Project Updates Live Global "There Cannot Be One Child Sleeping Outside" They've started taking refugee families with babies and small kids to their church every night to sleep out of the cold. Video: How Training Helped These Three Pastors These three pastors shared specific ways they were impacted by the recent training. You can watch and listen to what they said! 4 Ways to Bless My Father's House As Pastor Predestin, his wife, and the other staff seek to serve these kids and honor the Lord, there are ways you could bless them and their ministry. How to Teach the Bible to Kids Across the globe, Christians desire to teach the Bible to kids, because they know that God loves children and desires to capture young hearts for Himself. The Primary School Advantage It's a huge deal that the kids at My Father's House orphanage go to school. They will "age out" of the orphanage with the advantage of an education. This Is an Akha Welcome Team Praise God for this Akha welcome team at a new church building in an Akha village. These people have heard the gospel as a result of Grace Ministries. Where Many Are Made Well This medical clinic has earned the reputation of being the place "where many are made well." People will travel for more than an hour to get there. Before the Monsoon Season We praise God that a couple of months before the peak of monsoon season in Myanmar, all three churches were meeting inside their respective buildings. "He Put a New Song in My Mouth" Let's pray that God will continue to give new life in Christ and a new song of praise to many more victims of the sex trafficking industry in India. New Life in Christ for 3 Girls Since their baptisms, the girls feel that they are experiencing a new life in Christ and they're experiencing a new beginning. Children Here Are the Poorest of the Poor Friendship Children's Schools have a manifold purpose. Most of the kids come from families who are the poorest of the poor. Fulfilling Heavenly and Earthly Fathers' Desires Elizabeth just graduated from Beacon Baptist Theological Seminary in India. She comes from a tribal community and didn't know English when she arrived. A Day in My Father's House We believe the Lord has sovereignly directed each child to My Father's House Orphanage to receive physical, life-saving care and to hear the Gospel. The Gospel of John for the Most Populated Area Bijaya encouraged them that God's Word could work long after pastors had left the readers' presence because the Writer of the Word Himself would be present. Video: 15-Year Long Prayer for New Library Books Answered! The students and staff unloaded the trucks and passed the banana boxes of new library books from student to student, up the stairs, and into the new library. "...And Also Give!" Would it be best to go visit the school to encourage him and his staff in prayer, give money to the school for the general operation, or some other way? Iranian Refugees Ask About Christian Faith They are praising the Lord that their team had the opportunity to speak with three Iranian refugees who wanted to know about the Christian faith. Chicken, Fish, and Cows—How a Leader Becomes Self-Sustaining As he assumed leadership, Ajit has always desired that he and his ministry be self-sustaining, and he's worked to that end ever since. Instruct Locally to Impact Globally They know at this Indian seminary that if they prayerfully train their students in sound doctrine and how to fulfill the Great Commission, the graduates will be equipped to go out and make disciples and an impact globally. On the Last Day of 2074 It was the last day of Nepal year 2074. There and then, in a tiny village in Nepal there are 500 homes, but only one believer. Summer School Looks Like So Much Fun! They say a picture is worth a thousand words, right? Well, here are 37 photos from summer school at Hope International School (HIS)! A Picnic for Refugees More than 100 refugees attended the picnic and it presented opportunities to lovingly care for them. And it piqued the curiosity of many people! Video: "Distributing Gospel Tracts Is the Most Effective Way" Distributing gospel tracts is the most effective way to reach the unreached in Myanmar, Kimpi says. You'll have to watch the video to find out why. Be sure to turn up the volume! Testimonies from the Middle East Ministry Internship Bubu and Bahiti lead an internship program for young people in the Middle East who desire to grow closer to Jesus personally and do full-time ministry in their region for His glory. "The Ancient Path" Goes Digital He has provided men and women to develop a website for "The Ancient Path," digital versions of several "Ancient Path" translations, and even a mobile app. When a Brother Prays Sai asked the rest of the ministry to pray for his brother to have the courage to make a commitment to follow Christ completely. "Found" in Translation Bijaya has been working on a translation of “The Ancient Path” into the local language of an unreached group, which he thought was Maithili. The Old Proven Tool From clothing to music, to movies, it seems like young people across the globe are fascinated by American culture! There's especially a draw to learning English. More than a Warm Blanket To give out a warm blanket to relieve earthly suffering without considering the person's eternal destiny would be a great disservice. What's Up with the Bible College? So, for the past several months, Dr. Mung's son Sangpi has led the charge to revive the college and increase enrollment through different ministry objectives. Reaching Kids in the Refugee Camps What a blessing for Zijah and Lorena (leaders of the Caring for Refugees project) to fulfill this calling among kids in the refugee camps. Somewhere to Call Home Base Bijaya and his team purchased a very inexpensive piece of property. The goal is to turn this property into a home base for training believers and pastors. Sajay