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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A Missions Moment – The Doors are Open

 
 


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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Text what to designate to & preferred amount to 
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To read Jim Randall’s most recent mission update, just click the link below.
 
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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Text what to designate to & preferred amount to 
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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

 

World Missions Newsletter

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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.


November 2016

 
 
World Missions Newsletter

2016-happy-thanksgiving-from-message-ministriesAs we enter Thanksgiving season we have so much to be thankful for! I want to share some of my thanks-giving!

  • I am extremely thankful for God’s love and grace, which brought me into a life-saving relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. He gave His life for me and for the whole world.
  • I am tremendously thankful for my amazing family. I certainly don’t deserve a family as wonderful as them, but God gave them to me. I thank Him for that. 
  • I am ever so grateful for the opportunity to be a grandfather to our new grandson Noah – the son of our daughter Katie and her husband Mike. We all love him so much and feel very blessed to have a baby in the family again. 
  • I am overwhelmingly thankful to God for the opportunity to serve Him in world missions. I love being able to reach out with the gospel of Jesus and to help meet practical and spiritual needs by the grace of God and with an amazing group of caring people.  

Let’s all be sure to focus on thanks-giving this Thanksgiving! We start to complain when we lose focus on the greatness of God.  

 
Let’s focus on him and be thankful for His seen and unseen blessings. He loves you with His whole heart!
 
Blessings to you and your family,  Brian Weller
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christmas-blessing-project-card-2016-frontChristmas is almost one month away. Through our Christmas Blessing Project, we hope to provide $5 gifts for approximately 2000 children in Peru, Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos and Myanmar. That might not sound like much in comparison to larger ministries, but it requires a big step of faith for us. This special need alone will require about $10,000. For most of these children the gift that we provide will be their only Christmas gift. They will be thrilled to get it! 
 
The Christmas Blessing Project is an effective and affordable way for families to serve the poor this Christmas. At only $5 per gift, even your children and grandchildren can get involved!
 
I encourage you to participate in a gift program to the poor this Christmas, even if it isn’t through Message Ministries.
  • Do it because you care about the many poor children that have next to nothing.
  • Do it because you want to bless them in the name of the Lord Jesus, whose birth we celebrate.
  • Do it because you desire to foster that same care in your little ones. For many years our family had very little, but we always somehow found a way to give to those in need. Families that care together and share together seem to come together as they experience God’s love and blessings.
christmas-blessing-project-card-2016-backIf you would like to help, please note that we want to send funds to our indigenous partners by December 1st (although we will send some later).  Our partners will then purchase gifts for each of the children they minister to and have a Christmas Celebration at their churches, feeding centers, children’s homes or street outreaches. We will post pictures on our website for you to see as we get them. We are including another Christmas Blessing Project promotional card that you can give to someone else who might be interested. If you would like more information or would like to see pictures from previous years, go to www.ChristmasBlessingProject.com. 
 
Thank you in advance for your help!  
 
Here are some options for giving:
 
 
 
To give by text: 727-87REACH (727-877-3224)
Type in the Amount and the word CHRISTMAS
 
CHRISTMAS BLESSING PROJECT VIDEOS
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TENTS PROVIDED FOR 30 HOMELESS FAMILIES LIVING ON THE STREETS OF PNOMH PENH, CAMBODIA
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BIBLES FOR BELIEVERS IN A CHURCHES IN PNOMH PENH, CAMBODIA
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OUR RENTAL FACILITY IN THE ANDONG SLUM COMMUNITY IN PNOMH PENH
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This will be home to a good sized water purification system, providing clean water for the people in the community.  We will also have bibles studies, children’s ministries and hopefully some vocational training.
Jim Randall Mission Update
 

September and October have been busy months. I was in Nigeria for 30 days from early September to early October. I was home in Chiang Mai for a week then off to Vietnam. During that week, I was soooooo sick. I can’t remember having ever been more sick with flu type symptoms. I slept almost constantly for three days and ate lots of Amoxicillin that I bought from the drug store around the corner. I bought another course in Vietnam because I still had symptoms. I still have a slight cough but that’s it.

