January/February Newsletter - Click Here For PDF
First Ever Gospel Street Evangelism in Dhaka:
Bangladesh is considered one of the poorest and most densely populated nations on earth. Bangladesh is a Muslim nation that has suffered continuously through natural disasters, poverty and religious domination. But at the same time, where the darkness is most present the light shines most brightly. We were sent by supporters of “God Keep Our Land” to participate in the first ever presentation of the Gospel on the streets of Dhaka. Through the diplomatic and wise leadership of our host, Bishop Phillip, an entire block was closed and a tent enclosure set up to house the meeting. The audience was ninety eight percent Muslim, all of those would be hearing the good news for the very first time! To present Christ in a translated message to a completely non-Christian audience was a new experience in dependence upon the Holy Spirit. The hands you see raised in the picture are hundreds making an initial decision for Christ. Praise God!
As we have embarked on a new year our hearts are very full with the faithfulness and grace of God. A summary in point form of the types of ministry we have been doing:
- Canadian Ministry:
- Spiritual Renewal and Revival weekends
- Mission’s conferences
- supply preaching
- Pastor’s conferences, leadership/board consultations
- Internation Evangelism: Bangladesh, China
- Fund Raising.
By the end of February I will have spoken about thirty five (35) times in all of these various opportunities. The travel and the speaking is quite busy, but… we are highly energized by the doors the Lord has opened.
We believe that we are to be a catalyst for the Canadian church in stirring up faith and action for evangelism. We are called to challenge pastors and churches to believe for Revival, to expect a spiritual breakthrough and to take intentional action to scatter the seed of the gospel.
The response in every setting (to the glory of God), has been very positive. It is feeling like we are in the right place at the right time for encouraging and strengthening our friends in the Canadian church. There is a witness in the Spirit, there are many in this land believing for Revival. The scripture theme that is thundering in my spirit these days is:
Mark 4:26-29 (NLT)
26 Jesus also said, “The Kingdom of God is like a farmer who scatters seed on the ground. 27 Night and day, while he’s asleep or awake, the seed sprouts and grows, but he does not understand how it happens. 28 The earth produces the crops on its own. First a leaf blade pushes through, then the heads of wheat are formed, and finally the grain ripens. 29 And as soon as the grain is ready, the farmer comes and harvests it with a sickle, for the harvest time has come.”
Please continue to lift up this ministry (God Keep Our Land) in your prayers. Please ask the Lord if He would have you partner with us financially, as a monthly or one time donor.
God bless you, Brent and Carina.
Now he who plants and he who waters are one, and each one will receive his own reward according to his own labor. 1 Corinthians 3:8 (NKJV)