Experiences God Who Sets the Captive Free Those involved with this ministry experience the blessing too when they watch people they've ministered to set free by the love of Christ. Padma's Story: From Abuse to Jesus Padma started working at a brick kiln when she was eight years old. At the kiln, she was physically and sexually abused. Using Juxtaposition in India to Share Christ Universities next to slums. Our Live Global national partner we call Paul has decided to maximize this juxtaposition for God's glory. Seven Refugee Churches Out of the One The authorities in this area have demanded a "reorganization" of refugees and now these believers are being scattered among seven different camps. A New Perspective To accomplish these two main goals, they have to get creative and they have to get a new perspective on their time and materials. "Instead We Persevere" We have not reacted; instead we persevere. This has left a good legacy among the surrounding community. Visiting Professors Have an Impact Normally, classes are taught by well-trained, well-equipped Indian professors. But occasionally, God provides visiting professors from the United States. How to Reach Families from All Backgrounds The children come from all backgrounds, so the prayer is that God would use this ministry to preach the good news to each of them. Video: A Fly on the Wall at FBBCTS If you were a fly on the wall at Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary in Myanmar, this is what you'd see. Video: Good Morning to You! The kids practice their English first thing every day with a special greeting "Good Morning to You" song, sung to a catchy familiar tune. Take a look. In the Midst of Uncertainty, God Certainly Works In the midst of uncertainty on the ground in the Middle East, God is still certainly working. Meat Chickens Provide Financial Kick-Start for Churches A donor provides 25 meat chickens plus seven weeks of food and a portable cage to the pastor or church planter as the initial kickstart. Preaching the Gospel in Many Different Ways Missionary evangelistic work and preaching the gospel has many different ways as the Bible tells us. Personal Testimonies from the 2017 Spiritual Life Conference To bring it closer to home, here are several personal testimonies from students and parents who were affected by the conference. Buddhist Monk Receives Bible After Wanting One for Two Years The monk was so happy when I gave him the Bible and he even told me that it had been a long time that he was longing to have this. Ministry by the Numbers We thank God as a church-planting ministry that we celebrated 12 years of God's goodness to us. The following is a "ministry by the numbers" report. Who Graduates from Bangladesh Theological Seminary? It's amazing to hear the stories of where these graduates came from, how the Lord saved them, and what He has called them to. "Our Approach Is To Go There Where They Are" Where people aren't likely to make it to a more populated region where the gospel might be more prevalent, "Our approach is to go there where they are." The Greatest Joy and the Biggest Challenge We asked him, “What is the greatest joy for you in your ministry in this village?” His response was simple but profound. Rescued Girl Transformed by the Love of Christ The rescuers wept as they were so grateful that they were able to “save” another girl that had been stripped of her innocence. Man Trusts Jesus in Refugee Camp, Stays to Minister to Others But then he got his permission from the government to leave the refugee camp and continue on to West Europe. This is what every refugee is waiting. 84-Year-Old Moldovan Woman Baptized 84-year-old Zinaida was reading the bible at home looking for salvation and to be baptized. Pastor Victor heard about it when he was walking door to door. Video: This School Is a Center for Missions Endeavors Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary in Myanmar is not just a theological training ground—it's a center for missions endeavors. Video: Planting the Seed of Hope in Christ Planting the seed of hope in Christ—that's the foundation of Hope International School (HIS) in Yangon, Myanmar. Christians Show Unconditional Compassion The flooding of 2015 proved to be an excellent time for many Christians in Myanmar to stand out as they gave unconditional compassion and help to everyone. Baptisms in a Rushing River The water in the middle was still a rushing river, but the baptisms were manageable! Praise God for these former Hindu souls added to the Kingdom. Schools, Music, Senior Programs, and Farms What do schools, music, senior programs, and farms have in common? If you ask Pastors Ajit and Salim, these are all ways to reach people for Christ! "So I Baptized Them All" Using "The Ancient Path" tract, Suanpu has been evangelizing new areas around his village. He has been systematically traveling farther out each time. Share in the Joy over National Youth Conference 2017 Share in the joy with Pastor Joseph and the conference committee as the Lord has done great things at the National Youth Conference in Togo. Family Campers Learn About Forgiveness and Grace How beautiful an opportunity to get to share with Middle Eastern nationals about the forgiveness and grace offered to them through Jesus. Reaching the Least Evangelized Division of Myanmar Tungpi hit a big city in the least evangelized division. He had previously sent 60,000 "The Ancient Path" gospel tracts to pastors and evangelists. Rebuilding Three Churches: the Profiles Beyond the physical and financial stress they have experienced, there remains a missional heart in each of these three churches. Rebuilding Three Churches: the Strategy The wisest strategy to help those still in need in Myanmar is to work through our existing relationships with nationals on the ground. Hut Churches Growing in Number and Spirit Yes, God is growing the tiny hut