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Please join us in prayer for this final strategic week of the FIJI Mission as we head to the Capital city of Suva and the southeastern side of the island to join Bishop Rosie Cox at Rock Church, a strategic meeting with the Commissioner of Prisons, prison Services in men's women's and juvenile Correctional facilities as well as a Pastors Awareness meeting, outreach LIFE experience in Ratu Sakuma Park on Saturday and Sunday serves


We are excited as we continue in Fiji with evangelism training, Pastors conferences, and FESTIVAL FIJI the LIFE EXPERIENCE. We appreciate your prayers! God took us through weather obstacles that threatened our entire trip. From Hurricane Hermine which crashed through Florida and was pounding its way up the East Coast as we left, to Hurricane Madeline in the South Pacific closely followed by Category 3 Hurricane Lester, by God's grace we made all of our flight connections and arrived in time in Fiji. Not only that, but all of our team members from American Samoa, Western Samoa and Gabriel from Tacoma Washington also made it on time.

We have completed the first leg of the FIJI Mission in Lautoka with prison ministry, outreach, churches and pastors conference. It is exciting to see the wonderful people of Fiji and their hunger for the Lord. An island steeped with tradition, family and culture, it does not seem that many want to see the increasing prison population, suicide rate, and drug abuse. Pastor Hemraj, Seth and the TC team are battling not only addiction but the wall of silence that surrounds abuse This Enjoy coke, knock off on a wall in Lautoka is a silent testimony to the problem that so many want to ignore.

Also known as kava, or more simply put "grog," Yaquon , is one of the staple beverages of the cultural Fiji experience. Known to cause inebriation and in some cases hallucination it is highly addictive and having a significant impact on the society. Open market spaces around the bus terminals and street corners are now peppered with Kava stands. It is estimated that over $750,000 Fijian dollars per day are spent on, Kava. Bureau of statistics population census estimates that there are 400,000 Fijian  in the age bracket 20 to 64 and at least a quarter of a million of them consume Kava on a daily basis. Made from the powdered root of the piper methysticum the sound of this root being pulverized in metal bowls, creates a ringing sound which can resonate deep into the night laughingly called by many “kava bells.” That is unless you’re trying to sleep.

Life Experience-Shirley Park, FIJI


The Life Experience (more than LIVE music, the Life-experience) outreach in Shirley Park was a great opportunity to share Jesus. In a park dedicated to Hindi deities, with trees that had been planted many decades ago to honor these gods, God opened the door for us to have the first Christian outreach in this “Garden of the gods.". What an honor to share the powerful name of Jesus and declare His love in the shadow of these ceremonial trees. More than that, it was wonderful to see people come out of the shadows and into the light of Jesus Christ and his love.

Local church groups, dance teams, choirs and singers joined us for 5 nights as the 23 CPN (Citywide Pastors Network)s sponsored this outreach with Fiji Teen Challenge. They .joined us each night to minister salvation, freedom and healing at crowded altars.

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Prison Ministry

God granted us unprecedented access to the prisons in Lautoka., especially Natububbua Correctional One of the true blessings being able to minister to so many in the correctional facilities, was to know that we were just preaching and running, but offering them an opportunity to come to teen challenge and meet Jesus Christ for themselves.
Executive Director Hemraj Mangal and Seth Greenwald the program director for Fiji TC joined us along with the amazing team from American & Western Samoa to minister and at the altar and explain why it was worth the investment to come to teen challenge and build the foundation for their futures. Is over 80 crowded the altar to receive Jesus Christ.
For the first time in 40 years of TC ministry, the Warden of the prison asked us if he could take a picture with us with the men who committed their lives to Jesus Christ on his iphone, and shared it with me -- Join us to pray that many of these men will come to Teen Challenge While -prison can punish, but only Jesus can transform a life. Much more than rehabilitation-Transformation.
 
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4 Now he had to go through Samaria. So he came to a town in Samaria called Sychar, near the plot of ground Jacob had given to his son Joseph.  6 Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, tired as he was from the journey, sat down by the well. It was about noon.
John 4:4-6

In all the gospel story there are no more tenderly human picture of Jesus than this passage which we have in these words. He has been traveling all day in the hot sun, and coming to this resting-place He sits down on a well-curb. He is weary and way-worn with His long journey He is both hungry and thirsty.

This is the picture of Jesus for tired people. ..
In other places we see pictures Jesus the tempted,

  • Jesus for the mourners and sorrowing,
  • for the repentant,  for mothers and children,
  • for the blind, the deaf, the lame, and
  • for the persecuted.

Here, however, is the picture of Jesus for the weary. As we look at it we see the human side of Christ's life. Here is one of His experiences which I can identify with. Seeing Him healing, teaching, raising the dead, or transfigured, I say, "Well, Yeah, that's Jesus, He's the son of God, he can do that . . He is far above us, and I can dream, but cannot identify with what that really feels like.

But, in His exhaustion, in bodily weariness, after His long journey in the heat and dust, He is down here, among us, and I know how that feels. It helps me to be reminded that He is able to sympathize with me when I am tired, like that day, so long ago.

