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“What your grandson needs is to receive God's salvation. That is the only way he will receive the help he needs!” I explained. “Maybe I can just believe both Buddhism and Christianity!” she said. It is at this point many people in Japan turn away from the truth and choose the gods of ancestors or shrines. God gave boldness to continue. “No!” I said, “The True and Living God says in His Word that we cannot worship any other god. We must worship Him and Him alone.” “Would you allow me to pray for your grandson?” I asked. She agreed, but began to try to figure out what to do with her hands. The Japanese way is to place open hands together. I could see her trying to figure out how to pray. She asked, “What do I do with my hands?” “That is not so important.” I replied. So, I prayed. She listened. God worked. At the end of my prayer for her grandson, I stopped and asked her if she would like to trust Christ as her Savior. There was a pause. Then she said, “Yes!” She opened her heart, confessed her sin and trusted Christ as her Savior. When we opened our eyes, without hesitation, her first comment was, “I am not going back to those other places to pray anymore!” She then said, “I want to visit your church when I return to Osaka.” Those statements reminded me again that there is power in the Gospel. Paul said, For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek (Romans 1:16). NATHAN ARCE 18 January More than 235 women attended Ladies Camp, 160 attended College Camp and 162 attended Teen Camp #Venezuela KYLE CHARTERS 18 January 14 couples attended 3 rd annual marriage conference #El Salvador MATT STENSAAS 4 January Ten held an evangelistic meeting in the village of Kanyankole and eight received Christ #Uganda DANIEL POST 1 January Independent Baptist Church of Port-Bouet, Adidjan, Ivory Coast voted to adopt their constitution #Ivory Coast JOSHUA WESSON 25 December 225 attended our first Christmas cantata and four trusted Christ #Dominican Republic ARMANDO GUZMAN 6 December 175 attend two-day retreat, eight receive Christ and more than 50 rededicate lives #Mexico BECKY POPE 6 December I participated in a medical mission trip that saw 1,150 patients treated and 72 professions of faith #Haiti BOB DAYTON 30 November Three new churches started by Bible college graduates #Nicaragua DON DRYDEN Eight new believers baptized #Haiti 20 November RANDY ALDERMAN 16 November Eight new believers baptized in the village of Tchaloude #Togo BOB INGRAM 14 November 183 soldiers trusted Christ in September, 176 in October and 83 as of November 14 #Ft Benning, Georgia ANDREW SCHULTZ 2 November Five men were baptized in the first baptismal service at Miengwe church plant #Zambia DAN GARDNER, JR. 1 November In the month of October we had a record number of visitors and three accepted Christ #Okinawa RAYMOND BRADLEY 26 October 33 received Christ through a medical missions outreach, more than 200 were treated #Ecuador PAUL DAKU, SR. 26 October 34 were saved during annual Baptist Youth Camp #Fiji Number 1, 2012 BIMI WORLD 29