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Because He lives, I can face tomorrow . . .
Because He lives, all fear is gone,
Because I know, I know He holds the future,
And life is worth the living,
Just because He lives!"
It's Easter week all over the
And because Jesus lives . . . .
Two believers running
in the elections
| The pastors in Escobar
will support two brothers who belong to different political
parties to run in the next elections. One of them belongs to
a working group led by a former Argentine ambassador in Asia,
and tops the list of candidates to the state's assembly.
Bernardo Steinbrecher, Escobar
Book of the Month
Wow - this book
is dynamite . . .
| It opens your eyes,
it answers your questions, it gives you courage and changes
your life. The
Dream Giver the powerful new book by the best selling author
of The Prayer of Jabez, invites readers to follow their hearts
and find their destiny in an inspired Life Dream that is uniquely
theirs. In the time-honoured tradition of C. S. Lewis, Bruce
Wilkinson uses a combination of parables and coaching to introduce
readers to ideas that serve as a practical and innovative guide
to achieving their Big Dream. Through the principles and examples
in the book, readers learn how to overcome the obstacles to
fulfilling their destinies. And living the lives for which they
were created. It's in your local bookshop or in Amazon for sure.
Read it this month with Pilar, Lizzie and I and we will live
or revive our dream together.
Food for 300 low-income
| I am a pastor in one
of the cities that is most infected with drugs and violence
and we are building a canteen for 300 poor children from deprived
homes. Would anyone like to support this type of mission work
Pastor Paolo Valdebenito.
How can cell groups
and missions come together?
| I would like to know
how to integrate a missionary vision, particularly in Window
10/40 countries, in a church structured along a cell strategy.
Andrew Fajardo, Ibague.
§ Hi Andrew: Let me tell you what I
did some years ago in a similar situation, I introduced the
idea that each cell should adopt one of the unreached tribes
or peoples from the Joshua Project list and have them some basic
information. Then at each meeting people would pray for maybe
5 or 10 minutes for a move of God in that people group. Cell
members would take turns to find out about their chosen people,
the country and the mission work if any which gave life to the
prayer. From time to time the people did things to raise funds
to support mission to their people and in one case, we managed
to remove an African tribe, the Bolon, from the unreached peoples
list by sending some people from 500 miles away. Today the church
is very much alive in their villages. You have got a great vision
Andres, keep going forward.
How do you help missionaries that come home ?
| I mean those who come
home because it is time and those who can't go any more and
Nelson Rojas, Bogota.
§ Hello Nelson, the ideal book to read
Re-Entry Team: Caring For Your Returning Missionaries.
Look after them whatever happened, they did their best, they
went when many stayed home.
creates new allies
| 40 million of the 60
million French population are Catholics but only 5 million attend
a church service at least once each month. There are some 5
million Muslims, 650,000 Jews and one million Protestants. "Up
to one third of the active Protestants have an evangelical mindset.
There were 760 Evangelical churches in 1970; now there are 1,850
plus another 800 to 1,000 immigrant churches. The secular climate
has made allies of Evangelicals and Gospel-oriented, evangelical
Catholics, as well as Reformed and Lutheran Christians. The
Catholic Archbishop of Paris says that Catholics have received
two good things from the Protestants - the Charismatic movement
and the Alpha Course, which is booming in Catholic parishes.
Predominantly it's the 20- to 30-year-olds who are throwing
their socialist parents' cynicism overboard. They are Europe's
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infects half a billion people
| More than half a billion
people, nearly double previous estimate, were infected by the
deadliest form of malaria in 2002. One in three in the world,
a total of 2.2 billion people are at risk from the mosquito-borne
parasite Plasmodium falciparum. The discovery that malaria is
far more prevalent than anyone had realised is a jolt to public
health chiefs the world over. The disease claims 1 million lives
a year in sub-Saharan Africa alone, most of them children under
five. Malaria is both a disease of poverty and a cause of poverty.
Sick people cannot work. Africa is already hit by a high incidence
of HIV infection and tuberculosis, and malaria alone is estimated
to cost the economy of the continent $12bn a year but that too
could be an underestimate. Click
link for more
Tim Radford, science editor, The
If you are a teenage girl . .
| We have a cool talking
young lady who is our youth leader. Ask her about Jesus, tell
her about your life, college, dreams and hopes.
She will e-mail you back soon.
