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Lectures on stem cell research
| Would people in Europe be interested in
having a Christian microbiologist come over to give lectures
on stem cell research? I give the Christian response to
the stem cell and embryo research issues and I can speak
to students on the science and ethics of stem cells. I
will do this for donations only.
Dr Clement Persaud, Ph.D.
Missionaries get in touch
| Our church will pray for missionaries
especially in India and Africa. Who has heard of the COMIBAM
Adopt a People group project ?
Andrés Vergara, Santiago
COMIBAM is a leading
Latin American movement for missionary support Their website
has all the Adopt A People details and a great deal of
information about Latin American missions.
African mission makes it to Guangzhou
| We wanted to help his ministry with your
Chinese material and that is why I asked you for your
School of Mission in Chinese. Things are definitely not
easy over there due to a law prohibiting conversion of
the Chinese but our missionary is trying his best to establish
something in this golden spiritual fishery.
Name withdrawn for security
§ Please go to our entry
page, choose Chinese and you'll see what may be the
only 85 study Bible School in Chinese on the Internet.
Please do all you can to get it into China as many believers
there are deeply frustrated by the Government blocking
our website to prevent these materials reaching the Chinese
Les and Pilar.
Jesus means everything to me
| Nothing important, just trying to be inside
His deep heart. I am old but need to learn about my God,
to study, I need to follow his voice to hear his voice
clearly. He means everything to me and I need nothing
except to be with Him. I am hungry to know him. I am a
housewife until Jesus calls.
Nadia T, Al Mokatam
The new face of world ministry
| I just made a mission
trip to Seoul, South Korea to teach on Leadership
Training and Seminar for church pastors and workers
in Korea and Asia.
Daniel C. Patrick, World
Christian Evangelism, Accra.
§ Dear Daniel, Thanks
for your news, this is a new day for missions. It
is a blessing to see how the Lord is sending non-Western
and non-white leaders to take a lead in world ministry.
Onwards, for Jesus, Daniel, and God be with you
in every step.
Bible School Materials
Captured missionaries freed alive
|Three native missionaries who were captured
and threatened with death in Bihar have been released
by anti-Christian militants in a miraculous turn of events.
Pastor Manrathan, his wife and Bible woman Sarita were
due to be killed within 48 hours for "desecrating
a village with the Gospel" unless a ransom of $550
was paid, a huge amount in the impoverished region. They
were severely beaten and tied to a sacred tree. The Lord
has answered the prayers of thousands of believers worldwide.
KP Yohanan, GFA, Founder.
Terrorists watch our church planting
|Our graduates have started
125 home congregations in Cuttack City since April
2003 but they have to be very careful about terrorists.
Two Bible Schools were held in an area controlled
by terrorist Hindu Youth Groups but still 80 students
graduated. Our ladies teams reach into the cultures
where the women and children cannot be not approached
add Jesus to list of gods
| For many Hindus they
have no problem to add Jesus to their list of gods
but through baptism they declare that Jesus alone
is their true God. In India baptism is very important
because the converts declare their faith in Jesus
and separate themselves from all Hindu gods and
practices. We just had 3 baptisms in Kodaccal, 2
in Chalakudy and in Kozhuvalloor we had 23 commitments
to the Lord and all of them are ready for baptism.
Pastor Daniel &
80 AoG church leaders arrested
| Police invaded the annual conference of
Irans Assemblies of God and arrested at least 80
church leaders as part of the worst crack down on evangelical
believers in a decade. An eye witness claimed that "every
single person present was put under arrest, blindfolded
and taken in for interrogation."
§ The very latest news is that the last 10 leaders
were released some days later having been severely interrogated
but given no reason for their arrest.
School of Believer's Finances
Beslan Survivors come in Medical Airlift
Michael Cherney Foundation is spearheading a
lifesaving airlift to Israel of 10 of the most severely
hurt children with their mothers, who stand to benefit
most from Israel's highly advanced medical care
for victims of terrorist attacks. Michael Cherney,
commented that "since terror knows no borders,
neither should our solidarity in fighting this evil
and helping its victims. That is our mission, and
we will spare no effort to ease the horrific pain
this tragedy has created."
Sent in by John Clements,
Ambassadors for Christ, UK
Like to open a training school
| We want to use your
course materials but please advise me how I can
issue my students credible and valid certificates
? My husband and I are self-employed home tuition
teachers ministering to children and teenagers,
we are not a registered organisation because we
are operating from home.
Jacqueline Tan, Malacca
§ Dear Jacqueline, you
are very welcome to the network of schools worldwide,
between us all and in very many different ways,
thousands of men, women, boys and girls are being
trained to be leaders in Christian work. If you
go to the Information
Page then follow the links to How to Issue
a Credible Diploma, all will be clearly explained,
It is not difficult. Our best wishes, please stay
Les and Pilar.
