August – Contemplating the What If’s!

This newsletter is ordinarily where we share about things we’ve been doing in world missions. However, in this letter, I want to share some things that have challenged me recently. I hope you don’t mind!
 
The last few days, I’ve been contemplating whether or not I’ve consistently counted the cost of what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ. I’ve asked myself some difficult and challenging questions. Have I truly considered giving all for the sake of God’s call or am I compromising God’s will and call on my life for my own comfort and desires? Have I gotten so comfortable in this life that I am living more for me and “my” world, than for God and His eternal Kingdom?
 
If Jesus Christ truly is my Lord, Master, Savior, and King, then my life should be a verification of that. My life’s motto should be the same as the Apostle Paul who said in 1 Corinthians 6:20 “You are not your own; you were bought with a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.”.
 
When it is time to go home to be with the Lord, I don’t want to go with a bunch of “What if’s” in my heart, such as:
 
  • What if I had truly done unto others, as I would have them, do to me?
  • What if I had forgiven everyone that had offended me and let go of the residue of those offenses in my life?
  • What if I had truly counted the cost and surrendered everything to the Lord including my time, my resources and my talents?
  • What if I had risked everything no matter what the cost to help get the gospel of Jesus Christ to every person who has not heard?
  • What if I had faithfully lived a life of faith and went beyond taking steps of faith to taking leaps and dives of faith?
  • What if I had lived every moment in light of God’s mercy seat and God’s judgment seat?
  • What if I had done what I did for the glory of God alone and didn’t look for affirmation from others for serving God?
  • What if I had actually believed the promises of Jesus and acted on them?
  • What if I had truly lived the commandments of Jesus?
 
These are just a few questions I am asking myself as I seek to challenge “me” to “Press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus” as admonished by the Apostle Paul in Philippians 3:14. Wouldn’t you agree that our God is worthy of all our love and service?
 
It is a good thing to evaluate where we are spiritually in our lives! We don’t do it to condemn ourselves for what we haven’t done or to lose heart over what we could have done better. We do it to exhort ourselves to go deeper in our relationship and service to the Lord Jesus Christ. After all, He gave His life so we could be saved from our sin and spend a glorious eternity with Him in heaven. Our worship and service are our response to the great and amazing love our Heavenly Father and Lord Jesus Christ have already given us.
 
Why not, take a few minutes and ask yourself the “What if’s”? If some changes need to be made, make them now! Don’t procrastinate – or days, weeks, months and years could slip by before those changes are made. Or worse, they never get made at all! We don’t want to waste any time in this life for things that don’t matter. Right?
 
Let’s pray for one another as we seek God’s will for our lives and then go forward to fulfill it by His grace and power.
 
God bless you,  Brian Weller
  • PERU – We continue to support the 11 Loaves and Fishes Feeding Center ministries in Peru. These operate out of the churches that we work with, and the children are not only fed a nutritious meal, but we teach them God’s Word.
  • VIE____M – We were able to provide a motorcycle for an indigenous missionary that will be used for ministry transportation and to earn money for his family using it as an UBER type of vehicle in Ho Chi Minh City, Vi____m. In that city, formerly known as Saigon there are about 4 million motorcycles and the people there are used to riding on motorcycles.  We have promised to provide two more in the next month.  Those who receive the motorcycles will pay back the price of the motorbike, and that money will be used to purchase another motorcycle for an indigenous ministry.  They cost $1,000 each.  
  • CAMBODIA – James Sann is continuing the ministry to children at the Ang Dong Slum Community in Pnomh Penh.  The children are growing spiritually as they hear the Word of God and receive a very nutritious meal. 
  • CAMBODIA BIBLES – Through indigenous missionary James S. we been helping two other ministries with getting Bibles into Vi______m.  Thousands of Hmong Bibles went across the border, however, on the last shipment the police confiscated a few thousand.  Please pray for the bibles to be released. Also, please pray for James S. as the police stopped him and threatened him with arrest if he returns.
  • INDIA – We sent financial support through your donations to The Kaushal’s and for the Living Hope School in the slum area near Gurgaon.  The children here live in the nearby slums and receive two meals a day and an education.  They also are taught the Word of God.
  • We continue to stand with Jim Randall as he ministers and trains leaders in Southeast Asia and other countries as well.  Click here to read Jim’s latest prayer later and update.
 

Give Our All to Answer His Call!

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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. 
 
Thank you, Message Ministries
 


July 2017 – SE Asia and Peru Updates

In the Bible, risk always seems to precede revival. On this trip to SE ASIA, God called me to take a risk. Mark 16:18 promises that all who believe “will lay hands on the sick and they will recover” – and the Lord put it in my heart to have the youth test God’s promise. 
 
After I taught about healing, I called any with physical pain to the front and asked everyone remaining to lay hands on them and pray for their healing. Immediately God began to release His power through those young vessels and heal many through their hands! In Cambodia, the Lord caused this to catch fire. The youth continued to pray for each other throughout the weekend, and God continued to heal through them! Some had formerly found little success in praying for the sick, but God released them into a new dimension of power. And what if I had disobeyed the Lord and avoided the risk?
 

