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JL's Journal

March 31, 2015

ARAB CHRISTIANITY UNDER PERSECUTION

“Rescue the weak and needy;
Deliver them out of the hand of the wicked."

(Psalm 82:4)

“Christianity may not survive beyond midcentury in the region of its birth!"

WARNINGSome of the following pictures may be disturbing – but they need to be seen to rouse American Christians into action through prayer and positive political proactivity! JL

Dear Ministry Partners,

   The above summary of Christianity in the Arab World of the Middle East is staggering and sobering! Like never before in their long history, our Arab Christian brothers and sisters are under the bloody sword of Islamic-driven jihadist terrorism! All one has to do to see this evil face of Islam is to look at the hundreds of social media pictures now coming out of the Middle East – all carried out in the name of the prophet Mohamed. 

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March 24, 2015

REBUILDING HAITI …

“… I will return and rebuild David’s fallen tabernacle. 

Its ruins I will rebuild and I will restore

in order that the rest of mankind may seek the Lord

and all the Gentiles who bear My Name,

says the Lord, who does these things …”

(Acts 15:16-17)

 
A crane used to rebuild a 5-star hotel outside Port-au-Prince, and a beautiful
view of the Port-au-Prince harbor.

 
A memorial stone for the killer earthquake of January 12, 2010. At right,
Patt and I in the makeshift mass cemetery outside Port-au-Prince,
where untold thousands of Haitians were buried after the earthquake.

Dear Ministry Partners,

   God is not only the God of redemption, He is the God of rebuilding and restoration. After times of destruction – whether through divine judgment or natural disaster – God called and commissioned His people to rebuild the temple … rebuild Jerusalem … rebuild the walls … and rebuild the ruined cities (Ezra 5:2; Neh. 2:17; Ps. 102:16; Dan. 9:25; Amos 9:14). And the physical rebuilding was always for the greater and higher purpose of spiritual rebuilding so that “… mankind may seek the Lord” – but especially “… the Gentiles who bear My Name.” And in this case, the “Gentiles” are the Haitians.

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March 17, 2015

Komivi Ayiboe

Dear Friends and Partners,

   As we have done in the past, we like to highlight one specific partner so you can get to know him or her better. While J.L. is in Haiti this week, we decided this would be a good time to introduce you to Komivi Christophe Ayiboe.

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March 10, 2015

MINISTRY MULTIPLICATION

“This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of God’s people
but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God.”

(II Corinthians 9:12)

Dear Ministry Partners,

   Because of the growing global threat of Islamic jihaddism, my last few weekly reports and op eds have focused on those situations. We are continuing our efforts on behalf of the persecuted and displaced Christians from Iraq and Syria as a result of the barbarism of ISIS. Because of the recent alliance of ISIS with Boko Haram in West Africa, their Islamic Caliphate is gaining strength beyond the borders of the Middle East

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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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