Bibles for Muslim Leaders to Build Bridges of Peace in Pakistan
AsiaNews.it reports....'The director of a Christian organisation (the Apostolic overseer of TheWayCM in Pakistan) organises seminar that brought together some 40 leading Christians, Muslims and Hindus. Grateful for the opportunity to take part in the event, one Muslim scholar acknowledges that Pakistani Christians "love the country" and play an important role in "education and health care." Another Muslim leader says he found inspiration in the teachings and practices of Jesus.'
Multan (AsiaNews) says.... 'More than 40 people, including several prominent Muslims, took part in a seminar on the 'Concept of God in Christianity'. The purpose of the gathering was to improve understanding of Christian traditions and promote tangible ways to build "bridges of peace" between Pakistan's Muslim and Christian communities. Participant received a copy of the Bible as a gift. Held in Multan (Punjab) on 12-15 June, the three-day initiative came from Asher William, director of a Christian organisation, Pakistan Outreach, that promotes interreligious dialogue, social harmony and the word of God.' Read full article
Training and Evangelism
25th June to 30th June 2012 , TheWayCM's Apostolic Team headed by Apostle Asher will be in the north of Pakistan for training and Evangelism. They have two objectives;
(1) To train more then 100 students for evangelism and
(2) To do evangelism in the streets, market, parks and other public places.
On 30th June Apostle Asher will teach in a Youth Seminar (name places withheld for security reasons). The Apostolic Team want to raise-up an Evangelistic Team from that area.
Their Mission slogan is to 'PREACH, REACH to EACH'.
Apostle Asher says, 'It's a big task but we have a Great God with us. We are very hopeful that by your prayers we will win many souls for His Kingdom. So, please join hands with us in prayer. Revival is on the way! Pakistan will be saved and we will win this battle.'
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A Letter from Burundi
This is the report about the work we have been doing in Burundi, RD Congo and Rwanda for the past three years...
After receiving the teachings from you through the DVD, CD, and some books sent, I started to teach our pastors about the vision for making disciples.
We had started to plant the small teams of discipleship, in Bujumbura now ,we have 5 churches, each church has many groups of disciples, that it becomes our vision because after starting that, the churches continue to grow day by day.
In Bujumbura town, nowadays, we have 41 discipleship groups, in all the country Burundi, we have 156 groups of discipleship.
We have ready planted 15 churches in 3 years, and the churches continue to grow Spiritually and in number, example, church of Bujumbura town centre , we have almost 700 church members, in Minevam Gatumba, we have 1200 members.
Many people received Jesus through the discipleship groups.
In RD Congo, the church continues to grow because they are ready started the vision of discipleship groups, they have now more than 100 groups of discipleship, in Rwanda also, more than 50 groups of discipleship have started.
We praise God because our congregation is extending in many countries.
Now, we have the churches in BURUNDI, our head office, in RD Congo, Rwanda, Senegal, Mali and India.
Your help in materials and support can help so much our congregation and other churches because we are started to help other congregations for building the Church of Christ.
I have already helped Baptist church, Jesus is Lord hurch, Emmanuel church, Trust Believer church, and so on...
For conclusion, I send to you few pictures of our church members and me (above).
I need your prayer in this good work.
I invite you to encourage us in this best vision, may the Lord Jesus bless you richly.
AP. Peter from Burundi.
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What Happens Next.....
At my church
Yes, just in Bujumbura.
Are you ready to move on to the Full Global Training for Life Course?
Yes, and I continue to check because is a big help for our teachings
This is new teaching that you have not done yet, you may need to translate it into the languages that you use. Are you able to do that or can you use English?
I can, but the problem, I haven't my own laptop, I use the internet café and that is expensive, I cannot use a long time because of the cost.
I understand.....can you use the course in English?
Yes, but many people here in our country use French, Kirundi and Swahili languages, only a few people can understand English.
So, what is the best way to do this? Do you have people who are excellent translators and do you have people who understand the technology required for making the translations?
Yes, I have them, only if you give the work, you must pay them money.
