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MIRACLES in the MASSAI

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It was a  tremendous honor to join Johannes Amritzer and a lean but powerful MISSION SOS team. We invaded the Serengeti to minister in the Massai Mara as we carried the Good News to Kilgoris, Kenya with a team of TC East Africa leaders from Burundi, Kenya, Uganda, and the USA. It was my first experience ministering to the Massai. The Massai, who have been known for centuries as fearsome hunters and warriors, showed a real interest in spiritual warfare and the things of GOD.

Their hunger for God and the supernatural proved to be energizing and challenging as many turned from tradition and their "local worship of Engai" to experience life and freedom in Jesus. The week was filled with miracles of healing, salvation and deliverance. I love how they "ran to the altar" to receive Jesus.
~~~ Just click here to watch this 30 second clip of ALTAR CALL ~~~


As always, our focus is not just the event and ministry, but training young leaders in supernatural evangelism to carry a fresh passion for outreach back to their centers. It was great to travel with Aaron Bugbee as he filled in as assistant in Cathy's place. TC Kenya Evangelist Joseph Countryman along with center directors Lucas Orimba (TC Kenya), Felix Mbithi (TC Nakuru)  and Peter Ndrangu (TC Nairobi)  are raising up powerful evangelists.
~~CLICK FOR SOS VIDEO~~

 


We are praying that they will take what God showed them and what they learned and reproduce supernatural ministry in the staff and students in their centers. Thank you so much for your prayers, support and partnership that made it possible for us to put together such a powerful team and invest in the future of TC Africa through evangelism. We are looking forward to our next major outreach in Narok, Kenya in June 2020. JOIN US !
 
MISSION SOS STREET

As exciting as the thousands that gathered each night at the festival grounds, every day teams were on the street. Over 3,000 people made first-time commitment to Jesus Christ during street meeting all around the city. Teen Challenge students and leaders did an amazing job in dance, drama and preaching with the other MISSION SOS Teams all under the direction of first-time festival coordinator Alicia Amritzer.
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MISSION SOS KIDS

The SOS kids team was a bit shorthanded, so Kenya Teen Challenge, Asta from Burundi TC, and Aaron Bugbee committed to Laura Wiberg, SOS Kids director and Pam Ayers (Discipleship Coordinator) to serve at the SOS Kids festival. We ministered to thousands of young people. Aaron, Charles and Robert worked so hard on tents, staging and sound. The SOS kids team was amazing! It was exciting to see children laying hands on their friends as the lame walked, the blind saw, and most importantly thousands of kids committed their lives to Jesus Christ. On Saturday, for the fun day, SOS KIDS hosted and fed over 3000 children. This 2 minute video tells the story.
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E-Votion A SEASON OF
PEACE & PERFECTION?
 
INCARNATION


This powerful 3 minute video examines the significance of the Incarnation.
Please watch. I pray it will speak to your heart.
In "Incarnation," Jesus left the timeless security of eternity to wrap Himself in humanity. In my finite human understanding, I can't even begin to comprehend the power of His sacrifice to carry a mantle of death for 33 years.

It was wonderful to be honored by Massai leadership with tribal regalia, to see God at work and to enjoy this cow.
KENYA TC MINISTRY
Before and after the SOS Mission, I was blessed to minister to the TC students in Nairobi, (men and women) as well as the men's second phase TC in Nakuru.
Takin' HIM to the streets
Ever the innovator, as God was moving on the street in Kigoris, Fernando rented 2 tractors and we carried TC and SOS throughout the city, stopping every time we had a crowd big enough to preach, as hundreds met Jesus on Friday.
Preach it Countryman
Bern "The angel said to them, "Do not be afraid for behold I bring you
good news of great joy which
will be for all people . . ."
"Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace among men
with whom he is well pleased."
Luke 2:10...15&15
 

Isn’t it fascinating that during this Christmas season, at the time when the angels proclaimed on a hillside “peace on earth,” our culture has twisted that promise into a puzzling dissonance of pressure, pain, sentiment and confusion. We get so focused on finding the perfect gift, that we forget God has already sent the Perfect Gift.

