April 5, 2021
ONE LIFE MINISTRIES FOOD FOR LIFE
As I prepare this update I cannot help but wonder when we will ever be able to return to our friends and family in Mindanao. The ministry goes forward and though it has been more difficult for sure, we have strived to make sure the heart of our ministry has not skipped a beat. What is that heart.? It is compassion and Love.
When you look at the picture above what you see is the fruit of the Love and compassion of our mission. We are proud of our work and humbled that the Lord Jesus has called us to join with hundreds of coworkers across the world to defend the the marginalized in our world.
I can never get over the great disparity that exists. Yet I am also reassured through the great love of the our Lord that as we seek His will and face that He will continue to provide for us all that we need to make a difference.
What does that difference look like?
The difference we speak of is delivering tons of rice to areas severely restricted due to COVID-19. Our vehicles are delivering food and other
supplies throughout Mindanao, and distributing the supplies through over one hundred churches we operate. Thousands of people benefit from these relief actions each month. The youth, young adults, middle and older age all are benefiting.
As we give out food and supplies we also share the good news of the Gospel of Christ. We have seen hundreds of salvations and baptisms. We have also had the joy of starting more then 10 new churches this year so far. We have also started to expand our church planting into 3 new regions with three additional pastoral leaders who are over seeing and developing discipleship schools.
Our continued growth is also supported by the 5 radio stations now in operation 24/7 sharing in the native language of the areas they broadcast the gospel of Hope and Christian music.
One Life Ministries/ Food for Life exists solely by the miracle provision of our Lord. Many of you who have stood with us are the miracle of provision. It is through your steadfast love for God and desire to be a blessing to others that has enable us to accomplish more then we could have imagined. Ephesians 3:20 - Now to Him who is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, 21. to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, forever. Amen.
According to the power that works in us. Thank you, to our friends and supporters who have shared the power that works in them with us. Your prayers and generosity has made the difference. Our prayer for you this Easter is that the continued power of His resurrection life keep you and bring you His increase.
One Life Ministries David Roach Onelifemin.com
Dear friends and supporters, as we are ending summer and beginning to approach fall, my visionary heart is looking to 2020.
God has blessed us beyond our greatest dreams in the Philippines. We now have over
1. 150 church plants
2. preparing just over 15000 through our many feeding sites. meals per month through our, Food for Life program
3. supporting 2 radio stations, 3 mobile bible schools, and monthly leadership training.
We are in the process of purchasing a new truck for carrying our teams from one Village to another and for carrying supplies. We are also in the process of building a new church and headquarters facility.
This is has been possible because of you our supporters and the faithfulness of our Lord.
Thank you all for your faithfulness as together we have walked this journey the past 5 years. Twenty six thousand people have now been directly affected by you. You’re amazing!
NOW I AM LOOKING, THROUGH PRAYER, AT 2020.
I believe I hear the direction of the Holy Spirit to plant churches and sow into the lives of the broken and Malnourished in India.
Why now? Why India? I believe it is because the persecution of Christians has increased substantially and the faith of many has been shaken. Plus the cast system as held down and kept hope from rising in the hearts of the people, preventing greater blessing for the family. ....... We currently have one church planting there with the hope of immediately planting 2 more in January. We also want to work in the dump areas of these locations where children sift through the garbage to survive. We will begin feeding programs and hopefully some medical assistance.
Currently we are working with our Church planter and His wife who also are taking care of 10 other abandoned children who they have brought into their home.
For several years One Life Ministries has been rooting ourselves and waiting for the direction and the green light to further invest and enter into the harvest field of India where 1.5 billion people live, with only 3”% being Christians. I believe the time for India and its visitation is now.
Please pray for us as we take this very large leap of faith. Also please pray and ask the Lord to give us wisdom, and to connect us to those partners who feel the burden and call for this harvest field.
I am attaching a few pictures for your viewing. The one shows a boy with infection in ear. He lives in the dump and needs medical care. We are now reaching out to him and others at the dump site.
Thank you for reading.
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Update, October 8, 2018
It is quickly heading towards one year since Janet had her aneurism. According to all statistics and the words of her doctors she should not be alive.
