you have a Pastor if he didn’t receive his wage
INDIA, there is only one church for every 2,000 villages.
In northwestern Haryana, one of India's most unevangelized
states, 99%of the people are Hindu idol worshippers. Many of
them oppose the Gospel, often threatening to kill Christian
workers. We received the following report from a Pastor working
in North India.
A Gospel crusade were
planned to organize in Yamuna Nagar, North India and its
preparation started months before. The local Hindu religious
groups came to know about the meeting and they started
threatening people to stay away from this meeting. It was the
first time in history to have a gospel campaign like this.
People showed much interest to hear the word of God.
For the first two days
the meeting went smoothly. But the third day, Hindu radicals
came to hinder the meeting. They noticed that the crowds began
to grow. In spite of threats, people had gathered to attend the
One evening, they
stormed the stage, from both sides. They brought a paralyzed
man and a 12 years old boy who was deaf and dumb from birth to
the stage. They said, “You Christians teach and train your
own people to fake supernatural healing and then they give
testimonies. Today, we have brought our men. You pray and heal
them, and then we will see.”
We prayed for both
of them. After prayer we snapped our fingers and the boy shook
his head indicating he could hear. When we asked if he
could speak he nodded yes. We asked his name. He said, “Mukesh”.
Seeing this miracle the Hindu radicals left the stage arguing
with each other. This miraculous work of God spread thru the
city like wild fire. In the days following, people came from
every corner of the city to hear the Word of God.
The Pastor who sent me
the report you just read, told me this week, “Brother I have
been working among the slums, the poor and the untouchables. I
have 50 believers who attend my church faithfully. They tithe
generously – a huge proportion of their income to the church.
But they have so little. They bring a bundle of vegetables or a
handful of rice as tithe because they have no cash. I have
not received any support for nearly one year. I am in debt and
if something doesn’t change, I’ll be forced to find a secular
job to provide for my family.”
This year, we’ve
reached over 20,000 souls; most of them heard the Good News for
the first time. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PARTNERSHIP. Your
sacrificial gifts and prayers are the key to our success.
I’m personally scheduled to be in India in the last week of
November. God’s people are depending on us. I cannot go there
Friend, we need your
partnership to reach the lost. Your gift of $25, $50, $100
or more will make a massive impact in the mission field. We
need to train, recruit and send out more Gospel workers. Most
of them do their jobs with as little as one dollar a day. With
$600 a year YOU can train and put a native
missionary on the field. And YOU can plant a
living church of 30-50 believers with as little as $1,000.
We need $6,500 to cover for the expenses by the end of October.
Will you please pray and ask the Lord how YOU can
make a difference in eternity?
Also please don’t
forget, we care about you and your needs. We want to
invest in you. Please send us your prayer request. Our
team of intercessors will storm the gates of heaven in prayer
for you. So please…write to us!
Together we can!
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It is my joy to
share Good News from a far country. THANK YOU for praying
for my trip to CHINA. With the help of your prayers,
we’re able to minister in half a dozen house churches and
conducted a three day training seminar for leaders and Bible
School students. I thank my brother Neil Anderson (www.sowers.org)
who invited me to help him on this trip.
We ministered in
Shanghai, Beijing and another city near the North Korea border.
We hosted a team from Connecticut, USA who taught the seminars
and baptized six new believers in the bathtub of our
Everywhere we went;
people listened with their mouth open absorbing everything we
could share from the Word. In one meeting in Shanghai, a 10x12
foot size room was packed with 30-35 believers and their
leaders. These brothers and sisters represented 10 different
provinces. The leader of the group, Bro. G’s goal is to train
them in the Word and send them back to their native places to
Brother G travels
between 10 different provinces all over China. He has led
at least 20,000 people to Christ. G has personally baptized
over 3,000 of them. In Shanghai alone he as planted six
churches. Bro. G has networking relationship with more
than 500 churches each one typically has about 200-300
followers. Since 1997 G has been involved in training 2,000
young people throughout China.
