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West Newsletter: August 2020

August 11th, 2020
Dear Friends and Family, We hope this update finds you well, both physically and spiritually. Please know that we pray for you regularly! May the Lord, by His undeserved grace, restore safety (and sanity) to our communities, and also open the doors to all nations once again so that the gospel might continue to be...  

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Prayer as a First Response

August 10th, 2020
Recently, a former parishioner asked me to pray for her grandmother who had sustained a debilitating stroke. The granddaughter said, “My grandmother has taken a bad turn. I’m at a loss. I wish I could help her, but I can’t even see her. I pray for her, but why doesn’t that feel like enough?” I...  

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Helland Newsletter: August 2020

August 10th, 2020
Doorways to Freedom Lorena¹ has worked for over two and half decades in the sex industry. More than two years ago, Matthew talked to her about what she needed in order to stop working in prostitution. “I need a house" was her response. Getting an affordable rental house in Amsterdam is something that is nearly...  

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Happening Now: Israel

August 10th, 2020
“Good News from IPHC Living Israel” When the countries of the world went into COVID-19 lockdown, businesses shut down and many lost their jobs. Our work in Israel is called, IPHC Living Israel, and it is primarily aimed at a segment of society that is ignored by most: drug addicts, alcoholics, homeless, elderly, and holocaust...  

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Roy Newsletter: August 2020

August 5th, 2020
A BATTLE IS NOT WON WITHOUT ENGAGEMENT I recently wrote in the Harvest Update for the Gulf Coast Region. Anyone can receive this bi-monthly update if you send your e-mail address to rrmmexico@yahoo.com. We have been called, commissioned, and trained for such a time as this. MEXICO | NO ENGAGEMENT, NO VICTORY Unlike in the...  

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Embracing a Learning Posture

August 4th, 2020
We are in the thick of summer, and I keep seeing my friends showcase pictures of all the beautiful veggies they are growing in their gardens. I’ve gotten the bug. I’m ready to try it myself, but I know nothing about planting gardens or growing vegetables. Instead of running to the store, grabbing supplies, and...  

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Stand: Equipping Girls For When Things Get Tough

August 4th, 2020
I picked up the phone, ready to hear the usual joke about me taking forever to answer…instead, I was met with silence. “Hello?” “Hey” “Are you okay? What’s wrong?” The next questions/statements punched me in the stomach as I sat speechless. “Why did God not help her or save her?” “She was only a baby.”...  

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Happening Now: Ukraine

July 31st, 2020
Hello dear IPHC family, These days, when the whole world is adapting to the new life in a pandemic, we continue to serve together to reach people in need in Ukraine. In this difficult time for everyone, when people's incomes have decreased and many have lost their jobs and hope for a good tomorrow, it...  

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List Newsletter: July 2020

July 30th, 2020
SPECIAL GREETINGS TO YOU. I am happy to let you know that the presence of the Lord is with me, and I am well in my body and soul. It is so wonderful to have One who promises never to leave us or forsake us. He is my strength, my confidence, and consolation; my All...  

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A Tribute to Rubén Pérez Castañeda (1937-2020)

July 29th, 2020
Rubén Pérez Castañeda November 16, 1937 - July 18, 2020 Rubén Pérez was born in Monterrey, Nuevo León, forming part of a Christian family with profound values of love, honesty, and fidelity. Early in life, he discovered an attraction to plastic arts. He decided to master and work as a creative artist for publicity companies...  

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Mrema Newsletter: July 2020

July 29th, 2020
GREETINGS Dear mission partner, Greetings to you from Tanzania in the mighty name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. I hope all is well with you and your loved ones after all that has happened in the first half of this year. Glory to God for He has seen us through, even to enter...  

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Meyer Newsletter: July 2020

July 28th, 2020
“THANK YOU FOR GIVING TO THE COVID19 INTERNATIONAL RELIEF FUND” These words are echoing from Africa! Here in Malawi, I represented God’s hand to present your seed in relief packets to the most vulnerable groups in Blantyre, Malawi. On arrival in Malawi, I was burdened with the crisis of seeing the street kids in Blantyre,...  

