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The Global Teen Challenge Asia-Pacific Conference was a whirlwind of vision and opportunity as TC Pres/CEO, Dr. Jerry Nance, A/P Regional Director Jim Lowans and the GTC Team unveiled the Unleash the Hope strategy with leaders of 15 nations. From N. Asia to Australia – Cambodia to Laos, Fiji, Saipan, American Samoa, Singapore & sensitive nations we cannot mention online, God is opening exciting doors in the Asia-Pacific Region.

I wish we didn't have to "cut off" the map she holds above her head, but because it is a sensitive nation that you would recognize for security reason the photo is cropped. Trust us when we say that God is doing amazing work to reach the HOPELESS around the world, in nations once closed to the Gospel! On the opening night of the conference, we were rocked by a 5.7 that hit 40 KM beneath the surface. Rumors that the quake was triggered by my lame efforts to "dance in the Spirit" have been widely disproved. But far beyond the earthquake, we saw that as a prophetic foreshadowing that God is really is shaking things up in the Asia-Pacific Region!
We had an incredible team with a powerful message from around the world headed by Global Teen Challenge President/CEO Dr. Jerry Nance and COO Kevin Tyler. Led by Asia Pacific director Jim Lowans and hosted by Tom Kisaki, Director of Teen Challenge Japan, the Unleash the Hope global strategy was unveiled.Cathy and I were honored to lead the international worship team, provide technical support and minister in a local church and on the street. Gregg Fischer trained in the Living Free program and the Bachmans from Sustain Hope trained in micro-enterprises while we were in Tokyo. Phil Hills brought a powerful challenge to "reach the most hopeless."
Ministering on the Street

Japan is an amazing study in contrasts. A beautiful nation built on honor, respect, and family addiction, but gangs live in the shadows. Shinjuku in downtown Tokyo has two faces. The beautiful people of the day and the dark underbelly of the night. If you ask many pastors if there is a drug problem in Japan they would answer an emphatic , "No." If they go to Shinjuku and Kabukicho. they would see the truth as addiction and the Yakuza rule the Night.

Japan Teen Challenge continues to reach out. They are doing an amazing job. In a nation of 127 million people there are just over 1 million Christians. Shinto and Buddhism are Japan's two major religions. They have co-existed for more than a thousand years.

Most Japanese do not identify themselves as adherents of one religion, but rather incorporate various elements -- Christianity has existed as early as the 1500s as the result of European missionary outreach before Sakok was implemented 1635 to 1853. The first Europeans to Japan came from Portugal and landed on Kyushu in Western Japan in 1542. The are reaching out powerfully and believing God not only for addicts, but miracles for their nation.

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Step Out!

He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing" John 15:5

In E-votion some years ago, I shared a message, “Three Undeniable Truths.”

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I just spent over two hours trying to find It, but I could not. Well, since I feel the Lord has really laid this on my heart, let me try to share from memory something that I feel is a real word for some of you.

1) God loves you too much to abandon you. God knows me just as I am. He knows me in ways I cannot ever understand. Though HE knows the worst about me, He loves me still. He has given all the light I need to know His will, and all the grace required to do His will.

When you are committed to God's will, there is nothing that can keep you from it. The ultimate issue is, are you hungry enough for God’s will that you are willing to trade your way for the supernatural path which he has laid out for you? Most of us prefer to live life with as little risk as possible, but God is constantly calling us to places where we cannot be supported by circumstance, sight or human strength.

FOOTPRINTS REVISITED - God said --

 

Archimedes principle is very clear. “The magnitude of that force exerted is proportional to that pressure difference, and is equivalent to the weight of the fluid that would otherwise occupy the volume of the object, i.e. the displaced fluid.” Hence, as Peter saw Jesus walking on the water, and heard the command of Jesus, “Come,”  it was in direct contradiction to natural law. But we serve a God of the supernatural.

The important thing in the story of Peter walking on the water was not just how far he got before he started sinking or even why he sank. How did he even get the opportunity to go there? It was in his heart and reflected in his request.

