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We are here in Cairo Egypt, the home of 10,000 mosques and new emerging TC Centers, to conclude our prayer and fasting days, The Teen Challenge ministry was born in prayer. It survives and thrives through prayer. With over 273 million addicts worldwide and a prophetic mandate to Put Hope Within Reach of every addict, we don't just believe in miracles, we rely on them.

Thank you to all that have joined us in these 40 days of focused prayer leading up to February 9, the first day of 19 days of prayer after David Wilkerson sold his TV to spend more time in prayer.

Those 19 days of prayer resulted in the birth of Teen Challenge. Special thanks to all of you who fasted anything from a meal to a favorite food, social media or a declared fast to empower our mission worldwide to reach the lost and bring the claims of the gospel to bear on the opioid, alcohol and drug crisis.

Join Cathy & I with Dr Nomdoe & Dr. Ehab El Kharat. Seal this 40 days of fasting and prayer with over 1,000 Egyptian Intercessors, the KASR EL-DOBARAworship Team and TC Centers around the world by LIVE STREAM MONDAY NOON EST USA or 7PM Egypt time on Monday, Feb 10, 2020.

Cairo 7 pm (Egypt) Noon est USA
Contact me at bernstuff@aol.com if your TC Center would like to "WhatsAPP in" for the meeting.
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life magazine
A pen and ink drawing of the
defendants started it all.

62 years ago, David Wilkerson sold his TV to spend more time in prayer. He opened the February 28, 1958, LIFE Magazine and saw the coverage of the Michael Farmer/Egyptian Kings trial. His gaze was drawn to the eyes of the young defendants in the picture.

God spoke to his heart,
"Go help those boys."

Bible Waving Preacher Interrupts Trial
DW Bible Wave
This racially charged trial involved 7 boys who brutally murdered Michael Farmer, an innocent handicapped boy over a senseless turf war. It was the OJ Simpson trial of its day. Brother Dave stepped out in "Simple Obedience" leaving us an example to boldly go. Though he was innocently thrown out the courtroom, despite his humiliation, God used it to open the doors to the most violent gangs of New York City and TC was born.
... and the whole NATION PRAYED

Many know the story of that great first rally at St. Nick’s Arena in New York City told in the Cross & the Switchblade. Nicky Cruz, Israel and many of the gang members gave their lives to Jesus that week, but it was not just a one-man job. Have you ever seen this amazing call to prayer in the July 6, 1958 Pentecostal Evangel?

IT BEGINS: Pray for Youth of New York. St.  Nicholas Arena in New York will be the scene of a series of youth meetings designed to reach teen-age gangs and other teenagers in the area for Christ, July 8 through 12.

There are over 115 gangs, some with as many as ten divisions, operating in the city. Police and gang leaders have predicted that this may well be "the bloodiest summer in New York City's history." The urgency of this situation points up the need for a real move of God at this time.

The article concludes: A prayer chain has been started which will continue through the dates of the Arena meetings. All night prayer meetings have been organized by the C. A's in various sections of the city. Everyone is urged to pray that this will be the beginning of a great harvest among teen-agers in New York across America. CLICK HERE FOR ENTIRE TEXT OF THE ARTICLE.
The beginnings of a great harvest that they prayed for in July of 1958 unleashed a Holy Spirit fire in New York City and birthed Brooklyn Teen Challenge. Like a mighty river of fire it overflowed our borders and continues to burn today. God has used TC powerfully and the flame of freedom has roared around the world from that first center to 1400 centers in 125 nations worldwide in 2020.

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You are our lifeline as we look at a challenging and costly 90 days before us.
After Cairo, we return home for a couple weeks of local meetings and then head to Beirut, Lebanon, Jordan, Syrian refugee camps, and Armenia. We need your prayers.

Following our ministry in the Middle East, we will fly from Beirut to West Africa– Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast). We will be with Dr. Vitals and Angela Ekezie for the dedication of their new women's home and evangelism. Cathy will minister at a women's conference hosted by Sister Angela Ekezie with Erica Nomdoe, TC Africa women's representative(and wife of the Africa Regional director Dr. Jacobus Nomdoe.) I will be doing evangelism and developing outreach tools for the Francophone nations.
In ALL Things  

I was honored to represent Global Teen Challenge at the inaugural gathering of ISAAC Northwest USA, facilitated by Dean Perry and Treflyn Lloyd-Robert at Grace Point Church. The International Substance Abuse and Addiction Coalition is a gathering of faith-based organizations battling the drug pandemic worldwide.



While I was in Las Vegas I had the opportunity to engage the homeless problem on the street, do a service at the Union Rescue Mission, and chapel with TC Las Vegas. It is great to see what Dave Davis and his wife are doing there, now in their sixth year at the Las Vegas TC center


Rejoice in the Lord always, again I say it rejoice . . . The Lord is near. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication let your requests be made known to God.
Phil 4:4-6


As rich as the insight that this scripture brings, the most incredible thing is that the apostle Paul is writing from a prison cell. He has done nothing wrong, falsely jailed for love and God's grace, he finds himself incarcerated-likely facing death. He wastes no time on self-pity, "Why me?" or the eternal cry… “It’s not fair.“

It is not easy to silence the voice of Justification crying out, "This can’t be. This should not be. It certainly shouldn’t be happening to me!" The greatest danger of focusing on the unfairness in a situation is that you begin to live in the unfairness. Suddenly your eyes are seeking reasons for the problem, not God's plan in it.

If you focus on the reason-you never get the revelation. The apostle Paul saw that and gave us a promise.
The most
"unfair thing" about getting stuck in the unfairness is-

TO YOU. When you are trapped in finding "reasons" it is unfair, you lose the "Revelation!"