Please pray for the
work in NEPAL. Our team there is serving God with
much hardship, lack and suffering. They continue to reach
village after village walking muddy path in monsoon rain. Often
they’re hungry and thirsty but they don’t complain. They have
no money for a cold coke or a cup of tea. But they continue to
bring the Gospel to the people who have never heard. They pray
for the sick and cast out demons. Those who receive Christ,
follow them to one of our churches. So far, 18,415 souls
have been reached. 1,785 have been lead to Christ
this year. Out of these 1,669 visited one of our churches for
the first time.
Please pray for my
next trip to INDIA and NEPAL in the month of
November/December. We have many invitations to come and preach
in revival meetings, evangelistic gatherings, youth meetings and
training for pastors and leaders in ministry. In the last
couple of years, God has renewed a passion in my heart to reach
my own country of India. Both the natural and spiritual
conditions there are disastrous. People are bound in
centuries old tradition and idol worship. The saddest part is
nobody told them about the Good News. Among those who have
heard, people are turning to Christ by the masses – 17,000 a
day! Will you help us make a difference? We need $7,800
towards the expenses of the upcoming meetings.
Your prayers and
generosity make a powerful impact! What a privilege we have to
bring the Gospel to those who have never heard. Imagine
investing in souls that gives eternal dividend. The
Gospel IS THE POWER OF GOD to Salvation. That is why I am not
ashamed to tell you that we need your support urgently.
We have serious financial needs that need immediate action.
THANK YOU for planting your best possible seed in this ministry
so that a great harvest of souls can be reaped.
Yours in the Gospel,
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THANK YOU FOR YOUR
PRAYERS AND SUPPORT. Because of your involvement with us,
thousands in NEPAL, INDIA and CHINA are hearing the Gospel every month, hundreds are
giving their lives to Jesus and dozens of people are added to
the church every week.
I want to pronounce a
blessing from the scripture upon your life for being a faithful
friend and a partner with us. "The Lord bless you and
keep you; The Lord make His face shine upon you, And be gracious
to you; The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, And give you
peace. (Numbers 6:24-26)
Twenty years ago, I
was introduced to China ministry in Hong Kong. In the
picture above I'm seen loading my bags with Bibles and
literature. Since then I've made hundreds of
trips to China bringing Bibles, literature, encouragement and
hope to China's house church movement. The needs today in
the Chinese Church are same if not greater than twenty years ago
due to major outbreak of REVIVAL throughout China.
Bibles are cherished
and the most valuable possession for a Christian in China. To this
day, many times, over 100 people share one Bible among themselves.
There's a famine in the land for the Word of God.
Recent waves of
persecution in China have destroyed several churches; and church
leaders have been arrested. In spite of
oppositions and hardships, the Chinese church continues to grow and prosper in
I'm sure you know I'm leaving for China in less than ten
days. Please pray for the safety of the workers there
and also for me.
August 14-30, 2006
Shanghai, Beijing and north east part of China
Myself and my
brother Neil along with a team from the east coast and others from China
serve and train Chinese house church leaders
We'll be conducting meetings in small gatherings in
private homes and hotels
Thank you again for your love for missions. We
appreciate your prayers and generous support.
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Open your mouth for the
speechless. Plead the cause of the poor and needy. (Prov.
I want to
THANK YOU for your continued prayers, encouragement and
support. We’re grateful for God’s faithfulness, your faithful
partnership and commitment of our brothers and sisters.
Our half yearly report shows that
14,034 people were reached so far,
9,819 sick people were prayed for,
1,503 of them were led to Christ
and 1,369 came to one of our churches
for the first time! Our staff also spent 4,795 hours in
intercessory prayer and distributed 8,344 Gospel tracts. God is
working and we’re privileged to be His co-laborers.
I have some
exciting news to share with you. My brother Neil has been
working in CHINA extensively for the last 20 years. He has
invited me to join him in training house church leaders next
month (August 14-30). We will go to Beijing and then take the
train to the countryside to encourage our persecuted brothers
and sisters. We’re also planning to provide Bibles and other
practical teaching material that are so scarce in China.
