Sunday, July 28, 2013

Pacific Region Prayer and Praise Newsletter

August 2013:

1-4         SOLOMON ISLANDS: Ministers Meeting / Honiara
5-7      PHILIPPINES:  Leadership Development Int’l / Manila
6-9         MALAYSIA: National Family/ Youth Camp
8-10     PHILIPPINES: Executive Board Meetings
9-11     MICRONESIA:  General Conference / Board Meetings / Palau
15-17     MALAYSIA:  Youth Camp / Sabah
19-28     SCHOOL OF MISSIONS: St. Louis, MO  USA
22-25     VANUATU:  National Conference
26-27     VANUATU:  National Ministers and Wives Seminar

“No one else can 
steward the fire inside 
you because only you are 
in charge of it.”

August 2013 Travel

July 30 - Aug 5:
     Honiara, Solomon           
August 6:
     Travel from Honiara to             
     Manila, PI
August 7 - 10        
     Manila, PI (Leadership                     
     Development Int’l /        
     Executive Bd Meeting)
August 11 - 12
     Travel to States
August 13 - 17
      Indianapolis, IN
August 18 - 30
      St. Louis (School of
      Missions / Global  
     Missions Bd Meeting)
Please pray for TARGET CITY:  
APIA, Samoa                                     

Apia, the capital city and business center of  Samoa, located on the north coast of  Upolu, with a population of 40,000 ~  predominantly indigenous Samoan inhabitants in its urban area.

Central Pacific Area Coordinator, Brother and Sister Bennie Blunt, are asking us to join them in prayer for this target city - the city of their residence! 

TONGA Church / Bible
School Facility

After much hard work,labor and patience, this lovely new multi-faceted facility in Vava’u, Tonga was dedicated last month!

However, there is yet a need of approximately $11,000 USD to completely finish what must to be done.

Would you please pray that God will provide the much needed funds! 

If you would like to give, please contact Area Coordinator, Bennie Blunt:

“Groanings which cannot be uttered are often prayers which cannot be refused.”               
-C. H. Spurgeon

"He who kneels the most, stands the best " -D. L. Moody

“A man may study because his brain is hungry for knowledge, even Bible knowledge. But he prays because his soul is hungry for God.”
-Leonard Ravenhill

“And when they began to sing and to praise, the Lord sent ambushments...”                            
2 Chronicles 20:22

“Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of  such is the kingdom of  God ...”    Luke 18

(No better way to tell the story than to simply relay Sister Cylinda Nickel’s very own words):
"Sis Buckland-
I am attaching the pictures from the Kids Prayer class from Arkansas Camp meeting. It was a group of 35 kids that met July 10-12 for two hours daily to learn about prayer. On Thursday we taught on listening to God. During the session we asked, "What does God want to do?" As we looked at the papers, we saw that several of them seemed to go together...

The really neat drawing was by a 7 or 8 year old boy that is autistic (above). He saw that a man was going to an area. It did not make any sense to us until we photocopied his picture and drew around the edge of what he drew. He saw that man going to help the people of Bora Bora. He also saw several islands that were consistent w/ the shape of the islands of French Polynesia."

THANK YOU                                  
for your continued                 
PRAYER coverage for:
RICHARD DENNY / continued
healing, strength
SHERRY / continued healing
• JEFF MALLORY / healing,
stem cell transplant
healing, cancer
(AIMer to Philippines) / healing
following surgery

PACIFIC Region                   
Deputizing Missionaries:

• Bro & Sis Roger Buckland   
    (Pacific Regional Director)
• Bro & SisMitchell Fox (Fiji)
• Sister Crystal Reese (Tonga)
• Bro & Sis Kevin Vacca
• Bro & Sis Robert Addington
   (New Zealand)
• Bro & Sis Rodger White

Missionary Envoy:
• Bro & Sis David Brott
     (Missionary Envoy /

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Finland's Intercessor Team Update

July 2013
Greetings in the Precious Name of Jesus! As we write this update, the sun is shining, summer breezes are blowing, and the temperature is resting at around 60 degrees. After such a long, snowy winter, the Lord has blessed us with beautiful weather. We are thankful that He understands how 'we humans' need to be able to fully experience every single season that He created. He knew that the seasons would be necessary, not only for nature, but for us. He truly does all things well!

