August 2014

Southeast-Asia-Update
Greetings from Rainy Chiang Mai!   I have been busy doing Leadership Consulting with a number of mission organizations, mostly small ones with 50 or fewer churches.  I am also helping orphan homes, of which there are many.  Actually, I am helping the leaders to become more 2014SEAsia 264organized and find ways to generate income for the support of the children.  I am helping them to learn and develop a farming system called Aquaponics, so that they can feed themselves and have some to sell for income.  I have been working with those helping Hill Tribes like Akha, Lahu, Karen and Hmong people in the region.

 

Prison Ministry.  I have just started working with a young Thai man who has lived in the US most of his life and has started a prison ministry in the Chiang Mai area.  He is also developing a farm to train parolees and to support them as he finds jobs for them.  So far, they are all young  tribal people, ages 17 to 20, who got into trouble because they couldn’t find jobs.  Some who cannot find jobs quickly are starting trade school.  So far, all of these young men have become Christians and will become influencers in society. Salt and light!

 

I may go to Myanmar to do some pastor training for a group that was started by a Filipino missionary whose name is Robert.  He has been working alone and needs someone to help him move to the next level.  I have spoken at one of their churches in Cambodia and may also do a seminar there.  I meet weekly with Robert to lay a foundation so he can begin to delegate to others rather than doing all the work himself.
I have been helping a number of other missionaries to develop their ministry or Business As Missions projects for Thailand and surrounding countries.  I met with a man from southern China on Saturday for a second time.  We talked (and prayed) for about two hours.  I plan to take a possible supporter  to meet him and see some of the businesses who are also doing community outreach in China.  New opportunities pop up every week.

 

Thank you for praying for me.  I have not traveled internationally as much as last year but it will pick up later this month or in September.  I have found that I can keep quite busy here in Thailand.  I plan to be ministering in Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam as well as China before the end of the year.  The opportunities and needs are great.  Would you like to come for a short or long ministry trip?  I can arrange it for you or your church group.
Please pray for good health, new opportunities and finances for achieving what’s set before me. Please write a note if you have time.  It gets really lonely, though I am surrounded by others.

 

God Bless you! Jim Randall
It is exciting to see the Corazones en Fuego team at work.  This team was birthed out of the ministry of our Hearts on Fire Bible School in Marquez (Lima, Peru). Marco, Pastor Jose and now Pastor Edward have been training this amazing team of Peruvian youth to do mission work.  They are discipling them in evangelism, missions, and how to use their talents for The Lord. These youths are part of great local churches where they receive ongoing discipleship, but come together to do mission work and outreaches in their own country as the Corazones en Fuego youth mission team.

 

Here is a picture of one of their recent mission days when they went to Cerro Gorila inPachacutec (Lima) to construct a prefabricated home for Pastor Carlos, Veronica and their three young children.  We built a home for them a few years ago, but their family has grown. Now their older son and daughter are living in the original prefab home which was built for them by Living Hope Community Church.  They are pastoring two churches & feeding centers in the upper levels of Pachacutec and are glad to be living closer to those ministries.  The new home was built in the back part of the Light in the Desert Church in Cerro Gorila and will give them a lot more room for their growing family.

 

It is a great blessing seeing these Peruvian youths and leaders serving the Lord and it is great knowing we don’t have to be there to get things done.  They are even more able than us to do what needs to be done. Thank you for your continued love and support!
Brian