From the CEO’s Desk: Praise and Fall Focus

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A year ago, Dee and I had just slipped away for our time in the mountains, when we heard about what had happened in Mosul, Iraq; 35,000 exiled and all their property confiscated, thousands killed. We cut our vacation and in a few short days I was in Erbil, Northern Iraq, ministering alongside our Iraqi counterparts.

We have been working primarily with several churches, in Erbil and in Baghdad. They have been champions for Christ and your hearts and hands for helping many thousands of Christian and Muslim refugees fleeing the scourge of ISIS.

The GBC building project has been a significant focus of this past year. How thankful I am for the accomplishment you made happen with the school now on its own campus. God has been so gracious and you have been so faithful…I trust you have been following the progress each month in our newsletters and here on the website.

IMG_1368As we look at the completion of 2015, what do we want to accomplish? How can we cast the net effectively to bring more people to a saving knowledge of Christ, baptized and discipled as His followers? There are several ways:

GBC Campus – We continue to prepare the GBC campus as challenges are still needing to be answered. Rain has made the unfinished dining hall unusable for eating and classrooms. We need to build the walls to close this in. We also need to build the library and ship the library books over. We need more housing and classrooms. I am asking the Lord for $100,000 to facilitate this next step for this Fall.

National Pastors’ Conferences – We have conferences slated for India and Egypt this fall building into the lives of pastors and the Church.

Outreach to Iraqi refugees will continue as the Lord provides funds. I’m asking you to continue to assist as we engage in this incredible need and opportunity. More people in Iraq have trusted Jesus Christ than ever, and we are working alongside our Iraqi pastors and Church family as they give of their time and efforts to reach their people for Christ. I’m asking the Lord for another $50,000 for these needs.

General Fund – As you know, it takes funding to keep the doors open and the lights on. I need 50 IMG_6605business owners to join our “Global Business Partners” to support Indigenous Ministries at $100 per month. We have prepared this striking plaque for you in recognition of your monthly partnership and impact for Christ.

Staffing needs – The Lord has been expanding our ministry borders, and there is a need need for two people to come on staff with IM in Colorado Springs, willing to raise their support. Please pray for these needed additions as we have much to do in support of the ministry. This is extremely rewarding work. If you would like more information, please contact our office @ info@IndigenousMinistries.org.

Again, I’d like to express my deepest appreciation and heartfelt gratefulness first to the Lord, and then to you in partnering in this great endeavor to reach people through our national pastors and leaders for eternity.

GBC New School Year Begins

Grace Bible College 2015-2016 Faculty and Student Body

Classes in India have been in session for a month, and I’m excited to share that we have 55 students enrolled this year at Grace Bible College. I’m deeply touched as I read through the students’ bios…young people intentionally seeking to enrich their future ministry by obtaining a solid Biblical education. We have young men […]

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Grace Bible College Property Update!

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Students are enjoying living in the new shipping container dorms; every bunkbed is occupied and all systems are up and running. As with any new construction, there have been adjustments and discoveries. But the staff at GBC is doing a great job! Moving forward, the immediate need is for furnishings and completion of the dining […]

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Children’s Home Repair Project Update!

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The interior has been completely repaired and painted – which is great because the kids are back and settled into the dormitories. Thank you to our generous donors who gave donations of $4,649 to date for the repairs. Praise God for His blessing and provision! What’s left is the exterior painting of the main building […]

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Israel tour: Plan Now for May 1-12, 2016

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Now is the time to begin your preparations for our upcoming Israel Tour in 2016. I wanted to take a few pixels to say…psst, how about it? Email info@IndigenousMinistries.org, or call Penny at 719-302-3028. A $300 deposit will save your seat! Sign up for information about the Israel Tour see the banner to the right. […]

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Fall International Conferences

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This Fall, Indigenous Ministries has opportunities for us all to engage in ministering to the persecuted church in Egypt and India, as we will be holding national Pastors’ Conferences to minister to those on the front lines of church planting and caring for those in the Church. Every pastor attending is in great need of […]

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Beautiful International Women’s Ministry

John and I and our IM staff and Iraqi team are so very encouraged by the response from many of you, our partners, to rescue and help girls kidnapped by ISIS. We have helped 63 to date and I’m asking you to pray and give generously to help many more. We are asking the Lord […]

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Egypt Ministry Update – Outreach and Mercy Ministry

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Each May, hundreds of thousands of Egyptians attend a festival honoring the Virgin Mary. It’s held at The Church of The Holy Virgin, which is a centuries’ old church carved out of solid rock. Each Spring, our Egyptian ministry team uses this bustling, noisy outdoor festival as an opportunity to interact with attendees. This year […]

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New Board Member, Craig Miller

It’s an honor to introduce Dr. Craig Miller, senior pastor of Grace Baptist Church, Cedarville, Ohio. He and his wife, Kathy, have three grown children and one grandchild. Pastor Craig has a deep heart for the Bride of Christ and the global outreach of Indigenous Ministries. He has visited GBC in India and Grace in […]

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