Monday, March 26, 2012

News from Montreal Mission

Scott & Liane Grant                      February 2012

John 4:35 - "Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest."  Revelation 14:6 - "I saw another angel. This one was flying across the sky and had the eternal good news to announce to the people of every race, tribe, language, and nation on earth."

To look on the field is to be aware of those who are hungry, because that is whom the Lord will fill.

About 9,487,500 of Canadians speak French as their first language, or around 30% of the country, with 2,065,300 constituting secondary speakers. Due to the increased bilingual school programs and French Immersion Classes in English Canada, the portion of Canadians proficient in French has risen significantly in the past two decades, and is still rising. My question is "Why?"

I am sure there are many factors and motivations, but the simple kingdom answer is: to furnish laborers for a huge, white and ready harvest field. The interesting thing is that while the level of French proficiency is rising to record levels in Canada, French immigrants from far-flung countries around the world are also moving to Quebec in record numbers. What we have is a demographic that can have a huge impact both here and abroad.

Since January, we have baptized 11 people in Jesus' name! Every one of them has African roots. The field is the world, and the world is at our doorstep... let's lift up our eyes and see the harvest that the Lord has placed before us.

Thank you for your friendship, prayers and financial support for Montreal.

Holy Ghost Revival - Robinettes

God filled 120 with the Holy Ghost this month, 30 were baptized in Jesus name, God gave us 27 new PIM’s & over $20,000 in Project funds was raised!

Baltimore, MD
Pastor Reever

Pastor Reever & the great church in  Baltimore, MD gave us $4,000 towards the purchase of  a building!

We had a powerful move of the Spirit on Sunday in Baltimore,  MD! God filled at least 12 with the Holy Ghost! Sunday night in Havre De Grace, MD God filled another 17 with the Holy Ghost & 7 were baptized in Jesus name!

Cincinnati, OH
Pastor Urshan

We had an awesome service! God filled at least 15 with the Holy Ghost!

Tallamadge, OH
Pastor Bulgrin

God filled 5 with the Holy Ghost, 3 were baptized in Jesus name, multitudes refilled & a miracle offering!

Pastor Bulgrim & the great church of Tallamadge, OH gave us $13,082 towards the purchase of a building!

Zanesville, OH
Pastor Bounds

Another powerful service with the Lord filling about 8 with the Holy Ghost, 5 were baptized and their church was such a blessing to us!

God is going to fill multitudes with the Holy Ghost in our deputation service with you!

Rev. & Mrs. Charles Robinette

Spain Revival Report

New Church Plant


In the month of February we had our first services in the city of Manresa, a town about 40 miles outside of Barcelona. We had 12 in attendance in our first service and we are excited about what God is going to do in this new city. We're thankful to have the Nutt Family, Aimers with us in Spain that are helping to establish this new work.

A small view of a Sunday service in Barcelona 

Visit from the Matthew Tuttle Family

Rev. Matthew Tuttle
The Matthew Tuttle family from The Netherlands came to Barcelona to minister in our church this past month. The church was tremendously blessed by them and there were 3 that received the baptism of the Holy Ghost that Sunday.

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

Harrod Family

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Africa Network of Prayer - March

