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Government's fails to stop spread of gospel
|Even as the government of Belarus
increases the repression of religious groups, evangelical
churches are growing faster than ever. and many more people
come to the Lord than they have in a long time. In October
2002, Belarus passed the most repressive religion law
in Europe. Non-registered churches are not allowed to
construct buildings unless they have 100 members over
18 years of age who have signed official forms. Many churches
struggle with facilitating growth as the government seems
to foil them at every turn: open-air evangelistic meetings
are illegal, as are house-church meetings with more than
five people in attendance. Source
Christian Aid Mission
Robert Hosken, Moscow Agape-Biblia
and Agape Rehab Society
Childless couple now have 15 children
|Philemon and Elisabeth graduated
from Bethel Bible School in 1987 and moved to Nabraboogo
to serve God with all their heart in the local church
of 150 members and children. They prayed for many years
to have children and now through death of relatives they
are caring for 15 children at once with difficulty of
finding enough food for all of them. They are very active
in pastoral, youth and women's ministry often travelling
more than 100 kms on each trip. It took years for Philemon
and his wife to save £125 and then to borrow £100
to buy an old moped. Then in the very taxi taking him
to buy the moped a thief stole his money. Please pray
that God encourage them in their ministry.
Pasteur Philip, AEAD-DCI,
§ We are happy
to say that a reader has responded with £50 for Philemon
and we will add the same. Between us let's turn this
evil to good and get this good man his moped.
Les and Pilar
Bibles in Braille and in English
|Can you help because we need
them for native children with no Bibles.
Andrés Vergara, Santiago
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Johan Candelin, Kokkola,
Where can we help ?
My profession is a master electrician,
I could teach and work with people. My wife is a chemical
engineer and knows French and English, we both believe
and would like to help in a good way maybe in a country
which needs technology. Of course we have our pay our
Karl Heinz Schmidt
§ Let me encourage you
to pray often and surrender your lives and skills to
the Lord, and ask Him to direct you the exact place
where your lives will count and make a difference. He
will never say No to a willing man and woman who loves
Jesus and the lost, the last and the least of the world.
In the meantime do all you can to become free to serve
and to travel, and Jesus will do everything else to
make it possible. There are many young German people
in mission work and Jesus needs many more to come forward.
At every opportunity you have go to missions meetings,
missions conferences and celebrations and make contact
with the missions, churches and agencies that are represented
there. Read their literature and see how the Holy Spirit
brings excitement to your hearts about some projects
and places, then investigate those more and see how
God leads. Our free School of Mission studies may help
you to become well prepared spiritually. We all wish
you very well and we will pray with you for the Lord
to grant you the desires of your heart, and much more.
Les and Pilar.
Bible School Materials
Come and work with us here
If you would like to serve with
us and work with hundreds of refugee children and women
affected by 14 years of Liberia's civil war and now
in camps in Ghana please contact me. These people need
clothing, food, vocational and Christian education hundreds
of that need your help. The office also needs a computer,
a printer,Christian books for school children, dictionaries,
magazines and Bibles.
Anthony Macedo Barlee,
Womankind Ass'n Evangelist, Accra,
Christmas camp in Andhra Pradesh villages
|We are going to distribute
new and old clothes along with gospel tracts to the poor
and needy. Please pray with us for this camp for to win
many souls for our Lord Jesus Christ.
Rev. S.Babu Rao, Hyderabad.
Can your church grasp this opportunity
One of our pastors has taken
the role of President of a nearby leper colony with
318 men and women lepers and their children. The number
was 200 only six months ago. My ultimate vision is to
win their souls and plant a church for them. I hope
to star with a Christmas dinner and gifts of clothes
to build a relationship. I am sure we can find a missionary
to work with them if we can support him. Not only that
but we have to think about long-term medicines, clothes,
food items and provide educational aids. It is a huge
task. Would your church take this on as a long-term
commitment to mission to some of the most rejected people
on earth ? Who do you know that helps lepers ?
Pastor Daniel, Kerala.
§ Pastor Daniel, To answer
your question personally I only know four people who
put their arms around lepers and help them. One is Jesus
through caring members of His body on earth like you,
the other is the very famous believer Dr Paul
Brand who recently passed away. Dr Brand did more
for surgery and ministry for lepers than any other living
man. There is also the very commendable and long established
lepra We would like to take on this mission to the leper families
because Jesus would do exactly that, but this project
really needs a church behind it, not people like us who live
day to day in the grace of Jesus. But maybe we will
have a go if nobody else will.
Les and Pilar.
Thank you for a 4th cow for
our Mercy Homes
Thank you DCI World Christians family so much for the letter
and gift for the 4th cow for the Mercy Home for the Mentally
Sick people. We have 14 inmates and so far 10 people
have gone from here healed and leading a normal life.
Prayer ,medication and love as well as the care improve
their condition and milk from the cow will surely help
these people much and give some work for the people.
Pastor Daniel, Kerala,
How long to get a diploma ?
If I'm able to
complete your Bible School at 1 chapter per-day or 1
chapter per -week, how long before I get my diploma or
degree so that I can go church planting?
