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| What's happening
in Chechnya ?
| I have been praying
for this former Soviet nation so that God may open its doors
to the Gospel, train missionaries and provide them with resources.
Juan Carlos Borges, Salta.
| Illegal worship
prosecution rages on . .
| The 600-strong congregation
of New Life Church, Minsk has been worshipping at a disused
cowshed ever since being barred from public facilities and is
being prosecuted for worshipping in an illegal place. The head
of Minsk religious affairs department said it was impossible
to change the use of a cowshed, saying," read our laws". Asked
which law forbids the conversion of cow sheds, she said Article
25 says exactly where you can pray and where you can't." Told
that it did not mention cow sheds, she retorted: "It doesn't
say you can't pray in casinos either, but people don't pray
in casinos!" Questioned about a disused railway carriage used
by an Orthodox community, she maintained that the parish was
not worshipping in the carriage.
Full article available at
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| Faith, and twenty
years perseverance . .
| Dear Les and Pilar,
thank you for all your prayers and support. I say to everybody
who wants to know about our work, that it is by grace of God,
and by one man and his wife who really help us that we are where
we are today and those people are Les and Pilar. What I'm saying
is true. I praise the Lord for that. I coordinate the teachers
for our 650 children in Ouaga because without education, development
will be difficult. In the bush school at Gourcy the children
need a daily meal because they come from very far and this year
because of the lack of rain, food like millet and maize is very
expensive. People are coming to us to ask for food. We have
5 young widows at church who really need much prayers and I
believe that the Lord can help them, as he did in 1 Kings 19
Josephine Ouedraogo, AEAD, Ouagadougou.
§ Josephine's words about us are too
kind by far, the truth is that Burkina Faso it is still one
of the poorest, driest places on earth, and it is to the eternal
credit of Josephine and her husband Philippe that they have
stayed with their people in this desperately difficult country
instead of moving to the West like so many have done. They are
doing a really beautiful work in really adverse conditions.
Some money to feed the Gourcy children is on its way to you
every month from now on. Feel free to join
with us if you wish, we could do a lot more if even one
or two more people would work together with us.
Les and Pilar.
| For me this is
a scandal . .
| Dear brothers and sisters,
I have received an email from Spain promoting an evangelical
church for gay people, male homosexuals and lesbians. So, I
ask you to pray against this attempt to divert the evangelical
Christian faith although I know some isolated cases where ministers
and people just get caught in these awful practices.
Carlos Cortes Perez, Barranquilla
| Visit from a Horizons
| They accepted an invitation
to come and we visited churches, villages, radio and TV stations
to share the missions vision for here and for Haiti. Our visitors
were happy to have been in our country.
Jaime Abreu, Santo Domingo.
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| Come with me to
| I am getting ready
to go to Turkey in August as a missionary. I am looking for
pastors, leaders or believers with a serious interest in transcultural
missions to take part in this exploratory trip.
Pablo Armas, Quetzaltenango.
Bible School Materials
George Verwer is the
now retired founder of
Operation Mobilization and the Logos/Doulos
We in the Mission Mobilization Network are very committed to
the local church. The Acts 13 concept is to see more local churches
moving into global missions all over the world and this is happening.
I will soon complete 50 years of local church involvement, having
had the privilege of ministering in thousands of churches around
the world. I have made some mistakes along the way and have
tried to learn from them. As we (and you) attempt to mobilize
and work with local biblical and evangelical churches, here
are some basics to keep in mind.
1. There are all kinds of churches so try to get as much information
about the church and their history. Try to get to know the leaders
and especially esteem them highly in love and reality.
2. Watch your own attitude and make sure you move in humility
and love with the right attitude. If you have been hurt by a
church or church leader make sure you have forgiven the people
3. I believe different kinds of approaches and strategies are
needed. There are more package mission programmes and God can
use them, but they don’t work in every church. We must always
keep in mind what they are already doing.
4. Try to encourage and affirm what they are already doing.
Avoid being critical and judgmental about things that you feel
are less than best.
5. Beware of creating unrealistic expectations or if you represent
an Agency that wants recruits, promising more than your organization
can really come up with.
6. We all need wisdom as we are facing so many great challenges
and opportunities, but also many complexities and problems.
Do everything you can to get key mission books and materials
into the hands and hearts, especially the leaders.
7. Try to have a grace-awakened approach to the whole challenge.
The first chapter of my book Out of the Comfort Zone speaks
about this. I cannot emphasize this too much. Some missions
speakers have really switched people off because even in their
message there was a lack of love, grace and humility. We all
have a degree of hostility and anger and we must beware it does
not express itself in our message and ministry.
George Verwer, Chairman, Mission Mobilization Network
Founder Operation Mobilization and the Logos/Doulos ships
| Please don't store
it, send it . . .
| Christian Association
for Relief and Education is a small NGO in Andhra Pradesh since
1998 serving in education, medical, career, relief and with
the gospel. We really welcome all educational or teaching aids.
