The Worldwide Christmas Party
for the Poor 2007 . .
The Party happened this year in the
Click on the country names to read the organizers report. Click here
to see the photos:
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3000 disabled people, AIDS victims, street kids, homeless people,
beggars, widows and orphans enjoyed a day they will never forget,
eating, drinking and being served by smiling believers, and after an
explanation of the reason for Christmas they went home with a gift
to commemorate God's greatest and best gift of all, to them and to
everyone, Jesus - Saviour, Healer, Provider and Giver of Hope.
More information on our World Christmas Party here
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Alexis was a commander in the rebel MPIGO movement based in Danane,
Ivory Coast. In 2004 when the war was at its height, he was
strongly touched by the Lord and put down his weapons. As a result,
he was imprisoned by the other rebel chiefs who saw his conversion
as a betrayal. We prayed, he was released, and was baptised in
water and then baptised in the Holy Spirit. That was four years ago
when the conversion of this man was one of our encouragements in
that difficult crisis.
Mah Malachie, Danane - Ivory Coast
mah_malachie @ yahoo.fr
"Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown"
and he replied,
"Go out into the darkness and put your hand into the hand of God.
That shall be to you better than light and safer than a known way!"
King George VI of England, New Year
They all ate and were satisfied,
and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of bread . .
but then they asked what shall we do with what is left over?"
With whatever money and food that is
left over from the Christmas Parties for the Poor I would do this:
Go yourself and take a small group from the church around the
streets to where the poor, the crippled, the homeless and the
beggars are hiding, and go to them with bags of food and drinks once
every week to bless them until the money runs out. This is what
some believers in our city do for the many men and women who are
living outside in cold winter nights. The most important thing is
to spend time with the street people and the poor, to go to them and
to talk to them where they are not waiting till they come to
church. Take church and God's love to them, accept them, pray with
them on the streets and treat them as human beings not as rubbish to
be cleared from the streets by the local government. The people who
go with you will learn the values of God and His Kingdom as they
walk with you. Be a pastor to the poor, God will bless you and the
poor will love you and hug you for caring for going to see them.
Les Norman, DCI England
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Rosa Maria, 32, São Sebastião -
rosa_missoes @ hotmail.com
A VHP sponsored attack dampened Christmas as at least six churches
were set on fire in Orissa's Kandhamal district.
Reported by several readers in India
I was born into a Moslem family
but I am now saved by grace. Disciples of All Nations works through
audio visuals, radio and campus ministry and many are deciding to
Awudu Razak, 31, Kumasi - Ghana
awudur @ yahoo.com
Let me try and reply to the questions
you have raised from Myanmar
where you face severe difficulties in opening a School of Mission.
In fact although your unenviable
situation is unique to Myanmar the fact is that in many countries
there are severe restrictions of one kind or another. This is why we
have adopted the simple, easy to adapt and easy to hide discipleship
principle as shown by both Jesus and Paul. We have turned away from
the typical and expensive to operate Western model of the special
Bible School building with professional paid staff and so on. Our
course discipleship not a degree course, it is training not
education, it is doing what Jesus did not listening in a classroom.
In my view the way forward in Myanmar is to do what Jesus did in the
way that he did it in the country where he lived, one that was
severely oppressed by a military power from overseas working through
a hostile religious system, a land where the people had very few
rights and little liberty or money. How you work this model of
discipleship out is for you to decide, whatever you do your School
of Mission will be born and will grow and be a blessing by your
faith and by your prayer. The Lord knows the exact situation in
Myanmar and He has a word and a way forward for you that takes into
account all the restrictions, laws, ideas and issues that prevail in
your country. You may have to do things a very different way from
the usual ways that the church has tried and failed with. Thank you
for the invitation but even if I come to Myanmar I could not help
you because I know nothing about how to do things in your country,
all I can do is to open the New Testament to the gospels, then to
Acts and then to some of Paul's' letter's and read the scriptures to
you and pray for revelation from heaven to come into your soul and
mind from Christ. I can do that from here and so I shall. The Lord
says that it is He who holds the key of David, the key that opens
doors that no man can close, and closes doors that are not good for
you to go through, and so he makes sure that you cannot open them.
