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The IPHC vision to be a “Place of Hope. People of Promise” (Isaiah 54:2, 3) enables us to “see” the horizon to which the Holy Spirit is calling us. We can see “Places of Hope;” we can see “People of Promise.” We envision places, people, and opportunities in our present and future that need us to be what Christ has called and empowered us to be.

The articles in this collection are examples of the IPHC as a “Place of Hope. A People of Promise” around the world.

 

Harvest Train 2017

November 21, 2017 will be a special day in Falcon, North Carolina! The Harvest Train is an autumn tradition to celebrate the ministry of Falcon Children’s Home and Family Services. Attendees line up their cars filled with nonperishable food items, clothing, diapers, cleaning supplies, and other home and school necessities. The Harvest Train leads the caravan and passes...
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The Fold: Upward Church

Harvest Time! Every Sunday for the last eight years, or 416 Sundays, someone has made a decision to follow Christ at Upward Church. On June 30th of this year twenty-eight people accepted the Lord, on September 24th, 1,290 people were in attendance with twenty-seven salvations, and on October 1st, twenty-nine people chose to follow Jesus....
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Hurricane Maria and California Wildfires

DRUSA ANNOUNCES DISASTER DECLARATION: NORTHERN CALIFORNIA FIRES Presiding Bishop Doug Beacham has approved the recommendation of the Disaster Relief USA (DRUSA) Committee to declare Northern California for IPHC Disaster Relief Response. Northern California has been battling a series of major fires.  According to The Washington Post, 21 different fires have burned over 191,000 acres, with many...
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Hurricane Harvey Update- On the Ground in Houston

DRUSA's Mobile Feeding Kitchen has been in full swing since Sunday morning, September 3rd. Located just outside of Houston, at Oasis of Hope PHC in Webster, Texas, the Kitchen has served 4,600 meals in just the first two days. For those of you who may not have any reference, when the Kitchen is deployed to...
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Not Lukewarm [Video]

The “Cradle of Christianity”, Turkey is home to the seven churches of Asia Minor and is considered the second biblical country after Israel. However, 99% of the population now claims to be Muslim. Even in difficult circumstances, Pastor Ismail has hope for his nation and believes that God is the God of restoration! “We definitely...
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Disaster Relief USA Update- Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey began its siege against the Texas coast on Friday, August 25th, with winds up to 135 miles per hour. Officially classified as a category four hurricane, Harvey hit some of the most populated cities in Texas including Corpus Cristi, Houston, San Antonio, and Austin. The torrential rain has caused major damage with many...
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Refreshed [Video]

Within the shadows of New York City, Oasis Christian Center is bringing light to people from various ethnic, religious and economic backgrounds. Pastor Fred McCarthy shares, “…I remember us sitting at our kitchen table and these words just kept coming to us that this was to be a place of refreshing for people. A place...
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Poverty Is Not A Disease [Video]

When God led Northview Harvest Ministries to build debt-free, they never knew their community was going to lose 26 businesses. However, God had a plan. “In November 1998, we moved into this facility debt free. And what it did, it freed up that money that we would've had to put into a mortgage payment, that...
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Opportunity to Succeed [Video]

The city of Jonesboro, Louisiana, has experienced loss, disappointment, and hardship. Their children feel they do not have any hope for the future. When Rivers of Joy Ministries saw this need, they knew they had to get involved, “to help our young children not only to mature but at least give them an opportunity to...
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They Will Be Healed [Video]

When Pastor Khader began ministering in Bethlehem, the people were discouraged, hurt and broken. However, he “felt the voice of the Lord to go and lead those people. Lead those people to healing and just to praise me and to worship me, and they will be healed.” As the Holy Spirit started to move, people...
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A Football Stadium - yes!

TEAM '17 Pastor Rick Haug, Senior Pastor of Living Water Pentecostal Holiness Church (LWPHC) caught fire to reach his community of Maiden, NC and designed an outreach called To Evangelize All Maiden in 2017 (TEAM '17). He brought in the Matt Bartlett Band to fire everyone up, had free hamburgers and hot dogs, inflatables and...
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Celebrating Christmas in Pakistan

by Russell Board Thousands of Pakistani Christians gathered in Karachi on December 21st, preparing gifts and costumes, and decorating floats using wagons, trucks, and camels. On the following day, a grand procession passed through the major streets of the capital city, a public celebration of Christmas in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan! Rev. Asher Mansha...
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Called Out of Comfort

“When I called you to serve Me in Kenya, I had your children in mind. Don’t let your own fear limit what I want to teach them as they grow up here.” These words entered my thoughts so clearly and powerfully one afternoon four years ago. I was pregnant with my daughter Abigail and consumed...
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THE REBIRTH OF A CHURCH

Murrells Inlet Church Celebrates Re-Launch For decades, the Murrells Inlet Pentecostal Holiness Church has been a small yet faithful congregation. Many would have written the church off as “dying” or “dead,” but God had other plans. On October 16, the church celebrated its rebirth as Refuge Murrells Inlet, a daughter church of Refuge in Conway,...
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Overcoming [Video]

