Nicaragua – Freedom International Church Youth Team

God has blessed Freedom International Church with incredible leadership. Pastors John and Rhonda Leslie, who oversee our worship and youth at Freedom, led this team. Bridging the communication gap was Pastor Roger Smithson, who did a great job coordinating all the translation.

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Kenya – Healing for Nanyuki

A trip like this has been on our hearts and minds for quite some time. The vision was to help bring healing to a town.

Sitting at the foot of Mt. Kenya is Nanyuki, a town steeped in poverty and immorality. Our team from Freedom International Church (Myself, Patrick Burgess, Jaime Kaufield, Dionne Porter, Pastor Karen Erickson and Andy Morey) joined forces with Bishop Andrew Kimaro and his team from the Mt. Kenya Region. Read more ›

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Nicaragua – Revival Meetings

I had the privilege of preaching revival meetings in two different churches in Managua, the capital of Nicaragua. With me on this trip to help minister and translate was Pastor Roger Smithson, who oversees our Spanish ministry at Freedom International Church.

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Haiti – Revival Meetings

It was an honor for me to serve again with my dad in ministry, this time at a conference in Haiti. I am so thankful for my dad. His 48 years of ministry experience is a great example to me and he has mentored me in so many ways.

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Kenya – Leadership Training

This trip to Kenya was such a joy for me. I took our first team from Freedom International Church, the church that we planted in October of 2004, located in Wesley Chapel, Florida.

This was a team of teachers – Larry and Kay Peebles, Steve Van Wert and Jaime Kaufield. Each person played a special role and it was beautiful to see them flow in their gifts and bless so many people. There were some really powerful meetings – the teaching was excellent, and so many received at the altars.

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Kenya/Tanzania – Pastor and Leadership Conferences

Two conferences back-to-back…what a JOY to have my dad travel and minister with me! Everyone was touched that we ministered as father and son. Again and again, people came for prayer to have dad lay hands on them for generational blessing. Of course, after 19 years of living and ministering in the Congo, dad knows how to preach and teach in the African context. It was an honor for me to share the pulpit with him.

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Kenya – National Pastor Conference

I had the awesome privilege of ministering at the first National Pastor’s Conference for the Pentecostal Evangelistic Fellowship of Africa, which was held in the coastal city of Mombasa in Kenya. There were over 1,100 pastors in attendance from every district of Kenya. There were also 42 tribes represented, which is indicative that the church is having an impact on traditional mentalities of tribalism. Through God’s amazing provision, we were able to bless every pastor with teaching materials that I had written for the conference.

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France – Revival Meetings

God is doing amazing things through Pastors Amor and Tassadit Bouaziz in France and North Africa. Their church, Eglise Evangélique Bethesda, is experiencing the miraculous. Most of the people that are part of the church come from an Islamic background. Because of this, they have begun to get national recognition from the news media. Last year, one of the major TV stations, France 2, ran a special on prime time news entitled, “From the Mosque to the Church” in which Bethesda was featured. This station happened to come out for a follow-up story the weekend that I was there. Pastor Amor would not let the journalists into the meeting until after the ministry time was over because many of the people cannot be photographed for various reasons. Certain factions of Islam might find out and react or family members might respond with anger and kick them out of their homes.

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Hong Kong – Solomon’s Porch Retreat

It was great to be back in Hong Kong at Solomon’s Porch with Pastors Sam and Lisa Song. This is an international church that is strategically positioned to reach the business world of Southeast Asia. I had the privilege of ministering at SP’s annual retreat. We had one service at SP’s venue in Hong Kong and then we took the ferry over to mainland China where the retreat was held.

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Kenya – Mt. Kenya Regional Conference

With 740 registered participants, the venue was packed out (people had to sit outside the main auditorium). What a privilege for me to serve Bishop Andrew Kimaro by ministering at this conference. This “family camp” setting involved non-stop activity: main sessions, work-shops, children’s ministry, wonderful fellowship, meals and lots of tea (everyone in Kenya loves tea).

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Kenya – Pastor Conference

What a joy to be back in Kenya with Bishop Andrew Kimaro for his annual pastor’s conference – there were 97 pastors in attendance from the Mt. Kenya region. This year, the theme for the conference was healing. It is always interesting to see what direction the Lord takes us in these conference settings. A typical day will consist of 8-10 hours of meetings. Although the teaching covered the topic of healing pretty exhaustively, most pastors were touched at an emotional level. Many poured out their hearts, weeping before the Lord as He began to heal them from past hurts.

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Philippines – The Power of the Spirit

From Hong Kong I flew to the Philippines. Leaving one of the most outstanding and modern airports in the world, landing in Baguio was a complete change from Hong Kong. I disembarked from the little prop plane onto the tar mat and began an intensive week of meetings.

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Hong Kong – Solomon’s Porch

Hong Kong is one of the most fascinating cities in the world. Ultra modern with skyscrapers and elevated moving walk ways, it still maintains a sense of history, with a mélange of Asian cultures woven together in a tapestry of international expression.

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The Persecuted Church – Comfort and Strength

The nation I was in is a beautiful country, diverse in culture and rich in heritage. This was my third trip, so it was great to reacquaint and connect with people that I have been getting to know.

Once again, I had the privilege of connecting with my good friend (unnamed for protection) who has had a powerful impact on many in this nation. Read more ›

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Congo – Thriving through Tragedy

From the moment I landed in the Congo, I could feel the uneasiness in the city. Although there was a sense of stability due to a peace deal struck last fall, there was an underlying current of volatility. In order to bring peace, the government decided to give each of the rebel factions a position of power. Currently there are four vice-presidents in the country. One of them keeps a helicopter in his yard in case he has to make an escape.

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Kenya – Pastor Conference

I was back in Kenya to teach at Bishop Andrew Kimaro’s conference for pastors. This was my fourth year in a row to teach at this conference in the Mt. Kenya region. There were 84 pastors in attendance. We were in meetings for nine hours a day. I love this stuff!

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The Persecuted Church – God is Doing Amazing things

It is an emotional experience to minister in a nation where Christians have to either meet secretly or be very careful when they come together to worship. On this trip I went through three nations that I will need to leave unnamed for the sake of local believers. It was great to connect with my good friend and brother in the Lord (unnamed for protection).

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Kenya – Days of Refreshing Conference

I just got back from Kenya where I spoke at a conference in Nairobi. It was powerful! I had the privilege of being one of the speakers at Pastor J.B. Masinde’s “Days Of Refreshing” conference. Pastor J.B.’s church, Deliverance Church, has a weekly attendance of 9,000 and is making a significant impact in Kenya.

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South Africa – Powerful Evangelistic Meetings

I had the privilege of ministering in South Africa with Pastor Bruce Marchiano, who invited me to join him for some evangelistic meetings that he was conducting. Pastor Bruce, known for playing the part of Jesus in the movie “Matthew”, has been ministering in South Africa for the last ten years. He has a powerful ministry with a remarkable anointing to bring people into the Kingdom.

For more on Pastor Bruce’s ministry, go to: http://www.BruceMarchiano.com

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