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We are already packing our bags for 2017. Cathy and I start our 2017 ministry schedule on Monday as we head to Houston with an amazing Global Teen Challenge team for the Chi Alpha World Missions Summit. Missionaries from all over the world will gather to minister to over 6,000 students, from secular college campuses, who are involved in Chi Alpha (Christ Ambassadors) ministry. We are excited to see what God will do.

As we move on past Christmas and look to this new year, it is our prayer that God's blessing will be on all of you who so faithfully stand with us. We are so grateful for your prayers and support, and more than that, for your partnership in the harvest in these last days.


Pray for the Chi Alpha
World Missions Summit

HELP US TO BRING JOY TO THE WORLD
LAST CHANCE TO PARTNER in 2016!

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Please come on a trip around the globe with Cathy and I as we look back on an exciting year of ministry in 2016 and our missions with Global Teen Challenge 16 continents. Come see the miracles God has done and the blessings that are still ahead. Thank you for standing with us in prayer, these are your miracles.
https://vimeo.com/197370296

E-votion: Let's live with purpose, on purpose
2017 A Year of Holy Urgency

“But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumph as trophies of Christ’s victory and through us spreads and makes evident the fragrance of the knowledge of God everywhere.” II Corinthians 2:14

Our verse for 2017 is II Corinthians 2:14. As we move into the coming year, many are consumed with the question, "What will the new year hold?" Whether your thoughts are filled with excitement and dreams or dominated by doubt and fear, we need to remind ourselves that the most important thing is not what the year holds, but the One who holds the year!

Christmas Is a reminder that God sent a savior, not a solution. We didn't need reason to show us the way home, we needed someone to save us. God --Himself--must be our focus in 2017. In this way, the New Year is God's reminder that the times are in His hands, lived one day at a time.

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Real life has winners and losers. I am so glad we are victorious in Christ. In I Corinthians 2, Paul speaks of God leading us in triumph, (Greek Word: θριαμβεύω --Transliteration: thriambeuō) , fragrant with the knowledge of God. This speaks of a procession that was the highest honor bestowed on a victorious Roman general. He triumphantly rode in a gilded chariot led by four majestic white stallions, as dazed prisoners were herded along, followed by soldiers, and the spoils of war. The procession moved through the streets, decorated and garlanded, amid cheering crowds.

Captives, often naked, beaten and bruised, destined for slavery or death, were dragged before silver and gold treasures. Huge paintings and 3-D floats on large carts told of the valiant conquest. The air was fragrant with the smell of oxen roasting on giants spits, and the scent of incense filled the air as the altars of every temple paid homage to the "gods." For Rome, it was the smell of victory. To the captives, it was a reminder of their certain death.

The apostle Paul reassures us that we are those who smell victory in the air. We serve the one true God and Jesus Christ is the universal conqueror. In 2017, the Resurrected King will continue to lead us in victory. This victory is not based on circumstances, situations or our skills, but his glorious provision. Colossians says:
Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it. Colossians 2:15 (NKJV) I love the Message translation:

He stripped all the spiritual tyrants in the universe of their sham authority at the Cross and marched them naked through the streets.


Real life does not give "participation trophies." As we look to 2017, there are winners and losers. God is calling us to diligently pursue His call, to reach the lost at any cost. Every bump in the road is not a tragedy and every failure is not defeat.They are an inevitable consequence of living in this world dominated by the consequences of fallen man.

God is calling us to live

2017 with a holy urgency-

with purpose on purpose.

In 2017, let's pick it up and try again, trusting His grace to put the past behind us. After a divisive political season, I am still convinced our solution was not Hillary Clinton and is not Donald Trump; nor does it even rest in Washington, DC, but on our knees, before God, praying for His touch on our nation.

God is calling us to live 2017 with a holy urgency, to live 2017 with purpose ON PURPOSE.

There is a celebration coming and I so glad we smell the aroma of victory in obedience, not the scent of defeat because of trusting self, my own devices, going my own way, or doing my own thing. I pray you can hear the call to FOLLOW HARD after God in 2017.

