Tuesday, December 27, 2005




1. Miracles lead to new churches in Asia
2. Revival on the Fiji Islands
3. China: how 12-year-old Li rescued 3,000 miners
4. USA: the Luke 10:2b virus breaks out
5. Laos: the gospel from the river
6. The world's largest churches
7. Church planting at University
8. Gaza: how well did Arafat know Jesus?
9. Millennium event: hundreds of thousands of Muslims follow Jesus
10. Muslims and Buddhists find Jesus in Africa and Europe

EDITORIAL: In this last and richly filled edition of 2005 we offer you a final selection of reports from Friday Fax. For more than ten years editor Wolfgang Simson has served the Christian community with fresh 'typically God' stories from all over the world. This week Friday Fax published its last edition. To fill this gap, Joel News International will also be distributed to former subscribers of Friday Fax, starting 1 January.
Wolfgang Simson's inspiration hasn't died out yet; he is now publishing two other newsletters: Friday Fax 2 with teaching and stories on the so-called 'prophetic-apostolic reformation' (www.ffax2.com), and Mammon-Fax, a monthly publication dealing with financial issues. All reports in this edition come from www.bufton.net/fridayfax.


1. Miracles lead to new churches in Asia

India: dreams in Kashmir
Raju, a devout Muslim, had a dream in which two corpses were lying in the street. According to Islamic tradition, the dead must be buried immediately. Raju buried the first, but the second one spoke to him, saying "I am not dead. I have eternal life, and you can have it too. Go to your friend. He has a black book. Page x tells you how to find eternal life." The following day, Raju visited his friend, who was a secret follower of Isa. His friend opened his "black book" (the Bible), and Raju found eternal
life, just as he had seen in his dream. He has now started 30 house churches!

Caucasus: Marina's repentance
Marina was married to a Wahabi warrior who aimed to exterminate all
Christians. Every day, Marina prayed that Allah would exterminate them. Marina's husband was killed in battle, and her life worsened. Her parents-in-law took her son away from her and chased her away. Then she heard the Gospel, and Isa appeared to her several times. She was baptised about one year ago, and attended the first church planting school in Sochi in May of 2005. Encouraged, she returned to Chechnya to get her son. During
our visit a few weeks ago, she told us that he also likes to worship Isa Masiach, the saviour of the world. Marina's mother suffered from Tuberculosis, and would not listen to the Gospel, so Marina prayed and fasted for her. Isa appeared to her mother, saying "You are healed." She was completely healed, opened her heart to Jesus, and was baptised a few weeks ago.

Bangladesh: "Hey brother, want a ride?"
On a hot day in 1983, Tom, a missionary on his way home in a rickshaw, saw a young man on the side of the road, and asked him if he wanted a ride. The young man, Abdul, had been through a tough time, including being locked in his room, solitary confinement, beatings, death threats and suicide attempts, because he had questioned the Koran. He went home with Tom, who
gave him a Bible. When he returned home, Abdul read the entire New
Testament in one night. John 3:17 astonished him, because it told him that God does not damn people but save them. That very night, he opened his heart to this God! One week later, he had read the entire Bible. His salvation was the start of the most dynamic present-day evangelistic movement in an Islamic nation, currently numbering hundreds of thousands of Muslims now following Isa, and around 10,000 who are baptised each month. That's a millennium event!

India: thousands of churches started in the Himalayas
In the space of only a few years, thousands of house churches have been planted in seven districts of the Indian State Himachal Pradesh, a core Hindu area in northern India on the slopes of the Himalayas. Hundreds of Christians work as full-time missionaries in Randeep Mathews' church planting movement. Only a few years ago, news like this would have been unthinkable.

China: church grows from 70 to 5,000 members in 3 years
If a Western church grew from 70 to 5,000 members in only three years, the Christian media would be all over it. In China, though, churches are experiencing growth considered almost unprecedented in the West. Here's one report: "Guangxi is a province in south-western China, on the Vietnamese border. The city of Guilin, with its unusual cliffs, has become a symbol of China's beauty," reports Dennis Balcombe, leader of Hong Kong's Revival
Christian Church. Spiritually, though, Guangxi was until recently a desert. Idol worship was the normal religion, and the few Christians could not imagine revival. Now, though, the light of the Gospel is burning brightly, and the churches are growing rapidly. Only 3 years ago, a house church in one region had 70 members; today, it has 5,000! The movement is led by a
middle-aged couple; he is a simple and uncomplicated man, she a strong character and conscientious. They were both expelled from the state church in 1998, so started a house church, where they met, sitting on the floor in simple surroundings. Signs and wonders started to happen: the lame walked, the deaf heard, and people were healed of cancer. Everyone in the area recognized the believers' love for one another.

China: three days after funeral raised from the dead
An elderly Christian woman in Sichuan Province became sick and died. Three days after her funeral, the Holy Spirit revealed to another Christian that the dead woman had just returned from Eternity. The woman hurried to the cemetery with her relatives and the church leader. They opened the coffin and saw the dead woman return to life. The woman continually told of how God had raised her from the dead from that time on until she again went to
be with Jesus some years later. Through her testimony, many came to faith and remained staunch under persecution. That church grew the fastest of any in the region.


2. Revival on the Fiji Islands

The events of the past few years on the Fiji Islands can truly be called revival. Ratu Epeli Kanaimawi, a pastor on the islands and Vice President of the ACCF (Association of Christian Churches in Fiji), was invited to the Transform World conference in Jakarta, Indonesia in May 2005, along with over 1,000 Christian leaders from around the globe. The following is an excerpt from his report.

When the righteous increase...
"When the righteous increase, the people rejoice; when the wicked rule, the people groan." This proverb (Proverbs 29:2) is as true on the Fiji Islands as it is anywhere else in the world. There are two main population groups on the islands: Indians constitute 43% of the population, native Fijians 52%. The Fijians are 99% Christian, the Indians are predominantly Hindu,and Muslims and Sikhs constitute insignificant minorities. The significant
cultural and religious differences between the two main groups has long caused an ethnic rift, which political declarations mostly strengthened more than they reduced.

Elections and Putsches
The Indian-dominated Labor Party won the Parliamentary elections in 1986, and formed their first government. The native Fijians did not like that at all, feeling themselves robbed of their right to rule their own homeland. They immediately mobilised the military to bring down the Indian-led government. The putsch only served to increase the tension between the groups. Even though it was bloodless, the putsch set the reconciliation process back by over ten years. While the nation was still recovering from the first putsch, a second one followed the 1999 elections, which the Labor
Party again won. The Fijian President inaugurated the first Indian Prime Minister, whose term of office turned out to be very short: a young Fijian, Ilikimi Naitini led the coup, holding the Prime Minister and his Cabinet hostage in the Parliament buildings for 56 days. 19 people were killed, and many injured and mistreated. The nation faced even greater suffering than in 1987.

2nd Chronicles 7:14
In this lowest point in the islands' history, the mainly Christian
population turned to God for help, choosing 2nd Chronicles 7:14 as their motto. Everyone prayed, from the members of Fijian high society down to the loneliest villager. Many prayer groups formed in government offices throughout the islands, and tribal leaders and chiefs encouraged their followers to pray. The whole nation prayed to God, and the leaders of the faith put aside their differences, seeking unity. By May 2001, fourteen church leaders followed the call, joining the President of the Methodist
Church on the Fiji Islands to discuss ways of cooperating. Previously, the churches and denominations had kept each other at arm's length because of theological differences. The putsch in May 2000 created just the right atmosphere for the churches to approach each other, and was God's timing for making the impossible possible.

The Association of Christian Churches in Fiji (ACCF) was officially founded by President Ratu Josefa Iloilovatu Uluivuda on 8th July 2001. It has four aims:

1. Uniting all churches
2. Putting God's way of love into practice
3. Establishing God-fearing leaders
4. Reconciliation in Fiji, to create peace and prosperity

God answered his people's prayers, giving the Fiji Islands a new government and leadership. A new political party won a dramatic victory in the 2001 elections; all previous leaders disappeared from the political stage almost overnight, and a new government under Prime Minister Laisenia Qarase took over the reins.

When politicians lead by example
The political leaders, starting with the President and Prime Minister,humbly repented for their actions. In 2001, Prime Minister Laisenia Qarase asked God for forgiveness in a public ceremony held in Albert Park (covered in George Otis Jr.'s video "Let the Sea Resound"). Soon after his inauguration, Prime Minister Qarase set up the Ministry of National Reconciliation and Unity, and on 8th July 2001, President Ratu Josefa Iloilovatu Uluivuda and First Lady Adi Salaseini Kavu Uluivuda lit the
Reconciliation Torch in Albert Park. That event was also the birth of the ACCF.

The Healing of the Land Program was only initiated three years on a very modest scale, but the message of reconciliation, unity and true miracles soon spread and was in great demand. It now has a lot of support on the islands. Healing the Land team leader Savenaca Nakauyaca, the son of leading revival preacher Vuniani Nakauyaca, says "What God is doing here is beyond all imagination. Every evening, the meeting place is full of people coming from the surrounding villages to witness God's move. Believe it or
not, three paralysed people were healed during one meeting, and everyone was astonished. Particularly the younger team members experience God's favour; the team prayed for these invalids, who then walked home on their own two feet. Praise the Lord!" He adds "Instead of going to the hospital, people come from the surrounding villages to the Healing of the Land team camp to be healed."

