Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Video of God Opening Blind Eyes & Deaf Ears

Video Link: Blind eyes opened & deaf ears unstopped in Jesus name!

Deputation Schedule
We will be in:
Alabama      Jan    2-13             2013
Arkansas       Jan    15-17            2013
BOTT           Jan    22 - 24          2013
Arkansas       Jan    25 - Feb 3    2013
Texas            Feb      5 -24           2013
South Texas  Feb   26 - Mar 24  2013
Florida           Mar 26 - Apr 14   2013
Georgia         Apr 16 - 21            2013
S Carolina     Apr 23 - 28            2013
N Carolina    Apr 30 - May 12    2013

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

God Bless,
Nathan, Tanya, Alaina and Lincoln Harrod

The Wolframs: Vietnam & Philippines Update

I recently had an opportunity to expand my outreach to two new groups of people in Hanoi (far north Vietnam) and Saigon (south Vietnam).

The pastor in Hanoi is a very nice man who was formally a two-star General who fought for the North.  He gave up his military career to fulfill his calling for God.  His warm reception of our message was appreciated.  Two of the pastors who attended the meeting in Hanoi traveled more than four hours to attend.  I was invited to come back to this church in the future. Two more  invitations came about by this meeting in cities near Hanoi.

The seminar I taught in south Vietnam was also a a great contact.  This new group was a pleasant surprise.  I was introduced to this pastor by a family I baptized in the early ‘90s.  This group has a grasp of oneness, baptizes in  Jesus’s name and are all Spirit-filled.  I am thrilled to see our message being spread far and wide.  It is also heart-warming to know that the foundational teaching that I provided to many groups in the early ‘90s is still spreading.  This new group is an example of the trickle-down affect of those early days. 

Our five students from Vietnam are also doing great.  They are presently helping me translate lessons for my seminars.

Africa in Revival

Terry Riddick & Rusty Riddick families

The missionaries visited a local church where the pastor is interested in affiliating with the UPC. After ministering in the service, the missionary taught the pastor's family a bible study about baptism in Jesus' name. The pastor said, "I am 65 years old and have been a pastor for many years, but I truly have received a revelation today." This pastor is the head of a small organization that has eight more churches and pastors. He would like to affiliate all the churches with the UPC. The missionary will soon be preaching the organization convention, and the missionary's wife will be teaching the ladies.

The missionaries have also been asked to minister in another small organization of four churches in a different area of the country. This area has no UPC. These churches also want to affiliate with the UPC.

Congo - Brazzaville
Regional Missionary, the Gistope family

There were seventeen baptized in Jesus' name and thirteen received the baptism of the Holy Spirit during a crusade.

Area Coordinator, Randy Adams - reported by Pastor Désiré

At National Conference thirteen received the Holy Spirit and one was baptized in Jesus' name.

Nick Sisco & Colleen Carter families
During leadership seminars and special services in two regions, a total of twenty-six received the baptism of the Holy Spirit, six were baptized in Jesus' name, and multiple people were healed. There are also ten potential students to open another ACTS extension school.

Two preaching points have been started in one region.

At a regional youth all night prayer meeting there was a powerful time of prayer, deliverance, and renewal. The attendance continues to increase and transformation is taking place among the youth.

A home Bible study was taught to a young lady. She will be baptized in Jesus' name soon.

Jim Crumpacker & Patrick Groves families

Throughout the country there were 194 baptized in Jesus' name, eighty-seven received the baptism of the Holy Spirit, and fifty-nine reported healings.

There were 307 home Bible studies taught. Two new preaching points have been established.

Albert Stewart family

During regular services a total of seventy-two were baptized in Jesus' name and twenty-six received the baptism of the Holy Spirit.

Chris Richardson family

Local churches report that a total of 118 received the baptism of the Holy Spirit and ninety-two were baptized in Jesus' name.

Kids Day 2012 ~ In the capital city, Sunday School students and teachers came together at the National Campgrounds for a day of fun and games. In the afternoon, there was an evangelistic service and 246 children received the baptism of the Holy Spirit.

Gerry McLean family

One of the Bible school students went into a village to share the message of One God and Acts 2:38. On the first night, nine were baptized in Jesus' name, and the next day he prayed eight of those nine through to the baptism of the Holy Spirit.

The national evangelism director was invited to speak at a church and thirty-six received the baptism of the Holy Spirit.

Another Bible school student witnessed to a group of people in her village, and her pastor baptized eleven of them in Jesus' name.

Gary Abernathy family

One regional Big Sunday had 3,569 in attendance. There were thirty-five baptized in Jesus' name, twenty-one received the baptism of the Holy Spirit, and seventeen children were dedicated to God.

In two regional ladies ministries meetings there was a total of 687 in attendance and six received the baptism of the Holy Spirit.

Holiday Greetings/News from Germany

2012 is fast approaching a close, and there are    great victories    to report in our German    camp! Some of the many reasons for rejoicing are…

*We completed a very successful 8th deputation in America before returning recently to our own home and work in the midst of 83 million people living in the land of our calling. We added significantly to our long list of faithful supporters and we wish to THANK YOU ALL, the old and new partners alike, for working with us in the GREAT COMMISSION! Your investment is reaping eternal dividends and we only wish that each and every one of you could experience the excitement of the HARVEST firsthand.

*As you may recall, before we left Germany for deputation in 2011, we were able to place pastors into the two churches that we started in northwestern Germany - one in Paderborn and the other in Northeim. These men, the Denk brothers, went from converts in our second term of service in Germany to called and trained ministers of the Gospel by our fourth term of service. They are dedicated to propagating the Apostolic message. They remain deeply grateful because their extended family found Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior after emigrating from Kazakhstan to Germany in the early 1990’s. It is a thrill to return to our fifth term of service and find that the churches we planted are alive and well in their capable hands!           

