Hassler Ministries
Sunday, December 15, 2019
To God be the Glory!

Exciting Africa Reports


Ken Rawson

Ken Rawson of Palestine, Texas
Executive Director for All African Work for Hassler Evangelistic Ministries
 
17,640 Total decisions in Malawi & Zambia in the October Evangelistic efforts
9,212 Decisions for Christ
1 new church was started at Mangochi, Malawi
The gospel was preached at least 24 times
 
Ken Rawson and the African team did a fantastic job for our Lord and His Glory at Mangochi. Ken and I worked at Mangochi in 2002 and helped Sonny Lufani start a church in the Muslim village he was born in. This was a answer to many years Sonny and his wife had prayed for a church to be started in that village which is a Muslim strong hold. No church had been there since Jesus walked on this earth. Sonny is a converted Muslim and has faced tremendous opposition to his work and his family from the Muslims. The Muslims have physically attacked his wife and children. In fact the church has been burned down that was built about 10 years ago and has since been rebuilt. In 2006 I was back in that church and we had lunch with the Lufani family. My friend Eddy Driver was with me and he preached there. The Lufani family has endured persecution that would have made many quit and leave there. Because of the grace of God and a small convenience store that the Lufani's own and run they have now gained the friendship and respect of many Muslims there.
 
One new church was started in the Zuze village. Ken preached in a prison and 255 prayed to receive Christ! He also preached at a hospital to expectant mothers and 452 prayed to receive Christ! He preached in 2 churches and 15 people made decisions for Christ!  The Jesus Film was also shown and 323 people made decisions for Christ! A number of schools were preached in and 6,419 students prayed to receive Christ! A special thanks goes to Randell Jinkins for his help with the Mangochi crusade.
 
Brother Rawson is a great Bible teacher and he had 3 sessions with 40 pastors. He covered topics like how to clearly preach the gospel, as many African pastors are untrained. The pastors appreciated Ken's teaching and Hassler Evangelistic Ministries proved a meal for them. A meal might seem like a small thing but some these men seldom have a meal where they can eat all they want. Many cannot afford to eat 3 meals a day. The pastors have already sent word to me of their appreciation.
8,192 Decisions for Christ and 1 new church in the October Crusades in Zambia
 
At Kafue and Luska, Zambia 15 large schools were preached in by Zambian team members and 8,428 students prayed to receive Christ! Some of these schools were done in September but I am just now reporting the work.Unlike American schools, in Zambia and Malawi the doors are open wide for the gospel to be preached in an uncompromising manner with an invitation given.The schools in Zambia have a built in follow up ministry with a teacher assigned to the task of looking after the spiritual well being of the students.
236 Decisions for Christ at Kasosolo, Zambia
 
Because of some follow-up work in one of the churches this ministry has started 236 people made decisions for Christ in two days at Kasosolo, Zambia. Some have already been baptized. This ministry does go back and check on many of the churches God has helped us start. This is God's accomplishment and not ours so we give Him all the Glory!  Our ministry financially supports many laborers in the field and we could not do that with out your help and prayer. THANKS TO GOD AND TO YOU!


Prayer requests:

1. Pray for the 2 crusades we will be doing, one in late October and one in November. This letter is being written on October 23rd, so we will report these crusades later.

2. Pray for the safety of all involved in travel and working on the field. Pray that we will not have equipment failures. We had some in Malawi and things like this happen at times even though it hinders the work.

3. Pray for God to open many hearts toward this work.  We are asking God for some new financial supporters and we need them.

4. Pray for the new converts and new churches. Prayer accomplishes much and this ministry runs and is sustained by prayers and God.

5. Pray for Gary Dennis's wife, Debbie. She will need a kidney transplant soon unless God intervenes. They both have been a great help with our ministry. They live in Ponchatoula, Louisiana.