churches and calling more people to His Kingdom. So much so that some of these churches actually grow out of their huts! No One Is Bored at Engedi The young people who attend camps love the hill and the lake. In India, this is a rare gem! No one is bored at Engedi! Video: You Are Called to Prepare If you are called to ministry then you are called to prepare. Those at Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary in Myanmar fully believe this! Many People Tell Them "Don't Go!" Even though many people, even believers, will sometimes tell them "don't go!" It's risky, but God is good and sovereign and has a plan for those He sends. The Lord Answers Their Prayers They pray often for the unbelievers who have shown an interest in the gospel. Here are three stories about how they've seen the Lord answer their prayers. How God Used Robbers to Provide CLAY Center with New Land God supplied someone to purchase the land, which kept these robbers from being able to steal it, and God had worked through these evil men for good. Home Church Celebrates Growth Pastor Devon and his family started a home church and have been doing outreaches and building relationships to grow it ever since. A Gospel Camp for Fathers in Nagaland Pastor Aki desires to disciple fathers to love their wives like Christ loves the church and to raise up their children in the fear of the Lord. Medical Mission Sees Door Opened Through Prayer In a city where there has been no previous gospel witness, the Moldova medical missions team set out to minister the truth about Jesus. To Chile and Beyond and Back From Liberia to the Philippines to Paraguay and beyond, Chileans who love Jesus are partnering with national believers in these countries. God Gives Thailand Ministry Something to Look Back On Oh, what a treasure when, in addition to Scriptural truth, the Lord gives us an opportunity to look back to personal memories of his faithfulness. Tea Shops, Mountain Tops, and a Big Goat God even moves in the hearts of people to go to a tea shop or to buy a big goat at the time when they need to hear the good news. Discipling the Lisu People in Sound Doctrine It's reported that the majority of Lisu people would identify as Christian. But, many of them have a way to go in understanding sound biblical doctrine. "How Can a Young Man Keep His Way Pure?" Pastor Joseph, the leader of this project, has made it one of his chief ambitions to train up the youth in Togo and other West African countries. Reaching the Heraka Chief Priest Pastor Aki and the pastor even got to visit the chief priest. Pastor Aki said they had a good time sharing the gospel with his whole family. Games Day Outreach Draws a Crowd! The point of the games day event is to give glory to Christ for His work on the cross that makes it possible for one to have a relationship with God. Afghan Refugees Hear the Gospel Could it be that God is answering these prayers for Afghanistan by reaching this small group of Afghan refugees in Bosnia? "No One Else Is Reaching the Community this Way" Friendship Ministries finds all kinds of ways to reach all kinds of people in their community with the gospel. One way is through friendship Bible classes. Engedi Camp Impacts Man for Eternity "But I went to Engedi camp. I was convicted of my sins and through the counselors, I understood the meaning of the gospel." Getting the Gospel into the Heart Language of All People "For me, if I hear the gospel in English or Thai, I may understand it. But if someone is sharing it in Karen, this touches my heart more." Saved, Discipled, Sent Jesus called his disciples to himself, taught them the Truth, and then sent them out on mission in groups. Bubu and Bahiti are doing the same. Hope International School Adds Grade Each Year As HIS continues to grow, they must hire new teachers to teach the additional grades. And HIS has hired some top-notch teachers who love the Lord. A Missions Conference in Nepal? How encouraging it would be to meet at a missions conference with other like-minded believers to worship God and hear the preaching of God's Word. July 8 Is Day of Prayer for National Youth Conference 2017 3,000 young adults will gather in Togo for a youth conference, "No Shortcut for True Joy." Pastor Joseph is organizing a day of prayer for this event. The Chileans Head to the Philippines! In July, a team from Adelphos is taking the first trip to the new frontier to see what God might do in the Philippines! Taking Teenage Refugees to McDonald's The group from Zijah and Loren's church took the teenage refugees out to lunch at McDonald's where they all had a chance to share a meal together. Preaching Eternal Life in a Graveyard A graveyard is an excellent backdrop for preaching the gospel. "'Prophesy over these bones, and say to them, O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord.'" Row, Row, Row Your Mobile Library Boat? The mobile library boat gets loaded with Christian literature and members from Friendship Bible Church take it from community to community along the rivers. Coffee Beans Support Thailand Orphanage Arlang has found a way to help support CFPM by diving into a profitable trade. They grow coffee beans on Arlang's property. Sons of Prostitutes Get "Big Brothers" The graduates of the Bible training institute get to act as "big brothers" for the CFPM boys who are living in the boys home on the same campus. Beacon Student Makes Disciples After graduating, he went on to make more disciples among his own people, using his new training to better lead, serve, and preach the gospel. Summer English Story Telling Competition Has an Impact Summer school students all across the country of Myanmar recently got together for a fun story telling competition. The theme? English fairy tales! Youth Ministry at a Refugee Camp To shine some light and hope into the poor kids' lives must be incredible. And this wasn't a Westerner's idea.