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Helland Newsletter: November 2018

Alleia's Story "All my life I have been searching for Jesus, and it was not until I found Matthew and New Life West that I got to know Him. Jesus is so awesome and wonderful. He has totally changed my life." Alleia grew up in the Middle East in a Muslim nation where becoming a Christian could...
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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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All Generations: The Shirey Family

Boomers. Generation X. Millennials. These words punctuate every arena of life and culture—in advertising, media, fashion, and ministry. Entire books have been published describing the generalities of these generational groups. We tend to categorize generational, cultural, economic, educational, racial, and other differences when discussing people. The demographic categories we use to describe groups of people...
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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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Golden West Conference Quadrennial Report 2018

Bishop J. Talmadge Gardner I was honored to serve Bishop Tom, Teresa, Kaitlin, and Olivia Murray and the members of the Golden West Conference (GWC) as their presiding officer on Saturday, October 6, 2018. The 70th anniversary session of the Golden West Conference was hosted at the Doubletree Hotel in Torrance, California.  With this being...
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Emmanuel College Celebrates 99 Years with Thanksgiving

Janese Bennett October 20, 2018, was an exciting day for Emmanuel College as they celebrated their 99th year during the annual homecoming weekend. An International Pentecostal Holiness Church (IPHC) institute of higher education founded by G. F. Taylor, Emmanuel has trained thousands of young men and women for full-time ministry and Christian service. Many who...
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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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Dr. Harold Vinson Synan Named to the Historical Hall of Fame

The Virginia History Series, a nonprofit devoted to the collection, organization, presentation, and dissemination of information about Virginia State History, has recently named Dr. H. Vinson Synan to its Historical Hall of Fame. ​ Historical Hall of Fame Harold Vinson Synan (born December 1, 1934) A historian and author within the Pentecostal movement Synan graduated from the...
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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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"Untold Testimonies Told" Book Release

By True Potential  WHAT IS A TESTIMONY IF IT IS NEVER TOLD? Can you imagine being on trial and the witnesses who could prove your innocence chose not to testify on your behalf? “And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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