Mininger’s Missions Moments
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Refugees Coming to Christ
Everyone knows that Muslim refugees are flowing into the European Union by the hundreds of thousands. Most are coming from Syria, Iraq and Iran. They have to jump through many political hoops to obtain the required status to remain. We have been informed of a rumor that makes its rounds through their camps. It says, “If you convert to Christianity, it will increase the chances of obtaining permanent residence.” That issue has caused some concern and skepticism to arise in our hearts when we hear of a revival breaking out in the Muslim community. Our guard is up!
Deborah and I went to speak in a meeting where a refugee revival was said to be breaking. We had already been told of the horrific back stories on several of the new converts. Upon arrival, there were two new Arab converts who were leading the worship that evening. Then it happened: They decided to sing a duet of the familiar song, “How Great Thou Art” in Arabic. At the first line of lyrics, the precious Holy Spirit fell on the house. Suddenly, the Lord was bearing witness to the genuineness of these brothers. We witnessed the Spirit working through them. Both of us began to weep uncontrollable for 20 minutes or so. We could only sit there and wipe tears with one hand and give our worship to the Lord with the other. We were then informed of their stories. In the caravan of refugees, one brother got separated from his wife and family for three months. But God reunited them after they crossed the ocean. The other brother lost his daughter. She was taken back to the home country where Muslim family members are trying to facilitate a marriage so she will lose refugee status. We were heart broken. These Arabic friends were just as saved as we are. The was one difference between us. They paid a high price to convert to Christ. They were overflowing with the fruit of joy as they sang. Deborah and I are also thankful for the pastor who has a burden for these refugees. Each week they go out to the streets witnessing to more refugees. We went out with them one afternoon and another Muslim found Christ. He was in church the following meeting. The Islamic community is looking for love and grace. Once found, they come to Christ. While at that local church God uses Deborah and I to help disciple these former Muslims. However, during that evening meeting we felt like we were being discipled. Your prayer for such churches, pastors and converts are greatly needed.
Please pause now and pray as the Holy Spirit leads you. Thank you!
Friends and Partners
Would you consider renewing your efforts to send us to the nations? Your monthly support or even a one-time gift enables us to walk through the open doors by God’s direction. Will you join us in “going and making disciples of all nations” as Jesus commanded us (Matt. 28:19)? Your help is earnestly needed in the Name of Christ Jesus. We thank you from our heart!
There are two ways of giving to our mission:
Simply send your gift to: IPHC World Missions Ministry,
PO Box 12609
Oklahoma City, OK 73157
Mark your gift: Mininger acct. # 41041 S
Or 41041 M for Ministries in other countries.
Go to: IPHC.org, click on World Missions Ministries
Go to: Missionaries and find our name and picture, then click
A donation page will come up to receive your gift.
Thank You! Here is the link to that page.
Larry and Deborah Mininger, E. Europe and other nations
Larry’s new book, The Pentecost Factor
The publisher just informed me that Dec. 15th is the new tentative publishing date for the 342-page book (forward by Dr. Doug Beacham, current Bishop of the IPHC). Now you can send your name and email address stating that you want to buy the book at launch day prices:
Paperback: $19.95 or Hardback: $23.95
Just send your name to; Larrymininger@gmail.com and he will place it on the list.
You will be contacted when your shipment is ready.
Thank you, Larry.