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Years of war were no answer
Will men of God and integrity cooperate with me in the
evangelisation of Angola which now thirsts for the word of God, after all the
years of war.
Pasteur Esdras, Luanda.
What's best for young people?
Can you tell me which of your studies I can download
for young people aged 11-20 who like to meet up and have just started walking
with the Lord.
Dinhora Castroman, Mar Del Plata
§ Hello Dinhora: I think the
Basic Discipleship module, 21 to 30, is ideal for these youngsters. Later on they
might like the section on evangelism, 1-10. You will have to adapt the
materials for teenagers but that won't be difficult.
Mixing missions with football !
God is using our group to carry his word through the world
of sport. I would like to know more about Africa, hear from missionaries, know
the needs and hear about places for volunteers. We plan to take gospel to the
world through football, and we are already touching many lives.
Come and see us for yourself . .
About 20 minutes from the airport we have 3 schools with 550
children, an expanding clinic, a local church and daughter churches, adult
literacy classes, a well dug by a British church for us, and our office,
discipleship school, tailoring and metal workshops. About 90 miles away you can
see our children's recovery and nutrition centre and two schools in a very poor
village. We will meet you and do our best to show you the maximum and taste our
heat. Les and Pilar, and DCI are long time friends and partners in the
Philippe Ouedraogo, AEAD, Ouagadougou.
Have you something to preach ?
To 200 evangelists and 14 pastors with no Bible training? We
invite you to our church. come and teach us.
Pasteur Hakizimana Athanase, Rhema Church.
Cape Verde Island
Three days of seminars
And a church inauguration, 21-23rd May on the Atlantic Island of West Africa.
We need your prayers.
Pastor Linus Chima Obaegbu, Shammah Ministries, Praia
Free Bible School Materials DCI Banking for the Poor
Jews for Jesus
Some one asked about Jews in South America? The Jews
for Jesus web site (or in French)
has lots of useful information. In
France JFJ has grown steadily and it is amazing to see Jewish people finding
their Messiah! On 29 April over 1500 invites were sent out to Jewish homes
Healing in a Bombay slum
In one of the tin shanties a woman that had suffered from a
plague of oozing lumps on her head for over 20 years, was suddenly healed. Her
husband searched her head for signs of them, but they were totally gone, in the
twinkling of an eye. Both began crying and praising God for His mercy. During my 40 day missions trip, I preached
about 140 times, either in churches, outdoors or even on roof tops, as in
biblical times. Because they saw God's power in operation, people pushed and
pulled to get to us, to be prayed for. From the very beginning of our trip, the
services were packed. Sometimes, the rooms got so packed that no amount of
sandwiching together could get another soul into the service. Then they hung
loud-speakers out of the windows, so that the guests waiting outside and in
doorways could hear the message too, and this for hours. And none of the Moslem
neighbours were upset or outraged by this, on the contrary, they invited us for
tea and sweets.
Pastor Johannes W. Matutis, Berlin
Love crossed the world for one man . .
Pastor Reuben of Bangalore has had a stroke,
heavily and been unconscious for 2 days. As a nurse and friend from the UK I
felt the Lord telling me that I should
immediately go to Bangalore to look
after him. When I arrived I could
hardly recognise Pastor Reuben, the
doctors had done all they could and said he may not
survive, but he has. They now say it's a miracle,although he has brain
bleed and the highest blood pressure and cholesterol I have seen in 40
years as a senior nurse. Pastor is a motivated Bible Teacher with a large
growing church with outreach to villages. He runs homes for
abandoned children who previously survived by competing with dogs, cows, pigs
and rats for food. He is
asking that you pray for him to adjust to a second chance from the Lord to do
powerful ministry in India.
Carole, Isle of Man, UK
§ John 13:35 is one of the most
powerful evangelistic verses and strategies in the Bible. "This is how
everyone will recognize that you are my disciples, when they see the love you
have for each other." Carole, in love you crossed the world, God bless you
and grant you your heart's desire to see pastor Reuben well and strong again.
Les and Pilar, the
10th anniversary celebration
We have a church with 130 baptized people and 200 comers.
For our anniversary in October we are publishing our brothers and sisters
testimonies and praying for the right mighty man of God to come and preach for
3 days. E-mail if you know who is gifted to bring God's Word with power and
Rev. C V Jagan Mohan, Chandigarh, India
3 campaigns 3 more churches
In 3 villages we had 120 conversions and left 25
people in each village church. We are now in
urgent need of 200 Bibles and support for native missionaries as every
crusade will result in planting a church.
§ India is a vast land of huge
contrasts with 1,000,000,000 people and more unreached people groups than
anywhere else. It only costs around $50
a month to release a fully trained missionary family, a Bible is $2, a church
planting outreach is just $250. We at DCI World Christians are helping, join us if you can. Here's how
Les and Pilar, the editors.
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Passion film reaching thousands
Mel Gibson's movie, "The Passion of the Christ,"
is moving many Muslims in the Middle East to tears. Long lines have formed at
movie theatres in at least two cities - Amman, Jordan, and Doha, Qatar.
Teachers take pupils to watch the movie and parts of the film are also shown on
Arabic TV followed by panel discussions with Muslim scholars. Eyewitnesses say
that Arab audiences are deeply moved by Christ's suffering. Street vendors are
offering pirate copies. A missionary in Qatar said the film is opening up
unprecedented opportunities to share the gospel. In two short hours more
Qataris heard the gospel than he hase been able to reach in five years of
living thereFull story
Christian World News at CBN
200 people fast 40 days
The whole 200-strong congregation took part and at the end
the Lord moved with 18 conversions and 12 baptisms in the Spirit. We also
managed to enter Matiguas with the Gospel - a place with really hard hearts.
