30th June 2008
WORLD NOTICE BOARD
With thanks to Chuy Barraza Herrera, 62, Mexico for the translation
Write to me please if you have a call to missions in Russia.
Freddy Wells, 44, - Bolivia
freddywells @ hotmail.com
Who is God, one page in 50 languages, ideal for Muslim, Hindu and Sikh freinds.
James and Hamsa Sasse, India
sjimham @ wmconnect.com
Can we pray for you, write and tell us, my church and I will be happy to help.
Pastor Miguel Ceballos, Pasto, Colombia.
miguelceballos94 @ latinmail.com
I am 23, studying industrial engineering and looking for a company in Japan to work for so I can help with mission in Japan.
Fernando, 23, Tijuana, México
fervif @ gmail.com
NO QUITTING IN PERSECUTION BLACKSPOT: INDIA
was blessing to provide all the travel fares, food, accommodation,
training, pens and notebooks. I travelled by bus from Bhubaneswar, 405
kms away. We slept all together and ate from leaf plates sitting on the
ground. Most of these pastors recently lost all things, many
churches are still broken and not rebuilt.
Pastor APM, Orissa - India
prajmad @ yahoo.com
27th June 2008
NEW SCHOOL OF MISSION OPENS: ZAMBIA
have two classes one in town 3 days a week, the other is 100 kms
away in a place where 95% of the people do not know Jesus with a 7 day
class once a month. Last Sunday 18 people there received Christ.
These semi-literate people have their lessons on flip charts. For 15
years I have been working amongst the least and the lost but my work
was not organised and so I had no real direction and impact but with
your materials and guidance I will achieve God's intended purpose for
people to be saved.
Sibalwa Muntanga, Zambia
sibalwamuntanga @ yahoo.com
HELP ME START A SCHOOL OF MISSION: CUBA
Can another School give me supervision and advice about the materials, diplomas and how to relate internationally, please.
Fernando Collazo, 44, La Habana - Cuba
leyes_fer @ hotmail.com
§ Fernando, you will find years of collected advice and answers here.
From Les Norman, with DCI in the UK.
AN ANCIENT AFRICAN PROVERB
All alone I have seen such wonderful things,
and not one of them was true.
25th June 2008
CHURCH WHERE POOR FEEL AT HOME: UGANDA
have nine churches for the poor in north Uganda with 380 born-again
beggars, street children, lame, deaf, orphans and widows. I love this
kind of congregation more than any that I have pastored. These people
are real when it come to worshiping God, sincere in their hearts and
kind to one another. We teach them to know and love God more, we
teach their minds to think positively and we teach their hands to
George Purkweri, with DCI in Lira, Uganda
purgeorge2000 @ yahoo.com
AFRICAN KIDS V FAMOUS SPANISH TEAMS
mission Remar International, DCI partners since 1984, have won the
International Solidarity Prize for promoting and sponsoring a soccer
competition between street children across several African nations.
Many of the children are orphans being cared for long-term in Remar
centres. The prize included flying an African childrens team to Spain
and playing famous Spanish teams.
Remar International website
23rd June 2008
CAN YOU HELP ME ?
CAN I HELP YOU ?
am looking for a chance to help with mission in Germany,
long-term. I have done short term mission in the USA, England and
Marisa Mariane Markwart, 34, Buenos Aires - Argentina
marianemark @ gmail.com
you help me with advice on going on mission to Muslim countries. I'm
married, 3 children, a professional salesman now in my last year in
Bible School. I have been a pastor before.
Gerardo Favio Rivas Menjivar, 37, San Salvador - El Salvador
gerardorivas1971 @ hotmail.com
We are doing the Alpha Course free for anyone in this locality.
Pastor Rodolfo Escudier, 46, La Plata - Argentina
familiaescudier @ yahgoo.com.ar
Who can tell me about the needs of women and children in the Punjab please ?
Stella Maris Retamar, 50, Buenos Aires - Argentina
smretamar03 @ hotmail.com
How can I best help poor children and mothers who have been abandoned by their husbands ?
Augusto Becerra Cassiano, 39, Chiclayo - Peru
augustoabc7 @ hotmail.com
want to do a missions trip and bring back videos to help raise funds.
Ideas and invitations welcome. I have overseas experience.
Rafael Diaz, 30, Holyoke - USA
ministrodefuego202 @ yahoo.com
20th June 2008
UNITED NATIONS GUESTS AT NEW BANK OPENING
opening of the Bank for the Poor took place with both United Nations
and Government senior representatives present. The beneficiaries have
started their businesses and the first repayments are already
collected. The School of Mission is going well with 20 students
including pastors. Some of them travel 30 miles to attend the training.
It's very exiting. We are grateful to DCI Trust family in England, God
Mah Malachi, with DCI in Danane, Ivory Coast.
Information on Banking for the Poor
mah_malachie @ yahoo.fr
FOURTEEN YEARS OF THE BEST OF AMERICA: FREE
Nathan is one of America's finest scholars and Bible teachers with an
ability to communicate truth in easy, simple words that everyone can
understand. Incredibly, he has just put 14 years of his messages
on line and free; every message written out in full, word for word.
