During the first week of March, Pat and I were part of a team that journeyed into two Southeast Asian nations which have been categorized as Access Restricted. This means that the government is hostile to the spreading of the Gospel.
We are not able to mention the names of the countries, nor show the faces of the leaders that we met with because of safety issues concerning their identity. However, the days we meet with them were empowering.
In the first country, we conducted a C.E.P. (Church Empowerment Program). Over 100 young men and women came to be instructed, activated, and receive impartation to do the work of the ministry. Our being there brought them great joy and as Pat and I ministered the Word of God we could see the impact the Word was having.
The program ended the last day by commissioning everyone to the work of the Lord and providing them with evangelistic Gospel materials in their language.
At the end, one young man came running up to me sobbing and held on to me for the longest time. It was his way of thanking us for coming. Pat and I want to thank you for helping us go - your prayers and your support have had an impact on so many that will help bring the Gospel to this Nation and change it forever!
Blessings - Gary
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