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27th May 2008
THE LAKELAND FLORIDA OUTPOURING
We have had some enthusiastic reports (as usual) and a lot of critical reports (as usual) but click here
for what is by far is the most balanced and sensible report from
the editor of the respected US magazine Charisma. Well worth reading
and taking on board. Have you actually been to Lakeland, not just
watched the positive hype or read the Internet negativity? Tell us what
Les and Pilar
26th May 2008
THE BURMA RESCUE OPERATION
Here is today's eye-witness report
from inside Burma with contact and bank details of readers wish to send
a donation or church offering to local people on the ground. The report
is not pleasant reading and we have had to delete the photos because
they are too awful and heart-breaking for younger readers.
Les and Pilar
23rd May 2008
THE BURMA CYCLONE
last we have some eye-witness news from inside Burma and photos of
the relief operation being carried out by one Yangon church. Please click here
22nd May 2008
THE CHINA EARTHQUAKE
Photo from the BBC Website
send our thoughts and prayers to the people of Sichuan Province in
China who have lost so many children, family, friends and property in
the recent earthquake. The death toll is over 51,000 people.
There will be many believers and churches in the area and they will be
suffering just as much. If any readers in China need our help
please let us know what we can do.
Les and Pilar
THE BURMA CYCLONE
Photo from the BBC Website
heartfelt sympathy and prayers go to all the victims who are still
suffering after the cyclone which has caused close to 80,000 deaths.
Because of the appalling injustice and negligence of the Burma
government, we like most people and nations have been unable to send
any aid. Our partner in Burma was away on the far side of the
country when the cyclone hit and returned to scenes of destruction in
Yangon, which are nothing compared to the devastation in the Irrawaddy
Delta. He seems to know far less than we do because of the censored
media in Burma. This BBC website has full details, photos, video and comments from people in the worst affected regions.
Eu Hong Seng from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia writes this, "We went to
the home of our Pastor Peter to deliver food and medicine. We saw
felled trees, blown off roofs, debris of signboards and damaged
electrical cables. If such huge trees are uprooted here, the disaster
in the Irrawaddy Delta must be so much worse. In the few days we
could feel the intimidation and fear that the Junta has put into the
people and the reality of spies and secret police. The poverty of the
masses is evident further away from the city. Idolatry
characterizes the majority of people. Our Children's Home and Church
are an hour's drive from Yangon on poor roads and 7 of us travelled in
one taxi. It was not possible for local or foreign aid to enter into
the Delta region because of the military. One man even requested used
rice sacks so that the women could cover themselves, because their
sarongs were swept away in the cyclone."
Contact Pastor Eu Hong Seng
help you might want to send will have a far better chance of getting
through via local people than through Western agencies. Feel free to
contact Pastor Hong Seng, he is a trusted friend of DCI.
Les and Pilar.
May 1st 2008
This section will update next week
When everything was hopeless, Abraham believed
deciding to live not on the basis of what he couldn't do
but on what God said that He would do.
4.17 The Message
We have just returned from getting the results of
the recent full body scan, and are delighted to tell you that Kathy has
been given the all-clear, there is now no trace of cancer in her body.
Thank you all for your prayers and support. They have helped us through
a very difficult time.
David and Kathy
Pick, with DCI in England
§ We want to thank the Lord for this wonderful
healing through prayer and medicine and for his sustaining grace
through a very hard time for David, Kathy and all their friends and
family. Another colleague Erik has also been given the all-clear from
cancer again after much prayer and treatment, and over in Brazil,
Silvia is well on the way to recovery as well. Being far from
invincible we want to honour the Lord for hearing and answering
continuous prayer. We all wanted an instant miracle, He gave us a
lengthy process but the end result is the same: life restored, faith
increased and lessons learned. Meanwhile over in Peru our
partner Rolando has been struck down by pancreatitis so prayer
Four months ago I went to Cayes, Haiti's third
city to start another church. I met a man who turned out to be a Voodoo
priest and he took me to stay in his home. I soon spoke to him and his
family about the love of God and they became my first contacts in
Cayes. Today the Voodoo temple has become our worship centre for the
Lord Jesus and we have 90 active church members, with home prayer
groups for all.