When he saw Jesus he did not say, “Jesus get in the boat we need you.” Something in his heart cried, “If that is you, command me to come! I’m not satisfied to just keep fighting the waves, I want to get on top of them with Jesus.”

2) God is too wise be mistaken. He is today where He has always been - everywhere! Yet He is still on His throne. HE RULES !

There is no king or ruler that has more authority than God; there is no political figure that has more influence than God; there is no nation that has more control than God. There is no terrorist threat that holds sway over me as we leave for Africa next week. There is no political confusion in our presidential race that is worthy of my worry. The circumstances may command my attention and require my prayer, but worry is a waste of time and running away is not a solution.

3) God is too powerful to fail! No one can out-think Him or out-smart Him. He is Almighty. He is God. When you place your life in His hands, He is in charge of your life and all you do.

You can trust our AWESOME GOD!
~~~ Say, "Yes," to Him!

 

testimony- Trom

After a 3 hour drive, Jim and Kathie Lowans returned to Phnom Penh. Staff meeting, busy day, traffic, and weather, the plan for the day was miraculously on track. Hopping in Vuth's 4­wheel drive, he turned the key and-nothing.

It wouldn't start. Over and over again Vuth turned the key but nothing was happening.
Kathie need to get to the TC Women's Home to meet the ladies who were waiting, so she hopped in a tuk­tuk and was gone.

Moments later a beggar came to Vuth and Jim. Her battered, swollen, and bruised face told a tragic tale. "Sok Sabai," she said. The sound of her voice jarred Vuth as he looked up and asked,""Trom? Is that you?"

She was so beaten that he barely recognized her. She began to cry as she told her story of relapse. Graduating from Teen Challenge, her mother died and her husband beat her daily when she could not bring enough money from begging. She clasped her hands together and said, "Please! The only time I knew love was at Teen Challenge," and she began to sob.

Some looked at her and saw only her bruises, pain, and heartache. Jim and Vuth saw hope and promise. They prayed for Trom as she slid in the back seat of the stalled car. The heat, dirt and stench of alcohol was all over her. They could feel her pain. She was broken, but so was the car. How would they get her to TC?

The next miracle? Vuth's car! It started up the minute she got in! God stalled the car long enough for His child to come Home. Today at TC, she is healing and growing in her walk with God as she ministers to other girls.

I hope you hear the voice of God in your heart today, as He says, "This is for you too." When Kathie shared this, I sure did. You know what?

I am Trom.

We are Trom.

This could be your day. The day you realize that you need help. Even if you feel like your life is a mess, broken and bruised, God is still waiting for you. His Holy Spirit is calling to us.

Come home, my son. Come home, my daughter. My arms are open wide. I have hope.

I am love. Come home to Me. I love you and I will bring you safely home.

Mission SOS - Kampala, Uganda
Please pray for our missions teams from Teen Challenge Kenya, Teen Challenge Uganda, Teen Challenge Canada and the USA as we join Johannes Amritzer and MISSION SOS along with over 300 Missionaries from around the World, Ministry of the gospel in Kampala Uganda. We will do 2 Live Sttreet meetings followed by a large festival at the Kazo of grounds. We are belviing GOd for 20 to 30,000 people for each evening service--50,00 by the final night. PRAY WITH US!

In Uganda, the slums are rife with "malua." Getting high is a social expereince as they gather.
Gathered in gangs, huffing glue, or sipping MALUA, a highly hallucinogenic "porridge" made of fermented millet and formaldehyde to numb the pain. Malua is shared in the communal pot a highly intoxicating drink made from fermented millet and formaldehyde. Often shared in a communal pot through straws they pass on disease and death in a desperate attempt mask their pain. We prayed for men who tearfully confided that Malua was the only cure for their hopelessness. Straws clogged, they blow back into the pot and the death in the pot is magnified as, through cracked lips, they share contagious diseases.