Just as there are seasonal changes in the weather, there are seasonal changes in life. Solomon's gift of wisdom was definitely in operation when he penned the scripture found in Ecclesiastes 3:1-8:

(1)  To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
(2)  A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
(3)  A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
(4)  A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
(5)  A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
(6)  A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
(7)  A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
(8) A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

There is much turmoil in our world right now, and some may be experiencing personal struggles as well. Whether our seasons are full of happiness or suffering, God sees each and every one, and He lends His hand in assistance however, and whenever, we need. We simply have to remember to allow Him to help us!

Summer has proven to be a wonderful spiritual season in Finland thus far, and we are excited to share it with you. God has certainly been good to us.

On May 27, our first Associate in Missions (AIM) help arrived in Finland. Zachary Mitchell of Emmanuel Pentecostal Church in Mesquite, Texas, has been a great help to us. We cannot possibly begin to list all of the benefits of having his assistance, but two stand out the most: he has been spending much time doing prayer walks throughout Helsinki (either with or without us). This is an extremely important ministry, for while we cannot always physically see the results, we can definitely feel them. The spirit world is being greatly impacted! He is also working side-by-side with one of our dear Finnish friends to create a Finnish translation of Bible study charts. His help has been invaluable, and we are grateful to Pastors Richard and Chad Flowers for loaning him to us for two months.


During the first part of June, Veteran Missionary Darline (Kantola) Royer came to spend a few days in the homeland of her grandparents. During deputation, it was a joy to discover that she was half Finnish, so it was doubly special when she asked if we could share our wonderful country with her. She was able to meet all of our home group members or Bible study students at one point or another during her trip, and it was fun for them to discover that she was part Finnish!

We appreciated her ministry to our home group. We are also grateful for the friendship that she has extended to our family.   



We currently have a short time off from language classes. We have been told by a number of multi-language speakers that, after learning many grammatical processes and words, it is important for us to slow the learning process for a time so that our minds can order the new information. (Mark and Glenda take periodic classes; Candace's integration course will last at least six more months.)

...that our minds would be free of confusion; that the words and processes would become natural and make sense when we try to use them; that it would become second nature to speak what we have learned. Bind confusion, loose clarity of thought


A new Finnish family is taking part in our group meetings, with the mom saying that she is choosing to make us her church. We have a Bible study scheduled to begin following their summer holidays.

We were contacted recently by someone that Candace had given directions to once while out in the city. He is looking for a church home and wants to visit our group.

Our ongoing studies are proving to be profitable. Our students have said that they thoroughly enjoy learning, and they always look forward to meeting with us.

...that we would have wisdom in providing the information that our students need to make informed decisions about salvation and their relationship with God. Bind confusion, error, apathetic approach to Truth and the necessity of salvation. Loose wisdom and knowledge, the spirit of God to bring conviction.


To date, we have lost approximately $3,000 in monthly support since our arrival in Finland. THANK YOU to those who have recently PIM'd us, and to those who have faithfully continued to do so. We could not possibly 'do what we do' without you. 

...that we would attain the additional funds needed for our budget to be sustained until deputation (currently scheduled for January 2015). Bind spirit of poverty, loose financial blessings on those who have a desire to give but cannot due to economic constraints.


--- BIBLICAL TRUTH to prevail over false teachings
--- GOD'S LIGHT to be shed abroad in people's hearts
--- GOD'S SPIRIT to seek and find those that are hungry for Truth
--- GOD'S PEACE to envelop those who enter our home
--- GOD'S LOVE to greatly impact all of our contacts through our actions

Please feel free to share this with anyone that you feel would be interested in TEAM FINLAND.

We hope that this has found you well and enjoying the Lord's blessings. We pray for you often, trusting that God will supply all of your needs. Thank you for the time that you have spent praying for both Finland and our family. Please know that you are making a difference!

