News from Vanuatu
We want to thank all the saints that prayed for our General Conference. God blessed in a wonderful way. There were between 500-600 in attendance. Thirty-one received the Holy Ghost during the conference and seven were baptized. Praise the Lord. Bishop Hibbert, Sr. and David and Donna Flowers ministered mightily under the anointing of the Spirit. Monday after the conference/crusade, a lady visited one of the saints for prayer and received the Holy Ghost during that time. So a total of 32 received the Spirit.
News from Malta
Last Friday we baptized Marianna Ivanova! She comes to Malta from Bulgaria; most of her life there had revolved around Communist ideology. Her father taught his family that Christianity was nothing more than legends and myths, to be mocked and scorned. Marianna came to Malta in March, seeking a better life, and began almost immediately attending our worship services. She told us that though she had built an extensive personal library of religious philosophical books; she had felt nothing until coming to our church. We are excited for her, and looking to when the Lord fills her with His Spirit.
Kirby and Mary Parker
Missionaries to Malta/North Africa
News from Mexico
We are rejoicing for the tremendous victory we had this past weekend (July 29-31), being able to report 1,506 that received the baptized of the Holy Spirit. Our attendance, in the largest service (Sunday evening) was of over 12,500 (counted). But, over all, there were over 21,000 tickets that were emmited - not counting the Friday night Christian Concert, with an additional attendance of over 6,000. Besides that, we were covered (free of cost) by "Enlace" a Spanish Christian TV network and it was transmitted to all of Mexico and Latin America. Two ladies were healed, getting up out of their wheelchairs by the power of God, plus many other healings and miracles. We were so honored to have Rev. David Bernard with us and speaking in the Saturday night service. Pray for continued revival in Mexico!
Missionary to Mexico
News from Madagascar
We are excited to report that 80 were filled with the Holy Ghost at the crusade last week in Sainte Marie, Madagascar. Many more contacts were made throughout the four-day crusade during the street services, as well as people walking by the tent, stopping to watch for while, and interacting with the crusade team. To God be the glory!
Chris and Paula Richardson
Missionaries to Madagasar
News from the UK
We've just completed our first District missions crusade in Dublin, Ireland. There was a mighty move of God in every service from start to finish. Every service there were people in the altar seeking the Holy Ghost. God is faithful and always keeps His promises. There were ten people baptized, seven received the Holy Ghost, and twenty-three first time visitors. This is just the beginning!
News from Lesotho
For the months of May and June the Pentecostals of Maseru church had 19 people filled with the baptism of the Holy Ghost and 5 baptized in Jesus' name! Thank you Jesus!
The GATS-L (Global Association of Theological Studies â€“Lesotho) has enrolled 14 new students for this term. Weâ€™re excited and the young people are enjoying the classes! Thank you Ladies ministries for the generous giving to the training and development of future leaders and Pastors!
David and Alice Kline
News from Brazil
Report from Kathy Crossley
Regional Prayer Coordinator, South America
CEIA is a annual meeting held ( the main focus is directed to ministers and leaders with open attendance in the evening) in Porto Alegre, Brazil and sponsored by Bro. James Starks. Although unable to attend this year we want to share this report just received from Bro. Starks.
This yearâ€™s meeting was probably the largest we have had in the past eight years. The room at the Ritter was completely full. The chair count indicated that the crowd was around 700 people Saturday and Sunday. At the close of the Sunday evening service, at least 12 people received the Holy Ghost. One of them was a pastorâ€™s wife from the Amazonas area. He had been pastoring faithfully, but his wife had never received the Holy Ghost. Talk about happy! They were ecstatic. A few minutes after the meeting was dismissed, a woman sent a text to her husband, who was at the meeting, saying that while she was watching the webcast at home, she received the Holy Ghost in their home!
News from Malta
We've been teaching on the Lord's Healing Grace here in Malta for several weeks. We've marked some good reports of the Lord Jesus touching people. After church last Sunday morning, a Maltese man who had recently begun attending, came to me and said, "There is Something Present here in your service. Seven months ago I fell from a ladder, breaking my leg. I've been in constant pain because of nerve damage. Listening intently to your preaching, I suddenly realized I no longer had any pain in my leg. I think there is Something real in what you say! I am standing in front of you to say there is no pain in my leg."
Thank the Lord Jesus that we know the Miracle Worker! God be praised for another step toward revival!
