Teenager set on following Jesus
I am 18 and two years ago the Lord called me to into missions. Now,
I am going to Cologne for three months. This is a beautiful, multi-ethnic
town, where many have abandoned the Gospel and others have never
even heard it. I pray that Jesus may take me to other countries
in need, it does not matter where. I just know that my sweet Jesus
has called me and I am determined to follow Him.
María Noel Del Basso
Lady Doctor wanted . . .
Mature Christian lady Doctor wanted for a one year or more volunteer
term, housing or expenses provided and assistance with visa. GP's,
newly qualified GP's or retired GP's welcome, preferably a non-smoking,
non-drinking caring Christian lady as the mission mainly serves
female Muslims. Male applicants considered.
Gareth Lavell, Rejoice Urban Development, Thailand
How can I set up a Christian bookshop?
What do I need? What steps do I have to take?
Ana Maria Chavez, Belgium
Are you in Angola .?
I am currently serving in Argentina and about to go to Angola so
I would like to get in touch with missionaries there.
Luciano Silva, Bauru.
Are you in Sweden ?
I would like to contact an Evangelical Church or Mission in Sweden.
I speak Portuguese, Spanish and English and have a Masters in Missiology.
I want to be a blessing.
Pr. Jean Aguiar, Natal
Are you in Malawi ?
We have the vision of planting a missions base in Malawi and need
a contact there to fine-tune our work.
Jose Soto Cespedes y Naara, Santiago
Buddhist in coma meets Jesus
A Buddhist suffered a heart attack and was
taken to a Munich hospital, where he spent several days in a coma
in intensive care. When he awoke he continually pointed at the cross
hanging on the wall. The nurses asked him if the cross offended
him and if they should take it down. He shook his head and continued
to point at the cross. When he could finally speak again, he said
that he had met Jesus in his coma. Jesus told him that he would
awake and live for another fourteen days. He should be baptised,
and Jesus would wait for him. The patient insisted on being baptised
immediately, and died exactly fourteen days after waking from the
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Almost burned to death
Someone broke the window at night, sprinkled petrol and burned my
bedroom thinking I was in, but I was not. You can see a picture
This was not a thief, this was an act of a killer. My life is at
risk at the moment, please pray for me.
Anthony Macedo Barlee, Womankind Association.
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Suicide rate going up
If one goes to Andhra Pradesh of South India you can see farmers
suffering. There is no rain, no cultivation. The farmers dreamed
that by getting a great harvest they could repay their debts to
money lenders but when they are unable to repay many commit suicide.
There are many news flashed in our daily papers about it.
Cecilia Infanta, Chennai
Saved from the brink of suicide.
A man and a woman with two small kids came to my office tired by
walking a long way and having no food for days. They married 8 years
ago without family permission. He was a barber in his grandfather's
shop but not paid properly so it was hard to feed his family. When
he asked for a raise he was fired and the family blocked all the
doors for a new job. When he found a sore on his leg his relatives
said it was leprosy and the family had to flee without knowing where
to go and with no money for medicine or food. They spent two days
in the railway station. A Catholic charismatic centre took them
for a week and they met Jesus and received healing but as Christians
they could not now go back home. More days in the station followed
with no food and no help so they all decided to commit suicide and
to be with Jesus. Our neighbour heard their story and led them to
our office. We provided an interest free loan of $50 from the DCI
Bank for the Poor to rent them a house and start a Barber Shop in
a village. Now this man makes $10 per day, supports his family and
worships with us.
Pastor Daniel, Kerala.
The gold rush is over . . .
Now the gold mines have closed down people here are falling into
poverty and school dropouts. The elderly people who cannot work
have become a burden to their own family so we are praying and planning
to start an orphanage and an old age home.
Rev. Ganesh Chitnis. Bangalore.
Soldiers with guns and tears
This summer, a group of Christians stood with their guitars and
flags in front of Israeli soldiers at an army post on the Golan
Heights. The soldiers were about to go out on a dangerous armed
mission, but several of them stood with tears in their eyes as the
Christians sang and spoke about Jesus, the Messiah. The army commander,
said "Thank you for coming. You have been a great help. You
could hardly bless Israel more - we need exactly what you are doing!"
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Life on the very edge . .
God is at work here although this mission field is closed to the
gospel. Through 8 years of work with little support, materials or
finances the Lord has helped me through this page and your counsel.
Our mission school is moving and we have a good few believers in
our hidden group. Several missionaries have visited us and spoken
to people on the sand of the desert. Please pray for my safety and
that of my family, as it is forbidden here to speak about Jesus
or face prison and deportation. If someone can help us with an audio
cassette copier we can distribute tapes without risk.
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One city and two visions
Culiacán is a city well-known worldwide for it's drug trafficking,
but the church here has a vision that it will become a much sought
after place to live, and be a blessing to all nations, because where
sin abounds, grace will abound even more. Recently, two Christian
radio stations have started test broadcasts, we want them to succeed
Jose Michel Jacobo, Culiacan
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Is it OK to
watch sexy movies ?
Our last bible study was on overcoming temptation and sin. One lady
asked, " Is it wrong to watch a sexy movie to stimulate otherwise
boring sex with my husband? It is not porn but one of those movies
that is just suggestive but not really explicit.
Name withdrawn to avoid the blushes !