miesht @ gmail.com
For everyone interested in the EMSI Spain medical mission to Burkina
Faso in December, here is a video report of the last visit there when
thousands of poor people received free medical treatment and
operations, and every single person was prayed for and told about the
love of God in Jesus. You can select see more video reports from David
of EMSI "eslajuda" to the right of the screen. Click here to see the
EMSI Barcelona, Spain: David Armada
eslajuda @ hotmail.com
We have started to visit a sea of street people in Lima, Peru, many of
whom are prostitutes, drug addicts and delinquents, may God bless and
give them light.
Victor Rodriguez, 50, Lima - Peru
The countries that used to reject the message Jesus are now receiving
it. For example in my country there are now 5,000,000 believers because
of 50 years of people doing hard work in missions all of which planted
a great seed in the heart of Colombia.
F. Simmonds , 18, Barranquilla - Colombia
ianfarouk_simmonds @ hotmail.com
What is the best way to evangelize the Muslim people here?
Jorge Reyes Tabares, 48, España
We are supporting Muslim families with food,
clothes and language lessons where we teach them Spanish using Bible
stories. This has awakened their interest in knowing more about Jesus.
Please pray for our work because we have a good number of Muslim
families coming to us.
48, Premia de Mar, Barcelona - Espana
rmariscale @ hotmail.com
We need new editors and translators for our Arabic, German, Italian and
Russian pages. The job is turn the English language pages into these
languages and handle any enquiries or e-mails that come in their own
language. This is a part-time job for volunteers, there is no salary
but we do know how to look after our own people. References will be
write in English to Les Norman, the editor
to join us?
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for projects to help orphans and the poor
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Why not take
a moment to read our Vision and Values.
This is who we are, this is what we do, this is where we are going, and
if you like what you see there is room for you as well.
Click here to see the page
Our very latest news for our partners
People often ask us about our "financial strategy so we tell them that
for 25 years we have been riding a three-humped camel which comes from
Acts 20, 34-35 where Paul says something like this: "You know that
these hands of mine, by hard work, have provided for my own needs
(which is hump number one), the needs of my companions (which is hump
number two) and then for the weak (which is hump number three), because
as the Lord Jesus said, "It is more blessed to give than to
receive." People do say that riding any kind of camel is a
bit of an experience and although ours will never be a desert
Rolls-Royce, it does keep going and as a strategy for living and for
giving it is incomparable.
and Pilar, DCI England
Come to Iquitos, Peru for a missions experience
in the Peruvian Amazon, learn the Spanish language and getting involved
in our work with children and adults. Come for 1, 2, or 3 months, you
will be welcome.
Esteban Valverde Virhuez, 34, Iquitos - Peru
president @ amhut.com.pe
Our next Medical Mission Trip to Peru is May 28 to June 4th. Doctors
and nurses will hold many clinics to show the love of God to the
people. For more information on these trips.
Rev. Dr. Samuel
Torres, 51, Orlando, Florida
pastor @ ipnuevavida.com
We are going to Niger to be with the Tuaregs
in the Agadez area. Pray with us for the church in Agadez to be an
oasis in the midst of this wilderness.
Angel Alonzo Hidalgo, Santa Ana - El Salvador
tuareg.alonzo @ gmail.com
Who can tell me about mission in Togo?
Leo, 22, Ciudadela - Argentina
The 10 new missionaries we sent to South Tamil
Nadu have already won 400 souls and planted 11 fellowships. I see every
village in India ready for harvest. Native missionaries, unknown by any
one work hard in these villages. I just visited 4 villages and in one
church where about 40 people worship regularly the roof has gone and
the monsoon is coming. We have adopted 12 pastors to support and each
pastor works in more than 3 villages and has fellowships of 40 to 60
members. They eat hardly one meal a day. One pastor is running a Mercy
home for 22 kids in a very pathetic situation so I agreed to support
them too. God has healed my "withered hand" and now every time I see
the needs of the people I cannot hold back. God is doing some awesome
works in India but it goes unnoticed. I believe there will be at lest
10 % Christians in India because the yeast of the Kingdom is conquering
the whole dough.
