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Paraguay healings and miracles
Our Bible School
has been to Paraguay to preach We saw God's hand moving, revival is coming for
those who seek it.
Esau Ipanaque, Buenos Aires
Who knows how to make footwear?
Does anyone have
any information about training modules or courses on footwear manufacturing? My
church is thinking of training low-income people in this and other skills.
Pastor Jose .R. Paredes, Buenos Aires
Who has Croatia connections ?
am going to do some translating into Serbian and Croatian and intend going to
Croatia to work among the churches. I would like to make connections.
Andrew Stanley, Mt Creek
After 23 years ministry in Santa Cruz.
The Lord is sending
us to Puerto Supe in Peru where there are no evangelical churches. We will
plant a church and open a health centre there. Thank you for your free studies. I am
teaching them to our leaders so that they can get a vision about missions.
Cesar y Grace Cubas, Santa Cruz
What would happen if . . .
All the believers
in South America fasted for 24 hours or for as long as the Lord tells us for
revival in our countries? I think that
there are many ready to fast and pray for this.
Jorge Torres Vega, Santiago De Chile
300 people in ten growing groups.
We will celebrate a
multiplication ceremony and appoint new pastors shortly. We need help to extend
our building, find evangelistic
literature and tracts, sound and music equipment .
Pastor Oscar René Guevara, El Zulia.
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How do you send money?
I am praying to go
to Venezuela and serve there. There are people interested in supporting us in Argentina and Spain. How can they send
money in a secure and cheap way?
Claudio Da Souza, Buenos Aires, Argentina
§ Hello Claudio. Here are the
ways I use and if anyone knows of more and better ways, please let us know
because for the missionary community this is an important issue.
Les, the editor.
1. By insured, registered post
In the UK and
Europe and in other countries as well, you can send cheques or cash by an
International Signed For service. Ask at your local post office. Costs are very
low, it takes 7/10 days to reach anywhere in the world. We have never had any
problems except with Cuba and then the Post Office immediately returned the
money to us. When we sent it again, the envelope arrived safely.
2. By electronic bank transfer
There are costs and
fees. In theory it should work instantly and perfectly but this is not always
so. Sometimes the beneficiary has a major problem to persuade his overseas bank
that a transfer has arrived and some banks en-route divert the foreign currency
into their own trading accounts and take up to six weeks to produce the money,
one bank in Uganda took 6 months.
3. Western Union or Moneygram
secure, instant, guaranteed and works every time. The fees are quite high but I recommend them, despite the costs.
4. By Credit Card
We use the USA
Ebay’s PayPal service
which gives a secure transaction, very fast and almost free. You and the
beneficiary have to open a free account with them linked to your credit card
and to his bank. The whole transaction is handled on-line. Ikobo is a new untested service
that sends out bank ATM cards to
collect the funds, for which they charge an initial fee.
anyone would like to experiment we will gladly volunteer as the guinea-pigs to
receive your gifts. Seriously, we hope
this information helps to create a flow of resources around the earth.
Les and Pilar, the editors.
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The Lord provides day after day
I am doing a course
on transcultural missions. Day after day God provides me with all I need for my
training and when He decides I will go to the mission field to serve Him.
Tania Míriam, La Havana
What God did in India
Sometimes I preached in exclusively
Hindu neighborhoods, and once my platform was set up next to a Hindu temple.
After the four hour service, during which the people in the temple listened,
they came to me, asked for prayer and gave their lives to Jesus. Many of them
experienced healing, right there in the middle of the street. The people sat
like sardines piled on top of one another, and when the altar call was made
about 300 people stood in the presence of friends and family and accepted the
Lord. I didn't preach religion, I simply told them about Jesus, prayed with
them and left the rest up to the Holy Spirit.
Johannes Matutis, Berlin.
Starting a Bible School at last . .
I tell you because
you have been praying for a piece of land for us and your editor, Les Norman
was the first one to initiate a short term Bible training programme in our organization. Now we see it blossom.
I just returned from the eastern states. We had three days convention at a
remote village. Nearly 100 people gave their heart to Jesus. At another
location 7 obeyed the water baptism. We hope to add three more children's homes
this year and we have planted one more church in the west coast of India.
Pastor JJ, Central India.
Ichthoos Bible College . .
70 young people who are too poor to even buy Bibles, to reach the unreached of
Andhra Pradesh. We welcome used theology, Biblical study and mission books. We
have 120 congregations with only 20 buildings, and a home for 52 boys. Every
day is a day of testing faith but the Lord has been faithful in granting our
B.Vijay Paul, Gudiwada, A.P. India
Missionaries are welcome . .
Italy seriously need to have full financial and prayer support from their home
nation and church, be humble, willing to learn the language properly at a
language school and be willing to submit to Italian local church leaders. There
have been too many missionaries coming and wanting to do their own thing. We
need humble servants, willing to learn the Italian culture and language and do
things the Italian way. Now, after reading this if the Lord leads you, pray and
Andrew Diprose, Scuola per Corrispondenza IBEI
No medium more powerful than TV
Nigeria population of 120 million, our goal is to get the Word of God into
will like to receive training in the use of modern mass media to reach the
unreached either through television or cable/satellite. Who can recommend
organisations that can help.
