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Middle East: Through the eyes of Arabic
believers . .
Here we have
different missions with programs for the different parts of our country.
Some groups work in the Palestinian refuge camps, taking physical and
spiritual help, from finding jobs for them to helping the poor families by
providing food. Other work is with the Nomads in the desert parts of the
country, who we try to help as much as we can but also we have to very
careful. Together we try to work as much as we can in Iraq. The
country has been devastated by the war and the Iraqi children have the
highest cancer rate in the world. We try to help these kids who have cancer
to get treatment either there which is almost impossible or by getting
them over the border to get the treatment there. Hunger is widespread
there, people are hungry both physically and spiritually. We have some work
among the street kids who became orphans by the war, or whose families were
no longer able to take care of them. Some orphanages were opened to take
in the orphan kids, but families came and gave their children to the
orphanages saying that they are not able to take care of their own kids and
that to keep them at home means death by starvation. We ask you to pray for
God to provide the means to help by his grace. We are in desperate
need for every hand to help and for every piece of bread that can be provided
for these people.
Arabic believer: Name removed for security reasons.
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Les Norman, the editor.
Our vision is to
evangelise every corner of the Earth. In the same way, we want to join the
Spanish-speaking countries to come and work in Cochabamba, Bolivia,
for 15 days in October. There will be plenty opportunities for doctors and
nurses, evangelists, and people with experience in discipleship and
Mauro Dos Santos, Sao Paulo
From the Peruvian Amazon.
I am working
along with my family for a missionary association with the native people of
Amazon. I request your prayers for them as they are in great need. Their
needs prevent them from obeying God. Pray for our ministry too.
Alejandro Flores Atiaja, Pucallpa
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Algeria: The earthquake . .
that hit this country where I study has left a particular impact on my life.
I can tell you that 21 May 2003 was a difficult day for me. The tremors made
me fall from my balcony on the first floor into the swimming pool below. God,
in His grace, sent His angels to watch over me and soften my fall. There was
a concrete lintel coming out of nowhere and I could have fractured my skull
on it. But God was gracious and I only scraped by it in my fall. I needed 6
stitches to my head and my left knee was also bruised. I would like to ask
you to pray for me and also for our prayer cell group which is hitting
difficult times right now. Also, a couple of brothers were badly injured and
another two only slightly. May God help us to keep doing His work in all our
Arabs, and Portuguese
I am working on
an extension of the International Ministry Centre ‘The Olive Tree’ in this
land under so much strain. I am concerned about the Chinese, Arab and
Portuguese communities, which are quite numerous. I ask that you send me any
materials for evangelization in these languages so that they can read about
the love and salvation they can find in Christ Jesus.
Angel Rivas, Apure
§ Angel, on our website you’ll find many free pages in
Chinese, Arabic and Portuguese, which are being increased month after month. Scripture Gift Mission
and World Missionary Press provide many
leaflets in these languages for free.
USA: The Washington
Opened two years
ago to teach Christian living and ethics to the local churches and also to
help up and coming ministry to be trained for their calling. I would like
very much to establish further studies. Is it possible to incorporate your lessons into
our program ?
Pastor David Lathrop, Marysville, WA
§ Yes Pastor David,
please go ahead and we will serve you any way we can. Les, the
Mexico: We need 200 New Testaments.
For the families
in Tlalixcoyan who live in extreme poverty and need our help. If anyone knows
where we can find them, please let us know.
Vicente Lopez Ortiz, Rio Veracruz.
§ Vicente: Try the webpage of the Bible Society for Mexico.
You can ask for a free copy of the New Testament here or here. Take a look at Scripture
Gift Mission who will help you with leaflets
in different languages for free; what’s on offer in Spanish can be found here. SGM e-mail in Mexico This
webpage offers a NT for US 75 cents each, I
don’t think you’ll find anything cheaper elsewhere.
Les, the editor.
Middle East: Not all bad news . .
We had a number
of Muslim friends at home today, nine of which come to study the plan of God
from what they accept as their sacred book. As it was their payday, they
turned up with loads of food and cooked for us with tremendous dedication.
These people work very hard the whole week long and meet on Sundays to study
the will of God and then go out to meet other friends and share with them
what they studied. What Satan thought it was going to be defeat, it turned out
to be a blessing, for Saiful’s coming to live in our home has let us discover
a new dimension of the love of God.
Name withdrawn for security reasons
Bolivia: pray for the city of Potosí
Six churches of
different denominations will share a fasting and prayer chain from Monday to
Saturday to ask God to send an awakening to this city, a mining centre for
years. The mine worker thinks that the devil provides him with the minerals
and there is worship to the devil every Friday. We’ll show the film ‘Full
Stop’, which tackles this issue from a Biblical point of view.
Eloy Mollo Alderete, Potosi.
Western Sahara: A light will shine in the Sahara !
