THE INNER ROOM - "Learn and Grow - to Maturity". Please read the 1st Post.

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Patience, patience! One of my writing challenges was on the topic of patience, and Boy! Have I been having to learn how to exercise THAT! ha!

We are patiently waiting for the next installment, Bondman. (hehe, believe that, and I've got a bridge to sell you!)
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Patience, patience! One of my writing challenges was on the topic of patience, and Boy! Have I been having to learn how to exercise THAT! ha!

We are patiently waiting for the next installment, Bondman. (hehe, believe that, and I've got a bridge to sell you!)
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Oh, very droll, Fluffy, as the English would say!! *tears off to check his piggy bank to see if he has enough for the bridge...*
 
THE WORLD TODAY

The flooding damage in India sure is a most dreadful situation. It seems like India and nearby countries can't take a trick in recent time. But it's not only S.E. Asia, is it? Fact is, our weather HAS changed (no matter the reason) and if it continues, as seems likely, then life for us all is also changed in a rather major way, with ramifications that have the potential to be INCREDIBLY SERIOUS!

Here in Brisbane, Australia, it now rains differently - just for a couple of minutes then stops. Or most times just lightest possible sprinkles. In fact we're beginning to forget what real rain looks and sounds like, and that's WEIRD!

Our Aussie plants in our garden are behaving differently, e.g., putting out buds - then aborting them. They are also flowering at wrong times and/or 2 or 3 times a year instead of once. Some are even growing differently!

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Our Aussie birds are behaving differently, e.g., my favouritest native bird, our reasonably small Brown Honeyeater, with a great range of beautiful calls and an apparent love of life that I just adore - will at times get nectar out of our native flowers HOVERING just LIKE A HUMMINGBIRD!! Incredible! In 45 years of bird observing I've NEVER seen a Brown do this without HAVING TO, ever. Now we're seeing this virtually every day - yet it's totally UNNECESSARY for them to do this!

Our humidity this winter has been different than we've noticed before. It's affected us, and even things round the home because of either too high or too low humidity.


We could easily enough get panicky about all of this. What is doing it? An unexpected change in world weather? Man's treatment of the planet? Or did a large nation do something wrong to cause all this? ONLY GOD KNOWS!!! And He is the ONLY ONE TO TRUST! Not Governments, not ourselves, in fact, nothing and no one on our planet! JUST HIM!!

Our life here is but a MOMENT. But NOTE MOST CAREFULLY that how we live it will AFFECT us in eternity. So to place ourselves specifically and deliberately into His hands is the ONLY way to go! Then even if some worst possible thing were to occur to us, HIS MIGHTY HANDS ARE STILL AT THE HELM, and we are utterly assured of our LIFE IN ETERNITY WITH HIM! - so why would we be CONCERNED? HE IS GOD! Nothing happens but that HE ALLOWS it. SO ENSURE YOU TRULY TRUST HIM, AND BUILD YOUR TRUST IN HIM FOR WHAT MAY BE TO COME.

Love you!

- BM
 
I've always wanted to see Australia. I understand it has great diversity.
Mountains, plains, lots of coastline.

It would be just different enough from the U.S. to make every day very interesting.

Your "deer" stand up on their hind legs!
The water in the toilet flushes the other direction.
You can get a sun tan in January.

It often amazes me how many people believe that our God would have all of us fit into one tiny little mold.

People often think that we all need to be "This way" and "This way" and that is what God wants.

I say, our God who has created such great diversity, loves diversity. :)
He loves it so much that he doesn't even make two snowflakes the same.

There was once a time when the earth was watered from the ground. And then God caused it to rain. Talk about "Climate Change!" We have found mammoths in arctic conditions with tropical plants in their mouths. And I can remember when I was young, we had much more snow in the winter than we do now.

It would seem to me, that Gods love for diversity is not limited to you, and me, and the animals, or even limited to snowflakes, rather His great love for diversity even extends to the climate, and beyond.

