THE FOREIGN MISSION MONTHLY NEWS UPDATE FOR AUGUST 2016
Foreign Mission Board Meetings and Services The Foreign Mission annual meeting and special services will be held in Tapiola, MI September 23rd-25th. All are invited to the services, details of times will be announced soon.
You are Invited: Our Youth Leader Julie had an opportunity to share at the Watersmeet Youth weekend in MI and encouraged the young to remember that the mission field begins right here in our own country, in our own towns, in our own homes. She also invited all youth interested in coming on a mission trip to contact The Foreign Mission. Do you have a desire to serve on the mission field? We invite you to join us.
The Foreign Mission invites you to join them on upcoming mission trips to many countries including: Kenya - November 2016 India - January 2017
News From the Field August Update
Onward Christian Soldiers India style! Preaching the Word of God in the villages about a month ago. So Thankful to see this! Thank you Pastor K and your other faithful pastors for not being afraid to preach on the highways and byways!
It is also interesting to note, that in a village of about 10,000 people, most of whom were unchurched (Hindu's), over 500 now regularly attend church each Sunday. There is also Sunday School each Sunday, and outreach services are held regularly.
The Foreign Mission board has just received a report from Guatemala written by our missionary Ryan Ruotsala who has been on the ground in that country for ten years full time. Ryan is fluent in Spanish, so he can teach and preach in the language of that beautiful country!
At their upcoming meeting next month, The Foreign Mission Board will once again be reviewing together as a group, all the work that the Lord is allowing us to participate in, in His Vineyard around the world. ---------------------------------------------- Matthew 10:7 - And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.
Special Back to School Invitation!
The Foreign Mission would like to convey a particular need to any energetic young or middle aged people (up to age 65!) We NEED foreign language speakers! This would help out immensely in the mission field!
Would you consider praying about this and begin learning a new language? How would this help the FM? Well, for starters, the moment we land in a foreign country, it would be great to have someone who can communicate with all the people we meet along the way, including cab and bus drivers! Second, in some cases we are short on translators, especially when we have youth events, Sunday School, etc. Third, we would desire to know beyond a shadow of any doubt, that in all cases, what we are preaching is being translated in the proper way in Word, Spirit and tone!
Ultimately, we would love to have more Preachers that will learn new languages and be able to preach in them! That would be just so wonderful!
Does any of this interest you? Please click here if so!
THE FOREIGN MISSION MONTHLY NEWS UPDATE FOR JULY 2016
Where there is no vision, The people
Thank you to the Eastside Congregation for hosting the 2016 Annual Convention.
For those who missed The Foreign Mission Presentation, Saturday morning at the convention.Click Hereto watch. If you watched this previously it was missing some of the sound. Thank you to the convention tech team it now has complete sound.
Foreign Mission Board
Welcome Jacob Seppanen to The Foreign Mission Board.
Please keep The Foreign Mission board in your prayers as they seek the Lord to do His work through out the world.
News From the Field JULY UPDATE
Below is an update from Bob Maki who was in West Africa in June. John Feroze from Pakistan joined them there listen to the preaching and teaching of God's Word.
The Pastors in Ghana and Togo have a deep spiritual desire for the truth of God's Word. The subject of the seminars was "The work of The Holy Spirit in salvation". Because there is much false teaching concerning The Holy Ghost. When the Biblical truth of this subject was revealed, they were thankful that they would not remain in darkness but now with confidense will be able to teach their own congregations.
Requests from the Field
This is an example of the types of letters we regularly get from around the world. Most often we do not have the ability to help out financially as they hope, or even are able to visit them.. However, these letter allow us a glimpse into the types of issues that people are dealing with in the various countries. Please join them in prayer. These letters also afford us the chance to share the Word of God with the writers each week through The Weekly Diner.
Dear Brothers & Sisters Praise the LORD!
Our Local Pastor & Evangelist were plan to conduct Special Prayer for the Political Leaders, Missionary, Government bodies, and those who audit to Sin which means drunker, and sinful life in India. Due to this, many were affected and they lost their life of Sin and Alcohols, Fornication, Sickness, and those who affected evil spirit and for the Pastor who need Churches and those who affected Black Magic and the Pastor who has affected by Blood Pressure, Sugar and other weakness and those who are in under persecution.