My advice to you is to pray, pray and pray some more, and prepare to
be different, to be radical and to learn new ways from Jesus.
Follow Him and you will not go wrong.
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All the Bible School teachers and students are going as a team to
tell people about Jesus over 300 miles away from our capital Yangon.
It is 8 hours away by bus to the school mission field and a leprosy
mission at another place. May you remember us for the journey and
that God may open the people' hearts.
Name removed for security reasons -
Yangon - Myanmar
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Oswald Chamber's My Utmost for His Highest
Marlene D. Bergman, 68, Ancaster
In the last three months we have planted a new church in the Basque
Country of Spain and we are truly amazed to find just how many towns
in this region have no established live church.
Gaston Oviedo Videla, 34, Vizcaya - Spain
gastonros21 @ hotmail.com
Our convention was the best ever. We served about 7800 meals, about
246 people responded to the call of God. Many alcoholics and demonic
oppressed were set free from alcoholism and Satan and many were
healed physically. Emirates Airline donated 1000 blankets, 4000 toys
and 5000 sticker books for our Mercy Homes.
Pastor Daniel Varghese, Kerala - India
Many of you have been asking how things are
in Kenya . . .
In the violence after the disputed presidential election
thousands have lost their lives, and hundreds of thousands their
homes in slums and villages. By God’s grace our family and our
workers are fine except for one of our elders who lost his son who
was killed by police brutality. Many foreign organizations have
evacuated their staff. There is a temporary break at the moment
since former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan arrived in Nairobi for
mediation effort but no one knows when and where next clashes may
break out. The ethnical unrest even affects the churches where
different tribes come to worship the Lord together. Though it is
mostly portrayed as a conflict between Kikuyus and Luos, the reality
roots much deeper in Kenyan history with tribal grudges which have
been there for many years only being fuelled by this political
firestorm. Very unfortunately, in western Kenya some church members
burned alive their church-mates of another tribe by locking them up
in the sanctuary. Kenya is going through the most painful part of
its path to mature democracy since independence. Your prayers will
surely help in this time of uncertainty for many Kenyans, including
our workers many of whom are scared. Also, kindly pray for us to
wisely encourage leaders without showing favouritism during this
sensitive time. Thank you for keeping us close to your hearts and in
Paul & Eunice Lee, Nairobi - Kenya
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Eric Mckenna, Mansfield - UK
I am happy to tell that we have bought 18 goats good size at 45,000
shillings each (£15) and we will find many more up to the value of
the £1100 gift that DCI supporters sent to buy goats for orphans
this Christmas. These first goats will go to the widows and orphans
in Barlonyo Camp where over 300 people were massacred in one day not
George Purkweri, Pastor of the Poor, Lira -
purgeorge2000 @ yahoo.com
At the Ivory Coast School of Mission the students received their
diplomas in front of pastors from other churches. Four graduates
have opened new churches and one is ready to open a new School of
Mission. We have 15 registered for the next course.
Pastor Mah Malachie, Danane - Ivory Coast
mah_malachie @ yahoo.fr
We are looking at opening 17 new training centers this year and we
have more requests from our graduates for Banking for the Poor loans
for micro-businesses. Our training program will reach five of the
sixteen counties of Liberia this year if we can find ways of buying
motorbikes or bicycles to transport ourselves. A friend in the USA
sent 1,800 Bibles to our School of Mission as his contribution to
our training of men and women for Jesus, as we really needed them.
Pastor John Duco, Monrovia - Liberia
pastorduco2002 @ yahoo.co.uk
God proves to be good to the man who passionately waits,
to the woman who diligently seeks.
It's a good thing to quietly hope,
quietly hope for help from God.
It's a good thing when you're young
to stick it out through the hard times.
When life is heavy and hard to take,
go off by yourself.
Enter the silence.
Bow in prayer.
Don't ask questions.
Wait for hope to appear.
Don't run from trouble.
Take it full-face.
The "worst" is never the worst.
Why? Because the Master won't ever
walk out and fail to return.
If he works severely, he also works tenderly.
His stockpiles of loyal love are immense.
Lamentations 3, 19-33, The Message