Prayer Needs – Egypt Post Mubarak!

February 12th, 2011

Many friends have e-mailed asking me for a list of the most current and most urgent prayer needs for Egypt.  Please remember to pray:
1- For Egyptians to see Jesus – the True Answer
2-That the Lord will raise up the leader he has for Egypt
3- That the Muslim Fundamentalist would not manipulate people or the system to come to power
4- For healing for the wounds caused by the previous government and latest events
5- For recovery for national economy at large and the improvement of the quality of life of individuals
6- For the body of Christ to be the Salt & Light
7- For protection for believers in Egypt
8- For divine wisdom for the military leaders in handling this transition
9- God’s peace to be in the hearts of the Egyptian people

Pastors Meeting in Southern Egypt

September 24th, 2009

I am getting ready to get on a train with 7 members of or ministry team (Dr. Samir Abaskhiroune; Rev. Makram Hanna; Rev. Moody Girgis; Bro. Albert Hanna; Bro. Monir Sadik; Bro. Bekhit Atta; and Bro. Reda Ezzat) to head for Assiut, Egypt. Assiut is about 5 to 6 hours away from Cairo. Around 150 pastors and leaders will be gathered tomorrow for the OSI’s first one day training in that part of Egypt.

I am so excited for this opportunity! What an honor to be able to impart something in those who are carrying the banner of the cross day and day out. It is humbling to be able to speak to God’s Warriors who have been serving him faithfully in the midst of many challenges that I can’t mention on this blog. Please pray for God’s divine wisdom for our team.

Tonight I have an important meeting with Dr. George Assad, who is the Executive Director, the Lillian Thrasher Orphanage. Dr. Assad had been serving in his role for more than 30 years. He is such a godly man that I am honored to call my friend.

Greetings from Mexico City!

August 28th, 2009

This is a very exciting time for us as we are kicking off our FIRST pastors training conference tomorrow here in Mexico. Tomorrow 20 couples pasturing small churches will gather at our ministry center in the heart of Mexico City for three intense days of training.

What all of these pastors have in common is that they pastor small churches or church plants that our mercy mission teams have helped in the past year. To each of those churches our teams have attracted almost 1000 people from their community to come to receive ministry through the church.  Most of those people they would never enter the church otherwise. This year alone almost 12, 000 people were touched and 900 gave their heart to Christ. But, we want to do more helping the pastors continue to keep the community engaged to the church and retain the people through ongoing targeted plan & discipleship.

Many of those pastors do not have the training or the support to stay relative to the current needs. We believe meeting the needs of those neglected pastors and spouses will be of a great benefit to the Kingdom of God. Our speakers, Pastors Tim & Rhonda Forsthoff are uniquely qualified to address this need; with God’s wisdom they have grown a small congregation to a thriving cutting edge church.

Thank you for being an important part of our support team. Thank you for providing the resources to send us on your behalf. Your generosity and faithfulness enables us to cover some of the expenses of sponsoring those needy pastors.