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IPHC Prayer Emphasis for January 2019

Over the past years, the IPHC family has used the month of January as a time to strategically focus on praying for our church communities, our denomination, and the kingdom of God. In 2019 we invite you to consider the following themes for prayer emphasis: 1) The core value for 2019 is “We Prayerfully Value...
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Imagine A World Without Fingerprints

Written By Irvina Parker Admit it! You were frustrated, right? You had just finished cleaning the window when it happened. Your toddler, hands smeared in who knows what, ran over to peer out the window and left fingerprints and handprints all over the glass. “Don’t you know I just cleaned that?” you wanted to say....
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Good King Wenceslas [Video]

  “Ye who now bless the poor shall yourselves find blessing.”   During this time of joyous festivities, we also take time to remember those who have suffered from violence, those who are poor, and those who are marginalized. The story of King Herod seeking to kill the “holy innocents” reminds us that Jesus came...
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Roy Newsletter: December 2018

SEASONS GREETINGS TO ALL, At the beginning of this update, I would like to take the opportunity to say, from our hearts to you, your home, and your family, may God's blessings and peace transcend all that is happening with you and yours. Sometimes, we get too busy to appreciate what He has done for...
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Sneed Newsletter: December 2018

2018 marked our 10th year of service in IPHC World Missions Ministries and our 10th year of marriage in February. As we look back over 2018, we can point to many events and opportunities that demonstrate the faithfulness of God and the unfolding of His Kingdom in East Africa. We want to share a few...
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West Newsletter: December 2018

Dear Friends, Thank you for your continued prayers and support! Our 6+ month long stretch (late May-late November) of constant travel and ministry has finally come to an end. We arrived safely back in Oklahoma City late on Tuesday evening, November 20, after flying halfway around the world from Asia (November 3-5), and then navigating...
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Williams Newsletter: December 2018

DANNY AND JUDITH WILLIAMS SEND GREETINGS FROM KATHMANDU, NEPAL PRAISE THE LORD! It has been a busy quarter with several teams coming to Nepal. So much ministry has been accomplished. The Fountain of Life team held six medical camps, which were a huge success that included a prayer room ministry. We preached in various locations...
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The Chaos of Christmas!

Written By Beth McGhee   Ahhhhhh… Christmas-time… Peace… Joy… Love… Family… NOT! If your Christmas time is anything like mine, it can be stressful, pressure-packed, emotional, and tiring! Then again, isn’t it what we make it? As women, we want everything to be perfect – the house with its decorations, the meal with its Southern...
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The IPHC Focuses on We Prayerfully Value Justice in 2019

He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you But to do justly, to love mercy, And to walk humbly with your God? – Micah 6:8 The International Pentecostal Holiness Church will focus on its 6th core value, We Prayerfully Value Justice, in 2019. General Superintendent Doug Beacham feels this is a timely...
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O Come All Ye Faithful [Video]

  "And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst." John 6:35   Bethlehem, “house of bread”, serves as a place of hope for God’s people throughout its history. As the birthplace of Christ, Bethlehem brought...
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All Generations: Harold Presley

Not a Gap, But a Generation Bridge About 55 years ago, I learned the importance of relating to different age groups. I asked a man who was 25 years older than me, “How can I get Jesus in my heart?” at that time, I was in first grade. He led me into a relationship with...
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The Greatest Show of All

On Tuesday, November 18, the streets of Falcon, North Carolina, were filled with floats, clowns, trains, and candy…a lot of candy! Children lined the streets carrying pillowcases and bags in anticipation of the parade rolling through town. Visitors from around the country gathered to bring Christmas joy, gifts, and commodities to Falcon Children’s Home. For many,...
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Salley Newsletter: December 2018

40th School of Ministry Graduation!! Our 40th SOM graduation was held at our Bandung SOM in Indonesia on November 17! A total of eight graduates received their Associates Degree in Practical Theology from Advantage University. This brings our total number of SOM graduates to 561 since 2010 in the Asian Circle! We praise the Lord...
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Wait Training

Written by Nicole Hammond We all have to wait in life—in lines, in traffic, the doctor’s office, for your kids, and even God!  The days we live in are so fast paced that waiting seems like a punishment. It’s even worse when you are in the battle of your life. Isaiah 40:31 says, “But those...
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Meyer Newsletter: November 2018

Greetings Faithful Supporters, This is a THANKSGIVING and MERRY DAY! I am so grateful for BREAKTHROUGH in Malawi. Celebrate and be in great joy with us as God works the resources for the development of places for HIS PEOPLE in Malawi to assemble and hear God’s Word, worship, and give thanksgiving and praise. May God...
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Angels We Have Heard on High [Video]

  "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men." Luke 2:14 The shepherds were the first to receive the good news of Christ’s birth. They responded to this message with haste and became the first people to worship Jesus—returning to their fields glorifying and praising God. Encountering the life...
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Argo Newsletter: November/December 2018

Greetings from Asia, Coli and I trust that you and your family are well and blessed as we enter the Christmas season. Here in the Philippines, we are thankful that God’s hand is on the ministry and our lives. We are super excited that God opened up a door for us to move Life Church...
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Woven: The Art of Sisterhood

Written by Erica Campbell I remember the first time I strolled through the pebbled streets in Charleston, S.C. It’s such a beautiful, quaint city full of vibrant colors and southern charm. While walking through the Historic City Market, one booth stood out. Several artisans sat there weaving together baskets of all sizes, colors, and shapes—each...
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Board Newsletter: November 2018

