Update April 8th, 2017
I forgot to add the important part of my update, the figures.
Please find the correct report as follows.
Jason Ministries Update
(Oceania, Africa, Asia, Middle East)
COUNTRY Nov 2016 March 2017 + -
1) Afghanistan 03 07 04
2) American Samoa 18 16 02
3) Australia 11 13 02
4) DC Congo 10 13 03
5) Fiji 05 02 03
6) Ghana 03 07 04
7) Iran 15 19 04
8)Kenya 05 02 03
9)New Caledonia 10 09 01
10) New Zealand 07 09 02
11) Nigeria 02 02 - -
12) Papua New Guinea 37 35 02
13) Philippines 64 71 07
14) Republic of the Congo 08 11 03
15) Samoa 23 23 - -
16) Singapore 30 35 05
17) Sri Lanka 13 13 - -
18) South Africa 09 10 01
19) Sudan 05 05 - -
20) Thailand 42 49 07
21) Uganda 00 00 - -
22) United Kingdom 06 04 02
23) United States of America 08 13 05
Totals 334 386 47 13
Increase Total 52.
Of interest is the following:
Increase All countries with the exception of the following.
No change Nigeria, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Uganda
Loss American Samoa, Fiji, Kenya, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea , United Kingdom.
This represents an increase of 52since November 2016 Online Group members.
Sadly we lost 13 online members Internationally. We will pray that they return and try again to overcome SSA.
A few countries are bucking the trend in their respective countries and this is represented in their figures.
Philippines, Singapore and Thailand are continuing to grow regardless of their openness to "selling sex" now seen as a tourist commodity and unacceptable in the sight of almighty God. Please pray that more people will see the light and desire freedom.
Iran sadly displays an open rejection to SSA. which is punishable by execution. However, almighty God is opening a door for that country to share their concerns and frustrations with SSA. Covert underground church related activity has increased the number of anonymous members to 19 which is an increase 04 members since November 2016.
The online anonymity seems to be helping members by holding firm to their confidences and yet at the same time, opening up to much needed sharing with others who are experiencing the same or similar concerns in the lives as far as SSA goes. I am likewise seeing a deepening of Christian understandings by a number within the Group. This is a very difficult thing to achieve given the backgrounds that some have come from given the countries that they live in and the pressures that they live under such as Islamic and other beliefs that have ruled their lives. It is a blessing to see these men opening their hearts to receive the Gospel and indeed starting to talk freely about almighty God. One of the joys is that so many have returned to church commitment and are growing even stronger in the daily and spiritual walks.
The Lord is continuing to do a mighty work of grace in the above mentioned countries. Oftentimes I have no knowledge as to how these dear souls happen to come across JASON, but I am pleased they do. There is so much hurt, suffering and pain being experienced by these members that they are crying for help and turning to Jesus Christ to turn them from SSA to that which is beautiful in His sight.
I now have assistance that is making this task somewhat lighter on myself. Thank you Jesus.
Let us together uphold these dear people and their countries before the throne of grace and seek blessings on them all from almighty God.
Kia tau te aroha noa ki a koe. Amine.
(Grace be with you. Amen)
+ Bishop Paul
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