December – Christmas Blessings in Peru

 
Feliz Navidad! By God’s grace, your donations, and the labor of our ministry partners, Message Ministries spread the true message of Christmas all throughout Peru through the Christmas Blessing Project. With your help, our ministry partners gave away almost 2,000 gifts and the gospel to Peruvian slum children in Piedras Gordas, Valle Verde, Costa Azul, Bolognesi, Arequipa, Pachacutec, Lomas de Carabayllo, 6th de Abril, Pisco, Marquez, Paita, Huancavelica, and two regions in Huancayo. 
Our partners also conducted Christmas Blessing Project outreaches for prisoners and their children in Huaral, Peru. We’ve attached some of our favorite pictures to give you a glimpse of this year’s outreaches. Our SE Asia outreaches are still underway — we will keep you updated! We have included a lot of pictures on this page and will be posting more as they come in.
Altogether, we’ve sent $15,300 to Christmas outreaches worldwide. About $10,500 of that money came from your designated donations and the other from the General Mission Fund. We still need $4,800 to completely fund our Christmas outreaches worldwide. It’s not too late to support the Christmas Blessing Project! To donate now, go to Christmasblessingproject.com or hit the link provided beneath the pictures!
PIEDRAS GORDAS – LIMA, PERU
LOMAS DE CARABAYLLO – LIMA
6TH DE ABRIL – LIMA, PERU
MARQUEZ – LIMA, PERU
PACHACUTEC – LIMA
PAITA, PERU
VALLE VERDE – LIMA, PERU
COSTA AZUL – LIMA, PERU
PISCO, PERU
 
HUANCAYO, PERU
 
 

 
SPECIAL THANKS!
 
Message Ministries is honored and blessed to work with such humble and dedicated Peruvian pastors and leaders like Pastor Fabian and Cecilia Santillian, Pastor Jose and Amanda Amaya, Pastor Gilberto and Doris Varillas, Pastor Everth and Maribelle Ipanaque,  Pastor Carlos and Veronica, Pastor Panfilo, Pastor Julio Alaya, Pastor Carlos and Flor, Adela, Celestina and so many others!
 
Thank you to our CEF workers including Cynthia, Leo, Anita and Loamy and last but not least Cort Bennett and Ted Williams who went to Peru to help minister with these amazing Peruvian leaders! 
2017 PERU – CHRISTMAS BLESSING PROJECT PICTURES


June 2017 – Pray for Mission Teams

 


 
 
PLEASE HELP  SEND OUR MISSION TEAMS OUT WITH PRAYER!
 
 We’ve sent this month’s newsletter early because we will not return from SE Asia until July 3rd.  We ask you to please pray for the three teams listed below. These teams will partner with Message Ministries to reach souls in Peru and SE Asia over the next 30 days. Please pray daily as we GO!  Your prayers will make an eternal difference. Please pray that the teams would go out in the power of the Holy Spirit to minister the message of Eternal Life found in Jesus Christ. Thank you!
SE ASIA TEAM – Cambodia and Vietnam – June 13 – July 2
 
June 13-14: Travel to SE Asia.
June 15: Fly to Pnomh Penh, Cambodia – Prepare for Missionary Training Camp
June 16-19: Minister at REACH Indigenous Missionary Training & Discipleship Camp
June 20-24: Daily Ministry in an around Pnomh Penh, including ministry in the Ang Dang and Steung Meanchey Slum Communities. We will do street and door to door evangelism, including praying for the sick. We will also do Eyeglass Clinic Outreaches and minister in some churches. 
June 24: We will open our first SE Asia Children’s Ministry Feeding Center and Discipleship Ministry.
June 25:  Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam at Night
June 26:   Day of Planning for Indigenous Missionary Training & Discipleship Camp
June 27-29: Minister at REACH Indigenous Missionary Training & Discipleship Camp
June 30 – July 1:  Visit and Minister in Vietnamese Villages.
July 2: Fly to Bangkok, Thailand then Return Home to the USA.
CROSS STREET MISSION TEAM – Peru – June 15 – 26
 
June 15: Arrive in Lima, Peru – Prepare for Run the Race Youth Retreat
June 16-18: Run the Race Youth Retreat #1 at the MMM Mission Base in Marquez with the Corazones en Fuego Team.
June 19-20:   Build a Prefabricated Home for a needy Family in Pachacutec.
June 21: Ministry in two public schools in Pachacutec and an Eyeglass Clinic Outreach.
June 22: Team Day Off
June 23-25:  Run the Race Youth Retreat #1 at the MMM Mission Base in Marquez with the Corazones en Fuego Team.
June 26: Return to USA
OASIS CHURCH MISSION TEAM – Peru – July 1 – 9
 
July 1: Arrive in Lima, Peru – Minister at Children’s Feeding Center Ministry in Pachacutec.  Minister at Youth Meeting in Marquez or Street Outreach at night.
July 2: Morning Ministry at church in Ancon. Eyeglass Clinic Outreach and Church Service in Costa Azul.
July 3-6:  Build 2 Prefabricated Homes for needy Families in Pachacutec and Seis de Abril.
July 7: Day Off
July 8: Ministry at three Children’s Ministry Feeding Centers in Costa Azul, Pachacutec and Seis de Abril
July 9: Return to USA
 
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Please continue to Pray for Jim Randall as he ministers throughout the 10/40 window.  Prayer support for Jim is so very important as he ministers to many indigenous missionaries, pastors and leaders in that part of the world. 
 
