How You Can Become a Missionary

How You Can Become a Missionary

How You Can Become a Missionary

Sing to the LORD, all the earth. Proclaim His salvation day after day. Declare His glory among the nations, His wonderful deeds among all peoples. 1st Chronicles 16:23-24

All questions aside, the fact of the matter is, as a believer, you are called to spread the good news unless The Lord tells you otherwise. We do not all do the same thing or play the same roll when it comes to spreading the word, but it is our duty. 

Winning a war in a battle field involves multiple players with different roles for the war to be won. There is the commander, the soldiers/warriors, there are snipers/archers, the armourer, the people who bring food to the battle fields (a great example is David when he took food to his brothers 1Samuel 17:17). We can even delve deeper and see how each of these roles play into our battle for the Kingdom of God. We obviously know that Jesus Christ is the commander, but where do we as believers fall? We have the soldiers who risk their lives on the ground; in our case, those will be the missionaries who leave their homes and loved ones behind to spread the gospel in foreign lands or across cultures. Then the snipers, those are long distant combatants whose job is to provide detailed surveillance from a hidden point, those would be our prayer partners; praying for those in the field constantly (Ephesians 6:18) for our war is not of the flesh (2 Corinthians 10:3). There is the armourer, whose job is to make and repair the soldiers’ weapons and armour, in the case of missions those are the pastors and fellow believers whose job is to uplift and to admonish those in the field (Hebrews 10:24-25). Then there is the one who brings food to the battlefield; in our case they are the donors, those who donate money and gifts in kind like medical supplies, food, farming materials and many more.  All these people come together to fight the war for the Kingdom. All of us playing an important role, none can succeed without the other and the crowning jewel is Jesus Christ our Commander in Chief giving us graceful marching orders and the Holy Spirit equipping us with knowledge of the battle plan, guiding our steps with strength to face the enemy.

So, it is not really how to become a missionary but where in the battle does the Lord want you, what is your role. Prayer will guide you. The Lord will open your eyes to where you should be if you are willing. Fellow believers, let us go to the presence of God and ask where He wants us to be and how He wants us to help. For our commander has given us a command…

Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey all that I have commanded you. And surely, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”   Matthew 28:19-20

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you, and you will be My witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Acts 1:8

World Mission Centre Signs Academic Recognition Agreement with Facultad Internacional de Estudios Teológicos

World Mission Centre Signs Academic Recognition Agreement with Facultad Internacional de Estudios Teológicos

World Mission Centre Signs Academic Recognition Sgreement with Facultad Internacional de Estudios Teológicos

We are glad to publicly announce that even in spite of the pandemic, we were able to sign off on an academic recognition agreement between World Mission Centre and FIET (Facultad Internacional de Estudios Teológicos) in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

This agreement will give any Spanish-speaking Live School graduate the opportunity to continue with a Bachelors in Theology Degree via Distance Learning.

This was made possible because a similar agreement already in place between WMC and the South African Theological Seminary (SATS).

We are excited about what this will mean for many saints in the field, living in Latin America, who now can be further equipped for ministry.

Early Christian Missionaries

Early Christian Missionaries

Early Christian Missionaries

Turn to Me and be saved, all the ends of the earth; for I am God, and there is no other. (Isaiah 45:22)

For my eyes have seen Your salvation, which You have prepared in the sight of all people, a light of revelation to the Gentiles and glory to Your people Israel. (Luke 2:30-32)

Who were the first witnesses for Christ? The first people to sacrifice their lives for the spreading of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the light of revelation reflecting the radiant Glory of our risen Christ? We find them in the book of Acts (Acts 8: 1-4), this is right after the stoning of Stephen and there is a great persecution of believers. All believers apart from some of the apostles, scattered throughout Judea and Samaria and they preached the word wherever they went. Jesus very clearly told them to look beyond Jerusalem and bring the gospel to Judea, Samaria, and the whole world. But to this point, Jesus’ followers had not done this. They may have stopped in Jerusalem and made a great church there were it not for the persecutions; but instead, they were blown away like the spores of a mushroom or like seeds, planting the word of God in the hearts of all the people. Sometimes God will shake us out of our comfort zone in order for His will to be done. And in this case the end result of the persecution was God’s glory. So, my fellow believers let our lives be a seed for Christ wherever we may go.

