Thursday, August 16, 2018

Nigerian Update from Gerry and Darla McLean




Dear Partners in Missions:

Greetings from Nigeria, West Africa!

During the last week of June, I was invited to speak in a series of services in Kaduna, Kaduna State. I taught or preached 14 times in 5 days. The day sessions were aimed at reaching trinitarian pastors and church leaders. We taught on the Oneness of God, the New Birth, and Holiness without which no man shall see the Lord. We averaged 62 participants in the day services. The evening services were evangelistic in nature. On Sunday morning I preached in 3 churches: 7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. On Sunday afternoon we had a corporate baptismal service.

At the end of the day, 56 were baptized in the glorious Name of Jesus and 71 received the baptism of the Holy Ghost. Among those baptized were 7 trinitarian pastors and 5 students from a trinitarian Bible school. What a great time in Jesus!

Our thanks to you for making all of this possible.

Yours for souls,
Gerry and Darla McLean



Thursday, August 9, 2018

Great News from the Ikerd Family in Namibia


Rural Church receives new Tent!

Because of your giving we wear able to purchase a new Tent for the Church group in Rehoboth! The tent is a nice graduation from a small living room. In one weekend they had 5 people receive the Holy Ghost!

Please pray with us that God will provide affordable land for their Church building!

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SFC Vehicle at work

We drove 8 hours to deliver cement and water pipe for the building of a new Church. The saints in the village of Oshikweyu are making blocks for the new church building. The black pipe will be providing water to the Church property.

Thank you Sheaves for Christ!

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Baptism at the Sea

My mother, Sis. Sharon Ikerd, has been teaching home bible studies to these two ladies. We baptized them in Jesus Name!

Sis. Sharon Ikerd is serving on the A.I.M. program here in Namibia. She is teaching in one of our four satellite Bible Schools.




Great News from the Ikerd Family in Namibia


Rural Church Receives New Tent!

Because of your giving we wear able to purchase a new Tent for the Church group in Rehoboth! The tent is a nice graduation from a small living room. In one weekend they had 5 people receive the Holy Ghost!

Please pray with us that God will provide affordable land for their Church building!

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SFC Vehicle at Work

We drove 8 hours to deliver cement and water pipe for the building of a new Church. The saints in the village of Oshikweyu are making blocks for the new church building. The black pipe will be providing water to the Church property.

Thank you Sheaves for Christ!

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Baptism at the Sea

My mother, Sis. Sharon Ikerd, has been teaching home bible studies to these two ladies. We baptized them in Jesus Name!

Sis. Sharon Ikerd is serving on the A.I.M. program here in Namibia. She is teaching in one of our four satellite Bible Schools.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Latest News from Scott & Linda Guinn (Missionaries to Mexico/Cuba)



The pastor and his wife told us that they needed just $100 to set up their church behind their house.  They built a little Eden out of coconut tree leaves and plastic “sugar bags”, even adding skylights. 

While we appreciate very much their ingenuity and their humble, giving spirit, it was felt that they needed a sturdier structure.  God has opened the door for them to purchase a building for just $2000.00.  Within a couple of days, almost all that was needed had been given. God is so good!!!  May God bless those who gave! 

We appreciate any help towards projects like these. 



The leaders of the Ladies Ministries traveled to special services on the east side of the island. In one service, 5 people received the Holy Ghost!

We were blessed to visit Bro. Juan and see the work that he is doing to build a new congregation and Bible School in La Lechuga, which is translated “The Lettuce”.  He baptized 7 people that day!
                 
¡Gloria a Dios!





Latest News from the Guinn Family in Mexico/Cuba


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The pastor and his wife told us that they needed just $100 to set up their church behind their house.  They built a little Eden out of coconut tree leaves and plastic “sugar bags”, even adding skylights. 

While we appreciate very much their ingenuity and their humble, giving spirit, it was felt that they needed a sturdier structure.  God has opened the door for them to purchase a building for just $2000.00.  Within a couple of days, almost all that was needed had been given. God is so good!!!   May God bless those who gave! 

We appreciate any help towards projects like these. 



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The leaders of the Ladies Ministries traveled to special services on the east side of the island. In one service, 5 people received the Holy Ghost! 

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We were blessed to visit Bro. Juan and see the work that he is doing to build a new congregation and Bible School in La Lechuga, which is translated “The Lettuce”. He baptized 7 people that day!

¡Gloria a Dios!

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OUR TRAVELS





Monday, August 6, 2018

Summer Update from the Ueckers in Latvia


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This summer has been an amazing time for the church here in Latvia and the RKR Global Training Center! 

RKR Summer 2018 interns began arriving at the end of May and we started training on June 1. The primary focus of the interns was to assist the work in the center of Riga. Every week they were evangelizing in the streets and parks, making new contacts and teaching Bible studies!

It was a joy to see them grow throughout the summer as they allowed the Lord to mold them into what they need to be to accomplish His will in their lives. We expect to see most of them involved in Global Missions for years to come. Four of the interns plan to return next year to assist in teaching and leading the training for the Summer 2019 internship before going on to their next AIM assignment. Some of them will be taking what they learned back to their college campuses and training others. We are excited about the countries and people groups that will be reached because of these young people!