I’ve missed many risks I should have taken in life; but when I have set fears aside and acted on God’s promises, God has often impressed me with His power and willingness to move.

Friends, Christianity is a risky religion. God gave birth to the Jewish people by calling Abraham to RISK everything and go to a nameless nation. God gave birth to the Old Covenant by calling Moses to RISK everything and bring the Jews to Abraham’s promised nation. The Father gave birth to the New Covenant by calling Jesus to LEAVE everything and come to Abraham’s nation to die for our sins. God also gave birth to the New Testament church by calling the apostles to RISK everything: to LEAVE Abraham’s nation, go to OTHER nations and preach the eternal gospel. This brings me to the question: what does God want to birth through our lives – and can we really expect it to happen without great risks? What risks is God calling you and I to take for the salvation of the world?
 
 I believe God wants us all to walk in more of His power for His own sake – but this will never happen as long as we remain in our comfort zone. Let’s get honest and humble with the Lord, confess our fearfulness and ask Him to help us to take risks for His name.
 
CAMBODIA – EYEGLASS CLINIC OUTREACHES! 

While in Cambodia, we conducted eyeglass clinic outreaches in two regions: a village outside of Phnom Penh and the Ang Dong Slum Community. Between these two outreaches, we provided eyeglasses for about 365 people. Every person at the first clinic heard the gospel of Jesus Christ and received prayer – many for the first time. Some gave their hearts to the Lord and many received healing. 

We only brought 500 pairs of eyeglasses because we wanted to see if eyeglass clinic outreaches bear fruit in SE Asia. They do!

 Next time we will bring at least 1,000 pairs of eyeglasses to draw people to hear the gospel. I just received a message from James Sann saying they just did an eyeglass clinic with the eyeglasses we left behind for them to use. Gloria a Dios!
 
KANDAL EYEGLASS CLINIC OUTREACH
ANG DONG EYEGLASS CLINIC OUTREACH
 CAMBODIA
Children’s Ministry & Feeding Center
 VIETNAM
REACH Missions Training Camp
n June, we opened our first evangelistic feeding center in SE Asia! By God’s grace and your support, we purchased everything needed to start feeding and reaching children in Cambodia’s Ang Dong Slum Community.  As far as we know, this is the first Christian feeding center in Ang Dong, and we believe that the Lord will use it to reach both children and adults with the gospel.
 

Food and materials needed for the feeding ministry will cost $200 a month, and the building rent will cost about $100 a month. This building also houses a water purification system that provides fresh water for about 700 families in the community. 

Thank you for your love and support.  We couldn’t have done it without you!
 
In July, we conducted a Missionary Training Camp to inspire Vietnamese youth to evangelize their own nation. 
 

26 million people in Vietnam have never heard the gospel – and Vietnam’s communist government makes it difficult for Western missionaries to do the work. The Vietnamese must reach their own neighbors! 

The camp greatly blessed the 50 youth, young adults and leaders who attended.

 
They left inspired and trained to fulfill the call of God and reach their country with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
 
 

Cambodian children gather for a video about Jesus at the feeding center launch. Many children came from a nearby public school for food and ministry.

 

For security reasons we cannot include pictures of those who attended REACH.

We sent out two small mission teams to Peru in June and July.
 

The Cross Street Mission Team, led by Cort Bennett, ministered in Peru from June 15 to 26. They conducted two small, relational discipleship youth retreats at our Marquez mission base. The Lord deeply blessed all that participated; both our team and the Peruvian pastors reported that the retreats were great spiritual successes. The Cross Street Team also hosted an eyeglass clinic outreach and built a pre-fabricated home for a needy family. 

The Oasis Church Mission Team, led by my son-in-law Mike Goreski, ministered from July 1 to 9.

 They hit the ground running with a busy schedule of children’s ministry, eyeglass clinics and church ministry. They also built two prefabricated homes in Pachacutec – what I call “The Sandy Slum.” This team was a great blessing as well; the churches and leaders they worked with felt very thankful and welcome them back anytime.  
 
Thank you for praying for these teams.
 Also, we thank the Peruvian Corazones en Fuego team that joined arms with the USA teams to help reach the people of Peru. Gloria a Dios!

RUN THE RACE Youth Retreat #1 – Lima, Peru

RUN THE RACE Youth Retreat #2 – Lima, Peru

2017 CROSS STREET Team Prefab Home – Peru

2017 OASIS Team Prefab Home – Peru

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
 
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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
 
 


February 2016

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

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
Human Trafficking on the Border
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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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July 2015

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 GOD IS ABLE TO… by JJ Weller

2015 PEru - JJ WellerIn Ephesians 3:20, Paul says that God is “able to do exceedingly and abundantly above all that we could ever ask or think according to the Spirit at work within us.” What is the greatest place of personal holiness that you could ever ask for or think of? The greatest empowerment for ministry? Whatever comes to mind, be sure – it is exceedingly and abundantly below all that God is able to do through the Spirit at work within you. God’s treasury is infinite, and He waits for us to plunder it through prayer and faith. How much depth in our relationship with God is forfeited just because of laziness in prayer?
We all should begin to cry out to God in faith to flood every area of our lives – moral, ministry, and more. After all, He has promised to give the Holy Spirit to whoever asks (Luke 11:13). When we do receive a fresh touch from God for ministry, It’s easy to think that we have “arrived”. We settle for last year’s “anointing”, and never press forward to a higher level of usefulness. Avoiding this, In preparation for our recent Peru trip, we made it a point to ask God to do more through us than He had done the previous year. If God has promised to exceed our expectations, then it is only right to be desperate for more. We should never be satisfied to stay in one place. I remember it being prayed many times in our Peru meetings – “God, we don’t want last year’s results. We want a fresh move of your Holy Spirit.”
 
