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Taking the Gospel to Every Home

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    P H O T O E D I T I O N J A N U A R Y 2 0 1 6

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    Every Home for ChristP. O. Box 64000Colorado Springs, CO 80962 1-800-423-5054www.EHC.org | info@EHC.org

    Search for us online: everyhomeintl

    VISION: Every Home for Christ exists to serve the Church to reach every home on earth with the Gospel.

    International President | Dick Eastman Executive Director | Tim MiddlebrookEditor | Erick ToddAssistant Editor | Michelle MatiaCopy Editor | James HoltDesigners | Drew Emmert & Lauren StewartProduction Supervisor | Danielle Schmidt

    Cover Photo: The young girl pictured is the daughter of an EHC Christ Group leader in a remote village in India.

  • Dick Eastman

    SEE WITH YOUR

    OWN EYES

    Dick Eastman spends quality time in a remote Ethiopian village.

    ver the past 40 years, Ive circled the globe many times over (seven trips around the world last year

    alone) visiting our global offices and observing the work of our dedicated teams in the field. During those visits, Ive witnessed the transforming power of the Gospel at work in more than 100 nations. Ive had the remarkable privilege of hearing firsthand testimonies of entire villages destroying their ancestral idols and bowing their knees to Jesus. Ive seen miracles of healing, broken lives restored and astounding answers to prayer.

    This month, were going to take you on a visual journey with this special photo edition of Every Home magazine. In the pages that follow, youll see for yourself what our dedicated global workers experience day after day.

    As you embark on this journey, please pray for our staff and pioneer missionaries whove dedicated their lives to sharing the Gospel home to home in their nations. Are you ready? Bon voyage!

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    Saturday, January 16, is this months School of Prayer. Dick Eastman and other leaders from the Body of Christ will gather to worship and pray for revival in America. Please join us in person or by live streaming the event online.

    For more info, visit www.ehc.org/school

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  • W E S E R V E T H E

    CHURCH4

  • W E S E R V E T H E

    CHURCH5

    Believers in Haiti worship in one of the local churches, where many gathered for the launch of Every Home for Christ Haiti in 2012.

  • 6Members of a church in Budapest, Hungary were trained and sent out to reach the lost in their community.

    TO REACH EVERY HOME ON EARTH WITH THE GOSPELHistorically, we have worked in around 200 nations but rarely alone because we believe the local church is Gods chosen instrument to minister the Gospel and raise up strong disciples. Each month, we train and equip thousands of churches to systematically reach their communities for Christ. On these pages, you will see churches that we work with in all phases of the outreach and disciple-making process.

    Three church members from IglesiaEvangelica Cristiana, one of the key churches in Buenos Aires, Argentina, proclaim the Gospel home by home in their surrounding neighborhoods.

    The National Director of Hungary, Pter Sztan (right), ministers the Gospel along with members of the local church he trained in Budapest.

  • 7Evangelists from the same local church in Mexico minister to their community. One woman even sought them out and requested prayer when she found out what they were doing.

    Members of a local church in the state of Morales, Mexico participate in evangelism and discipleship training led by an EHC Mexico mobilizer.

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    AND WHERE THERE IS NO CHURCH...

    An EHC worker speaks to a Christ Group that was formed after an outreach to the Batonga people in Zimbabwe. This Christ Group has grown so large that it may soon develop into an established church.

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    n areas where there is no local church such as in closed countries, remote locations or among unreached people

    groups we send trained pioneer mission-aries to go and preach the Gospel. These pioneer missionaries often travel long dis-tances in small teams to minister the Gospel in remote areas. When people come to Jesus as a result of these outreaches, Every Home for Christ invests time, energy and resources to raise up leaders and plant Christ Groups, which are small, New Testament fellowships. Christ Groups take part in the same activi-ties as larger churches; they worship togeth-er, celebrate communion, learn about the Bible, pray for one another and care for each other. Many times, Christ Groups will grow into larger churches, multiplying many times over. In these photos, you can see a small sampling of the over 20,000 Christ Groups that were planted last year alone.

    I1. Sandals from the feet of Christ Group members worshipping at a home in India.

    3. Thousands of Christ Group members from all over the region gather to worship and celebrate 10 years of outreach in Zambias Gwembe Valley.

    2. Farmers in this small village in Myanmar work long days in the rice fields and can only meet for fellowship at night. The only light they have to study Gods Word is from small, burning lamps.

    4. A desk and a few pews in the woods serve as this Christ Groups humble meeting place in Uganda.

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    This woman requested prayer right after receiving gospel literature from EHC workers during an outreach to her village.

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    Persevering. Committed.Devoted to the Call.

    In 1964, Dr. Jack McAlister and Johnny Lee began Every Home for Christs work in India. More than 50 years later, we continue to build on their vision of sharing the Gospel and making disciples in this nation that makes up over 1/7th of the earths population. Today, there are 12 national offices that conduct the work in Indias 29 states. Every Home for Christ India has faced challenges over the years. But with God and through prayer it has become one of our most fruitful works.On the following pages, youll catch a glimpse of the lasting heritage that has been built in this precious subcontinent.

    50I N D I A

    YEARSin

    Building on

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    E V E R Y H O M E

    These photographs span five decades of outreach in India. In the early days, there were only a handful of faithful men and women pioneering this work. Now, over 3,000 staff and evangelists lead the thriving ministry we see today. Since 1964, Every Home for Christ India has reached more than 280 million homes with the Gospel. In a couple of the photographs on page 13, you can see the 50th Jubilee celebration attended by over 10,000 people, marking an important milestone.

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    To watch a short video documenting five decades of ministry in India, visit www.ehc.org/India

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    Home by Home

    Making Disciples

    1. Homes like this one were reached with the Gospel in a remote mountain village where a Christ Group has now formed.

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    2. An EHC pioneer missionary preaches the Gospel to a family.

    5. A special Christ Group meeting is held for members to learn from visiting leaders of Every Home for Christ. The woman holding the Bible (right) was trained by Every Home for Christ to be the leader of this remote Christ Group.

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    3. This EHC worker has been preaching to his people, one by one, for decades. Faithful pioneer missionaries like him are the heart of this ministry.

    4. Two pioneer missionaries ride a motorcycle provided by EHC supporters.

    6. EHC workers pray for a young member of a Christ Group and for the salvation of her family.

    7. After listening to a sermon on the power of our testimony, this woman boldly stood up, shared her story with the church and then preached the Gospel to those around who had not heard the Good News.

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    With EHC workers taking the Gospel to over 250,000 homes around the world each day, we receive more stories from the field than were able to share in a monthly magazine. So we share them on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Follow us on any of these sites to get breaking news from the field, real-time prayer requests and testimonies from our EHC workers every day. On the following pages, youll see just a few of our favorite posts from the past year.

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    Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/everyhomeintl

    Follow us on Instagram at www.instagram.com/everyhomeintl

    BEST OF SOCIALMEDIA

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    BAPTIZE THEM IN THE NAME OF THE

    FATHER, SON & HOLY SPIRIT

    A new believer in Burundi is baptized by his new pastor as his church family watches from the river shore.

  • We are sad to report that Brother Robbie, a discipleship coordinator, died in the ICU after being in a car accident while returning from a training event. Please pray for his team and his loved ones as they mourn his loss. He was a warrior for the Gospel, they say. (Exodus 4-6)

    Our team in Serbia visited about 500 migrants crossing into the European Union from the Middle Eas