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No hope of living after crash until we prayed . . .
One young man here had been coma for 10 days after a traffic accident. His doctors opened his upper skull and then gave him little chance to live but after we prayed specially for him, God healed him and he can go on with his plans for marriage. Our people in Papua New Guinea are very busy running tent services to attend to hundreds of people. A Buddhist woman came to one of our students after a bad dream but that dream led her to Christ and brought tears to her face as she felt God becoming so real and near. Ever since we asked God to make this year as the year of revival He never left us jobless. Every week we go preaching and teaching in different churches and places, and it’s wonderful to see every hearts turn to God and be renewed.
Name withdrawn for security reasons,
Jakarta, Indonesia.

Faith in Jesus' name put this man,
whose condition you know so well, on his feet -
yes, faith and nothing but faith put this man healed
and whole right before your eyes.
Acts 3.16 The Message

School gives 250 more students, says preach freely.
The total of students that are listening to the good news weekly is now almost 700. I never thought that it would happen in my life. Can you imagine these boys coming from the streets and crime to Jesus and discipleship and them back to the streets as evangelists?

Silvana Mara, Pousso Alegre, Brazil

Good morning, I am God . . .
Today I will be handling all your problems. Please remember that I do not need your help. If life happens to deliver a situation that you cannot handle do not attempt to resolve it. Kindly place it in the 'Something for God to do' box. All situations will be handled in my time, not yours. Once the matter is placed into my box do not hold on to it worrying about it. Instead focus on all the wonderful things that are present in your life now. If it is a situation you think you are capable of handling please consult me first to make sure it is a proper solution. Remember I neither slumber nor sleep, so there is no need for you to lose any. Rest in peace and remember I am only a prayer away.

Four new Schools of Mission launch in Monrovia.

Two new churches started from the last DCI School, 9 women are also in business. It is very much encouraging seeing how serious most of our new students are. The Lord is working. Thanks a million for your great efforts and tireless prayer support.
John Duco, Liberia

Taliban say close churches, convert back or be bomb targets
Several believers from Charsadda, near Afghanistan have fled and others are living in fear. The police have deployed only two men at the churches as the provincial government is controlled by pro-Taliban parties. Christians, Hindus, Sikhs and other minorities make up about 3% of Pakistan's 170 million peoples and most live peacefully alongside the Muslim majority, although the minority groups are targeted repeatedly in attacks blamed on extremists.
Name withdrawn for security reasons, Pakistan.

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Celebration for the Nations
Wales, UK 28th July to 4th August 2007
A unique and remarkable gathering of worshippers in Wales from the nations touched by the 1904 Welsh Revival, to reopen the wells dug by our forefathers, and find new ones for our time. Author J. Edwin Orr said in 1975, "The 1904 Welsh Revival affected the whole Evangelical cause in India, Korea and China, renewed revival in Japan and South Africa, and sent waves of awakening over Africa, Latin America and the South Seas." Let's unblock the wells our fathers have dug! Let's sing to the new wells of divine intention for our generation. If you are carrying revival in your heart, and long for that overflow to the nations, come and join us.
Gail Dixon, Nations, Llanelli, Wales. 

Do you have many homeless people in England?
Where do they stay? How old are they? We have a lot here in Russia, most of them are alcoholics but I know Jesus loves them also.
Nadja, Omsk, Siberia

§ Hi Nadja, I am sorry to say that we do have a lot of homeless people in England. Lots of them are alcoholics or drug addicts, others have mental health problems and some have just come out of prison and with nowhere to go so they end up back in bad company. The church we belong to goes out every week to spend a while with them on the streets trying to make them feel like valuable human beings again. We take food and hot drinks as well as leaflets, health or housing advice, New Testaments and an invitation to church if they would like it. Some come and find faith in Christ and a new family. From my experience if any of these men and women will set their heart to follow the Lord and his ways, and set their minds to find a new life, then by the help of God they will make a new start because the gospel is sufficient to make even the most fallen man into a new creation. I was in a very bad way myself some 30 years ago but since I decided to follow Jesus I have never looked back or fallen away.

Free School of Mission succeeds in Sudan

My wife and I are located in Juba, Southern Sudan where we are establishing the ministry. In Nimule, Sudan I trained 21 Sudanese by the grace of God through the School of Mission some of whom are now ordained pastors and others have opened churches. Amazing results.
Pastor Edward Kamau Kiyanjui, Sudan

Opportunities to bless India's people

Our partner in India, Pastor Daniel in Kerala has asked me about a couple of projects. We have worked together for years and he is good man of integrity and genuine faith, with missions, churches, dozens of orphanages, Banking for the Poor, training schools, leper ministry and so on spreading all over India at some personal cost to many of his colleagues. See Daniel's website here Daniel has just asked me if we would sponsor 25 bicycles at £40/$75 each for 25 rural missionaries who have aleady proven themselves by planting new churches, walking everywhere. He also needs 25 sewing machines for poor ladies he has trained in tailoring. One sewing machine costs £40 or $75 and in the right hands will drive poverty from the family from the first day. Daniel also needs a extra children's sponsors at £15/$20 a month because he never stops taking in children who are abandoned by their poor parents, often just left outside the door. He says that people can commit themselves to help the children for one year, two years or five years at a time, or more but each sponsor is free to move away at any time. £15 per month covers all food, education, medical checks and housing. Daniel and his staff are English-speaking and good communicators.
Les and Pilar
Contact Pastor Daniel here about this opportunity

Spanish professionals return to Burkina Faso

We have already done two medical-surgical campaigns there which solved numerous serious health problems and improved the lives of hundreds of people. On the last visit we were also able to dig a deep well and work on purification and distribution of this essential means of life. In July for about team will return to start negotiations for a second well which will link to a fish farm project which we will be studying. We will also start the construction of a new dispensary for health care and be looking at sorting out some financial support for a local Christian doctorwho will continue to attend for children without charge. In December we are going to give me to make preparations for a medical mission there in July 2008 including surgery and the development of treatment for local sicknesses which produce blindness and infections.
Dr Angel Olmo, Barcelona, Spain.

