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Report on visit to Manipur, India

Published May 22, 2019

ISAAC Asia                                                                                (International Substance Abuse and Addiction Coalition) Diary of a Missionary to Asia.   May 2019   Greetings once again from Malaysia. When we came to Malaysia we came with the main intent of promoting the role of ISAAC in the region. We also felt that there would be another role, possibly linked, that God would have us step into. It seems that we are finding that role. Warwick has just returned from a visit to Churachandpur, [...]

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Report from Papua New Guinea

Published May 22, 2019

ISAAC  Asia                                                                                (International Substance Abuse and Addiction Coalition) Diary of a Missionary to Asia. April 2019 Greetings from Malaysia                                                             June & I have just returned from speaking at a conference in Papua New Guinea (PNG). PNG, like many other places around the world, has a growing drug & alcohol problem, particularly among the youth of that country. We had been asked to address the issue of what could be done in the community, particularly through the [...]

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A New Period for ISAAC in Asia

Published November 5, 2018

HI, It has been way too long since we posted anything on our site. However that will now change. In fact many things have now changed. In July this year Warwick & June Murphy moved from their base in Melbourne, Australia to base themselves in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This move will enable them to  be far more available to travel through the region. We believe that God has given ISAAC Asia a role to play in the region. The work that so many in the region are doing in the recovery ministry is truly amazing and we want to assist [...]

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Pastoral Care of Leaders

Published February 27, 2014

Greetings, 8 years ago I started ministry in Asia. It was in response to a request to the ISAAC International office asking for someone to go to a particular city in China and do some teaching on addictions with a team of people working amongst trafficked women. Since that first trip I have now been to various parts of Asia teaching on addictions, counselling and other teaching from the Bible. I have been to Mongolia, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Nepal and Cambodia. In each place I have gone with the main purpose of teaching or running training sessions with the [...]

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Reflections on the Cambodia Conference

Published November 14, 2013

Well I have been home now for a week. After the conference we managed to spend a couple of days visiting the temples at Angkor Watt. Wow, is pretty much my responses to being there. If you get the opportunity to visit Angkor Watt you should take it. But that is not the purpose of this posting. I always think it is important to give a period of time before reviewing a conference. Time allows the peripheral things to find their place in our thoughts and the things that we found important to come to the surface where we have [...]

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Last Day of Conference

Published November 1, 2013

I had hoped to post a blog each day of the conference but due to intermittent internet connection this has not been possible. Today was the final day of the conference and as in past conferences a time for bringing things to a close. So many things that could be said but would all take up too much space. Yesterday we had a time of worship that was quite amazing. The presence of God in that room was palpable. Today Dr Jean (President of ISAAC International) spoke and then Pax led us into a time of allowing God to minister [...]

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Not Another Conference. Why?

Published October 30, 2013

Throughout the Asian region there are numerous small organisations doing amazing work in difficult circumstances. Some of these are working with people with drug or alcohol addictions, seeing them through recovery and onto a better life. Some of them are working with the sex slaves, those who have been sold into this business and are trapped there for many years. Some of them are working with street kids, offering them a better outcome for their future. People have come from Pakistan,Iran, Nepal, Phillippines, China, Australia, US, Europe, Sth America, Russia, Ukraine, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Lebanon, India and of course, Cambodia. [...]

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The conference is the easy part

Published October 24, 2013

The 2nd ISAAC Asia regional conference, this one to be held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, is due to begin in a few days. By the time I get to the conference facility I will feel like taking a long breath and relaxing, rather than engaging in the conference. The organisation to get to Cambodia certainly takes some time. I started by checking through various airline schedules to see if I could arrange the flights myself, which I have done in the past. To cut a long story short this became quite confusing. Most of the airlines travel via their home [...]

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