It was a night I never want to live again, yet through it all we both have discovered deeper understandings of God’s faithfulness, love, grace and mercy. We have seen and experienced the truth of the power of prayer. We have been touched it our hearts and minds of the unfailing love our Heavenly Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ and the comfort of the ever present Holy Spirit.
Thank you all, and each one for your steadfast prayers and intercession, for your undaunted pursuit of God’s healing power for Janet. We are indebted to your faithful support. Thank you again.
Headed to the Philippines.
Soon I head once again to the Philippines. The ministry continues to grow as our workers faithfully pursue God’s will and His power to accomplish all He desires. I am counting on your prayers during this very important time with our Church Planting leaders and our feeding program personnel.Let me give you a quick snap shot of what has been happening.
The Holy Spirit has been moving so powerfully that it is difficult to share all that is going on. The increase of 30 more churches has occurred since our last news letter. We now have 179 church plants that are alive and dispensing the Gospel in some of the most remote places on Mindanao Island. We receive regular reports of the increase of the healings and salvations and baptisms. Reports are coming in of how the Muslim communities are opening to the message of the Father heart of God. Many Muslim farmers are tired of the years of fighting and promoting fear that only causes pain to their own families. Pray with us for these Muslim families that the eyes of their understanding would be opened, and that they come into the glorious hope that we as born again believers possess.
I will be visiting some of these areas on this trip to encourage our workers and partners in faith to not give up and to continue in their calling. We will also spend time equipping them in leadership training and giving them resources to help them develop their churches.
Feeding program,”Food for Life “
“When you have done it to the least of these, you have done it unto me.” It is these words spoken by the Lord Jesus that has been our theme for 15 years of feeding malnourished children. Beginning with 50 children and now growing to a number of 5000 (approximate) meals per month is outstanding. Thank you for your support of these children. We truly believe you will receive a reward by God for your giving.
I have a desire, like you, to reach the innocent. The programs we run are great yet we need to do more. Some of our areas only receive one meal per week from us. They need more! We are asking GOD FOR MORE SUPPLY SO WE CAN HELP REMOVE THE TERRIBLE EFFECTS OF MALNUTRITION.
Our children are blessed because of you our supporters. When you give to, Food for Life, all we receive goes directly to the children. We have no paid employees or expense items that we need to take a portion of your generous giving. 100% goes to children. If you give online their is a 3% charge from the credit card company that processes the transaction. This cost we can not eliminate. If you send or mail a check please send to address below with a note where you want designated. Thank you.
One Life Ministries Inc.
121 Meadow View Ln
Bainbridge, Pa. 17502
One Life radio FM is broadcasting 24/7 Christian music and teaching. Our 3000 watt transmitter has been installed and is working hard. The radio station is one of strongest means to reach the lost. In the city taxi cab drivers are tuned to our broadcasts. Thousands of young college students are tuning in and are encouraged in their life by the positive message of hope that is broadcasted every day. Thank you for your support of this vital ministry.
We are excited about our newest venture of beginning a totally tribal radio station. We are already gathering tribal pastors we are in fellowship with and inviting them to teach on the air. We will also play tribal worship music in several dialects for their spiritual growth and enjoyment. This is a first on the island as thousands of tribals people will have the opportunity to here the gospel in their own language and teaching to help them grow in the knowledge of God. Many who will have access to this have no church in their village and the radio is their connection to Christian community around them. Our radio station is in need of updating our antenna. If you would like to help with this just earmark that with a note or message as you give. Thank you for your help.
India church plant and home for abandoned youth.
Our church plant in India has grown as Pastor Vimal and Hannah his wife faithfully serve their community. It has been a very hard year for them thus far. They were asked to leave their home they rented from their Hindu landlord and had no place to live with their 2 boys. They moved into the abandoned children home they had started.
There are fifteen girls living their who are being cared for by Vimal’s mother who was also sickly Vimal and the family lived or slept in the hallway of the home as that was the space which was open. Persecution and sickness has attacked them for these many months. Hannah almost died from complications and Vimal has suffered very high blood pressure from the stress. After much prayer the Lord showed me a home in my prayers. It was a large home big enough for their family and the children. I encouraged them to look for this place and God showed them. They now all live together in one home which financially has helped as it is only one rent. Praise God for his provision. I am believing for a permanent home and land owned by the ministry. Renting leaves you at the mercy of your Landlords which are all Hindu in their village. All land is owned by the Hindus and the Christians are held down from ownership. We need a miracle from our Lord. Please pray with us for this miracle. If you desire to help this couple and their abandoned children’s home please ear mark your giving with the word, India. Thank you.