The process is even influencing the business world. Some examples:
- The number of jobs is growing, and unemployment decreasing. The building industry is booming, with ever more complex projects.
- Tourism is also seeing an immense increase. The hotels are fully booked, and there is not enough accommodation to meet the demand.

A growing number of national leaders are believers, and the people are happy. Smiles have returned to the faces of the women and children on the streets. Foreign confidence in the Fiji Islands has been restored, and foreign investments are growing. Law and order have been restored.

Source: R.E. Kanaimawi. More information: www.sentinelgroup.org


3. China: how 12-year-old Li rescued 3,000 miners

China is one of the nations in which God most often gives his followers the privilege of experiencing suffering and persecution - but also absolutely breathtaking miracles and demonstrations of His presence. Although Western Christianity has spent a lot of energy to prove that you can have the one without the other, it is generally the combination of cross AND resurrection, suffering AND God's triumph which have the longest-lasting effect on a nation. Asia Harvest's Paul and Joy Hattaway report about another of these experiences:

As another wave of persecution swept through China in the 1950's, pastor Li was arrested in the southern province Guangdong. He was convicted of "counter-revolutionary activities" and sentenced to work in an iron ore mine in farthest north-eastern China. Li's wife and five children, including a new-born baby, had no other means of support; they decided to join pastor Li on his 2,000-mile journey to Heilongjiang, where they would perhaps be able to visit him occasionally, and would be close by should he be miraculously released. They sold everything they owned and bought tickets for the week-long rail journey. When they arrived, they used old
boards and a tarpaulin to build a rickety hut on the road to the labour camp. Pastor Li worked as a slave for 14 hours every day, with miserable food, in temperatures well below freezing. He died after three months. When the family heard the news, they were desperate and deeply depressed. His wife saw no future, and wanted to die. She neglected the children terribly. Finally, she told the children that she would have to look for a job. The eldest daughter said "No, mother, you cannot go to work. The baby needs
you. He cries for you the whole day long. I will go to work." The
12-year-old girl went to the Director of the labour camp, and told him "My father was sent to this God-forsaken place because of his love for Jesus Christ. That was his only crime. He was a good man, who loved people and helped them. Now he is dead, and we have no food, no money and no place to live. We can't even return to the south. I would like to know whether there is some work I could do in the camp." The Director remembered pastor Li,and recognised the girl as his daughter. He gave in to the tiny glimmer of compassion in his heart, and said "I have a job for you, but it is boring,
and pays badly." She took the job immediately.

The Director took her to the place where 3,000 prisoners worked in the iron ore mine. He asked her "Do you see that red button? Your job is to stand next to the button all day, and if someone tells you to press it, you must do so immediately. That is the alarm button, which sets off a siren deep underground. When they hear the siren, the miners get out as fast as they can. You must never press the button by accident, but only when one of us tell you to." So little Sister Li stood next to the button day for day,
week for week. She and her family were overjoyed when she was paid for the first time, although it was only a few dollars. One afternoon, she suddenly heard a voice saying "Press the button!" She turned around, trying to find out who had spoken, but there was nobody there. She heard the same voice again a few moments later, saying "Quickly! Press the button, now!" There
was still nobody to be seen, and she started to think she was losing her mind. She should only press the button in an emergency, and everything looked normal. Seconds later, she heard the voice again, saying "Sister Li, press the button, now!" with great urgency. Only then did she realise that it was her Lord speaking to her. She did not understand why she should press the button, but she knew she had to obey. The siren sounded, and 3,000 men came up to the surface as fast as they could, confused and
curious to find out what had happened. The Director came running out of his office, demanding to know why she had pressed the button. Only a few moments after the last prisoner had left the mine, the area was shaken by a large earthquake. The whole mine collapsed, and nobody has been able to return to it to this day. An eerie silence spread when the earthquake was over, everyone looking at the fragile figure who had pressed the red
button. Finally, the Director managed to ask "Comrade Li, how... how did you know that you had to press the red button?" Li answered as loud as she could, saying "The Lord Jesus Christ told me to press the red button. He told me three times before I did it. Jesus Christ is the only way you can come to know the true and living God. He loves you, and has just demonstrated his love by saving your lives. You must turn from your sins and give your lives to him!" All 3,000 prisoners and the director knelt and
prayed that Jesus would forgive them and come to live in their hearts.

Source: Asia Harvest Newsletter #80, www.asiaharvest.org


4. USA: the Luke 10:2b virus breaks out

Something very special happened when house church coach John White and Kenny Moore, Southern Baptist Director of Church Planting for the State of Colorado, had breakfast together on October 2, 2002. Both have a passion to see Colorado covered with living expressions of the Body of Christ. While lingering over the last cup of coffee for the morning, their thoughts were turned to the ninth and tenth chapters of Luke. They observed that this was
where the Lord was really shifting gears, where the foundation was laid for all that would follow till the end of the age. Up to this point, the Lord was doing the ministry. Now he was sending out the 12 (Luke 9:1-6) and then the 72 others (Luke 10:1).

"Now there were 42 two-man teams to establish the presence of Christ 'to plant churches' everywhere," writes Jim Montgomery, a respected missionary and publisher of The Great Commission Update. "I would have been ecstatic," says John White, "if I had 42 church-planting teams for the state of Colorado. But what Jesus was saying really astounded us. 'The fields are ripe but these 42 teams are so few.'" The harvest is not the problem. The
critical missing component is an adequate number of harvest workers. How do we get enough apostolic church planters? Luke 10:2b says to do one thing:ask the Lord of the harvest for them. John and Kenny covenanted with each other to pray this "10:2b" prayer together every day possible from that moment on. So every day either John would call Kenny or Kenny would call John to pray. If they didn't connect, they would leave their prayer on voice mail.

800 days later
In the following 30 months, they have followed through on this pledge about 700 or 800 times, saying "God, here we are again, John and Kenny, pleading for more harvest workers for Colorado, just like every day." "Regular prayer, like the poor widow in Luke 18," says White, "can and should become a healthy, regular and hence relentless intercession." Kenny and John started inviting others to do the same, regularly praying the 10:2b prayer in teams. There are now between 200 and 300 people praying 10:2b with a partner virtually every day. The 10:2b virus is spreading!

Amazing results
"And the results have been amazing," says White. "We're to the point where we get a phone call or e-mail almost every day from someone saying something like this: 'It?s in my heart to plant a (house or simple) church. How do I do that? Can you help me?'" Kenny Moore used to get six or eight people over the course of six months who would indicate a desire to start a new church. He now has a steady stream of inquiries, and there have been around 100 Southern Baptist Churches established in Colorado alone from the time he and White began praying 10:2b together.

Tim Pynes had been on the staff of a large, post-modern church in Denver. With so many programs in this mega-facility, Pynes found he had merely turned into a project manager. "This is not what I signed up for," he told White. "I want to invest in the lives of people." He left the megachurch and started meeting White. He now has a growing network of 8 house churches in Denver. Guy Muse, a Southern Baptist missionary in Ecuador, has been encouraging all of his house church people to pray the10:2b prayer on a daily basis since May of 2004. "In that month of May alone, 30 new
congregations were established," he reports.

"Cast out", not "send forth"
The Greek word for "send forth" in Luke 10:2b, ekballein, was a very forceful, almost violent, term. It is the word used when casting out a demon, for example. White and Moore realised that they should not pray for potential labourers who may be interested, but for highly-motivated people who God had taken and, as only he can, placed with gentle force in the harvest. It seems to work...

Source: Jim Montgomery and John White, DenverWH@aol.com


5. Laos: the gospel from the river

"It started under a banana tree," says a Christian from the southern Asian nation Laos. "I was hunting birds for my meal when a man from the neighbouring village sat down beside me and started talking. We spoke about our families, and I told him about my sick wife and mother, who were both tormented by evil spirits. I had already sacrificed twelve water buffalo, but without success. The visitor told me about Sipak, a man from his village, who had seen healings performed in the name of a God called Jesus. A few days later, my wife and my mother both died. In my desperation, I
went to the other village to find this Sipak. He told me all about Jesus, how he had come to Earth to free us from the bondage of evil spirits. He also told me about God, the Creator, who loved me so much that he sent his son to die for me. I sensed a supernatural love and power in Sipak, and decided to follow this Jesus. I was immediately filled with peace and joy, and started telling others about my experience. Within a few days, four
other families from my village accepted Jesus into their lives.

A book instead of fish
Soon, though, our faith was put to the test. I was arrested by the police, along with two of the other new Christians. They wanted to force us to sign a declaration recanting our faith. We refused, and were sent to a labour camp. We had to work hard during the day, and at night, our feet were locked into painful stocks, preventing us from sleeping. After several weeks, twelve Christians were called forward at the morning roll-call. To
our astonishment, the camp chief said "You're good people and can go home. But I warn you: don't talk with others about your faith, or you'll be back here soon." Back in our village, the oppression continued; the police came almost every day to force us into a confession. After a while, one of our younger Christians could no longer stand the pressure, and signed the declaration. To remove all traces of his Christianity, he tied his New Testament to a stone and threw it into the river. Three days later, a group
of men from our village went fishing. When they drew in their nets, they were surprised to find a book instead of fish. To their even greater astonishment, the book was dry and undamaged! They immediately started reading, and were excited by the message. It was the supposedly disposed-of New Testament. Through this miracle, 24 families from our village started a personal relationship with Jesus."

