October 2017 I returned to South Asia the first of October for a Pastors Conference and what a blessed homecoming it was!! Our relationships are growing deeper and our hearts are joined in unity for the work of the LORD. They have been working hard with many sleepless nights for the cause of the Gospel. They welcomed me into their celebration for the dedication of 12 new translations of the New Testament which have come into print. There are 12 more communities in South Asia that have a complete New Testament Bible and the people are now able to eagerly pursue the message of Christ. The excitement was overwhelming as I listened to their stories of endurance and watched tears of joy stream down their faces. My heart was lifted with great gratitude and thanksgiving to the God of the Universe who made this all possible. The hunger for God’s Holy Word is contagious and captivating! God has richly blessed me to teach and tell His Word to these beautiful people who are on fire to know Him more.
They totally understand the words of Paul when he said “I want to know Christ and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in His sufferings becoming like in His death, and so, somehow, to attain the resurrection from the dead” (Phil 3:10-11). As we lift holy hands and join one another in prayer may God continue to strengthen these people to persevere under extreme persecution, to fight the good fight and finish the race to win their nation for Christ. Please join with me in this ministry. Please donate to Stories of Glory and help spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We are seeking the donations of 6000 theological books to build an academic library to help 2 Bible Colleges in South Asia attain accreditation. Books and financial support is much needed. I will be returning in early spring to join my brothers and sisters in God’s vineyard over there. Thank you so very much. Much peace to all. To God be the glory!
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November 2017 has been an exciting month! My husband and I had the privilege of being in the All Saints Church in Wittenberg for the 500-year anniversary of Martin Luther’s reformation movement. It was on October 31, 1517, that Martin Luther nailed the 95 theses to the door of the All Saints Church. Martin Luther took an unmovable, unshakeable, uncompromisable stand on his five Solas:
• Sola Scriptura “Scripture Alone” – The Word of God is our highest authority, the Scripture alone.
• Sola Christus “Christ Alone” – Jesus Christ is our LORD, Savior, and King, Christ alone
• Sola Gratia “Grace Alone” – We are saved by the grace of God, grace alone.
• Sola Fide “Faith Alone” – We are saved through faith in Jesus Christ, faith alone.
• Sola Deo Gloria “to the glory of God Alone” – All glory goes to God, God alone.
Martin Luther stood strong on these 5 Solas!! He penned it and he paved the way for reformation. My sincere gratitude goes to Martin Luther who was bold and rested in Christ for strength to stand strong against the corrupted establishment that was leading people away from God instead of to the heart of God. I stand with Martin Luther and I will stand forevermore by the power of God in Scripture alone, in Christ alone, by grace alone, through faith alone, to the glory of God alone. I will not be moved! “For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever. Amen” (Romans 11:36).
To God be the glory! — Jackie
Summer 2017 has been packed full of holistic ministry for Stories of Glory. I had the opportunity to spend almost a month in South Asia working with pastoral students in two Bible Schools. We focused on the deity of Jesus Christ, which lead us into an in-depth study of key stories from the Gospel of John. At the end of our time together, the students of one school learned six chapters from the Gospel of John and the students in the other school learned eight. It was truly an exciting time! We also had a VBS with approximately 500 student ages 5 – 18 and a Youth Camp with 300 students ages 19 – 35.
I taught and told God’s stories all day long. Many came to Christ. South Asia is hungry for Jesus Christ. It is so beautiful. “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few” (Matt 9:37). Please join me in this ministry. Your donations will greatly help. They are asking me to make videos so they can listen. Each video costs $200.00 to film, edit, and upload to my website for their viewing. My goal is to produce a video each week, teaching and telling God’s stories. Please help support this initiative to spread God’s stories all over South Asia. Thank you so very much.! — Jackie
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