Greetings from Japan! GOSPEL GROWTH IN THAILAND In October, Russell traveled to Bangkok for the first commencement exercises of the Thailand Theological Seminary. Bishop Talmadge Gardner, executive director of World Missions Ministries, delivered the commencement address, challenging the graduates to “preach the Word,” and to fulfill God’s calling on their lives. Nineteen graduates received diplomas,...
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Gonzales Newsletter: November 2018

Dearly beloved partners and friends, Greetings in the precious name of Jesus! Our schedule for furlough to the U.S. was moved to December rather than November due to some unfinished tasks to attend to before leaving Thailand. We thank God for allowing us to complete our three-year term on the field and to see the...
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Good Samaritans in Action

Hurricane Florence took a toll on the Carolinas in September 2018 and having the mantra for life, “Posse En Da Nihil” (Inability to do nothing) Mission M25 could not look with sadness and go on about business as usual. We began by canceling our traditional East Coast Summit in Siler City, NC October 6. Then...
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En la oración valoramos a todas las generaciones

Las instituciones de educación superior de la IPHC les han servido a múltiples generaciones de estudiantes. Iniciando en 1898, Holmes Bible College tiene la misma edad que la IPHC; Emmanuel College cumplirá 100 años en el 2019; Southwestern Christian University inició en 1946; Advantage College comenzó en 1976. En cada instancia, hay cientos y miles...
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The Miracle of Christmas is for All Generations

The higher education institutions of the IPHC have served multiple generations of students. Begun in 1898, Holmes Bible College is the same age as the IPHC. Emmanuel College will be one hundred years old in 2019. Southwestern Christian University began in 1946. Advantage College began in 1976. In each instance, there are hundreds and thousands...
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Toys For Life 2018

Date: November 19, 2018 Location: Old Fire Station, next to Falcon Children’s Home Time: 6:30 pm   Join us for the 3rd Annual Toys for Life Ride, a ride to raise toys for the children at Royal Home Ministries.  Please light your bike up and strap a toy on it for a child 3 and...
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IPHC Remembers Rev. Bobby Jack Clem

Bobby J. Clem was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, on July 25, 1933, to Roy and Susie Clem. Since his father was a Pentecostal Holiness (PH) minister, as were his father-in-law and mother-in-law (William and Opal Plowman), Bobby was surrounded by or involved in ministry practically his entire life. Bobby surrendered his life to Christ...
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Southwestern Christian University Inaugurates Dr. Tom L. Murray as 13th President

As part of its homecoming weekend celebration, Southwestern Christian University (SCU) inaugurated Dr. Tom L. Murray as the 13th president of the 72-year-old institution on Saturday, November 3, 2018. The ceremony began with an announcement by Dr. Adrian Hinkle, vice president of Student Affairs, followed by a processional of robed faculty, administration, and special guests. Following...
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Fierce Hearted- Book Review

Book authored by Holley Gerth Article written by Kaleigh Bishop   A Fiercehearted Woman . . . Looks life in the face and says, “You can’t beat me.” Knows love is a risk but reaches out anyway. Understands kindness takes real courage. Believes the impossible. Fights like she’s unstoppable. Dares to find beauty in a...
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IPHC Churches Damaged by Hurricanes Florence and Michael

As hurricanes Florence and Michael ravaged the southeastern United States, several IPHC congregations and families in North and South Carolina and Florida sustained damage to their homes and properties. In typical fashion, Disaster Relief USA (DRUSA), led by Rev. Bill Terry, immediately mobilized relief teams and supplies to assist first responders and storm victims. The...
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Oh, the Holidays!

Written by Gretchen Schwartz Thanksgiving, family gatherings, decorations, holiday smells, a chill in the air, shopping for family and loved ones, Christmas parties, drives to look at Christmas lights, baking, and New Year’s lunches. The joy that fills the months of November and December is exhilarating. It has always been my favorite time of year....
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MISSION ACCOMPLISHED

Ride for Solidarity for Israel 70, Jewish and Christian Riders from Israel / Romania (Max Katz has a home in both countries), Arizona (Gene Adee), Colorado (Dan Sifford), Texas (John McVey and myself), Jon Potter (Virginia) and Washington (Dan Smith) rode from Santa Monica Pier in California to Chicago, Illinois, on Historic Rte 66 and...
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Harvest Train 2018: “The Greatest Show of All”

(Watch the Harvest Train Live Stream!) Dear Friends and Supporters of Falcon Children’s Home and Family Services: The children and staff of Falcon Children’s Home and Family Services would like to invite you to join us for our Harvest Train celebration on Tuesday, November 20th. Please come, be our guest, and help us celebrate a tradition that has...
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What’s Spiritual about Parenting?

Written by Michelle Anthony Parenting is a commitment of epic proportions!  As parents, we spend our days accomplishing a vast list of important…and not so important things.  They are time consuming and taxing! Consider the sheer volume of resources available to help parents in their duties.  There are books that deal with ADD, bedtime, discipline,...
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The Marathon of Life and Ministry

Written by Irvina Parker The main definition of the word ‘marathon’ is a long-distance race, which measures 26 miles and 385 years. The word ‘marathon’, for me, has always been tied to something more closely related to the binge watching of movies (although I really don’t do much of that either), or crafting (the more...
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On Waiting Well

Written by Rebecca Shirey As for me, I watch in hope for the LORD, I wait for God my Savior; my God will hear me. Micah 7:7 A few years ago, my husband, Lou, dreamed about waiting. We were in a prolonged season of delay, wondering when it would end. Each day we sought direction...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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