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  • Season's Greetings! 2010

    «David and Jimmie Ruth Lee

    Medellin, Colombia, Assemblies of God Churches Plant 81 Churches

    Medellin, Colombia, with missionary, Kevin Elder (back right), local pastors

    When we arrived in Medellin in 1978 for our first term as mis- sionaries, there were three Assemblies of God churches and a night Bible school. The Lord enabled us to plant six new churches and add more classes and students in the Bible school. In December 1980, World Missions asked us to help with Spanish television and later to become the founding di- rector of International Media Ministries (lMM)- Recently mis- sionary Kevin Elder invited us to speak at the Bible school graduation. There were as many in the graduating class as there were in the whole school when we were in Medellin. What a joy to visit with pastors and see the growth of the church! The nine churches we left have planted 81additional churches with thousands in attendance each week. Your in- vestment in missions is paying eternal dividends!

    Thank You For Your Faithfulness

    We are appointed missionaries and continue to depend on you for our monthly support. Every commitment, no matter the amount is very important to us. We, along with most mission- aries, have felt the effects of the economy. We are counting on your offerings and continuing monthly support. During the holiday season, we pause to express our deepest appreciation for your partnership!

    Media Ministries News

    • Unsion Television in Cuenca, Ecuador, has recorded nearly 50,000 con- versions through their family value and gospel programs. Their hourly audience exceeds 100,000 viewers .

    • Liberia Radio Station is the newest opportunity that God has opened. The Liberia Assemblies of God has a license and construction permit to build an FM radio station in Monrovia. Any help would be greatly appreci- ated.

    • Cuban Media Center is nearing completion. We have enclosed a sepa- rate report for you to rejoice with us.

    Family News

    Grandchildren: Aimee, Colby and Hunter (front); Luke and Chase (back)

    We thank God that our family is well and that we have the privilege of serving God. Chase and Aimee are high school seniors and will graduate in June-Chase in Lakeland and Aimee in Pensacola. Luke, Hunter and Colby are doing well.

    Davy travels the world, most of the time for World Missions, Cindy is a nurse practitioner. God protected her during a horrible auto accident in January and has healed her of very serious injuries. Steve is working to complete an MBA and continues as a fire and safety inspector.

    Jimmie Ruth and I praise God for our health and strength. We have just begun our 36th year as appointed missionaries.

    Merr!} Christmas §y Happ!} New Year! We love you!

    dJMii i~ U c/4t- 4257 East Crosswinds Place • Springfield, Missouri 65809 • Office (417) 862 2781,ext. 2075

    Cell (417) 848-4334 • E-mail dlee@ag.org· Assemblies of God World Missionaries' Missions Account 2032415

  • Cuban Assemblies of God Media Center

    General Superintendent Hector Hunter with David Lee

    Cuban Assemblies of God HQ

    David Lee, Supt. Hunter, David Lee Jr., Israel Matos, Isaac Hunter, and Gerald Jackson with new audio- visual equipment for Media Center.

    In 1959, the Cuban Assemblies of God had 92 churches. Some years later, the government approved the development of neighborhood house churches that would be within walking distance of people's homes. This would eliminate gov- ernment expense for extra buses and break up large crowds traveling to churches. The number of regular and house churches numbers in the thou- sands. The Fellowship has been faced with the challenge of training leaders for these places of worship. Many of the house churches have several hundred members. The church is without a formal Bible school and some pastors do not have books to study the Word; paper and educational materials are scarce.

    Several years ago, the government began relaxing building restrictions. My son, David, and I became invoived with the CutJan Assemblies of God when - --~-- Vida Abundante church in Havana was being built. General Superintendent Hector Hunter asked us to help with audio and video for the church. At that time, Fellowship leaders also envisioned building an Assemblies of God head- quarters with a media center where Bible instructors would record classes that could be disbursed throughout the Fellowship on CDs and videos.

    When the Fellowship received approval to construct the headquarters build- ing, Superintendent Hunter asked David, Jr., Gerald Jackson and me to design and equip the media center. With the help of many teams, the government- approved building is almost ready to be occupied. The media center within the building also has government approval and is complete except for painting, air conditioning and equipment.

    During our October 1-9visit to Cuba, David Jr., Gerald Jackson and I were able to provide two audiovisual edit suites for the new center. For two days David Jr. provided orientation on the new equipment to the team that will manage the media center. He will continue to guide the installation of the equipment and train the team. Training teams in Latin America are also working to provide training materials for the Cuban church.

    The Media Center will enable the church to provide education materials to the workers and to be prepared for future opportunities to proclaim the Gospel to the Cuban people.

    Your financial support is making this ministry possible. Thank you for partnering with us!

    David Lee· Assemblies of God World Missions· 417-862-2781, Ext. 2075 • dlee@ag.org· Account #2032415