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People in Uganda and Sudan, including many believers are facing a cruel crisis. Only last month we were informed that two thirds of the widows we have been helping with zero interest micro-credit loans in Lira have lost their houses, belongings, children and even their lives in the recent massacres. One widow has lost ten of her eleven children. This is Africa at its worst. This month we have sent £600 to the Sudan to buy goats, seeds, hoes, saws and all that is needed to preach the gospel and start a free Bible School for the beleaguered believers there.
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Anti conversion bills are being withdrawn by the new government. We expect a great harvest with in next 5 years and we are prepared for that.
People here even praise stones.
Here many people groups have not heard the gospel of Jesus Christ and live under the poverty line with no schools for their children, no hospitals. Mostly they depend on their religious priests, they even praise stones to save them from their problems. We are working in these people groups. Our aim is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ to every one these areas.
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has promised assistance to families of 3000 farmers who have taken their lives because of crippling debt after failing to repay high-interest loans from private money lenders. Mr Singh said he would ensure that banks provide assistance to the families, and one member of every family gets a job. In Somayjulapalle at least 53 farmers have taken their lives and the village is a picture of distress and havoc caused by a five-year-long drought. The spate of suicides points to the complete collapse of cheap and affordable government credit to farmers. A rich man can buy a Mercedes Benz at 4% interest rate, but the farmer is charged 13% to 15% for buying a tractor.
People were expecting healing meetings rather than training others to heal but despite this slight misunderstanding, God moved throughout, and many were saved, healed and set free from demons. I encouraged people to pray for each other and one girl prayed for her mother who had been suffering pain for many months. After her own daughter had prayed for her all the pain had completely disappeared!
We are a first ever team of 9 young people from Christ for the Nations, please pray for us.
We just heard about wrongfully imprisoned GFA missionary Manja. The judges said that he would not be released. Now we are planning an appeal to the King of Nepal. Earnestly pray for God's wisdom to be given and for King Gyanendra's heart to be receptive. Though sad and deeply disappointed, Manja responded with trust in the Saviour. "God has a plan and in His sovereign grace he allows some of His chosen servants to be put in prison." Even in prison he will keep witnessing for the Lord and leading others to Christ.
K.P. Yohannan, President - Gospel for Asia
We have had our first enrolments already! Our July Prepare the Way Conference in Auckland will help the school will grow through this. Come see our page, enrol on-line.
Bronwyn Ngatai, Glory Wind Ministries
After graduating, I have felt far from my spiritual place and it is time to do something for people. I can do any job which involves increasing my personal development. I want to meet people from other cultures to know them better and learn to be tolerant. I want to learn as much as possible to put into practice when I get back. I speak Spanish and German.
Pilar Guadalupe Saldivar Gallegos
§ Pilar, See Remar Internacional of Spain as they are always looking for volunteers for their brilliant work in Africa, Asia, all the Americas and all Europe including Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Les and Pilar, the editors.
We don't have one musical instrument so if you have a guitar you don't use any more, would you send it to us. We are a low-income family, but rich in God.
Yelka Fabiola Cajusol Monteza, Chiclayo, Peru
I have worked in missions for 8 years, mainly with mercy campaigns in the health area, with much blessing. I have now left my job as a doctor and I am training for mission work in India. Please tell me about missionaries and their work in India.
Edgardo Cifuentes, Lima, Peru.
Do you believe in the Baptism in the Spirit with the initial evidence of speaking in tongues ? I have a couple who I am discipling now and they are under fire by the group they belong to. One member told them that speaking in tongues is of the devil. How can this couple respond to this attack on them for having been Baptized in the Spirit? Should they stay in the group and in the church where they are now or should they move on somewhere where Baptism in the Spirit is practiced?
Anne Grey, Quezon City
§ Anne, what a question! An evidence – yes. Initial ? Hmmm not so sure, but what your friends are experiencing is a re-emergence of a sad doctrinal conflict between some of the more traditional churches and the more modern pentecostal or charismatic churches. It has been many years since I last heard that comment as the Holy Spirit has now moved in many of the churches that once opposed the fullness of His presence. It always was and still is very unfortunate that people recklessly say that a Biblical gift from God is not from the Lord at all. Obviously if your friends wish to know more of the ways of the Holy Spirit and His gifts they are going to have to consider where they will grow best through worship, teaching and fellowship. I would be inclined to point them towards a Pentecostal or charismatic pastor of known integrity and then allow them to seek the guidance and confirmations of the Lord for themselves.
I was in Zurich and found the people are so reserved, and the churches are so closed and cold with only 50 members. I feel so sorry for Switzerland. There are many resources in this country but people are lukewarm and not bothered about the mission of the church. I am praying for this country.
Writer from Asia well known to us.
Abadan's deputy police chief said that in Turkmenistan only
two faiths are allowed, Islam and Orthodoxy, while the rest are banned. A Baptist
lady was subjected to crude remarks and threats to imprison her and
confiscate her flat, if she continues to meet her fellow-Christians. Although
criminal penalties for unregistered religious activity were formally lifted in
May, unregistered Baptist communities have been hard-hit by the government's
continued refusal to lift the ban on unregistered religious activity.
Full story at Forum 18 News Service
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Are you aware of anyone using the lessons provided and the certification process that is clearly detailed on your site to enter a country like the Philippines as a missionary?
Ed Flemister, White Plains.
§ Ed, I have not heard of any definite case of the kind you mention, but having said that the free diploma level studies are in use in hundreds of different training settings, and I do know that many a student has added a graduation to his CV and to his applications for recognition either from secular or church authorities. In this day and age when it is getting more complex and difficult to get into some countries, every bit helps, provided of course it is the 'bit' that the authorities are looking for.
Would you like to experience what it means to be used by God? We invite you to the second missionary trip to Merida, in Easter 2005, organized by the Pneuma Project. After this, your ministry will never be the same.
Argenis Seijas, Caracas
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