Saturday, October 23, 2010

Africa in Revival

Randy Adams family

Eight received the Holy Ghost at a special service.


Ted Grosbach family, reported by Pastor Lesang Legotlho

Thirty-five men attended the Apostolic Man regional meeting.

The Ladies Conference was also a great success with several ladies from around the country in attendance. They were blessed by the teachings.

Eight received the Holy Ghost in regular services.

Approximately 120 children attended the Power Hour service.

Burkina Faso

Ken Cantrell family

Several were recently baptized in Jesus' name, including two ministers from other denominations and their wives.

Two new works have been started, one in the north and the other just outside the capital city.

Each pastor has selected a city or village for a spiritual partnership. They are responsible for prayer and for personal evangelism in that city.


Jim Poitras, Colleen Carter, & Nick Sisco families

One Bible school student from another organization was baptized in Jesus' name.

Three received the Holy Ghost, and eight were baptized in Jesus' name at one church.


Jim Crumpacker & Patrick Groves families

A total of ninety-seven were baptized in Jesus' name, and thirty-one received the Holy Ghost throughout the country. Thirty-five also received healing.

One lady was told to terminate her pregnancy because the baby would not live. The church prayed and a healthy baby was born.

A lame person was prayed for in Jesus' name and was made whole.


David Kline family

Seven received the Holy Ghost.

Global Association of Theological Studies - Lesotho has been established and opened for classes. The first group has four students, and all have a call to ministry.

Three received the Holy Ghost at the Leadership and Training Seminar.


Albert Stewart family

During regular services, sixty-four were baptized in Jesus' name and forty-one received the Holy Ghost.


Chris Richardson family

One of the local churches had "Family Sunday" with over 1,000 in attendance, and around 200 of those were visitors.


Tremayne Simoneaux family

At District Conferences, a total of 166 received the Holy Ghost and forty-five were baptized in Jesus' name.


Gerry McLean family

The National Treasurer traveled to attend a funeral. While there he baptized seven, including a Catholic nun.

Two of the Bible school students baptized thirteen while visiting their home town. Another student had a breakthrough in his village church and baptized four, and one received the Holy Ghost.

A new UPCI minister baptized six in Jesus' name.

Democratic Republic of Congo

Ted Grosbach family, reported by Pastor Gokalo

The Conference had 583 in attendance. Eight were baptized in Jesus' name, and fifty-two received the Holy Ghost.


Randall Richardson family

One couple said "We are going to church there", as they drove past our church sign. During their first visit, he was healed after four specialists had told him he would never be healed. On their second Sunday, she received the gift of the Holy Ghost. On their fourth Sunday, they were both baptized in Jesus' name. They are from a city where we have been praying for an open door to establish a church.


Randy Adams & Michael Benson families, reported by AIMer Jaydie Johnson

A total of sixteen people were healed by the power of God at various churches. One lady regained her failing eyesight, a man left to die was healed, and three barren women were healed.

A demon sent to terrorize and hurt the children of one particular church was unable to touch or harm anyone.


Phil Tolstad family

One region's first conference yielded sixty-six who received the Holy Ghost and thirteen baptized in Jesus' name. Six new pastors were also interviewed.

Throughout the country there are eighteen new churches. A total of forty-six received the Holy Ghost in regular church services, and 110 were baptized in Jesus' name including two congregations.

There were several miracles. While children were receiving medical attention, two men who had brought their children were also sick. They were prayed for and instantly healed.

Temporary church buildings have been constructed so that worship can move from under the trees for several congregations. Each place is now working to find land to construct permanent church buildings.

Monday, October 11, 2010

General Conference Report 2010

Highlights (estimated or round numbers)
  • Total attendance: 17,500
  • Peak attendance (Sunday night): 13,000
  • Total baptized with the Holy Ghost: 3,600
  • Total views on Internet (English, Spanish, deaf): 86,000
  • Total countries with viewers: 111 (English), 28 (Spanish)
Other Information
  • Registrations: 11,361 (excludes children and complimentary passes for some volunteers)
  • Volunteers: 2,700
  • Unique IPS addresses for English and deaf viewers (individuals, families, or churches): 16,034
  • Baptized in water onsite: 135
  • Baptized with Holy Ghost in children’s service: 94
  • Baptized with Holy Ghost on the street: 107
  • Baptized with Holy Ghost via Internet in English (reported by text): 356
  • Baptized with Holy Ghost via internet in Spanish (reported by e-mail): 30, in 11 countries
  • Refilled with Holy Ghost: 1,000
  • People receiving the Holy Ghost included an Ethiopian van driver for our street workers, a Honduran worker in the ladies meeting, and a security guard Sunday night (also baptized).
  • Many healings. The daughter of a pastor in South Texas received healing of complete deafness in one ear caused by a lack of internal bones. She now uses that ear to listen to her cell phone.

