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On behalf of all of our readers we send
our prayers and deepest sympathy to all the victims
of the South Asia tidal waves. We have heard many stories
of God's safekeeping and help and after some days of
tension it does seem that not one of our friends and
contacts are missing. Nevertheless both the TV screens
and many, many other e-mails tell of the unbearable
loss of family, friends and homes. Every church that
we know in the UK is sending funds to help with the
disaster relief. Gospel
for Asia have people on the ground in the affected
areas and both they and Tear
Fund in the UK are well placed to send help. The
following eye-witness view of the relief operation is
from a pastor on the Tamil Nadu coast. Take care to
send financial aid only to agencies who are known to
be responsible, capable, coordinated and directly involved
in serving affected people in their areas. Many e-mail
appeals are from people who have "friends of friends"
in the affected area. As in all things financial, wisdom
and common-sense is needed.
Les and Pilar, the editors.
India - Tamil Nadu Coast
1000 Volunteers and groups getting
Praise God, for the action taken by more
than 1000 volunteers and different religious, voluntary
organizations and private companies especially government
getting involved in the relief work by supplying food
and necessary things. But the need is much more than
that. Many people are affected by mental worry and fear
of Tsunami again. Please pray for them. Many local textiles
company are giving new clothes to the affected people.
So, no-one wants old clothes. Lot of old clothes that
are sent are being wasted in the coastal regions. We
want to collect them and give them to other inland poor
village peoples. In many places people have no problem
for food and drink, but they need houses and future
job facilities. Many affected people are getting help
again and again from different agencies due to improper
supervision and coordination in the system of distribution
of needed items. The sad thing is that unaffected people
are also getting help from different agencies. Some
anti-social people are roaming here and there to steal
the things. A few destitute children, widows, sick people
and mentally affected people are not getting help, since
they have nobody to give proper guidance and also they
have no idea how to receive help and also they have
no strength to wait long time for help standing in queues.
Stephen Christopher, Tamil
Village Gospel Mission
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Started your free School of Missions
In our last meeting the main topic was
School of Missions from this website because it
fits the cell vision which we are working on. We are
starting the School of Missions and wanted to share
this with you.
Juan José Giacobone, Buenos Aires
Colossal, unjust fine for illegal
Vasily Yurevich, of the charismatic New
Life Church, was on 28 December fined 150 times the
minimum monthly wage, about $1500 U.S. for organising
an "illegal" service. Pastor Vyacheslav Goncharenko
faces punishment on the same charges. Two weeks earlier
his church's re-registration application was rejected,
rendering, against international law,- all its public
activity illegal and subject to punishment. Other religious
leaders have been fined in Belarus this year, but the
fines have generally been much smaller. Pastor Goncharenko
said "we're ready for everything. We will stand
up for our rights to worship God. This is all we want
to do, and God will defend us." Nina Gordeyuk,
deputy head of the local district administration, vehemently
denied that the authorities are waging a campaign against
article available at: Forum 18 News Service
From Robert Hosken, Moscow
No more unreached in this generation
We have a dream to make Jesus known to
all the unreached people in this generation especially
those in the 10/40 Window of North Africa. We are two
small and very poor congregations in Pernambuco in the
middle of high levels of crime, poverty, drug addiction
and prostitution. Please, pray for us.
Marcia Nascimento, Olinda.
Christmas at the Koratty Leprosy
Thank you so much DCI World Christians
for your partnership with us to reach 350 lepers for
the first time ever. Eighteen of us went to share the
love and compassion of Jesus with them. After singing
a few songs I shared about the love and concern of Jesus
for the poor and the needy. When the altar call was
given to accept Jesus as their personal Saviour and
Lord, 22 came forward with tears to be prayed for. We
prayed for them and shared our love and concern for
them by serving food to them and also giving new clothes
to all 350. Many of them said that after many years
this is the first time that they had a good full meal.
The Government gives them 3 kilos rice for 10 people
for a day and that is the only one meal they ever have.
