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It's In the Sound

Written by Debbie Burpo It’s Oklahoma…where the wind comes sweeping down the plains. Recently, while finalizing notes for an upcoming conference, sounds of the wind were louder than normal. I could hear things bouncing around in my yard and suddenly something crashed into the side of my house. I quickly got up to go see...
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The Power of His Words

Written by Deborah Adams God, your words amaze me! When I read the Bible, the meaning of your words can pierce my soul with light and love. It has the power to open my eyes to the wellspring of my own soul where rivers of living waters pour forth and are evident in the tears...
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DRUSA Hurricane Michael Updates

Please share the immense needs with every IPHC church. Everyone can do something to help! You can give online, ship commodities, or volunteer to aid in debris removal and rebuilding. Report by Bill Terry as of October 15 DRUSA Deployment is underway for Bristol, FL and the SonShine Network Ministries. The South Carolina Mobile Feeding...
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The International Pentecostal Holiness Church Receives Lilly Endowment Grant

The International Pentecostal Holiness Church has received a $1 million grant to help establish Thriving Throughout the Seasons of Pastoral Ministry. It is part of Lilly Endowment Inc.’s Thriving in Ministry, an initiative that supports a variety of religious organizations across the nation as they create or strengthen programs that help pastors build relationships with...
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Loving God and Loving People at 96

On September 26, 1943, I was born to Laddie and Beulah Thornton as Frances Ann. Over these 75 years I have been blessed by the example of their lives and the lessons they taught me. For over 30 years, they served as pastors in the International Pentecostal Holiness Church. My mother never saw herself as...
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Holmes Bible College Dedicates "Leggett Way"

The first classes of Holmes were held in the summer of 1893 in a cottage on Paris Mountain. N.J. and Lucy Holmes led the classes and the first semester was held in the newly purchased Altamont Hotel on Paris Mountain, Greenville, South Carolina. The college was then called the Altamont Missionary and Bible Institute. After...
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One of My Heroes from the Past Generation

After graduating from college, I attended graduate school at Union Theological Seminary (UTS) in Richmond, Virginia (now called Union Presbyterian Seminary). Though I was accepted at other seminaries, Union’s strong Bible department and financial aid, along with an excellent local IPHC church, led me there. The Presbyterian money must have been predestined to educate a...
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IPHC World Missions Ministries Welcomes New Missionaries

With great joy and thanksgiving to the Lord,  the World Missions Ministries Council wishes to introduce to you our two newest missionary families. David and Cecilia Hodges (Sonshine Ministries Network) were unanimously approved to serve as missionaries to Peru, and Paul and Auguste Street (North Carolina Conference) were unanimously approved to serve as missionaries to...
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V4E at Holmes Bible College

On Thursday, October 4, 2018, the Vision4Education event at Holmes Bible College in Greenville, South Carolina, began with the dedication of "Leggett Way," which is the road leading into and through the campus, in honor of the late Bishop James D. Leggett and his wife, Faye. Following his years of service as the General Superintendent...
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V4E at Emmanuel College

Each year IPHC Women's Ministries leaders gather in Franklin Springs, Georgia at Emmanuel College for the Vision4Education event. On Friday, October 5, 2018, Ethan Weaver, Lydia Adams, and Emmalee Bell performed the opening song "Glorious Day" and Michaela Dove gave the welcome and invocation. President Ron White then delivered opening remarks, reporting on a great...
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Discipling our Children in the Way of Christ

Written by Dr. Michelle Anthony Nothing is more important than discipling our children. Discipleship is the mission we have been entrusted with in the Great Commission and our children are our first priority in this endeavor. As we look at the example of Jesus we see that although all were invited to follow Jesus, only...
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All Generations

Written by Holly Terry Reaching all generations together in the world that we currently live in seems to be a challenge. In my 35 years of serving in ministry, I have heard these famous words time and time again from our senior generation, “I have done my time and I am not sure what I...
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M25 Celebrates 70th Celebration of Israel

May 14, 1948, Israel was founded, just a few hours before the British Mandate was to expire. Eleven minutes later, the United States became the first country to recognize the Jewish state. On May 15, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan and Syria invaded Israel, the War of Independence lasted 13 months. The Israeli flag became the state’s...
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Janssen Newsletter: October 2018

