the 30th May 2003 edition
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Adventure of the Month
In the eventful weeks of travelling in China . .
I began to understand Chen and found appreciation for him growing by
the day. Chen’s grandfather had been in high places,
specialising in the classics. His father had been in government
and so a ready target for the Red Guards. He saw his parents led
away and killed, his house and belongings confiscated. In fear
for their own lives, relatives refused friendship to this nine-year
old. Hidden deep Christian faith caused an Asian Chinese from
far away to befriend him. This man walked from village to
village, repairing pots, pans and buckets for small amounts of
money. With nowhere else to go, Chen joined him on his travels,
learned his skill and slowly embraced his faith.
for three years, Chen lived alone in a cave . . . twice Chen was
imprisoned for his faith . . For those few short weeks as I began to
grow to know this very extraordinary man, I realised that I had begun
to know Jesus in a different light also. The thought did cross
my mind that at times when the presence of the Lord was very close,
perhaps He wore the heavy disguise of a Chinese missionary called
§ To read
the full unique story of this recent visit to China, which we are
privileged to publish click
here We know the author personally who is
the most remarkable man now in his later years having spent a lifetime
in intercession and mission.
Les and Pilar, the editors.
¿Are there any missionaries in Israel?
I need to get in touch with any
Gladys Dominguez, Ituzaingo-Corrientes.
Successful evangelism at Thiruppur
1500 people attended from heathen
background, 100 people committed their lives to the Lord and we had 30
baptisms. God healed one family from demon possession and they too are
baptized in the water. Our Pastor Babychen and his workers did a 40 day
fast for Gods intervention in the city. God did show up and healed the
Pastor Daniel, Kerala.
Call to Sweden
I would like to contact a
ministry in Sweden. I am going by the end of this year. I do not know
anybody there and I am learning the language. I have had this calling
for 3 years. We are going to start our ministry.
Sixty last May 4th !
Now I'm a 60 year old - I've decided to
slow down a bit, and just work from 9 am to 9 pm. The big news is that I
finished a major upgrade in our online courses last week. Now a student
can simply go to this
page and study from an
Internet cafe or library in English or Russian, or study offline. We
have 250+ lessons including the School
of Mission from this website.
Robert Hosken, Moscow.
Free Russian Agape-Biblia: http://www.agape-biblia.org
Authorized Moscow website: http://agape-biblia.narod.ru
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our USA visitors
Ireland: Alpha in Belfast
will be the first Alpha in Spanish in NI and will probably start in
September. Please, pray that we may find the immigrant Latino people in
NI interested. We all know that were it a course on cake decoration,
cultural history of shoes or dinosaurs there wouldn't be any problems,
but a course to talk about Christianity and to be a Christian and lead a
Christ-like life really means that it might raise more than an eyebrow.
Jose Luis Iparraguirre D'Elia
Answering your Internet questions . . .
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Les, the editor.
Consequences of Iraq as seen from here . .
The war has inflamed passions around the
globe. Arabic media are strongly denouncing the actions of
coalition forces. Large anti-war demonstrations are occurring in
many locations. Western expatriates working in Morocco and
throughout the Muslim world are under particular stress. Pray the
peace that surpasses understanding will reign in the hearts of
Christians living in Morocco. Pray for God’s Psalm 91 protection
on them and for effective witness. Pray the outcome of current
events will result in a greater openness to the Gospel among Muslims in
Morocco and throughout the Muslim world.
Arise, Shine, Morocco
From Les & Pilar, the editors . .
We are very sad to pass on the news of the unexpected death of 9 year
old Emanuel, the severely disabled son of our close DCI Fellowship
colleague in Uganda, Pastor George Purkweri. He writes:
"God at last decided to take my son
Emmanuel and allowed us to suffer this pain. Thank God for the special
grace to keep Emanuel who had brain damage from birth, until now when
he died peacefully in our hands. Yesterday we buried him in our
traditional land in Kyoga. May God help us also like him to finish our
race so that we be with him one day in eternity. Through Emanuel God
trained us to handle helpless, vulnerable and suffering people with
whom we can really feel together. They should never be disadvantaged
and thrown away. For anybody who is keeping a retarded child let them
be encouraged that for those who love the Lord all things work out for
good to those who love the Lord.
