“A letter from Christ...on tablets of human hearts”

“You show and make obvious that you are a letter from Christ delivered by us, not written with ink but with [the] Spirit of [the] living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.” 2 Cor 3.3 (Ampl.)

“Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord God, when I will send a famine in the land, not a
famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but [a famine] for hearing the words of the Lord.”
Amos 8.11 (Ampl.)

As I write to you I am on a 27 hour trip to Warsaw from Almaty, Kazakhstan. We just finished a week long Central Asian Conference with p. Matti Sirvio and with guests from Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, & Kazakhstan. Jesus was very precious in our midst as most of the attendees of the conference have personally experienced persecution, harassment from the police, confiscation of all their Bibles, notes, tapes and personal belongings and have spent hours upon hours being questioned at the police station by KGB. Some have been so warned that the next time they are caught meeting or sharing the Gospel they would be jailed.

During the conference one of the Central Asian pastors preached a message about the famine of the Word of God. He said that when we are not allowed to have the Bible in our possession we must become the Bible to people. He himself this past year has spent much time at the police station threatened with jail time because of the church meetings he was leading. Now, because his church cannot meet in public places or even in their own homes; they meet to hear the word preached at an organized sport event or birthday parties.  He preaches to his congregation with no Bible - no one can bring their Bible in case their meeting is raided by the authorities. There is truly a famine in the land of the Word.

Be praying for this persecuted flock as they may be at times tempted to draw back or become discouraged.

Enjoy the slideshow from the CA Conference last week. Click here if you cannot see the slideshow.

God bless you,
p. Christian and Gosia Moore