Endeavoring to obey the Word of our Lord...Go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature.
The Foreign Mission received updates and photos from Pastor Frank Famiyeh's recent trip to Nigeria. He visited there in the month of December and has given a full report to the Foreign Mission. The FM board will prayerfully discuss how to more forward in Nigeria at the upcoming FM board meeting.
Above are 2 photos of a new church in India.(see a note to the right from Dr. Kumar) The team going to India soon will be visiting this church and many others, Lord willing. There will be medical clinics in many of these areas which helps to outreach to the community and show the love of Christ. Those attending the clinics will be invited to a church service where they may well hear The Word of God, the message of the Gospel, for the first time in their life. Please keep the team in your prayers and pray that the hearts of the people in India would be strengthened in Faith and in the knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ. Pray that the message will also reach the hearts of many unbelievers, so that many will come to repentance and salvation in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Reports from the Field:
Nigeria I had schedule the trip to be at the ALC Nigeria church convention which began on 9th to 13th December. Everyone at the convention who knew me was surprised to see me there because my visit was unannounced. That not withstanding, I was warmly received and introduced as a very important guest, and given the opportunity to give a solidarity message on behalf of the Church in Ghana. In my message I took the opportunity to remind the congregation of God's wonderful love for the world which finds expression in the giving of His Only begotten Son through whose merits we have been justified through faith and so have peace with God. I stressed the urgent need to preach this message of reconciliation in and out of the Church.
(this is just a small excerpt from his full report to the FM Board)
India God's Peace, Greetings to you Pastor in the mighty name of God.
We thank you for your prayers for our Ministry, through which God is blessing us, strengthening us allowing us to go forward for his name sake.
Thank you Pastor, Dr.Kumar.
South Africa Above: Young preachers who are promising future pastors from different congregations gather together in Magaliesburg for a 2 day Bible study which I conducted with them "The Saving Gospel"
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Thank you for those who "gave the gift that keeps on giving" with the Christmas catalog. The catalog is also great gifts year round. Here are some examples of gifts you can give any time of the year: - Bibles - Emergency Medical Fund - Mission Trips - Village Wells - Literature Printing - Chicken Project - Disaster Relief Fund - Monthly Child Support - Bicycles - Church Buildings
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We invite you to The Philippines! There is a trip planned to The Philippines late March. CLICK HERE if you would like more information.
> There is a large team planning on going to India mid January. Please keep these plans in prayer! > There is a trip being planned for The Philippines in March. Please keep these plans in your prayers!
Prayer and praise
> It was nice to receive a call from Matthew Niemela again this week. He is faithfully serving the Lord in Liberia. Money was just sent for Bibles for Liberia from our Bible Fund, which Matthew will help distribute. Please pray for Matthew as he continues to serve under often difficult conditions.
> Please pray for the family of Pastor Oscar Vargas in Guatemala who was killed this week as he was privately sharing the gospel with a recently released prisoner. The target was the other fellow. So very sad. This Pastor was not from our church but was a good friend of many of us, and was always very kind.
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Gifts that Keep On Giving
Give a Gift any time of the year!
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Give the gift of God's Holy Word!*
Many people around the world do not own a Bible. Bibles are needed in all the countries we work in: Myanmar, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Kenya, Liberia, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Togo, and Vietnam. $10 buys 1-3 Bibles click here
Emergency Medical Fund
Emergency medical fund is an account set up to send money in emergency medical situations. Support goes to Pastors and faithful church members in Foreign Countries as needs occur. *Note; It is a standard practice of the hospitals in most countries to not help anyone until cash is received upfront, so this is often highly needed* Amount for this fund can vary but costs are typically less than 10% of what they are in the US click here
Give the gift of clean water to Christians who live in villages where their community bars them from the village wells because of their faith. Prices differ depending on what the soil is like in the area. $500-1200 click here
The mandate of the Foreign Mission is to preach the Word of God. Help support our missionaries travel overseas to preach, teach and share and model the love of God! Donations go toward visa or flight costs. $50-100 buys one visa $400-1600 pays for one round-trip flight click here
Literature printing Small Gospel tracts, Sunday School material, and Follow Jesus, Prevent AIDS booklets help support evangelism and discipleship efforts around the world! $20 goes toward priority materials for congregations click here
Chicken Project A chicken project provides several hundred chicks, feed, shelter and all needs to get started. This would provide much needed income to a family or congregation. $500 click here
Disaster Relief Fund
Natural disasters are always devastating, especially in
developing countries. On the right is an example of a church we saw in India this year, damaged by a cyclone. Help us establish a fund so that we can quickly send money when disasters hit. Money will be spent/distributed by pastors we work with.$40 helps families and communities hit by natural disasters click here
Child support Support a child to stay in the ALC Home in India. Children receive room and board, tuition and supplies to attend the village school, and Biblical teaching at the ALC Home. Or help to supply the basic needs such as food and clothing for all the children at the St. Johns Orphanage in Kenya. $40/month click here
Bicycles Give the gift of mobility to pastors in India. Bicycles allow pastors to travel between their different congregations and to spread the Gospel more widely in the surrounding villages. $80 buys one bicycle click here
Church buildings Many congregations around the world worship under trees, in small tin shacks, or in old buildings. All of the countries we work in could use help building churches. $100builds 1/20 - 1/50 of a church, depending on country click here