Beloved friends in Christ Jesus,
We are truly thankful for each one of you. We thank God for who you are in our lives. We send you our deepest love at this time of thanksgiving and preparation for the celebration of the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ.
COMMENTS FROM PEOPLE WHO HAVE
BEEN HELPED BY OUR PUBLICATIONS
A MAN FROM MOSCOW, RUSSIA SAID THAT TRUST GOD FOR YOUR FINANCES IS THE BEST BOOK ON FINANCES HE HAS READ. Alexander Kilin said, “We, Alexander and Galina Kilin, are evangelical Christians since 1994. We are citizens of Russia. We are living in the capitol of Russia – Moscow. Thank you very much for your book Trust God for Your Finances. My wife and I agree that this is the best book on finances we have read. May the Lord continue to bless you abundantly by His wisdom. We love you and we respect you.”
THE DIRECTOR OF A BIBLE SEMINARY IN NIGERIA SAYS THAT UNSHAKABLE FAITH IN ALMIGHTY GOD HAS BEEN A SOURCE OF BLESSING, ENCOURAGMENT AND INSPIRATION TO HIM. Dr. Calvin Jones said, “I am writing with a heart full of gratitude and thanksgiving to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and to thank you His faithful servants for sending me your book Unshakable Faith in Almighty God. This book has been a source of blessing, encouragement and inspiration. It has made a mighty impact on my life. This book gives me more insight into the Word of God and helps me evangelize and win souls for Christ. May God richly bless you and all your loved ones.”
A PASTOR FROM MALAWI SAYS THAT EXCHANGE YOUR WORRIES FOR GOD'S PERFECT PEACE HAS HELPED HIM TO STOP WORRYING BECAUSE THIS BOOK SPEAKS DIRECTLY TO HIS HEART. Pastor Nelson Mbewe of Revival Centres International in Malawi said, “I want to thank you very much for your wonderful book Exchange Your Worries for God's Perfect Peace. This book has helped me to learn more about God’s Word. It speaks directly to my heart. It has helped me to stop worrying. This book has helped many people in our ministry to another step of faith. We are praying for you and the wonderful work you are doing.”
A WOMAN FROM MASSACHUSETTS SAID THAT HER LIFE WAS TRANSFORMED BY QUIET CONFIDENCE IN THE LORD. This woman said, “I was hooked on your book Quiet Confidence in the Lord from the first page. Every morning I read aloud wonderful truths from that book. I have underlined so much that most of the book is underlined. I appreciate all of the time and effort you put into this book. The hours of searching you have done are incredible. My life is being transformed daily because of the work you have done. May God continue to bless you.”
COMMENTS FROM JACK HARTMAN
Comments on the progress of our newest book. We are moving along at a rapid pace on our next book which will be titled The Supernatural Power of the Living Word of God. I have completed Draft #2 of this book. Judy now has started to add her writing and comments. When she gave me the first chapters of her editing and writing she attached a note saying, “Jack, this new book is A+++.” We thank God for His anointing on this book. We pray that many people will be blessed abundantly by this book when it is published in 2007.
You now can refer our website to others. We have been working diligently on our website www.lamplight.com for several months. We believe that all of the challenges finally have been resolved. Our website now contains our last four newsletters. If you refer this website to people you know who face adversity, we believe they will be blessed. Our website contains comments from 525 people in 39 different countries who have been helped by our books and Scripture cards. We suggest that you visit our website to see for yourself.
Our current activity in the Philippines. During the past three and a half years I have been in close contact with Rev. Jack Malone in the Philippines. Jack is anointed in the area of winning souls. He believes that the Lord will give his ministry 180,000 souls in 2006 alone. He is on track to reach this goal. His goal is to reach a total harvest of 300,000 people who have given their lives to Jesus Christ by the end of this year. Jack’s long term goal is to reach a million souls for Jesus.
Jack and I send an average of approximately 100 emails back and forth each year. You might be interested in a project we have been communicating about in recent weeks. Jack is very concerned about the spiritual condition of pastors in the Philippines. In a recent email he said, “The ministers here are so poor. Their faith is even poorer. These pastors are powerless. They are deeply religious, but spiritually dead. I want very much to help them.
“The Holy Spirit is dealing with me to present a faith seminar for hundreds of pastors here. My two day seminar will be on material from Exchange Your Worries for God's Perfect Peace. I first would do a trial run with several local pastors. I am not talking about spending a lot of money because I reserve money for crusades.”
We are physically and financially unable to send a large number of copies of this book to the Philippines. The cost of sending these books would be very high. We also have no funds set aside for reprinting books once they are out of print. Because we give most of our books away, we do not have funds for reprinting as other publishers do.
I believe the Lord is showing us an effective and inexpensive way to assist Jack in presenting these seminars. I am communicating with Jack about preparing an outline for his seminars that will consist of selected Scripture references from Exchange Your Worries for God's Perfect Peace and some brief comments on each of these Scripture references.
