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Leaving a Legacy

June 14th, 2021
Legacy is a complex subject. Is it something we should obsess over? Should we forget about it entirely and only focus on the present moment? Either way, it is helpful to think about legacy alongside the terms “intentional” and “accidental.” Whether we intend to or not, we are going to leave a legacy. What kind...  

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Bridging the Gap: Celebrating the CHC Centennial

June 9th, 2021
Watch Dr. Beacham's address at 7 pm, Wednesday, June 9, on the CHC's Web site. It is an honor for the IPHC and the General Superintendent to participate in the Centennial Celebration of our sister denomination, the Congregational Holiness Church. Their theme this year is "Bridging the Gap," a phrase that describes our relationship over...  

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Summer Son-shine!

June 9th, 2021
They can’t wait for it! They count the days down to it! Then when it finally comes, we hear the dreaded statement. Mom, there is nothing to do today! We hear the whine in their voices. Boredom has set in somewhere between day six and day ten of summer vacation. As parents and ministry leaders,...  

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Look at the Fields: A Two-State Challenge for Arise 2033

June 7th, 2021
When IPHC General Superintendent Doug Beacham began presenting the goals of Arise 2033, he included a map of US counties to help audiences visualize the task. But the map revealed a glaring hole—or rather, two glaring holes. Two US states—Rhode Island and Wyoming—have no IPHC work at present. Over the last century, the IPHC (founded...  

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Helland Newsletter: June 2021

June 4th, 2021
Since 2017, we have been serving Spanish-speaking sex workers in Amsterdam’s Red-Light District. Out of this, we started a church called Iglesia Vida Nueva. Here is one of the many amazing stories we have seen taking place at our church. Read what Mayra[1] has to say: “When I was 22 years old, I came to...  

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Cave Newsletter: June 2021

June 4th, 2021
Late Spring Update Greetings, dear friends. Wow! What a day to be a Christian! We're getting lots of positive news even when the media keeps sending so many mixed messages. God's Word stays the same and gives us such hope! Let me share a few highlights of what the Lord is doing in our region,...  

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The Greatest Invitation

June 2nd, 2021
One of the most amazing truths we could ever contemplate is the idea that the Sovereign God of the universe would invite us to come into His presence and to draw near to Him.  The psalmist exhorts us to “Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise!  Give thanks to him; bless his name!” ...  

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"A Helping Hand" - Remembering Doris Moore

June 1st, 2021
Doris Lorene Jones Moore, former director of the IPHC’s Women’s Auxiliary, passed away Monday, May 31, 2021. She was 82. “Doris Moore served the IPHC in numerous ways,” Presiding Bishop Doug Beacham said, “always showing the reality of the fruit of the Spirit in her words, actions, and attitudes. Like Dorcas in Acts 9:36, she...  

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Building Unity not Racism

June 1st, 2021
On May 31, 1921, the Tulsa (OK) race massacre began. Over two days, white rioters killed as many as 300 people, burned 1000 buildings, and destroyed the thriving African American community of Greenwood. 100 years later, after George Floyd and others, I’m trying to understand better what the African American experience has been, both in...  

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Making Disciples

May 26th, 2021
Jesus tells us in Matthew 28:19-20 (NIV), “Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Unfortunately,...  

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West Newsletter: May 2021

May 25th, 2021
Dear Friends and Family, Winter is approaching south of the equator. The summer sun has succumbed to waves of chilly fog and clouds blowing in off the Pacific Ocean here in Lima, Peru. No matter the climate in your area (physical or spiritual), we pray that you are trusting in Christ for all things (Ps....  

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Making a Case for Choirs

May 21st, 2021
It was the final phrase of Lara Hoggard’s setting of the classic Latin text, “Personent Hodie.” The rafters rattled from the bellowing pipes of the massive organ ranks behind our heads, the brass ensemble blasted, and the sound of the choir of dozens of high school students filled every square inch of the auditorium. I...  

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Cathedral Thinking

May 19th, 2021
The first time I heard the term “cathedral thinking,” I was at my first missions conference. It was over thirty years ago. As I scan the recesses of my mind, I cannot recall the time or place it occurred; however, my life was forever impacted by the message cathedral thinking carries. As I was seeking...  

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Hearing The Cries of Hurting Children

May 18th, 2021
The desperate sound of a child crying is the same in every language. It does not deviate by culture, race, economic status, or background. Although each cry may hold different motives, the weeping is significant and acknowledged by the alert and attentive. I have no recollection of the first time I truly noticed the desperate...  

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"He Preached and Lived Holiness" - Remembering Bishop Elias Moreno

May 15th, 2021
Bishop Elias Moreno went to be with the Lord on April 25, 2021. Born in Mexico in 1945, Bishop Moreno answered the call to ministry at 14. “Elias Moreno was a gifted leader with a deep love for Jesus,” said Presiding Bishop Doug Beacham. “He served the USA IPHC Hispanic community with great distinction, including...  

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Report on River of Life's Annual Conference

April 28th, 2021
There was much celebration and gratitude as the ministers and lay leaders of the River of Life Conference met in person on Saturday, April 17, 2021 at Bethel Life PHC in Greenville, Pennsylvania. After having to cancel the annual conference in 2020 due to Covid-19 restrictions, we were all delighted to meet again. The conference...  

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Mrema Newsletter: April 2021

April 26th, 2021
Dear Mission Partner, Greetings to you from Tanzania East Africa. It is with a great joy and honor that I write to you again and let you know of a few things about the ministry here. I hope all is well with you and your loved ones as you read this letter. I am doing...  

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"Here I Stand" at 500

April 16th, 2021
Recently Rev. W.A. Mills, Director of IPHC Men’s Ministries, reminded me of a significant event from five hundred years ago: Martin Luther’s appearance before the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V in Worms, Germany on April 17, 18, 1521. Rev. Mills and I were in Wittenberg, Germany, on October 31 and November 1, 2017 for the...  

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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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