Monday, December 9, 2013

Mission Senegal - Update

In recent weeks FIVE more souls were filled with the Holy Ghost ~ including this girl (pictured above being prayed for by our daughter Jessica) who was only FIVE years old.

Just over one week ago, Brother Sully baptized 3 more souls in Jesus' name! It is exciting to see what God is doing in so many lives!

During November, we attended and helped out in a wedding at one of our local churches! We are privileged to impart spiritual blessing and direction in people's lives in so many different ways!
There is no better way to start a life together than by prayer!!

EVERY thing we do, is to reach EVERY soul in EVERY generation ~ from the youngest to the oldest. We have been diligently working on French literature that will help win many new souls to the Kingdom!! THANKS for making this possible!!

Please consider becoming a PARTNER IN MISSIONS with us TODAY!
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Namibia Newsletter

UPC Namibia Conference

We thank God for 160 people in attendance at our conference. 4 were baptized in Jesus name, and 15 received the Holy Ghost!

Pastors Worshiping God at our Conference!   

"I will praise the LORD according to his righteousness: and will sing praise to the name of the LORD most high."  Psalm 7:17

18 people baptized in Jesus Name at our New preaching Point!

This is a newly established preaching point in Rehoboth, Namibia.
We spent several hours in this home teaching about the oneness of God and baptism in Jesus Name. They gladly received the word. On Sundays there are up to 30 people packed into this small house.  

We are returning to the U.S.A for Deputation.                

JANUARY -  Oregon, Rocky Mountain, Colorado, Arizona, Texico.

February -     Texico, Oklahoma, Texas.

March -          Texas, South Texas.

We thank you for your faithful support & prayers!


Rev. & Mrs. Keith Ikerd
UPC Namibia

From Georgia with Love


Merry Christmas
Wishing you and your family a warm remembrance.

December is the time of year we put special attention on the birth of Jesus Christ. Many this time of year will cry out about "Paganism" and blah...blah...blah... Well, I'm not here to have a discussion on the validity of the holiday, but rather the gratitude of the holiday. We want to express our gratitude first to Jesus Christ, and secondly to you. This will be the last Christmas in Georgia that we will have for a while. As you know we are entering in to the fourth year of our term. Time has gone so fast. Its hard to believe three years have already gone. Thank you for making all of this possible, and as the song says "We want to wish you a merry Christmas from the bottom of our hearts"...

We love and appreciate all of you. Merry Christmas from us to you.

Tbilisi lights up for the holiday season. 

The real reason we celebrate this season.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Uganda Update

Dear Friends and Partners,

Greetings from Uganda, East Africa.

Since returning from Deputation in February, we have been very busy traveling and preaching in our Doctrinal Seminars and conferences. We are seeing the move of God as many are finding their Personal Pentecost.

* In March we had several Seminars:
  • 17 Received the Holy Ghost in Gulu
  • 10 Received the Holy Ghost in Adjumani Central Church, 21 Baptized
  • 8 Received the Holy Ghost in Kampala/Kibuli
  • Also had a General Board Meeting to organize our year

* In April
  • Traveled to the West; Kygegwa, Four Received Holy Ghost
    • Kasese, Five Received H.G. and six baptized;  One new pastor joined the UACU
    • Bushenyi, 15 Rec. H.G., 17 baptized, Two new pastors baptized and joined UACU
  • Nansana, 7 Rec. Holy Ghost
  • Lira Town, 7 Rec. Holy Ghost / 21 Baptized
  • West Nile, 24 Baptized

* May
  • General Conference / 20 Rec. Holy Ghost / 7 Baptized / Three new Pastors joined UACU
  • Lytonde / Rakai: 11 H.G. / 9 Baptized / Two new Churches Started  / Six new preaching points / Three new pastors.
  • Kamuli; Started new Church with Bible School Graduate.
  • Seminar in Bududa: 64 Rec. H.G. / 17 Baptized / Two new Pastors / Dedicated 20 Babies (Two pastors received the Holy Ghost, two new churches added.)
  • Nsambya: 8 Rec. HG / One P;Pastor Baptized.
  • Entebee: 4 Rec. HG, 19 Baptized at a new church.

  • Leadership Conference in Lake Victoria Region.  With Doctrinal Seminar in five locations: Bulecha, Isende, Esende Hill, Bulekaa, Namayingo. 90 Received Holy Ghost / 105 Baptized / Four Pastors joined UACU. Two new pastors baptized, received H.G. / Six new Churches added.
  • Kampala Seminar: 19 Rec. H.G. / 34 Baptized
  • North Kyoga Seminar: Amolotar / Dokolo / Soroti / Aloi / Abako
    • 29 Rec. H.G. / waiting for Baptismal Report

* August
  • Sub Regional East Africa Meeting
  • Flew to US for Medical Check up

* October
  • National Board Meeting
  • Renewal of Church Registration.
  • Bro and Sis Phelps arrive in Uganda
  • Mt. Elgon Regional Conference: 43 Rec. H.G. / 22 Baptized / 8 Trinity Pastors receiving Bible Studies
  • Kampala: 34 Rec. H.G. / 6 Baptized. (Including one Muslim young man)
  • West Nile Regional Conference: 26 Rec. H.G. / 10 Baptized. / Church Building Dedicated

* November
  • Lira Town: 5 Rec. H.G. / Outside service in village to start branch church. 2 New pastors.
  • Construction of three church buildings. inspection trips to two locations in West.

December is going to prove to be as busy as Bro Richardson our Africa Regional Director is our special guest for our North Kyoga Regional Conference in the North.

There are several Church Buildings under construction, help us pray that we can finish them quickly. We are always in need of help in building new churches.

We want to thank you for your prayers and faithful giving so we can preach the Gospel here in Uganda. Without your faithful giving we would not be able to accomplish what God is doing. We thank God for the arrival of Bro and Sis Phelps, Aaron and Kevin. They will be a great blessing in the work here in Uganda.

Phil and Twyla Tolstad
Uganda, East Africa

Altar Service in West Nile; Open Air Service

Bro Stephen Harris, from Texas, preaching at the Open air meeting.

Pastors Receiving Bibles (How can you pastor without a Bible????)

Baptismal Service in a Rice paddy in Mt. Elgon Region in Eastern Uganda.

Lamentation choir singing at the conference (Lamenting for the Lost souls of their village)Receiving the Holy Ghost

Healing at the Open Air service.