Source: AvC


6. The world's largest churches

Even though influence is more important than size today, taking a look at the attendance numbers of the world's largest churches gives an impression of the developments in recent years. Much is changing: churches which had an attendance of 300,000 a decade ago, such as 'Ondas del Luz y Amor' in Buenos Aires, now have 'only' 70,000. Completely new models are popping up,
such as the Indian University which became a church, regularly seeing 80,000 people attending. The membership of mega churches fluctuates strongly, so the numbers here are the attendance, not members. Yonggi Cho's church in Seoul claims a membership of 773,000, but an attendance of 'only' 253,000 in the main church and most important satellites.

What is church?
The church is starting to see itself completely differently, that is one trend which is growing stronger. It is no longer understood as a single organised fellowship (with a pastor, a building, a programme and a more or less creative name), but as an organic community of Christians in towns and regions, the sum of the members of related house churches, cells, groups and fellowships. This gives the church, as in the times of Acts, a regional
instead of denominational identity. "The church in Corinth", Ephesus, Antioch or Jerusalem corresponds today to "The church in Berlin", Boulder, Beijing or Brasilia.

Regional house church networks are replacing mega churches
Such regional churches are not led by a 'Senior Pastor', but by regional teams, generally formed by the coalescing of the fivefold ministry. It is very noticeable that the traditional pastoral ministry tends not to play the key role, but rather people with an apostolic or prophetic gifting, as hinted at in 1. Cor. 12:28 and Eph. 2:20. Christian community and unity is formed by belonging to the same region or town; unity is lived out in networked house churches and large celebrations, or at least in leaders'
meetings in places where Christians are heavily persecuted. One of the smaller(!) house church networks in southern China has an attendance of 400,000, larger networks number several million. The twenty largest regional (not national) house church networks in China, Vietnam and northern India would completely change the list below. For security reasons, we cannot publish any names or other details, with the exception of V. Choudhrie in India, because most if not all such large regional house church networks exist in nations which persecute or repress Christians. They generally belong to the group which missiologist Prof. David Barrett
calls 'Crypto-Christians' ? underground Christianity. We believe that there are around twenty regional house church networks around the globe with an attendance of over 250,000. Hence, the list below starts with the world's previously largest known church, the Yoido Full Gospel Church, ranked 21st.

Which are today's trend-setting nations?
These developments started outside the West (North America, Europe,
Australia and New Zealand), so many Western pastors and Christian leaders find it difficult to take seriously. Many still understand the West to be the centre of Christianity, as in 1700, from which missionaries are sent out to complete the Great Commission. Traditionally, the USA, Britain or Germany have been the trendsetting nations in the church. That is where the
influential publishing houses have their headquarters; the overwhelming majority of Christian conference speakers, authors, seminars and concepts for pastor training originate there, but is seems that many are asking "What good thing can come out of Vietnam, Northern India, China, Indonesia,Nigeria, Nicaragua, Honduras, Trinidad or Argentina?" And yet exactly these
? and other ? non-Western nations are home to the most important trends in missionary Christianity. Are we listening?

What about the USA?
Up until now, mega churches were a typically American phenomenon. It is striking, then, that not one of the world's forty largest churches is in the USA or another Western nation. The really significant church growth is taking place basically outside the West. The Washington Post recently published a study by church researcher John N. Vaughn revealing 840 mega churches in the USA, with a weekly attendance of over 2,000 (figures of 13th May 2004).

The top 5 are:

Leader: Church (Average attendance)
J. Osteen: Lakewood Church, Houston, Texas (25,060)
Creflo Dollar: World Changers, College Park, GA. (23,093)
Rick Warren: Saddleback Community Church, Lake Forrest, CA (20,100)
T.D. Jakes: The Potters House, Dallas (18,500)
Ed Young: Fellowship Church, Grapevine, Texas (18,129)

The world's largest churches:
Rank. Leader: Church (Average attendance)
21. Yonggi Cho: Yoido Full Gospel Church, Seoul, Korea (253,000)
22. Dijon Roberts: Works and Mission Baptists Church, Abidjan, Ivory Coast (150,000)
22. Javier Vasquez: Yotabeche Methodist P. Church, Santiago, Chile (150,000)
22. C. Castellanos: Mision Carismatica Internacional, Bogot?, Colombia (150,000)
25. William Kumuyi: Deeper Life Bible Church, Lagos, Nigeria(120,000)
26. Mario Vega: Elim Church, San Salvador, El Salvador (117,000)
27. Nambu Full Gospel, Seoul, Korea (110,000)
28. Yong Mok Cho: AOG Grace and Truth, Kyanggi-do, Korea (105,000)
29. Hong do Kim: Kum Ran Methodist, Seoul, Korea (80,000)
30. Omar Cabrera: Vision de Futuro, Santa Fe, Argentina (70,000)
30. Hector Gimenez Ondas del Luz, Buenos Aires, Argentina (70,000)
32. Pastor Oh: Young Nak Presbyterian Church, S. Korea (60,000)
33. David Oyedepa: Winners Chapel, Ota, Nigeria (50,000)
34. R.B. Lal: Yesu Darbar, Allahabad Agricultural Institute, India
35. Yi Hoon-Moon: Soong Eui Methodist, Inchon, Korea (47,000)
36. Misael Argenal: Ministeria La Cosecha, San Pedro Sula, Honduras (35,000)
37. V. Choudhrie: Chattisgarh/Madhya Pradesh House Church Network, India

Source: Wolfgang Simson


7. Church planting at University

Six years ago, Jason Ma sat in an introductory lecture for Philosophy. Suddenly, the Professor asked "Who believes that Jesus Christ is the Son of God?" Jason and one of his friends were the only two who raised their hands in a class of 100 students. Jason could not believe that most of his fellow students had no idea what Jesus offered them, so he started prayer walking
in the University, asking God to do something so that the 28,000 students would come to know him. God open doors for Jason; the University officials were sympathetic to his aims, granting him permission to hold evangelistic rallies. Hundreds were saved.

No connection
Jason soon realised, though, that very few managed to find a place in a church after becoming Christian. "To be completely honest," says Jason, "most of the churches around the University had nothing to offer students. Nobody had any idea what to do with them. Some students met for Bible study, but when they left University, the problem remained; they could not find a place in a traditional church. I found the same problem at other universities. Most students see church as boring, irrelevant and
hypocritical, despite the fact that they themselves are empty, hurt and suffering, seeking true love in drugs, parties, sex and good grades. Many became depressive, some were close to suicide."

Bringing church to the students, not the other way around Gripped by this state of affairs, Jason began to pray. He discovered that
it is much better to bring church to the students, not the other way around. After much research, including studying China's underground house church movement, he became convinced that relationship-oriented "simple church" was best suited for reaching students. He read about 18-year-old Chinese girls who had planted over 100 house churches in one year, although they had only been Christians for a few years themselves. The churches which he investigated in China were networks of small fellowships of 15-30
members which met in houses and small shops to share their lives every day and follow Jesus together.

"If an 18-year-old Chinese girl can plant 100 churches each year in China, why shouldn't a student plant a few at University?" Jason asked himself. He realised that, similar to the Biblical concept of a 'house of peace' or 'a man or woman of peace', a missionary can win 'a student of peace' for Christ, who will in turn win his circle of friends for Christ, thus forming
a small church. One single church would of course never be able to reach the very diverse student community, so he started viewing every student group as an unreached people group, with the aim of starting a church among them. These new churches with 15-20 members would meet somewhere, and if they grew, would not look for somewhere larger to meet, but divide, thus multiplying. They could meet anywhere - in dormitories, apartments, Student Union rooms, classrooms or the coffee shop across the street. So he started
planting churches at his University. They later sent missionaries to other universities to do the same; Campus Church Networks (CCN) was born, starting at the San Jose State University in 1998, and is spreading.

The 13/30 Window
Missiologists created the term '10/40 Window' to describe the geographical region between 10? and 40? latitude; many consider this to be the least evangelised region in the world. "The 13/30 Window is probably more important," says Jason. He means people between the ages of 13 and 30, where the greatest harvest potential for the Gospel is probably to be found today. "That group," he says, "is amazingly open for the Gospel." Surveys
show that 90% of all Christians decided to follow Jesus before their 25th birthday. This is also the most important group, because they are the future of the world and the church.

60% under 25 years old
Statistics reveal that 60% of the global population is under 25 years old; 30% - 1.7 billion people - is between 10 and 24 years old. Studies by the Barna Reasearch Group showed Jason that the 18-to 25-year-olds are the group least likely to attend a church. The majority of students who attended church during school no longer did so at the end of their studies. Jason concludes that "we desperately need completely new churches for the new generation, because the traditional form of church simply does not work
in America. Post-modern youths no know standards, believe basically
anything and want to experience God for themselves. They will not sit in pews, listening to someone preach forever, but want to put their faith into practice."

Statistics from the American Society for Church Growth from 1999 show that American churches lose 2.76 million people to secularism or nominal Christianity and that between 3,000 and 4,000 churches close each year. In the past decade, the active membership of all Protestant denominations has shrunk by 9.5% (around 4.5 million people), compared to a population growth of 11% (24.2 million) in the same period. Half of all churches have not gained a single new believer. "That," Jason recognises, "doesn't need a new committee, it needs a revolution."

Where are the revolutionaries?
His motto became "Start a revolution, start a campus church!" On CCN's web site, he writes "Every revolution begins with a revolutionary. Are you prepared to be one? Is there already a Campus Church at your University? If not, you should start one..." Campus Church Networks is a relational church planting movement led by students, challenging and training students to plant new churches for a new generation at every university in the world.