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And, praise God, that is what we got! I think that this year we saw more come to Christ than we had ever seen before. Many times, when I saw a lost person, a holy determination came on me, and I thought, “That one, Lord! Bring that one!”. To my delight, the Lord seemed to draw them to Himself almost every time. In times of two-on-one ministry, It was wonderful to watch the Holy Spirit convict of sin, testify to hearts about Jesus, and draw them to repentance and faith within only a few minutes. Almost every person that received prayer for physical healing professed to have been healed. Seeing God’s personal ministry to believers through prayer was quite new to me. Often when we prayed, laying hands2015-06-21 21.13.51 on them, the Holy Spirit seemed to visit them and heal their hearts, convict of sin, impart faith, grant supernatural rest – you name it. It is amazing what God will do through willing vessels – irrespective of age.
 
This world must be reached with the Gospel. Jesus gave up His’ life to save this world. Will we give up our lives for the same purpose? It’s God’s will that this world be saved. Is it yours?
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THE HOUSE ON A HILL  by Anne Weller

2015 Cross Street Peru - Seis de Abril
The bus let us off at the corner.  We hiked up a short hill that looked out over Seis de Abril.  This is one of the poorer areas of Nuevo Pachacutec.  People have found their way here from all over Peru.  Most have come to Lima with visions of a beautiful life in the city and the promise of jobs and education – every man’s dreams.  When they get here they quickly realize that this is not the Lima they dreamed of.  Jobs are impossible to find and living in Lima City apartments is not an option for the poor.  They come to the human settlements above the city of Lima where there is a promise of land to those who homestead a lot for a specified period of time.  
According to a Reuters report 2015 Cross Street Peru 076there are about 160,000 people living in this area, but it’s hard to have an accurate estimate.  Houses do not have street numbers and streets do not have names.  There is just shack upon shack scattering and filling the hillsides as far up as you can look.  At night time the lights of Pachacutec shine like stars, but in the day the reality of poverty is blinding.  This is third world Peru. 
 
There are barrels of water at 2015-06-22 11.24.47many houses, basic 50 gallon garbage containers filled with water that has to be hiked up this deep sandy hill, 5 gallons at a time.  There are small wash tubs with dirty clothes that have to be washed with that water.  There are meals to be cooked, bodies to be washed and drinking glasses that will be filled with that same water. Sanitation is pit latrines.   Each family here lives by the prayer “Give us O Lord our daily bread”, because there are no refrigerators or freezers in these homes.  Jobs up here are just as hard to come by.  Thankfully there are feeding centers that will help the families get by. 
We continued our journey, 2015 Cross Street Peru 067down a steep hill then a two block walk from the bottom of the hill where the lot for Jenny and Percy’s house is.  They have 4 children: Wilson 2 months, Angel Gabriel 2,  Paolo 3,  and  Julio 7.   We hiked up the deep, loose, sandy hillside. It was the kind of sand that your shoes sink up to the ankles in.  Just climbing to the top of that hill left me breathless.  I had to sit for a good 20 minutes to recover from that hike! 
I looked out among the shacks that filled the hillside – homes for people living in such harsh conditions.  The winds blow cold and damp during these winter days.  Jenny came up the hill carrying the newborn, followed by the two toddlers.  I can’t imagine walking up that hill every day. Their only option is to walk up and down for whatever they need.  No buses or taxis will go this far up.  No matter what they need it will always have to be hiked up this hill. 
Our team worked tirelessly for 2015 Cross Street Peru 127two days putting together the prefab house and staining the outside.  The house has a rudimentary electric system that allows for lights in each small room. Hopefully they will have electric soon.  We borrowed some from a neighbor to make sure everything worked properly.  On the last day a small group of us went to the market and bought bunk beds and a table and chairs for the family.  It was dusk by the time the furniture was dropped off at the bottom of the hillside.  The whole group, along with the little boys  and Jenny came down to help carry mattresses, a bunk bed, a table and chairs up the hill.  The team assembled the bunk bed in the little room in the back.  The little boys were giddy with excitement as it came together.  We had not seen them smile like that during the past two days.
 
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Randall Mission Update by Brian Weller

Please pray for Jim Randall as he goes to Nigeria – Africa for the month of August.  He has been ministering faithfully in Southeast Asia and will continue to do so, but God has opened this door to Nigeria.  Jim had a word many years ago that he would minister in Africa one day, and after many years that time has come for him to GO. While there, he will minister to thousands of leaders all over Nigeria.

