Manipal - one of Asia's most strategic
With lots of NRI and foreign students from many parts of the world. We are
getting settled here and have started the ministry. Entry for outsiders to
college campus is highly restricted, however there are lot of private homes
that accomodate students and we hope these will give us access to students.
A good number of students are addicted to drinks, drugs and cohabitation is
very common here. If you know some one here, kindly let us know.
Siby and Blessy Paul, Manipal, India.
Rebel attacks in Uganda - Kitgum, Gulu,
Pader, Lira and Apac.
Many people are displaced with many children and youth roaming around
looking for help. This leaves a big challenge to do something to create hope
for them. We want to set up a protection, development and re-integration
programme for these severely disadvantaged children affected by armed
Rev. Lawnsome Etum-Akezi, Lira, Uganda.
Can We Fix It?... Yes We Can!
Problem: You're stuck with vehicle trouble on some remote mission station
... no garage, no mechanic, not even a maintenance manual to help you out
... what do you do? Solution: If you've got Internet or email access, help
is at hand. OSCAR has compiled a list of online mechanics who can help you
diagnose and fix almost any problem you might have. Some will even locate
hard-to-find spare parts for you. It's good to take a look through them now
before the time when you really need them.
OSCAR - Information Service for World Mission,
Pakistani Christians In The Cross Hairs
A missionary school and a Christian hospital came under attack as violence
against Western groups in Pakistan continued. At least six people, all
Pakistani, were killed when gunmen fought their way into a mainly
Christian school in Muree. The masked men opened fire indiscriminately,
then were chased off after failing to break into a hall where staff and
students had hidden. In a separate incident, unidentified attackers hurled
grenades at a missionary hospital, killing three Pakistani nurses and
injuring 20 people.
TIME's World Watch Newsletter, August 12, 2002
My son and I just started a mission work.
We are going to visit prisons and rehabilitation centres and send materials
in. We are very interested in your School of Mission studies and we would
like to open a training school with your kindness and help.
Edwin R Segura, Hayward, CA, USA.
London G12 Harvest
Go to: http://www.g12harvest.org/harvest02/.
The dates are: 13-16 October. I visited Cesar Castellanos'
church in Bogotá in January and was really blessed. Is it alright with you
if I put up the your course material, in
French, on my web site?
Paul, Missionary in Lyon, France.
Our time in Latin America has come
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So, above all, we must be responsive to the voice of the Holy Spirit. Then,
we must make plans, organise and train ourselves, get adequate resources,
and offer a sound basis so that thousands and thousands of ‘senders’
might support hundreds and hundreds of ‘sent’ people. This is our
challenge! We have received the light of the Gospel; it has grown and
multiplied. We have been blessed to bless others. Latin America is not a
missionary field anymore and it has potentially turned into one of the most
important sources of missionaries to elsewhere. On analysing our figures of
over 6,000 missionaries on the field, and looking on the tremendous
potential of human resources of our churches, we see that provided we work
united we will be doubling or trebling the number of missionaries sent
abroad. It is a task to undertake as a team, in co-operation, North and
South, East and West. It’s a joined up task. We are beginning a new
millennium and we face the same and clear command: “Therefore, go and make
disciples of all the nations…”
Daniel Díaz, Argentina
have it in our heart to make a cartoon for the deaf.
About the life of Jesus, the gospels, Bible stories. There is no material
for the deaf in Spain, which hampers our outreach work. We thought it might be
valuable to have visual biblical material specially tailored for them. In
the film all the characters will use sign language, with
subtitles and voice at the same time so a deaf person could watch the
film and understand the Gospel in their own language, and those who can hear
would have sound. Can
you imagine the face of deaf people watching the Gospel of Jesus in their
Dámaris y Pili Gómez Peñuelas, Barcelona, Spain.
of serious harassment in Middle East.
One mission director told me that they were studying why over 50% of their
missionary couples working in Arabic lands had defective babies. The leader
of a small group has a very severe tuberculosis, and a new believer is under
a threat from his elder brother. He is on his way from his country to erase
the shame of this decision for Christ. He went into to a public area with
his Bible, something that he was strongly advised not to do. He has also
lost his job and is living in the street. We suspect that only a miracle
will preserve his life.
