"A new commandment" -Tom Faunce
The commandment of our Lord is not a heavy burden, nor a weight to drag us down; it’s the greatest gift He has given us, it is Agape love. When I think of the Lord’s command as He said this is the New Commandment I give to you, which is the eternal commandment that is everlasting, I think of the life in Christ. --- A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. (John 13:34 KJV)
Love is the Living Water that flows freely through the Born-Again soul. How can anyone who claims the name of Jesus dam it up with selfishness? Truly this is not the way of the Cross. There is no greater joy in the Christian life than to be that outpouring. The Holy Spirit came to anoint us in such love that flows straight from the heart and throne of God. In Him we have life, and in Him life flows through us. Shall we live our Christian walk with such marvelous a fountain of mercy within, not opening the floodgates of love, but shutting it off to a world so in need of His grace? No, let it never be said of us that we would ever allow such self-centeredness to be within. We love, because He loves, this is that greatest gift of being Born Again. ---Brethren, I write no new commandment unto you, but an old commandment which ye had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word which ye have heard from the beginning. Again, a new commandment I write unto you, which thing is true in him and in you: because the darkness is past, and the true light now shineth. He that saith he is in the light, and hateth his brother, is in darkness even until now. He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him. (1 John 2:7-10 KJV)
This is my mission letter and I was going to start off about what the next outreach is, but in my heart, I felt the best expression of sharing what any of us do in Christ is love. Truly it is not crossing the seas, but abiding in the Cross, the finished work of Jesus Christ. I am ever grateful for the love that has been shared and is shared from so many friends, to reach those who are so in need of mercy, as we were before He filled us with His grace. --- For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. (Romans 5:6-9 KJV)
I will be leaving for Cambodia soon. I am praying for open doors to put in three wells, one is paid for already, working on the other two. My desire also in my soul is to go back to Africa soon after, in which we are doing the building for the Mill Project. The harvest is plenty, and so is His love. In Cambodia, we will also be doing more playgrounds for children, and also reaching out to the Muslim Boat People, and wherever He may lead us. Please pray for this, and the needs that arise to do all He commanded us to do, which is love to the furthermost ends of this world. ---- 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. (Matthew 24:14 KJV)
I look forward to going, yet always difficult to leave my family behind, but all is in His hands, there is no greater place for all of us to be. Again, thank you all for being such a channel of His love. To love as He loves is a wonderful command; He is the Crystal-Clear River of Life that flows through the dry desert of this world that is dying. Let us get into the depth of this River and go with His flow of His love spilling forth this wonderful mercy that many would drink of His mercy and grace. ----- He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. (John 7:38 KJV)
Thank you for your love & Support
Tom and Julie
1 John 3;16
Taking the Word to the hearts of men.: Acts 1:8
Note: This was posted to Facebook earlier this year, but the needs are still great.
Encouragement from tom faunce
Christian, we have the greatest blessing before us, for in our lives is the only hope for all. The Gospel should never be bound up like a precious jewel locked away into some storage chest. No, let it never be said of us, that we held in that which was freely given to us. One of the greatest joys in our life is to give up our lives for others, this is the grace of our Lord in action through the lives of His children ----- For whosoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in my name, because ye belong to Christ, verily I say unto you, he shall not lose his reward. (Mark 9:41 KJV) -Tom Faunce, Seasoned Missionary and long-time friend of WMP
Music festival evangelism!
From Genesis to Revelation, we see the Holy Spirit and the Word working together...revealing heaven's beauty to earth's brokenness. Without the precious people who faithfully distribute our literature, world-wide and free of charge, we would be left with dormant paper, ink and staples.
We want to give special thanks to Yuri Ilnitski and his team for sharing over 6,000 WMP Scripture booklets with folks at this year's Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester, Tennessee! The Holy Spirit is alive and well on planet earth...and He was definitely given some Word to work with at this major event!
Huge thanks to all of our partners who are bringing His Word to the multitudes! Your walking in union with His "Go ye" causes us to rejoice greatly!
Before l share this spiritual meal purposely for our spiritual nourishment today, l would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank World Missionary Press for the scripture booklets through brother Thomas Faunce that always do us wonders enabling us to reach out to folks in Africa and across other borders with the true Word of Hope, well simplified, summarized in different languages, and very rich in the Word of GOD.
The Scripture booklets are easy to read, pocket size friendly, easy to move with either on transit reflecting on the Word of GOD and above all very great reading material for spiritual nourishment in the daily life of each mankind.
Blessings to the entire team at World Missionary Press and as it goes, we all deserve to serve the LORD no matter where we come from, our color, size, age, tribe, nation, name it. The bottom line is we all need GOD. And with World Missionary Press, job well done for your impact is always felt across the world in making it a point that the Word of GOD reach people at their door steps! Amen
Therefore, since we all belong to GOD, we always need to be filled with the Light of His Presence not simply for just self-pleasures but for the glorification of His Name here on earth and in heaven.
John 8:12 “Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, “l am the Light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.” (NLT)
For Christ gave up everything by living as a man sacrificing himself for the sake of our sins so as to set us free. That alone communicates volumes in regards to the love Christ has for us all.
We just don't need to disappoint GOD at any one time.
1st Peter 3:18 “Christ suffered for our sins once for all time. He never sinned, but he died for sinners to bring you safely home to GOD. He suffered physical death, but he was raised to life in the Spirit.”(NLT)
Therefore, there is nothing we can hold back away from the LORD for He knows us more than even we know ourselves. So let’s move on and share the LORD’s Word to mankind for we are the vessels for His Message to all.
Mark 16:15 “And then He told them, “Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone.” (NLT)
That said and done, it’s imperative to note that it makes a lot of sense in our lives to consistently live close to GOD, focusing on Him as we walk through each day enjoying His Presence which permeates us with protection, love, care, blessings and many more.
-Albert Kisembo, Uganda
Before the sunset this day, before we lay our head to rest and settle in, we have the opportunity to love someone, to express the grace of God within our lives to another. This is our greatest testimony, to be a vessel pouring out the love He has poured into us. It is not a difficult thing, do not have to be some ordained minister or have a degree in theology, just have to be real in Jesus. That is what folks long to see, the real thing. True love is never faked or can be imitated for that which comes from above and lights up our life will break forth through us like the rays of the setting sun. So before you end this day, show forth the compassion within to a world so in need of His grace. --- To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace. (Luke 1:79 KJV)
~Tom Faunce, A long-time friend of WMP and servant to the nations
The beautiful photography below is his as well.