May 2017

 

 

Several years ago I found a picture of revivalist Jonathan Goforth standing with a large group of Chinese evangelists he trained in the early 20th century. My heart burned within me: “Lord, may I someday train powerful evangelists who can canvas their regions with the gospel!” This June, God has opened the door for Message Ministries to do just that — and I’m thrilled to join!

In late June and early July, we will hold missionary training retreats for young disciples from more than 30 provinces in Cambodia and ___________. While there, we will teach about the character of God and biblical evangelism. We expect for God to move powerfully, refreshing the young disciples and empowering them to reach their unreached neighbors for Christ.

My soul is all aglow with the possibilities of these training weekends. After this training, how many lost souls will these SE Asian Christians reach? How many evangelists will THEY train? Will God use them to bring salvation to their towns; revival to their churches? I know one thing for sure: these young disciples will leave these training weekends equipped to preach Jesus to those who have never heard His name — and Jesus will glorify His name by using them to change many lives. I feel deeply thankful to God for the opportunity.

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Thank you for your prayers, encouragement and mission support. Words cannot express our gratitude for your partnership with us in God’s call to reach the world. We know our role is small because God’s Kingdom is so big, but we want to faithfully complete the few tasks God has given us. I want to thank you specifically for your help with the Peru Flood Relief Project. Your generosity enabled us to help thousands of people!

I know it may seem we always ask for help. But we don’t ask for ourselves, but for people praying for God’s help and hope. We see ripe spiritual harvest fields around the world full of hungry and hurting souls. We want to jump with excitement at the opportunities God provides — but the spiritual and physical needs make our hearts ache. I hope you understand why we can’t be silent. We ask for help to meet the needs God places before us.

To get things done in the call of King Jesus, God’s workers need three things: finances, time and hard work. We must all learn to give financially — no matter how little or great. We must all give our time through volunteer service and/or prayer. And we must work until the task is complete, never stopping until the job is done. God has called us all to be missionaries — and we must complete the tasks He has ordained for us in the Great Commission. Thank you for doing your part! I encourage you to visit messageministries.org to see pictures, videos, and reports of what God does through us together by His grace and power. Thank you!
 
 
 


April 2017

 

 

Thank you so much for your prayers and financial support of the Peru Flood Relief Project. So far, thousands of flood victims have received ministry and relief supplies in places like Piura, Huarmey and in Cajamarquilla. This was only possible by the grace of God expressed through the generosity God’s people (that’s you). Without your help we couldn’t have accomplished much at all. The hurting people of Peru were very encouraged to know that God cares about them and that God’s people in America care too! Thank you!
 
Together with the Peruvian churches we are making a difference. So far we have received a total of $13,267 in flood relief donations, and we have used $10,919 on flood and mudslide relief projects around Peru. Your gifts have supplied food water, school supplies and more for those in need. We only have $1,817 left in the Peru Flood Relief account so we welcome your continued support.
 

Message Ministries and Missions’ Peruvian board of directors has decided to plant a church in Cajamarquilla, one of the areas devastated by the mudslides. They will send teams from their churches on a regular basis to minister to the people there both practically and spiritually.

In June and July, MM mission teams plan to construct prefab homes for several flood victim families as well. On the right, I’ve placed a couple pictures from my recent 10 day mission to Peru. Please go to www.perufloodrelief.com to see more pictures, as well as video updates.

 

This little girl in Cajamarquilla really touched my heart. She had nothing but the clothes on her back and a tent to live in! We were blessed to give her and the other children some help and some hope!

When we arrived to Huarmey on the bus there was no one here. Within 15 minutes, hundreds of people were standing in line to get some relief items. We also shared the hope found only in Jesus Christ.

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In June I travel back to SE Asia (Cambodia & Thailand) with my son JJ Weller and Darius Tears. We have already planned a youth/young adult discipleship and missionary training camp in Cambodia. Strong Cambodian believers from 25 different provinces will attend the camp, and we pray that we can help equip these young adults to go back to their communities as missionaries.

Only 1.61% of the population of Cambodia profess Christianity, and most Cambodians have never heard the gospel once. While 85% of the population professes Buddhism (Joshua Project), many young Cambodians do not practice Buddhism and are seeking for real answers. We hope to inspire young Cambodian Christians to rise up and reach their nation with the saving message of Jesus Christ.

