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SACYN 2013 delegates at the beach
“SACYN this year was held in Jaffna, Sri Lanka last week. I was involved as part of the planning team this year and am pleased to inform the conference went very well. The theme this year was “ Deep Roots : Nurturing of Asia Christian Identities” . Among others , Kang-San delivered some teaching on ‘The foreignness of Christianity’ and challenged us that Christianity needed to adopt more Asian culture and in order to have impact on the Asian faiths . This weeklong journey of reflecting together was in in a region which served as the arena of armed conflict for almost thirty years , the war came to an end in 2009 , in its final leg ,over a hundred thousand people were killed in a span of a few weeks .
We were all moved deeply when we had the opportunity to meet with the local community and hear stories of the tremendous and devastating impact of war and fighting in the area. However even in this ocean of despair and seeming hopelessness ,we also glimpsed Hope as we heard from and about individuals and the church of Ceylon as a whole who continue to strive for Peace and Reconciliation drawing strength and encouragement from Christ . It put into perspective just how effective Christians and church can be in our part of the world – South Asia were conflicts and violence in its various forms and intensities are on the rise .
I am now back in Delhi catching up on work and some needed rest! Praise God for a great conference.”
Stephen Edison – Regional Co-ordinator
Stephen King has been within our Co-Mission Partner program since 2010 . He has a strong desire and calling to witness to Afghan people groups . He was sent to IEM (India Evangelical Mission) as a consultant for their ministries which include social initiatives.
Placed in Delhi for he found that a large number of Afghan students, refugees and patients come to Delhi every day. There are large Afghan communities in certain pockets of the city . Opportunities to reach out to them was far more than what he could have found in Afghanistan. He has started ministry which includes going to the airport to meet and help out patients who come to India for medical treatment , finding avenues for the refugees to find work , providing guidance to afghan students to a new city and way of things opens doors to share the Word .
He sometimes faces resistance from the community and security can be a concern, but God has also blessed him with many opportunities to witness.
Please pray for :
– Two afghan families this month , one from Kandahar and one from Kabul who took back with them NT in Dari Language
– An organisation in Delhi with a radio program which has set aside a day to pray for Afganistan , they broadcast in 20 countries
– Growing number of people who pick up Gospel leaflets at the Delhi Airport who call back and express interest to know more
– Please pray for the safety and well-being of the family
Give thanks for :
– Martha, his wife has found a job in Delhi after two years away , the family will now be together ( Martha and the two daughters were in another city for almost a year where she found work as a vice principal of a school )
– The family plans to move into new accommodation which they found
– Stephen has finished a foundational course in the Dari language at Delhi university
Aamir (on right) with delegate
Samaritan Strategy is a training program designed to facilitate and empower local communities to look at their community needs and what resources they already have to address those needs. Aamir our country director for Pakistan leads the program for AsiaCMS. With training being held in Hyderabad, Karachi and elsewhere.
Aamir asks for prayer for a one-day Samaritan Strategy Training Session scheduled to take place on 27th July and is being organised by YCLN (Young Christian Leaders Network). Pray for the facilitators and preparations and pray for the attendees that they find the course both useful and encourages them to initiate something of God’s kingdom in their community.
Stephen Edison, our team member in Delhi, asks for prayer for his mother;
Please keep my mother Shyamala Edison in your prayers . The past three weeks have been plagued with ill health arising from diabetes, migraine, blood pressure and other health issues which she is dealing with. Another addition to which is insomnia , which she has been suffering from most nights recently . Given her great role both within our family as well as Albashir ministry , please pray for right diagnosis of all conditions and His healing hand to restore her to full health.
For those in Malaysia, come join us for what will be an engaging talk from Chris Wright and feedback from panellists. See poster below – hope to see you there.
Tan Kang-San our executive director is facilitating 4 sessions this week at the Lausanne Global Leadership Conference on Global Collaboration for Engaging Buddhist World. Please pray for him as he leads these sessions on top of his AsiaCMS commitments and for a fruitful and useful conference.
From 8-15th February, Kang San and Loun Ling will be speaking at Friends of China Field Conference’s 25th Year Anniversary celebrations to be held in Chiang Mai, Thailand. They will be giving the bible readings and conduct various seminars. Pray for our preparations and God’s blessings on the conference to be held in Thailand.
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