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Citylights Global October 2019 Update

Time, life and ministry continue to move at a hectic pace. With the exception of Sept 29th, we have been out ministering every weekend since August began. Grand Rapids, St Cloud, Bovey, Duluth, St Joseph, Ball Club, Ramsey and Clear Lake – all in MN and within a few minutes to about 3 hours from home. Being close to home has given us a good run at getting some practical projects done around the house as well as some much needed administrative work for CityLights and Omega Team.

But I’m itching to get back on the road. This week (Oct 16) we leave for Georgia to minister for a weekend. Then on to Destin Florida to attend a conference – it’s been a long time since I attended a conference at which I was not speaking. Then back to minister for the weekend in Georgia before heading home for ONE day. Long enough to do laundry and head to the airport for a 2 week trip to India. Your prayers for safety, impact and provision are appreciated.

Late November I will be ministering locally in a couple of churches, hosting our annual Omega Team gathering for 5 fold ministers . Then it’s back to the airport for ministry in Singapore and a couple pastors conferences in the Philippines.


2020
While we have not made any firm commitments at this point, we have solid contacts and requests to travel and minister in: Kenya, Uganda, Cameroon, Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan, India, Belgium, France… We are also checking further into solid opportunities in Spain, Cambodia, Myanmar…plus a few more.  We are looking to combine some of these invitations by region and maximize our time and costs.

Because we have been so busy during the Summer and Fall, I have decided (with some sadness) to postpone the release of my daily devotional book till early next year. Meanwhile, you can read a sample entitled The Generous Soul here.

Financial Testimony
God has been good to see that out needs are met month to month. In September we needed a miracle to meet our needs by a certain date. While, seemingly impossible in the natural, a miracle gift came in at the last minute and we met ALL our commitments for September with $1.36 left in the account!

October was another “squeaker” and while it can be a nerve racking way to live sometimes, it is also a testimony of God’s goodness and His power to provide for our every need.

We are still in need of covering our ground costs for the trip to India in 2 weeks. If you would like to partner with us, please go to our website and make a one time or recurring donation here. Don’t forget to designate where you would like the funds to go – General, Missions, Shanti Nivas. You may also send a check to:

Citylights Global
PO Box 654
Big Lake, MN 55309

Thank you again for your continued prayers and support of this ministry. Follow us on social media:Facebook andInstagram

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Coming Through the Wilderness Sept 2019 News Update

In SE Asia through June, back in July, August was a blur and just like that, summer is over, and we are gearing up for the Fall. Plans for the Fall are moving just as fast (maybe even faster) than the passing of the summer!

DEVOTIONAL

I am still working on the first devotional book.  Here is an excerpt – Coming Through the Wilderness – complete with Prayer Points, Additional Scriptures and a Personal Challenge based on the passage.

Wilderness experiences are not a “nothing” time.  They should be likened to a pregnancy – a time of formation of something within you that has been conceived in the mind of God for you from before the foundations of the world!  Read more here

ITINERARY

I have just completed the latest additions to our itinerary to the end of November. Check it out here.  As you can see, there are just 3 weekends open for local (USA) ministry.  Please contact us if you would like us to come and minister in your area/church.

PRAYER

  • Provision and wisdom for 2020 schedule – I have plenty of opportunities but need to work through them.
  • Time and clarity to complete my daily devotional book.
  • A vehicle for our refuge.  This is a desperate need as the old vehicle died and it is costly to rent a vehicle. Public transport for the various appointments takes many hours!

THANK YOU

Once again, thanks to all our friends and supporters. Your selflessness is so appreciated.  For those in the Minneapolis area (and those willing to travel) we are looking at hosting a gathering simply to say Thank You for your friendship and faithfulness.  We will let you know as plans come together. We would love to hear what God is doing in your situation and how we can pray for you. Send us an email or drop us a line at:

Citylights Global

PO Box 654

Big Lake, MN 55309

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Citylights Global December 2016 Newsletter

Dear Friends of Citylights Global,

THANK YOU SO MUCH for your prayers and practical support through 2016.  It has been a spectacular year for Citylights Global.  There is too much to tell, so here are the statistics and highlights.  You can also link to a short video clip of the action from this year! https://www.facebook.com/ian.peters.583/videos/o.118688885133/10154836186631382/?type=2&theater

  • Over 260 meetings preached (I attended about 40 more).
  • 11 nations
  • 170,000+ miles flown
  • 178 nights away from home in 36 different hotel rooms/beds. (Maree could come with me for 41 of these; 23 nights were spent on planes)
  • Hundreds of pastors (19 different pastors’ conferences/seminars) and churches touched, people saved, healed, baptized in water and the Holy Spirit and delivered!

