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 Edition III Vol. 5 Year 2 

July Edition  

  2020. 

MAGAZINE

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A Generation’s movement has started

A couple of years ago a friend of mine reminded me about promises that we give, and how important it is to keep up in the pursuit of accomplishing them. I really appreciated that he reminded me of those dreams I used to mention to him when we were still living in Athens, GA came to life after consistently persisting in them even when circumstances were not showing any progress. Today I really am excited to share 5 major impacts that you are making in this world through your commitment and donations to World Nations International:

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1) Rescuing the why

We established a mission based on values that we believe to be very important in the realm of needs among vulnerable peoples in the world.

Every time you invest in one of our projects, you are actively fighting hunger through our programs in sustainable agriculture.

We believe that locals in the countries that we serve should be equipped to do the work so they can support  their own families. We provide seminars, special workshops, professional volunteers, consulting and field trips to add knowledge and experience about producing healthy crops and healthy animal production.

Every time you invest in one of our projects, you are actively fighting hunger through our programs in sustainable agriculture.

2) Alleviating poverty through providing education

Our goal is to promote sustainability at different levels of our projects, from leadership succession to food production and a skilled workforce trained and ready to create wealth and alleviate poverty. This spring we had a record breaking harvest of cucumbers at our Mission Training Center in Indonesia.

The students were amazed with the fact that applying techniques that they have been learning in the classroom about soil cultivation, crops and gardening care will produce results worthy of their time and attention. It is very rewarding to see how it has affected their efforts in our sustainable agriculture program. The domino effect of this is that technical knowledge is being transferred and empowerment of locals is happening.

Our goal is to promote sustainability at different levels of our projects, from leadership succession to food production and a skilled workforce trained and ready to create wealth and alleviate poverty.

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3) Developing communities through special projects

Community development is one of the key strategies for opening doors among collectivist cultures. That is the reality in a majority of the countries where people groups were still not reached by the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The organizational structure of those societies are based upon the common good of the group.

We desire to show that our God can answer their prayers and bring care, hope and love.

That being said, the strategy that we use to advance frontiers and break barriers among those groups begins with community development projects. We have donated water for families during the water crisis, we have donated hygiene kits, baby clothes and tons

of rice for families that lost everything in the earthquake and tsunami. Our doctors have seen and medicated over 500 people in 4 villages without healthcare access. We desire to show that our God can answer their prayers and bring care, hope and love.

4) Creating strategic platforms to provide access to the Gospel

Since we are working to reach those who have never heard about Jesus, or some people groups that have less than 2% of Christian believers, and the few Christians among them are persecuted, we need to seek from God the best strategy to share the Gospel. Is not enough to have good ideas, we need to have God’s ideas. Some strategies that apply for one people group will not work for a different people group.

This strategic platform might be a hospital for a community which does not have healthcare access, or might be a school where there are lack of schools, or might be sustainable agriculture techniques taught to the farmers, so they will reap the best harvest, providing for their family with no harm to the environment. Creating these strategic platforms, always gives us the opportunity that we are looking for to share the Gospel.

Creating these strategic platforms, always gives us the opportunity that we are looking for to share the Gospel.

5) Raising awareness about Unreached people groups, closed and persecuted Christians in vulnerable communities

More than 42% of the whole World has never heard about Jesus! Living in the western part of the World, where churches are everywhere and access to Christian material, books, podcasts, worship songs, preachings, etc are easily available, it is hard to believe that there are people who have never heard about the Gospel

More than 42% of the whole World has never heard about Jesus

We need to know who these unreached people groups are, and where they live. We need to learn how to pray for them. There are people of God working among a few of these groups right now! We need to pray for these missionaries, we need to support their work, and we need to pray that God will send more workers.

Thank you for your faithful support.

Faithfully,

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written by:

Mat Mattos

CEO WNI

Farming God's way: the right way to farm.

By Luiz Sinzker

Luiz and Juliana Sinzker are agronomists and they had a wonderful experience working in Uganda. They are now preparing to serve in Mozambique. In the next editions we will learn more from their experience.  In this article, you will see what Farming God’s Way means and the impact it can have on the whole community.

When we begin working in a place with a different culture than our own it is extremely important to understand the local cultural context, and then adapt our work according to this context. The African continent still has its economy based on subsistence agriculture, and around 80% of the population still live in rural areas.