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Would you please join us in prayer as we help to send Jim to Nigeria.  We truly believe it is God’s time for him to go.  He has so many valuable insights to share with leaders wherever he is.  Jim’s heart and the heart of Message Ministries are to help equip indigenous leaders to reach their nations with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Those of you that know Jim, know he is a leader of leaders and that he has so much to offer ministry leaders as well as anyone who is seeking to follow the Lord.
Please post this ministry schedule and pray for him daily.  Where possible, we have included the times and places where Jim is scheduled to minister.  Please pray for wisdom as he ministers and pray that the Holy Spirit would use him to encourage and exhort these men and women of God.  Also, please pray for health and for the finances needed to travel throughout Nigeria for a whole month.  Jim is trusting the Lord to meet the needs associated with this trip and we are trusting the Lord with him.
Jim wrote some booklets on leadership which he plans on printing before he goes to Nigeria.  If you would like to help with the cost of that, your support is welcome.  On his behalf, I want to thank you supporting Jim through your prayers and/or financial support.  Without you he could not do what God has called him to do and I know that God is doing wonderful things through his ministry.  We are all blessed to be a small part of that. 
Thank you and may God bless you,   Brian Weller   

JIM RANDALL – NIGERIA MINISTRY SCHEDULE 

August  2 — 9 til Noon

Assembles of God – Ereko

Topic: Church and the Great Commission

August  2 — 4 til  6pm

Egbin Power Station Christian Fellowship – Ikorodu, Lagos

Topic: Business as Missions

Aug.   4-7 — 3 hours Daily

Lagos MegaShift Business Meeting
Topic: Business as Missions
August  8 — 8:00am
MBFC Managing Business with Christ – Lagos
Topic: Business as Missions

August  9 — 9 til Noon
Assemblies of God – Alagbole
Topic: Church and the Great Commission

Aug.10-14
Christ Faith Church Annual Convention
Topics: Discipleship, Mentoring and Business as Missions
August 15
SVM2 South – Leaders from Different Denominations
Topic: Business as Missions
August 16 — 9 til Noon 
Christ Faith Church – Akwa-ibom
Topic: Church and the Great Commission
Aug. 17-19
MBFC Managing Business with Christ – Lagos
Topic:  Business as Missions
Aug. 20-22
Church Growth – Leaders from Different Denominations – Lagos
Topic:  Business as Missions
August  23 — 9 til Noon
Assemblies of God – Victoria Island
Topic: Church and the Great Commission
August  23 — 2 til 6pm
Assemblies of God – Victoria Island
Topic: Church and the Great Commission
Aug. 24-29
Scripture Union Annual Conference at Camp of Hope – Okigwe
Teaching every day.
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June 2015

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Please follow along with us as we minister in Peru with this years version of the Cross Street Youth mission team. We will be in Peru from June 19 to July 7.  We have been training and preparing with this team for months and are now looking forward to all God will do through this amazing group of youth and leaders who come to us from 6 different churches.  Here is our mission team schedule.  Please consider posting it somewhere noticeable in your house to remind you to pray for us daily as we GO!  Thank You,
 
JUNE 20 – SATURDAY:
3:30 – 5:30pm – Eyeglass Clinic Outreach – Valle Verde
7:00 – 9:00pm – Street Outreach & VBS Ministry for Children
JUNE 21 – SUNDAY:
10:00 – 5:00pm – Build Prefab homes in Pachacutec.
7:00 – 9:00pm – Street Outreach in 6th de Abril
JUNE 22 – MONDAY:
9:00 – 2:00pm – Teams continue building two prefab homes
3:00 – 5:00pm – Public School Outreach
JUNE 23 – TUESDAY:
9:00-12:00pm – Teams finish building two prefab homes
1:00 – 3:00pm – Public School Outreach
4:00 – 6:00pm – Public School Outreach
JUNE 25 – THURSDAY:
12:00 – 2:00pm – Eyeglass Clinic Outreach in Barracones in Callao
2:30 – 4:00pm – Street Outreach in Barracones in Callao
7:00 – 9:00pm – Street Outreach in Puerto Nuevo in Callao
 