May God Be With You All,
Mark and Glenda Alphin

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Tolstad/Uganda Update

Dear Partners and Friends,

Just wanted to start by saying a big thank you for having a burden for Uganda! Without you it would not be possible to see what God is doing in the hearts of people!

Last week we gave a Bible Study to two  pastors and baptized them as students at the Kampala Apostolic Secondary School looked on and worshipped God.

Presbyter Jacob Bahemuka called me this morning excited at what God is doing in the Rwenzori Region:

  • Last week, In a two day Seminar in Kabingolinja, a preaching point became a CHURCH! A miraculous healing took place, and many were moved to join the church. God wants to show himself mighty!
  • On Sunday, July 7th:
    • Kazabe Joyce started a church in Nyanga a month ago and has had 45 people baptized and received the Holy Ghost.
    • In Kyabayima the Pastor had died and we were installing a new pastor, 8 received the Holy Ghost, 4 baptized in Jesus Name.
    • Kinyinya, Pastor Kabbara Annasette; three received the Holy Ghost.
    • Nabingoola, Pastor Ruhhweza Gertrude reported a mighty healing in the Church Service.
    • Katamba, Pastor Barongo John, two Anglican men received the Holy Ghost and seven folks were baptized.
    • Nyabutinba, Pastor Kyamanywa John; six people received the Holy Ghost and seven baptized. (The Church is having to move it's building as a road is being built right were it is. The district confiscated the land and has ordered them to move. We are trying to locate a place to build them a church house. If you can help with this need, please let us know. Pastor John is the secretary of the Region and a tremendous help to the work of God.)

In Lira Town last Sunday, the Church marched to the city park a few blocks away and held an open air service. Over a hundred people pledged to visit the church! This Sunday they had over a hundred visitors as God moved in the Service. I will be there in two weeks and will have a baptismal service and another open air meeting in the Park.

Sunday (7th) we preached at one of our new churches here in Kampala, the church is in Nansana and 19 people received the Holy Ghost. I was there a month ago when nine folks received the Holy Ghost, one of the ladies who had received the Holy Ghost in that service, stood and testified, that after receiving the Holy Ghost, she talked in tongues for days, wherever she went, she talked in tongues and many people rejoiced in her experience.

I also wanted to say a few words about our two Schools in Kampala. Sis Tolstad does a tremendous job working with the Primary and the Secondary Schools. There are over 1,000 students and 100 teachers and staff in the schools. It is totally self supporting as we do not put one dollar into the schools from Mission funds. It is a daunting task as there are problems every day, yet the schools are recognized as one of the best in Kampala. Sis Tolstad has worked very hard to bring a Christian influence to the lives of these young people. There are 19 countries represented (Many are Refugees), many religions, about a third of the students are Muslim. Through it all, we have seen God do some great things this year as close to fifty are attending the Youth Services on Sunday and about a hundred stay after school to attend Wednesday night teachings. It is not easy for them as life is very difficult here in Uganda, but Jesus is our HOPE!

This past week we were in the Bushenyi District in Western Uganda. It borders DRC (Congo)  where there is still a lot of fighting going on. Over 60,000 refugees from Congo have come into Uganda. Many of the Rebel soldiers have also come, hiding as refugees, causing many problems. As Uganda has over 20,000 troops stationed in Somalia, Al Quaida has targeted Uganda. But we thank God for a safe journey and a great move of God.

It was a four day Apostolic Doctrine Seminar teaching classes all day. On Thursday and Saturday we spent several hours answering questions that they had on doctrine, tithing, holiness, etc. Twelve folks received the Holy Ghost, 15 Baptized in Jesus Name, two baptized where pastors who have seen the Revelation of God and Jesus Name Baptism. We had a Pastors meeting on Sunday afternoon and am happy to report, they are now preaching the message of Salvation.
On Sunday morning a Sister in the Church testified that Saturday night when she arrived home, they brought her son from the school very sick, she rushed him to the hospital and the Doctor could not find anything wrong, however he just quit breathing and the as the Doctor could not resuscitate him, told her to take him home. When she arrived home, he was quite dead, BUT in the Seminar we taught on Faith in the Word of God  for the impossible!, she called some saints together and they prayed for her son. She said, she did not expect to be in Church on Sunday morning as her son had died, but she was there WITH her son, as God raised him and healed him completely! JESUS is a BIG GOD! He heals, saves and is a mighty God!

