Ministry Newsletter

Praise Reports from Uganda!

Dear Friends:

Two weeks ago The Mordecai Project sent the needed funds to pay school fees for the three Ugandan girls you see in the photo below. They are Esther, Joan, and Mary, and their parents abandoned them simply because of their gender. In Uganda, some families consider girls a financial liability, and they don’t believe girls should be educated. I am grateful that we can keep these three girls in school so they can make something of their lives. Pastor Paul Wandera, our director in the town of Kagoma, is also discipling them. Soon we will build a school and vocational training center in this town.

On Easter Sunday, we hosted 48 women at our monthly outreach in Pakistan, and we gave them new dresses, bags of groceries, and toys for the 73 children who attended. Our directors, Susheel and Esther, are doing such a great job developing this ministry. Esther shared a powerful lesson about the resurrection of Jesus. We now have land permits to build our vocational training center in the village. Thank you for your gifts to make this happen!

When I was in Uganda in February, I met with pastor Denis Lazaro, a young leader I have known from my past trips. We have decided to launch a women’s project in his city of Katwe, in the west near the Congolese border. This is a salt mining community where women struggle because of abandonment and domestic violence. We plan to build a vocational training center and counseling ministry in Katwe, on land that is owned by Denis’ church. Below you can see the women who are already gathering and praying for the ministry to begin. We need only $4,200 to renovate and existing building and to purchase sewing machines. Please help us by donating on our website.

In March I spent 10 days ministering in churches in Singapore, the “Antioch of Asia.” Below you can see me with my friends Peter and Alvena Sam, who normally host me when I visit this beautiful nation. Peter is the pastor of the Indonesian congregation of Cornerstone, a large church in Singapore. I have known Peter and Alvena since I first spoke in their church many years ago. They are like my family in Singapore.

Peter already arranged to publish my book “Follow Me” in Indonesian. Below you can see that my companion book, “Let’s Go Deeper,” is now in Indonesian as well. In September I plan to return to Singapore, and then go with Peter to two cities in Indonesia to promote the book and to help churches develop a culture of discipleship. I encourage you to consider using “Let’s Go Deeper” in your small group or your church to help new or lapsed believers get grounded in God’s Word. (It’s available from Amazon or other online retailers.)

Whenever I’m in Singapore, I always minister at the Telegu-language congregation of Cornerstone, as you see below. This is a church made up of Indian migrants who work in the shipyards in Singapore. These men are from the same region of India where The Mordecai Project is running a project for girls. Pastor Nelson David and his wife, Mallika, are dear friends and they are doing such an amazing job preparing these men to go back to India as evangelists and missionaries. Many of these men were filled with the Holy Spirit in our Sunday night service.

The church that hosted me on this trip to Singapore is called Lighthouse Church, led by pastor Pacer Tan. They brought me to their country this time to train their leaders and volunteers in how to make disciples. I trained them for three nights in a special conference, and spoke in two services on Sunday. Below you can see me with three of the staff pastors, Samuel Sam, Tim O’Connell and Timothy Tan (who I lovingly refer to as “first Timothy” and “second Timothy.”) I am so honored to minister with these men and their pastor.

When I am in Singapore I always try to visit with my dear friend, Naomi Dowdy, who was the first pastor to invite me to Singapore many years ago. For decades Naomi was the pastor of Trinity Christian Center, which has grown to 9,000 members today. Naomi trained a successor, but she still travels full-time in ministry at age 89! She’s like a spiritual mother to me. In the photo below you can see us with one of her disciples, Laurie Vervaeke, who is now on staff at a growing church in Utah. Laurie happened to be visiting Singapore the same time I was.

Because I have visited this nation so many times, I have been able to build a lot of relationships, and even make connections with young leaders who want mentoring. One of these is Desmond Kho (below) who just joined the staff of Grace Assembly of God this month. I met Desmond last year when I spoke at Grace, and we have stayed in touch and done some video calls. It is so fulfilling to invest in these young leaders on the other side of the world! (The time difference is 12 hours!)

Also back in March I spoke at Randy Clark’s Global School of Supernatural Ministry in Pennsylvania (see below). This was my 15th year of training students at this school. During part of my time there I always teach a course on Biblical Foundations for Women in Ministry, and the women are always empowered in a special way

Also while in Pennsylvania I had a special dinner with the men in the photo below. They are from Bilingual Church of Harrisburg, a Spanish-speaking congregation led by my friend Roque Santiago (in the center). Two years ago my friend Hector Santiago (to my left) began discipling some young men in the church after reading my book “Follow Me.” His small group has now grown to what you see below, and even young teenagers have joined the group. They all wanted to have dinner with me when I was in town, and we had a blast. I thought it was biblical that there were 12 guys in this group!

Also in March I went to Mount Olive, North Carolina, to speak at a men’s conference hosted by my friend Jeff Dail, who pastors the Mount Olive PH Church there. You can see Jeff below with my friend Matt Bartlett, who came from Lenoir, North Carolina to lead worship. God moved so powerfully that weekend. Many men were set free from shame and addictions. I had a word of knowledge on the first night that a man in the audience was dealing with shame because he was responsible for an abortion years ago. That man came to the altar and was completely delivered. Then, through tears, he gave his testimony the next morning! He was in his 60s, and he had gotten a woman pregnant more than 40 years ago—and he had never told anyone about the abortion! Today he is free from the guilt and is growing closer to Jesus!

We are so grateful for your love and prayers. Thank you for believing in the ministry of The Mordecai Project. Please pray for these needs:

** I will speak at Casa de Misericordia in Chicago this coming weekend, Aril 5-7. This is a Hispanic church that is hosting a men’s conference.

** I will then travel to Guatemala from March 10-18. I will be taking my young friend Karson McCullers with me on that trip (see below). He is from Jeff Dail’s church in North Carolina, and he is eager to be trained in ministry. The Lord touched him powerfully when I was in Mount Olive last month and he wants to stretch his wings and experience the mission field.

We are so grateful for your love and prayers, in the good times and the difficult times. Please pray for these needs:

** Lee will speak at Randy Clark’s Global School of Supernatural Ministry March 5-7;
** Lee will speak at Mount Olive PH Church in Mount Olive, North Carolina, March 8-10, and do a men’s conference there with Pastor Jeff Dail;
** Lee will travel to Singapore March 14-26 to speak at Lighthouse Church.
** Please agree with us for $382,000 to cover the costs of all our current overseas projects. If you know of an individual or business owner who would like to support our work, please share with them about our mission.

To give to our overseas work, just hit the “Donate” button below and follow the prompts. To give by check, mail it to The Mordecai Project, P.O. Box 2781, LaGrange, GA 30241.

Lee and Deborah Grady
The Mordecai Project


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