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Spring 2019




Intercede Articles

Editorial - CALLED TO A PURPOSE - Alan Doerksen

What is your calling in life? Has God called you into a particular field of work or church involvement? Has He asked you to put your talents to use in some special field of service?

I remember back in my twenties when God called me into Christian publishing work. God opened some specific doors and closed others so that I would get into this line of work.

colombian pioneer missionary rescued and called by the lord
- alan doerksen and Eliud Herrera


God saved His soul in a dramatic way more than 50 years ago—and since then Vineyard of Colombia founder and leader Luis Guerrero has been serving the Lord faithfully in a mission field with many challenges and dangers.

couple serves god faithfully in haiti despite challenges
- Alan Doerksen

Since they started Living Word Ministries in 1989, Patrick and Barb Lataillade have faced numerous obstacles—especially the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti on January 12, 2010. But despite such challenges, the Lataillades have followed the Lord and built LWM into a successful ministry reaching Haitians with the Gospel.

Couple Risks Their Lives to Serve God in Smoky Mountain
- alan doerksen

Nemuel and Ruth Palma have literally put their lives on the line to serve the Lord as leaders of Smoky Mountain Ministries. Despite facing life-threatening circumstances, they continue to serve faithfully with this Intercede partner ministry based in the slums of Manila, in the Philippines.

The Great Reformer in Foreign Missions Has Gone Home to be with His Lord
- James s. Eagles

Our Founder, Dr. Robert (Bob) V. Finley, who led a reformation in foreign missions and founded International Students, Inc. (ISI) and Christian Aid Mission and Intercede international in Canada, departed to be with Christ His Saviour on March 22, 2019, at the age of 96.

He was a great mentor and encourager to me personally. But I know, we will meet again and celebrate our Lord together. 

Prayer Is the Backbone Of Mumbai-Based Ministry

INDIA (INS)—The prayers of missionaries based in Mumbai, India, are being answered in amazing ways.

Bombay Revival Prayer Band missionary Sanjay Shinde reports that 25-year-old Brother Rajesh Mourya came to his church about a year ago. He is from a Hindu family from North India and was devoted to worshipping his idols every day. When he was young, someone had done witchcraft over him, and he was afflicted physically and mentally, being sick all the time, unable to study and progress in life. His older sister lives in Mumbai and had accepted Christ and is attending a BPB church. Mourya came to Mumbai, and started attending a BPB church occasionally.

Ministry Trains Iraqi Refugees

JORDAN (INS)—“What a great joy it been to recently witness, rejoice and celebrate the graduation of 15 of our computer skills class students, young and adult, who were happy and keen to learn and develop their skills over a nine-month course,” reports Manara Outreach Ministries director Isam Ghattas. “Pray with us that our Lord opens the right doors for them according to His good will and purpose.”

Missionaries Minister to the Vulnerable in Vietnam

VIETNAM (INS)—Missionaries with Vietnam For Christ have been ministering to vulnerable groups such as orphans and people suffering from leprosy and cancer—and have been seeing encouraging results.

Each week, missionaries visit and witness to cancer patients. “Over the last several months 368 of them accepted the Lord as their Saviour before they went home to be with God,” reports VFC leader Daniel Lee.


EGYPT: Ministry Helps to Transform Lives

EGYPT—In recent months, Intercede partner ministry Reaching All Egypt has given vocational training to hundreds of people and seen 216 of them give their lives to Christ.

KENYA: Rescued Youth Grateful for Ebenezer Life Centre

KENYA— For the last 25 years, Ebenezer Life Centre’s Children’s Home has transformed the lives of more than 10,000 vulnerable children. One of them is Brian Dulo, who gives his testimony below.

INDIA: Successful Gospel Campaign

INDIA—During Siloam Evangelical Fellowship’s recent Annual Gospel Campaign in India, missionaries distributed almost 7,000 pieces of Gospel literature and baptized 10 people.

“Your precious love and support of prayers are strengthening us very much and the Lord is blessing the ministry to win many perishing and lost souls for His soon-coming Kingdom,” reported Mariamma Buraga, leader of SEF. “

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