We covet your prayers,
Phil and Twyla Tolstad

Pic 1:  Pastor Christia Baptizing Pastors Moses and Joseph
Pic 2: Two bicycles headed for the West Nile Region for Pastors
Pic 3: Pastor Mahulu David preaching with a portable megaphone.
Pic 4 & 5: Primary Students eating lunch; YES, they eat with their hands.
Pic 6-10: Secondary School Chapel Service; Worship & Sis Tolstad Teaching. There are over 400 Secondary Students at school.
Pic 11: Altar service in Nansana
Pic 12: New Church in Katamba, not quite finished, but services are being held!

Some more pictures...
Preaching in Bushenyi

Answering Questions

Ladies seeking the Holy Ghost

Presbyter Jacob leading the Altar Service

Altar Service on Sunday

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Decker News: Panama

Happy Fourth, Everyone! Hope you are having a wonderful time with your family & friends as you celebrate the freedoms that our wonderful country has! God Bless America!

Well, we are still busy with the Bible School, & and the windows are finally in. Thank You, Jesus!

We still have more to do: we need a security fence, paint for he building interior & exterior, ceiling time, security door, holes that need patching, more bathrooms, and a school kitchen.

But, unfortunately, we are out of funds and in dire need for more.

We need your help; could YOU help us, help them??

To be able to continue what we are doing:

We NEED you, & Panama NEEDS you! Will you pray? Could we count on YOU?

We just want to say how we appreciate every one of you for sacrificing to give! We certainly couldn't do it without your help!

We love you, and you are in our prayers!

Larry & Elizabeth Decker
Missionaries to Panama

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Graduation News

Summer is in the air here in St. Louis. Flowers are blooming everywhere. Growth is evident. Reminds me of the many Bible school graduations being conducted around the world. Here is a small sampling of those I’ve received reports on in the past week:

Equatorial Guinea, Africa:

There were a total of 12 men and women, representing 5 nations (Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon, Congo, Ghana, Nigeria), that received GATS Certificates after successfully completing the certificate level of training. This school operates in three languages: English, French, and Spanish.

It was an exciting ceremony, with a great attendance, including the Honorable Consular of the Republic of Congo and the General Secretary of the Minister of Justice of Equatorial Guinea. The service was very well organized and served as a very positive witness of the United Pentecostal Church in Equatorial Guinea. To God be all glory!

The service received coverage by national television and clips of the service were still being shown as of yesterday. One reason it drew so much attention is because our Bible school is one a very few in the country, and the government has begun to press all pastors to receive training for the ministry.

Sister Adams added on Facebook: The government sent a guy to video it and so while we were sitting in the airport waiting on our flight to leave, and the TV was on giving the news around the country, I was surprised when I saw my husband come on the screen, it was the graduation, they showed about 5 minutes of the graduation that took place on Saturday at the "Iglesia Pentecostal Unida de Guinea Ecuatorial Instituto de Fe de Teologia". The news media gave a very good report on the graduation.


We were privileged to preach the 2013 graduation of ACTS (African College of Theological Studies) in Accra, Ghana on June 15, 2013! On the same day, a graduation ceremony was held in Lomé, Togo for the Institut Biblique de Togo. What a blessing to be involved with these two great schools that continue to launch ministers of the Gospel into the harvest. Ten graduates in Ghana represent the next generation of leaders beginning their service to the Church! The eight graduates in Togo represent 3 different nations. Togo, Burkina Faso and Central African Republic are all now better equipped to reach their populations with the Gospel!


There were 12 graduates at Harvest Bible College 2013. . . truly a global group whose citizenship or parental land links with nine countries: England, Scotland, Zimbabwe, Ecuador, Columbia, Jamaica and Mauritius, USA and Canada. HBC does offer a program of excellence in training "Harvesters" to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ.


Brother Burk, our executive assistant here at the office was busy, busy, busy last week printing about a hundred or more GATS certificates at various levels for the schools in Spain. Exciting progress.