Maliyekal Skaria, Kakinada
| Armenian woman
meets Jesus on her death bed
| The doctors discharged
an Armenian woman so that she could die at home. She was a Christian,
at least in name, but her faith never meant much to her. One
day while lying in bed waiting for her Muslim neighbours to
visit her gaze wandered to a picture of Jesus on her wall. 'Why
don't you help me?' she complained. Suddenly, Jesus started
speaking. Somehow, he appeared in her room, and said 'I've been
wanting to come to you, but you never invited me.' He touched
her softly, and the woman gave him her life. Right then, the
Muslim neighbours came in and they sensed that something was
different. The room was still filled with the glory of Jesus'
presence. They both fell to their knees, and the Armenian woman
told them what had happened. The couple were so shocked that
they both gave their lives to Jesus. Since then, nine of the
husband's employees have also been saved." Source: Open Doors
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| Where can we get
New Testaments ?
| Negritos in Tlalixcoyan
is a 500-strong village, 90% of whom live in dire poverty. We
have seen the help of God as we take clothes, footwear, health
care, medicines and food. Every year, we carry out an evangelistic
campaign but we need more New Testaments to hand out. Where
can we get them for free?
Lopez Ortiz Vicente, Veracruz.
| The Morocco Summit
in the USA
| Want to learn what
others are doing in Morocco? Looking for tips on how to begin
ministry there, what to do, or how to do it better? Whether
you are just considering an outreach or are already ministering
in North Africa, the Morocco Summit is for you. We invite you
to meet together in the USA for two days in April to learn from
one another and to explore together what has been done in the
past and what might be done in the future. Workers with decades
in Morocco will share from their experiences and teach on reaching
Muslims within the Moroccan context.
Arise, Shine Morocco.
| Would you like
to meet us ?
| In our 32 member church
with we reach out to drug addicts and alcoholics, and organize
a summers camp for children, holidays for singles, gifts for
poor families and teach the not so clever children. We would
like some fellowship with another country, people who want to
start working with us in evangelism. Our church is poor and
small and has many problems but we have hearts for lost people
and we want to give for them the hope in Jesus.
Mariusz & Wioletta Antoszczuk,
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| Can't find Christian
books in Turkish ?
| Fifty evangelistic
and Bible study books in Turkish are here:
| Goats have opened
the way . .
| The groups of orphans
who are now goat owners say they feel loved and united and they
share their plight together as they meet in the groups. The
goat project has demonstrated God's love in a practical way
to these vulnerable people. The new church in Loro is growing
in number daily because people believe that a true religion
is that one which cares for orphans and widows. Jesus is being
lifted up because we see that the orphans have a warm heart
now, although they lost their parents to AIDS or to the rebels,
they still have godparents who care for their future and love
them. They are so much happy and appreciative for the DCI Trust
for giving them goats. When they give back the first kid they
will be free to sell the other kids and get the money to pay
for their school fees, meet their basic needs and live a bit
Pastor George Purkweri, Lira
§ Ladies and gentlemen, see our goats
and children and
goat (or two) for yourself or for your children for just
£7 or $12. One goat gives milk to drink, fertilizer for crops,
kids to sell and best of all gives hope and school fees to a young orphan.
Les and Pilar.
| United Kingdom
| House Church Weekend
| Pioneer 2005 with Tony
And Felicity Dale is at the Pioneer Centre in the heart of Shropshire
with good accommodation, meals, plenty of meeting rooms and
time for relaxation and fellowship. Details on the web page.
Peter Worthington, House2HouseUK.
What to do when team relationships take a dive
| Christians aren't always
very good at dealing with conflict because there's often a reluctance
to face up to a difficult situation and admit that we need help.
article by Chris Bocutt of Counselling, Psychotherapy and
Mediation Services talks about disputes and conflicts. To be
forewarned is to be forearmed, as they say.
Mike Frith, OSCAR - UK Information
Service for World Mission
| Are you in Equatorial
One evening as I was praying, God whispered
the name of Malabo and I want to see where this leads
me. I also need photos, videos or PowerPoints of the tribes
in the 10-40 Window ? Can you help me ?
Jose Gerardo Figueroa, La Puente.
§ Yes Jose, Bethany Prayer Fellowship
have a fact
sheet or every unreached tribe with a photo. Bethany and
the Joshua Project
are the best places in the world to go for this information.
Together let's decide what's
right . .
Quiet down, far
flung ocean islands. Listen.
Sit down and rest, everyone.
Gather around me.
Say what's on your heart.
let's decide what's right.
Isaiah 41.1 The Message
Bible School Materials
For Church, Cell-group
and Missions Leaders
If you preach, just preach God's Message,
If you help, just help, don't take over;
If you teach, stick to your teaching;
If you give encouraging guidance,
be careful that you don't
If you're put in charge, don't manipulate;
If you're called to give aid to people in distress,
eyes open and be quick to respond;
If you work with the disadvantaged,
don't let yourself get
irritated with them or depressed by them.
Keep a smile on your face.
Love from the centre of who you are; don't fake it.
Run for dear life from evil; hold on for dear life to good.
Be good friends who love deeply; practice playing second fiddle.
Don't burn out; keep yourselves fuelled and aflame.
Be alert servants of the Master, cheerfully expectant.
Don't quit in hard times; pray all the harder.
Help needy Christians; be inventive in hospitality.
Bless your enemies; no cursing under your breath.
Laugh with your happy friends when they're happy;
when they're down.
Get along with each other; don't be stuck-up.
Make friends with nobodies; don't be the great somebody.
Don't hit back; discover beauty in everyone.
Romans 12, 6-16 The Message
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world. Pilar is a teacher, an intercessor, counsellor and
popular Christian poet in her own Spanish language.
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