Schedule of Events

01-02 March  IVORY COAST  Leadership Seminar: Zone 1 (Southeast)
02 March    KENYA      Executive Board Day of Prayer
02 March    LIBERIA    National Leaders Meeting
02 March    SOUTH AFRICA   Executive Board Meeting
02-04 March NAMIBIA National Leadership Fasting and Prayer Conference and Reconciliation Services
03 March    SEYCHELLES     Day of Fasting
03 March    SOUTH AFRICA  General Board Meeting
04 March    Focus prayer for Africa's children
04 March    SOUTH AFRICA   Special Thanksgiving Service at Rosettenville church, speaker Supt. Jan Smith
05 March    EQUITORIAL GUINEA    Board Meeting
05-10 March  CONGO (DRC)  Seminar in Bandundu, Idiofa: Pastoral and Leadership Training
05-12 March  KENYA Preparation for MTC Bible School Opening   
07 March      NIGERIA   Ministers' Seminar in Edo State
08-09 March  IVORY COAST Leadership Seminar: Zone 1 (Southwest)
08-09 March NIGERIA   Oneness Seminar in Delta State
08-10 March LIBERIA    Section I Annual Crusade in Suehn Mecca District
09-11 March GABON    Three-Day Prayer and Fasting for the whole church
10 March    SEYCHELLES   Opening service/Bible Study at Anse Louis, Mahe
10 March    LIBERIA  Section III Workshop, Temple of Praise UPC
11 March    GHANA    ACTS Students Day (Fund Raising)
11 March    LIBERIA   Church Anniversary, Bethlehem Star UPC
11 March    ZIMBABWE  Big Sunday, Bulawayo Assemblies
14 March     Focus Prayer for African Francophone nations
17 March      SEYCHELLES  Ladies Service
16-18 March  ZIMBABWE  Regional Youth Conference, Midlands Region
17 March      ZIMBABWE    Sunday School Graduation Ceremony, Bulawayo Assemblies
20-21 March   IVORY COAST   Leadership Seminar: Zone 3A
21-23 March  LIBERIA    National Youth Revival, Section IV
22-25 March  IVORY COAST Seminar & Evangelization in Jacqueville
23-24 March  KENYA    Evangelist Board and Seminar
23-24 March  IVORY COAST  Leadership Seminar: Zone 3B
24 March       SEYCHELLES    Evangelistic Outreach
25 March       LIBERIA  Section III Fellowship Service, Revival UPC
25 March      SIERRA LEONE   Africa Sunday
25-27 March  SIERRA LEONE   Pastors' Refresher Course
29-31 March  LIBERIA  National Sunday School Workshop, Section VIII
30 Mar-01 Apr  MAURITIUS  Bible Conference


National Bible Study Campaign will begin March 1st. This is a new type of Evangelism for our pastors and churches.  Pray that the pastors will catch the vision of Home Bible Studies. 


We thank the Lord that the country is relatively quiet after the elections and so church activities are able to go ahead as scheduled. 

Prayer Requests:  Pray for the presbyter of eastern Kasai, Pastor Katende, who is very sick.   Also, we ask to pray for the leadership structure in DRC church...asking that needs be met and that the leaders will be strong and united at all the levels.


Pray for a successful beginning of our Bible school.  Pray for the ladies evangelism program for the month of March.  Pray for the Mua family for divine guidance and protection.


During the annual conference, a blind lady was completely healed.  God opened her eyes, and she was able to see.  She was also baptized in Jesus Name and filled with the Holy Ghost.  32 received the Holy Ghost, and 18 were baptized in Jesus' name. At a church dedication service, after the conference, 18 were filled with the Holy Ghost. To God be the glory!


We are presently working in two different areas of the island, the north and the south of the island.  We believe that God will help us open a new church in both of these areas.  We also ask that you pray for all our ministers in Mauritius.


One of our 2011 graduates has taken a church in Jos, Nigeria, site of a recent terrorist attack upon a church.  The pastor said they could hear the bomb blast while they were in service; it was that close to them. Please keep him and his congregation in prayer.

A secondary school employs two of our pastors as teachers, and recently, I was invited to speak to the teachers. This past Friday the school was given a written warning from a terrorist group to stop converting their people or face the consequences. Please pray for them and for the students and school.


There will be pastoral outreach visits on the 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th.  Pray these will be very productive.  Also, pray that the Lord provide anointed altar workers in praying with people to receive the true salvation experience of receiving the Holy Spirit.


During the 2nd week in March, two of local churches are involved in a fund raising project.


The UPC Worship Centre in Rosettenville, SA, has been celebrating February as Thanksgiving month.  This followed January's emphasis of prayer and fasting.  So, many have shared their testimonies of thankfulness.  The months of April and May are being set aside as Outreach months with special emphasis being focused on students in the colleges, varsities, and technical schools.  We ask prayer for these endeavors.  We also ask prayer for the families in the church, for strength against massive onslaughts and for restoration. 


Pray for continued growth and strengthening of the infant Church and that peace and stability will prevail in the country.


Regional minister's meetings are taking place in all regions during March.


Bible School has begun in Togo.  As we have students representing several French West African Nations: Togo, Burkina Faso, Benin and Central African Republic, we ask you to pray that the Lord will touch and guide each heart attending.  Pray that they will remain committed to call, as it requires several of them to be away from their families for the entire two years of training.  Please, pray for the instructors that the Lord would place within each of us the ability to communicate His word effectively.  Training is the key to revival and harvest!  We covet your prayers.