God is using Jim to make these leaders much more effective in their ministries to those who have not hear and to new converts to Jesus Christ.
Thank you, Message Ministries
 
 


January 2017

 

World Missions Newsletter / January 2017
A Missions Moment – Isn’t It Time?
In this Missions Moment, Brian shares the importance of surrendering our time, our talents, our resources and more to God. We want to do this because our God loves us and has a plan that far surpasses any plan we could ever dream up. If we surrender to God we will walk in His Power, His Purpose and His Presence as we move forward in life. Isn’t it time to make the necessary changes that will draw us closer to God and deeper into His purposes for us, and what He wants to do through us?

 
TIME TO GO!
SOUTHEAST ASIA MISSION TRIP – February 2017
Please be in prayer for Hector Del Carpio and me as we prepare to minister in Southeast Asia in February. We will connect with Jim Randall, and we’ll visit and minister with the ministries we work with in Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar, V________ and Laos. We will do a lot of traveling during this 16-day trip. This is our final newsletter before the trip, so I am going to list below some prayer requests for the trip, and while we’re in Southeast Asia, I’ll post updates on our prayer page www.facebook.com/groups/messageministriesprayer. If you are not a member of that group, please message me on Facebook and ask to be added.
 
 
  • CAMBODIA 
  • Please pray for our visits to the Steung Meanchey and Ang Dong slum communities in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The Ang Dung is where we helped install a water filtration system for the thousands of people who live there. We hope to do some vocational training while we are there and share the gospel with the people. Please pray for our visit to a village a couple hours from Pnomh Penh where we will be sharing the gospel with the hopes of planting a church there.
  • Please pray for our visit to a public school in the slums where we hope to start a children’s ministry outreach that will offer children a good meal and the Word of God. James Sann will be implementing this program with our financial help. We will need to invest around $400 to get some pots and pans, plates, cups, silverware, etc. We may also need to purchase a TV and DVD player to show children’s gospel videos. We welcome your help with reaching these goals. We will fund these efforts on a monthly basis.
  • LAOS – Please be in prayer for our visit to the orphanage/children’s home that we support in Laos.
  • THAILAND & MYANMAR – Please pray for our visit to the northern part of Thailand with David S. We have been supporting indigenous missionaries through FTS ministries in Thailand, Laos, Myanmar, and China. We hope to visit with some of these pastors and do some ministry while we are there. We will be talking to David specifically about doing some ministry with the youth and young adults when we return with a ministry team in July. With God’s help, we plan on returning for a month in June/July 2017.
 

OTHER REQUESTS REGARDING SE ASIA TRIP 

  • Please be in prayer about an opportunity to provide the ministries that we work with in Southeast Asia the chance to broadcast radio shows in their own languages and to share about their ministries through one of our partner ministries, www.onejamnationradio.com.
  • Please pray for God’s provision for this trip and for everything connected with it.
  • Please pray for Jim Randall as he arranges our schedule, visas, and travel plans and as he continues his ministry there.
 

In His Service,  Brian Weller

CHRISTMAS BLESSING PROJECT UPDATE
We I was also encouraged and blessed by the reports about the Christmas Blessing outreaches in Southeast Asia. The reports from villages in Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, and Cambodia caused my heart to rejoice. In some of these areas, a meal was provided, and clothes were given instead of toys. The necessities of life are often the greatest needs in these regions. I have included a couple of pictures here, and I want to thank you for your help with the Christmas Blessing Project. Many lives were saved, and I know of two churches that are being planted in villages in Myanmar because of these Christmas outreaches. We praise God for His faithfulness and for your help. You can see more pictures at our website, www.christmasblessingproject.com
PLEASE PRAY FOR JIM RANDALL 
 
Please continue to pray for Jim Randall as he continues to minister to leaders in SE Asia and around the world.  
 
Leaders like Jim have a very important role in the Kingdom of God today. Through many years of seeking the Lord, studying God’s Word and ministry experience Jim is able to help younger missionaries, pastors, evangelists and leaders to be more fruitful at a younger age and avoid some pitfalls that many fall into to. 
 
Here is a link to Jim’s page on our website
 
 
Thank you!
 
Check Out Our New PODCAST Page!

 
 
We have created a Message Ministries Podcast page with Bible Teaching in English and Spanish, Missions Moments (2 to 4 minutes) and our Jesus Music Flashback Radio Show (30 Minutes).
Check it out!  You can subscribe to it through iTunes.  Here are the links.
 