397 Children Receive the Holy Ghost!
AIMers Brother and Sister Kenneth Cooper, from Cooper City, Florida, ended a week of childrenâ€™s crusades in Brazil on July 10, 2011, with 397 kids, besides some adults who received their Baptism of Holy Ghost in SÃ£o Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Amazonas states. To God be the Glory!
Sent by Bennie DeMerchant
AIMer Update from Austria
There is nothing more rewarding than seeing a seed which you have planted within the heart and life of a lost soul begin to grow and flourish into a hungry thriving soul that is passionate and in love with the Lord!
Many great men and women have sown into this young manâ€™s life, David Guca, over the past few months and even years. The seeds they have planted, seeds of prayer, seeds of friendship, seeds of love and seeds of commitment where definitely not in vain! The season of reaping is now!
It is my delight to announce and to proclaim to you that David Guca was baptized in the wonderful saving name of Jesus Christ this past month! There is an expectation in the air here in Vienna! God is beginning to draw unto salvation those people which we have been praying, fasting, and believe for.
Your AIMer to Austria,
Rev. Stephen M. Merritt
Update from the UK
We had a good month in the motherland. We had three people receive the Holy Ghost last weekend. We had the descendants of Shem, Ham and Japeth; an African, an Asian and Caucasian. This was an awesome experience. The Asian, in 15 seconds, was prophesying to the four corners of the earth. It was amazing! Her eyes where closed and she stopped at each direction and was beckoning whomsoever and whatsoever! They will all be baptized hopefully next week as we start bible studies.
Earlier in the month we had three water baptisms. They where close to receiving the Holy Ghost but just did not break through.
John & Sherri Hemus
Missionaries to the United Kingdom
May in Malawi - A Report from the Gibbs Family
The Glory of the Ordinary
In 2 Kings 5:1-14 we read about Naaman, the captain of the host of the king of Syria. The first verse simply and bluntly states, "He was a leper." In biblical times leprosy was a disease that meant certain, painful death. As horrible as this was, verse 2 quickly shows the remedyâ€”a little maid.
The evening service in our District Conference found the hall filled with the churches from the city of Oaxaca. Three years ago there were about sixty believers in the city. However, in this service, close to 300 people came together to worship! Thank God for the growth in Oaxaca! Nine received the Holy Ghost in this service! - Scott and Linda Guinn, Missionaries to Mexic
I would like to report on new developments since I last communicated with you.
Sister Kon called today to inform that in the city of Sendai, Miyagi prefecture, things are starting to get normal. Although supermarkets carry limited items, basic things are available. Also gas was just back and running since yesterday and I was told that Brother Kon took a bath for the first time in 3 weeks last night ,finally. She was so thankful for the portable gas table that was provided since gas was unavailable for a long time.
JAPAN UPDATE - 3/23/11
After the earthquake, out of fear and anxiety people bought supplies excessively and they became very limited and short in Tokyo. Living in Osaka, Brother Watanabe offered to purchase the supplies there and come to Tokyo to join with us to our trip, which he did.
JAPAN UPDATE - 3/21/11
Report from Richard Lucas, Missionary to Japan:
Brother Yokoyama is hoping to connect with the proper authorities today (Sunday) in order to distribute the supplies they took with them as well as to coordinate subsequent trips.
Brother Ohara, the brother who lived near the nuclear power plant in Fukushima has gone to Tokyo and will be in service there today. He is staying with his sister in Tokyo, but will soon re-locate near another family member. He has been told he can not return to his home in Fukushima.
Japan Earthquake and Online Donation Information
Since last Friday when the earthquake struck Japan we have been inundated with calls, emails, text messages and personal requests for information about what is happening and how people can get involved in the relief effort. Many have already volunteered to be a part of a CSI SMART team (Strategic Management Assessment and Response Team) to Japan as well as any medical, humanitarian or construction teams.
Top 100 2011 Pastor's Roundtable
The Pastor's roundtable has been in session for the past two days and what a blessing to be with the pastors and ministers as they share their ideas and visions for Foreign Missions and church involvement. There were many great discussions and questions of the where, when, who and why that we tried to answer with clarity and openness.
The Jakarta area Sunday school teachers recently had a special retreat where they rested, relaxed and were challenged and taught on the importance of Sunday school. The highlight of the event was on Saturday morning when the teachers visited Sister White's "Idea Factory." Sister White provided a workshop in which the teachers created their own puppets and teaching aids. - Rodger and Margaret White, Missionaries to Malaysia and Indonesia