Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Africa in Revival


Benin
Randy Adams family

A Trinitarian pastor attended our most recent week-long ministerial training program. During the teaching he received the revelation of baptism in Jesus' name. He along with 200 members in his local church were baptized in Jesus' name.

Botswana
Area Coordinator Ted Grosbach

A wonderful General Conference resulted in ten receiving the baptism of the Holy Spirit and seven baptized in Jesus' name. There were also life changing teachings on family life during the conference.

Burkina Faso
Ken Cantrell family

Three new churches have opened up, and many are receiving the baptism of the Holy Spirit.

With the help of AIMers, the children's ministry has gone to the next level. Seven children have received the baptism of the Holy Spirit. This is very encouraging for the churches since children had not previously received the baptism of the Holy Spirit.

A great witness in the communities and villages has been the distribution of over 2000lbs of grain to help sustain families during the recent famine.

Cameroon
Terry Riddick & Rusty Riddick families

At a pastor installation service and dedication of a temporary building donated for use as a church, nine were baptized in Jesus' name with 122 in attendance. Other attending pastors made appointment with our pastor concerning affiliation.

Congo (Brazzaville)
Regional Missionary - Gistophe family

There were four baptized in Jesus' name.

Gabon
Area Coordinator Randy Adams, reported by Pastor Désiré

There were three baptized in Jesus' name.

Ghana
Nick Sisco & Colleen Carter families

Some reports from Bible school students who evangelized during school break:
  •     One held a three day crusade, and five were baptized in Jesus' name.
  •     A new preaching point was established with five people already in attendance.
  •     One held a crusade which resulted in a Trinitarian pastor and two of his elders being baptized in Jesus' name and three more branch pastors wanting to be baptized in Jesus' name.
One Bible school student was baptized in Jesus' name at an extension school of ACTS-Ghana.

Kenya
Jim Crumpacker & Patrick Groves families, reported by Pastor R Shiunwa

In two months a total of 118 were baptized in Jesus' name, ninety-seven received the baptism of the Holy Spirit, 198 reported healing, and 241 Home Bible studies were taught. There were also sixty backsliders who came back to church.

Two new preaching points were established.

Liberia
Albert Stewart family

During regular services throughout the country, a total of 131 were baptized in Jesus' name and 198 received the baptism of the Holy Spirit.

Madagscar
Chris Richardson family

One of the districts in the capital city had a special evangelism conference where seventy-seven received the baptism of the Holy Spirit.

Malawi
AIMers Chris Gibbs family

During three district ladies conferences, a total of 273 received the baptism of the Holy Spirit and seventeen were baptized in Jesus' name. One lady had been in her local church eight years and never received the Holy Spirit until these special meetings.

There were six baptized as a result of special services with visitors.

A total of 38 pastors attended a special minister's service. There was a great spirit in this meeting.

During the southern region Youth Conference, a total of fifty-eight received the baptism of the Holy Spirit and fifty-one were baptized in Jesus' name. There were over 350 youth in attendance.

During the General Conference, seventy-nine received the baptism of the Holy Spirit and many were baptized in Jesus' name.

Mali
Jaydie Johnson, reported by Ken Cantrell family

A Bible school student who is attending school in Burkina Faso will be returning to continue his education and bringing a friend who wants to attend school as well. This makes two students from this nation being trained in God's Word. We praise the Lord for opening these doors.

Mauritius
Randall Richardson family

During Conference a total of fourteen received the baptism of the Holy Spirit and two were baptized in Jesus' name. More are to be baptized in the next few weeks.

Mozambique
Regional Missionary, Cezar Moraes family

The pastors and committees are receiving twenty-four hours a month in training. A mature church is the wonderful result.

Niger
Area Coordinator, Randy Adams - reported by Pastor Damien

Great things are happening during evangelization of the children who are poor and/or with AIDS. Special times of visitation are being held to reach into this vast harvest field of over 7,455,000.

Nigeria
Gerry McLean family

One of the Bible school graduates is filling in as an interim pastor at a local church. Seven long standing members of the church have received the baptism of the Holy Spirit.

Two new Bible school students were baptized in Jesus' name.

One of the most expensive properties was in jeopardy of being repossessed by the tribal council. When it appeared the property was lost, an agreement was reached to satisfy all involved. The property is now securely in the hands of the United Pentecostal Church International.

Reunion
Randall Richardson family

There were three baptized in Jesus' name.

Tanzania
Richard Smoak family

At a seminar in a fairly undeveloped region, twelve received the baptism of the Holy Spirit and one was healed. There were twenty-five in attendance.

