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Former addicts fund child action
In the city of El Alto, one of the poorest in the country,
we support 250 children of school age in three schools.
We tell them how to know Jesus and help improve their nutrition
levels. The best thing of this all is that 70% of all the
funding comes from former drug addicts who now work in Christian
Edwin Gutierrez, Remar,
We were around in the early years of Remar when it was no
more than 20 or so young street people living in the home
of Miguel and Marie Carmen Diez, in Vitoria, Spain.
These days Remar is in 52 nations and houses, feeds and
employs tens of thousands of the poorest and most neglected
people in the world. What a fantastic move of the
Holy Spirit this is. I bet Edwin was not even born
when we were teaching the gospel to the first Remar members
and seeing miracles that we have rarely seen since!
Les and Pilar.
Getting ready for North Africa
Please keep praying for us; we want to get ready
to go to the north of Africa with the Horizons mission to
reach people who have never heard of Jesus. Ours is only
a small church in a poor state, and it will take a miracle
for us to go to the training.
Looking for contacts in Mozambique
God has put in my heart to serve as a missionary in Mozambique.
As I get ready, I would like to get in touch with pastors,
leaders, organisations and missionaries who are or have
been there. Blessings and thank you.
Jenny Basso, Chillán.
Looking for contacts in South Africa
We are going to take both material and spiritual
support to the areas hit by the Tsunami to restore some
hope in these months of deep darkness. We trust that we
will be guided by God’s mighty hand. On our way from Chile
to India, God has made me feel that we should go to South
Africa for a few days but I don't know anyone there. There
are six of us. If God puts in your heart please get
in touch with me.
Felipe Jara, Temuco.
Prayer is bringing change to my country
Please keep praying for the unity of the church and for
the peace process between the government and the extreme
right-wing groups. Large groups of paramilitaries have already
de-mobilised from many key areas. If the areas where fighting
is still going on can be freed, the country can be rebuilt
and much of the underlying poverty will be wiped out. Pray
for a move of God among those groups that do not want to
surrender their weapons.
Carlos Cortes Perez, Barranquilla
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Dem. Rep of
DCI Free Bible School in Lingala
I am an ordained minister with Africa Inland Church of Congo
currently completing my studies in Missions in Kenya and
praying to start a school in my home town of Aru, in north-eastern
DRC. I look forward to having the lessons translated into
Lingala, one of the four national languages of Congo. My
wish is to translate the lessons as a Lingala translation
of these treasures will be welcome in other parts of DRC.
Enosh Anguandia, Aru, Bunia
We are preaching the good news to the people, helping
orphans and people with AIDS. We really need your prayers
for peace in Congo and other parts of Africa where there
is war, famine and diseases.
Lolema S. Okamba, Beni.
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don't know but well over a million people have lost their
lives in the violence in Eastern DR Congo in recent years,
it is one of the world's hidden tragedies that no-one seems
bothered about. God bless and keep these good people.
Les and Pilar.
Where do the Spanish meet in London ?
Is there a school of mission in London in Spanish
or Portuguese, and where are the Spanish speaking Pentecostal
churches. Thank you.
Maria del Carmen Pereyra,
Maria, try Kensington Temple's
Spanish and Portuguese congregations and St James Church, Muswell
Les and Pilar
What do you think when
your wife's family
lives a mile from India's tsunami coast . . . .
On 26th December, St. Stephen's Day, the day on which Christians
remember Stephen, their first martyr, hundreds of thousands
of people died in the tsunami. On the same day in 1939,
some 30,000 people died in Turkey, and 41,000 in Bam, Iran
on the same day in 2003. The Bible has no concept of a God
unknowing and disinterested in the happenings in the world,
so God is not only informed about this tsunami, He explicitly
allowed it. Instead of just being shocked, donating or participating
in the aid in some way, there is also a question which we
must answer: if God allowed the tsunami, what does that
tell us? And how should we react? The post-modern answer,
that it is an unfair and incomprehensible act of judgement
against the Indonesian Muslims, Indian Hindus, Sri Lankan
Buddhists and pleasure-seeking tourists, is way too cheap
and simplistic. God is saying something very deep to every
one of us. Personally, we don't know whether we should cry
more for the dead or the survivors. Who can grasp the enormity
of the situation? Which technology could have prevented
this destruction? The tsunami is a foretaste of our ability
to stand before God when He comes in His anger; there is
no escape. We must ask ourselves "What prompted God to react
in such anger?" Christians have been preaching the chocolate
side of God for centuries, which is just what people want
to hear. But God is also a consuming fire, the hammer which
smashes stone, a double-edged sword, jealous, and a father
who disciplines those he loves. What have we, His people,
done, that He could not restrain His anger? How did we escape
judgement this time? You can read more here
Wolfgang Simson, researcher,
journalist and author.