Religion is both! Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction and to keep oneself unstained from the world (James 1:27). Surely it is not easy for a Christian in our day and age to keep oneself unstained from the world. It seems...
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50CC Diaper Run 2018 Report

Hurricane AGAIN! In 2017, the 50CC Diaper Run was re-routed to Myrtle Beach, SC due to the hurricane hitting Florida.  This year, it was re-routed to Florida because the hurricane hitting the Carolinas!   M25 has a team that lives by the protocol of ‘adapt and overcome.’  Quitting is not in our vocabulary!  This is...
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All Generations Thoughts

Written by Stephen Jones   I believe there were eleven pews on one side, twenty-two total. They were arranged in two sections with a center aisle and two narrow aisles along the outside walls. Stained-glass windows lined those white-washed block walls and each one was marked on the bottom with a small memorial marker. That...
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"A Slow and Sudden God" Book Release

By True Potential  Poetry is essential. Not in the sense that we must have it to survive (although an argument can be made for that), but in the sense that poetry can distill feelings like despair and joy, pain and rapture down to their very essence. It’s the difference between a diamond mine and a...
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Mid-Atlantic Quadrennial Conference Report 2018

By Dr. A.D. Beacham, Jr., Presiding Officer The Mid-Atlantic Conference (MAC) met in session near Baltimore, Maryland, at Kingsway Christian Center on September 8, 2018. The facility was built by the late Rev. Wesley Potter, who served as pastor and conference superintendent. The current pastor is Rev. Shaun Simon, a gifted and faithful young pastor....
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WHEN I USED TO BE YOUR AGE … GENERATIONAL CLASH

I remember hearing this phrase in my childhood all too often. I was told how things were done different back in the days – mostly trying to relate to my situation at the moment. Sometimes it was reminiscing, sometimes it was educational and informative, but for some odd reason I felt this phrase always had...
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DRUSA Hurricane Florence Updates

Report from Bill Terry as of Monday, October 8: Transitioning North Carolina Mobile Feeding Kitchen has been deployed to Wallace, NC. Gordon Knox reports that the MFK will move tomorrow afternoon and set-up at the fire The length of the deployment is unknown, but the reports warrant IPHC DRUSA Feeding participate with feeding assistance. Cornerstone...
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Arise, Wake Up!

Written by Summer Sneed   In Mark 5, we read the story of two people who had life-changing encounters with Jesus: a suffering woman and a sleeping girl. The woman’s life was difficult and full of misery. Her identity in her community and culture was defined by her deteriorating physical condition. This made her unclean...
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"Unashamed"

The Religious Alliance Against Pornography Webinar: Unashamed The Religious Alliance Against Pornography (RAAP), which began in 1986, has been actively involved in uniting people of many faith groups against the issues of pornography. The International Pentecostal Holiness Church (IPHC) has been a member of this group for several years. In an effort to raise awareness and help...
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LifePoint Ministries Quadrennial Conference Report 2018

By Bishop Garry Bryant, Presiding Officer   What a great day…one of the comments and observations made after the conclusion of the LifePoint Ministries Quadrennial Conference. It was my honor to serve the family of LifePoint this past Saturday.  We gathered in the Swails Center on the beautiful campus of Emmanuel College.  A delegation of 145 and...
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Tennessee Valley Quadrennial Conference Report 2018

By A.D. Beacham, Jr. Presiding Officer   It was an honor to attend and preside over the Tennessee Valley Conference (TVC) Friday afternoon, August 3, 2018, at Compassion Church in Germantown, Tennessee. Bishop Manuel Pate began the session by leading in a communion service. Following the communion service, I presented the IPHC core value emphasis...
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Williams Newsletter: September 2018

We send greetings from the nation of Nepal! The grandness of the Himalayan Mountain range reminds us of God’s beauty and majesty. When we see him clearly in a season of worship and prayer, He is spectacular! His presence is breathtaking! He loves you and me so much; it is worth our time to seek...
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Three Vital Lessons From One of Our Founders