30-Days Prayer in Ramadan
| Free prayer guide for
adults and kids for the worldwide prayer focus on
the Muslim world during Ramadan, October 15 to November
13, in 42 languages.
Specially for the
World Christian Network
You are our eyes and ears for what
is happening in your country,
be our correspondent - send in news from your nation
Free Christian book, published 2004
Another super book, all proceeds to our work
§ Where can find Prison
Ministries on the Web ?
Pastor Tonnie Mzulumba,
§ One of the world's biggest
Ministries and this
page will give you a long list of people that are
working with prisoners. Also, for a testimony about
in a UK prison.
§ English to
Arabic and English to Russian
Christian volunteer translators Urgently needed to complete
our Bible Studies and to edit our news pages. Join
around the world.
§ What does Hebrews
10, 26-30 mean please ?
§ Jorge, what I always tell
my students when they want me to save them the trouble
of thinking about a difficult passage like this one
is this: "Read it once and then read it again and
again, then believe it just as it is written. God's
word is not difficult or complicated, even the simplest
people in the jungles must be able to understand the
Bible otherwise God could be accused of hiding His best
from humble believers and only revealing it to the well
So read Hebrews 10, 26-30 over and over, pray, ask for
revelation from the Holy Spirit. Believe what you receive
from the Word. Look at what comes before the verses
and what comes after. Who is speaking and to whom? Now
and this is it - apply the verse to your life first
of all. Then, if and only if it is necessary, go to
the commentaries and dictionaries but remember that
the best commentary on the Bible is the Bible itself.
It's a simple answer but I hope it helps, once you see
how the Holy Spirit brings the Word alive for you, you
will never look back.
§ This page was made by Dave Wilson of
Why not ask Dave to make your web pages for your
be as pleased as we are.
Who are we ?
Les Norman is a speaker and a writer with a heart for
the lost, the last and the least of the world. Pilar
Remón is a teacher, an intercessor, counsellor and a
very popular Christian poet in the Spanish language.
If you speak Spanish this is Pilar’s free
book. Our daughter Elisabeth is finding her way
forward in youth work.
Ladies and gentlemen,
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Myanmar - Burma
Desperate need for Bible teachers
| We have a desperate need of people who
have a heart to bring us a week or month of teaching for
my uneducated church in Golden Triangle City, focused
on salvation of sinners. With shame but sincerity I have
to say that we cannot provide any funds. Greetings and
heartfelt gratitude from me and from the church in the
village for what you are doing and for your prayer and
work for us.
Philip, national Myanmar missionary
§ Dear Philip, While you wait
to see who offers to come and help, I would sincerely
recommend that you take our School
of Mission notes and lessons from our website which
are my own heart and voice, and teach these very subjects
yourself in your language and with your own culturally
appropriate illustrations and testimonies added in. You
will find this 2 Timothy 2.2 approach to be very effective,
as many leaders just like you have found all over the
From soldier to servant
| My wife came to know the Lord 5 years
earlier than me and while I was on the battlefields of
the mountains of Nicaragua, she would pray for me. God
heard her clamour and years later I came to the feet of
Christ. Since I welcomed Him, I had a call to undertake
a pastoral ministry. Thus, using up our savings, we bought
a plot of land and started an evangelisation work and
set up a church in Ciudad Sandino, Managua. This neighbourhood
is ridden with juvenile crime, prostitution, drugs and
many a broken household. We have won many souls for Christ,
young people who are now serving Him. We have only got
God's support and our and other people's prayers, but
we do welcome any group sharing this vision.
Colonel Silvio Palacios Baca,
Pastors lose six children
| After days of searching for
them, the two Beslan pastors have now discovered that
six of their eight young children died in the local school
hostage drama. Between 1,500 and 2,000 people gathered
in front of their homes to support the Totievs' who are
loved very much. As others in the crowd began cursing
and vowed to take revenge Pastor Sergey Totiev stood up
and said: "Yes, we have an irreplaceable loss, but
we cannot take revenge. As Christians, the Bible teaches
us that we must forgive. Vengeance is in Gods hands."
"the most powerful sermon and witness that has perhaps
ever been heard in that community." It said "the
crowd was very moved.
From Russian Ministries
60,000 Kilometres Gospel Expedition
| This record breaking
expedition visited about 236 different cities and
town across Russia's 11 time zones. It lasted 221
days and they drove over 60,000 kilometres to hold
over 447 different evangelistic meetings. Hundreds
of people came to Christ and bringing humanitarian
aid gave the evangelical churches a new realm of
authority that they've never had before and tore
down a lot of suspicion." Full story here:
Sent in by Bob &
Cheryl Hosken, Moscow.
