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Dear friends in CHRIST JESUS,
We praise the LORD and thank you for your prayers and for your CHRISTMAS love gifts for our fatherless children and orphans in our SEAM children's homes. We have already sent many of your gifts to these homes and to SEAM workers on 15 November 2013. Thank YOU for all that we are still receiving, so we can help make a blessed CHRISTMAS for these who are in such great need.
TYPHOON IN THE PHILIPPINES
Many are in dire need in the Philippines due to the Typhoon. 11.8 million people in the Philippines have been affected by the deadly typhoon. People are in desperate need of food, shelter and water. Our Philippine Pastor Acar & his fellow workers there are currently helping in any way they can. I am certain that he is going to need more as the LORD provides. Thank you for your love and prayers for these who are suffering. We ask you to be praying for those in the Philippines, where thousands have lost their lives and many others injured. Thousands of their homes have been destroyed. Our missionaries there are already helping some of those who have suffered greatly. We have already sent your love gifts on 15 Nov. 2013. Just as JESUS multiplied the loaves and fishes, we need to pray that the LORD JESUS will multiply our first love gifts to them in this time of need. We need to send them more help as the LORD provides.
International help is already there but there is so much need that more workers and food and supplies are needed. Pastor Acar and his fellow workers are seeking to work with Samaritans Purse, part of the organization of Franklin Graham. Pastor Acar has helped them before for the CHRISTMAS shoe box deliveries.
If you want to send more please phone us through the office or you may also help through PayPal on this website. You may email us at our SEAM email: seamhawaii at aol dot com. Our trust is in the LORD and He has provided for over 40 years for Southeast Asian Missions, Inc.
We thank the LORD and we thank you for your help to the children and workers. The LORD is blessing and we thank JESUS and you for your great love for all these dear ones in CHRIST. As JESUS said in Matthew 25:34-40:
“Then shall the KING say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my FATHER, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:35 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: 36 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. 37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? 38 When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? 39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? 40 And the KING shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.” KJV
GOD BLESS US ALL FOR THANKSGIVING AND CHRISTMAS!!
I love this time of year because it seems that there is generally a tremendous sense of joy in the anticipation of the celebrations and family gatherings. It is a time of giving thanks and especially giving thanks to GOD, JESUS & the HOLY SPIRIT for our blessings.
Ephesians 5:20 tells us to:
"Give thanks always for all things unto God and the Bather in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ." KJV
And Philippians 4:6-7 reminds us to:
"Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known unto God,
"And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus." KJV
THE FIRST THANKSGIVING
We think of the first Thanksgiving in 1621, as the time of giving thanks to GOD by our forefathers, the Pilgrims. They were joined by the Indian Chief Massasoit and 90 of his Indian braves who arrived a day early. It was a blessing that they provided much food -- five dressed deer, and a dozen fat turkeys. They also showed the Pilgrims how to make some special foods and even how to pop popcorn.
The Pilgrims shared in a prayer of Thanksgiving to GOD for such great joy that the LORD had spared them. About half of the Pilgrims had died that first year. It was such a great time that the stories remain to this day. Even though they had suffered greatly, still they thanked GOD for sparing their lives, giving them food, and now this great fellowship with friendly Indians.
THE INDIAN SQUANTO
The Indians helped the first pilgrims, especially the Indian Squanto, who could speak English, which he learned in England. Squanto had been taken as a captive aboard one of the ships some years before. Squanto had a rather colorful history after being taken captive and brought to England, and then later Spain, and sold as a slave at the Spanish Port of Malaga. He was bought by the friars and was cared for, and taught about JESUS, and became a Christian. The friars gave him his freedom.
