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It is wonderful to be home safety from Slovakia as I prepare to pack and join the Mission SOS team and Teen Challenge leaders in Bujumbura, Burundi in Africa next week. As we see the situation worsening around the globe, I rejoice that despite the increasing terror, (men's hearts failing them for fear-Matt 21), we have the promise that God is still in control. We labor while there is yet light as we watch the unveiling tapestry of prophetic truth comes to pass around us.
SLOVAKIA OUTREACH

SLOVAKIA: Going strong for over 2 decades since declaring independence from Czechoslovakia in the “velvet revolution” of 1993. With 5 million citizens, Slovakia's territory spans 19,000 sq mi (400 sq miles larger than Rhode Island). It is mostly mountainous with lush forests and quaint cities.

Driving in from Vienna, Austria, beautiful cathedrals, monasteries and castles dot the breathtaking landscape. These picturesque fortresses once formed the last line of defense against invasions from east and southeast. While invading armies may no longer pose a threat, a new war against alcohol and drug addiction threatens the next generation.

This threat demands a fresh commitment to the authority of God's Word and the fortress of His love. For more than 20 years, Slovakia Teen Challenge has brought the claims of the gospel to bear on the needs of

the nation, serving the church and reaching addicts and alcoholics with the good news of the gospel -poised to Unleash the Hope.

Drug abuse is on the rise. A recent study reports that 25% of 16 year-olds in Slovakia had used marijuana. Slovak authorities report that alcohol is the country's number one drug problem. What's more, alcohol abuse among young people is on the increase. Robert Ochaba – head of the Tobacco and Alcohol Control Center from the Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic reports,“The trend here is clear. Consumption of alcohol among young people has increased. We can also observe that the first experience with alcohol happens earlier than before and it has moved before the age of 15. This is very alarming information."

SERED AMPHITHEATER

One of the great blessings of this trip to TC Slovakia was the opportunity to minister in a community wide interfaith evangelism at the 1000 seat amphitheater in the center of town. Built by the Communists, this is the first time this has ever been used for a Christian concert. With TC men joining Cathy and I to sing and testify & the powerful ministry of Worship Live!, people were healed, set free and received Jesus. It was a wonderful night!
Thank you for praying.

GALANTA MARKETPLACE OUTREACH


Wisdom cries out in the street;
in the squares she raises her voice. 21 At the busiest corner she cries out; at the entrance of the city gates she speaks --- Prov 1:20-21

Stanislav, Lubor, and the team set up an amazing meeting in the center of the main marketplace in Galanta. A part of tradition, on Saturday morning hundreds of shoppers stream into the marketplace at the center of town. Prepared to shop, eat delightful kielbasa, sweets, drink coffee and fellowship, we had the distinct honor of sharing the good news of the Gospel.
God gave us favor as Worship Live! sang, TC men testified, Lubor shared and I preached. We prayed with many and we saw some in services who gave their lives to Jesus at the Aposlitka Church on the following Sunday.
 
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For our sake He made Christ to be sin Who knew no sin, so that in and through Him we might become the righteousness of God [what we ought to be, approved and acceptable and in right relationship with Him, by His (not our) goodness]"
2 Cor 5:21

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Our approval does not come from man-or from the goods works that we do. While some focus on drinking, smoking, addiction, or overt sins of commission as the works of the flesh, the word of God is clear that attempts to earn our salvation are a greater demonstration of the “works of the flesh."

That is why the words of the apostle Paul above are so significant. If we could earn our salvation by good things that we do, God would not have needed to make him “who knew no sin, to become sin on our behalf." What a profound price to pay to demonstrate His Love and deliverance power for me.

God loves you as much on your bad days as He does on your good ones. You may say, "Really? How's that possible?"

God's acceptance of you is based on your position (in Christ) not your condition (in the flesh).

At Calvary, God took every sin you could ever commit and laid it upon His Son. When you come to the cross as a sinner, He takes all of Christ's righteousness and wraps you up in it. From that point on He sees you only one way - in Christ! How liberating!

Our worth isn't based on what we do, but on who we are in Christ. God actually assigned value to you by allowing Jesus to die for you.

Some say, "I can't believe that God doesn't care about what I do?"

You're right! God cares! God wants you to do good works - but He doesn't want you to depend on them; He wants you to do them out of love for Him. Once you understand your position, who you are in Christ, you can get off the performance/acceptance treadmill and begin doing the right things for the right reasons.

Jesus loves you unconditionally and is committed to changing you. And the best part is - He doesn't condemn you while He's doing it!

Until you know who you are in Christ, you'll stumble along believing that your acceptance with God is performance-based. Well, technically your acceptance with God is based on performance, but not yours - Christ's! Grasp that, and you'll begin enjoying your Christian life!

