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We have at least 18,645 Christians with us . . .
They are in 10 areas, 25 pastors and 78 evangelists, this is the fruit of the evangelism. I ask you if you can provide us the 85 diploma level studies because that is also very important for us. Now the war is getting over, we need men of God to help heal the wounds through the word of God, crusades, training, etc. It is in this aim that Word of Life for All People Ministry has been founded few months ago. Please assist Burundi to bring revival in it because many souls have gone astray due to war and other kinds of wickedness.
Rev. Joseph Cimpaye, Bujumbura, Burundi.

Millions of people live in slavery today.
We encourage former slaves by providing links to training, financial and spiritual support. Slavery did not end with Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation during the American Civil War. We need your help to educate the public about modern slavery. This is a problem that concerns every free man and woman in the world. We encourage you to examine our site and learn about modern slavery. Make this tragedy a part of your political and social life. Drag this crime out into the bright light for only by talking about it can we defeat it.
Marty Diamond, USA.

In India 23rd July- 6th August.
I shall be preaching in the city of Nazareth in Tamil Nadu, and later in conjunction with the drama 'Heaven's Gates, Hell's Flames' in Madurai, as well as teaching and preaching in other churches. I shall also be visiting the orphans that we support. I would very much value your prayers, especially at this increasingly uncertain time in India. It is a nation on the threshold, and it could just as easily fall into chaos or revival!
John Fergusson, England.

With many thanks . . 
For all the effort you make, the work and the love to keep us together around the world through these pages.  Every day the Lord encourages me through the messages, I am growing through the studies and getting ready to respond to His call to the nations.  May God continue to pour his grace and power through this ministry.  You have no idea nor can you imagine the blessing of being able to count on you.
Jenny Lizeth, Bogotá-Colombia

Information about tent making (self-support for mission) on the internet. and and 
Sent by Missions Mobilisation Network, London, England

Progress with the Bank for the Poor in Uganda.
Our ministry is advancing and touching many disadvantaged people groups in Lira District and neighbouring Apac. We have a pilot site for all kind of micro-projects in Baramindyang with bee keeping, tree planting, and nursery for a sustainable agriculture.You will see widows uprooting trees in the hot sun yet they are happy working together as a team. Nutrition, HIV/AIDS training is going on and there are fish farming, bakery and brick making projects. Our aim is to transform society through practical Christian living in hard work, honesty and accountability. We are aiming to make our people self reliant using the local resources around us and to have funds to preach the gospel.
Pastor George and Jane Purkweri, Lira, Uganda.

Please pray for my country . . 
We want to avoid any political crisis caused by the death of  Dr. Joaquin Balaguer, a leader who maintained a certain stability here. Please pray for me as well as I have just been given the responsibility of leader the youth in my church.
Karina Herrera, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.


Greetings to you from the Cold Maluti Mountains.
We have started a missions training school since last year, it is the first and only Missions Training School in the country, we have presently an enrolment of 4 students, we hope to grow as time goes on. I am sure your studies will help us tremendously.
Ntai Pheko, Lesotho, Southern Africa.

I would love to go to Brazil or to a Montana Indian reservation . .
Or wherever the Lord send me. I am from PR but I have been living in USA for 10 years. I am 33, single and Catholic. I have always wanted to go on a mission to help people, and I have decided that October or November is the month. Anyone have some ideas?
Elbaliz Mendez, New Jersey, USA.

Vision for Rwanda . . . 
EASR is an evangelical association created in Rwanda in 2000 by Christians from different churches, after an evaluation of many problems faced by the population - war, climatic condition, earthquake, flooding, epidemics, economic crises, bad life condition, faith confusion caused by different doctrines of different churches etc. All these problems and others make the life of people miserable and also make them lose hope. Our plan includes the construction of a HQ, a missionaries’ school, a printing place, a music studio, sending missionaries, organising crusades and seminars, construction of hospitals, dispensaries and workshops. We welcome help from churches all over the world.
Rev. Aera Amiel, Kigali, Rwanda.

Teaching IT Skills As Mission
For many years, teaching English has been a major way in to evangelism in many cultures. Now, teaching IT and web skills is gaining the same significance and presents a major opportunity. Read more at: 
Missions Mobilisation Network, London, England

Serving the deaf in Spain's Castellon Gospel Festival
Just wanted you to know that we will be there along with hundreds of other young people from Spain.  If you are anywhere near and want to meet deaf people we are there and we can translate for you with signs so that the deaf do not miss out on any blessings.
Dámaris y Pili Gómez Peñuelas, Barcelona, Spain.

