Branch Ministry Reports
This is a baptism in Cambodia using one of ARM's many portable baptistries on the mission field.
See a full report on mission baptistries below.
These summaries from the leaders of ARM's foreign branch ministries are intended to encourage the reader and stimulate prayer. Note the "Quick Link" menu to the left; it will aid in navigating DIRECTLY to the article you choose. Feel free to be a selective reader; should you have interest in only one or two of these reports, you can easily select those reports from the "Quick Link" menu. If you want a printable "plain text" version, just reply and tell us!
In His Service, Rod Farthing. Dev. Director
Here is a great essay from Kerry Decker, Director of our Rapha Freedom Foundation:
The Myth of the Rescued
In my anguish I cried to the LORD, and he answered by setting me free. Psalm 118:5
Gifts for Rapha may be sent to:
ARM-Rapha, 3127 Hwy K
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Over the years, ARM has donated hundreds of baptistries to mission fields around the world. Just in the last few issues of this report, you've seen such units used in Mexico, Cuba, the Philippines, and Cambodia.
This year ARM has sent ten baptistries to mission fields in Haiti, India, Cuba, Myanamar, Australia, and the Philippines -- just to name a few.
At the current time, we need sponsors for all these baptistries. At $795 per unit, we have invested $7,950 into this program just in 2009 so that those coming to Christ overseas can be immersed in obedience to the Gospel.
If you, your Sunday School class, or your church could sponsor even one of these, that would be terrific. If you can only make a gift toward this baptistry fund, that would be greatly appreciated as well. Thanks for your prayers and support.
Report for July from Ernesto Alocelja
From ARM's Associate Evangelist Alfredo José Aparicio
Dear brethren in Christ,
It is so wonderful to see the marvelous work of our Lord, Who protects us in this bad world. God bless you and your family with this protection wherever you may be!
Please, help us pray because the federal government closed two weeks ago four radio stations that broadcast Biblical programs in the Mexican States of Tabasco and Puebla. Eight months ago the government closed 9 radio stations in the State of Chiapas for the same reason. The Catholic Church is pushing to not allow programs that are related to the Bible. It is feared a new wave of religious intolerance in Mexico.
God is guiding us in His ministry here in Mexico. I have shared the Word in seminars, conferences, and Christians Conventions in Mexico City and Monterrey during the summer.
Also, the harvest for our Lord has been great -- 69 of our students were baptized. 118 graduated studying our Bible Courses. 27 inmates in the jail of Henares, Spain started studying our Bible Correspondence Courses. In July, we planted a Church in Santa Ana Chautempan, State of Tlaxcala, Mexico. I am grateful to let you know that 14 pastors invited me to a special meeting they had where they gave me recognition for a seminar on Pastoral Psychology I taught them, and which is being so useful to them. They are serving the Lord with this new tool they have, bringing people to the Lord and serving the Church all around Mexico.
In Ayutla, state of Guerrero, a new mission was started as a consequence of drug dealers pressure. This is, Román Mora, one of our Bible Correspondence Students, was prohibited to send and/or receive snail mail. Drug dealers controlled the whole town and no one can do anything unless they allow it. So, Román and other people got together and are downloading our lessons on the internet. This is how they started a congregation and meet to go through our lessons. This whole situation got them together and they are seeking the Lord and His protection is this violent part of Mexico. The Mexican government is unable to give protection but God is capable of anything!
After a speech I gave recently, a Young lady came up to me and stated that she was very thankful. Her gratitude was because her father was about to commit suicide, but my materials helped him and he decided to live. God’s Word changed his life! Also, this Young lady decided to give her life to Christ! All in their family are now different and grateful to God for His work in their lives. They want to serve the Lord with all of their hearts now. The will start a new congregation soon!
The following is a testimony from Tomás Baños living in Olinalá, state of Guerrero, Mexico. “I am so grateful to you for the following. Recently, I traveled to Tlapa to buy groceries, and I came across a tract entitled “Zapatitos” (“Little Shoes.”) I read it and it made me cry. Its content was my life. I, too, would spend my Money with my friends and getting drunk, leaving my family without food and supplies. Just before meeting some friends in a bar, I read your little booklet. I decided to change, and did not meet my friends. I have made myself the promise to take good care of my family and be a good husband and father. From now on, I want to follow God’s teachings…”
By the way, I am so grateful to Pastor Sam Fisher living in Tyler, Texas, as he has been sending us the Chicks booklets and tracts. These materials have a very good reception in all Latin America and Hispanics.
Please help me pray for a great need we are going through in this ministry right now. We have an average of 2,678 people enroll in our Bible Correspondence lessons every month. We are sending a total of 6,000 lessons every month. All of our courses gather a total of 50 lessons all together. 13 of them are about to run out. These are,
Getting to know the Bible (10,000 copies would cost $1,426.95 dollars)
The Bible, Human or Divine? (10,000 copies would cost $1,426.95 dollars)
How to Study the Bible (10,000 copies cost $2,218.74 dollars)
Living by the Living Word (10,000 copies cost $984.61 dollars)
The Theme of the Bible (10,000 copies cost $1,426.95 dollars)
The Christian Creed (10,000 copies cost $4,113.61 dollars).
Why am I Called a Sinner? (10,000 copies cost $1,426.95 dollars).
The Greatest Dilemma (10,000 copies cost $1,426.95 dollars)
Jesus: The Road, the Truth, and Life (10,000 copies cost $4,846.15 dollars)
Repentance (10,000 copies cost $1,426.95 dollars)
How can Man Respond to God’s Grace? (10,000 copies cost $1,426.95 dollars)
The Beginning of Your Spiritual Life (10,000 copies cost $4,712.16 dollars)
The Holy Spirit (10,000 copies cost $5,112.10 dollars)
If would help a lot if you could sponsor one of these printings.
I am so grateful due to your prayers on my behalf. I know you prayed for me when I was sick. I am doing fine now and I can say I have an excellent health!
Your co-worker in Christ Jesus,
Alfredo José Aparicio
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Report From Dr. Nicholas E. Alyoshin
We have no report for August from Brother Nicholas. Please join us in praying for him and his work.
David O'Grady is now representing ARM in the great Northwest! Churches and individuals in that area of the USA may contact David through the ARM office in Joplin -- 1-800- CALL ARM.Contact Info
Rod Farthing, ARM National Development Director firstname.lastname@example.org
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