No one visits them and they have no hope or joy. They
begged us to come back. The man in charge said that
no-one has ever prayed for these people. We promised
them that we will come back. They are waiting to hear
the gospel and experience the love of God. It is because
of you we were able to reach these people with the love
and gospel of Jesus. In heaven you will see them and
the heaven will reward for your sacrifice. We want to
bless them with cotton and cloths for bandage, spirit
and medicines for pain, Dettol for cleaning, bedspreads,
artificial limbs and food.
Six saved from intended suicide
Today a man came from Koratty where we
had the Christmas Party for the Lepers. He was staying
outside the colony and when he heard our singing he
came in to attend the meeting. Today he borrowed 2 Rupees
for the bus and came to our office to tell us that he
is married with two children of 8 and 6 years. His father
and mother are also staying with him. Some months ago
he had an accident and borrowed money for his treatment
but because his right hand was broken he could not do
any work to support his family. The debt shot up to
2500 Rupees with the interest and he had no way to pay
it. The whole family did not have any food for three
days so the 6 of them decided to commit family suicide
on 24th December and secured poison. It was at this
very time we were there with the lepers and shared the
gospel of hope and peace. After the meeting when we
served the food he too asked food for his family. Today
He came with tears to thank us and to accept Jesus as
his personal Saviour. He cancelled the idea of suicide.
Pastor Daniel, Kerala.
Holy Land News on-line
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this is the only news agency in the world which sees
religious topics as its central sphere of interest.
The news agency also provides general news from the
Holy Land, primarily in areas that may be of interest
to the public around the world. Our online data base
currently contains 1.2 million entries and there is
much more to come.
Yitzhak Levinson, Chief
Editor & Manager
Why does the Christian world forget its roots ?
Why do they forget we Christians in the
Holy Land. Why do you let us leave your Holy Land. This
land belongs to you also. We have become very poor and
people want us to leave this Holy Land. I hope that
someone can tell me the full truth because we are afraid
to talk about it. Please help us to stay in your Holy
Talal N.Barham, Bethlehem
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Seventy-five new graduates
Before anything else, Eunice and I wish to
thank you for investing your finances for the needy
ones of the world instead of spending them for normal
Christmas holiday routines, what a blessed idea the
World Christmas Parties are. We thank God and we are
indeed warmed and touched by your godly gestures and
wish to do something similar in the near future. We
have another reason to praise the Lord today. We are
pleased to send you the names and final marks of 75
graduates who ed from the 8 different training centres
in Kenya. Attached photo is one of the graduation ceremonies
held in Nairobi area.
Paul Lee, Korean Missionary
in East Africa
Evangelical Alliance for Preacher Training & Commission
Christians conditionally released
Behind the Maldive Islands' tropical paradise
is a fanatic Islamic government which expelled all foreign
Christians in May 2004, and imprisoned all known local
Christians in June. As non-Muslims, Christians have
no rights according to the Maldive constitution. They
were imprisoned on the infamous prison island Dhoonidhoo
for five months, finally being released on 17th November.
They remain under close observation, have little access
to the Bible, and have been threatened with further
imprisonment if they continue to follow Jesus Christ.
The Government officially denies that there are any
Christians on the islands, because global recognition
of their existence would destroy the image of a 100%
Islamic state, and many Maldive inhabitants would be
interested in hearing the Gospel.
Source: Charisma News
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Arab evangelists challenged to reach
the Arab world.
Middle East Muslims are fighting any Christian
aspect in their lives, they hate America and western
world and considering them a dangerous enemy which plans
their destruction. They hate Christianity as a symbol
of America and Western World, so they fight their own
native Christians and destroy Christian figures in their
countries. We need more than preaching to approach Muslims,
we need to love, help, and pray for them more. We have
to reach the with Christianity as the message of love
and peace not with the power and supremacy as shown
by the American world.
Your Egyptian brother.
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Christmas with 1000 prisoners
We want to take this opportunity to thank
you sincerely from the deepest of our heart for taking
care of us during our 3 months in England, France and
Belgium. The return to Peru was a tremendous change
and we were affected in our health. Raquel was sick
for 15 days and Max had a stomach infection. Since we
arrived back in Ayacucho, we have helped many needy
people with food and clothes and shelter in our home,
like Rosa and her three children who have tuberculosis.
