P.O. Box 155 Dundee, Michigan 48131 U.S.A. EIN 56-2102293
Nations Light Ministries
Prayer and Praise Report August - October 2017 Syd & Liz Doyle
Over the years we have been blessed to team up with amazing leaders around the world who have taken the resources we have been able to bring from you, our partners, and build the Kingdom of God.
We have been ministering in Nicaragua for 17 years. Young Mexican church planter, Angela Benitez, met Liz in India in 1999 and asked her to bring “Releasing Daughters” to Nicaragua. Liz visited the church and school Victor and Angela started and was so impressed she asked what “Nations Light Ministries” could do to further their ministry. Angela immediately replied, “I’d love to have Pastors’ wives retreats”. So began national gatherings for Pastors’ wives. Over 1000 women have been strengthened and encouraged through the creative efforts of Angela and her team over the years.
Syd joined Liz a year later and observed that the main mode of transportation in those days was by bicycle. He saw the need for Pastors to work together for evangelism, so with Victor, began Evangelistic Bike Rides. Over the years, we have provided over 400 bicycles to senior Pastors in 12 towns and cities throughout Nicaragua. 3,815 riders have joined them reaching out into their communities.
Our goal for our mission to Nicaragua this year was to “pass the baton”. This meant focusing on mobilizing the local churches and training 130 Nicaraguan teens and young adults, by taking them on mission to what was a remote village, Terrabona. Recently a new road has been built to make access to this picturesque place, safer and more convenient. The young people brought singing, dramatic presentations, preaching, testimonies, door to door visitation, and personal work to all ages,. Our supporters provided 12 Bikes, 2 Inflatables, 2000 Tracts, 72 Ecubes, Evangelistic Material, and of course, Candy! We provided the transportation and food for the 130 team members! As a result of this training day, 46 of the local children and young people received Jesus! One Church was thrilled as they had just built 2 new Sunday school rooms in anticipation of the mission! Their Sunday school will be filled with beautiful born again kids! Another 6 adults received Christ as the young people went door to door sharing the Gospel.
Our supporters also sponsored a 3 Day Residential Retreat for 170 Pastors wives and their daughters. Many brought their daughters who took part in hand work, learning new skills and ideas for sharing the Gospel. Liz taught alongside Blanca Wilson and Ruth Martinez from Mexico. Nancy Honeytree and a group of young people led the worship services!
One of our projects was to make a “Legacy Scrapbook” to pass to their daughters or a young woman in their life. We had to take materials and embellishments for the scrapbooks as they aren’t readily available in Nicaragua. We mentioned this need to a small group of people one night in a Missionary Church in Ohio. At the end of the service an older lady came up to Liz and asked if she could wait for her to go home. When she returned, she had a big bag of scrapbook material already packaged up to give to someone. The Lord had spoken to her just that week to prepare the materials to give to someone. That was us!I Its wonderful how everyone can be involved in the projects the Lord assigns to us! Each woman received a new Bible and beautiful Bible Cover, a “Legacy Scrapbook” and a wooden “baton” to remind her of her encounter with God.
Syd was able to train and encourage 389 Pastors and Leaders through conferences and Pastor’s luncheons. These leaders were blessed to receive books provided by George Verwer of Operation Mobilization as well as get an opportunity to win one of the 12 bikes provided by our supporters. Syd was interested in seeing bikes we had given to Pastor’s over the years. Pastor Hermann showed up at one of the luncheons on his bike that he received 16 years ago! Still in great shape, this was probably the first brand new item this man of God had ever received. He has 9 children and lives in a small home with dirt floors and sheets for walls. In conclusion, we saw 67 people receive Christ. 130 Young Evangelists were mobilized. Nearly 500 Pastors and leaders and 1000 women and girls attended the various conferences we held and over 2000 were in the church services! We preached in 14 venues in 6 towns, 2265 attended meetings.
Western Days July 25, 2017
4,500 people packed the Grandstands at the Lenawee County Fair July 25, when ”Western Days” came to Adrian, MI. We partnered with our friends, Jacques and Annie Schiller, of Miracle Meadows Ranch, and Annie’s brother, champion bull rider, Brian Sowle and his wife Sue. They always had a heart for the underprivileged, abused and lost whether a human being or a horse. It was that heart and their strong faith in God that encouraged them, 8 years ago, to start Western Days . The day began with an exciting “Cowboy Camp” where “Trail Guides” took their groups of kids, and sometimes parents and guardians, “panning for gold”, learning to ride “bucking bulls”, and calf roping! Horsemanship, branding and other skills rounded out the “Round’em Up” Bible Camp. For 3 hours Liz advertised the Cowboy Camp and Bull Riding interspersed with song and the Gospel Message outside the Grandstand! Glad to say even though Paddy Mac the Prospector (Syd) didn't find his mule, he did find Jesus by the end of our 3 hours!!! Ha ha! We love proclaiming the Good News in public places! 280 kids came through the camp, 63 accepted Jesus! After the camp, the heart stopping bull riding began! In between rounds, there were other incredible equestrian performances including the appearance of Annie and her amazing horse “Snickers”! Snickers story is an inspirational testament to love and redemption. 40 people including a young bull rider "took a knee" at the cross and received Jesus as Savior! John 1:12.
Israel and UK
Twenty six friends and supporters will be traveling with us to the United Kingdom and Israel September 22 - October 9! Our first stop will be Ashford Christian Fellowship in Kent, England to reach out with the church we founded in 1980! Its always such an encouragement to join the believers spreading the Good News in the streets! We will be preaching in the morning service as well as preaching in the streets and in an evening outreach.. We will then be flying out to Tel Aviv for a tour of Israel led by ourselves and Dr. Clifford and Monica Hill. Please pray for us to have powerful encounters with the Lord and with those we come into contact with. Our USA friends will be returning Oct. 2 but we will be staying on until Oct. 9 ministering in various meetings.
We are always so grateful to you all for your prayer cover and financial support.
We are able to continue in ministry because of faithful financial supporters.
If you would like to join the team who keep us “on the field” you can send your tax deductible donations to ‘Nations Light Ministries, P.O. Box 155, Dundee, Mi 48131
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Prayer Dates 2017
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12 Syd speaking at Men’s Retreat - First Assembly Spanish Congregation - Ft. Wayne, IN 13 Liz preaching - First Assembly Spanish Congregation, Ft. Wayne, IN 18 44th Wedding Anniversary 20 Syd & Liz speaking - Destiny Christian Ministries, Shepherd, MI 25 Liz speaking Metro City Women, Taylor, MI
3 Syd & Liz speaking - Emmanuel Methodist Church, Blissfield, MI 22 - October 9 UK & Israel 23 - 24 Syd & Liz and team ministering at Ashford Christian Fellowship 25 - Oct 1 Israel
2-6 various meetings (if you want us to come to your area contact us at email@example.com)
3 Sharing Operation Mobilisation Headquarters, Bromley, Kent 7 Liz preaching “Faith At Breakfast” Hinckley, Leicestershire 8 Syd & Liz speaking - Kings Church, Gillingham, Kent
2 - 3 Ethnic American Network, Charlotte, NC - Syd & Liz presenting a seminar 4 Syd & Liz preaching at Living Waters Church, Mooresville,NC 11 Syd & Liz speak at Evangelism Conference New Hope, Concord, NC 12 Syd & Liz preach New Hope, Concord, NC
2 Caroling in Dearborn, MI - Join the team! January 2018
Visiting Iraqi Christian Refugees in Jordan November 2015