Monday, September 30, 2013

Urgent Need in Pakistan

I am asking if you or your church could help this young pastor to share the Gospel and meet humanitarian needs as well. Please send all money to IIM ASAP and 100% of all money will be sent to Pastor Imron for the Gospel Revival Program.


Bro Charles 

Dear Brother Charles,
Peace Greetings to you!

How are you Brother?  Brother we are praying for you. I have special help request please consider on this. So if you can do any thing for this program please help us to promote the Gospel of Jesus in Pakistan.

Brother our Hananiah Ministry is going to organize a Gospel Revival Program in area name Sadhar bypass in Faisalabad. This is very backward rural area and people are uneducated and do not know about God and God’s word. So last weak me and my ministry visited that area and the people requested  to hear the word of God.

So I want to organize here a program for poor Children and Christian people. Who do not know about Jesus in this area, they have not electricity and do not a good place to live.

Brother in the Program I want to give to children’s clothes, toys, copies, pencils, Bibles and special food in this program. And Program will be in October 5. I will send pictures of that program.

I think this is a good opportunity to spread the word of God through this special program. I can achieve my main goal, which is this; the people Come to Jesus and hear the good news of our Lord Jesus. I shall do these things in this program.

1. Children’s will get gifts.
2. They will eat the food.
3. Peoples will hear word of God.
4. Win souls for Christ.

I ask that you keep remembering this Program in prayer. It will be blessing for the children and poor people of that area. (The total cost for this program is $625). Any amount that you can send will help these poor children and people  of that area.  If you send some gifts for children’s it will be good also.

The $625 includes the cost of Food, Generator for lights, Gifts, Tents, Books, Copies, Stationary, and Transportation.

I need prayers and financial assistance to arrange this Program including these gifts and over all arrangements. Thanks.

May you live long.
Thanks Blessings,
Voice of un-reached
Sonia Naz Greaty.
Hanniah Ministries.

Eagles Wings in Nicaragua - New Ministry Project

The Eagles Wings Organization in Nicaragua with Oscar have begun working with a new church in Nicaragua. The pastor of the church and his wife have taken on the sponsorship of two children a boy and a girl: Oscar Danilo Fletes Romero and Yenifer Centeno. Oscar is a 1st grade boy, DOB: April 6, 2004. His parents are Luis Alberto Flete and Pabla Romero. Oscar likes soccer and the color red. He would like a soccer ball for Christmas. Yenifer is girl in the 2nd grade and her parents are Rebeca Ayala and Franklin Acosta. She had 5 brothers and 1 sister. She would like a bicycle for Christmas. Yeni lives with her older sister. Her older sister came to the dump when she was only 7. By age 11 their mother had died and she being the oldest sister began taking care of her 5 brothers and Yeni. The sister is now married and the couple is taking care of the brothers and Yeni. This family is very active in church. The pastor recommended Yeni and her family because of their need and faithful work in the church. Please be in prayer because Yeni and her family will be the next family to get a new house built when the funds become available.

Friday, September 27, 2013



Friday, August 23, 2013

A Good Word From Haiti

Greetings from Haiti,

I am starting school in Haiti for the 14th time.  WOW!!!  How time flies when you're having fun!!!!!  I would not be here without the people back in the USA who pray for me and support the ministry.  Thank you for allowing me to be in Haiti!   May the Lord bless you as you have blessed me!!!!!

This has been clean up week.  The janitorial staff has been working hard cleaning ceiling fans, wiping fingerprints, etc. in an effort to have the classrooms spiffy clean when the teachers return next week.  Praise the LORD!!!!!!!!!!

We are truly blessed with a wonderful support staff.  Teachers are important, but you just try running a school without janitors!!!!!   These people are often ignored but are very important.  The janitors are also our baby feeders.  So, as a thank you, we took the janitors and cooks and orphanage staff out for pizza!  Praise the LORD!!!!!!!!!!

