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Pressure Mounts On
Charismatic Minsk Congregation
are close to obtaining sufficient grounds under Belarusian
law, but against international law, to close down the charismatic
New Life Church in Minsk. An official warning against using
a cowshed the 600-strong church owns for services was given
to the church two days after the authorities fined the church
administrator, Vasily Yurevich, 150 times the monthly minimum
wage for organising an "illegal" service at the cowshed.
Following a second warning, the authorities could move to
close down the church. The church has been refused permission
both to rent alternative premises and to convert the cowshed
into a church. Two other charismatic Full Gospel congregations
have also been refused the re-registration the 2002 Belarusian
religion law required religious organisations to apply for.
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from a lifetime following Jesus
Les, Last week we were busy drilling wells, promoting 37
adult literacy centres and had a meeting with the women
in Tangaye on the micro project loans. God has done exciting
things in the past year. Our local church is growing numerically
and spiritually to became a discipleship and a missionary
church having 5 services on Sunday in four locations that
gather about 800 people. We now have 6 schools with 650
children, a discipleship school, 40 literacy centres, leaders
seminars, children camp, health programme, food production
to support families, clean water supply and the proclamation
of the good news of Jesus Christ through radio and television.
Exciting testimonies come from the leadership development,
discipleship and literacy centres that empower people with
skills to get out of poverty and draw them near to God.
We are also a training ground for exchange visits by western
Christians who gain unique privileges if they accept the
Pastor Philippe Ouedraogo, AEAD,
We first met Philippe in 1984 and if we have helped him
and his vision the truth is that we have received 100 times
more in return from the example his faith, vision and dedication
in one of the world's poorest countries. In 1984 a letter
took 6 weeks to get to Burkina and it was another six weeks
to get the reply. Today, our daughter chats to Philippe's
daughter by instant e-mail. Maybe they will take over
from us one of these days ?
Les and Pilar.
Can I tell
you about my faith journey?
I lived 20 years in Venezuela,
2 of which as a pastor in rural communities. Then, I stayed
over 15 years with 2 tribes in the border with Colombia.
I was sent to prison, deported and accused of being a spy.
Later, I went back to the Warao people, in the Deltana rainforest
where a young girl who had died 5 hours earlier came back
to life after we prayed for her, and thousands of natives
have come to the feet of Jesus. Nowadays, native pastors
pray for the dead and the sick, and God delivers. I am currently
in the Dominican Republic, where the Lord has sent me to
train local and Haitian pastors so that they can reach out
the window 10/40 and beyond. We need your prayers, visits,
Abreu, Santo Domingo
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Altareeq is Internet
Christian Radio; God
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especially to Muslims; Arabic
Family help immigrant Muslims and Arabs by teaching
them English, and Arabs
For Christ has Christian versus Islam debates.
We are working with Arab peoples and encourage Western Christians
to become involved with us. We give our supporters a free
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with domain, emails, and Christian design.
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every morning and every evening . .
can also do the same by joining our new prayer movement.
By all means
win some . .
Dear Les and the DCI family, thank you
so much for the money you sent to buy bedspreads for the
Lepers. Last Saturday we did the first worship and Bible
services for them and 35 women attended the service but
it became too dark to do the service for the men. Next Saturday
we will have a service for the men, Pastor Johnson and one
of his associates will go. Please uphold them in your prayers.
We also had a wonderful convention with an overflowing crowd
every day, 200 people committed their lives to the Lord
and 25 people obeyed the Lord in water baptism. In India
baptism is very important. It is at this time they declare
their faith in Jesus to their community and family and cut
off themselves from all other religious practice.
We had a 21 days fasting and prayer service for the city
in the Bus Station which resulted in the conversion of hundreds
drug addicts and prostitutes. We had 12 baptisms at Trivandrum
where our missionary had planted a church 6 months ago.
Today we have 58 members and hundreds of seekers. We were
also blessed to minister in one of the holy pilgrim centres
of Hindus and 175 people came for prayer, committing
their lives to the Lord. We were able to send 50 native
missionaries for church planting to Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra
and Telungana. Thank you so much for being with us and helping
us to reach India for Jesus.