There’s a revival going on in China. Did
you know 25,000 people accept Christ in China everyday?
Sister Wang is 29 years old. Her mother died when she was 18.
Wang’s father had been suffering from lung infection for 1½
years. Coming from a poor family Sister Wang had no hope left.
Desperate, she decided to commit suicide by taking poison. On
that fateful day she stood with the poison in her hand when she
heard a knock on the door. But she proceeded with the poison
again the knock sounded like a thunder so she opened the door.
“When I opened the door, I found nobody except a Gospel tract
(The Heart of Man) lying on the floor. Immediately I stopped
drinking the poison and started to read the little booklet.
I accepted Jesus right there and
then. Later my father also
gave his heart to the Lord. He was completely healed and runs a
vegetable shop while I serve the Lord full time now.”
Friends, our brothers and sisters are
humbly waiting for assistance such as Bibles, teaching materials
and financial aid. Dozens of native missionaries need sponsors;
children need food, education and medical attention. Churches
destroyed by authorities need to be rebuilt. Whatever you can
do to relieve the pain of our persecuted family, will be much
appreciated. THANK YOU IN
ADVANCE FOR CARING!
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should we be involved in overseas missions?
Have you wandered why we should be involved in missions? I was
meditating on this and the Lord gave me 10 reasons why we should
actively participate in reaching the lost overseas.
1. God is moving in foreign lands.
Did you know an estimated 17,000
people accept Christ everyday? In China 25,000 are accepting
Christ daily. The best results come from working where God is
working. (Mt. 21:42-43)
2. People in the third
world countries WANT to hear the Gospel.
Every place Jesus did mighty works, people were hungry and
eager. The few times, Jesus didn’t do a great work was when
people were not excited and eager to receive from Him.
3. Signs, wonders and miracles are being
done. I believe
miracles done by the Holy Spirit multiply church growth (Book of
Acts). Many times I’ve witnessed how one miracle has saved a
whole family, village or an entire area. It’s fun to watch God
confirm His Word.
4. Best investment of our resources.
Every successful businessman watches for the best return on his
investment. Investing in missions ensures the most sure and
long-lasting fruits that will remain for eternity. Many times a
one cent tract has saved a whole family!
5. It is fair.
Someone has said, “Why should anyone hear the Gospel twice when
others have not heard it once!”
Commitment level of the workers are at all time high.
In spite of
hardship, persecution and imprisonment the believers are willing
to pay any price to spread the Gospel.
7. People around the world are praying for the Harvest.
The Harvest is ready but we must put people on location to bring
it in. All our prayers will do nothing if we don’t put the
sickle to the harvest.
8. Jesus cannot return unless we preach to
the WHOLE world. (Mt. 24:14)
9. God wants to bless us.
God’s way is to “Give and you shall receive.” If we cultivate
God’s vineyard overseas, He will make our homes, businesses and
churches to prosper.
10. When we’re involved in missions, we’re in the center of
God’s will. (John 3:16)
Don’t we all want to do His will in our lives?
Friends, will you engage in missions today? Together we can
make a difference!
Sandy Anderson and Team
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Nepal - No Longer A
Nepali Christians are free to do our activities in the Nation
now!” This message arrived yesterday from Build International
workers, rejoicing in radical changes in their government.
just been through a violent nineteen day revolution, at the end
of which their House of Representatives was finally reinstated.
Yesterday, on 18th of May 2006, the new government unanimously
passed a declaration of the following changes:
previously the only Hindu kingdom in the world, was declared a
of the government was changed from “His Majesty’s Government” to
“Nepal government” and the name of the army from “Royal Nepal
Army” to the “Nepali Army.” The national anthem is being
changed accordingly (which previously attributed the greatness
of the king).