Source and information: Jason Ma, www.campuschurch.net and info at


8. Gaza: how well did Arafat know Jesus?

Arafat is dead. He died on 11th November 2004. Where is he now? Did he know the Gospel of Christ? "I regularly had the opportunity to meet with Arafat and explain the Gospel to him," says Brother Andrew, famous Bible smuggler, evangelist and founder of the missions agency Open Doors. Andrew gave Arafat a Bible on his daughter's first birthday, and was given permission to open a Bible store on Palestinian territory. Hundreds of Muslim
fundamentalists who now know Brother Andrew personally, particularly from the militant group Hamas, have collected a Bible or the Jesus Film from the store. How did this happen?

Jesus loves terrorists
In his latest book, Light Force: A Stirring Account of the Church Caught in the Middle East Crossfire, which he wrote together with Al Janssen, Brother Andrew details how God opened the doors for him all the way to Arafat. Janssen and Brother Andrew emphasise that with Jesus' love, it is possible to reach every person, including Hamas terrorists. "I sometimes doubt that we Christians really believe that," says Janssen. "We say that God loves
the whole world, but when we hear that some terrorist group commits a crime, we say 'They deserve the death penalty!' We picture some nameless enemy instead of a human being perhaps desperately seeking answers."

Bible study with a terrorist
"It really opened my eyes to speak with the man who brought us into contact with Islamic Jihad," Janssen recalls. "He said 'I have spent 15 years in jail, and read the Koran and the Bible. Then I decided to become a devout Muslim.' He had some very specific questions about the Old Testament, such as the destruction of the Jews in Zachariah. He was asking questions about
prophecy, and I suddenly thought 'Wait a moment! I'm sitting here with a member of Islamic Jihad, studying the Bible, discussing Zachariah, which half of the Christians I know have not even read.' Then I realised that God was at work in this man's life. Brother Andrew gave him an Arab version of 'God's Smuggler', his life story. The next day, the man had already read half of it, and asked 'Do you have any more books? Bring me everything you can!'"

Going where no one else will
"If nobody goes to tell terrorists the Gospel, how will they ever hear it?" Brother Andrew, who has always liked to go where no one else does, says of himself "If I, a simple Dutchman without even a proper schooling, can have such a ministry, then anyone can!" In 1992, 415 Hamas members were deported from Israel, and interned in a camp on the side of a mountain in southern Lebanon. Andrew visited them to find out how they were. "They were people
like anyone else. Through our visit, we built relationships with them, and I was able to speak with hundreds of Hamas terrorists about the Gospel." He was perhaps the only Evangelical Christian ever to speak about Christianity at the Islamic University in Gaza - at the invitation of the Hamas leader.
"We are not responsible for how these people respond to our message, but they had the opportunity to hear the Gospel. Today, the Palestinian Bible Society and the Bible Society of Israel are doing a great work among Palestinians," says Janssen.

7,000 Israeli Christians, 70,000 Palestinian
Janssen summarizes the facts influencing Christianity in the Middle East: "Christianity has existed in the Holy Land for 2,000 years. At the time Israel was founded in 1948, some 15% of the Arab population were Christians. Many of them were business leaders, and as times grew harder,they had more opportunity to flee to Europe or the USA. The number of Christians declined, and is now less than 2% of the Palestinian population." "I estimate that there are some 7,000 Christians in Israel,
and around 70,000 Christian Palestinians - ten times as many. That may surprise many Christians in the West, because they do not realise how many Palestinians are Christians," says Brother Andrew. "Christians are a minority in both populations, caught up in the midst of the conflict. With our book, we want to point out to the worldwide Body of Christ how this part of the Body is doing."

Source: Open Doors, www.opendoors.org


9. Millennium event: hundreds of thousands of Muslims follow Jesus

Some things only happen every couple of hundred years, others only every couple of thousand. This and the next Friday Fax are dedicated to one of these millennium events.

Fourteen centuries ago, Islam overran previously Christian nations such as Egypt and Tunesia. For the past thousand years, particularly since the barbarous "Christian" crusades and the development of un-Biblical westernised religious church traditions, Christians have found it difficult to win Muslims for the Gospel. Islam, with 1.4 billion adherents, is the world's second-largest religion after traditional Christianity which has
proven resistant to the Biblical Gospel. As a young Christian, I heard only one message about Islam: "it is practically impossible to win Muslims for Christ" - a message from Hell, in my opinion, born out of centuries of pseudo-missionary frustration. Ineffective missionary methods, non-integrative churches and a fantastic lack of faith among top Christian leaders right up to the 1990's combined to create a climate of missionary
unbelief. In 1982, only 2% of all Christian missionaries were working among Muslims - a ridiculously small proportion.

5,000 120,000 522,000
Yesterday, I ate lunch with three missionaries working among Muslims. One of them said "In the past two years, I've seen over 5,000 Muslims come to faith in Jesus in northern India. The work is growing so fast that the number will very likely soon pass 50,000. They meet in multipliable house churches, and ever more Mullahs are joining the movement..." Another told "From our own experience and through other reliable sources, we know that
in Bangladesh, 7,000 Muslims were baptised each month in 2003. They are radical followers of Jesus. In 2004, an incredible 120,000 joined them. Since 1997, the number of Muslims following Jesus has grown by 522,000. "522,000? That's more than the number of evangelical Christians in Switzerland, Austria and France together! Is that possible? What happened? Baptist missiologist and author David Garrison says "More Muslims have come
to Christ in the past two decades than at any other point in history. In North Africa, 16,000 Muslim Berbers turned to Jesus; in a central Asian republic, 4,000 Muslims have found Christ; 15,000 Kazakh Muslims found Christ in the past 15 years. In an appearance on Al Jazeera, Sheikh Ahmad Al Qataani, a leading teacher of Islamic clerics in Libya, said 'Every hour, 667 Muslims turn to Christianity, 16,000 every day, 6 million each
year!' Those numbers are certainly exaggerated, but show that Islamic experts recognise what is happening: a massive missionary movement of Muslims to Christ."

A vision becomes reality
Let me use Kevin Greeson's story as an example of what's happening. Greeson is a Baptist missionary in southern Asia. In his book "Camel Training" published in 2004, he writes "In September 1997, I lay down on my hotel bed in Singapore, where I was attending missionary training. Before going to sleep, I saw a vision of thousands of Muslims in Bangladesh going to Hell.
The vision's realism gripped me so strongly that I began to weep - for the first time in 22 years. The scene changed, though; the Muslims were given a new directive, were re-routed and went to Heaven. The next day, I was excited to hear that 30,000 US Christians had taken part in a prayer campaign for the people group among which I wanted to work, and that they had been praying the very hour I had my vision. My first years there as a
missionary brought no fruit; after two years, we had gathered 23 women who worked weaving baskets for export to the West. Then we heard of Abdul (name changed).

Learning from Abdul
Abdul was a local church planter, and himself a saved Muslim - or Isahi(one who belongs to Isa/Jesus). In 1998, he had seen 50,000 Muslims baptised, and 8,000 churches planted by 2003. He was doing something differently, and we learned from him to do them differently too. We told the women to invite their husbands to a meeting; they all brought their husbands or fathers, and we explained verses from the Koran which speak of
Jesus, showing him to be far more than just a prophet. They were excited and angry - excited, because they recognised the truth about Isa (Jesus), and angry about their Imams (islamic pastors), who had withheld the truth from them. Then we showed them the Jesus Film in their language. What then happened was unbelievable; the men insisted on meeting again the next day. For four days, they sat there and listened to the Gospel. They all turned
to Jesus, and six new jamaats (house churches) were formed. Over the following 2 1/2 years, our team saw 4,500 Muslims baptised and 314 new churches started. Two years later, the number of churches had grown to over 800. The movement is still growing. What did we teach the Muslims which made them so open for Christ? It has something to do with a camel..."

When Muslims throw the Koran in the river
"One morning in May 1999, I read a report in Bangladeshi national
newspaper, quoting a Member of Parliament who stood before his colleagues and asked 'What is happening to our religion? Muslims in the capital are throwing their Koran in the trash, and in one district, they even throw the Koran in the river.' What was going on? One day, an Imam held the Koran up in the Mosque, saying 'This book has done nothing to improve our lives.' Then he threw the book in the river. The congregation of around 4,000 men followed their leader's example, throwing their Korans in the river too."

What comes after resignation?
Kevin Greeson's report shows something of the inner erosion happening in Islam. But many adherents of other religions and religious subsystems are just as resigned. Just as traditional Constantine churchianity, Animism or Buddhism, the core of Islam does not help people live their lives, but generally just preserves the status quo of poverty, difficulties, uncertainty and illness for most and riches for a privileged minority. On
top of all that, religion can only superficially answer the questions every person faces: why am I here, what am I supposed to be doing, where am I headed? The Bangladeshi Imam spoke for many in his recognition of the truth. In this phase of religious resignation, most people simply perform religious rites perfunctorily, outwardly going with the flow, inwardly
questioning. Many Muslims, for example, wonder about Allah's secret 100th name...

The camel knows
Every Muslim knows that Allah has 99 names, and many know of a tradition which says that only a camel knows his 100th name. That name is 'Isa'! The Koran, the Muslims' holy book, does not answer the question directly, but gives enough clear hints. Many experienced missionaries start a conversation with Muslims with the words "I have discovered an amazing truth in the Koran, which gives hope of eternal life in paradise. Would you please read me Sure Al-Imran 3:42-55?"

