Bishop Paul (New Zealand)
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Update June 2018
Jason Ministries Update
(Oceania, Africa, Asia, Middle East)
COUNTRY June 2018 + -
1) Afghanistan 09 02
2) American Samoa 15 01
3) Australia 16 03
4) DC Congo 20 07
5) Fiji 05 03
6) Ghana 15 08
7) Iran 23 04
8)Kenya 03 01
9) NewCaledonia 10 01
10) New Zealand 07 02
11) Nigeria 02 - -
12) Papua New Guinea 36 01
13) Philippines 74 03
14) Republic of the Congo 19 08
15) Samoa 23 - -
16) Singapore 37 02
17) Sri Lanka 12 01
18) South Africa 12 02
19) Sudan 04 01
20) Thailand 53 04
21United Kingdom 06 02
22) United States of America 17 04
Totals 405 55 05
Of interest is the following:
Increase: All countries with the exception of the following.
No change: Nigeria, Sri Lanka, Sudan.
Loss: American Samoa, Fiji, Kenya, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea.
This represents an increase of 55 Online Group members.
Sadly we lost 05 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 23 members God is good.
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