*In early October, just a few weeks after settling back into German life, we began to travel to Paderborn with our newly-purchased used Sheaves for Christ vehicle. The grand reunion with the Paderborn church coincided with the annual Erntedankfest service. Alan preached to a packed house as the presence of the Lord filled the place. Erntedankfest is the German equivalent of Thanksgiving Day. Unlike America, it is more of a church celebration than a family celebration. Fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts and grains, as you see in the photo, are gathered for this occasion and are offered at the end of the day of celebration to those in attendance.

 Worshiping and Working in One Accord for the Harvest
 *Just a few weeks later in November, we celebrated our 9th Anniversary in the building presently being rented for the Paderborn church. Our guest speaker, Missionary Filippo Ciulla from Belgium, blessed the church with his anointed ministry. The altar was filled at the end of the service, and his evaluation was that “the church in Paderborn was a wonderful experience!”

*The church in Paderborn has clearly outgrown its present building, so we are facing a GOOD problem! The brethren have begun looking for a larger facility to rent. WOULD YOU JOIN US IN PRAYER THAT THIS NEED BE MET QUICKLY? We need more space and more chairs to reach more people with the Gospel.

*We returned to Germany to find our preaching point just south of Bonn in good shape also, thanks to a faithful worker in the Kingdom, Petra Akeme. This group started with immigrant Spanish-speaking women from the Dominican Republic who are married to German men. We baptized these believing women in the Rhine River just a few months prior to our departure for deputation and have been teaching them in German. In our absence, some others south of Bonn joined the group and a Spanish-speaking Apostolic family from Ecuador moved into Bonn. Efforts are underway to bring these separate groups into one united body to reach out further in the Bonn area, in both the German and Spanish languages. 

These are times of in-gathering from every tribe and every nation in every part of the world. Remember that YOU are helping to gather this HARVEST even as you support our ministry. WE THANK GOD FOR YOU EACH AND EVERY DAY!     

Georgia On My Mind

Merry Christmas
From Georgia to you. We want to say thank you for all of your prayers and support. This holiday season we wanted to take a moment to say how much we love and appreciate you.

God bless you,
The Staten Family

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Revival Report - Harrod Family in Spain

Visiting ministry in October!
Bro. Twentier Preaching
We are thankful for the ministry of Rev. James and Marsha Twentier who have spent the last three weeks ministering to our church in Barcelona, our daughter works and teaching in the Bible School.

A Look At What God Is Doing In Spain

Video: A Land in Revival

Deputation Schedule

The Lord has blessed while on deputation these past few months. We have had many filled the baptism of the Holy Ghost and in the past month have had 39 testify of miraculous healings. We thank God for what He is doing while on deputation. If you are interested in having us for a service below is our schedule.

We will be in
Illinois           Nov 27- Dec 16  2012
Alabama      Jan    2-13             2013
Arkansas       Jan    15-17            2013
BOTT           Jan    22 - 24          2013
Arkansas       Jan    25 - Feb 3    2013
Texas            Feb      5 -24           2013
South Texas  Feb   26 - Mar 24  2013
Florida           Mar 26 - Apr 14   2013
Georgia         Apr 16 - 21            2013
S Carolina     Apr 23 - 28            2013
N Carolina    Apr 30 - May 12    2013

Thank You!

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

God Bless,
Nathan, Tanya, Alaina and Lincoln Harrod

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Hello from Korea

Sending Greetings to the Other Side of the World!

I am still surprised by the emotional shifts that come from living abroad. I can be staring at pictures or watching videos from home and wishing that I could just pop over for that service, choir practice, youth event, et cetera, and in the next moment, I feel that echo inside of me that for now (time unknown) this place is home. That does not scare me for I grew up with many places called home. It does not, however, extinguish that two-places-at-once (at least!) desire. You are loved and missed by a girl on the other side of the world.

In This Corner of the World

It really seems like winter now the snows have come. At this level, I can handle it, and it is not unbearably cold. People have been saying for a bit that they expect this winter to be much worse than the last. We shall see what that means. ^^

The new AIMer has arrived and has launched right into the work here in Korea—doing anything and everything that is asked of her, even eating some food that she otherwise would not. Due to her schedule, she is not able to join the gang often, but we are all looking forward to seeing The Phantom of the Opera together the weekend after Christmas.

Christmas is different here in South Korea. As such, we only have Christmas day off; thus, I will not be traveling up to Seoul/Gwangmyeong to celebrate with my friends and church family. I am excited, though, to have a skype date with the family. Also, I purchased a little Christmas tree and am contemplating further decoration. Again, we shall see.

Of late, my days have been filled with final exams and a national test for the G1 and G2 students. The G3 students completed theirs some time ago in order to expedite the high school application process. They increasingly consider themselves to be practically high schoolers, but as yet, they have not gone too crazy. They still tolerate my attempts to actually still teach them a little English. Another group that I shall miss! I am borrowing from the future with that comment, so I will just focus on being grateful for the time I have with them.

At the church, the Sunday school classes and youth Bible studies continue to take place.We will have a Sunday school planning meeting this coming Sunday, so I desire your prayers as we plan for the coming year. I have loved watching them grow little by little thus far, but I know the best is yet to come.

Thank you for being with me in prayer and love!

