Eternity Minded Ministries with Dan Owens Responds to Heartfelt Plea From the President of Loreto Peru to Help His People
Contact: Jill Griffin, 858-774-0179
MEDIA ADVISORY, Oct. 1 /Christian Newswire/ -- Eternity Minded Ministries (EMM) is a non-profit organization with the focus of reaching people for eternity through five points of ministry: evangelistic festivals; daytime ministries to hospitals, orphanages, schools, prisons and churches; humanitarian aid; church planting; and training and discipleship programs.
Three months ago, Evangelist Dan Owens visited with President Yvan E. Vasquez Valera of Loreto Peru to share his vision of ministry for the capitol of Loreto, Iquitos. During the visit, Owens shared his two-year commitment of ministry, which includes all five points. Owens also shared EMM's commitment to partner with the Glass of Milk Program (a feeding program in Peru aimed for young children) by supplying portable stoves to help committees feed more children at a faster rate.
Owens asked President Valera about his vision for Iquitos, and how EMM could best minister to his people. President Valera was blessed to hear about EMM's two-year commitment to the people and aid to the Glass of Milk program. Valera made a heartfelt plea for EMM to take their humanitarian aid one-step further. President Valera said, "I am very concerned about the health of our children. They are so small due to the parasites that are stealing nutrition from their bodies. Mr. Owens, please help us by providing de-worming medicine and vitamins for 20,000 children here." Valera, a Christian man, also shared a valuable insight with Owens "If you help fix their children, you will win the parents."
"It is our prayer that we will be able to grab the attention of the people long enough to share Christ with them. We will be using music, special guests like President Valera, and even a nightly fireworks display to peak the curiosity of those walking by the Plaza in order to share the Good News with them," says Owens.
On October 22, 2007, Eternity Minded Ministries will be responding to President Valera's challenge as a team of 25 devoted believers depart for the San Juan district of Iquitos where they will begin ministry in the city. EMM has been awarded a matching grant from SG Foundation for $18,000 towards the first segment of this mission in the district of San Juan. Subsequent missions are scheduled for the three remaining districts in Iquitos: Belen, Punchana, and Iquitos. The grant provided by SG Foundation is significant and will make a big difference for Mission San Juan. EMM partners have also stepped up and have exceeded the $18,000 match. Although even with these gifts, there is still much work to be done in Iquitos and support needed to fulfill the mission.
Evangelist Dan Owens makes a heartfelt plea to EMM friends and partners. "Do pray that the people of Iquitos will have open hearts. We need to pray against the dark forces of evil that want to triumph over the people there and keep them in bondage to fear and failure," says Owens.
Eternity Minded Ministries is accepting donations for Mission San Juan as well as Mission Belen, Punchana and Iquitos. Visit www.eternityminded.org or call (805) 239-8615 to find out more about Eternity Minded Ministries, their mission in Peru, and how you can help.
About Eternity Minded Ministries
Eternity Minded Ministries is a non-profit 501(c)(3) evangelistic ministry founded and led by Dan Owens, international evangelist, author, and speaker. EMM is devoted to proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ to a lost and hurting world, providing humanitarian aid, training disciples, and promoting renewal and spiritual growth in local churches.
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