A month of mission in the USA.
Our team from several Latin American countries has just finished a month working with the Hispanic Baptist Church in Hampton Roads, Norfolk,VA.  This is a hard town for Hispanic people to settle in, but the Lord was with us and we managed to contact 170 of them.  We took the gospel to about 50 of whom 40 accepted Jesus as Lord.  The Baptist Convention has a passion for this part of the USA and have established new churches here.
Leah Rebecca, Venezuela.

Charlotte Eagles Soccer Club
We have members going on mission to Ethiopia through the ministry of sport. If you ever want us to come and work with you, we are willing to go wherever the Lord allows us.
Hugo Galeano, Matthews, USA. 


You've heard of the 10/40 Window but how about the 70/40 Window ?
The 70/40 window encompasses Western and Eastern Europe, the top of Turkey and across the central Asian countries, including Mongolia to Japan. It might include the Silk Route, but the emphasis is a focus on Revival in Europe. All the facts from:
John Clements, Nottingham, England.

The story of the church in Vetovo, NE Bulgaria.
The population is 4,500 - Bulgarians, Turks, Gypsies and Tartars. Most live by agriculture and stock-breeding but unemployment is very high. There are two basic religions, Orthodox Christianity and Muslim. We preached the Gospel for the first time in 1994 and many people received Jesus. We started gathering together in a rented club but later we were forced leave because we were considered a cult. We had no choice but gather in the open irrespective of the weather. We met in the rain and we continually served the Lord. Many people, both Muslims and former Orthodox repented of their sins. It was in 1997 that the Lord gave us a Prayer House and now the church has 60 members and 70 supporters.  We aim to spread the good news so that everyone in Vetovo may hear about Jesus Christ and expect at least 500 people may be added. We want to send missionaries to neighboring villages to open new churches and to fix up our building. We are open to everyone who wishes to write to us.
Pastor Plamen Spasov, Bulgaria.

Seminars planned for East Africa.
Since Unlimited Strategy Evangelism conducted its Antioch Commission Seminar in Nakuru, Kenya in Sept. 2001, USE has received invitations to conduct seminars in ten locations within five East African countries. The "East African Project" is now a high priority of USE. Current plans are for Nakuru and Bungoma, Kenya. Countries within the East African Project are Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, and Malawi.
Charles Aranyas, Houston, Texas, USA

In the 1930's millions of Bibles were confiscated . . . 
Stalin sent multitudes of believers were sent to the gulags (prison camps), where most died for being "enemies of the state." In Stavropol, Russia, this order was carried out with a vengeance. Recently, the CoMission ministry, which Campus Crusade for Christ sponsored, sent a team to Stavropol. The city's history was not known at that time. But when our team was having difficulties getting Bibles shipped from Moscow, someone mentioned the existence of a warehouse outside of town where these confiscated Bibles had been stored ever since Stalin's day. After much prayer by the team, one member finally got up the courage to go to the warehouse and ask the officials if the Bibles were still there. Sure enough, they were. Then the CoMission asked if the Bibles could be removed and distributed again to the people of Stavropol. The answer was "yes"! The next day the CoMission team returned with a truck and several Russian people to help load the Bibles. One helper was a young man, who was a skeptical, hostile, and agnostic collegian who had come only for the day's wages. As they were loading the Bibles, one team member noticed that the young man had disappeared. Eventually, they found him in a corner of the warehouse weeping. He had slipped away hoping to quietly take a Bible. What he found shook him to the core. The inside page of the Bible he picked up had the handwritten signature of his own grandmother! It had been her Bible! Out of the many thousands of Bibles still left in that warehouse, he stole the one belonging to his grandmother-a woman persecuted for her faith all her life. No wonder he was weeping-God had just dramatically revealed Himself to this young man. His grandmother had no doubt prayed for him and for her city. Her prayers had followed him, and now this young man's life has been transformed by the very Bible that his grandmother found so dear.
(c) Bill Bright, Campus Crusade For Christ, USA.
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Greetings from Bulgaria
I was born in June 1968, in Lom and now live in Rousse, Bulgaria. I graduated in Chemistry. The greatest miracle in my life took place in 1991 when I received Jesus Christ as my personal Saviour. I graduated the Grace Christian Seminary in Moscow in 1994 and was called by the Lord to set up a church in Vetovo. I finished a correspondence Bible Course at Logos Bible Academy in Bulgaria in 1995 and married Alexandrina in 1996.
Plamen Spasov, Bulgaria.

