News from GFI affiliates in other nations

GF India Meeting

I was working on the agenda for the Annual general Body meeting of GCI till now. I have to sleep for two and a half hours before I get up to start for the meeting. For the travel convenience of PPT, we have arranged the meeting at Tiruvalla.

Also we have a half day seminar with Dr. Alex Mathew giving a talk on “Therapeutic Alliance in Christian Counseling.”  25 friends are planning to attend the seminar including one or two persons encouraged by our Indian friends in USA to whom I had sent the brochure. That is great. Pray for the blessings in both the meetings. We plan to give lunch to all. No fees is charged. If the participants are guided by the Lord, let them contribute.

God bless you all.

“…..Become all things to all men so that by all possible means I might save some.”                1 Cor.9:22

“How hard are we prepared to work without counting the cost for the sake of the gospel? How generous are we in givng to those who give their lives to form Chrsit’s life in us?” Quotes from EWG

Prof. John Zachariah <jzacvakke@yahoo.co.in>

[designated support to GFI India can be sent via GFI Tennessee]

Endorsement from South Africa

 

… I want to write and tell you that GFI and in particular yourself, have always had and will always continue to have, my total and unconditional love, support and blessing in every way possible.

In all my seventy-one years of life, I have never come across a more truthfully accurate, more powerful, more Holy-Spirit-filled, more Christ-centred, more blessed, more liberating, more victorious and more anointed message than the message promoted by yourself and by GFI through you, that “I have been crucified with Christ, that I no longer live, but that Christ lives in me and that the life I now live in the flesh, I live by faith in, and of, the Son of God Who loved me and Who gave Himself for me.”

I have also in over ten years of involvement in Christian Counselling, not come across a more dynamically liberating, more anointed of God, and more successful method of counselling than the precept taught by GFI and by yourself, that the Holy Spirit is “The Counsellor” and not I.

I have had the privilege, the blessing, and the satisfaction of seeing the Holy Spirit, the “Wonderful Counsellor,” set many, many people free and have experienced the great joy of watching many people’s lives being radically and totally changed from the moment that they let go of the “self-life” (that is, letting it go to the cross of Jesus where it belongs) and allowing the indwelling Christ and the blessed Holy Spirit to set them free and usher them into the eternal life of their true identity “in Christ Jesus.”

I have also come to understand that the major problem in strained relationships. and particularly in marriages. is that invariably one of the parties (and sometimes even both) has a desire to change the other party in some or other way (to make them conform to their own expectations), not realising that it is IMPOSSIBLE, TOTALLY AND COMPLETELY IMPOSSIBLE for any one person ever, to change any other person. It just simply will not happen because it cannot happen. It is truly impossible. I do not believe that one is even capable of changing one’s own self, even if one had the good sense to try to do so. This is clearly the work of the Holy Spirit and the Holy Spirit alone.

I have seen demonstrated over and over again, that it is ONLY the Holy Spirit Who can effectively change any living person. It is clearly the work of the Holy Spirit, and I have had the privilege and great blessing of seeing a number of people during counselling change almost visibly right in front of my eyes, as and when they suddenly “hear” and give heed to the Holy Spirit within. I have observed facial expressions, people’s entire countenances, change visibly before my eyes as they suddenly “let go” and allow the self-life to take up its rightful place in being baptised (immersed) into Christ’s crucifixion on the cross of Calvary, and thereby (Romans 6:3-8) also being baptised into His resurrection.

Chuck [Solomon], this “exchanged life” message is without any shadow of doubt, the most anointed, most successful, most liberating and most life-changing message that I have ever had the privilege and great blessing of coming across and I honour you and support wholeheartedly your decision to keep this precious God-given and God-anointed message pure and unsullied in GFI…

As for me and my household, we will follow faithfully and steadfastly in the anointed, God-given pattern which you have shown us and we will support you unfailingly and joyfully and gratefully in ever decision you make.

May God continue to bless you, provide for you and care for you, your entire family, GFI, all staff members, every single person involved in any part of your or the GFI ministry and you will always be in our prayers and we, with thankful hearts, praise our wonderful Father God and our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ for setting us free by and through what we have learned and received from your hand over the years.

With all our love and blessings,
Gordon and Marcy A.

Tract Translation Projects

Perfecto Mumar, a GFI missionary in the Philippines, is ready to print the Wheel and Line tract in Tagalog. $300 will be needed to provide 6000 copies.

In Nepal, T. is completing the editing the GFI tract. He wrote an introduction and simplified it to make it more user friendly in a non-Christian environment. He can get 10,000 copies for $300. He will be training people for Nepal and Bhutan; he is also fluent in Hindi so he could expand and do some training in India in the future… He is planning a counseling/training center there, and I believe his wife is also trained in counseling; he now has a Ph.D. in psychology and teaches in university and pastors a church.

The church in Burundi wants [GFI staff member] to come and conduct a crusade there next month…. I am hoping he could combine that with a trip to Rwanda to reduce the travel expense.

Martin in Myanmar wants to print the GFI tract in his first language, Mizo (he already has it translated), but only 60,000 speak that language; and we have it in Burmese. However, if we get an excellent contact in Mizoram, a bordering state in India, it might be strategic to have it in the language. Mizoram is the Mizo kingdom with about 1 million speaking the language. Martin is still trying to get it translated in Lao which is the only language lacking on the southeast Asia peninsula.

International tracts are available online at http://www.gracefellowshipintl.com/pg/47.html

Contributions for GFI missions projects through contacting GFI online http://www.gracefellowshipintl.com/pg/37.html, by phone, or mail.

-CRS