Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Slum Dog wins Best Picture @ the Oscars... Reveals India to the West!

India cries out…
I am not a big movie goer but I had to go see this work about India. My great friend and missions mentor Jack Harris (Global Messenger Service) told me about this movie. So off I went to experience India on the big screen… WOW! I cried off and on during the movie so stirred with the sights and sounds my family and I have often experienced.
India was what moved me to action of obedience to the harvest fields of souls. Nothing I have found on this earth will move you like the raw desperation of humanity in India. The sights and smells of thousands of dung fires preparing supper for their families in Bihar will stir any man's soul. The masses of people, honking of horns, chi tea in stalls everywhere, cows in the streets, colors of dress, huge temples, deeply religious people, etc... Oh Incredible India!

I got to accompany one of the greatest missionaries of the modern time in one Jack Dyer to see Slum Dog. This was my 2nd time to go see the flick... I knew Jack would be impacted in an incredible way. Jack and his wife Shirley spent 7 years in the rugged Himalaya mountain region serving at Wood Stock school after 27 years of service in Honduras. The big eye opener is Jack did not get started until he was in his late 40's... he forsook the ways of Babylon and left the comforts of familiar to bring honor to the name of Jesus. I am humbled just to be his close friend...

I got some cool friends name Jack...

Jack Harris - Fenton, MO

Jack Dyer - Baton Rouge, LA

Both are world changers and passionate to make His name great in the nations!

Slum God will give you an idea of life in India. An idea is nothing like the smells... HA! Oh come on now, if my wife can handle it anybody can... she is amazing.

God call us to sell out for souls... Let the Word of the Lord run swiftly (II Thess 3:1-5). Lord give to us the deeper revelation of masses of multitudes in India in the balance of eternity in Jesus name.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Harvest @ East Gate
Trincomalee, Sri Lanka

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Sri Lanka's war is super HOT!!!
I wanted to send out a quick request for prayers for the nation of Sri Lanka. The war is horrible in the north as it is affecting thousands of families across this strife torn nation. This country has lost so many lives due to the war and literally a way of life for a whole generation of people that have been involved in this conflict for almost 30 years. Wow 30 years of war... bloodshed, heart break and destruction.
I have many thoughts coming to my mind as to how we all can get trapped into our opinions based on cultural prejudices and traditions. I have been studying WWII with Germany's onslaught and how the people were caught in a conflict of ideals developed by the people in power. Sri Lanka is in desperate need of peace!
Underneath this big military offensive in the north to eradicate the Tamil Tigers and any people aligning themselves with this group is another assault on religious liberties in Sri Lanka. Again the anti conversion bill comes before Parliament with strong lobbying efforts of the majority religion aimed to stop conversions. Funny how you narrow mindedness and lack of vision to change can cripple a nation. Also the world media has not mentioned one word about this anti conversion bill on the table...
All nations of the world need to look at the history as to how Jesus life and story has impacted this world. As always the war we see with our eyes and the war in the spiritual realm is two different worlds; the war for the souls of men.
Please we ask you to pray for Sri Lanka for the stopping of the shed of blood. Also pray this government will be wise to keep an open heart for the best interest of the people.