Gyanendra was removed as the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the
army, and the provision previously in the constitution that said
the king’s acts could not be challenged has been removed. Soon
the parliament will establish the necessary procedures for the
election of the constituent assembly.
brothers and sisters in Nepal send you this message: “Many of
you have been standing with us in prayer for days, months and
years. THANK YOU, THANK YOU AND A MILLIONS THANKS!
We are so
grateful to God. We welcome you all to join with us to celebrate
this victory in the Spirit. We invite you to come and join with
us to extend the Kingdom of God in this nation.”
accept this invitation? Will you help us take advantage of the
new religious freedom in the country of Nepal by supporting the
work of the gospel there? God has answered our prayers and
opened the door of opportunity. Let’s build something
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God has answered your
prayers for Nepal. After nineteen days of revolution that shut
down the entire country, Monday night, April 24th,
King Gyanendra finally agreed to reinstate the House of
Representatives. After the TV broadcast of his speech was
finished, people ran out into the streets in their night clothes
dancing and shouting in victory, “The people have won!”
This is huge step
forward in the restoration of a democratic system in Nepal. The
House of Representatives was dissolved in May 2002, and the king
assumed total power in February 2005. Now both of those acts
have been reversed.
It has also brought a
measure of relief to a country under siege. People can go out
of their homes and buy food again. Prices are still high but
slowly returning to normal. Christians can resume church
meetings. And the Nepali people are full of hope for the
We spoke to our Build
International workers yesterday after almost two weeks of being
out of communication. All were well and unhurt, and much
relieved that the nineteen days of general strikes were over.
They thank you for your prayers for them, and ask that you
continue praying for their country during this critical time of
With Nepal's new found
freedom, our team is preparing to launch a new outreach campaign
and church planting initiative. In the next six months, our
goal is to recruit 25 new Gospel workers. In the villages, it
takes as little as $1 a day to sponsor a native worker. In
towns and cities it cost only $50-$150 per month to support a
THANK YOU for praying
for our brothers and sisters in Nepal. Many Nepalese people
paid the price, some even lost their lives to secure freedom for
their country. The political battle is won, but the spiritual
battle for souls is still raging.
Friends, will you
please make a small sacrifice to support the Gospel work in
Nepal? "How shall they preach unless they are sent?" (Romans
Yours for the Gospel,
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“The church in Nepal is not
only surviving but thriving,” said Pastor Robert.
Fifty years ago, Pastor
Robert came from Darjeeling, India one of the first missionaries
to Nepal. Today he has the largest church in Nepal with many
associate churches throughout the country involving more than
10,000 members. “There are over 700,000 followers of Christ in
the country” said Pastor Robert, “compared to only 15,000 known
Christians in 1979.” Currently his church is being torn down
and rebuilt for the third time to make room for thousands of new
believers who are flocking to the church.
Friends, I just returned from
my trip to Nepal and India. I saw army tanks mounted with heavy
machine guns parked in all corners of the capital city of
Kathmandu. The country is in its 11th year of civil
war, but in spite of the conflict between the government and the
Maoist rebels, God is working.
While I was there, we
baptized eight new believers openly in a nearby river. The
oldest was over 60 years old and the youngest was 14. We also
held a worship celebration. Around 240 believers from newly
established churches participated, and 15 people accepted
I also sat with dozens of our
staff members to listen to their hearts, their struggles and
their aspirations. It was very humbling to hear how they have
continued to serve God daily in spite of hardships, persecution,
and meager resources. One of the dire needs lacking in the
Christian community is encouragement and practical teaching. I
was able to share with them on topics like how to be a winner in
life, overcoming everyday temptations, resolving conflict,
fulfilling married life, living in the blessings of God,
practical steps to financial prosperity. Courtesy of Joyce
Meyer Ministries, I was also able to distribute faith-building
teaching material to the pastors and Christian leaders.
Friends, THANK YOU for
sending me to feed those hungry for the Kingdom of God. Without
your prayers and financial contributions I could not have gone.