In Nigeria, I spoke in lots of churches and training seminars in the southern half of the country. We also had our First BAM (Business As Missions) Nigeria Conference. We had about 50 high level Christian leaders who came. We had several come from other countries in the region who want to start a BAM movement in their countries. I have been invited to Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Liberia and Ghana. I will probably go to Nigeria again in March to conduct a seminar on how to put together a business plan in preparation for the next BAM Nigeria conference in October. We hope to fund two business start-ups that have a Missions focus. There are some very top Nigerian Christian business leaders who will be involved in seeing a Missions movement started in Nigeria. This is the beginning of the fulfillment of prophetic words I received from God 40 years ago.

I went to Hanoi to do Bible training for a group of about 50 pastors, most of whom are from the tribal areas in the far north near China. I then went to Saigon for another week to join in a Conference with about 250 pastors and leaders. I was one of about five leaders. It was very good and encouraging to see the zeal of the Vietnamese Christians. They are ready for a Spiritual Awakening to take place there. We gave Vietnamese copies of my two booklets on Leadership to each one.

Brian Weller will come in February to meet with leaders in preparation for a large Youth Summer Camp in July. We are expecting this to be the beginning of a youth movement in Vietnam. There will be between 200 and 300 youth in attendance.

My Jewish friend from Dallas is coming in December to look at two ministries for possible funding. She is not a Christian but willing to fund Christians who are doing some significant “humanitarian” work. I will take her to Cambodia to see the land mine victims who work at the Cambodian Harvest Dried Fruit Company. http://www.cambodianharvest.com// This company was started 11 years ago by an old friend of mine when she was 70 years old to provide jobs for victims of land mines who are now handicapped. They are usually missing a foot, leg, arm or hand after stepping on a land mine left from the Pol Pot era in the 1970’s. They need at least half a million US Dollars to expand. They have reached their maximum capacity. They have started a church and 70-80 % of the people have become Christian.
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We will also go to Mae Sot to visit Life Impact Ministries. They rescue children from human trafficking and slavery. They are very successful a nd are the only ministry in Thailand that has government approval to go into any business or place to rescue children. The police have no authority over them. They only need half a million dollars. They already have 25 acres in Thailand but need another 35 acres and a facility across the river in Myanmar.

As you can see, I am busy. I have lots going on here in Chiang Mai with 
mentoring, consulting with ministries and writing. I am editing my fourth booklet on Strategic Planning. Burmese has been translated, waiting for funds for printing and Cambodian and Thai are being done now. I had 500 each of three titles printed in English in Nigeria in September for the conference. They are free online in English and Vietnamese and will soon be in Myanmar, Cambodian and Thai. Tribal languages are being recorded onto CD for leaders in Northern Vietnam. Some only speak or read limited Vietnamese.

If you would like to help with the cost of translation and printing of these booklets, let me know. Translation is usually around $75 to $100 USD and printing is about $.25 each. I give most of them free to leaders but charge if they want additional copies for their leaders. I only charge enough to cover the cost of printing more in the future.

The Thai Emperor has died. There is a one month mourning period that will go for another week plus a one year period of mourning. I was in Bangkok in 1982 taking photos at the Buddhist temple of the Jade Buddha when the King came to change the robe on the statue. He passed within 10 feet of where I stood. He reigned for 70 years and it is reported that his missionary English teacher prayed with him to become a secret Christian. Is there such a thing as a secret Christian? It is uncertain if the son will ascend to the throne but there is likely to be serious political trouble and possible revolt now that he is gone. The son (probable successor) has a bad reputation as a playboy and is not respected by many. Trouble has been brewing for years and this next year may produce a serious revolt now that the beloved king is gone.

If you would like to help with other costs like travel expenses or living expenses in SE Asia, please go to:

Please pray for:

  • Health and safety.
  • Political stability in Thailand
  • Publishing of the leadership booklets
  • Travel for the next two months and my Jewish friend’s visit/funding projects
  • Funds for the work here
  • Ability to hear clearly from the Lord.

God bless you and thanks for sharing in the Lord’s work here in SE Asia and Africa.