A three day regional conference had 185 in attendance with many being first time visitors. Two of the subjects taught were "the Godhead in Christ" and "baptism in Jesus' name". A total of fifty-seven were baptized in Jesus' name and received the baptism of the Holy Spirit. Two new preaching points were also established from this conference.

A total of thirty-two attended a ladies conference at one church where seven received the baptism of the Holy Spirit and were baptized in Jesus' name.

An evangelism seminar for the six western regions was a success. Attendees left with greater understanding and desire to evangelize their regions. Seven received the baptism of the Holy Spirit.

A regional youth conference had 108 in attendance, and eighteen received the baptism of the Holy Spirit.

One regional conference had sixty-eight present for seminar sessions. Two were baptized in Jesus' name, and ten received the baptism of the Holy Spirit.

One local church, where famine has been an issue, baptized three in Jesus' name.

Another local church baptized a total of twenty-one in Jesus' name within two Sundays.

One region reports that 128 received the baptism of the Holy Spirit and eight were healed.

At E. L. Freeman Bible Institute schools, twenty-two completed the GATS certificate level.

A UPC Tanzania evangelist was invited to hold a seminar for several pastors and their church leaders in an area where there currently is no UPC. He taught several lessons covering the Apostolic message of salvation. They are interested in joining the UPC with their congregations.

In one month a total of 6,114 Pass the Word Bible studies were taught throughout four regions.

Zambia
Gary Abernathy family

There was a mighty move of God during the General Conference. A total of forty-five received the baptism of the Holy Spirit, and twenty were baptized in Jesus' name.

Graduation at Word Aflame Bible College yielded nine graduates commissioned to go out into the harvest field.

Dabbs Family Report


DEPUTATION UPDATE

Over the past 10 weeks, we have seen God do many wonderful things! We have seen 31 people receive the Holy Spirit in our services. 9 people have been water baptized in Jesus name, and there have been 29 people who told us that they were instantly healed! We are thrilled to see the spirit of revival and harvest in the churches we have visited.

Thank you for your prayers as we continue to travel and connect to spiritual investors!  Pray with us that God’s people will invest into our projects and partner with us, so we can return quickly to the harvests of Asia!

Deputation Itinerary
Aug 1-12: Oklahoma
Aug 14-19: Illinois 
Aug 20-30: School of Missions (St. Louis, MO)
September: N. Carolina, S. Carolina, Georgia and Alabama  
Oct: General Conference, Louisiana, Mississippi

Reaching Your International Harvest

We were thrilled to teach on soul winning principles and reaching international people recently in several locations in Oklahoma.  Since going to these churches and teaching, we have been told by several saints that they have already made new friendships and connections with people from other nations!   

One of the greatest potential, untapped harvest fields are the nations that God is bringing to the front door step of Americans in every major city and in many smaller rural areas.  There are many Indian, Pakistani, Nepali, Hispanic, Chinese and Middle Eastern nationalities who own and work in gas stations, hotels, restaurants  and who attend universities and colleges in every city  and town that we have driven through while on deputation.  Johanna and I discovered early on that these international people are very easy to befriend and win to the Lord.

The harvest awaits the church!  May God allow the church to see the harvest which He has brought to America’s front door!

For more information on reaching International people, check out bamboorain.wordpress.com!






Friday, August 24, 2012

Paraguayan Harvest

Around Paraguay the Word is going forth and the Spirit is moving!


Paraguarí: Began in April preaching and teaching in a new city to family members of a man converted in the prison.Total of three baptized so far. 



Concepción: Taught Bible study in new city where a pastor is soon to plant a church and baptized one young lady. 



Santaní: Man who had suffered a stroke received a healing touch. In the tent revival one received the Holy Ghost. 


Ciudad del Este: Five received the Spirit and two were baptized in three-day revival where the mass evangelism will surely continue to bear fruit.  


Encarnación: Two ladies received the Holy Ghost in the first service in new location of recent church plant. 



Asunción: Fifteen more men were recently baptized in the prison and one received that most precious Gift! 


News from Bolivia

Greetings in Jesus’ name from the James Marse family. Things are still going well on the deputation trail for our family. We are at the half-way point on this leg of our schedule. Just to fill everyone in on our schedule, we deputize from April to October of 2012. Then we will return to Bolivia for a year and then return to the States and resume deputation in January, 2014. We do have some highlights that we would like to share with you. Thanks for your prayers and support for Bolivia.

