My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, so that your faith might not rest on men’s wisdom, but on God’s power. 1 Corinthians 2:4-5
The month of September started out in Hong Kong as I ministered September 4th at Solid Rock Foursquare Church on the importance of not being deceived by false teaching, working out your own salvation with fear and trembling so that your life and message will bring truth, freedom, life and most importantly salvation to others you come across in your daily lives.
After returning to Philippines I decided to postpone my trip to S.Korea until October 7 to 13.( Please keep this trip to S.Korea in your prayers)
I then ministered September 11 in Mabuhay City, Cavite which is 1 to 2 hours outside of Manila. There the message was on Evangelism and Intimacy with God. The following sunday Sept 18 I was invited to minister in Jesus is Alive Church in Rizal, Montelban about 2 hours outside of Manila. A couple days before this preaching I had a really bad cough and began to get a fever. Thankfully the church received us with great hospitality and made us feel very welcome and comfortable and I was able to get some rest and minister. I felt weak, but I felt the spirit of the Lord upon me and many sick people in the church were touched and healed as the Lord gave me a powerful word for the church on healing, intimacy and evangelism.
I then returned with my wife back to Tagbilaran City and was able to rest some more and get well! I then ministered with some of the local pastors in the city with open air evangelism. The next day I preached for one of the local pastors in a church they had just planted.
I will be in the USA in November for one month as I will visit my father as he has been struggling with his health. Please keep him in your prayers for healing and salvation. My wife will stay in the Philippines and spend some time visiting her family. Please continue to keep her in prayer regarding visas.
As the Lord leads Please make checks out to FIRE international and Leno Dukic in the memo
Thank you for your prayers and financial support.
Jesus replied,”Let us go somewhere else–so I can preach there also. That is why I have come. Mark 1:38.
At the moment Im on the way to Hong Kong for the weekend as will minister in Rock Solid Foursquare Church on Saturday. Then I will return to Philippines and go to South Korea from Sept 11 to Sept 18 as Im
scheduled to minister in two churches there.
The first sunday of September I ministered in Outreach for Christ church In Tagbilaran City, Philippines. We also planned to go to Cabilao Island for outreach two times, but unfortunately because of the rainy weather had to cancel both times.
The following weekend My wife and I traveled the long eight hour journey via two vans and boat to Ormoc City, Leyte. There I preached in four services which consisted of church services and outreach services. Our first service was a church and outreach service near a basketball court, the second and fourth service we used an elementary classroom and the third service was in a church very far from the city near many sugarcane farms.
In all four services the sermon was on the importance of intimacy with God, healing and salvation. In the outreach services we had many salvations and healings!
Soon after returning to Tagbilaran City I was invited to the weekly Pastors meeting. There I found over 30 pastors of all different denominations meeting each week to pray for revival. I also received more invitations to preach
in the local churches in Tagbilaran City! Also I started going out with two Pastors each week to preach the gospel outside with microphone and loud speakers in the city center and more people have come to the Lord through this outreach! I finished the month of August preaching in Hope for Christ Assembly of God Church and Jesus is Alive Church! Many people were encouraged in their faith and encouraged to continue to be bold to share the gospel wherever they go!
Also Please keep my father in prayer as I may have my wife apply for USA visa so that we can come and visit him in the USA as he is not saved and his health is not well at the moment.
Also please keep in prayer for funds to be able to take the gospel into the South Pacific part of the world soon!
This past month the financial support received through FIRE was over $100 usd for the first time in many months. At the moment there are two people that are monthly supporters! I thank those two supporters abundantly as well as the other givers that are giving one time gifts and whenever they wish to this ministry. Truly you are a blessing to me and to the Lord and to the people that are receiving salvation, healing, and the word of the Lord from this ministry!
Also much thanks for those praying for this ministry. These are the last days we believe as many things are happening in the earth to prove this word of the bible. We must continue to give our lives for the sake of the gospel
as the Father wishes all to be saved for his glory. One by one souls are coming into the kingdom of God!!
Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “He am I. Send me!” Isaiah 6:8
On July 2 my wife and I arrived in Medan, Indonesia and were received by Pastor Rante of The Pentecostal Church of Indonesia at the airport. We then were driven 70 kilometers to Berastagi which is a small city with an elevation of 1220 meters and about 1 hour
away from Lake Toba. There are two active volcanoes close to Berstagi named Sinabung and Sibayak. Last August 2010 Sinabung erupted after 400 years of being dormant. The first sunday I was taken for a long drive to a big village church near Sinabung Volcano. I was warmly greeted by the congregation and ministered on importance of evangelism, intimacy with God and prayed for the sick.
In the middle of the week I ministered in another church about 15 minutes from Berastagi. Then the wife of Pastor Surbakti took us for the day to see Lake Toba. Then on Sunday morning I ministered in 2 churches in Berastagi and then in the afternoon was driven to Medan to preach in victory Faith Church of Indonesia at 7pm. That evening I preached a salvation message using Matthew 13:12 and used an African Parable to get through to the people I was preaching to. Then I gave an altar call and some of the congregation including a German couple just visiting the church responded and prayed to receive salvation! The church was really alert as they also encouraged the people to come forward who at first were shy to come forward. Then on monday I ministered in Rhema bible school on the importance of being faithful, having a good relationship with God and paying the price to take the gospel to the nations.
My wife and I then returned to Bangkok, Thailand and on Sunday July 17 I ministered in a Pilipina church on going deeper in the Lord and being faithful. We then returned to Manila, Philippines and took care of some paper work.
and then took a flight to Tagbilaran, Philippines. I then ministered Sunday July 24 in the Manga Shekinah Assembly of God church. It was my third time to minister in this church. Before I ministered my wife gave a testimony and was
warmly received as this was the first time the church had met her.
At the moment we are basing out of Tagbilaran, Philippines for the next 3months. We plan to do ministry in this city as well as other cities in the Philippines and plan to go 2 short trips to Hong Kong
and South Korea in September. Tomorrow weather permitting we plan to go with an Australian missionary on his boat to the Island of Kabilao and have a day of ministry.
Please keep in prayer for favor for my wife for visas so she can travel with me when we have the finances to do so.
Im also planning a trip to the South Pacific soon specifically to Papau New Guinea. Please keep this in prayer and if you would also like to sow a seed to help me get there.
Thank you for your prayer and support. Please make your checks out to Fire-International and put Leno Dukic in the memo and mark it either for travel,missions,or projects.
And how can they preach unless they are sent?As it is written,”How beautiful are the feet that bring good news!“Romans 10:15
Most of the month of June I spent with my wife in Thailand as we were blessed to stay some days at my Aunts apartment in Cha Am as she is in the USA at the moment and not using it.
Cha Am is a city where there are so many lost souls and people who need to hear about Jesus. One day I was so blessed when my wife came back from the market because she had brought gospel tracts
with her as she was shopping as she said I wish I had brought more with me as so many people were curious and reading them! My wife was so touched how the Lord was using her with the Thai people that she began to pray
more and cry out for their salvation in her prayers.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness for they shall be filled. Matthew 5:6
We also spent time in Bangkok ministering to Chinese missionaries as I was invited to their training school to share with them my experiences as well as equip them more for the work of Evangelism.
We also went out on an outreach with some of them to the local park! We had a great time sharing the word of God and saw the Lord work with us to challenge the people to know Jesus.
I have attached some photos of the work with the missionaries in the training center as well as the outreach in the park.
At the moment Im with my wife in Penang, Malaysia as we came here by train from Thailand. Tomorrow we will take a flight to Medan, Indonesia where we will be received by some pastors and do some ministry there from July 2 to 12. We are exited about this trip and believe that the Lord is going to use us mightily to advance his kingdom and bring salvation, healing and encouragement to many!
Then before returning to the Philippines on July 20th Im scheduled to preach in a Pilippino Church in Bangkok on July 17.