Let us pray...

Father I give you thanks for the strength and richness you provide to us by giving us so many new experiences. We offer our praise for such magnificent change and diversity in each of our lives.

To you alone be all of the glory.

Continue to guide and to protect us this day and in the days to come. Continue to teach us, and continue to share your love for us in new ways each day. Teach us to love one another and to appreciate our differences, as we learn to appreciate the changes we encounter in our travels, and in our lives.

This we ask in Jesus most precious name.

AMEN. :pray:
 
I think that's actually quite funny, CS! I'm an Aussie born and bred, right, but as a tee-totaller all of my life I have never been even remotely near a can of Fosters!


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I am, however, a Australian Vegemite lover, and have eaten that on bread and butter, or toast, all of my life!! Really good gear! (It's partly a bi-product from beer-brewing, but totally non-alcoholic.) Which reminds me that just a few days ago I happened to catch a short snippet on TV where an Aussie was apparently introducing an American to the joys of Vege. on toast. The look on the American's face was something akin to horror, and the Aussie was encouraging him by saying, "No, don't SMELL it, you're sposed to EAT it!" *hehehehehehehehehehehe*
 
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PRACTICAL NEW TESTAMENT CHRISTIANITY


MESSAGE #132

SAY 'HELLO' TO KP AND SOME OTHER WONDERFUL INDIAN CHRISTIANS!!! - Part 5

... continued from Part 4 "Working Towards Making an Astonishing Difference!!" Part 1 of the Series is Here.

Haa! We ARE getting closer and closer!!! It's an incredible privilege for me to introduce you to just a tiny sample of the amazing Believers and Servants of the Lord Jesus, who've dedicated all of their lives - and are daily risking their lives!! - "to save some". 1) An indigenous Missionary Pastor told THEM about an astonishing Saviour and Lord, and 2) they accepted Him into their lives. 3) The Pastor taught them how to live as a Christian. 4) They eventually caught the vision and decided to follow their mentor into a life-work of taking the Gospel to others in their S.E. Asian country. THIS IS REAL CHRISTIANITY AT WORK - very pleasing to our God!

But there's MORE: 5) They waited for some folks from America or Canada or Australia or England to commit to giving just $30 a month so they would go to Bible College to be fully trained and equipped for the work. 6) Two or three years later they went to a village in another part of the country where the Gospel had NEVER been heard - and 7) commenced to show Jesus to those who had no hope IN THIS LIFE OR THE NEXT!!! *in tears at this point...* 8) They may have won some to the Lord early, or may have laboured for a year or even more, but some DID come to understand the life-changing message being presented to them. 9) Soon they were meeting in a simple village hut to sing and pray and learn and grow in Jesus.

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** K.P. Yohannan

Over 25 years ago, IN THE 10/40 WINDOW, this soft-spoken beautiful Indian man began an incredibly unique Missionary Organisation called Gospel for Asia (GFA), of which he is President today. KP as he's affectionately called, is the most gentle, deeply spiritual, insightful, dedicated and visionary Christian man I know! There are now over 25,000 fully-trained Missionaries, or Students in Training in GFA, every day of every year bringing the Gospel to seeking hearts, making converts and teaching them according to Jesus' COMMAND, and planting new churches right throughout the Indian sub-continent and S.E. Asia countries.


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** Students train at a local GFA Bible College - then evangelise at weekends!
Their commitment is so amazing.
In fact some even plant their first church during training!!!


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** River Baptism showing her faith in Christ: one more Believer in the Kingdom of God!


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** A typical home of Pastor and wife in a typical Indian village. They were brought up
in similar conditions and continue to live the same in the village
the Lord called them to minister in.
Thus the incredibly small cost of supporting these amazing emissaries for Christ (see below)!


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** Missionary Pastors minister in many different ways. Prayer time with some members of a church family.


