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
 
 


February 2016

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

Phil Kurpe and I riding in a Songteaw.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Hello from Southeast Asia.

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

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

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

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

 
God Bless, Jim
 
God is a God of Missions
 
 

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

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

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

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

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

 
John 9:4 “I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work.”
 
In His Service,  Brian
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  • Please pray for provisions for the Christmas Blessing Project.
  • Please pray for Message Ministries in Peru as we re-establish the ministry under our pastoral team of leaders. Pray specifically for Pastors Fabian, Jose and Gilberto.
  • Please pray for Jim Randall as he continues to minister in the 10?40 window. Pray for wisdom as he writes also please pray for health and financial provisions.
  • Please pray for Living Hope Ministries in the northern part of India. Pray for the children and leaders of the Mercy Children’s Home. Pray for the children and leaders in the Living Hope School in the slums near Delhi. Pray for Sudbodh and Sakshi and DC and Sona as they lead this ministry. 
  • Please pray for James Sann in Cambodia.  Pray for wisdom as he ministers to those living in the slums around Pnomh Penh. 
  • Please pray for the indigenous missionaries we are supporting in Laos and Myanmar.
  • Please pray for the children and leaders that we support in Laos. This is a communist country and it is hard ministering the gospel there.
  • Please pray for Brian as he leads Message Ministries as we continue to expand around the world. 
  • Please pray for financial provisions to meet the needs that come our way.
     
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October 2015

2015 October - Myanmar Flood Relief
 
2015 Myanmar Flood ReliefSpecial thanks to our generous supporters who made it possible for us to send help to the flood victims in Myanmar, where we support Pastor Jayae full time as an indigenous missionary and pastor.  
 
Pastor Jayae and David S. visited the Chief of the village of Wanlon and the Chief selected the most needy families from amongst the Shan people affected by the floods. They gave them some much needed help at this terrible time and Pastor Jayae and Abel shared the gospel with the people as they gave your gifts in the name of the Lord Jesus. Thank you for your help
2015 October - Cambodia Motorcycle
 
2015 October - Sann MotorcycleJames Sann now has the motorcycle he has been praying for, which will help him reach more people with the Gospel.  Last month, I was putting together a video to ask for help with this need. In the middle of that process, I ran into some dear friends of the ministry at a local restaurant.  They asked how much we needed to purchase the motorcycle.  I said “We need $2,000”, and they said they would give it. By the time I returned to our office they had already donated it online! We are so thankful for generous people who help us reach out to people and countries in need. James is a Cambodian reaching his own people with the gospel and we are honored help SEND him OUT!
 
2015 October - Peru Prefab Church
 
Valle Verde Peru Mission Team - PREFAB Church in ChulcanoPastor Jose & Amanda Amaya and their team from the “Cristo es el Camino” church in Valle Verde, Peru raised their own funds in Peru so they could GO to the northern part of Peru to minister the gospel of Jesus.
 
The team went to Chulcano where they ministered to children, gave gifts, did an eyeglass clinic outreach, an evangelistic outreach and built this prefab church! Our part was to provide the funds for the eyeglasses and for the prefab materials.  
 
Thank you for your help!
 
 
2015 October - PERU VTC
 
2015 October - Able Hands VTCMarcos Zuniga Venegas leads the Able Hands VTC in Angamos, Peru. He amazes us with his passion for the Lord and for people.
 
The picture is of the new group of students who signed up to study electrical, carpentry, melamine and more at the Manos Habiles Centro Vocational. We support him and the center on a monthly basis, and are always blessed to see what God does through the training.
 
Please pray for Marcos Venegas and the students as the new set of classes begins.
 
2015 October - ASIA AFRICA Jim Randall Prayer
 
ASIA & AFRICA – PRAY FOR JIM RANDALL
Southeast-Asia-map1We were blessed to have Jim Randall visit our home in Florida for a few days.  Before arriving in Florida, Jim spent a month ministering in Nigeria training Christian leaders and helping them to hear the call to GO to other nations. At 69 years old Jim is still dedicated to GO, teach and train others until the Lord calls him home.
 
We are Jim’s missions sending agency and welcome your support on his behalf. He is back in Thailand doing what he does best – serving the Lord and training others to know God and to make Him known!  Please pray for him, he truly needs our support and our prayers.  Thank you!
 
To read Jim’s newsletter this month, please hit the link below!
 
 
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2015 October 10 40 Window Prayer
 
10/40 WINDOW – PLEASE PRAY
Please continue to pray for us as we take steps of faith to reach into 10-40+windowthe 10/40 window.  Last week we were down to $1,300 in our ministry bank account.  The Lord clearly instructed us to send $1,000 of that to the orphanage in Laos and the indigenous missionaries that we support there.  His words were clear:  “They need it now.”  We sent it and began to trust the Lord for other needs.  A few days later a check came in the mail for $3,000 from one of our donors, who was clearly hearing from the Lord.  Gloria a Dios!  Please pray and trust the Lord with us as we dedicate ourselves to walk by faith and not by sight to do our part in fulfilling the Great Commission! 
 
