The Beat Goes On

By Jorge Parrott

(Scripture references from New King James Version unless otherwise indicated.)

The Lord is moving in remarkable ways through His people all over the world—we need to search out more good news than bad. We are so thankful for the divine connections with dear friends in many nations. We need to strengthen cherished relationships more and more to prepare for what is coming.

Faith and persistent action advance the kingdom and push back the darkness. The bride of Christ is being prepared for her Bridegroom. The Lord’s heartbeat is the sound of the drumbeat, a cadence marching into battle. The breath of the Holy Spirit is the wind that whispers to those with an ear to hear the call and respond by faith.

The Lord’s trumpet call awakens the sleepers. It illuminates our strategic instructions, revealing His passion into the lives He has chosen to carry out His plans for these times. The world is shaking but the kingdom cannot be shaken.  Jesus shows us how to speak to the storms and say, “Peace, be still.” We are encouraged by Philippians 4:6-7:

            “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;  

                “and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”

I love to boast in the Lord and testify of His good news taking place in remote regions far from the bad front page news we hear too often. What we do now with what we are given determines our outcome in eternity.  Let’s look at the parable of the talents in Luke 19:11-13:

            While they were listening to these things, Jesus went on to tell a parable, because He was near Jerusalem, and they assumed that the kingdom of God was going to appear immediately [as soon as He reached the city]. 

            So He said, “A nobleman went to a distant country to obtain for himself a kingdom, and [then] to return.” 

            So he called ten of his servants, and gave them ten minas [one apiece, each equal to about a hundred days’ wages] and said to them, “Do business [with this] until I return” (AMP).

A New Season for New Birth

The Lord has placed within us a seed of destiny. He planned that we would give birth to something new and exciting. As we proclaim the purposes of the Lord and act on the faith of God, conception occurs. It is purified as the Holy Spirit leads. He has not forgotten nor abandoned us. The Lord trusts us with these trials. We may learn from them, discern the times, endure, and even thrive through persistent faith as we walk in the Lord’s joy.  The time of fullness will come. Believe and bank on Him seeing it through to completion in our lives.

In Isaiah 66:8-11 we see that:

            “Who has heard such a thing? Who has seen such things? Shall the earth be made to give birth in one day? Or shall a nation be born at once? For as soon as Zion was in labor, she gave birth to her children.
“Shall I bring to the time of birth, and not cause delivery?” says the Lord.
‘Shall I who cause delivery shut up the womb?’ says your God.

            “Rejoice with Jerusalem, and be glad with her, all you who love her; rejoice for joy with her, all you who mourn for her;
“That you may feed and be satisfied with the consolation of her bosom, that you may drink deeply and be delighted with the abundance of her glory.”

Leadership Recognized

We are regularly amazed how the Lord raises up the humble to demonstrate Christ-like leadership in extremely challenging situations. These display kingdom characteristics that transform their spheres of influence and regions. Three of our pastors were recognized recently for their leadership in their regions. Samuel Sudarsanam in Andhra Pradesh, India was elected the regional director for the All India Christian Federation, which arose to fight anti-Christian violence and civil rights. It is one of the largest organizations in India.

In Pakistan, Yousaf Bhatti was recently honored with the Best Christian Welfare Worker Award on their national minority day. Veronica Freites in the Dominican Republic has been recognized by the government for training midwives in the medical profession in several hospitals. There are many more (literally thousands) we are connected with who labor for the kingdom’s advance around the world. These are modern-day faith heroes serving as apostolic leaders of many churches and lots of fruit. Please pray for these men and women leaders serving with us in sixty-eight nations.

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On right: Yousaf Bhatti

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India: Samuel Sudarsanam chosen as the Director of the All India Christian Federation.

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Dominican Republic: Veronica Freites teaching about natural childbirth and empowering women to take charge of their own health. The government has endorsed Veronica’s work, and she also works with UNICEF for the benefit of children in the DR.

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Cuba: The cover of the Cuban Bible printed in Cuba. Three thousand of these Bibles have been printed. A second order of five thousand Bibles is now needed. Pray for God’s heart in Cuba as persecution is increasing towards our Christian brethren. If the Lord leads you, sow into more Bibles. Go to http://eaglemissions.onlinegiving.cc and click on “Persecuted Church.” Do not insert Cuba in the memo line, but give under Persecuted Church and send our office an email at missionsbase@gmail.com.

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Pakistan: Pastor Latif (on right) at the dedication of a new well in Pakistan where two new ZAO wells have been drilled. The Gospel is shared in new areas as churches are planted and water is given freely. New wells have also been drilled in India and Africa. Wells cost only $1,400 in Pakistan, $2,500 in India, and $10,000 in Africa. Pray, and as the Lord leads, go to http://zaowater.com

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Tanzania: Yohana Mayuki has thirty-six orphans who need help to go to school. They do not have needed school supplies, and $1,500 covers all their school expenses. Yohana also reaches out to street children, the poor, and the oppressed. Pray for these children, and as God leads, go to http://eaglemissions.onlinegiving.cc

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Mongolia: Young people are hungering for the Lord in Mongolia and around the world. Batbold Munkhzul took this picture. He is a pastor working on his doctoral degree with MSU College of Theology.

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Moravian Falls: The Moravian Falls Missions Base and The Gathering Place Church continue to gain momentum with The House of Prayer contending for revival and greater glory. Here with Bobby Connor, Pastor David White, Etienne Blom from South Africa with his wife, Hettie, and son, Andre, a student in MSU’s School of Worship.

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Uganda: Pray for Pastor John Othieno receives more and more refugees from South Sudan due to fighting between rival factions. They are in urgent need of food, water, and shelter. As God leads, go to http://eaglemissions.onlinegiving.cc to help.

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India: Work continues on the Deliverance Center at Jai and Yori’s near Rajahmundry, AP India. Many miracles of deliverance and healing from idol worship occur in a place where strong Hindu practices and witchcraft are a weekly occurrence. The church is expanding to seat up to one thousand. Sow into the Deliverance Center at http://eaglemissions.onlinegiving.cc and select Jai and Yori on the drop down list under “Missionaries.”

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Recent graduates from the Sewing Machine Training School where women are empowered and trained to become self-supporting while learning more of the word and Spirit of God. $150 pays for a sewing machine that changes lives.

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Dominican Republic: Veronica Freites and her team impact the lives of the young and old in the capitol and in rural areas. These precious children are often overlooked. Pray for the Haitians living in the DR not to be subject to racism and discrimination. Pray, and as the Lord leads, support Veronica. Go to http://eaglemissions.onlinegiving.cc and select Veronica on the drop down list under “Missionaries.”

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We are very thankful for our Missions Department staff. Most are volunteers called to serve in MS/CM Missions by faith. Most receive no pay and are humbly working full time to serve our precious missions family around the world.  Pray for the following serving by faith with no salary: Ganbold and Ishi Noosov (Mongolia), Willie and Charlotte Jordaan (South Africa), Rich and Brooke Grangaard (Norway and US), Jenny En Young (South Korea), Sandra Quesada (Costa Rica), Isaac Yu (South Korea), Paul and Rachel Adams (US).

Pray for these and stop in to meet them. If the Lord leads, sow into these dear servants. Go to http://eaglemissions.org and click on “where needed most.”  Call our Missions Director, Jorge Parrott, at 803-802-5544 ext. 391 to learn more. Sign up for our free online newsletter at http://eaglemissions.org.