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In addition to Latvians, a lot of tourists from across Europe came through the center of Riga this summer, and some of them were baptized, filled with the Holy Spirit and connected to churches in their home countries. The RKR interns also connected with a group of Swedish medical students [studying in Riga], and one of them received the Holy Spirit.

Pictured below [clockwise from top left]:
Charlie Robison baptizing a young man from Berlin, Germany | Jacob Carpenter & Brock Carrol with a young man from LimbaĹži, Latvia after his baptism| Dan Schwartzfisher baptizing a man from Riga, Latvia | A young man [2nd from right] from Spain was sitting on a park bench, and one hour later he was baptized and had received the Holy Spirit.


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Faith Tabernacle | Tucson, AZ

Pastor Conner and Sister Conner and some of our Faith Tabernacle family visited us for 10 days in July. It was a privilege to host them and have them minister to the church and leaders here in Latvia. We are blessed to call this our home church and have Pastor Conner and Faith Tabernacle in our lives! 

We also traveled to the Czech Republic and were able to be with the Pentecostal Fellowship International church in Prague for their Sunday worship service. Prague was the first place we went on AIM as a newly married couple and it was wonderful to see familiar faces there again after 6 years!  

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Our son will be making his entrance into the world at the end of October & we can't wait to meet him!
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Thank you for your faithful support, prayers and love for us, the work in Latvia and all of the CIS and Baltics!





Greetings from Lebanon!!

We departed Winnipeg, Manitoba on Monday, July 9th.  Our connecting flights saw us pass through Toronto (Canada), London (England), Kiev (Ukraine), and Larnaca (Cyprus).  We arrived in Beirut, Lebanon on Friday, July 13th with all six suitcases. 

Lebanon is part of the EME (Europe and Middle East Region); we had the priviledge of attending the first ever EME Youth Congress of the UPCI.  It was held in Kiev, Ukraine from July 9-12.  There were attendees from 20+ nations.  Some were Missionary delegates (many from closed nations), while others were members of their local churches.  Songs were sung in Russian, French, and English; all sessions and services were interpreted in Russian.  It was a joy to worship with young people from all over our new region of service. 


Missionaries Mark and Mariann Starin orientated us for 10 days, then left for the USA on July 23 to begin their deputation.  We are thankful for the invaluable information and time they poured into us.  We are honored to live in their beautiful home overlooking the Mediterranean Sea these six months.  Please pray with us for a successful deputation for the Starin's.


Sunday, July 29th was our first Sunday without the Starin's.  Our family of four jumped in with both feet playing instruments, singing, preaching, teaching Sunday School, and teaching Discipleship class.  A lady was healed of shoulder pain in the middle of the service.  Her mobility returned, and the pain instantly vanished!  Praise God for His miraculous power and great love for all people.


Almost all attendees are former Catholics whose lives have been transformed by the power of God since coming to the Pentecostals of Lebanon.  Every Sunday we have at least one Muslim in service.  They are there to accompany their girlfriend or wife, but they are hearing about the Gospel at the same time.  Pray that they will receive a revelation of who Jesus is.

We travel each Wednesday to Beirut for a house bible study (1 hour away), and each Saturday for another house bible study (45 minutes away).  Last week there were 17 attendees at each bible study.  At the church building, Tuesday evenings are bible study at the church building, and Friday evenings are prayer (10 minutes down the mountain from our home). 


Arabic, French, or English??  All three languages are spoken in Lebanon; sometimes in the same sentence.  Our brains are beginning to adjust to this trilingual gymnastic exercise.

We are so thankful for you, our friends and supporters; for your prayers, moral support, and financial support.  God bless you all!!

The Deweys
Jonathon, Sherry, Matthew, Shaylyn





Thursday, August 2, 2018

South Korea: Summer 2018 Newsletter



Praise the Lord! Hello from Gwangmyeong, South Korea! I arrived on the field April 2018 and am living right outside of Seoul in the city of Gwangmyeong. Gwangmyeong has a population of about 350,000 people and is just one of many “small” cities included in the metropolis of Seoul. I will be living here and attending the church in this city until the end of September, when Missionary E.J. Kim is due to return from deputation in the U.S. At that time I’ll be moving and attending a different church in the Seoul area. I’m praying God directs me to where I am needed the most. 

Currently I’m teaching English Bible classes at the church to adults and young people. God has given me so many opportunities to meet people when I’m walking around in Gwangmyeong and in Seoul. Most people will ask for your contact information so I’ve been talking to a few every week. I’m excited for what God is starting in these peoples lives! I’m spending more and more time studying the language as well and will probably need to register for a class soon. I can carry on basic  conversations, but understanding when I’m spoken to is more difficult. The next couple of weeks is Family Camp and Youth Camp. Both will be held at the UPCK’s (United Pentecostal Church of Korea) campgrounds, about 3 hours from Seoul. The Korean church is blessed to have their own property and camp buildings. I’m expecting great things from God over the next couple of weeks and can’t wait to share it with you!


I’ve created a flier that I will be taking to a couple of universities soon. I have to get permission from the schools first, so I’m praying I encounter no opposition. I’ve heard that other Christian groups use “free English lessons” as a way to get people to come to their church and was told it might not be well-received.  
However, I have a God who continually calls people to Himself and I believe with all my heart He has already lined up people that I will be meeting in the future! He is getting this country ready for revival and I’m so excited for what is to come!