Since we have the copyright on this book we can give Jack several pages of printed material from this book to distribute at these seminars. Jack can give a copy of this handout to each pastor who is in attendance. He then can teach from the Scripture on these pages. I will offer any help that I can to assist Jack in preparing for these faith seminars.
Lamplight Ministries will pay all costs for this project. In addition to the large amount of time I will invest in putting together this scriptural outline, we will pay the secretarial costs to transcribe this material. We then will email all of these pages to Jack Malone. We will reimburse him for any costs that he incurs in the Philippines to have a large number of copies of this handout printed and stapled together.
If the Lord puts it on your heart to contribute to Lamplight Ministries to help us to help these needy pastors in the Philippines, we would greatly appreciate it. Thank you and God bless you.
Our current activity in Zambia. Another country where Lamplight Ministries has been actively involved is the country of Zambia. The needs in Zambia are great. One in every six adults in Zambia lives with HIV. Life expectancy at birth for Zambians has fallen below forty years.
For many years we have been actively involved in extensive email correspondence with Rev. Jim Koshita. Jim is actively involved in winning souls in Zambia. Jim often goes into rural areas of Zambia to preach the gospel. He risks his life to share Jesus in many places that are Moslem strongholds. Jim does a great deal of street evangelism. He has led many Moslems and other unbelievers to eternal salvation through Jesus Christ.
Jim also periodically has open air meetings that he calls crusades. He is currently planning crusades for the remainder of 2006 and 2007. In addition to his street ministry and crusades, God also has opened doors for Jim’s ministry in 18 secondary schools in the eastern province of Zambia. He has received approval from headmasters in these schools to preach the gospel to teachers and the students for two days. Each school has at least 800 students. This has never happened before. Jim has asked me to ask you to pray for him.
Jim is praying that God will provide his ministry with the resources they need to reach many lost souls. He is believing God to raise up the money to put up a radio station in the eastern province of Zambia. He has received approval from the government to proceed in this area.
Please pray about sending a contribution to Lamplight Ministries for us to assist Jim Koshita. We are closely involved with Jim and we can give you complete assurance of the integrity and anointing on his ministry. Pastor Jim and the members of his church continually pray for Lamplight Ministries and our contributors. Would you put both Jack Malone and Jim Koshita on your daily prayer list?
Finally, would you pray about sending a generous contribution to help us send many more publications to needy people in Third World countries? We have many more requests from people in these countries that we have been unable to fulfill. We have a large waiting list. We will appreciate whatever the Lord leads you to do to help us to assist these needy people. Thank you and God bless you.
COMMENTS FROM JUDY HARTMAN
Pray about how you can give to the poor. Consider every opportunity as giving directly to the Lord. God calls it lending it to Himself when we give to the poor (see Proverbs 19:17). Can you imagine giving a loan to God? This is exactly what God says happens when we give to the poor. Give in the name of Jesus Christ.
You might want to send a contribution to Lamplight Ministries for the children of the orphanage at India Gospel Fellowship. Lamplight Ministries tithes each month on our gross income. Our ministry currently is the primary source of support for this orphanage. If you designate your gift to go to this orphanage, we will send 100% of your gift to the children at IGF.
We also have interesting news to share with you about what God has recently done in England. God has answered our prayer and the prayer of Godfried Negeyev who was born in Ghana and now lives in London, England. After Godfried read Trust God for Your Finances he asked God for a way to use his talents and abilities for the spread of God’s kingdom.
Godfried has a deep respect for our publications. I recently talked on the telephone with Godfried. He believes that God’s message in our publications is greatly needed in the United Kingdom. He and I both saw that he can extend the ministry of Lamplight Ministries by representing us to the people of England. He is led to do this especially through the internet which is his area of training.
A bond has been created between Jack and me and Godfried and his wife and children. We are partnering with him to provide our publications in England. We have sent Godfried 40 books and all of our Scripture cards free of charge to begin his ministry of distributing our publications. Godfried will pay for the shipping, but we were led of the Lord to make this initial offering to help him get started. Please pray for Godfried and his family and this ministry.
I also would like to share with you a burden we have on our hearts for our nation. If you look at the shelves of public libraries, you will not find many Christian books. We would like to ask if you would take some of our books to your public library and donate them. We will send a limited number of books to you at no charge. We also will pay the postage. We believe that people will check these books out of these libraries and that these people will be filled with the Word of God, draw closer to God, or come to know Him if they do not.
Please pray also for Jack and myself, for Lamplight Ministries, and for Elizabeth, Judy M, Gail, Marie, Jean and Naomi who work with us.
Celebrating with you: “For to you is born this day in the town of David a Savior, Who is Christ (the Messiah) the Lord!” (Luke 2:11)
Yours in Christ,
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