Beaten for Jesus

The two Christians I will tell you about in this letter live in a category of Christianity in Pakistan most of us will never experience. It is humbling for me to share their testimonies because I have no clue what it is like to be beaten for Jesus. May their stories bring humble perspective into our lives, especially those of us who live in the United States of America.

First, let me tell you about “Dee.” At the end of last year our Pakistan leader, “Mike,” contacted me and told me about Dee. They had crossed paths in their Christian ministries, and Mike told Dee about our video & resource & food teams. Long story short, we added Dee as our first female video team leader. Here is her testimony in her words: “I accepted Jesus as my personal Lord & Savior in 2010. I was worshiping hindu gods and followed a pagan group. I first heard about Jesus on TV program during the Christmas 2010 and I found a local church in my area that I went to learn more. I got bible and read it. I raised many questions to Pastor and he explained me and finally I found that Jesus Christ is only the Lord & Savior who give peace and change lives. God changed my life and I became follower of Jesus Christ. When my husband found me praying to God and reading from bible, he stopped me doing this. I tried to explain him and taught him about Jesus but he was very angry and became against of me. I was very upset but I prayed for him. Many times he beaten me. He finally decided to divorce me. I asked God to lead me and Holy Spirit led me and I heard His voice calling me to witness others. I prayed to Him so he open and show me what He wants for my life. I found God want to use me and I started to work for Him. I dedicated my life to Him. He is using me in hindus to come to Him. I am leading a group of people that are Godly people and they have desire to grow in their Faith. My area has many other hindus and I want to reach them.” Through her first 2 video events (top photo), Dee has seen 18 people publicly repent and receive Jesus Christ! Dee also distributed salvation tracts and rice to every person who attended our video meetings, and she has given Bibles to the new Christians as she assists in their discipleship.

Now, let me share the testimony of “Arnold” (center of right photo, with his wife, and our video leader, “Nate”).” Keep in mind, Arnold has only been a Christian since December 9, 2017, when he accepted Christ through one of our video events: “Dear Pastor Scott Nute, I greet you in the name of Jesus Christ, I am “Arnold” from Pakistan. I first watched your video The Cross at event in my area that Brother “Nate” showed it and I was also invited. After watching this video I came to believe that God has great love to human and it is called Agape love. It only is found in Christianity. When I came to believe in Jesus Christ I experienced this love in my life. After about a month, I was talking to a hindu person about Jesus and I told him that Jesus is the son of God and God loves human that He sent Jesus to die for our sins. After discussion his three brothers came and I shared with them again same things. One of them came to me and said why you are teaching about Christianity. He was very angry but his two other brothers skipped and left for home. I was caught by this man and also came others who were religious person. I was become very humble but they treated like animal and they beaten me also. I excused them but I never give up. I prayed for them in my heart and realized that they became also soft by heart after about one hour. They called me again and said who is Jesus that you are not stopping to share about Jesus. I told them that Jesus is God’s only Son and God loves people, even if we ignore God still God loves us. This message touched them. Two of them came to me and said we want to learn more about Christianity. I invited them to movie meeting and yesterday when they came to watch the movie they both believe in Jesus Christ. I was very much pleased and giving thanks to God. I also got some tracts to read and I found great deal of information that helped me understand things. I want to thank you [Scott] and thank Brother Nate who led me to learn about Jesus Christ.”

The reason I began our global video & resource & food teams is to partner with national Christians in third-world countries—especially persecuted Christians—and assist in what God has called them to do by providing financial support, and resources, and encouragement! Because of the support you give to our ministry, we are able to send out people like Dee & Arnold to Reach, Win, Train & Feed their nations with the Gospel of Jesus Christ—THANK YOU!

For persecuted Christians,

Scott Nute

Scott Nute March 30, 2018 Filed in Newsletter No Responses

4,778 People Turn to Christ in Manila, Philippines!

pic01pic02pic02pic02pic02God moved in Manila, Philippines through our outreach & training project on February 5th-10th! The result: 4,778 Filipino men, women, youth, and children, came to the Cross and gave their hearts to Jesus Christ! Your prayers & support made possible the glorious report below—Thank You!

There were 157 pastors and their respective 107 churches trained in advance for this crusade & school project by our Asian Director, Lourdman Cabuenos (who is translating for me at the crusade in the top photo). The average congregation size of these churches was 25-35 people. Hundreds of Christians in these churches were trained in how to tell people about Jesus, and in how to help new Christians get connected to one of the churches for spiritual growth and ministry service! After going through our training, each Christian, on average, brought 3-4 non-Christians and/or un-churched people to the crusade to hear the Good News of Jesus Christ! That was an amazing application of our personal evangelism strategy—Operation Andrew! The significance of the training these Christians received is that they can now use this training for the rest of their lives!

