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:
The Foreign Mission of the ALC
1601 NW 4th Avenue
Battle Ground, WA 98604
Mailing address for CORRESPONDENCE:
The Foreign Mission of the ALC
63 Poor Farm Road
New Ipswich, NH 03071