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anonymous PRAISE REPORTS FROM PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS/CHURCH BUILDERS! May 30, 2008 9:58 PM

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anonymous  May 30, 2008 10:04 PM

PERSECUTED CHRISTIAN'S AND CHURCH BUILDER'S
PRAISE REPORTS FOR 2008
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anonymous  May 30, 2008 10:06 PM

Date: Tue, 27 May 2008 09:41:20 -0400

Beloved in Christ,

Praise the Lord!

10 people from the other community accepted Christ in our Nandhram Church, MP. Please pray for them to stand in faith.

Please pray for our ministry among villagers of Chattisgarh and MP states of India.

God Bless you!

Pr Mohan C Thomas
Grace Church
5B/40 Sector 10
Bhilai 490 006 CG
India
http://www.ourchurc h.com/member/ g/graceindia

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anonymous  May 30, 2008 10:12 PM

GREETINGS YOU IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST,
DEAR SISTER ,
 
HOW ARE YOU I HOPE YOU WOULD BE FINE BY LORD’S GRACE WHAT A DAY IT WAS FOR ME BY LORD GRACE HE GAVE ME SUCH A NICE BEAUTIFUL WIFE.
THANKS FOR PRAYING MY MARRIAGE AND ME I’m sending you link watch pictures.
 
Yours in christ Servant of Lord Victor Sirdar
Chairman & founder
Unity In Christ Ministry
C-37 block 5 F.B.Area Gulberg town karachi-75950 Sadiq Nagar Sindh  Pakistan
Phone: +92-300-2538509
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anonymous  May 30, 2008 11:30 PM



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Wednesday evening......UPDATE ON MICHAEL
THIS IS AN UPDATE FROM THE ABOVE MEMBER - WHO IS JEANETTE!
After a long and busy day, I finally sat down long enough to call and check on Michael. He answered the phone and sounded wonderful. He said they had him up and he walked a little bit today with no pain. Praise God.
The doctor said he is doing much better than most patients with knee surgery. He will be going home tomorrow and Saturday start home physical therapy treatments. It's all behind him now but the healing.
He said to thank everyone for their prayers.

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anonymous  June 11, 2008 6:12 AM

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UPDATE: Christian Converts Released from Prison - Compass Direct News

Praise God! Homayon Shokohie Gholamzadeh (48), an Iranian Christian convert arrested on May 11 by police in the city of Shiraz, was released from prison on May 22. According to Compass Direct News, Gholamzadeh was taken into custody with his wife and another couple before boarding a flight at Shiraz International Airport. On June 2, Mojtaba Hussein (21), another Iranian Christian convert from Islam arrested on May 11, was released from prison. According to Compass Direct, the authorities demanded valuable property deeds as bail collateral for the release of the two believers. Praise God for the release of these believers. Pray God encourages them as they live their lives for Him. Pray for other believers who face challenges for practicing their faith. Psalm 34: 1-10  [report anonymous abuse]  [ accepted]
 
anonymous  June 11, 2008 6:17 AM

As many of you have already seen on the news, the devastation and total disaster happening to these innocent people is extremely difficult to witness. Although we really do not know how many Christians died, the Christian ratio in Sichuan province is one of the lowest in the country (1 to 2 percent of the population.) Reports indicate that many Christians survived the earthquake.

For example, one group of believers were praying in a rather old building on that day. Logically, when the earthquake hit the area, this building should have gone down. But the old building survived with all the Christians safe inside while other seemingly stronger buildings collapsed all around them. One believer did not attend prayer meeting that day but went to sell vegetables at the market. She was crushed to death when the market building collapsed.

The buildings of three churches we work with are damaged so badly that they can no longer hold meetings inside and they need to be rebuilt in the future. However, we also saw the strong hand of God among the believers from the first day – Christians were driving their own cars and purchasing medicine, water and food to go to the areas which were missed by the government trucks and cars. And, without exception, before distributing those goods, Christians are telling survivors about eternal hope and eternal salvation. People are extremely touched by the fact that others would come and provide for their needs. Many of them are saying for the first time, “Thank God, thank Jesus,” and they are hearing the gospel. These churches will continue to follow up and continue to evangelize for many weeks and months to come. These churches will be busy meeting the needs of the survivors and also telling them about eternal life. 
So there are more possibilities to evangelize today than there were before?Yes, Sichuan is a poor province and churches are not very strong. One church we visited, a small church with about 40 households, lost half of their members because the Eastern Lightning (a Chinese cult) attack caused them to discontinue believing. Pastors struggle with poor surroundings and hilly roads when they make their rounds.
 
But the earthquake may have changed all that. People suddenly became aware of the importance of death and people are more willing to listen. At the same time, Christians can go to witness to them. We also went to hospitals and were quite surprised – things are quite open. The leaders wanted people to visit, not only to identify their own family members, but to encourage and comfort those traumatized patients. 
Christians from elsewhere in China, then, are going to help in the devastated area?This is another “all things working together for good.” Traveling would have been prohibited because of the Olympics coming in August, but groups we work with in other cities are forming groups of volunteer helpers. One group has 17, another has 30, including nurses and doctors, who are raising funds for their own transportation and also bringing extremely generous donations. They are not only going for a few days or a few weeks, they are going to stay there long-term so they can truly express the love of God to these people who are suffering so much. 
How do you see the future role for Open Doors and for the churches Open Doors is  working with in this region?We’re very thankful that Open Doors has a holistic approach. We’re buying medicines and buying tents to shelter those people who are completely soaked by rain after the disaster struck. We’re seeing schools re-opening. Some 7,000 schools were devastated with only a handful of students surviving, so they lost everything. We provide basic necessities for those students going back to school, but we want to do more than that. Doctors are thinking about establishing a medical program – interviewing and examining these students who are sometimes malnourished.
 
By coming up with health programs, Open Doors would have access to the families. Opportunities would be available to offer trauma counseling and advise parents on establishing harmonious, loving families. We have been doing marriage courses with much success elsewhere. The Sichuan province looks like a good place to introduce Family Enrichment, so churches and these families will be even stronger than before the earthquake. 
 
One observation I made even before the earthquake struck: Satan had been trying to destroy these families by making them believe lies that a family member is not as important as supporting the state. Here’s another God-given opportunity to address the entire issue of a strong family which results in a strong church. Open Doors would be very actively involved in these areas.

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anonymous  June 16, 2008 10:34 AM

After all this time I have finally gotten a job. I will be working doing kitchen work part time with the understanding that I can not get down on my knees. My arthritis!
They also are willing to work around my schedule this fall! Praise the Lord!
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