December 10, 2014
Scripture: Luke 9 – Verses 23 & 24
Scripture verse for this year ministry
Then Jesus said to them all: “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his Cross daily and follow me. For whoever wants to save his life, will lose it, but whoever loses his life for Me, will save it.
Dear Friends in Christ Jesus,
I hope this letter finds all of you well in the Spirit of the Lord. I am so glad to have this opportunity to share with you what God is doing in this Ministry. 2014 has been a year of
Blessing for The Word of God For Asia, and for my family as well.
Our Churches, Pastors, and Orphans in India send their greetings to you, and have been Praying for this Ministry. We communicate continuously with our Pastors in India about the well-being of those who support this Ministry. Your Christian Brothers and Sisters in Jesus know many of you by name, and pray for you often, especially when we give word of those who are suffering with this physical body. I have so much to share with you, so I will get right to it.
Our Bible Distribution Program: In 2014 I went to all of our Bible distribution locations. If any Bible was found on a shelf or in a box, it was given to someone. To this date, all Bibles have been distributed. A new order of 1,200 Bibles will be printed and shipped into North-east India, and into Orissa. We are printing Bibles in 3 – languages, Meitei, Oriya, and English. These are the prominent languages in the areas in which we Minister. Many younger people are now reading English Bibles, and the older folks prefer a Bible in their own language and script.
Our Pastors: Supporting our Pastors seems to be our greatest challenge these days. India is not what it once was economically. Today the cost of goods and services has more than doubled, and that makes taking care of our Pastors and their families a tremendous job.
Most of the frustrations I face in this Ministry is trying to help these Pastors financially.
It always seems like there is never enough money to go around, yet our Heavenly Father provides all the means necessary. We must take good care of the Shepherds who care for the sheep, and bring the Word of God to those who may be lost. Please pray for these men and women who are on the front lines proclaiming the Gospel. On behalf of our Pastors and Evangelists in India, I want to say THANK YOU! for the support you have shown to them, not just financially, but by your continued Prayer. God Bless our Pastors and their Families.
Our Churches: We have two Church Congregations in Manipur, India that continue to grow and prosper. We also support many House Churches bursting at the seams. The hunger for God’s Word is growing beyond our imagination in most of the areas where we are working and Ministering these days. Praise the Lord! However, there are many other places where God’s Word is not growing, and that is because of the dark spiritual strongholds in those places. Persecution is on the rise in these places. In-fact, Christians throughout the world are facing hardships of every kind, every-where. We need to pray for our True Church Body of Believers around the world. We also need to lift up our Brothers and Sisters in Christ where ever they are. As I serve our Almighty Father in Heaven, I try to lift up and encourage our Body of Believers in India, and in U.S.A. I do Believe God gives all of us this opportunity, when we are so privileged to speak. In the United States Of America we still have Freedom of speech. If we do not use this Freedom to further God’s Kingdom, we will lose our Freedom. My challenge to each one of you, is to be a Spark Plug in your Church. Fire up your Brothers and Sisters in the Lord, so that their Faith will be increased when troubled times come. Thank You for supporting our Indian Churches.
Our Orphans in Manipur and Orissa: As of 2014, we have 43 Orphans who are being fully cared for. In 2013, we helped care for 20 other Orphans who lost their Sponsors from another Christian Organization. It was an Emergency situation. I am happy to say that now those 20 Children are being well taken care of by another Organization out of Texas and England. Orphan care is increasing day by day in unbelievable numbers. Most Organizations are overwhelmed with supporting so many Children without parents. To all of you who support our Ministry to the Orphan, I want to say THANK YOU from the depth of my heart. Your support for our 23 Girls in Manipur, and our 20 Boys and Girls in Orissa is a wonderful Blessing. Our Children in Orissa are now living in a very nice rented Home with concrete floors, two bathrooms, a small kitchen, and separate rooms for the Boys and Girls. In 2012 & 2013 those Children were living in horrible conditions, dirt floors, one room 400 sq. ft., no bathroom, no clean water. etc. etc. Thank You Lord Jesus for answering the prayers of these Children! When you have Children, there are many issues. Many Parents may relate to this. Our Pastors, and our Orphan caretakers manage the best they can, one day at a time. Our Orphan children have Hope, because they have Jesus. Awesome!
