Friday, February 04, 2011

Missionfest Manitoba Friday Night

At The Church of the Rock Friday night, all day Saturday and Sunday afternoon. This is a wonderful way to find out what God is doing around the world. The emphasis this year is on the far east. Speaker on Sunday is a survivor of the Cambodian Killing Fields. Don't want to miss that.

They have a wonderful mass choir singing all our favorite hymns.

Guest speaker from the garbage dump of Manila Philippines. Doug Nichols grew up in a violent setting and his brothers died violent deaths in prison. In a drunken stupor a praying fellow student led him to the Lord. The nerd kept helping him. Prairie Bible Institute tutored him. He was packing to leave when a retired professor knocked on the door. Applied to 30 different mission organizations and no one accepted him. Got married. OM OMF Action are his favorite missions. OMF wanted to send him to Japan. No one but the Philippines wanted him. Why are there not more missionaries there from Canada? 100,000,000 people 90% non- Christian. Wide open opportunities to share.

Luke 9 You Do Something - Feed the Hungry.
35,000 children die of malnutrition every day. Somebody should do Something. 1,000,000 refugees landed in Congo 70,000 people died of cholera in 3 days.
What are we going to do about this? Lord, what would you have me to do? Lord, send them away. We have nothing. God says - you give them something to eat. You have some loaves and fishes.

Jesus takes it, blesses and breaks it and gives it back to us. If we keep the bread and fish for ourselves it gets moldy and stinky.

A little 5 year old asked "do you use notes when you speak? Then you are not very smart"

1. the neglected - every one needs the gospel -there are 3,000,000,000 unreached people in this world.
A). The elderly -they wear funny clothes.
B). Teenagers -they wear funny clothes. They are neglected.
50% off coffee. Stopped to buy some. Teenager at the counter was being abusive to the oriental clerk. Talked to him and began to minister to him. Under chemo Doug almost fainted.
C.) Muslims are neglected. We think they are violent. Met a Muslim on a flight. We pray for Muslims. To go to heaven. I will go to heaven on Jesus' good works. Not mine. Jesus Christ the Son of God. Gave him "The Quest for Life" gospel booklet and read it aloud.
Most AIDS patients die without the gospel. Kenyan people want white missionaries. They are respected and accepted.

D.) the poor and needy. The nobodys are not strategic so we neglect them. What does a street child do in a typhoon? What does a 6 year old orphan do when she has the flue? 800,000 girls in Thailand have been sold into prostitution by their parents.

God, what would you do? They sent teams downtown to minister to the prostitutes. Linda was about to faint when Doug sent her to a little girl prostitute and she did a hammer witness. The girl began to cry because no one had ever cared for her before. She led the girl to the Lord.

E.) The Children - True religion is caring for orphans. 35,000 children died on 9/11 of malnutrition. 160,000,000 homeless children in the world. God judges people who sell children into slavery.

What are you doing to make it easy for children to find Jesus? In children's homes. A pastor in the Philippines had 265 kids in his home.

Send kids to Camp. Cost $6 per child. 5,600 kids showed up for camp. They had send 3000 home for lack of money and room. 30 grandmothers were taking care of 300 orphans in a Malawi Village. Help them. They need missionaries. Jesus holds the key to your life.

Went to visit a prison for kids. An 8 year old abused kid came to walk with him. Hugged him. Waved at him through the gates. That broke Doug up. And he prayed for him. Tell them the name that is above every name.

Savior like a shepherd lead us. Blessed Jesus you have bought us, yours we are.

Embrace the passion.

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