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Board Newsletter: April 2021

April 8th, 2021
Christ is risen! He is risen, indeed!! Even as the coronavirus pandemic continues its global rampage, we know that Jesus is alive and well and on the throne! We serve an omnipotent King and an everlasting Kingdom! PANDEMIC RELIEF AND REVIVAL NEPAL - Through the special COVID-19 International Relief fund, IPHC World Missions is partnering...  

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Salley Newsletter: April 2021

April 6th, 2021
Military Coup in Myanmar On February 1, 2021, the Myanmar military took total control of the government and country in a coup. Protests began in the streets of many cities, and the military has responded with an iron fist, killing over 500 people and arresting hundreds in the following weeks. Please pray for our pastors...  

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Roy Newsletter: April 2021

April 6th, 2021
BLESSINGS TO ALL As the year is moving along, the ministerial pace is picking up. Little by little, the Gulf Coast Region (Mexico, Belize, and Guatemala) is opening. We are now able to hold service with a few restrictions. 2021 AGENDA Our calendar is filling up rapidly here on the field. Without exception, we have...  

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Easter Sunday

April 4th, 2021
As Jesus entered Jerusalem on what we call Palm Sunday, a week prior to His resurrection, Jesus told Jews and Greeks that, “unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain” (John 12:24). Resurrection cannot occur unless death occurs. As Hebrews 9:15-17...  

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Holy Saturday: A Sabbath of Silence

April 3rd, 2021
It is Saturday in Jerusalem. Jesus is betrayed, crucified, and now lays in the tomb. I imagine the broken hearts, the sobbing, the wandering minds, and the myriad of whys. Betrayal is such an ugly action. The devastation of Friday rings loudly and the images slowly repeat. The weight of the grief for those who...  

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Good Friday: The Dying

April 2nd, 2021
The week ended. The week merging celebration and accusation ended. Weeks do that. They begin their sprint then rush toward a conclusion. Like stories, our weeks contain components of drama and tension and conflict and romance and resolution. To pause during our weeks indicates we notice the fragments, we see the invisible, we imagine the...  

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A Call for New Songs

April 1st, 2021
During the time I served as song development manager for Integrity Music, I was often asked a question that went something like, “Do you think people from our local church should try to write original praise and worship songs?” As I affirmed that idea, I would always explain how grateful the Body of Christ worldwide...  

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Maundy Thursday: A New Command

April 1st, 2021
There is so much activity during what we call “Maundy Thursday” in the Scriptures that I am unable to address all of its events adequately in such a short space. Much has been said concerning the New Covenant, Exodus’ parallels both of theological and historical import, Judas’ betrayal, Jesus’ final prayers and teachings, and Simon...  

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Spy Wednesday: Love and Light in the Night

March 31st, 2021
Wednesday of Holy Week is traditionally referred to as Spy Wednesday, the day the Church remembers Judas Iscariot's scheming with the religious authorities to be rid of Jesus of Nazareth. Each Gospel writer offers a unique telling of this story, emphasizing peculiarities and various dialogues between Jesus, His disciples, and the Jewish religious governance. The...  

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Holy Tuesday: Let the Walls Fall

March 30th, 2021
Today's post is an excerpt from Chris Maxwell's poem "A Week of Transformation," collected in the book embracing now:pain, joy, healing, living. (Used by permission.) This poem reflects on Jesus' prophecy about the Jerusalem Temple's destruction (and the destruction and resurrection of the "temple of his body"). When those walls fall, all people may worship...  

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Holy Tuesday: Let the Walls Fall

March 30th, 2021
Today's post is an excerpt from Chris Maxwell's poem "A Week of Transformation," collected in the book embracing now:pain, joy, healing, living. (Used by permission.) This poem reflects on Jesus' prophecy about the Jerusalem Temple's destruction (and the destruction and resurrection of the "temple of his body"). When those walls fall, all people may worship...  

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IPHC Student Ministries Hosts 4th Annual Leadership Huddle

March 29th, 2021
The 2021 IPHC Student Ministries HUDDLE event was a huge success…and not just because of the Thai food. If you haven’t heard of The HUDDLE by now, it’s the annual one-day training event that brings together local church youth workers from all over the IPHC. At only 36 hours long, the HUDDLE is… Short enough...  