George Floyd Taylor was an amazing man. He was one of the earliest members of the Holiness Church of North Carolina and a leading figure in the IPHC following the 1911 merger in Falcon, North Carolina. Despite a congenital handicap, he worked tirelessly for the cause of Jesus Christ. He was an avid reader and...
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Mrema Newsletter: September 2018

Dear Mission Partners, I greet you in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. Thank you for all your prayers for my family and I during our time of home going for Dr. Mrema. Your prayers have given me strength from day to day and have allowed me to transition smoothly. In addition,...
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A Tribute to Rev. James Harvey Gamble (1925 - 2018)

May 13, 1925 - August 31, 2018 On Friday, August 31, 2018, at 4:45 am, the Earth lost a gentle soul, and Heaven added a new voice to join in the unending praise. After 93 years of preaching, teaching, loving, and caring, Rev. James (“Jim”) Harvey Gamble left us to join his wife, Bertha in...
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Bamba Newsletter: September 2018

Greetings from Japan! Though their summer break has gotten longer in recent years, Japanese children still only have about six weeks off and have homework to do during that time. The summertime in Japan is also filled with many festivals, most of which center around Shinto celebrations. We are always excited for a chance to...
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All Generations: Bob Cave

We do not have to look far for examples in God’s word of how the people of all ages had to work, play, and thrive together to accomplish their purposes in life. My wife, Carol, and I started in missions in our early forties, so we have now become part of the senior generation of...
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Diaper Run 50CC 2018

Diaper Run 2018 will be September 5-17 2018 will be M25’s fourth time to make this ride. *First year we rode to save baby’s lives and the evil of ‘harvesting’ human baby parts for experimentation. To raise awareness of our support, not condemnation for young ladies in a desperate place. Second year, we rode to...
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War Horse 2018

We were blessed to partner with Montana Indian Ministries from Hays, MT for our 2018 effort. We are very blessed by this partnership due to the similarities in our convictions and passions. The Assiniboine Tribe received us almost immediately. Pastor Cory Jones, Emmanuel Missions, Lake City, SC, has taken the responsibility of oversight of this...
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Crook Newsletter: August 2018

New Opportunity It is always an exciting day for People to People when God opens new doors. Nepal is a nation we have been involved with in various ways through the years. When they experienced a 7.8M earthquake in April 2015, which killed nearly 9,000 people, many of you assisted through disaster relief. I actually...
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Expansion Expanded Us

Expansion, the National Hispanic Conference of the IPHC, is held every two years in different areas of the United States. This meeting brings leaders, pastors, churches, ministries, and workers together to strengthen the vision of the IPHC and equip leaders with strategies and tools to effectively reach the world with the gospel. EXPANSION--it was our...
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Bishop Doug Beacham Encourage Columna para el mes de Agosto 2018

A principios de este año, “Pew Research” publicó sus fechas definitivas relacionadas con las cuatro generaciones principales que viven en los Estados Unidos (http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2018/03/01/defining-generations-where-millennials-end-and-post-millennials-begin/): Generación silenciosa: nacidos entre 1928-1945 (edades 73-90) Boomers: nacidos entre 1946-1964 (edades 54-72) Generación X: nacidos entre 1965-1980 (edades 38-53) Millennials: nacidos entre 1981-1996 (edades 22-37) Aunque no se menciona en...
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Salley Newsletter: August 2018

38th School of Ministry Graduation In June 2018, our 38th School of Ministry (SOM) graduation was held at our flagship SOM in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. A total of 9 graduates received Associate Degrees in Practical Theology from Advantage University. This brings our total number of SOM graduates to 539 since 2010! The Lord of the...
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Discipling Our Children In The Way Of Christ

Written By: Dr. Michelle Anthony Nothing is more important than discipling our children. Discipleship is the mission we have been entrusted with in the Great Commission and our children are our first priority in this endeavor. As we look at the example of Jesus we see that although all were invited to follow Jesus, only...
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RFTW 2018 - Recap

Supernatural determination! God has given grace and provision to accomplish fifteen years of Mission M25 having presence in Washington DC on Memorial Day for the Rolling Thunder. This event promotes healing for the veterans, primarily for the Vietnam Veteran by giving them a welcome home they never received, and to call our nation into accountability...
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IPHC Ethiopia Churches Persecuted