In Acts 8 we meet the first believers to leave Jerusalem, though at this time they mostly preached to the Jews (Acts 11:19); but who was the first person to go out and spread the Good News to the Gentiles? This was Paul. Now let’s go back to Acts 7 and meet Paul, rather, let us go back and meet Saul. Saul was a young man at the time, a young zealous man with loyalties that lay on the wrong side. As the Sanhedrin rushed at Stephen in rage to stone him, they left their garment at Saul’s feet (Acts 7:57-58); and in chapter 8 we see that Saul consented with pleasure and delight, the stoning of Stephen. Fueled by the murder of Stephen, he became more furious in his persecution of the church of Jesus Christ. It is hard to believe that this is the very same man whose letters we read in the new testament, who would later become the greatest preacher of the Gospel.  A thing to be admired is Paul’s single-minded focus and dedication. He was always earnest no matter what he did. When he persecuted, he did it with all his might; and when he was converted, then he preached with all his might. 

Let us now fast forward to Acts 13, where Paul and Barnabas are called to leave their church in Antioch and they heeded the voice of the Lord and left. First, they went to the Jewish synagogues but the Jews rejected the good news and so they went to the Gentiles who received the word with gladness (Acts 13:48-49). This was the beginning of the Christian movement and as we read through the book of Acts, we will read about the persecutions and all the sacrifices made to further the good news to the lost. It is the same even in the recent history of Christian missions. In 1956 a group of five young men gave up their lives to the cause, in an attempt to share the good news with the Aucas tribe. This sacrifice led to an upsurge of missionaries and even opened the door to the Aucas. 

I have other sheep that are not of this fold. I must bring them in as well, and they will listen to My voice. Then there will be one flock and one shepherd. (John 10:16)

Christian Missions is dotted with men who loved God above their very own lives and their purpose was obedience to the utmost regardless of the cost. The invitation to carry the Gospel forth remains binding on the Church of Jesus today, but the sad reality is that there are still many that are yet join the fold. Will you go for them? 

The Gateway

The Gateway

The Gateway

We left Nairobi for Mombasa on October 10, 2020 with an objective to ascertain the status of the Church and its future as well as our work in the region. Mombasa is a key gateway to the East African coast and the Indian Ocean Isles where the Gospel is yet to penetrate. Thus, we spent October 11 scouting the city and going through to the Fort Jesus which is one of the crucial entry points and served both the Sultans and the Portuguese in precolonial era. Through our strategy meeting, the need to mobilize the church on the mainland to reach the Isles became evident, spurred by the growth of other faiths in the area and the proximity of the church to the Unreached. In comparison to other parts of the country with a higher population of Least Reached Peoples, Mombasa is fairly accommodative and although there have been terror activities in the past, there has not been a targeted attack on Christians.

From Mombasa we went through Mwatate to Godoma, a small distant village on the foothills of Vuria mountains (the highest peak in the Coastal Region).  With Covid 19, a number of our partners had been greatly impacted and we wanted to connect and encourage both the pastor and the Live School facilitator who also doubles up as the head teacher of a high school in the same village. The meeting with the pastor and his family was a real encouragement of obedience and faithfulness to God. He had an unspeakable joy sharing about God’s goodness with us.

While Covid 19 had affected a number of churches in the area to the point that they were unable to resume meetings even after the government revised the previously set restrictions and control measures, God had in this period allowed them to push on with their church building project and had recommenced gatherings in observance of the new policies and directives issued by the government. 