Pastor Daniel, Kerala.
Pastor Daniel is a man of high integrity who has served
the Lord for over 25 years. His vision and the energy
he puts into it never ceases to amaze us. If you want to
invest safely in India, here is a good man that we know
personally. Psalm 139, 8 says, "If I make my bed in the
depths, you are there." and that is our confidence every
time we find people living in new depths of human misery,
knowing that Jesus the Son of God is there and waiing for
someone to work through.
Les and Pilar.
for Asia Tsunami Video Update
It has been one
month since the tsunami, and for many in the West, it is
now a distant memory. The news media has moved on
to other topics. But I have just returned from Sri
Lanka and India, and for the children there who lost their
parents to the killer waves, this event will haunt them
for the rest of their lives. Click
here for a short video We are committed
to be there for these children as long as God gives us this
privilege. Already, we are responsible for some 10,000
boys and girls who have no one else to turn to. And
we are taking this privilege seriously, providing water,
food, clothing, shelter, medical care, and the nurturing
and counselling these traumatized children require.
But even more important, we are letting them know that their
heavenly Father will never abandon them, and that through
His people, His love will surround them all the days of
their lives. Thank you for remembering these children in
your prayers. They need your support now as never before.
K.P. Yohannan, President, Gospel for Asia
me in touch please . .
Thanks very much
for the good work you are doing. I am sister Rebecca, saved
and filled with the Holy Spirit, reaching the unreached
in Kenya. So I kindly request you to put me in touch with
Rebecca Nyagaka, Kisii, Kenya
Who can resist such a sweet invitation, go on - send your
greetings and encouragement to Kenya.
Les and Pilar.
us with anything you have
We are dealing with orphans,
widows, the aged lame and the like. We want to ask
people to help us with anything they have like second hand
clothes, medicine, money for us to buy food for the needy
and the like. We are meeting and reaching people who
are hopeless and we give them hope. We also teach
people about this killer disease HIV/AIDS. We want
to build simple houses for those who have no shelter.
Some of them are not in schools, they are street kids. So
we want to keep them.
Mrs N. Katumbi, Good
You know I get the
feeling that everybody wants GOD to do SOMETHING but the
truth is that it is God who wants EVERYBODY to do something. The
result is this terrible impasse which abandons the lost,
the last and least of the world to their misery and hopelessness.
But if you are willing to let God do something for someone
through you, I promise you that heaven will come down
and both you and the man, woman, boy or girl that you touch
will go on your way filled with a happiness who will
not find anywhere else in the world.
Malawi School of Mission
Dear Les, We just closed
the first term of the School of Mission in December and
24 students successfully participated to the end. We shall
be opening for the second term in March. We are meeting
so many challenges that we need your prayers. Most of
the students are coming from far, and have to stay in
a rented house which is expensive but what impresses me
is their zeal to learn the word of God. I am being helped
by a missionary who has been sent by EAPTC Nairobi
Pastor Steven Chisale
Dear Steven, we feel so privileged to be able to help Malawi,
God bless you and all the students, let me know if we can
do anything else to help.
has a TV they don't want ?
Brother Les, you know that
we are full-time workers currently working with the ethnic
group of Chinantecos, in Palantla, Oaxaca. We want to set
up a Christian family support centre for them as alcoholism
and drug additions are rife. Do you know of any organisation
which could help us by donating a TV set and a video recorder
so that we can show Christian films dealing with these problems?
Miguel Angel Lopez
Guillen and Carmen Santiago de Lopez
§ Hello Miguel: Unfortunately
I do not know any organisations that might help you but
if I were you, I wish I did. If I were you I would go and
see some local businessmen and tell them about your project
and would invite them to invest some of their profits
in this vision which will bring a lot of benefits for
their customers. I would not buy a brand new TV,
because someone you try to help would likely go and
steal it in the first week - this has happened to us
more than once. I would ask those same businessmen or the
general public to give you their old TV's and VHR's. There
is always someone who has just bought the latest model and
has got last year's model in the garage. In my experience
if we will pray, God opens the way to get many things and
not by going to the shops. That is how we here get
most of our clothes and furniture. See how you get on, let
Paying a price for the
call of God
I am working with
many churches, helping them prepare their leaders through
your On-line Bible School, which pastors in Sierra Sur,
Oaxaca, consider to be excellent as it is free of charge.
