THE HOLY SPIRIT IS MOVING IN AFGHANISTAN

Global Catalytic Ministries (GCM) has witnessed exponential growth in disciple-making through one of their leaders, “Jav.”

Massive Move of God In Afghanistan

GCM said, “We are always in awe of what God can do with just one ‘YES’. Jav was trained by the Iranian underground church and is leading the great move of the Holy Spirit in Afghanistan. Jav shared that he will baptize over 60 Afghan Muslims this week! He has discipled 5,000 people and communicates using one of the phones that were purchased with your donations. 5,000 new disciples a year is 416 disciples a month, 13 disciples a day, which means there is a brand new disciple every 2 hours for 365 days straight. That phone allows him to train, disciple, develop other leaders, and grow the kingdom of God. We will continue to keep you updated with information like this in the future. It is our privilege to share stories like this of how the Spirit is moving.” 

Joe Richardson whom I know is heavily involved with this ministry. Can I suggest you consider donating to GCM? You can check them out at http://www.globalcatalyticministries.com.

WHAT NEXT FOR AFGHANISTAN?

Let me make a few observations: In the Book of Acts the Gospel bearers face death threats, persecution, imprisonment, internal conflict, theological controversy, litigation, storms and shipwreck, but none of these impede the Gospel’s progress. If the title of the book of Acts were to be changed, I would suggest, ’The Unstoppable Gospel’. What a refreshing encouragement to read this Holy Spirit-inspired book and be reminded that God’s purpose prevails.

The Gospel is the powerful instrument the Holy Spirit uses to produce believers – in Jerusalem, Samaria, Cyprus, Lystra, Derbe (city of Galatia) and throughout Europe. In rural areas (Acts 14) and philosophical centres (Acts17), the Gospel is equally at home, with the Holy Spirit revealing the truth of the Gospel.

Scripture alone makes it clear that what is happening in Afghanistan will not impede the progress of the Gospel. Look what happened to the church in China when all the missionaries were either killed or ejected under the rule of Mao.

Persecution threatened to wipe out Iran’s tiny church. Instead, the Iranian church has become the fastest growing in the world, and it is influencing the region for Christ.

How did this happen? Mark Howard serves as the Director of Development for Elam Ministries where he oversees the ministry’s efforts to share globally the story of the church in the Persian-speaking world. He suggests two factors have contributed to this openness. First, violence in the name of Islam has caused widespread disillusionment with the regime and led many Iranians to question their beliefs. Second, many Iranian Christians have continued to boldly and faithfully tell others about Christ, in the face of persecution.

As a result, more Iranians have become Christians in the last 20 years than in the previous 13 centuries put together since Islam came to Iran. In 1979, there were an estimated 500 Christians from a Muslim background in Iran. Today, there are hundreds of thousands—some say more than 1 million. Whatever the exact number, many Iranians are turning to Jesus as Lord and Saviour.

God is raising up amazing ministries that are already aware of what God is doing in the Muslim countries of the middle east. Global Catalytic Ministries is one of them. I have followed and know the leadership. Check out what they are doing:

Since 2011, GCM has served in two of the most dangerous countries in the world for Christians. Additionally, these countries have the fastest growing movement of Christianity in the world, as featured in the documentary films Sheep Among Wolves I & II.

“We are doing whatever it takes, and continue to be obedient to the Lord as He calls. If you are feeling led to give, pray, or desire more information, visit our newly updated website at catalyticministries.com.”

Due to their extensive network and years of investing into Afghanistan, they have trusted leaders and multiple options to deliver needed goods and operations in and out of the country. In just three days, GCM has raised over $429.000 from more than 1500 people! This is what they had to say: “We are so grateful for all who have stepped up to help. Thank you! We had a goal of raising $500K by September 11, but it looks like we can up that goal to $1 million. Rest assured that our commitment is for 100% of these donations to go directly to the basic needs of our people in Afghanistan; food, water, medicine, shelter.” Go to the website given above to make your donation.

PRAY FOR MUSLIMS DURING RAMADAN 2020

This year is especially different due to COVID-19 and the closure of The Great Mosque of Mecca, commonly known as al-Masjid al-Harām. It has been over 900 years since this mosque was closed and not open for visitors making the Hajj (Muslim Pilgrimage). This is extraordinary to think about the power of corporate prayer and that Muslims worldwide are unable to access this right now. Could it be at such a time as this that they are even more open to encountering Christ through relationships, visions, dreams, and even media access ministries?
Ministries to Muslims such as Frontier Alliance International and Global Catalytic Ministries covet your prayers for the disciple makers living in the darkest regions of the earth and those taking risks to minister to Muslims at such a time as this.
Let us pray especially for those places we would consider the most dangerous places Christians to live according to the Open Doors World Watch List. Check it out.

Let’s pray particularly for believers who have come out of Islam. Please take some extra time to offer thanksgiving for each one who has left former things behind and is holding fast to a new life in Christ. Let us thank God for how they lay their lives down daily to risk and make disciples among their people and nations.

Pray for the Salvation of Muslims Worldwide [Hebrews 2:4] Pray that God would send His Spirit to every hungry, seeking, God-fearing, God loving, desperate, needy, and desiring-of-truth Muslim today. As Muslims seek truth and divine encounter, pray that God will meet them with dreams, visions, angelic visitations, Jacob’s ladder experiences, divine miracles, power encounters and any and every sign and wonder that would have deep personal meaning to each individual. As Muslims are especially seeking God on this night for salvation, may they encounter Christ, the true source of salvation, and be forever changed through discovering the heart of the Father for them.
May this night bear much fruit for all who have been sharing Scriptures, planting seeds and watering those seeds throughout all Muslim ministries in the name of Jesus

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