JUNE 26 – JUNE 29: Friday through Monday
LISTO (Ready) Cross Street Youth Camp in Chaclacayo, Peru. Please pray for the 150 Peruvian Youth and Leaders who will be attending the camp. The team will be ministering in the morning, afternoon and evening ministry sessions.
JUNE 30 – TUES: First part of mission team returns to USA.
JULY 1 – WEDS:
3:00 – 5:00pm – VBS Ministry Outreach – Soccer Field in Brena
7:00 – 9:00pm – Street Outreach in Brena
JULY 2 – THURSDAY:
12:30 – 2:30pm – Youth Conference at Guia Divina School
5:00 – 7:00pm – Eyeglass Clinic Outreach in Angamos
7:00 – 9:00pm – Vocational Training School Graduation
JULY 3 – FRIDAY:
3:00 – 5:00pm – VBS Ministry Outreach – Soccer Field in Marquez
6:30 – 9:00pm – Street Outreach in New Area of Marquez
JULY 4 – SATURDAY:
10:30 – 12:30pm – VBS Ministry Outreach in Bolegnesi
7:00 – 9:00pm – Street Outreach in Comas
JULY 5 – SUNDAY:
10:00 – 12:00pm – VBS Ministry Outreach in Pachacutec – Adela
12:30 – 2:30pm – VBS Ministry Outreach in Pachacutec – Celestina
6:30 – 9:00pm – Church Service – Independencia
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I find myself doing more and more mentoring of young leaders helping them think through their vision and plans. It is easy to become overwhelmed at the size of the job that is before us. It’s like building a large building. At first, it seems like such an enormous task, but if each craftsman does what he is supposed to do at the right time, the building will begin to take shape and eventually be completed. Our work expands with continuing generations of new people being born. We are only responsible for the time in which we live, but hopefully building in such a way that new generations can build on the work we have done. The job will not be finished till Jesus returns. When Jesus finished His atoning work on the Cross, he said, “It is finished.” At some point he will utter these words again but in regard to our work here on earth. I and many others, like you, are doing the work assigned to us and hoping that our generation will see the completion of the Great Commission.Thanks so much for praying for me and those I minister to, help with planning, and encourage in the implementation of their calling. I meet with someone almost daily to plan, pray and encourage them that they are doing the Lord’s work and He is pleased with them. I’m like the grandfather that they can talk with and help them work through their problems and issues. I have lots of experience to share. That does not mean that I have all the answers but at least I can tell them what not to do from my personal experiences.May God Bless You,

 

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February 2015

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I am back in the USA and trying to process all God allowed Ron Bouvier and I to see. We met some amazing people on our mission to Southeast Asia with Jim Randall. We visited Thailand, Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia. Instead of writing a report of the trip, I decided to post something that I wrote on the trip, which best expresses what is on my heart right now.
 
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Would you please pray for wisdom and provision? I have been praying and seeking the Lord for His direction in regards to what our response should be to the needs (spiritual and material) that we have seen in Southeast Asia. The smiles of the children at the children’s homes we’ve visited flash through my mind, bringing both smiles and tears. The lost and hopeless look on the faces of people on the streets are continually streaming through my mind. I feel an urging to tell them about Jesus.
 
We can’t just walk away and do nothing! We can’t leave here without doing all that we can to bring the light of the gospel to these darkened nations. They have so little of the light of the gospel of Jesus. To walk away and do nothing would be spiritual treason toward our Heavenly Father, our Lord Jesus Christ, and His’ Great Commission to reach the world that Jesus loves, and gave His life for.
 

Honestly, my brothers and sisters, my heart aches over all that I’m seeing, and a lot of what needs to be done seems impossible. Yet, I know that all things are possible to him who believes. Will you pray and believe with me? We aren’t just here to see! We know that with the seeing comes a divine edict to do something. By faith we can and will do it!

We all must go beyond just believing God to meet our own needs, and believing God to bring more comfort to our already comfortable “world”. We must stop spending so much time asking God for more blessings just for ourselves. We must open our eyes, look on the unharvested fields of the world, and see how bright white and ready they are for harvesting.

Let’s flee from the desire to build our own personal kingdoms, and let’s work with all our might for the Kingdom that will never end. God is counting on each and every one of us to do our part! If we will seek first the Kingdom of God, we will be seeking Gods will, and not only will we be able to accept the dismantling of our own personal Kingdoms, but we will embrace it for the sake of a Kingdom that is eternal. Then our focus will be to know God and to make Him known! The two are inseparable. Can I truly know God intimately, yet refuse to help proclaim His name boldly, especially to those who have never heard it? We do this by either going, sending others in our place or both.
Only 1% percent of the people here know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Approximately 85% have never heard the gospel. The indigenous leaders we have met here and in India are ready to go! Let’s help them! Let’s be their senders! Let’s all do something! To not do something is selfish and self centered. Isn’t it? I may be offending some by now, but I do it in the hope that others will be motivated and perhaps convicted by the Holy Spirit of God. He is the one who leads the army of God, as we reach into these bastions of darkness, where the devil has held the lost in chains for centuries, while we sit “In a land flooded with light”, as Falconer said.Are you a pastor or leader? Are you holding back the people you lead from fulfilling God’s great commission to reach the whole world? If so, it is time to repent. It’s not too late! God’s army is going forth! You can be used to lead God’s people out of spiritual slumber and into the great call to worldwide evangelism. Let go of the vision that sees no further than your own family, church family, country, continent or hemisphere.Some of you have read this far and I thank you for hearing what is on my heart. My goal is not to bring us into guilt and condemnation, but to help us to find freedom from the prisons we have built for ourselves. There is so much more that God wants to do in us and through us. My prayer is that we will all cry out to God with the words of Isaiah 6 “Here I am Lord, Send me”.

 

Let’s work together to fulfill the Great Commission of God, who loves the whole world, and wants them to know the truth that is only found in Jesus.