New web site for seeking Muslims.
It explains Isa al Masih (Jesus Christ) and provides information and stories about dreams and visions of Jesus happening today, general information about Jesus and His message, the Holy Scriptures, the Way to Paradise, evidence from biblical archaeology and creation science, and more. Volunteer Christian translators and believers who can supply content for the site, and email-based counsellors are needed.

Englishman meets missionary in the Philippines!
I spent a pleasant but frustrating afternoon with an Englishman from around Manchester. He is 70 and as agnostic a man as I’ve ever met. Stanley is into the New Age thinking and follows some of the weirdness that urges you to get in touch with your primary instincts as the “holy spirit” in you… the only thing I said all day that seemed to penetrate his darkness was that at 70 he had better be getting sure about whether to follow man’s thinking or God’s revelation. Even that only caused a moment’s hesitation. Short of God’s miracle, he seems hopelessly lost.
Richard Bartz, Cebu, Philippines.

The work with Pygmies continues despite our very limited resources. 
We want to open a small centre for primary care for the Pygmies once the primary school is completed. We need volunteers to help in this field of care by training others to become nurses etc. We also need help with medications or a means to obtain medicines. Our wish is for God to help us multiply centres of this kind all over the regions occupied by the Pygmy people. There currently seems to be an increasing interest for prayer within the Christian community here, but unity is not quite achieved yet. Since March we have seen symbolic and prophetic acts for our nation. Though the political situation is not quite stable yet, life seems to be coming back little back little.
Pasteur Anatole Banga, Bangui, Central African Republic.

It is time to look among the nations. 
It is time to care for our neighbours from amongst every nation, tribe, people and language. As we take on such a world vision and respond with world prayer, we will soon find ourselves caught up in God's world mission, in ways we "would not believe if it were told us"!
John Clements, Nottingham, England.

Weekly email newsletter from Arab International Ministry 
Includes an article from the international press that provides insight into current Muslim thinking and feeling; related prayer requests; and information on ministry opportunities.
Write to: aim_eprayer


Missionary to children in prison.
I am a missionary to children who live with their imprisoned parents in the Tijuana prison. These children have nothing, are abused in every way possible and desperately need Christ. Most, if not all, of their parents are drug addicts who use right in front of them. The Tijuana prison was built for 2,000 inmates, but holds 8,000. There are 200 children there because there is no foster care and they have nowhere else to go. If you can, please help by sending Christian Spanish material, Bibles, books, coloring books, lesson plan material, etc. for the children and their parents as well.
Kerry Smith, CA, USA.

We want to publish "The Fire of His Holiness" in Hungary
We've got permission to print Sergio Scataglini’s book - please help us pray in the $1500. Apart from blessing Hungary’s church, it will be a blessing for us – as since last November we have not received any support from Argentina. Since then, we are living by faith and the Lord, our ‘boss’, has not failed.
José y Elisa Német, Velence, Hungary

Christian TV going out from USA to Iran
Then onwards to the Persian Diaspora via satellite. Radio broadcasts are also going out. Praise for increase in opportunities via TV, Radio, and Internet to spread the gospel. There have been testimonies of salvation and Christian growth as a result. Please continue to pray for volunteer missionaries to help us with computerizing inventory, distant learning programs, accounting, and simple data entry. PWO also needs people to minister among Iranians in the Diaspora in various parts of the world.
Persian World Outreach, CA, USA |

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Christians still attacked in Indonesia.
Christians in North Maluku, Indonesia continue to face attacks resulting in injury and near death. At 9 o'clock this morning a vehicle containing ten Christians was heading to Ruku village when they were attacked by a mob of 300 people with machete knives and rocks. The driver, trying to shield himself, was struck several times. Though wounded, he drove the vehicle away from the mob to Hospital in Tobelo.
John Lindner, Christian Aid, USA.

Going to Vietnam next month.
Although us Americans are not exactly welcome there, the tourism thing still keeps the doors open. A friend and I will go in for two weeks on a “fact-finding” tour through the mountains of the north. Pray that we will have freedom to observe and ask the right questions, and most especially that we won’t jeopardize any of the Christians that are already there. We need a lot of wisdom in this regard, as the areas we hope to visit are all areas where the VN government is very sensitive to outside influences. It would be awful to put someone or ourselves at risk for the sake of a little information. We know the Lord will open doors, of course. We just want the wisdom to know what to do and what not to do.
Anon for security reasons, well-known to us.


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