Welcome to the May 1st 2002 edition.
Today's edition is here
How the Lord dealt with
us beautifully . .
First my husband renounced the priesthood and we joined our lives. Two
years later we joined the Anglican church and we ministered in Costa Rica for 2
years before we went to the Dominican Republic for 3 years. There we met the
Lord and as a result the sick were healed, the demon possessed freed and visible
changes took place in our denomination that caused a revival.
Guisella, Houston, USA
I am a pastor in the
north of Argentina . . .
Where I have set up a FM radio station. I would like to increase its power, its
frequency, so that it can reach three provinces. Please pray for me.
Hugo A Perichault, Saenz Peña - Argentina
Seminar in Cebu,
For seasoned leaders and aspiring candidates from the Philippines, Indonesia,
Australia, and the USA. Training will cover Prayer, Spiritual Warfare,
Indigenous Church Planting, Planning, Management and Support.
Richard Bartz, Seamist, Philippines.
Balzam Church is Moscow
told to leave
They helped our
church start up 3 years ago. Please pray for them!
Robert Hosken, Moscow.
Javier Solana says . .
Mid East peace
proposals have run out and that all new proposals are only the recycling of old
ideas. My husband is developing a theology of peace to be shared with high
officials in the Middle East. We need "prayer warriors" to
support our ministry, and any material or suggestions regarding this
God has the power.
To strengthen every
weak and poor situation. Power that we all can receive into our inner man
through the Spirit. Always point the poor and needy to Christ, who alone has the
resources to meet such overwhelming needs.
Tony Attwood, England.
Love and prayers for you
from wild, wild east
We don't have Easter in Russia until the 5th of May - so may God bless this
Easter for you.
Eugene Philimonov, Saratov, Russia.
divide life into "Monastery" and "Mission"
Although we seem hi-tech and 21 Century what we are really trying to do at the
heart of things is to get back to the mission model of the first 1000 years of
Christianity which was very effective in the evangelisation of barbaric
England of the year 500. In "Monastery" you have prayer, worship,
hospitality and provision. In "Mission" you have people spreading the
gospel and caring for the poor. Some people fit very well into the Monastery
side of things. Others are always raring to do something in "Mission"
- but they need the Monastery side for stability and resource, equally just to
have "Monastery" without Mission makes little sense by itself. One day
we would like a spacious house in Europe where people can come and meet and work
together. One day !
The DCI Community in England.
From exile in Colombia .
Upon being threatened we had to flee leaving behind our church and material
possessions. We also had to renounce the assignment in church as
regional director for Comibam in Medellin. We need your earnest prayers in our
Rolando Rincon, Colombia.
Training leaders in Kiev
for two years.
At first we used
other material but now with your material in Russian we would like to use that
in a formal way. The School is limited to 12 students to ensure good mentoring,
we only train people who are in leadership position already but cannot attend
one of the formal Bible Schools.
Pieter Dirk Steyn, Kiev, Ukraine.
A message to everyone...
Please do not forget to support missions, you will be abundantly blessed.
Hector Diaz Doto, Venezuela
Light and Hope district -
only in name.
Despite it's name, in this precarious neighbor- hood in the highest point
of the city, the houses are built out of cardboard, scrap and plastic. Its
inhabitants are simple people, the majority are children. We have a small room
where we conduct worship and hold classes in the open air.
Pastor Manuel Max Gonzalez, Durango, México.
Jesus film is getting around 15 villages
The report this month show 549 new converts. Jesus is doing His work.
Philippe Ouedraogo, Burkina Faso.
We love mission work .
I belong to a small church where there are many young people with the call to
mission. I ask your prayers for them and also for our pastor who has been
invited to work in Spain.
Javier Delgado, Bucaramanga, Colombia
were problems in Bangladesh . . .
But in Orissa we have known the Lord's help and presence. We have been extremely
busy travelling 14 hours a day then taking gatherings in the hill country among
tribals and new believers. Very interesting and encouraging as was the
graduation of 26 Bible students.
from the UK visiting Asia
Many of our children
in church suffer. .
because at home they
are ill treated by their fathers, stepfathers and older siblings. Some
fathers punish their children for attending church but they keep coming. There
are happy to come to our mission station and they enjoy singing praises to the
Lord. We truly need educational materials for them.
Max Gonzalez Frayre, Durango, México.
I prayer a lot for the
I also love my country and I want all Filipinos to know the Lord Jesus Christ as
Robert Valerio, Filipiino misionary to Korea.
Worsening crisis in
Argentina, eye-witness -
The prices have risen dramatically but there is no work. En Buenos Aires
many people of all ages now have to live in the streets, families sleep in the
city squares. You can see people eating from the rubbish and taking it home for
the family. Crowds are marching in protest while the banks are on holiday
or have no cash to give out, you can't even withdraw your own savings. The news
disturbs us and it distresses me that all the big names in ministry are nowhere
to be found. We can't see any shelters open, no soup kitchens, the old are left
with no help and no food, what has happened to the offerings ? It hurts to see
luxury in church while outside . . . Anyway, if people will pray with us we will
see the hand of God working in this sad time for my country.
One typical e-mail, author well known to us, Argentina
I know I am called to
missions . .
I am actively seeking direction, training and provision to carry out God's plan
for my life. Please pray for me.
Darryl Sit, Ontario, Canada.
Thank you all for your
prayers for Maria Lino.