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** A Believer's Church planted in an Indian village by a Missionary Pastor!
Not all that expensive either…


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** One-on-one sharing the good news, using a Gospel tract, VERY effective
in this part of the world. (For $1 you can provide a Pastor with 125 tracts,
printed in India in GFA's massive printing presses)


Gospel for Asia is massive in it's outreach and organisation: above is just a small sample! What's so unique about GFA is that all it's workers are trained, indigenous Christians!! BUT WHY? Quite simple... Being local they already know the customs of the country (VERY important!), they know the language, are used to living in simple relatively poverty conditions, don't take time off, don't need to be flown in and out, or have problems getting their kids schooled, and are 2 or 3 year trained in GFA's own Bible-Colleges right there on the field. Makes sense, right! IT'S A WINNING COMBINATION and a major breakthrough in evangelising the 3 billion in the 10/40 Window!!!

Furthermore, they minister the Gospel for a FRACTION of what it costs a Western Missionary: an astonishingly LOW $1,500 to $2,200 TOTALLY supports a GFA man or woman misho FOR A WHOLE YEAR!!! Can you believe that!!! (Comparative cost for a Western missionary: up to $100,000 per year, total expenses!!) Makes sense, right!!


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** The home of an especially poor Dalit family. We can help make a difference
to their abject poverty. But we can also go one better still by helping
an indigenous Missionary Pastor share the Gospel with them - changing their life
FOR ETERNITY!!!


Would you like to meet them in the Lord's Kingdom? You CAN help this to happen!!!

Continued in Part 6 ("Two Interesting Facts - One is Shocking!")...

- BM, with his Beloved
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CARING FOR THE LOST IN THE 10/40 WINDOW

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God,s hands,nothing happens unless he allows it.God has given us free will it is us who need to change not God.when God moves to do something believe me we will all know about it.everything on our planet is connected,if people would change so would our enviroment.the power of governments is effecting all.
 
AMEN. My cousin works for GFA; wonderful organization that is spreading the gospel among the "unloved and unwanted" of India. Blessings to you and all those who chose to support and serve in this ministry.

One ministry that is closest to my heart whom we support is Voice of the Martyrs (begun by Richard and Sabina Wurmbrand-Jewish believers in Christ; both gone from this earth in eternity with Our Lord and Savior now...) ministering to the persecuted church through practical and literary needs in countries that are hostile to Christians. :pray:
 
AMEN. My cousin works for GFA; wonderful organization that is spreading the gospel among the "unloved and unwanted" of India. Blessings to you and all those who chose to support and serve in this ministry.

One ministry that is closest to my heart whom we support is Voice of the Martyrs (begun by Richard and Sabina Wurmbrand-Jewish believers in Christ; both gone from this earth in eternity with Our Lord and Savior now...) ministering to the persecuted church through practical and literary needs in countries that are hostile to Christians. :pray:

Thanks, dear one! (Wow, how amazing that your cousin works there!)
 
THE 5-PART SERIES I'VE BEEN WRITING

May I apologise to all that this series has GONE ON HOLD. Hopefully for just a short time. And hey, for once IT'S NOT MY ILL-HEALTH!!! *surprised ya, right!*

The last post I did was DELETED by leadership. Apparently I infringed something to do with speaking of money going to Gospel workers. This has been explained to me, but as the post has gone (I have no copy) I cannot see what it was that I said which was considered wrong. I've asked for a copy, but this hasn't yet been sent.

I'm really not game to write the very important Part 6, which was going to FINALLY answer all the questions various ones have asked me about helping with the IMPORTANT work of the Lord in the 10/40 Window. Hopefully I'll get a copy of the deleted post ASAP so I can get perfectly straight in my mind what leadership want of me - cos I want to do Part 6 as soon as possible!

We're on a WONDERFUL forum here. Please be patient, and pray for wisdom for everyone involved for this to be sorted as the Lord wants - so we can get on with things.

Love and blessings to all!