The Koran teaches that Jesus knows the way to heaven
This Sure says three things about Isa (Jesus) which clearly lift him above the status of a prophet: Isa is holy (3:42-48), has power over death(49-54) and knows the way to heaven (55-56). This is a shock for many Muslims, because what does the Koran say about Mohammed? The surest answer is to say that Mohammed is what he said of himself; in Sure 46:9-10, he says "I am nothing new among prophets; I do not know what will become of me or my followers. I am just a voice of warning."

If Mohammed is nothing different or more than all the prophets before him,and did not claim to be the greatest prophet of all, did not know where he or his followers would go after death, and professes to simply be a voice of warning, the contrast with Jesus' statements about himself (for example John 6:47 and 14:1-7) could hardly be greater. If you then ask a Muslim "I want to go to heaven when I die. Which prophet can help me get there?", the
result is often a process leading them to read the Injil (New Testament)and find Jesus. Information from the Koran (very important for Muslims)reveals Jesus to be clearly more than just a prophet, and endows him practically with saviour status. "The Koran does not contain enough light to show someone the way to salvation, but enough small candles to guide seekers the right way," says Greeson.

For God's sake, don't bring Muslims to church!
Greeson sees four aspects which are decisive in helping Muslims find Christ and remain in him:

1.Speak in a way that Muslims understand. 'Canaanite' language is as much a hindrance as calling yourself a Christian, which is so culturally and historically laden that Muslims understand "A person with Western culture, ungodly and immoral." The word 'Isahi' (follower of Isa) is far better.

2.Cultural conformity is not a hindrance, but builds important bridges. Paul became a Jew to the Jews, and a Greek to the Greek. Followers of Jesus must learn to overcome their fear of the unknown and foreign cultures through love.

3.Send out early. Where Muslims who become Isahis are taught and sent out early, they win others to Christ and plant new churches, thus starting a movement with church multiplication as one of its basic principles. Christians who do not understand this and claim that these things need significantly more time are a serious hindrance, and should be avoided.

4."Please do not bring newly-saved Isahis to existing traditional
churches!" advises Greeson. That tears them out of their cultural
surroundings, and causes them to be rejected by their friends and family - exactly the people which a church planting movement should reach. A far better strategy is to start culturally relevant Jamaats (meetings). House churches provide an ideal structure. "So if Muslims do not come to church,
we take the church to the Muslims!"

Source: Kevin Greeson, "Camel Training Manual", available from


10. Muslims and Buddhists find Jesus in Africa and Europe

Somalia: first Somali church
This is the first Friday Fax news item about Somalia! We have only
mentioned it once before, in 2002, when it was listed as the least-reached nation in the world, with only one evangelical Christian for every 67,314 inhabitants. German missionaries in Somalia have just sent us the following news: "For 15 years, Somalia has stood for anarchy, hunger, death, violence and refugees. The nation has now managed to form a new Government. Many Somalis have experienced death-bringing hate, and know that Islam never
managed to bring peace to their nation. When they hear that Jesus prayed for his murderers while on the cross, they are deeply touched. Perhaps God had to allow the situation in Somalia in order to open the people for the Gospel. For decades, there were very few Christians, and even today, many pay for their faith with their life. Now, though, couples and even entire
families are coming to Jesus, and children are hearing the Word of God in the churches. A dream held by missionaries for decades has just been fulfilled: a few months ago, a number of Somali groups joined to plant a church. Even Government officials have to admit that their nation is no longer 100% Moslem. The new Christians are growing in faith and assuming more and more responsibility..."
Source: Name and address withheld

Egypt: cleaner Adel has some special soap
"Adel works as a cleaner in an Egyptian school," writes mission agency 'Ziel 19' (Target 19). "He carries buckets of water, brushes and cloths. One day, in conversation with a teacher, he spoke about his uncle, a pastor, who had created a Bible correspondence course. The teacher was interested, so Adel brought her the first lesson, which she found very good. When she had received the third lesson, she told another teacher about it, and he also wanted to take the course, so Adel started bringing
two copies of the course to school - 'The Word of God, soap for the soul', as the missions agency describes it. The word soon spread, and almost all teachers were taking it, so Adel was carrying folders full of the correspondence courses to and from the school as well as his buckets. Then it reached the Principal, who was so impressed with the course that he called all the teachers together and encouraged them to share it with their
relatives. The school became the distribution centre, with Adel as the postman."
Source: Schweizerische Missionsgemeinde (Swiss Mission Church), Ziel 19,
Josefstr. 206, 8005 Zurich, Switzerland.

Germany: Buddhist meets Jesus in coma
"I work in on a hospital ward for terminally ill patients," writes Eva-E. M?ller-de Ahna from Munich. "I spoke with a nurse about Christianity and experiences with dying people. I had just read a very good book (George Ritchie, Return from Tomorrow). The author had died in a field hospital when he was 20 years old, and taken to the mortuary. To the astonishment of the doctors and nurses, he returned to life. He experienced many wonderful things while dead, including meeting Jesus. The nurse I was talking to told me of a similar case: her uncle had married a practising Buddhist whose
father, also a Buddhist, suffered a heart attack and was taken to a Munich hospital, where he spent several days in a coma in intensive care. When he awoke from the coma, he continually pointed at the cross hanging on the wall. The nurses asked him if the cross offended him as a Buddhist, and whether they should take it down. He shook his head, but continued to point at the cross. When he could finally speak again, he said that he had met
Jesus in his coma. Jesus told him that he would awake from the coma and live for another fourteen days. He should be baptised, and Jesus would wait for him. The patient insisted on being baptised immediately, and died exactly fourteen days after waking from the coma."

Source: Eva-E. M?ller-de Ahna in GGE Deutschland, September 2004,

Iran: Armenian woman meets Jesus on her death bed "An Armenian woman lay dying in hospital," reports Open Doors in their
latest monthly bulletin. "The doctors discharged her, so that she could die at home. She was a Christian, at least in name, but her faith never meant much to her. One day, she suffered an attack of self-pity while lying in bed waiting for her Muslim neighbours to visit. Her gaze wandered to a picture of Jesus on her wall. 'Why don't you help me?' she complained. Suddenly, Jesus started speaking. Somehow, he appeared in her room, and said 'I've been wanting to come to you, but you never invited me.' He touched her softly, and the woman gave him her life. Right then, there came
a knock at the door - the Muslim neighbour and his wife had come. As they came into the room, they sensed that something was different. The room was still filled with the glory of Jesus' presence. They both fell to their knees, and the Armenian woman told them what had happened. The couple were so shocked that they both gave their lives to Jesus. Since then, nine of the husband's employees have also been saved."
Source: Open Doors

Egypt: when the demon leaves the bus
"That was too much for some of the travellers - pale and shocked, they stared at a young man who had just been delivered from a demon," reports missions agency Ziel 19 ('Target 19'). Mrs. F. W., an Egyptian evangelist, was travelling in bus, and noticed another passenger who made strange noises, rolled his eyes and occasionally writhed in his seat. The other passengers just looked away, until F.W. was overcome with a 'holy anger'. She turned to the man and said loudly "In the name of Jesus, leave him! And
leave the bus!" To everyone's astonishment, the man grunted a little and shook himself, then looked around with bright eyes, saying "Hey! He's gone! I can feel it! Whatever you did with me, thank you!" He laughed and was clearly very pleased. The demon had left him and, obviously, the bus - nobody else was visibly affected. F.W. remained in the bus longer than she planned, telling about the Gospel and freedom in Christ, because the young
man and a number of the other shocked passengers had many questions. And that despite the fact that it is unusual for a woman to speak to men in Egypt, particularly in a packed bus.

Source: Andrea Xandry, Ziel 19, Schweizerische Missionsgemeinde,
Josefstrasse 206, 8005 Zurich, Switzerland



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Sunday, December 25, 2005

Sanctify me...

Sanctify me…

Here I am…in that old place again…down on my face again.

Crying out…I want you to hear my plea, come down and rescue me.

How long will it take?

How long will I have to wait?

Cause all I want…is all you have…come to me rescue me fall on me with your love

And all You want, is all I have, come to me rescue me fall on me with Your love

Sanctify… I want to be set apart right to the very heart


Dear Father…

Here I am again, another Christmas and another year has gone by. I honestly don’t understand it all. I feel like I’ve lost touch of you, I know I’ve been busy, I know I haven’t sat down and chatted in a while. Well, here I am writing down my thoughts and asking You for grace. You love me Father & I preach it, I believe it, but I wonder if I “know” it. I feel Your presence, I witness Your power, I’ve seen signs and wonders, I’ve seen Your hand of provision, yet something in my heart is still lost. Who am I Lord? I know that I am Your beloved son, I know that I have all authority and power over every serpent and scorpion, yet sometimes I don’t feel that way. Many times I feel weak, so weak I wonder why I was given these weaknesses. At the same time I’ve begun to learn to like myself, that is, liking who You have created me to be, yes with all the “too littles” and “too muches” of me. Why do I play these games, why do I play the face, why don’t I just tell the whole world I’m just as frail and just as weak as anyone else trying to live this life for You. Well, I guess I am.