  • Would you please pray for us as we prepare for this mission?
  • Would you pray for Jim Randall and his son Tim who will join us?
  • Would you please pray for God’s provisions for this trip, including travel expenses and the costs of the camps we will conduct?
 
Travel expenses aside, we need around $6,000 to conduct camps and conferences that we believe will impact a generation. We also need funds for Khmer bibles and evangelistic tracts in Khmer. We also plan to open our first Cambodian Feeding Center/Children’s ministry in the Ang Dang Slum Community in Pnomh Penh. Please pray that God will meet all of these needs.
 
Thank you and God bless you! 
 
 
To donate towards sending a youth to our Discipleship/Missionary Training Camp just hit the link below.
 

 

Hello from Chiang Mai,

 

Thank you for praying and for supporting the work I am doing here in SE Asia to advance the Kingdom of God. God has blessed and continues to open doors. I will be leaving next Thursday for Kunming, China to do several days of pastor training. It is a fact that we can become much more productive when we know how to do our job skilfully. Big companies and the military spend lots of time training their people to do their job and upgrade skills. It is the same in the Body of Christ. Churches often have training for leaders and seminars for people to become more skillful so they can accomplish more.

I like what Reinhard Bonnke says about his mission in life. I have come to “Plunder Hell to populate Heaven.” His ministry also trains others to do what he does after he leaves. Whatever God has called us to do as our part in advancing His Kingdom, we need to continually upgrade and improve our skills. God’s assignment for me it to continually encourage and train leaders for more effective ministry here in Thailand, Cambodia, _______, Laos, Myanmar, China, Australia and in Africa.

I spend time each week mentoring missionaries who need encouragement, prayer and suggestions for becoming more effective in their work. You might be surprised to learn that missionaries, as front line soldiers in the Battle for souls of men, women and children, are under continual attack from our spiritual enemy, Satan. We hear about the major attacks on ministries but missionaries are continually under attack here just like in your country. Discouragement, disappointment, family issues and finances are issues that most missionaries deal with continually. I spend quite a bit of time being a pastor to missionaries.

I am grateful that I have a great team of people like you who pray for me and as it were, “holding up my arms’ in the battle. (Exodus 17:12). Prayers, financial support to do the work and notes of encouragement are all part of supporting me and the work I do here in SE Asia and beyond. Thank you!

I flew to Bangkok last week for a meeting at the Nigerian Embassy with the Ambassador. As a result, I was promised a two year multiple entry visa for my next trip in the fall. God is also opening doors to South Africa and Ghana for that upcoming trip.

In June, Brian Weller and a team will come to minister and train youth leaders to become more effective in their ministry. Please pray for me as I work with local leaders to set up the schedule God wants for them.

God has kept me very busy so far this year and it looks like momentum is building for an even busier season ahead. He has also kept me healthy and full of energy. Thank you for your prayer and financial support that enables me to be God’s hand extended to the lost and dying people with no hope here in my part of the world, as well as to discouraged and/or hurting missionaries. Thank you again for your prayers and financial support.

May our God bless you greatly! Jim
 

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March 2017 – Peru Flood Relief

 

Floods and mud slides are devastating entire regions in Peru, killing many and destroying many homes. The estimates are that so far approximately 100,000 homes have been destroyed, over 100 bridges have been washed out, many roads are now inoperable and impassable, and many lives have been lost. In some areas there is little or no food or water available and the situation gets worse by the day as the rains continue to fall.

If you are like me, you cannot stand by and watch these dear people suffer without doing something to help. Many of these people are our brothers and sisters in Christ. We have been ministering in Peru since 1999, so it is painful to watch this happen in a country that has been like a second home to us.

We are sending 100% of the designated funds we receive to the indigenous pastors and leaders we work with in Peru. These leaders are also the leaders of Message Ministries and Missions – Peru, and they can be trusted. As I write this, they are collecting help from their local congregations and purchasing relief items in Lima to bring to those in need. They are and will be working with other pastors and leaders in the devastated areas to help those in need. We have already sent all of the donations we have received so far from our online donors. We will be sending more in a few days as the donations come in.

Message Ministries will be on the front lines providing material needs and preaching the everlasting gospel to the victims. Cort Bennett – one of our mission ambassadors – and I will be going to Peru on April 7th to help with the relief and to formulate a long-term plan to help those God has connected us with in different areas of Peru. One area we’re already working in is Paita, Peru where 600 people were left totally homeless and thousands more were affected. In Paita, we are working with Pastor Martin, who graduated from the Hearts on Fire/Pacto de Vida Bible School many years ago. Pastor Fabian and Pastor Everth are helping him as well.

