Editors: Les Norman, (England); José Luis Iparraguirre D'Elia (Argentina)
Something new . .
Here is a very lovely, gentle website for everyone who is Looking for God,
not surprisingly it is called . .
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Amazed by what the Lord is doing
A man who suffered from cancer was healed and a 4-month old girl was also healed of a disease that made her head grow huge. God did the miracle. We are tremendously blessed.
Juan Molina, 53, Buenos Aires
Latin America Missions Mobilisers
With over 25 years of pastoral experience in Argentina we are now working for 3 years along the East and West coasts in the USA, organising seminars, preaching and teaching in Spanish-speaking churches in the USA about World Missions to mobilise and equip pastors. We help pastors to engage their churches with world mission. We have also set up a church in Mendoza, Argentina, with the strong conviction that it is possible to build strategic alliances between the North and the South to extend the Kingdom of God.
Pastor Ruben Hector Besada, 48, Mendoza
Christian education under attack here
Recent policies include scrapping Christian education from all schools and there is talk about restricting evangelism in rural areas.
Nancy Ledezma, Bolivia.
Are you in Kampala, Uganda ?
The Lord spoke to me in a dreams about the capital of Uganda, Kampala and showed me a hospital at which I will work for Him one day. I am studying Pharmacy and Occupational Therapy and would like to get in touch with people there to support them in prayer and in the Word and to learn about how it is like to work there.
Daisy Esther, 21, Marituba
Why am I a magnet for the bad boys and bad girls ?
Last week we went to the ghetto to clean for the homeless people. Boy, I had never seen so much dirt. The place was filthy, you won't believe what we found. There were plenty of human dejects too. The students were disgusted at first, then I told them how hell would be for this people if they died without salvation. Well, we had a lot of fun and we really got to know Who is with us and we had many opportunities to share the word of God, even the owner of a bar opened his heart and we shared the word and prayed for him. In the school where we are taking lessons I made friends with the majority of the so called Bad Boys and Bad Girls." I am a kind of magnet that attracts this kind of people, perhaps because I used to be one of them in a far gone past. Some of this youngsters were very hostile but I persist and I win them by showing interest in their suffering and in their life. Some cases are really difficult. I feel hopeless, but I know the Holy Spirit is at work in people's lives and prayer and fasting can do much more than my words.
Silvana Mara, DCI School of Mission, Pousso Alegre.
New School of Mission in Burundi
It is with joy that I am writing to tell you that have opened a Missions School in my house in Burundi. We have 12 students and it is going well. We meet twice a week and bring food to eat together afterwards. Please pray for us.
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In Africa there is no such thing a natural death . . .
We have a student from Chad from a typical Muslim family so when he decided to follow Jesus he was beaten and sent out of the family, His uncle later intervened and the family took him back. Now, this uncle had a son of the same age that he loved so much, this son was just like Joseph in the hands of Jacob. Both son and cousin spent two years at the university and they decided to study medicine but the son got admission whilst our student was too poor to gain entry. That how I came to receive him as a student in our free missions school and I even offered him a bed to live in the school.
On Thursday night our student heard that his cousin had died and he never knew when that he was sick. People then started to blame the death on our student because here in Africa there is no such thing as a natural death. A family often consult oracles to know who killed who and this always bring division. I allowed him to go to see what had happened and he went with two students and a lecturer. On getting there he was allowed to see the corpse and people started beating him. The lecturer called the gendarme and later our student met with notable men from Chad who questioned him about his cousin. Then we realised that he was be accused of using Christianity to kill his friend to get power to preach the gospel. Our group then explained that we receive our power from Holy Spirit not by killing anyone. So they told us the matter was over but the crowd would not hear of it.
Two cars had to take the deceased back home but our student could not travel with them or else they would kill him on the way. The crowd surely also told the father that his son was killed by our student. Our group came back to asked me what to do, I consulted some people and told them to write a letter and give it to the only Christian among them to explain that our student is innocent. Then the father of the dead boy arrived from Chad by plane and we decided to rush our student to him to explain things. The crowd was happy because if the father will give the first slap then the crowd will kill him.
In fear someone called the police but before they arrived our student came out with the father, and the father told the crowd that no one should touch him. The father said that his son before his death wrote a letter telling that he was giving his life to Jesus in the hospital. His father wanted to know how his son came about meeting with Jesus, but anyway, he said, whether he is with Jesus or Mohamed, we will bury him and leave him with them. This is how our student came back home alive and we all celebrated such a great deliverance.
Dr Talla Andre, DCI partner and friend, Cameroon & West Africa
Free evening meals in Bogotá
We are a group of young people trying to show the compassion of the Lord Jesus by taking the Good News and meals to children in poor neighbourhoods for the last three years.
Jairo Alex Cortes Rojas, 35, Bogota.
We left our building behind . .
Instead we take the Gospel out into our community. Just lately we organised a meeting in a local park and gave meals to 500 people. This is a new for us, we want to bless the people.
Jeannette Corrales Céspedes, 50, Alajuela.
Pastor of 15 churches in Haiti.
Please pray for us and teach us more about Jesus. Thank you DCI for these news pages and for your important work and its willingness to share the gospel throughout the world. I will keep on praying for the editors.
Rev Joseph Larisner
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Pr. Angel Gerber, New Wine Ministry, Israel
New Bank for the Poor in Lagos reports in . . .
This is one of the new DCI Banking for the Poor projects and what you see is a typical monthly report from the lady in charge and her pastor who supervises the work. You can read about the Bank for the Poor concept here As the loans go out and the weekly repayments come in so more widows and orphans can be welcomed into the project. Before long the list becomes very long . There are other successful banks for the poor in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, India and Uganda.
Les and Pilar
1. Sister Funke received $ 100 to sell Gary and returned $ 30 so far.
2. Sister Fola received $ 100 to sell fish, has returned $30.
3. Sister Margaret received $50 to sell vegetable, has return $30.
4. Sister Sarah received $100 to start a small restaurant has returned $ 30
5. Sister Esther received $ 100 to buy and sell second hand clothes has returned $30
6. Sister Paule received $100 to sell dry meat has returned $30
7. Sister Jumoke received $100 to sell soft drink has returned $30
8. Sister Rosa received $ 100 to sell children clothes has returned $ 30
9. Sister Jude received $ 100 from our church to sell vegetable has returned $ 30
10. Sister Praise will sell vegetable and has receive $ 45 and has returned $10
11. Sister Precious will sell plantain and have receive $ 45 and has returned $10
We should be adding three other sisters to the group next week with the money received from the payments.
Sister Jomoke and Pastor Daniel,
Life in Christ Church, Lagos.
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