Intl Situation Reports


UKRAINIAN JEWISH REFUGEES “On Their Way — To Israel” Dear Friends, Just a few minutes ago I was speaking directly with the leader of one of Empower’s partner ministries in Israel. This is a ministry that has worked extensively with Jewish immigrants since 1991 and has valuable experience in knowing how to minister to those running from the horrors of war and persecution. In one succinct sentence, the leader stated the obvious regarding the situation with the Ukrainian Jews making their trek to Israel —   “They are on their way!” Governments, NGOs, families, and individuals around the world are coming to the assistance of
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GOOD NEWS - The Victorious Year of 2021 As of late, many followers of Christ have been struggling with emotional and spiritual fatigue, which devolve into bouts of frustration and anger, leading to near depression. For most, the cause is concern about recent world developments and whether or not there is any light at the end of the tunnel—any hope of a brighter future. To those experiencing these symptoms, pastors regularly prescribe reading scriptures such as Philippians 4:6-7: “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and pleading with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the
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GOOD NEWS - Our Anchor Will Hold Dear Friends, Recently, a very astute pastoral friend of mine passed along this thought to me in an email, and I believe he is absolutely correct. “We are heading into theologically and spiritually choppy waters. If the infallible and inerrant Word of God is not an anchor, then the only anchor we have is our own perspective and perception. In other words – “My boat is not drifting; the land is moving." This is why it is more important than ever for believers to know God's Word and follow the leading of the Holy Spirit, not drifting away with the mindset of the world.
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GOOD NEWS - The Joy of Missions Dear Friends, In the midst of a world gripped by the fear of COVID-19, despondency over widespread political unrest and military coups, plus panic due to societal upheaval, I am constantly receiving reports from Empower’s national partners, describing the incredible and deep joy that encapsulates their ministries. Many of these believers are facing intense persecution, suffering and a lack of the bare necessities of life. And yet they are ecstatic about the growth of the Body of Christ in their countries. Therefore, the question that I am continually left with is this: Where are these
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International Situation Reports
GOOD NEWS - Sheep and Goats - Wheat and Tares
GOOD NEWS - An Urgently Needed Lesson
GOOD NEWS - God is Still at Work (Hunger)
GOOD NEWS - God is Still at Work (Compassion)
GOOD NEWS - God is Still at Work (Urgency)
GOOD NEWS - God is Still at Work (Humility)
GOOD NEWS - God is Still at Work (Contentment)
GOOD NEWS - God is Still at Work (India)
GOOD NEWS - God is Still at Work (Ethiopia)