July News Update

Dear Precious Friends,

World Outreach International (WOI) is in a good place!  What a wonderful 80th anniversary celebration we have just had in Thailand.  This was our second WOI 80th regional celebration this year. The 240+ participants came mostly from the greater asian and south pacific regions with a few visitors travelling from as far away as the UK and NZ.  Inspired! Encouraged! Challenged! Totally exciting! Best conference ever!.. These comments summarise the type of feedback our office in Singapore has since received.

The entire delegation dressed in the costumes of their country of service.

We came together to honour the Lord for His faithfulness and His goodness. A five member music team from Singapore volunteered their time and paid their way to come and lead us into the presence of the Lord every morning and evening. They were great! The presence of God was so real and precious throughout the four nights and three days together.

Enjoying the presence of the Lord during amazing worship times.

The plenary sessions, the electives, the practical interactive sessions, the topical breakout groups, and evening ministry sessions were incredibly powerful and so well received. One visiting pastor said, “I didn’t know I would be so blessed and inspired by attending a mission conference.”  Prophet / Pastor Alex Larsen once again blessed us by personally prophesying over every single / couple / family / team. Wow! People were so blessed and blown away (in a positive way) with what was said. Thank you Alex & Elaine for coming.

Another highlight was when we publicly acknowledged 25 folk who have served with WOI between 20 – 52 years!  A group of young adults then paired off with each one and prayed over them, then these ‘soldiers of the faith’ prayed for the younger ones. This too was powerful. A very moving moment.

Mary presenting recipients of the long-time service award with their certificates.

The following is some of the feedback we have received:

Missionaries:

“This is the most exciting conference I have ever been to.” (Jason)
“As newcomers to WOI we felt the warmth & welcome of our new family.”  (HK & Victoria)
“The conference was like an oasis for us. We feel so refreshed.” (Chaiyot & Gail)
“What an exciting moment this was in the mission’s history.” (Eliza)
“I was so encouraged to see so many young people attending.” (Joy)
“We left the conference with fresh faith for the harvest ahead.” (Jo & Jenny)
“This celebration showed me the value that WOI gives to those serving God.”  (Doi)
“I loved the great times we had in the presence of God each day.”  (Lumlang)

Visitors:

“What a super bunch of people!”  (Godfrey)
“This conference was a defining moment in our lives & ministry.” (Chris)
“The field reports were like listening to the book of Acts being read out.”  (Hwee Keng)
“Coming a long distance to such a conference was one of the best decisions we have ever made.” (Dilys)

Indonesian representatives lead in traditional Dayak costume and dance.

In the next few weeks we will be posting some of the anniversary teaching sessions on-line for all to hear.  You will be blessed by listening to these.

We returned to Singapore feeling both privileged and honoured to be serving such wonderful and dedicated people in God’s kingdom. Thank you too, for partnering with us in prayer and in financial support which allows us to continue serving God’s amazing ‘saints’ who are giving their all on five continents of the world. We will all share in their reward.

Be blessed.

John & Mary Elliott

This is the personal newsletter of John & Mary Elliott, World Outreach International Director. Along with all other World Outreach missionary personnel, John & Mary are non-salaried and trust the Lord each month to supply their personal needs. For those who would like to financially partner with John & Mary, you can do so by sending support to any World Outreach International country office listed below. Please clearly designate your gift when it is sent and email us at john.elliott@world-outreach.com. You can also donate via our website: www.world-outreach.com

World Outreach Country Offices:

  • New Zealand: P O Box 97230 Manukau 2241.
  • Australia: PO Box 5000 Sunshine Coast MC Qld 4560
  • Singapore: Ghim Moh Post Office, PO Box 048, Singapore 912732
  • Holland: PO Box 2549, 2002RA Haarlem.
  • USA: 615 East 9800 South, Sandy UT 84070.
  • UK: PO Box 9256, Market Harborough, LE16 0FH, UK

John & Mary are based in Singapore. John serves as the Director of World Outreach International (WOI), a multiracial fellowship of Christians and ministries focused on the least reached peoples of the world. WOI has more than 350 fulltime personnel serving in over 60 nations on five continents. John heads an executive team of senior missionaries, pastors and business leaders who oversee the field personnel, various ministries and WO bases, around the world.

 

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