Pastors and Bible students, this is a treasury not be missed.
Click here to go to the index
18th June 2008
DYNAMITE AND DIGGING: INDIA
you for providing seven wells for our Mercy Homes children
for the village people who live nearby. At
Nedupuzha, Kozhuvalloor, Neyyattinkara, Agathiyoor and Kalladikode we
got a lot of water, at Dharapurom the diggers have to wait to get
first to dig the well, but at Malom the well is still dry even after 30
of digging and dynamite. People are a little bit
and now the rains have started we can't dig any more till the
Pastor Daniel, DCI Partner in India.
kizhakkevila @ gmail.com
MEN BACK FROM BRINK OF DEATH: INDIA
spent a couple of weeks in a Mumbai HIV clinic and meeting lots of
patients from really difficult conditions in the slums. Some of them
literally came from the brink of death for having the right treatment.
They are now healthy and able to work and support their familes. We are
now in Kerala getting Compassion Care started amongst Pastor Daniel's
95 Mercy Homes (photo) with approx 10 children in each, all needing
basic medical care and check ups. Thanks to funding from DCI we have
been able to buy medical equipment for malaria tests, basic blood
tests, eye test charts, bandages and dressing, height and weight
recorders, ear torches and all our initial medicines, worming tablets
and Vit A for all the children, scabies treatment, antibiotics, malaria
treatment and paracetamol.
Doctors Mary and Cat, Cochin - India
compassioncare @ googlemail.com
Our pleasure Cat and Mary, just keep doing what Jesus did - being
anointed by God, and going around doing good and healing all the
oppressed (Acts 10.38) and you will find that God is with you too.
Les and Pilar.
16th June 2008
ZIMBABWE REFUGEES ATTACKED: CAPE TOWN
will know that in South Africa there have been terrible xenophobic
attacks on refugees many of whom have fled from Zimbabwe. These attacks
have reached as far as Cape Town and the level of the violence which is
being experienced is unprecedented. Please pray for our friends in Cape
Town as they seek to respond and to provide shelter and provision for
the people who need support. May God break through in peoples lives.
Hilary Brown, with DCI, Nottingham UK.
hilaryb100 @ yahoo.com
§ See Christianity Today about how some churches are responding.
GREAT AWAKENING NEEDED: TOGO
in Argentina asked about Togo. Our people are still very attached to
voodoo even some of the Chrisitian believers but they are very
receptive to the gospel. We lag behind because our campaigns are
usually based on meetings in Nigeria where miracles are important or in
Ghana where they like prophecies but these things are not so impressive
in Togo. In the North the main obstacle is the muslim religion but
generally beyond Lomé the capital the people are unreached and we need
a massive revival.
Pastor Felly Nsungu, School of Mission in Togo.
fejo2002 @ yahoo.com
2nd June 2008
FREE DOCTORS AND SURGERY: BURKINA FASO
Our next medical-mission to
Burkina Faso is 27 December to 6 January. We will work in hospitals
and give free medical and surgical treatment in the villages and
prisons. After the last visit one prison where most prisoners and
guards are Muslims is now open to the Gospel. This is what we call
integral mission, medicine for spirit, soul and body. Contact us
if there is somebody in your community that might want to be part of
Dr. Angel Olmo, EMSI Mision. Barcelona –
See our You Tube video
angel_olmo_romero @ hotmail.com
BLIND REFUGEES SLEPT LIKE ANIMALS: LIBERIA
Through DCI we heard about
87 blind refugee families in Liberia who were sleeping like animals
in the dust because they did not have any beds. We sent a gift to
buy quality foam pieces and textiles to make mattresses. The
manufacturing was done by local men and women from a Monrovia church
all free of charge and the 87 beds were delivered in April 2007.
See a page of
27th May 2008
THE LAKELAND FLORIDA
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 you think.
2nd June 2008
NEVER TO BE FORGOTTEN SIGHTS: HAITI
When we went to plant a new
church in Tiburon we found what we thought no-one ever sees any
more. In this place many of the children and even 16 year olds were
absolutely naked, they had no clothes and no shoes, no school, no
clinic, no church, nothing. We had to go away again and think what
we could do. The sights still torment me. In the last quarter
we have seen 250 new believers in Fonds des Negres and Cayes. And we
have done two church growth conferences. Nine prayer groups have
come pout of the School of Mission.
Johnny Auguste, socio de
DCI en Haiti
miesht @ gmail.com
WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE WITH STREET PEOPLE: PERU
Our experience with the street people has in
one way been a wonderful experience to serve people that expect
nothing from others. Everyone has answered in the same way when we
asked them: Do you know who has sent you this? Everyone answered,
"Jesus". They receive God’s Word with attention and some of them
begin to cry. Many of them are Christians that have lost their way
and now they decide to come back to the Lord. One of them will work
full time now to serve God. From all of them we receive respect,
because they know we come in the name of Jesus.