Can the DCI Bank for the Poor work in rich nations?
Vigo in Spain is an industrial town with shipyards, Citroen cars and fishing. Could a DCI Bank for the Poor work here?
Tino, 50, Vigo, Galicia-España

§ Thanks for the question, I have no doubt that the micro-enterprise concept will work in Vigo which is a lovely city I know well, but a fairly substantial start-up capital would be needed because here in Europe it would be impossible to launch a Bank for the Poor with the $1000 or €750 that we invest in developing world nations to get an initial 10 poor people started.
Les Norman.

Hunger, misery and demons in the jungle
There is a place called El Mastil where the people live on manioc and nothing else. There is misery, poverty and even worse they have idols everywhere. We have been to houses with gaping holes in their roofs caused by stones dropped by invisible hands. We take the word of God to the people along with material help. We want to teach them how to cultivate their land to grow some proper food. Please pray for us to have the means and the strength to continue.
Mirta Siri, 60, Capital Federal, Argentina

Pastor fined 20 months wages in Belarus
Ten state officials raided the Pentecost service of John the Baptist Pentecostal Church in Minsk on 27 May. Pastor Antoni Bokun was arrested and fined 20 times the minimum monthly wage today for holding an unsanctioned mass meeting. has learnt. The church has state registration but has been refused permission to rent premises for public worship, so has to meet in a private home. Pastor Bokun told the court he had broken the law only because it went against the law of God. Fellow church member Jaroslaw Lukasik, a Polish citizen married to a Belarusian faces deportation. Athough he did not preach at the service, he faces accusations of conducting unauthorised religious activity as a foreign citizen.
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Ready to send help to places of extreme need in Africa
You can write to in Spanish only with the names of ministries that are working in areas where there is no food, and we can possibly help.
Alejandro & Vanesa De Rubeis, 31, Buenos Aires, Argentina

And unexpected smile in Picapiedras, Peru

A couple of months ago we told you about a Mrs Dina, . the lady who lives in a wooden and cardboard shack and who has a daughter with a bad mouth and lip birth defect. We prayed and you prayed, the Lord moved and this week a little girl has had an operation. We have just seen and she met us with an enormous smile. Her mother is a very poor lady who nevertheless never asked the anything. She cannot read or write and the only way she ever hears the word of God is when someone reads the Bible to her. Me, there is still something to be done here. Her house. The shack that she has is just one tiny room with her bed in it and a large cardboard box which serves as a table. The walls are made from bits of old wooden boxes and the wind blows through. The roof is made from bits of plastic and when it rains you get wet but this is where I have shared the gospel for almost a year now. My dream is that the words of faith that she has received will become a solid reality for her and her daughter, and that somehow we will be able to build a better house for her. That isn't too much to ask is it?
Juan Campos Ballesteros,
Our taxi-driver friend in Lima, Peru

§ We have just said to Juan that if he wants to work on plans to improve this house then we will do something to work with him in the project. So here we are then, one more opportunity for all friends in DCI to join with us and together we can make a difference for one poor family in Peru.
Les y Pilar.

Turn to face God so he can wipe away your sins,
pour out showers of blessing to refresh you,
and send you the Messiah he prepared for you, namely, Jesus.
Acts 3.19, The Message

Notice Board for the Nations

Tourism in Colombia up with a difference
The Christian community here is working with tourists who come to our country to show them what life is like for the people who live on the streets here. They can also spend a few hours helping us with workshops for the street people. So if you're coming this way please contact us.
Marisol Acosta, Bogota, Colombia

Only 2000 places for 14,000 children in Zambian town
Education, reading and skills break the curse of dependence. Please help us by sending or buying school books for a school for 200 vulnerable and orphaned children that we will open.
Pastor Claud Zimba, 32, Lusaka, Zambia.

Can you help us with a pickup truck?
We are working with native people in the mountains across five states and we really need a small truck to carry us with the gospel, clothes and medicines.
Adan Velasco Rodrigues, 48, Cd Nezahualcoyotl, Mexico

The Last Word for Today . .

Go away for yourself, for your own reasons,
from your country and from your kinfolk . . . .

Make up your mind separately from your clan. They are going to stay - you go! They are going to settle down, their religious drive has evaporated. Not so with you Abram. You emigrate. Keep travelling.

Go away to establish your own lifestyle in dependence upon Almighty God. And I will make you into a great nation, I will bless you. I will make your name great, You will be a blessing and I will bless those who bless you and I will curse those who curse you. And all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.
Genesis 12.1, as translated by scholar David Newington

§ I just found a paper with this verse written on it from way back in the 70's and 80's when David Newingtom would pass by the church we went to in those days. I remember how these words gripped my soul and would not let me go till I said Yes. I have no regrets, and I am still travelling. Why not come with me in the same call . .
Les Norman.

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