So we need to bring new ideas and

procedures to these people that are aturally farmers because they were raised to become farmers. They want better results from their efforts, but most only know the way their fathers farmed. "Farming God's Way" is a method that was started in Zimbabwe, by a servant of God who searched the Bible for answers to the problems he had been facing on his own farm, decreasing crop yields year after year.

The method is based on a tripod: biblical keys, technology, and management

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The main point of this methodology is: use what we have at hand to do the best we can. We cannot wait for the perfect conditions and start only after everything is perfect, we have to use what God has already given us and use it wisely to make

our land productive, and along the way we improve and start to looking for better ways to do what we do, it is not about waiting for the best technology but to build the best step by step, little by little.

The method is based on a tripod: biblical keys, technology, and management. Within the biblical keys we have principles like:

1. Acknowledge God and God alone;

2. You are the temple of the living God;

3. Understanding God's all sufficiency;

4. What you sow you will reap.

We always start with these biblical keys because it is the most important thing before everything, before we start to change the way we farm we need to change ourselves from inside out, we need to understand who we are in God’s sight, we need to look at how God works and learn from him.

Techniques such as eliminating plowing, mulching, applying ashes and manure (cheap inputs) are some of the practices we use in this methodology. When we do not plow the soil and try to use 100% mulching covering the soil totally, we are trying to do the same thing that God does, because if you observe nature you will never see the soil uncovered and there is a reason for it.

If we use these techniques, we avoid soil erosion, we promote water infiltration, and we do not lose nutrients, just to mention some of the benefits. Using wood ash and manure we are encouraging the small farmers to give something back to the soil they harvest from, because if we  intend to achieve good yields we  need to “feed” the soil properly.

In addition, the method includes management principles which are:

1. On time;

2. High standards;

3. Minimal wastage.

 

We cannot waste the resources we have; we cannot waste what we harvest; we need to farm on time and to high standards because we give honor to God with our work.

Therefore, if a small-scale farmer recognizes he is a son of God and starts to do everything he does for God's glory, he will take care of the environment, the soil, the water; he will use his work to take care of his family; he will make his own land highly productive to bless his community providing food security. We believe that every small-scale farmer can succeed if he does Farming God's Way.

Faithfully,

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written by:

Luiz Sinzker

CEO WNI

Indonesia: Reaching the forgotten, lost and abandoned

Who are the Unreached People Groups in Indonesia and How to Pray for them

The Republic of Indonesia is a transcontinental country in Southeast Asia and Oceania, between the Indian and Pacific oceans. It is the world's largest island country, and has more than seventeen thousand islands. With over 269 million people, it is the world's 4th most populous country as well as the most populous Muslim-majority country (82.1%) but Christians represent only 12.7% of the population. Java, the world's most populous island, is home to more than half of the country's population. The country's capital, Jakarta, is the second-most populous urban area in the world.

Indonesia has a total of 789 different people groups, among these, 235 (29.8%) are considered Unreached People Group (UPG), which means that in these UPG there are less than 5% of professing Christians and or less than 2% Evangelicals.

Very few of these UPGs have the whole bible translated into their own mother tongue. A few have access to some portion of the Bible, ie. the New Testament or The Gospel of John, while many have not even a part of the bible in their native tongue.

WNI has been working in Indonesia, among some UPGs, through medical camps in the most remote villages, where the communities don’t have any healthcare assessment.

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In addition, WNI is bringing community development and transformation through the Institute for Sustainable Agriculture and Development in Indonesia (ISAD).

The institute provides theology and  missiology classes, and also gives

to the full time students practical training in sustainable agriculture, business, and community healthcare. After their graduation, these students will be actively working in community development and transformation, as professionals and church planters.

Right now, we have 80+ Indonesian students, who are being prepared by ISAD to be missionaries in other countries and also to reach out to the many unreached people groups in their own country.

How Can I Pray for the UPGs?

-  Pray that God will send missionaries to the different UPG in Indonesia;

-  Pray for the ISAD (the teachers, staff and as well the students).

-  Pray that the students will have all the sponsorship they need to complete their studies in the ISAD.