Due to political unrest in Southern Ethiopia, over 50 churches have been burned. 10 IPHC churches were destroyed and many more face grave persecution. Thousands of our fellow IPHC believers have been forced from their homes. At this moment, 3 of our churches are being used to shelter those that have been displaced. Please pray...
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Bishop Doug Beacham Encourage Columna para el mes de Junio/Julio 2018

En agosto de 1996, el difunto Superintendente General B.E. Underwood convocó una asamblea solemne con el fin de confesarle al Señor siete pecados sistemáticos que formaban parte de nuestro pasado y presente: orgullo espiritual, prejuicio, espíritu controlador, racismo, dominación masculina, síndrome del hermano mayor, y avaricia. Cientos de líderes de la IPHC se reunieron en...
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The Rock. The Grit. The Glue.

On May 24, 2018, approximately 400 motorcycles and five trucks with trailers, rolled into the welcoming parking lot of Falcon’s Children Home! It was an amazing sight to behold, young people and adults manned USA flags and banners as the worn and weary riders pulled in (they had been on the road for eight days,...
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Youth Quest Recap

YouthQuest 2016 was a whirlwind weekend filled with services, training, and of course, competition. The event kicked off on Thursday, July 21st with a full afternoon of Fine Arts at the Hilton, Daytona Beach Hotel. The evening service opened with a live performance from the YouthQuest Creative Team that included various creative elements including an original...
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YQ Awards Show

This is a night to celebrate YOU!!! We encourage you to get creative with your best "Starry Night" theme! Come on out, and dress to impress! Add a little bling, a little flash, the sky is the limit! For ideas on how to dress, please visit our YQ Pinterest at; pinterest.com/iphcyouthquest
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Creative Workshop at YQ16

Friday, July 22nd after the evening service in the Coquina Ballroom* *time and location subject to change Join us for a workshop on creative expression! We will have 4 different areas of creativity: Producers, Performers, Inventors, and Cultivators. These four groups represent a variety of different creative interests. Our hope is to provide you with...
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Special Guests For YQ16

Alex Seeley Friday, July 22nd speaker twitter @alexseeley73 | instagram @alexseeley Alex Seeley is a passionate communicator and teacher of the Word.  Possessing a unique ability to reveal how the Word of God is applicable to our everyday lives, Alex shares openly about how the power of God has proven real in her own life. ...
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Urgent Help Needed- Ecuador

Embed from Getty Images Saturday afternoon, April 16, 2016, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Ecuador.  The largest devastation in Ecuador since 1949.  Hundreds of large buildings collapsed and thousands of people are reported missing.  The current death toll is over 250 and is expected to increase as rescue and relief efforts are underway.  Our IPHC...
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Welcome New Child Sponsorship Coordinator

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    People to People Ministries is excited to welcome Teresa Brown to the WMMD team.  Teresa comes to us with over 15 years of children and missions experience.  She taught English as a second language to international college students attending Oklahoma City University, seeing many of them come to Christ.  While on staff with Scope Ministries...
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What's New at YQ

  #YQ2016 will be an amazing event. The team is working hard to plan and organize and we cannot WAIT to see everyone in Daytona Beach! This year we have made changes to several different aspects of YouthQuest. You can read over the full list of changes and updates below! If you have any questions...
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Microbusinesses

Through the Microbusinesses project, People to People aims to end extreme poverty among those in our IPHC international community.  A small amount of money is invested for individuals to develop their own business and enable them to become more self-sufficient and provide sustainable income for generations to come. People to People currently has two opportunities...
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#YouthQuest2016 Announces Core Value Influenced Theme

*graphics and images c/o Kaleigh Bishop The road to creating the theme for YouthQuest 2016 was a long and winding one, with a diverse group of people contributing to the concept. The theme “Luminaries” is a direct reference to the 2016 Core Value Emphasis “We Prayerfully Value Holiness” and may surprise you with its origin....
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PTP Fast and Feed the Hungry

There are millions of children all over the world who suffer from malnutrition which plays a key role in nearly half of all child deaths each year. People to People Ministries' Feed the Hungry program is currently working in over 20 locations around the world to provide aide for thousands of children on a weekly basis. During the upcoming season of...
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