Thursday, August 30, 2007

"Love Lanka!!"

Thats right, 'Love Lanka!" That is the name of a ministry I am off to help out in Sri Lanka next week!!
The opportunity to go and minister came up just a few weeks ago and I thought it was a great chance to go and preach the word!
Myself, Dr. Al Purvis, and Kim Boschman will be going for roughly a week to a place outside of Colombo for a 5 day Conference.
Please be praying for all of us as we preach, lay hands on the sick and pray for Gods Holy Spirit to dramatically change people's lives!
I am really excited as I have never been to Sri Lanka before and can't wait to check it out!

Things back in Poipet have been awesome! Last Saturday we baptized 28 people in a pond close to my house! We had just finished the baptism when there was a torrential rain storm! Never a dull moment!

Also the Chief of a village 30 minutes from Poipet approached a man from our church and told him that he and 10 other families wanted to be Christians! We were blown away! This has happened 3 times now where people have come to us wanting to know Jesus! Praise God! So we are going to start going to this village every week to teach and disciple these people!
We now have 6 home groups all over and around Poipet! Its all Jesus!

Last week I also hand-picked 5 young men that I will start discipling and training on a daily basis. They are the future of our Poipet Church and all have great potential so its very cool.

So yeah, please be praying for us as we go to Sri Lanka and minister!
Thanks again for your support! I couldn't do any of this without your help!

Friday, August 17, 2007

The Latest from the East!

Hey Everybody! How are you all doing? Just wanted to share with y'all a little bit about what God is doing in Cambodia!
Just came back from the big Hope: Cambodia Conference! Took ten people from our church in Poipet and had a great time! Joyce Meyer, Darlene Zchech and Delirious? were there along with some other well known American Pastors.
The Conf. was supposed to be held at the Olympic Stadium but was moved to a Theatre Building and a big Church.
The first two days were awesome! Great Preaching, Worship the works! Then on the Friday night we were supposed to all meet at the Theatre. Thousands of us arrived there only to find out that we were locked out of the building!
The Cambodian Gov. had locked everything down despite the Conf. having all the right documents! Unreal!
So when Joyce Meyer arrived she preached and encouraged the crowd through a mega-phone! Martin Smith and Darlene also sang a few songs through the mega-phone with Stu G playing the acoustic Guitar, so cool! We were in the black of the night and causing quite a traffic jam on the main road but people were just praising God and praying! It was like a peacful protest in the '70's!! Great Vibe!
So the next day we had meetings in the morning with Joyce Meyer and were scheduled to meet at the Stadium that night but guess what happened? Same thing! The authorities shut down the meeting, even after the stage and everything had been prepared!
So please be praying for Cambodia. The church is hungry for more of God, the masses are hungry for the truth but the Government is causing a major hindrance to the spread of the Gospel!

Just had church at my house 2 Sundays ago with 80 plus people! Took communion together, ate together and yeah just had a great time! Once every month we gather our 5 homegroups at my place for a joint worship service to encourage everyone and worship together! So far its been awesome!

Also I just got a gig singing at a big Thai-outside restaurant in Poipet! Play the late night spot but hey its a gig! I sing a few cheesy love songs to warm up the Thai-Gamblers and then hit 'em with some worship songs and finish off with rock'n roll! Its fun and keeps me out of trouble!

So yeah pray you are all doing well! And if you ever want to come to Poipet, you are more then welcome!
'The Harvest is plentiful but the labourers are few'