Kindly pray for the above mentioned prayer request to the Nation of India. GOD want to do Miracle. According to Ezekiel 22:30 says, "I looked for someone among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy". We need to pray for the Nation. It will be held on Second Saturday for the Month of August, 2016 at Ambur, Vellore District. Nearly 100 Pastor will participate and pray with out any church differentiate. India should be own to GOD. It will start by morning 10 am to evening 4 pm. It is fasting prayer. Food will be distribute at the end of the Session. Kindly pray for this prayer request.
Thank you. Rev. R...
Flight Lessons A couple years ago I had the great pleasure of sitting next to a lady from Rwanda on a flight home from Africa. I asked her if she knew about the genocide in the 1990's when perhaps more than 1 million were killed. She said yes, she lost most of her family as they were marched into a church and hacked to death with machete's due to their Christian faith. Since then my heart has been with the Rwandans. I am happy to see the church is still active as this picture I received today from the pastor shows. Please pray for Christians everywhere they are persecuted.
This lady, Martha, currently lives in MA. She has 5 children and a husband in Rwanda. She is working as a nurse and sending all the money she can home to educate and take care of her children. She has only been able to go home 2 times in the 9 yrs. What sacrifice.
If we have a safe home, church, food and shelter, can we be thankful enough? - John R
Would you like to join us? November - Kenya January - India Interested in these or other trip options?
> Trips are being planned for Nigeria, Kenya, India and Haiti in the next 6 months.
> The Foreign Mission is planning their annual meeting for this fall. It will be in late September/Early October. If you congregation is interstated in hosting the meeting please contact us.
Prayer & Praise
> Many of you know Pastor K and his wife Ruth from India. Ruth has been sick and was being taken to the city for further medical care. Please keep them in your prayers.
> Please continue to remember Pastor Bert (The Philippines) and his family in your prayers as they mourn the loss of their dear daughter Givethlyn. Also please pray for parents and families around the world especially in the orphanages, as children are often sick due to bad conditions.
Mailing address for DONATIONS:
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Mailing address for CORRESPONDENCE:
The Foreign Mission of the ALC
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Endeavoring to obey the Word of our Lord...Go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature.
Gracias a Dios!
Thanks to God! The convention in Guatemala went well, and was a blessing. There was good attendance of people with a large variety of ages represented!
Did You Know: (Random facts to think on and pray about)
The Foreign Mission shares the Weekly Diner all around the world on a weekly basis.
There are over 4500 different languages in India, currently we only minister in only one of them.
75% of Guatemalans live below the poverty line.
About 40% of the worlds total people groups are unreached.
The USA has about 35 people per sq km, the Philippines is much more populated with about 332 people per sq km.
Follow up on Children's Donation!
The Tapio children (Nels and Janine's) having worked so hard raising funds, have now received pictures of what their work has accomplished!
The yellow pails will only have to haul water from the tanks instead of the far off brook! Pictured is the girls dorm at St. John's Orphanage in Kenya! The building was built solely with the help of 2 yard sales held by the ladies in Sylvan Lake.
You are welcome to visit this place with us when we travel there Lord willing in November. Contact us if you are interested in joining us in Kenya.
Reports from the Field in South Africa:
Above: The Church service held in a new bilding a Ikageng, where God is drawing many men to a living faith than in any of our congregations. A two day convention was held in this building attended by men from all the congregations. Myself and other Pastors delivered a Bible studes and also preached at this convention.We thank the Lord for all the contributions we received from the brothers and sisters who made it possible for the building of this church. Bishop Lois M.
Above: Baptism of small Children at Ikageng congregation.
Pastor Bob Maki is currently in West Africa working with Pastor Frank Famiyeh. They are holding services, church visits and also pastors seminars. Pastor John Feroze from Pakistan is also traveling with them and in attendance at the seminars.
Please keep them in your prayers.
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UPCOMING TRIPS Would you like to join us? November - Kenya January - India Interested in these or other options? CLICK HERE
Recent and upcoming events
> The Annual USA convention is June 23rd-June 26th, all are invited to attend. It will be help in Spartanburg, SC hosted by the Eastside ALC.
> The Foreign Mission Delegates willing be having a presentation and a mission sermon on Saturday during the convention. A brand new video will be shown among other things! We hope to see you there.
> The FM will have a concession stand where refreshments, treats, and books and CD's will be sold to help raise funds for the mission. Stop by to visit us!
> Pray for safe travels for all going to the convention.
> Pray that God through His Spirit will reveal God's Word to our hearts at this convention.
> Pray for Pastor Bob Maki as he serves in West Africa for this month.