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YouthQuest Replay Recap

July 24th, 2020
Despite having to make the difficult decision to cancel #YQ2020 in Jacksonville, Florida, IPHC Student Ministries hosted an online event: YouthQuest Replay. It was an event that celebrated all things YouthQuest and Fine Arts. IPHC Student Ministries’ Facebook account shared this message about the event: “These three days will be packed with memories from YouthQuest's...  

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Council of Bishops Meets Online

July 21st, 2020
The IPHC’s Council of Bishops held its July meeting, one of three scheduled for this year, last week using Zoom. This occasion marks the first time the group has held a meeting entirely online. Presiding Bishop Dr. Doug Beacham called the event ‘historic.’ “We’re adapting to a new situation,” he said, “just as many of...  

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Gonzales Newsletter: July 2020

July 21st, 2020
Dear Partners and Friends, Praise the Lord! We are finally relieved after the restrictions imposed by the Thai government, related to the Corona Virus pandemic crisis since March 18, were officially lifted on July 1. We did our worship church services, Bible studies, prayer meetings, and other church activities online during the lockdown mandate. Thank...  

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Disrupted: Following Christ During Unplanned Change

July 17th, 2020
We just moved to Oklahoma City from Atlanta, and things went so smoothly… at first. We received a contract on our house three days after it went on the market. The new home that we purchased was the second one we viewed, and within forty-eight hours, we had a contract on that house. We signed...  

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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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3 Ways Older Adults Can Still Serve Others During COVID-19

July 10th, 2020
For several months now, we have heard that older adults are among the most vulnerable when it comes to COVID-19. Nursing homes have been on lock-down, friends and family are encouraging loved ones to stay home and get groceries delivered, and visits are occurring through windows. Even as restrictions are loosening and churches begin to...  

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Day 28 - The Gospel Reaches Rome and Beyond

June 28th, 2020
ACTS CHAPTER 28 – “THE GOSPEL REACHES ROME—AND BEYOND” The battered ship that carried Paul didn’t make it all the way to Rome. By God’s providence the vessel crashed on a reef on the coast of Malta. The Holy Spirit wanted to do something special there. Paul had experienced God’s detours before, so he must...  

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Day 27 - Jesus Is With Us in the Storm

June 27th, 2020
ACTS CHAPTER 27 – “JESUS IS WITH US IN THE STORM” We tend to wonder why Luke wrote such a detailed description of the shipwreck in Acts 27. We read about the violent storm off the coast of Crete, how the crew jettisoned the cargo, how the ship was tossed violently near the African coast,...  

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Day 26 - Paul Shows Us How to Witness

June 26th, 2020
ACTS CHAPTER 26 – “PAUL SHOWS US HOW TO WITNESS” When did you last talk with a non-Christian about Jesus? Studies show that only a small percentage of Christians have led anyone to faith. One recent survey said 78 percent of churchgoers had not shared Jesus with anyone in six months. Another study showed that...  

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Day 25 - Christianity Takes Center Stage

June 25th, 2020
ACTS CHAPTER 25 – “CHRISTIANITY TAKES CENTER STAGE” Christianity began in an obscure corner of the world, in a small village in Israel. Jesus was born in a manger and was visited by poor shepherds and a few foreigners. Jesus’ first disciples were uneducated fishermen. He was rejected by many of His own Jewish people,...  

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Remembering Bishop Gordon A. McDonald (UPDATED)

June 24th, 2020
UPDATE: From the Pentecostal Holiness Church of Canada's website: "Please join us for the online Celebration of Life for Bishop Gordon A. McDonald on Friday, July 24th at 1PM (PDT) at www.calvary.ca/live.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made online at www.kuwasha.net." What can a seven-year-old boy understand about the things of God? One particular child recognized and responded to the call of God...  