The enemy of "peace" at Christmas time is not people, pressure, the culture, situations or the relentless demands of work, family and circumstances. It is  our incessant desire that everything be perfect. It is our belief that this time of year should fulfill all of our expectations. That belief demands far too much from "a season" when even God himself offered a totally different view. From fearful shepherds to jealous kings, to an overly ambitious innkeeper more concerned with vacancies than eternity, Christmas shows up full of surprises.

The biggest surprise of all is that Jesus, incarnation of Almighty God and creator of it all, does not arrive to the palace of a king, in royalty or the halls of the intellectuals, but in a common feeding trough surrounded only by his mother, father and shepherds (the bottom rung of the social ladder). FACT: God chose shepherds, forbidden from testifying in court (considered liars & too unreliable) to testify of His incredible Birth.

 
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All of human history turns on the hinges of the door of an obscure stable in Bethlehem.

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People can argue all they want about whether they believe in God or not but some facts are undisputed - the truth is incontrovertible, all of human history changed with the arrival of the infant. All of art, religion, science and history were impacted by HIS incarnation. All of human history turns on the hinges of an obscure stable in Bethlehem.

So in your quest for Christmas perfection, don't miss one simple truth. When heaven came down and appeared to humanity, it was not in the image of perfection. God did arrive looking like a deliverer or a king. God's love was manifested in the person of a child. Some called Him the illegitimate son of a homeless peasant family with nowhere to stay. The Prince of Peace did not come clothed in power, but in an animals feeding trough wrapped in swaddling clothes.

Consider "God in a feeding trough." The shepherds were told they would find the baby wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. It would not have been remarkable to find a baby wrapped in swaddling clothes, but to find a newborn in a manger, that would be very unusual. After all, newborns are not placed in a phatnē, a feeding trough for cattle, oxen, goats and sheep. They find Jesus wrapped in thin strips of cloth, as was the custom in Israel, His arms and legs wrapped tightly and immobilized. A picture of the total vulnerability of Messiah come to give His Life for the world.

This was not the last time he would be wrapped in "linen." The next time he would be wrapped in cloth would be as they laid Him in a tomb.. Please do not miss this -- neither the swaddling clothes of the manger or the burial clothes of a tomb could stop God from releasing His grace to your life. And this is the promise of peace. If you measure your value by likes on Facebook, Instagram or your social media footprint, you are missing the most important truth. In Incarnation --God Friended You.

God offers peace, but not like you expect him to bring it. If this year does not measure up to you expectations, let it go. It’s not about my preferences. The holiday may not live up to your exact specifications, but God always exceeds them if you will let Him. We need to look past Christmas magic. Look past the mystery to the Majesty. Out of this Majesty comes the reality. God loves to show up with surprises He brings peace on earth good will to ALL- If you will let Him.

 
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A BLESSED NEW YEAR!

 

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2019 was a year of miracles. You were not with us on the ground in NIGERIA-overcoming a busy schedule, promising opportunity and many expenses transporting the TC National Choir and ministry, or in Kenya as we battled an Indian El Niño and weather patterns that left hundreds of thousands homeless, but you are with us through prayers and giving.
We face some tremendous financial challenges as we close out 2019 covering expenses that took us from from Egypt to Nigeria to Kenya.
As we look ahead to 2020, thank you for standing with us, praying for us and as the Lord leads, partnering with your special year-end gift.


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PUTTING HOPE WITHIN REACH
We are not in a position to post our full 2020 schedule yet. There are exciting opportunities and amazing open doors standing before us. As you have seen over our more than 42 years of Teen Challenge ministry our heart is to carry the gospel message from the lost in refugee camps, ghetto, prisons, schools and on the street to church folks and political leaders, as God grants us grace to speak truth to power.

We pray that wherever hurting people are found, that’s where you will find us. There are some sensitive nations which I will not be able to mention online as well as continuing partners like Mission SOS in Narok, Kenya (June) & Jimma, Ethiopia (Oct) that offer exciting continuing opportunities.