Pastor George and Jane Purkweri
From the hottest place on
It’s springtime and it already seems like a sauna; imagine what summer
will be like. In this new stage of our church, we’d like to invite the
entire city. We are inviting people in a simple way, handing out
invitations on the streets face to face. For example, we are spraying
several hectares by hand and we need to do it by airplane. Therefore, we
ask the Lord that He concedes this miracle to us in order that we may
reach out Murcia for Christ.
Javier Castillo, Murcia.
For June 1 we need intercessors . .
We are delivering an evangelistic paper
door to door, then weekly in this great city; the multi-cultural capital
of the world with 185 first languages.
looking for contacts to go in mission to Italy
I think that all the countries
need the light of Jesus. My heart is longing for going to Italy, a land
that is also in need of Jesus.
Pablo Armas, Quetzaltenango
Editions | For
This page made me cry.
Right now I am recovering from an illness I
caught on the field with the Guaraos people but I found this page and it
made me cry with gratitude because it is so difficult to find men and
women who will put their shoulder to the plough in missions and not look
Dunia Centeno de Limpio, Cumanà.
Leone: To reach the unreached . .
Looking for partners especially
for the Fulas, Yalunkas, and Mandigoe. They are less than 2%
Christian I have a BA Missions and a Diploma of Theology. Please
come to help me.
Joseph N.M. Conteh, Freetown
I want to know all about India.
And all I need to know about being trained for India. If you are in
India and need workers please let me know.
Jose Lopez, Viña del Mar.
Free Evangelism and Discipleship
Global University http://www.globalreach.org
home of the well-known ICI study materials, has a new site for
evangelism, marriage and discipleship resources in a number of
languages, all free.
Tony Whittaker, Repton
Dominican Rep: Called to the Sajarauis
We have heard the call to missions and God has opened a door for us
to go to Western Sahara to the refugee camps of the Sajarauis, who are
99% non-Christian. We have an invitation to direct a telecom centre
donated by YWAM who were looking for people from our nation because we
have similar physical features and language to the local people in WS.
Wendy y Ramón Manuel Sosa.
Keep Praying for Indonesian Christians
Christians In Crisis is praying for the suffering Christians in
Indonesia who have been displaced by years of persecution. Unable to
return to their homes, many are living in refugee camps and are
suffering from malaria. To find out more visit our website.
Editions | For
Take your children out of school . .
"Some years ago when we began to bring in children from the
street we soon found that the most serious problem we had was in
educating them. The state schools were the worst possible place
for them as they went straight back into a street atmosphere and it
wasn't long before one way or another all our hard work was undone. We
tried to take them to the Christian colleges which are really for the
upper classes of Guatemala, the wealthy. Although in the beginning
these schools did offer us a discount, it was not long before they
began to fear for their reputation as it did not go down very well to
have our street children sat alongside the children of the more
privileged members of society. So in order to protect their good
name all the schools eventually asked us to remove our children.
Miguel Diez y Ma.Carmen , Remar,
Christian work in 52 nations
So what happened next ?
To read the compelling full story in three minutes click here
- it really touched our hearts. We know the writers very well, no more
genuine and compassionate people will you find. Les and Pilar,
Training the Estepona church.
We are getting the church ready for Spanish
pastors to take the lead, and we are travelling to different cities to
share the vision to get ready for God's visitation. The Lord opened a
door for us in Barcelona. Pastor Adelino of Mollet wants us to go back
with all our family. The AOG youth in Catalunya have invited us to
their summer camp and we will continue working with Pastor Miguel and
his gypsy congregation in Badalona.
& Cristina Santos.
Africa: Our Father in Heaven
He watches us with loving eyes . .ever eager for us to commune and
fellowship with him. As missionaries we sometimes, like Martha,
get wrapped up in the work we need to accomplish. Lets focus more of our
attention on Jesus and the work He has done for us.
Taizé: Saturday evening prayer live on the web
Domradio in Cologne, Germany is broadcasting the Saturday evening
prayer from Taizé, each Saturday until 7 June. The prayer is recorded
at 20.30 and broadcast at 22.00 CET, 20.00 GMT. Go to: http://220.127.116.11/Live/live-start.htm
The Taizé Community, France
India: Non-Christian wants to suppress our church.
is trying to purchase the adjacent building. If he does our activities
will surely be attacked. Our present building is highly inadequate,
please pray for provision for us to purchase the adjacent building .
we are missionaries in Paraguay
We need your prayer support for this country, for whom God has great
promises. For further details, please write to us.
Anibal y Analia