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Holy Monday: The Lion and the Lamb

March 29th, 2021
Giovanni enjoyed the best of everything. The son of a wealthy businessman, he could impress his friends with all that a life of pleasure promises. But along the way, his encounters with the poor awakened his pity and mercy, inspiring him to sell off his family’s belongings to help. Faced with his father’s anger, the...  

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Palm Sunday: Let Them See Jesus

March 28th, 2021
Help is here! We're saved! Oh, thank God! Rescue us! God must have sent you! You're God's man! Save us! Be our king! These are the kind of words that Jesus heard as He rode a young colt into Jerusalem on the first Palm Sunday. Some people waved palm branches at Him. Others took off...  

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Following in His Footsteps: Hope & Promise for Holy Week

March 26th, 2021
Next week is Holy Week, the church's annual commemoration of Jesus' life just before the Resurrection. This year, the Bishop's Blog will feature a guest post each day. Each writer will provide a short devotional thought for each day of Holy Week. All the devotionals will be linked from this post, so you can bookmark...  

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A Tribute to Carol Ann Backus Nagy 1939 - 2021

March 24th, 2021
Carol Ann Backus Nagy 1939 - 2021 Carol Ann Backus Nagy, 81, passed away on Saturday, March 20, 2021, at Wayne UNC Healthcare in Goldsboro. Carol was born on December 2, 1939, to the late Arthur Backus and Aldea Paquin Backus. Carol devoted her life to serving God. She served as a missionary all over...  

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Women Dealing with Anxiety and Depression

March 19th, 2021
Depression. Anxiety. Have you ever dealt with them? How can they be recognized? These are common questions you may ask if you have ever gone through a hard time and felt an overwhelming amount of sadness or stress. These feelings are not as uncommon as they may seem. I encourage you to consider a few...  

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Faith at Work

March 17th, 2021
Consider that in the New Testament, of Jesus' 132 public appearances, 122 were in the marketplace. Of 52 parables Jesus told, 45 had a workplace context. Of 40 miracles in the book of Acts, 39 were in the marketplace. Before he went into a preaching ministry in the workplace, Jesus spent his adult life as...  

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Without Leviticus: Why Your Children Need All of Scripture

March 12th, 2021
Our family committed to reading through the entire Bible this year. We’re currently in the eleventh chapter of the book of Leviticus, and our kids are like, “WHY SO MUCH DETAIL? WHY ARE THE VERSES SO LONG?!” I get it. Reading through this particular book is not exciting right now, nor is it easy, but...  

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"LO"-Point: Worship After COVID

March 12th, 2021
It has been a year since COVID upended how we use music in our church services. As we work our way through this pandemic, I have asked the question, “What will our worship experiences look like on the other side of this?” And not only what will they look like but what should they look...  

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Children's Center Dedicates New Facility

March 3rd, 2021
BETHANY, OK--The Children's Center Rehabilitation Hospital, which the IPHC partners with as a trustee, recently dedicated its brand-new Adaptive Recreation and Fine Arts Center. Bishop Tommy McGhee, the IPHC's board representative for the Children's Center's, joined Pastor John Reed and Children's Center leadership in celebrating the milestone. (Watch a video report of the service on...  

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Bamba Newsletter: March 2021

March 2nd, 2021
Warm Greetings from Japan in the name of Jesus! As the year 2021 has begun, we have a lot to reflect on over the past year. 2020 was definitely an unusual year, filled with many uncertainties and unknowns. However, nothing that happened took God by surprise. He knew and still knows all that has, is,...  

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A Tribute to Rev. James Lyle Dickinson 1934 - 2021

February 22nd, 2021
  Rev. James Lyle Dickinson 1934 - 2021 U.S. Navy Reserve Veteran, James Lyle Dickinson, passed away peacefully at the age of 87 on February 19, 2021, at Authora Care Hospice Home in Burlington, North Carolina. James was born in Brighton, Missouri, on February 15, 1934, to his parents, Edward Dickinson and Jewel Hollenbeck. They...  