We had wonderful services with the Teen Challenge men in the new David Wilkerson Chapel at the center of the TC Slovakia Campus.

One thing I know Brother Wilkerson would have loved is that as you enter Wilkerson Chapel the first thing that catches your eye is not just the beautiful woodwork and rafters, but the cross in the front and a pulpit for God;s word which are the center of this ministry.

I prayed with Petr who gave his life to Jesus at the Amphitheater. He is 70 years old, delivered from decades of alcohol abuse and now a student at "Teen" Challenge--NEW LIFE.
 
UPCOMING SCHEDULE

2016
INTERNATIONAL SCHEDULE


Bujumbura, Burundi
July 23-31

MISSION SOS

ASIA PACIFIC
FIJI
September 4-21
EVANGELISM & TRAINING

Dominican Republic
November 4-16

Construction, Evangelism, Outreach
with Calvary Church, Naperville, IL

Please join with us in prayer as we continue to seek God as we finalize our plans for the 2016 ministry year. We have so many pending invitations India, Lebanon and Russia. Please stand with us in prayer that we will clearly hear the voice of the Lord.

2016
STATESIDE SCHEDULE

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August 2-4
GTC Executive Council
Denver, Colorado

Sunday, August 14, 2016
Bethel Assembly of God
Suffolk, VA

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Word of Life
Springfield, VA

Sunday, October 9, 2016
Christian Chapel A/G
Virginia Beach, VA

Please pray for us as our TC Team assembles from Kenya, Uganda, South Africa, and the USA to leave next week for the MISSION SOS in Bujumbura, Burundi. We will again join Johannes Armritzer and MISSION SOS along with over 100 Missionaries from around the world.

We are believing God for tens of thousands for each evening service, 80,000 by the final night. Pray that God will use us as a voice of reconciliation (II Cor5:17-21) as political tensions escalate and conflict between Hutu and Tutsi increases. Now, as we learn that peace talks with opposition parties have broken down,
we are believing for miracles.
JOIN US! PRAY WITH US!

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Again I say
unto you,
That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done
for them of
my Father which is in heaven.

 

1) NICE, FRANCE

Please pray for the victims and their families in Nice, France. At least 80 are dead, 100 injured after a large truck loaded with guns and hand grenades plowed into a crowd of thousands of revelers during a Bastille Day Fireworks Celebration.

2) URGENT RUSSIAN PRAYER--UPDATE

As a follow-up to our last Urgent prayer request
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Here is the follow-up from Ilya and Janet

Dear Prayer Partners,

President Putin signed the new law against terrorism, which includes the amendment on freedom of religion. This law goes into effect on July 20.  

Please pray for Christians throughout Russia that God would give wisdom how to continue to share the gospel despite these changes.

Thank you for your faithful prayers!
We thank God for you,

Ilya and Janet


3) BUJUMBURA, BURUNDI

Please pray for TC workers and Missions teams that will travel to Burundi from around the world, through dangerous airports and challenging political environments. Believe with us that tens of thousands will meet Jesus Christ in a personal way during the Mission SOS outreach. Pray for supernatural healings and deliverance.

4) Slovakia Outreach

We are very excited about how powerfully God moved in Slovakia. Working with Teen Challenge Slovakia and the local community, we saw fruit, not only for the cities of Sala, Galanta, Sered, and surrounding areas but the continuing work of Teen Challenge.

5) YUCCHI LIVING FREE TRAINING

Please pray for the powerful team of African leaders under the direction of Global Teen Challenge Africa Regional Director, Doug Wever and Anna Droll with Dan Strickland and the Living Free Community Ministry to plot a continuing evangelism strategy to empower the local church across the continent of Africa to reach the addicted in their community. Details about the Living Free Ministry for Your Church Are Available at http://www.livingfree.org/

5) DENVER COLORADO

Please pray for the upcoming inaugural meeting of the Global Teen Challenge Executive Council in Denver, Colorado. Over 50 leaders from around the world will convene to discuss strategic options to take the Ministry of Teen Challenge to the places needed most and to respond to our Great Commission Mandate to Put Hope Within Reach. It is time to Unleash the HOPE

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Pray with us for the global advance of the gospel. Pray for workers for the Harvest ...Teen Challenge Centers in 115 countries need staff and we currently have invitations to start Teen Challenge in over 32 nations. They are crying out for help. They need the power of God to meet a pressing social need... but we know it has a SPIRITUAL ROOT.
We offer SPIRITUAL RESOURCES to meet PRACTICAL needs.
MATTHEW 9: 37 Then He said to His disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. 38 Therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest.”

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