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First contact with Zimbabwe
We have met a very godly man with a passion for the lost and the
poor who is a now refugee in the UK from Zimbabwe after being tied
to a tree and stabbed six times by local politicians who left him
for dead. He still does not know how the ropes managed to untie
themselves and slip off his arms leaving him free to crawl for help.
Our new partner has a totally unsupported orphanage with 35 abandoned
children living on whatever food is given to them. We are talking
together about a DCI School of Mission for Zimbabwe, a Bank for
the Poor and some simple Business for Mission projects to produce
funds locally for the children. Two young ladies have just gone
from here to Zimbabwe to see for themselves and bring back a first-hand
Les and Pilar
about supporting this
We just had the most beautiful meeting of
Almost 600 young people attended and God's work was really wonderful,
touching them for repentance, deliverance and healings. Many were
born again as well as being healed from near-sighted, deafness,
migraine, heart problem, stomach disorders and so on. Many were
delivered from curses, pornography and other sexual sins. God's
gifts worked in all of us very amazingly and I never felt His presence
like this before, so real and deep. Even after the meeting ended
people met us with tears and confessed their sins and addictions,
some even phoned us. We can hardly believe what the Lord has just
done in our midst.
Yoppi, with DCI in Indonesia
Address removed for security reasons
Look at the photo of the guest house
We have managed to roof the house and this Business for Mission
will soon be making money for the gospel. We are helping a very
poor orphan who we picked from the street with his 3 sisters and
one brother looking for jobs to wash people's dirty clothes, plates
or sweep toilets and dig gardens for survival. When I heard about
him, I decided to take him as our son and sent him to school. He
passed very well but I could not pay for his higher education any
more until your last gift came. Now I decided to send him to the
Agricultural Institute and when he finishes he will be able to help
us with the other children whom we are keeping now.
Pastor George Purkweri, DCI in Lira, Uganda.
Taxi driver takes the love of God to Picapiedras
We also got a place in a home for an very aged woman in Concepción
and we are seeking funds to have the little daughter of Ms Dina
undergo surgery of her cleft palate. It is very important for us
to give thanks to those English children who made evything possible
for their brothers and sisters in Peru. May God bless you and keep
you. With love,
Juan Campos Ballesteros, taxi driver in Lima,
§ Dear John: You have done a marvellous thing in that neglected
rural village of Picapiedras by combining the love of God and the
Gospel with medical care. I am very much impressed by what I have
seen and give thanks to God for your life and vision. We enjoyed
the photographs and we will be taking them to our local school so
that the children can see how very different life is in Picapiedras.
They were deeply moved by the previous photographs; we made a copy
for each family.
A big hug from your English friend and brother,
Can I donate the crafts I make in crochet and
We are missionaries waiting for the right time to go and work with
the peoples in north Africa. Until then, I would like to be useful.
So I thought DCI could sell some Brazilian crafts and invest the
income in missions. I could make some crafts and find how to send
them to you.
Marcia Maria do Nascimento, 35, Recife-Brazil
Eight-year-old girl heals many
Thousands of people are visiting Meko, a village in the Muslim-Christian
conflict area of Poso as a little girl named Selvin Bungge heals
the sick, simply by praying "Our Father" and singing "God
is Able to Do All Things". The miracles began on January 6
2007, as the girl healed her rheumatic mother after Selvin saw a
bright light, in which stood the Lord with an angel and said, "I
will give you much but you must give it to everyone. And your family
must obey the Lord's commands." Then Jesus and the angel disappeared.
The next day they went to Palu City, where Selvin sister was also
lying sick. She prayed and again there was healing. The news spread
fast and people came to be healed, living in tents or staying at
other's houses. "The blind see, the lame walk, many people
are healed," said a well known pastor who saw the healing miracles
by himself. "I saw with my own eyes a lame man walked after
being prayed by the little doctor," said one of the visitors.
Now lying at her house are hundreds of canes and wheel chairs, left
by healed people. Selvin has a genuine heart. She refused anything
that was offered to her and she didn't want anyone to take her picture.
One man wanted to give $600 to Selvin, but she only took $1 for
the church collection on Sunday.
Sent in by our partners in Indonesia
As reported by The Nuansa Post (19/03)
All the men we sent to North India planted
People are ready for baptism in each village and we expect 600 baptisms
in the next two months. Thank you for your prayers and support.
In summer we are covering 10,000 homes with literature, so please
do pray for us. Two of our men are under the threat from militants
as they do baptisms every month.