Thank you,  Jim Randall

 
 

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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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September 2016

 
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I love reading inspirational things that not only inspire and encourage but also challenge and exhort. Living in the USA, it is so easy to get distracted and to prioritize our personal comfort over our contribution to the purposes and plans of God. Many get sucked into the vacuum of self and spend far too much time chasing after their own dreams and desires. All the while, the plans of God are put on the shelf for a more “opportune” time. Have you ever lived that way? Are you living that way now? Wherever you are today, I pray that this newsletter will be a blessing to you. May God use this to either get us back on track with Him, or to help us stay on track with Him and His Kingdom plan.

 adoniram-judson-quote

Since we are now working in Burma (Myanmar) I recently re-read the biography of the first American missionary, Adoniram Judson, who spent his life serving the Burmese people. I was inspired as I read about all the trials that he, his wife Ann, and their family faced in order to fulfill the Great Commission. When they left for the mission field on February 19, 1812, they only had a slight idea of the difficult things that awaited them. Like the faithful missionaries before them, they counted the cost, and went on their way. They died up front — choosing to suffer in order to live out God’s call on their lives rather than to live in comfort at home.
 

The Judsons would go through trials that make ours seem like a vacation. Adoniram was beaten and hung upside down every night by his feet in a prison for being a Christian. He was rejected, whipped, slandered and oftentimes starved. His children and his wife died from disease. But through all this, he never gave up on Jesus, and he never gave up on the call to bring the gospel to unreached Burma. God had not only placed a call in Adoniram’s heart. God had given him a loving burden for the lost souls he was sent to reach. Because he saw the people through the eyes of God’s heart of love, he kept his hands to the plow of Kingdom service in the face of unbearable trials. Over Adoniram’s many years in Burma, he translated the Bible into Burmese. From what I am told, that translation is still the only one available in the country.

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God may not be calling us to take the same dives of faith that the Judson’s had to take, but He us calling us to do our part to get the gospel of Jesus to those that have not heard. Thank you to those who are helping us to do our very small part in fulfilling God’s command. Together we can make a big difference — and if we refocus on what is most important, we can make an even bigger difference. Please think about the stats I am including in this newsletter and respond with God’s love.
 
Let’s “up the ante” from taking steps of faith to taking dives of faith. It’s time to dive into the very center of God’s plan to reach every soul with the life saving message of Jesus Christ.
 
In His Service,  Brian Weller
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If You would like to read more statistics,
find out more about the 10/40 window
or help us in this vital ministry
just hit the links below..
 
 
2015 October - ASIA AFRICA Jim Randall Prayer
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I’m in Nigeria until early October. I’m not in the Boko Haram area but there are soldiers with automatic weapons and machine gun emplacements at strategic locations.  Reminds me of Pakistan in the early 1980’s.  
 
It is rainy season and lots more rain than Thailand. Traffic is horrible and no one obeys road signs, rules, etc. It is a completely lawless society when there is no policeman around. As I already said, there are lots of soldiers about. There was a huge armoured car in front of the c
hurch I attended and a machine gun emplacement out front with a .50 caliber machine gun.  Most soldiers carry AK-47 type weapons and sidearms. There are actually three churches together and an oil pipeline in the rear. The soldiers were protecting the oil pumping station rather than the churches.
 
The BAM Nigeria conference is just over a week away, 22nd and 23rd.  Please pray that we will be able to mobilize entrepreneurs to start business (missionary) works in surrounding countries as well as in the Muslim north.  We are hoping to ignite a Business Missionary Movement to the remainder of Africa and beyond.  I have friends coming form the US, Australia, Asia and Europe as well as other places in Africa for the conference.  Please pray that it is well attended. 
The remainder of the year looks busy for me in Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia.  It’s a good thing that I’m only 25 years old (on the inside).  I won’t be 70 for a few weeks yet.  I don’t plan to retire but rather re-fire with the Holy Spirit and keep going till I finish my course, whatever and wherever that may be.  I have determined to live until I die.  God gets to decide when that time will be. I believe that I am immortal until my assignment is done.  Boko Haram can’t touch me without God’s permission.
 
