Monday, 30 August 2010

Pray for China

Praise God for the way that believers in China are bringing transformation and adding value and dignity to people as they reach out in love to those that are hurting. Pray for many of God's people in China to extend their influence for the good news to other nations.

Prayer for the releif effort in Pakistan

We have two teams in Pakistan helping with the relief effort. Please pray for the Love of Christ to demonstrated in all that they are doing.

Northern Team

The team has travelled up the Swat Valley today, from where they drove a further 3 hours and finally walked for 30min to reach Madeen near Bahrine. The Assistant District Commissioner (AC) has met them and showed them the area and families among which they will distribute tomorrow. They have food packages for 300 families with them.

Pakistan Flood

Despite it being Ramadan, the AC had arranged food for the team since they are Christians. He also made arrangements for their accommodation (a service not provided to other NGOs) and a vehicle with driver. The team was reminded of Jesus' promise that wherever we go, He will go with us.

Sindh Team

The shop that's been providing rations to our team gave us 13 packs from their own personal side. "We trust you guys," they said "and know that you will give it to the needy rather than keeping it for yourselves like others are doing." His contribution was totally unsolicited.

"Who are these guys anyway?" someone asked the team leader, "They do what they say they will do - not just give us false hopes about coming back with aid and then never show up again."

Monday, 16 August 2010

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Christ's Agenda

Our passion is Christ's agenda in our lives and in the nations. A guiding passage for us this year has been Psalm 27. David asked God for one thing! He asked for God, himself!

"One thing I have asked of the Lord, that I will seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in His temple."

Psalm 27:4

When we seek His person and presence while faced with the press of evil we can experience His provision of strength and protection and in prayer participate in His purpose.

As we help serve those working in OM across East Asia Pacific we have five priorities in our hearts:

1. Participate in a fresh mobilisation of God's people to bring good news to the un-reached.
2. Provide opportunites for disciples of Christ to be multiplied among the un-reached.
3. Help make a difference in the quality of life of those trapped in poverty and oppression.
4. Intentionally mentor and disciple leaders in Asia who will lead us in following Christ's agenda.
5. Manage our resources and systems with excellence in every aspect of the ministry.