The goal of Indigenous Ministries is to plant churches in limited access countries and be a resource for the Church in regions of intense persecution where it is struggling to survive. Just a few short weeks ago I walked the square in Tahrir, Cairo and remembered the 60,000 plus protesting in the 2011 Revolution. You walked with us those years of turbulence and unrest. You prayed with us as we saw the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood, and its ending. Today we have an open doors to minister in Egypt.
While Egypt may enjoy a measure of stability, just to the north, the Revolution in Iraq is growing in intensity and violence. This month we witnessed as Syria was invaded by Turkish troops resulting in the deaths of innocents and the release of thousands of dangerous ISIS detainees. The world has gone insane. But this isn’t new; it’s the same old story of sin and evil. Satan knows his time is short and he is desperate to act on this knowledge. Especially in the Middle East.
For those of us who love and serve our Lord Jesus Christ, we too have a knowledge of the future. Jesus predicted that these things would happen; he has not lost control, nor he has lost sight of his purpose and plan for this region. Part of that plan is that all might come to a saving knowledge of Christ. Friend, this is another opportunity to trust God, and serve him in this vital region as evil is unleashed.
For such a time as this: 2020 for Christ
Indigenous Ministries is strategically located by the Lord in the Middle East to be in the heart of this great conflict and human suffering. We are humbled to work with men and women both in our Colorado office and overseas and who are committed to the Lord and passionate about seeing their own people hear the gospel. With 2020 fast approaching, prayerfully, we’re asking the Lord for a harvest of souls in His fields, and for the workers and resources to move ahead.
Once again, we’re trusting Him for the largest financial target yet in the 2019 Year End Greatest Need Fund of $140,000. I want to share with you where funds will be used:
Grace Bible College – The shipping container men’s bathroom has served since 2015, but with daily heavy use, the time has come for a new men’s bathroom facility. Secondly, the GBC library humidity mitigation with four large, heavy duty air conditioners. Thirdly, a portion will help meet GBC’s budget.
In Egypt, we are obtaining Indigenous Ministries’ NGO status in Cairo which will give us a stronger platform for ministry and will meet the government newest requirements for foreign entities working in Egypt. We are also praying for funds to assist with the building of the new church building.
In Kurdistan, funds to build a fence around the newly acquired church property of 2.5 acres to keep squatters from building on the land. Other uses will be travel funds, a portion of Reda’s salary, church planting in Egypt and Iraq, and requirements by the Iraqi government for our work in Baghdad.
I ask that you pray with me for this amount and as the Lord leads you, donate to this 2019 Year End Greatest Need Fund. VIsit our website, indigenousministries.org click the Donate button, in the dropdown you will see this fund.
Dee and I want to thank you for partnering with us and IM’s international staff in reaching a hurting world for Christ.