-  Pray that the hearts and minds of the people, from the various UPG will be open to receive the Gospel;

-Pray for those who are working in the Bible translation for the different people groups. Pray that they will have anointing and wisdom from God for completing this task  as fast as possible.

Resource : Joshua Project, Wikipedia

Faithfully,

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written by:

Luiz Sinzker

CEO WNI

Meet our Students:

Ros Zebua She is a

History Maker!

We want to introduce to you one of our students from Indonesia

“You can call me Ros. I was born in a simple family. I'm the first of 4 children. When I was 12, my mother passed away. My father, as the head of the family, was always struggling to take care of us and trying to fill the gap my mother left. Life without a mother is a life full of struggles. Besides going to school, I needed to take care of my sister who was 1 month old when my ibi (Mother) died. However,  now I am very grateful to God to have the father I have. He is constantly fighting for his children, doing everything he can, to provide the best for us.

Before getting to know Christ  I was a stubborn and unwilling child. As if I live without purpose and hope. I felt left alone without my mother. As time goes by, in 2015 I finished high school. But I was unemployed and I didn’t have money to go for higher studies. In 2016, my dad heard that

there was a School of Theology in one of the islands of Indonesia under the auspices of Real Love Indonesia. At that time my dad pushed me to go to college there. Finally I started college, studying at STTAM 2016. Since the first day I went to college, the only thought I had in my mind was to get a Bachelor’s degree.

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But In STTAM - the Seminary - I felt I went through a process in the deepest areas of my life, that changed me into a whole human being. Indeed the process of formation is not easy, it takes a very long time. Until I truly realized who I am before God.

I know that in God there is a clear salvation and hope.

On November 18, 2017, because of God's grace, I experienced repentance. I know that Jesus is the Lord and Savior of my life, and I took the decision to remain faithful to serve God for the rest of my life.

Before I knew Jesus my character was stubborn. I had no hope in my life, and I was just studying to get a degree. Now I understand my purpose in life and I have eternal hope in Jesus.

STTAM is a Visionary Institute and is very focused on the upbringing of Evangelical Character and Theology.

In STTAM, we learn about many things. In addition to following the lecture process as students do in general, we are also taught about agriculture. Mr. Diego is a Lecturer in Agriculture at ISAD. We were taught how to grow crops properly.

Starting from how to plant nurseries, how to care for plants and to harvest. For fertilizing plants, we use organic fertilizer. The types of plants that we have planted are Cucumber, Chili, Long Beans and Corn. Thank God, at harvest time, the results are very satisfying.

Agriculture is very important for human life because without the results of agriculture, the basic needs of humans (the food) will not be fulfilled, especially for the lower class people. Agriculture is also very important in providing us tools to reach out to Unreached People Groups (UPG).

Through agriculture, we can teach them how to do good farming. In addition, we can also sell agricultural products as a way to meet the needs where we serve, and more than that, we can also help those who are financially disadvantaged. So, when we do this, we not only serve them spiritually (by preaching the gospel), but we can also help them physically.”

I am very Grateful to God for using STTAM as the basis for my personal formation. I am also thankful for all the teachers I had in STTAM, whom God used to shape my character into a precious person in the eyes of God.

* All Because Of God's Grace *

 

Personal Testimony

Rosmawati Zebua

STTAM Semester VIII student *

Our 80+ students are sponsored by people like you, who want to invest in the expansion of the Kingdom of God and help raise leaders, transformation agents, and church planters who will bring the Good News to those who never heard about Jesus.

Consider partnering with us by donating monthly so our students can live and study, being fed spiritually and physically at the Seminary:

$ 30/ month - you will help pay the tuition and provide the books/school supplies for one student. 

$ 35/ month - You will help pay for the student dorm, utilities and meals. 

$ 65/ month - You pay for the student total cost of living at the Seminary.

To donate, please click in the link below: https://worldnations.givingfuel.com/world-nations-international

written by:

Luiz Sinzker

Missionary

Faithfully,

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Healthcare that opens doors

On July 1 we celebrate the Doctor’s day. We want to highlight the importance of this profession in these days of uncertainty and social isolation due to the COVID-19. Medical staff around the world are working 24/7 and putting their own lives at risk to attend so many people in need.

Our gratitude and prayers go to these professionals who puts aside his own comfort to care about others welfare.