The 2nd photo is two men who, after praying to receive Christ, are filling out their decision cards! The cards were then given to a Crusade Counselor, who then turned them over to the crusade leaders. Then, in the 3rd photo, each decision card was sorted and distributed to the pastors involved in the crusade so their churches can begin the follow-up. Join us in praying for the spiritual growth of the Filipinos who made commitments to Christ! An interesting testimony happened when our crusade director was asked by a school teacher (we spoke in numerous public schools on drug awareness) to pray for his 25 year old son. His son had been in a coma for one month from a viral infection in his brain. After praying for a miracle, the next day our director received a call from the father of the young man in the coma. The father said his son miraculously awoke from his coma, and that he is now recovering! Though our ministry is focused on evangelism, we do sometimes witness God do a miracle in the life of someone! To summarize this crusade & school project, here is what our director said, “the grand outcome of the crusade was unprecedented, the churches that were involved are now doing the follow-up, and they are seeing great harvests in their churches!” 

We rented public transport buses that brought thousands of people to the crusade to hear all about Jesus! Plus, due to your support, not only did we provide free transportation but we also gave over 2,000 pounds of rice (4th photo: our team standing in front of the rice) to 3,207 people (5th photo: each family member was given a portion of rice)!

Special Update: you may remember in May of 2017 two pastors on Siargao Island of the Philippines were ambushed and shot while helping our ministry prepare their island for a crusade. A youth pastor, age 30, was killed during the attack. The island police recently caught one of the men involved in the shooting. He was hiding in the island mountains. Upon being arrested, he confessed that he and another man, who are both members of a local violent cult, were paid money by a leader in the cult to shoot the pastors. They shot the pastors to stop our islandwide crusade from taking place. Let’s pray for this man to repent of the evil he did and for him to turn to Jesus for forgiveness & salvation!

Till World Harvest is Complete,

Scott Nute

Scott Nute February 26, 2018 Filed in Newsletter No Responses

A New Year: Time To Go!

Welcome to 2018! Have you made any New Year’s resolutions yet? This year let our resolutions be oriented in faith, and  pictured on eternity, and initiated today! There are 2 resolutions I hope we will be challenged with for 2018: 1) to share our faith regularly and to personally lead people to Jesus Christ! And, 2) to go on a short-term mission trip! Question: is there any legitimate—and Biblical—reason that you cannot go on both a domestic mission trip and an international mission trip this year?

Our Video & Food teams are already going out this year with the Great News of Jesus Christ! In the last month our teams conducted 12 outreach events in villages, and in tribes, and in towns, and in cities, in countries such as Kenya, Pakistan, and India! In total, 355 people turned to Jesus Christ! Here are updates from India:

In the 2nd right photo one of our India E-Video Team leaders, “Paul,” is translating our outreach video. Paul is from Burma (also known as Myanmar), and he lives in India with his wife and their 1 year old daughter. Paul conducted our video events inside of village churches, reaching 2 villages with our video—The Cross! In the photo notice how primitive the church is, which is normal for many third-world churches. Paul was able to see 75 people publicly repent and trust in Jesus Christ! He also distributed Bibles and salvation tracts. Paul also gave rice to some of these poor villagers. In many parts of the world, such as India, a simple food staple like rice, given in the love of Jesus, makes an enormous impact! One man who gave his heart to Jesus at one of the village events had no food. So, the rice our team gave him was a timely gift. Here is what he said, “I had nothing to cook, but because of the rice I was given I give thanks to the heavenly Father!”

In another region of India our other team, led by “Ben,” conducted a special Christmas program for children! Some of the children had the red dots of Hinduism on their foreheads because their parents had taken them to a Hindu festival before attending our Christian program. Ben reported that after hearing about Jesus some of the children began saying, “Jesus is my God, my Savior!” The 3rd right photo shows some of the children presenting a skit during the program while holding up the gifts and prizes we provided to each child. The bottom photo is our team giving rice to the children. Because of your support, this children’s Christmas program  impacted the lives of both these children and their parents who brought them!

Our crusade team in the Philippines has been working for many months organizing over 300 churches for our 2018 crusade & school projects! The first of which is next month, February 5-10, in the capital city of the Philippines, Manila! Next month, I will share details of this great opportunity we have in Manila! Thank you for standing strong with us in another year of global ministry service! 

Here’s to another year of winning souls! 

Scott Nute

Scott Nute January 10, 2018 Filed in Newsletter No Responses

In 2017—lives impacted in 8 countries!

pic01pic02pic03pic04pic05 Merry Christmas! I hope this year has been full of peace for you and your family! We are finishing another year of fruitful global ministry! Rejoice with us in the following 2017 ministry results from El Salvador, Peru, India, Pakistan, Kenya, Nepal, South Sudan, and the Philippines, and know that your support & prayers made it all possible!

