By James S. Eagles, President, Intercede International
“And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19 NKJV
I am so thankful to our Great God and Saviour to be able to say that our past three years of deficit have ended! Our Fiscal year ended last June with a plus balance. But hold on, there is more GREAT NEWS! Due to many of our partners responding to match a $100,000 matching gift challenge offered by four of Intercede’s donors, and due to several estates and the sale of our aging guest house, we were enabled to not only wipe out our deficit but to have more to be able to address some very expensive but necessary updates to our antiquated software systems. This is just the beginning of the process but we hope to have the entire new software systems completed sometime in the latter half of 2020—for which we ask your prayers for this whole large process.
Praise be to our God! He is faithful and many of His people have joyfully responded to His call to help Intercede become financially whole again! To all of you who prayed, interceded and gave, my heartfelt thanks. I thank our Lord Jesus Who is faithful to provide for His Kingdom work.
The Day of the Lord Is Approaching
This past year has seen an astounding impact on the mission fields of the world and on the people groups in the 10/40 Window. More than 62 nations with more than three billion people live in that window, who greatly need the impact of the Gospel. The major religions in that window are Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Animism and Judaism. 5,989 unreached tribes and people groups are in this window. But Intercede International and its ministry partners, along with other mission groups, are now in the process of reaching them.
Intercede partners with the following Indigenous Missions in the 10/40 window:
4 Ministries in the Middle East – Egypt, Israel, Jordan and Turkey.
10 Ministries in Central Asia – Ukraine, Russia, Iran, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Pakistan.
8 Ministries in Africa – Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Chad, Niger, Liberia, Kenya, Ethiopia, South Sudan.
19 Ministries in Asia and Southeast Asia – China, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Vietnam, Myanmar, Thailand, and the Philippines.
The GREATEST NEWS is that the Good News of the Kingdom is advancing mightily in these nations through the work of national indigenous missions that are supported in part by Christians in Canada and other western nations—who are sacrificially supporting them with finances and with intercessory prayers and oftentimes as volunteers.
This past year our volunteers donated close to a thousand hours of their time to help the work of Intercede International. What a great difference that has made in our efficiency and effectiveness for our organization! Our Staff, too, deserves much appreciation. Despite the fact that over the last three years we have lost two staff persons, we continue to see the work getting done. And now we are down to a total of five full-time staff. This past year we have just celebrated three staff persons’ milestones of working with Intercede. Alan Doerksen, who is the Editor of all our Publications and Manager of all of our print production, has just celebrated 15 years, Douglas S., our Accountant and Treasurer has just celebrated 10 years, and Eliud Herrera, our Director of Ministry Relations has just celebrated 20 years! Additionally, his new book published by Intercede is now available: “It All Started With a Shoemaker.”
And finally, I want to thank you again, my dear supporter and intercessor for this ministry—for without you and the Lord’s abiding presence nothing could be accomplished.
Sincerely for His Eternal Kingdom,
James S. Eagles, President, Intercede International