As we approach the end of the year you have the opportunity to lower your taxes through a charitable gift? Or perhaps you know someone who needs to do so. Please consider a tax deductible gift to our Ministry, we promise every penny will go to the selection you choose to support. Remember we take no administration fees out, all is sent to the field. You can give easily on our Web Site, www. Onelifemin.com. Use the donate button and it will take you to our tithely giving box. On the right of box there will be and Arrow, click on the arrow and a drop down menu will appear with all the areas you can select. Then just fill in your information. Completely safe and easy. You will receive a tax deductible receipt from Fountain of Life Ministries our partner in missions.
Thank you for taking the time to read this update, our prayers for you will continue as all our workers our praying for you, their supporters.
David & Janet Roach.......609-553-9916
One Life Ministries/Food for Life
John 4:35 Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest.
Greetings from Janet and Myself to all who will receive this letter.
First I would like to say that I know that much has happened in the past weeks that is alarming to say the least. Yet we must always remember whom we serve, and that He is able to do far exceedingly above all we could ever imagine or think. Our Lord uses everything to bring His own plans to fruition. The Holy Spirit will not be out strategized by the schemes of the Devil, nor shall He be weakened by the shortcomings of mankind, or the failures of the church, but He will use all to orchestrate the last days, for the glorious coming of our Lord Jesus Christ to reign. In these wicked and perverse times we must remember that we have been asked to occupy until He comes. I will not try to explain now all that entails or means but I want to share with you what I believe I heard the Lord ask me to do. While in prayer I felt the Lord asked me to build, "a first line of defense" I knew right away what the Lord was asking as I was familiar with this Phrase from my military training many years ago. The Lord told me, " the Gospel" is the first line of defense. I was being called to equip church planters and evangelist for these last days. I was to plant churches in specific places that He will show to me. Some have already been chosen.
All these church plants will be close to where the followers are creating fear and darkness. I can not disclose to you these areas via the Internet nor do I want you to share this letter to anyone else due to safety issues for all involved in this mission. The Gospel is the power of God that can change a heart. It is the power of Salvation. Think about that, right now that speaks to every level of life. Salvation is what the world needs, from the nations, down to individuals, and everything in between.
I will begin this mission in October and by Thanksgiving I believe we will Have our workers trained for Church Plantings. I need your help to accomplish this mission. I will use the indigenous peoples of the areas who will plant churches to accomplish this. Many will be Tribal people who have heard the call "to go". They will walk the many miles and cross the rivers and Shepherd the villages and help them become strong in their faith.
These men and women will build churches in the places where roving bands of soldiers will come to convert the people, through fear of death. But the Lord has shown me He will give these men the power to do extraordinary miracles and many of these soldiers will be converted and become Christians as they encounter the power of the Gospel.
The help I need is two fold as always. First committed prayer partners for these who go and will be living in danger of losing their lives every day. Second, is financial. We will bring these young warriors into a teaching setting for two weeks. We will house them and live with them, pouring into them daily all day long the word of instruction from the word of God. We will spend hours in prayer and fasting together and will practice in the streets of the villages near our teaching sight. Then we will commission, appoint and send them out after two intensive weeks of training. We will repeat this a second time with a second group and send them also. They will go two by two, establishing churches in strategic locations. I would like to send each planter with a support of 100.00 per month. This will give them the freedom to go and focus on the mission at hand. I am asking for supporters who will give an equally committed amount for 12 months for this purpose. Any amount you can commit faithfully for 1 year.
Perhaps your church would adopt one of these brave servants of God to partner with them. Each person who will say yes will receive the name and place of the person you support. You will also receive updates on their mission.
I will also need help for the training of these who the Lord will give us to train. I will
have a budget of $3500.00 for 7 weeks this will include my own housing needs and the feeding and housing and materials of our students. Remember though, that information must be guarded carefully for the safety of our workers. It can never be featured in your Internet blogs or published newsletters, until you are released to from the field.
Thank you for reading this long letter. Pray, pray, pray my friends. Fill up, the bowls in
heaven. The global community needs our help.
One Life Ministries
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