We have several updates that you should know about regarding this ministry in difficult places.
Brother M was one of four men who traveled from Rakhine state to attend our training meeting in Mandalay on October 15-17. On his way home the Arakan Army detained him. We don't know where he is or if he is OK, so please lift him up in prayer. The conflict in Myanmar states of Rakhine and Kachin is a real danger to many who live in these parts, and this is the reason we are seeking to reach out to them. We still have not heard about M from Rakhine state in Myanmar. Let's keep asking God for his release from his captors.
On October 17, we had 35 from ABC (Alliance of Burmese Calling) complete GPHD in Mandalay, Myanmar and graduate since they completed all the work.
The training at GTP in Yangon has gone very well. In just 3 days they were understanding the principles of the New Testament Church. We often underestimate the ability and power of God's Word and the Holy Spirit mixed with a hungry soul.
Yesterday in our last meeting in Yola, Nigeria, we stopped our meeting to pray for a brother who had been kidnapped. This persecution is here in Nigeria as well, even though it is not coming through the government. The government here often does nothing to those who kill and kidnap.
At the same time, we praise God for 49 people who are graduating GPHC in Yola, with 11 more that should finish this week! That will make 60 or more in all who are ready to implement the plans God has given them.”
We are proving the truth of Jesus’ words; “I will build My church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it” (Matthew 16:18).
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