Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Luxembourg Update

Greetings from Luxembourg In the Name of Jesus! 

Recently, I met a man who expressed a desire for the things of God that I have not seen in a long time. I agreed to meet him at his house and help him better understand his Bible. After two hours of teaching from the Bible one of the revelations he received was that the gift of the Holy Ghost and “speaking in tongues” was not a gift of speaking known, human languages, but rather it is a God-prompted, heavenly language that initially provides evidence that the Spirit of God has filled your life. He repented for anything that separated him from God, stood to his feet, lifted his hands and began to worship God. In a few minutes we both heard a sound as he began speaking in the language of heaven.

When we sat back down, he wanted to know more. I taught the Scriptures to him for another two hours. This was our first time to meet and he was sincerely hungry for the Word of God. That evening he joined one of our online Bible study sessions that lasted two and a half hours. 

He received the gift of the Holy Spirit, had 6.5 hours of Bible study in the same day and was asking for more. Four days later Emmanuel was baptized in the name of Jesus Christ in icy water at a lake in Luxembourg. The New Birth experience we see in the book of Acts is still what people are looking for. The Gospel still saves and it still changes lives. 

Discipleship in Lux 

One of our weekly meetings is dedicated to discipleship. We are endeavoring to BE disciples and MAKE disciples. 

The Lord is calling key people that will unlock families, communities, cultural groups, language groups, cities and nations. Everyone in our group has been taught how to teach Bible studies. Currently there are three people in a discipleship course being prepared to lead Small Groups of their own. 

We are thankful for what God is doing in their lives! 

Other Recent News 

We were recently approved for our next 1-year visas. Language study is being continued online because of on-going restrictions. In one of our recent prayer meetings, the Lord said we were to focus on FELLOWSHIP with Him, that we were being prepared and that 2021 would pose many new challenges to our natural world but His Church would surpass addition and see multiplication. 

Thank you for your faithful partnership in helping us take the Gospel to the world! 

Jeremy & Khrista Favors

Thursday, February 4, 2021

South Africa Update

Greetings in Jesus Name from South Africa! 

We began the new year back in lockdown due to the rise in cases and the new strain of COVID here in the country. Even without being able to have in-person services, God has still moved in wonderful ways.

The Bible says God’s hand is not short and He proved Himself once again. Although, we are in lockdown, ministers are still considered essential workers, so we are able to have in-home Bible studies with our saints. Recently on one of our visits, someone who was doing some work on the house there, heard that I was a minister. They had a family member that was sick and was in the hospital. We immediately prayed right there on the spot and within a couple of hours, we received word that God had touched their family member and they was being released from the hospital. Hallelujah! 

Previously, we had mentioned about the man from Kriel, in a neighboring province, who had suffered a brain hemorrhage. My wife and I along with Bro. Allan Sibanda, General Superintendent of UPCSA recently revisited him in his home, where God did an amazing work. He is doing so much better now. At first, he was not able to move around without becoming dizzy and extremely nauseas. After praying with him, he said that he felt the healing power of God flow through him and was able to stand and walk without becoming dizzy. That is the God we serve!  

Please continue to pray for us and South Africa. We believe great things are in store for this nation in these last days.  

Dale & Brenda Austin


Monday, January 25, 2021

Gabon Update

I pray you enjoy my newest PIM Newsletter! 

Thank you for being a part of the Gabon and Regional Teaching Ministry team through your prayers and financial support! 

Blessings to each of you!

Serving with Anticipation!

Colleen Carter

Gabon & Regional Teaching Ministry

Monday, January 18, 2021

Spain Update (Zenobia Family)

We traveled over 2,700 kilometers (1,700 miles) during a two-week trip to Andalucía (the southern most province of Spain). We are thankful for God’s protection while we celebrated Christmas in Sevilla, Spain as a family, and New Years in Malaga, Spain with new friends. 

  • Three people were filled with the Holy Ghost, two were baptized and others were healed in the three services and Bible study we ministered in. God is so good! 
  • We visited two different churches and a mission work. We also met the people from a second mission work in Spain, near Gibraltar. 
  • We visited 10 different cities/towns in the provinces of Sevilla and Malaga, taking in both the natural and architectural beauty of this vast region. 

Using the AVE high-speed train from Barcelona, it takes about six hours to reach Sevilla. It is said, Sevilla tiene un color especial (“Sevilla has a color all its own”). We spent nearly three days to celebrate Christmas as a family. It is a uniquely beautiful and colorful city.  

The Saturday after Christmas, we drove by way of the city Ronda, to the coastal city of Malaga, the Province of Malaga’s namesake. Stretching nearly 100 miles, the coastline of this province is known as La Costa del Sol (the Sun Coast). Pastor and Sister Hector Merizalde currently have four church plants along this coast (in the cities of Malaga, Marbella, Casabermeja, and Linea de la Concepcion, see below)! They are great laborers for the harvest and precious saints of God.  

That Sunday Kristen (and Xander) had the opportunity to minister in Malaga, while Sam (and Benaiah) ministered in Marbella. There were great moves of God in each of these services. We believe that God was preparing the hearts of the people for what was to follow in the coming days. 

During the week, Pastor Hector and Sam gave a Bible study on the plan of salvation to a lady who recently started attending the Malaga Church.  