He was the first pastor in the area to host a Live School in the area. He attested to its positive impact and change on the trainees’ attitude to service and ministry as well as character development. The church now has labourers who can guide others to go on outreach while the facilitator admitted gaining knowledge that has greatly helped her to serve better and develop confidence in preaching the Word of God. The curriculum further influenced their way of prayer and they have seen many unbelievers drawn to Christ.

We had a meeting with another pastor who hosts a Live School in Mwatate from whose interaction, it was clear that we need additional centres in Mwatate which is growing to be the county headquarters for Taita. There are however many areas in Mombasa that Live School must penetrate in partnership with the local church. While we focus on Live School roll out in the Coastal Region, we intend to start a leader’s missions training that will in turn lead the mobilization process in the local churches in Mombasa, Voi and Mwatate. 

October further saw us start our online footprint for the purpose of sharing our work in Eastern Africa with a wider audience. Our Social handles are: @wmcea on Instagram and World Mission Centre Eastern Africa on Facebook. Kindly remember us in your prayers especially for matters mentioned here-above. We also invite you to like and share our social handles and newsletter with your family and friends. 

October 2020 India Letter Hindi

October 2020 India Letter

भारत के अगुवे, संचालक और छात्रों के नाम सन्देश – सितम्बर 2020,

प्रिय मित्रों 

केपटाउन से यीशु के अतुलनीय नाम में आप का अभिवादन

कोरोना महामारी का समय अत्यधिक लम्बा होता जा रहा है  और निश्चित ही इस ने हम सभी को अत्यधिक प्रभावित किया है; इस के कारण हमारी कलीसियाओं में आराधना करना बंद हो गया है, जिस तरह से हम अपने अन्य परिवार के सदस्यों से मुलाकात करते थे, उस में व्यवधान उत्पन्न हो गया है, प्रत्येक की वित्तीय वास्तविकताओ को नष्ट कर दिया है

हम सभी के मष्तिष्क में यह प्रश्न है कि हम इस महामारी और तालाबंदी में किस प्रकार से जीवन निर्वाह करें 

    1. हम अपने आप को प्रेरित करने और ध्यान केंद्रित करने के लिए जो कुछ कर सकते है, उस को करें। प्रश्न यह भी है, कि जब परिस्थितियां कठिन हो उस समय हम किस प्रकार से स्वयं को प्रेरित रख सकते है ।
    2.  हम स्वयं पर और अपनी परिस्थितियों पर अपनी आँखों को लगाये। चाहे परिस्थितियां कठिन ही हो, पर जो बुरी परिस्थियाँ आपके साथ हो रही हैं, उन पर ध्यान न दें, जितना अधिक आप अपनी समस्याओं पर ध्यान केन्द्रित करेंगे उतना ही वे आपके मष्तिष्क को प्रभावित करेगी, और अंततः यह आप के ऊपर हावी हो जाएगी।
    3. स्वपन देखना कभी भी बंद न करें। महान विचार अधिकंश्ता हमारे द्वारा आते है, जो वर्तमान परिस्थितियों को एक तरफ कर देते है, और आपके चारों तरफ जो संभावनाये है, उनको देखते है।
    4. अपनी परिस्थितियों से परे देखे और प्रभु से प्रार्थना करे कि आप को स्पष्ट भविष्य देखने मे वह सहायता करे। इस को दर्शन कहते है। मात्र आज और कल को ही न देखे । दो, तीन या और अधिक वर्षो को देखे 
    5. कुछ सम्भावित लक्ष्यों को जिन को प्राप्त किया जा सकता है, उनको दिनांक के साथ लिख ले कि आप उन को कब तक प्राप्त करने की आशा करते है। प्रत्येक दिन इन लक्ष्यों को देखे। यह आपकी सहायता करेगा कि आप भविष्य में प्राप्त परिणामों की तरफ अपने ध्यान को केन्द्रित कर सके। बाइबिल मे हबक्क्कू कहता है कि हमको अपने दर्शन को स्पष्ट रूप से निर्मित करना है, और उसको पटियों पर लिखना है ताकि प्रत्येक उस को स्पष्ट रूप से देख सके।
    6. अपने प्रियो से संपर्क बनाये रखे, हाँलाकि आप उनसे मुलाकात करने नहीं जा पा रहे है, उनसे फोन पर बाते करे, उन को सन्देश भेजे, उन से सम्बन्ध स्थापित करने के जो भी संभावित साधन हो, उन का उपयोग करे।  
    7. सम्बन्धों को न छोड़े – मानव के रूप में हमारी इस प्रकार से सृष्टि हुई है कि, हम को अन्य लोगो के साथ सम्बन्ध बनाने की आवश्यकता होती है । इस ही कारण से हमारे परिवार और कलीसियाये हमारे जीवन के एक बहुत महत्वपूर्ण तत्व होते है। इस ही कारण से बाइबिल हम को सिखाती है कि विश्वासियो की सभा में सम्मलित होने को हम भूले नहीं।

