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Mar - Apr 2012 Volume 2, Issue 2

PENIEL FAITH NEWS


2 Timothy 4:2 Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage - with great patience and careful instruction

Pauls detour
Gree ngs in the name of our God and Father himself and our Lord Jesus who clears
Prayer points Pray pray for 3 days Gospel Meetings in June 2012 in Singapore. Please pray for the south dagon gospel centre in Myanmar. Pray for two gospel centres in Cambodia. Pray for the revival in the nation of Indonesia which has 250 Million population Pray that Gods hand to open the doors in the nation of Laos which has 7 Million population. Pray for the fasting prayer with pastors in Cambodia during June. Pray for the June Revival meetings in Malaysia.

the way for us to come to you! (1 Thess 3:11) We could see the hand of God leading and guiding all our ministries during these last two months as per His promise for this year. Thanks for your prayers and support. All of us like to live a peaceful life. When everything goes smooth, we dont nd any diculty. But when we encounter the storms in our life, our walk with Christ can be very challenging. But we are very sure that, in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose. (Rom 8:28) In Acts 27, the Apostle Paul set sail for Rome. He believed God would have him stand before Caesar. Their journey began well. The sea was calm, and the winds favourable. A er a while they arrived at their rst port, Sidon. Paul saw that God had given him great favor. Julius, the Centurion in-charge of the prisoners, allowed Paul absolute freedom to leave the ship and visit his friends in a foreign port!

As they set sail from Sidon, things began to change. We read in Acts 27:4-9, that they quickly encountered strong headwinds. It became dicult to keep the ship on course, and their progress was halted as the wind turned against them. To encourage Paul in the midst of these horrendous circumstances, God sent an angel to him, telling him to take courage because he would live and stand before Caesar. A er 14 days caught in the storm, the ship ran aground on the coast of Malta and broke up. Dumped on a cold beach, Paul tried to make a re when a snake bite him on the hand. It must have seemed like God had forgo en the plan. Things were going from bad to worse, and werent lining up with the vision Paul had to go to Rome and stand before Caesar.

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Why did God allow these things to occur? Let us take a look at what happened from His heavenly perspec ve. When the snake bite Paul, he shook it o and showed no ill-eects. The people previously thought Paul was an evil man whom God was determined to punish, but now they viewed him as a man of unique power. Malta has a coastline 121 miles long. Paul could have been shipwrecked anywhere along the coast, but it happened right in front of the estate of the most powerful man on the island, the Roman Governor Publius. The father of Publius was suering from fever and dysentery. Paul prayed for him and he was healed. News of this miracle went forth, and over the next three months, the rest of the sick on the island came and were cured (Acts 28:9). Paul eventually arrived in Rome, three months later than he thought he would. History records that indeed he tes ed before Caesar. The three elements of Pauls detour were the storm, the shipwreck and the snake. The storm blew them o the course they had set and pointed them in the direc on God wanted. The shipwreck stopped them exactly where God wanted them to stop. The victory over the snake bite was a demonstra on of the power of God that opened the doors of Malta to Paul. What was the fruit of this detour? History tells us that Publius became the rst Bishop of Malta and 2000 years later Malta is the na on with the highest percentage (98%) of ci zens who regard themselves as Chris ans. That is the fruit which has remained! # Do you feel like you are in a storm? May be God is changing your direc on for a special assignment. # Do you feel you have been shipwrecked? May be God wants you to stop just where you are for this season. # Do you feel you have been bi en by a snake? If your focus remains rmly on God, that bite will be a sign and a wonderful witness to others of the power and goodness of God in your life. Be encouraged. Storms, shipwrecks and snakebites can happen with rela onships, health, nances, career and ministry (as with Paul), yet they can be part of a detour that can produce great fruits for Gods kingdom. Amen ! I thank God for all our prayer partners who prayed and lend their suppor ng hands to this ministry. Here is a brief update about the ministries. We are unworthy servants, we have only done our duty. All the

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Singapore
On 3rd Mar, we had arranged a Revival night at Cu Road. Pas Henry and Sis Leena Henry (India) ministered in that mee ng. People came eagerly and received the fresh touch of our Lord Almighty and according to His promise, He pour out His spirit on all esh.

Every month, on rst Saturday, we gathered for Fas ng Prayer. It is the me to be strengthened in the Lord and sanc fy ourselves. Every 2nd Saturday a ernoons, Womens Interceding Prayer (WIP) arranged to plead to God for the perishing souls. Gods grace, we had Lunch Time Prayer Fellowship (LTP) among the friends working in CBD on every Tuesday at 12:30pm. God is uni ng people of same vision and likeminded for His great purpose. On Tuesday and Wednesdays evenings, we minister at the outreach ministries in Tuas and Yishun. Well be conduc ng gospel mee ngs at Jurong in June. Please pray for the salva on of new souls.

Cambodia
By Gods grace, Peniel Faith Community Centre in Nokokrao village has been a blessing to many people. The local community is ge ng familiar with this community centre and Gospel has been shared on every Sunday. The voluntary worker has been conduc ng English Tui ons as part of the community help to the needy children. In June, we will be ministering among them. We arranged a Fas ng Prayer for Cambodia at Siemreap jointly with local pastors fellowship. Ask the Lord for rain in the spring me, it is the Lord who sends thunderstorms (zech 10:1)

Malaysia
Every month on 3rd Saturday, we have frui ul ministry in Masai outreach centre in JB. In June, we planned to conduct revival mee ngs in Northern state of Malaysia, Perak. As a team, well be ministering in other parts of Malaysia, if you are willing to join the team for this ministry, please contact us. My
message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstra on of the Spirits power, 5 so that your faith might not rest on human wisdom, but on Gods power. (1 Cor 2:4-5)

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Myanmar
God has been given many open doors in the na on of Myanmar formerly called Burma. During the March Gideon Camp, we saw that people are hungry for the Word of God. The three days camp targeted to mould people in His word that brings convic on. The last day tes monies shared by the par cipants conrmed the same. During this camp, 10 rst mers also commi ed their life for Christ at the evening gospel mee ngs. Also in the three days Gospel mee ngs in the following week, at Yangon , prepared 7 people for Christ. Glory be to God!

God poured out His spirit in all mee ngs in the urban areas of Yangon. It is not the healthy who need doctor, but the sick (Ma 9:12) As per the Word, people are ready to repent and accept Jesus. Its our responsibility to go and preach the Gospel. Gods healing hand touched many needy people and they received divine healing, especially two adults who were abandoned by the doctors for their cancer were touched by the God. Praise God. Like last year, we are suppor ng the educa on of poor and needy children in this year also. This is according to James 2:16. We need to show our faith in ac on also. We are sure that God will reward the small ini a ves by the Gi of Hope project. I thank all the friends who ac vely supported this project. Please pray for the na on of Myanmar and the ministries.
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Preaching releases the power of God. You cant pray for power and keep it in the deep freeze. Preach it and it is manifested. I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salva on (Rom 1:16) So take some eorts to share the gospel in and around your place. May the Lord of harvest help you ! In His Mission, Ps. Paulson.

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