As we are sorting through invitations and following up with our schedule, securing appropriate permissions from Global Teen Challenge Regional Directors and our Global Headquarters in Georgia, we know God is putting together a plan for us to continue our efforts to “PUT HOPE WITHIN REACH". 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

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BOOKING SERVICES FOR 2020
email us at
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or call Cathy @ 757.218.8499
MINISTRY - MUSIC - TESTIMONY
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Sat/Sunday, December 14/15,
Calvary Family Christmas
Hampton, Virgina

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Sunday, December 29
Calvary Assembly of God
Walkersville, Maryland~~10 am

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Sunday, January 12, 2020
Smithfield Assembly of God
Smithfield, Virgina ~~10:00 am

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Sunday, January 19, 2020
LightHouse
Gloucester, Virgina ~~ 8:00 & 10:00 am

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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) MISSION SOS KILGORIS

Let us continue to pray for lasting fruit. It is exciting to engage a small town like Kilgoris, because we were able to so powerfully blanket every part of the city, that it will profoundly impact not only the individuals who met Jesus, but the entire community.


At the same time, SOS church has launched a Bible College and Dr Obwaka is praying about starting a Teen Challenge there. To engage the growing alcohol and drug problem in the city among the Massai.
THANK YOU FOR PRAYING WITH TC KENYA and the SOS TEAM as we ministered to the Massai in Kilgoris. THANKS to YOUR PRAYERS, we OVERCAME weather, tradition and spiritual opposition to glorify the KING and the GOOD NEWS was PREACHED!

KENYA METEOROLOGICAL REPORTS: WARNING ! ! !

The strength of this 2019 dipole was of a magnitude not seen in years, perhaps even decades. Continuing heavy deluges swept across the country. BUT THE POWER OF GOD PREVAILED!!!!
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. Thye predicted the current rainfall would continue until early December. They 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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With your help, we trusted God for sunshine, good news, and miracles as we focused on the Massai. Although the Kenyan and Tanzanian governments have established programs to encourage the Massai to leave behind their traditional semi-nomadic lifestyle, the Massai people have carried on their age-old customs. We came with GOOD NEWS. Please pray for the continuing growth of those who committed their lives to Christ!

REMEMBERING A

MIGHTY MAN OF GOD

A LIFE ON FIRE

REINHARD BONNKE
A LIFE ON FIRE

19 APRIL 1940
to
7 DECEMBER 2019

One of God's Generals

Reinhard Bonnke has gone home to be with the Lord.
His ministry, Christ for all Nations, has
impacted my life and AFRICA in a POWERFUL way. CfaN has 9 Offices across 5 Continents

78,800,704 Salvation Cards and still counting

THE WORK WILL CONTIUE!
Spiritual sons like
Daniel Kolenda & Johannes Amritzer
will continue to carry on the legacy, not
measured by millions, but one miracle at time.

AND AFRICA SHALL BE SAVED
AFRICA SHALL BE SAVED
THE HOLY SPIRIT WILL COME DOWN
|AND AFRICA SHALL BE SAVED

Are we FLAMMABLE OR FIREPROOF?

3) Grace, Peace and His Presence this CHRISTMAS

May you experience an ever growing sense of His presence that transcends earthly presents. May you experience HIS love this Christmas. Both with those that we love, and those we will miss because they've gone home to be with the Lord, may this Christmas be filled with the PEACE & PROMISE that transcend expectations, circumstance and promise as we launch into a new decade.

4) FINANCIAL CHALLENGES
~~~~~AS WE PREPARE FOR 2020

We appreciate those that are praying for us as we try to clear 2019 debt free. God is Faithful and we are grateful for all of you that pray for us.

5) JOIN US FOR 40 DAYS OF PRAYER 2020

Once again, the Global Teen Challenge family invites you
to join us for 40 Days of Prayer & Fasting in January of 2020!

As we enter into a new year, we are asking God to empower us to reach those who are searching for the freedom that is found in Jesus. Will you stand in prayer with us against the forces of darkness?

  • Daily Devotionals will arrive in your In box daily, beginning Wednesday, January 1st or as the Lord leads you.
  • Do you know someone who may be interested in joining us in this prayer emphasis? ​​​​​​​Please forward this email to them so they can sign up at the link below.

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