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New Year is a time of promises and resolutions, especially as we launch into a new decade. In some places the party has already begun, in others, prayer rings in a new year of opportunities with anticipation. As you consider your "resolution, this year, don't just resolve to "give up" something, Perhaps God will lead you to resolve to "give something back." Even in the face of challenges, we are supremely blessed. We have so much to give. In the same way, my prayer is not so much to "be blessed," as to "be a blessing." The Magi brought their treasures and laid them at Jesus feet. May my treasures lay at his feet on this night of nights.

It is a wonderful thing to have God answer your prayer, it is even more wonderful to be the answer to someone else's prayer. You have answered the prayers of countless of thousands of addicts, alcoholics, prostitutes, as well as victims of human trafficking and sexual slavery through your giving and prayers in 2019. Thank you for sending us. We are so grateful for you.
JUST A FEW LINKS TO THE MIRACLES & VIDEOS OF 2019
CLICK links to view reports Cote d'Ivoire-
Miracles
EUROPE TC- Remembering their History EUROPE TC- Celebrating
50 years
ALL AFRICA
LTI
Cape Town SA

SOS
MOROGORO

SOS ARUSHA
Festival ~ M
-sl-m Sober Houses
EGYPT-
Cape to Cairo
FREEDOM!
NIGERIA

MISSION SOS
Kilgoris
Masai Miracles

CHRISTMAS
MESSAGE & VIDEOS
THANK YOU
for praying

CIRCLE THE GLOBE: Silent Night 2019

Come around the world with Cathy and me for a glimpse of what God is doing in our 2019 Christmas Eve installment of SILENT NIGHT. Join us for a look back at a powerful year of ministry. From war torn or sensitive nations, from Morogoro to Kilgoris to Arusha, from the Antilles Islands to Egypt,
YOU SENT US with the Good News.
Putting HOPE Within Reach #worthsaving

CONSIDER A YEAR-END GIFT OF HOPE



YOU HAVE UNTIL MIDNIGHT TO MAKE A LIFE CHANGING GIFT
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In the last week have been overwhelmed by ministries that I love, all with promises of a great donation which will double our giving. I have no such donor with a matching gift but we have faithful workers around the world, sacrificially giving their lives to reach the lost. When you donate to Teen Challenge, your investment is more than matched! Only eternity will reveal the impact of your gift through those who carry the Good News. Will you respond to the cry of the LOST as we launch into this new decade?

Last year more than 3.6 million died as a result of substance abuse.
Please help us to reach the world with your life-changing gift. As you prayerfully consider
your year end giving, we trust the Lord will speak to your heart.
New Years Greeting E-VOTIONGREETINGS



Just a few of the
NEW YEARS GREETINGS
we receive from
around the world.
Because of you, this great Good News goes around the earth!

The people that walked in darkness have seen a GREAT LIGHT.
Isaiah 9:2


AFRIKAANS
ARABIC
ARMENIAN
BELARUSSIAN

BENGALI
BOSNIAN
BULGARIAN
CAMBODIAN
CROATIAN
CZECH
DANISH
DUTCH
ESTONIAN
FINNISH
FLEMISH
FRENCH
GERMAN
GREEK
CREOLE
HAWAIIAN
HEBREW
HINDI
HMONG
HUNGARIAN
ICELANDIC
INDONESIAN
IRISH GAELIC
ITALIAN
JAPANESE
KANNADA
KAZAKH
KIRUNDI

