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JL's Journal

July 03, 2015

THE BATTLE OF THE FLAGS!

“The Israelites are to set up their tents by divisions,
each man in his own camp under his own standard.”

(Numbers 1:52)

Dear Friends & Partners,

   This is just a quick email to wish you a “Happy July 4th weekend! If there were ever a time we as Americans need to be reminded of the founding principles of our great Republic, it is now. 

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July 01, 2015

COMPASSION TO TIBETAN BUDDHISTS

“ … as those who have been chosen of God …
put on a heart of compassion … ”
(Colossians 3:12)

Dear Ministry Friends & Partners,

   As I shared in “Part 4” on our series of reports on our Nepal earthquake relief efforts, the Tibetans are some of the least reached and least responsive people on earth. After several hundred years of foreign missionary attempts to share the Gospel with them, the number of Tibetan Christians remains miniscule. 

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June 29, 2015

THE SUPREME COURT

VS.

THE SUPREME GOD

“Jerusalem has stumbled, and Judah has fallen,
because their speech and their deeds are against the Lord,
defying His glorious presence.
For the look on their faces bears witness against them;
they parade their sin like Sodom;
they do not hide it.
Woe to them! For they have brought evil on themselves.
TELL THE RIGHTEOUS IT WILL BE WELL WITH THEM,
FOR THEY WILL ENJOY THE FRUIT OF THEIR DEEDS 
The Lord takes His place in court; He rises to judge the people.
The Lord enters into judgement...

 Woe to those who call evil good and good evil,
who put darkness for light and light for darkness,
who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.
Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes
they have rejected the law of the Lord Almighty
and spurned the word of the Holy One of Israel
,
Therefore, the Lord’s anger burns against His people;
His hand is raised and He strikes them down
.”
(Isaiah 3:8-9; 5:20-25)

 

Dear Friends & Partners,

   God’s sobering words of commentary about the fatal “political correctness” of ancient Israel have been spoken again this past week from both the Supreme Court and the White House. This historic watershed case known as Obergefell vs. Hodges, legalized gay marriage in all 50 States – and thumbed its nose in God’s face in the process. 

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June 22, 2015

A TRIBUTE TO ELISABETH ELLIOT

“Deborah, a prophetess…was leading Israel at that time. 

She held court under the Palm of Deborah…

and the Israelites came to her to have their disputes decided.”

(Judges 4:4-5)

Dear Ministry Friends & Partners,

   As you open this email this Tuesday, June 23rd, the Funeral Service will be taking place for Elisabeth Elliot in the auditorium of Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts. Because of her prolific writing career, Elisabeth was on staff there for many years with the title of: “Writer in Residence.”

   With her death and passing through those “gates of splendor” that she wrote about to describe her first husband, Jim Elliot, one of the authentic prophetesses of our generation has been lost to the church and Kingdom of God.

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June 15, 2015

MIDDLE EAST UPDATE…

“When the day of Pentecost came … there were staying
 in Jerusalem God-fearing Jews from every nation under
heaven … and Arabs … ” (Acts 2:1, 5, 11)


Patt and I with Pastor Ra'ed on our recent visit to Jordan.

 

Dear Ministry Partners,

   For a month now, I have been sending you weekly updates about our ongoing relief and rebuilding efforts in Nepal. Since the two epic earthquakes on April 25th and May 12th – followed by dozens of aftershocks – you have helped us to become immediately and vitally involved through our Nepali “boots on the ground” in Kathmandu. 

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