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JL's Journal

April 16, 2014

EASTER OUTREACH IN KENYA

REACHING THE SAMBURU ELDERS FOR CHRIST”

“Later Joseph of Arimathea asked Pilate for the body of Jesus…

He was accompanied by Nichodemus.”

(John 19:38-39)

Dear Friends & Partners,

   It has always been my commitment to be on some “cutting edge” for the Lord Jesus over Easter. That’s why I have seldom been home for Easter in over 4 decades. In the earlier days of the New Directions, as pictured below, we were on the beaches of North and South Carolina sharing Christ with tens of thousands of college students who were there for “sun, sand, surf, suds and sex!” Few if any were there to celebrate the death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus! 

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April 14, 2014

THE SPIRITUAL AND SOCIAL IMPACT OF

IMPACT INTERNATIONAL

“ASIA REPORT”

(Part 5)

Do not despise these small beginnings,

for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin…”

(Zech. 4:10; NLB)

Dear Ministry Partner,

   Greetings from the beautiful campus of Impact International near the city of Coimbatore in South India. This was my final stop on my “Asian Kingdom Adventure Trip” to Asia before returning home to the States. My time here was with my long-time partner and friend, Murli Menon.

   Since this was my last stop, this is also my last report on my recent 3 weeks of travel and ministry in Asia. Thanks for those of you who have made the entire journey with me through this series of reports. I hope you are not travel weary! 

   As I have written before, I am somewhat apologetic for writing such long reports! But on the other hand, I am so humbled and thankful for all God has done across the years through our Asian partnerships and on this past trip that I want to share as much as possible with you! These reports are not for me – but for you!  That’s because it has been your faithful spiritual and financial partnership that have made all of this possible. So just as Paul “…gathered the church together and reported all that God had done through them…” (Acts 14:27) – I am doing the same through these reports to you.

 

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April 08, 2014

THE ECI MARCH OF FAITH

ASIA REPORT

(Part 4)

“It has always been my desire to

preach the Gospel where Christ was not known…”

(Romans 15:20)


Bishop Sargunam welcomes Franklin Graham for ministry in India.
 

Dear Ministry Partner,

   This part of my Asia Report begins nearly 30 years ago. It was May of 1987, and Franklin Graham had asked me to be a speaker at a Pastor’s Conference in Bangladesh, sponsored by his then young organization, Samaritan’s Purse (SP).  After that Conference, we were commissioned to go into Burma – now Myanmar, to encourage some of his partners there. Following our brief time in Burma, we were to go on into India to dedicate some new “ECI Churches” and “Jesus Wells” funded by SP.

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March 31, 2014

FROM WEST BENGAL TO THE BHUTAN BORDER

Asia Report, Part 3

 

“Our dear friend Luke, the doctor…sends greetings”

(Col. 4:14)

Dear Friends & Partners,

   Thanks for continuing to retrace my recent Asia Kingdom Adventure with me.  As you have seen in the first two reports, it was a full and fast-moving trip – like all of mine tend to be. So buckle your seat belts as we fly in this report from Nepal to the border of India where we crossed into West Bengal.

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March 25, 2014

25 YEARS OF NEPALI PARTNERSHIPS

(Part 2)

“I thank my God…
because of your partnership
 in the Gospel, 

from the first day until now…”

(Philippians 1:3-4)

Dear Ministry Partners,

   In my first report, I shared with you some of the history of my quarter century of travel and ministry in Nepal. I trust that brief missiological “walk down memory lane” gave you a bit of an overview of the depth and breadth of our relationships and partnerships there – all sovereignly orchestrated by the Lord. It has been His work from start to finish – and He hasn’t finished yet!

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