Another school year is starting.  We have done a major re-shuffling of teachers and schedules.  Many teachers in Haiti have not finished high school.  We have teachers who were "high school dropouts" when they started teaching.  They were very intelligent and willing to work hard, but lacked money for tuition.  We encouraged them to go back and finish high school and we paid the tuition.  I will always remember the sight of Jack dancing in the schoolyard when he passed Philo, the last Haitian exam!!!!  He suddenly saw himself as the capable, intelligent person he is!  Now, Jack is in 4th year of university.  Our high school dropout will be teaching in high school this year!  He is one of our best teachers!!!!! Praise the LORD!!!!!!!!!!

We have 1 teacher finishing high school and 5 teachers in Quisqueya University.  Tuition averages about $1250 per semester, 3 semesters per year.  By the end of August, I will need tuition money for these teachers.  Education changes lives!!  Our teachers will change the lives of students who will change the lives of their families and neighborhoods.  It will go on and on and on. This program works!!!!!   But I need help with the tuition!!!  Please pray that these teachers can continue going to the university.  Haiti needs good Christian teachers!

Please continue to pray for long term help here.  The ministry has grown - the staff needs to grow also.  Micah & Rachel & David have been doing a wonderful job, but we need more.  We need teachers and administrators and organizers and all sorts of people.  I know Papa is speaking to them!  Pray they have ears to hear and willing hearts.

Teachers arrive on Tuesday.  Please keep our new school year in prayer.  We are adding a classroom and putting another class in a storeroom because there just is not enough space. 

Please continue to keep our legal issues in prayer.  We now have 2 Haitian attorneys working on our case to force the man who deceived us into returning the money he has for the land he tried to sell us but did not own. 
In the meantime, we are still searching for the best place to house the orphanage.  That land is not available but I know Papa has a plan.  The Lord knew before the creation of the earth that this would happen.  Papa has it all under control.  Praise the LORD!!!!!!!!!!  Please pray the thief accepts Jesus and becomes our friend!

Here's a God story for today. David flew to Ft. Pierce, Florida from Haiti for medical treatment for a blood clot in his leg. He was going to rent a car to drive to Alabama. Laura and Leonard Bell told him Leonard would come get him because he shouldn't be driving. It occurred to him last night he did not have a drivers license with him so he would not have been able to rent a car. He got a ride with some folks (Mike & Bonnie) from south Florida to Jacksonville who were on the same flight. These folks only had cash, but you can't rent a car with cash. David had a credit card. The folks would have been stuck without David and David would have been stuck without them. God opened up the schedule so Leonard could come get him.  Another twist, Leonard randomly chose a hotel for everyone to meet at. He picked one directly across the street from Mike's sister's neighborhood, which is where Mike & Bonnie planned to spend the night!  There are no coincidences, but God's hand at work.  Praise the LORD!!!!!!!!!! 

God bless you,

Sherrie Fausey
Christian Light School and Children's Home - Haiti
PO Box 2190

St. Augustine, FL 32085-2190

Update from Pakistan - Photos Included

Pastor Charles 

We all are fine by the grace of God and serving to the Lord. We had wonderful & successful two meetings of Church leadership on 12 & 13 July in Burewala city south Punjab where 80 and in Mian Channu where 48 Pastors, Evangelists, social leaders came together. South Punjab is much unreached where there is small number of servants of God. God gave me vision for these regions to reach with gospel and to train & equip to believers for expending the kingdom of God. We prayed together and I delivered the sermon from Luke 4:17-19, and encouraged to all, I gave them challenge of evangelism & Church planting. The spirit of the Lord touched to all leaders they received so abundantly blessings & gave glory to God, filled with joy and took stand to reach out people with the gospel of Jesus Christ in their regions in unity. They said that they want such kind of amazing & souls saving campaigns & Conferences. They have promised us that all Churches will stand with us shoulder by shoulder. So together will reap the great harvest of souls and then new Churches will be plant and leaders shall be train and the kingdom of God shall be expend.
I and local team had full cooperative meeting with Member National Assembly of Pakistan (Chohdry Muhammad Naziar Ahmad) Burewala so thank God who touching leaders and preparing them for our favor & help so we could proclaim the Good News to unreached & lost people.