Taking the Word to the World,

Jim Poitras,
Director of Education/AIM

Monday, July 8, 2013

Africa Network of Prayer

Calendar Events

03 July       EQUATORIAL GUINEA     Board Meeting
02 July       MADAGASCAR         Barnabas seminar in Tsiroanomandidy
02-05 July  MADAGASCAR         Regional Youth Camp in Antsahatanteraka
03, 05 July REPUBLIC OF CONGO        Fast and Prayer in the local church of Massengo
04-05 July  EQUATORIAL GUINEA        Revival program
05-07 July  CAMEROON    National Men's Conference.
06 July        KENYA             National prayer and fasting day for UPCK families
06 July        EQUATORIAL GUINEA      Bible school Graduation Ceremony
06 July        CONGO DRC   Provincial Council meeting in Kinshasa
07 July        KENYA           National Youth Day
07 July        REPUBLIC OF CONGO         Revival in Massengo
08-09 July   MADAGASCAR      Sunday school teachers seminar in Antsohihy A7
08 July        CONGO DRC          Faith group at Christ SauveurChurch--Kinshasa
09-10 July   MADAGASCAR      Sunday school teachers seminar in Ambavan'Isahavato D5
09-13 July   LIBERIA    National Ministerial Seminar at Sinkor UPC Headquarters, Monrovia; Guest Speaker, Rev. Leon Bertram
10-14 July   GHANA       Ministers and Wives' Conference
11 July        EQUATORIAL GUINEA        Youth Fellowship
11-13 July   KENYA           River Yala Region Evangelist & Prayer Coordinator Seminar
12 July        LIBERIA         Section III Pastors' meeting at Abundant Life UPC in Harbel
12-14 July   ZIMBABWE   Midlands Conference, Kwekwe.
13 July        UGANDA        Ministers Leadership in Kampala
13 July        MAURITIUS   Youth Service in Vacoas
13 July        LIBERIA         National Prayer Workshop, Section III of UPCL
13 July        CONGO DRC      Ladies Leaders and Pastors' wives training in districts
13 July        MADAGASCAR  Barnabas seminar in Manjakandriana
14 July        EQUATORIAL GUINEA     Mission Day
15-21 July   GHANA          Youth Week
17-19 July   LIBERIA         National Youth Revival, UPC, Lower Bong County.
18 July        EQUATORIAL GUINEA      Ladies fellowship
18-20 July   KENYA           Nairobi Region Ladies Convention
18-21 July   CAMEROON   National Youth Convention
19 July        REPUBLIC OF CONGO       Fast and Prayer of the local church, Massengo
19-23 July   TANZANIA             Mwanza Regional Conference
20 July        LIBERIA         Sectional rally, Section I at First UPC Church, in Tubmanburg City
20 July        MADAGASCAR      Barnabas seminar in Tanjombato G11
20 July        MADAGASCAR      Barnabas seminar in Ambohimanarina G13
20-21 July   REPUBLIC OF CONGO        Evangelisation, Massengo
22-24 July   MADAGASCAR         Regional Youth Camp in AmbirikyF3
22-28 July    EQUATORIAL GUINEA    Intercessory week
22-28 July    CONGO DRC        Financial Harvest Week In Kinshasa
23-24 July    MADAGASCAR    Sunday school teachers seminar in Ambalavao D2
24-26 July    MAURITIUS      Vacation Bible School Day Camp in Rodrigues
25-27 July    CAMEROON     Minister's Conference and Elections
25-28 July    TANZANIA    Mara Regional Conference
25-28 July    KENYA           Lake Region Ladies Convention
26 July         MADAGASCAR   Barnabas seminar in Alatsinainy Bakaro G5
27 July         CONGO DRC       Baptism Service
27 July         ZIMBABWE   Children's Conference, Matebeleland Section, Bulawayo.
27 July         ZIMBABWE   Pastor's Meeting, New Life Temple, Harare.
27 July         ZIMBABWE   Children's Ministries, Midlands Section, Echopark
30-31 July    REPUBLIC OF CONGO      Seminar for pastors and wives


04 July      AFRICA REGION     Pray for Africa's Children

14 July     GLOBALLY   Pray for the French-speaking nations of  Africa Region and around the world

28 July - 02 Aug    EAST AFRICA    Pray for the sub regional conference being held in Nairobi, Kenya.  Pray for all the delegates coming from all the different countries throughout East Africa

Other Prayer Requests

CAMEROON - Please pray for our missionaries during the time before and during 04-07 July.  They have been asked to minister in a Convention of another church organization.  The leader of this organization is interested in becoming a part of the UPC of Cameroon.

