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  • Keep on Keeping On | MB Mission
    study Because of the pressure she was facing from her unsaved husband and extended family members she decided that it was easier to give up on her church family However this past week five years after she stopped going to church out of the blue Mrs K showed up at Laurence and Leona Hiebert s Ladies Bible Study Mrs K admitted to Laurence how lonely and wearing her walk with God had been without having a community of other Christians to help her along Though it took all of the courage that she had in her to come to bible study she knew that she couldn t go without fellowship any longer Mrs K is trying to overcome the feelings of shame involved with being away from the church for so long but she knew that Laurence and Leona would welcome her back with open arms As God continues to pursue her pray that shame would not have a stronghold on her life and that she would plunge herself deeply into God s grace and love Mrs K has come to recognize the importance of persevering under trail As she told Laurence she realized that it is simple to do something for a short time but real value only comes when we endure over the long haul Mrs K has seen evidence of this fact in Laurence and Leona s ministry because they continue to trust in God and pour out his love into the people of Japan God has grown his church in Toyota City Praise the Lord that Mrs K has returned to her church family But praise him also that she now understands her need to walk with God in fellowship with other believers everyday Pray that Mrs K s husband and extended family would come to

    Original URL path: http://www.mbmission.org/news/stories/keep-on-keeping-on (2016-02-16)
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  • Weaving a Masterpiece | MB Mission
    old form of Portuguese tapestry MB Mission Church Planter Marjorie Ekk and the ministry team in Massama invited all of the women they knew in hopes that a few would come God brought a variety of women to the craft nights who were all interested in learning Arraiolos As they continue to meet together weekly to weave fabrics and colors God is weaving a story of beauty and healing into one special woman This woman is different The very first craft night she entered the room with a big smile but did not say anything At first glance one might believe she is mentally incapable of working on a hand craft but the group of women welcomed her to sit in anyway Many had heard her story For years she was severely beaten by her husband and because of her nationality and ethnicity she was rejected by others This lady Odete was handed material and yarn like the rest of the group and they all began to learn together Each week she would show up with her big silent smile and more of her tapestry completed To everyone s amazement her handiwork was beautiful Each week she would work alongside the circle of women and listen as they read a devotional and prayed together As the weeks progressed Odete began to greet the ladies with some words and answer them when they would ask her questions With unconditional love and encouragement this special lady is blossoming in front of their eyes Odete has begun attending the bible study on Sundays and although she has not yet made a verbal confession of faith the Holy Spirit is at work in her life Much like the tapestry being woven together God is creating a beautiful masterpiece stitch by stitch Pray for Odete

    Original URL path: http://www.mbmission.org/news/stories/weaving-a-masterpiece (2016-02-16)
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  • Prayer Power | MB Mission
    spent 17 years living in Bonn and working with a new bible institute When Mary found out that they would be moving cities yet again she asked God to start preparing her for a brand new place She didn t know anyone there but God did She prayed that as she settled into Bonn God would bring her a friend with whom she could pray It took three months but God answered her prayers far more abundantly than she expected Erika and her husband Reiner had recently moved into the same neighbourhood as the Klassens Erika came to faith at a tent meeting and with a non Christian husband she was in need of discipleship When a mutual friend put the ladies in contact Mary knew that the privilege of spending time with Erika was the answer to her prayer Every Tuesday morning for six months Erika and Mary came together to pray have fellowship and work out life together Through their times together Mary learned of the difficulties that Erika was facing Her husband was not open to the gospel and she was struggling in her Christian walk But as the ladies continued in steadfast prayer they began to see God stir something in Reiner s heart One day when Erika came home from attending yet another church service without her husband he piped up and asked if she had become a member of the church yet Erika answered no Much to her surprise Reiner responded with Why not Erika said that if she were to join the church she would have to get baptised Once again Reiner replied with a question that knocked her off her feet What s wrong with getting baptized Erika was filled with joy at the sudden interest her husband was showing in spiritual

    Original URL path: http://www.mbmission.org/news/stories/prayer-power (2016-02-16)
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  • Billboard Jesus | MB Mission
    amount of attention amongst the citizens of Guadalajara and especially the youth Some speculate that this is merely a publicity stint to sell a new brand called Jesus for skaters Citizens continue to ask who would spend thousands of dollars on billboards such as these and more importantly why The billboards aren t a marketing scheme to sell skating gear Instead a group of believers have spearheaded an outreach that they envision reaching the city and beyond for Jesus Trever Godard of MB Mission s Matthew Team made this discovery when he was invited to attend a meeting that revealed the secret What he learned was a huge encouragement Around 300 Mexican pastors and leaders blessed this vision and committed to pray fast and work for the salvation and discipleship of thousands of Mexican youth This city has never experienced a revival or movement of God Most say it is because there has never been unity among the believers and especially among the pastors It is better known for its failed campaigns jealousy critical and pessimistic spirits and small struggling churches Nightclubs and casinos are growing and thriving This movement shows that unity is happening God is doing a great work in Guadalajara He is bringing revival into the hearts of young and old God is already up to something Recently the Matthew Team attended a concert by a well known Mexican Christian artist To their surprise and delight the concert was sold out Over 10 000 people came to worship Jesus The creators of the Jesus campaign have planned a city wide celebration that will take place in December They re praying to fill all 70 000 seats in the soccer stadium Pray that God would move in the hearts of those in attendance and that His spirit would

