July 2019 News from Raj

Greetings in Jesus name,

Winter is here, and we can feel the temperature dropping down. However, this cold weather will not stop our evangelism work which continues each day, both with equipping the saints and witnessing at the malls. My Monday night is fully dedicated to discipling new believers, Tuesday night for EV2 training, Wednesday night for XEE training, Thursday night for witnessing at the mall, Friday evening a break and Saturday could be either a Share Your Faith “one day” training or Hope for Kids training, depending on the need of the saints. I love what God has called me to do for His kingdom. Please keep praying for me and EE, for endurance and perseverance to do God’s work with diligence and joy.

Towards the end of June, Shanthi and I ran a Hope for Kids workshop at a local church, to equip children leaders who will be running a school holiday programme at the church during the 2nd week of July. This school holiday programme is to invite children from the broken homes residing in the community and bringing them the good news of Jesus Christ as well as equipping them to witness to others. The leader of the holiday programme is in contact with the community social workers who are working with women who face violent abuse at home from their spouse. Very often children coming from these homes display aggressive behaviour and they need love and care. Most importantly, they need Jesus as their personal Saviour.  This is a free holiday programme that the church runs each year with up to 70 kids attending. This year it is a privilege for Evangelism Explosion Ministries to take part, not only to equip leaders to share the Gospel, but also to run the programme. Please keep this programme in your prayers. Please pray that many children will hear the Gospel and make a commitment to receive Jesus as their personal Saviour.

Other good news is that we have one of our EE trainees currently in Fiji equipping young people on how to share the Gospel and also doing daily door knocking in the villages to take the good news to the local residence. He is daily seeing people giving their lives to Jesus and also experiencing physical healing and freedom from strongholds and spiritual oppression. This is a wonderful effort taken by someone who is passionate about spreading the good news to the lost. Please keep him in your prayers. We also have another EE trainee witnessing in the mall every Thursday, taking the good news of Jesus Christ to the people at the shopping mall. Please keep him in prayers as he has recently undergone eye surgery and is resting at home. Please pray for quick recovery and healing for his eyes.

Have a fabulous month filled with Christ’s love and peace.

Blessings,

Raj Narayanan, EENZ National Director

July 2019 News from Anne

Dear Prayer Partners,

After ten days in the Cook Islands at the end of June, it is exciting to be able to tell you that EE Cook Islands has all in place to be admitted as an EE Multiplying nation at the Congress of Nations next month. The National Director, who is a dentist by profession and will be part-time at first. The Board Chairman has had a vision for many years to see EE take root and grow in the Cook Islands, he will be carrying its flag into the Congress in Tirana, Albania.

It is so encouraging to see the implementation of recent workshop training in Rarotonga.  Three CICC Churches are running Hope for Kids programmes and the children are responding enthusiastically and learning well.  The Aorangi CICC are running a very vibrant Friday night version of Hope for Kids that is drawing in unchurched children from the community. Week by week visiting continues at Avarua CICC, to homes, the hospital and the prison and it is bearing fruit. Following the Classic EE training conducted by Raj in May at Takamoa Bible College, the students are taking turns in going out on-the-job training with Avarua. The Principal told me that just this week, the students led the regular assembly at the local high school, Tereora College, and after singing and a gospel presentation, had an altar call to which many students responded.  There is so much for which to thank God and rejoice.

On a sadder note, the Chairman of the EE Fiji Board, Rev. Marika Ledua,  has passed away and gone to be with the Lord he loved and served so well. Marika was a highly respected and much loved leader and will be greatly missed. He led the ministry in Fiji with distinction, successfully navigating it through many challenges. I am personally very sad to have lost a great friend. He was registered for the Congress and looking forward to representing Fiji there, but God has called him to an assembly that is “better by far”.

Anne Bowie, VP Oceania