God bless,

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Africa Network of Prayer

December Calendar Events

30 Nov          LIBERIA      National Board Meeting
01 Dec          LIBERIA      National Leaders' Meeting
05-06 Dec     GHANA      Special revival services with Evangelist Brian Norman (USA)
06-09 Dec     KENYA       National Youth Convention
07 Dec           KENYA       Prayer and Fasting throughout the Nation
07 Dec           GHANA      National Elections for new President.  Pray for peaceful elections.
07-08 Dec     NIGERIA    National Bible School Graduation Services
08 Dec          TOGO        National Board meeting and 2013 Planning Session
08 Dec           ZIMBABWE    Matebeleland Youth Rally
09 Dec           EQUATORIAL GUINEA    Ladies' Activities
09 Dec           MADAGASCAR     Barnabas Men's Seminar in Region D-Section 1
09-16 Dec     GHANA     "Tools of the Harvest" Seminars in Central & Ashanti/Brong Ahafo regions
13 Dec            EQUATORIAL GUINEA      Ladies' Meeting  
13-15 Dec      LIBERIA     Year End Revival at Bethlehem Star UPC / Section IV
13-16 Dec      KENYA      South Rift Ladies' Convention in Londiani
13-16 Dec      NIGERIA    Akwa Ibon State Convention
14-15 Dec      SWAZILAND    Evangelistic Crusade
15 Dec            BENIN     National Board meeting
16 Dec            EQUATORIAL GUINEA     Youth Fellowship
16 Dec            SWAZILAND    Installation of First National Superintendent
23 Dec            EQUATORIAL GUINEA     Youth Fellowship
23 Dec            KENYA      National Ladies' Day
27 Dec            EQUATORIAL GUINEA     Ladies Fellowship
27-30 Dec      TOGO     National Conference and Bible school graduation
28 Dec-01 Jan '13       SWAZILAND     End of Year Youth Conference
30 Dec             EQUATORIAL GUINEA    Youth Fellowship
06 Jan '13        EQUATORIAL GUINEA    Thanks Giving Day

04 Dec    AFRICA REGION     Pray for Africa's Children
14 Dec    GLOBALLY   Pray for the French-speaking nations of the Africa Region and around the world


LIBERIA - Pray for the National Youth Leadership Visitation (Section VI) which will take place in December, also for the youth of UPC Liberia for their faithfulness and for a desire for evangelism to continue among them.

We also ask prayer for the following:
* for Missionary Albert Stewart that the Lord will give them strength and good health to continue their work with the UPC of Liberia 
* for continuous unity and teamwork among the leaders of UPC Liberia 
* for Pastor Jacob Vah and family who have recently moved to Zordee Mission, for strength, courage and a financial breakthrough to maintain the mission 
* for the ministry to get more involved in Bible School Education and training programs  * for Section VI pastors as they prepare themselves for the mantle of leadership in that section.

EQUATORIAL GUINEA - Bro. Peter Mua requests prayer for his upcoming trip to Cameroon and for his safe return.  Pray for his family and his church while he is away.

GHANA - There will be many revival services taking place all over the country during the month of December.  Join with us in praying for these outreach endeavors.

SOUTH SUDAN - We ask for continued prayer for Church Growth and political stability, and also asking for prayer for Groves family as they travel back to North America for their deputation.


LIBERIA - During the recent National Youth Conference in November, a lady who believes she was poisoned a couple of years ago has suffered with her stomach sometimes severely.   During one evening's evangelistic services, she went to the altar for prayer. After the service, she vomited up a odorous black fluid.  Later she testified of a complete healing.   Thank God, He is still the Great Physician and the healer of all diseases.

SWAZILAND - The United Pentecostal church of Swaziland had its annual Outreach Sunday on November 25th during which many homes were visited for the purpose of sharing the Good News of salvation.  Initial reports received from local assemblies indicate that the outreach was a great success judging by the warmth with which our people were received.  We are looking forward to welcoming new visitors in the coming weeks.  We praise God for His grace.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving from the Alphins

Holiday Greetings!

Once again, we have arrived at the time of year when most Americans pause to reflect, both on life and the benchmark moment in history that was the starting point for the holiday. For those of us who put God at the center of our very existence, the thoughts also focus upon the One who is the giver of life and sustenance, the One to whom we give thanks for all things.

In Finland, as we enter a new day between 7 and 10 hours earlier than the USA, our thoughts towards you have begun very early today.

Financial partners, we give thanks to God for you, more often than you know, for what you are enabling Him to do here in Finland. We truly appreciate your willingness to to make it possible for Jesus, with our help, reach the Finnish people. May He continually to bless you for your gifts to His Kingdom.

Prayer warriors,
you are the ones who continually uphold us, petitioning God to strengthen and cover us. Those prayers are heard by the Lord and felt by our family, and we are so thankful for you.

Thank you for your support in every way -- we could not possibly do 'what we do' without YOU! We pray for you often, asking God to both strengthen, equip, and bless you richly.

May your holiday be mightily filled with His presence,

Mark, Glenda, Miranda, and Candace

Africa in Revival

Area Coordinator, Ted Grosbach - reported by Olebogeng Molefhi

At a local Fresh Fire conference, eleven received the baptism of the Holy Spirit and four were baptized in Jesus' name.

Equatorial Guinea
Regional Misionary, Peter Mua family

There were four who received the baptism of the Holy Spirit, five healed by the power of God, and one delivered from demonic possession.

Randy Adams family - reported by Pastor Désiré

There were five baptized in Jesus' name, two received the baptism of the Holy Spirit, and one was delivered.

Nick Sisco & Colleen Carter families

There was a successful National Council with regional reports totaling 842 having received the baptism of the Holy Spirit, 980 baptized in Jesus' name, and twenty-nine healings throughout the country in one year. There were also five new church buildings completed and two new preaching points established.

