The grass withers, the flower fades, but the Word of God will stand forever. ~ Isaiah 40:8
For the Word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and spirit, of joints and marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. ~ Hebrews 4:12
(Photo: A young South Sudanese refugee cooks food at a camp in northern Uganda Photo: UNHCR/Will Swanson)
A recent article on UN.org reports that the UN and Ugandan government cut food rations amid influx of South Sudanese refugees. It goes on to say – “Around 200,000 refugees who arrived in Uganda prior to July 2015 will have their food rations or cash assistance reduced by 50 per cent from this week,” according to a joint press release issued by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the World Food Programme (WFP) and Uganda’s Office of the Prime Minister.
Please plan to join us for our 2016 With Open Eyes On Mission Benefit Thursday, October 20 6:00pm
Featuring Special Guests:
Grammy Award Winner Michael W. Smith
NY Times Bestselling Author Bob Goff
McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square Charlotte, North Carolina
All proceeds from this event go to help With Open Eyes in assisting indigenous pastors to reach unreached and underserved people groups. Learn more at WithOpenEyes.net
First Annual James Harrison Legacy Award Presented
“Legacy” is more than just a word to us at With Open Eyes. Legacy is a vision, and a way of doing ministry. While by definition legacy emanates from the past, the legacy of James Harrison as cofounder of With Open Eyes lies before us, guiding us in our purpose of accelerating the sharing and teaching of the good news of Jesus Christ among the unreached and underserved people of the world.
“ …. those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed.” ~ Proverbs 11:25
How do you plan and prepare to minister to men and women who are continuously and passionately pouring out their lives to share the gospel with people who have not heard?
With Open Eyes is pleased to be sending a team to Kenya and Uganda next week to do just that. For the first time we will gather a large group of our Mobile Messengers from across Kenya and Tanzania for a two-day conference. We’re praying for a time of refreshing and encouragement for the true heroes of our ministry – The Mobile Messengers.
Regi Campbell with RadicalMentoring.com posted the following blog about our Chairman and Co-founder Frank Harrison:
A few years ago, there was a lot of talk about ‘marketplace ministry’ . . . taking God to the workplace. I was all over it. I’d already written a book on the topic, called About My Father’s Business: Taking Your Faith to Work and I was passionate about finding guys who were doing it in the ‘real world.’ I signed up to attend a conference at The Cove in Asheville, NC and while there I was blown away by a guy named Frank Harrison, who is the Chairman and CEO of Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated, a multi-billion-dollar bottler of Coca-Cola in Charlotte, NC. I was struck by his boldness, his authentic concern for people and his urgent desire to share the gospel. Here was the leader of a publicly traded mega-business who is personally all-in for Jesus. At the time, I thought, “Wow, this guy is a rebel.”
“We are very much in need of help. As church leaders we are deeply convinced that with the support of With Open Eyes for 5 new Mobile Messengers we can be very effective in our remote and highly evangelistic areas: Afar, Somali, Gumuz, Podi, Hammar and Tigrai. We plead with you to consider these new places.” ~ Ethiopian Church Leader
The following testimonies from Rwanda are among the many we receive each quarter as our Mobile Messengers and partners share with us all the Lord is doing. We hope you are as blessed and encouraged by their words as we are.
Our evangelism activities were in the Western Province (Ngroroero and Nyabihu Districts) and part of the Northern Province (Musanze and Burera Districts). The first two districts are very mountainous. The others are surrounded by volcanoes. During our home-to-home visitations, we have been able to visit many people in their homes in which our Mobile Messengers have been given a warm welcome. We saw some people who were open to sharing with us what they’ve been going through. We praise God that families, husbands and wives are reunited after hearing the powerful Word of God. We also praise the Lord for the good testimonies that have reached us some weeks after these home visits.”
Imagine living a life without grace. It’s not a life we can easily understand.
I learned something earlier today that I’d never known before. I met with a former Muslim Imam who is now engaged in a great work for Christ, making His grace to shine in dark places where the people have only known fear and religious oppression. As we talked about the goodness of God and His great grace toward us, this pastor told me, “In the languages of all of the predominantly Muslim nations, there is no word for grace. They do not even know the concept.”