February 2018 News from Raj

It is with a lot of sadness that I am announcing the resignation of Lewis from EENZ ministries, due to health reasons.  In the first week of February, Lewis underwent  a triple bypass heart surgery at Waikato Hospital and he is now resting and recovering for the next 3 months. Lewis had asked that we support him in prayer during this difficult time in his life.  I would urge you to keep Lewis in your prayers and I will give you more updates in the next monthly prayer line.

Blessings, Raj   NATIONAL DIRECTOR

February 2018 News from Raj

Happy New Year everyone! I greet each one of you in the name of our Lord Jesus and may the Lord’s blessing and providence be upon you abundantly in 2018.

In regards to our EE mission and ministry, we are heading for a great start in February, with three confirmed SYF/EV2 (Share your Faith/Everyday Evangelism) trainings this month.  My team and I are looking forward to empowering the different people groups and age groups in each of these churches with the simple EE SYF/EV2 evangelism tool. Please pray for these to be a great success.

In regards to my personal witnessing that I do each week, the Lord used me to share the gospel to two young couples. To the first couple, I asked the Q1 and Q2 questions and both replied that they do not have any assurance that they will be with God in Heaven. They professed that they have been too sinful and not good enough to enter heaven. I shared the good news that salvation is a free gift and is not dependent upon how good you are but is solely dependent on how good God is. It is by God’s grace that we are saved, not of ourselves, it is a free gift from God (Ephesians 2:8). Upon hearing this good news, they both gladly received Jesus Christ as their personal saviour. During the salvation prayer, the young guy was so overwhelmed by the Holy Spirit that tears were flowing and he had to be comforted by his partner. It was so touching to witness this conversion of heart and I am sure Heaven is rejoicing over these two saved souls.

The second young couple that I shared the gospel with were newly married but they had to live separately because the guy had a severe infection on his arm and needs hospitalisation for two months in Middlemore hospital. He was very distressed by this experience and asked for prayer. I prayed with him in the name of Jesus and he was healed – the hospital discharged him within two days!! He is now resting at home and I had the opportunity to visit him and his wife at their home to share the gospel with them. They both accepted Christ as their personal saviour. What a mighty God that we serve. All Glory to Jesus. Please continue to pray for EE ministries as we could not do any of this without your prayer and the power of the Gospel.

Blessings, Raj   NATIONAL DIRECTOR

February 2018 News from Tina

Welcome to 2018.  I trust that the New Year has started well for each of you.

Exciting news of course is that Raj has a permanent desk in the EE office and can be contacted there at any time.  His passion and enthusiasm and commitment are contagious and, again, I pray that God will use this as Raj empowers others in the same way through the training already scheduled for this term.  Please continue to support him and his family, as you are doing.

Anne’s itinerary reads like a “Lonely Planet” resource and I am thrilled that Oceania has started the year so fruitfully.  EE is a wide open mission field, which anyone can take part in.  Talk to Anne if you want to partner with her in any way – she’d love to hear from you.  I am so pleased that she will still have her desk in the office and be contactable there.

Our first PRAYER & FASTING DAY for EE was on Wed 6 Feb.  Please spend some small part of your day today wherever you are and pray for the EE Mission Field on our doorstep and internationally.

Our first Board Meeting for this year is on Tues 13 Feb.  Again, please uphold us in prayer on that day as we plan and coordinate the ministry for 2018.

We’ve seen incredible transformation in individuals, in families, in churches and across communities because people have had the opportunity to explore a new life in Christ through EE.  Your support helps make it possible for more people in New Zealand to experience this – thank you to each one of you for your faithfulness and continuing commitment to this labour and mission.

 

Bless you all,

Tina BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

 

February 2018 News from Anne

This year opens with its fresh vision, opportunities and particular challenges. The first trip is to Tonga, where EE Australia has been helping the ministry of EE to grow and it looks entirely possible it will be ready to join as a Multiplying Nation at the 2019 Congress of Nations. Rod Story is introducing me to all the key players on this trip so I can assist the process from now on.

Then in the middle of February, I plan a visit to Fiji to oversee the sending out of training materials to Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands. These are stored at the Kennedy Training Centre. I’ll go on to Vanuatu to re-visit the Director and his team there and meet with the Board. Near the end of February is the long-awaited visit to the Solomon Islands to do its Annual Review.  Development there is also well advanced and it could also be ready to join as a Multiplying Nation next year. After these three trips, I’m looking forward to being home and joining Raj in teaching Share Your Faith and XEE.

During the holidays, I was glad to be able to be in Timaru, helping my sister who had an operation. Thank you for your prayers. She came through it well and is making a promising recovery.

I really like the caption on Daily Bread’s Calendar for January: “Don’t tell God how big your giants are, tell your giants how big your God is.”  Let’s remember that at all times in 2018!

Anne Bowie  VP OCEANIA