Mostly they are working men with no Bible training. I am
teaching them free and I am trying to bear all the costs
by working as a waiter.
Esteban Contreraz Pacheco, San Jose del Pacífico
§ Ramón, it is a
privilege for us to serve you with our resources. We encourage
you to keep on pressing on with the vision, and the passion
and the commitment that the Lord has given you. What you
do is very important. We admire you and understand the financial
sacrifice you are making for these men. God bless you. We
did the same back in the 80's when we started, and it hurt and
some days it still does.
Les and Pilar.
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Please set up a Bank for the Poor
I have learnt about the Bank for the
Poor on the Internet and want to say that Mozambique needs
a great deal of help in order to reduce the absolute poverty.
Will you set up a Bank for the Poor here ?
J. Fernando Nota, Gondola.
§ Hello Pastor José, if you
want to know more about the Bank for the Poor, here is the web
we explain all about our experience in micro-enterprise
and the goat bank.
2005 and still they never heard the name
Let me please tell you something about
the field I am committed to. I am committed to peoples who
had no habit of shaking hands at meeting each other, who
thought that no-one else exists in the world except themselves,
who dare not taking a photo with a camera, who live a simple
life in bamboo houses, who never heard about computer or
any technology that is common all over the world. These
people have no idea of God or how to pray, who had no plans
for human development and who are so spiritually blind that
they never heard of the name of Christ and never have seen
any Christian missionary. They are badly forgotten by some
of the Christians of their nation.They are perishing and
crying out to us that we by God's grace would try and send
believers who would lead them to the eternal life which
is in Christ Jesus. I speak about this to our shame because
God has irrevocably commanded us to go preach the Gospel
of Christ and we have got no choice. Moreover, their blood
will be required at our hands when Christ returns. May you
please be in hurry to come see me or find me someone who
would help us send a native missionary. I have been asked
by four committed believers if I could help them to go reach
the forgotten animists in the villages as requested by the
Brother in the Lord, PVC.
Name removed for security reasons but known to us.
Micro-loans for the poor
Hello Les, you are doing most important
yet neglected part of Christian services in the world, that
is with micro-loans for the poor. Our nation is the second
poorest in the world and is in need of a micro-loan service
for believers who are extremely poor so they can feed their
family. They desperately needs this program and we need
information and assistance in this regard.
Pastor Reuben Rai, Kathmandu
§ Pastor Reuben please take
a good and careful look at this page and then write to
me again. We will see what we can do.
Choose your life's priorities
Even now you can restructure
your life's priorities by choosing a life of intentional
simplicity and investing your time and resources in the
kingdom of heaven. We can choose to invest in eternity.
Or we can spend nearly everything, 97% of our time and resources,
on the cares of this world, the deceitfulness of wealth,
and the lust for more things. American Christians only give
3% to the Lord, the other 97% they spend on themselves.
Then when it's all spent and this life is over, they can't
take a penny with them. But you can choose "intentional
simplicity" and direct your time and resources into caring
for "the poor, the maimed, the lame and the blind" as Jesus
did, and as He taught His disciples to do. Will you consider
the discipline of discipleship? Will you invest for eternity?
The choice is yours!
Click on this
link to read more and see what we have chosen
From Robert Hosken, Moscow.
Agape-Biblia and Agape Rehab Society
Looking for people to come and help
Dear man of God I greet you in the name
of our Lord Jesus Christ. I am a Tanzanian born again Christian,
32 years old. I serve as pastor, and I am looking for contact
with pastors, leaders ,missionaries and organisations to
work in my country. Thank you.
Pastor Heavenlight Luoga,
§ Come on people, Tanzania,
and Malawi above, are two of the poorest places in the world,
with people who are overwhelmed with AIDS. Why not
send this pastor with such a beautiful name your greetings
and see what you can do to help.