I have one ambition, to get rid of all my ambitions. I don’t want to live for the dream, the tomorrow, the what if or could be, I’d rather just live a simple, faithful, existence that glorifies You, walks with You, talks with You, wonders with You and believes with You for all things. I’m tired of my flesh, my old self, the daily battles, the daily struggles, Satan…sometimes I get tired of fighting Father. I get tired of having to think of what other people have to think of me. I don’t want to live up to an image that is not real, an image that seems perfect, but if you get up close, how horrible it can look. Huh…but You see my heart, yes, you surely do. I love that about You. I love that even if I failed a million times over You would still smile at me, cherish me, pick me up in Your arms and call me Your wonderful son. How? I don’t get it, I love it, sometimes its this world I don’t love, the people in it can get agitating, but who is to say I am not just as agitating and bothersome and full of imperfections and faults? Here I go again, Lord, I want freedom, I want strength for the battles and I want peace from my enemies. Too many enemies, too many foes, too many demons, too much pressure and I think sometimes I will self destruct if I don’t get help from You Lord. Where are You Father? Where is the God of deliverance? Where is the God who can destroy all my foes with one word? Where is He? Is He in me? If He is…I’m lost in trying to figure out how to release and operate that power given. I wish others could understand some of the things I see, the things I face and the things I feel moment by moment. But not many do, I get blank stares and I’ll pray for you, I am thankful, but Lord why? Why was I given this ability to see, feel and touch all this darkness around me, all this light around me, all these things that I can’t even seem to understand. The spiritual warfare, the demonic assignments, the daily battles in the unseen…most of it would go away if I just spent more time basking in Your presence. The enemy can’t get me there, He can’t touch me when I wait upon Your presence, but these last few years its been a struggle to find that place again. How good those days were, how wonderful those times of basking in Your presence were. But now I seem to have this or that always striving for my attention, striving for my intimacy. I’ve been lost, in a whirlwind of activity, doing things for You and losing You in the midst of it. FORGIVE ME FATHER, OH FATHER FORGIVE ME. What have I become? I have become nothing more but a slave, a servant when You want more than anything else to be my Friend. Can it all be so simple? No more projects, no more strategies, no more latest and greatest, no more trends, no more prophecies, no more vision and dreams, no more, oh God, no more. I want You, I want to hide in a secret place and hear Your voice again. I don’t want to hear Your voice on the run, not on the plane, not because I’m about to minister, no, no and no. Please world, leave me alone, please leave me alone with my Father. Please don’t demand any more from me, I can only preach, prophesy and work wonders so much as I am in the Vine and He is in me, but I’ve lost that, I’ve lost that, I’ve lost my union and I need it back or this branch will die, it will wither and it will be no more.

Father deliver me, deliver me now, deliver me from my enemies and give me strength to love You once again. I’m 25, I don’t want to live the rest of my life as an orphan, I want to walk with You as Your son, I want to be set free from all the tasks, duties, prophecies over my life and dreams that I (Jaeson) desire to fulfill…Father fill me with YOU. YOU BE MY DREAM, YOU BE MY EVERYTHING, YOU BE MY ALL IN ALL, YOU CONSUME ME AND DESTROY ME AND RESURRECT ME TILL I AM UNRECOGNIZABLE, THAT THE WORLD MAY ONLY SEE YOU. No more me, no more people pleasing, no more ambition seeking, no more fleshly ministry, only that which is born out of the presence, the well, the river of living water. Break me down and pick me back up. I’m broken, broken as I could ever be and in the worlds eyes I may be a failure, in my own eyes I may be a failure, but in Your eyes, I am Your friend, You are my friend, You believe in me and You are standing by my side. But me, I pray I figure this out Lord. I have knowledge, but somehow the knowledge I am seeking still has not been revealed, there are still holes in my heart and cracks in my character, will I ever be perfect? In my eyes or the worlds, most likely never, but You never asked us to be perfect, You asked me to be HOLY as YOU ARE HOLY. That is, set apart, consecrated, wholly given to You and Your purposes and may the blood of Jesus cover the pain of my mistakes and the weaknesses of my flaws. Here I am, in that old place again, down on my face again, I need to pray again, fast again, not for any other reason, but to KNOW YOU MORE. I DON’T WANT ANYTHING LORD, BE MY SHEPHERD, I SHALL NOT WANT, ALL I WANT IS YOU…OR THAT IS MY PRAYER…THAT ALL I WANT WOULD BE YOU…from there, if I ever get there, I don’t know, but that is my one ambition, my aim, my goal in life, to know You more, not all this other stuff.

Thank you for the revelation of what is to come, the new wine, the new wineskins, the maturation of Your bride in these end days, its exciting, its challenging, its wonderful and mesmerizing, its radical, its spontaneous, its moving and its an adventure, its all good, but its all for NOTHING if it have not and carry not in its heart…love.

I just want to be more like You Jesus. I want to not want anything but what You want. Oh heaven, what a beautiful place that place will be in all its perfection…one day…that one day I look forward to. While I am here, while I have breath, while I have physical life, I will live and will fight for Your kingdom on earth, I will give all that I have, I will not give up, I will by Your grace, never give up. The enemy may throw his discouragements, his accusations, his ploys and plots, but I don’t care, I know You love me and I will live to love you even in my imperfection, even in my brokenness, even in my weakness and even in my pain and if I have nothing to give you, if the enemy takes away everything I could possibly use for Your glory, every talent, every gift, my physical health, my very voice, my hands and feet, I will still pray to You with my heart, put me in probation Devil, put me in jail, put me in sickness or near death but one thing I know I will always love my God and pray for His will to be established on the earth.

Father how beautiful You are. Holy is Your name.
Let Your kingdom come…Let Your perfect will be done
On this earth, where I am, in my heart…
As it is in heaven.
Give me this day Your friendship, Your presence, Your love
Overflowing in my heart.
And oh Father, forgive me of my sin, my painful sin that nails
You again and again to that Cross…forgive me Lord and
How could I not forgive others as You have freely forgiven me?
I forgive my enemies, my foes, even myself.
And lead me not into temptation, give me wisdom to discern the
Enemies ploys, keep me self controlled and always alert, give me
A holy hatred for evil, all evil, let me see it as You see it, that I may hate evil and cling to what is good.
Most of all keep me in Your presence, that I may be still and know the Lord always.
Deliver me from evil, I wait upon You Lord for Your deliverance daily.
For Yours is the Kingdom, You have the VICTORY, Yours is all the Power, the GLORY…Yes Lord fill the earth with Your GLORY from now until forever and ever!


Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Revival & Riot on LA Campuses!

Revival & Riot on Los Angeles Campuses....

Two things happened when Jesus preached…"Revival & Riot." Two things happened when Paul preached…"Revival & Riot." Right now we are at the tipping point of a Jesus revolution in Los Angeles. In the last few months there have been nearly half a dozen public high schools in LA that have shut down student-led "open-air prayer/worship/preaching" meetings. If this continues, only two things will happen… "Revival & Riot."

· Arcadia High School: A graduate student started preaching in the middle of the quad & was arrested by the administration. An Arcadia high student followed suit and started preaching after him while the other one was being arrested. He too was told to stop, but when the administration had got done speaking to him he got back up and started preaching again in another area of the quad. Immediately, 6 students rededicated there lives to Jesus Christ on the spot. The students were told by the administration they couldn't preach because it was disturbing the peace. At this same high school a group of Christian students were told they could not pray in public because of the same reason.

· Whitney High School: During the first 3 days of school a mass of students began to gather in the middle of the campus to pray for revival. While they were praying some students and even a janitor came to Christ and was filled with the Holy Spirit! They were later shut down by school administration and teachers who said they should not be allowed to pray and worship in the middle of campus because it would not be tolerating the faith of their Muslim and Hindu classmates. The outdoor prayer/worship meeting was stopped. They were even told by the administration that they were not allowed to personally evangelize or even pass out flyers for Christian related purposes. Sadly, even the Christian advisor (a teacher) of this club urged the students to obey the administration and only evangelize through servant evangelism. Some students didn't listen and started to preach and prophesy over students during lunch. Another lost student was saved. A teacher saw this student evangelizing and reported her to the office administration this student (president of the club) was kicked out of the Christian club for "evangelizing" and now is continuing forth in evangelizing risking her reputation, education and freedom.

· Sunny Hills High School: Another student couldn't take it anymore that the Christians in the Christian club on campus were complacent, not sharing the Gospel & took it upon himself to start prayer walking, evangelizing and desired to start a campus church. He received a vision to call the campus church (UCLA) or Underground Church Living Army. Last week 4 students came to Christ and others joined him to prayer walk the campus. He told me if the administration caught him prayer walking or preaching he would be kicked out on the spot.

· UCLA: Ever since we worshipped and preached in the middle of Bruin Walk at UCLA a few months ago and saw students give their lives to Christ a revolution has begun. Since then we have heard reports from UC Riverside, Pasadena City College, Cal State Long Beach, UC Irvine, USC and other college campuses of students rising up to proclaim Jesus as King in the middle of their campuses through warfare worship and open air preaching. Is revival breaking out just yet? Maybe not, but these are signs that something is shifting in the spiritual realm.

"And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force." Matthew 11:12

For years I have been prophesying that there will come a time in North America where it will be illegal to preach the Gospel. I think we are seeing it happen right before our eyes here in Los Angeles. Students are being shut down and told to stop sharing their faith, worship God or pray because it "offends" others. Was the Gospel ever meant to be "non-offensive?" What if we told Jesus not to preach the Kingdom message while He was on earth because it would "offend others" what do you think He would say? The sad thing is not only are the unbelievers telling these Jesus freaks to stop preaching the Gospel but so are the Christian students and teachers in the Christian clubs. Somehow we are to resort only to "friendship & servant evangelism?" I wholeheartedly believe in these forms of evangelism, but not when it comes to taking away my right to worship, pray and preach the Gospel. Yes, "preach the Gospel and if necessary use words, St. Francis Assisi once said." But, the point is, right now we are possibly in a- if necessary "use words" hour in North America. I'm not saying all are called to preach in the middle of their campuses, but if Holy Spirit calls you to it, then you must be obedient.

