Greetings in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ. For our friends living in the USA, I want to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving! May the Lord's abundant blessings be upon you and upon the country of the United States of America.
At this time in the USA there is much anger and turmoil among the people due to the elections and it appears to be a split country, but let the people of God be instruments of peace. The Lord God is in control and we can trust in Him always. "So these are His commands: that we continually place our trust in the name of His Son, Jesus Christ, and that we keep loving one another, just as He has commanded us. For all who obey His commands find their lives joined in union with Him, and He lives and flourishes in them" (1 John 3:23-24, TPT). Please know that I love you and you are in my prayers.
I am praising the Lord for a wonderful fund-raising banquet in Ontario last month. Thank you to all who came out and participated and thank you to the many who sent in special donations towards this fund-raising effort! The ministry was facing many challenges, but the Lord answered our prayers! There were several new supporters and the people gave generously! We raised about $85,000 including much support for our Syrian Children's outreach! All Gory to the Lord!
In December I will be travelling to Syria and I will be going into new places where the terrorists have recently been doing much harm and bringing devastation. This is now fertile soil for the Gospel and we know many people will come to the Lord! In the city of Mahardy we will have a special Children's Christmas celebration and give out 1000 backpacks for the children full of goodies, a gift and necessities. I will speak a special message to the children and their families; a message of God's love and salvation. Please pray for this outreach that God would bring healing and hope. We still need designated funds toward this project, so if God puts it on your heart to support the Syrian Children's Christmas, please get your donation in soon and write in the memo "Children."
Light For All Nations is continuing to grow, especially on Social Media platforms, such as FaceBook and our YouTube Channel. Thousands are watching our video productions. Many have left us comments, asked questions and many have told the story of how they came to accept the Lord Jesus as their Saviour - people from Morocco, Algeria, Egypt, Yemen, Bahrain, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq and the list goes on. Some want baptism and others have expressed a desire to study the Bible and go deeper in faith and in the knowledge of the Lord Jesus. A great number have expressed their need for prayer; mainly for physical healing, and for a miracle of God to help in their hopeless situation. I sense that at this time, we need to give the people a message of HOPE; hope in the midst of their despair, and the blessed hope about the soon return of our Lord Jesus Christ.
I have started a new production that will especially appeal to young adults. It is a program called in Arabic "Mishwar Ma Nizar" (look below for some pictures). The name of the program has a nice rhyming ring to it, right? It means in English "A Short Journey with Nizar." In these productions, I take young, local, Arabic speaking adults on a meaningful tour to special Biblical sites. I do Bible teaching and, in a relaxed informal atmosphere, they ask questions about the site and about the Scripture passages and we have great discussions. It is surprising to me how many of these locals have never been to these tourist sites before, but it makes for a great and interesting program! This Fall we did some taping for this program and we are planning another production of Mishwar Ma Nizar in the Spring. I am blessed to work in Israel with a great and talented group of young people. Pray that this new production impacts many young adults for the Lord!
For our fund-raising events, we recently produced a short video about Light For All Nations. Here is the link:
You may share this link with others who you know are missions-minded. We are still praying for more people to come on-board as supporters and for more people to become regular pre-authorized monthly donors. If you are not yet a monthly supporter, would you consider it?
May the Lord bless you and your family members. May God's love and hope fill you and your home.
In Christ's love and service,
p.s. Watch Day-2-Day our English series on the life of the Apostle Paul.