Emmanuel Akpala, Lagos
Who are we?
See our work with photos
When people are a Living Bible
Last year a married
couple were killed when their car was hit by a lorry. In court both families
said that they didn't want to see the lorry driver behind bars because of the
accident. They said that they forgave him. The sister of one of the victims
even embraced the driver after sentence was passed. The police, the prosecutors, the lawyers and even the Judge
praised both families for their "dignified Christian attitude". In
these days many people frown upon anything "Christian" but on a day
like this where else will you find such an attitude and behaviour ?
José Luis Iparraguirre D'Elia, Belfast.
God has blessed us with . .
A new place in the
heart of the city of Huacho-Lima free of charge to hold our meetings and
Josué Martínez Palacios, Huacho-Lima
Dentist looks for masters degree
Or a postgraduate
course abroad and serve there as a missionary at the same time. Could you put
me in touch with churches that support students in your countries?
Jorge Richard Maza Sanchezo, Arequipa.
Youth leader looks for new ideas . .
About how to engage
with the young people and help them commit themselves to missions.
William Alvarez Zenteno, Huancayo
We pray for everyone at DCI
We are pastoring a
church in Tambo de Mora and hold several prayer services during the week.
We have committed ourselves to pray and intercede for all the DCI team. Another
way of showing our support is to let you know that you will be more than
welcome here, we can accommodate up to 40 people.
Luis Navarro and Flor de Maria Polo, Chincha - Ica
§ Luis and Flor, you have our sincere gratitude. Over here in the UK, if we see four or five
in our prayer meetings we are glad, so when churches in Latin America with all
their passion and faith get behind us we feel encouraged and strengthened. God
bless you all.
Les and Pilar.
Hundreds of pastors in Moscow
It's being called
one of the most significant gatherings of church leaders from 15 former Soviet
nations. The conference featured reports from country leaders. Some regions are
seeing incredible openness, but others are no as there are increasing
challenges, requirements, registrations and restrictions on evangelism. In some
of the Islamic nations it's even worse. Pastors and church planters are facing
outright threats and persecution. One pastor said, "Brothers, we thought
we had more time."
Full article available at:
Mission Network News
Sent in by Robert Hosken, Moscow
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Photo courtesy © BBC/AP
joins the world to remember
One of modern Christianity’s greatest failures, when hundreds of thousands
followed Christ as Saviour but never became disciples under Christ as Lord.
Lessons can still be learned from this tragedy. Rwanda observed 3 minutes of
silence to mark the 10th anniversary of the genocide. About 800,000 Tutsis and
moderate Hutus were killed by Hutu militias after the assassination of ethnic
Hutu President Juvenal Habyarimana on 6 April 1994.
7000 towns wait for church to come
I belong to the AoG
in Venezuela, serving in Spain. Please, pray for this country, Spain needs
theological training, youth and family work, and opening of more churches -
7,000 places have no evangelical church. The pastors working in this country
need your help.
Guilman Jose Romero Belisari, Caracas
After recent Lira massacre
launched 4 days of intercession in the centre of Uganda. All tribes were
invited and it had the total support of the police, local councils and
security. It was promoted by Uganda TV with presenters telling the public how
to intercede for reconciliation. Church leaders discussed issues such as sin,
pride and mutual forgiveness and said that sin needs to be confessed on all
sides. Callers were praising God and encouraging with the Word of God. A Uganda
daily paper showed pictures of hundreds of people on their faces praying in
Diana Chapman, Missionary in Uganda
Happy, grateful for the gifts
These help the lost, the last and the
least of Lira and this has lifted our hearts, as the people come to us for help
all the time. I have just paid the school fees and books for 45 orphans and
given them some soap and a good lunch. About 10 orphans just gave their life to
George Purkweri, DCI in Lira.
Foot-operated wood lathe
Made by a
small UK engineering company with a Christian director and is ideal for
small craft applications in the developing world - no electricity is
needed. The company might license local production. See this page and Bank for the Poor for more
Tony Whittaker, Soon Ministries, Derbys.
Latin American London company
supports Christian artists and evangelism through workshops, dance,
painting and music. We have a music project from the US for the Latin American
churches in England.
Marcelo and Esmeralda Hidalgo, London
Help us launch Village Bank in Benin
We are a young,
growing six nation evangelism and economic development organization, with a lot
to learn. I am a Certified Professional Economic Developer and non-profit
manager. We are looking for partners to develop a Micro-Enterprise Bank in
Benin, we have done about 25 micro-loans thus far.
Larry Lallo MBA,
Are you in Spain
I am looking for
some information about churches in Spain and their needs. I am ready to help
with leadership and teaching in Spain.
Pastor Argelio Rodriguez, Caracas.
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