We celebrated Christmas with the youths, disabled, children
and needy people and later at the Yanamilla Prison several
churches did a lovely Christmas breakfast for a thousand
Pastors Max and Raquel
Candia, Vidas Ass'n, Ayacucho.
Thirty-five New Agers find Jesus
Some 35 New Agers found Jesus during the
few days of the November World Congress for Spiritual
Healing which claims to be the world's largest event
of this kind, in Basel, " reports Pastor Daniel
Hari. Hari and Stefan Driess of Manchester, UK, rented
a stand called 'Christocentric Healing', and held healing
demonstrations every hour to explain that Jesus Christ
can still heal today, and invited the visitors to experience
this for themselves. "After simple prayer, we saw
a whole series of healings. People felt a sudden warmth,
symptoms vanished, and a large number were interested
in learning more about Jesus, including many who wanted
to get to know Jesus." The stand became the most
visited in the entire exhibition, according to several
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Party for the Poor in the Shan slum
When we were just about to go into the
slum my friend who was driving accidentally knocked
the 4WD gear and we almost lost control of the car fully
loaded with 450 kilos of rice. We blocked the road,
had to call an engineer but finally we made it to the
slum. After the enemy had his way, God had His way.
The YWAM team did some mime and then singing and told
the story of Christmas. They were many testimonies told
and then the Shan slum people did a tribal dance for
our team. We then had everyone join in singing Christian
songs and explained what the songs meant. We all prayed
for the people of the slum over a microphone in Thai
and Shan languages and when we all sang Christian songs
in Thai and Shan the entire slum joined in. It was awesome,
they welcomed us with so much warmth and love. Distributing
the gifts of rice, soap, tooth brushes, tooth paste,
dried noodles and chocolate bars from DCI was quite
overwhelming even for a hardcore slum worker of six
years experience, this poverty was truly moving and
humbling. No other group or organisation has ever been
in to help them. They are all desperate for God love.
The Shan people have been tortured and raped and their
children and other family members murdered in Burma,
their stories of survival are incredible. They saw the
true light of Christ's love this evening and I am sure
that in time many of the poor and desperate Shan slum
dwellers will give their lives to Christ.
Second fantastic evening with the poor
It was truly awesome we sent
out the message of Christ to almost 200 Shan people.
We had drama and games for the kids and then we did
singing and Christian mime and handed out emergency
aid items to the poor. It was truly amazing and many
of these Shan people requested that we pray for them
after the event was over. These Shan people live in
a factory where they work for practically nothing as
"slave labour" We handed out hundreds of Christian
leaflets and other people just turned up from nowhere.
It was a truly awesome evening full of the Holy spirit.
The most important thing is we have been invited back
to this new community again. We received a very warm
welcome. I wish you could have been with us, would have
been blown away by how God is working.
Gareth Lavell, Chaing Mai,
Best Christmas Party for the Poor
On December 23rd we had the best DCI World
Christians Christmas Party with widows, orphans, displaced
people and the community of Egwang in Loro Apac District.
Many gave their lives to Christ and 80 requested water
baptism so we went to a river about 5 kilometres away
and baptized them all. On the way to the river for baptism
so many people joined us and we preached to them Christ.
Afterwards we gave the new converts to the local pastors
who promised to open a new Church in Loro to care for
the new converts. There was enough food for everybody
and enough blankets, soaps, candies and other gifts
for the widows and the orphans. The civic leaders were
so much appreciative and grateful to God and to us for
remembering the poor, disadvantaged people. God bless
you, God bless DCI Trust, God should bless you for your
concern for the spirit, souls and the body of my poor
people in Uganda.
Party for the Poor goes on and on
Since we did not do it in Lira this year
but in Loro, God put the same burden in the heart of
a business man who is not a born again Christian in
Lira. This man by the name of Johnson Ocol bought 100
kg of meat, 200 kg of rice, 4 bags of cabbages and drinks
and took them to 800 prisoners and everybody was blessed.