Please give me an accurate breakdown of the cost of doing this work....
It depends how long time can take….. between $50- 100 USA
Leave it with me and I will get back to you as soon as I can...."
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....and so, back to Spain (again) Spring 2012
I will announce the new plans for the art event when I have them confirmed.
We did have time to catch up with old friends and even had time to make some new ones. As always, we were very blessed.
Back to Spain - Autumn 2011
We met with some church leaders from the Costa del Sol and I was able to minister at The Ark Christian Fellowship in Fuengirola.
We were invited to the dedication of the new Revelation TV studios in La Cala Mijas on September 24th.
USA July 9th to 19th 2011
The first five days were spent at the International Christian Retail Show (ICRS) in Atlanta, Georgia with my friend, publisher and author Dr Rev David Yanez.. Pastor David Hope from Houston, Texas also joined us for two days.
There was a book signing day for all of us and a day of interviews and meetings. Much interest was shown in 'Wee Boys from Glasgow Don't Cry'. We were each interviewed for TV by WATC Atlanta 57. David and I also broadcast our radio show live from Atlanta: http://revmedia.podomatic.com
Brownville - Maine - USA
The next five days I spent in Maine mostly with Katahdin Christian Church in Brownville and also with a few individuals who needed a jolt from the Lord.
Jim and Leanna Kinson were my amazing hosts.
I discovered 'Tout' when I was in Maine. You can share some of my life's moments here: http://www.tout.com/u/peter4
According to the response, I am hoping to go back to minister more extensively in Maine and Canada. Glory to God.....
Cholet - France
Nancy and I stayed with Mijo, my French translator, in her lovely home from May 26th to May 31st.
I was able to minister twice in Pastor Daniel L'Herroux's church in the centre of the town. On Saturday afternoon we looked at the Father's heart and on Sunday morning we looked at the life, death and resurrection of Christ Jesus from his Mary's perspective. It was Mother's Day in France.
I was able to pass on a few computer skills to Mijo that should help us with future translation work. Apart from the weekly McKenzie and Gist translations, Mijo is also translating my book, 'Wee Boys from Glasgow Don't Cry'.
Spring 2011 Update
It looks like we will return to Spain in September(ish). If everything goes according to plan, I will record some TV programmes with Revelation TV and, all going well, I will launch the Spanish translation of Wee Boys from Glasgow Don’t Cry. At the same time I may have an exhibition of my photos/art-work in Granada.
However, before all that, we are currently planning our next mission to the East Coast of the USA, Mexico, Venezuela and Argentina. We hope to be there in June/July. This mission will coincide with the USA promotion of Wee Boys from Glasgow Don’t Cry in America.
Currently I’m writing two new books, Who is McKenzie? and McKenzie’s Companion. I am also in the process of re-publishing/editing a short book I wrote some years ago called New Age Deception.
Report on USA Mission May/June 2010
Although The Way Christian Ministries’ vision casting mission to the USA was cut short by the sudden death of my mother, what happened during the twelve days Nancy and I were there was truly awesome.
Our tour started when we were collected by Pastor Michaels and his assistant Pastor, Chris at Los Angeles Airport (LAX) and we were driven for around one hour to our hotel in Ontario, near Uplands in Southern California. The hotel was excellent and a great way to start our time in America.
Our hosts , Oasis of Life Church, treated us so well. The ministry there was well received by a mixed Mexican and American congregation that allowed me an opportunity to ‘charlar en español’. We made some amazing friends there and look forward to returning.
After three nights we flew to Tulsa, Oklahoma where we were collected at the airport by Ann Saxman and driven to the house of our host Danene Crammer in Broken Arrow, a suburb of Tulsa.
Danene was delightful and allowed us to make her house our home for the next five nights. She drove us around Tulsa to visit Rhema Bible Church, of which she is a graduate and member; Oral Roberts University Campus and Billy Joe Daugherty’s College and Church where I met Jean and Christine Hajabakiga, graduates from that College (Victory Bible Institute) who are about to return to work full time as missionaries in their native Rwanda. Jean is working on the translation of TheWayCM Foundation Course into Kinyarwanda.