December 2016

 

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The last month was a busy time here at Message Ministries and Missions as we finalized the Christmas Blessing Project Outreaches around the world. We praise God for the many opportunities He has given us in 2016 and look forward to the opportunities that await us in 2017. Here are some recent developments:
 

   *  The Corazones En Fuego Peruvian mission team visited a very poor region of Peru called Huancavelica. In Huancavelica, 2016-12-03-08-31-07they taught the Word of God through Eyeglass Clinic outreaches, youth meetings and a Christmas Blessing Project Outreach. The CBP outreach touched the lives of 200 children.   

*  Pastor Fabian Santillan, our long time friend and ministry co-worker, has answered God’s call to minister to incarcerated Peruvians. In November, Fabian ministered the word of God and the Pacto De Vida Universidad Bible curriculum to over 250 incarcerated men and women in Huaraz. Please pray as we move forward with this ministry!

   * James Sann’s water filter project in Pnomh Penh, Cambodia will be completed soon if all goes according to plan. The people of the Andong Slum Community will receive fresh water in the name of the Lord Jesus.
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   *  Thanks to our donors, we have sent out almost $10,000 for the Christmas Blessing Project. Thank you! This provides gifts for children in Peru, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Cambodia. We still have more to do to complete this years CBP.

So many things are going on that we can’t fit in this newsletter. Please connect with us through our website — and especially our Facebook prayer page — for regular, detailed updates go to www.facebook.com/groups/messageministriesprayer/

Please pray for us as we prepare for the following in January and February:
   *  JJ Weller and Cort Bennett will join a small CEF Peruvian mission team to minister at a youth camp in Arequipa, Peru. This is a great opportunity to work alongside Arequipa’s pastors to reach the lost youth of their region.

   *  Hector Del Carpio and I will return to SE Asia in early February to work alongside Jim Randall. While there, we will visit Vietnam to meet with Vietnamese leaders about youth camps we will minister in June 2017.

Thank you for standing with us, praying for us, and supporting us as we GO! We are truly ready to GO and DO whatever our Lord Jesus calls us to do. We praise God for His faithfulness and for allowing us to work together to make a difference around the world! God bless you!

 
In His service,   Brian Weller

2017 Missions Quotes and Prayer Calendar

calendar-2017-ad-4We are so grateful to the donor who provided the funds to print this year’s Missions Quotes Calendars.  We had considered not printing them this year because of the extra cost, but this donor’s help changed our mind. Since we are wholesale printers, we were able to print them at a great price.  If you would like more calendars than we sent you, let us know! We have plenty! Please follow along with the calendar and pray for each prayer focus of the month. Intercessors, thank you for your prayers, and donors, thank you for your donations!
 
If you would like one please write us at messagemissions@gmail.com and leave your name and address.  If you would like more than one for a friend please feel free to request that when you write.
Check Out Our New PODCAST Page!

 
 
We have created a Message Ministries Podcast page with Bible Teaching in English and Spanish, Missions Moments (2 to 4 minutes) and our Jesus Music Flashback Radio Show (30 Minutes).
Check it out!  You can subscribe to it through iTunes.  Here are the links.


June – July 2016

 
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The Cross Street mission to Peru was full of adventure! We had a very full schedule. We ministered morning, noon and night on many days. In our two weeks in Arequipa and Lima, we ministered in 19 different places and at the Peru Youth Camp. We ministered in Christian schools, public schools, churches, youth groups, orphanages, on the streets and at a missions conference. By God’s grace and power we preached God’s Word through music, drama, Bible teaching and testimonies. We ministered to children, prayed for the sick, led people to The Lord, did eyeglass clinic outreaches and exhorted the Peruvian people to be faithful missionaries to their own country.
 
It was an amazing time of ministry and fellowship with the Cross Street and Corazones en Fuego teams.  The two teams worked as one to proclaim God’s Word and to serve all those we encountered through God’s divine appointments. I have to say, it is always a blessing to be in a country where people are so open to the gospel. There is such a freedom to share the gospel of Jesus in Peru.
 
My first visit to Arequipa in many years was wonderful.  We are excited to announce that we are establishing a Corazones en Fuego discipleship ministry there. Diana Del Carpio is ready to lead a team of Peruvian youth and young adults that are excited about reaching their region with the gospel. The CEF Team from Lima will be assisting Diana in this work. God is going to do wonderful things there! Missions has been changing in Peru since my first visit there in 1999. Now the Peruvian people are ready to take on the task of reaching their country with the gospel, and we are ready to help lead and assist with the task.
 
 
The Peru Youth Camp was full this year. We are grateful to Pastor Jose Amaya for all the hard volunteer work he put in to organize the camp. He also gave the call to missions at the camp. We had more youth respond to the call to be missionaries to their nation and beyond than ever before. Soon there will be a retreat at the Message Ministries Mission base in Marquez to help mobilize these youth and leaders. We are truly excited about that as well!
 
