Category Archives: Events

Helping Christians in Iraq

Relief Life banner Iraq

Hi,

I am turning to you, praying you will support this effort. The Bible is clear, that as one member of the body suffers, all suffer.

Please visit the website http://www.relieflife.org or their FB page. This organisation does the following:

Relief.Life in partnership with Samaritans Purse, as well as the Anglican Church of Iraq, will be helping the 800 000 persecuted and displaced people of Iraq through assisting with the provision of shelter and supplies. With this combined initiative we are able to respond appropriately and efficiently to the victims of Iraq.  

However we need your help.

Please get involved. Make people aware through your FB status, let your church know and let us support relief life with our finances, prayers and other involvement!

Let us demonstrate how we as Christians stand together as one, in unity, crying out to our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ in prayer AND supporting with what we have, to our best abilities!

May God bless you abundantly!

G.O.D. in Swakopmund, Namibia

On June, 2nd 2012, with a backpack full of Bibles and other evangelistic material we went to the wood crafters market where we had been reaching out before (see other reports on this blog).

There we met with Carol-Ann, who had even more Bibles for us and Leon and Dorette. We gathered and singularly invited everyone, then got together and started with singing “Jabulani Africa”.

Many new faces were among those we had met before and the message was simple: God has a plan for everyone. The vital question of where we spend eternity. The problem. God’s love. The most important decision.
Romans 3:10 + 23; John 3:16; John1:12.

They listened, the Holy Spirit translated and they followed every part of the message as God gave it to everyone individually.

It is God’s love that compels us… and the fear of the Lord that keeps us from sin. The BIBLE gives us the direction, it is the message of God and it is the LIVING Word!

We spent a good 30-40 minutes with them when I we prayed for salvation. I then asked those who had just gotten saved to be brave and rise with me. One of our aim was to give them/ equip them with the first Bibles.

We congratulated them on their decision, welcomed them, hugged them…as new members to the Kingdom of God…and brethren. With every step there was joy unspeakable… some young men had joined us though they were just passing by gotten saved and now they are brethren. GOD had a plan for them…for today!

We received their contact details to help slot them into a local church and stay connected. Then we distributed the rest of the Bibles to those that were saved already and had joined us today. 14 got saved that one day…every single one precious to God and to us.

It marvels me to see how God chooses to work… when we decide to avail us to Him. And even though sometimes we are reluctant to go… as our flesh doesn’t “feel like it” it happens to become the time of a lifetime! Carol-Ann who joined us for the first time said afterwards she hadn’t had a better afternoon in 20 years! She and her husband run a Christian radio station and have agreed to donate Bibles on a regular basis now. I just LOVE how God works!

Praise God!!!! Hallelujah!

Letter summarizing the results of the G.O.D.

Millions of Christians proclaim the Gospel around the world!

Mon, 2012-06-18 23:04  |  Sheik

• 6 Million Christians proclaim the Gospel around the world!
• Over 25 Million people reached!
• 3 Million decisions for Christ!

Miracles:
• Woman awakes from coma!
• Blind woman from Switzerland can see again!

The first Global Outreach Day (G.O.D.) is over, and we are thrilled about all the things God did on this day. This year the following leaders actively took part in the Global Outreach Day along with their networks:

A.E. Adeboye (30,000 RCCG churches in 161 countries), Ché Ahn (10,000 HRC-churches), Wayne Alcorn (ACC Australia), AlphaMark Anderson (Call2all), Richard Ciaramitaro (Canada), Loren Cunnigham (YWAM), Global Day of Prayer (Prayer Network of 350 million Christians), Global Media OutreachSuzette Hattingh (Indonesia), Mathew Kuruvilla (Heavenly Feast, India), Samuel Rodriguez (40,000 Hispanic churches in the USA), Russian Union of ChristiansRussian Church of Evangelical Faith ChristiansRoyal RangersRobert Stearns (Network of 300,000 churches in 178 countries), Márcio Valadão (Brazil), Bill Wilson (Metro Ministrie USA ), and many more.