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Here I Stand

February 19th, 2021
On April 17, 1521, Martin Luther faced the Diet (assembly) of the Holy Roman Empire in Worms, Germany. He had been severely critical of the pope, questioning the validity of some of the sacraments and denouncing church corruption. An archbishop was given the job of examining Luther and asked him, “Martin, how can you assume...  

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Gonzales Newsletter: February 2021

February 15th, 2021
Dear Partners and Friends, We are so thankful to God for allowing us to continue serving Him with you in this new year. It was encouraging and spiritually uplifting to see the mighty move of God in our midst in bringing more souls to Jesus in 2020. The ministry continued to prosper despite the Covid-19...  

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Bishop Juan (John) Victor Passuelo: 1932-2021

February 13th, 2021
Bishop Juan (John) Victor Passuelo May 25, 1932 – February 13, 2021 The World Missions Ministries Council and global missionary family extends its deepest sympathies to Norma Passuelo Mozes, David Passuelo, and Brenda Passuelo Barroso and their respective families as they mourn the death of their beloved father, Bishop Juan (John) Victor Passuelo who has...  

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Because of YOU

January 4th, 2021
Because of you! Because of You... We are so thankful for each and every one of our generous supporters, because of you, we have been able to meet the various needs of people and churches around the world. 2020 has been a difficult year for many, and we are so grateful for your continued, and...  

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Remembering Bishop Wayne Hicks of the CHC

December 26th, 2020
Our sister denomination, the Congregational Holiness Church, mourns the loss of her General Superintendent, Wayne Hicks. Bishop L. Wayne Hicks, 74 of Gainesville passed away Wednesday, December 23, 2020 following an extended illness. Details about his service are below.   “Bishop Wayne Hicks was a friend and fellow servant of Jesus Christ," said Doug Beacham.,...  

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IPHC Chaplain Suk Kim Promoted to Colonel

November 18th, 2020
Chaplain Ministries, IPHC, is proud to share that Chaplain Suk Kim, United States Army, was promoted to the rank of Colonel on June 8th, 2020 at Camp Humphreys, South Korea.  Chaplain Kim was born in 1965 in Chung-Cheong-Nam-Do, South Korea and lived on the outskirts of Seoul. He grew up in his family’s religion of...  

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Update on IPHC Ministries

November 17th, 2020
While 2020 has been a challenging year for our churches, the IPHC has continued worshiping in Spirit and truth, loving our neighbors well, and declaring the nearness of the Kingdom of God. Our local churches have demonstrated love and creativity in responding to their communities’ needs. From offering online and drive-in services, to helping pastors...  

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COUNCIL OF BISHOPS DECLARES A DAY OF PRAYER AND FASTING

October 16th, 2020
In its October meeting in Oklahoma City, the IPHC’s Council of Bishops designated Sunday, November 1, 2020, as a day of prayer and fasting. The adopted resolution calls on all members of the IPHC to pray for the United States ahead of the presidential election on November 3. “Politics can be divisive and cause breaches...  

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We Value Generosity

September 9th, 2020
This article is part of our 7 Core Values series, a seven-year emphasis in the IPHC. Read more about this and the other core values in the 7 Core Values section of our Website. God Is Love Isaiah 54 explicitly and strongly conveys the message God is love. While Jerusalem is described as a forsaken...  

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IPHC Bishop's Chapel

August 31st, 2020
For some months, it has been in my heart to share God’s Word with you on a more regular basis. With the help of IPHC Communications, I have formed this Facebook group called IPHC Bishop’s Chapel. If you would like to know about these sermons, please join the group at facebook.com/groups/iphcbishopschapel. Periodically I will share...  

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PTP Disaster Relief- Beirut, Lebanon

August 14th, 2020
On the afternoon of August 4, 2020, an explosion rocked the capital city, Beirut, Lebanon. The explosion was incredibly powerful and caused over 220 casualties, 7,000 injuries, 300,000 people to become homeless, and countless dollars in property damage. While the IPHC does not have a ministry presence in Lebanon, People to People is raising funds...  

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BREAKING NEWS: South Africa Church Shooting Report

July 11th, 2020
There was a shooting at a church near Johannesburg, South Africa earlier today, July 11th. Multiple media sources indicate it was a church with the International Pentecostal Holiness Church. Though we regret the loss of life and the violence in this congregation, the denomination and local congregation are not part of the Pentecostal Holiness Church...  