I hope all is going well with you.  Thanks for praying.  My regular e-mail server will not work here because of the volume of spam that comes from juno.  I can still get and send from my cell phone but it is too much to type.  (If you don’t get a response from Jim, that is why.)
 
God bless you and thanks for praying for me,   Jim
 

Please pray for the following:
  • Safety as I travel in Lagos and my meeting schedule. We need to meet with lots of people but have not always been able to get there on time because of HORRIBLE traffic.
  • Favor with people and open doors to meet key leaders.
  • That the conference on 22nd and 23rd will be well attended and
  • people will be inspired to become a new missions force for Nigeria,
  • all of Africa and the world.
  • That I would be able to lose some weight on this trip, and maintain good health and energy.
  • That God would
     use me and fill my mouth with His words wherever I go.
  • dscf3833
Randall Webpage
 
In the process of investing more time and resources in the SE Asia and the 10/40 window weare focusing more of our time in Peru on equipping, training and releasing indigenous ministries there that are less dependent on help from the USA.  There are so many amazing ministers and ministries in Peru and they need less of our help as time goes by.  We will still be taking strategic trips and sending strategic teams as the Lord leads.  In Peru, we continue to support 11 children’s Feeding Center ministries, the Able Hands Vocational Training Centers, the eyeglass clinic evangelistic outreaches, the youth camps etc.
Please pray for our upcoming mission to Peru. We will start off by doing a missions training and discipleship retreat with the Corazones en Fuego group at our mission base in Marquez. This retreat will include some of the youth and young adults that responded to the call to missions at the Peru Youth Camp this past June. My son JJ will accompany me along with Cort Bennett, and Garrett and Antonetta Votaw.  We will also be visiting the churches and some of the other ministries we support in Peru.
 
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Our efforts in Peru at this time are focused on helping the pastors we work with raise up more youth missionaries who can do missions through their local churches as well as with the Corazones en Fuego group.  This group is made up of youth from the various churches we work with in Peru.  Please pray for Pastor Jose Amaya and his wife Amanda as they lead this ministry. In the last year, we have entered a new phase in this ministry and it is growing and expanding like never before.  
 
Also, please continue to pray for the funds still needed to put the roof on at the Message Ministries Missions Base in Peru.  We still need about $3,000 for the roof and another $3,000 to finish the room with windows etc. This base is a launching point for indigenous missionaries and a place of discipleship and training to help reach the nation of Peru with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Gloria a Dios!  
 
In His service,  Brian
 
 
If you would like to help us
Send the gospel to the world,
help feed the poor,
care for orphans,
provide vocational training,
support indigenous missionaries
please consider becoming a sender.  
 
For $30 a month you can make a difference!  Thank you!
 
Want to stay updated?
Download our world missions app for regular ministry updates!
 
 
 
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Adoniram Judson: Following God Through Trials

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I love reading inspirational things that not only inspire and encourage but also challenge and exhort. Living in the USA, it is so easy to get distracted and to prioritize our personal comfort over our contribution to the purposes and plans of God. Many get sucked into the vacuum of self and spend far too much time chasing after their own dreams and desires. All the while, the plans of God are put on the shelf for a more “opportune” time. Have you ever lived that way? Are you living that way now? Wherever you are today, I pray that this newsletter will be a blessing to you. May God use this to either get us back on track with Him, or to help us stay on track with Him and His Kingdom plan.

 adoniram-judson-quote

Since we are now working in Burma (Myanmar) I recently re-read the biography of the first American missionary, Adoniram Judson, who spent his life serving the Burmese people. I was inspired as I read about all the trials that he, his wife Ann, and their family faced in order to fulfill the Great Commission. When they left for the mission field on February 19, 1812, they only had a slight idea of the difficult things that awaited them. Like the faithful missionaries before them, they counted the cost, and went on their way. They died up front — choosing to suffer in order to live out God’s call on their lives rather than to live in comfort at home.
 