 


May 2015

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The camp will be in Chaclacayo, Peru, and will be life changing for all those who attend. For many of these youth, having the opportunity to leave their dreary hometown surroundings is an extreme blessing in itself. They will spend four days with youth from different parts of Lima. They will eat together, play together, worship together, pray together and read His Word together. Many will attend for the very first time and experience God’s love, presence and power like never before!

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Most of the Christian youth will leave this camp spiritually refreshed, rejuvenated, renewed and revived. They will go back to their homes ready to serve the Lord, their families, and their churches, and to reach all of Peru with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Still, others will leave the camp as new believers, new creatures in Christ, and new members of the family of God. They will leave knowing who Jesus Christ truly is, and will want to tell others. That is exciting to me, and is one of the many things that fuels the passion in my heart to continue doing the mission work that we do.

We need the help of our mission supporters to pray and to help pay the expenses associated with the camp. It costs $35 for a teen to attend this camp, and we will have about 150 Peruvian youth. That price covers everything, and is a small price to pay when you consider the lifelong fruit that will come forth from the camp. Please consider helping by sponsoring one or more youth! Thank you!
 
 

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God has been good to open doors of opportunity for me to minister to many people multiple times in 11 different countries in SE Asia, during my time here. My assignment in SE Asia has been to train leaders so they can do the work of the ministry and reach those I will never meet till we all get to Heaven. I’ve been writing leadership training booklets that will be translated into five languages: Thai, Lao, Myanmar, Khmer (Cambodia), Vietnamese and Mandarin. The first one is being translated into Vietnamese this month.  

 

I plan to go to Nigeria for the month of August to work with the 2015-01-30 07.54.56Student Volunteer Movement II. I will speak at their annual convention in Laos and travel to do training for various groups. Going to Africa will fulfill the Word of God to me from 40 years ago. I hope to have some of my leadership booklets in English to present to leaders where I teach. I will give them permission to reprint in English and/or translate into regional languages for distribution in Africa.

Thanks for praying for me and helping financially so that I can be your representative to train those who will reach those who have not yet heard the Good News of Jesus.

God bless you,   Jim

Please pray for the following:
1. Provision for the ministry, personal living expenses, travel and cost for translating and printing of the Leadership booklets.

2. Good health and safety.
3. Closer walk with the Lord and the ability to hear His voice and respond quickly.
4. Ability to write the remaining leadership booklets in a way that is understandable for Asians.
5. Ability to mentor the various leaders I meet and correspond with regularly here in Chiang Mai and SE Asia.
6. That God would go before me and prepare the way for the Nigeria trip.
 
Please go to Jim’s page  to read his full update:
www.messagemissions.com/asia-jim-randall
 
PREFAB HOMES TO BE BUILT BY JUNE TEAM
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in Peru. We can cover some of these funds with donations that have already come in, but we still need some help. The cost for a prefab home, complete with a concrete floor, windows, electric, and door locks, is $1,950. If there are any leftover funds, we’ll buy bunk beds, a table and chairs for the family. If you would like to help, we welcome your gifts.
 
 

Donate Funds for a Prefab Home

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Brian’s new book “Backsliding in Heart – 5 Steps to a Backsliding Heart and Back Again ” is now available on Amazon.    

 

Most Christians have backslidden in their hearts at times in their lives with Jesus. But how does that happen? Did the twelve disciples ever backslide? Most importantly, if we have backslidden in heart, how can we slide forward, and stay in a thriving relationship with the Lord? In this simple but engaging book, Brian walks us through the biblical story of the disciple Peter’s downfall and restoration to help us answer these questions and more. He clearly reveals five steps to a backsliding heart and back again. 

 


March 2015

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I just returned from an amazing trip to Lima, Peru where we were blessed to host a team from the Victory School of Leadership from Oklahoma. This team of young adults came ready to serve, share, pray, worship, preach, witness and do all the things that accompany those that have their hearts set on God and His Eternal Kingdom.  We saw many give their hearts to the Lord and many healed during the street meetings, the eyeglass clinic outreaches and the VBS ministries. Also, we built a prefab home for a needy mother and her four children!

2015 - Seis de Abril - PeruWe were blessed to be assisted by the Corazones en Fuego young adult team in Lima, Peru.  This team of Peruvian youth and young adults not only does missions in Peru throughout the year…they are there to assist when mission teams visit Peru. We generally send two teams a year: the Cross Street team and one other.  