Today Sunday at 1am Maria went into the arms of our heavenly Father. I
wanted to report her exact words after she came round at the hospital. She said,
"When the lightning hit our home, I had an excruciating pain in my chest
and legs. My husband just turned to ashes and my little daughter was in flames
and screaming, "Help me mum." Immediately after this, our hut
crumbled and collapsed on me. At that very moment I saw the Lord in great
splendor. I was happy to see Him. It was then when He told me that it was not my
time yet, that I needed to come back because there was still work for me to
do." From the short while that Maria was conscious, she only
shared the love of Jesus with all her relatives that came. As result, many of
them accepted Jesus as their Saviour and Lord. Today we received a
request from her family and neighbours to organize a Bible Study group in their
Pastor Patricio Bustamante, Tacna-Perú
As one called from Hawaii
to Las Vegas -
I am continuously being blessed as I surf your site. This is an answer to
prayer. I just want to say I appreciate all of you.
Jeffrey S. Soriano Sr. Las Vegas, USA
I am handicapped and know
Here in India not any association doing well for handicapped welfare. I want to
serve in India but I don’t know how.
Subodh Sharma Kumar, India.
We have won a great
victory in Jesus.
After endless hours of prayer and fasting, three young Nepalese men
(followers of Sai Baba) were granted student visas allowing them to attend
a Christian educational institution in the USA. It will take lots of time
to describe what they had to go through for this miracle to happen, I would like
just to mention that the visa arrived three hour before the departure time
of their plane to come to work in Cyprus. Now they know that
Jesus is real.
Gaby Phillips, with the DCI Community, Cyprus
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Gren Burgess, Facilitaid, England.
God placed Jordan in my
Please send me,
prayer request, latest situation.
Ameylia Chandra, Jakarta, Indonesia
In Zambia - school for
Due to increasing numbers the place is already too small therefore we are
seeking partners to help us grow this project.
Pastor Billiance Chindwe, Lusaka, Zambia.
All our Pastors and Bible
women doing well.
We arranged a Youth Conference and 150 men and women attended and I am glad 30
of them committed their lives to Jesus.
Samuel John Bula, Andhra Pradesh, India.
I feel glad knowing that
in England -
God has established your ministry to give His children some of His bread.
Manuel Velis-Pacheco, London, Canada.
School of mission in
If you have a call to mission, come and get a training course for
8 weeks. We also need 20 missionaries in different areas to help us.
Pastor. Miguel Angel Velasquez, Denver-USA
I am the treasurer at
Uganda Bank for the Poor
With all my heart I do recommend the vision God gave to support the poor
Christians with a little capital to up lift them. I am monitoring 5 members and
I have seen a great benefit and a big change. One member who was given 20.000
shillings for 2 months has now paid back the original 20.000 shillings and is
left with 25.000 shillings for his business. He can now afford to earn a living
as a Christian. A small scheme like this brings such big change in the lives of
people who have no hope.
Okwir Richard, Bar Ogole Church, Lira, Uganda.
Turmoil in Venezuela.
There has been an increase of violence and anxiety due to the uncertainty of the
future. In spite of this, the work has not been stopped, here in Margarita we
still work. The Lord is touching the lives of people with countless
problems by giving them His peace which cannot be explained.
Hamilton Tovar Porlamar- Venezuela
I am a missionary in
I have opened a school for future leaders to consolidate and train disciples,
equip and send missionaries. I also minister Encounter.
Elizabeth Getsemanì, Costa Rica.
What impressive pages
I am 55 years old. I
have just downloaded all your materials and I have the sensation of having
acquired a true treasure. I am convinced of the power of prayer which I want for
all my family.
In our worship meeting .
We collect offerings
and pray for mission work. We want to serve the Lord preparing
missionaries, with the great support provided by your School for Mission This
week I will introduce our strategy of prayer and fasting for 40 days.
Néstor Cañete, Argentina.
Help us to protect the
less fortunate ones.
We are part of a Catholic ministry which supports young people in
prison or drug addicted. We are
also a pro-life ministry. Since 1973 when abortion became legal in the USA,
38 million innocent and unprotected children have been killed.
Jose L. Lopez, Boston-USA
I have started to share
your School of Mission.
I am glad to find others with the same vision, passion and desire to share
the Gospel in the nations. We meet in our small family room.
Jacker Ruiz - Peru.
Nearly 600 Lambadi Tribe
in move of God.
Soon they will take
the water baptism and join the Church. We will be going next to the Koya and
Konda Reddi tribes. There are wild animals, poisonous snakes and hideouts for
communist extremists called “Naxallights” Please pray for this missionary
Samuel John Bula, Narsapur, India.
We have got
established in Barcelona, Spain.
We work in a local
church with the young people, do visits and we preach. Our next step will
be to open pioneer work somewhere in the North.
Danny y Claudia Pisoni from Argentina, Spain
Back from Ghana after 2
God is mightily at work in the Word Alive Church network, Esiama. They have 13
congregations, an orphanage, a school and a newly opened school for nurses. All
this from 1995. We also led a crusade in Odumase and saw 40 people healed or
come to know Jesus.
Dave Watts, West Midlands, England
Looking for an English
speaking couple . .
Orthodox Church in Moscow train stations.
With a call to South America's Amazon to work with us here in youth ministry for
at least a year. We will teach you Portuguese..
Rev. Ron Mauro, Amazon-Brazil.
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News from Ananova about Russia.