Paul Rattray

Praying For Our Persecutor: Impact East Timor
Praying For Our Persecutor: Impact East Timor

Pastor Oracio is one of our indigenous successors in Oecusse, the only place in East Timor where our church remains closed due to persecution.  A month ago, Pastor Oracio was surprised by an unusual invitation, through a third party, from one of the most vocal leaders of the persecution. He invited Pastor Oracio to visit

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Paul Rattray

Tired of Rituals: Impact Southeast Asia
Tired of Rituals: Impact Southeast Asia

I am Akbar*, an Islamic teacher. I am thankful that the Lord showed me mercy through His Word. My family and I have been staunch Muslims for generations, believing that Islam was the only true religion. Despite faithfully practicing these religious rituals and routines, I had no peace in my heart. I became so disillusioned

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Paul Rattray

Finding The Way: Impact Southeast Asia
Finding The Way: Impact Southeast Asia

I am a Muslim teacher from a devout family. One day, I met Pioneer Amin. He talked about Jesus, reading from the Bible. I was filled with such peace that I stayed with him for three days to learn more. When I returned home, I had a crisis of faith in my religion and its

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Paul Rattray

Persecution Is Lifting: Impact East Timor
Persecution Is Lifting: Impact East Timor

Oecusse is the only place in East Timor where our church remains closed due to the persecution faced shortly after the inauguration in 2011. Recently, one of the most vocal leaders of the persecution invited the local pastor to his house to ask for forgiveness for his behaviour against our church. The pastor also prayed

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Paul Rattray

Drunkard No More: Impact Southeast Asia
Drunkard No More: Impact Southeast Asia

National Pioneer Lian works amongst Buddhists. Here is his story: By God’s grace I already serve in three places and am pioneering two new villages. Every Friday we fast and pray, then on Saturday we have fellowship and go from house to house sharing and teaching God’s word and encouraging the new believers. A recent

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Paul Rattray

Mynamar Care Network Registered: Impact Myanmar
Mynamar Care Network Registered: Impact Myanmar

Our Non-Government Organisation (NGO) license application for Myanmar Care Network (MCN) has been approved! Now, we can provide our care work under MCN as a charitable organisation, rather than through our company. We are already providing care to people traumatised by conflict in Rakhine state, and recently we provided care to people in the Yangon

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Paul Rattray

Buddhist Convert Joins a Church: Impact Southeast Asia
Buddhist Convert Joins a Church: Impact Southeast Asia

In Southeast Asia, many people who convert from Buddhism to Christianity do so against the wishes of their families and communities. Some of them reach out to us and ask for encouragement and prayer through Facebook Messenger. Tin has been a Christian for a whole year now. His wife, however, isn’t. Tin wanted to grow

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Paul Rattray

Assurance Found: Impact Southeast Asia
Assurance Found: Impact Southeast Asia

I am a Madrassah leader whose great grandmother pioneered Islam in my city. Having memorised the Quran from a young age, I was a champion reader of the Quran even at a regional level. Despite being a devout Muslim and believing that I could only be saved by following the rituals of Islam, I had

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