I hope that you are encouraged by the photos that I have posted in this newsletter and that you see that your prayers and support are valuable to this ministry that you and me are the hands and feet of the church that reaches out to the world to come to Jesus before its too late.
Please make out all checks to Fire International with Leno Dukic in the memo and mark it for travel, missions, or projects.
Thank you and have a wonderful month!
This is the day which the LORD has made;Let us rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24
The first weekend of May I ministered in a Foursquare Church in Surigao City, Philippines. The night before the Sunday morning service a few of us went out on the streets near the pier and we had many divine appointments and nearly twenty people prayed and accepted the Lord Jesus Christ into their hearts!
The next day I ministered on Intimacy with God and Evangelism.
I then returned to Butuan City for some wedding preparations then I went to minister in a small town Called San Francisco on Sunday May 8th. I ministered on being faithful to the Lord and reaching out to those who don’t know Jesus. Then prayed for the sick. Then on May 11 I exited Philippines to Hong Kong and ministered in a Foursquare Church there on May 14.
I then returned to Philippines for my wedding on May 21 in Butuan City. I was blessed to have my mother, stepfather and a few friends come from Korea for the ceremony. We had a wonderful service with a choir singing many Christian songs and truly had a wedding that would glorify the Lord!
At the moment Im spending time with my wife, mother and stepfather. Soon my mother and stepfather will return to USA.
On June 5 I will go to Thailand with my wife as we take some time together to enjoy, pray and see what God would have for our future. At the end of the month we plan to head towards Indonesia where some meetings are being planned for 1st week of July in Medan, Indonesia.
Please keep us in prayer at this time as we allow the Lord to show us for what he would have us to do and go so that others may come to know the Lord Jesus as their Lord and Savior as well as strengthen the local churches around the world.
Thanks for your prayers and contributions. Please make your checks out to Fire International with Leno Dukic in the memo if you wish to grab this opportunity to sow a seed into this ministry. Please mark it for Travel, Missions, or Projects.
“Beloved, God has never failed to act but in goodness and love. When all means fail–his love prevails. Hold fast to your faith. Stand fast in his Word. There is no other hope in this world.”–David Wilkerson
I spent my first ten days of April in General Santos, Philippines. There I ministered the first sunday at Gospel Temple Assembly of God Church. Then on Wednesday and Sunday morning April 10th I ministered in Oasis Christian Church. In all three service I ministered on importance of intimacy with God and winning souls for Jesus. I was also so blessed to go with another missionary during the week and minister to muslims and many other people in the city and market place.
After Sunday morning service on April 10th I took a bus to Davao city where I ministered in a Sunday evening service at Jesus Christ of Nazareth Church in Agdao. I had a great time visiting this church as I had ministered there over three years ago. Amazingly many children remembered me as they were surprised that I had cut my long hair which I had on my 1st visit! Then later that evening I joined the FIRE team at the His Misson Church they planted in Agdao and helped them pray for people at the end of service. I then spent a few days with them fellowshipping, evangelizing and praying for people in their meetings.
I then proceeded to Butuan City and ministered in a Foursquare Church on April 17. The pastor at this church is the pastor who will marry my fiancee and I on May 21 in Butuan City. Then during the week my fiancee and I spent time with some of the wedding preparations as well as visiting her family in a small town called Bunawan three hours a way.
I also took a quick trip to Camiguin Island during the week. On the bus en route to Camiguin, a woman boarded the bus saying she was a missionary and gave out small words of the bible and just said God loves you and started asking the people for money. I asked her why she not preach the gospel and pray for the people and she wouldn’t answer me then she got off the bus. I then decided boldy to stand up and preach the gospel for about 15 minutes and tell the people you can give this lady one million dollars for whatever her cause is but if you don’t receive Jesus Christ in your life you will not go to heaven. Then I gave an altar call. On the return trip there was a movie being played on the bus with so much profanity. After the movie finished I decided to preach the gospel and tell the people to read the bible when they go home and put some good thoughts in their minds. Before getting off the bus I told the bus driver to throw the movie away as there were children on the bus as this kind of movie shouldn’t be played on this bus. The driver just laughed and said this was the only movie they had. I then preached this past Sunday April 24th in another Foursquare church and used what happen on the bus trips in my sermon. On April 27th I was blessed to preach the gospel in a funeral and my fiancee was the translator! I was told later that some of the people prayed and accepted Jesus and got right with God as I led a prayer for salvation before closing.