The Judsons would go through trials that make ours seem like a vacation. Adoniram was beaten and hung upside down every night by his feet in a prison for being a Christian. He was rejected, whipped, slandered and oftentimes starved. His children and his wife died from disease. But through all this, he never gave up on Jesus, and he never gave up on the call to bring the gospel to unreached Burma. God had not only placed a call in Adoniram’s heart. God had given him a loving burden for the lost souls he was sent to reach. Because he saw the people through the eyes of God’s heart of love, he kept his hands to the plow of Kingdom service in the face of unbearable trials. Over Adoniram’s many years in Burma, he translated the Bible into Burmese. From what I am told, that translation is still the only one available in the country.

2016-09-15-17-44-26
 
God may not be calling us to take the same dives of faith that the Judson’s had to take, but He us calling us to do our part to get the gospel of Jesus to those that have not heard. Thank you to those who are helping us to do our very small part in fulfilling God’s command. Together we can make a big difference — and if we refocus on what is most important, we can make an even bigger difference. Please think about the stats I am including in this newsletter and respond with God’s love.
 
Let’s “up the ante” from taking steps of faith to taking dives of faith. It’s time to dive into the very center of God’s plan to reach every soul with the life saving message of Jesus Christ.
 
In His Service,  Brian Weller
missions-stat-for-newletter
missions-stat-6
 
If You would like to read more statistics,
find out more about the 10/40 window
or help us in this vital ministry
just hit the links below..
 
 
2015 October - ASIA AFRICA Jim Randall Prayer
dscf4438
I’m in Nigeria until early October. I’m not in the Boko Haram area but there are soldiers with automatic weapons and machine gun emplacements at strategic locations.  Reminds me of Pakistan in the early 1980’s.  
 
It is rainy season and lots more rain than Thailand. Traffic is horrible and no one obeys road signs, rules, etc. It is a completely lawless society when there is no policeman around. As I already said, there are lots of soldiers about. There was a huge armoured car in front of the church I attended and a machine gun emplacement out front with a .50 caliber machine gun.  Most soldiers carry AK-47 type weapons and sidearms. There are actually three churches together and an oil pipeline in the rear. The soldiers were protecting the oil pumping station rather than the churches.
 
The BAM Nigeria conference is just over a week away, 22nd and 23rd.  Please pray that we will be able to mobilize entrepreneurs to start business (missionary) works in surrounding countries as well as in the Muslim north.  We are hoping to ignite a Business Missionary Movement to the remainder of Africa and beyond.  I have friends coming form the US, Australia, Asia and Europe as well as other places in Africa for the conference.  Please pray that it is well attended. www.bamng.com 
 
The remainder of the year looks busy for me in Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia.  It’s a good thing that I’m only 25 years old (on the inside).  I won’t be 70 for a few weeks yet.  I don’t plan to retire but rather re-fire with the Holy Spirit and keep going till I finish my course, whatever and wherever that may be.  I have determined to live until I die.  God gets to decide when that time will be. I believe that I am immortal until my assignment is done.  Boko Haram can’t touch me without God’s permission.
 
I hope all is going well with you.  Thanks for praying.  My regular e-mail server will not work here because of the volume of spam that comes from juno.  I can still get and send from my cell phone but it is too much to type.  (If you don’t get a response from Jim, that is why.)
 
God bless you and thanks for praying for me,   Jim
 

Please pray for the following:
  • Safety as I travel in Lagos and my meeting schedule. We need to meet with lots of people but have not always been able to get there on time because of HORRIBLE traffic.
  • Favor with people and open doors to meet key leaders.
  • That the conference on 22nd and 23rd will be well attended and
  • people will be inspired to become a new missions force for Nigeria,
  • all of Africa and the world.
  • That I would be able to lose some weight on this trip, and maintain good health and energy.
  • That God would
     use me and fill my mouth with His words wherever I go.
  • dscf3833
Randall Webpage
 
In the process of investing more time and resources in the SE Asia and the 10/40 window weare focusing more of our time in Peru on equipping, training and releasing indigenous ministries there that are less dependent on help from the USA.  There are so many amazing ministers and ministries in Peru and they need less of our help as time goes by.  We will still be taking strategic trips and sending strategic teams as the Lord leads.  In Peru, we continue to support 11 children’s Feeding Center ministries, the Able Hands Vocational Training Centers, the eyeglass clinic evangelistic outreaches, the youth camps etc.
Please pray for our upcoming mission to Peru. We will start off by doing a missions training and discipleship retreat with the Corazones en Fuego group at our mission base in Marquez. This retreat will include some of the youth and young adults that responded to the call to missions at the Peru Youth Camp this past June. My son JJ will accompany me along with Cort Bennett, and Garrett and Antonetta Votaw.  We will also be visiting the churches and some of the other ministries we support in Peru.
 
