June – God’s Power in Asia – Preparing to GO – Videos and More

What is it like to live your whole life without once hearing the good news of God’s mercy in Jesus Christ? Millions of souls in Cambodia live in that exact spiritual darkness; but last year, God granted us to go and shine His light. One Cambodian man’s response to his first ray of gospel light granted me fresh vision of the wonder of Jesus’ work on the cross.
 
We held an eyeglass clinic in a village near Kandal for about 120 villagers. After receiving free new eyeglasses, the Cambodians crowded into small rooms to receive prayer and hear the gospel. One man walked in slowly and hunched, with bags in his eyes. I could tell He carried much weight in his heart. He seemed very weary but maintained respectful focus while we preached the gospel. The Lord moved powerfully. God granted me freedom to preach from the heart. I watched in amazement as God rapidly healed all the health-impaired Cambodians in the room as a testimony to the gospel. Already familiar with the gospel, I honestly felt more awed by the unfamiliar miracles than by the truths I proclaimed.

God opened his eyes and heart to see Jesus!

But the weary Cambodian man gloried in something much more valuable than the miracles he saw. Awed by the gospel message He had never heard before, he lifted his tired eyes to ask me a question. “So you’re saying that if I simply turn from sin to Jesus Christ, God will forgive me of all the things I’ve ever done wrong?” The man looked incredulous, as if God’s truth could not possibly be that good. For the sin-weary and guilt-laden Cambodian man, it seemed unbelievable that Christ called Him to come and find rest for his soul (Matthew 11:29). My heart beamed for joy at the question. I looked in the man’s eyes and reassured Him: “That’s exactly what I’m saying.” Jesus calls all the people in heavy-laden Cambodia to come to Him for rest.

Our prayer and evangelism room at the eyeglass clinic outreach in Kandal.

This June, my parents and I will join Southeast Asian missionaries to reach the unreached of Cambodia once again. For one week we will be joined by a mission team from Japan. We will shine the light of the gospel into unreached villages through eyeglass clinics, outreaches and gospel literature. We believe that many more weary Cambodians will glimpse Jesus’ light for the first time — but we can’t do it without you. Would you pray? Would you consider supporting our mission financially? God will not forget your intercession and generosity. 
 
   
 
 
 
 
WATCH VIDEO FOR A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO REACH THE UNREACHED!
 
We’re just six days away from our departure date for SE Asia. We’ll fly out next Wednesday morning and will arrive in Bangkok, Thailand twenty-eight hours laterOn Friday morning we’ll meet up with Jim Randall at the airport and fly to Pnomh Penh, Cambodia to begin our 17 days of ministry.
 
The first ten days of ministry will be Anne, JJ, Jim and I working together with indigenous Cambodian pastors and missionaries, taking the gospel to unreached villages. On June 17th we will be joined by an American team from Japan. This group of five will come as a relief after our initial ten days of ministry. They have prepared music, drama, bible verses and testimonies to share! The plan is to visit one village a day during the weekdays. We will pray with people, do eyeglass clinic outreaches, share music, drama, testimonies and always present a clear message of the gospel of Jesus Christ. 
 
JJ worked hard designing Evangelism charts and a multi-page, full-color gospel tract to hand out to people. On the back of the tract is our website www.hope-cambodia.comFor those that have phones (many do even in impoverished and remote areas nowadays) they can go to the site to hear the gospel message again and to find out how to follow the Lord.
 
Please pray for God to move in powerful ways. We are expecting God to heal people both physically and spiritually. With you praying as we GO, we have even greater confidence in what God will do. Prayer and faith are the mighty spiritual tandem that moves mountains of fear, doubt, unbelief, darkness and sickness. Gloria a Dios!!
 
We’ll carry most of our personal items in our carry on suitcases, and ministry items in our check-in suitcases. Which will include:
 
  • 800 pair of eyeglasses
 
  • 3 Sets of 11″ by 17″ Eyeglass Clinic Evangelism charts.
 
  • 1500 Khmer booklet Gospel tracts we had printed.
 
  • A battery operated Portable Sound Mixer and Microphones.
 
  • Some children’s ministry items and more!
 
With your support, many of the expenses of the trip have been met; we are only a few thousand short. So it is not too late to help! Thank you so much for those who have been praying and to those who have donated. Having most of the funds needed as we get ready to depart is a tremendous blessing.
 
We will be posting updates of our time in Cambodia on our Facebook prayer page. If you would like to keep up with us and pray for us during the mission, just hit the link below and request to be added to the group.
 
Thank you, Brian
 
 
 
If you would like to pray very specifically for us during our time in Cambodia, we will gladly send you a PDF copy of our day to day schedule including the names of villages, the names of the pastors we are working with. If you would like that please E-Mail us using the link below or write us at messageministries@aol.com.
 
 
What is it like to live your whole life without once hearing the good news of God’s mercy in Jesus Christ? Millions of souls in Cambodia live in that exact spiritual darkness; but last year, God granted us to go and shine His light. One Cambodian man’s response to his first ray of gospel light granted me fresh vision of the wonder of Jesus’ work on the cross.
 