Pray for the special events for the Youth of Zambia during the following scheduled activities:

    Esther Ministries:  March 10, 17, 24 - Copperbelt, Central, and Lusaka Regions, respectively
    Timothy Ministries:  March 10, 17, 24 - coinciding along with Esther Ministries
    Regional Quizzing:  March 17, 31 - Lusaka and Central Regions

Power in Praise

Paraphrase of Psalm 150

Verse 1 - Praise Him if you are here, praise Him if you are there.

Verse 2 - Praise Him if He has done this for you, praise Him if He has done that for you.

Verses 3-5  - Praise Him if you can play any kind of instrument, praise Him if you can just crash a cymbal.

Verse 6 -  FINALLY, if you do not fall into any of the above categories, IF YOU ARE BREATHING, THEN PRAISE HIM!

The Bible encourages us, and exhorts us, and even COMMANDS us to "PRAISE" the Lord. So just what is praise?   Did you know that in the New Testament the words praise, worship, glory, and honour are ALL translated from the same one Greek word? It is the word, "doxa," and its base meaning is GLORY.

    If there is a difference between praise and worship, it is simply that WORSHIP is how we esteem God. It is the attitude of adoration in the heart. You can worship God without a sound. PRAISE, however, is the articulation of that adoring heart. When we praise God, we give vent and voice to our heart of worship. But both mean to give God esteem-to commend Him highly.

      So, when the Bible tells us to "PRAISE" Him, it is telling us to speak out from our adoring heart. Worship can be silent, but Praise NEVER is. We speak out and tell the Lord that we love Him, adore Him, and give thanks to Him.

      MAKE A JOYFUL NOISE TO THE LORD! "PRAISE" requires action or voice! There is power in lifting your voice in a song or a shout, or a prayer of praise. Something happens when we applaud and magnify God with our voice.

1) Praise Brings Us Into the Presence of God

    READ: 2 Chronicles 5:13-14 (Solomon's Temple)

     When was the last time you saw the glory of God in such an awesome way that people were simply UNABLE to proceed with the business of doing the routine? When we really Praise Him, we draw nearer to Him and He comes near to us. He inhabits, or lives, in our praise. Psalm 22:3 - "God dwells in the praises of His people."

   The glory of God in His House! Prayer is very important, but there comes a time when we just have to "enter into His Presence" through our praises. In this scripture, we read of the coming of the shekinah glory, God's manifest presence. This is linked with His people praising Him.

2)   Praise Brings Victory

     READ: 2 Chronicles 20:15-22 (Jehoshaphat going against Moab and Ammon)

    Do you need a victory in some area of your life?! Instead of focusing all the time on the situation, start to praise HIM! Remember, God inhabits praise!

    READ: Psalm 149:6-9. Praise, coupled with the declaration of God's Word, binds the enemy in chains.

    PRAISE is a very good way to resist the devil. "Resist the devil and he will flee from you!" The devil's most common methods of attack are to bring discouragement, negativity, hopelessness, and despair into our lives to paralyze us from within and to get us to take our eyes off of Jesus. So the best way to deal with the devil is to start praising the LORD! Get your eyes back on the greatness of God and declare His praises. Sing and shout of His love, and His faithfulness, and His goodness, and His mighty power. When you do this, just watch the enemy flee. Victory is our through our praise.

3) Praise Allows Us to Unburden  Ourselves

      READ: Isaiah 61:3.   Are you carrying a heavy burden, weighed down by a crushing load? Are you living with a "spirit of heaviness"? The Bible tells us to "put on the garment of PRAISE for the spirit of heaviness". It is instructing us to exchange that spirit of heaviness for PRAISE! We can see the burden lifted when we begin to praise.

    Sometimes, we have PRAISE in spite of how we feel. King David knew this as he stirred himself: "Bless the Lord oh my soul, and all that is within me, bless His Holy Name."

4)  Praise Gives Us a Release

     READ: Acts 16:25-26.  Whatever the circumstances we find ourselves, it should not quench our determination to praise God. Whatever the situation may be, begin to praise the Lord. Get your eyes off the bars of your "prison" and onto Jesus! Praise Him! Exalt Him! Testify of His goodness and power. Praise will release you from the chains that may have you bound.

    In conclusion, we need to realize that PRAISE is the very Purpose of the Church. In I Peter 2:10, we read that if we do not praise Him, then the stones will cry out. And if we do not praise Him, we will never know the tremendous power that comes through our PRAISES! I do not want the STONES to do my PRAISING, but I will PRAISE Him in all things!

There is Power in my Praises!