Sunday, August 03, 2008

Birthing Another Student Mission Movement

I'm back from our one month long training (AFF & Student CPX) for student missionaries in Kansas City, MO. The Holy Spirit showed up in power, birthed a student prayer and mission movement again.

What can I say?


What Happened at Haskell University?

On the last day of our mission at Haskell University (Harvard of Native American universities) 3 Native American students repented from their sins, made Jesus Christ their Lord and were water baptized the same night! We are now starting a student church movement at Haskell! It was so encouraging to witness this miracle power of God because we had been sowing seeds of faith on this campus for two weeks straight! God is good!

How did it happen? It is very difficult historically and presently for Native Americans to turn to faith in Christ because of the past injustices that have been brought upon their people from Christians in the past who did not obey God's Word, but rather inflicted pain and suffering. Christianity is known as the "White Mans Religion" and an offense to native peoples. But as we sowed in prayer, built relationships and shared the love of Christ daily at Haskell University to the students there with our student missionaries, God showed up in power and left a abundant blessing upon the first nations people, specifically for their next generation. It was amazing!

When we first got there we found out the dormitory we were staying at had a horrible history. Over 700 Native American children were starved to death with disease/famine in the basement in relationship to the American government nearly 70 years ago. The first day, our student missionaries were getting sick, doubting their purpose there, others were hearing voices in the hallways and some even encountered evil spirits in the dormitory. We knew it would be a spiritual battle between light and darkness. We had to come in an opposite spirit of faith, hope and love. So we set up a 24-7 prayer room in the dormitory and began prayer watches on the campus. On the third day, we gathered all our student and staff together and we repented in the middle of the courtyard where 100 children were supposedly buried. There we got on our knees, we repented for the sins committed against the Native people and ask God to pour out His mercy and grace over Haskell University and the first nations young people. I can't explain it, but we felt the presence of the Holy Spirit come down into that courtyard and dispel the darkness. We felt the love of God begin to fill that campus with light and blessings. We knew something had changed in the spiritual atmosphere at that moment, the blood of Jesus had covered the sins of the past and there would be a new beginning at Haskell University.

The next days we trained our student missionaries in cross cultural evangelism, discipleship and simple church planting in the morning and afternoons. In the evenings they got to hang out with Native American students who were at Haskell for summer school. They prayed and played: basketball, eating dinners, playing sports, hanging out in dormitories, helping students study, played games etc As our student missionaries practiced being a blessing to the native students, open doors began to open up for the Gospel to be preached. Many of our student missionaries were able to pray, bless and prophesy over the native students and miracles began to happen. Some student missionaries got to start evangelistic Bible studies in only a few days, others prayed for divine healing and deliverance and saw God answer in power, others simply loved on the students at Haskell in practical and tangible ways. God was moving!

One night someone prophesied that before Student CPX was over that a Native American student would be saved and baptized in the dormitory bath tub. We received the word and believed it by faith! Then it happened!

On the last day, we would have never thought that during a time of prayer and sharing that a few native American students would receive Christ into their hearts without us even giving an altar call. The Spirit of God hit the room and one native student simply said, "Jesus is talking to me and I received Him into my heart!" After that another student repented and both were baptized in the dormitory bath tub that night! They were immediately filled with the Holy Spirit, speaking in other tongues and praising the name of God! When the baptism happened we all knew that what the Devil intended for evil, God was turning for good. That dormitory was once full of darkness and evil spirits, but that night the dormitory was transformed with the presence of angels and the Light of Jesus Christ! It is a new day for Haskell University and the First Nations young people of America!

Also, in a sovereign act of the Lord we were able to pray, bless and prophesy over the President of Haskell University. Dr. Warner is an amazing woman and we know that God has placed her on that campus for such a time as this. Pray for her and Haskell to be a spiritual detonator of revival and mission that will impact every campus in our nation to be re-awakened to our spiritual foundations/heritage as centers of higher education whose sole purpose is to equip students for the preaching of the Gospel to all nations!

Student Church Planting Movement on Campuses has Begun!