Name and address
withdrawn for security reasons, Middle East
God’s blessing to you from Austria!
The 3rd European Network of Christian Communities Conference is in
Bratislava, Slovakia on March 20-23, 2003. The theme is “Pastoral
Leadership” and “Building a Leadership Team”. Rick Olmstead from the
Vineyard, USA is the speaker. Every country in Europe has their own
gifts and special charisma so there will
be plenty of time for fellowship and to exchange our ideas and visions with
RELAY European Christian Network
Children's Camp in Burkina Faso.
I took part to the 8th AEAD children camp as the secretary of the steering
commitee. We had about 332 children and it was fun. The blessing of God were
upon us during that time. Please pray for me so that our God who is powerful
could open doors for me.
Biba Ouedraogo, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.
News fom Pakistan.
Pray for a Christian girl Gulzar, who was raped and seriously burnt with
acid by militants in Faisalabad. Pray for a young man Aslam, who is falsely
accused under the Blasphemy Act, and faces death by hanging. Pakistan has
just 2% Christians, pray for peace and for me as I travel to South Africa
and USA on mission journey this summer.
Altaf Naseem, Pakistan.
New warfare in Uganda - please pray for
We are in much need of worldwide prayer for Northern Uganda. Here in Lira
we suddenly have 12,000 people who are on the run from rebel warfare in
Pader and Kitgum. Lorries have gone to collect another 12.000. Over 40
people including Government soldiers were killed in this attack on Monday.
A part of our district has been attacked today and the fear has filled the
hearts of the people in Lira as our little town is the next target. God
alone can bring a change. There is a lot of rain and people are sleeping
in the bush. You can imagine how we are living now.
Pastor George and Jane Purkweri, Lira, Uganda.
The La Rochelle, France March for Jesus
website is up and running.
The address is: http://www.marchepourjesus.com
We are very proud of our first attempt and hope that you enjoy the photos.
Eric and Brenda Parker, La Rochelle, France.
Glad to know about your Bank
for the Poor.
This is one of my dreams. Thousands of people commit suicide every year
due to financial debt. If there is a way to help these people to do some
thing like fish business, vegetables,
tailoring, selling foods, they will return the money and will support
their homes and church. If you can help us to start this will open doors
for evangelism and church planting and will also give employment.
Pastor Daniel, India.
Super piece of absolutely free Bible
software called E-Sword
It can handle multiple versions, dozens of which are also free to download
on the site www.e-sword.com A
small donation of $15 buys a CD containing all the versions, commentaries,
dictionaries and other extra goodies. In
John Clements, Nottingham, England.
Mission in the southern part of 10/40
This is the African icebreaker belt with a line that begins in Mombasa of
Kenya, East Africa up to Dakar of Senegal, West Africa. Twenty
Christian-Muslim colliding countries are right on this line, such as
Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Sudan, Central African Republic, Chad, Cameroon,
Nigeria, Niger, Benin, Togo, Ghana, Cote d'Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Liberia,
Sierra Leone, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gambia and Senegal. We felt God
stretching our vision with a strong impression that God's Church shall be
built in Africa, from Mombasa to Dakar. Please keep us in your prayers, so
that hundreds more national church leaders will be raised up to finish the
unfinished task northwards.
Paul Sungro Lee, Korean missionary in Kenya.
World Youth Days in Toronto
Yesterday evening, the church where we are was quite full and several
people could not get in. The singing was very beautiful and it seemed as
if the prayer around the cross would never end. There are many Americans
and French people at each prayer, but there are also many other
nationalities. We have a strong feeling that we are sowing something that
will bear fruit later. We had a wonderful prayer way of the cross
yesterday. It was rhythmed by three songs from Taizé. The entire city
centre was closed to traffic and it was impressive to see the whole city
relive the passion of Christ. The final prayer at the Basilica went very
well too, although several hundred people had to stay outside because of
lack of space. We were right to increase the number of prayer sessions. In
all, we prayed together with 12,000 young people. We were very happy with
the church, situated in a poor neighbourhood of Toronto.
