Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Good News from Northern Europe


How we praise God for His continued blessings and strength as we stay busy in His Kingdom. Recently, God has given us the privilege to be involved in ministry in various places.

NORWAY – “BREAKING THE CHAINS” CONFERENCE


This is an annual conference hosted by the church in Oslo, Norway and has become a real highlight for the Nordic countries and beyond with 12 countries being represented this year. Bro. Wayne Huntley and Bro. Nathan Harrod were greatly used of the Lord to minister. 


ENJOYING FAMILY


We enjoy those rare times when our family can be together.  It was a great blessing to have our son, Kyle, teach at Harvest Bible College.  We missed his family being with him but greatly enjoyed our time with Kyle.  He preached in the church as well as teaching in the college.  How we thank God for our children and their dedication to the Lord and His Kingdom.


During the 2009-10 school year, Kyle and his wife were the overseers for Harvest Bible College while we were on deputation.  That school year, Jason Hefner was a student.  Now he is the Vice-Principal of the college.  We thank God for bringing Jason back to Harvest Bible College and for giving him a fine wife.  It was special for Kyle to be with them as you see in the picture above.

NORTHERN DISTRICT CONFERENCE IN ELGIN


It was a blessing to be part of the Northern District Conference held in the Highlands of Scotland.  The church in Elgin did an outstanding job hosting the conference.  We are thankful for one of our sons in the Gospel, Bro. Derek Fyfe, who is doing a fine job pastoring in Elgin. Bro. Brian Shock did an outstanding job ministering in the conference.



LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR IN BELGIUM


What an outstanding opportunity and privilege it was to be part of the leadership conference in Brussels, Belgium.  Bro. and Sis. Terry Shock, along with Bro. Tuttle and Bro. Shutes, did a wonderful job teaching.  There was a wonderful representation of leaders from the Europe/Middle East Region and much was learned by all of us.


IT IS SUCH A PRIVILEGE TO BE A PART OF WHAT GOD IS DOING IN THE EUROPE/MIDDLE EAST REGION.  THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT THAT MAKES OUR MINISTRY POSSIBLE.

WE KNOW THAT TIMES ARE PERILOUS AND OUR MINISTRY WILL HAVE TO FLOW WITH THE CHANGES FACING THE CHURCH TODAY.   TOGETHER WITH YOU, OUR FAITHFUL PARTNERS, WE MOVE FORWARD IN JESUS NAME! 









From the Missionaries to Belgium


Dear Partners:

In January, we were able to go to Belgium for a period of 6 weeks.  We are grateful to the Lord to for a good report:  revival fires are burning!  Here is a list of some of the things we were able to participate in while there:

  • Reopening of the Bible School after being closed since 2015.  We opened with 25 new students!  To God be the glory. 
  • Attended a 3-day Leadership Development International Seminar for missionaries as well as national pastors and leaders.  Bro. and Sis. Terry Shock did an outstanding job.
  • Visited Gent, the target city for UPC Belgium to open a new work.  This is a beautiful city of 260,000+ people and there is no Apostolic representation in that city.  Please help us pray!  
  • Crystal taught a Ladies Seminar, and together, we taught a Marriage Seminar.  

Because our visa situation is still not resolved, we have just arrived back in the US to continue the process.  Although its great to be with family and friends, our hearts are in Belgium because we see how great the need is.  Please help us pray concerning this  situation.

Merci beaucoup for your continued prayerful and financial support.  We appreciate your burden for lost souls around the world.
Here is a pictorial view of some of the things that happened while we were there.



Kevin and Crystal Wallace




Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Luxembourg Missions Report



Greetings from Luxembourg In the Name of Jesus! 

It is so powerful to see evidence that God is everywhere, at all times, and is in control of everything. Recently, my wife and I were praying against spiritual opposition in Luxembourg and our whole family became ill. We all had fever, were nauseous, and were dizzy. We continued to pray under these conditions in spite of the fact that we were getting physically weak. On the fourth day something broke. Our fevers were gone, the nausea and dizziness left and we felt breakthrough. What we didn’t know was there was an apostolic church in Bogota, Colombia being persecuted and attacked by guerrilla troops that caused the church to disband. One particular family, on the ministry team there, told us their story how the Lord protected them enabling them to flee the country. Then, God led them to Luxembourg!


Jhon, Francie, and their son, Samuel (pictured above) made it safely to Luxembourg. We connected with them and offered them help. Jhon was the assistant pastor of the church they had fled and are both very gifted musicians as well. We started a Spanish Bible study. About the same time Dina Montoya (also pictured above in glasses) also came to Luxembourg from Colombia. We later learned Francie and Dina had grown up together and gone to school together but had not seen each other in years. They were reunited in Luxembourg and now worship together every week.



In a country where the official languages are Luxembourgish, French and German, we now have a Spanish home group as well. The Lord is putting all the pieces together to reach this nationally diverse country.



In His Service,

Jeremy & Khrista Favors




Friday, February 14, 2020

Good News from Northern Europe


The year started out with much prayer and fasting.  Throughout the Europe/Middle East Region, many nations start the year with extended times of prayer and fasting.  The churches in Great Britain & Ireland have a National Week of Prayer that ends with prayer rallies in each district.