2016-08-20-19-21-48
Our efforts in Peru at this time are focused on helping the pastors we work with raise up more youth missionaries who can do missions through their local churches as well as with the Corazones en Fuego group.  This group is made up of youth from the various churches we work with in Peru.  Please pray for Pastor Jose Amaya and his wife Amanda as they lead this ministry. In the last year, we have entered a new phase in this ministry and it is growing and expanding like never before.  
 
Also, please continue to pray for the funds still needed to put the roof on at the Message Ministries Missions Base in Peru.  We still need about $3,000 for the roof and another $3,000 to finish the room with windows etc. This base is a launching point for indigenous missionaries and a place of discipleship and training to help reach the nation of Peru with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Gloria a Dios!  
 
In His service,  Brian
 
 
If you would like to help us
Send the gospel to the world,
help feed the poor,
care for orphans,
provide vocational training,
support indigenous missionaries
please consider becoming a sender.  
 
For $30 a month you can make a difference!  Thank you!
 
Want to stay updated?
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August 2016

AUGUST 2016 MONTHLY VIDEO MISSION UPDATE

 

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On our January mission to Southeast Asia, we met Pastor Isara, an indigenous missionary to northern Thailand. Pastor Isara and his family had recently moved from the tribal region to the city to reach the national Thai people with the gospel. I asked David S., the leader of FTS Ministries, which pastors most needed mission support. He pointed us to Pastor Isara and his family and we began sending support to them and their ministry.
 
 
We just received wonderful news from David, how Pastor Isara has been used to lead several Thai people to Christ. The converts were baptized and are getting involved in the church. One of these converts is a non-tribal Thai person, which David called “a breakthrough”, explaining, “It is very difficult to lead non-tribal Thai people to Christ.” We celebrate these conversions, and so do the angels! “There is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.” (Luke 15:10 NIV).
 
 
While we thank God for what He has done through Isara, we are anticipating what He will do next! God seems to be opening more doors for Pastor Isara to bring the gospel to the unreached people of Thailand. He has been invited to preach the Word of God at a government school — a very rare opportunity. David said, “I believe this is a miracle, because most Thai people look down on tribal people very much.”
 
Will you please pray for Pastor Isara, David, and all those whom they come into contact with? If you would like to support them, just hit the link below and go to our donate page and hit Laos – Indigenous Missionary. 
 
Thank you,  Brian Weller
 
 
 
 
 
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2016 Burma - Pastor Jayae 2Another indigenous missionary we support, Pastor J_____, has seen the hand of the Lord move in Burma/Myanmar. A Burmese couple had been married for 10 years, but were barren — unable to have any children of their own. Pastor Jayae met this couple, preached the gospel to them, and prayed for the Lord to grant them a child. Soon, both of these seeds had borne fruit. Not only were they born into God’s family — a child was born into their family! God gave them a child of their own.

As a result of this miracle, the couple’s relatives have decided to follow Jesus as well. In celebration of God’s work in their lives, they invited Pastor Jayae to name the child.

Praise God with us! God is moving through these wonderful indigenous missionaries and their families as they GO to reach their nations with the gospel of Jesus Christ. It is through your financial gifts and prayers that we are able to support these true servants of the Lord. Together, God is using us all to reach some of the most spiritually dark places on this planet.

 
If you would like to support them, just hit the link below and go to our donate page and hit
Myanmar – Indigenous Missionary.
 
 
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If you would like to help us
Send the gospel to the world,
help feed the poor, care for orphans, provide vocational training,
support indigenous missionaries
please consider becoming a sender.  
For $30 a month you can make a difference!  Thank you!
 
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