§ I am glad
to hear from you again and I wish you very well. To
answer your question ,if you were to do one study with
all the written and practical work each week, then in
about 15 to 18 months you would be ready to receive
a diploma. Please see the Information
Page for how to do this. Always remember that no
diploma or degree will ever qualify you to be a church
planter or a pastor or to hold any other responsibility
in the work of the gospel. It is Jesus alone who calls,
it is Jesus who equips and Jesus alone who sends people
into the right place. That is from one of our lessons
based on Matthew 9, 37-10.5. Men and leaders like to
see study and diplomas as evidence of serious intentions
and discipline, but it is Jesus alone who calls and
sends. A good leader will recognise the grace and gifts
given and help you to move forward.
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Missionaries came to help now need help
|There is a family of missionaries,
Teresa and Pedro, working with us. She needs to undergo
surgery to have a cyst removed from her liver, and this
is very expensive. Another missionary couple from Argentina,
working in Cusco, with 4 children, have lost their financial
support. Pray with us please for the Lord to provide all
Pastor José Dante
Surprises amongst the Ashanincas
|I was training some natives
in the rainforest, in Shevoja, land of the Ashaninca.
It was a wonderful time with 53 pastors and leaders from
different communities. Some ladies were aged over 45 and
had a lot of interest in learning the Word of God despite
their many limitations. Pray for the native communities,
and if anyone wants to work with them, please contact me.
Alejandro Flores, Pucallpa.
Ready to work with you . . .
| I am a young missionary
- evangelist and founder of our mission to Biblically teach the
young about sexually transferable illnesses and how to
behave and struggle against these illnesses and AIDS.
Yawovi Nyonato, Lomé-Togo
Bullets and rockets in the garden
| John and Linda
Witte work among the Karamojong in Kabong, northern Uganda. Their
four children were playing in the front garden, with AK47
gunfire rattling in the background which is normal because
the Karamojong seem to be permanently at war. Suddenly
Ugandan Army tanks appeared and bullets were flying everywhere.
The Karamojong are a subgroup of the Dodoth, out of which
only around 500 of 120,000 follow Jesus. They have an
oral culture, so the Wittes concentrate on teaching the
Bible through storytelling.
Source: Baptist Press
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Goats are good news here !
Thanks to all the
readers for the money, by God’s grace so far I have
managed to buy 30 very good healthy female goats from
the village markets and distributed them to 30 orphans.
I shall look for 10 more next week since young female
goats are so scarce in the markets. 20 kids are about
to be born to our flock as well and we shall then give a
goat each to the 30 other orphans. When we were giving
out the goats one of the guardians of the orphans who
is a widow said that since they had been left alone
they have being suffering with their orphans. No one
has ever helped them even with a single needle, not
the government or and NGO except today when they were
given the goats by DCI. She was expressing her gratitude
to God. Her words was picked up by the local radios
and now the news about goats is all over the town. People
are so grateful and say thank you for what you are doing
to these poor neglected orphans and widows so allow
me to send this gratitude to you for the funds to buy
these goats. And above all to my God who is always our
Pastor George Purkweri,
and gentleman, a goat costs just £7/$11 and gives
milk, dung and kids, enough to lift the economy of one
orphan and give hope. We lend them out, take the first
kid back into the Bank and lend that out to the next
poor family. We do the same with cows for orphanages in
India but they are £200/$320. Low-tech solutions
for the world's poorest. Be good news to the poor, buy
a goat or two for Christmas.
Les and Pilar.
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4000 to go on India's streets to heal the sick
| We are holding a School of
Healing in Chennai, India this week with over 3,000 people
already registered. We expect up to 1,000 more but don't
have the funds to feed them so we need a real miracle like
the feeding of the 5,000! Please also pray that the Lord
moves powerfully in healings and miracles. It will be
awesome step of faith to send out 4,000 delegates onto
the streets to heal the sick!
John & Bron Fergusson,
How to use the web for evangelism
|An umbrella group of evangelical
Christian organizations who share a vision for online
outreach is launching an Internet Evangelism Day and are
encouraging churches and other groups to add a special
web outreach focus to their program around this date.
here The Web's explosive growth has been remarkable.
In ten short years, it has jumped from being a minority
hobby to a communication medium for 1000 million people
worldwide. The world impact of the Internet and the digital
revolution will be as far-reaching as the invention of
the printing press. If you would like to discuss how your
fellowship can use the web more effectively, contact us.
Ian Mayer, The Jubilee Trust
International Prayer Network here for you
|We are intercessors in 32 countries
and support missionaries in Morocco, Mongolia, India and
Guinea. We pray for ministries and leaders worldwide.
German J. Rivas, Maracay
In our nation, we are worth less than animals.
|The men are murdered and the
women raped," says an old Montagnard pastor.The international
community ignores the situation. Montagnards are the inhabitants
of central Vietnam's mountains and have suffered severe
persecution for many years. During a peaceful demonstration
around Easter 2004, Montagnards were brutally cut down
by police wielding chains, nail-spiked clubs, knives, iron
bars, electric stun guns and machetes with reports of
up to 400 killed. Why? Half of the Montagnards are Christians.
Missionaries went to them in the1920's and following the
Communist takeover in 1975, the number of Christians has
grown rapidly which makes them a thorn in the government's
flesh. Christ said "Blessed are you if you are persecuted
for my sake." The Montagnard's suffering is indescribable.
On the other hand, there are very few other people groups
in the world in which 50%consider themselves Christians.
Source: Open Doors,
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