The pastors were recently inspired to reach the next generation at Teacher Training Seminars.

Jim Crumpacker & Patrick Groves families

In two months, a total of 186 were baptized in Jesus' name, 215 received the baptism of the Holy Spirit, and 356 healed of various infirmities. There were also 166 Home Bible studies taught, two new preaching points established, and forty-five backsliders restored.

Albert Stewart family

During regular services thirty-eight were baptized in Jesus' name and forty received the baptism of the Holy Spirit.

Chris Richardson family

Recently a group of 125-150 university students gathered to talk about establishing Campus Ministries. This is an exciting open door of ministry.

A church had a special revival, and fifty-seven received the baptism of the Holy Spirit.

Other local churches report seventy-eight who received the baptism of the Holy Spirit and fifty-six baptized in Jesus' name. One church had a deaf person healed, and others report several being set free from demon possession.

Gerry McLean family

One of the Bible school students baptized two of his brothers during a term break.

The missionary baptized fifty-five adult members in Jesus' name from one church during a special revival service.

One of the pastors baptized four in Jesus' name during a Friday night service and then prayed all four through to the Holy Spirit the next morning.

A first time visitor was asked to come forward for special prayer at the Bible school church. She was obviously pregnant and in great distress of soul. After prayer, she returned home, went into labor, and successfully delivered a baby boy. The interesting part of this story is that this was her fourth pregnancy. The previous three ended with C-sections and the death of all three babies. The mother gives God the glory for this successful natural child birth.

The Bible school church baptized six in Jesus' name, and two received the baptism of the Holy Spirit.

Randall Richardson family - reported by Sister Michèle
A church officially opened in the East.

The Pastoral Institute opened with twenty students.

The Bible Institute held a diploma's ceremony, and ten received their degrees after three years of study.

The first ladies conference had a daily attendance of thirty or more.

A pastor's brother was baptized in Jesus' name. His wife had been baptized and received the baptism of the Holy Spirit over a year ago. The brother was a former alcohol addict and lived totally in the world. After receiving much teaching from his brother, the pastor, the man agreed to be baptized.

Randall Richardson family - reported by Brother Mamy

The conference was blessed with the presence of the Lord. Many lives were touched and changed by the power of God. Two were baptized in Jesus' name, and about fifteen new contacts were recorded and need follow-up.

Sierra Leone
Area Coordinator, Randy Adams - reported by Rev. Christopher Conteh

The national board visited the provincial churches and was blessed by the way God is building the church. They also had a very productive three days of national prayer and fasting program with many in attendance. The church is excited about what God is going to do, how they will change, and how they will grow.

Randy Adams & Mike Benson families

A woman went into respiratory distress and stopped breathing. After the prayer of faith was prayed in Jesus' name, she began breathing again.

Phil Tolstad & Steve Phelps families

During a conference, eighty-seven received the baptism of the Holy Spirit and seventeen were baptized in Jesus' name. Two Trinitarian pastors are now receiving Bible studies on the Oneness. On the Sunday after the conference, fifty-eight were baptized in Jesus' name at a local church. One day was devoted to teaching on faith, and many miracles and healings were reported.

News from the Carvers

Dear Partners and Friends, 

In October we held our National Sunday School Conference with over 500 children in attendance. The guest speakers did a fantastic job, teaching new songs, acting with dramas and getting the important message across to the children of giving their hearts to God and living for Him. Our theme for the Conference was, John 3:16 “The Greatest Gift of All”. Over the entire Conference we had 102 children and youth filled with the Holy Ghost and 48 Baptized in Jesus Name!!! 
Praise the Lord!! It was precious to see these children worshiping with all their hearts, lifting up the Name of Lord in one accord. The Guest Speakers demonstrated to the Sunday School teachers how they can use new innovative ways to reach the PNG children. Surely they are the Church of tomorrow!!


In August, Richard and Bro Pai traveled to Lae, a major city down the mountain about 5 hours from Goroka, to do a 7 day night class with 38 students. This was the first ever night class performed in Lae!! This is for those working people who can not attend the day school in Goroka. The overall feeling from everyone was excitement and thankfulness that they do can learn the Word. Of course there is still so much more to do in Lae and over the next 12 months we hope to travel again and  do some more teaching. While Richard was in Lae, Bro Pai travelled further onto to Kimbe (another island north of Lae) and conducted Minister's Seminar. There is much excitement among the church people about the great changes happenings!! What's also very exciting is now we are on the verge of starting on a new building project thanks to a wonderful church in the US. We already have an existing Bible School building, but we have no permanent dormitories or washing facilities. We are also going to relocate the Headquarters to the Bible School compound. We ask you to continue to pray for wisdom and strength for us as we undertake this huge project.


We are very happy to report that, during the Sunday School Conference, Laura, our daughter, gave her heart to the Lord and was baptized in Jesus’ Name!!On Sunday Morning at 8.00am, 47 other children joined Laura down at the local river to be baptized. It was a wonderful baptism service to behold!

  • Ground-breaking Ceremony for our new Bible School Development in November
  • Minister’s Conference in November
  • National Youth Conference in Jan 2013
  • Safety for the family
Please we need your help! Next year in March 2013 the Pacific Region is hosting a Regional Retreat in Hawaii. Richard and I will love to attend and have some much needed fellowship with our fellow missionaries, if you can help please send support to our account. Thank you very much!!!

The Carvers

Friday, November 16, 2012

Hello from Korea

Today, as I contemplate what stories to share from my life here in Korea, I find that the first thing my fingers itch to type is a list of prayer requests for the nation, so here goes:

-Pray for a sweet grandmother who fairly recently began attending our church. Due to pressure from her family over the holidays, she has stopped attending.