 

In the same way we remember all the medical staff that are serving tirelessly on the mission field, completely out of their comfort zone, in a new and totally different culture, so far from their own homes.

WNI understands and values the importance of these professionals in all the medical projects we are involved in different countries:

-  In Indonesia, through the Institute of Sustainable Agriculture Development, the students also receive training in community healthcare, which enables them to reach out to help community members to maintain and improve their health, and bring awareness regarding prevention of infectious diseases  They are also trained in responding to  natural disasters. Also in Indonesia, we are engaged in building a hospital for the communities around ISAD who don't have any access to medical care.

-  In the Middle East, WNI is partnering with a medical and dental clinic for the refugees of wars in the region, and reaching out to different Unreached People Groups living in deserts in different countries.

-  In Brazil, at the Rural areas of Sertão (in the northeast), WNI is running medical camps for those who don’t have any medical access

-  In Southeast Asia, WNI is also providing medical care to the most remote villages, where there is a lack of the basic health services.

As you read this article, please take some time to pray for all the medical staff who are working in WNI. They need your prayers for physical protection, as they are serving in the midst of a pandemic. Also pray wisdom and anointing, as they are sharing the Word of Life to those who are spiritually dead.

Would you consider to be our partner in these projects? With your help, we will be able to reach out to more people who don’t have the basic healthcare access.

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Faithfully,

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written by:

Luiz Sinzker

Missionary

Till the Ends of the Earth

What makes someone leave a promising career, family and friends to serve among the unreached people groups? This is the testimony of S., she is a missionary, working in Southeast Asia. Read her testimony bellow:

1. Tell us about your missionary calling

I gave my life to the Lord Jesus Christ at the age of 14, and it didn't take long until my heart burned for Missions. My church, back in Brazil, always welcomes missionaries and I was completely fascinated by their lives and the stories they shared. These missionaries inspired me with their very clear sense of purpose, and that was what I was looking for. I understood that in my heart, I wanted to become a missionary. I understood that the Lord had separated me for something very special, however, I had no idea of ​​how it would happen.

I had three big questions: Where? When? And How?

 

So I started to pray and share with the church and it’s leadership what God was saying to me about missions. I began reading everything I could about missions and missionaries' lives, attending Mission Conferences and going on short term trips, while challenging the church to get  more involved with missionary needs around the world.

In 1999, the Operation Mobilization (OM) Logos II mission ship was docked in the port of Santos, and I had the opportunity to volunteer there for 15 days. During that time the Lord answered one of my questions: now I knew where to start my quest in Missions.

In 2008, during the Beijing Olympics in China, I went on a short-term trip, with a group of 104 people. It was a very special trip, as China burned in my heart, and I thought that would be my mission field.

While we were there, the Lord spoke clearly to me that the time had come to go to the Logos Mission Ship. And why do I know that? Because before going to China, I said a prayer asking the Lord to confirm in some way whether it was time to quit my job and go to OM missionary training, and then be ready to go to the ship. And the Lord answered that prayer, and so, my question about when to go to the ship was answered. I already knew where and when.

As soon as I returned from a trip, I shared with my pastor. I was very sure and convinced of God's will for my life. So, he and all the spiritual leadership of the church, as well all the church members, fully supported me financially, during the training period at the OM base and throughout my time on the ship, which was 2 years and 7 months. And so, the three big questions were answered, where, when and how.

I left a very good government job, where I had worked for almost 18 years, and went on to the missionary career that was just beginning. Finally, in February 2011 I joined the Logos Hope ship. In fact, the ship was my practical training school where I learned a lot, grew a lot and lived some of the best years of my life, most importantly from there, the Lord guided me to serve Him in Southeast Asia.

2. Why Southeast Asia?

When I got on the ship, I was already praying for four countries, and one of them was this country in Southeast Asia.  The focus of my prayer was that the Lord would direct me to one of these countries after my time on the ship, or another country, according to His will. During my time on the ship, no event or situation directed me to the other countries only to this one, in Asia.

In 2012 the ship's visit to this country ports was confirmed, this made my heart very happy and made me pray even more. And as I prayed, the more my heart burned for this people. Another very important fact was the peaceful and pleasant relationship that I had with the crew who were from this country in Asia. I really enjoyed spending time and talking with them.

Faithfully,

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written by:

Luiz Sinzker

Missionary

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