Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Lebanon Is Flourishing

October 13, 2018

September News

Last month we asked you to pray with us for a number of things.  We want to thank you for praying!  Ten days before Raychane returned to Switzerland, she was filled with the Holy Spirit.  This was a critical experience for Raychane.  There is no Oneness church in or near her city, which is near the border with Liechtenstein.  A Swiss Missionary travels 1 1/2 hours to visit her each week.  Please keep Raychane in your prayers as she deals with discouragement from her Muslim husband. 

Sherry and Raychane after she was filled with the Holy Spirit.

ACTS Bible School resumed on September 9 with ten students, following a two month break.  Classes run for two hours every Sunday following our buffet lunch.  While the ten Bible School students are receiving instruction from Jonathon, Sherry teaches the Discipleship Class of nine students.   

Bible School and Discipleship students (3 missing)

Baby Ayla was dedicated to the Lord on September 2.

House group Bible Studies continue weekly on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

We are thankful for your prayers and messages of concern for us the last few weeks.  As you probably already know, Jonathon's father passed away on September 21.  We will speak more of our trip to Canada for the funeral in our next newsletter.  Yesterday we returned to Lebanon and are anxious to get back to work.
God bless you!

The Deweys
Jonathon, Sherry, Matthew, Shaylyn

Mission Senegal Update

4 Baptized in JESUS NAME

I recently baptized a mother and her three children in the wonderful name of Jesus. What is amazing about this story is that about 18 years ago, in another West African nation, I was present when her uncle was also baptized. He was among our first converts in a brand new country. He has since become a leader of the UPCI work in that country. From that moment onward, he believed that God would save his family. It is happening!


God has opened a door for us to share Apostolic Truth in The Gambia. In the month of January, we will be teaching a group of ministers in this nation which currently has no UPCI Church.
Please pray with us that we will experience a great outpouring of the Holy Ghost and that revelation and understanding will touch many!

Your continuing prayers are greatly appreciated!
God is opening doors of opportunity in our region!
We are excited as we see what God is doing as we work TOGETHER!

October Good News from Northern Europe

Gibbs/Malawi Newsletter



Prayer & Fasting Conferences
Southern Region Conference was a tremendous spiritual encounter. Special thanks to Bro. Eli Hernandez our guest speaker who flowed in the Holy Ghost!

Central Region Conference was held in our capital city of Lilongwe this year. We were so blessed by tremendous teaching and mighty moves of God. Several visitors came and were baptized with one receiving the Holy Ghost.


MARCH 2018

• Dzaleka Refugee Camp: 5 Holy Ghost,
  10 reported healings
• Mulanje: 13 Holy Ghost
• Machinjiri: 3 Holy Ghost
• 5 new churches started
• Salima: 25 baptized, 2 churches opened
• Ntcheu: 6 Holy Ghost, 39 baptized,
  new church opened
• Phalombe: 4 Holy Ghost, 14 baptized, 4 healed
• Lilongwe: 5 baptized, new church opened
• Chisi Island: 6 Holy Ghost, new church opened
• Zomba: 2 Holy Ghost, 2 baptized
• Mulanje Youth Revival: 16 Holy Ghost


APRIL 2018

• Chigamula: 11 Holy Ghost
• Ntcheu Weekend Revival: 26 Holy Ghost
• Zomba: 6 repented, 3 Holy Ghost,
  many healings reported
• Jali: 7 Holy Ghost, including the village chief
  head man!
• Prison Ministry: 18 prisoners baptized
• Southern Region Youth Conference in Blantyre:
  21 received the Holy Ghost

Campus Ministries

• 50 students repented, 20 received the Holy Ghost, and 2 were baptized in Jesus Name!
• A five-day leadership training seminar was held, with 20 in attendance.


MAY 2018

We had a wonderful time with guest speakers Kevin and Kathy Merriman, and Brad Wallace during our Save Our Children Crusades. 577 precious children received the gift of the Holy Ghost!

During this incredible weekend, 185 teachers received certificates for a Sunday School Teacher Training Seminar. We give God glory for revival in Africa's children's ministries!


JUNE 2018

Regional Ladies Conferences

• At our Southern Region Conference, guest speaker Sis. Rayna Longstreth from Oklahoma ministered to the ladies of Malawi.
75 ladies received the gift of the Holy Ghost, and 35 were baptized in Jesus Name!

• Central Region: 31 received the Holy Ghost and 5 were baptized!