लाइव स्कूल के सन्दर्भ में:

    1. अपने छात्रो के साथ कृपया सम्बन्ध स्थापित रखे 
    2. यदि आप मुलाकात नहीं कर पा रहे है, तब आप स्वय लाइव स्कूल के सत्रों को देखे और इस प्रकार से आप अपनी कक्षा के अन्य लोगो से आगे हो सके और जब कक्षाए प्रारम्भ हो तब आप अपने छात्रो की सेवा और संचालन और अधिक उचित प्रकार से कर सके। 
    3. जब आप छोटे समूह में सम्मलित होना प्रारभ कर पायेगे, उस समय कृपया लाइव स्कूल को अतिशीघ्र प्रारम्भ करने का प्रयास करे। 
    4. यदि यह संभव होता है, तो उस ही लाइव स्कूल यूनिट का उपयोग करते हुए, एक और लाइव स्कूल को अपने निकटतम ग्राम या कस्बे मे प्रारम्भ करने का प्रयास करे । जिस से जो समय नष्ट हो गया है उस की भरपाई कर पाए और कम से कम समय में अधिक से अधिक लोगो को प्रशिक्षित कर सके।

    यह स्मरण रखे कि लीडिया और मैं आप के लिए प्रार्थना कर रहे है, और परमेश्वर से मांग रहे है कि वह आप को निरंतर सुरक्षित रखे और यदि आप स्वस्थ नहीं है तो वह आप को स्वास्थ्य प्रदान करे।

    आप को आशीष प्राप्त हो 

    विल्ली और लीडिया क्रू

    October 2020 India Letter

    October 2020 India Letter

    October 2020 India Letter

    Message to the India Leaders, Facilitators and students – September 2020

    Dear Friends,

    Greetings from Cape Town in the matchless name of Jesus.

    The COVID pandemic is dragging on for far too long and has certainly affected all of us in profound ways; keeping our churches from meeting; preventing family and friends from getting together like we usually do; destroying the economic reality of everyone. 

    The question that is on all our minds is how to survive the pandemic and the lock-down. 

    I have a few suggestions that are helping me and pray that they help you as well.

      1. We must do all we can to stay motivated and focused. The question is how you stay motivated all the time, even when things are difficult. 
      2. Take your eyes of yourself and your circumstances. Do not dwell on the bad things that are happening to you, even if it is difficult. The more you dwell on your problems the greater they will become in your mind and they will eventually overrun you.
      3. Never stop dreaming. Great ideas often come through us putting our immediate circumstance aside and seeing the possibilities around us
      4. Look beyond your circumstances and ask the Lord to help you see the future clearly. That is called Vision. Don’t just look at today or tomorrow. Look a year, two and more ahead. 
      5. Write down a few achievable goals with dates when you hope to accomplish them. Look at these goals every day. This will help you focus on the future outcomes. The Bible teaches in Habakkuk that we need to make the vision plain, write it on tablets so that everyone can see them.
      6. Keep contact with those that are dear to you, even if you cannot visit them; phone them, send them messages or use whatever means possible to keep contact. 
      7. Don’t give up on relationships – As human beings we have a built in need to relate to people. That is why the family and church are such important elements in our lives. It is also why the Bible teaches us not to forsake the gathering of believers.

