email : [email protected]
phone : (207) 669-4264
address : HAFS Downeast Maine
PO Box 176
Hancock, ME. 04640
Central Texas Chapter of HA Fellowship
Phone: (254) 304-4770
Email: [email protected]
Munich: Contact Robert, Tel.: 089-78018960
Oceania, Africa, Asia & Mideast:
Contact: Bishop Paul from New Zealand. He serves the Jason ministry which is affiliated to H.A.
Email: [email protected]
Landline: DD (0064) 3 327 7999
Mobile: DD (0064) 27 327 6000
At the moment we have members in the following countries:
American Samoa, Australia, Congo, Fiji, Iran, Kenya, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Republic of the Congo, Samoa, Singapore, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Sudan,Thailand, Uganda
Note: If you run a local chapter or if you are interested in founding one, please contact us!
Update from Down Under Nov 14th, 2016
I forgot to add the important part of my update, the figures.
Please find the correct report as follows.
Jason Ministries Update
(Oceania, Africa, Asia, Middle East)
COUNTRY August 2016 November 2016 Plus Minus
1) Afghanistan 02 03 +1
2) American Samoa 16 18 +2
3) Australia 11 11
4) DC Congo 08 10 +2
5) Fiji 04 05 +1
6) Ghana 01 03 +2
7) Iran 13 15 +2
8) Kenya 06 05 -1
9)New Caledonia 07 10 +3
10) New Zealand 08 07 -1
11) Nigeria 02 02
12) Papua New Guinea 31 37 +6
13) Philippines 58 64 +6
14) Republic of the Congo 07 08 +1
15) Samoa 19 23 +4
16) Singapore 27 30 +3
17) Sri Lanka 13 13
18) South Africa 06 09 +3
19) Sudan 05 05
20) Thailand 39 42 +3
21) Uganda 00 00
22) United Kingdom 03 06 +3
23) United States of America 04 08 +4
Totals 290 334 +46 -2
Of interest is the following:
Increase All countries with the exception of the following.
No change Australia, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, Sudan
Loss New Zealand, Kenya
This represents an increase of 46 since August 2016 Online Group members.
Sadly we lost 2 online members Internationally. We will pray that they return and try again to overcome SSA.
A few countries are bucking the trend in their respective countries:
Philippines and Thailand are continuing to grow regardless of their openness to "selling sex" now seen as a tourist commodity and unacceptable in the sight of almighty God. Please pray that more people will see the light and desire freedom.
Iran is sadly displays an open rejection of SSA. However, almighty God is opening a door for that country to share their concerns and frustrations with SSA.
The online anonymity seems to be helping members by holding firm to their confidences and yet at the same time, opening up to much needed sharing with others who are experiencing the same or similar concerns in the lives as far as SSA goes. I am likewise seeing a deepening of Christian understandings by a number within the Group. This is a very difficult thing to achieve given the backgrounds that some have come from given the countries that they live in and the pressures that they live under such as Islamic and other beliefs that have ruled their lives. It is a blessing to see these men opening their hearts to receive the Gospel and indeed starting to talk freely about almighty God.
The Lord is continuing to do a mighty work of grace in the above mentioned countries. Oftentimes I have no knowledge as to how these dear souls happen to come across JASON, but I am pleased they do. There is so much hurt, suffering and pain being experienced by these members that they are crying for help and turning to Jesus Christ to turn them from SSA to that which is beautiful in His sight.
Let us together uphold these dear people and their countries before the throne of grace and seek blessings on them all from almighty God.
Kia tau te aroha noa ki a koe. Amine.
(Grace be with you. Amen)
+ Paul Andrews DD
His Eminence Paul Andrews DD
Rt. Rev. Archbishop and Representative
Jason Ministries Oceania Region
Email: [email protected]
The situation of people with same-sex attractions in Greece
Hello brothers in Christ.
I will try to write in a few words about the 'gay' reality here in Greece. As far as I remember myself living the gay lifestyle, I have never had faced any serious problems in expressing my homosexual feelings to the closer or wider environment. My parents both knew that I am gay. My friends from school and university and from my childhood had been informed from myself that I am gay. In the high percentage of 95 % people had accepted me like that.
Despite of what is your view about Greece which is a country that is well known for being stuck to the tradition and the old ways, like Eastern Orthodoxy, Greece is not a real homophobic country. There is no fanatism against gays and we celebrate the gay pride day as all mainstream European countries do. People respect the gay rights as the virtues of our mainstream West civilization ask to do.
Also ,not like the Islamic countries , Greece always had been little bit more 'open minded ' to those matters like homosexual love. Maybe this comes from the prechristianic past where Greeks were facing homosexual desire as a natural feeling between men that might could help their grown into adultness.
Anyway this conversation about ancient Greece and homosexuality is a topic that concerns mainly archaeologists , philosophers and all this stuff. I am not into it really. So let's talk about ssa and Greek Christian church: things are not encouraging. The Orthodoxs do not really like to talk much about these matters and of course it is a taboo thing to discuss in the ecclesiastic environment. But a few priests that have dared to daemonize homosexuality in the television, have faced a real demonic attack from gay activists that are spread in the TV. TV channel likes them because they make TV programmes juicy and people have motivation to watch TV. And some people earn money from that as you can imagine.
Finally , Greeks are not homophobic in a religious way but they are absolutely homophobic in a sexistic way. I mean that they do not try to attack gays like in the Islamic countries because of their religious believes. But they do not accept gay men like being real men. Gays are not men and for that they deserve condemnation and harassment. This is the sexistic dogma in Greece allthough in Athens things have changed a lot and people are more tolerant to the gay scene.
Thanks for reading me. I wish I helped.