 
Thank you for your prayers and financial support for our ministry in Peru. On this trip, by God’s grace and with your help, we were able to lead many people to the Lord and see God’s Kingdom expanded in Peru. I also want to thank you for your prayers and financial support for our ministry in India, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Myanmar, China and soon Vietnam. We are committed to taking dives of faith as we seek to fulfill God’s call to reach a lost world with the message of Jesus Christ. Together we are making a difference. Our prayer is that God will be glorified and that He draws people to Himself as we seek to be His light to the world.
 
Jim Randall Mission Update

Hello from rainy Chiang Mai.

We are in the rainy season which lasts from May through October. It rains a little almost every day. I carry my folding umbrella with me wherever I go these days. I even took it to Vietnam last month when I went to do leadership training for about 80 pastors. We don’t take photos to publish in newsletters and on the internet because of security reasons. Some of those attending pastor un-registered churches. We sometimes call them underground churches. I was able to pass out a “Teambuilding” booklet in Vietnamese for everyone who attended. I also sold extras at my cost for them to pass along to their leaders. The first 2000 copies are almost gone already. It has been my experience that if you pay for it, it has value. If it is free, there is not much value to it. The second book on “The Leader’s Job Description” will be sold (mostly) at my cost of about 25 cents each. The money will pay for reprinting when the first edition is gone. The government license to print it should come this month. They are also being translated into Burmese and will be printed by the end of summer. Someone is also translating them into Khmer (Cambodian) and Spanish. They are free on the internet in English and Vietnamese at: www.leadership101.asia.
 
If the Great Comission is true, our plans are notI have met with several missionaries and pastors this past week since I returned. I give advice on a variety of topics, mostly leadership and organizational management but also do mentoring and personal Bible Studies. I will visit a Thai church on Sunday at the request of the pastor who also does Business As Missions (BAM). He wants me to meet the Japanese non-Christian husband of a Thai leady at his church. The husband does not speak Thai or English. I hope my Japanese will come back to me. It usually does after about minutes of struggling. My brain clicks and then it’s back to remembering.
 
I met with a delegation from BAM Nigeria yesterday to plan for the BAM conference in Lagos in September. That’s the organization I started last August when I was there. I also spoke with an Australian friend who will bring a delegation from the BAM conference in South Africa. I learned that the Vice President of Nigeria is a Christian and a member of the church pastored by one of the men I met with yesterday. He will try to get him to visit the conference.
 
I am writing some new booklets but it is slow going. I can’t seem to get myself motivated to finish them. Some of the booklets are Bible teaching subjects and not leadership or management related. I see the need for short single subject booklets that are inexpensive to print. As I mention writing them, others encourage me to do so. Please pray that I can get motivated to finish the ones I have already started.
 

Thanks for praying for me and supporting the work I am doing. If you would like to help pay for the translation and printing cost of booklets, please send donations to Message Ministries and mark it for publishing ministry. Otherwise, donations will be used for travel costs and living expense. So far this year, I have been to Cambodia three times, Vietnam twice, Myanmar, Laos and Singapore once. I have also traveled several times to the north and western borders of Thailand twice. I love to travel but it is really tiring. It’s not because I will be 70 years old in a few months but because it is just tiring.

Thanks for praying for me. I love what I am doing and would rather be here doing what I’m doing than anywhere else on earth. If you would like to help me by praying and finances, please feel free to do so.

God bless you,

Jim
 
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Every month by God’s grace and power and through the gifts of our donors, we get to do a lot of different things in a lot of different places 
 
One of those little things last month was providing funds for a roof on the shelter that houses the fresh water tank for the people in the Steung Meanchey garbage dump community in Pnomh Penh, Cambodia.
 
Please continue to pray for James Sann as he ministers in this very poor community. Message Ministries supports him on a regular basis for his outreach in this community.
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May 2016

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This year we are purposely taking a much smaller Cross Street Youth Mission Team to Peru. We have 12 on the team, which is a good biblical number. Peru is ready to self evangelize, so there is no longer a great need for lots of mission teams from the USA. We will continue to send strategic teams when necessary, but we are trying to follow the biblical strategy of missions, which focuses on training and releasing indigenous leaders to do the work of the Kingdom of God. We are now set up in Peru with Message Ministries and Missions Inc, Peru. This ministry is led by a Peruvian leadership team with accountability in place to secure smooth sailing into the future. Is not the commission of our lord william carey

As we set our eyes and hearts on the 10/40 Window, we are helping Peruvian leaders raise up mission teams of their own. Some of the churches are now doing this on a regular basis. They do missions much better than we do, because they know the language and culture better. We’ve learned to get out of the way and assist in the work, instead of taking control of it.

Part of the purpose of this year’s Cross Street Mission Team is to help prepare for the future.

Along with some of the Corazones en Fuego team we will head to Arequipa, Peru for the first week to do a youth and young adult conference with Diana Del Carpio (Hector Del Carpio’s sister). The goal of the conference is to raise up young people that can reach their part of the country. After the conference we will invite the missions-minded youth and young adults to join us in outreaches around the city.

We hope to see a mission team formed of those who volunteer.