Daniel, our DCI partner in Kerala, India
We plan to start a Christian school with two classrooms and an
orphanage at our church location to help children cope with their grief
and then work to build their self-sufficiency through vocational and
life skills training. I personally met Les Norman long time ago. I also
have received recently the School of Mission lessons in Moore language.
I am currently using it to train my church members and I too have found
Pasteur Lassane Ouedraogo, 41,
tilgre @ yahoo.fr
Can anyone tell me about the churches in Ruanda, and any missionaries
Soledad P. De Glez, 47, Cd.Juárez – Mexico
hotmail.com (In Spanish only)
After months of waiting to download the lessons, God opened the door
and the District Commissioner downloaded all the lessons into his PC.
The people and I have welcomed the school with great joy as it will
result in church growth.
Muntanga, Mpika - Zambia
sibalwa sibalwamuntanga @ yahoo.com
Who can tell me about Mauritania, I have a call for this country.
Gómez, 33, Manizales – Colombia
sandra6511 @ hotmail.com
I am Christian and I work professionally with a video camera. I want to
offer my services to help you in any way.
Jimmy Roca, 28, Lima, Peru
I'm always amazed at how strong the news like
this is in encouraging the believers all around the world to work for
the Lord and to pray for the lost. I can feel the atmosphere of
intercession from here. Please keep on praying for Indonesia, a Muslim
country, and believe that God can do more than we can imagine. One of
the most effective ways to reach them is through literature. We are
glad to hear their kids singing Christian songs at their homes, without
being restricted by their parents. We've been praying for them. You
know, Muslim people are the most difficult to accept the Gospel because
of their system. But for God nothing is impossible. He loves them.
withdrawn for security reasons, Indonesia
We are continuing with our Saturday
door to door praying and giving to the poor. God has been so good and
many have given there lives to Christ.
our DCI partner in Malawi
musaatte @ yahoo.com
God has lead me into the ministry of healing from the past that has
made so many of us into emotional and spiritual invalids. Many people
think that it is not necessary to look into the past and just leave it
as it is, but the unforgiveness, hurts and hatred just stay alive in
their spirit and block their Christian life. The Lord helped me first
of all by having me make a list of three columns: I confessed (my
sins), I forgave (my "hurt-ers") and I rejected (occult things). After
I asked the Holy Spirit to remind me of everything that had to be
brought to His Light I became impressed by the length of the list but
when I confessed it all I literally felt a huge change. The sin left
me, I came into close relationship with the Holy Spirit. It felt like a
new birth and grew in my new life. God kept on working in me and after
a while He began to bring into my life ladies who were also spiritual
captives. I prayed with them and for them and as they confessed their
past to the Lord many disorders simply disappeared. I have not met
people with strong demonic symptoms but many people do say that they
can feel the difference inside as if the evil spirits has left them. I
constantly have to rely upon the Holy Spirit and His guidance.
Moscow, with DCI in Russia
As God's chosen people, holy and dearly
loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility,
gentleness and patience.
We would like to share our 1000 square
meter lot where a School of Mission and or a mission care home can be
built. We have a free preparatory school serving marginalized families
in a mixed community of old tenants, relocatees and Muslims. If you
want to start a kinder prep class our fellowship can share our
experiences with you.
Abastillas, 57, Daluyan Learning House,
Caloocan City - Philippines
yoliabastillas @ yahoo.com
Iber-American Confederation of Communicators and Christian Media
Conference, Panamá, 7 to 11 October. COICOM gathers annually
the most influential Latin American leadership for training and
info @ coicom.com
We have started a missions work for Spanish
speaking immigrants in Sao Paulo, Brazil. There are about
80,000 Spanish speakers here.
Esequiel Selari, 45, Sao Paulo, Brazil