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 April 8th, 2017
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 Nov 2016 March 2017 + -
1) Afghanistan 03 07 04
2) American Samoa 18 16 02
3) Australia 11 13 02
4) DC Congo 10 13 03
5) Fiji 05 02 03
6) Ghana 03 07 04
7) Iran 15 19 04
8)Kenya 05 02 03
9)New Caledonia 10 09 01
10) New Zealand 07 09 02
11) Nigeria 02 02 - -
12) Papua New Guinea 37 35 02
13) Philippines 64 71 07
14) Republic of the Congo 08 11 03
15) Samoa 23 23 - -
16) Singapore 30 35 05
17) Sri Lanka 13 13 - -
18) South Africa 09 10 01
19) Sudan 05 05 - -
20) Thailand 42 49 07
21) Uganda 00 00 - -
22) United Kingdom 06 04 02
23) United States of America 08 13 05
Totals 334 386 47 13
Increase Total 52.
Of interest is the following:
Increase All countries with the exception of the following.
No change Nigeria, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Uganda
Loss American Samoa, Fiji, Kenya, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea , United Kingdom.
This represents an increase of 52since November 2016 Online Group members.
Sadly we lost 13 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 and this is represented in their figures.
Philippines, Singapore 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 sadly displays an open rejection to SSA. which is punishable by execution. However, almighty God is opening a door for that country to share their concerns and frustrations with SSA. Covert underground church related activity has increased the number of anonymous members to 19 which is an increase 04 members since November 2016.
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. One of the joys is that so many have returned to church commitment and are growing even stronger in the daily and spiritual walks.
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.
I now have assistance that is making this task somewhat lighter on myself. Thank you Jesus.
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)
+ Bishop Paul
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.