-Pray for wisdom and direction for the church leadership.

-Pray for the upcoming national elections.  

-Pray for the new AIMer recently arrived in Korea. She will be here for six months.

-Pray for the Bible college.

-Pray for the children, young people, and young adults in the Korean church. (and adults!)

-Pray regarding standards of holiness, inside and out.

-Pray for favor amongst the people of Korea.

The days are passing so quickly, and I often find myself shocked when I look at the calendar. I am grateful to God for the fulness which fills my days. I have made many new friends and have seen the "growth moments" in the lives of people with whom I go to church. I am thankful for this, even as I ache for more (myself included). The best is yet to come, and I rejoice in this fact.

Look for more updates from my life in Korea in my next post

Thank you for sharing in this with me!

God bless,

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Africa Network of Prayer, November

November Calendar Events

01 Nov       MADAGASCAR    Children's day in Ambohidratrimo (SS Division)
01 Nov       CONGO (DRC)       Kinshasa Prayer Emphasis-praying for Unity
01-02 Nov  MADAGASCAR    Married PKs' Seminar in Ampandrana
                                      Guest Speakers: Monte & Dianne Showalter
01-03 Nov  MAURITIUS           National Ladies Retreat
01-03 Nov  REUNION               First National Ladies Conference
01-03 Nov  GABON                   Prayer & Fasting
02 Nov       CONGO (DRC)       Kinshasa Prayer Emphasis-Praying for Nat'l Board
02-04 Nov  CONGO (DRC)       Opening of a new church in Musevu Mayi, Western Kasai
03 Nov       ZIMBABWE           Sunday School Outing
03 Nov       CONGO (DRC)       Youth meetings in each district of Kinshasa
04 Nov       CONGO (DRC)       Evangelism Harvest in Eastern Kasai
05-07 Nov  CAMEROON          Minister's and Wives Conference
07-09 Nov  MADAGASCAR    Marriage seminar Region E
07-10 Nov  LIBERIA                 National Youth Conferece
08-11 Nov  CAMEROON          National Convention
08-11 Nov  KENYA                    River Yala Revival in Lukhari
09-11 Nov  NIGERIA                 Delta State Convention
09-11 Nov  BURKINA FASO    First Crusade in Bobo Dioulasso
10 Nov       CONGO (DRC)       Ministries' Leadership training meeting in Katanga East
10 Nov       CONGO (DRC)       Apostolic Men's Meeting in the districts of Kinshasa
11 Nov       CONGO (DRC)       Evangelism Harvest in Kasai Oriental
14-17 Nov  KENYA                   Evangelism Board and Seminar
14-16 Nov          GABON                   National Board Retreat
15 Nov       CONGO (DRC)       Ladies Meetings in each of the 3 districts of Kinshasa
16 Nov       LIBERIA                 Section II, Pastors' meeting
16-18 Nov  MAURITIUS          Evangelistic Crusade at RocheBondieu, Rodrigues
17 Nov       BURKINA FASO   Ministers' Kids Event
17 Nov       CONGO (DRC)      Children's Crusade and Teachers' training in Kinshasa Province
18-21 Nov  UGANDA                Mt. Elgon Regional Conference
21-24 Nov  KENYA                   National Board Meeting
22-24 Nov  LIBERIA                 National Sunday School Workshop and Visitation
22-25 Nov  KENYA                   Mt. Kenya Ladies' Convention in Kangemaga
22-25 Nov  UGANDA                Lake Victoria Regional Conference
23-24 Nov  ZIMBABWE          Midlands Conference
24 Nov       CONGO (DRC)      Kinshasa Provincial Board Meeting
24 Nov       GABON                   Youth Day
25 Nov       LIBERIA                Pastor's appreciation service at Victory Tabernacle
25 Nov       CONGO (DRC)      Communion services in the local churches of Kinshasa
25 Nov       ZIMBABWE          Big Sunday (Midlands) at Amaveni Kwekwe
29 Nov-01 Dec    KENYA         National Crusade in Nakuru
28 Nov-02 Dec    GABON         National Conference
30 Nov       LIBERIA                National Leaders' Meeting


04 Nov   AFRICA REGION     Pray for Africa's Children
14 Nov   GLOBALLY   Pray for the French-speaking nations of the

Africa Region and Around the World

Over 3,000 have died this year already from malaria in Burkina. Pray for our village pastors and their families. With threats of kidnaping just 3 hours north of our home and armed bandits moving around the south, we are feeling some uneasiness in Burkina. With Islamic militants being active in Mali, we are feeling the need to work harder while the doors are still open here.

I just returned from a weekend in the village. God has been good. We had revival services with Living Life Christian Ministries (Oneness Pentecostal) over the weekend, and I had three hours with their leadership on Saturday. 9 received the Holy Ghost and 10 were healed. Glory be to God!   

We request prayer for the safe arrival of our National Superintendent, Steven Benda, on Nov. 2nd from his trip to the United States and the General Conference in St. Louis, MO.

This year's final National Board Meeting was different from the normal board meetings that are normally held each year.  This time it included some special leadership training sessions brought by Missionary Monte Showalter.  The National Board expressed that it was the best meeting they had ever had and left challenged to do more to see greater revival throughout the island nation of Madagascar.  Sis. Dianne Showalter also had a few special sessions for the board wives, and they too were encouraged and challenged to help their husbands work even harder in the responsibilities they have been elected to fulfill.  Business was also accomplished with several new church properties being purchased, assistance to several churches to finish putting a roofs on new church buildings before the rainy season sets in, and even assistance for some churches to help them begin building a new building before long.  The ultimate goal is to eventually have land and buildings for every established UPC congregation all around Madagascar.  Thank the Lord for continued growth and revival!