We held an eyeglass clinic in a village near Kandal for about 120 villagers. After receiving free new eyeglasses, the Cambodians crowded into small rooms to receive prayer and hear the gospel. One man walked in slowly and hunched, with bags in his eyes. I could tell He carried much weight in his heart. He seemed very weary but maintained respectful focus while we preached the gospel. The Lord moved powerfully. God granted me freedom to preach from the heart. I watched in amazement as God rapidly healed all the health-impaired Cambodians in the room as a testimony to the gospel. Already familiar with the gospel, I honestly felt more awed by the unfamiliar miracles than by the truths I proclaimed.
 
GET BRIAN’S NEW EP – BACK TO THE CROSS
 
I have just completed a new 4 song EP and will be sending the “Back to the Cross” EP to any of our regular supporters who would like a copy as a thank you gift. We will also send it to anyone who donates towards the SE Asia mission as a thank you gift. If you would like one please answer yes below. The album will be available for download in a week or so and in CD version in a few weeks.
Songs include:
  • Back to the Cross
  • Ready or Not
  • My Treasure
  • Worry
The “Back to the Cross” EP will be sent out as a thank you gift for any size donation.
 
 
If you are a donor and would like a free copy just e-mail us at messageministries@aol.com


April – Reaching Unreached Villages in SE Asia

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

 



Year in Review Video and MM Prayer List

Please take time to watch our 2017 Year in Review video posted below.  The video shows some of the things we were able to accomplish together in 2017 by His grace and power.
 
Thank you so much for your prayers and financial support.  You were and are God’s way of providing for the mission work He has called us to complete.  If you’ve prayed for or have donated to the ministry you are a part of the things shown in the video. We truly give all glory to God!
 
We were blessed to use JJ Weller’s song “Crown of Glory” on this years video.  To download the song just go to www.jjwellermusic.com
The picture to the left shows just one of the things we were able to do in January with your donations.  We provided a brand new motorcycle for Vietnamese Evangelist Mr. Tha__ and his wife. This will help them get to unreached villages with the gospel of Jesus. 
 
Please pray for them as they GO! The motorcycle came as a big answer to prayer, and will open up new doors of ministry for them.  They wanted us to thank you for your help!  
CHINA – Wan____, a missionary to students at the K_______ University in China. 
 
INDIA – Living Hope School in the slums outside of Delhi with Living Hope Ministries. 
 
LAOS – FTS Children’s Home/Orphanage including the 15 children and the ministry team. 
 
LAOS – Pastor San____ and his wife who lead the children’s home and pastor the church there.
 
LAOS – Pastor Kham__ an indigenous missionary/pastor. He works hard pastoring and training leaders to  plant churches in unreached communities. Laos is a country that is sometimes hostile to Christians. They have had churches destroyed in the past by fire and leaders beaten up for the gospel.
 
MYANMAR/BURMA – Pastor Jay__, a pastor, missionary and evangelist who has planted churches in a few locations. He also trains other leaders to go plant churches in unreached villages.
 
MYANMAR/BURMA –  Pastor Peter and his family as they reach out to people in the Shan State with the gospel.
 
PERU – The 11 Children’s Ministry Feeding Centers we support. Pray for the children, their families and the workers. 
 
PERU – The Message Ministries Peru Leadership Team. Pray for divine wisdom to direct the ministry.
PERU -The Able Hands Vocational Training Center. Pray God will used this ministry to reach people with the gospel.
 
 
THAILAND – JIM RANDALL training leaders in SE Asia. Pray God gives Jim the spirit of wisdom and revelation. 
 
THAILAND – Pastor Isara and family. They planted a church in an unreached area and are also have an open door in a public school. They minister there every Tuesday.
 
THAILAND – Pastor Jaqui and family. They are leading a church in a previously unreached village. We are finishing up a building for the church to meet in there. 
 
VIETNAM – SAN__, leader of a church planting movement that has planted about 80 churches in Vietnam. 
 
VIETNAM – NA___ and family. We help occasionally with outreaches to people in the slums of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon).
 
 
The work we are doing in Myanmar/Burma, Laos, and Thailand with the exception of Jim Randall is with FTS Indochina. We have personally met every one of the leaders we are supporting and believe in their ministries.
 
 
 
The names are hidden to protect their identity. If you would like more information about any of these ministers or ministries or would like to help support their work financially, please write us or make a donation with the links provided.
 
 
ALSO PLEASE PRAY FOR:
PERU – JJ W. ministering in Peru from January – April. Pray for God to use him in heavenly ways.
 
PERU – Brian W. ministering to pastors and leaders in Peru from February 27 – March 15.
 
 
 


2018 A Year of Opportunities

 
 
We’re both inspired and blessed to look back and see what God allowed us to do together in 2017. Together we took dives of faith to reach people with the gospel, and I sincerely believe God was honored.
 
God changed many lives as the gospel went forth through direct MM mission outreaches and our indigenous partners worldwide.
 
Here is a list of some of the things we did together!
 