He then left the monastery and attached himself to an Englishman bound for London. He left for New England in 1619 on a ship with Captain Dermer, and was returned home. While he had been gone to England & Spain, the rest of his tribe had died of a mysterious plague. When Squanto returned and found that they all had died, he was overwhelmed with grief. Out of compassion, he was cared for by Chief Massasoit and his tribe. The other Indians did not take over this area, since they had a fear of the cause of the deaths of the entire tribe there. This was why the Pilgrims found this place uninhabited. It was as if GOD prepared it for them. In addition, GOD had been preparing Squanto to help them. for some time both learning English and becoming a Christian. Squanto wanted to help the Pilgrims since he had lost his family & entire tribe. GOD put it into his heart to help them. He taught them how to plant corn, to fish and generally all needed to get food. He also was a great friend as an Indian to other Indians. He was like a liaison between the Pilgrims and Chief Massasoit the friendly Chief who was in the first Thanksgiving feast. The first Thanksgiving actually lasted 3 days since the Chief, Massasoit enjoyed it so much
PRAY FOR OUR COUNTRY AND FOR SOUTHEAST ASIAN MISSIONS.
Our national Thanksgiving Holiday is a commemoration of this time of thanksgiving to GOD our FATHER. We need to continue to give thanks to GOD, JESUS and the HOLY SPIRIT for blessing us and our country, for all these years as the greatest nation, under GOD, on earth. We need to pray to keep our love for JESUS true for it seems the US is slipping.
Here in SEAM we give thanks to the FATHER, SON & the HOLY SPIRIT for all the blessings that we have received and for the multitudes that we are reaching for our LORD JESUS. We are being obedient to JESUS and we want to do even more. We also give thanks for the multitudes who have come to know JESUS as LORD & SAVIOR. In addition there have been miraculous healings that are taking place in the name of JESUS. Pastor Arthur has had over 500 healings of cancer in his church and many miracles in other places as well. This is definitely causing many
to be drawn to JESUS & attend Arthur’s church in Nagapattinam, India. He has over 40,000 in attendance now. In addition he is on television approximately 25 times a week with a viewing audience of approximately two million. We give thanks to the LORD JESUS for this and to you our SEAM family of faithful prayer warriors & those who have sacrificed to help these in need of JESUS.
We need to fervently pray for GOD to help our nation turn back to Him since our nation and many others appear to be falling away. JESUS indicated that this would be happening during the end times. His words, (Matt 24:12-14) “And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. 13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.” KJV. We still have nations to be reached for the LORD.
FULFILLING THE GREAT COMMISSION
We need to focus on the “Great Commission” that our LORD has given us. Many of our faithful SEAM family are active and retired military officers & either are or were commissioned by the President. JESUS is the GREATEST COMMANDER of all time and of the armies of heaven and is also the KING of all KINGS. JESUS has commissioned us all to do His will and reach these multitudes that still need to hear the Gospel. JESUS is our LORD and SAVIOR- the KING of KINGS. With GOD the FATHER, JESUS and the HOLY SPIRIT, we have the highest AUTHORITY in the universe and He has all Power to help us accomplish anything He wants. JESUS CHRIST has given His life for us all so we could be forgiven and have eternal life. We owe JESUS our lives and everything good He has given us.
We also have been ordained by JESUS. His Words in John 15:16-17 tell us. "Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the FATHER in my name, he may give it you. These things I command you, that ye love one another.” KJV
Helping spread the Gospel so multitudes will know JESUS as LORD and SAVIOR is The Great Commission. Also, it is as if we are actually helping JESUS when helping those in need such as in this disaster, and also helping the fatherless in our children’s homes, we are reaping eternal rewards. We thank you and praise JESUS.
In Christ Jesus Our Lord,
Below are a few pictures of the Philippine Typhoon Disaster from Samaritan’s Purse. Some of our Philippine workers are already there helping. Pastor Acar has distributed Samaritan’s Purse Christmas shoe-box gifts in the past.
Please pray for those who have lost everything in the Typhoon. Some of the people were in their concrete church praying and their lives, as well as the church, were spared. The LORD honored their prayers. PRAISE JESUS!!!
We will have more pictures a bit later. Together with the LORD’s help we will accomplish all the LORD gives us to do. The work is great and our GOD is Greatest to help those who ask Him. We praise the LORD for all of them who are helping in the Name of the LORD JESUS. Thank YOU for your help and prayers. We love you and best of all JESUS LOVES us all.
With Love in CHRIST JESUS,
Matt & Jan Patrick
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