Here is the key. Consumed with the unfairness, you surrender control of your life to all that wounded you. For Paul, even though "Rejoicing in the Lord" did not break him out of the prison made by Rome… It did deliver him from the bars of a private prison of "self." The endless, "Why?" The--"maybe I should have? Perhaps I could have? Is God punishing me?" There are no "paybacks" in God. Jesus paid it all.

When we squander our energy looking for reasons, it takes our focus off of God, who sees all. It puts our eyes on the lie of "what I feel now." Never lose sight that what God has done for you is greater than what any man can do to you.

David Wilkerson, arrived at the trial, "Your honor I have a whole church praying ..."and was unceremoniously dragged out of the courtroom in humiliation. A front page Daily News article memorialized his humiliation. It did not seem fair, but God used that photo to forge a connection between him and the most violent gangs of NYC to birth a unique ministry that would change millions of lives.

No matter what you face today. "Rejoice in the Lord always, again I say it REJOICE!' What God has already done for you is greater than anything man can do to you. Let Him do something in YOU. Surrender your search for blame and reasons, hold on to God even when you don't understand... GOD KNOWS.




Feb 5-12

Concluding 40 days of prayer with intercession, worldwide prayer & outreach

Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, Armenia
March 2 - 15

hosted by Gar Massimiliano
Training, Evangelism, Exhortation

April 7-14

w/Steve Paulson
Spiritual Impact

April 29 - May 12

Cape Town, South Africa

June 4 - 17

w/ Rev Willy Ruminera

Narok Kenya
June 18-30, 2020

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email us at
or call Cathy @ 757.218.8499

Jan 29 to Feb 2, 2020
International Substance Abuse and Addiction Coalition
Teen Challenge Las Vegas
& Union Rescue Mission

Las Vegas Nevada

Feb 2, 2020
Calvary AG Hampton
Hampton, Virgina ~~10:00 am

Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Temple Baptist Church
Newport News, Virgina ~~12:00 Noon

Sunday, February 16, 2020
Hope Church
Newport News, Virgina ~~11:00 am

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Lighthouse Missions Banquet
Gloucester, Virgina
(this is a ticketed event)

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CLICK links to view reports Cote d'Ivoire-
EUROPE TC- Remembering their History EUROPE TC- Celebrating
50 years
Cape Town SA


Festival ~ M-ls-m
Sober Houses
Cape to Cairo

Masai Miracles

for praying






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) Novel Corona-virus

Please pray for those at risk, infected and affected by the novel corona-virus. (2019-nCoV), There are a total of 31,420 confirmed cases and 638 deaths globally, the vast majority of which are in mainland China. Some countries have seen a surge in cases; Singapore with 30 Japan with 25, Pray for Africa- their population would be tremendously vulnerable to fatalities if it spreads there. Please pray for leaders as they adopt emergency measures, travel restrictions, and quarantines to stem the spread of the virus.
World Health Organization Novel Corona-virus DASHBOARD

Please pray for our friends, partners and sacrificial ministry assets, who are sharing the word at the epicenter of this pandemic. Pray for supernatural power, protection, and miracles to follow wherever they go. Please also pray for God’s wisdom for the scientists who are working to develop a cure and vaccine.

2) TC Lebanon

We are excited to Join Garo in Lebanon in 3 weeks, Please pray for finances for them to complete the building of the Teen Challenge men’s center in Lebanon. Thankful to Jehovah Jireh-Our wonderful Provider.

3) Healing Prayer

Please pray for one of the leaders at our home church who is battling with serious pain and significant physical issues. The doctors are at a loss as to the source of the pain. Please pray for wisdom for the doctors and healing in Jesus name!

4) In obedience to God’s Word . . .

“First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.”
1 Timothy 2:1-4 NASB

5) JUST PRAY NO April 18-19.

The weekend of April 18 – 19, 2020 has been designated as the 30th Annual “Just Pray NO!” to drugs Worldwide Weekend of Prayer and Fasting for the addicted and their families.

Since April 7th, 1991 “Just Pray NO!” has united Christians around the world in intercessory prayer on behalf of those bound by alcoholism, drug addiction and other life controlling compulsions Join us in prayer.


Please pray for wisdom for our travel schedule through 2020.  Thanking God that He will lead, guide and order our steps to the places He wants us to be.

Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we can ask or think according to the power that works within us, to him be the glory in the church and in Jesus Christ to all generations forever and ever. AMEN
Ephesians 3:20-21


We appreciate those who pray for us. As you can see from the above schedule, we face an incredible challenge going into this new year with the number of trips back to back. But the opportunities were so significant and ministry needs were so compelling that we really felt led to step out in faith. Please pray that the Lord will speak to the hearts of people who will help to sponsor these flights.

7) JOIN US WITH OVER 1000 leaders in Egypt

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?

  • Expect transformation in yourself.
  • Model humility. Lead your staff and students into the presence of God.
  • Expect your staff and students and those around you to have an encounter with the Holy Spirit.
  • Give the Holy Spirit permission to change your schedule.
    Decide what physical or social activities you will restrict. Will you have the devotional and prayer time during chapel in the morning or in the place of a meal? Make sure to give the Holy Spirit time to speak.
  • Decide how you will use the daily devotionals at your center. Teen Challenge leaders from around the globe have volunteered to minister to us in our devotionals. What a wonderful way to expand the world-view of our staff and students and realize the enormity of our Teen Challenge family by receiving from global leaders.
  • Decide the type of fast for your center to undertake
    (Daniel fast, fast only one meal a day, etc.).
  • Fasting must be voluntary, offered as a sacrifice unto the Lord, not forced. Explain to your students what fasting is and what it is not and then give them an opportunity to participate.
  • Plan for the students who will be fasting and those who will not. 
  • Decide how much time each day you will devote to prayer and God's Word.