Tomorrow I will take a bus to Surigao City to preach the Sunday morning service then the following week to a small town called San Francisco. On May 11 I will go to Hong Kong to visit one church then return to Butuan, Philippines to marry my fiancee on May 21.
My mother and step father will come from USA for the wedding!
Please keep my fiancee Janice and me in your prayers in this time of transition in our lives and ministry.
Please seize this opportunity to sow into this ministry. make your checks out to FI and include my name Leno Dukic in the memo. Thanks so much for your prayers and support!
Mark 16:15 He said to them, Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.
After returning from Indonesia I went to Tagbilaran, Philippines and ministered in one of the local churches on Evangelism and intimacy with God on the first sunday of March.
I then took a short trip to Brunei and Kota Kinabula, Malaysia and had many divine appointments with muslims and the local people in both countries. One day in Brunei I took a trip to the famous local mosque in the city
just to see it and while i was inside I had two long and powerful divine appointments with two guys as I was able to share the gospel with them in the mosque! Then later on the streets I had more divine appointments with
the locals and foreigners. In Malaysia I also had many divine appointments as I bought some gospel tracts in the local language and handed them out and talked with many people in different parts of the city and prayed for salvation and healing in those who asked for prayer and to be led to receive Christ!
Today April 1st I arrived in General Santos, Philippines as I should be here about 10 days before moving on to Davao and Butuan for the month of April.
This sunday I have been invited to preach in the Gospel Temple Church of the Assembly of God. The Pastor has asked me to share about my ministry and to give a message. Then on monday I will be working with an American missionary and preach in the tribal areas as well as maybe go into prisons and other community places for evangelistic outreach.
After my time with him I will do some ministry in one of the local churches in the city before leaving for Davao and Butuan.
Hebrews 1:6 And again, when God brings the first born in the world, he says”Let all God’s angels worship him”.
Please keep this time in your prayers as I have decided not to go at the end of this month to Indonesia. I plan to apply for extended visa stay for possibly the next six weeks in Philippines doing ministry and preparing
for transition in my life.
On March 13th I officially announced my engagement to Janice Villanueva as she is from the Philippines. We plan to marry in Butuan, Philippines which is near here hometown on May 21.
We have known each other over one year and by Gods grace through, phone calls, emails, and time together we have decided to marry as she also has a heart for evangelism and loves to pray.
This is the transition in my life that I ask you to keep in your prayers that it will be smooth and that this relationship will lead to a greater outpouring of the gospel in the future.
Soon I will go to Butuan and meet with the Pastor who is going to marry us as well as fulfill the necessary requirements for the marriage to happen on May 21. Thankfully the doors are also open
to preach in the churches there when I make this visit later this month.
Once again thank you taking advantage of this opportunity and sowing into the Kingdom of God through this ministry through prayer and finances.
For those who wish to sow a financial seed please make your checks out to Fire International with Leno Dukic in the memo and mark it either for Missions, Travel, or Projects.
Psalm 67:2 So that your ways may be known on the earth, your salvation among the nations.
At the moment Im on a flight from Jakarta to Manila then catch a flight two days later to Tagbilaran as plan to minister there this weekend.
The end of January I ministered at Incheon International Church in South Korea.I then left for Indonesia with stops in Philippines and Thailand for a few days.
One night when I was in thailand I met a lady who told me she was in pain. Thus I just put my hand on her head and started praying for her and the presence of God just came over her. She seem to just drink in what
the spirit had for her. She said she had never felt this before. I then explained to her the good news that Jesus has come to heal her and wants a relationship with her. Thus she prayed and accepted Jesus Christ!
