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JL's Journal

January 27, 2009

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Ambassador Lewis Lucke

Dear Prayer Partner,

I am sending you this Prayer letter from Amsterdam on my way to Accra, Ghana.  It will be the first stop on a 5 country trip that will take me to the following countries:

  • Ghana (Jan. 27-30)
  • Ethiopia (Jan. 31-Feb. 2)
  • Sudan (Feb. 3 - 5)
  • Zimbabwe (Feb6-11)
  • Kenya (Feb. 12-17)

The Lord willing, I will be back home on Feb. 17th.  So I count on your prayers for this diverse and intense 3 weeks of ministry.  At least two of the countries—Sudan and Zimbabwe, are going through great political instability and economic crisis.  Also, there is a major cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe that has taken the lives of over 2,000 people.

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January 24, 2009

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Jesus said: “…your fruit would abide” (John 15:16)

Dear NDI Friend & Partner,

I have attached a link at the bottom of this report to a slide show of some pictures from my recent trip to Nepal.  I have spent two full decades of my life traveling and ministering there – first going there in 1989.  We were privileged to be on the “cutting edge” of what God was doing there and experience first hand one of the greatest spiritual revivals of the Twentieth Century!  From only a hand full of known Christians in 1954 to over a million today meeting in several thousand local churches.  Through the support of NDI partners here, we were able to build hundreds of churches throughout Nepal – and continue to do so today.

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January 21, 2009

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Like some 2 million people in Washington and tens of millions of people around America and across the globe, I watched the Inauguration of President Barack Obama yesterday with a great sense of excitement and pride.  Regardless of your race, religion or political ideology, you could not help but be “Proud to be an American!” as the popular patriotic song by Lee Greenwood says.

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January 12, 2009

Dear Prayer Partner,

Loving greetings in Christ from Nepal—the “top of the world!” I also bid you a “Happy New Year” from here since it is the year 2065, while it has just turned 2009 there in the States. So when I stepped off the plane here, I got much older! Expect to see a lot more grey hairs on my head when I get back home this weekend! As usual, when I landed here in Kathmandu, I “hit the ground running!”  My son, Joseph and associate, Scott Hahn, were with me for the first 3 days.  Then they went to India for a couple of days of meetings with two of our key leaders there, Murli Menon and Bishop Ezra Sargunam.  I have stayed here for another week of meetings with as many of our partners as possible.  I will send you a pictorial report when I get back.

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January 05, 2009

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When you receive this email, I will be on another “mission journey” – just like the Magi.  This time to Nepal and India (I haven’t even reported to you yet on my pre-Christmas trip to Kenya and the Congo – but will soon).  My son, Joseph will be with me, plus our associate, Scott Hahn.  It will be my first time to be back in Nepal for over two years – and I am very excited!  I will be counting on your prayers while I am there.  And as you can see from the picture below, I will be completing another book on the long 15 hour flights back and forth.  So this is how I spend my “flying time” rather than watching movies.  This latest book will probably be entitled: The Stewardship of Your Living and Giving and is based around “20 Biblical Principles of Finances.”

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