Entries by FIM

“I don’t want to be a Christian anymore”

 …a young lady who accepted Jesus as her Savior at a winter retreat in Quebec uttered.  Jerad & Wanda Mellette admitted, “I didn’t know how to process that statement.  In all my years of ministry, I’ve never heard that one.” Her father is an “ex-Christian”, who had grown up in the Catholic church and walked […]

“She was selling pastries in the street when

we invited her to the first meeting in the new church building in a new neighborhood,” Lucio & Amanda Gallo (Salta, Argentina) reported.  “She came to the meeting!”  Afterward she shared that she and her husband had moved to this place over 15 years earlier.  Because of the distance, they stopped going to church.  She […]

A creative approach that works in Uganda! 

Aida Kalule recently launched the Bible listening program in the Najjemba community. The gospel is read in different homes.  It has had an impact on many unchurched residents, including Muslims.  Five people have made professions of salvation and two have rededicated their lives to Christ. (Photo of the Bible reading ministry in Uganda.)  

“We had the pleasure of witnessing a river baptism

in a nearby village this past month,” Justin & Rachel Hoy (Senegal) write.  “The woman who was baptized was the first believer to be baptized from her village! “She gave testimony of how God had been planting seeds in her life over several years, and she finally decided to follow Christ when disciplers began teaching […]

Pray for Dennis Shelly

Please pray for Dennis as he has just suffered fractured hip from a fall on the field in Africa.  Pray for his wife Coletta, for treatment decisions, and healing.

 “Repentance is active.” 

Two prominent pastors in western Uganda have been feuding for the past 18 months.  The conflict became so bad that police and lawyers had been called, believers took sides, and fellowship was broken. Prince Sabena and a visiting pastor from the U.S. held a 3-day conference for 160 pastors, elders, and church leaders in January.  […]

With the worsening Nigerian economy

many of the 600 students at the ECWA Theological Seminary Kagoro (ETSK) struggle to pay the minimal tuition.  Some are even hungry, Dennis & Coletta Shelly share.  The poor economy adversely affects workers, who in turn can’t support pastors, Christian workers or students like they did last year. The future ministry of these students is also […]

Reaching Out In Europe

In some countries, just making contacts with unbelievers is a struggle.  One FIM couple in Europe wrote, “When our neighbour was discouraged because his wife was in the hospital, we were able to give a basket of fruit when she got back from the hospital.  He was so moved by the gift that he cried, […]

“On Halloween we had a Bible study about life after death…

A long discussion about ghosts and evil spirits followed,” Rodemar & Liz Condado (Philippines) relayed.  “A neighbor lady told us of a time where she believed she saw a ghost.  We looked at Scriptures about heaven and hell.  As she read them for herself, she concluded that there are only two places where we can […]

What is it like to live in a country in a financial crisis?

Challenging! Here is a report from FIM missionaries in such a situation. “One must be flexible.  It forces us to look to God to supply all our needs and the needs for the ministry.  Each day we need to choose to look at things joyfully, with prayer and thanksgiving, guarding our hearts and minds in […]