Help us bring a new NAMS Global Apprentice from India to Bangkok, Thailand

Help us bring a new NAMS Global Apprentice from India to Bangkok, Thailand

The NAMS Global Apprenticeship Program (GAP) exists to raise up the next generation of disciple-making leaders. Global apprentices live on site, train and grow in faith, experience and knowledge within the stimulating environments of one of our NAMS base communities.

John Gansalves is a young leader in India that we have identified would greatly benefit from being part of this program. God is calling him to serve at our base community in Bangkok, Thailand for a one year period. During his time with us, John will gain experience in cross cultural mission and ministry, be trained and equipped to be a disciple-making leader and serve the base community here through his many gifts and talents and the experience he brings of children and youth ministry in India.

During his exploratory trip to Bangkok in August 2017 it became very clear how the Lord could use John in the unique context we have to evangelise and disciple students, migrants and refugees.

Please pray for John and NAMS GAP as we seek to raise the $12,000 required for him to be a Global Apprentice in Bangkok, Thailand for the next twelve months.

If you would like to give towards his support, please go to the link below.

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Help us bring a new NAMS Global Apprentice from India to Bangkok, Thailand

“Thank You” NAMS Co-workers

Many of our readers will be very aware that the great Apostle constantly recognizes and thanks the many men and women who joined him in his ministry to the nations. Almost every epistle begins and ends with their names. Some are famous in the history of the faith, and some are now known – other than by their name recorded in Scripture – only to God. But these co-workers constituted the apostolic teams that took the glorious gospel of Jesus Christ to the nations surrounding the Mediterranean Sea. Without them, it is difficult to imagine the impact of the first generation of witnesses that went out to change the world. Careless reading of the New Testament can leave us aware of only a few names, but careful attention shows us dozens upon dozens.

What was true for the first generation of pioneering servants of Jesus has been proved true for the ministry of NAMS as well. Almost from the day we began, God has given us co-workers who have assisted us in the challenge of bringing the great Final Command of Jesus back to the center of the church’s life. Some of those co-workers have gone home to the Lord. Some have served with us only briefly. And some, God be praised, are serving with us still.

We pray daily at 10:02 a.m. from Luke 10:2—for “the Lord of the Harvest to raise up laborers to go into the harvest.” We pray that some of them will join the community called NAMS. Neither the Lord nor NAMS mean only “laborers” who will “sell all” and go to foreign lands. God needs “laborers” to be raised up right where each of us lives. There is no place on the face of the earth that has too many servants of the Lord. Nowhere!

What constitutes a “laborer” for the harvest? It is very simple, really: a man or woman who is ready to obey, right where they are. God needs disciple-making disciples everywhere, and there are too few. These are the laborers for the harvest.

For most of us, the journey to even wanting to be a disciple-making disciple, let alone learning to really be one, began very simply and has taken much time. But over and over the beginning has a similar set of steps. We met someone giving their obedience to Jesus and we wanted to be like them. We started to learn how to worship faithfully and serve where we lived. Then we learned that we must grow to take our part in the work, the prayer, and the giving which help spread the kingdom of God.

Co-workers with NAMS have folded fliers, answered phones, created PowerPoint presentations, cared for the children, cooked dinners, picked up the mail, shopped for the food needed on retreat, picked up people at the airport, met for prayer, led worship at training events, licked stamps, designed stationery, and prayed for us when we were sick, discouraged, or almost broken. A few have gone to the ends of the earth with us.

How we thank God for every NAMS co-worker, and how we pray you might become one of them! Will you pray about it? Will you go online today and join us?

— Jon Shuler
15 Nov 2016

“Thank You” NAMS Co-workers

A call for prayer and support of NAMS mission to Myanmar — from Manik Corea

Dear friends and supporters,

God has been opening doors all over the world for NAMS to serve, partner and equip Christians and local churches for the mission of the extending the Kingdom of God through disciple-making and church-planting.

In May 2015, Manik Corea, NAMS Regional Operations for Asia, met Bishop David Nyi Nyi Naing, the Anglican Bishop of the Diocese of Mandalay, at a leadership conference in Myanmar. He invited Manik and NAMS Servant General Jon Shuler to visit him in his Diocese, and we went in August 2015.

Out of that visit, and at the request of Bishop David, NAMS has been asked to bring a team to Mandalay Diocese this year to help cast a vision and train key clergy and lay leaders of his diocese for disciple-making and church-planting among the many people groups that are span the length and breadth of his diocese. This diocese is a large one that shares her eastern borders with China and her western border with India, and includes the Shan, Kachin and Chin people groups as well as the majority Burman people. Most of these are Buddhist or animists.

Therefore, NAMS will be sending a team of 6 people from 3 of our NAMS bases in Asia to train about 30 of their leaders the first week of August 2016 (Wednesday 3rd – Sunday 7th). We expect to run the training over a 2-day period where we will share biblical principles for disciple-making that leads to reproducing communities of faith. We are also praying about the potential of a support base for work in Mandalay if God should open the door.

We are therefore calling for prayer for the week we will be there. If you would like to be one of the intercessors for this mission, please send me an e-mail to the address at the end of this report.

NAMS is also having to step out in faith towards this mission. Consider whether you are God’s answer to our prayer for the estimated US$4000 we need to cover the tickets, accommodation, travel and food during our time there. The easiest way to give would be to go to the NAMS website: www.namsnetwork.com and click on the ‘donate’ button on the front page. (Specify in the comment section of the donation page that your contribution is for ‘NAMS Mandalay Mission 2016’).

For now, please will you pray for:

1. The team that NAMS is sending, the Rev. Manik Corea and Isaac Lasky (All Nations Bangkok, NAMS South-East Asia), Pastors Tek and Anosh (Nepal, NAMS Himalayan and Tibetan peoples) and Pastor Cheng and his co-worker Yom (from Yangon, NAMS Myanmar). That God may prepare us for our time there, that we may be a blessing to the leaders in our sharing and presence, and that we and our families back home, may be protected as we travel there and back.

2. Provision to cover the full cost of this mission trip.

3. Bishop David and the Diocese of Mandalay, that God may bless and strengthen their desire to reach out to and plant churches among many unreached people groups and parts of their Diocese. Bishop David is also the Director of Mission for the entire Province of the Anglican Church of Myanmar. Pray that we may be able to work with him in other parts of Myanmar too.

More reports and details will follow. Do let us know if you want to receive them – write to: manikagcorea@yahoo.co.uk

THANK YOU.

A call for prayer and support of NAMS mission to Myanmar — from Manik Corea