One of the highlights for me this year, was going back to places I have been and hearing testimonies of lives that had been touched on a previous visit.  Some were saved and now in leadership in a local church; others had been launched into ministry – pastoral and missionary work.  I lost track of the number that reported on prophetic words spoken to them that had come to pass.  It would be impossible to measure the “Kingdom” impact as it spread out from the meetings.

 

PLANS FOR 2017

So far, I have felt to make 5 solid commitments for the New Year.  It’s not a shortage of invitations.  In fact, I will need to put some off till 2018!  Prayerful decisions need to be made on the balance between continuing to work with established relationships and responding to NEW invitations to 6 new nations currently before me. Please pray along with us on this.

As these invitations are on “the mission field”, we also need the financial resources to make the commitment. (Refer to our previous newsletter in November).  A decision needs to be made in about 3 weeks.

 

SHANTI NIVAS

We have had the privilege of working with a “transition home for trafficked and “at risk” women in India. To date, you have helped us purchase bunk beds, a generator, a refrigerator and a brush cutter for the home.  They now have 6 residents – all with heart breaking stories – and as they get more resources and the right staff they will be able to take up to 16 young women and turn their lives around.  Go here to read their last newsletter. https://www.facebook.com/groups/CitylightsGlobal/permalink/10157893132275134/

 

END OF YEAR DONATIONS

As we come to the end of the year, many are considering a tax-deductible donation.  Would you prayerfully consider Citylights Global?  There is much work to be done and we ask for your partnership with us in the harvest.  In the USA, all donations marked by or before Dec 31st will be eligible to receive a tax deduction for the financial year 2016.

https://citylightsglobal.cloverdonations.com/citylights-global/

You can donate online before midnight on Dec 31st at or mail a check dated and postmarked on or before Dec 31st to:

Citylights Global

PO Box 654

Big Lake, MN 55309

 

We want to take this opportunity once more to thank you for your love, prayers and support this last year and wish you Gods best for 2017.

All For Jesus,

Ian & Maree Peters

Citylights Global

 

 

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See what we are up to

Dear Friends and Partners,

Time for another update from us!

Singapore June 2016
I ministered at a couple camps and two churches for their weekend meetings on this trip. It was not uncommon during this trip to be on my feet for 4 hours ministering to individuals at the altar as the Lord spoke prophetically to so many and touched their lives!
Special thanks go out to my good friends Pastor Paul Ng at Church of Christ the Rock and Pastor Robert Lum of Eternal Life Assembly. This would have to be one of the most powerful times of the release of the word of the Lord I have experienced.

Australia
Due to a late cancellation, I was left a space of 5 days with nothing scheduled in Singapore. Thank God for budget airlines and for His miraculous provision at the last minute. I was able to fly to Sydney to visit with my parents and Maree’s mom for far less than it would have cost me to stay in a Singapore hotel! It was a quick trip but one of great value to our parents and to me.

Summer in the USA
For the first time since September 2015, I got to spend more than 3 weeks in the same time zone. Summer can be a slow time for itinerant ministries so we took the time to visit with Maree’s brother and his wife in Philadelphia, PA. It was a relaxing time and I got to do a few ‘bucket list’ items such as visiting Washington DC and New York City.
Ministry has been slow but there is always plenty to do around the house.

Coming Up
As always, we have more requests for missions trips than we are able to handle financially. Here is what is coming up:
August 15th – 29th: Church conference in Kenya and youth conference in Uganda
October 1st – 18th: Singapore, Philippines and India
November 1st – 11th: Nepal (to be confirmed subject to finances).
November 28th – December 11th: Two major pastors’ conferences in Uganda – one for about 700 pastors and one for about 300.
We are still working on requests to Myanmar and possibly France.

Partners
We are so grateful to those who partner with us financially and through your prayers. It would be impossible to keep going without you.
At the moment there is an urgent need for financial resources for the mission trips mentioned above. This is so vital as I am training future generations of pastors and leaders when I go. Honestly, I would do mission trips full time if I knew we could pay the bills at home. If you would prayerfully consider supporting Citylights Global please go to our website:  https://citylightsglobal.cloverdonations.com/citylights-global/ where you can make a secure one time or recurring donation online from anywhere in the world or send a check to:

Citylights Global
PO Box 654
Big Lake, MN 55309

All donations made in the USA are fully tax deductible. You may even designate where you want the gift to go. 100% of designated gifts go to that cause – we do not withhold administrative fees!

Finally, and most importantly. Would you keep us in your prayers? Health, safety, receptive hearts, open doors, greater move of God… Drop us a note now and then. We would love to hear from you. Pass this update along to someone you think would like to receive it!

We pray for every success and blessing for you!

Ian and Maree

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