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Issue #49 - November 24, 2008              For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them. ~ Jesus

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Christmas Cards for Soldiers
2) New Year's Eve?
3) Help, can't find Holy Alphabet
Songs for Kids? 
5) God's Blessings
YWAM Frontlines in God's Army
7) Jesse Trees for Christmas
8) No-Flame Advent Wreath

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1) Christmas Cards for Soldiers

When doing your Christmas cards this year, take one card (or more!) and send it to the following address. If we pass this on and everyone sends one card, think of how many cards these people who have sacrificed so much would receive!

A Recovering American Soldier
c/o Walter Reed Army Medical Center
6900 Georgia Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20307-5001


2) New Year's Eve?

Our church is looking for some new ideas of things to do while being together at church on New Year's Eve. Our church families come and go between 8 pm-Midnight and, in the past, we've brought board games to play and snacks to share. Just wondering what some other church families do together to have fun while bringing in the New Year.

Cathy Bodell
New Hope Church Of Christ
Benzonia, Michigan

3) Help, can't find Holy Alphabet

I have signed up for sstn, and I can't seem to be able to get anything more than your adds, like Anytime Bible Talks-The Holy Alphabet. I clicked on it's site and only get adverting and sign up page, which I've already did. Please explain what I'm doing wrong to get this information.
Thank-you, Peace of Christ, Michelle

--from SSTN: Hi Michelle, The link in the newsletter would have taken you to the main Sermons & Object Talks page, which is then divided into sections such as Anytime Bible Talks, Holidays, Ten Commands, etc.

Here's the link again to the main sermons page:
From there you must choose your category, in this case "Anytime Bible Talks", to find the Holy Alphabet. You may also need to allow the page to fully load, or if the server is busy, press your reload button.

Please let me know if I can be of further help.

Sarah Keith 



4) Songs for Kids? 

Please send English songs for my Sunday school children.

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5) God's Blessings

God bless you for the good work you are doing, I have learnt so much from your ministry, I am looking forward to teach children in my church games, skits, bible story and much more. May the lord continue giving you knowledge and wisdom as reach us in this noble ministry

God bless 

Mrs. Phoebe Ndungu
Nairobi, Kenya

--from SSTN: thank you, Phoebe! May God bless you as you minister to children!
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YWAM Frontlines in God's Army

This is a request for prayer for YWAM missionaries and their churches in Orissa, India. The request came from her friend, Mable Hurst, an associate Of HCJB Global. Please read and make this a matter of urgent prayer.

Dear friends of Good News India,

We have never seen anything like this. We knew that Orissa was the most resistant and hostile state in India as far as the Gospel is concerned. And we brushed off the continuous threats and harassment we faced as we went about His work. But none of our staff imagined that they would see This kind of carnage... And it seems to be totally under the radar of the western Media. Let me explain, a militant Hindu priest and 4 of his Attendants, who were zealously going around the villages of Orissa and re-converting people back to Hinduism, were gunned down by an unknown assailant in Orissa last weekend. Immediately the Christians were blamed. The cry rose up, "Kill the Christians!" And the horror began....

In the past 4 days, we have first hand witness to hundreds of churches being blown up or burned and many, many dozens of Christian tribals have been slaughtered. For no other reason than they bear the name of Christ. Night and day I have been in touch with our Good News India Directors Spread across 14 Dream Centers in Orissa... They are right in the middle of all this chaos. In Tihidi, just after the police came to offer Protection, a group of 70 blood-thirsty militants came to kill our staff and destroy the home. They were not allowed to get in, but they did a lot Of damage to our DreamCenter by throwing rocks and bricks and smashing our gate, etc. They have promised to come back and 'finish the job'. Our kids And staff are locked inside and have stayed that way with doors and windows shut for the past 3 days. It has been a time of desperately calling on the Lord in prayer.

More police have come to offer protection. In Kalahandi, the police and some local sympathizers got to our dream center and gave our staff and Kids about 3 minutes notice to vacate. No one had time to even grab a change of clothes or any personal belonging. As they fled, the blood Thirsty mob came into the building. We would have had a mass funeral there, but for His grace. In Phulbani, the mob came looking for Christian Homes and missions. The local Hindu people, our neighbors turned them away by saying that there were no Christians in this area. So they left. We had Favor. The same thing happened in Balasore.

All our dream centers are under lock down with the kids and staff huddled inside and police outside. The fanatics are circling outside waiting for a Chance to kill. Others were not so fortunate. In a nearby Catholic orphanage, the mob allowed the kids to leave and locked up a Priest and a Computer teacher in house and burned them to death. Many believers have been killed and hacked into pieces and left on the road.... Even women and Children. At another orphanage run by another organization, when this began, the Director and his wife jumped on their motorbike and simply fled, leaving all the children and staff behi ND. Every one of our GNI directors that I have spoken to said: 'We stay with our kids.... We live together or die together, but we will never abandon what God has called us to do'

More than 5000 Christian families have had their homes burned or destroyed. They have fled into the jungles and are living in great fear waiting for the authorities to bring about peace. But so far, no peace is foreseen. This will continue for another 10 days....supposedly the 14 day mourning period for the slain Hindu priest. Many more Christians will die and their houses destroyed. Many more churches will be smashed down. The federal government is trying to restore order and perhaps things will calm down. We ask for your prayers. Only the Hand of God can calm this storm.

None of us know the meaning of persecution. But now our kids and staff know what that means. So many of our kids coming from Hindu backgrounds are confused and totally bewildered at what is happening around them. So many of their guardians have fled into the jungles and are unable to come and get them during these trying times. Through all this, I am more determined than ever to continue with our goal: the transformation of a community by transforming its children. Orissa will be saved... that is our heart's cry. If we can take these thousands of throw-away children and help them to become disciples of Jesus, they will transform an entire region. It is a long term goal, but it is strategic thinking in terms of the Great Commission.

What can you do? First, please uphold all this in fervent prayer. 

Second, pass this e-mail on to as many friends as you can. We must get the word out and increase our prayer base for this is spiritual warfare at its most basic meaning. We are literally fighting the devil in order to live for His Kingdom. 

The next 10 days are crucial. We pray for peace and calm to pervade across Orissa. 

Thank you for taking the time to read this. 

Please pass it on and help us to get as many people to partner with us on this cutting edge effort to fulfill His mandate: 
Go and make disciples of all nations.... Prayer works! 

Chip & Sandy Wanner 
MBI Team Facilitators to YWAM frontlines

Col 2:2 

7) Jesse Trees for Christmas

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No-Flame Advent Wreath

This year Advent begins on Nov. 30, 2008.  Advent means, "coming", as in the coming of our Savior; and always begins on the fourth Sunday before Christmas. 

The No-Flame Advent Wreath is a great way for very young children to participate in the celebration. Because they can make their own wreath and "light" it without the danger of being burned! Check it out at:

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