We will then go to Lima, Peru to minister in outreaches and at our 11th annual youth camp. Pastor Jose, the leader of Corazones en Fuego, will do a call to missions at the camp, seeking recruits for indigenous mission work. C.E.F. helps prepare leaders, youth and young adults to reach their country with the gospel by raising up mission teams from their home churches. From now on, Corazones en Fuego will have a greater emphasis on this. We are working closer with the local pastors than ever before, so this will be much more attainable. They are excited about all God has in store for them as they obey God in fulfilling the Great Commission.

Many of you know we plan on spending part of next summer in SE Asia. There, we will work with already established ministries to help evangelize and raise up indigenous young people to reach their countries with the gospel. Our plan is to include some of the bilingual Corazones en Fuego team in that mission. Please pray for us and this years Cross Street & Corazones en Fuego team as we minister in Peru. We will be there from June 16 to July 2nd. I am including a link to a webpage about this year’s team if you would like to pray for them. www.crossstreetyouth.com/peru-team.
 
Thank you!   Brian Weller
Peru- 11th Annual Youth Camp
June 27th, we will hold our 11th annual Peru Youth camp. This year’s theme is “Alcanzar”, which means, “Reach”. We are expecting 150 youth from all around the Lima region & Pisco. Many of these teens come from impoverished areas. For them, this camp will be the opportunity of a lifetime! At camp, they will hear God’s Word, grow in the Lord, and have an all-around great time! We are praying for and still need sponsors for 125 young people at $35 per teen. Would you consider helping us with this need?
 
To find our more you can visit our  Peru Camp Webpage  Thank you!
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Thank you for praying for this year’s Peru Youth Camp.  We are excited about all God will do as youth from 15 churches come together for this amazing event.


April 2016

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PISCO, PERU – Fire Relief Mission Team

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The Pisco Fire Relief Team from the USA and Peru.

Thank you so much for your prayers and financial support of Message Ministries and Missions. By God’s grace and the caring hearts of those who support us we continue to move forward in faith to do what God has called us to. I want to share two specific answers to prayer from this month with you. The first was regarding the Pisco Fire Relief Project.

 

 
I was a part of a small mission team that traveled to Pisco, Peru to build homes for those who lost their homes in a fire, including families from the church of Pastor Carlos and Flor. Our team consisted of five from the USA and eleven from the Lima region. Our goal was to build five homes in five days!
 

One of the five houses we built in Pisco.

A big goal, since we started with nothing more than a pile of materials we bought the day we arrived from Pro Mart in Pisco. Praise God we were able to accomplish that goal. Besides that, we ministered four of the five nights that we were in Pisco. Two nights we held evangelistic meetings in the area where we were building. It was a blessing to see the community come together and to see some give their hearts to the Lord. Gloria a Dios! 


This trip showed us once again how great it is to have the national Christians doing much of the ministry in the countries that we work. I was extremely blessed to work along side some of our partnering Peruvian pastors of many years, including Fabian, Jose and Julio. It was also a great blessing to have some of the Corazones en Fuego young adult team with us. I was truly amazed at how much was accomplished for the 2016-04-22 21.02.06blessing of the people and the glory of the Lord. Special thanks to Mike Goreski, Hector Del Carpio, Cort Bennett and Cameron Betsch who went to Peru at their own expense to help with this mission. Gracias! Gloria a Dios!!
 
Thank you so much for your prayers and financial support of Message Ministries and Missions.  By God’s grace and the caring hearts of those who support us we continue to move forward in faith to do what God has called us to. 
 
In His service,  Brian Weller
 
 

 

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Village Church Building Project

We are excited about the donation of $4,500 that came in which enables us to provide funds to build a church building and pastors’ apartment for a village in the northern part of Thailand.  Pastor Japui and his family are very excited.  
 
image1 (3)This village was previously unreached with the gospel until some indigenous missionaries with FTS ministries came to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ. This village is now being transformed by the message of Jesus Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit.  On an earlier visit, after a time of prayer, some people were healed by the power of God and some came to know the Lord including the local witch doctor.  
 
God is doing great things and we are excited to be a part of His work around the world.  What an honor we all have to fulfill God’s call together as we do all we can to get the gospel to the whole world. 
 
 
 
 
 

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March 2016

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For the last month, we have been helping some of the victims 100 Homes Burn to the Ground Piscoof a terrible fire in Pisco, Peru that destroyed 100 homes and everything in them. This is an area we have worked in on various trips to Peru. Some of the houses that burned down are prefab homes that we built with our USA and Peruvian mission teams.
 
We first worked in Pisco in 2007 after a terrible earthquake destroyed much of the city, causing 70% of the homes to be uninhabitable. The area where the fire recently hit is one of the squatter villages that came into being after the earthquake, and now these dear people have lost everything once again. We are doing our best to help Pastor Carlos and Flor reach out to the Temporary Shelters in Piscopeople in need there! Some of you have helped already with your prayers and donations, and we truly appreciate that. Together we were some of the first responders! In the initial phase we provided food, water and temporary shelter. You can see some of the temporary homes we put up just to provide some type of shelter (right). Our next phase is to provide more permanent homes for the people.
 

