Do you not say, ‘There are still four months and then comes the harvest’? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are White for Harvest already white for Rob Gaebler’s news from Gospel for Asia harvest! (John 4:35) April 2008 Dear loved ones, ple involved in Christian media This week, five tornados (radio, TV, print, and internet) came through here, at about I thank God for you and gathered for networking and 3:30 in the morning. I had for your prayers and support. learning. At our booth, we never heard wind so loud be- God has protected and greatly connected with about 840 fore, and I was a little fright- blessed me in answer to your people. Most of them received ened. I was praying that GFA prayers. at least our free book Revolu- wouldn’t be destroyed! The Many things have been tion in World Missions, and sev- next morning I drove around happening! The internship has eral of them have great poten- the neighborhood and saw Above: Interns doing a been full of challenges, growth, tial to air GFA’s radio pro- several trees and fences team-building activity and good times. I have helped grams or partner with us in knocked down. Elsewhere in organize and lead some of the other significant ways. I loved Carrollton, power poles were Below: Helping set up the recent activities, including a day going to this conferences and snapped and roofs ripped off booth and telling people at a challenge course, 24 hours telling tons of new people houses. At my house, we just about GFA at the NRB of fasting and prayer, and an about GFA. I also greatly en- lost a few shingles and tree convention evening of worship and sharing joyed the many hours of fel- branches. The Lord was very testimonies. These activities lowship with the other GFA merciful; it could have been far have been enjoyable and have staff who went along; they are worse. taught us valuable lessons and godly examples to me and I helped us focus on the Lord. learn a lot from their lives. The The regular times of prayer, only downside of going to the Bible study, and just living to- conference was that I missed gether with Michael and Tye the only snowstorm of the year have also been just as meaning- in Carrollton. ful. Last week I heard that my Last month I traveled to dad has been laid off work. I Nashville, TN with several have six younger siblings, in- other GFA staff for the Na- cluding two who are in or tional Religious Broadcasters about to be in college. Please Above: Tornado damage convention. About 6,000 peo- pray for my family. here in Carrollton, TX Becoming a Faithful Servant In the office, there were whoever is dishonest with packets we send to churches two important assignments very little will also be dis- with a DVD to show the con- which I had been dragging my honest with much” (Luke gregation, along with profiles heels on for months. The only 16:10). I want to be a faithful of some missionaries or chil- reason, really, was my unwill- servant who is able to be dren they can sponsor. The ingness to comply, and I know I trusted with much. A faithful second assignment was to really let Strat down (my de- servant strives to understand totally organize all my work. I partment coordinator), al- and align himself with his read the book Getting Things though he has been very gra- leader’s will. Done, which helped a great cious. As I read through Luke God gave me the grace deal. My Inbox is empty for recently, several verses about recently to finish both assign- the first time in months! (The being a faithful servant cut to ments. The first assignment was Inbox is supposed to be a my heart. One of them says, to track and follow up on the processing tray, not a “To Do” “Whoever can be trusted FIMAs (FIve Minutes for Asia) pile.) Please pray that I will be with very little can also be and SEMAs (SEven Minutes for focused, organized, and disci- trusted with much, and Asia) we send out. These are plined in my work. Above: This book helped me get my Inbox to empty! Below: Troy gives God the glory after his eye surgery Perspectives on Suffering Two people here on staff years ago. But God has greatly pened to him spiritually. His have inspired me recently used this pain to give Garry an faith and love for God are through their suffering. One of eternal perspective. He only has stronger than ever. Troy’s them is Garry, who has suffered one reason to live now: to win prayer is that whatever will for many years with two the lost. give God the most glory will chronic illnesses that cause ex- Another brother who has happen; many of us are praying cruciating pain throughout his suffered recently is Troy, who for God to miraculously heal body. Garry told me that it is works in my department. Last Troy’s eye. If Jesus were impossible for him to enjoy life, month the retina in his left eye standing here in the room because the pain is constantly detached, destroying its vision. today, I know He could heal with him. It even drove him to Troy testified that it was the Troy’s eye. I also know He can the verge of suicide several best thing that could have hap- do the same today! Page 2 White for Harvest Renewing Your Passion for Jesus — July 11-13 "It was the best I would love to take every Truly our love for Christ conference I've one of you to the mission field must be the foundation of our ever been to be- of Asia to witness for yourself service to Him. As K.P. Yohan- the incredible need for the Gos- nan, the founder and president cause