HEALING AND SALVATION
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s we start this month, I MUST begin by thanking each of you for your commitment to the ministr y of LFTL through your prayers and financial gifts. Your gifts assist LFTL in advancing the gospel and proclaiming Christ to every people group regardless of where they live. And we have much to be thankful for in this mission of providing evangelism resources to our missionar y families. Currently, there are 2,778 Assemblies of God World Missionaries and Missionar y Associates
presenting the gospel in 255 countries, territories, and provinces. We are proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ through our AGWM missionaries in more countries than are represented in the United Nations. Through the sacrifice of these missionaries for the cause of Christ, we now can report that EVERY 29 SECONDS a new believer is added to the Kingdom. Through our combined efforts, we are making Jesus known throughout the world. Through the
leading of the Holy Spirit, we are able to open a new Assemblies of God church EVERY 63 MINUTES. Each day, LFTL donors have a strategic placement in this process. The ministr y of LFTL is deeply humbled to ser ve you, our missionaries, and our churches worldwide by helping those called to the ends of the ear th take the gospel to ALL people in ALL nations. RICK ALLEN National Director MM/LFTL
continued from page 1 Aymara Indian descendants. High up in the mountains, one of those Bibles is being read by a former atheist named Rusbel. When Rusbel’s niece, Wendy, went to visit him she arrived to discover that her uncle was very ill with an abscessed tooth and had a high fever. Wendy testified to her uncle of her encounter with God and how God had saved her and healed her of an abdominal tumor when we prayed for her. Wendy and her mom asked Rusbel if they could pray for him just like the missionaries prayed for her when she was healed. She said, “Maybe God will heal you too, just like he healed me.” When they prayed for him, he was instantly healed. He told Wendy the next morning that a bright light appeared in his room during the night. He could see four angels in the room with him. At that moment he realized that there really was a God and that he needed to know more about Him.
Rusbel was so excited about the supernatural encounter that he asked Wendy if she could get him a Bible to read. When Wendy returned home, she and her mom shared the exciting report with us and asked if we could give them a Bible to take to Rusbel. Because of the ministry of LFTL, we were able to send a Bible to Rusbel. We are told that he is still reading that Bible. Not only did God’s Word transform the lives of everyone in our church plant, but it reached across the many miles of vast desert and changed a man forever! THANK YOU so much for making materials available to us as we spread the good news that Jesus saves, heals, and is coming again! You never know where one of the LFTL Bibles may end up or whose life it will transform! Chris & Debbie Bowser World Missionaries - Peru
n our 35 years in the Republic of Ireland, I have never had the privilege of seeing two Pentecostal churches each with over a thousand people in attendance on consecutive Sundays. On Palm Sunday, Open Arms Church celebrated their 15th anniversary with over one thousand people
in attendance in their three services and 70 responses to the gospel message. On Easter Sunday, Grace Christian Church celebrated their new location with over one thousand people in attendance, standing room only in both services, and over 30 responses to the gospel message. As these churches
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continued from page 2 began to prepare for these special days, LFTL was able to supply gospel literature, Bibles for new converts, and “growth track” materials to give to those responding to the good news of salvation. One hundred new Christians left those glorious days connected to the Kingdom and a local Pentecostal church with materials essential for their new found faith!
potatoes to feed a small regiment, and watched our people make commitments to LFTL. It is Sundays like these that make me forever grateful for the vision of LFTL and to the LFTL donors that continue to dedicate their prayers and financial gifts to help missionaries share the gospel around the world.
Over the years, I have spoken at hundreds of LFTL banquets, eaten enough baked
Gary Davidson World Missionary - Ireland
A CHANGED LIFE We received the following thank you from a pastor in Israel. Thank you for your loyal, loving heart! Thank you, Light for the Lost, for your support and for providing Bibles for the community. We distributed 98 Bibles among the non-believing Jews that we serve. Some of them began to visit the congregation. During this time, I visited a non-believing Jew named Yasha. I met him in the street during our evangelism outreach. Yasha was not open to God, but he became interested in Jewish holidays. He came to the Feast of Sukkot and liked it so much that he began to visit each service. His curiosity grew. He asked if he could receive a Bible that he could read. I gave him a Bible provided by Light for the Lost. Yasha has become an open man! He repented and accepted Jesus as Savior. Hallelujah! Pastor Leonid Kruter Messianic Jewish Congregation - Magen, Israel Without the help of LFTL and its faithful donors, we would not be able to supply the needed resources to these pastors to present the gospel to the children of Jacob around the world. Thank you so much for your love, prayers, and support. Jeff Coose World Missionary - Jacob’s Hope
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