§ OK, let go straight
for the jugular. I am no expert but I have been around long enough
to know that the answer is don't do it, lady ! The gentle dove of
the Holy Spirit will fly away grieved at the sight of the film,
at the sound of the language and especially at the sight of God's
people choosing to flirt with sin in the presence of the Holy Spirit
who lives in them. The high of tonight is not worth the guilt feeling
of tomorrow. The fact is that one suggestive film will never be
enough, next week it will have to be another even more suggestive
film and then before you know it problems will really start, as
they have already for thousands of people who are now seeking deliverance
from addiction to the soft or hard pornography which is flooding
magazines, advertisements and films. In our house the second the
clothes start coming off on TV, or the language gets bad, the channel
is changed. This marriage boredom problem is a very common secret
but if the couple, or even one of them will begin to talk to the
Lord and pray about the problems with a friend of the same sex,
the Lord will hear and help as He has done for so many couples in
Les and Pilar
Very happily married
for 22 years, with the Lord's help.
going to where you shouldn't be going ?
Neither can thousands of
other people, believers and pastors included, and this is the number
one counselling pastoral issue in 2004. It is just too easy, no-one
sees you, the high that porn gives is all too addictive and the
guilt afterwards all too painful. If the pictures and the temptation
are irresistible for you too, now is the very best time for you to
to this page and choose someone to ask for help. No-one will see
you going there - no-one will know, and it will be that first step
towards freedom and victory over 21st century sin.
Les and Pilar
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§ I am travelling
to Burkina Faso in December, how can I learn some Moore language?
Jenn Downey, Burlington, USA
§ Jenn, this is a very difficult one but
page for an on-demand course from Michigan State University.
A bit of fun with
Try reading this fast, believe it or not you can do it -
I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdgnieg
The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch
at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer inwaht oredr the ltteers
in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat
ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you
can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid
deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig
huh? yaeh and I awlyas thought slpeling was ipmorantt!
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Who are we ?
After 27 years training leaders and helping them to start new
churches, missions and Bible Schools, Les Norman
these days is a guest speaker and a writer with a heart for the lost,
the last and the least of the world. Pilar is a teacher, an
intercessor, counsellor and a very popular Christian poet in the
Spanish language. If you speak Spanish this is Pilar’s book
free for you to give away. Our daughter Elisabeth is finding her way forward in youth
Ladies and gentlemen, our charity The DCI Trust
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If you could see the kids here .
Treasures for Christ is our project for poor children who need food,
clothes, health and dental care. Parents need to learn about family
relationships for the kids' sake. If you would like to be part of
our project you are very welcome.
Colonel Silvio Palacios, Pastor.
Iglesia Puerta del Cielo (Gate of Heaven Church)
Is it fellowship or friendship
If you, let's say you are a Presbyterian, have
a cup of tea with your neighbour because that person happens to be
a Presbyterian, that's fellowship. On the other hand if you have a
chat over a pint of beer with your Catholic, Baptist or atheist neighbour
who lives on the right, that's friendship. (Don Carson)
Jose Iparraguirre D'Elia, (from Argentina) Belfast
Open the window for us !
I would like to contact a missions agency that
could help us send our missionaries to the 10/40 Window.
Pastor Esteban Valverde, Huacho.
Pray for Syria guide in several languages
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Shout for Joy Syria
Live in fear and trembling
Fear has to do with being awe-struck
and amazed at God. Trembling marks uncertainty and humility, that
is the way we are to live out our lives. We here live by God's grace,
humility, fear and trembling and we work out the saving grace of God
in our life. We cannot handle life in our own strength, or by our
own will or sufficiency. We need the might of the Lord on our side.
I did not chose to share in the suffering I see here, but for some
reason, I was chosen to see, experience and do what I can do in this
suffering. Gods plan is so unique and beyond what any of us can even
start to imagine. He already had all this planned out for me and sustains
me all the way. Working for Him, with Him and Him working with us,
in us and through us is the only way. I am so blessed to have a ministry
that I truly love.
Gareth Lavell, Chaing Mai.
Curious mix of corruption
Both the President and his wife are Christians
and large churches in Kampala have 40,000 in attendance on Sundays.
On Friday evenings you hear exuberant praise and speaking in tongues
from churches all around who are holding all night prayer meetings.
You can walk around the supermarkets to the sound of Christian music
and there is a 24 hour free Christian TV channel. Nationwide prayer
initiatives are announced on secular TV and the press give positive
coverage. On Sundays Ugandan TV news reports on the sermons that were
delivered by prominent Christian leaders that day. A Sunday secular
newspaper recently featured the 10 'coolest' pastors in Kampala and
described their lifestyle and beliefs! Just a few decades ago Idi
Amin proclaimed Uganda a Muslim state and the turn around has been
remarkable. Yet there is still much corruption, poverty and rebel
insurgence. The challenge is for Christians to take their Christianity
outside the churches to address the evils of society. Just 20 mins
drive from Kampala there is a huge refugee camp filled with displaced
persons who fled from the war in the north who live in the most terrible
poverty. Uganda is surely a country of contrasts.
Diane Chapman, Missionary in Uganda
guns and drunks
Click here for a one
page report into George Purkweri's recent trip into Sudan carrying
the help that the World Christian Network sent. Read about people
giving their lives to Christ, a remarkable healing miracle, drunken
drivers, guns under the bed and much more. Thankfully George is
now safely home.
Les, the editor.
Tell me about Mozambique and Israel
I am a young lady who returned to the Lord two years ago and since
then I want to go into missions.