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Thanks Dad and Mom...

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Mom and Dad forwarded this by email yesterday...it's a great picture!

A father wanted to read a magazine but was being bothered by his little girl, Shelby.. She wanted to know what the United States looked like. Finally, he tore a sheet out of his new magazine on which was printed the map of the country. Tearing it into small pieces, he gave it to Shelby and said, 'Go into the other room and see if you can put this together. This will show you our whole country today..'

After a few minutes, Shelby returned and handed him the map, correctly fitted and taped together. The father was surprised and asked how she had finished so quickly. 'Oh,' she said, 'on the other side of the paper is a picture of Jesus. When I got all of Jesus back where He belonged, then our country just came together..'

How Many Do You Know?

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Almost every day we meet people who have never met even one Christian.  What if everyone in the world could know just one true follower of Jesus Christ?


Last year we met a man in Cambodia who had a profound impact on my thinking! (God does that when I'm listening. I am so glad.) A survivor of the rampage of Pol Pot's cadres, he is probably one of the few Christian workers to emerge from those 4 bloody years of Cambodia's recent insane past. We sought him out---partially in awe of how the Lord had orchestrated his escape—but mostly because of the way the LORD seems to be using him to spread the good news throughout even the most unreached parts and peoples of Cambodia. He has teams in 40 villages, their Sunday services in Phnom Penh are packed and they are reaching some in the whole strata of society—rich and poor, royalty and peasant alike. Frankly, it's amazing.

We all wanted to know what his vision was for reaching Cambodia and his strategy for seeing it realized. I …

J Team

We are having some VISA problems. Please pray with us that the LORD will make the way clear.

"that all the people might know..."

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"That all the people of the world might know the hand of the LORD, that it is mighty..."
Joshua 4:24a

Been a lot of earthquakes lately.  Natural disasters.  Shocking tragedies.  I have stopped wondering "if" there will be another big tsunami and started to wonder "when."  It's not despair of the times at all though--it's understanding them.  Christ's return is imminent--the Scripture says the time of His coming is drawing near, any moment according the PM's new book, Ready For His Return.  And there are things that are to accompany His return--signs. We've got those too--undeniably.  Seeing them, I can't help but ask,

"More time LORD, please, just a little more time.  We've only just arrived in Java.  The work has barely begun.  I know others have been here sowing and reaping for many years, but the harvest field you've given to us is barely touched!  Please LORD< give us labourers and time... time to bring in the har…

Same Message, New Shoes

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I've thought a lot about that first great missionary movement. You know them. We usually refer to them simply as "the Moravians." They loved the LORD Jesus extravagantly and they had a consuming passion for lost souls. Bourne out of a move of the Spirit, over a period of 100 years the Moravians sent out many, many missionaries, one in eight members went to the far corners of the world. What really has me fascinated and humbled is the fact that the first two of them sold themselves into slavery to reach a certain people group which was otherwise beyond the reach of the Gospel message. This people group had no right of legal process—in fact, no personal rights at all! Nothing belonged to them—not their time, not their choices, not even their own bodies. Every day was a horror, not knowing if the caprices of their lords would lead finally to death today. You could say, they were in an "extremely restricted access nation."


Those were the two young men, Moravians, w…

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