Also, please pray with us for the final registration of our Church.  We have been having problems in some areas of the country.  We have been told that the papers need to pass the office of the Vice President for his approval.  We believe the Lord can give us wisdom needed to go about this in a right way and that we will be granted the papers needed to operate our churches throughout the country without opposition and pressure put on our churches.

- Pray for the safe arrival of our Area coordinator Rev. and Sister Adams and Rev Sisco, the GATS regional representative as they visit Malabo.

LIBERIA - During the month of July, there will be a Section 4 Ladies Fellowship held at the Solid Rock UPC, Owens' Groove District, Grand Bassa County.  Pray for the Section II Churches especially during this rainy season and farming season that the churches can maintain good attendance.  Finally we ask you to pray for Bishop Dr. Stephen T. Y. Benda, as he moves his leadership from his first-year inauguration into his second year steering the affairs of UPC Liberia into greater challenges.

(Rodrigues Island) - Pray for the visit of Bro. Vijay Balgobin and his wife who will be with us for special services scheduled 04-07 July.  Please also pray for the seven new families who have opened their houses for a "Home Bible Studies."

SENEGAL - Please pray for the Sullys as they go to Senegal for a preliminary, fact-finding trip during the months of July and August. They will also be meeting officials in efforts to ensure that all church documents are in order.

SOUTH AFRICA - 1) Retha, a 19-year-old young lady, was diagnosed with a brain tumor and has already lost sight in one eye. Doctors have given her just a few more days to live. This has been an incredible shock for her and her family.   2) Pastor Mark Chummie (Eldorado Park, Johannesburg) lost his wife last week due to Steven Johnson Syndrome. Their youngest child will be 3 years old later this year. Please pray God will continue to comfort the family and guide them.

SOUTH SUDAN - We need your continued prayer for the spiritual growth and direction for the church.  Pray for reconstruction process of our church in Juba which was recently demolished.

- Help us pray that we can sell our present plot of land so we will be able to buy another piece of property for the building of our Bible School.

Praise Reports

EQUATORIAL GUINEA - Four were baptized in Jesus name and four received the Holy Ghost in the past few weeks.

LIBERIA - We are thankful to God that the sectional conferences have been successful so far. We are encouraged with the attendance from the local churches. Many visitors were invited and were filled with the Holy Ghost.  The services focused on church growth.  We are thankful that our National Superintendent was able to be in all these conferences.  We also are very grateful that our Missionary, Elder Albert Stewart and his wife are still here helping in every way that they can during this transitional time.

MAURITIUS (Rodrigues Island) - We now have three new licensed preachers in Rodrigues.

SOUTH AFRICA - We give praise that Pastor Shaun Visagie (Cape Town) was discharged from hospital after triple-bypass surgery. His recovery is slow and painful. We continue to believe God for his complete recovery.

SOUTH SUDAN - Thank you for praying for Pastor Samuel who is now out of hospital and almost fully recovered.

Have you prayed for the Target Countries this month?

Target Countries: 2013 / 2014
1.  Mali
2.  The Gambia
3.  Eritrea
4.  The Comoros Islands

Focus @ Uruguay

Personal Message

We are very thankful for your faithful support and prayers on our behalf. Uruguay is a country of 3.5 million souls that desperately need Jesus. Your thoughtful giving enables us to bring this Gospel of Salvation to this beautiful land. The challenges are many, spiritual warfare a daily engagement. However, the gates of hell shall not prevail against the Church. Engage with us in prayer as we storm the principalities and powers of Uruguay. VICTORY is a sure thing. We are the VICTORIOUS CHURCH!