During the day on Friday 4th June we had a fruitful meeting with Daniel King, a young man who holds large evangelistic events around the world, a real Reinhard Bonnke in the making.
On the Friday evening we had the opportunity to cast our vision at a Scottish evening arranged by Danene. Nancy spent the whole day baking ‘Millionaire’s Shortbread’ and ‘Scottish Pancakes’ that went down a treat with our invited guests. We met some great people with wonderful ministries of their own.
The next day we flew to Houston, Texas. At the airport we were collected in a limo (our host Rev. David Yanez’s brother Gabriel has a limo hire business) and driven to Rev. David’s family home in Kingwood where we were made very welcome.
The next day, Sunday 6th June, I preached at Pastor David Hope’s Metro Church, where we had a wonderful time. The next day I visited the Nathaniel Centre, a centre of excellence for a group of Christian ministries with an interest in the culture of the Jews and The Holy Land.
We were invited to lunch by Associate Pastor Mort Petrushansky where we met Pastor Bron Barkley both of the Shalom Hebraic Christian Congregation. It was an inspirational time of fellowship over some lovely Mexican food.
We arranged to see each other at the Houston Pastors Monthly Meeting on Thursday but in the early hours of Tuesday morning I received the shocking news from home that my mother had been found dead in her home in Scotland making it necessary for Nancy and I to cancel the remainder of our tour and return back to Scotland immediately.
I honestly believe that our time in the USA was fruitful with some key divine appointments that have opened the way for us to go back again soon. I have determined to maintain regular contact with most of the people we met there many of whom, I know, will become lifelong friends and ministry partners.
Recently I heard the phrase ‘Media Missionary’ and it captured my imagination.
As the work of TheWayCM grows rapidly, reaching more new countries, it now means that we cannot schedule a mission to any country more than once every two years.
To compensate for this unsatisfactory lack of physical contact we have now pioneered a way of virtually visiting those countries that can receive our audio/visual messages by way of the Internet, satellites or radio signals (http://thewaycmnews.weebly.com/); hence the expression Media Missionary
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It was missionary, Keith Wright who said, "Lost people matter to God, and so they must matter to us."
Together we will reach more lost and broken people as well as non-discipled Christians with our life-changing media-based resources and with your help we will also…..
- expand our distribution
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The Way Christian Ministries - India
Radio Interview with Apostle Vinay
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Missions and Missionaries
Pakistan Mission Report
Multan City Video
16th February to March 3rd 2009
For two weeks, I travelled extensively in the Southern Punjab area of Pakistan and I discovered a unique country with a complex tapestry of culture and faith set in a sprawling plain that is an unrelentless task master.
This vast expanse is a breeding ground for sickness that chases you and finally catches you when you are too old to hide inside the endless folds of your swaddling clothes and unable to breath any more dust into lungs that have become brick kilns in the scorching temperatures.
Pakistan Needs Jesus
Pakistan needs Jesus and it was among the Christian that I found air I could breathe and peace that was real.
I was on a Christian mission, therefore, by far, the majority of people I met were Christians. They were either converted Muslims or had been raised-up in Christian families.
In Pakistan the Christians live together in communities or colonies. This affords them some protection from Muslim persecution but does not exempt them from it.
The most internationally known example of this was in Santinagar (Khanewal district) when the predominantly Christian town (total population 8,398) was virtually destroyed by more than 30,000 frenzied Muslim extremists on February 6th 1997. Miraculously no-one was killed. There were occasions when we required an armed escort out of the more rural areas when our meetings finished after dark.
Life on the street is basic and somewhat primitive. Everything that can pull a cart does so; people, oxen, camels horses and countless thousands of donkeys.
The intermittent electricity power-sheds daily and the sewage and water systems are inadequate. I was there at the beginning of March and already the temperature was getting into the 30’s promising to peak in the high 40’s by mid summer.
Plagues of flies were already amassing around the street vendors, especially the meat stands where the butchered carcasses were suspended on hooks above a line of severed goat’s heads smiling sardonically and at last unperturbed by the crawling parasites.