    Original URL path: http://www.mbmission.org/news/stories/billboard-jesus (2016-02-16)
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  • That They May Know | MB Mission
    a pastor in the Vancouver area who was planting an Arabic speaking MB church This pastor an Egyptian native named Samir was interested in evangelism in his home country MB Mission began sending short term teams of college students to serve alongside Egyptian youth while Samir spoke in church based outreach events Samirâ s ministry in North Africa has since grown to include radio broadcasts and satellite television programs focused on evangelism and discipleship These broadcasts have made him a widely recognized Christian leader throughout the region drawing people to the truth of Jesus Christ and opening doors to even more ministry opportunities Abe is one Muslim background North African who experienced the transforming power of Jesus Despite his devotion to Allah Abe did not feel Godâ s presence or love As prescribed for all Muslims he decided to pray five times a day in the mosque One day as he was praying he heard a voice behind him say â œYou are not praying the right way â Abe turned around but there was no one there Over the following weeks this same voice spoke the same words to him each time he came to the mosque to pray Abe became frustrated with this counsel because in Islam there is only one prescribed way to pray Abe visited his brother for guidance as to what to do with this voice he was hearing His brother sympathized with his frustrations in prayer and invited him to read a book from his library that a friend had given him That book was the Bible As Abe read the life and ministry of Jesus he discovered the relationship with God that he had been looking for His prayer life was transformed as he experienced the presence and power of the Holy Spirit

    Original URL path: http://www.mbmission.org/news/stories/that-they-may-know (2016-02-16)
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  • Revival in Oaxaca | MB Mission
    was no real sharing Robert in his usual straight forward way strongly suggested that Teresa start a meeting to nurture what is lacking God then gave Anne an urge to have the group of women meet for prayer on Sundays during the teaching time as a ministry to the church The first time it was just three ladies who picked up their chairs and huddled outside on the lawn while the teacher ministered The next Sunday it was four Then seven Joaqui now leads this established and beloved ministry where they take turns praying for the entire congregation Recently a visitor joined the prayer group was ministered to by the women and gave her life to Christ One Wednesday the prayer group decided to visit a woman who is usually unable to attend Piling into two cars they drove across town to visit Antonia They stood in a circle and prayed for Antonia and for the market lady she is reaching out to but when they thought they were done someone said While we are at it could we pray for And on it went for two hours They stood there praying for one another for the people in their lives that need help for their children their jobs and their friends It was a God moment that didn t end God was waking them up and bringing them together and it was happening through prayer A new thing is taking place These women are discovering their roles their gifts and their place in the church In turn they are sparking a desire in others to find their place as well Many of them have counseling ministries at their jobs during the week but never realized it The congregation holds evangelists pastors givers showers of mercy counselors prayers of faith

    Original URL path: http://www.mbmission.org/news/stories/revival-in-oaxaca (2016-02-16)
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  • Stories | News | Page 13 | MB Mission
    be able to pass on God s message to His little girl Read more The Father s Heart Protector A house has been built on a mountain near a village in Asia It was built by the people in the village for their god a demoness of protection All around the house there are spears and other weapons for the demoness to use to protect the village But there is also a fence that surrounds the house This fence was built by the villagers to protect the demoness that is supposed to protect them Read more Protector Life and Revival God has been laying on my heart prayers for revival for renewal and for restoration These have all been themes in my prayer life over the past few years but this time the word revival has been particularly strong Read more Life and Revival Basketball Miracles The Bangkok gym was bursting with energy as the crowd cheered excitedly for the basketball teams Sweat poured off the Athletes in Mission AIM players as they fought hard to win the game in spite of the intense humidity They were playing against a highly skilled University team that included professional Thai players Although it was a close game it eventually ended with the Thai team winning 94 90 Read more Basketball Miracles Planting Seeds It was clear that they were not interested in the gospel The ACTION team had just shared the story of Jesus in the home of a Muslim family in Central Asia but there had been no response The team left feeling discouraged but hopeful They trusted that God would produce fruit from the seeds of the gospel that they had planted Read more Planting Seeds A Place of Healing The refreshing breeze that blew through the building reminded Laura

    Original URL path: http://www.mbmission.org/news/stories/Page-13 (2016-02-16)
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  • Overcoming Idols | MB Mission
    to the baptism were a battle fought with intense prayer and intercession in the spiritual realm The Bethel Team faced the difficult task of telling one person that she was not ready for baptism Khun Amphan is in her late 40s and has experienced a world of sorrow She is the only Christ follower in her family and comes from a strong Buddhist background She is also a recovering alcoholic and HIV positive Amphan loves Jesus and desires to turn away from every idol in her life but she remains trapped in bondage unable to let go of her old way of life and surrender completely to Christ Weeks before the baptism Amphan confessed that she was still worshipping Buddhist idols Amphan watched as one after another her friend s bodies were lowered into the canal identifying with Christ s death on the cross and raised again signifying new life in Christ Something changed in her heart in that very moment Amphan had an awakening to do the same Wait she shouted I have to be baptized Amphan declared to the entire group that she would throw away every one of her idols The crowd shouted with joy as Amphan ran down the stairs and jumped into the water Following the baptism believers and missionaries from various MB Mission church plants in Chonburi gathered together in a big circle to take the Lord s Supper The pastor asked Is there anyone here who would like to become a part of God s family today Khun Tam stepped forward and said I want to become a Christian It was the perfect ending to an amazing day Praise the Lord that He is establishing His Church in Chachoengsao the least reached province in Eastern Thailand In a region marked by AIDS suffering

    Original URL path: http://www.mbmission.org/news/stories/overcoming-idols (2016-02-16)
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