Papa now I request you please keep my wedding in your prayers that will be held in October last week. Thank you so much and God bless you richly

His Servant,

Imran Sadiq

Update from Timothy Jones in Costa Rica

Hey there to all of you. We have had many blessings this summer. Here are a few.

During the first week of June I set up a new translation office at our place in Grano de Oro. As I was going through my stuff, I flipped open a book and my eyes fell on a subtitle which said: LACK OF VERNACULAR BIBLE.  It was a discussion of the mass conversion of Armenia in the 300’s under the leadership of Gregory.

One of the major problems in the movement was that the Armenians did not have the Bible in their own tongue. In fact, their language had not yet been reduced to writing. So for the first century of its existence, the Armenian church had to get along with Syriac and Greek versions of the Bible. In church services the preachers had to translate from these versions into the vernacular for the benefit of the people. Not only did people not have a Bible to study on their own, but the preachers themselves were deficient in their understanding of the Syriac or Greek, so their renditions of the text were at best deficient. To make matters worse, when the Persians came into control they forbade any use of the Greek language and burned Greek books. The present Armenian alphabet was devised to stabilize and strengthen the Armenian church in its struggle to maintain its existence against Persian aggression.  Eventually the Scriptures were translated into Armenian thereby strengthening the church of an entire nation. (Taken from Historic Patterns of Church Growth by Harold R. Cook p.26.)

It reminded me one more time why we are translating the Bible. 60 years ago my parents began studying Cabécar and reducing it to writing. Now there is a growing church, but they still clamor for more of the Scriptures in their own language. Until the entire Bible is translated into Cabécar, the church cannot be all that it could be in terms of faith and impact.

In my last update I introduced a certain Román, whom I believed God had led me to hire to help me draft Old Testament text into Cabécar from Hebrew. I needed someone to help me in Leviticus with names of body parts, all kinds of chopping, cutting, slitting, pouring verbs, and spatial concepts like down, out, on, with in Cabécar. Roman started work on June 11 and has proven himself as an excellent worker. He is adept in both Spanish and his own language and has a very strong personal commitment to Christ. He is catching the vision not only of translating the Bible into his language, but of going to homes and individuals trying to persuade them to read or listen to the Scriptures in their own language. He lives in an area where people have a low view of their own language so this is exciting.

June 30 we had a teaching conference to introduce the translation of Daniel 1-7. August 30-31 we will have two days to work over Leviticus 1-7 with friends from churches all over the mountains. I am looking forward to being able to share with them the wonder of the work of Christ and how we come to God from these chapters.

Aug 2nd five of the kids took me to our other translation site in Valle de la Estrella. Saturdaythey got the place looking nice before leaving Sunday.  David Lopez came and we worked the next ten days on Daniel and final printing issues for the Cabécar New Testament. I am privileged to have such gifted help.

On the home front Keiry keeps the house going and the shelter for our needy friends open. Rebekah is recruiting new patients for this semester and trying to close out loose ends from patients from last semester. Joel thoroughly enjoyed his second quarter at the Esepa Bible ollege. He also accompanied me on a scripture distribution trip to Cabecar and Bribri villages in the south. Hannah continues bossing the guys around at her job and making coffee for them. Mark thinks it should be illegal to have physics on Saturdays this semester after having classes Monday through Friday. Ruth is praying for a good average on the college entrance exam on Sept. 20th. John and Abby continue to enjoy school, help with chores, and doing some home school in English in the evenings.

Keiry and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary on July 23rd. We are so grateful to our Father for all his grace and goodness to us. We want to thank each of you too for your gifts, prayers, and care for us during some part or throughout all of these years. May you be blessed and encouraged in return.

Your friends,

Timothy and Keiry Jones.

Construcrtion in Costa Rica

The construction project that the team in Costa Rica have been working on has gone well. Here are some pictures from the field.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Update from Bro. Charles Pinkerton

 It's been an awesome time for Carma & I over this last 17 months. We have moved from Dothan, Al. to Palm Bay, Fl. IIM ministries has also had a great time of ministry over these many months. We have completed some milestones in this season of transition and we are seeking to follow God's leadership.

God has certainly used many of You to get us through.