CHECK OUT OUR NEW WEB-SITE: www.thewordofgodforasia.org
It is all Brand New. We completely re-built the Web-Site. You can Browse for hours on
this New Site. We have a huge Picture Gallery and the Video Site is in full operation with audio. Check out our newest video called ” The Only Name “. You can find out all about our Orphan Children, Pastors, Churches, Bibles, Brochures, Maps and Newsletters going back to 2010. We will be adding a Pay Pal Account, which is now under construction. We are hoping to sell Word Of God For Asia T-shirts which will be designed sometime this Spring. We are also hoping to have the Jesus Flag available in full size for Flag Poles, and now have available Jesus Flags for car windows.
This is an exciting time as we come up with new ideas to raise future funds for a growing Ministry. We hope you find this New Web-Site informative and user friendly. An E-mail Address on this Site has been provided for your comments.
Our New Non-Profit Organization Program: An NGO is a Non-Profit Organization within India. We are working through the process of establishing this new Non-Profit Organization in the country of India, so that The Word of God For Asia, will be recognized by the Indian Government, as a Non-Profit Organization. This will help us to accomplish much more with Local Authorities in the places we work. This Project has been underway since the beginning of 2014. The process is a very expensive and complex task, that requires a great deal of patience with Government Authorities. We need your Prayers! Not our will but God’s will be done.
Short Story: I always like to include some sort of a short story of Adventure and Testimony
in these writings, along with a Message. So here it goes. Throughout the past 20 years of Ministry, I have faced many dangers with our Pastors and Evangelists. Some of these dangers were from underground militants, terrorists, sickness, and cataclysmic weather events. One particular event was the danger of being taken by the Indian Military for simply being in the right place at the wrong time. Here I was, with two of our Pastors in a remote place speaking to those Christians who had been severely persecuted by another village of people in that same region. Someone saw me going into this place, and the military came in looking for us. We were hidden and spared from unknown harm.
Last year in 2014, I went back into this same place. There I met a Major in the Indian Army, who married a Christian girl. She is the Daughter of a Pastor whom we support. Without going into detail, this Major offered me his personal cell phone number, and any and all protection we would need from the Indian Army and his Defense Personnel during the course of our Ministry in these dangerous remote places. This was at least the third time in 20 years of ministry that this has happened to me. Why does this event seem significant, and why is it so important in this Adventure story? It is because our Lord and Savior Jesus. He is in charge of all things. That means everything! By His command all authority in Heaven and on Earth are subject to Him. By the name of Jesus every knee shall bow. Another time many years ago, underground militants tried to shut down one of our outdoor ministry programs. As quick as the underground came into cause harm, the military also came in. They were armed with machine guns, and stayed to protected us during our 4-hour program in this other remote village. When God calls His Servants to lift up others in the name of Jesus, He provides all the protection needed in order to do His will. Everything mentioned above is important, because of Gods call to lift up others who had been persecuted. In the other case, it was to proclaim the name of Jesus to those who were willing to listen. God let the Pastors and myself know that we could go where we needed to go without reservation. All we needed to do was Trust in Him.
The Major in the Indian Army was a phone call away, but Jesus is only a Word of Prayer away, and standing by my side at every moment. God our Father in Heaven will never leave us and does not forsake His children.
God’s Purpose for Our Life: In the whole Universe, there is no other name greater than the name of Jesus. Read Philippians chapter 2 verses 9 – 11. His name should be the only name that matters. Jesus is our everything and through him all Blessings flow. He created us by
His Word to Praise, Honor, and Glorify Him. He gave us life, saved us by His Sacrifice, and Loves us beyond our comprehension. Being a Child of God, means we must share
with others what God has done in our lives. We must tell our Story and share our Testimony. We all need to let People know what God has done for us, so that they can see Jesus living within us. When we do this, the Gifts of the Holy Spirit shine like the glorious rays of a bright morning sun. Let others see that radiation of Love that shines forth from your heart. Let the world around you know that there is no Greater Name then THE NAME OF JESUS. Then all God’s Children can say together. We are His, and He is Ours.
On behalf of the Pastors, Orphans, Churches, our Board of Directors, and our Orphan Committee, THANK YOU all so much for your Prayers and financial support. We all wish you A MERRY CHRISTMAS, AND A HAPPY AND BLESSED NEW YEAR IN 2015.
Please keep us in your Prayers as we head off to India on January 04, 2015 – thru – March 01, 2015. This year we will also be taking a young man with us to India from Cheboygan, Mi., Representing THE RIVER OF LIFE CHURCH in Cheboygan. please pray for his safety as well, and God willing, we will return in March OF 2015.
IN THE SERVICE OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS,
STEVEN L. ROZEMA
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