaké you find the rebel MPCI army with
weapons, ideology and funds from the Muslim nations that control the north
of Africa. The advance was peaceful to begin with millions of people
motivated to find a solution to the overwhelming misery of their lives but
later the advance turned violent as feelings were inflamed by sermons in
the mosques and the command to conquer the world for Islam began to ring
out. Such words easily take root among a people who have no hope of
escaping their poverty and whose beliefs are anchored in eighth century
religious laws. Let us not forget that Europe has 10 million Muslims, most
are in England, Paris has 4 million and millions more live in Germany.
Meanwhile the Christians of the continent are peacefully asleep, lulled
into complacency and tipsy with the prosperity and comfort of the Western
Diez, President, Remar España.
UK & European visitors
USA: How Muslims present Islam to
This website: http://www.journeytoislam.com
will tell you.
Thanks to Brigada Weekly Missions E-mail.
www.brigada.org (Worth a visit
Training for AIDS and hospital work.
We train believers to serve more effectively and happily in
will be glad to send you information. We are also
continuing to look for adoptive parents for AIDS infected children.
Angel Vargas-Machuca T, Director of HESED.
Nigeria: We are also joining
with millions .
Of Christians to pray for the unreached. We must not relent.
Pastor J O Alabi, Lagos.
India: Visit to village predominately Hindu.
We saw 75 new commitments to the Lord and 70 baptisms. We
have to buy some land and build a prayer hall soon for these people to
worship and then we will expect 500 to come. If any church is interested to
help to build it will be a great help.
Pastor D. South India.
Kenya: Missionary running a school of
I am training people for Church planting targeting the unreached people
groups. I am a Ugandan by nationality.
Benedict Amenemoit, Frontline Mission,
Belgium: Just visited Middle East.
Although not a Christian, I hope that people of various religions could
live in peace and tolerance. There are so many great civilizations and
cultures in the world and many misfortunes, especially in the Middle East,
come from misunderstandings and prejudice. When talking with different
people in that region, I could see how important that people be more
open-minded and be tolerant of their differences. In this, the world still
has quite a lot to do. The problems might not be solved in even several
decades, but every effort is worthwhile. I believe your work worldwide
surely promotes better understanding among people. Many many blessings.
WP, Chinese student.
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Burkina Faso: Update on
missionary after stroke.
Thanks again for your prayers for Peter. His wife, Julia says he is making
very good progress - he is off most of his wires and drips; his eyesight
is now good; he can speak, and he is regaining movement down his left
side. He was able to stand for a short while. Tomorrow he hopes to be out
of intensive care.
Keith Smith, Missionary to the Fulani.
Brazil: We need your help and advice.
In 2000 we sent 96 Latin missionaries from Brazil, Paraguay, Guyana and
Venezuela to the 10/40 window. 55 more are ready to be sent. When they
left Brazil the currency was R$1.80 per dollar but now it take R$4.00 to
buy $1. The sending churches cannot double their support or find the
airfares to bring the missionaries home. We're facing a great battle and
asking for your help.
David Botelho, Missão Horizontes.
UK: Looking forward to
Years ago I went to Egypt with a burning desire to challenge the Egyptian
church about Morocco and the other Arab nations. My desire to see
Egyptians carrying their treasure out to other Arab nations and beyond is
undimmed. A trickle has gone out, but we have been praying for the
hundreds, and in time the thousands. I believe it is time for the trickle
to become a stream. I think that this visit will be a time of receiving
from the deep and vibrant ministry that there is among the Egyptian
Name withdrawn for security reasons,
Missionary in my own country.
Together with my husband we rescue street children and kids in danger. We
are also learning about youngster involved in prostitution and drugs in
the downtown area of Bogotá. We
want to have a team of prayer warriors from Colombia and other countries
supporting our ministry through their prayers.
France: Prayer answered for
gravely ill pastor.
Last week pastor Thierry's chest infections disappeared, no more drips, he
is mobile and can stand up and even walk on his own. He is coming
home this week. We still need to ask God that if anything of the brain
tumour remains that it would dry up.