I want to bring your attention to the links in our story lines. Each one will take you to a particular page on our Facebook site.

Again, thank you for your commitment to the Walmer family. We are certainly thankful! God bless you!

Michael, Ivonne & Christian



How are you, my friend? I hope everything is well with you, your family and the church. We are doing well, keeping busy in our work here in Uruguay and in the region. Missionary work can have its challenges; nevertheless, the rewards are incomparable! I thank the Lord daily for the call of God to work in Global Missions.

Youth Congress Brazil 

I have been traveling a lot these past three/four months. In February I was at a District Youth Congress in southern Brazil where I ministered and translated for another David de Asis from Argentina. We had 100+ receive the gift of the Holy Ghost, and several were baptized.

Try clicking the links below to check out all the activity in Uruguay and in the region!

2013 Youth Congress

Executive Global Council - Dubai, UAE

I also had the opportunity to be a translator at the Executive Global Council in Dubai, UAE. That was quite an experience to say the least. It was an honor to be involved in this forum and watch our leaders from around the world make policy and procedures for the international church.

Executive Global Council

Uruguay National Conference

Our National Conference was held toward the end of April. We had a young minister from Argentina and a pastor from Chile as special guests. What a time we had in the Lord! They say it was one of the best conferences in the history of the church. We had 7 get the Holy Ghost. Praise the Lord! Three of them were from our local church! Hallelujah!

2013 UY National Conference

CEIA 2013

In May I was back in Brazil on two occasions. I preached at the District Conference in Bahia (northern Brazil) where three received the Holy Ghost and later that month participated in preaching and translating at a Minister's Conference in southern Brazil similar to Because of the Times. On Sunday night we held a crusade, open to the public, and we had 74 people get the Holy Ghost and several miracles, including blind eyes being opened! It was such a powerful time in the presence of God. As to speakers, we enjoyed Rev. James Hughes, David Smith, Mike Watts, James Stark, Ivana Norris and David de Asis, from Argentina.

CEIA 2013

Pentecost Weekend Revival

On the third weekend of this month, we had our Pentecost Sunday Rally in our local church! We had an evangelist from Argentina come to speak. We had three get the Holy Ghost and several mighty miracles take place; one lady could barely walk when she came to service that night and, at the end of the service, she gave her testimony and started to run around the church! God is awesome!

Pentecost Revival Weekend

Revival Tidbits

We are excited about our local church and the spiritual growth we are seeing in our people! There is such a yielding to God and a freedom of worship that testifies of what God is doing in the hearts of each one. We see more dedication and consecration. We have had some backsliders return to the Lord and really praying and calling on God. I am thankful.

This last Tuesday I paid a visit to a neighbor of one of our saints, who has suffered from panic syndrome for years. She had been to many doctors and was being told she needed to be hospitalized in a mental hospital. We prayed for her, her home, walking through each room, binding the spirits, and she has been healed completely. She and her family will be in church this Sunday!

Thank you for giving to the Walmer family! You make this mission possible! God bless you! Thank you for your prayers and support!

Keep in touch!

Ministry Quick Links

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

The Miraculous in Spain

Revival Report...
The Miraculous in Spain

We were able to pause our deputation to spend a month in Spain with our church in Barcelona. During our time home in Spain we preached "healing" services in several of our churches. During this month of services there were over 120 people that testified of miracles of healing.  We saw blind eyes opened, deaf ears unstopped, twisted legs straightened and many other notable miracles. God uses the miraculous to reveal His power to the unbeliever.

Invest in Revival

We currently need 91 more monthly partners to complete our budget and return to Spain. If you would like to invest in the revival in Spain, you can enroll as a monthly partner by clicking here.