As I approach the big 60 this year, I must say it is more than refreshing to work with youth and young adults who are focused on Jesus and their Heavenly Father, and are learning to walk in the power of the Holy Spirit.  There is so much to be done, and it is extremely important for the next generation to find their place in the Kingdom of God. It is equally important that we help provide opportunities for them to walk out their faith wherever they are. These kind of young adults believe in the Jesus of the Bible, that the Word of God is absolute truth, and that what Jesus taught, He truly meant.  How refreshing that is in these days, when so many seem to just take what they want from God’s Word and leave the rest as unimportant or unbelievable.
I truly am excited to see what God is going to do with young adults like the VSL Team, the Corazones en Fuego Team, and the Cross Street Team who are heading to Peru in June.
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The team in front of the house built for Alejandrina and her 5 children in Pachacutec. Her husband left the family, and they were living in a borrowed shack, which they had to vacate. She works hard and is blessed to have this new house which is bigger than most that we build. It has four rooms! The looks on the families faces was a blessing to see as they walked through their new house, we prayed God’s blessing over them, dedicated their house to the Lord, and handed them the keys! Gloria a Dios!

 

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Some of you may have followed the updates on Jim Randall’s trip to Vietnam on our private Facebook Prayer page. If you didn’t, here is a brief update!  Jim and Scott arrived in Hai Phong, Vietnam prepared to do Bible School Training in a Vietnamese Church, but the church was not registered with the government.  As they were starting the first teaching sessions, the police came to investigate why they were there. It turns out that someone in the community had called to report seeing Americans at the church.   Jim and Scott had to leave town immediately, and went to Hanoi. While in Hanoi, they needed to do some tourist activities for a few days, as they were in the country on a tourist visa, and the police were watching them.

After a few days, they went on to Saigon and were able to conduct the Bible Training there without any problems. Jim is back in Chiangmai, Thailand and will be sending a full report in time for the next newsletter.

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Thank you for the outpouring of love and support this past month!  Because of your generosity we were able to:  

  1. Support the Orphanage in Thailand 
  2. Support the orphanage in Laos
  3. Support the orphanage in India.
  4. Support indigenous pastors in Southeast Asia and India.
  5. Support the ministry of The Kaushal’s in India
  6. Support the ministry of James Sann in Cambodia.
  7. Support the ministry of Jim Randall is Southeast Asia
  8. Support the eleven Feeding Center Ministries in Peru and more!  

 

It is all by God’s grace and because of caring hearts like yours that we are able to carry on God’s work and reach the world.  We want to say “thank you!”  God knows all that we are doing together and we know He is pleased that we are answering His call to reach the world with His message of truth, while helping the poor and the orphans.   We are committed to press on until the task is complete!  
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April 2014

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As I sit at my desk writing you this month, I am reflecting on the recent mission trip JJ and I took to Southeast Asia, where we visited and ministered in Thailand and Cambodia. While there, we met very amazing people doing very amazing things. Working with Jim Randall was a blessing and privilege. I was amazed by how many people Jim had met in one year there, by the amount of connections he had made, and by the ministries that have been blessed by his insights.

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In Thailand, we met Pastor Lu, who is bringing the gospel to the people of China. A large number of house churches have been planted through his teaching ministry. We met Keith, who is teaching native ministers (including several who operate children’s homes) how to do Aquaponic farming so that they can be self-supporting. We met Dang, who has started many children’s homes where children are given shelter, educated, fed, and discipled to Jesus in the northern part of Thailand.

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In Cambodia, we met people like James, who is ministering to very poor families in the slum areas around Pnomh Penh. He is starting a business to create jobs and free people from a future in the slums. We also met Pina, a Cambodian woman and mother of five; God is using her to rescue women out of human trafficking. She gives these women a home, disciples them to Jesus, and teaches them to cut hair and thus earn an honest income. Her team also ministers to families in one of the slums. The truth is that we met many wonderful servants of God! All of them are very humble and all of them walk by faith to reach these countries that are totally immersed in Buddhism, Ethno-Religions, and idolatry. The people need Jesus desperately, and those we met need help to get His message of salvation to the people there.

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Our eyes were opened to a whole new mission field, and with that comes a whole new set of opportunities and responsibilities. For years, I’ve said that the greatest ability in the Kingdom of God is availability and the second greatest ability is response-ability, which is the ability to respond to God and His leading. As Ambassadors of Jesus Christ, God expects us to be available to hear His call and then to respond to His call by going or by sending. In doing this, we see God’s purposes fulfilled in and through our lives. In John 4:35, Jesus says, “I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest.” When we do this in obedience, we see what God wants us to see, so that we can feel what God wants us to feel, and we can do what God wants us to do.

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Now that JJ and I have seen both the spiritual and physical needs in southeast Asia, we are obligated to respond by God’s grace and power. Please pray with us as we launch into these new opportunities. It will be a journey of faith, and we want to be faithful to His call.  It is one thing to open our eyes and look on the fields; it is another to respond by the Holy Spirit to what we have seen on the fields. When God opens our eyes, it is so we can see what He sees and then do what He wants to do.

Please pray for us, our leaders, and our ministry support team as we seek to answer God’s call humbly and faithfully. May God’s will be done on earth as it is in heaven as we press on and into the center of His will.

Special thanks to you, Jim Randall, for being a faithful servant of God. We have learned so much spending time with you in Southeast Asia!

 

In His Service,  Brian Weller

 

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