Your brother in the Family of God,

 
Brian Weller
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With Jim Randall and Ron Bouvier, riding in a Tuk Tuk in Thailand

his  children’s home and orphanage is in Myanmar.  Some of  the children are orphans, some are not wanted by their families,  and others have been rescued from human trafficking.

This children’s home and orphanage is in Myanmar. Some of
the children are orphans, some are not wanted by their families,
and others have been rescued from human trafficking.

Here we are with David S. at one of their ministries children’s homes.  This one is in Myanmar.  They have seven homes  in all. We visited four!

Here we are with David S. at one of their ministries children’s homes.
This one is in Myanmar. They have seven homes in all. We visited four!

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Ron, Jim and I with James S., an indigenous  Cambodian missionary to the people of the slums  of Pnomh Penh and to the villages beyond.

Ron, Jim and I with James S., an indigenous Cambodian missionary to the people of the slums of Pnomh Penh and to the villages beyond.

This is one of the neighborhoods we visited in the slums of Pnomh Penh.  In rainy season the water will flow beneath all of these homes.  It is very unhealthy here!

This is one of the neighborhoods we visited in the slums
of Pnomh Penh. In rainy season the water will flow beneath all of these homes. It is very unhealthy here!

These children followed us through the slums and  smiled the whole time.  James ministers to these kids on a regular basis.  Please pray for them!

These children followed us through the slums and smiled the whole time. James ministers to these kids on a regular basis. Please pray for them!

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We ministered in this village and shared the Good News  of Jesus.  Some gave their hearts to the Lord Jesus.   James Sann will be returning to minister to them!

We ministered in this village and shared the Good News of Jesus. Some gave their hearts to the Lord Jesus.
James S. will be returning to minister to them!

Jim Randall and a leader of the village we visited in Cambodia.

Jim Randall and a leader of the village we visited in Cambodia.

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A family lives on this fishing boat on the Mekong River in Cambodia.

 
Ways you can help with the
ongoing ministry in Southeast Asia:
  • First and foremost, pray, pray, and pray! That is always first and foremost and God always makes a way, when His people humbly and confidently pray for His help! Then be faithful to respond as God leads. He may just lead you to pray, or He may ask you to do something tangible as well.If you would like to help you can give towards one of the following needs:
  • #1 – We are arranging for the writing of gospel tracts by indigenous pastors and missionaries of countries we have visited. You can financially support the printing of these materials. They will be distributed to those that can read in these countries. Those who can read can tell others! These materials will be provided to indigenous ministries for free to give out in their countries. We are starting with Cambodia and Thailand.
  • #2 – You can support an indigenous pastor or missionary to Myanmar or Laos through the ministry led by David S. and FTS for $80 a month. They are going into unreached villages to reach and teach the people about Jesus Christ. They are planting churches in many villages.
  • #3 – You can help Jim Randall to pay for indigenous leaders to come to the Bible Training schools that he will be teaching with his missionary friend Scott. They do these throughout the year for a week at a time. It only costs $10 for an indigenous pastor/missionary to attend. Jim is preparing to do two in Vietnam in March. They need a total of $1,500 to cover the cost of 50 in Hanoi and 100 in Saigon. Message Ministries has already committed to help, but your designated gift would help greatly.
  • #4 – You can send support to the orphanage/children’s home in Laos that we are going to help. Running the orphanage costs $600 a month.
  • #5 – Help Cambodian James S. with transportation to the villages outside of Pnomh Penh, Cambodia, including the one we visited on our trip. Your financial support will also help him to get to the people in the slums around the garbage dumps of Pnomh Penh. He could get a lot more done with a motorcycle. Right now, he either travels on a bicycle or pays for public transportation. The cost for a motorcycle is $2,500.
To help with these needs, please visit the donate link on the right side of this page.  Thank you!


January 2015

 
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We sincerely thank you for helping us bless many children in Peru and India at Christmas.
 
By the grace of God, and your financial support we were able to provide gifts for children in 17 different locations in Peru. These included the 11 Loaves and Fishes Feeding Ministries that we support on a monthly basis. The two pictures on on the bottom right are from the Mercy Children’s Home in Amritsar, India where your donations provided children with a new set of clothes and shoes. We were blessed to be able to help Living Hope Ministries with this need.
 
I don’t know about you, but when I look at pictures like these, I am even more motivated to keep doing what we are doing! How about you? I believe God’s smile is bigger than the ones on these children faces, and I like when God smile’s!
 
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Hello my friends!Please pray for our Corazones en Fuego (Hearts on Fire) outreaches and events. Our first summer youth retreat is from January 29-31.
 

Our Mission trip to Ica City, which is 5 hours south of Lima, will be February 13 – 16. We will preach the gospel through eyeglass clinics, dramas, music, door to door evangelism and testimonies. Please pray for us because we need 100 assistants and right now we have only 70.

Also please pray for God’s provision for the trip. We are working hard and trusting the Lord!