Deputation Schedule
We will be in:

Louisiana Jul 3-21
Arkansas Jul 23-Aug 4
Mississippi Aug 6-18
Missouri Aug 20-Aug 30
Minnesota Sep 10-15
Central Canadian Sep 17-22
North Dakota Sep 24-29
Wisconsin Oct 8-13
Michigan Oct 15-20
Indiana Oct 22-Nov 10
Ohio Nov 12-24
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Thank you for all your prayers and support. Together we are claiming Spain
in Jesus' name!
God Bless,
Nathan, Tanya, Alaina and Lincoln Harrod

Sisco Family Monthly Newsletter

ACTS Graduation

There was excitement. There was expectation. There was a commission. The sixteenth annual ACTS graduation took place at the headquarters church on June 15th with six hundred and twenty-five in attendance. We were thrilled to send ten more laborers into the harvest. What a privilege it is to influence individuals who will impact eternity.

Our guest speaker, Missionary Craig Sully, did a fabulous job preaching on “The Forbidden Fruit.” He cautioned the graduates to not grow weary, for in due season they would reap if they did not faint! Many were encouraged and uplifted by His Spirit and through His Word.

Associates In Mission (AIM) Ghana

Ghana has been blessed with the various talents of AIMers. It was a special joy to have had former missionary kid (MK) to Ghana, Melinda Poitras, with us for almost six months. It was a happy sad time when we said “see-you-later” on June 26th.

Yet, in the same month we welcomed two Texans: Mary Knight and Amber Otwell. AIM responsibilities can include anything from helping and teaching at the Bible College to writing lessons, helping homeschool, office administration, multi-media presentations, teaching Sunday school, and preaching – being an extra set of hands. It is our desire that AIMers bless the work and the work blesses them.

Thank you for your prayers. Thank you for your support. We are feeling and seeing the difference.

Tolstad/Uganda Report

Dear Partners and Friends,

The last two weeks in Uganda have seen God do some tremendous things.

In the town of Lira at the Sunday service, the crowd grew so large the service was taken outside to a park, and over 500 people were in attendance. God moved mightily as many testified to healings, and many received their personal Pentecost; as the number was so large, we where not able to get a count. A doctor from Indonesia, working at the Hospital in Lira, said he had never felt God like he did in that service. Baptismal service is planned for next Sunday.

In Adjumani, record attendance was broken with over 145 adults. Four where baptized in Jesus Name.

In Nkumba village on Lake Victoria, five received the Holy Ghost and three were baptized. In the last week, there have been 19 baptized in that church.

In the church of Kabalagala/Nsambya last Sunday, three received the Holy Ghost! As the altar service was happening, my wife pointed out a little boy sitting on the floor to me; he was about four years old and he was just sitting on the floor with his hands in the air, tears running down his face as he was worshiping. What a great manifestation of the presence of God when even Children feel the mighty power of God!

Doctrinal Seminars are being planned for Naymaingo, Busia, Bugiri and Bulecha this week. Next week an anniversary service in Nansane with many trinitarian pastors in attendance. In July we are having an Doctrinal Outreach in Bushenyi in the West and in Amolotar, Kaberamaido, Dokolo and Apac. If you would like to sponsor a Doctrinal Seminar, please let us know. Our ability to have these seminars and travel is dependent on our finances. We are receiving many reports of God opening many doors and confirming his Word with miracles and wonders.

Several new churches have been started in the last two weeks, but I have not been able to receive those reports. Two new Area Coordinators have received their "pickey pickeys" (Motorcycles) so they are able to travel into the far reaches of their Regions, so we expect to hear great reports from them soon.

Help us Pray for Peace in Uganda as there have been some political unrest, riots and deaths throughout Kampala. We need Peace in the country to travel and preach the Gospel. Thank you so much for your prayers and financial support as we work to reach every tribe and village in Uganda! We cannot do it without you!

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For the souls of Uganda, East Africa

Top: Altar Service!
Second: Pastor John (Baptized two weeks ago, the youth choir singing.
Third: Church in Lira Town
Fourth: Outside Outreach Preaching! With Choirs, Testimonies, Preaching
Fifth: New Church in Nkumba, Pastor Erias on keyboard with praise singers
Sixth: Pastor Christia Testifying!!!!! If you've ever heard him, he is FIRE! What a great blessing he is to Uganda
Seventh: Preaching in Nkumba
Eighth: Altar Service in Nkumba
Ninth: Receiving the Holy Ghost at Baptism!