Pray for new church opening on the island of Rodrigues at AnseQuitor Corail.  There were eight people who received the Holy Ghost during recent crusade at this new location.  One was baptized, and there were twenty first-time visitors.  Also, pray for all workers and their wives.  Pray for AIMer Sister Ikerd. She needs prayer in regard to her "Visa Situation"

Needing prayer for the establishing of new strong churches, also for continued Leadership Training.  Please continue to pray for peace and stability in the country.

During the recent West Nile Conference, there were 78 filled with the Holy Ghost and 17 were baptized in Jesus Name. Two Trinitarian pastors are having Bible Studies. We also had testimonies of many healings. Assisntant Superintendent Christia and Presbyter Mike Ogwal were special speakers.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Praying for Cyprus

We took time last night after service to pray for Cyprus. God moved in such a special way. We are so thankful for the Summers family, Missionaries to Cyprus. Bro. Summers really ministered to our church last night. God knows exactly where we are. He always ALWAYS comes through.

We are so thankful for our Missionaries, who GO into all the world to share the Gospel of Love.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Georgia Update

This month:
This month we began our new daughter work in the city of Khutaisi. We are sending our AIMer Daniel Detemple on the three hour journey to meet with about ten members of our church here in Tbilisi that were transfered by their university to Khutaisi. We see that God is opening the door there in that city and are doing our best to respond to it. Already there have been about 50 people who have said they were interested in attending a house church there.

Please Keep This work in prayer as we endeavor to see the Kingdom of God increase.

• Strength as we finish the work on the upstairs of our Tbilisi Facility.
• Finances to start on the downstairs.
• The new Congregation being planted in Khutaisi.
• Continued favor with those we meet.

Cooney Family Update

Remembering Momma Cooney
 Each time my family re-enters the U.S. we always hit the ground running. This time was different. As we landed in July, we knew we were facing serious challenges. My mother Cathy Cooney was very sick and weak from a degenerative lung disease she had been battling for years. We were able to see her for one day before she became unconscious and eventually passed away. We thank the Lord for saving us this opportunity! Momma Cooney was raised in Ireland, immigrated to the U.S. in 1963 and became a U.S. citizen. When I was on AIM, I was able to take her back to her home town (Charleville, S. Ireland) and also to see her family that now reside throughout N. England….it was a great spiritual journey. She was a devout catholic, avid tea drinker & walker. She came into this wonderful truth in 2000, was baptized in Jesus Name and filled with the Holy Ghost “singing in tongues” on her initial infilling. If you had met her, you’d have thought she was Apostolic all her life, full of joy, loving life and this great Truth. Before her passing she was excited to know that our family was returning to Ireland to reach her people with this great Apostolic experience!  Her memory will continue to live on in our hearts forever.

Deputation Update 
We began our deputation (fund raising) travels at the beginning of August. We’ve already travelled through Ohio, Michigan, Ontario, Wisconsin, Virginia & N. Carolina. People  have been baptized, received the Holy Ghost & miracles in our  services! We give God glory for what He has already done, and thank those individuals & churches for taking us on with monthly support!

We had the privilege to attend School of Missions in St Louis at the end of August. It was a tremendous time of fellowship & ministry with 27 missionary families from all around the world. During a moving service, we were officially commissioned for ministry in Ireland. We thank the Global Missions staff for the planning of this event; it was a special time for us. 

BLAZE EUROPE is a short term missions opportunity for you as an individual (Europeans and Middle Easterners only) to travel abroad to another country in Europe, be able to work with nationals in various forms of ministry, and participate in evangelism & reaching the lost for Christ! It gives you a chance to rub  shoulders with & glean from pastors, revival ministries and others like you that are searching for the Will of God for their lives. You would get to experience different people, cultures and ways of life that you may by no other means be exposed to. You'll meet new friends, deepen your walk with God and be transformed forever. Sound interesting? Log onto www.eurosoulwinners.com and click on the BLAZE logo and then on "about BLAZE" to find out more. Go on "application" download, fill out and submit. You'll be contacted afterward by a BLAZE representative. There are also some great fund raising ideas available to help you get started in preparing for your trip.

Youth Congress “UPROAR” – Holland
A fantastic opportunity & event for youth all over Europe is taking place at the end of December 26-29.  Be equipped for ministry during the Workshops Dec 26-27 & be inspired by great Apostolic preaching at Youth Congress, Dec 28-29. It’s highly recommended you attend both the Work Shops & Conference, but you have the choice to attend one or the other.  Log onto www.eurosoulwinners.com and click on UPROAR link for work shops, speakers & conference schedule information. Preregister online for this life changing event that will catapult you into 2013 with fresh vision & purpose for your life! Also look for the UPROAR events Facebook page!
Hosts: Rev Matthew Tuttle and Rev Mark Shutes.   

Newsletter from Geneva, Switzerland

It has been a very busy month for us in Geneva!  Our last newsletter was around the time of the AMTC, Apostolic Ministry Training Center session for 2012. We had an amazing time with 12 students and 8 teachers as we took our Bible school to the next level!! With 9.5 hours a day, along with local evangelism and outreach, fellowship and other activities, it was exhausting, but life-changing—for the students, the teachers and also for us! During this time, we send the teachers to the local assemblies and even to other contacts that arose from the local assemblies, and around 20 received the Holy Ghost during the 10 days throughout the region!! Also a special thanks goes to Bro and Sis Negron and the Landstuhl church for hosting!!!

