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A Great Mission Field and a Place to Spread Blessings From

Dear friends at PneumaReview.com,

We are now in France and Spain for ministry where we have been for two weeks. Last week we had our Revival Europe Training Conference with about 700 Chinese from the whole of Europe and many from China. Among the speakers was Pastor Niko of Bethany Indonesia, who has 250,000 in his churches in Jakarta alone. He came with a team 35 people. Also, Lawrence Khong of Faith Community Baptist Church (10,000 strong) in Singapore, and of course, Brother Yun (Heavenly Man) and many others, including my son-in-law Samuel Law, daughter Sharon and myself. It was in conjunction with the 500th anniversary of the Reformation beginning 31 October, and all the Chinese churches in Paris, about 29 in total, joined together and we had a united choir that sang “A Mighty Fortress is our God”, a Reformation song.

Next year the Revival Conference will be in Frankfort, Germany, and Heidi Baker has already promised to come. We might have up to 1,000 if we find a suitable meeting hall, which they are looking for now. We are also hoping to invite David Pawson, the renowned Spirit-filled Bible scholar from England. Chinese around the world know about him and his powerful teaching has helped so many people. But he is very old, 87, and not in good health. But since Germany is very close to England, we hope he can come.

I was in Spain where 300,000 Chinese live, and work with a ministry that produces many Bibles in many languages, and has provided us hundreds of thousands of Chinese Bibles. It is called Bibles par Internet, as they provide free Bibles in many languages when people contact them on the internet. It is under the direction of Alex Lukasik, a Swiss brother. They have a good website at http://www.bibles.ch/, but there is no English. They are French speaking people.

Providing Bibles to people is still a priority in many parts of the world.

Alex also works with Gunnar Andaas of New Life Literature. They have a huge modern printing press in Sri Lanka, and have also provided millions of Bibles in Chinese and other languages. Providing Bibles to people is still a priority in many parts of the world.

Also, I met with Gilbert Lindsay and team, who have a huge modern printing press in Belarus, Russia. They have, over the many decades, provided many millions of Bibles in many languages and recently have printed thousands of copies of the Abundant Life Study Bible (also known as the Fire Bible). His father and mother, Gordon and Freda Lindsay, were famous faith healing evangelists in the 20th century and started Christ for the Nations Institute in Dallas.

On my trip to Spain, I met with a Chinese pastor whom I have known for a couple years, Pastor Xuan. He works primary among refugees, orphans, and handicapped people in Spain and is very active in ministry in Morocco. They must be very low-key, but by using social outreach they are able to bring the Gospel to many Muslims there.

You might be surprised to learn that there are 8,000 Chinese visitors to Morocco every month, and Pastor Xuan is developing a ministry to share the Gospel with them. It is difficult and even dangerous to bring Bibles or Christian literature in Arabic or French to Morocco, but absolutely no restrictions on Chinese Bibles and Chinese tracts.

I just shared the above for there is a lot happening here in Europe that you in the USA are most likely not aware of. It is both a great mission field in which most of the people in Europe and the Middle East don’t know the Lord, but also it is a base to bless Europe and other nations with the Word of God, and there are many people now involved in mission work here.

Thanks for all you have done to make the church worldwide aware of the working of the Holy Spirit.

God bless you,

Dennis Balcombe
包德寧牧師
November 11, 2017

 

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Category: Fall 2017, Ministry

About the Author: Dennis Balcombe knew he was called to be a missionary to China while he was a teenager, and was one of the first to enter the mainland when it opened to the West in the 1970s. He founded Revival Christian Church in Hong Kong in 1969 and continues to plant churches, travelling and ministering in China and internationally. He shares his story in One Journey, One Nation: Autobiography of Dennis Balcombe, Missionary to China (2011) and he is the author of China's Opening Door: Incredible Stories of the Holy Spirit at Work in One of the Greatest Revivals in Christianity (Charisma House, 2014). Revival Chinese Ministries International

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