Hector Del Carpio and I met and decided that we needed to build homes that would not burn so easily if there ever was another fire. We’ve come up with a plan to build little homes using fire resistant materials like Hardie board and tin studs. The cost of each home will be $975. We hope to initially provide ten homes. Our plan is to build at least five Food and Water for Fire Relief in Piscoon our April mission to Peru and then leave the materials for the other five for the Peruvian teams to build. We have funding for four homes right now and need funds for six more. Our USA team is Hector, Mike (My son in law), his friend Cameron and myself. We will be joined by the Corazones en Fuego (Hearts on Fire) Peruvian youth and young adult team, led by Pastor Jose Amaya. We will also be doing evangelistic services most nights in the area where we will be building.

Please pray for God to move in a wonderful way as we share His message and for the provisions needed for this mission and for the homes. Thank you!

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*  Please pray for Jim Randall as he continues his ministry in SE Asia. He recently returned from Vietnam where he was teaching and training indigenous missionaries and pastors. He is also in the process of having his first two training books printed for distribution to indigenous leaders in Vietnam. Please pray for God’s leading, power and provision.
 
*  Please pray for wisdom for our Peruvian leadership team (Pastor Fabian, Pastor Jose and Pastor Gilberto) as they lead Message Ministries in Peru. Pray for God’s provision as they go forward to reach the rest of their nation with the gospel.
 
*  Please pray for the indigenous ministries and missionaries we support in the 10/40 window (Free to Serve in SE Asia, Living Hope Ministries in India, and many indigenous missionaries in India, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Myanmar.)

 
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February 2016

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SE ASIA MISSION by Brian Weller
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Phil Kurpe and I riding in a Songteaw.

On our recent trip to Southeast Asia, God continued to open my eyes to the spiritual and practical needs of the 10/40 Window. There is such a need for the gospel to go forth. These people must hear about Jesus Christ. There are so many people needing practical help to in that part of the world, from the desperately poor inhabitants of the slums of Pnomh Penh to the countless children being trafficked in all of these countries.

 
On our visit to these dark places, we were privileged and honored to work with Jim Randall once again. Jim has a great love and passion for the Lord and for helping indigenous pastors and missionaries reach their countries with the Gospel.
 
He took Phil Kurpe and I on a very busy missions adventure, in which we visited four countries – Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar. We traveled by plane, Tuk Tuk, songteaws, bus, and truck.
 
 
CAMBODIA  with James Sann

James Sann and I, in the Andong Village slum community in Pnomh Penh.

 
We started in Phnom Penh, Cambodia with James Sann. James took us to the slum communities where he ministers around the garbage dumps.
 
This was my third visit to the Steung Meanchey slum community and my first visit to the Andong Village slum community, which isn’t too far away. These areas are desperately poor and in dire need of the hope that can only come through Jesus Christ.
 
In the picture on the right you can see that people live over the stagnant water. When we were there it was dry season so the conditions weren’t all that bad, but it was still infested with disease-carrying mosquitoes. By Gods grace and the donations of our mission supporters we were able to provide mosquito nets for 200 more families. We want to help James continue to reach these dear people!
 
THAILAND, MYANMAR & LAOS 
 
A village transformed by Jesus Christ
and the Power of God!
We visited the children’s home that we support in Laos and visited two others in Myanmar.We are not able to show pictures of those for security reasons. We also were able to meet up with a couple of the indigenous missionaries that we support on a monthly basis.
 
David S. of Free to Serve ministries has a very fruitful ministry of discipling and training indigenous pastors, evangelists, and missionaries which they send out into Laos, Thailand, Myanmar and China. We will be working with them more, and seeking to raise support for these indigenous missionaries. If you would like to help, you can fully support one of these missionary families for only $100 a month. We have seen their ministries firsthand and they are doing some amazing work.While with David we visited a village outside of Chiang Rai, Thailand that they’ve reached with the Gospel. They went and preached Jesus, prayed for the sick, and the sick were healed. In response to that, the witch doctor committed his life to the Lord and others followed. They have established a local church there and sent in one of their missionary pastors to disciple the people there. Our hope is to help them build a building that could act as a meeting place for the church and a home for the Thai missionary pastor.
 
The cost would be about $4500. Please write us if you would like to help with that need.
 
 
MAE SOT, THAILAND
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ONE AREA ON THE BORDER WHERE HUMAN TRAFFICKING TAKES PLACE

 
We had the opportunity to visit Mae Sot, Thailand which is right on the border of Myanmar (Burma). We met with Lana V. of Life Impact International, a ministry she started that rescues children and youth from human trafficking. She has an amazing story of faith and courage and is an inspiration to be around. She took us to a location on the border of Thailand and Myanmar where a lot of human trafficking takes place. My heart was broken to hear first hand stories of what was going on there.
 