"So they called them and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus. But Peter and John answered and said to them, "Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you more than to God, you judge. For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard." Acts 4:18-20

The only time Christ-followers are to disobey civil government is when it goes against God's commands. When the civil government commands us not to preach the Gospel we can only respond like Peter and John did to the supreme court of their day, "Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you more than to God, you judge. For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard!" Two things are about to happen on campuses in Los Angeles California. Revival and Riot! It is here & the revolution has begun. What happens when students begin to preach and get kicked out of school for doing so? What happens when students continue to worship, pray and preach in the middle of their campuses and get kicked out of their Christian clubs, kicked out of school or even arrested and put in jail? So what? OK, so what if you get arrested for preaching the Gospel on your high school campus? This isn't China and they are not going to torture you~ just yet. Do you think the underground Church in China backs down from preaching the Gospel when they are told not to do so by the Communist government? I don't think so, that is why thousands have been martyred for their faith and tortured in jail. Try reading the book "Heavenly Man" by Brother Yun & let that book put some boldness in your spirit! If student after student, day after day, continue to worship, pray and preach out on their high school campuses and get arrested there are only two results…revival and riot. Maybe a student gets arrested and put in jail for his faith and it gets on the evening LA news. Maybe this student sues the California school board for violating his/her freedom of speech and the case goes to the Supreme Court. Maybe by then CNN picks up on it and the story gains national attention? What happens when the frustrated on-fire high school Christian student in Arkansas watches the news story? What happens when that complacent Christian club that isn't doing anything but having social meetings on campus sees the story in Minnesota? Exactly. A revolution is going to break out in epic proportions from the West to East Coast & into the nations! I am not advocating that we go out and start a riot for a riots sake. That would be human zeal and not a work of God. I am saying that we must share the Gospel at all costs. It just boggles my mind that students are being told that they can not even personally witness on their campus. If the result for simply sharing Christ with others is a riot, so be it.

Blow Up Christian CLUBS

"And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My Church, and the gates of Hell shall not prevail against it." Matthew 16:18

This last weekend I was at a wedding and talking with my CCN director in Northern California. He told me how he spoke at this high school "Wake Up" rally and challenged the students to stop being CLUB and do CHURCH right on campus. That's right, baptize students in the swimming pool, pray for the sick, cast out demons, worship and preach the Gospel till heaven establishes itself on earth. Why not? I heard this and I felt like the Lord spoke to me about starting a "B.U.S." ministry standing for "Blow Up Squad."

In other words, "blow up Christian CLUBS." I'm frustrated at the use of the word "CLUB" or "fellowship" on our high school and college campuses. Jesus did not die for a club to be established on the earth. When you are a club you do what clubs do, you socialize, you abide by the club rules and you become like any other club on campus, a in-grown, inclusive, social gathering. Jesus didn't die so that His "club" could be established. There is no authority in a club. If you think you are a "club" you are what you think & your actions will follow. A club will have to submit to school regulations rather than God's. Clubs don't beat down the gates of Hell they look at each other and ask what are we to do in our club program this week? I'm not going to get down on all Christian clubs, for there are many in them who are genuinely trying to push back the forces of darkness on their campus.

Point being this, Jesus died to establish His CHURCH on the earth. When you see yourself as God's CHURCH on campus you will rise up in authority and responsibility to take ownership of that call. I sense a calling to blow up Christian clubs! That means challenging Christ-followers on campuses to stop doing "club" and start being the "church" on their campus. Jesus never said in Matthew 28:18 "COME" and make disciples! He never said, "Come to my Christian club" and I will make you a disciple. NO! He said, "GO!" and make disciples of all nations baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit teaching them all things I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." That means if we want to see revival on our campuses we will have to blow up our club meetings and GO OUT to where the lost are, win them to Christ and teach them to be disciples of Jesus at all costs! It is time to take the Gospel public! We must leave our four walls and fill the earth with God's glory.

"For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, As the waters cover the sea." Habakkuk 2:14

How do you fill the earth with God's glory? It won't just happen only in our Sunday service meetings and weekly fellowship gatherings. The only way God will get His glory filled in all the earth is when those who carry His glory bring it out and into society. Christ in us the hope of glory. God wants to pour out His Holy Spirit in our government halls, business buildings, campuses, stadiums etc. It is time for us to shine our light in the darkness and fill our campuses and cities with the glory of God. How do we do this? We do this through night and day WORSHIP and INTERCESSION.

Heaven on Earth…Nothing Less

"I have set watchmen on your walls, O Jerusalem; They shall never hold their peace day or night. You who make mention of the Lord, do not keep silent, And give Him no rest til He establishes and till He makes Jerusalem a praise in the earth." Isaiah 62:6-7

"Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven." Matthew 6:9-10

Heaven on earth nothing less. The Lords prayer is a prayer of revival. It is a prayer to see heaven come down to earth, not the other way around. Too long have we had this "Left Behind" Jesus come and rapture me mentality from this wicked world perspective. This is the biggest lie Satan could have us believe. To give up and just "survive" as Christians and watch Satan rule the earth. Hell NO! Meaning, "Say NO TO HELL!" God's goal is to send revival on earth. It is His goal to establish heaven on earth, which equates to revival or God's arrival. There is no sickness, no depression, no immorality & there is no demonic darkness in heaven. What is there in heaven? Righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. There is 24/7 worship and intercession going before the throne of God and this is what God wants us to do on earth (Rev 5:8)! How will we get heaven on earth? It will only come when we give God "no rest" and knock on heavens gates in worship and prayer till His kingdom come. The more we worship, the more He comes. The more we pray, the more He comes in the fullness of His kingdom. That is why God is releasing an end-time strategy to His Church right now to worship and pray till His kingdom comes and establishes itself in our campuses, cities and nations.

In early February 2005 I wrote a prophetic article called, "Apostolic Preaching and Prophetic Worship on Campuses." I saw a vision one night where I saw hundreds of students (for some reason many of them were Asian) up and down the West Coast of California worshipping God in public with guitars and banjos. Then I saw these students rise up and began to apostolically preach on their campuses and city streets like in the days of Acts & the Great Awakenings. It was then I saw a mighty sweeping revival that would bring thousands if not more, into God's kingdom all over the West Coast till this revolution spread like an epidemic to the rest of the nation. I wrote this article in February 2005 and now we are beginning to see it happen in Los Angeles these past 4 months. When I wrote the article I was not even thinking about relocating to LA.

STRIKE LA MOVEMENT…Signs of the LA Times

In August a local pastor in LA got the vision for REFORMATION (www.strikela.org ). He began to call churches all over LA to STRIKE the central high places of influence in the city for WORSHIP WARFARE AND PRAYER. He knew in order for the darkness to flee in Los Angeles it would take the saints of God to do spiritual violence and declare God's glory in the places of dark spiritual stronghold. For our battle is not against flesh and blood but against the spiritual powers, principalities and dark forces of the air (Eph 6:10-18). With this vision the STRIKE LA movement started and students from churches all over Los Angeles began to launch out in marches releasing open air worship and prayer over UCLA, USC, Staples Center, City Hall, Hollywood Blvd, Skid Row, Old Town Pasadena, Melrose, 3 rd St. Promenade, etc…the strikes are still continuing right now.

Why worship and pray in the public? Because LIGHT always overcomes the DARKNESS! The dark never stands a chance against the light. The Church is to get out of the four walls and take its LIGHT to the darkness. When we begin to worship and pray in the places where there are demonic strongholds…the darkness has no choice but to flee! Something has been stirring in LA these past months. Some local churches have started to hold their Sunday services in the public as a prophetic act of "reformation" to take God's glory into society. It is a movement of revival & reformation and it is not by accident that local churches, pastors, lay leaders and students all over LA right now are taking their worship, their prayer and their proclamation of the Gospel into the public. A revolution has started & it is now time to rise up in faith filled action!

Revival & Riot…

Two things happen when the true Gospel is preached…Revival & Riot. Are you ready America? This may not be the Gospel you signed up for, but this is the one Jesus died for. I didn't become a Christ-follower to join a Sunday meeting or club on campus, I signed up because my Savior told me to "take up my cross, deny myself and follow Him." I am at the end of living another day of American Christianity. I will live for nothing else but to love Him and make Him known to my generation. Reformation…nothing less. I wake up to see heaven on earth each day. Give me revival or give me death! I'm dead serious. I only want to live to see the glory & power of God revealed in its fullness in my lifetime. You can ridicule me, throw at me all your theology for why I should settle for less, but I don't care, it doesn't matter. I am ruined for revival. I've read about it in the Bible, whether it was in Josiah's day or the day of Pentecost when God added more than 20,000 believers in a matter of days into His Church. More than that, I've tasted His presence and I am zealous for others to experience the same. Thousands of students on every high school campus are devoid of God's love & yet we are satisfied with having a Christian club of 10 or 100. Thousands of students are already dead and on their way to eternal separation from God if we don't tell them the hope that we have, yet we are satisfied with cultural Christianity and a national average of 4% Christians on collegiate universities. We either have another great awakening or a generation that will be lost into the hands of Satan. Hell No! I'm laying my life down for this vision. Revival & Riot? So let it be. Jesus welcomed it and so will I. In this world we will have trials and tribulations but fear not for Christ has overcome the world! It is time to lay it all down, give it all up and do spiritual violence. A revolution has begun in the hearts of students in Los Angeles…obey God or man? I'll let you answer that before God in prayer. I've lived my entire Christian life for this moment…whether it comes or not, I will fight to the death. I would rather die and say I lived every day for God's purposes, for heaven on earth, for revival, for reformation and nothing less…than to die with regret. Maranatha! Come Lord Jesus come! Bring it on…I'm going to worship, pray and preach till a Revival & Riot breaks out in my generation. Pray like it all depends on God and live like it all depends on you!

