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Sep - Oct 2011 Volume 1, Issue 5

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Promise verse for 2011 Not by might, nor by power but by My Spirit, says the Lord Almighty ( zech 4:6) All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to the LORD, and all the families of the nations will bow down before him (psalms 22:27)

Prayer points Pray for the Christmas outreach in Cambodia. Pray pray for 3 days gospel crusade during Mar 2012 in Myanmar. Please pray for the community center in gelang patah in Johor bahru. Pray for the revival in the nation of Indonesia which has 237 Million population Pray that Gods hand to open the doors in the nation of Laos which has 7 Million population

Empower the Poor to Find the Answer


Regardless of how good our inten ons are, without the essen al founda on of biblical character, all eorts to overcome poverty will fail - no ma er how much money is sent. When it comes to poverty - a lack of money is not the cause of the problem, and tons of cash is not the solu on. There is nothing wrong with helping people through a desperate situa on, and we should do all we can when lives are in imminent danger, but we must focus our eorts on what helps people get out of poverty, not keep them con nually dependent on outsiders for their survival. The strategies employed to help the poor must encourage and support the individual and community eorts of the poor to change their own situa on. No amount of outside aid and outside solu ons can replace local ini a ve. No amount of hard work by outsiders can replace the ongoing hard work of the local people in crea ng jobs and star ng their own businesses. The local people have to be empowered to take responsibility for their own lives and be given the spiritual tools, business skills and freedom that can enable them to li themselves out of poverty. Is there a role for outside help? Yes but it has to be centered around changing lives from the inside out, not simply pu ng expensive band-aids on the situa on that will eventually wear o. The healing and transforma on must come from inside. We can help in this process, but we cannot and should not do it for them. Poverty ul mately derives from the Fall of man and the four broken rela onships that have resulted. These are with God, with others, with ourselves and with crea on as a whole. These broken rela onships have aected all of us, but for the poor they have become a crushing burden that Satan has used to convince the poor to believe a lie and keep them in poverty.

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The poor have internalized the lies, Give up! You dont ma er. Nobody cares about you. Look around you: things are terrible. Always have been, always will be. These are the lies of fatalism, vic mhood and powerlessness. They have lost the hope that they or anyone else can change their situa on. They have come to believe that no amount of hard work can change their circumstances. These lies must be defeated in order for the poor to get out of poverty, and they can only be defeated by presen ng them with the truth of Gods love and power through Jesus Christ - just what the church is best able to provide. As we establish Church Plan ng Movements within every people, we will encounter the poor and the lies that have kept them in bondage. As they come to Christ and begin to believe the Truth, they will have the power to defeat these lies and to lay the spiritual founda on from which they can raise themselves out of poverty. With a combina on of eec ve discipleship and prac cal, locally based economic solu ons the poor can come to believe that they can do all things through Christ, including raising themselves and others out of poverty. They can then create their own wealth and not be dependent on outsiders for their survival.

Cambodia:
By Gods grace, Our gospel centre in Siemreap is taken care of Ms Pheak Tra and her family. She is handling the free English classes in the evening and the Sunday service for the village people of Kroakrao. We planned to celebrate this year Christmas together with this village people. We are praying for another gospel centre in the village called Kralanh which is 51 kms from Siemreap. We will be adop ng this centre from Jan 2012 onwards to reach out more people around this area. Prayer points:
Pray that more souls to be reached out through our gospel centre. Pray that Lord should bless all the Christmas outreach programs in Siemreap. Pray for the volunteers who are joining for this Christmas outreach.

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Myanmar:
God has raised a believer to buy a house for the community centre in south dagon. Praise be to God. By Gods grace, we have been suppor ng the centre from last year and praying for these people. Now in His me, God has opened a door to buy their own house to run the centre. Please con nue to pray for the children ministry. Gods grace, I had a good ministry for two weeks during September in northern Myanmar. Its our vision that the gospel be spread to every village towards the northern Myanmar. We have ministered among various people group in many villages. If God willing, we are planning to conduct three days gospel rally in a central loca on surrounded by these villages during next year. All glory to Jesus Christ only!

During September, we had a special fas ng prayer with pastors to pray for the revival for this na on. There is a Gethsamane Prayer Garden maintained by the Bap st church of Yangon. God has prepared a place for us. Inspite of our ght schedule, the youths from various denomina ons arranged a special fellowship to hear the word of God. I can see their hunger. We are in the last days.

Prayer points:
Pray that revival should spread over all the churches in Myanmar. Pray that the community centres draw more people towards Jesus. Pray that all the mission organiza ons who are working for the expansion of Gods kingdom.

Romans 14:36 For from Him and through Him and for Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever! Amen. Page 3 of 4

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Malaysia:
Gods grace, I have ministered in the two days revival mee ngs in Shah Alam church near KL. God gave an opportunity to minister in one of the outreach centres also in the Taman Sentosa. We can see the needy people who are longing for deliverance from their bondages. Gods name exalted in all the mee ngs. Gods grace, we have received 1000 copies of Tamil Luke gospel from a Malaysian prayer partner. We are distribu ng this newly printed Luke gospel to the new believers who are in various outreach centres. Please pray for our gospel centres in Johor Bahru to be frui ul to many lives. Prayer points:

Pray for the newly planted Gelang Patah outreach centre Pray that more families to be saved in the Masai village. Pray that the power of darkness to be removed from the na on.

(Isai 49:9) To say to the cap ves, come out, and to those in darkness, Be free!

Singapore:
Gods grace, we got ocial ministry registra on in the government of Singapore. We like to do things only what God has called us to do.
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Night is coming on when no one can work. By Gods grace, we had our prayer partners meetup on 3rd Sept to brief and pray for all our ministries and the upcoming gospel crusades. Also, we had our prayer partners family fellowship on 1st Oct. Rev Prabhu, (Senior Pastor, Toa Payoh Methodist Church) was invited to share the word of God with the biblical counselling for families who are involved in the ministry. It was a blessed and refreshing me together with our friends. By the grace of God, I have been working full- me in this ministry from last August. That is covenant made with the Lord when I le my small

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village in India 13 years back. Please uphold all our ministries in your prayers. Lets abide with the plans and mings of God now and forever! For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. (Jere 29:11). Stay blessed ! To God be all the Glory !! In His Mission, A. Paulson Caleb