it was life- pel, the power of God building of GFA, explained at our confer- changing. It His church amidst the harshest ence in 2006, “The focus must persecution, and the deep love be not world evangelism, not taught me so and commitment of our mis- building huge things for God. It’s much about the sionaries. But since that is not okay if those things happen, but importance of possible, Gospel for Asia is our call in life is to know Him hosting the Renewing Your and be like Him. That is the prayer and the Passion Conference here in call….When you know Him like urgency of living Dallas on July 11 to 13, 2008. that, you can’t do enough!” for Christ. I Come and be refreshed and Please go to strengthened in your walk with www.gfa.org/ryp to find out would definitely the Lord as you hear testimo- more and view the short video. recommend it." nies from our senior field lead- Register by May 15 for the ers, and as you engage in wor- discounted hotel rate. The 2006 — 2006 Renewing ship and prayer with other be- conference was one of the most this conference, and I really Your Passion lievers who share your passion incredible things I have been a hope you can come. It will Conference atten- for Christ. part of. I am very excited about change your life! Plus you can dee visit me. “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few…” (Luke 10:2) This story was taken from GFA’s web site. Go to Life for a Dying Man www.gfa.org/latestnews to see more field stories! Suren was only 25, but his pour out the stories of hepatitis, restore his health. The next wife and two children were appendicitis, and lack of money day, doctors told Suren he no about to lose him. As he lay in for vital operations. longer needed any operations. his hospital bed, the news of all By the time Badil left the Awed by the power of the medical treatment he home, he had shared hope from this miracle, Suren and his needed—and could not afford— God's Word and prayed with whole family received salva- overwhelmed him. Suren's family. He also invited tion. Suren's testimony also In this time of need, Suren them to a prayer meeting he helped lead five families in Above: Native and his family needed to receive was having later that night in a their village to the Lord! These missionaries often see hope from their gods. But in- local believer's home. families formed a new fellow- God answer prayer in stead, the silence that followed To Badil's surprise, the ship, which Badil is faithfully miraculous ways their prayers filled their hearts family came to the prayer meet- caring for. Badil asks for with empty despair. ing—with Suren! The dying man prayer for Suren and his family Below: I had the Then Gospel for Asia mis- listened to the words of life, and to grow in the Lord and con- opportunity to share the sionary Badil met Suren's family. he believed with the Christians tinue boldly witnessing about Gospel with some Badil listened to Suren's wife that God could save his soul and God's miracle. people at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Dallas Sharing the Gospel Asian Missionaries aren’t perfect opening. I really felt like pray for Jack and his family, that the only people who must be God gave me the words to say. they will know and follow Christ. prepared to share the Gospel. It went something like this: “Do Dear friends, we must Several of the GFA interns and you think you could unicycle and belong totally to Jesus. Let us staff here in the U.S. went to juggle? … No, it would be too unite with Him in His passion the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in hard for you. … Can you think to save those who are lost, Dallas last month. We handed of something that’s impossible both here and in Asia. Listen out a couple thousand tracts for you? … How about living a to the urgency in Jesus’ words: and had some good conversa- perfect life? … Well, if God is “The harvest is plentiful, Thank you so much tions with people. I struggle perfect, and you’re not, how do but the workers are few. for your loving hard against fear every time I go you expect to get to heaven?” I Ask the Lord of the har- support and prayers, witnessing, but I always see God talked to the kids for 20-30 vest, therefore, to send which are precious to give me grace. minutes about the justice of out workers into his har- the Lord. You make it The Lord actually gave me God and sin and salvation. One vest field. Go! I am sending possible for me to serve the native my best witnessing opportunity of the kids, Jack, was really open you out like lambs among missionaries who are after we returned home. I went and was sobered by what I said. wolves” (Luke 10:2-3). Jesus laying down their to a parking lot near my house “I never thought of that before,” will return soon; I want to put lives to advance the to practice unicycling and jug- he admitted. The next week I aside the things of this world Gospel in unreached gling, just for fun. Two boys, was able to talk to him some and be about His work when lands. Thank you for about 11 years old, came by and more, but afterwards his mom He comes. standing with me! watched me, providing me a asked me to stay away. Please For His glory, Rob Gaebler Rob Gaebler • PO Box 116203• Carrollton, TX 75011• (214) 677-4925• email@example.com Gospel for Asia • 1800 Golden Trail Court • Carrollton, TX 75010 • (972) 300-7777 I would love to hear from you!
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