But let me close with this. We as Christ-followers are not to purposely evoke riots or resistance from civil authorities. Simply put, we are called to love God & love others. We are called to pray for our government, authorities, & even our enemies. We are called to GO and make disciples. We are called to preach the Gospel whether by word or deed (Isaiah 58, 61). Sometimes, preaching the Gospel can result in persecution. Sometimes, like Jesus, Paul or the New Testament saints it can even result in a riot. Yet, a riot is not our goal, revival is, love is, pleasing our Father is...by being obedient to what He has called us each to do.

"Jesus gave them this answer: "I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does." John 5:19

As the great revivalist Charles Finney once said about revival...

"Revival is nothing more than renewed zeal to obey God"

Contending for Heaven on Earth,

Jaeson Ma

"I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone--for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quite lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all mento be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth." 1 Timothy 2:1-4

For those of you joining this revolution please continue to pray and make prayer your priority. Pray for our states government, civic leaders and education authorities. Prayer is the one thing that will protect us, keep us humble and give us wisdom in how to stand for our Lord in this crucial hour.

Join the revolution...if you need support email (coach@campuschurch.net)


Actual accounts of what happened at Whitney High and Sunny Hills from
emails sent to me...

From student at Whitney High...

hey jaeson
this is just clarifications for Whitney High for the article...

-a group of about 5-15 kids met mon-thurs every week in summer on campus
and cried out for open heavens. had prayer walks, and anointed the school
with oil
-three days before school started we went up to school staff and prayed
for many of them
-one janitor was touched by the holy spirit and always asked us to pray
for him
-we actively prophecied and proclaimed victory over the campus; had
prophetic intercession over specific teachers and was led by dreams and
-we recieved our first warning due to passing out drinks at the new
student orientation (one day before school) with bible verses attached to
the cups (as a club, we then ripped off the name jesus club from our
poster and they still didnt let us)
-first three days of school we evangelised as much as possible and never
let a break time pass without prayer
-3 days into school we were stopped from sharing the gospel and passing
out church flyers because we did it too much..we were also stopped from
praying aloud in the public to protect the rights of the other students,
mainly hindu and muslim and whatnot. some teacher was also really offended
when we asked her if we could pray for her and she told the principle, and
she blamed the club and so we couldnt pray for anyone we wanted either i
-we just prayed indoors every morning, snack, lunch, and afterschool
-we evangelized but not with flyers, we did it kind of secretly and eight
people accept christ and one healing occured during an intercessory
-we settled for what the administration told us but decided we werent
satisfied because we saw one salvation per week drop to zero
-we had these orange tshirts that we wore to publicize every jesus club
meeting and the front said "jesus club mtg today at lunch" and on the back
i told them they could put whatever they want. some people put verses or
stuff like "God loves you" kind of stuff, and the advisor made them make a
new shirt without "evangelistic" comments on them...
-we put on revivall to stir other schools (but our advisor didnt seem to
estatic about the event, she added more emphasis on picking up trash than
reaping the harvest), it was not hosted by the club because the school
didnt allow it
-started evangelizing again and went as we believe the spirit led us and
went against what the advisor and assprinciple had told the club not to do
(evangelize and go out in public with gospel)...
-saw a young girl accept christ as God spoke to us
-next day a teacher saw one student preaching and others evangelizing and
she immediately stopped us and went straight to the club advisor.
-advisor asked pres to resign immediately (and offended the students with
her comments! :)
-numerous counselors, teachers, campus security, administration have made
it clearrrr that they do not allow us to have the freedom we desire.
-advisor made it clear that those who want to continue in the paths of
evangelism and preaching will have to leave the membership of the club and
deal directly with the principle in the future
-pres resigned and several have followed. we will continue to preach,
evangelize, pray and worship as we desire

whitney high student

From student at Sunny Hills high...

hey Jaeson, this is stephen and I would just like to give you an
update on what God is doing in Sunny Hills.

Tuesday was the first UCLA meeting, we started with an all lunch prayer
walk around the whole campus. On one occassion, my friend and I were
going pass from bleachers and this girl threw out an F bomb on us. That
was kind of cool. But the important thing is that God started something
and I'm very happy to be a part of it. Then afterschool, Tim Pae and Josh
Kim from Blessed came over to witness and 4 people got saved!!! Salvation
is springing up!!! I also got to talk to a lot of people I never seen
before and I got their numbers to contact them and let them know about
UCLA meetings.

Wednesday was a short day, but I talked to a guy in my 5th period class
about Underground Church of the Living Army (UCLA) and he was totally into
it. That was about it on Wednesday.

Today was awesome. I didn't really want to go to school today, but the
Lord used my journal with REVIVALL written in red to draw attention,
giving me an opportunity to tell my classmates about UCLA and the plan God
has for Sunny Hills. Oh also, during first period, one of the most
popular guys in school was interested in coming to my church's lock-in
this friday. If he comes, man I pray he does come, that would be awsome.
Then during 3rd I got to talk to this hard-core party girl and talk to her
about he 10 commandments and how Jesus was the ultimate sacrifice for all
those laws that are impossible to keep. She left the converstaion
refreshed and more interested in the Bible than ever before and also
taking a vow never to cuss. She had a goth friend and this "ganster" guy
friend right there listening to the whole conversation. I know that God
sparked a curiosity in them :). Then during lunch my friend and I did
another prayer walk. Didn't get persecuted, but we were spotted by THE
ADMINISTRATION twice! Man, if they knew what I was doing, I could get in
big trouble right now; but then again, I really don't care. Then during
the rest of the day I've been inviting people to do a prayer walk
tomorrow. I think 4 more people are coming on board :D. Oh, also, my
friend Alex, who is a freshman, got a word after the prayer and talked to
the guy clostest to him and man he was very close and I think it touched
the guy because he said he would come out to UCLA Bible study meetings.

Yeah, so that's about it for the first 3 days of UCLA. I still remember
not to despise the days of humble beginnings. I don't even care if it's
just me and Alex the entire year if that is what God wants to build a firm
foundation. However, things are moving a lot faster than I thought right
now so please keep me in your prayers; that's the only way I can keep up
with God.

thanks jaeson

- Stephen

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Need Prayer for Taiwan/Hong Kong Mission

Today I leave for Taiwan and Hong Kong Dec 12-23. I ask for all of your dedicated intercessions as I will speak, train and challenge students in Taipei, Chungli, Kaoshiung to continue REVIVAL & campus church movements on campuses all over Taiwan. I will also be preaching in Christmas youth crusades in Taiwan and need major prayer back-up. This past week and a half I have been fighting the cold/flu. Please pray...

1. My cold/flu/congestion/soar throat would be COMPLETELY HEALED by my Wed night
National Taiwan University service.
2. Pray for physical, spiritual and emotional strength as I am very fatigued and
weak right now.
3. An outpouring of the Holy Spirit and Revival Fire to fall in every meeting
4. That a campus awakening and revolution would continue to unfold and multiply on
every high school and college campus in Taiwan/Hong Kong
5. Mass youth SALVATIONS at all our crusades in Taiwan
6. God would use me to bring UNITY to the local churches/campus ministries especially
in Kaoshiung where there has been much division and dissension.

Thank you for your intercessions and prayers. I need them dearly. My body is greatly fatigued from being sick and I am in need of God's grace to be there as I speak in nearly 10-12 trainings and crusade events to thousands of students. God is faithful & I know He will show up in His glory. Revival or death. God give me strength to fulfill Your will and speak Your word so that revival and reformation may be established upon every campus and city in Taiwan and Hong Kong. Your kingdom come, I am weak but You are strong, I am tired, but you are mighty in my weakness. Father raise up ones who will pray for these nations youth all across the earth. Now is the time for Your glory to arise and shine upon the youth of Taiwan & Hong Kong & China back to Jerusalem! in Jesus name amen.

Taiwan Schedule:

Dec 14- National Taiwan University Bread of Life Service
Dec 15- Kaoshiung Shepherd Community Church (2pm & 7pm) Citywide Campus Revival
Dec 17-18- Bread of Life Taipei Youth Services (Sat pm/ Sun am)
Dec 18- Chung Li Christmas Youth Crusade (7pm)
Dec 19- Chung Li Citywide Campus Revival
Dec 20-23- Meetings in Hong Kong

Friday, December 02, 2005

JHOP Nightline Video Link

Who would of thought? 2 years ago I ventured out with Pastor Lou to start the Justice House of Prayer with about 50 students in Colorado Springs for 50 days and nights. Today, the dreams that led us from Colorado to Washington DC are now coming true. We are changing history through prayer and fasting. The youth of America, are rising up to bring reformation and justice to our sin infected land by pleading the blood of Jesus and bringing an end to the spirit of death caused by abortion and countless of other sins against God. Never despise the day of small beginnings, if you are faithfuil with little God will make you faithful over much. The last 2 years a few dozen students have been crying out night and day for God to end abortion & now gaining national attention for one purpose = JESUS REVOLUTION!!!

watch the story below...come on! revival or nothing.....bring it!!!