·        We have completed nine trips in 2013
·        We've had three new church's join us for the first time and we are looking forward to future teams from FBC, Porter, Tx (Costa Rica); FBC Crawfordville, Fl. & Eden Baptist out of Brooksville, Fl.(both to Nicaragua). We want to say welcome to these new churches.
·        A commitment from Dr. James Chong made it possible to pay off the land in Leon, Nic.; the site of Eagle Wings Ministry under pastor Oscar Corea. We were also able to pay off the truck purchased just a few short months ago. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO MADE IT POSSIBLE!
·        A big PRAISE to FBC, Niceville, Fl.; who have taken several trips over the last 4 plus years. They have also been a financial supporter of IIM. I left there over 4 years ago and will have that support until the end of 2013. We are looking forward to teams from there in the future. Church's like this have made it possible for us to  help feed 9,000 children a day, as well as supporting special projects and maintaining the IIM compound in Costa Rica.
·        Two other firsts this year have been a new eyeglass ministry through Rivertown Church in FL. This same church is sponsoring 2 trips to Haiti. We are planning to get much more involved in Haiti.
·        We have closed our ministry after 36 years in Jamaica. Thousands of youth, children and adults came to know Christ as personal savior as a part of the Ministry in Jamaica over the years. Many church's are now doing their own VBS's in Jamaica and dozen's of church's have got involved in mission's for the first time. Many thanks to long time partner's Wynema Pickles, Jim Watkins and Steve Smith of Fl. and co-director Skip Eastman from the North Country.
·        I thank God for new partner's who are making it possible to expand into new ministry areas as well as maintain existing work. THANKS to Paul Smith & Bryan Williams of Rivertown church, David & Patty Melvin of Marianna, Fl., Tommy Melvin & Matt Tadlock, two of 'my guys' who stepped up as leaders in Costa Rica, to Jay Becker, Ryan Roberta, Brittney Hoyt, and Sherlene Loveday all who have a passion for ministry in Nicaragua with Oscar Corea of Eagles Wing Ministries. I want to express a special  thanks to Crawfordville leaders James Bridwell & John Wells, Jason Bennett & pastor Mike of FBC, Wewahitchka, Fl, who partnered with first timer's Eden Baptist of Brooksville, led by pastor Damont Drake and Assoc. Blair Mcbride.
·        Eric Durham continues to provide website coverage for us.

There are five more trips coming together between now and the end of December. YET, BECAUSE OF MANY OF YOU - I HAVE NOT HAD TO LEAVE CARMA'S SIDE DURING HER ILLNESS. She is improving! Keep praying! We want the Lord to be glorified in our lives and ministry. Some of you who have been 'on mission' and would like to share a high light send it to and we will post it on our website.

Pray about our Turrialba, Costa Rica ministry. We need to expand our ministry there to make a difference in  this city. I believe God wants to do something new and exciting there.

Blessings to each of you,

Carma & Charles

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Matt's Trip to Costa Rica

We were able to finish the work at both Godwall’s and put the roof on the other church for Pastor Juan. We also went to the orphanage. The group had a great time and we got everything done that we needed to accomplish, including the VBS as well.