The attendance estimates were based on registrations, volunteer passes, and reports from building security and district leadership. Because of stringent control by building security, we were not able to conduct a full altar call at the front, so we turned the entire arena into an altar. When we asked for a show of hands of how many spoke in tongues for the first time, the crusade team on the platform estimated that 1,500 hands were raised on each side for a total of 3,000. When we asked how many were either filled or refilled after not speaking in tongues for a long time, there were an estimated 4,000 to 5,000. We had 600 trained altar workers stationed throughout the audience and approximately 1,000 ministers. In interviews, individual workers reported praying with 2-10 people who received the Holy Ghost and said many were filled instantaneously and simultaneously. The estimate of 3,000 filled is easily substantiated by 600 workers praying with 5 people each, not counting others filled.


Truly we experienced a reenactment of the Day of Pentecost, when “suddenly” the Holy Spirit fell on “about 120,” and then a short time later “about 3,000” from many nations were added to that number. This conference was one of our greatest ever, and it is unprecedented in several ways:

  • The greatest outpouring of the Holy Ghost at one place and one time in the U.S.
  • The greatest number of attendees and viewers for a UPCI conference
  • The most countries reached by a UPCI conference
To all this we can say, “Praise the Lord” and “To God be the glory!”

Sincerely in Christ,

David K. Bernard

General Superintendent

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Revival Update from Spain

Times of Refreshing

In September it was an honor to have the
Times of Refreshing team with us in Barcelona, Spain. During this leadership meeting, we had over 430 national leaders from all across Spain come to Barcelona to be a part of this meeting. There was outstanding preaching and teaching that encouraged our national Pastors and Leaders.
It was an h
onor to have Elias Limones, Times of Refreshing Director and Pastor from Pittsburg, Ca; Gary Sones, Missionary and President of the work in Spain; Vicente Rojas, Pastor from Oakland, Ca; Miguel Quintero Pastor from San Jose, Ca; Monte Showalter, Missionary Evangelist; Leroy Francis, Superintendent of Great Britain and Ireland; and Antonino Giacalones, Secretary of the UPC of Italy. We appreciate every one of these men that did an outstanding job ministering to the Leadership of Spain.

Holy Ghost Outpouring

The first Sunday of October was "friends day" at The Pentecostals of Barcelona. We had over 360 in attendance--with 44 visitors in the Sunday morning service. It was wonderful to have 17 of them receive the baptism of the Holy Ghost for the first time. To God be the glory!

Prayer Request

Continue to pray for the country of Andorra. This in a country on the border of France and Spain that does not yet have an apostolic church. We now have a family that is willing to move from Barcelona to Andorra to help us establish the work in this country. We hope to have them established there before the end of the year. Please pray for us as we reach out to this un-evangelized field.

Family News

We're excited to ann
ounce that we are expecting the arrival of baby number two at the beginning of May 2011. Tanya has found a doctor here in Barcelona, and we plan to have the baby here in Spain. Please keep her in your prayers during these next few months.

Thank you for all your prayers and support. Together we are claiming Spain in Jesus' name!

God Bless,

Nathan, Tanya, and Alaina Harrod

Friday, October 1, 2010

Uganda Report

Visitors from America
Sis Donna Parker, AIMer from Greenwood Arkansas
Sis Jackson and Sis Larabee, both visiting for two weeks from Leavenworth, Kansas

Dear Friends and Partners,

A church asked us for translation of several languages of "Every Tribe, Every Tongue, Every Nation....Everyone.... We Worship", for their Missions Conference, and I thought you might find it interesting.

1. Kiswahili (East Africa): Kila Kabila, Kila Lulimiokila inchi, Kila
mmoja Tuabudu
2. Kenya: Kila Kabila, kila thok, kila pinyi, kila gato, w
a pak
3. Makabira (Congo): rureme roothe, mukirega wothe, mudu woothe nitogoche

4. French (Congo): Tout tribu, Tonte langue, Tonte Nation
, tout le monde, Nous Atorons
5. Lingala (Congo): Bikolo Nyonso, Munoko nyonso, Babboka Nyoso, Bato nyonso, to sanjola

6. Kikongo (Congo): Ndinga Inso, Bwala Inso, Beto Banso, Tukembile

7. Lugbara (Uganda): Suru woro, Tii woro, Angu woro,
ba woro, amu ma injii
8. Nub (Uganda): Krila Kabila, Kila outan, Kila bele, Kita ajol, ina Kul Kede abudu