I was touched and reminded again about the simplicity of the
Gospel and those who live by it. Like Nehemiah, my heart is
broken over the perils of God’s people. There’s so much to do
and so little time. I have returned with all kinds of small and
large projects that everybody can participate in. Please check
out the response slip and send it back to us today. Together we
can make a difference!
Building His Kingdom,
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come again we will cut off your legs and hands.”
the threat a group of Mao rebels gave Pastor Raju, preaching in
the remote part of western Nepal. The Maoists have been
fighting in Nepal since 1996 to overthrow the world's only Hindu
monarchy and install communist rule, a revolution that has
killed at least 12,500 people and shattered the economy. “On one
hand there is the fear of Maoists, on the other hand we fear the
government army,” Pastor Raju told us recently. “By God’s grace
and His help we are pressing toward the goal [to win souls].”
workers from Pastor Raju’s church recently visited a village
called Ghudasawa to preach the gospel. They met a 55 year old
woman named Rana Ama who had been unable to walk for five
years. The local witchdoctors had tried to cure her with all
kinds of black magic, without success.
The youth workers told her about Jesus, and invited her to the
church. She came, riding on a bullock cart, and Pastor Raju led
the church in praying for her healing. The next week Rana Ana
was back, without the cart. Healed by the power of Jesus, she
walked an hour and a half to come. Because of this miracle,
she and her whole family received Jesus as Savior.
It is for people like Rana Ama that Pastor Raju continues to
preach in spite of the danger of getting caught between the
Maoist rebellion and the king’s absolute monarchy. Through
the work of Raju and others,
3496 people have heard the Gospel and 476 have confessed Jesus
to be their Savior since the beginning of 2006.
the leader of Nepal’s Maoist rebels Prachanda gave a rare
interview on BBC. In this interview, Prachanda, who has
lived in an underground existence for more than two decades,
said that Nepal's King Gyanendra will ultimately be exiled or
executed because he has closed the door to any political
compromise since seizing absolute power a year ago. Please pray
for the protection of the Nepalese believers during this time of
I’ll be in Nepal and India to meet with Christian leaders
including Pastor Raju. We will be strategizing ways to continue
to win 100,000 souls for Christ. As a part of our campaign,
we’re planning a worship gathering involving over 40 local
I am going
to this troubled area, because I believe the Gospel can change a
nation. Please pray and consider financially supporting people
who risk their lives every day to share the gospel. I guarantee
you that the return on your investment will bear fruit that will
last for eternity.
for your involvement to fulfill God’s number one agenda on
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here and my heart is full of expectations from the Lord to reach
the unreached. By the time you get this letter, we’ll have just
finished our one week of fasting and prayer for you and our
ministry together in missions. During the fasting and prayer
God gave me specific directions and guidance for 2006.
foremost, we must reach the lost.
We’re launching our three year campaign to bring 100,000 souls
to Christ. Dozens of small and large evangelistic outreaches
are scheduled in 2006.
must make disciples.
This means training. We’re going to conduct over a dozen
training sessions in various formats. Most of them will be
church based but we’re also looking into formal training for
leaders in ministry.
need to plant churches.
Our goal is to start at least 50 churches this year. Once there
is a group of new believers, the only way to “keep them saved”
is to integrate them in local churches where they can learn from
the Bible and live together as Christians.
send new Gospel Workers into the mission field.
is to add 45 new workers to be released into the unreached
areas. Several of them are already doing the work of the Gospel
without support but lack of resources are limiting their full
not the least, we’re going to target reaching children.
Children are the next generation who cannot be ignored. What we
invest in our children today will determine how bright the
future will look tomorrow.
leaving for India and Nepal on February 20th 2006.
We need $7,700 to make this trip possible. The funds will be
used for training, worship meetings, native missionary support,
training materials, travel expenses, etc. Please help!
close by saying thank you for your friendship. Please
continue to pray for us. And please consider supporting this
ministry financially. We can translate your sacrificial gift
into saving lost souls. Wouldn’t you love to meet men, women and
children in heaven who entered God’s Kingdom because of your
sacrifice and involvement?
Anticipating your reply,
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