April – Reaching Unreached Villages in SE Asia

UPCOMING MISSION TRIP UPDATE 
Our SE Asia Mission is only six weeks away, and we are doing what we can to prepare in every way. We’ll be there for almost a month, and we want to make the most of the opportunities our God has set before us.
 
The first part of the mission we’ll be in CAMBODIA reaching unreached villages with the Gospel. The first week, Anne, JJ, Jim Randall, and I will begin the outreaches, and the second week, we’ll be joined by a small youth mission team from Japan. Together, we’ll evangelize through eyeglass clinics, youth and children’s ministry, and evangelistic services. We’ll use music, drama, testimonies, and the teaching of God’s word to share the Good News of Jesus Christ.
 
We’ll go to these villages with the indigenous missionaries and pastors that Jim and Scott have been training for the last couple of years. The missionaries are being sent out by their home churches to plant new churches in each of these unreached villages. We are thrilled to be a part of it! Gloria a Dios!
 
The last part of the trip, we’ll be in VIET___, hosting a camp for one hundred youth and leaders – and doing other ministry as well. The youth will be coming from different parts of the country and join together for worship, Bible teaching, and fellowship. This year’s camp will be twice the size of last year’s camp, and we are genuinely excited about this opportunity!
 
Please pray with us as we trust the Lord for the finances we need for this SE Asia Mission. We estimate the expenses will total about $14,000, including the cost of outreaches in Cambodia, the youth camp in Vietnam, and the travel expenses for Anne, JJ, and I to be on the field with Jim Randall for almost a month. This amount also includes the flights in SE Asia for the four of us.
 
Our SE Asia Mission is only six weeks away, and we are doing what we can to prepare in every way. We’ll be there for almost a month, and we want to make the most of the opportunities our God has set before us.
 
The first part of the mission we’ll be in CAMBODIA reaching unreached villages with the Gospel. The first week, Anne, JJ, Jim Randall, and I will begin the outreaches, and the second week, we’ll be joined by a small youth mission team from Japan. Together, we’ll evangelize through eyeglass clinics, youth and children’s ministry, and evangelistic services. We’ll use music, drama, testimonies, and the teaching of God’s word to share the Good News of Jesus Christ.
 
We’ll go to these villages with the indigenous missionaries and pastors that Jim and Scott have been training for the last couple of years. The missionaries are being sent out by their home churches to plant new churches in each of these unreached villages. We are thrilled to be a part of it! Gloria a Dios!
 
The last part of the trip, we’ll be in VIET___, hosting a camp for one hundred youth and leaders – and doing other ministry as well. The youth will be coming from different parts of the country and join together for worship, Bible teaching, and fellowship. This year’s camp will be twice the size of last year’s camp, and we are genuinely excited about this opportunity!
 
Please pray with us as we trust the Lord for the finances we need for this SE Asia Mission. We estimate the expenses will total about $14,000, including the cost of outreaches in Cambodia, the youth camp in Vietnam, and the travel expenses for Anne, JJ, and I to be on the field with Jim Randall for almost a month. This amount also includes the flights in SE Asia for the four of us.
 
We will be doing Eyeglass Clinic Outreaches in as many as 10 villages. These clinics will draw people to where we are and:
 
  • Provide the indigenous missionaries with opportunities to meet the people of the village. 
  • Provide a real need for people to be able to see for reading and for work.
  • Provide a way to bring people to us, so we can meet them and share the gospel with them. 
 
We can purchase eyeglasses for .60 Cents each.
 
$60 provides 100 pair of glasses.
This youth camp will be in Viet___ and will be a great opportunity to minister to both youth and leaders. At the camp we will:
 
  • Present the gospel of Jesus to unsaved youth.
  • Train the next generation of youth missionaries. 
  • Provide Leadership Training for youth leaders.
 
Last year’s camp was extremely fruitful and left a big impact on all those who attended. 
 
The cost of the camp will be $4,000
 
$40 will send a youth to camp.
 
The other expenses associated with this mission:
 
  • Travel expenses to SE Asia and back plus flights to Cambodia, Vietnam and back to Thailand. 
  • Food and lodging for us and the indigenous workers who will be traveling with us.
  • Ministry Needs Bibles, Gospel Tracts, battery operated mixer, video projector, screen, piano/keyboard, headset microphones etc.. These will be left in SE Asia for future missions or given away.
 
Total Needed $9,000.
We welcome your partnership in this mission!
 

 



September – Thank you for doing your part!

I want to start this newsletter by thanking you for your prayer and financial support of Message Ministries and Missions. Without you, we would not be able to help the different indigenous ministries we are privileged to serve around the world. Here are just a few things we were able to do together this past month.
 
In September, we sponsored a prison ministry event in Huaraz, Peru organized by Pastor Fabian Santillan, an MM Peru board member who oversees our Bible School Training.
 
Pastor Fabian partnered with Dr. Deaton and the Pacto de Vida (Covenant Life) Bible School to host a discipleship retreat for 200 inmates. Pastor Fabian told us 70% of the men had become Christians recently. The prisoners showed genuine hunger for the Lord and growth in the knowledge of God’s Word.
 
