By James S. Eagles, President, Intercede International
Our Fiscal year ended last June with more deficit. But hold on, there is GREAT NEWS !! Due to many of our partners responding to match a $100,000 matching gift challenge offered by four of Intercede’s donors, in June, we were able to almost wipe out most of the deficit by December! Our donors gave over $150,000 to more than match the $100,000 challenge, for a total response of $250,000! Then a Legacy estate came to us with the final amount that will completely eradicate the remaining part of the deficit! 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 and to our Lord Jesus who is faithful to provide for His Kingdom work.
As I meditate on the above scripture, so many things come to mind, the “Word” becoming flesh and “dwelling” among us for example (John 1:14).
Today, we are the Intercessors–we in whom Christ dwells. The Lord has given us HIS WORD. And all His Armies (the great Company) are busy publishing it!
We have this “Great Commission” from our Commander in Chief, the Lord Jesus Christ, who in His own Words, said, “Go and teach all nations….” and “I am with you always even to the end of the world…” (Matthew 28:19-20).
People are hungering in their souls to be filled. Jesus declared that He was the Bread of Life–that His Words were indeed bread for the soul. Bibles, New Testaments, Gospel tracts, Christian publications and media programs all help to convey the Message of the Son of God. All of the indigenous ministries that partner with Intercede are involved in publishing His Story to the nations.
Ingenious ways are being found to publish the Good News. Missionaries with one indigenous ministry partnered with Intercede in Nigeria are solving that problem among illiterate peoples by distributing an audio version of the Bible—known as “The Treasure”—to several tribes among which they work. We in partnership with our GALCOM partner in Hamilton, Ontario distribute these solar digital Fulani, and Housa Bibles to our Nigerian ministry partner and also to our Partner ministry in India. Additionally we just sent a container to Orissa, India with these on board and additionally tracts from Evangelical Tract Distributors in Edmonton Alberta with whom we partner. Sad to say, that ETD recently had to close their charity, but I know their work lives on as a legacy of their great impact with the millions of tracts they have sent all over the world for over 80 years.
The Bible clearly says in Matthew 24:14 “And this Gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness to all nations; and then shall the end come.” This new year of 2019, I see as an opportunity to bring the LIGHT of The Gospel once more to many in the world through the 53 national missionary ministries we currently partner with. Thank You, dear Reader for your partnership in Praying, Volunteering and Giving so that the Nations might Hear the Word of the Lord!