Abel Melendez, Managua
School of Mission now on TV ?
I opened a training centre for our church with your course but now we are
planning to hold it on our TV. Please support us in the prayer for God to help
us with this.
Pasteur Makamba Ndonzoao Hosanna, Kinshasa
Media Blitz from Siberia Churches
Novosibirsk, the capital of Siberia, has 1.5 million people
but very few believers so all the churches have united to launch a media blitz
to raise awareness of the Bible, and to attract unbelievers to a local church
where they will be invited to a small group Bible study to learn more about
Mission Network News
God richly bless you . .
school materials are helping us greatly in
pastoral training and we have added a link to your web pages from our
own website. Don't forget us in your prayers.
Pastor Emmanuel Gibson, Freetown
24x7 Prayer in Alcala, Madrid
Sunday 9th to 14th of May is 24x7 prayer
in Alcala and we want to invite you to be part of that. The Catholic's have
given us the free use of a 5th Century chapel next door to the room where
Columbus met with Queen Isabella to gain her support to sail for the Americas
and in doing so opened up a whole new chapter of world history. Join us in the
challenge of opening up new chapters of spiritual history through prayer. We
will be praying separately and together, interceding, worshipping, meditating,
reflecting and especially listening to God.
Alan and Hazel
George, Alcala. (0034) 918025786
Who can have a loan ?
I would like to know how your Bank for the Poor credit
recipients are selected. I mean, their personal qualities and how you can see
beforehand who are going to pay back the loans and who are not; which features
of their personalities you focus on; etc.
Olaya Nuche, Linares, Spain
Hola Olaya, Firstly, we only
work through pastors and faithful leaders who we know personally in the developing
world. They take their decisions on-site on the principle that it is the shepherd who lives with his flock
his sheep, that is, his members and neighbours. They look for faithfulness,
integrity, responsibility, honesty - it is a person's character that
qualifies or disqualifies them. The very poor who have no-one to help
them seem to do all they can not to let down those who unconditionally trust them. In
fact, we have had very few failures over the years.
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The greatest thing just happened . .
I asked some local Shan construction workers for help but
they did not turn up. I went looking for them and ended up in a large, very
poor Shan slum village only 10 minutes from my office. I did not know that this
slum even existed. We serve poor people in many slums but this is a real gem.
The first thing that popped into my head in that slum was Jesus. We will start
to help about 300 poor people, can you lift me up in prayer to ask Jesus to
give me clear direction how to share Christ with them and to open the doors so
I will be excepted into this slum.
Gareth Lavell, Chaing Mai
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We need musicians
We work with young people and we need musicians to form
worship bands of different styles, as well as donations of second-hand PCs
because we are thinking of setting up an Internet café as an evangelisation
Renato Lopes, London
§ Renato, you should contact
Computer Aid in London. They will only charge you administration fees and will
provide you with a brand new PC.
Les and Pilar, editors.
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Please, pray for my daughter
Her name is Juanita. She is in prison in California on a
drugs charge. She has four daughters and none of them is with her. She has not
given up the addiction. My son Jessy also takes marijuana. Please, pray for him
as well. God bless you.
Maria Taylor, Akron OH
The Lord brought me here
I have some poor Hispanic students asking to be trained for
the Lord. I have checked your 85
free lessons and concluded that they are nothing less than the house of God
and the gates of Heaven. I am going to start teaching them in my house rather
than at the church.
Daniel Lopez, San Antonio, Texas
§ Hello Daniel: Thank you for
your kind and encouraging note and for your friendship. It is a pleasure to
serve you, we are here for people just like you and your young students
Les and Pilar.
In the National Beer Festival
The entire city was gathered with many young people drinking
heavily and then sleeping on the pavements. It is a challenge for the church,
not many people are very keen to go out and win these youngsters for Christ. We
formed a group to do plays and mime and we are going to put some evangelistic
strategies in practice with them soon.
Mariela Ruiz y Carlos Grismado, Argentina.
Tell me about Algeria . .
Are there any missionaries/ministries working there?
Abigail Tafforelli, Uruguay.
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Wales, where many monuments to our ancient religion's
fervour still define our skyline.
Savaged by the effects of time and dwindling congregations, they mark
ground taken by faith during a past century of poverty while serving under the
wealthy industrialists' whip. Yet from
these our former temples of prayer, not infrequently, there rises a new plea,
"O God, turn our buildings into flats." For this is our land
where church growth often consists of
little more than the transfer of people between congregations or the energy of
a visiting speaker, a movement of the Holy Spirit. Sometimes I see myself
walking through the streets of Calcutta.
I look up at the imposing buildings, relics of our colonial fervour, and
watch while the crumbling stone edifice falls onto the low caste pavement
dwellers below. I shudder, as the
similarity with the religious heritage of Wales becomes obvious. I would like
to be able to cry aloud with Isaiah's voice to countries like America and Korea
where religious decline has begun but where the momentum for the bigger and
better still occupies the driving seat.
I would like to cry a warning to China, the awakening giant, as it
prepares to step onto the vacated international church growth podium.
"Come, visit Wales, enter our sadness. Learn from our history, there has
to be a better way."
From a personal prayer for Wales
2004 is the centenary celebration of the Welsh Revival.
Are you anywhere near Kitwe ?
God is Able is our conference theme with Justin Gondwe and
others from Zambia and South Africa. Light House Church along Chiwala CR,
25th-29th May 2004.
Justin Gondwe, Lusaka +2696854436
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