Write to Lizzie
Dream saved them
from the Tsunami
| Only one house in the
Pondicherry region on India's east coast survived the terrible
tsunami, that of the Israeli family Skoles, who emigrated 20
years ago. When Yuval Skoles started building the house, his
wife Hanna dreamed of an overwhelming flood. Despite the fact
that the region had never experienced anything of the kind,
they built their house on 5 meter high concrete pillars, unique
in the area. The Skoles and their daughter survived the Tsunami
Source: News from Israel
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The Tsunami relief $ millions didn't get here yet . .
Fifteen Tsunami orphans from 6 to 14 years are with pastor Arthur
David on the southern tip of India.
These kids still live in a pathetic condition with little food
and facilities, most of their parents are dead and burned in
a mass grave, in all 650 people died in their village called
Kulachal. This Pastor will come under my supervision and my
plan is to provide them with three meals a day, clean water
and toilets, a safe roof over their head, send the kids to back
to school and provide medicare and other basic necessities.
Thank you DCI for helping us to make a start. When I got there
myself I found the pastor was in debt and on fasting and prayer
for a door to be opened to feed these children. He did not have
any mats for the kids to sleep on so we bought him new mats
and rice. We have decided to adopt these kids. These kids are
totally orphans and abandoned. he pastor has a heart to look
after them and goes from house to house asking for money and
clothes. The kids are still in the fear of tsunami, some believe
their parents will come back for them or think their parents
had gone for fishing and will come back with money. They struggle
to accept the death of their family and cry in the sleep in
fear, they really need a family atmosphere to live. We want
to them to be loved, cared and natured with the love of God
with boys and girls in different homes.
A lot of temporary shelters have been built but none are in
an usable condition. If churches in that area can be supported
more Mercy Homes can be opened and more kids can be saved but
we can start with building two bedrooms, a kitchen and a dining
Room for the first Mercy Home. In this village the people lost
their family members, relatives, boats, nets and livelihood
and now have no work to do and have no tools to work as they
lost everything. People from other villages come and fish there
and the youths get so angry at the government for not doing
anything for them and at other fisher men for catching their
fish. We saw people sitting in the sea shore just looking at
the sea with no hope and help. They are ready for a communal
riot at any time because they have lost everything and unless
the churches respond and do something to save these people,
the people will be lost one by one. It is true that a lot of
money has been raised in the name of tsunami, but where is it
for these people ? The funds have not reached the right hands
that have the love and compassion of God to do something.
Pastor Daniel, Kerala.
§ We know Pastor Daniel very well and
have total confidence in him and his work. We have sent some
funds already and if you would like to help us to give these
fifteen children a future then you can through this
giving page. God bless you.
Les and Pilar.
Bible School Materials
for your Church
| Many churches and other
groups such as Bible colleges are planning to mark the first
worldwide Internet Evangelism Day on 24 April. By using a downloadable
PowerPoint presentation, video clips, dramas and other resources,
they are creating a custom 'do-it-yourself non-technical slot,
to share with their members the enormous potential of the Web
for effective outreach. Part of the program is about how to
make effective church websites.
More info from
Back home, making
a start . .
| We are alright, I already
begin work for establishing Church. For present moment we gather
five families in our home. Plenty of work but I have short time
because I work full time for living. In Kazakhstan is a very
big need for awareness. Thanks for your prayers, God can move
The dream came
| Dear Les and Pilar,
We are very grateful to God for your ministry. We have been
a pastoral family for 10 years. Two years ago you encourages
us with your comments and prayers to build a school and house
for 70 poor children from the Tarahumara Hills. Now, this dream
has come true and we are teaching them the free DCI
School of Mission lessons as well.
Gabriel Villanueva Urquijo, Chihuahua.
§ Hello Gabriel, we remember those
letters. We are very happy to hear how the Lord has helped you.
Onwards. There is always more land to conquer, more people to
bring into God's love.
Les and Pilar.
Africans far from home in remote Norway
| Due to the unavailability
of Gospel churches around here we have decided to set up a fellowship
of which I am the pastor. We need Christian literature about
faith, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, prayers and fasting, the
second coming and being born again. Kindly help as soon as soon
Pastor Oluwafemi Ogunmola, Rjukan
Looking for contacts
| We are leading a 10
home churches in Gliwice and Rybnik. We have home meetings every
week and every three months we gather all groups together for
worship, prayer and preaching. All the Christians in the house
churches are young in Christ, were born again not long ago,
evangelized by our Christians face to face. The church is very
much evangelistic, disciplining and charismatic. I am looking
for a contact in Moldavia. We have a little money and God put
a desire in our hearts to give it to people apostolically working
in this country, establishing house churches. I knew nothing
about Moldavia before, and now I found out this is the poorest
country in Europe.