      In the context of the Live School:

      1. Please keep in touch with your students.
      2. If you cannot meet, then keep watching the Live School sessions yourself and in this way get ahead of the class so you can be of better service to the students when the school re-opens.
      3. Once you are able to meet in a small group, please move forward quickly to start the Live School again. 
      4. If at all possible, try to run a second Live School in a nearby suburb or village, using the same Live School unit so we can catch up on lost time and train many more people in the shortest possible time.  

      Please know that Lydia and I are praying for you, asking the Lord to continue to protect you and if you are not feeling well to heal you.

      Many blessings

      Willie & Lydia Crew

      Please click on Youtube link below to hear a very encouraging video from World Mission Centre Founder Willie Crew

      September 2020 India Letter

      September 2020 India Letter

      September 2020 India Letter

      Dear Brothers & Sisters, 

      Greetings to you all in the name of most High God Jesus Christ.

      I am thankful to God for this great privilege to share the word of God to encourage you especially in this time of pandemic. I am also thankful to World Mission Center for giving the opportunity.

      By God’s grace we are doing well and experiencing the special motivation to continue the work which God has called us to do. 

      God has promised us to give special Joy which we can experience in this pandemic, lockdown and during crisis time.  The Joy of Christ:  John 17: 13 “They may have my joy filled in themselves” 

      If there is anything that we need in our life as Disciples of Jesus in this time of lockdown, it is the Joy of Christ.  Jesus spoke many times to his disciples about His joy being complete and full in them. His disciples were filled with joy as they realized who they were: children of God and joint heirs with Christ. Don’t deny yourself that which is your birthright as a child of God. Don’t be satisfy with a joyless life. . Rom 8: 16-17  

      They had once been helpless victims of death, but now death had no hold over them (1 Cor 15:55- 58), With such a marvelous Salvation experience with Christ, now could the disciples be anything less than Joyful?  

      It is a Joy that can’t be shaken in difficult circumstances. This is the kind of joy that Christ is willing to give you. 

      The second thing we are praying for you all is God’s Abundance in your Life : 2 Cor 9:8, 12:9 

      When you relate to God you always deal with abundance, for God does nothing in half measures. If you are going through any kinds of crisis I want to encourage you that God is with you and he will not leave you in crisis.  

      When you seek to perform a good work that God has asked you to do, you will always find ample supply of God’s grace to sustain you. 

      When you make mistakes in the work God has appointed you to do, God’s grace forgives you, sets you back on your feet, and gives you strength to continue the work. 

      When you complete the task God gave you and no one express thanks for what you have done even then the Father’s grace surrounds you, and He reminds you that you have a heavenly reward where everything you have done in the Lord’s service will be remembered. Matthew 6:33-34

      Lastly but not the least, I want to encourage you that we are very privilege that God has chosen us to be a part of HIS kingdom’s plan and our Lord with us, his grace is upon us, he has accepted us as His son’s and daughter’s, so let us humble ourselves and receive his Joy and Abundance in our life, family and the ministry which God has called us to do. May God bless you. Thank you   

      Anil Kr. S.

      August 2020 India Letter Hindi

      August 2020 India Letter

      मसीह में प्रिय भाइयो और बहनों 

      हम आपको अपनी प्रार्थनाओ में निरंतर स्मरण रखते है और आपके लिए पिता परमेश्वर का धन्यवाद करते है। हम परमेश्वर पर भरोसा करते है, कि आप इस कठिन समय में निराश नहीं होगे वरन आप अपने को और अधिक प्रज्जवलित करेगे जिस प्रकार पहले कभी नहीं हुआ होगा । यह हमारे ह्रदय की प्रार्थना है कि इस अंतिम समय की फसल इतनी अधिक हो कि आप का जाल फट जाए, और अधिक स्थान को बनाने के लिए आप को अपने तम्बुओं के खूटों को बाहर गाड़ना पड़े।

