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We are excited about what God did in Nigeria. David Omih and the emerging TC Ministries in Nigeria! Lagos to Ibadan, Jos, to Kaduna, Abuja, to Otukpo, Cathy and I were honored to do nearly 40 meetings in 24 days climaxing in Enugu with ministry in the word and music from the first-ever TC Nigeria National choir for Peniel the 2019 General Council of the Nigeria Assemblies of God
Though I will not be home to Celebrate Thanksgiving with my family or partners, I want you to know I am praying for you here in Kenya, and we are ever so thankful to have the best Ministry Partners in the world.

ARE YOU THANKFUL 
GIVE THE LORD A SHOUT!!

Cathy and I want you to know, we are THANKFUL for all of you! Among the many blessings that God has bestowed on us, we stand in awe and gratitude for our family and all that sacrifice to keep us at the front lines and pray for us. We cannot do it without you! This Thanksgiving, please know that YOU are a blessings for whom we are most thankful.

 

It is good to give thanks to the Lord,  and to sing praises to your name, o most high;  to declare Your lovingkindness in the morning and Your faithfulness every night.
Ps. 92:1-2

NIGERIA NATIONAL CHOIR AT A/G Gen-Council

I am so proud of the TC Nigeria National Choir- what a wonderful time of ministry in music and the WORD for nearly 8,000 AG Nigerian A/G Pastors sharing the burden to transform lives from Addiction to FREEDOM. Not just Rehab-more than Recovery- TRANSFORMATION at the sub-atomic, spiritual, molecular level though ! II Cor 5:17

 
 
THREAT ASSESMENT: Illicit drug supply as well as drug use and dependence are dynamically developing phenomena in West Africa. They pose public health, development and security problems and are associated with crime, poverty, violence, and social exclusion. Despite evidence-informed policies and actions, the ECOWAS Commission, in collaboration with UNODC, has reported 50 drug prevalence in Nigeria is 15%. The global average is 4.8%. Young people living in Nigeria have a three times greater likelihood of being exposed to drugs that if they lived anywhere else in the world. It is a strategic time for Teen Challenge in Nigeria, The sleeping giant,The church, has the only real answers.
DRESSED and BLESSED
We could write page after page of our time in Nigeria. The wonderful hospitality and culture of honor that we experienced in Nigeria was truly refreshing. The Teen Challenge national director, David Omih, as well as Raymond Agabe in Ibadan, Emma in Abuja, Evans Egebe in Otukpo and Dr Chidi Okoroafor,General Superintendent of the Nigeria Assemblies of God
God granted amazing favor across the Nigeria,from meeting the Inspector General in the Capitol, to Teen Challenge graduation, ministering at Bingham University to over 4000 students and to A/G General Council. On the street, police "no go" zones where drugs were being sold, lives were changed by the power of God to brothels, bars and street corners lives were being changed by the power of GOD
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Graduation

What an honor-to join staff, leaders and families to pray for 16 Teen Challenge 2019 graduates from Jos Nigeria. Some going on to University and family some to TC ministry but all moving on to New Life

STREET MINITRY

Symposium on Addiction University of Ibadan
Cathy teaches passionately about the difference between "causes" of addiction and "contributing factors"
Movie Night-
Cross & the Switchblade
So many came to Jesus as we took the Cross and the Switchblade to the street.
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Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. Phil 4:6
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Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving, Let us shout joyfully to Him with Psalms
Psalms 95:2

 

Thanksgiving and Thanks-living are at the heart of a victorious Christian life. Thanksgiving is an important Holiday in America. The first settlers overcame many obstacles to come to Plymouth in 1620 in search of freedom to worship GOD. Almost half died in route or during the first winter. Only 1/2 dozen were strong enough to plant that first crop. The First Thanksgiving celebration and feast in 1621 lasted three days, a time of food, gifts, prayer, songs, and games; being united as one---the Pilgrims and the Indians. It was a time of thankfulness and reflection.

Interesting as what we were taught in school, the first Thanksgiving, not Plymouth Mass. It was actually celebrated 2 years earlier in Jamestown. On December 4, 1619, English settlers arrived 20 miles downstream from Jamestown, the first permanent settlement of the Colony of Virginia, established May 14, 1607.

 
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The first Thanksgiving, was actually celebrated here in Jamestown Virginia
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The group's charter required that the day of arrival be observed as a "day of thanksgiving" to God. On that first day, Captain John Wood-leaf held the service of Thanksgiving. As we reflect on this, here in Africa, one connection cannot be ignored. The scourge of slavery and the tragic reality of the abuses suffered are still being addressed today. At the same time a new insidious slave master is coming out of the shadows as addiction is to steal the next generation of Africa's promise. Home brewed wine, (oGorogoro) -more potent strains of marijuana (Eboo), amphetamines Tramadol and Fentanyl are exacting a terrible toll in human lives and promise in Africa.

US President, Abraham Lincoln Wrote, "I do invite my fellow-citizens in every part of the United States, those who are at sea, and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next as a day of thanksgiving and praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the heavens.
Click for the entire text of the original proclamation
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Psalm 42:4 (NASB)
4  These things I remember and I pour out my soul within me. For I used to go along with the throng and lead them in procession to the house of God, With the voice of joy and thanksgiving, a multitude keeping festival.