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Who Wants to be
| We're re-launching
our popular quiz. Lat time we had 1500 online participants and
only 15 got all the questions right! The new quiz of 15 questions
is online for you to test your mission-mindedness and try to
make it to the top of our Top 100 list. What's more, there's
a mystery prize. Click
Mike Frith, OSCAR - UK World Mission
Big growth in all churches
| We are carrying out
evangelistic crusades and performing miracles. There are over
10,000 members in our church, and this just in its headquarters.
Keep on praying for Brazil. Thanks.
Pr Wanderley Carceliano, Sao Paulo
About the Balkans and Fiji . .
| I have been asked to
lead a conference on Christian Literature for the Balkans in
Prishtina on April 12 and would be interested if you have contacts
there. I will also be travelling to Fiji in the Autumn and would
like to make contact with the Fiji Bible School. I am also currently
compiling a 'Pastors Library' which will consist of some 20
titles designed and priced to be given to Pastors in the third
Gerald Thompson, Worthing
Meaning of Easter lost on British adults
| Less than half of Britons
know why Christians celebrate Easter, according to new research.
Only 48 per cent of adults questioned for a survey were aware
that the festival marks the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. About
40 per cent were able to name Judas Iscariot as the man who
betrayed Jesus, while a quarter recognised the name of Dr Rowan
Williams as the Archbishop of Canterbury, and only eight per
cent knew that Karol Wojtyla is Pope John Paul II. The poll
by Reader's Digest, showed that 64 per cent believe in God and
58 per cent in an afterlife.
By Jonathan Petre, Religion
the article here
§ Our England, so prosperous but so
poor spiritually where it matters. Worldwide two thousand years
after he walked the earth, Jesus of Nazareth remains one of
the most talked-about and influential people who has ever lived.
In these pages you can discover his life, character, teaching
and followers. Explore the excellent ReJesus
site, and post your own questions, thoughts and prayers. Alternatively
let this easy to understand, illustrated page
lead you to Jesus
Les and Pilar
To do or not to do and how much anyway ?
| Hi Les, I would like
to ask you your advice please about tithing. I went to a conference
yesterday on financial liberty by Clive Pick. It was excellent
and I have felt very challenged. I have been giving to church,
to an orphanage and to a rehabilitation centre which all together
has made approximately 10% of my nett income. I now see that
this is not tithing at all. I never look at my gross income
and I have to admit it to do so scares me. How I could afford
to give 10% of gross ? Do I need to include the maintenance
and child benefit that I receive in my calculation as this is
paid for the children? I want to make sure that I get it exactly
right in my obedience, then I'll take a big breath and a huge
step of faith!
Anon, a lady in England, well
known to us
§ OK, it is a difficult question, the
kind that has more than one answer and all of them by and large
are right, depending on which preacher or teacher you hear.
Read the full answer in our Money
in the Peru Amazon
| Last Year we came in
contact with a Pastor in Peru through this DCI page. I am happy
to report that through that contact we have planted a church
in the Peru Amazon, not a city church but two and a half days
down the river and a trek into the jungle. The Lord said, "As
truly as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory
of the Lord.
Dr. Donald Vickery, Eagle Pass,
§ This kind of news makes our day
over and over again. For the last few years we have had to live
in a small cottage, at the end of a country lane miles from
anywhere in rural England, and it was the Lord's genius that
brought this way of advancing the Great Commission. There we
are, one thing leads to another and a new church is planted
in the Amazon. Brilliant work Donald, God bless you for going,
one of these day you will have to take us with you.
Les and Pilar.
I need a place in Manhattan
| To organise meetings.
If any Latin American or American church can help, please contact
Harutyun Babujyan, New York.
Pastor first, Bible
School second !
| Even though I am pastoring
a church that is growing every day I have never been to a bible
school and therefore request materials which I can down load
and read at home.
Pastor Claud Zimba, Lusaka
§ Pastor Claud, we are here just for
you and everyone else just like you. Go to the next
page and help yourself to 85 free studies. Readers might
be able to send you lots more by internet or by post, I hope
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world. Pilar is a teacher, an intercessor, counsellor and
popular Christian poet in the Spanish language. Our daughter
is finding her way forward in youth work.
If you speak Spanish here is Pilar’s
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