I arrived in Surabaya, Indonesia on february 11th. It was a late friday night there at the airport I was received by Pastor Peter and his wife. On sunday morning I ministered in their church then I ministered in another church
The next evening I took the taxi van and ferry boat to Denpesar. Bali. It was a long trip as it took all night. That morning In Bali I was received by Pastor Jimmy and many believers. I quickly went to sleep and I was taken
to a special meeting that happens once a month for the people of Sumatra. There I gave a sermon about the importance of reaching out to the Lost and being close to the Lord.
The next night I ministered in a small church gathering about the spring of living water that is inside every believers and how that spring of water needs to go out to others. The next day my interpreter was ill and I visited him in the hospital and prayed for him
In indonesia most of the churches are Pentecostal and I have difficulty remembering each of their names as they are Indonesian. I would go on and minister in three churches over the weekend. I was well received in all the
meetings as I found the people hungry in every meeting for the message. I ministered on Jeremiah 13:1-11,parable of mustard seed, going into all the world,healing,faithful with the gifts God has given each person.
I finished up with a few more meetings and a final meeting with 15-20 Pastors as I was privileged to encourage them to going after the Lord and encouraged them to keep pouring into their people so that they maybe equipped
to spread the gospel to the Lost as so many different types of people come to Bali. I was also so blessed to lead a couple of people to the Lord in my free time on the streets near the beach. There is such a need for labors in these places as I found myself ministering to many drug dealers,religious people,prostitutes, and so many others who need to accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior and receive forgiveness of their sins before its too late.
Please keep these places in prayer that God will raise people up to reach out and the church in Bali will be obedient with the word that the Lord used me to give to them.
Then I finished up this past sunday in Jakarta and preached in a morning service in one church and an evening service in another.
Please be in prayer about my return to Indonesia as this was the second time I ministered there and it was another fruitful work. There is a plan to return to Indonesia the end of April and travel with one
pastor to West Timor of Indonesia and East Timor which is now a country of its own. If you would like to sow a seed into this work please do you will be greatly blessed.
This month I will be in Philippines, Brunei, and Malaysia. Much thanks for your prayers.
Please make your checks out to Fire International with Leno Dukic in memo, if you would like to sow your seed for travel, missions, and projects. Please do mark which one you prefer.
At the moment Im on a flight to South Korea from the Philippines. I will be spending New Years eve with Incheon International Church. It will be great to see everyone again and testify of the goodness
of the Lord!
I left the USA on December 1st and arrived in Manila, Philippines on December 2nd. I then spent the next few days getting over jet lag and preparing to go to Indonesia for the 1st time!
I then left Manila for Jakarta on Dec 6th and spent the night there and then with Pastor Simon I boarded a flight to Surabaya. Then we were picked up by another pastor who took us for lunch and then to Malang
for a big pastors conference. Many Pastors came from different parts of Indonesia to be encouraged and equipped by different speakers and I was one of them. The next day was a busy day for me as I had the
honor to minister three sessions in the afternoon and then from 7pm to 9pm. I gave them my testimony and how God put a love in my heart to tell others about him and to encourage others to do the same,
The importance to raise up others to GO into all the world and make Christ known,intimacy with God as Anna the prophetess spent so much time with the Lord that after all she could do is tell others about Christ,
and Availability is better than Ability.
Then on the 9th of December I returned with Pastor Simon to Jakarta. On December 10 I ministered in a church in Jakarta. It was a very powerful service as the Holy Spirit was moving and the
people were very hungry for the message. I spoke on being hungry for God, knowing him as the church is the wife of Christ and Christ is the husband. How can the world know him if the church doesn’t
know him so intimately and GO and make him known to the nations!
On December 11 Pastor SImon had me minister in the Philadelphia missionary training to many Young adults who are hungry to bring Gods word to the Lord. The morning was powerful as after ministering the Holy
Spirit just came in like wind and everyone was just seeking God!
