I saw our Assyrian neighbor Edi Toma walking and went out to join him. He is from Iraq and speaks very little English. He is 90+ years old and a retired priest of the Assyrian Church. I prayed for him at the end of our walk. Now, I am praying for our next walk and how I can minister to him. I also want to know more about his family.
Please help me pray for Edi and his loved ones.
May the peoples praise you, God; may all the peoples praise you. May the nations be glad and sing for joy, for you rule the peoples with equity and guide the nations of the earth. May the peoples praise you, God; may all the peoples praise you. Psalm 67:3-5
Yesterday, we had a great time making international friends at New Field Elementary School in Northside Chicago, where we live.
Please help us pray that God would bless and save individuals and families among the 35,000 people from India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Myanmar, Syria, Burma, etc. who are living in this area.
Jesus told them, “This is what is written: The Messiah will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, and repentance for the forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations…” (Luke 24:46-47)
According to Mark 1:21-39,
Jesus is our Teacher, Liberator, and Healer.
This is your Jesus.
This is the Jesus of your family.
This is the Jesus of your city.
Know and believe:
He wants to heal and set you free.
And He will.
Christ heals through His word.
Saturate yourself and your family
with His word.
How are you saturating
yourself and your family
with Christ’s word?
If not much or not at all,
then that is the problem.
Recommit yourself to God’s word.
Let us be busy with the word of God.
Let us continue to meet new people,
share Christ to them,
and pray that
He will teach, heal, and set them free
from all the works of the enemy.
The Father, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit
are always working…
* Pictures (from top to bottom): Christ Healing the Blind (ca. 1570) by El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos) (Greek, Iráklion (Candia) 1540/41–1614 Toledo); Christ Healing the Sick (1813) by Washington Allston (1779-1843).
Since his early childhood, it has always been Yanan’s dream and aspiration to serve Christ as a church planter and pastor. After his undergraduate and graduate education, he hopes to be ordained as a missionary pastor and sent out to lead the planting and development of a church among Muslims in the United States or abroad.
While studying, Yanan will help us reach Hindu and Muslim teens in the Devon/Little India.
We thank the Lord that his tuition is free, but he needs to find a job in Chicago to pay for room and board.
Please continue praying for our family and ministry.
We congratulate our founder and chairman, Rev. Glem Melo, for graduating with the degree of Master of Theological Studies (MTS) at Mid-America Reformed Seminary in Dyer, Indiana, U.S.A. Please pray that the Lord will keep him faithful in obeying God’s call:
In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I give you this charge: Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction. (2 Timothy 4:1-2)
And kindly ask the Holy Spirit to make him and his family abundantly fruitful as they reach out, serve, and plant house churches among Buddhists, Hindus, and Muslims in the Devon/Little India area of Chicago.