In 1995 we went
to Western Sahara to study an unreached people, the Sahauis. We praised the
Lord for His protection. The country was still under the rule of a hard-line
king who had governed the country for 40 years. This was a war zone, what
made it difficult for us to get through. We could get in contact with this
people and learn about their needs – this challenged us to go back and serve
them. The police wanted to take us to the station to quiz us about our work
and watched our movements. Finally, we left the area practically fleeing from
them. Those were terrible days indeed. It has been almost 8 years later that
we have got news that a missionary group with which we worked in North Africa
is about to go to the Sahara in early 2004 to start a development project. As
a result of years of work, the authorities acknowledge what a group of
Christians from Latin America did for this people.
Joel & Maria Garrido, Argentina.
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Venezuela: Called to Portugal
I would like your
help and support mainly regarding the language and Bibles in Portuguese, as I
cannot find any here.
Jose Gregorio Castellanos, Guacara
Singapore: God still answers prayers
I was in a closed
Asian country recently and invited to pray for patients in hospitals. One
patient who had terminal cancer and was lying in bed very sick and could
hardly hear but he heard my prayer and the violin music which an American was
playing. The next day the family that I was staying with received a phone
call from the patient's relative. This same sickly man, left to die in bed,
was able to sit up and ate his food. Praise His Holy Name. He is faithful. We
opened the very first place where music is used to minister to customers
while Italian Meatball Spaghetti, pizzas are being served by young church
volunteers who are being trained to serve An American was so encouraged that
he was able to minister to a Tibetan Buddhist customer who wants to know
Jeanne Lee, Singapore.
México: Street children situation still critical.
We need more help but I’m sure of Who brought me to this growing network of
Christian shelter homes for street children. I’m not worried about those who
are saved but about those who are not yet, those who are outside, on the
streets, beaten up, terrified or raped.
Lawyer Jose Manuel, Acapulco.
Zambia: Lusaka Vineyard Christian Fellowship
to help build a training house for 10/40 window world evangelisation by
career missionaries. We need teachers, graduates, engineers,
doctors to leave the country as economic refugees for world evangelisation.
Moses Lungu, Lusaka.
Argentina: Asking for information on Japan and Mauritania.
Noelia Elizabeth Fuentealba, Neuquin.
India: 14th Mercy Home urgently needed
has already got 10 children from his tribal area where he found them living
in a pathetic condition. Or else we have to send them back to the forest to
death. Remember the words of Jesus. "If I leave them they will faint on
the way and be destroyed"
Pastor Daniel and Lily, Kerala.
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Mali: Islam is very strongly present here.
Therefore, we would like to ask you to pray for us, children of God, that God
will give us perseverance and courage and also that many will put their faith
in Jesus Christ in the near future.
Marc Sagara, Bamako
Thailand: Radio show under threat.
We are a group,
about 80% Christian, who do the show throughout the week, we use this air
time to incorporate Christian evangelism, along with other everyday life
issues to the people in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Someone in authority has
complained about me talking about Jesus Christ and I was told not to mention
Christ again. Please lift me up in prayer and let the power and light of
Jesus Christ bring thousands to their knees and let Christ wipe out all of
the problems concerning this issue on the radio show.
§ Gareth, A few years ago I was in Solapur in
India, staying with a Christian professor. He had spoken about his visitor to
the Principal of the Hindu University where he taught and so I was invited to
speak to a class. When I got there I was ushered into the Principal's office
and we talked for a while. This was clearly a 100% Hindu faculty. Then the
Principal ordered those of his staff who could to also attend the lecture I
was to give on Business Planning, a subject which I fully intended to contain
the gospel. Just before the class started my Professor friend whispered,
"If you mention Jesus, the Bible or the gospel here they will kill me
afterwards." He was serious and apprehensive. I quickly prayed and then
spoke for 40 minutes and never mentioned the name of Jesus once, nor the
Bible but the Lord so helped me to get the spirit of the gospel across that
for the remainder of the session the students never stopped asking about
Christ and my "western" faith. The Principal gave me permission to
answer them, from a cultural point of view of course. The answers were the
same ! Gareth, you can do it too - the Lord can give you the wisdom and words
to share the love of God and His ways, His justice for the poor and His
creation in such a way that no-one can complain. Don't think that you are
betraying the cause by being less direct because radio is perfect for sowing
pre-evangelism seeds of faith, an important early step in leading men to
Christ. See also www.audio-pot.org for a host of ready
to use radio programmes.
Les, the editor.
Indonesia: Surely I'm a Muslim but I want to get a Bible
anything, I hope our God bless us.
Nur Habib, Surabaya.
Asking for information about Malaysia and Indonesia
As well as
anything that could help me pray for Christian in crisis. I know that for
years many people have faced and still face persecution and that the Church
must start praying for these countries.