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At the end of January I will be heading back to Southeast Asia with my friend Ron Bouvier. Ron has been on a few trips with us to Peru and is one of our ministry board advisors. Ron and I will meet up with Jim Randall in Bangkok, Thailand and make visits to other Southeast Asian countries. The majority of this part of the world is unreached with the gospel. Our goal is to come alongside indigenous leaders to help them further their ministries, much like we have done in Peru.
 
Southeast Asia has a population of 625 million and comprises 11 countries. Over half of the population, or 316 million people have never heard about Jesus Christ. Our job is to help them hear for the first time! It was Carl Henry who said “The gospel is only good news if it gets there in time.” Thank you for helping us to get it there on time!
 
Please pray for us as we GO. We are asking for God’s wisdom, divine appointments, traveling mercies, and provisions to meet the needs we encounter along the way.
 
Please continue to pray for Jim Randall who joyfully spends his “retirement” years in this very needy part of the world, helping to reach the unreached, by training indigenous leaders to be missionaries and pastors to their own people.
 
In His Service,  Brian Weller
 


December 2014

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I have been reading the life story of Hudson Taylor, a missionary to China who spent 51 years ministering to the people there. Through his efforts multitudes were reached with the gospel of Jesus Christ.

 

Thank you for standing with us in 2014 and please pray for us and with us as we step into 2015 with an even greater sense of purpose and destiny.  In our next newsletter, we will include a full report of all that God allowed us to do together in 2014.  Here are  a few things I gleaned from the writings of Hudson Taylor which inspire us as we look forward.

“You must go forward on your knees.”   

 “God uses men who are weak and feeble enough to lean on him.”

“God’s work done in God’s way will never lack God’s supplies.”

“The Great Commission is not an option to be considered; it is a command to be obeyed.”

“I have found that there are three stages in every great work of God: first, it is impossible, then it is difficult, then it is done.”

“I used to ask God to help me. Then I asked if I might help Him. I ended up by asking Him to do His work through me.”

“Many Christians estimate difficulties in the light of their own resources, and thus attempt little and often fail in the little they attempt. All God’s giants have been weak men who did great things for God because they reckoned on His power and presence with them.”

“Oh, how it must grieve the heart of God when He sees His children indifferent to the needs of that wide world for which His beloved, His only begotten SON died!”

Together we are making a difference in the lives of those that Jesus died for.  Please continue to pray with us and stand with us as we press forward into His purposes and plans.
 
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I just read a quote from William Carey, the Father of the Modern Missions Movement.  He wrote to one of his supporters in England stating.  “I will go into the pit – if you will hold the rope!”  While I don’t personally feel I am in the pit, others in America wonder how I can bear living here.  I have Asia grace, the enabling ability to do what God has called me to do.  I love it!!!  Thank you for holding the rope making it possible for me to be here serving our God in places that are so very un-Christian.
 
It’s been a while since I wrote a newsletter because I have been busy doing the same old things, training and personal mentoring of key leaders.  I usually teach FREE seminars focusing on leadership skills for missionaries here in South East Asia, but also train and connect them with Business As Missions opportunities so they can earn money while doing the work of the ministry.  However, this last month, I had two new things happen in my life. 
 
The first thing was that I went to China.  This was the fulfillment of a promise God made to me 40 years ago while China was closed to Americans.  I stayed at the guest house of an orphanage that cares for handicapped children, mostly babies with deformities.  Often they only need surgery to repair their abnormalities.  Handicapped children are usually given up because of the “one child” policy in China and are adopted to families, mostly in the US.
 
The word has gotten out and I meet with someone almost every day here in Chiang Mai.  I help leaders become more productive in their ministry through training them how to organize and train their people so the leader can be free to expand their ministry.  Ministries are growing but many of the leaders are still doing everything themselves and often burn out.  I am beginning to see leaders change and make the transition to train their people to do what they themselves have been doing.  Growth without change is impossible.  Significant growth without significant change is impossible.
 
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I went to south Cambodia a few weeks ago to teach leadership skills to about 50 pastors from the Vietnam border area.  If we don’t train others to lead, we will not see the Kingdom of God grow.
In II Timothy 2:2, the Apostle Paul told Timothy to train faithful men who would also train others.  Without leaders, the Kingdom of God will not grow.  Ephesians 4:11-12 says that the purpose of leadership is to train the saints to do the work of the ministry.  This principle of God was used by the Apostles to establish the church.  Paul traveled about teaching and leaving leaders behind in every city.  Can we do less?
 
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Two out of every three people who have not heard the Gospel live within one thousand miles of Chiang Mai, Thailand where I live.  According to Romans 10:13-15 there are three categories of people in the whole world; Hearers, preachers and senders.  In the world there are only hearers but in the church there are only preachers and senders.  Which are you; a preacher or a sender?  If you are not preaching, you should be sending through prayer and/or finances.
I am here on your behalf.  Would you please pray for me?  If you would like to help with travel and training expenses, I welcome your support.  I have enough for personal living expenses but traveling to train native pastors can be expensive.