We were very pleased with the way our week went in Costa Rica. Sat. we arrived & were transported to your place without a problem. Sunday am we went to church & Damon preached with Ruth as an interpreter. Several of our guys assisted with the Lords Supper during the service. The church ladies had a luncheon for all of us. Then VBS started a 3pm. A bus brought around 15-20 kids to join the 10 already there. (31 kids ) Great evening with the children. We had a chalk picture done on the birth of Jesus by Don in our opening while I spoke and Pauline  interpreted.  We got up on Monday & the ladies went to the city park with Matt to witness & pass out packs of gum, while the guys worked on the drainage problem.. Cliff went with Tommy to assess the situation at Juans church in the country. Monday at 3pm VBS again, this time Sammy taught  with Ruth as interpreter. Another chalk drawing on the death of Jesus. VBS was great! More kids today (total 53 kids) Tuesday am  guys  worked on drain  & gutters. Ladies prepared for VBS party. Tuesday at 3pm VBS & party (Birthday party for Jesus)  (total 67 kids). This story was on the Resurrection of Jesus. Chalk picture done while Aimee acted out part, Ruth interpreted. For 45 min. at the end of VBS we had a great time with noise makers, balloons & such. Seemed to be quite a success. Wed. up  early to go to mountains with Godwall but he canceled trip, so we all went to the park to witness & pass Chiclets gum with Spanish words (Christ Loves You!) and tracts. It was a success. Ate lunch then to the orphanage to visit with children. This was a great time. The workers there were very sweet & allowed us to look inside & take pictures. We left all the children bags of goodies as well as giving the leader many balls & supplies. On to church that evening where several of our group gave testimonies. Thursday up early @ 530 to be ready to paint basketball court @ 6am. How beautiful it turned out! We left around 8:30 am to go to Juans church to work. We got to visit the school, play with kids in the park,  have church @3pm with Juan. The guys were trying to finish before the rain came, did not happen. Finally got done all soaked to the bone but it was great to see it finished. Tommy ,Cessna, Matt & Cliff tore the bad boards down on Wed. What a hard job that must have been. The week proved to be very busy by the time supplies were bought , transported, unloaded etc. You will see a list attached as to what was done during the week.   Everyone worked hard. We had a free day so we went  rafting with Matt. We all loved it. I felt free to do this because each youth had a parent there so I would not have that responsibility in case someone got hurt.

I wish I would have had more information on how things would line out before we went we did not know until 1:00 on Sun who would lead VBS at 3:00 when Ruth told Matt it would be us. God does get the glory! It all worked out even though it was hour to hour decision making. I wish we could have had more interpreters to work with us in VBS classes. Our group feels the need to know Spanish. Tommy was instrumental in all we did, he took care of all our needs at the house. The food Indra cooked was great! We were not aware of the last day needing to have food on our own. We found out that not many places take credit cards I think that is something the next groups should know.  Matt did a great job getting info from Godwall  and sharing it with us, as well as getting us around town to get supplies. I think it was one of the best places we have been for a Mission trip the accommodations were great and it is simply beautiful there. The people are also very kind although most are Catholic & do not have a relationship with  Jesus. If you need more info please call. Theresa 

Praise the Lord - It is Paid in Full!!!

Just a quick note to let everybody know that the land payment and truck for our ministry in Nicaragua have both been paid for in full. That is right the Lord has provided and we should sing His praises from what He is doing in this great work in Nicaragua. Keep up the good work Oscar. You and your team have been doing great work in the area.

The Children's Olympic Games in Nicaragua

A message from Oscar recently shared an exciting ministry that they were working on that had never been done in the area.  Today we are preparing to do something never done before in the history of Nicaragua or Central America we are doing a Children's Olympic Games where we are busing over 4000 children to a baseball stadium in the city of Leon so they may participate in different events where they will have the opportunity to win trophies but also the main idea is to present the gospel through the whole event. Please be praying that God will be in control in Jesus name.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Family News - Timothy Jones

Family News – Timothy Jones

Our biggest news was Hannah’s graduation April 18th   from the University of Costa Rica in Business Administration. Three weeks before graduation she got a good job with a software engineering firm from California needing to open an office in Costa Rica. She is trying to keep the 17 boys in the office working as hard as she does. We are very proud of her.

Other news was that I was gone to the U.S. for the month of May visiting family and supporters. It was wonderful to see relatives in Alabama that I have not seen for over twenty years. I had a lot of rich time with my parents and with my brother Steven and his family. Thanks to all of you that hosted me or listened to me share about the Cabécar Old Testament project.  Thanks to those who focused prayer on me and on this work.

While I was gone Keiry got her nursery of 5,000 coffee plants set out in our old coffee field which needed replanting. She had her hands very full taking care of the house and the workers while I was gone. Thank you, Keiry!
Rebekah continued learning to do crowns, root canals, dentures, extractions and all the other things her training entails.  Joel started a new quarter at Bible college and continues working on their house here on the farm. Mark is about to finish his first semester of engineering. Ruth, John, and Abigail are almost to the middle of their school year here in Grano de Oro.