The official start of the Global Outreach Day was during the Holy Ghost Service in Lagos, Nigeria, on the night of June 1st. The G.O.D. was the talk of the town, having been made known through newspaper articles, banners and internet presence. I could feel the excitement and the great expectation in the one-mile-long building where we met and where I shared about the launch of the first ever worldwide evangelistic day. The meeting was aired on television in Africa. While it was already June 2nd in Samoa and the first outreach activities were beginning to take place, over a half a million Christians in Africa were praying together for the G.O.D. Then a wave of evangelism spread around the world. Shortly after midnight in Nigeria about 1,000 people followed an invitation to give their lives to the Lord.

During the days following the G.O.D., we heard testimonies from all over the world. Here just a few of them:

• Pakistan: Tens of thousands of Christians met boldly in public places, schools and universities and even at police stations and preached the Gospel to Muslims.

• Brazil: More than one million Christians were active in over 300 cities. One local church in particular passed out over 400,000 tracts, mobilizing 50,000 Christians.

• Mongolia: In the capital, Ulan Bator, over 2,500 Christians evangelized, including the Minister of Defence as well as a nationally renowned former criminal. Christians prayed for a woman who had been in a coma for four months. The doctors had given up all hope and were more than surprised when she awoke from the coma the following day. She has in the meantime returned to her home.

• Switzerland: A young woman prayed for a person who was almost totally blind, and that person could see again thereafter.

Our partner Global Media Outreach reported the following website traffic statistics during the days preceding and including the Global Outreach Day:

18,277,415 Visitors 
2,697,817 Indicated Decisions 
307,467 Initial Emails 
1,083,043 Discipleship Visits 

I wish to thank all of you who took part in this event for your cooperation. Only together will we be able to take in this worldwide harvest. Several leaders, including A.E. Adeboye, Loren Cunningham and the leaders of the Global Day of Prayer have told us that they believed this G.O.D. was only the beginning and that this event will grow in importance over the coming years. Please be a part of this movement and get your network involved. Each year, on the Saturday following Pentecost Sunday, the Global Outreach Day will take place, and we will be mobilizing Christians around the world to help us spread the Gospel everywhere.

Next year’s date: May 25, 2013 – Global Outreach Day

Yours in Christ 
Werner Nachtigal

Outreach to the DRC, Swakopmund, Namibia

It started off with holy discontent and the need to BE the change. As part of Shofar Christian Church, we as a small group felt the need to reach out. To live adventurous faith by adding hope to the lives of others.

So on 15th April 2012, after having collected second hand clothes and food supplies from church members, we packed them in cars and headed off to foreign territory – the DRC (the poorest part of Swakopmund, Namibia).

Driving as a group of white and brown people, we were somewhat still alien to the surrounding area. Upon arrival we were welcomed by Elizabeth and many children and their parents. So we spent time with the kids… playing and laughing…whilst poverty and need seemed looming imminently.

After clothes and supplies had been sorted, we started distributing. It seemed the number of people present doubled within the second of us starting the distributions. And heavyhearted we had to acknowledge that what seemed like a lot still back at our church would never even suffice to give everyone at least a piece of clothing.

It was an afternoon of laughter, loving, singing and dancing… and observing with God’s heart the need of people He early loves.

Please pray…

…for the children and their families at Ubuntu Day Care that their need will be met

…for Elizabeth…that GOD may bless her abundantly for what she accomplished there

…for us…to go again soon…and to BE the change

and for yourself…to become part of the change right there…where you live…and where need is imminent. May God give you a holy discontent too.

Easter Evangelism

Easter is coming up… people are getting excited about a long Easter weekend end, chocolate bunnies, Easter eggs, some even about going to church for Easter breakfast, …

However … what is Easter about? What difference can I, can YOU make … this Easter.

On Good Friday, we as Christians remember the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, God’s son. It was the darkest day of mankind, when Jesus became sin, for us to be righteous (2.Corinthians 5:21) before God; when Jesus died, for our transgressions and iniquities. When He looked into the faces of those that hated Him to still love them and ask God to forgive them and us and YOU (Luke 23:34), and let Him pay the price of death for it.

