Saturday, August 23, 2014

News from Mission Montreal

August 2014


We are so thankful for the role that Purpose Institute has played in the ongoing work in Quebec. "Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest." (Luke 10:2)

The answer for a great harvest is that the Lord of the harvest sends out equipped laborers!  We aim them in the right direction, prepare them for the work and then release them, under a spiritual covering, into God's work for their lives.

At our 2014 graduation, we awarded diplomas to 20 students, including one who just celebrated her 70th birthday! We started in 2010 with 7 students in the French campus and 12 in the English campus. This year we had a total student body of 70, of which 47 were in the French classes. That number excites us, as the greatest harvest that awaits us is among the 6.8 million French speakers in Quebec, 87% of the province's entire population.

We have students from the Philippines, Columbia, Gabon, Cameroon, the Congo and many other countries, and of course students from Quebec. Pray to the Lord of the harvest, that he would send equipped French laborers into the vast field of Quebec, North America's greatest missions opportunity!

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Pacific Region Newsletter

AUGUST 2014:

J24-Aug 4 NEW ZEALAND: AYC (Apostolic Youth Corps) / Auckland &
2 FIJI: Central District Minister’s Seminar
7 FIJI: Northern District Board Meeting
7-10 PHILIPPINES: Executive Board Meetings / Manila
9 FIJI: Western District Board Meeting
11-12 VANUATU: Ministers, Leaders & Wives Seminar & Workshop
13 VANUATU: Annual Ministers Meeting
14-15 PHILIPPINES: Quezon-Bicol Joint Sect 2 & 3 Conf
14-17 FIJI: Eastern District Conference
14-17 VANUATU: National Conference & Crusade
15 FIJI: Youth Mission Tour
18-20 VANUATU: GATS Faculty Education Seminar
18-27 NEW ZEALAND: Missions Trip to Vanuatu
18-27 School of Missions: St. Louis, MO USA
19 PHILIPPINES: Central Luzon Section 3 Conf / Olongapo City
19-20 PHILIPPINES: Quezon-Bicol Section 1 Conf / Real, Quezon City
19-20 PHILIPPINES: Northeastern Luzon Sect 1 Conf / Solano
22-24 FIJI: Northern District Conference
25-29 Global Missions Board Meetings: St. Louis, MO USA
26-28 PHILIPPINES: Northeastern Luzon Sect 3 Conf / Cagayan

Travel Itinerary
 2014 August

1 - 11 Philippines (LDI & Executive Board Meetings)
12 Travel from Region
18 - 27 School of Missions / St. Louis
25 - 29 Global Missions Board Meeting

for your continued
PRAYER coverage
for PACIFIC Region
deputizing Missionaries:

• Bro & Sis Roger Buckland (Regional Director) - Deputation
• Bro & Sis Robert Addington (New Zealand) - Deputation
• Bro & Sis Peter Gration (Vanuatu) - Deputation
• Bro & Sis Allan Shalm (Indonesia/Pakistan)

• Bro & Sis Rodger White
 (Indonesia) - Medical Leave

FRENCH POLYNESIA, overseas collectivity
of France consisting of five archipelagoes in the south-central Pacific Ocean.

Included are some 130 islands scattered across the Pacific between latitudes 7° and 27° S and longitudes 134° and 155° W—a total land area roughly equivalent to that of metropolitan Paris and London combined but spread across a swath of ocean five times as large as France.

The archipelagoes are the Society Islands, Tuamotu Archipelago, Gambier Islands, Marquesas Islands, and Tubuai Islands. The capital, Papeete, is on Tahiti, French Polynesia’s largest island (403 square miles [1,043 square km]), in the Society group.

Malaysian Airlines’ downed Flight MH17 with 298 people onboard is an international tragedy.

We must cover the grieving relatives and nations with our prayers. Many are in a mood of deep despair and anguish of soul in the time of such great and unexpected loss.

For many, the grief has turned to anger.
•Pray for wisdom as world leaders seek to find an end to political conflicts.
•Pray that in the midst of this darkest of tragedies, the hearts of people and nations will be opened to find God ~ the only source of true peace in a troubled world.