KOREAN
LATIN
LATVIAN
LITHUANIAN
MACEDONIAN
MALAGASY
NORWEGIAN
OCCITAN
PERSIAN
POLISH
PORTUGUESE
ROMANIAN

RUSSIAN

SAMOAN
SANGO
SARDINIAN
SHONA
SLOVAK
SLOVENIAN
SPANISH
SRANAN
SWAHILI

SWEDISH
TAGALOG
TAMIL
TELUGU
TURKISH
UKRAINIAN
URDU
UZBEK
WELSH


YIDDISH

gellukkige nuwejaar
aarn saiid / sana saiida
shnorhavor nor tari
З новым годам
(Z novym hodam)
subho nababarsho
sretna nova godina
честита нова година
วัสดีปีใหม่ (sawatdii pimaï)
sretna nova godina
šťastný nový rok
godt nytår
gelukkig Nieuwjaar
head uut aastat
onnellista uutta vuotta
gelukkig Nieuwjaar
Bonne année
Eine glückliches neues Jahr
Kali chronia
bònn ané
hauoli makahiki hou
shana tova
nav varsh ki subhkamna
nyob zoo xyoo tshiab
boldog új évet
farsælt komandi ár
selamat tahun baru
ath bhliain faoi mhaise
felice anno nuovo, buon anno
Akemashite omedetô
Hosa varshada
shubhaashayagalu
zhana zhiliniz kutti bolsin
Umwaka mwiza
seh heh bok mani bat uh seyo
felix sit annus novus
isaimīgu Jauno gadu
iaimingų Naujųjų Metų
srekna nova godina
arahaba tratry ny taona
godt nytt år
bon annada
Sâle no mobârak
Szczęśliwego nowego roku
feliz ano novo
un an nou fericit /
la mulţi ani
С Новым Годом
(S novim godom)
la manuia le tausaga fou
nzoni fini ngou
bonu annu nou
goredzwa rakanaka
stastlivy novy rok
srečno novo leto
feliz año nuevo
wan bun nyun yari
mwaka mzuri/
- heri ya mwaka mpya
gott nytt år
manigong bagong taon
iniya puthandu nalVazhthukkal
yaña yıl belän
yeni yiliniz kutlu olsun
Z novym rokom
naya saal mubarik
yangi yilingiz qutlug' bo'lsin
blwyddyn newydd
dda a gut yohr
א גוט געבענטשט יאר\
a gut gebentsht ya

A NEW DECADE
Bern 1  "Then the kingdom of heaven will be comparable to ten virgins, who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom.
2  "Five of them were foolish, and five were prudent. 3  "For when the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them. Matthew 25:1-13
The number ten (10) is significant in scripture. Some teaching on numerology can be downright foolish, but many things are clear. Ten is a number of new beginnings. We end single digits and start teens, then teens to 20's etc. The number ten signifies the perfection of divine order, beginning not only an altogether new series of numbers, but the unfolding God's plan.
  • Noah was the 10th generation from Adam
    Gen 5
  • Abraham was the 10th generation from Shem, son of Noah
    Genesis 11:10-26 (the ancients counted every series with the first in the series as #1—there was no concept of 0 as a place value)
  • 10 Commandments -Exodus 20:1-17;
  • 10 clauses in the Lord’s Prayer Matthew 6:9-13
  • 10 plagues on Egypt Exodus 7:14-12:30
  • 10 virgins in Jesus’ parable Matthew 25:1-13
  • 10 times, "I Am” is used in John's gospel.

Divine order: beginning, progressing, unfolding.
As we look to this new decade, 2020, consider the parable of the 10 virgins. There is a great deal of speculation on the significance of 2020, this decade will be a time of confrontation and separation.

~~ Good & evil
(Rom12:17)
~~ Light & darkness 9:2--IPet 2:9 -- Rom 12:17)
~~ Holy & Profane (
Ezekiel 44:23 )
~~ Wisdom & foolishness Prov 3:7--Is 5:21-Rom 1:22

There is tremendous attention to the prophetic time clock which is counting down to the return of Jesus. I believe the parable of the "10 Virgins" is particularly significant. We are moving toward the inevitable crescendo of history and the marriage supper of the Lamb. God is looking to see if His people are more interested in "the party" or the "preparation." Let us look at the 10 Virgins.

Five (5) had oil, burning brightly and were alert for the Lord's coming. God calls them wise.
Five (5)
others were excited about the "Party" and took no time to prepare. God calls them foolish.

Five (5)
were busy getting ready,
Five (5) had no idea they were were not ready.

Five (5)
pretended, Five (5) prepared

While some are busy promising trouble-free transit to the new Jerusalem, Jesus' words in Matthew 10:34 reverberate through the age.
I have not come to bring peace but a sword.
Are our lights burning bright? Are we ready for the confrontation of truth in these last days? Or are we just relaxing, at ease hoping for a quick escape and free invitation to the party.

I am asking God to search my heart to reveal if I am preparing or pretending. While there may be success in making a resolution (even the Apostle Paul says, "this one thing I do," in Philippians 2), the real victory is in the daily choices that we make.
With the Lord helping you, and me, may 2020 be the best year of your life!

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2020 STATESIDE
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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 Karon, 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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January 7, 2020
Doulos Assembly
POTOMAC PRAYER DAY
Norfolk, Virgina ~~10:00 am

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

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

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

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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) Grace, Peace and His Presence this New Year

May you experience an ever growing sense of His presence that transcends earthly presents. May you experience HIS love in 2020, both with those that we love, May this New Year celebration be filled with the PEACE & PROMISE that transcend concerns, circumstances and expectations as we launch into a new decade.

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

2) FINANCIAL CHALLENGES
AS WE PREPARE FOR 2020

We appreciate those who pray for us as we try to end 2019 debt free. God is Faithful and we are grateful for all that partner with us.

3) 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?

  • 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 worldview 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.

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.

    Sign Up Here

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