 
In September we also sponsored 2 outreaches in the Ma Lang slums of Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam. Our Vietnamese partner, Nam, whom we met on recent trips to Vietnam, reaches these impoverished areas with members of his church. Your donations provided Bibles and bags of food for N___ and his church to give to inhabitants of two locations in the Ma Lang slum. They gave these items and the gospel at a special service for both believers and unbelievers. God touched hearts through the message of salvation and the time of worship.
 
 
 
Thank you for helping us support Pastor J_____, a very fruitful indigenous pastor and missionary in Myanmar (Burma).
 
Here is a picture of Pastor J______ preaching at one of the churches he planted and a picture of him baptizing a child from their children’s home.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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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
 
 


October 2016

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2016-10-09-12-38-28I recently returned from an amazing trip to Peru. What a blessing it was and is to work with some of the most dedicated, humble, and hardest-working pastors and leaders on this planet. It is amazing how far a group of leaders can go and how much they can accomplish when they are walking in unity. 
 
Our leadership team in Peru is standing strong together to fulfill the call of God to reach their great nation through a variety of outreach efforts, mission trips, discipleship training, and evangelism. This includes the wonderful work going on in and through the local Peruvian churches, including the eleven Loaves and Fishes Feeding Centers, the Eyeglass Clinic Outreaches, the Corazones en Fuego youth teams, and the Able Hands Vocational Training Center. It is always sad to leave my good friends in Peru, but as I returned to the USA, I praised God for all He has done and is doing as we walk together in unity, as servants of God to accomplish His purposes and plans.
 
2016-10-13-11-28-43On this trip, JJ, Cort, Antonetta, Garrett, and I were blessed to teach on missions, evangelism, and discipleship at the Corazones en Fuego Youth Missions and Discipleship Retreat in Marquez. We were also blessed to visit various churches and ministries and to conduct outreaches that included eyeglass clinics, children’s ministries, and more! As we step into the future, we are excited about many of the great things that God is doing, including:
 
#1 – PACTO DE VIDA UNIVERSITY: We have the opportunity to bring Pacto De Vida University classes into some of the Peruvian prisons. The classes will be adapted and streamlined into a discipleship course for those in the prisons who are believers. This is something that has been on the heart of Pastor Fabian for quite some time. We met with Dr. Deaton, the founder of Pacto De Vida University, and we are moving forward with the first outreach at a prison in the Huaraz area. Please pray for Pastor Fabian and Cecilia as they launch this new mission outreach. They already pastor two churches in the Lima area, and they are now blessed to have the added help of their son Leo, who has been attending Bible School.
 
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#2 – CORAZONES EN FUEGO GROUPS: We are moving forward with the vision to establish Corazones En Fuego or “CEF” (Hearts on Fire) youth and young adult discipleship and missionary training groups throughout Peru in the regions where the churches we work with have conducted missions trips. Pastor Jose and Pastor Gilberto have established working relationships throughout Peru through their various mission outreaches. Please pray for Diana Del Carpio, who is starting a CEF group in Arequipa.  As I write this newsletter, JJ and Cort are there now to help her establish that ministry.
 
#3 – MESSAGE MINISTRIES MISSIONS BASE: We are excited to have most of the Marquez Roof Project finished. When it’s completed, we will have a better base of operations for Message Ministries and Missions-Peru. As I 2016-10-07-13-33-38have shared before, this base is available for the churches that we work with to have gatherings and retreats of all types, and it provides the CEF Teams with a training location to GO forth from. We are thrilled with how God provided the funds we needed to complete the roof. We still need some funds for the windows, and we are trusting God for the remainder of what is needed. Thank you for your prayers and support.
 
As we work toward spending more time ministering in Southeast Asia and in the “10/40” window, we felt led by the Holy Spirit to build strong the arm of our ministry in Peru. I can joyfully report to you that the Peruvian ministry is now stronger than ever, and I am truly thankful to God for a group of leaders who are so willing to humble themselves before one another and before Him. They are an amazing group of servant leaders, and we know that it is only by God’s grace and power that we have accomplished any of the things we have been able to do. We are truly blessed to be servants of God. 
 
In His service,  Brian Weller
 
PS: If you would like to stay updated on what we are doing, see our pictures, view our videos, read our reports, and join our prayer team, please visit our Facebook prayer group at www.facebook.com/groups/messageministriesprayer. If you send us a request, we will add you as a member.
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On our recent trip to Peru, our team of 5 from the USA and the Corazones en Fuego Peru mission team worked together to do some Eyeglass Clinics and Outreaches in three different locations.  Praise God for those who received glasses so they can read, work more efficiently, or be able to study in school without squinting.  We also praise God for those who received spiritual sight through the clear presentation of the gospel at the final station of the clinic where we have people ready to pray with people and share the gospel.  Here are a few pictures of the outreaches.
 
 

 

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