Her opened her heart to God’s word and was filled with the Holy Ghost! She was baptized moments later in the precious name of Jesus! On our final Sunday in Andalucía, we ministered in Malaga and the people’s faith was high! Two were filled with the Holy Ghost, one was baptized, and others received healing. To God be all the glory!  

When we were not in church, we made the most of our time. We took the scenic route through the mountains from Sevilla to Ronda to Malaga. Ronda is famous for the Puente Nuevo bridge, which has a cameo in the 2017 animated film Ferdinand, about a Spanish bull.  

We all visited cities towns and villages along the coast. To the east of Malaga was Nerja. You can see cliffs falling into the greenish blue Mediterranean for miles—it is breathtaking. 

About 40 miles to the southwest of Malaga lies Marbella with its pristine beaches, and impressive vistas, on a clear day you can see the Rock of Gibraltar and the African coast of Morocco.  

All-in-all we visited 10 different cities on our trip, making good use of the unlimited mileage on our rental car! 

As parents, we were happy to see that Benaiah and Xander enjoyed the trip as much as we did. We had so much fun, but the highlight reel would have to include the horse and carriage ride throughout Sevilla, riding on the high-speed train (or as Xander calls it, bullet train), and one of the best Christmases ever (thanks to the generosity of our extended family and friends).  

The boys also became fast friends with Pastor Merizalde’s son, Danny. We are thankful to God for all of the moments we shared as a family and for the opportunity to take a trip like this as AIMers. What a blessing and privilege!  

Friday, January 15, 2021

Spain Update (Harrod Family)

Nathan & Tanya Harrod

UPCI Missionaries to Spain


Even in the midst of a pandemic God has continued to do the miraculous during our services online and in person. Here are a few testimonies of deaf ears opening and cancers being healed in Spain.


As we move forward in building our new facility here in Barcelona, we want to continue to find ways to cut cost in this building project. Here is a short testimony of the favor that the Lord recently gave us.


We are committed to wise stewardship throughout this building project. Here are some of the ways we are administrating the funds that you are investing into the Kingdom of God.



(After clicking on make a donation you can select "Barcelona Building Fund" to be a part of this vision. 100% given through this link will go to the building.)

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Thank you in advance for sowing into the Revival in Spain

Thank you for your continued prayers and financial support. If you are not yet supporting the revival in Spain through finance or as a Partner in Missions you can click Enroll As A PIM and sign up through the UPCI Global Missions website.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Spain Update

Greetings in the Lovely Name of Jesus!  Happy New Year from Barcelona, Spain!   

Surely it was an unprecedented year, but it was a year of walking in greater faith and very blessed.  We wanted to provide you with some updates of what has been happening in this great work. 

Through varying restrictions, the church in Barcelona has done everything from having services Monday through Thursday to 10 services on Sundays to keep moving forward. The church is thriving! During the pandemic, the work here has seen 12 new churches planted, and 629 filled with the Spirit, and 954 baptized in Jesus name, which is an increase over 2019.

We have witnessed many filled with the Holy Spirit and Baptized in our short time in Spain. Three of those, being contacts we have had the privilege to work with.  

While with Bro Harrod in one of the daughter work churches, many were filled with the Spirit, and the miraculous broke out.  Bro Harrod prayed and saw deaf ears opened.  A woman requested prayer for an issue of pain in her wrist, I asked her how she would praise the Lord if He healed her.  As soon as she started praising, the power of God hit her, she got her miracle, and couldn’t stop praising God!  

We are truly thankful to be a part of what God is doing here in Spain. There are some very great things coming in 2021 that we can’t wait to share with you! 

Ryan, Keirstin, Caroline and Monte Paul  

Friday, January 8, 2021

Luxembourg Update

Greetings from Luxembourg In the Name of Jesus! 

Last year Janet and Ana Perdomo came to Luxembourg from Venezuela. The week they arrived we met them and invited them to have coffee. Janet told us she was raised Catholic and had always been a part of the Roman Catholic Church.  

With the national population of Luxembourg being 90% Roman Catholic, it would have been very easy for her to attend mass as she had in the past. But before we finished our meeting over coffee we prayed with her and her daughter, and God opened the door for us to teach them a personal Bible study. The next Sunday they were with us in an apostolic meeting.

The first time they came, they felt the power and presence of God and have been with us ever since, learning the Word of God for themselves. They have been with us for one year now. 

On December 14, 2020, we were honored to baptize Janet and her daughter Ana in the name of Jesus Christ! This Gospel message is truly powerful. Every time I have the privilege of baptizing someone in that saving name, I feel like I have been washed all over again!  

The Lord is leading us to those He has prepared, those who are ready to act on the truth. During the year of 2020 one of our weekly meetings was dedicated to teaching discipleship classes in preparation for the vision God has given us.  

Miracle in Lux 

Dina, a young lady here in Luxembourg has lived with an irregular thyroid condition since she was nine years old.  

For more than a decade she has had to take medication every day while she struggled with irregular hormone levels, fluctuating weight, low energy and other imbalances. Last week in one of our online meetings we prayed the prayer of faith and declared healing in the lives of those that needed it.  

She claimed her healing and the next morning she threw her medication in the trash (no one knew she had done this). She simply acted on her faith. The next week her doctor confirmed that her thyroid condition was gone and she was completely healed!  

We are celebrating with her for this amazing miracle of healing that Jesus has done for her! 

We are expecting great things in the new year ahead in 2021! 

Jeremy & Khrista Favors