Later that day, we met many children, youth and young adults who have been rescued from human trafficking by Lana and this very amazing ministry. What really touched my heart about this ministry is that their lives have been transformed by the Love of God. They aren’t just being rescued out of something – they are being rescued into the loving arms of their Heavenly Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. That night, as we ministered to the children, youth and young adults, I didn’t see broken people in need of a transformation in front of me. I saw a group that had been transformed by God’s love. I truly was blessed and amazed! The fruit of this ministry was obvious.
They were sitting right in front of us.
 

MINISTRY TIME AT ONE OF THE LIFE IMPACT CHILDREN’S HOMES

I believe we will be working more with Life Impact Intl. in the future. We had an awesome time ministering to the youth, although going through two translators was something I will need to get used to in the future. They translated from English to Thai, and from Thai to Burmese. I was pleasantly surprised that some of the Burmese youth were quoting the scriptures out loud from memory as they were being read by the translator. Like us, this ministry desires to disciple and send youth and young adults out to the neighboring nations with the gospel. Please pray for them.
 
While we were there Jim Randall trained their staff of 54. This ministry is growing and is looking for ways to be more fruitful and to prepare for growth. Jim is gifted at helping people and ministries get to the next level. He actually returned a week after we left to do more training.  
 
 
 
 
 
PERU MISSIONS UPDATE
Corazones en Fuego Discipleship Group – Leadership Team
 
The 2016 Corazones en Fuego leadership team

The whole ministry in Peru is strong and going forward at a fast pace under the leadership of a great group of leaders. They are of one heart and are in constant communication with each other and our home office. 

 

We are all excited to report that our Corazones en Fuego (Hearts on Fire) Discipleship Training Ministry is back up and running again in Peru. These youth and youth leaders come from some of the churches that we work with and they are being trained to help reach their nation with the gospel of Jesus Christ. They are also being trained to help train other young leaders. We believe this ministry is going to grow and be stronger than ever before. Pastor Jose and Amanda Amaya started CEF many years ago in their home and are leading it once again. We are expecting exciting things from these youth and leaders in the next year and in the years to come. Please pray for the Corazones en Fuego group.
JIM RANDALL MISSION UPDATE
 
Brian Weller and I with a Thai Village Pastor

Hello from Southeast Asia.

I have been very busy for the past couple of months. I have been in Cambodia three times, in Laos and Myanmar once, northern and western Thailand twice each. I have spent little time in Chiang Mai.

I had to leave the country before the first of the year to re-enter Thailand so that I could apply for a new Retirement Visa. After two days of red tape, I received a three-month visa. I will need to re-apply next month and will be given a one-year visa. I will also need to buy another multiple re-entry permit. The visa and re-entry permit cost around $300. It’s all part of the cost of doing the Lord’s work.

 
 
I was in Cambodia and northern Thailand doing pastor training for national pastors. They have no time for formal Bible School so this is the best way for them to learn the Bible and become more effective for the Kingdom of God. In Thailand, they come mostly from Myanmar and Laos. It takes time when you have multiple interpreters. In Cambodia, some of the pastors are illiterate so they have to listen carefully. It is interesting to watch them listen. Pol Pot killed all the educated people in Cambodia in the mid to late 1970’s so for a generation after that, there were almost no teachers.
 
I will return to Vietnam to do more pastor training for a week beginning on 14 March. I will meet with the pastor who has translated my leadership booklets and arrange for printing. A missionary has already committed to buy 500 of each title. These booklets will help to multiply the lessons I teach and raise up more effective leaders. I will either sell the booklets at cost, to help pay for the next printing, or just give them away. If you would like to help with the printing cost, please let me know.
 
Teaching at a Burmese Church.
I was in Western Thailand twice in the past few weeks at Life Impact International. They have a ministry that rescues children from prostitution and slavery along the border with Myanmar. Tribal children are often sold because their parents can’t care for them. Some are drug addicts and sell their kids for a few dollars for more drugs. I went to take Brian Weller to minister to the kids there and they got me to do some staff training while I was there. The leader immediately asked me to come back for a week. I was with them all last week and will go again soon to develop a leadership training program. They have a staff of 54 people, from Burma and Thailand. God has given the leader, Lana Vasquez, great favor with the government. She has the same authority as the police to go into any place on the Thai side of the border to rescue children who are being sold and used. She is the only non-Thai person with that kind of authority. The kids at her facility are full of life as the healing power of God transforms their lives through the ministry received there. I have seen LOTS of children’s homes in this part of the world and life Impact has a program worth imitating. Lana’s work is so successful that she has been asked to go to Brazil to set up some homes there. She wants her staff well trained before she thinks about going.
 
I will return to the US in May for the birth of Stephanie’s second child, a boy this time. I fill the role that a mom usually fills because her mother died in 1999. I will look after her and the family for a couple of weeks till she is up to it herself. I will go to Texas and Alabama to visit family and friends there. I have been asked to go to Colorado Springs meet people at a Missions Conference. It would be really beneficial in making connections for BAM Nigeria. We just had a conference call yesterday with people from Asia, Africa and the US planning for projects in Nigeria and a BAM Conference in October.
 