  • Please pray for the following:
    1.  God’s favor and wisdom as I help ministries throughout this part of the world.
    2.  God’s financial provision for me to travel and train struggling/growing leaders and ministries.  There are now more requests for help than I can fulfill without additional finances.  Travel cost are what I need the most.  The people
    I help are among the least and the last in God’s kingdom.
    3.  Open doors to share during my trip back to the US in December.
    4.  Clear direction and open doors for this next year so I can fulfill my call to help leaders grow.
    5.  It gets lonely here though I am busy.  Please pray for me to keep focused on God’s call to this part of the world.
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Since August, the youth from our missions group, Corazones en Fuego, have led two youth retreats! One was in August, and another was in October. More youth came to these camps than have come in the past. Before coming to the camp, most of the attending teens weren’t in a good relationship with God, nor were they attending church. As usual, on the first day of ministry, the attending teens weren’t too open to receive the Word.
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But over the week God really did show up, and change their lives. It was wonderful to see the teens being touched by God. We saw that the teens had a new desire to change, and to give their lives to God, following Him no matter what. Most of them had wrong ideas in their mind. Some thought that no one could change them. Others thought that there was no solution to their problems. Still, others were convinced that because they had neglected a relationship with God, God wouldn’t help them if they asked. The attending teens were looking for answers in places that answers couldn’t be found. But some of the teens from Corazones en Fuego have had those exact same questions and thoughts in the past, so they were able to counsel the attending teens, by sharing the Word of God, and their testimonies. They were able to share with them that God did change their lives, that God is more than able to help them, and that God actually wants to help them. Those little moments of testimony can change a young person’s life. The youth went back home with renewed hearts. This was only possible because of the amazing Power of God!
 
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In mid-November we took a mission trip to Pisco with some of the youth from Corazones en Fuego. There, we built a prefab home for a very poor family that serves at Pastor Carlos Llaja’s church. The family consisted of Jose, Cindy, and their two children, Nazareth (10) and Guadalupe (4).  There is a lot of delinquency in the area where they live, so the house that they were living in was not safe for their children. It was so touching to see the joy on Jose and Cindy’s faces when the construction of the new house was completed. They were so excited and thankful to God to have a ‘real house’, though it wouldn’t seem like a ‘real house’ to any of us. Being part of this project showed us again how great a love God has for us, that even when we disobey Him, He sometimes chooses to bless us. This house was just a little proof of that.
 
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At the end of November we held an eyeglass clinic in Chorrillos.  We had the opportunity to share the Word of God with many people! We prayed for all the needs that they had (healing, jobs, etc). Some of them even gave their hearts to the Lord! It was a big opportunity to help people by giving them the truth of The Word of God…that if they will open their hearts to Him, He will work in them.
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November 2014

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During this Thanksgiving season we are extremely thankful for so many things at Message Ministries and Missions! We are truly thankful and humbled by God’s faithfulness as we look at all He does on a regular basis to make a way where there seems to be no way. We know that all good things come from His hands, and for that reason, we are committed to work passionately for the glory of God. Gloria a Dios! Today, I’m reminiscing about the many people God has allowed us to help together. I am specifically thinking about:
 
 
* The many individuals who have given their hearts to the Lord.
* The many children who received meals in Jesus’ name through the Loaves and Fishes Feeding Ministries.
* The many families whose lives were changed when they received a prefabricated home through the Give a Home Project.
* The many indigenous pastors and leaders who have received ministry and training through the Hearts on Fire Bible School.
* The many mission team members who went on mission trips and were used by God to make an impact on the mission field.
 
 
 
This Thanksgiving, I am also thinking about the many things we are thankful for as individuals and as a ministry!
 
 
* We are thankful to God for His gift of eternal life, His love, His mercy, His grace, and His power.
* We are thankful that God has given us His Holy Spirit to empower us as we GO.
* We are thankful for the Word of God that lights our way and helps to make our paths straight.
* We are thankful for you and the sacrifices you make to help us fulfill God’s Great Commission.
* We are thankful for the churches who partner with us to proclaim His Gospel, feed the poor, and care for the orphans.
* We are thankful for the indigenous pastors, leaders, and missionaries who do the hard work on a daily basis.
* We are thankful for our families who love and support us in this divine call as missionary workers.
* We are thankful to God that He honors the steps of faith we all must take as we seek to serve Him.
 
Our prayer is that we learn to be thankful and continue to give our all to answer God’s call in our lives. One day, He will return and we will not be able to do what we can do now! May we all live, give, care, and share what God has given us. May we all learn to be centered on His purposes and plans and not our own. If we do, when He returns, we will hear Him say, “’Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!”
 
Be blessed today and always,  Brian Weller
 

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*  You will notice a couple different things in this months newsletter.  First, we are set up with non-profit postage which will save a lot of money.  The second thing is we have become wholesale printers so that we can print our own materials at wholesale prices.  Our newsletters will not look as “glossy” as they did before, but printing this way will help us to be thrifty with the donations we receive.
 
*  Many have asked for a way to set up ongoing donations on our website.  We now have that option at www.messagemissions.com/donations.
 
* Our 2015 Message Ministries – Missions Quotes Calendars are now available.  If you would like one or more please let us know.
 
*  Please check out our new video about the Christmas Blessing Project at www.christmasblessingproject.com.  Please share with your friends!