Sunday, August 27, 2006

Good news in Rwanda

Photos of pastor and family

We have been exchanging emails with a pastor in Rwanda to whom we sent free pictures of Jesus. His name is Pastor Mirihou Jean de Dieu. He takes the free pictures of Jesus around in Rwanda, and he also travels in the Congo. He gives pictures of Jesus to orphanages and prisons and hospitals and to others, and he shares he film, THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST. During our email exchanges it came out that his rent had not been paid for nine months. We immediately began to ask Jesus to help him and his family. Every time we prayed for him, I would see his wife and I could feel her deep concern over the situation. We all prayed for her and for the whole family. A short time later we heard from him that someone had paid three months rent for them. Oh, how we rejoiced in Jesus!

8/6/06 - Hello Char ! I greet you in Jesus name and Therese too! I began to distribute pictures and DVDs more than 2500 pictures and 6 dvds have been already given to Christians in different churches and areas! Now I collaborate with the Samaritan's Purse which is charged of evangelism in hospitals. I give them pictures and they use them in evangelism. I also have as my target the secondary schools. I gave pictures to 2 colleges here in KIGALI! In some minutes I was with Pastor Francis (of Kigali, Rwanda) He told me that he needs more pictures and dvds. I praise the Lord, there is some one who paid me 3 months for rent but 6months are still heavy to me, continue to pray for me.God bless you!

This left him owing for six months, so we asked him how much the rent is per month. He replied that it costs $25 US dollars per month. Shortly after this, his landlord began to threaten him because of the remaining balance due to him. We took the threats seriously, because we know the great danger coming from Satan's anger. This week, two more people who support OPERATION: JESUS PICTURES have had family members in car accidents. No one was hurt in either case, because Jesus acted to protect, but danger was real, and that makes us very serious as we pray for people everywhere.

8/15/06 - Dear Char! I would like to present you this last week report. I could visit 2 orphanages and I gave to them 700 pictures of Jesus with 2 Dvds. They rejoice pictures of Jesus but they have not DVD player and video. They told me that they will try to see somebody who can rent them video but they are not sure. I am thankful for your prayers I am still waiting for the Lord's will. The owner of the house is not still patient he badly threatened me last friday but the people who were there told him to wait as he did before . He accepted unwillingly but I don't know how I will come out of this situation! I am there by prayers! God bless you!

We continued to go to Jesus for help for this brother and his family, and someone gave $200 to OPERATION: JESUS PICTURES, so we were able to use it to send to this Pastor to pay his rent! Jesus is so great! We sent the money by Western Union. (Which took some for the processing fee) Here is an email we received after the money arrived in Rwanda.

8/23/06 - Hi! Char I am very happy today! The nice day for me! You know the day I received money we have a new baby in our family? Her name will be....? I tell you that day of the 21st august at 23:52 at the Hospital we have a new baby ! We were waiting for with fear because my wife was sick from malaria for several times even she was pregnant! The day we received money we received baby from God's hands! Praise to him! My family problems were resolved at one day! The rent paid! we are ok! Next I'll send you pictures of baby with family. God bless you - you prayed for us and you helped us! the whole team of operation Jesus Pictures, God bless you!

That is so wonderful. They received the money the very day the baby was born! After the baby was born, Silvana Lupetti, the prophet of the Father in the United States, heard the Father say, "Name the baby Ruth". She wrote to Pastor Jean and told him what she heard the Father say and asked him to ask the Father about it. We received this beautiful email:

8-27-06 Dears in Christ! I am still thankful and I am so glad to send you these pictures of our new little girl with the family. As I have told you it was not easy for a mummy who was sick almost every month from malaria ,but we praise the Lord we have a normal child and her mother had no operation at the hospital the most important our rent problem was resolved the same day! I hope that the future can be for blessings to me and challenges are being resolved inch by inch now it is good news: we have a new little girl she is 6 days old. She was born on 21st in the night at 23:52! we are praising the Lord because to have get a new baby without difficulties at the hospital it is something to praise the ALMIGHTY. The baby is normal and her mother had not any operation. After tomorrow the baby will be named. The 1st name is Ruth and I will inform you about the day! I love you and Jesus loves you so much for all you do in his work!.God bless you all.

We are resolved to continue to help this pastor and his family. We know we have a donation coming by mail this week and we are going to send it to Pastor Jean to pay more rent. If you would like to join us in providing for this servant of God, who is giving out the free pictures of Jesus in Rwanda, let us know, and we will give you his email so you can talk to him about it directly, or we will accept donations marked especially for Pastor Jean in Rwanda and send them on.

After Silvana wrote to the pastor, the Father showed her something about this name: Ruth represents loyalty. Ruth in the Bible was loyal to Naomi, her mother in law. She took the God of the Jews as her own God, and followed Naomi back to her homeland of Israel. The Father showed how Pastor Jean has been loyal to the Father, traveling around for the sake of the gospel, loyal to the Father and His will.

The Holy Spirit also showed me that the timing of the naming of this baby is a sign from Him to show what is happening in the Spirit. There is a question in the air, in the Spirit, between the Father and Satan. It is about loyalty to the Father. Pastor Jean has demonstrated it, in the face of troubles and opposition. He has trusted the Father and continued to go forward. The rent that was owed was for nine months (which is the same amount of time they were expecting the baby) and then, after months of trust and faith, the Father provided. His loyalty to the Father was justified.

This morning the reporter and camera man from FoxNews who had been kidnapped in the Gaza Strip were released, after being held at gunpoint and "converting" to Islam. This is a shallow and hollow victory for Satan, because no civilized nation can take seriously the validity of a conversion under such circumstances, but he gloated over this, and will tout it to his followers. He wants to portray people not willing to stand for the Father. How foolish. How little He understands. The Holy Spirit does not condemn the reporters, who acted according to what they felt would be best for their families. The enemy is not taking into account that a time is coming where every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, and that is not a coerced bowing, but one of respect and acknowledgement. RUTH represents willing loyalty, out of love.

The Jews have been loyal to the Father for thousands of years. They could have been assimilated into the world, into the nations, but they have remained loyal to their heritage, refusing to disavow the fact that they are Jewish, because the Father said that they are His people. They are honored for this loyalty.

So, the testing in the spiritual realm will continue and we will watch and see how it plays out before the world. Remember to pray for one another. Loyalty to the Father means loyalty to His people, who love Him, who are doing His will.