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.