On Easter, we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Who after being dead for 3 days (1.Corinthians 15:4), rose from the dead and lives ever since. After the remembrance of the darkest moment and greatest moment of love that God has for us, we now celebrate God’s eternal victory over Satan. It is a day of celebration of deliverance and redemption; a celebration of grace and mercy from God.

So this Easter…why not try something different than you did before?

Choose to spread the Gospel… go with the trend and get some chocolates – small ones in wrapping similar to a sweet – then go to http://www.fathersloveletter.com/ and print the letter in languages most spoken where you come from. Print the letter on beautiful paper, fold the paper nicely, or roll it with a ribbon around it and attach the chocolate.

Prepare yourself a whole stack of it. Gather some friends… go out to the streets and distribute them, wishing the people a happy and blessed Easter.

You will encounter smiles, surprised and thankful faces… people are barely reluctant to receive gifts on Easter, so the time is ideal. And what they will hold in their hands is a love letter from God to them.

This Easter, chose to save a life by spreading the truth, which has saved yours. Jesus Christ, Son of God, Lord and Saviour, Redeemer… has risen and lives! Praise God!

 

Global Outreach Day 2012

Global Outreach Day 2012 is an interdenominational, international Outreach on the  2nd June 2012 where every church or community or group of people according to their abilities and passion, will reach their community for Christ.

To join G.O.D. Namibia, please contact me.

To learn more about who is in on it or what it is all about, please go to:

http://globaloutreachday.com/

To download the flyer:
Global Outreach Day 2012

Check out our official video for G.O.D.

BE A BLESSING AND BE PART OF G.O.D. 2012!

Christmas2Go

We want to reach out to our community during the time of Christmas, as it is a time, when many are open to GOD.

Some, because they feel lonelier than ever and desperate for hope. Others because they cannot figure out how to cope with meeting their family, friends and relatives. Others still, because – how ever absurd the cause might be – they remember GOD for once this year.

But let us not let this opportunity pass by, without telling our community about a true Holy Night, about Salvation and the GOD who loves them!

If you are part of a church that wants to reach out

  •  If you want training (free of charge that is, except if travel is needed outside of Swakopmund) for your church on how to reach out to evangelise, please contact us!
  • If you want to know more, please contact us!
  • If you want to host your own event, or join with another church for such an event, please contact us!

If you are an individual that wants to reach out

  • If you desire outreach training, please contact us and we will connect you to a training event, closest to you
  • If you desire to participate in an outreach, please contact us for more details.

If you are a non believer

  • You want to know more about what we are talking about… contact us…we’ll take all the time it needs to help!
  • If you need counselling, contact us please (we will try to help or at least connect you to someone who can).

When?   probably 03.December 2012

Where?    Almost everywhere around the world. And also here in Swakopmund!

Global Outreach Day

GOD – Flyer_A5_EN_web

The Global Outreach Day and the Global Day of Prayer will come together to unite the two fundamental cornerstones of Christianity, prayer and evangelism in one weekend.
The vision of the Global Outreach Day is to mobilize Christians in over 200 nations to bring  the Gospel  to everyone, everywhere whether  in hospitals, in prisons, to your neighbor, on the street…
This  can‘t  be  achieved  by  a  single  person  or  even  by  a  single  organization,  but  only through the unity of the global body of Christ, where we stand, pray and work together.
We all come from different cultures and have different ways of doing things, so let’s embrace them and use a variety of ways to reach people with the gospel like one on one, community outreach, evangelistic street meetings, music & drama etc.

Who?                    What?
• Every believer    • Testifying who Jesus is
• Every church     • Discovering His power
• Every ministry    • seeing people get saved

Be a part of this worldwide evangelistic outreach!
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The G.O.D. is
organized by
Global Outreach e.V.
& Call2All
Partners:
Call2All
(Ywam, Campus Crusade…)
Reinhard Bonnke
CfaN
Good Shepherd
Ministries
and many churches & organizations around the world…