Tim Worrall, L'Eglise Baptist de Lens.
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If you don't know where to stay in Spain.
Come to our Christian missions base: Seven Olive Trees, Alcalá de
Ruth del Coso Westerman.
91 639 307 804 Fax
91 884 21 70
Canada: Interested in this news.
I work as a teacher and I am interested in reading that the word of God is being spread
around the non- Christian countries.
Antoine Ishac, Canada.
Mexico: Christian Outreach International
goes full circle!
COI started full-time mission in Venezuela in 1994. One of the first
Venezuelans impacted was the Reyna family who are now are
being sent as full-time missionaries to Chihuahua, Mexico.
Daniel Gower, Chihuahua.
RD Congo: Growing church in Kinshasa
I am the leader of a large congregation in Kinshasa. We are part of the
charistmatic renewal in the Notre Dame Cathedral of Congo, with around 500
Ferdinand Ntantu Ndosi, Kinshasa, Congo
UK to Romania: 1st Feb -
Remember me in your prayers, please. It is -21 deg there now. We need snow
chains to get from Hungary across the border, but our visit rounds off 18
months of managing a farm and releasing the pastor back into his job of
looking after the people, training them and equiping them, not trying to do
everything in 14 churches himself. It will also give him some income. 20 new believers meet weekly at the farm.
This summer we will hold a kids camp in the villages.
Ann Murphy, Wold Horizons missionary,
India: Attack on Christian missionary
Joseph Kooper from Philadelphia, USA preached gospel in
Kerala and he and locals were attacked. Missionaries in Tamil-Nadu and Karnataka
are also live in fear and threat. Our convention produced 35 new
missionaries who are willing to go. Please pray for them.
Pastor D, South India.
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Bhutan: What's it like for a
believer here ?
Many believers are backsliden due to persecution which is not direct but
Christians can't have services like schools, electricity, jobs, police
clearance and even marriage certificates. Having a great faith in the Lord
will save us. I am a pastor of 25 families and I have five other
fellowships with 3 assistant pastors and 2 evangelists. One fellowship
which is 240 kms away. At New Year four people accepted Jesus and were
Name and address by request only for security
See item below to find out about Bhutan.
France: Taizé's Pilgrimage in Paris
"Taizé in Paris was one face of the new Europe, 80 000 young adults
from every country of the continent", said one newspaper. Senator
Gérard Delfau invited a group to the Senate: "The message of peace
of the young people from Taizé is essential, when war is being prepared
and so many conflicts are shaking the planet." "A young
Croatian, in spite of his experience of the Balkan wars said, 'I
rediscovered my faith here. I discovered that human beings can be good.'
More at http://www.taize.fr/en/enemp99.htm
The Taizé Community, France.
Bhutan: What do you know about this
Get ready to be fascinated by one of the last remaining closed Kingdoms of
the world, in the foothills of the Himalyas, near Tibet, Nepal and
Everest. Only 5,000 visitors a year are allowed in with permission, and
only on one of two Kingdom jets. See www.kingdomofbhutan.com
and from the BBC Profile
of Bhutan. For a sympathetic tour operator in Bhutan the one agency to talk
to is: www.bhutan4all.com
Les Norman, Editor.
Ukraine: US Missionary in
I just downloaded some of your
materials. I am doing church planting, discipleship training
and leadership training. I am wanting to know if you have
materials in Russian. [Yes, right
Ernie Smith, Marion, IN, USA.
Ghana: Looking back at 2002
. . .
I ministered 210 times in 11 growing churches in addition to
my work as President of the All Africa Bible Institute. I taught 3 courses,
3 days a week for 8 months and did one Gospel Crusade. My humble
request is your prayers to live healthily, be led by the Holy Spirit and
for the Lord to supply all our needs to do His will in 2003.
Patrick Azariah, Acrra.
Canada: Looking for a church in
Lyon region, France.
I want to work as a pastor or a bible teacher. I have 20 years
experience and I have graduated in theology and education. I am Canadian
and I speak also in Spanish. My wife is a psychologist, and we
have no children.
Pasteur Daroch Montreal.