Yours and His,
Leroy Hassler

 

 

Paul Stewart

30,000 plus decisions in the June Lusaka, Zambia Crusade for Paul Stewart's team
 
Paul Stewart has finished the June Crusade and is back home in North Carolina where he is the pastor of Shady Grove Baptist Church in Boonville. Paul and an African preacher preached in 2 churches and ground was broke for a new church building. Paul also said they gave away hundreds of Bibles and 50 soccer balls in the schools. Paul went to Zambia for his first time with me in 2004. We rejoice in all that God is doing through his ministry and as a joint venture with Hassler Evangelistic Ministries in Zambia. Paul said the Lord had put it on his heart to raise money for 10,000 bibles for Zambia so please keep that in your prayers.
 
New for May - 27,898 decisions for Christ in May for John Booker's team.
 
This is updated information as we reported 6,700 decisions in May for John's team, but we did not have all the information then so what is above is correct.
 
For God's Glory John and the team preached at 22 schools and 12 Jesus Films were also shown with the gospel being preached.  God helped the team start 5 new churches. This was also a joint venture with our ministry.
 
Again all Glory to our God but we have never started 8 new churches in one month. That is exactly what God brought about in May. We have now started 102 new churches since this ministry began. It has taken weeks to find this out but we are grateful to our Great God for what He has done. John Booker, Paul Stewart or Leroy Hassler will be quick to tell you this is God's accomplishment and not ours.
 
 

 

Looking Back at the U. S. Ministry

 
It was my great privilege and joy to be with Dr. Johnny Collins at Neshoba, Mississippi and in Neshoba Baptist Church for a revival meeting. The church is Northwest of Meridian, Mississippi about 25 miles. I had a great desire to see God do something in the meeting and this burdened my heart even before I left home. I will not go into detail but I made a definite effort to seek the Lord for revival. Brother Johnny is a gifted pastor and knows how to prepare a church for the type of ministry we do with our main emphasis on personal and church wide revival. God blessed with decisions in all the services except for Wednesday night. It was obvious to me that God was getting ready to do something after that service. When things are very still and quite it is often a sign God is getting ready to move. I felt led of God to preach on Hell Thursday night. The youth were talking, instead of listening. God used the pastor's wife, Pat, who went and told the youth to put up their cell phones and listen to the message! They did just that and a number of them made professions of faith in Christ that very night. Revival meetings are still one of the greatest tools for reaching the lost and getting the saved to make a deeper surrender to Christ.
 
Friday April 26, I had a wonderful meeting with Dr. Michael Barnett who is the pastor of First Baptist Ocean Springs, Mississippi. We had lunch and prayed together after enjoying a real time of fellowship. The church he serves was hit hard by the hurricane about 6 years ago. He recovered and are moving forward for Christ.
 
Sunday morning April 28, I preached at College Park Baptist Church in Mobile, Alabama. Mike Bedford is the pastor there and is doing a tremendous job for our Lord. The church has purchased 18 acres of land and plans to relocate in the near future. I was greatly impressed by his ministry and the fine folks I met there. Charles and Ginny Harvey are long time friends and are blessed to be members there. Sunday evening I shared about our over seas ministry by means of a power point presentation at Eastwood Baptist Church in Bay Minette, Alabama where the Harvey's son, Richard is the pastor. He has a great desire to go to Africa with our ministry in the near future. Brother Richard has a great family, great church, and a great future. Charles and Ginny Harvey drove me up to Bay Minette and I was blessed to be in their presence. We have also been busy with ministry in Texas. My wife and I have just driven back home from the Gulf coast of Texas where we met with some friends of our ministry.
 
For some time now, I have diligently pursued a desire to do some deeper Bible study. God gave me a great deal of peace last night about this and his peace flooded my heart as I studied God's Word early this morning, Sunday, June 23. I have been reading a number of books, mostly deep theological and doctrinal books plus I am now reading a number of books, mostly deep theological and doctrinal books pls I am now reading a biography, "SPURGEON Prince of Preachers" by Dr. Lewis Drummond. We have had the privilege to meet and hear Dr. Drummond some years ago. I have also read well. He was a pastor of the world's largest Baptist Church at London, England. My most treasured set of books other than the Bible is "Surgeons Expository Sermons. I have been reading them for many years. Spurgeon was a great man of God and his church experienced revival for many years. If you have not read the biographies of Charles Spurgeon and George Whitfield by Arnold Dallimore you ought to purchase them tomorrow.These were two men who absolutely shook the world for Christ. Read these two great books and you obtain a greater understanding of God and revival. Get alone with God today. Seek Him for revival in your church and life! Pray for us.
 