A wonderful move of the Holy Ghost in S. Carolina
Sis. Margaret Banks
 Though not in Bolivia now, we do have good news to report. Bro. and Sis. Dame invited Sis. Margaret Banks, the prayer coordinator for the NY Metro district to travel to Bolivia in July with a handful of other ladies from her church. The intent was to pray over the city of Cochabamba and to teach on prayer. Revival broke out and over 40 people received the gift of the Holy Ghost. Not only that, but while they were in Bolivia praying for revival, God filled 68 people with the Holy Ghost during that same time in her home church in Mount Vernon, NY. To God be the glory!

In Auburn Hills, Michigan, we experienced a great touch of God. After the service, Pastor Danny Johnston invited my wife, Stacy, to come back the next night and speak at the ladies meeting. Again, God blessed the service with His presence and each one that was in attendance.

At a Spanish service in North Carolina, we had the opportunity to see five new souls baptized in Jesus’ name. Originally only one was scheduled for that afternoon.

Monday, August 20, 2012

July News from Kim Hatch


Adding To The Kingdom! 


At the beginning of the month of July, we had an awesome week with the Lord filling people with the Holy Ghost and being baptized in Jesus' name.

For months, we have been driving 2 hours one way to U.S. Fleet Activities Yokosuka (naval base) for a weekly home bible study. At the end of June, one of the men (Darren) said about baptism in Jesus' name, "Let's do it right now! I'll fill up the pool!" Before the night was over, we had 3 baptized in the name of Jesus.


With much excitement, Darren and Lauren were both baptized in the lovely name of Jesus. She already  has the Holy Ghost, and when she came out of the water, she was just weeping. Please pray for Darren to complete the new birth by receiving the Holy Ghost.


Don came out of the water and began speaking in a language he did not know. We all heard him and knew... God had gloriously filled him with the Holy Ghost. "I knew from the first day that I needed to do this!" :) May God continue to bless Bro Lucas with wisdom and anointing as he teaches this hungry group of military.


Ooki-san received the Holy Ghost evidenced by speaking in tongues back in April after our revival with Bro Bourne. Now she has been baptized in the only name given among men whereby we must be saved. The Lord recently healed her of lung cancer. She only has some breast cancer left when months before the doctors gave her no hope. Jesus can do ANYTHING!


Then on the 4th of July, a Japanese lady received her ultimate freedom: from sin. Sis Ishibashi has been teaching her a bible study and after being baptized in Jesus' name, she was filled with the Holy Ghost in the water. Praise the Lord!

Today the Ishibashi family is moving to the tsunami-devastated area of Ishinomaki to begin a work as well as help Pastor and Sis Kon in Sendai. Ishinomaki was one of the hardest hit cities from the 2011 tsunami. Back in January, Bro & Sis Ishibashi felt the Lord tell them they needed to move to the Sendai area to work in His Kingdom. Bro Ishibashi followed the leading of the Lord and was licensed at the Japan UPC General Conference back in May.


It was a very emotional day this past Sunday as we prayed for the Ishibashis and had a going away fellowship party. We love the Ishibashis from the bottom of our hearts and know that the Lord has already opened doors for them. :) If you are friends with me on facebook, check out the videos I am going to post of us singing "Blessed Be Your Name (you give and take away)" and the leadership praying for the Ishibashis.

Prayer Focus
Bro and Sis Ishibashi are thankful to share with you the following points for the 3 areas they will be ministering to:
  • Oohashi area in Ishinomaki - For the Koide family, that the battle to try and meet with the Koide family would be broken, and for the hungry to be filled & to know Jesus.
  • Mangokuura area in Ishinomaki - For souls who are hungry, to reach out & let them know Jesus loves them, and that people would be open & be baptized.
  • Sendai City - For the saints to grow in the Lord, for more to be in the ministry, and that the church will grow more.

God bless,
Kim Hatch

Belize Praise Report

From Amy Sawyer (Belize):

Our very first District Convention in the Belize District was an outstanding success!

We were blessed by the ministry of Bro. Gary & Sis. Pat Vick, of Camden, TN.  Every service was explosive with the power of the Holy Ghost!  Overall there were 6 people, including 3 children, that were filled with the Holy Ghost, 1 person was baptized in Jesus' name, and 2 babies were dedicated.  There were healings that took place as well.  We are so thankful for what God is doing in this new district.

On Saturday, July 21, the nephew of one of our pastors was bitten by a crocodile while spear fishing.  He was bitten on his head.  His skull was broken and water from the lagoon had gotten in the wound onto his brain.  He was in the hospital on life support.  The doctor told the mother that there was no hope for the young man and that he was going to disconnect the life support.  She asked the doctor to please wait until Monday to do so.  She asked this because she didn't have enough money to pay the morgue to keep his body until Monday.  When I received the call asking for prayer, I was driving down the road with our convention guests.  We immediately had prayer for this young man.  In service that night, we prayed again.  By Sunday, the next day, he had come out of his coma and communicated with his family.  One week after his accident, he was released from the hospital and is completely okay!

