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MARCH 2020

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Light for the Lost provides evangelistic resources for missionaries and missionary partners through five platforms: print, audio, video, internet, and technologies.

INSIDE: GREAT MISSIONARY REPORTS, AND MEN SEEKING GOD ANEW

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our faithfulness to the mission of Light for the Lost is making a tremendous difference in the world. We recently heard from several missionary families overseas. Each family shared their excitement at seeing Jesus do incredible things in the lives of many people through the evangelism resources provided by LFTL funds.

In this issue of 360 Spotlight, we’ve provided some photos and details from those missionary reports. I think you’re going to love these articles. My favorite picture shows a little boy in Paraguay the moment he closes his eyes and prays to ask Jesus into his life. What a photo! I love it. YOU helped make that moment possible. Thank you for helping LFTL put evange-

lism tools into the hands of missionaries everywhere. Also, we have exciting news to report for Men’s Ministries. In fact, so much is happening that we will be sharing at least one exciting new development from Men’s Ministries in each of the next several issues of 360 Spotlight. So be on the lookout! God is speaking to men across the nation about reviving their homes, families, and churches through biblical manhood and Christ-centered living (as found in Acts 2:42-47). It’s awesome to see how men are responding. Again, thank you for supporting LFTL and Men’s Ministries. We’re so honored and blessed to include you among our strongest ministry partners. Rick Allen National Director Men’s Ministries/LFTL


A LIFE SAVED AND A BEAUTIFUL PHOTO SUMMARIZE PARAGUAY OUTREACH

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or many years, Light for the Lost and Assemblies of God missionaries have enjoyed a close partnership with Castillo del Rey (King’s Castle) evangelists in Latin America. This partnership was powerfully demonstrated through outreaches that recently took place in Paraguay. Missionary Cynthia Lucas was a key organizer and she sent us this report. Light for the Lost funds provided 48,000 copies of El Libro de Vida (The Book of Life), hundreds of Spanish Bibles, and thousands of children’s evangelism tracts. Thirty-six evangelism teams distributed all these resources, going into schools, prisons, malls, and crowded major city intersections so they could share the gospel with others. An estimated 65,000 people were directly and personally reached by these 36 teams, equipped with evangelism tools provided by LFTL.

Our favorite photo! A Paraguayan boy asks Jesus into his heart at a kids’ outreach. “One man who received a Bible began to cry,” says Cynthia Lucas. “He said he was on his way home to take his life. Af-

More than 65,000 people received a copy of the gospel through the outreach. ter he wiped away the tears, he declared he would go home to read the Bible and meet with God.” Our favorite photo from Lucas’ report shows a Paraguayan boy the moment he asks Jesus into his heart at a kids’ outreach.

Thousands of kids were targeted by 36 Castillo del Rey evangelism teams. Thank you for making it possible for LFTL to always respond to our missionaries’ requests for evangelism tools, as they work with Castillo del Rey and other churches to reach the lost.


SATURATING MALI WITH THE GOSPEL…ELECTRONICALLY

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hen we first got this photo we asked, “What are we looking at?”

Then, after reading the report from missionaries Neil and Kathy Vanaria (assigned to Italy), things began to make sense. And it was thrilling! The photo on this page shows a plastic tray that holds micro SD cards that can be inserted into computers, cameras, most phones, and other devices. On each of these particular SD cards are the New Testament, The Jesus Film, and numerous other ministry resources in Bambara, the language of the African nation of Mali. The Vanarias work closely with an Italian missionary who travels frequently into

Mali for ministry. LFTL funds made it possible to buy 1,000 of these SD cards and load all the evangelism tools onto them. As you read this article, those SD cards are being distributed among pastors and evangelists in the Mali Assemblies of God. They will be used to share Christ in Muslim-dominated surroundings. “It is a resource [the Mali churches] do not have available, and a wonderful way to support them in their outreach to a Muslim nation,” says Kathy Vanaria. Please take a moment today to pray that each SD card will be effective in sharing the true story of Jesus Christ to the Bambara people of Mali.

120 of the 1,000 SD cards—all loaded with evangelism tools—now being used in Mali.


FIREBIBLES FOR THE TIDDIM CHIN OF MYANMAR

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eeing hundreds of Tiddim Chin believers sing the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah in the opening moments of our Celebrate the Light video on Myanmar was a stirring scene.

in use among the Tiddim Chin churches of Myanmar (formerly called Burma). Despite their marginalized, minority status in Myanmar the Tiddim Chin rep-

This month, we are again reminded how Light for the Lost has been a blessing to this hilltribe of Peninsular Asia.

A Tiddim Chin believer treasures her new FireBible. Hundreds are in use throughout Myanmar today.

A Tiddim Chin pastor in traditional clothing receives a FireBible. The Tiddim Chin language edition of the FireBible has been in print for some time now, but we recently received these incredible photos of Tiddim Chin believers hugging their new FireBibles shortly after receiving them. Light for the Lost funding was instrumental in producing the Tiddim Chin FireBible. Today, hundreds of copies are

resent one of the fastest-growing ethnic fellowships in the Myanmar Assemblies of God. The Tiddim Chin are historically a reclusive people group, but Pentecostal believers in their communities are known for crossing tribal lines to evangelize. The Tiddim Chin FireBible is part of this spiritual growth in Myanmar, and we wish to thank every LFTL supporter who partnered with us to produce it. Your giving and your prayers make a difference!


A YEAR OF ENDURANCE: DOWLOAD FREE RESOURCES NOW

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ur theme for Men’s Ministries in 2020 is ENDURANCE, and we have provided numerous free resources for any pastor, men’s leader, or individual to download and use throughout this year. 2. Small Group Studies Three compelling lessons adapted from the “Shipwrecked” series by Pastor Rod Loy, of First North Little Rock AG.

The ENDURANCE theme is inspired by Hebrews 10:36, “For you have need of ENDURANCE, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised.” At men.ag.org/theme you will find the following tools you can use to help men discover what God’s Word says about the importance of displaying spiritual ENDURANCE each day:

3. 21-Day Devotional for men Each devotional can be read in under 60 seconds, and includes a Scripture, observation, and applications. As you download and use these resources throughout the year for personal enrichment, or to minister to other men, please call or email us to let us know how things are going. We would love to hear from you, pray with you, and learn how we can help you minister to men in your church and community.

1. ENDURANCE Media Pack English and Spanish available Print files for banner and posters, graphic for social media and print, and PowerPoint slides for use in Bible studies and sermons.

Dr. Jimmy White is director of discipleship for Men’s Ministries. You can email Jimmy at jdwhite@ag.org or call him at 417.862.2781 ext. 4171


COMING SOON…

THE MEN’S MINISTRIES APP! The official Men’s Ministries app has every discipleship lesson, every insightful ministry resource, and every piece of information you need to reach men for Christ in your world. Also included will be special links to Light for the Lost videos, news, and resources so you and other men can get more involved in evangelism missions worldwide! Look for it soon on the Apple Store and Google Play.

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