June 2011 – Newsletter

by John E Gore on November 25, 2011

Dear Friends,

 I trust that you are all well and experiencing God’s blessing.

It has been a very exciting year so far for LDM. I have received the final translated version of Barua Ya Paulo Kwa Warumi (Paul’s letter to the Romans in Swahili) from my colleague in the Democratic Republic of Congo and have forwarded it to Kampala, Uganda to be printed. I have ordered 500 books to cover the pastors and key leaders in D.R.Congo and Tanzania. This is a momentous achievement because it brings the total number of books that we have printed in 2011 to four; resulting in 3,100 copies being distributed in Burundi, Rwanda, The Democratic Republic of Congo, and Tanzania.

In our December 2010 Board meeting we set a 2011 faith goal to print, as a priority, Person of Jesus in Kirundi; Romans in Swahili; Principles of Leadership in Kinyarwanda. We have achieved that as well as printing Maranatha in Kirundi.

Our faith goal for 2011 included two ministry trips in addition to the above material. I am pleased to inform you that I leave Sydney on 22 June 2011 for a total of nine weeks of training, although I will be away for exactly 11 weeks. In previous years I have limited myself to five, maybe six, weeks of training in one visit but I have expanded that to nine weeks this time. So many doors have opened for me and I felt that it wasn’t right to reduce it to a shorter time. (I also have scheduled six weeks of training later on in the year from mid October to the end of November.)

Pray for Carol and myself. Eleven weeks is a long time for Carol to be on her own and nine weeks of training in Central and East Africa could be very tiring for me. However, we have the promise of Isaiah 40:31 that “those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”

The itinerary for this trip starts in Burundi, with the first week training the Burundi Friends, the second with the Pentecostal Assemblies of God and the Burundi Pentecostal Fellowship. I then take the bus to Kigali and spend three weeks with the Rwanda Friends and one week with the Revelation Church. From there I fly to Entebbe and spend three weeks with the National Fellowship of Born Again Pentecostal Churches in three locations in Eastern Uganda.

There is so much more to be done – more books to print and more invitations to teach – that is why I value your prayers and financial support.

Every blessing

John

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