Agape-Biblia and Agape Rehab Society
widows, students and pastors
| George Purkweri from DCI Uganda and his
wife managed to reach us despite transport difficulties
with materials for the Bible School, pens, exercise books
and study materials. He brought 40 goats, 40 hoes, seeds
and 2 saws; all were given in isolated locations which
are far from one another. We managed to reach even up
to Yei 100 miles from the border. George and his wife
visited all the churches and preached in the markets.
About 80 people were saved and 4 bedridden sick people
were healed, and some others walked in various locations.
Some roads were bad, rain was heavy but George and his
wife did the work of God.
Tom Kokanyi, Sudan
Funeral brings deep insights
I went to Miss Orn's Thai funeral, the lady who died of
AIDS a week after receiving Jesus. (See the last edition)
It was an open fire and I could see everything but it
really hit home to me that she really was not there and
that God had saved her. I also was truly humbled and realised
that we have only three purposes while on this earth:
To prepare for our salvation; to teach and help others
prepare themselves for their own salvation, looking completely
to God's grace, mercy and love; and finally to make a
difference in this world in the short time we are here.
Les, I realised all that while looking in that fire. I
saw that she was no longer in that body but she was in
Christ's presence in His unconditional love. I have seen
thousands of funerals like this in my time in Thailand
but, Les, this was the first body of a young lady who
gave her life to Christ in her last moments. To think
that I helped her to find Christ and then only a week
later I saw her in the cremation fire, this truly blew
me away. It made me put everything into perspective and
my eyes were opened by her and by God like never before.
Gareth Lavell, Chiang Mai.
§ Dear Gareth, This is very
sad news, except for the certainty that Miss Orn is now
with Jesus, whereas only a few days ago she had no hope
for her coming move into eternity. Thank God for Jesus,
and we also thank God for your love and the love of your
wife which brought the salvation of Christ to a poor woman
in the moment of her greatest need.
Les and Pilar.
§ Gareth's ministry
serves men, woman and children with HIV/AIDS, and he has
seen thousands lost to this terrible disease over the
years in Thailand. Why not visit Gareth's website, see
what you can do to help him and his work amongst people
who live in sight of the gates of eternity.
Les and Pilar
Bible School Materials
Blessed be God for this website . .
| That links missions, churches and workers
all around our world. My personal prayer is that each
mission, church and Christian worker would fast and pray
for the support of the editors and for all the other needs
of the World Christian Network as my wife, four children
and I have decided to do every Friday. Let's build a prayer
chain for DCI around the world.
Vespacien and Richarde Ganza-Kobozo,
§ Vespacien, what can we say
? What a precious man you are, there is nothing more valuable
to us than the kind of support and friendship you have
offered, God bless you and give you strength to stand
with us in world ministry. Together we can change the
world, one person at a time.
Les and Pilar.
for an open door
|For me the Great Commission is Tunisia.
I work in education and would like to go to Tunisia as
a working teacher or, as they say, a tent maker.
Héctor Salinas, Paraguay
Church Planting Training Oct.1-3
| We are holding our first Luke 10 training
weekend for house church leaders led by experienced church
planters Tony and Felicity Dale. We expect the time to
inspire our church network and others to carry the good
news to unreached areas and plant churches.
Peter Worthington, Bromsgrove
New national Christian news page
| National and regional
Christian news with features, music, arts and events
based on our 10-year-old publication.
New website for School of Mission
| I have included all
88 lessons and some extra material of my own. Any
comments on the site would be appreciated.
Roger Collins, Anglican
College of Evangelists
Associate Evangelist Open Air campaigners
§ Roger, you have done
a marvellous job, it is great to see how the word
of God is spreading widely and growing in power
especially in the darkness of the Internet.
§ If you would like to include this news page
or the whole School of Mission on your website,
just let us know but go ahead without making changes.
There is no copyright and nothing to pay. Freely
we have received, freely we give.
Les and Pilar.
Soul Winning Quote of the Month
| We are more interested
in keeping the sick out of heaven than we are in
keeping the lost out of hell. (Adrian Rogers on
the subject of prayer meetings)
Jamie Morgan, The Soul
Igniting a passion for souls on six continents.
Can't we learn how to forgive?
| Aggression between peoples
is getting more serious every day. Over here believers
are against one another for political reasons but
can we not learn to live in Christ to be able to
forgive and be forgiven. Please, pray for my country
so that we can all get through the trouble we are
in these days.
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