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Mission explosion international june update e news

  1. 1. MISSION EXPLOSION INTERNATIONAL “Fixing our eyes on Jesus the author and perfecter of Faith” Rusty Swafford, Evangelist PO Box 1331, Athens, TN 37371-1331 Office: (865) 292-4411 E-mail: Info@MissionExplosion.com www.MissionExplosion.com June Update 2014 Bibles Needed For India and Mexico We Need Lots of Bibles, Help us get the “Word” Out! Rusty Writes: There’s a lot of “stuff” being preached from the pulpit these days. Preachers are using the podium for their soap boxes, pet peeves, or a platform to push their agenda and not God’s. We are warned by the Apostle Paul in 2 Timothy 4:3-4 that the people will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will seek out teachers for themselves in accordance to their own desires, and will turn away their ears from the truth and will turn aside to myths. Preaching has changed over the years. Preachers are more interested in coming up with a good story or a funny joke rather than proclaiming “Thus Saith the Word of the Lord.” The church today is not interested in spending time in the Word; instead they accept every word that proceeds from the mouth of the preacher as “Bible Fact.” Church members need to be more like the people of Berea in Acts 17:11 where they received the Word with great eagerness, but examined the Scriptures daily to see whether the things being preached were so. The Word of God is living and active and is sharper than a two-edged sword. It is my personal belief that we need to get back to reading and studying the Scriptures daily in our lives. That is why I want to get the Bible in the hands of the people in India and Mexico. When the Bible is read and studied people will understand God’s plan for salvation and will have the answers to all of life’s questions. If you have not been reading the Word daily will you start? If you have not been taking the Word with you to worship will you begin? Will you also help me get copies of God’s Word into the hands of people who don’t know about Jesus? These are people who do not have the money to buy a Bible. They will read the Word, they will cherish the Word, and their lives will be changed forever because of the Word! How precious is the Word of God! Will you help me raise the funds to purchase Bibles for India and Mexico? It’s getting very dangerous to travel to Mexico these days as you have seen on TV. The state department has issued strong warnings that abductions and kidnappings are on the rise. I don’t know how much longer we will be able to go to Mexico, so we need to get the Scriptures in the hands of the people and equip the church for works of service. Also there are countless numbers of villages in India that have never heard about the God of creation or His Son, Jesus. They need a copy of the Word! Missionaries may not always be allowed on the foreign field, but the Bible will be there through the end of time. There is a strong movement by satan to keep the Word from the people, he knows the power of the Scriptures. Our Lord told us to meditate on His Word daily and that His Word is a lamp to our feet and a light to our path. Let us read and study God’s Word together and let us put the precious Word of God in the hands of thousands so they can read and find salvation and instruction for their daily lives. Ideas for raising funds for Bibles Use your VBS week Use your week of Camp Get your Sunday school classes involved Have the youth take this on as a summer project Take up a Bible offering during the summer Send an individual donation Set a goal to raise $500 to $1000 for Bibles Bibles for Mexico! Can you purchase a case of 24 Spanish Bibles for $75 $500 will buy 160 copies of the Word of God! $1000 will buy 320 Bibles Bibles for India! Can you buy a case of 30 Tamil or Telugu Bibles for $90 $500 will buy 170 copies of the Word of God! $1000 will buy 340 Bibles