      प्रेरितों के कार्य मे – परमेश्वर कहता है “कि अन्त कि दिनों में, मैं अपना आत्मा सब मनुष्यों पर उंडेलूंगा और तुम्हारे बेटे और तुम्हारी बेटियां भविष्यद्वाणी करेंगी और तुम्हारे जवान दर्शन देखेंगे, और तुम्हारे पुरनिए स्वप्न देखेंगे।“ प्रेरितों के कार्य 2:17 

      इन अनिश्चित समयों में, हम आपको प्रेरितों के कार्य की पुस्तक में जो चेलों के उदाहरण प्रस्तुत किये गए है, उन को स्मरण रखने  और उनसे सीखने के द्वारा सामर्थी बने रहने के लिए प्रोत्साहित करते हैं। जब यीशु स्वर्ग में उठाया जा रहा था, उस समय उसने अपने चेलों को निर्देशों और प्रतिज्ञाओ के साथ इस पृथ्वी पर छोड़ दिया। उस की वह प्रतिज्ञा आज भी हमारे और आप के अन्दर निवास करती है। यीशु के निर्देशों का पालन करने के द्वारा चेलों ने धन्य पवित्र आत्मा को प्राप्त किया। वही पवित्र आत्मा जिसने उन्हें महान कार्य करने के लिए सामर्थ प्रदान की,  आज भी वह हमारे और आपके द्वारा कार्य कर रहा है। चेलो के द्वारा जो उसने प्रेरितों के कार्य की पुस्तक में कार्य किया, उसने कलीसियाओ को स्थापित किया और राज्य के सुसमाचार का बहुत तीव्र गति से विस्तार किया, हमारी प्रार्थना है कि काश परमेश्वर का पवित्र आत्मा आप को भी उसी प्रकार से इस्तेमाल करे प्रत्येक गाँव, कस्बे, शहर, और भारत के प्रत्येक प्रदेश में, उत्तर से ले कर दक्षिण तक, और पूरब से लेकर पश्चिम तक कोई भी ऐसा व्यक्ति न हो जिसने सुसमाचार को न सुना हो। काश भारत में कलीसिया एक ऐसी सामर्थ बन जाये जिस को कोई नहीं रोक का सके। मैं इन दिनों में अलौकिक सामर्थ की वर्षा की घोषणा करती हूँ, जिसका वर्णन योएल भविष्यवक्ता ने किया था और प्रेरितों के कार्य 2:17 में  इस को पुनः दोहराया गया है – काश अभी से आप के घरो से इसका प्रारम्भ हो जाये, जब आप अपने परिवार के साथ प्रार्थना करने मे समय व्यतीत करते हैं, उनको आत्मिक रूप से सामर्थी बनाते है और आगामी पीढ़ी के लिए कलीसिया रोपण करने वाले, पास्टर, मिशनरी, सुसमाराचार-प्रचारक, परमेश्वर का भय मानने वाले, राजनेता, डॉक्टर, कल के अगुवों की पीढ़ी को निर्मित करते है। जैसा कि परमेश्वर ने प्रतिज्ञा की है कि वह अपना आत्मा तुम्हारे बेटे और बेटियों, युवा और बूढ़े पर उडेलेगा, जैसा उसने कहा है, वह वैसा ही करेगा। काश उसका राज्य आये और वह आपके घरों में स्थापित हो जाये, और वहाँ से सड़को पर चिन्ह और चमत्कारों के द्वारा प्रकट हो। ठीक उसी ही प्रकार से जब पतरस ने पवित्र आत्मा की सामर्थ्य मे होकर प्रचार किया और 3000 लोगो ने पश्चाताप किया और बपतिस्मा लिया और कलीसिया मे सम्मलित हो गए, उसी प्रकार से आपके गांव में, आपके कस्बे में, आपके शहर में, आपके भारत में आपके और आपके परिवार के माध्य में भी ऐसा ही हो। परमेश्वर पवित्र आत्मा आपको अलौकिक साहस प्रदान करे ।

