Proverbs 25:25 "Like cold water to a weary soul is good news from a distant land."
ENTRY ELEVEN – JANUARY 31, 2008
11 – Moses, the Friend of God Exodus 33-34
As mentioned in the previous entry, Moses’ relationship with God enabled him to be the kind of leader he was. This entry will focus in on Moses’ FRIENDSHIP WITH GOD. May we all strive for that in our lifetime.
ENTRY TEN – JANUARY 31, 2008
10 – Moses, the Bold and Compassionate Leader Exodus 32
Nosheen Rasheed and her husband Rasheed Masih at their wedding
Nosheen Rasheed was invited for a women's day through one visitor in the year 2000, but at that time she was studying in university doing her bachelor's degree. She was very shy and never went out of her house alone even for the university. As a young Pakistani woman, she always needed someone to accompany her whenever she left the house. Her study schedule was very tight and she was not able to come for the meetings. She was always scared to talk to people and also to travel on local vans and buses because of men teasing women a lot.
Eph 3 vs 20 ,21 " Now Glory be to God! By his mighty power at work within us, he is able to accomplish infintely more than we would ever dare to ask or hope. May he be given glory in the church and in Christ Jesus forever and ever through endless ages. Amen."
The Durban Church of Christ, in Kwa-zulu Natal South Africa, started 2008 with a Faith Jubilee on the weekend of the 11 - 13th January. We started the weekend with a fast and then a Jericho prayer march around our venue. Saturday morning was prayer on the beach followed by preaching and teaching from the book of Joshua. The theme was " Be strong and courageous"!
Nousheen and Shazia baptizing Saba (with her mother looking on) into Christ in Rawalpindi, Pakistan
Pakistan has been called by CNN "the most dangerous country in the world". Just a few weeks ago the world mourned as Benazir Bhutto was assassinated in Rawalpindi. Bomb blasts and suicide bombings, kidnappings and riots are a daily occurence in major cities. Inside that nation there are growing churches of disciples in Lahore and Peshawar, with over 240 committed Christians who worship Jesus in the most difficult of circumstances.
The Northwest Region of the Johannesburg Church of Christ is kicking off the year with an 8 day Daniel fast and putting before God these 8 goals for the year.
1. EVERY DISCIPLE RECOMMITS TO WHOLEHEARTED DEVOTION TO GOD:
1CO 15:58 ... Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labour in the Lord is not in vain.
Siew Cheng became a christian in the early days of the Singapore church in 1989 when she was 32, and has been a faithful disciple since then, serving the church in many ways. In the recent 2 years, her mum suffered a serious spinal problem and at the same time, discovered a tumour in her brain. During the operation to remove the tumor, she had a heart attack that left her in a coma and the doctors were pessimistic about her recovery. The disciples fasted for her and asked of God to give her a chance to know Him. Her mum's miraculous recovery was quite a phenomenon to the doctors. Disciples started visiting her to pray with her though she wasn't ready to study the bible. She then had a fall that almost took her life away.
For many years it has been a burden on the hearts of the younger Singapore disciples to find a way to reach out to their parents who are from a generation of Singaporeans that neither speak English nor Mandarin well enough to learn the Bible. Many of this older generation speak dialect languages and so they are not able to join the English ministry or the Mandarin speaking ministry.
HOPEww is doing an awesome job in Afganistan. Right now they need two doctors to help in the training of local doctors for the maternity ward. Click http://hopeafghanistanblog.blogspot.com/ for all the info on their work.
With help from Mexico City, this little church has gotten off to a great start!
Omar Lara for IcocHotNews.com... The planting in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, had its inaugural service January 20. God brought a great victory as a total of 174 people were in attendance, 83 of whom were locals visiting the church for the first time.
The church is very thankful for all the prayers of disciples from around the world.
Queridos hermanos, queremos levantar el nombre de Dios y compartirles que el día 20 de Enero, se inauguro la Iglesia en la bella Ciudad de San Luis Potosí.
BLOOD DONATION TO HEAL A NATION
Nairobi Disciples Donate Blood To Assist Victims Of Violence
ENTRY EIGHT – JANUARY 28, 2008
8 – Moses, and the New Singapore Version of the Ten Commandments Exodus 20