During July, August and September, we had Sister Amber Hackenbruch with us in Geneva, and she did a fine job in teaching Bible Studies, helping with the AYC, leading services, helping with worship and many other aspects. She has been a gem to us here, and we will miss her while she is fundraising in Alaska before trying to come back to Europe! With her assistance we could reach more saints and visitors personally.

As part of the AYC in July, we began holding Spanish services in Lausanne, Switzerland, where Brother Vicente Mestre and his family are ministering as a daughter work of the church in Geneva. They are doing a fine job, making many contacts with their very heartfelt and convincing ministry in that city. As a result they have been running between 10 and 20 and have had already one person receive the Holy Ghost and one person was baptized this last Sunday! We are very excited to see this work flourish in Lausanne, which is a target missions city for the German Speaking Nations region in 2012.

Prayer Requests and Financial Needs
  • Development and implementation of discipleship program
  • Music and ushering/greeting ministries to be strengthened
  • Incoming AIM workers supporting Geneva
  • A breakthrough in Lausanne in the church where they are meeting!
  • Renewed initiative looking for a long-term meeting location in Geneva

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Vietnam Update

Baptist Meeting - South Vietnam

Our recent trip into Vietnam with Ryan Franklin from Alexandria, Louisiana and Anthony Needham from Stephens, Arkansas was a huge success.

Part of the Baptist Group

We met with 75 Baptist home church leaders and their wives in South Vietnam for a one day seminar. After our teachings and Bro. Franklin’s anointed lesson on receiving the Holy Ghost, we led his entire group into the presence of the Lord. Several received the Holy Ghost and were baptized in Jesus’ name!


The past two years I have been trying to re-connect with former leaders I taught and baptized in the early 90s. Bro. Vo, a pastor and businessman I taught years ago, attended the Baptist seminar and was thrilled to have our Acts 2:38  message confirmed to his friends.

ACTS Bible College

We have 76 day students and 31 night school students enrolled this year at ACTS. Each year I try to find  English speaking young people to train for the future work in Vietnam.  Thanks to our friends and partners in the United States, the school is hosting five Vietnamese exchange students.

We also want to thank the POA of Alexandria, LA once again for providing 1/2 of each Bible school student’s tuition this year. We are also blessed to have Sis. Kendra  Shock working with us at ACTS as an AIMer. She is the daughter of Bro. Terry & Sis. Melani Shock of Alexandria, LA.

John Wolfram (right) and Bro. Vo. (Left) were reunited at the September seminar. Bro. Wolfram taught and baptized this man and his family in the early 90s. 
Ryan Franklin (center) and Anthony Needham (left) are a great blessing to our work in Vietnam. This is the third trip for Bro. Franklin  and second for Bro. Needham.
Pictured above are the five Vietnamese students we are training at our Manila Bible College this year.  They represent five different groups I am working with.

Revival Report from Barcelona

Holy Ghost Outpouring in September!
During the month of September, we have had a great outpouring of the Holy Ghost in our church in Barcelona. We are excited to have had over 20 people that have received the baptism of Holy Ghost for the first time and 12 that have been baptized in the name of Jesus.

People receiving the Holy Ghost
Bible School
This month we began classes again in the Bible school in Barcelona. We have 46 students that are currently enrolled in our school. God is going to do great things through these that are committed to studying His Word.

Bible School
 Thank you for supporting "Sheaves for Christ"
Thank you for supporting Sheaves for Christ. Your sacrifice helps missionaries to purchase vehicles on the foreign field. In this video is a short "thank you" from our family.

Sheaves for Christ Video 

Deputation Schedule  

We will be in:
Mississippi  Sep 25-30
Tennessee    Oct 9-21
Missouri       Oct 23- Nov 4
Indiana         Nov 6-18
Illinois           Nov 27- Dec 16
Alabama      Jan 2-13, 2013
BOTT           Jan 15-17, 2013
Arkansas       Jan 20 - Feb 3, 2013
Texas            Feb 5 - 24, 2013
South Texas  Feb 26 - Mar 24, 2013

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

God Bless,
Nathan, Tanya, Alaina and Lincoln Harrod

The Republic of Georgia Update

This month:
This month has been very busy and exciting. Our Sunday services have grown to average 110 a service. We are excited about what God is doing here in Tbilisi. We began our new Bible School semester at our training center with a total of  37 participants. 30 of  them are in our “Discipleship” level, and seven are in our ministers training level. I cant wait to see how God will move in these lives. We baptized a young Georgian by the name of  Georgi this month, and he is on fire for God. I am training him to be my translator for services since we have experienced an increase in Georgians that have been showing up at our services. This month we had 22 Georgians, 3 Indians, 3 Cameroonians, 9 Americans, and 78 Nigerians in one service. God is establishing an international work here in Tbilisi. Thank you to everyone who has invested into the work here in Tbilisi, Georgia.

Prayer Focus:
1. Safety during the Georgian Elections.
2.  Provisions for the finances to complete the first floor of  the facility.
3. Breakthrough in the Spirit.
4.  A revelation of  the Mighty God in Christ.

Building update:

We are celebrating the completion of  the 2nd floor of  our facility this month. The sanctuary, two bathrooms, and two small offices that double as  a Sunday school class and a storage room have finally been completed. There are, of course, the usual small odds and ends to be finished, but God has made a way in the middle of  what was thought impossible. I want to say thank you to every person that has made this possible. Thank you for allowing God to use you for the kingdom. Every chair, piece of drywall, screw and drop of  paint have been a product of  your giving to God. This is what the book of Acts talks about when it said they had all things in Common. You felt our need and responded to it. To God be the Glory.


Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Africa in Revival

Central African Republic
Mike Benson family

A total of thirteen received the baptism of the Holy Spirit, thirty were healed, and many were delivered.

Terry Riddick & Rusty Riddick families

In the first meeting with all the French speaking ministers, there were twenty-two ministers and many wives present. Some of these are already affiliated with our church, and several applied for affiliation. After a short teaching session, they moved around and prayed for each other's ministries and for unity. The power of God fell in a mighty way, and many said afterward they had never been in a meeting like that before. Please pray they will receive full truth.

Congo (Brazzaville)
Regional Missionary, Gistophe family

There were seven who received the baptism of the Holy Spirit.

Equatorial Guinea
Regional Missionary, Peter Mua family

A total of five were baptized in Jesus' name, three received the baptism of the Holy Spirit, and three were healed by the power of God.

Nick Sisco & Colleen Carter families

At National Youth Camp meeting, eighty-six received the baptism of the Holy Spirit, thirty-three were baptized in Jesus' name, and several were healed. Eight of those baptized received the Holy Spirit in the water. Sunday's service had an attendance of 1,824.

Our presbyters report that twenty-three received the baptism of the Holy Spirit and ninety-six were baptized in Jesus' name.

Jim Crumpacker & Patrick Groves families

Throughout the country a total of ninety-four were baptized in Jesus' name, eighteen received the baptism of the Holy Spirit, and twenty-nine were healed.

There were 174 home Bible studies taught.

One new preaching point was established.

Albert Stewart family

During regular services fifty were baptized in Jesus' name and sixty-four received the baptism of the Holy Spirit.

Chris Richardson family

Over 15,000 people attended National Conference, and 2,298 received the baptism of the Holy Spirit.

In fifteen local churches and two district conferences, a total of 208 received the baptism of the Holy Spirit and eighty-two were baptized in Jesus' name.

At a Holy Ghost crusade in a major city of the northeast region, there were sixty-two baptized in Jesus' name and 134 received the baptism of the Holy Spirit.

AIMers, Chris Gibbs family

At General Conference seventy-seven received the baptism of the Holy Spirit and many were baptized in Jesus' name. A spirit of giving came over the conference as people literally gave the shoes off their feet; clothes from their backs; their cell phones; and also a large offering of monies.

A group of young people from North America came to visit the country and helped pass out 20,000 tracts and flyers. They also held two open air street services, and seventeen received the baptism of the Holy Spirit.

During A-Team services 912 received the baptism of the Holy Spirit and 141 were baptized in Jesus' name. Over 1500 attended the services, and the church has seen afresh what evangelism can do to a nation.

Regional Missionary, Cezar Moraes family

Praise the Lord for a good General Conference. A tremendous presence of the Lord was felt throughout. We also thank God for the great response when the preacher called the church to make the difference and follow the steps of the Early Church.

Gerry McLean family

Approximately 250 from twelve different states attended the first National Conference in one state. A total of twenty-eight received the baptism of the Holy Spirit, and eight were baptized in Jesus' name.

One of our pastors prayed ten through to baptism of the Holy Spirit, and another baptized eleven in Jesus' name.

Randall Richardson family

A third church is soon to be opened in the east.

Richard Smoak family

In nine Regional Conferences, there were 2,165 in attendance, 221 received the baptism of the Holy Spirit, forty-four were baptized in Jesus' name, forty were healed, and seven were delivered from demons.

While overseeing the new construction of a town church, the presbyter brought in six new members through evangelistic efforts.

The National Evangelism Director held an evangelism seminar for the Western regions, and twenty-three evangelists and pastors attended. There were six visitors who received the baptism of the Holy Spirit.

A developing central region opened two new village preaching points and one in town.

Apostolic Youth Corp: Twenty youth from North America ministered in two places. They passed out thousands of tracts, held street services and ministered in outdoor crusade services. A total of sixty-eight received the baptism of the Holy Spirit, thirty were healed, and four were baptized in Jesus' name with forty-three more ready for baptism after hearing the Jesus' name message for first time. Seventeen children also received the baptism of the Holy Spirit at a special Sunday children's service. There were also six demoniacs delivered.

At one city church, two babies were healed of strange illnesses through prayer.

In the North, a region opened two new preaching points. One of them had thirty-four in attendance, two demoniacs were delivered, six received the baptism of the Holy Spirit, and four were baptized in Jesus' name at the opening service.

In one city, two churches joined for a Sunday service where eight received the baptism of the Holy Spirit.

A pastor passed out tracts and taught a Bible study on "60 questions on the Godhead" to twelve people while traveling on a bus to a regional conference.

A town church held nightly prayer meetings in the saint's homes for one month and through this added thirty-five new members to the church.

Neighboring churches in one region have planned to join together the middle Sunday of each month for special prayer and service.

Reports from six regions on Pass the Word personal Bible studies taught are 12,428 which takes the yearly total to 26,657.

Gary Abernathy family

At revival meetings four received the baptism of the Holy Spirit.

One pastor from the North Western Province of the country shares this personal testimony of God's protection: "It was a bad day, but the Lord turned that 'Test into a Testimony.' I am alive! I was coming from church on Sunday and my car had a tire problem. As I waited for help; a Hilux Toyota lost control, hit me and threw me four meters away from where I was standing. How my bones never broke, I can't explain. Only Jesus can. How I never died, I can't explain. Only my Jesus can. I was left with a bit of serious bruises on my right hand, shoulder and a slightly deep cut on my left palm. However, God saved me for reasons only known by Heaven. It is beyond me. There and then, God provided a man to help me through with the pain I was feeling at the time."