Inevitably, in such conditions, despite every precaution, diarrhoea comes to visit.
My schedule was intensive, ministering around 45 times in 14 days. We reached in excess of 4,000 people during the mission. God moved powerfully and many people were saved and healed.
The main purpose of our mission was to establish our TheWayCM Discipleship courses among the Christians. We already have around 500 members who are being discipled and we anticipate up to 100 fold increase in the next year. If the leaders in Pakistan follow our carefully outlined strategy this will raise the number of our discipleship trainees to around 5,000 Christians.
After a brief visit to one of our associate pastor’s home in Lahore to arrange a meeting for the way back; our mission started in Gujranwala around two hours drive north of Allama Iqbal (Lahore) International Airport.
The Gujranwala Theological Seminary is the longest established and largest theological training institution in Pakistan. I was able to preach to all the students in the Principle’s morning devotions spot in the chapel early on Wednesday morning February 18th. We look forward to a continuing relationship with this place of Christian Training. One of our National Apostolic Overseers, Asher William, is a graduate from here.
We had a very long drive (six hours) from Gujranwala to a village near Shorkot where we were hosted by Pastor Rauf Swan and his lovely family. On Thursday Feb. 19th I ministered at a leader’s seminar in the morning and an open meeting in the evening. We had to be sure to leave before it was too late to avoid the risk of bandits on the road.
We anticipate continuing to work with Pastor Rauf and his ministry, especially with regards to translation and printing work.
Apostle Ansab and Saba
After a two or three hours drive we reached Multan City where I was staying with Apostle Ansab John and his family.
Apostle Asher and Team in Minibus
TheWayCM have a minibus that we are trying to purchase, not only for ministry use but also as a funding generator taxi. We would not have been able to do all the ministry that we did without it. National Apostolic Overseer Ansab’s brother-in-law, Asaf, was our amazing driver.
February 21st I spent the day in Gulzaib Colony ministering twice to leaders and in an open meeting in the evening.
Central Jail Colony
On Sunday 22nd February I ministered in four different Sunday Services including the Central Jail Colony.
Monday 23rd Feb. we had an early morning (6am) devotional at Apostle Asher’s Home and later ministered in the Home Church at No.14 Chungi, again in Gulzaib Colony and a Home Church meeting in Raza Abad
We went out of town to 26 Chak on Feb. 24th to minister to leaders in the afternoon and an open meeting in the evening.
Next day, we made the two hours drive to the strategic Christian town of Shantinagar in the Khanewal District east of Multan City. We had a well attended Pastors and Leaders meeting in the afternoon, a Children’s Bible Foundation School memory verse display in the early afternoon. Some of the 11 or 12 years old boys and girls had memorized whole chapters of the bible. Later in the evening I ministered at an open meeting.
February 27th we had a vision-casting seminar with church leaders in Multan and later an open meeting in the Rufun Colony.
The next day I had a meeting with a group of Christian nurses in the grounds of the hospital where they work.
March 1st we spent the whole day in Vihari City two hours east of Multan. These meetings brought TheWayCM Mission to a climax. We had large crowds and a great response.
Thank you for your Prayers
March 2nd it was time to make the six hours drive to the airport in Lahore but not before having a typical Pakistani breakfast with Elder Asaf John and his lovely family.
True to form, Apostle Ansab had arranged one final meeting for me in Lahore. In a tiny Christian Colony in a very rural setting just outside the army base surrounded by oxen, goats and chickens, around 40 people had a Calvary encounter with Jesus. Hallelujah!
Despite the flack from the devil’s artillery, I made the airport in good time.
By the time I arrived home in Glasgow I heard on the news that terrorists had ambushed the Sri Lankan cricket team’s bus in Lahore and killed some policemen. This had happened while I was flying home.
It was a poignant reminder that the Lord had been covering me with His divine protection during this mission and it underlined the crucial importance of hearing the confirmation from God before going on any mission.
Thank you for your prayers while I was away – they worked!
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