Leaving mid-January, a small US team will be joining intercessors in Egypt for a prayer journey at ancient and strategic “gates” along the Nile River. We will also visit local Houses of Prayer to minister to those who have been faithfully interceding for Egypt. Immediately following, I will go to India to help set up a corporation for the purpose of creating and managing small businesses. Thank you for your joining with us in prayer.
Rejoice with us in this great news report from “TIMES OF INDIA” regarding Kashmir (we prayed for 40 hours in Sept, 2016 – only God could have accomplished this!):
90% dip in stone-pelting incidents in Kashmir in 2017: J&K DGP
“(There is) a more than 90% fall in stone pelting in Kashmir Valley (this year) as compared to the last year. It is a huge decrease”, Vaid told PTI here.
“There are weeks when there is not even a single case of stone pelting while in a day (last year) there used to be more than 50 incidents taking place. There is a huge change in the mood of people”, he said.
“Even on Friday, where it used to be normal to have 40-50 incidents of stone pelting in a day (last year), not even a single incident is taking place (this year)”, the DGP said.
This has been a year of wagging our heads, saying to God, “What did you do??” How did you do that??” Enjoy some highlights of 2017 — four trips to North India as well as prayer journeys to Manipur (northeast India), Thailand, Cambodia and Nepal – a year of being amazed by God.
We are very excited about the sheep project in Northern Kashmir (God orchestrated this when our team was “stuck” there due to a snow storm last January). All 125 sheep have been bought and the people are excited! They now have hope of a much better future and we have full access to pray and release the Presence of God amongst this unreached people group.
In Kashmir, the Church of North India (CNI) owns several large properties that have been vacant for years. One such property is in an area of southern Kashmir where it is 100% Muslim with no known believers.
During my last trip to this region I was able to meet with Dr. Sarah who is the head of a CNI hospital. She shared with me that the people in the area of this vacant property are in great need of health care as they have no access to a hospital or clinic. Dr. Sarah is ready to commit doctors and nurses who would serve at the clinic, however the property needs to first be renovated/restored to usable condition.
Also, on this property, there is a small chapel that we hope to use as a House of Prayer and bring prayer teams into Kashmir. Next to this chapel there is a grave yard for missionaries that had worked in this area more than 50 years ago, and we believe we are providing an answer to their prayers.
5 Rivers has committed to giving $10,000.00 to reactivate this property into a health clinic and House of Prayer. By restoring this property, we will be able to plant a Christian ministry in the heart of a Muslim region and change lives. Thank you for prayerfully considering a donation.