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!
This is from Jason International, a ministry affiliated with Homosexuals Anonymous:
I have been asked to write a short understanding of JASON.
I have personally met JASON and his mother. I know only too well the circumstances behind JASON’s history. Jason was a 17 year old young man who was tormented at his high school because he was suspected of being gay. The suspicion was based on the fact that at 16 years of age he did not have a girlfriend. The interesting point here is that JASON was actually gay but, not a practising homosexual. He was tormented psychologically, emotionally, and beaten without mercy coupled with the most humiliating physical abuse. Pastor Mike, was the man who dealt mainly with JASON. He ministered countless hours to this young man, he dressed wounds that had been inflicted upon JASON. Pastor Les, and myself were involved in a lesser way with JASON. However, knowing JASON as I did I can state clearly that regardless of his young life he achieved much, he touched many lives, and he achieved considerably more in his death then most Christians will ever achieve.
Meeting JASON,s mother I could understand the Christian values that JASON stood firmly on. Admittedly Pastor Mike, Pastor Les, and myself knew nothing in regards to JASON,s father. I can now inform you that I have met his father and have had many conversations with him to the extent that he surrendered his heart to Almighty God and it has been my privilege to have baptised him and given him the right hand of fellowship.
I did not ask him many questions about his marriage with JASON,s mother, because I did not consider that that was at all relevant at this point in time. I only wanted to meet the father and see where he stood on Christian principles. He was loosely associated with Christianity but this became more intense when I explained to him that his son although he took his own life was in many ways a martyr to the church and an amazing influence on a number of people with certain difficulties. The father was most unsympathetic toward homosexuality. However, when I explained that JASON was a homosexual but not a practising one judgementalism was in every way unacceptable critical and sinful. The father asked me to explain why people are homosexuals. I told him that I could not answer that question because I simply do not have an answer to that question. I do not know why people are as they are. My position as a minister of the Gospel is to support love and pray without ceasing for all people regardless of who or what they are, or for that matter what they have done. I explained further that I have ministered in many churches including the offending church that expelled JASON because they were informed that he was homosexual. Is it any wonder why a 17-year-old young man struggled in much pain to be expelled from a Christian church that lacked in every way the principles of Christianity. I agreed with Brother Mike that blood of JASON will be firmly on their hands until they repented of their sins. This did not take place until about two weeks ago when I preached in that church the message of JASON and how his life and death has been rewarded by people struggling to understand same sex attraction. At the end of the meeting I was able to have an altar call and to my extreme pleasure the majority of church members came forward and confessed their sins to Almighty God concerning the harshness, lack of understanding, lack of love toward JASON, and their lack of proving that they are indeed saved by Almighty God. I witnessed considerable joy after that meeting and over she had lunch I was asked numerous questions in regards to JASON MINISTRY. If I recall correctly I arrived home after a morning service about 5:30 PM. I was also able to ask permission from the Pastor of that church if on the following Sunday morning service I could baptise into fellowship JASON,s father. The father is now a member of the church who contributed in a big way to the death of JASON.
I am excited because I have witnessed miracles. The miracle of meeting JASON,s father, the miracle of so many members of a critical church surrendering their hearts again to Almighty God after they repented of what they had done to JASON, the miracle of baptising JASON,s father.
Life can be difficult but we must face reality that regardless of how difficult life is there are people who will openly laugh asked regardless of cost, and help us back onto our feet. But there are also people who care not, and will openly put more barricades in our ways of difficulties. Our duty as Christians is firstly to judge not, to not all grudges, but to pray openly and constantly pray firstly to those who are blessings from Almighty God. Our duty continues to pray and are left those that lack Christian principles and continue to argue against the love that Jesus showed us quite clearly on the cross at Calvary. That is our duty to pray without ceasing regardless of who the person may be, love is easy when we truly love Almighty God, when we truly understand what it is to kneel at the foot of the cross and surrendered daily to Almighty God and ask daily for sustenance in difficult times and to reach out to others regardless of who they are and share the love of Jesus with them. That is our duty, and if we fail in that basic duty on the day of judgement I believe that Jesus will not be impressed with such a failure.
Brethren, I pray daily for you all that you will continue to reach out regardless of cost, but please understand the purpose of the Jason Foundation. Now that you know briefly why Jason ministries have progressed to the extent that they have then the simplicity of understanding the Jason Foundation is a must. I encourage you all to participate more fully, to share your ministry, and your hopes for what the Jason Foundation could possibly achieve to help people in difficulty.
May the Lord bless you all as just reward for your efforts.
Love and blessings.
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.