      आज जब आप इसे पढ़ रहे है, काश आज आपके ह्रदयो और मस्तिष्कों में यह प्रतिज्ञा सक्रिय हो जाये। महान अवसर प्रतिकूलता में निहित होते है, इसलिए आप इस अवसर को अपने समुदाय को आशीष प्रदान करने, उत्साहित करने, दूसरों के लिए प्रार्थना करने, अपनी सम्पति को अपने पडोसी के साथ साझा करने, में उपयोग करे, ताकि पवित्र आत्मा आप के हाथ के कार्यो में गुणात्मक वृद्धि कर सके, ताकि लोग यह देखने के योग्य हो जाये कि आप का परमश्वर ही सच्चा और जीवित परमेश्वर है। काश आपका मस्तिष्क परमेश्वर के राज्य के विस्तार के लिए परमेश्वर के विचारों और रणनीति से भर जाये। जब परमेश्वर कुछ करना चाहता है – तो कोई भी उसको रोक नहीं सकता है! जहाँ पर कोई भी मार्ग नहीं होता है वह वहां पर मार्ग को निर्मित कर देता है, जब विरोध बढ़ता है तब उसकी प्रतिज्ञा को स्मरण रखे, कि हथियार तो तेरे विरुद्ध उठेंगे और वह तुझ पर कभी भी प्रबल नहीं होगे – जब आप भारत को यीशु के लिए मांग लेते है, तब परमेश्वर आपको आपके क्षेत्र में विजय प्रदान करेगा। आमीन, और फिर आमीन 

      उसकी सेवा मे आपकी 

      ली-ऐन रेड्डी( साउथ अफ्रीका)

      वर्ड मिशन सेंटर 

      August 2020 India Letter

      August 2020 India Letter

      August 2020 India Letter

      Our dear brothers and sisters in Christ

      We uphold you in our prayers and thank Abba Father for you. We are trusting God that you will not grow weary in such a time as this but instead may your lamps grow brighter than ever before.  It is the prayer of my heart that your nets will be bursting with the end time harvest, and that you will have to put out your tent pegs to make room for more.

      ACTS in Action‘In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams.” Acts 2:17

      We encourage you to stay strong in these uncertain times, remembering and learning from the example of the disciples in the book of ACTS.  When Jesus was taken up into Heaven, He left them with an instruction and a promise.  And that promise is living inside you and me today.  Through their obedience to Jesus instruction the disciples received the blessed Holy Spirit.  The same Holy Spirit that empowered them to do great things is working in you and through you even today.  That which He did through the disciples in the book of ACTS, establishing the church and advancing His kingdom so rapidly, may God the Holy Spirit increase in you to do the same in every village, every town, every city, every state of India, from the north to the south, east to the west, may there be no ear that hasn’t heard the gospel of Jesus Christ. May the church of India be an unstoppable force. I declare this supernatural outpouring in these days, as mentioned through the prophet Joel and repeated in the book of ACTS 2:17 as a reminder – may it start right now in your homes, as you spend time united in prayer with your family, building them up spiritually, raising up the next generation of church planters, pastors, missionaries, evangelist, god-fearing politician, doctors, leaders of tomorrow. As God promised to pour out His Spirit upon your sons and daughter, upon young and old, so He will do. May His Kingdom come and His will be established in your homes, spilling out into the streets in signs and wonders.  Just like how when Peter preached his first message after the baptism of Holy Spirit and 3000 was added to the church, may the same happen right there in your village, in your town, in your city, in your India through you and your family.  God the Holy Spirit grant you supernatural boldness.