Yours and His,
Leroy Y. Hassler
 
 


The Report from the May 2011 Malawi, Africa Crusade 

 
 
(Photo: Randall Jinkins, Justin Jinkins, Chad Bixler, from Rusk, TX and Leroy Hassler, from Gladwater, TX)
 
It is our joy to report what great things God had done in the May 2011 crusade and to God be all the Glory!
 
136,242 people prayed to receive Christ! That is incredible and this is the actual recorded figure, which we have in hand right now! Seven preachers preached 149 times in 84 schools, 61 Jesus Films and 3 churches. Four new churches were started and no doubt more new churches will spring up in the wake of this massive effort to reach Africa for Christ.
 
Randall Jinkins of Rusk, Texas did a superb job of leading this effort working with African church leaders, American preachers and African preachers. We had 3 American and 4 African preachers on the field that did a terrific job of presenting the gospel. Brother Samuel our man on the ground who lives in Malawi did a truly masterful job setting all this up.
 
John Booker, the CEO of Evangelism Partners International of Fort Worth, Texas financially backed team 3 in a joint venture with Hassler Ministries, which reached over 32,000 people. This crusade was a tremendous effort with the co-operation of many people who helped make this crusade our most successful one in terms of reaching people for Christ and that is what this ministry is all about.
 
This crusade moved us up a giant step forward on the road to reaching 2 million people for Christ as we have now recorded 1,612, 867 decisions since we started pursuing this goal in the 90's. This total is as of May 24, 2011.
 
CHAD BIXLER of Rusk, Texas said, "God is so good! God blessed me with the opportunity to preach in Lilongwe, Malawi in May 2011. This experience with Hassler Evangelistic Ministries has FOREVER CHANGED MY LIFE! To see God move so freely among a nation that is so hungry for the message is nothing short of amazing. God used me to preach to more than 21, 000 people while I was there. He also gave me the opportunity to hear about 12, 500 people pray to receive Jesus as their Lord and Savior. To God be all the Glory! The people of Malawi welcomed us with open arms. The schools I preached in were so appreciative of the gospel and opened the doors for us to return any time. Brother Samuel Mwale s selection of local pastors to help with this crusade was perfect. Brother Urgent Standwell was the pastor I worked with and it was an encouragement to see a man that loves the Lord and has no hesitation in ministering to others. I discovered this trip was not just to reach the lost but also for God to show me how I need to depend on Him more each day. The trip, though I am home now, is still affecting the lives of others. The stories of the events that happened will plant seeds of salvation here at home. God is wonderful and I will be forever thankful to Him for this trip to Malawi."
 

JUSTIN JINKINS, who worked with his father and team leader Randall Jinkins of Rusk, Texas said, “The crusade in Lilongwe, Malawi during May of 2011 was an incredible and eye opening experience for me. This was my first trip and I am ever grateful for being a part of what God is doing in Africa. It was my privilege of working with Rev. Jones Banda while I was there. He is the pastor of Area 36 Baptist Church in Area 36 of Lilongwe. He was my guide, interpreter and an inspiration to work with every day. My team was able to speak in a total of 12 schools and we saw 5,304 decisions made by both students and teachers in the schools. There was a constant expression of the need for more Bibles by the headmasters and teachers in these schools. I was told on numerous occasions, “We want to study the Word of God but do not have a Bible!' It will break your heart to hear this every day. We were also able to show the Jesus Film on 7 nights in different locations and see about 1,440 decisions made during the invitation. There were some times when we met some resistance from the Muslim crowds in some of the villages, yet God watched over us and still touched people.

"I HAVE EXPERIENCED LIKE NEVER BEFORE THE POWER, GUIDANCE, PROTECTION, AND LOVE OF GOD THROUGH THESE DAYS IN LILONGWE!

"The people were incredibly hungry for the love and Word of God. All we have to do is share it with them! Thank you for all the love and prayers for each team as we were preaching the Word of God."

To God be the Glory!