Alpha Ministries Update October – November 2016
“The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest”. Matt. 9:37-38
Dear Friends & family,
What God is doing among the nations living among us is amazing. As a friend and partner of Alpha Ministries may this newsletter lift your spirit and bring glory to God.
In May 2016, ESL program was started with 5 immigrant students. Thankful for the dedication of our 3 volunteer teachers. At present 18 students are enrolled from different countries. On October 31st, ESL student get together was organized. Evening began with a prayer and worship. Students shared their stories that how ESL program gave them a confidence of communication. One of the Hindu students Depali disciple by Ghazala shared her incredible testimony of faith. Word of God was preached from John 1:1 among the Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish, Communist, Atheist and Russian Orthodox. ESL students presented a song and ethnic cuisine from many part of the world was shared.
Outreach Evangelism: In the first week of September during our prayer meeting prayers were offered for America, South Asian Fellowship, prison ministry, Hindu, Muslim & Jewish outreach and ESL program. Raafat & Sara Egyptian couple were baptized in August shared their testimonies. In September 200 Jesus film DVDs were distributed at Ganpati festival (elephant god), among the Hindus and Gospel was shared.
In September Ghazala and I visited New Century Community Church in Roanoke VA, to mobilize church leader and train on “How to Reach Muslims.” We reached to local Muslim and Hindu communities of Roanoke, by visiting their worship places and invited them for an International evening on Sunday evening at church. On Sunday 30 Muslims came, they shared their journey to America. Church was able to make some good contact with Muslims and Hindu to start an International outreach ministry.
On September 24th, a block party for evangelism outreach was conducted with Spanish ministry of Faith Fellowship in Perth Amboy NJ. This was a great outreach for the unchurched and non-believers, free hot dogs and drinks were distributed. Pastor Sammy Pena preached the word of God, 150 Jesus film DVDs were distributed.
In October Alpha Ministries had an opportunity to conduct workshops and share how to reach Muslims/Hindu with Liberty Corner mission, Hawthorne Church, Grace Bible and
Faith Fellowship of South Jersey Churches. In October 27 FITS students participated in an interactive sessions with Imam and Muslim students in a local mosque. FITS students had an opportunity to share their testimonies. In October we had an opportunity to participate and evangelize in 2 Hindu festivals Raas Garba and Diwali. In October, Temple Neve Shalom invited to attend Sukkot a Jewish harvest festival, to commemorate temporary shelters used by the Jews while wandering in the wilderness.
Alpha Ministries Pakistan
We praise God for Alpha Ministries team in Pakistan faithfully serving the Lord besides religious persecution. Under the leadership of Saima Yousaf, Alpha Ministries has grown significantly in the areas of: Children ministry, women ministry, Muslim evangelism, Alpha School and Church. At present Alpha School 120 students are enrolled, 75 are Muslim students being a source of evangelism to their parents. All students in Alpha School comes from poor families. Alpha Ministries request friends to bless a child with a Christmas gift of (school bag/supplies & toys).
A small gift of school bag/supplies & toy for these school students will give them a Great Joy
Pray for Faith International Training School – Kotli village
Faith Bible Training School for young and adults is serving the community faithfully since started in 2012. Thirty five students have been graduated from FITS Bible school and more are being enrolled. Vision of Pastor David Demola to start FITS in United States has now reached around the world including Pakistan.
Please continue to pray for the praise and needs:
- Praise the Lord for the salvations of souls during September & October in New Jersey
- Praise the Lord for the doors opened among Hindu, Muslim and Jewish communities
- Praise the Lord for God’s hand of healing for Ghazala
- Praise the Lord for the opportunities to train American church leaders for Muslim evangelism
- Pray for the healing of baby Livi, Bill, Mashal, Virginia, and Karen
- Pray and contribute $40 to bless a student of Alpha Christian School in Pakistan with a Christmas gift
- Pray for the provision of $1000 to cover the cost of Thanksgiving dinner attended by Muslim, Hindu and Jewish community on November 20th at 5:00 pm
- Pray for God’s provision to cover the cost of $ 2800.00 for our family’s U.S. citizenship applications of 4 people.
In closing, we are thankful to God for your partnership that helps us to keep spreading the Good News to change a life for enternity. We covet your prayers and would love to hear from you.
In His Love & Peace,
Amoon & Ghazala
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