Thanks for praying for me and for supporting me so that I can expand the Kingdom of God through training and mentoring leaders in Asia and Africa. Honestly, If I had had this kind of training 20 years ago, I would have been much more effective. One person says it is like the difference between a hammer and a nail gun. I do lots of training here in Thailand as well as coaching and mentoring leaders locally as well as via Skype. Thanks for supporting me financially so that I can help them do what God has asked them to do. Every bit helps because I am doing LOTS more travel. Having been a missionary most of my life, my SSI check is small but it covers my living expenses. Missions donations are all used for travel expenses, training materials and ministry expenses. Also, please pray for continued good health.

 
God Bless, Jim
 
God is a God of Missions
 
 

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November 2015

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Every year at this time, I like to look back at all that the Lord has done, and let out a resounding “THANK YOU LORD!” A life dedicated to world missions is definitely full of adventure – and I’m not just talking about missionary adventures to places like Peru, Southeast Asia and India. I am talking about the day to day adventures, like praying and trusting the Lord to meet all the needs associated with a World Missions Organization. Sometimes that can be a pretty scary endeavor! Every day I sit at my desk to stop and pray before doing anything. I ask the Lord to send His help to accomplish His will and His purposes, and to lead and guide us into what He specifically wants us to do.

  • I pray and think about the countless people who are counting on us to do what we have committed to do for them. They too are trusting God.
  • I pray and think about the children and leaders of the Loaves and Fishes Feeding Centers we support monthly in Peru.
  • I pray and think about the Able Hands Vocational Training Center in Peru.
  • I pray and think about the children and leaders in the Orphanages & Children’s Homes that we support with your help.
  • I pray and think about the indigenous leaders we support so they can reach their countries with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
  • I pray and think about James Sann’s ministry to the people in the slums of Cambodia.
  • I pray and think about Jim Randall living alone in Southeast Asia in his retirement years to get the gospel to the unreached.
  • I pray and think about the pastors and leaders we work with in Peru who work tirelessly to serve God and people.
  • I pray and think about my wife and family who have given much to help answer the call God has placed on my life.
  • I pray and think about our mission supporters who have trusted us to be faithful with God’s resources and have joined us in fulfilling His Great Commission. They play giant part in what we do.
 

The people I’ve met and the things I’ve seen on the mission fields propel me forward. The looks on the faces of the people I’ve encountered in places like the Stung Meanchey slums in Cambodia sweep through my mind, awakening me to His love for those born into a life of poverty and spiritual darkness. It is not their fault! But it will partially be my fault and our fault if they don’t get to hear about the spiritual safety found in Jesus Christ. I cannot, and we cannot just brush it off and hope someone else will step forward to get the work done that Jesus has called us to do. Friends, this is what we are about, getting the hope, the help and the love of Jesus to people.

Time seems to be getting short as we observe all the things going on in the world. How would we feel if when the Lord returns, He found us in an apathetic spiritual slumber? If the main thing that mattered to us was our own comfort, our own entertainment, and our own needs? What a shame it would be to have to stand before The Lord and realize we wasted much of our lives on ourselves. God have mercy on us! God have mercy on me! God show us what you want to do in us and through us! We’re here for you!!

Brothers and sisters, God has called us to be the Light of the world and to the world. We are to be the salt of the earth! We are to be the ambassadors of Jesus Christ to the lost and dying! We are to be His soldiers, going forth with the sword of the Spirit – the Word of God in our hands. Let’s be thankful that the Lord entrusted us with His call. Let’s rise up and do what God wants! Let’s put our own plans on the altar and let the fire of God consume us with His love, His passions and His purposes. Let’s be thankful that God is willing to use us to rescue the widows and orphans, to feed the poor, and to give sight to the spiritually blind of the world. Let’s continue to count the cost, and rise up and do even more than we have been doing. God will lead us and provide for us. All we have to do is surrender to His will and His ways.

 
John 9:4 “I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work.”
 
In His Service,  Brian
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  • Please pray for provisions for the Christmas Blessing Project.
  • Please pray for Message Ministries in Peru as we re-establish the ministry under our pastoral team of leaders. Pray specifically for Pastors Fabian, Jose and Gilberto.
  • Please pray for Jim Randall as he continues to minister in the 10?40 window. Pray for wisdom as he writes also please pray for health and financial provisions.
  • Please pray for Living Hope Ministries in the northern part of India. Pray for the children and leaders of the Mercy Children’s Home. Pray for the children and leaders in the Living Hope School in the slums near Delhi. Pray for Sudbodh and Sakshi and DC and Sona as they lead this ministry. 
  • Please pray for James Sann in Cambodia.  Pray for wisdom as he ministers to those living in the slums around Pnomh Penh. 
  • Please pray for the indigenous missionaries we are supporting in Laos and Myanmar.
  • Please pray for the children and leaders that we support in Laos. This is a communist country and it is hard ministering the gospel there.
  • Please pray for Brian as he leads Message Ministries as we continue to expand around the world. 
  • Please pray for financial provisions to meet the needs that come our way.
     
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