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JL's Journal

March 03, 2015

SANGGE UPDATE

“…Epaphroditus (Sangge), my brother,
fellow worker and fellow soldier … was ill,
and almost died. But God had mercy
on him … honor men like him,
because he almost died for the work of Christ …”

(Philippians 2:25-30)

 
Sangge and Pastor Hanok in Kathmandu. Patt & I wearing
the Nazarene pin in support of persecuted Iraqi Christians.

“Thanks Dr. JL, for your continued prayer. I am really joyful with pastor Hanok. We are enjoying blessing here. I want to give good news that my leg is 90% recover now thanks to God and you. Also I will go back Lukla after 1 week March 10. Brother Pema has come here for Bible seminar for 4 days. Then we will go back to Lukla together.

Love in Christ,

Sangge Sherpa”

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February 24, 2015

AN UNHOLY WAR

“I know where you live — where Satan has his throne.

Yet you remain true to My Name. You did not renounce your faith in Me …

even where Satan lives.”

(Revelation 2:13)

Dear Ministry Partner,

   Satan has always hated the Church of Jesus Christ. That’s because Jesus loves the Church and calls her His Bride (Isa. 62:5; Eph. 5:25; Rev. 19:7; 21:9; 22:17). So, whatever Jesus loves – the devil hates.   

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February 19, 2015

MINISTERING TO ISIS VICTIMS

“…you stood your ground …in the face of suffering.
Sometimes you were publicly exposed to insult and persecution
You stood side by side with those who were so treated.
You sympathized with those in prison and joyfully
accepted the confiscation of your property,
because you know that you yourselves
had better and lasting possessions.”

(Hebrews 10:32-34)

Dear Ministry Partners,

   I closed my last email with this brief introduction of Ambassador Lewis Lucke:


Ambassador Lewis Lucke.

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February 17, 2015

CHRISTIAN MARTYRS

“And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded
because of their testimony for Jesus
and because of the word of God.”

(Revelation 20:4)

Dear Ministry Partners,

   As you know from the news over the past 72 hours, ISIS has carried out their largest mass execution to date by “beheading” 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians.  Once again the Obama Administration has veiled this horrific act of ISLAMIC BARBARISM in another half-truth! And any way you interpret or rationalize it, a  “half-truth” is also a “half-lie!” 

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February 10, 2015

NATIONAL PRAYER BREAKFAST

OR

PRESIDENTIAL HIGH HORSE?
 

   “So how do we, as people of faith, reconcile these realities – the profound good, the strength, the tenacity, the compassion and love that can flow from all of our faiths, operating alongside those who seek to hijack religion for their own murderous ends? 

   And lest we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ. In our home country, slavery and Jim Crow all too often was justified in the name of Christ.”  (President Obama, National Prayer Breakfast, Feb. 5, 2015; emphasis mine).

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