During the last service of our convention, there was a time of special prayer for healing.  Brother Saul brought his 8 year old son, Osmond, for prayer.  For over a year a half, he has had some kind of infection in his eyes.  It was similar to pink-eye, but no medicine would help. His eyes were always slightly swollen and extremely red with visible infection.  After the doctors in Belize couldn't help the child, Brother Saul took him to Honduras to see doctors there.  Still there was no relief for his eyes.  Prayer was made at the convention, and this week when they came to service, Brother Saul happily showed us that Osmond's eyes are completely well!

Guinn Update (Mexico)


Updates

Maria Elena received the Holy Ghost and was baptized in Puebla. To God be the glory.

We were privileged to return to the church that God allowed us to begin in August 2000. The young people on the left were babies when the church began. What a joy to see them being faithful to God and ministering in the service.


Project


Purchase of this building for church and Bible School Facilities in Puebla
 
SFC Vehicle - Thank you for giving!!



When we come to places in the road like this - WE ARE VERY THANKFUL for a good vehicle to travel in. May God bless you for your giving.

Prayer Request

A new session has begun at the Puebla Bible Institute.

Please pray for God's blessings on this project.


Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Finland Prayer Covering


For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call. (Acts 2:39)

Country Dynamics: Finland has a population of about 5.5 million people; approximately 1.5 million live in the Helsinki-Vantaa-Espoo region. State religions: Lutheran, Orthodox. Trinity Pentecost also has a far-reaching impact; Paganism; Agnosticism. Pioneering Missionaries: Mark, Glenda, Miranda, and Candace Alphin (living in Vantaa). AIM currently fundraising: Kevin Workman, Colorado; Zachary Mitchell, Texas.

Focus--For God's light to shine upon the country, infiltrating the darkness of the enemy's kingdom. Bind false doctrine, error, paganism, spiritual despair, addictions (especially alcohol). Loose Truth, light of God, hope, love of God. Pray the WORD--Ye are the light of the world....Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. (Matthew 5:14a, 16) ...I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. (John 8:12) To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me. (Acts 26:18)

Focus--For revelation of God's existence, understanding of Oneness, a very personal God--for the whole country, especially contacts we have made who have not yet expressed interest in God. Bind spiritual confusion, ignorance, apathy. Loose understanding, hunger for Truth, knowledge, revelation of the Word, desire. Pray the WORD--In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. (John 1:1-4) And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: (Mark 12:29)

Focus--For contacts who are currently involved in non-Truth religions. Bind false doctrine, error, confusion. Loose Truth, spirit of God to impress with revelation from both the Word and dreams. Pray the WORD--And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. (John 8:32) But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers shall worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father seeks such to worship Him. God is a spirit, and they who worship Him must worship in spirit and in truth. (John 4:23-24)

Focus--For Holy Spirit recipients (3/5 Holy Spirit recipients are active; 2 turned to false doctrine; 1 needs salvation revelation/baptism); all to be witnesses to friends and family. Bind false doctrine, error, confusion, fear. Loose Truth to shed light and revelation, pray for virtue in Spirit, spiritual understanding. Pray the WORD--Therefore we were buried with Him by baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father; even so we also should walk in newness of life. (Romans 6:4) Therefore as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him, and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving. (Colossians 2:6-7) But the fruit of the Spirit is: love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faith, meekness, self-control; against such things there is no law. (Galatians 5:22-23) And he said, The God of our fathers hath chosen thee, that thou shouldest know his will, and see that Just One, and shouldest hear the voice of his mouth. For thou shalt be his witness unto all men of what thou has seen and heard. (Acts 22:14-15) Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God...For God hath not given us the spirit pf gear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. (2 Timothy 1:6a, 7)

Focus--For the missionaries to have an increased understanding of language and culture, increased spiritual authority, increased wisdom in teaching both unsaved and converts (currently writing multiple new studies), and increased boldness in making contacts, uninterrupted rest by spirit realm, increased good health. Bind confusion, weariness, doubt, fear, infirmity. Loose clarity in Spirit and mind, revelatory understanding, covering of peace, blood covering, healing. Pray the WORD--Casting down imaginations, and every high things that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; (2 Corinthians 10:5) For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. (2 Timothy 1:7) These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. (John 16:33) Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus... (Hebrews 10:19) ...with his stripes we are healed. (Isaiah 53:5b)

Kiitos paljon for praying with us. An awakening is coming!