  • 2,445 public decisions for Jesus Christ!
  • 4,100 church members trained in personal evangelism & follow-up ministry.
  • 8 International Video & Food Event Teams added to our ministry! To each team we provided ministry “kits” containing equipment such as video projectors and screens, Bibles, tracts, rice, and in some places a tricycle moto like the one in the top right photo that we purchased and gave to our team leader in Peru.
  • 6 home churches/disciple groups
  • 800 pounds of rice (and other foods) distributed to hungry people.
  • 260 Bibles in a variety of languages were given to church leaders and new Christians.
  • 50,000 salvation tracts were given to church leaders and all people who attended our events.

In the photos are people you helped us impact for Jesus this year! There is the blind new believer in Indiaeceiving rice, to the family of new Christians in Pakistan receiving their first Bibles, to us ministering to a tribe who lives on the Amazon river in Peru, to the 2 boys bowing their heads in prayer during one of our outreach school programs in El Salvador, to Hindu girls reading our salvation tracts, and so on! Each of these photos show people that you helped us express the love of Jesus to this year—Thank You! Below are a few of the testimonies we received this year because of your generous prayers and support:

Lisa,” a Burmese girl in India who received Jesus at a youth crusade, said, “I am a sinner, now I have Jesus Christ! Thank you for the Bible, I will read it regularly.”Barry,” a Hindu, said, “I believed in Jesus as a prophet only, but I learned that He is a great Son of God!” In Pakistan, “Mark” said, “I have not seen such a great love from God in other religions. I felt peace when I accepted Jesus Christ as my personal Lord and Savior!” Then, “Larry” shared these words, “When I realized I was a sinner, I suddenly was shocked and I needed Jesus to be my Lord and Savior!” For next year, God willing, we have plans to conduct outreach & training & food events in at least as many countries as we did this year! Our ministry is more than 35% below meeting our 2017 budget, which greatly impacts what our ministry can do in 2018. If your heart is moved to help us meet our budget with a special Christmas year-end gift, that would be a wonderful Christmas present to our ministry! I still believe in miracles…especially Christmas miracles!

Merry Christmas, signature-scott Scott Nute

Merry Christmas to You and Your Family!

Scott Nute December 1, 2017 Filed in Newsletter No Responses

World Testimonies – “The Great Son of God!”

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It’s the time of year we celebrate Thanksgiving! Please join me in giving thanks to the Lord for the following people whose lives were recently changed by the Good News of Jesus Christ!

In India one of our E-Video Teams, led by an evangelist who we’ll call “Paul” (for safety reasons), was off and running to go out and reach people with the new equipment kit our ministry provided for him. Using the video projector, and the Bibles, and the rice, and the tracts we printed in their local language, Telugu, Paul showed our video in 4 events. He conducted these events in churches and schools (top 2 photos), where he played and interpreted our video—The Cross! Paul gave rice and salvation tracts to everyone in attendance. Through these events 134 people made public decisions of repentance and faith in Jesus Christ! After turning his life over to Christ, one man said, “I spent my life without Christ. I am addicted to drugs, spending life in agony, but now I repent from my sins and accept Jesus as my personal Savior. I have peace now!” Paul went on to tell us that many youth came forward with tears and surrendered their lives to Christ! Paul summed up his recent video report saying, “God is using the simple video to impact believers and unbelievers!”

Our Pakistan teams are seeing so many lives changed by Jesus that I can only share 2 testimonies in this letter due to space. One man, we will call him “Bill,” said after hearing our video message of Jesus Christ (3rd photo), “I came to learn new things about Jesus Christ. I believed in Jesus as a prophet only, but I learned that He is the great Son of God!” And a woman, “Mary”, said this after accepting Christ, “I used to worship hindu gods but I had no happiness, but when I accepted Jesus I am feeling such a joy I never experienced it before.” Along with these 2 testimonies, 20 other Pakistani people came to Christ last month! Our Pakistan teams also did follow-up for those who decided to follow Jesus, teaching the new Christians how to pray and read the Bible. (“Mike” in 4th photo conducting new believers’ Bible study in secret.) These teams also gave out 36 Urdu Bibles to new Christians (bottom photo), as well as rice to all the people who attended the video events!

Word is spreading in the Philippines of the well-organized evangelistic crusades that our ministry conducts. The church leaders like our focus of mobilizing and training the local churches to do both the pre-crusade personal evangelism and the post-crusade follow-up of each person who makes a decision for Jesus Christ! Next year, we have scheduled 2 major Crusade & School Program projects in different cities in the Philippines! These projects have the potential to not only reach and win thousands of people to Jesus Christ, but also to provide ministry training, and strengthening, for the thousands of Christians involved in the hundreds of churches we are partnering with for these events. Our Asian crusade team, and our various E-Video Teams, thank you for your support and request your continued prayers!

Happy Thanksgiving,

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Scott Nute

Scott Nute October 25, 2017 Filed in Newsletter No Responses