JL's Journal

December 17, 2014


“He has filled the hungry with good things

but has sent the rich away empty-handed.”

(Luke 1:53)

The Kibera Slums, Nairobi, Kenya


Dear Ministry Partners,

   Patt and I send you our warmest Christmas love and greetings in the Name of the Lord Jesus. Contrary to the sacred maxim of political correctness, Christmas is a Christ-Mass – or a celebration of His birthday. Christmas is not about Santa – it’s about the Savior! Anything less is a spiritual and cultural counterfeit.  Remove Christ from Christmas and all you have left is an empty “happy holiday” rather than a joyous “Holy Day.”

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December 02, 2014


Dear Friends and Partners,

Christmas Greetings to you in the love of the Lord Jesus!

Many of you have already started shopping for those special gifts for Christmas 2014. We pray that you will remember a special Christmas gift for one of our national partners in the Third World. Just like the Magi traveled a long distance to present their gifts to the baby Jesus, your gift through JLPF will travel to some of the distant corners of the kingdom of God. Many needs will be met by your love gift, and many grateful hearts will praise the Lord for your generosity!

In His Christmas love, joy and peace,

J.L. and Patt

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December 01, 2014


 ... 31 YEARS LATER …

“The Lord has done this,

and it is marvelous in our eyes.”

(Ps. 118:23)

40th Anniversary Celebration, and a view of the new PACC Campus.

Dear Friends & Partners,

   When I was first invited to Zimbabwe, Africa, in 1983, I could never have imagined what God had sovereignly planned for me there from then till now! That historic trip would be my very first footprint on the African continent. Since then the Lord has graciously given me ministry in Zambia, South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Congo, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Egypt, Sudan, Chad, Ghana and Mali. But it all began in Zimbabwe back in 1983.

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November 23, 2014


Final Report


“Do you not say:
'Four months more and then the harvest?'
I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields!
They are ripe for harvest!"

(John 4:35)

Dear Ministry Partner,

   If I have ever known a man who is passionate about the ripe harvest fields in India, it is Bishop Ezra Sargunam! He summarizes his mission philosophy this way: “Win the winnable while they are winnable!” 

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