Following a Home Bible Study on July 5, 2014, AIMer Carter Moore takes Julian (a Fijian carpenter) to the Funafuti Lagoon and baptizes him in the Name above every name, Jesus! Pray for TUVALU as the Carter Moore’s AIM term is completed and they’ve returned to the States. WHO WILL GO?

Australia Superintendent, John Downs, reports: 2 week intensive indigenous Bible School on Yam Island, Torres Strait. 38 graduated /
Level 1 Course! 8 received Local License!

TONGA National
Conference Report: 10 filled with the Holy Spirit! 3 Baptized in the Name of Jesus!THANK YOU, Rev. Stan Harvey & Team (Sydney, Australia) for your anointed ministry!

AIMing HIGH in the SOLOMON’S: 
(To date: 2 have received the Holy Ghost
and 14 baptized!)

AIMer, PAUL RECORDS, reports:
"I have spent my first week as an AIMer in the Solomon Islands. I have stayed busy. By the week's end, I will have preached and taught 12 different times. The people here have big hearts and love Bible teaching.

Next week I will be starting a young men's Bible study and also work on the Bible school compound to repair and build a few items.

On Friday, they are planning a trip for me to another island named Malaita. It will be a long boat ride followed by a long bumpy truck ride through the jungle. With 3 other men, we will bring leadership and ministry resources, train pastors, and also teach in the local churches and villages.

You can feel an excitement building in the air. God is showing himself strong. Thank you to all who have given to my endeavor. In only a week, many pastors have received training and resources, much teaching has been done, and hearts are being healed.

With a God like our God, ministry is a great big adventure." #aim2go #missions

Africa in Revival

Congo (Brazzaville)
Regional Missionary, Gistophe family

Two received the baptism of the Holy Spirit.

Randy Adams family - Reported by Pastor Desire

Five were baptized in Jesus' name and two received the baptism of the Holy Spirit.

Another church has been established in the capital city.

Nick Sisco & Colleen Carter families

Apostolic Youth Corps was a tremendous blessing to the nation. Twenty-one received the baptism of the Holy Spirit during special services. One hotel guard was baptized in Jesus' name.

Jim Crumpacker & Patrick Groves families

Throughout the nation a total of 327 were baptized in Jesus' name, 118 received the baptism of the Holy Spirit, and 197 claimed healings in Sunday services.

Three new preaching points were opened and 658 home Bible studies were taught.

Albert Stewart family

Throughout the nation fifty were baptized in Jesus' name and twenty-six received the baptism of the Holy Spirit.

Chris Richardson family

Local church revivals report twenty-three baptized in Jesus' name and forty-three received the baptism of the Holy Spirit.

In a series of regional conferences (six since Easter), there have been over 2,750 filled with the baptism of the Holy Ghost.

Regional Missionary, Cezar Moraes family

We praise the Lord for His deliverance. When the regional missionary and his wife were traveling they were attacked by armed robbers but God protected and they are alive today.

Gerry McLean family

In a local church children's crusade, eighteen children were filled with the Holy Spirit.

The pastor of a new village church plant baptized ten in Jesus' name and three received the Holy Spirit in the first month of operation.

Forty-seven denominational ministers and seventy-four church workers attended a Oneness Seminar. So far thirteen have been re-baptized in Jesus' name. In the same city, four pastors were approved for ministerial license with the UPCI.

Seven were baptized and two received the Holy Spirit at one of the newest churches.

Phil Tolstad & Steve Phelps families

Throughout the nation a total of 120 received the baptism of the Holy Spirit and seventy-five were baptized in Jesus' name.

Thirteen new churches were started.

Thirty pastors have expressed interest in joining our church. They will receive training on the Apostolic doctrine. Two pastors who had left were restored as well as their congregations.

Gary Abernathy family

Three Regional Youth Camps report a total of eight baptized in Jesus' name and thirty received the baptism of the Holy Spirit. Each region was blessed by wonderful ministry and graced with a mighty presence of God. Many said it was a time of reflecting, renewal, and refreshing in the vision of moving forward together. It is awesome to know there is a generation that knows God.