After growing up in the projects and becoming fatherless at the age of three, N’tornette (Net) found herself pregnant at 15, married and divorced by age 20. She felt that there was no way out. “I got so low I knew I had no other place to go than to God. I just finally said...
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Madison’s Story

In June 2010, I had the opportunity to compete in the Miss North Carolina’s Outstanding Teen pageant. One of the requirements for the pageant was that every girl must have a platform, something they represent and support throughout their reign. Being a strong supporter of the unborn child, I decided to represent and support crisis...
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The Power of "God Bless You"

How is it possible that one small phrase, casually written, can produce a huge impact upon a person?  I have marveled that the phrase “God bless you”, which I wrote as a throw-in statement at the end of an email, has been used by God to bring change in the lives of many people. In...
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Finding Freedom [Video]

  Having grown up in the church, Lisa became disillusioned and turned away from the Lord.  She began to make choices that she was not proud of. July 4, 1999, was a day she will never forget. “When I got saved God instantly healed me of many things that day. I was on fire for...
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Sharing Christ’s Love in Amsterdam’s Red Light District

New Ministry Focus: Prostituted Women in Amsterdam's Red Light District. In June of this year, we handed our church over to our associate pastors so that we could start a new church. We prayed for direction but were unsure what it would look like until we met Frits Rouvoet, the leader of Bright Fame.  This Christian...
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Why Special Needs Ministry?

During the past several years we have had the opportunity to share with IPHC churches about a ministry that is near and dear to our hearts: Loving H.A.N.D.S. This is respite ministry offers “Hope-Acceptance-iNclusion-Dignity-Support” for families who have a loved one with “special needs.” One Friday night a month, the family at Bethel Life transforms...
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Update on Louisiana Flood Damage

On Wednesday, August 31, IPHC Disaster Relief USA National Coordinator, Bill Terry toured flood damaged areas in the Passion Connection conference. Terry’s primary task was to assess the damage to two churches within the conference: Christian Center Church, Denham Springs, Louisiana; and New Covenant Christian Center, Baker, Louisiana.  Both facilities were heavily damaged due to...
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Crow Nation Beachhead

Mission:M25 leads a team, including Pastor Paul McElroy (Helena, MT) and Pastor Rick Haug (Maiden, NC) and seasoned M25 members from Christian Heritage Church in Amarillo, TX and Ft Dodge IA, to storm the 'beach' of the Crow Reservation at Crow Fair 2016 in Crow Agency, MT the week of August 17-21, 2016. The vision...
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Crow Nation in Montana

M-25 Director, Gary Burd, along with his bride, Carolyn have forged a bond with local Montana pastors to reach the great Crow Nation. On Saturday, Gary along with a cadre of pastors was given the center of the 98th Crow Nation Festival arena. There was a brief explanation of the purpose of a horse giveaway that brought...
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Update on Louisiana Flooding

Bishop Gordon Atwell, conference superintendent of Passion Connection (former Mid-South Conference), reports that Christian City Church in Denham Springs, Louisiana suffered severe flood damage due to several feet of water in the facility. As you can see from the pictures, work is underway to clean up and restore the church to its original condition. IMPACT...
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Bikers and Diapers

What would bikers and diapers have in common?   On July 10, 2016 in Wilmington NC, at the Gateway Church, Pastored by Jay Young, bikers who had seen the FaceBook post of our 2016 50CC Diaper Run to raise awareness of our Royal Home Ministries began to walk in with diapers. They did not know...
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DRUSA Update

MORE THAN JUST SERVING MEALS... Photo Credit: Caleb Bass - Jon (Kitchen Cook) and Landon In the midst of a disaster deployment, the Disaster Relief (DRUSA) office logs multiple hours keeping the church updated with information and images on how the recovery efforts are progressing. Unfortunately, often there is very little time for sharing stories...
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Crow Nation Outreach

  M25: Being A Light In A Dark Place --"Another Just Cause.."   Darkness can be revealed in many ways.  Mission:M25's awareness to such a "dark" area has grown to be more than a revelation...but a burden. In 2014, Mission:M25's National Director Gary Burd participated in Hoka Hey, a grueling 8,000 plus mile motorcycle ride...
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Beautiful Feet

How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, “Your God reigns!” – Isaiah 52:7 “Get ready! Here they come!” The children came streaming out of the van with giant smiles on their faces, feet pounding...
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RFTW 2016- Year number 12

RUN FOR THE WALL MISSION:M25 OUTREACH   On May 15, 2016, Mission M25 will begin to gather in Los Angeles CA from ten states to cross the USA on two routes to serve our TRUE AMERICAN HEROES. This will be the eleventh year M25 has serve in areas of Chase Chaplains, Emergency Chaplains, Platoon Chaplains,...
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