They news people went to the prison and found the prisoners
and the prison warden saying that God gave this vision
of feeding the poor through Pastor George Purkweri last
year. After this the news was over all the 5 local radio
stations in Lira. Thanks for passing the vision to me
which I have passed to others. May the glory be given
to our God and thanks to all who contributed in one
way or the other.
Pastor George Purkweri,
Lots of Cell Church and Church Planting
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Smoke - a killer in the third world kitchen
Smoke from cooking on wood, dung and crop
waste kills 1.6 million men, women and children a year.
It is a larger killer than malaria and is the fourth
greatest risk to death and disease in the world's poorest
countries. The smoke from burning these fuels turns
kitchens into death traps because particles from fuels
like wood and charcoal make lungs vulnerable to such
as pneumonia, pulmonary disease or cancer, asthma, tuberculosis,
low birth weight and infant mortality and cataracts.
There are solutions that do not cost the earth. ITDG
has worked with communities in Kenya, Sudan and Nepal
to develop improved stoves, smoke hoods, chimneys and
Les and Pilar, the editors
Visiting The Mosques
I have been in Mosques in Gloucester and
Bolton where I led Christians in a 'tour and talk' with
Imams. I broke the Ramadan fast twice in Birmingham
mosques. One was Shia where there were discussions with
Palestinian Waleed Siddiq, a moderate statesman who
served as deputy speaker of the Knesset - and a good
man. I have been accepted by Birmingham Imams to join
a team for monthly discussions and lunch together. This
gives me insight and is a mine of internal information.
It also helps me keep my hand in with real live and
very knowledgeable Muslims as relationship and trust
Pastor - Author well known
to us, Name removed for security reasons.
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52,000 new churches a year planted
Mission agency Christian Aid was founded
in 1953 by Bob Finley, who worked closely with Billy
Graham. It was one of the first American mission agencies
to support local missionaries instead of expensive Americans,
particularly in nations where Evangelical Christians
are an oppressed minority. Today, they support 90,000
missionaries, and are training 40,000 missions workers
in hundreds of Bible schools. They plant over 52,000
new churches every year - equivalent to 1,000 each week.
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DCI Bible School in Iraq
My church is the Truth of the Word Ministries
and I am also in the US Army preparing to go to Iraq.
I have been teaching
your classes to the soldiers in
my unit as well as to others looking to enhance their
knowledge about God. I already have the questions for
the exam but now need the answers as I will be deployed
to Iraq and will not have internet access. I just want
to spread the word and knowledge of God to all that
are willing to listen.
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Word for Today
birth to flesh but . . .
Spirit gives birth to spirit. John 3.6 If you want to see God's promise fulfilled
in your life this year, do not rush things - or you
might give birth to an Ishmael! Ishmael was born because
Sarah tried to orchestrate events and bail God out.
And the world has been living with the consequences
ever since. Be sure that your plans are born of God's
Spirit. Do not try to salvage anything that is flesh-based.
God said, 'my covenant will I establish with Isaac'
(Genesis 17:21), because Isaac was the result of God's
will, done God's way, in God's time.
Jesus said, 'Flesh gives birth to flesh,
but Spirit gives birth to spirit.' Everything that is
conceived in you comes from one of two sources; the
flesh or the Spirit. People will try to involve you
in all kinds of schemes to rescue and promote yourself.
But God does not need help to bless you; He can do it
all by Himself. That is why, whenever Satan attacks,
you need to be able to point him to your spiritual birthplace
and remind him that you did not begin this project,
therefore you do not have to finish it. What God ordains,
So today, if God is dealing with carnality,
pride or any other obstacle in your path, do not get
in His way. Like rescuing a drowning man who is frantically
trying to save himself, until you stop flailing around
God cannot do anything for you. Give it up! Try less
and trust more! The Bible says, '...he who began a good
work in you will carry it on to completion. Philippians
1:6 NIV). So relax and stop struggling!
Bob Gass, The Word for
Today, January 2nd, 2005
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