Reports from Africa and Asia

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It is such a blessing and encouragement when we receive reports from people telling of how God, if even in a small way, has touched their lives through this ministry. Thank you for your support that enables such reports to happen!

 This past February, we shipped 30,000 Salvation booklets in four languages to South Sudan, Kenya, and Uganda, to help reach people in refugee camps (see photo on left). These refugee camps consist mainly of South Sudanese who fled the ongoing war in South Sudan that has now claimed the lives of over 10,000 people and seen over 1,000,000 people displaced from their homes. Other ministries helped plant four new churches in these two camps and our ministry provided the evangelism materials that are currently assisting in their outreaches and church growth. 201 people have come to know Christ so far and your support helped provide the materials to reach these African refugees! We are grateful for your help!

 In April, we received an email from a young Christian man in the Philippines. He shared how he found our website and that he has been using the Bible Study & Discipleship link, which is helping him grow in his personal walk with Jesus Christ! What a joy it is to know how the Lord is using our website to help “make disciples of all nations!” Getting reports like these of how God uses technology is an affirmation of my vision that God willing, and as He provides, we can develop our website into one that will be translated into some of the world’s primary languages, such as Spanish, Arabic, and Mandarin. (On the right is a young lady in mainland China who spoke only Mandarin, and she accepted Jesus through our team translator in 2009).

pic02Please join me in prayer for the Lord to guide us in developing our future website and resource ministries. And, would you also pray for the continued preparations for the most extensive Evangelistic & Leadership Training Project we have ever done that will take place this November in India. My heart is privately praying and hoping God’s spirit will do something that will not only impact that particular region of India, but the entire country…maybe even shake the entire world with the message of The Cross!

Sincerely,

Scott Nute

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Locked Inside Myself

newsletterRecently, I was preparing to go out of my apartment to run errands but as I tried to open the front door, it would  not open. I tried over and over again to unlock and lock both of the locks while also turning the door knob. After several attempts it hit me…I am locked inside my own home! After calling our complex office they sent someone to help. To no avail, he could not open the door from the outside either, so he had to use various tools to basically break off the old doorknob, which had mysteriously stopped working. Finally, the door was opened and I was set free from my own home…in a sense, I was set free from myself!

Please, take a close look at the woman in the photo that was taken recently and put on the internet. This woman is from India and she is dressed as the Hindu goddess Kali as she participates in a festival dedicated to the worship of Hindu god Shiva. That could easily be my face in that photo, or yours, or your children, or our family and friends…we could all have been, and may currently be, an inch away from being “locked inside” of ourselves forever! Our personal sinful nature manifests itself in innumerable, colorful, subtle, and dangerous ways. Whether it be Hinduism or Islam, Catholic or Baptist or Pentecostal, or our daily routine and “control,” or being overly focused on beauty or money or children or the lack of such things, or busy-ness and materialism, or unresolved emotional issues, or drugs and alcohol, or an armor of pride that “shines” as a cover-up over insecurity and weakness, or lukewarm “cozy” Christianity where “me” and “mine” are the primary focus of my “Christian” life…ETC, ETC. We are ALL locked inside ourselves in some degree in some way! How are we locked inside ourselves today?

When was the last time you did something that was legitimately beyond your human logic, beyond your daily schedule…the last time you honestly did something—or anything—outside of “yourself” and “yours” that genuinely helped another person be set free from themselves? Are you a free person, or are you locked inside yourself as a non-Christian in need of a Savior who will forgive you and set you free into eternal life? Are you a free Christian, or are you an overly “logical” Christian locked inside yourself—your cozy Jesus bubble—who is in need of a Lord who will forgive you and set you free into deeper abundant life via ministry service in His Great Commission! Jesus Christ said, “If the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed” (John 8:36).

In November, our Crusade in India will proclaim freedom found in Jesus Christ to thousands of Indians just like the woman in the photo. Please, join us in prayer for their lives to be set free, radically transformed, and made new through salvation in Christ, and to then begin spiritual growth in the churches we are working with. To those of you who help this ministry reach lives with the Gospel, we applaud and appreciate you! Thank you for your help!

For freedom,

Scott Nute

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