STORIES FROM THE PERSECUTED CHURCH! We don’t talk too much about our missionaries who serve in “closed” or “sensitive” countries because we have to protect them and those they serve. However, their testimonies of what God is doing in their countries is amazing!! In August we had the opportunity to talk to two families who live in such a place. The persecution that their disciples are currently under is increasing. People have been arrested and even our missionaries are under scrutiny. However, even in the midst of torture, fear, intimidation, and uncertainty, God’s love is continuing to be poured out and forgiveness for their persecutors flows from their hearts.
It is a needed reminder that we must pray for the persecuted church and also prepare for our own potential persecution in days ahead. God does not promise us a persecution free life. In fact, He promises just the opposite. But He also promises grace to endure to the end. It is a sobering thought, but too many of our brothers and sisters are enduring severe physical and emotional pain. We cannot forget to pray for them and to stand with them. We are so honored that a number of our FI missionaries have made the choice to lay down their lives in these dangerous places. Because of their obedience, lives are being changed with the gospel. They are making disciples who are making disciples who are making disciples!!! A legacy is being formed in a nation that hates Jesus!! As it has been said, there are no closed countries for the gospel!!!
HAPPY 70THBIRTHDAY, JOSH!!! On August 10, Josh turned the big 70!! We are so grateful for the lovely birthday wishes and parties that were given in his honor. This is a milestone birthday and we are so happy to know that he doesn’t feel or act his age!! LOL!! We are grateful to the Lord for good health and strength to continue the work to which He has called us. Thank you for standing with us during all these years. Your part in what we do never leaves our hearts. You share in all our rewards as you pray and support us financially. Together we are shaking the nations and changing the world!!
Love in Jesus,
Josh & Tobi
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About Dr. Josh & Tobi Peters:
Dr. Josh Peters is an Apostolic Teacher and Missionary who has ministered in over 40 nations of the world, establishing Bible schools, cell groups and leadership training schools within the local church. Dr Peters served as a missionary in Malaysia for three years as well as Indonesia for three years where he established Rhema Bible Institute. Dr. Peters has served as a missionary overseer since 1987.