Category Archives: Missions

The Story of the Bakers: "Miracles in Mozambique"

image Here’s an article posted in Ministry Today Magazine by Hope Flinchbaugh– "Miracles in Mozambique". It tells the story of the revival started by the Bakers in Mozambique:

The deaf hear, the lame walk, the blind see, the dead are raised to life, and tens of thousands have surrendered their lives to Christ–all of this is happening in the southeast African country of Mozambique, a nation suffering the squalor of extreme poverty in the aftermath of a prolonged civil war.

When missionaries Heidi and Rolland Baker of California arrived in Mozambique in 1995, they struggled to begin a church and a dilapidated orphanage housing 80 children, a center previously run by communist leaders. Today the Bakers’ Iris Ministries (IM) cares for thousands of orphans and is approaching the point of having a church in every single village in large areas of central Mozambique and southern Malawi.

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-Support for the Troops

Received this from Christianity Today–here is a good way to support the thousands of troops that are deployed away from home this Christmas season–a Campus Crusade ministry:

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Dear Ministry Partner,

A military chaplain recently wrote, "I have personally given out thousands of RDKs at no cost to my unit."

It is only with the support of people like you that Rapid Deployment Kits are made available to our troops. Campus Crusade for Christ’s Military Ministry continues to receive requests for an average of 10,000 to 15,000 Kits each month.

To learn how you can help place these Kits—each containing a pocket-sized New Testament with Psalms and Proverbs, a daily devotional, and a booklet that clearly shares the Gospel—into the hands of service members click here.

Or visit: http://give2.ccci.org/featured/rdk-ct4

Thank you for your support and prayers for our troops.

Blessings in Christ,

Megan Hawkes
Director, Donor Relations
Campus Crusade for Christ, International

Please feel free to forward this on to a friend.


All gifts are tax deductible.

©2008 Campus Crusade for Christ International
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Mozambique: Latest from Heidi Baker and Iris Ministries

image Here’s a link to the latest message from Heidi and Rolland Baker in Mozambique, Africa.

                                       Heidi ends her post with the following:

Nothing is impossible with God.

Please keep praying for us and this ministry. We are so privileged to be alive to see what we are seeing now. We love what God has entrusted for this ministry to do. Thousands are coming to Jesus every month. Orphan children are being brought into our villages weekly.  They are finding out they are adopted by Father God as they meet His Son Jesus. Wells are being dug bringing fresh water, and children and pastors are graduating from our many schools. Thank you again for being such a very important part in all this.

Much love in Jesus,
Heidi

Response: The message is well worth reading if you want to be blessed and uplifted. Also, we should remember to pray for these folk and their ministry.           *Top

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Stillborn Baby Raised from the Dead

Here is the testimony of some teens from North Carolina who went on a ministry trip to Guatemala. In one village they visited in the home of a young woman who had given birth to a still born baby the day before. They proceeded to pray for the dead infant:

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"We prayed for thirty to forty minutes.

At the end of that time, Julia screamed out to God, telling Him that she believed with all of her heart that this baby could be raised from the dead. After Julia screamed out, everyone was silent. We were quietly interceding and praying.

Within a few minutes, the baby started moving. Then the baby coughed and began crying. The mother came rushing into the room. She was screaming, what is going on? No one could answer her. We were just staring at the baby, who had come back to life. The mother asked us again, what is going on? She began crying as she saw that her baby was alive.

She ran out of the house and banged on every door in the village, telling all of the people that God is real because her baby was alive. Within about thirty minutes, the baby’s skin tone and movements had become completely normal."

What an incredible experience! These young Christians will never be the same and obviously the Young woman, her baby, and that village also. Praise God!

I found the link to this on iamhealed.net blog. Kathi Sharpe mentions in the post that the teens had watched some of the Lakeland meetings on GodTV before they left on the mission and that’s where they got the idea to pray for the dead baby.            *Top

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Re: “Glocal Church Ministry”

Here is an interview of Bob Roberts a pastor and church planter by Mark Galli. I read this in the July 2007 issue of Christianity Today during lunch yesterday and I believe that it is a must read article particularly for those involved in pastoral ministry or church planting.

Bob Roberts has been involved in planting over 100 churches and is the senior pastor of Northwood Church in Keller, Texas. He proposes that for the church to be really alive and fulfilling its mission, local churches should be not only involved in ministry to the local community, but also actively involved in church planting and Globally in world missions. He encourages all of his church members to be involved in some form of outreach or another.

Some great ideas here that remind me of the church in the book of Acts. *Top

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