- BM
 
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Hello! Just popping in - don't have much time - I have to head to school this semester is killer!
Brett has been home just over a month now and is in the process of getting out of the army!!!!
 
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Hello! Just popping in - don't have much time - I have to head to school this semester is killer!
Brett has been home just over a month now and is in the process of getting out of the army!!!!

Oh, Sweetie, that is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! A sight that makes this man a very, very, very happy one indeed!

True peace, love and grace to you both from the Lord Jesus!!! Whoo-hoooooooooooooo!!!!!!

- BM
 
GOOD NEWS!!

Things appear to be sorted out - and I am now writing Part 6!!

Sincerel thanks to Jeff!

Please give thanks to the Lord for His kindness and for how He loves us and gives us love for each other as well!!! Whoo-hoo!!

- BM
 
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PRACTICAL NEW TESTAMENT CHRISTIANITY


MESSAGE #133

TWO INTERESTING FACTS (ONE IS SHOCKING!) - Part 6

... continued from Part 5 ("Say 'Hello' to KP and Some Other Wonderful Christians!!") Part 1 of the Series is Here.

Yes! I would like to help these missionaries! How do I go about doing it, BM?

Wonderful response! Thankyou Sweets. I've been too sick to get out of bed so far today (which is bad cos I HAVE to stay up to keep my body going), but the answer to your question is coming as fast as I can write it - because so many are "STILL WAITING" for Jesus in their lives! - but they don't even know they are!

I expect in Part 6 to be showing you ALL THE ACTUAL WAYS you can help, how this works, why we do it, and so on. I've worked REAL HARD to get this all correct for my Master, so that the greatest possible benefit can go into the 10/40 Window. I've become INCREDIBLY EXCITED at the possibilities. And just wait till you hear the massive VISION the Lord's given me for all of this - it's a real mind-blower!!!

Couple of great 'tid-bits' while you're waiting:

A. Do you know how many gods are worshipped in India? Care to have a guess before I tell you? The last estimate I heard was 300 million!!! (highlight the space with your mouse to view the number) - yup, you read right! This vast number of false gods ruling their lives, keeping them in servitude to them, even taking food out of their mouths (almost all Indians are quite poor). And evidence is that these poor, deal souls totally in the clutches of the devil CONTINUE to make up even MORE gods! That just breaks my heart... *buries head in hands*

B. This is the real shocker (but in a very GOOD way!!) GFA ALWAYS has numbers of young men (and women) who have ALREADY committed their life to SERVE the Lord by taking the Gospel TO THE UNREACHED for the remainder of their days - AND WHO ARE WAITING TO BE SUPPORTED so they can commence their Bible training!

Jesus said: The harvest truly is indeed plentiful ["that's sure the truth Lord!"], but the labourers are few. So pray the Lord of the harvest, that He will send forth labourers into His harvest. Matthew Ch 9:37,38.

And that's pretty much always been the case. The GFA situation above is the only one I've known in my whole life where there are always such amazing NUMBERS of Christian men and women WAITING for support (i.e., from us, support from Western Christians - they simply do NOT have the money) - SO THAT THEY CAN START THEIR MINISTRY!!!!!!!!

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These wonderful young people are ready, waiting
to commence work for the Kingdom.
So if this is what God asks you to do, soon you can go and choose
your Missionary to get him or her started!!

If you want to know THE GREATEST CALLING I feel at this time it's TO GET FINANCE TO THESE BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE so they can commence their training (AND weekend evangelism) ASAP, and get to the village (or villages - buying a bicycle for them allows that!!) which God has chosen for them to work in!!! Time is passing fast!!

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Normally a Pastor can work in just ONE village. He simply doesn't
have time to walk to surrounding ones, then minister.
But when we supply him with a bicycle he
can evangelise maybe THREE villages.
Pretty simple maths, right!!

With every passing day may our hearts become more and more attuned to how much HIS heart cares for the lost!


- BM, with his Lady
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WE PLEASE GOD BY FAITHFUL SERVICE

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