We are praying for all of you here in Africa. The circumstances that led to Thanksgiving in1863 were different. While we may not be in a time of CIVIL WAR, circumstances in this divided nation cry out for us to stop and be thankful for all that God has given to us. From impeachment to fears, terrorism, and mass shootings at home to North Korea, Iran, Afghanistan abroad, i in a troubled world call all of us to a fresh dose of prayer & THANKSGIVING. Start with thanksgiving and pray God will take us to a place thanks living

 

 

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We face some tremendous financial challenges as we close out 2019 from Egypt to Nigeria to Kenya.
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KENYA-MISSION SOS
November 23-December 3

Nairobi & Kilgoris, KENYA

Maasai-land

Please join us as we seek the Lord for His direction. We are praying over some exciting pending invitations for 2020 and praying for the Lord's direction and clear guidance in partnership with GTC World Headquarters in Columbus, GA.

PUTTING HOPE WITHIN REACH

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BOOKING SERVICES FOR 2019
email us at
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or call Cathy @ 757.218.8499
MINISTRY - MUSIC - TESTIMONY
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Sunday, December 8, 2019
Rise Church
Richmond, Virgina

Sat/Sunday, December 14/15,
Calvary Family Christmas
Hampton, Virgina

Sunday, January 12, 2020
Smithfield Assembly of God
Smithfield, Virgina

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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)THANKSGIVING

Psalm 42:4 (NASB)
4  These things I remember and I pour out my soul within me. For I used to go along with the throng and lead them in procession to the house of God, With the voice of joy and thanksgiving, a multitude keeping festival.

We are praying for all of you here in Africa. Circumstances in this divided nation cry out for us to stop and be thankful for all that God has given to us. From impeachment to fears, terrorism, and mass shootings at home to North Korea, Iran, Afghanistan abroad, i in a troubled world call all of us to a fresh dose of prayer & THANKSGIVING. Start with thanksgiving and pray God will take us to a place thanks living

2)MISSION SOS KILGORIS


As we are at work here, in Africa, the MISSION SOS team are praying for specific breakthroughs and against principality of tradition, and the powers of darkness.

THANK YOU FOR PRAYING WITH TC KENYA and the SOS team as we continue to minister the Masai here in Kilgoris.  IN the face of the opposition, just as Jesus encountered the storm on sea on His way to the  Gadarene Demoniac, we are facing storms but  pressing on- in Jesus name, the storms will not stop us—In the rain, in the storm hundreds have received Jesus in the last 2 days.  "Peace Be Still" As an example of how angry the devil is- here is the report from Kenya Meteorological Department.
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KENYA METEOROLOGICAL REPORTS:

A heavy downpour expected to strike the entire country this week has been attributed to the unusual warming of the Indian Ocean. The phenomenon, called the Indian Ocean #Dipole, happens nearly every 10 years, unleashing destructive rains and flooding across East Africa.  More than one million people have been displaced in Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Ethiopia and Tanzania - but scientists say more misery is coming.  The strength of the dipole in 2019 is of a magnitude not seen in years, perhaps even decades. The last major IOD was in 2006 where more than 300 people were killed in region-wide flooding caused by unseasonal rains.

Kenya's #Meteorological department yesterday warned that beginning today a heavy deluge will sweep across the country. Assistant Director of KMD Dr David Gikungu predicted the rains would begin last night, doubling in intensity tomorrow.   Yesterday, he put the entire country on alert, saying there was an up to 66 per cent certainty more heavy rains are coming.

The Indian Ocean dipole, sometimes called the Indian El Niño, is an irregular change in the sea temperature in the western (near Kenya's coast) and eastern (closer to Australia) areas of the Indian Ocean. When the ocean around East Africa is far warmer than usual, there is higher evaporation and moist air flowing inwards into East African countries as heavy rains. She predicted the current rainfall would continue until early December.

"Floodwaters may suddenly appear even in places where it has not rained heavily and can be deeper and faster than they look," They also advised Kenyans to avoid driving through or walking in moving water or open fields and not take shelter under trees and near grilled windows to minimize exposure to lightning strikes. She put on alert people in landslide‐prone areas, especially on the slopes of the Aberdare Ranges, Mt Kenya Kilgores and other hilly areas.
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We are trusting God for sunshine, good news, and miracles as we focus on the Maasai, a monotheistic people whose God is named Engai or Enkai. The Maasai are an indigenous ethnic group in Africa of semi-nomadic people settled in Kenya and northern Tanzania with a population estimated at 900,000. They are mostly known as warriors and for raising cattle. They believe all cattle in the world are owned by them, given by Engai.

Although the Kenyan and Tanzanian governments have established programs to encourage the Maasai to leave behind their traditional semi-nomadic lifestyle, the Maasai people have carried on their age-old customs. We are coming with GOOD NEWS.

2) PRAY FOR lasting fruit MISSION NIGERIA


Please pray for David Omih, Ray Ajagbe, Evans Egbe, Emma Nwamuo, and other city coordinators. Please pray for General Superintendent, Dr. Okoroafor and Rev Iyke Okoro who are coordinating our ministry at the
AG Peniel General Council.

Pray for  Nigeria
 

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Pray with us for the global advance of the gospel.
Pray for workers for the Harvest ...
We have Teen Challenge Centers in 125 countries and we currently have invitations to start Teen Challenge in many new nations. They are crying out for help and need staff.
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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