God is doing a powerful work throughout the Pacific Rim. The Asia-Pacific Global Teen Challenge Regional director Jim Lowans has convened this summit. It will be a powerful time of teaching, fellowship, prayer, commissioning and empowering. Hosted in Yokohama by Tom Kisaki and Temote Yamashira of Japan Teem Challenge, president/CEO of Global Teen Challenge Dr. Jerry Nance and the GTC team will communicate the cutting edge UNLEASH THE HOPE strategy which God has given.
Upcoming Schedule

2016
INTERNATIONAL SCHEDULE

Kampala, UGANDA
June 2-14

MISSION SOS AFRICA CITIES TOUR
Johannes Armritzer & MISSION SOS
with TC Uganda and TC Kenya

SLOVAKIA
July 6-12

Thursday - Town Square, Sala
Friday - Town Square, Galanta
Saturday - Town Square, Sered
Evangelism & Ministry

Sunday Apostolic Church, Galanta
TC Slovakia- Wilkerson Chapel

Bujumbura, Burundi
July 26-31

MISSION SOS

FIJI
September 6-23
EVANGELISM & TRAINING

Dominican Republic
November 4-16

Construction, Evangelism, Outreach
with Calvary Church, Naperville, IL

Please join with us in prayer as we continue to seek God as we finalize our plans for the 2016 ministry year. We have so many pending invitations India, Lebanon and Russia.
Please stand with us in prayer that we will clearly hear the voice of the Lord.

2016
STATESIDE SCHEDULE

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Sunday, June 19, 2016
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June 25/26, 2016

CrossWalk Community Church
Williamsburg, VA

July 21-23
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August 2-4
GTC Executive Council
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Sunday, August 7, 2016
Bethel Assembly of God
Suffolk, VA

Sunday, October 9, 2016
Christian Chapel A/G
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1) Kampala, UGANDA

On Thursday, we will leave for Kampala, Uganda to partner with Evangelist Johannes Amritzer and Mission SOS as well as powerful missions teams from TC Kenya, TC Uganda, TC Canada and the United States for a powerful outreach. We are believing God for tens of thousands of people as we minister to the "most hopeless" on the Kozo grounds in Kampala, Uganda.

Please pray for safety for the team, boldness for the ministry of the Word and anointed travel as over 300 missionaries come from around the world.

2) UNLEASH THE HOPE

Dr. Nance and the Global team are joining Regional Teen Challenge Conferences around the world to unveil the UNLEASH THE HOPE worldwide strategy to "Put Hope Within Reach of Every Addict." Pray for safety as the team travels with a very challenging schedule.

3) IRAQ

Please pray for the many injured during the recent bombings and the refugees as a consequence of the continuing conflict in the Middle East.

Pray that God will use Teen Challenge to continue to impact these lives. For men like Garo from Lebanon Teen Challenge who is going into the refugee camps in Jordan with the message of hope.

4) Latin America

As the virus continues to take center stage on the world needs, pray for our Teen Challenge students and protection for Global Teen Challenge and other missionaries that are traveling there to minister over these upcoming months. Please pray for Duane Henders, the Global Teen Challenge Latin American Director and Norbert Schenhals as they continue their powerful work there.

5) UPCOMING AIMS MISSIONS TRAINING

On June 20-23 at Lighthouse Worship Center in Hayes Virginia will be a special for the Harvest Training and Partnership Conference. With Howard Foltz. Howard Foltz was the founder of Europe teen challenge, a dear friend, a valued partner, and an anointed teacher. We will not be able to attend but appreciate your prayers and if you're available we would commend this training to you and your church. He is at the cutting edge adopting and influencing unreached people groups around the world.

If you are interested you can get details from Lighthouse Worship Center or contract www.aims.org to register.

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Pray with us for the global advance of the gospel. Pray for workers for the Harvest ...Teen Challenge Centers in 95 countries need staff and we currently have invitations to start Teen Challenge in over 32 nations. They are crying out for help. 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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