  • Thousands heard about Jesus Christ for the first time and many received Christ.  
  • Tens of thousands of meals were provided through the children’s feeding ministries in Peru and SE Asia.
  • Children were taught the Word of God at children’s ministries in Peru, SE Asia and India
 
  • Prefab homes were built for needy families in Peru.
  • Thousands received help through the Peru Flood Relief Project.
  • MM Mission Teams ministered in Peru, Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Burma and Laos.
  • People were blessed with the gift of sight and salvation through MM eyeglass clinic outreaches in Peru and SE Asia.
  • Youth in Peru, Vietnam and Cambodia attended MM discipleship and mission training retreats and camps.
  • Indigenous Pastors and Missionaries received financial support to preach the gospel to unreached villages.
  • Indigenous Vietnamese missionaries received motorcycles to travel to unreached villages with the gospel.
  • Many received healing as we prayed for the sick in the name of Jesus.
  • Orphans received food, shelter, education and discipleship at a children’s home /orphanage in Laos.
  • Most recently, your generosity provided gifts and the gospel for thousands of children and adults worldwide through the Christmas Blessing Project.
 
 
We are calling 2018  “A Year of Opportunities.” As we look out on the harvest fields of the world, we feel an eagerness to respond to God and fulfill His call. Throughout the year we will present special opportunities for the family of God to join us in fulfilling Jesus’ Great Commission. Like you, we want to stand before the Lord and hear, “well done, my good and faithful servant” (Matthew 25:23).
 
Please keep us in prayer as we go forward into this Year of Opportunities. Together, let’s take dives of faith and trust the Lord to do “more than we could ask or think” (Ephesians 3:20). God’s greatness inspires us to do greater things to bring glory to His name and to rescue the lost and hopeless. We pray that God fills your year with opportunities to demonstrate God’s glory to this broken world.
 
CHRISTMAS BLESSINGS IN PANKOI VILLAGE, THAILAND: 
 
On December 25th, we partnered with Free to Serve Ministries to provide a Christmas Blessing Project outreach to 70 unreached villagers in Pankoi Village, Thailand. Our partner Pastor K. has labored as an evangelist and church planter in the Pankoi Village for some time now, and this outreach granted many new converts for him to disciple.
 
On Christmas, Free to Serve ministries gathered the Pankoi Village together for a special Christmas meal, played Christian music and preached the gospel. After the gospel message, 7 villagers received Christ immediately. Others received Christ later that day in private, and 3 more families came to Christ within weeks after the outreach through their new relationship with Pastor K. FTS leader David believes these new converts will soon lead their families to Christ. How it brightens our hearts to hear of salvation among the unreached!
 
During this outreach, God’s hand was also present to heal and deliver from demons. One Pankoi woman had not been able to walk for years, and thus could not work or play a significant role in the village. Our partners prayed for her in the name of Jesus, and to her amazement, God granted her to walk again! Other villagers visited our partners in private to seek deliverance from years of demonic oppression. Jesus set them free from the tormenting spirits and the villagers responded by surrendering their lives to Christ. Jesus is alive, and He loves the unreached people of Southeast Asia!
 
Thank you so much for supporting the Christmas Blessing Project in Southeast Asia. Your financial and prayer support has contributed to God’s great work in the Pankoi Village.
 
Thank you for helping to make this CBP Outreach a reality through your prayers and financial support.
 
Would you please pray for JJ Weller as he spends the next few months in the nation of Peru. He is staying at our mission base in Marquez and is working and ministering alongside the group of pastors and churches that we work with in Peru.
 
Please pray for God’s direction, anointing, wisdom and health to be on JJ. Please pray for Cynthia Noa our Message Ministries ministry assistant in Peru who is helping JJ organize the different ministry opportunities and helping with translation as well. Thank you! 
 
Please pray that the local churches will be strengthened, challenged and built up though JJ’s messages of encouragement and exhortation.
 
JJ went at his own expense and has not asked for any help with expenses. If you would like to be one of his SENDERS we are putting a donation link below. Thank you!
 
 
 
If you would like to be an active part of the 2018 Year of Opportunities by making a one time donation or a monthly commitment, we have included a donate button.  We have also included a link to the Donation Page on our website where you can sign up for monthly, semi monthly, bi weekly, weekly or quarterly donations. 
 
Thank you in advance for your partnership
in fulfilling God’s Great Commission!
 
 
 


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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Text Donations: 
Text what to designate to & preferred amount to 
1-727-877-3224 (1-727-87-REACH). 
 
Check Donations: 
Message Ministries and Missions
PO Box 7158, St. Petersburg, FL  33734-7158
 
Website Donations:
 
 

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!

Text Donations: 
Text what to designate to & preferred amount to 
1-727-877-3224 (1-727-87-REACH). 
 
Check Donations: 
Message Ministries and Missions
PO Box 7158, St. Petersburg, FL  33734-7158
 
 
Website Donations:
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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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
 
 


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.

Would you like consider helping us to complete this task? Please read the insert below.
 
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Text “SEASIACAMPS” & preferred amount to 1-727-877-3224 (1-727-87-REACH). 
 

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.

Donate to the Peru Flood Relief Project
 

 

 

 

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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