      Today as you read this may, may there be an activation of this declaration in your heart and mind. Great opportunity lies in adversity, so take this opportunity to be a blessing to your communities, to encourage, to pray for others, to share your provisions with your neighbours so that Holy Spirit can multiply the work of your hands and they will be able to see that truly your God is the true and living God.  May your mind overflow with god-purposed ideas and strategies to advance His kingdom. When God wills something – nothing can stop it! He will make a way for you where there seems to be no way! When opposition rises, remember His promise that the weapon may be formed but it will not prevail – God grant you victory in your territory as you take India for Jesus. AMEN and AMEN

      Yours in His services

      Lee-Anne Reddy (South Africa)

      World Mission Centre

      July 2020 Communication / The Knaptons Hindi

      July 2020 Communication / The Knaptons Hindi

      July 2020 Communication / The Knaptons

      ह्यूस्टन, टेक्सास क्नाप्तोंस का नमस्कार। परमेश्वर आपको यीशु मसीह के महान सुसमाचार सेवक और अत्यधिक प्रिय सन्तान के रूप में आशीष प्रदान करे ! इस कठिन समय के दौर मे, जब हम प्रतिदिन परमेश्वर पर, एक दूसरे पर और स्वयं के विश्वास पर निर्भर रहते है, हम परमेश्वर से अधिक से अधिक अनुग्रह प्राप्ति के लिए परमेश्वर पर भरोसा करे। परमेश्वर चुप नहीं हैं और न वह सोता है। हमारी प्रति दिन की प्रार्थनाओ, गवाही देने, वचन पढने और आराधना करने के दौरान वह हम से बहुत कुछ कहना चाहता है। 

      हम उत्तर भारत में लाइव  स्कूलों को अग्रसित करने और उनका संचालन करने के लिए आपके साथ मिल कर कार्य कर रहे है। जब हम आपके साथ मिलकर कार्य कर कहे है, हम प्रति-दिन उसके वचन और कार्य, और आप के प्रति समर्पित होना प्रतिदिन सीख रहे है।

      आइए हम परमेश्वर के राज्य के लिए अनन्त फल का उत्पादन करने के इस सार्थक प्रयास के लिए, स्वयं  को पूर्णरूप से प्रतिबद्ध करें, जोकि यीशु के लिए अनेक आत्माओं का उद्धार और चेले बनाना है।  

      यशायाह 61:11 कहता है  “क्योंकि जैसे भूमि अपनी उपज को उगाती, और बारी में जो कुछ बोया जाता है उसको वह उपजाती है, वैसे ही प्रभु यहोवा सब जातियों के साम्हने धामिर्कता और धन्यवाद को बढ़ाएगा।” 

      प्रति दिन निरंतर लाइव स्कूल के बीज को बोते रहे और परमेश्वर शेष कार्य को करेगा!  

      यशायाह 60:1-5 भी हम को प्रोत्साहित करता है कि हम देखे कि परमेश्वर की महिमा आ रही है इसलिए उठ और समस्त राष्ट्रों में प्रकाशित हो! “तब तू इसे देखेगी और तेरा मुख चमकेगा, तेरा हृदय थरथराएगा और आनन्द से भर जाएगा; क्योंकि समुद्र का सारा धन और अन्यजातियों की धन-सम्पति तुझ को मिलेगी।“

      “हम धन्य है, हम आशीषो को स्वयं पर व्यय नहीं करते है, परन्तु दूसरों को आशीष प्रदान करते है   “आशीष देने वाला धन्य होता है!” यदि आप ने अभी भी लाइव स्कूल के सत्रों को देखना प्रारम्भ नहीं किया है तो आप लाइव स्कूल के कुछ सत्रों को देखना प्रारंभ कर दे, ताकि जिन छात्रो के लिए हम और आप प्रार्थना कर रहे है कि वह अगली पीढ़ी के लिए फसल को काटने वाले बने, जो दुःख के साथ बीज को बोयें परन्तु आनंद के साथ कटनी को काटे, ताकि आप उन छात्रो को आप प्रशिक्षण प्रदान करने में सक्षम हो सके