Do we extract all of the poignant truth we can get from Jesus’s human experiences? When you have been working hard all day ---weary, feel like you can't go another step, and remember this picture - Jesus, footsore and dust-covered, sinking down in sheer exhaustion on the stone curb. He knows.

He has not forgotten even in His glory how He felt that day, and when He sees us in our weariness, His heart goes out to us. He looks at us with compassion, and want to send grace for time of need if we would but turn to Him rather than turning from Him.

We were on the street in Fiji feeding the street vendors yesterday with a local church - their work is hard, their calloused hands slumped shoulders and weary eyes spoke of their struggle. As we finished feeding, praying and sharing someone told me most of them would spend the night sleeping on the hard ground, without a mat, guarding their stalls. They had to protect their wares from the inevitable intrusion of the thieves. They could not allow them to take what little produce that they had grown or harvested that week.

In John 10:10. the bible says the thief comes to kill, steal and destroy. May we guard our hearts, our homes and families just 1/2 of the persistence of these amazing street vendors here in Fiji. They live a hard life --they set an amazing example of diligence.  I pray God will impart his grace for us to stand in the face of the onslaught of a pervasive cultural attack on our homes lives and families.

If you feel exhausted, please frame this picture of Jesus in your memory and keep it always hanging up on the wall of your heart. Jesus not only knows your struggle, he stands ready to bring breakthrough grace to overcome.

 

The Sugar FESTIVAL

Tens of thousands pack the Sugar Festival grounds of Lautoka each year fro a wonderful celebration of Fijian Culture, great food, rides,music inflatables and fun. From Curry to Casava, creamsicles to kababs, the Sugar Festival commemorates the sugar cane harvest and Fiji Culture

UPCOMING SCHEDULE

2016/2017
INTERNATIONAL SCHEDULE


ASIA PACIFIC
FIJI
September 4-20
EVANGELISM & TRAINING

Dominican Republic
November 4-16

Construction, Evangelism, Outreach
with Calvary Church, Naperville, IL

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The World Mission Summit
January 2-8

Houston, Texas- Chi Alpha/GTC

Capetown, South Africa
January 2017 (tent)

Evangelism with Jacobus Nomdoe

Chang Mai, Thailand
Feb 12-18

ASIA Training and ministry

Please join with us in prayer as we continue to seek God, finish 2016 strong and look toward the 2017 ministry year. We have so many pending invitations India, Lebanon and Russia. Please stand with us in prayer that we will clearly hear the voice of the Lord.
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2016/2017
STATESIDE SCHEDULE

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Sunday, September 18, 2016,
Hope Unlimited
Suva, FIJI 10 AM

Sunday, September 25, 2016,
Westchester Christian Worship Center
White Plains 9 & 11
Mt Vernon: 12:30
White Plains, New York
www.westchesterchristian.org

Monday, September 26-30
CAMP CHAMPION
Brooklyn. Long Island and Albany TC
Glen Spey, New York

Sunday, October 9, 2016
Christian Chapel A/G
Virginia Beach, VA

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Saturday, April 15, 2017
U-turn Community Outreach
John Theobold Sports Complex
Palatka, Florida

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Again I say
unto you,
That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done
for them of
my Father which is in heaven.

 

1) FIJI OUTREACH

Please pray for us as continue to minister here in Fiji moving onto the Suva part of the outreach. Themteam members from Western and American Samoa did a great job, they are heading home

We will continue working with Hemraj Mangal and Seth Greenwell, pioneers of FIJI Teen Challenge for ministry in the Captitol CIty.From the street, to the parks, to prison, schools and churches--we are believing God to establish this emerging ministry in FIJI and move miraculously. PRAY WITH US! Please continue to remmeber our schedule in your prayers list. Remember, we are 16 hours ahead- so when It is 8 PM Thursday Night is Friday Noon in FIJI. Complete schedule is at the bottom.

FIJI MINISTRY SCHEDULE

Suva itinerary:

1. Thursday 15th arrive 5pm; Street
        6:30  to 9pm – street outreach- Feeding the Homeless

2. Friday 16th September – Prison .
~~~9 am - meet Director of Rehab & Prison

~~~ Prison Ministry at Correction Institutions
~~~ Suva, Nasinu and Naboro.
~~~7 to 9 pm – street outreach- Bro Tuimasi  

3.  Saturday 17th September
~~~Pastors’ Luncheon; 11:30 to 2pm;
~~~3 to 6pm – Sukuna Park Open Air

4.   Sunday 18th September - AM Services
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Pray with us for the global advance of the gospel. Pray for workers for the Harvest ...Teen Challenge Centers in 115 countries need staff and we currently have invitations to start Teen Challenge in over 32 nations. They are crying out for help. They need the power of God to meet a pressing social need... but we know it has a SPIRITUAL ROOT.
We offer SPIRITUAL RESOURCES to meet PRACTICAL needs.
MATTHEW 9: 37 Then He said to His disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. 38 Therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest.”

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