9. Kinyarwanda (Rwanda): buri bboko, buri rurimi, buri igihobu, buri muntu twese duhimbaze

10. Kiriga (Congo): Ila ilongo, ila lulomi ila isi, bashu bose, Inabudu

11. Kibembe (Congo): Ila ilongo, ila lulimi, ila iba, lo bashu bo
se tuabudu
12. Karamojong (Uganda): Ngini tunganan daadang, Ngina
ngajep daadang, ngina teker daadang,
Ngina kwaf danadang elifa akuj papa

13. Luo (Uganda): Rok ducu, Les ducu, Lubo ducu, dawo ducu myero pak rwot

14. Kuman (Uganda): Rok wena, leb, ducu, Lobo bene, dano dedede, pak rwot

15. Rootoro (Uganda): Buli Ihanga, Buli Rulimi, buli Ensi, Buli Omu, Tukugize

16. Ruganda (Uganda): Buli Gwanga, Buli Rulimi, Buli Ensi, Bulyomu, Tusiinze

17. Susamia (Uganda): Buli Kabila, Buli Lulimmi, Buli Sialo, Buli Mundu, fesi hugukirira

Kasambya Altar Call

"We Worship"

1. Rutooro (Uganda): Buli Opiu Tukugize

2. Ruganda (Uganda): Bulyomu Tusiinze Mukama

3. Runyankole (Uganda): Buryomwe Tukugize

4. Luo (Uganda): Jo Ducu myero pak Rivot

5. Kuman (Uganda): Dano Dedede Pak Rwot

6. Kiswahili (International, East Africa): Kila Mmoja Tuabudu

7. Kinyarwanda (Rwanda): Twese Duhimbaze

8. Kirundi (Burundi): Twese Duhamye

9. Kisamya (Uganda): Buli Mundu Tubinnze

10. Kikuyu (Kenya): Ithui othe ni Tugoshe Ngai

11. Ateso (Uganda): Oni Ker Eturoto

12. Kijaluo (Kenya): Ji Dutote Kapak

13. Kiluya (Kenya): Twhese Tuabudu

14. Karia Majong (Uganda): I won daadang elipa

15. Kinubi (Uganda): Ina Kulu Kede abuid

16. Lugbara (Uganda): Amamia inji

17. Kirega (Congo): Bashu Bose Tuabudu

18. Kibembe(Congo): Ilia Mutu Turbudu

19. Lingala (Congo): Batu Myonso Tonyetola

20. Chichewa (Malawi): Aliese Kupembedza

21. Kigisu (Uganda): Buli Mutwela Kane Esaye

Updates from Uganda

We had to cancel our Regional Conference in the eastern part of Uganda as there were severe riots over the political primary elections this past week. Most of the trouble was right next to our church where our conference was to be held. Three people were killed, and many cars and buildings were destroyed. We will plan to reschedule in Nov
ember. Since we were not able to go East, we went West and visited six churches in two days -- having services in the first church each day and then meeting with the saints in the other churches. Eleven received the Holy Ghost in the two services. Four of the churches had purchased land and were in the process of building permanent church structures. If you would like to help in these projects, please let us know; there isn't any greater gift than giving a church for people to find God!

Pastor John's Church - Construction Incomplete

In Kasambya, four received the Holy Ghost.

In Igunda on Friday, seven received the Holy Ghost. The church was packed with many sitting outside the building and packing inside during the altar time. It was raining, and the road was difficult and slick. Thankfully, the SFC Toyota got us there and back.

The Road

In the North in the city of Dokolo, one new church was started last week, and
another church received the truth. Presbyter Ogwal baptized the whole church. Two new churches in this area!

In Kinyinya, four were baptized in Jesus Name as the church has continued in Revival. This church is one of our oldest and, in the last year, has started two branch churches that now number over three hundred--now outnumber their mother church.

In the Village of Kassasa, eight received the Holy Ghost and were baptized.

In Kyenjojo, a young man witnessed to a pastor of a church he attended as he had just moved into the area and it was to far to walk to his own church. The pastor came to the Ministers Seminar in August and was baptized and received the Holy Ghost. This church is now an United Apostolic Church.

In a Kabalagala/Kibuli church here in Kampala, seven received the Holy Ghost.

We want to thank all of you for your faithful continued support in Prayers and Finances. Your faithful PIM is what makes it possible to reach Uganda.

Pastor John's church in the mountains of the West
They ran out of money and couldn't finish the roof and walls of the Church.
It was raining inside!

We are continuing to need your help in purchasing and registering land for our churches; there are also six churches who need help to put on iron sheets for their roofs. A complete roof with trusses (etc.) will run about $1,500. ( 103.FA.033215.21.2112.-.114). We are also in desperate need of bicycles for our pastors who pastor several churches. A bike with spare parts and an extra tire is $100 ( 103.FA.033215.24.2411.-.114). Your help in these areas would be greatly appreciated.

Phil and Twyla Tolstad