We have learned over the years that when a tragedy like this strikes, there are so many needs everywhere that we must focus on working with those we are relationally connected to. This way, we know the money that’s given will go where it is needed, helping people in practical ways, but also knowing they will hear the message of hope found in Jesus Christ. People need the hope that only God can give in times like this. Please go to the flood relief page on this website to see pictures of the work we are doing together. We will be posting them there as they come in on www.perufloodrelief.com.

Will you help us to serve the nation of Peru in its greatest hour of need? Any donation helps, regardless of how small it is. It all adds up and helps people to receive help in the name of the Lord Jesus. If you haven’t done so already, please watch our HELP PERU video on the top of this page..

Special thanks to our regular monthly donors for your ongoing faithfulness in giving towards our regular mission commitments around the world. Thank you to those who have already helped with the Peru Flood Relief Project, and thank you in advance to those who choose to help now. God bless you!

In His Service, Brian Weller

 
President – Message Ministries and Missions Inc.
 

People Lining up for Food and Water.

A group of people are rescued off the street in Huaycoloro in Lima, Peru, Friday, March 17, 2017. A new round of unusually heavy rains has killed at least a dozen people in Peru and now threatens flooding in the capital. Authorities said Thursday they expect the intense rains caused by the warming of surface waters in the eastern Pacific Ocean to continue another two weeks. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)

A bus is seen after a landslide and flood in Chosica, east of Lima, Peru March 16, 2017. REUTERS/Guadalupe Pardo

Jim Randall in Pnomh Penh, Cambodia

Hello Friends,

 

Thank you for praying for me. I have been in Australia almost a month and will leave next week for Thailand.

My impressions of Australia is that it is more of a lost country than Darkest America. There are some WONDERFUL Christians and great churches in this part of the country, like other areas. However, no one is really reaching out to the lost and the church seems to be in seclusion. There is no Christian book shop here in a city of 190,000 and the general population is VERY worldly but nice. I have met lots of people and almost none of the couples I have met outside the church are married. I don’t ask, it just comes out in conversation. They just move about from partner to partner.

The focus on missions from the YWAM Base is Papua New Guinea. They have one medical ship that stays there most of the time and they just received a new ship that arrived just yesterday. About a hundred or so of us went out to the harbor to greet it as it arrived. It will be used in the Solomon Islands to do medical, relief and carry evangelism teams for reaching unreached areas.

I have been helping with BAM TSV (Business As Missions, Townsville). We will have a conference in mid July to begin training BAM practitioners to reach into PNG and the thousands of islands throughout the South Pacific. There are many unreached peoples in these areas as well as Muslims in the Indonesian islands that have never heard the Gospel.

God Loves me and the people here have a wonderful plan for my life here in Townsville. It is soooo expensive here compared to Asia. I may continue to live in Asia and just travel back and forth to help them get going. I will probably travel to PNG on my next trip to see opportunities there. The need and the opportunity seem great there. The Prime Minister is coming to the YWAM base here next week on the inaugural flight of the PNG Airline to Townsville, the closest city to PNG. The YWAM Base will host a breakfast for him and a number of his cabinet and other government officials to kick off his tour of Australia. His government gives YWAM all the free fuel they can use for their ships and cars here and in PNG. They are a grateful nation and say it with more than words. If you would like to see a short video just go to www.ywamships.org.au/ .

  • Please pray for my future involvement here in Australia and the South Pacific Islands.
  • Please Pray for an increase in my finances if I am to be involved through YWAM here in Australia. They have great needs for their radio station and other ministries operating through here. I have the expertise and experience to help but need to know if it is God’s will.
  • Summer camps in Thailand and Cambodia as well as V________ Ministries (I have been asked to come meet some missionaries in June from the US who have some large works in V_______. They want to do some BAM ministry. I need to know if I should go meet with them.
  • In April we start BAM training via Skype video for entrepreneurs in Nigeria in preparation for the BAM Nigeria conference in October. I have been invited to go to BAM S. Africa in early October.
 
There is more but if you would just pray for those things listed above and for strength and finances to do all that the Lord has set before me. God has been generous and is allowing me to fulfill my destiny that He spoke over me more than 40 years ago. Thank you for your participation in what the Lord is doing to reach lost souls from every nation, kindred, tribe and tongue.
 
God Bless you, Jim 
 
 

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