What happened when we went back to the Leper Colony
Dear Les and everyone at DCI, Last Saturday we went back
to the Leper's colony to visit them and fellowship with
them. When they saw us they rushed to us and thanked for
coming again. They said that they had very good sleep after
many years and their wounds had started healing. They came
to praise and worship Jesus with us. Then we visited each
one and prayed for them. 21 of the patients are in worse
condition. Their cots are rusted and not painted for many
years. They have asked for 21 bed spreads to be used in
their cots at 200 rupees each.
Pastor Daniel, Kerala.
Daniel, 4200 rupees / £55.00 is on its way to you for the
lepers, with joy and a sense of privilege. Thank you
for going again to see these poor people. Your DVD of the
December mission to the colony arrived last week and we
have seen it. now it is going from house to house.
It is a humbling sight to see such suffering, and it is
not a video for the faint hearted.
Les and Pilar
A good cause . . . of trouble
When it comes to e-mail, there are few good causes. Bear
that in mind the next time anyone forwards you a message
that purports to help a lost boy find his family, or prevent
a virus from spreading, or save you making a call that incorrectly
claims to cost £50 a minute.
Roughly 99.999% of e-mail circulars are out of
date, inaccurate, obvious hoaxes or flat-out lies. Most of
these are easy to spot. If in doubt, it only takes a few
seconds to check them out on Google, or on the Snopes
website - see the links on the page below.
From Jack Schofield's column, The Guardian, January 13, 2005
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Christian nurse needs your help
I am looking for someone or an organisation to
stand with me to assist people who are infected with HIV/AIDS
and to bring new group culture in the fight against ladies
Alice Ombaso, Kisii
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Lord, give me the hungry . . .
When the waiting father runs to the returning prodigal,
he weeps on his neck, then cries to his servants, 'Quick!...'
Urgency pervades the story. The lostness of our human condition
is not a matter for resigned indifference - ("it's their
own fault,") nor even patient tolerance ('God will save
them one day'). It is a desperate crisis of Calvary proportions.
People must be saved - all else pales into insignificance.
How can we continue plodding along to unchanging church
services and conferences unless we are leading people to
Jesus? What's the point? I have too little of my life left
to suffer more hours of ritual or stuff myself with another
conference. Jesus said, 'Feed the hungry!' Lord. give me
the hungry. May you lead many to Him in 2005,
John Fergusson, United Kingdom.
John, you have no idea how much we agree with you, your
letter stopped us in our tracks and you're right, it is
not more conferences we need, nor even Sunday meetings,
it is more opportunities to serve that we long for, not
more occasions to be served. God be with you. Go see John's
web site, there are some wonderful reports on there.
Les and Pilar.
Major moves towards following Jesus
This is due to several reasons, for example it is harvest
time and some scales are falling from people's eyes. There
is a satellite channel in Arabic which is bringing down
old established deceptions and building people up. There
are lots of movement and conferences in the open and underground,
and Arabic web sites are receiving lots of visitors. Les,
I'm really happy with the progress on your Arabic site. It's
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The Asian Internet Bible Institute now has courses in Tagalog and Russian and a new e-book How
To Believe God For A Miracle which has changed
many lives. All Free.
