Wednesday, 25 June 2008

There's A Lot To Pray About

Myanmar

The results of Cyclone Nargis in the lowlands of Myanmar continue to bring opportunities to minister the love of Christ in supply of food, shelter and most importanly--the Gospel of Jesus Christ! Much love, prayer, & sacrificial giving has been demonstrated. The government continues to persecute the brethren for reaching out to those in restricted areas denied help from other sources. There have been arrests and beatings.

Philippines

Typhoon flooding has affected 90% of of house churches in Panay. Many of the home villages of the workers from Student Movement For Christ (SMCI) are under water. Please remember them in prayer!

In just 3 weeks we begin one of the most extensive Evangelistic Crusades w have ever undertaken! An evangelistic team of more than 40 workers from 5 countries will be reaching out on 4 islands. We hope to reach 70,000 people with the Gospel in 14 days. Pray for power, protection, and provision!

China

Carla, one of our dear, dear filipina sisters teaching english in China is fighting for her life in a hospital in the Philippines. Please pray for her, for healing!

Summer camp has 200 students enrolled this year. Training and the camp begin in 2 weeks.

Mike's book "Move On To Maturity" is just about to go to press in Mandarin! It will be distributed via Hong Kong. Pray that the LORD will use it and direct each book into the right hands.

Cambodia

Campus Outreach: the Lord has raised up two workers to pioneer this work. Pray for the right time and Cambodian partner.

Orphanage: amazing doors have been openned in the process of starting the local NGO in Cambodia! Pray for the local partner we need! Many young people have surrendered to this ministry and we trust the LORD will continue to direct in His timing!

Pray... more later!

U.S.

Mike and I are in California for just a few weeks enjoying the honour of caring for his mom in the last stages of cancer. She is a lovely Christian woman who has been a fine mother to her 7 children. Remember her in prayer at this difficult time. We need to return to Singapore by the 5th of July.

Singapore

What a joy to hear of the wonderful meetings with Pastor Colin Richards at the recent family camp! The reviving work that Spirit began is ongoing! Pray for the new outreaches and for their desire to reach their world with the Gospel!

Wednesday, 11 June 2008

A Special Message For GLCC :)

Dearest Brethren,

For those who feel led to give to the relief of our dear brethren in Myanmar, please go ahead and give as usual but place it in an envelope marked "Burma Relief". All funds given will be sent immediately to the hands of the affected brethren to minister to their need!

We praise the LORD for all that are praying and giving!

We have arrived safely at PM's mum's house and all is well so far... thanks for praying...

Remembering It's All About Jesus,
Pastor Mike and Sis Lisa

Sunday, 1 June 2008

Update on Needs in Myanmar








Update From The Brethren In Myanmar


10 OF OUR MISSION CHURCHES, the BIBLE COLLEGE, AND one CHILDREN's HOME ARE
AFFECTED BY THE NARGIS CYCLONE

1.
Fellowship Baptist Church, in Maubin city:
15 families’ houses were
destroyed completely.
Not yet assisted.

2.
Alekai Village Church:
7 Families’ houses were
destroyed completely.
Not yet assisted.

3.
Shanchaung Baptist Church, Hlaingtharyar
Township:

4 Families’ houses were destroyed completely.
Rice bags are provided to these affected families.


4.
Bible Baptist Church, at Miangtaka Village:
One family’s house was
completely destroyed.
Not yet assisted.

5.
Danginkung Baptist Church, Swepyitha Township:
3 Families’ houses were completely destroyed. Not yet assisted.

6.
Biblical School of Theology:
Some parts of roof
were damaged.
It has been repaired some-- not all. PTL classes will resume
as planned 5th June.

7.
Hope Children’s Home Building:
Fencing was
collapsed. It needs a big amount of money and we can not afford to repair
it.

8.
Shwelynban Baptist Church, HlaingTharyar Township:
11 Families’ houses were destroyed:
Four small houses were assisted to
rebuild.

A Trip to Our Mission churches on May 22:

We hired a small truck on May 22 and we went to our mission fields where four of our
churches are affected and provided them some rice bags, drinking waters, Tarpaulin for house
roof, medicines, thatch for house roof, and some breads. The following four churches were given some assistant:
9.
Revival Baptist Church, Maubin city:
5 families’ houses were destroyed completely.
Blankets are given to these families.

10.
Grace Baptist Church, at Sitkung Village:
4 Families’ houses were destroyed completely.

The four small houses have been assisted by providing thatch for house roof.
Rice bags are given and one house is completely built where they can worship.
The below house is helped rebuilt.

11.
Thingngu Revival Baptist Church, Thingngu village:
17 Families’ houses were destroyed completely.

I was encouraging the believers from John 14:1-3 and Matt. 28:20 and preaching the
gospel to nonchristians at a small temporary cottage before distributing aids.


Preaching the gospel:
Distributing breads to hungry children:

Giving some medicines:
The destroyed village church building:

12.
Asuhkyi Revival Baptist Church, Asuhkyi Village:
8 Families’ houses were
destroyed completely.
Some medicines, rice bags, drinking waters are given
to these families also.

Yours in His vineyard,
Timothy Mang
Myanmar