Old Testament Translation
One day about six years ago, I was returning home after 5 days in the mountains with Reyes, who at that time was my constant companion. We passed a village, Klewä Ri, and Reyes, for the umpteenth time, asked me for the run down on the area and the important kinship relationships there. Since Reyes was from somewhere else, I was functioning as his tour guide. I was so tired by that point that I said, “I don’t really know anything about this village. Why don’t you pop your head in find out for yourself?”

Reyes satisfied his curiosity and we continued on. Finally about two hours before home I just sat down and sprawled my legs out in the middle of the trail, in very un-Cabécar like fashion (they rarely admit or show tiredness.) Inside of me I thought in desperation, “Lord is there anyone within three hours of here who hungers and thirsts for righteousness?” It just seemed so impossible.

A minute or two later a young man came walking up the trail and stopped to talk to us. “Where are you going_” we asked. “To Klewä Ri,” he answered. He was married in at Kächuk Ri but going back to Klewä Ri to plant some crops. He seemed like a good man and a man of peace. His name was Román. Sporadically over the next years I began to seek him out to share the Word with him and persuade him about Christ. Eventually he took a job in the city for over a year, but often before coming home for a visit, his wife would send word to me that he would be coming so that I could go and visit him.
One day in January 2010 I was sitting in our church praying, very discouraged. The door opened and in walks Román. He had finished his job and come home with funds to build his own house. But what he came to tell me was that while he was in town he had started attending church. One night he had a dream in which he saw the Lord Jesus. The Lord said to him, “Your sins have been forgiven. Lift up your hands and worship me.” His faith has never wavered. He became an avid student of the New Testament in his language (Cabécar) and goes with this wife reading the word to other people. He attends a Cabécar church whose leadership does not read the Bible in their language in the church, (nor in Spanish much either, for that matter.) But the leaders appreciate Román always getting up to read a passage of the New Testament in their language.

When the audio New Testament came out, he began to play it for night visitors at his home or to go out to other homes and play it for them. He even went to his village of Klewä Ri and tried to play it for his mother, but she is a strong believer in their traditional religion and did not want to hear any.
It is hard to find men in this culture who are not busy bodies, like to provide for their families, who do not weary of having to sit and think hard, and show ability for this type of work. He has a nice family that respects him. So awhile back when I began to think about hiring someone more local to work several days a week with me on the Old Testament, I thought of him. I still work a week a month with David Lopez and occasionally with Reynaldo, but though they are very experienced, they live too far away to help me only a few days a week. 

I need to start recruiting and training new people, but it is difficult to have to provide a full time job and housing for a family to help translate if I am still studying Hebrew and doing research on the text. I will only be able to actually translate a few days a week.

I arrived home Saturday night from my month long trip to the Southeast planning to go Friday to find Román and propose this idea to him, but not long after I got up on Sunday there was Roman standing out in the yard. He does not come very often to Grano de Oro, but whenever he does, he comes by to see me and pray with me.  He said he thought I just might be home and came by.

So I proposed to him my idea of him working with me part time which would still give him time to keep up his own farm. I asked him to start next Tuesday. He said great “Great, tell me what chapters we will be starting on so I can study them in Spanish.”

I will appreciate your prayers and help as we move forward as a family and with the translation. Thank you for believing in us and our calling.

In Christ,

Timothy Jones

Summer Missions - Construction Team

These are the pictures of a mission team in Peralta, a small town northeast of Turrialba who are working on Pastor Juan’s church. It turned into a very successful day for the team.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Oscar's Christmas work in Nicaragua

Please be in prayer for Oscar in Nicaragua as the continue to distribute Christmas presents and share the love of Jesus with the families in Nicaragua. They want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. They are providing toys and basically a block party type outreach to some of the poorest children and families in the mountain areas of Nicaragua. Oscar asks – “Please keep us in your prayers as we are living right now to go to the mountains a 7 hour hike after four hour drive to get to the children where they have never recieved a Christmas present before.  In the name of Jesus we will be taking food, toys, candies, piñatas and most important the Love of the Lord with us to share with them. They hope to provide and update and photos of this work soon.