I think every one of us will remember where we were when the Tsunami struck Asia on Boxing Day 2003. I remember watching the story unfold on SKY News and the incredible death toll rising every hour for the next few days. This led to an overwhelming burden as to what we could do for the poor souls who had survived? Especially the Christian brothers and sisters who in many of the lands affected would find themselves back of the aid queue because of their faith. It was my friend Martin Lloyd who pointed out to me that a ministry in Southern India who"s people had suffered greatly in the Tsunami was in need of assistance and with that Moriel supporters across the world dug deep to lend assistance.
Last year, Jacob Prasch and Moriel asked me if I would go to South Africa to visit Dave Royle in order to offer some practical and educational advice concerning the College's programme and vision. During my visit, I was able to see everything Moriel is doing in there, including Moriel Missions College, the church in Springs (near Johannesburg), the work with orphaned children, and the rural mission outreach among the Zulus in KwaZulu Natal (formerly the Natal Province).
By David Van Biema
A new flock of missionaries has launched a campaign to take the Gospel to Islamic countries. But will they inspire more backlash than belief?
She wasn't a Muslim, but she would do for now. Last March, at just about the time American troops were massing outside Baghdad, she shuffled, dressed in a dark burqa, into a cramped schoolroom in the New York City borough of Queens. The class she was addressing was organized by the U.S. Center for World Mission and packed with eager evangelical Christian students wanting to learn how to be missionaries in a foreign country. The black-clad "Shafira" was gamely trying to explain her faith.
I write as Director of an Evangelical ministry operating AIDS/HIV orphanages in Africa and sponsoring evangelistic ministry in The Middle East, and as an activist on behalf of Christians persecuted in Islamic countries.
Sunday, December 14th, 2008
What can I say? This report is waaaayyyyyy overdue! This will be rather short, but I just wanted to send something to keep the people of Beslan and this ministry before your eyes.
We come once again to the end of another year. This year has had its ups and downs and has seen some terrific growth particularly in Africa mission and as we end the year all we can do is look back in wonder as we see Gods hand at work. I think if we could look into the future or if God told us what was going to happen ahead of time that we would have run away but true to his word he says though scripture in 2Corinthian's 12:9 "my Grace is sufficient for thee".