Greetings in the Wonderful Name of Jesus.
2018 was a difficult year. It was full of many struggles and tests, but also great victories. God never leaves us alone and He is always by our side to open new doors and achieve great victories. Hallelujah!
Last year we started off helping 53 missionaries financially. By the end of the year, we had started helping two more missionaries in Asia, ending the year with 55 missionaries that we help support around the world. We started helping Cyrus Sherpa, a missionary in Bhutan. This is a country that is closed to the gospel. Brother Sherpa ministers in cities that are mostly Buddhist, Hindu, or Muslim. As expected, there is much opposition and resistance throughout those cities. In addition, we have started helping missionary Kamala Gurung, who is serving in the Country of Nepal. This country is also closed off to the Gospel, so she is carrying the Word with much opposition, preaching together with her husband in villages where Hindus and Muslims are the majority.
In Niger, Africa, we help support Angela Lee. In a predominantly Muslim country, she cares for abandoned girls and provides education so that they do not have to fall into prostitution to survive. In Thailand, our missionary Doo Wichaipa, sows the seed of the gospel to many youngsters in a fully Buddhist school. In Myanmar, our missionary Joseph Nan reported to us that he preached in different villages spreading the Gospel to different tribes such as: Naga, Wa, and Mara, where 70 people accepted Jesus and many were healed. They also carried out baptisms, distributed 20,000 tracts among many villages and began the construction of a new orphanage. In Manipur, India, Rev.Dr.S.Paul Ibobi, director of our ministry in Asia and the director of the Theological Institute J.Y. reported to us the progress they had in the preaching of the Word. He and twenty-five other missionaries that we help, but who are under the direction of Rev. Ibobi, continued their mission to travel to many cities and villages carrying the message of Salvation despite great opposition. Furthermore, the J.Y. Theological Institute run by Rev. Ibobi continues educating and preparing new ministers for the kingdom. Nine students graduated last year and three pastors were ordained to the ministry.
In Spain, Australia, Chile, Peru and Belize, the missionaries we support continue to work to win souls for the Kingdom of Heaven. I was also ministering all year round inside and outside the United States. In Vancouver, Canada, we had a lot of opposition against the campaign. However, we had an attendance of 1,300 people and hundreds of souls came to the Lord. In Chile, in the city of Puerto Montt, we had an attendance of 12,000 people that gathered in an auditorium, and in the city of Osorno we had an attendance of 7,000. In both cities the outpouring of the Spirit was tremendous, despite the satanic resistance and the false Christians who tried to sabotage the activity.
The power of God was greater than the resistance and as a result, hundreds of souls came to the feet of Christ. Praised be His Name! Thank you very much brothers for the support you have given us with your offerings and your prayers in 2018. I know, as the apostle Paul said: "that all these fruits will abound in your account... and my God, therefore, will supply all your need according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:17b and 19
Rev. Josue Yrion