JL's Journal

August 25, 2015


“I was sick and you took care of me…”
(Matthew 25:36)

Nehemiah Vision Ministry Hospital


Dear Friends & Partners,

   Ever since the earliest days of our ministry, we have been involved in medical missions. While that is not our primary calling, it has always been an important supportive aspect of our ministry. We believe in a holistic Gospel. That’s why we often summarize Christ’s Great Commission as the whole Gospel for the whole man by the whole church to the whole world. Anything less is a truncated Gospel.

Read More/Less

Full Article Permalink.  Filed under: The Field Report

August 18, 2015


"As for you, always be steady, endure suffering,
do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry."
2 Timothy 4:5

To our dear partners and friends,

   When you read this, J.L. will be finishing his outreach in Haiti. Thank you for your prayers for him, for his preaching and mentoring. He’ll report on that in the next blast.

   J.L. asked me to write this report on a long time partner who lives in the state of Manipur in North East India. Just to help you visualize where it is, Manipur is bordered by three other Indian states and one country. The states are Nagaland to the north, Mizoram to the south and Assam to the west. The country of Myanmar (formerly Burma) lies on its eastern border. It is made up of many tribes, with different languages and cultures. Living in the midst of all this, with his wife and family, is an evangelist named Chinkhosoi. For short, J.L. and I call him Soia (pronounced SOY’ yah).

Read More/Less

Full Article Permalink.  Filed under: The Field Report

August 11, 2015


“Come let us make bricks and bake them thoroughly …”

(Genesis 11:3)

Dear Friends & Partners in Rebuilding,

   As you know, making bricks for building goes back in antiquity to the very earliest days of collective civilization. As archaeology reveals and as anthropologists remind us, building permanent structures represents a major living shift from nomadic life to localized living. Building with bricks also reflects a move upward from building with mud, sticks, wood, and stone.

Read More/Less

Full Article Permalink.  Filed under: The Field Report

August 04, 2015

“Jesus did many other miraculous signs in the presence of His disciples…
these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God,
and that by believing you may have life in His name.”

(John 20:30-31)

JL with Pastor Hani Billan; Cana Baptist Church

Dear Ministry Friends,

While our work of building small “Metal Agape Homes” in Nepal continues 24/7, I want to update you on another strategic partner in the Holy Land.  While Nepal is the “holy land” for Hindus and Buddhists, Israel/Palestine is the “Holy Land” for Jews, Arabs and Christians. 

Read More/Less

Full Article Permalink.  Filed under: The Field Report

July 28, 2015


“If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need
but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person?

Dear children, let us not love with words or speech
but with actions and in truth.

I John 3:17-18


Dear Ministry Partners,

   One of the realities we all struggle with is "compassion fatigue." As our world staggers from one political or natural disaster to another, it is so easy to become numb to the suffering plight of others – especially if they are on the other side of the world from where you live.

Read More/Less

Full Article Permalink.  Filed under: The Field Report