Les and Pilar.
Tsunami theology - What's yours
Due to world events, some mission organisations
have been at full stretch since the beginning of the year
while others have suffered from the redirection of funds
away from their very needy causes. I also wonder if they'll
be a further backlash to the huge financial response that
the tsunami sparked - what is often called `donor fatigue'.
The tsunami disaster have had unprecedented media coverage
and the world made a response of the heart to support fellow
human beings in need across the globe. But what about our
response of the mind? How has seeing and experiencing this
disaster affected our view of God and how He works in our
world? Few people seem to have tackled this hot potato,
so we're encouraging people to think about these implications
by joining in a debate that is being hosted by Redcliffe
College. There are several papers written by prominent theologians
and mission leaders and there is the chance for you to participate
and add your comments. Click
Mike Frith, OSCAR One
Stop Information for World Mission
Keep Your Eyes on the Road
Go out into the highways and hedges,
and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.
Luke 14:23. Think back to your childhood to a time when
you were lost. There was nothing like that feeling of panic.
But who had the worst pain? You or your parent ? A four
year old has no concept of all that can happen. Multiply
that by a trillion and that's how God feels. If you were
to look deep inside the heart of God, you would see that
He longs for nothing more than to see His children come
to know Him. The heartbeat of God is souls. The underlying
motive behind everything He does is to find His lost children
and bring them back home to Him. When you look at the people
you encounter on a regular basis, really look at them next
time through the eyes of God, and feel the pain that He
feels because they are lost. If you don't, they will slip
right past you. Catch the vision of seeing people the way
Jesus sees them.
Soul Winner's Devotional
Igniting a passion for souls on six continents
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our first church in Peru
On the 16th of Feb we are going to plant
our first church on Peruvian soil. Already there is a group
of 40 people who are meetings regularly but have no church.
We are working in the area of Iquitos. This church will
be a base camp for the jungle outreach.
Dr. Donald Vickery, Texas
and 29 years in Mexico
gauntlet to middle-class Christianity
Pastor and author Erwin McManus is the
'cultural architect' of Mosaic, one of the USA's most innovative
and creative churches. People from over 60 nations, many
of them artists, attend the church in Los Angeles. In February
McManus will publish his most controversial book to date,
titled "The Barbarian Way" (Thomas Nelson Publishers). His
aim is to present the Gospel in a completely new and brutally
honest manner, contradicting social trends and throwing
down the gauntlet against middle-class Christianity. "I
want to destroy this terrible cliché which says that the
safest place in the world is the centre of God's will. We
Americans have created an egocentric culture, making God
our servant. Everything we want to read is how we can become
even more blessed! That has got to change," he says.
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Numbers greatly increased beyond
We are praising the Lord for
his faithfulness. It has been 3 years since we started School
for AIDS orphaned children and this year the numbers greatly
increased beyond measure.We are looking for Christian teachers,
financial and material partners to help us educate these
children who are orphans. The school is called Tasha Academy,
Tasha means Give Thanks.
Pastor Claud Zimba, Lusaka
§ You can't think about Africa
any more without meeting the devastation, fear, suffering
and abandonment caused by AIDS and the denial of cheap treatment.
What can we do ? We here, you there, or together ? Hundreds
of Bible pages reveal God's heart for the poor and Jesus
invites us follow Him to where they are. Anyone of us could
easily lift the misery from one or two African widows and
orphans and give them a hope and future. See what you can
Les and Pilar.
last word for today . . .
a poor person dies of hunger, it has not happened because
God did not take care of him or her. It has happened
because neither you nor I wanted to give that person what
he or she needed. We have refused to be instruments
of love in the hands of God to give the poor a piece of
bread, to offer them a dress with which to ward off the
cold. It has happened because we did not recognise
Christ when, once more, he appeared under the guise of
pain, or identified with a man numb from the cold, or
dying of hunger, or when he came in a lonely human being,
or as a lost child in search of a home."
Mother Teresa of Calcutta,
quoting Matthew 25.
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world. Pilar is a teacher, an intercessor, counsellor and
popular Christian poet in the Spanish language. Our daughter
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