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En oración valoramos la generosidad: Las riquezas de la gloria de Cristo

January 13th, 2020
Desde el 2013, la IPHC ha prestado atención a cada uno de nuestros siete valores fundamentales: En oración valoramos Las Escrituras, Pentecostés, Santidad, Reino de Cristo, Todas las generaciones, Justicia, y ahora en 2020, en oración Valoramos la Generosidad. Visite https://iphc.org/corevalues/ para ver los recursos relacionados con cada uno de estos valores centrales. Hay un...  

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Encourage para octubre de 201900

October 9th, 2019
Las profecías del Antiguo Testamento generalmente tienen un contexto histórico y futuro. El contexto histórico es a menudo una palabra de juicio basada en el incumplimiento de la voluntad revelada de Dios de cómo nos tratamos unos a otros y a los demás. El contexto futuro es a menudo una palabra de esperanza y restauración....  

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2019 Diaper Run

September 24th, 2019
How dare the enemy, the spirit of death, defy the King of Kings! 1 Samuel 17:45 David answered, “You are coming against me with sword, spear, and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the LORD Almighty, the God of the Israelite armies, which you have defied. GNT Abortion, the evil of...  

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Diapers, Bikers, and Churches

September 11th, 2019
Diapers, bikers, and churches. What do these three have in common? Not much, some would say, but according to Mission M:25 Director Gary Burd one thing ties them together… a love for teen mothers and their babies. In 2015, Mission M:25, a ministry to the overlooked, lost, and hurting in today’s society, began the 50CC...  

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PTP Disaster Relief- In the Bahamas

September 9th, 2019
Hurricane Dorian has devastated portions of the Bahamas. Records confirm at least 40 people have died and many buildings are destroyed. People to People is working with ministry partners on the ground to send food and supplies. We believe the Church has an opportunity to be a place of hope during this difficult time. Please...  

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Equipping the Church to Reach the Lost

August 19th, 2019
Equipping the Church to Reach the Lost Over 200 church leaders gathered in Dickson, Tennessee, August 8-9, 2019, for the second Equip Conference sponsored by Compassion Network and Evangelism USA. With a focus on equipping the local church to reach the lost effectively, the conference provided practical church growth models and examples. The host church,...  

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Sitios de esperanza

August 13th, 2019
Personalmente he visto las escenas perturbadoras de personas sin hogar que viven en las calles de Los Angeles, California. En junio del año en curso, hubo 36,300 personas sin hogar en la ciudad de Los Angeles; las causas incluyen enfermedades mentales y abuso de sustancias. La ciudad argumenta que la causa primordial es la falta...  

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Nepal Flood Relief

July 17th, 2019
News of severe flooding in Nepal affecting our fellow believers has come in from the field.  Mud slides, building collapses, and drowning are happening in Nepal down to India from Kathmandu and many other places.  Several pastors are reporting electricity outages, road and highways washed out, and bridges down.  There is also loss of housing,...  

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House Church Planting: A Key Part of Arise 2033!

June 26th, 2019
On June 10-11, 2019, a diverse group of individuals from around the United States met in Oklahoma City to take part in a house church planting training provided by Evangelism USA (EVUSA) in conjunction with Dynamic Church Planting International (DCPI). EVUSA's Executive Director Garry Bryant led the training which focused on the benefits and successes...  

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Announcing People to People New Logo

June 11th, 2019
Announcing People to People New Logo Greetings Ministry Partners, Thank you so much for your continued generosity towards People to People and our initiatives around the world. With your help, People to People continues to serve missionaries, national leaders, churches and those in need. People to People is pleased to announce a new logo. Our...  

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Que Dios agite nuestros corazones para alcanzar a los pobres

June 10th, 2019
A principios de 1990, leí “The Road to Daybreak” por Henri Nouwen, donde relata el haber dejado el prestigio y la comodidad de Harvard para hacer parte de “L’Arche Daybreak”, un ministerio al servicio de personas discapacitadas mentalmente en Toronto. Este nuevo ministerio formaba parte de una red de hogares de L’Arche iniciada por Jean...  

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