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JL's Journal

July 21, 2016

AIRBORNE FOR AFRICA...

“I urge you, brothers…by the love of the Spirit,

to join me in my struggle by praying to God for me

Pray that I may be rescued from the unbelievers…and that my service…

may be acceptable to the saints…”

(Rom. 15: 30-31)

Dear Ministry Partner,

   When you receive this email, I will be airborne for Africa. It will be my first major international trip since completing the 40 radiation treatments for prostate cancer. While I still have some of the lingering fatigue from those treatments, I am trusting God for both the spiritual wisdom and physical strength for this trip. As all of my trips tend to be, this one will be diverse and fast moving. I will be in Kenya for the first week and Zimbabwe for the second week. Even though I will be in the “African bush” for some of the time, I still hope to be able to send a few brief reports and pictures – so be watching for those.

   In addition to praying for my physical stamina, I also ask for your special prayers for my “…service to the saints” through the many items I will be taking in. As you know, I always travel as a ‘Pack Mule For Jesus’ – taking in as much as possible to meet spiritual and physical needs. That’s why the airlines hate to see me checking in! So first, pray that I will get everything on board. Then pray I will be able to get everything through the Customs in both Kenya and Zimbabwe duty free. Sadly, the airlines look for every opportunity to charge you ridiculous fees for anything and everything!

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July 19, 2016

BACK TO THE FUTURE RACIALLY…

Nation will rise against nation,
and kingdom against kingdom.”

(Matthew 24:7)

 
1968                                     2016

Dear Ministry Partner,

   It seems like 2016 is becoming a rerun of 1968 – the height of the Civil Rights Era. The old expression seems to be true that says: “The more things change, the more they remain the same.” That’s why many of us feel we are reliving the years of 1965 through 1968. 

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July 12, 2016

THE PASSING OF A PATRIARCH

“Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.”

(Psalm 116:15)

Pastor Nima Tshering
Patriarch of Tibetan Christianity
(1916 - 2016)

Dear Ministry Partners,

   On July 1st, God took one of His choice servants to heaven. In many ways, Pastor Nima Tshering was the Dalai Lama, or spiritual patriarch, to the Tibetan body of Christ. He was affectionately known as “Pala,” or father, to all who knew him, loved him and looked to him as their spiritual patriarch. 

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June 30, 2016

A POTPOURRI OF PARTNERSHIP…

(NEPAL)

“And the Lord was adding to their number

day by day those who were being saved.”

(Acts 2:47)

Dear Friends & Partners,

   Nepal continues to be one of those countries where God is sovereignly and supernaturally building His Kingdom and growing His church at an exponential rate. Informed missiologists quickly point to the Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal as one of the spiritual “hot spots” where the Holy Spirit continues to be poured out as on the Day of Pentecost. This supernatural revival has been going on for decades, until recently, without much foreign intervention or manipulation.

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June 27, 2016

A POTPOURRI OF PARTNERSHIP…

(INDIA)

“I always pray with joy because of

your partnership in the Gospel

from the first day until now…”

(Philippians 1:5)

Dear Ministry Partners,

   In my last ministry report, I shared “A Potpourri of Partnership” that focused on some of our African partners. Specifically, we reported on Yaw Asante in Ghana, Komivi Christopher Ayiboe in Togo and Stakwell Yurenimo in Kenya. Patt and I appreciate you for taking the time to read about them because through us they are your partners and national missionaries. I will be reporting on other African partners in future eNewsletters.

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