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JL's Journal

September 20, 2016

HOME FROM ASIA

“…they sailed back to Antioch,
where they had been committed to the grace of God
for the work they had now completed.”

(Acts 14:26)

Dear Ministry Partners,

   By God's grace, Patt and I arrived back home yesterday from our 'Asian Kingdom Adventure Trip' to Nepal and India. While Doctor Luke reports that Paul and Barnabas “…sailed back” to their home church at Antioch to report to them that they had “…completed the work,” we just “flew back” home with the same sense of spiritual completion. As a result, our hearts are overflowing with SO MANY experiences we want to share with you from the time we spent with all of our beloved partners in those two countries.

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September 15, 2016

GOD’S MATURING CHURCH IN NEPAL

And they devoted themselves to the Apostles' teaching,
and fellowship...to the breaking of bread and the prayers…
And the Lord added to their number day by day
those who were being saved.”

(Acts 2:42, 47)

Greetings, Dear Partners, from Kathmandu!

   After our delayed departure from the States due to problems with Patt’s India Visa, we finally made it to Nepal! Although the Visa was finally approved a week later than our original intended departure date from home, we made it through fine after a brief stopover in Delhi to visit our Anugrah Children’s Home and other partners.

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September 05, 2016

STOPPED BY SATAN OR REDIRECTED BY CHRIST?

“…we made every effort to see you…but Satan stopped us.”

“…having been kept by the Holy Spirit from preaching the word

in the province of Asia…they tried to enter…

but the Spirit of Jesus would not allow them to.”

(I Thess. 3:19; Acts 16:6-7)

Dear Ministry Partner,

   For the past several days, Patt and I have been relating to Paul and his companions' struggle when they were “…kept by the Holy Spirit from preaching the word in the province of Asia.” While they were seeking to travel and minister in Asia Minor, we have been seeking to minister in Asia Major – or India! But, Patt’s visa kept being delayed. 

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August 31, 2016

Re: INDIA & NEPAL TRIP POSTPONEMENT!  

Dear Ministry Partners,

   As you know from our last eNewsletter that went out this morning titled: “GOING BACK TO SCHOOL AROUND THE WORLD,” Patt and I were supposed to fly to India tomorrow/Thursday. However, by late this afternoon the Indian Embassy in Washington still had not issued Patt a VISA. We had been working for several weeks on this through a VISA Service. As we have done many times in past years, Patt filled out all of the necessary forms. But there was delay after delay...more papers to be filled out…a waiver to be signed…constant runaround. By the end of the day todaystill no visa!

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August 30, 2016

BACK TO SCHOOL AROUND THE WORLD…

Jesus said:

“Let the little children come to Me, and do not hinder them,

for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”

(Matthew 19:14)

Dear Ministry Partners,

   It’s back to school time again! All over the world, children are starting back to school – that is, if they are fortunate enough to get to go to school. In America, “summer vacation” is over – an annual phenomena that most children in other countries never experience. 

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