Category Archives: Missions

Day 3: Dispelling darkness with the “Light of the World”

Category : Encouragement , Missions

Damp and dreary spring days along the western coast of England dissipate in the bright light of the Son. That’s what Lion’s Light International missions team members, Lori Jéan and Bailey, witnessed on Friday while lending a hand at the community center founded in Liverpool about six years ago by a local Christian friend. Although that friend has been ill recently, work to beautify and make the center a cozy and welcoming place continues.

Several homeless people arrived —a couple of women, but mainly men, some struggling with addiction—  received a meal, then lingered to chat. One lanky young man, Sam, strolled into the center, served himself a cup of coffee, and sat down beside Bailey and Lori Jéan. Sam had been to the center before and explained how he had given his life to Christ at a church sometime ago, but had been left on his own and never discipled. In fact, he couldn’t really find the words to describe who Jesus is, so Lori Jéan and Bailey walked him through what the Bible says about salvation in Christ. After Sam recommitted his life to the Savior, the LLI ladies followed the promptings of the Holy Spirit and prayed with the young man.

In the tiny office of the community center, the three prayed and Sam asked God to forgive him before forgiving all who had done him harm, himself included. He also asked God to help him get rid of the sinful activities that are holding back his growth in Christ. As slim as he was, Sam seemed to walk out of the office several pounds lighter. He took off his baseball cap and was smiling and laughing with other people at the center. He also spoke of how he hopes the Lord will soon provide him with a guitar.

Bailey and Lori Jéan hope to follow up with Sam at the community center on Wednesday, when they will bring the Bible they have bought for him. Please be in prayer for this young man and the others who need the “light of the world” (John 8:12) in and around Liverpool.


LLI embarks on a labor for Christ in Liverpool

Category : Missions

 

 

The River Mersey flows through Liverpool.

With prayers of thanksgiving and safe travel, Lion’s Light International has launched its first missions trip of 2019 today. The two-member team is expected to land in Manchester, England, and then head to the historic seaport city of Liverpool, where LLI has been invited to share the gospel, disciple believers, teach, and minister to homeless and marginalized people.

‘Liverpool Quay by Moonlight’ (1881), a painting by English artist John Atkinson Grimshaw.

You can accompany the team in prayer and financial support as they allow the Holy Spirit and local Christian contacts to guide them throughout the 10-day journey in and around this . As residents of Liverpool —known as Liverpudlians— like people across the United Kingdom brace for the social, political, and economic upheaval brought on by their eventual exit from the European Union, let’s pray that they would be open to the truth spoken in love (Ephesians 4:15).

“[Jesus] is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them” (Hebrews 7:25).


Persevering in Jesus’ work in the midst of naysayers

Category : Events , Missions

“Be not afraid, only believe.” This was Jesus Christ’s command to Jairus (Mark 5:36), who had just received word that his only daughter had died.

When Jesus arrived at Jairus’ home, many people were weeping and wailing over the body of the girl. “Weep not,” Jesus said. “She is not dead, but sleepeth.” At this, the mourners “laughed him to scorn” (Luke 8:52-53). This was not the first time Jesus’ words were mocked. It would not be the last time either. But Jesus didn’t rebuke the crowd of mocking mourners. He simply ordered them out of the house and called Jairus’ daughter back to life. Outside, the crowd’s scornful laughter may have turned to surprised silence and then celebration.

It’s not uncommon to hear a doubtful laugh when we propose to do something for Jesus. At times, it comes from someone who doesn’t know Jesus as the “Lamb of God which taketh away the sin of the world” (John 1:29). But even His believers may laugh in disbelief when we survey our sinful world’s jagged mountains of despair and tragedy. Our strength is little and our faith is littler. Maybe we have forgotten how He gave us, like Jairus’ daughter, new life after we had been dead in our trespasses and sin.

After a period of silence, Lion’s Light International is awake and alert and proposing afresh to persevere for the cause of Christ. There are many in this world who have never heard “how the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised” (Luke 7:22-23) in the powerful name of Jesus.

This summer, in fact, Lion’s Light is planning to send a small team to the United Kingdom with the objective of evangelizing, teaching in prayer for spiritual deliverance, and encouraging believers. As we rely on our Savior’s power and authority to follow through with His will, we humbly ask that you consider once again accompanying us in prayer and financial support. Together, we look forward to being able to laugh with joy with those whose lives Jesus reaches for His glory.


Spiritual Warfare Seminar Marks Lion’s Light International’s Inaugural Mission

Category : Missions , Newsletter

“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” -Ephesians 6:12

On the streets of Columbus, Ohio.

CEO and Ambassador of Missions Lori Jéan Medina headed up Lion’s Light International’s first official mission trip to the greater Columbus area of Ohio over the weekend of June 6-8. Organized and hosted by Ashley Little, an Ohio resident and friend of Lori Jéan’s, the trip focused on delivering Biblical truth in a seminar titled “Spiritual Warfare and Deliverance.”

Eleven people attended the “Spiritual Warfare & Deliverance” seminar at a hotel in Dublin, Ohio.

Lori Jéan Medina, who serves as Lion’s Light International’s CEO and Ambassador of Missions, teaches Biblical strategies for spiritual warfare.

Eleven people attended the roughly 6-hour seminar on Saturday, which was held at a hotel in the Columbus suburb of Dublin. Following the seminar, a woman in attendance who struggled with strong spiritual oppression was set free by the power of the Lord Christ Jesus in a very moving and memorable moment that brought to mind Jesus’ healing touch and forgiving spirit as He ministered throughout Judea and Samaria.

On Saturday evening, as the summer sun gave way to the streetlights of a darkening Columbus, Lori Jéan and a fellow team member walked toward a zone of the state capital notorious for its sex trade. They were joined by a team from Sparrow’s Hope, a ministry that roams the streets –of Columbus, but once a year they travel to India –sharing the Gospel with victims and perpetrators of human trafficking. That very night, one of the prostitutes they spoke with gave her life to Jesus. Later on, the team stood outside of a drug rehab center and prayed with six men.

“If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.” -John 8:36

On Sunday, the team went to the town of Powell to pray with some dear friends facing personal challenges, confirming Lion’s Light International purpose of shining the light of Christ’s love personally, and at times, privately.  As Lion’s Light continues to pray about their next mission trip, the ministry will consider taking up Sparrow’s Hope director’s invitation to join them in India in January 2019.


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