Juan Ballesteros, DCI Partner in Lima,
ANGRY CROWN BURNED OUR BIBLES: INDIA
As we were distributing New
Testaments some people standing nearby turned into an irate mob and
forced us to pack up the NTs and leave immediately. As we were
packing up the crowd manhandled us and set to fire some of the NT's
but we praise God that none of us are hurt badly. We could only
distribute about 390 NTs but God-willing next Sunday again we are
planning to launch a massive distribution NTs to students in
Name withdrawn for
security reasons, Orissa - India
UK DOCTORS RETURN TO INDIA LONG-TERM
Throughout the trip we were
seeking God as to where and what He was calling us to do next in
India. There are lots of poor children being well looked after by
organisations with love, education and Christian upbringing, but
there is a lack of health care provision for them. There are
hospitals in India which should cater for the poor and provide free
vaccinations, drugs and inpatient care, but in many cases this does
not happen. Lack of health education in all areas of society,
especially regarding HIV, and diseases that are preventable by good
public health. God showed us two populations of approximately 1000
children in each, one in Kerala and one in Orissa who need
healthcare, a means of access to healthcare and health education.
Our hope is to initiate a mobile community paediatric health work,
training up local health workers and providing good links for the
poor to be able to access the treatment they are entitled to.
Doctors Cat and Mary,
with DCI partner Pastor Daniel in India
compassioncare @ googlemail.com
CALLED BY GOD TO BE IN BUSINESS FOR MISSION
be a businessman and a believer is a call of God like any other. It is
sad that the many churches only recognize the in-church callings, but
the fact is that there are also many men and women who are called and
equipped by God to show His righteousness and love in the business
world. You have pulled the trigger that releases an explosion of
God's prosperity, I mean the trigger of giving to mission and the poor
and now you can count on the faithfulness of God towards you. Lean
on the gifts of the Spirit that has Jesus given you and ask the Lord to
give you a lot of common sense for all your daily business operations,
and I think you can expect to see some great things happening.
Answering an e-mail in
Spanish with a gift for the poor
DO YOU BLESS BLESS PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT BELIEVERS ?
Is it true that you bless people who are not believers ? The
churches where I am do not do that, but if you do how can I do the same?
§ Yes, it’s true, people all over the DCI network bless the
community and it is one of the best and most rewarding things we do
to show the love of God, no questions asked.
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LAST YEAR IT WAS TOUGH THIS YEAR WORSE: ZIMBABWE
Last November in Zimbabwe
life was tough, there was no fuel, no jobs, sky-rocketing inflation,
no food in the shops and no medical supplies. Since then the economy
has continued to decline to the state where it is barely
functioning. Some sources quote the inflation rate as high as
100,000%. Prices increase daily, and even if one had the money the
shops are empty. Add to this the fact that the rains have not been
good and the Maize harvest has suffered. Our orphanage was very
nearly self-sufficient due to the excellent farming they do, but the
lack of rains has caused real difficulty. They also have new
arrivals at the Home, as young as two. Zimbabwe is in the news right
now over the use of violence as the ruling power tries through any
means possible to remain in power when it seems clear the people
have voted for change. Whist the people in Zimbabwe appear to be in
a desperate situation they manage somehow to remain upbeat and
hopeful although some are beginning to starve. I know they will
appreciate your support more than words could say, so thank you.
Anna Robinson, DCI
partner in Nottingham - UK
Caring for an orphanage
annablambert @ yahoo.co.uk
THREE NEW DCI BANKS FOR THE POOR: UGANDA
This month we have finished
the distribution of goats to the new Banking for the Poor goat banks
and we have opened up three other banks to loan starter packages of
mushroom seeds, chickens and pigs. The vision is to empower local
villagers especially the widows and orphans, first spiritually by
feeding their hearts, then mentally by feeding their heads and
thirdly by feeding the physically by giving their hands work to do.
I encourage them to move forward to worship the one true God and
forget about the devil worship which has brought 20 years of
turmoil, suffering and pains to them and to all Uganda. People
receive the message with gladness and much excitement. They have
now made up their minds to worship Jesus alone not the other evil
spirits that their ancestors used to worship. We even have relatives
of Kony with us, he is the rebel leader who believes and he is being
lead by the powers of darkness. One elder of the local council said
‘Acholi land needs cleansing and it is the work of the Church to
bring this revival to us. Thanks for bringing Jesus to us’.
Purkweri, DCI partner in Lira - Uganda
purgeorge2000 @ yahoo.com
§ When it comes to Banking for
the Poor we do a variety of things, whatever seems best in the
differing economic and educational circumstances that we find in the
developing world. Sometimes we loan money at either no interest or
very low interest, sometimes it is better to loan goats, chickens,
cows, pigs or seeds. In all cases the first loan is repaid from
earnings whether in money or in animals or goods, and whatever comes
in is then loaned immediately to the next person on the waiting
list, usually always a widow or orphan. We have seen some
spectacular turnarounds over the years and people who could only
receive and subsist somehow, are now givers and contributors to
society with strong, healthy and educated children.
question about Banking for the Poor
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