OUR CHRISTMAS SONG FOR YOU

The gifts are opened, wrapping paper discarded and the celebrations are winding down. The real unwrapping begins only now. Our prayer for Christmas this year is to Unwrap Jesus-the greatest gift of all-in our lives.. God gave me this song over a decade ago. The video production needs lots of work, but I just wanted to share this song because it is the message that counts.
https://vimeo.com/196084108
May God UNWRAP HIS LOVE through our gifts of kindness and compassion throughout the year. He sacrificed so much to come -- Emmanuel-God with us.

HAPPY NEW YEAR
 
NEW YEAR'S GREETINGS
FROM
TEEN CHALLENGE
CENTERS AROUND THE WORLD
AFRIKAANS
ARABIC
ARMENIAN
BELARUSSIAN
CAMBODIAN
CHINESE
CROATIAN
CZECH
DANISH
DUTCH
ESTONIAN
FINNISH
FLEMISH
FRENCH
GERMAN
GREEK
HAITIAN CREOLE
HAWAIIAN
HEBREW
HINDI
HMONG
HUNGARIAN
ICELANDIC
INDONESIAN
IRISH GAELIC
ITALIAN
JAPANESE
KANNADA
KAZAKH
KIRUNDI
KOREAN
LATIN
LATVIAN
LITHUANIAN
MACEDONIAN
MALAGASY
NORWEGIAN
PERSIAN (Afghan)
POLISH
PORTUGUESE
ROMANIAN
RUSSIAN
SAMOAN
SCOTTISH GAELIC
SLOVAK
SLOVENIAN
SOBOTA
SPANISH
SWAHILI

SWEDISH
TAGALOG
UKRAINIAN
URDU
UZBEK
WELSH
gelukkige nuwejaar
aam saiid / sana saiida
shnorhavor nor tari
З новым годам (Z novym hodam)
สวัสดีปีใหม่ (sawatdii pimaï)
xin nian kuai le / xin nian hao
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
laimīgu Jauno gadu
laimingų Naujųjų Metų
srekna nova godina
arahaba tratry ny taona
godt nytt år
sâle no mobârak
szczęśliwego nowego roku
feliz ano novo
un an nou fericit / la mulţi ani
С Новым Годом (S novim godom)
ia manuia le tausaga fou
bliadhna mhath ur
stastlivy novy rok
srečno novo leto
dobir leto
feliz año nuevo
mwaka mzuri/
----- heri ya mwaka mpya
gott nytt år
manigong bagong taon
Z novym rokom
naya saal mubarik
yangi yilingiz qutlug' bo'lsin
blwyddyn newydd dda a gut yohr
   

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RENEWING OUR CALL TO PRAYER
Man PrayingDr Nance is inviting TC leaders to the annual
Prayer Summit,
February 9-11. February 9 will kick off two days of 24 hour prayer, worship and intercession. We want to invite you to participate in 19 days of prayer with special prayer focuses and prayers of proclamation for each of those 19 days. Find out more. Be a part.
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It all began on February 9,1958, when God placed a burden on the heart of David Wilkerson to focus on prayer and spend less time watching TV. He put an advertisement in the newspaper to sell his TV and told the Lord that if it sold in the first 30 minutes after the newspapers hit homes, that he would know that it was God truly speaking to him to sell it. Before 30 minutes had passed, David Wilkerson received a call and sold his TV. This was the beginning of 19 days of prayer that led to the birth of Teen Challenge. If you cannot join us in person, we will stream the prayer time live worldwide.

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We do not receive salary or travel reimbursement from Global Teen Challenge. Your year-end donation is a reflection of His eternal gift. We thank you, but your gift is not for Cathy and me, but the lives that will be touched through the ministry as we continue.
Your gifts help us to make it possible to share this glorious Good News around the world and to raise up workers for this amazing end-time harvest.
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