Make God the utmost delight and pleasure of your life, and he will provide for what you desire the most.
Give God the right to direct your life, and as you trust him along the way You'll find he pulle it off perfectly! Ps 34:4-5 The Passion Bible
I had been the area representative for the U.S. Center for World Mission for five years since the trip to China. The pull to be in the nations had been growing in my heart. I had launched many into missions through the “Perspectives” course, but I longed to go myself.
It is not by might, cleverness or power but, by the Spirit of the Lord. Zech 4:6
His ways are not my ways and His ways are far above mine. Is.55:8,9
Excerpt from our founder, Ken Shirkey's coming book.
One of my missionary heroes was Brother Andrew. Stories of him packing Bibles into cars and crossing communist borders had been part my call to mission service. As I thought about the dangers posed by communist nations, part of me said, “I would never do that.”
I bring to you an urgent and serious prayer request.
On 1 August 2018, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Ministry of Health declared their 10th Ebola virus outbreak. DRC is Uganda’s western neighboring country, being separated by Lake Albert. The affected areas are about 100km from the western border of Uganda. Landing sites for people around Lake Albert are in the Kagadi Archdeaconry. From these landing sites to the affected areas in Congo takes a five hour water ride. This distance puts Kagadi at risk.
January brought a visit from our Gateway missionary family heading back to Brazil. Four years ago they came home to spend a short time raising funds. They were preparing to return to equip Brazilian missionaries and train Brazilian churches to send them. Sickness, family issues, an economic crisis in Brazil and loss of some donors hit them very hard. Our time with them now was a celebration and final preparation for their return in February.
“Ask me to give you the nations and I will do it, and they shall become your legacy.
Your domain will stretch to the ends of the earth.” -The Passion Translation
I went to a small church-based seminary and was required to complete a short-term mission trip to fulfill my graduation requirements. One of my mentors had a mission agency teaching and ministering in China, India, and Nepal so I chose to go with him.
Rev Eric stepped off the plane, his first time ever in the US. Everything was so different than he had imagined it. He was grateful that he could come to school at Asbury Theological Seminary and thankful to the donors that furnished his books and fees.
After we returned home, we received these testimonies from our Malaysian team members.
Our host couple had been experiencing health problems. She had swelling joints, was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, and her cancer markers were up. He had blood sugar and cholesterol problems We prayed for them while we were there and spoke to the spirits of infirmity to submit in the Name of Jesus. She had no more pain in her legs and the swelling almost completely subsided.
The goal of the Malaysia 2018 ministry trip was to identify and build relationships among Malaysian leaders to connect the revival in Kentucky with the one that is beginning in Malaysia.
Pastors and leaders from the Kentucky revival joined the team members' congregations to send out the U.S. team with covering and power.
Under the new tax law that became effective January 1, 2018, the standard deduction has increased to $12,000 for individuals, $24,000 for married couples. At the same time, many itemized deductions have been limited or eliminated altogether. This means fewer people will be itemizing their deductions and receiving a tax benefit from their charitable gifts.
“And now, behold, the LORD has kept me alive, just as he said, these forty-five years since the time that the LORD spoke this word to Moses, while Israel walked in the wilderness. And now, behold, I am this day eighty-five years old. I am still as strong today as I was the day that Moses sent me: my strength now is as my strength was then, for war and for going and coming.” Joshua 14: 11-12