The Brothers of the Taizé Community, France.
Missionary in Japan for 5
I have also worked among the Indian tribes in the Amazon, now I am an
evangelist in Brazil and I hold crusades.
Pastor Wanderley Carceliano, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
On the spot crisis report from
Our medical team arrived at Langtang 13th July and were received by the
displaced pastors and the refugees who had taken refuge in St.Peter’s
Anglican Church. 28 people were treated including for machete cuts
sustained as they fled from attackers. In Mban 39 refugees including
pregnant women and children were treate. We then moved to Pil-Gani and saw
177 sick and wounded including people with machete cuts and bullet wounds.
Clothes and toiletries were distributed and counselling was also provided
for all the refugees. Most of them were still in a state of shock; some
have lost their wives, husbands and children but were fortunate to escape
alive. Almost all of them have lost their property, and some of the women,
including the elderly, were raped. Some of them surrendered their lives to
Christ many of them being traditional religion adherents. The needs of the
refugees are still numerous; food and clothing is still a serious problem,
and especially the need for medical attention. On 23rd July another attack
was launched on Kadarko by about 2,000 religious militants. They divided
themselves into 3 groups: the first to fight, the second to steal goods
and the third to burn what remained. Thank God, despite their overwhelming
numbers, they were completely beaten off. God, and God alone, is our
strength and our salvation.
Ben Kwasi, Anglican Bishop of Jos, Nigeria.
Pastor/evangelist in Colombia for 15
I supervise an association of evangelists here in Colombia and our
vision is to invade cities, work together and with other ministries
across the nation and the world. We want to partner with business
people so that we can bless the church and the poor. It was
through these pages that I found your Bank For The Poor which I would
like more information about please.
José Vicente Alfonso Duarte, Colombia.
Bible studies in Southern Russia.
In a couple of weeks we are going to start our Bible Studies again for
old students and new ones who participated in a summer project. Please
pray that we could have people, time, resourses and materials for that. So
far we have only people and time.
Arterm Sedov, Saratov, Russia.
(Arterm is a young man who supports his Christian work by doing
excellent Russian/English translation including our Russian pages - you
can send him work by e-mail. Editor)
Vision for the
Catalan people of Spain
Firstly I want to open an on-line School of Missions and an on-site Training
Centre. Secondly, I want to encourage local churches by means of short-term
missions, courses and conferences. Finally, my wish is to open new churches
in towns and villages where there is no Christian work. I do not want to go
where there are already churches but where there is no witness for Jesus. I reckon the hardest and toughest places
are in Catalunya.
Josep Rossello, Benissa, Spain.
you for your help by publishing our request.
We now have two architects interested in our church building project. One is from
Brazil, and the other from Argentina. I am very pleased that the Lord has
listened to the prayer and the desire of my heart. I do not know how to
thank you for such support.
Nixon L Torres F, Guayaquil-Ecuador
Asking for contacts in Germany
I have visited Germany several times and would do anything to help
spread the Gospel there. If anyone has any information, please
Joseph Strange 5651 War Admiral Dr. Florida, USA.
Pray for our meetings please.
Our church is arranging special gospel meetings on 14-15 August. The
location is filled with Hindu families. They object even to the use of the
audio pa system in their locations. Jesus never fails.
Bro P Samuel John, Andrha Pradesh, India.
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I am a new believer in Jesus and the
Beforehand I was a part of a Catholic mission with the Aymara and Campas
people groups in Peru. The call to missions is strong in my heart and I am
now looking for a missions team to join. God has made me ready for
this, and I am open to suggestions in Spanish.
Roberto Lopez, Huancayo-Perú.
I am a missionary in the Amazon jungle
I work among the Shuar Indians and I have seen how God is touching their
hearts and they are deciding to follow the Lord and be baptised.
The work is very big and we get a lot of invitations to preach in the
communities but we don't have the resources to meet all the
requests. Please pray with us for the Lord to touch the hearts of
people to help us with materials for study and for children, or if
anyone wants to come and work with us we have a ready made place and
project for you.
Diego Castro Rogeron, Macas-Morona Santiago, Ecuador.