The Glasgow Church was privileged to host one of these prayer rallies and it was an exceptionally good time of prayer.  Each church in the district submits requests and time is taken to pray for each church.  Below you can see the James Beek Family, who pastor in Glasgow, being prayed for.


HARVEST BIBLE COLLEGE RETREAT 


The alumni of Harvest Bible College organised a wonderful retreat.  This was a “first” and was an exceptionally good time of fellowship, reminiscing, teaching and mentoring.  We thank God for the great alumni of the college who are working for the Lord in numerous places around the world.

If you know anyone who would like to attend Harvest Bible College, please direct them to:

www.harvestbiblecollege.co.uk




What a joy it was to be with the great church in Paris, France and our missionary colleagues, Paul and Darla Brochu.  We were with them for their Faith Promise service and a wonderful international meal.  We give God praise for the great work of this church and the many souls who are being reached.



What a joy it was to once again visit Sweden and the churches there.  We rejoiced to see 3 men baptised in Stockholm.  They also have a wonderful new facility for their church services.

It was wonderful to also be in Falun where Sis. Kelly Collier is doing a great work for the Lord.

THANK YOU TO MANY WHO HAVE PRAYED FOR SWEDEN OVER THE LAST SEVERAL YEARS.  THE CHURCH IN THIS NATION HAS BEEN THROUGH MUCH, BUT GOD IS SMILING ON THE FAITHFULNESS OF OUR LABORERS WHO ARE DOING A WONDERFUL JOB.





It has been both a joy and a heartbreak to teach a family in the Channel Islands on Saturday mornings via Skype for over 3 years.  The joy has been to know that there are people in this island nation that love God and have given their lives to Him.  The heartbreak is that there is no church for them to attend.  These Saturday morning Bible studies are the only “church” they have.

WOULD YOU PRAY FOR MARIUS AND MARIANNA AND THEIR DAUGHTER, ANTONIO? WOULD YOU PRAY THAT GOD WILL SEND SOMEONE TO THIS ENGLISH-SPEAKING NATION THAT LIES IN THE ENGLISH CHANNEL BETWEEN ENGLAND AND FRANCE? WE WISH WE HAD ANOTHER LIFE TO GIVE TO THE CHANNEL ISLANDS.






Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Missions Report from the Vestals

Good Morning Friends and Partners in Missions,

Attached is a link to our report for the month of January.  January was a busy month of work and renovation around the college.  It was also spent working with the pastors and churches in Port Vila.  Part of that work we will share in the February update, but here is a quick look at what God is doing.

Thank you for your continued prayers and support.

Blessings.,

Lonnie Vestal

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaLzRu0CbZE





Thursday, January 30, 2020

Ireland Update



Dear friends,


Our theme for this year is DREAM AGAIN! We are thankful for this New Year 2020 and all the opportunities it brings. We have started with Prayer and Fasting and believe God is going to release abundant blessings and open many doors.

In January, we had communion and foot washing services. The Spirit of the Lord moved mightily on our people during that time.

We have also connected with a group of Indian people who desire to be taught more about the Bible. Some of them are already Spirit filled. We have met them twice and are excited about what is going to take place in that community.


We had the privilege to be part of the crusade team to Bangladesh. It was a humbling and life changing experience.

We thank our Global Missions leaders, the Corbins and Robinettes for the opportunity to attend and for their vision for a Global Harvest.

We give God all praise for the following report:

Attendance:
Over 12,000

Holy Ghost - 7,000+
Miracles - 7,000+
Deaf hearing - 100
Eyes opened - 75
Tumors disappeared - 53
Healed of Paralysis - 63
Healed of Arthritis - 60
Healed of Pain - 50+

Mute - God healed totally
2 backslidden pastors restored

We have just been in our house for a few months. God has blessed us with wonderful neighbors. It just happens that Paul works in Bangladesh and we were able to connect with him there and introduce him to the Corbins. Our crusade team prayed for him and one of his colleagues. Please pray for Paul and his family, that we can minister to them in a greater way.





BUILDING


One of our goals this year is to get into a building of our own. We desperately need a permanent place of worship to maximize our influence. Would you help us pray to find the right location? We would also appreciate any financial contribution for the purchase of this building.

You can send your check to the address listed at the bottom of this letter and put the Project number #GMGP.117816.2101 in the memo.
You can also text Cooney to 71777 and click the link you will receive. Follow the instructions and select Building Project in the drop down menu.

PRAYER REQUESTS


Please help us pray for several upcoming events, for the planning, outreach, ministry and harvest that will take place.

February: Revival Services with Evangelist Pascal Crites - Ireland Churches
February: Great Britain Northern District Conference - Elgin, Scotland
May: Belfast Pentecost Conference - Rev. Matt Johnson, Dr. Kristin Keller

We THANK YOU very much for your prayers for Ireland and our family. We are also grateful for your financial support that enables us to reach out to the hungry souls of this island and these nations.