Pastor Kizhakkevila Daniel
I took 300 students to watch the Jesus Film
It was wonderful seeing them in a church to watch a gospel movie.
I bet I will soon see an outpouring of God's Spirit upon those kids.
Silvana Mara, with DCI in Posso-Alegre, Brazil.
Starting first School of Mission in Zambia.
I am identifying the first students and we shall meet twice a week
in my home which is central and convenient.
Jim Malasha, Lusaka-Zambia
Banking for the Poor in rural Cameroon grows
All the women who started with the Bank for the Poor have finished
their payments and a new group is now on including 6 Muslim women
joined our group. We are grateful to the bank who help us in sending
our children to school and caring for our families.
Mathilde, the women and the children
Is poverty really the cause of crime ?
In this New
York Times article the author implies that poverty causes crime.
I was raised in a poor family of six children, sometimes we didn't
know where money would come from for food and we had to earn our own
money even at under 10 years of age, but we went to church regularly,
and each of us placed our faith in Christ as Saviour and Lord. Amazingly,
none of us turned to crime, drugs or alcohol, in fact, all of us are
serving the Lord, four in missions and two in local churches. If people
are homeless, will giving them a flat really solve the problem? If
they are poor, will giving them money really solve the problem? The
problem lies deeper, in the human heart.
Dr. Robert Hosken, Agape-Biblia School of Mission,
§ For a small donation you can have a copy of Dr. Robert's
acclaimed book "The Ministry Driven Church" which builds
on The Purpose Driven Church and is rcommended by Rick Warren.
Ready to help in any project in Brazil . .
I am capable, devoted to God and full of energy ready to offer my
life in gratitude to the Lord.
Edison Ribeiro, 39, Lages-Santa Catarina, Brazil
Four for Guinea Bissau.
Please send me any information you have about the place, where to
stay and how much it would cost.
Jacira Lidia Gonçalves Ferreira, 41,
Mato Grosso - Brazil
Poverty, drug addiction and prostitution everywhere
That is why the Lord has sent us to set up a mission for children
from dysfunctional families. Three years on, we have 60 children
and 15 mothers. They have all accepted the Lord. Pray for us please.
Pastor Ramon Chayres Alonso, 66, Tijuana, Mexico
My big dream is missions in Mozambique
Where can I start to make this dream come true. I am married with
one son; we are a missions family.
Geraldo Magalhães, 40, Vitória,
Espirito Santo - Brasil
Studying your lessons, starting new school
in my church.
Your studies are a blessing for me. I hope I can encourage the church,
and its young members in particular, to have a wider vision for
Patricia Elaine Vieira Conquista, 33, São
Paulo - Braail
I'm a dentist, can I go on a mission with
Alexandre Botti Wichan, 28, Rio de Janeiro -
Passionate about missions and the call of
It is not simply a feeling; it is my will to serve by helping my
neighbours with everything the Lord has trusted in my hands. How
can I become a member of a mission group?
Cristiane Ventura Lacerda, 24, Brasilia-Brazil
I want to support missions in Cuba
I would like to get in touch with missionaries in Cuba in order
to help their work in that country. I am studying at a seminary
along with my wife, and we are eager to serve.
Daniel Ocampo, 30, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Ready to serve a church or ministry in Spain
My plan is to move to Spain but I need to get in touch with ministries
and churches I could support. I have a praise ministry, work with
young people and am a member of YWAM.
Jose Luis Gonzalez Barreto, 22, Venezuela
In three years we have fed 1,000 abandoned children
We also organised evangelistic campaigns and medical mission every
four or five months, assisting about 5,000 people.
Gerardo Chilenitt, 40, JVH Ministry, Miramar,
I am getting ready for a 3-year mission to
Silvia Leticia Minchez Guzman, 27, Guatemala
Don't hoard your treasure down here
Where it gets eaten by moths and corroded by rust or worse, stolen
by burglars. Stockpile treasure in heaven where it's safe from moths,
rust and burglars. It's obvious that the place where your treasure
is, is the place you will most want to be, and end up being.
Matthew 6.19 TM
§ Although Jesus himself said not to do this - nevertheless
isn't it astonishing how believers spend so much of their money
precisely on things that do rust in the garage, on things that people
do want to steal and on things that moths do want to eat?
What I'm interested
in seeing you do is this . .
Sharing your food with the hungry, inviting the homeless poor into
your homes, putting clothes on the shivering ill-clad, being available
to your own families. Do this and the lights will turn on . .
From Isaiah 58 The Message
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