It was by no accident that the Holy Spirit led us into Haskell University to birth another student volunteer mission movement to the nations! I believe with all my heart that we will see the Gospel of the kingdom preached as a witness to all nations in our generation (Matt 24:14). The Holy Spirit gave us a massive revelation during a spontaneous morning prayer session that we as student missionaries were not to go back to our university campuses planting churches among just any groups of people, but to focus our evangelism and church planting amongst "un-reached people groups" specifically Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus and other major world cultures on our campuses. In this way, we would truly become an apostolic student mission movement that would start new churches cross culturally in order to prepare an entire generation to be truly "missional" and be ready to plant churches amongst any un-reached people group in the 10/40 window.

Apostle Paul said.."And so I have made it my aim to preach the gospel, not where Christ was named, lest I should build on another man's foundation" Romans 15:20

The national average of active Christians on American universities is less than 5%. Of that 5% over 95% come from Christian backgrounds (source: Ivy Jungle Network). It makes no sense as a student church planting movment to start another campus ministry that only reaches out to Christians. It is clear that we are called to plant student churches amongst existing and real un-reached people groups on our college and universities. We are not to build upon another mans foundation, but we are called to reach the "un-reached" and those who have never heard, will never step into a local church and are completely culturally devoid of the Gospel of Christ. This will happen as we send back over 30 student missionaries from AFF & Student CPX to 15 universities to start 24-7 campus houses of prayer that launch apostolic student church planting movements on their campuses. This is just the beginning!

Our goal will be for each student missionary to find and win one "person of peace" amongst an un-reached people group on their campus in the next six months. Once finding that person of peace, they are to make them a disciple of Christ and bring them back to a follow up Student CPX gathering in January 2009. We will then train those students of peace to go back to win ten more students to Christ and start simple churches in their indigenous communities. The purpose is to believe God for a spontaneous multiplying student church planting movement that will impact every college and university in our nation in the next decade! The purpose is to glorify Christ. I can see it! I believe it! I know this will and must happen so that we can see the fulfillment of the Great Commandment and Great Comission in this generation!

AFF & Student CPX in Hindsight:

Looking back at what the Lord has done in the past four weeks, I can only worship and adore Him for His faithfulness and goodness! I am in awe as we have finished what started as a prophecy, then became a dream and now a reality. We have birthed our first student missions training school (Antioch Forerunner Foundation) to bring the Gospel to East Asia and Back to Jerusalem! How awesome is that? We have birthed our first campus church planting school (Student Church Planting Experience) to reach every campus in every city of North America and ultimately to see another student missions movement launched into all nations! It is time!

I thank you all for your dedicated prayers. This has not come without a fight, but we continue to fight this good fight of faith knowing that Jesus Christ is coming back as Bridegroom, King and Judge. Time is of the essence, we have no time to lose and all the nations to gain for Jesus Christ! Keep our leadership and student missionaries in your daily prayers. We are truly changing history for eternity! It's an honor and privelege to do it together!

For His Namesake,

Jaeson Ma


At 8/03/2008 04:04:00 PM , Anonymous katzy said...

wow! praise God

At 8/03/2008 09:44:00 PM , Anonymous Kezia (Indonesia) said...

it's awesome to read this post and knowing that everywhere the children of God are moving to make a history :)

i was reading ur post and find this term "person of peace", could you explain to me who is the person of peace and why should we find one? since currently my youth group and me are reaching out to the unreached people at the slum areas in our city.

I agree that we have not time to lose and the nations should hear about Jesus and be saved. i'm supporting the student mission movement through prayer and pls keep us in your prayer also.

Be blessed.

At 8/05/2008 10:00:00 PM , Anonymous Camphire Koh said...

Ps. Jaeson,

Wow, it is great to hear this!!
Glory to God of what He has done & what He is going to do!
May God strengthen all of you in spirit, soul & body ; empowering you all greater anointing & wisdom!

God bless <><

At 8/07/2008 12:43:00 AM , Anonymous John Baw said...

Hi Jaeson and greetings from teh Rock of Gibraltar!

Awesome reading these testimonies!!! MORE LORD!!

Your blog really inspires me - thank you for spending the time writing in it. Truly time NOT wasted!!! :)

At 9/05/2008 11:24:00 AM , Blogger Scott in Vegas said...

Cool stuff! thanks for the updates... looking forward to seein you in las vegas with a.snow

Scott in Vegas - New Church Report - Expectation Blog


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