Then on December 12 Pastor Simon took me to Subang in the early morning with an interpreter to a Pentecostal church in Subang about 2 hours from Jakarta. The service was great as the people were very
passionately singing their Indonesian praise and worship songs. I then gave my testimony and ministered about the importance of the presence of the Lord, faithfulness, Going into all the world with the word of God
to all people and being close to God. At the end of the service I prayed for the sick.
On December 14 I arrived back in Manila and the next day I went to the city of Tagbilaran on the Island of Bohol. There I was picked up by Pastor Daniel Cubing who arranged my schedule with Pastor Arnold in the city of
Valenica. After a days rest I went to Valencia and there I went with Pastor Arnold up in the mountains and ministered in two Assembly of God churches on two different days. The road getting to the mountains was not so good
and at times rough. Thankfully both services the word of the Lord was spoken and the people were encouraged. Then on sunday morning I ministered in the main Assembly of God church in Valencia. I spoke about
Jesus never changes that in life we may have disappointments, but thankfully all things work together for those who love the Lord. I felt the people were encouraged. Before the evening service I had went with
Pastor Arnolds family for swimming in the local swimming pool. After swimming I slipped on a wetstairway and thankfully held myself from falling backwards and fell forward and landed at the bottom on my chest. I felt my knee
pop as I had injured this knee the year before playing basketball. Thankfully no serious injury. Please keep this knee in prayer for full recovery.
I then spent my first Christmas in the Philippines and the next day ministered in a church on Olango Island near Cebu. Some of the Islands of the Philippines can be tough for some pastors as some of the churches are small
and not many believers are faithfully attending church. I ministered on no matter if the church is filled or not the church must be the hand and feet of Jesus to the world. the important thing is to be obedient to Christ and fulfill
the great commission. After doing this the responsibility falls on the hearers of the word of God to obey and come to church and be faithful.
Thanks for all your support prayerfully and financially. I do not have anyone is who has committed to be a monthly partner if you would like to do so at any amount and one time givers are always appreciated. Make your contributions to FIRE with Leno Dukic in memo
May this 2011 be a fruitful one as we are always producing fruit lets make sure our fruit is always good and pleasing the Lord for his glory
2011 starts in Korea then in February back to Philippines, Thailand and possibly Indonesia.
No Newsletter for February
On October 1st I arrived in Zamboanga City , Philippines and stayed until October 5th. For a long time I had wanted to go and minister there, but so many people had told me it was dangerous there and so many people told me it was safe there. Thus I patiently got to know the people inviting me to come and minister there and I was assured it was safe as the problems are on the Islands some hundreds of miles south. I then ministered seven times in four days!
The first day was able to share the gospel with 8to 10 yr old children at an Elementary School and then 20 to 30 school teachers. I was told that almost all the teachers accepted the Lord Jesus as their personal savior!
I then ministered several times in the Miracle Life Christian Fellowship Church and the final night in an all night prayer meeting which many believers from other churches came together. I was also blessed to meet the Mayor and Vice-Mayor of the city and was told that I had favor in this city if I ever chose to come back and conduct a crusade etc!
Then I went to Cebu , Philippines and ministered in Banilad, Cebu and Mactan, Cebu on Sunday October 10. Both services went extremely well and the word was received with joy as the Lord really had something for both churches in his quest to equip them more to evangelize and know him more.
I then went to Taiwan as I needed to exit Philippines as I didn’t want to overstay the 21 days Im allowed to stay and returned after a few days to the Philippines .
I then went to Tagbilaran , Philippines and ministered for Shekinah Assemby of God church and ministered to the Youth in a special youth service. Both services went extremely well. I also had so many divine appointments there as I had over 10 decisions for Christ just in my free time on the streets.
It’s the end of the month and Im returning to the USA for 1 month to visit family and try to gather more support for this ministry. Please be in prayer as this ministry can use more support as everyday lives are being touched and souls are coming into the kingdom of God . In December will return some ministry in the Philippines as well as Indonesia for the first time and South Korea . Also I have been updating www.compelthemtocome.com so you can be in tune with the ministry more
Thanks for all your prayer and financial support.