• Northern Region: 26 received the Holy Ghost and were instructed to go home and be baptized by their pastors.


JULY 2018

District Conferences
• Balaka: 7 Holy Ghost
• Ntcheu: 40 Holy Ghost, 7 baptized
• Mchinji: 20 Holy Ghost, 5 baptized, many
  healings including one healed from deafness
• Phalombe: 26 Holy Ghost, 9 baptized,
  30 reports of healing
• Dowa: 10 Holy Ghost
• Mangochi: 15 Holy Ghost, 3 baptized,
  17 healings reported
• Balaka Ladies Conf: 9 Holy Ghost


AUGUST 2018 


• 101 Holy Ghost, 112 baptized
• 58 reported healings
• One new church started in Karonga, a new
 territory on the border of Tanzania
• In Machinjiri: 3 Holy Ghost
• Prison Ministries: 26 Holy Ghost
• Lilongwe Central Region Youth Conference:
  11 Holy Ghost, Over 8 healings reported,
  many delivered!

Left Above: After Pastor Tukula's funeral, these people rushed to a nearby river to be baptized!

39th Malawi General Conference

We are so thankful for the ministry of our home church from Lancaster, Ohio, Pastor Gary Keller, First Lady Barbara Keller, Rev. Preston Keller and Dr. Kristin Keller for pouring out through their ministry, and being used of God in a great way!

Throughout the conference, 91 received the Holy Ghost, 21 were baptized in Jesus name, and many testified of healing!


Monday, October 8, 2018

Namibia News

Namibia News

Raised from the Dead!
This is Otto, he is 36 yrs. old. He died at home, was taken to hospital where 2 nurses and doctor declared him dead. His brother was told to call the family. But, his brother said, "God is in control". He prayed loudly by Otto's bed, suddenly a pulse came back! Nurses rushed into the room, saying "this could only be God!!....this is a MIRACLE!"

"Timothy Class"

This is one of our first Timothy classes. They are designed to meet the challenges our young men face in the real world and equip them with lessons from the book of Timothy. They are becoming strong young men in the faith!

Satellite Bible School

This is one of our five satellite Bible schools. Sis. Ikerd is a great teacher!

Thank you for your prayers, 
and your support to 
the country of Namibia!
We appreciate you very much.

The Ikerd family

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Berlin & Northern Germany Missions Newsletter

October 2018

What can God do? "God is able to make all grace abound toward you; ...he that ministereth seed to the sower both minister bread for your food, and multiply your seed sown, and increase the fruits of your righteous" (II Corinthians 9:8,10). Divine power that provides daily needs, expands Kingdom endeavors, and produces inner growth: What a promise, what a way to live! Why would we look anywhere else and have less?

September has been an exciting time in the churches in northern Germany.
In Potsdam, we had the glorious privilege of baptizing Sis. Christine in the beautiful name of Jesus. Since summer has ended and the days are growing cooler, the water was chilly, but she braved the cold for the Lord!

The church works in Berlin and Leipzig are refreshing with their liberty of worship and hunger for more knowledge of the Word. Not only are the gatherings lighthouses to show the way from danger and to safety, but the believers in everyday life are lights to their friends, families, and communities - just as Jesus has planned!

For health, ease of mobility - read as "no long searches for parking places" - and economy, we now have bicycles, "horses" that do not have to be fed, to get around Berlin.
A wonderful benefit is the number of people we are able to meet along the streets. Door of opportunity are everywhere!

On one of the remaining warm days in the month, we had a church picnic at the park in Potsdam.
Not only did this grant us an opportunity for great fellowship, but it gave some first-time visitors the experience of welcome and interaction with our group. As a result, a Muslim woman came to church the following Sunday and has continued to display interest and involvement with this group. Building relationships as these builds the church.

Due to the number of events in the fall and winter - Elisha Conference in Munich, Erntedankfest (Thanksgiving), church anniversary services, and Christmas - the Purpose Institute campus in Paderborn elected to postpone their next semester. However, three students completed the requirements of four semesters earlier this year, and we look forward to their graduation at the ceremony that will be held at the General Conference of the German-speaking nations in spring 2019.

Thank you all for your prayers, friendship, and investment in us so that we may fulfill the work to which God has appointed us in Berlin and northern Germany. We call your names in prayer and join hands with your labor.

For the purpose of glorifying Jesus,

Carl and Bethany Sledge
Associate Missionaries for the
United Pentecostal Church, International