John Edmiston, Los Angeles,
Sudanese in Kenya ecstatic over peace deal
Thousands of singing, ululating and dancing Sudanese,
many of them refugees who live in Kenya, crowded Nairobi's
Nyayo National Stadium to celebrate Sunday's signing of
a deal to end Africa's longest-running conflict. Waving
flags and banners hailing a "new dawn" for Sudan after nearly
21 years of north-south conflict, the crowd cheered loudly
as the pact was signed after years of false starts and overly
optimistic predictions of success. (News Article by AFP
January 9) Oh how glorious the might of our Lord!!! Isaiah
9:6 and 7; Psalm 24; Psalm 68:31 "Cush will submit to God".
Let's give glory to God. We honour those that have prayed
Norman Johnson, Sudan Support
A close friend of ours was in remote, rural Sudan when the
news came through after 22 years of war, bloodshed and loss
of family and friends. A meeting about repentance and reconciliation
brought the deepest move of the Holy Spirit that we have
ever heard about as people confessed their part in the war
and revenge killings. Pray that the peace deal will
Les and Pilar.
Starting a bible school in Stockholm
When I found your website I was very glad because it is
what I was looking for. I graduated from Christ for the
Nations, Dallas, USA
in 1991 and I'm living now here in Sweden since four years
as a refugee from the Dem. Rep.of Congo. I started
a church 2 years ago and now we are in the stage of training
our members. What
I did receive from the bible school plus your materials will help me to
be a good teacher. We want train the soldiers not just to
save Africans like us but Swedish also because we are here
for that purpose. This country used to be revived but not
now, the churches are emptied.
Pastor Ben, Zion Church International,
§ It is a fascinating action replay of Acts 8, 1-4 to see
how many men and women of God have been scattered by the
persecution of war and hardship and how they have taken
the gospel with them north, south, east and west.
Believers are pouring into Europe from Africa and South
America and it may just be their infectious faith and gossiping
of the gospel that slowly turns this tired and deeply secular
continent back to its Christian roots. We hope so.
Les and Pilar.
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Will you give us one minute a day
Shan people welcomed us into their homes this time instead
of just standing out in the slum alleyways. Their homes
are so tiny and it was humbling to see how six people from
one Shan family can live in such a small space.We were able
to give out more Christian leaflets and books. I need nothing
after seeing these poor people's conditions. Les, it's really
true "blessed are the poor" because these people have nothing
and yet they have everything. They seemed truly happy and
content with who they are and where they are living. Our
Rejoice Charity is helping them out medically and one little
girl who is suffering not from AIDS but from poverty beyond
her years has really bad skin problems. We have been treating
her skin for almost three weeks now and it's looking great.
She is smiling more and less itchy. Her eyes are brighter
with life and her smile is getting bigger by the day. This
poor child was suffering for almost two years with badly
infected skin on almost all of her body. Keep praying for
us Les, I ask that you commit to only one minute of prayer
time per day for us, that will be more than enough and God
will take care of the rest.
Lavell, Chiang Mai.
Gareth, we think your work with the lost, the last and the
least of Chaing Mai and over the border into Myanmar is
so beautiful and so what Jesus himself would do, that you
can have far more than one minute a day of our time.
We hope that a lot of readers will feel the same way.
Les and Pilar.
Tentmaker Conference in Chiang Mai
February 6-11, 2005, an opportunity for tentmakers in the
Asian area to interact with each other. The
conference is in cooperation with the International Technical
Assistance Group Worldwide Conference. Open to all
Teaching and evangelism in 5,500 languages
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Looking for contacts in East Africa
Hello Les, I would like you to send me some addresses of
missionaries in Uganda, Sudan and Kenya as I am planning
to visit these countries. I speak and write English, but
I am more comfortable with Spanish.
Enrique Poello, Las
You can get in touch with my colleague, George
Purkweri in Lira, Uganda, as he often goes to Sudan.
For security reasons, we never share the addresses of our
contacts and subscribers without their permission; I am
sure you will understand. So, there you are readers in East
Africa, get in touch with you with Enrique, that's Henry
Partnership with a passion
Who is interested in partnership with us to light the passion
and vision in Southern Africa for sending and going in world
mission. We need help to train potential missionaries and
national church leaders to catch that all are called to
Pastor Billiance Chondwe,
Zambia World Missions Network, Lusaka
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world. Pilar is a teacher, an intercessor, counsellor and
popular Christian poet in the Spanish language. Our daughter
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