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Day 24 - Preaching the Gospel to Kings

June 24th, 2020
ACTS CHAPTER 24 – “PREACHING THE GOSPEL TO KINGS” We usually describe Acts as an exciting account of miracles and conversions. But ministry is not always positive and exciting. In Paul’s case, it was excruciatingly painful—especially when he ended up in prison in Caesarea for two years. God’s delays aren’t easy. The road to the...  

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Day 23 - Jesus Speaks During a Dark Night

June 23rd, 2020
ACTS CHAPTER 23 – “JESUS SPEAKS DURING A DARK NIGHT” Paul had many mountaintop experiences. He was literally blinded by the light of Christ’s presence on the road to Damascus. During his three missionary ventures he planted churches and saw miracles. And he was supernaturally delivered from many dangerous situations. His chains even fell off...  

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Day 22 - A Bold Testimony

June 22nd, 2020
ACTS CHAPTER 22 – “A BOLD TESTIMONY” Do you ever get nervous before you speak publicly? Some people break out in hives when they have to talk to a small group. Even the most gifted preachers say they get queasy before they go to the platform. We don’t know how Paul felt when he stood...  

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IPHC Students Announces #YouthQuest Replay

June 17th, 2020
IPHC Student Ministries Announces #YQReplay YouthQuest 2020 was slated to take place July 18-21, in Jacksonville, Florida. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, IPHC Student Ministries made the difficult decision to cancel the event to protect the health and safety of our churches and leaders. Since we are unable to come together this year, Student Ministries...  

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Remembering Pastor and Bishop Don Burchett

May 26th, 2020
Donald Dean Burchett, 87, passed away Saturday, May 16, 2020, at Neodesha Care and Rehabilitation in Neodesha, Kansas. Don was born on February 27, 1933, to Jody and Viola Burchett in Copan, Oklahoma. On May 29, 1954, Don married Bonnie Ray Charter. Bonnie passed away on December 21, 2000. He married Donna Horst in February...  

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29th General Conference (2021) Committees Announced

May 25th, 2020
We look forward to the 2021 IPHC General Conference in Jacksonville, Florida next July 28-30. In preparation for the work we will do at that time, the Council of Bishops has appointed the following Bylaws, Delegate Certification, and Decorum Committees. We are thankful for the leadership and service of these men and women as they...  

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UPDATE: Celebrating Dr. Vinson Synan

May 19th, 2020
A memorial service honoring the life and ministry of Dr. Vinson Synan will take place on Saturday, May 30, at 1:00 p.m. in Christ's Chapel, on the campus of Oral Roberts University. The service is open to the public. Oral Roberts University is located at 7777 S. Lewis Avenue, Tulsa, OK, 74171.    Speakers will...  

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Pentecost Breaks Barriers

May 18th, 2020
We are edging ever more closer to the celebration of the day of Pentecost. The word “Pentecost” is a centerpiece to the name International Pentecostal Holiness Church, although each word carries theological significance. Put on the lens of “international” while looking at Acts 2 and you will see that all peoples of all tongues are...  

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Unity Made Visible

May 13th, 2020
Much attention has been paid to the merger of mainline Protestant churches in the latter part of the 20th Century. Yet, some seem not to know that the IPHC anticipated such an ecumenical milestone with a merger in 1911 that was unique among Classical Pentecostals in the USA. The IPHC held a grand celebration in...  

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IPHC Discipleship Ministries Announces New Coordinator of Girls' Ministries

May 4th, 2020
Bishop Tommy McGhee and Discipleship Ministries are pleased to announce Meredith Light as the new Coordinator of IPHC Girls’ Ministries.Following the remarkable 18-year ministry of Irvina Parker as Director, Girls’ Ministries is moving into a new season.Kristi Cain, National Director of IPHC Kids’ Ministries, had this to say: “We are thrilled to have Meredith serve...  

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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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God’s Justice: Valuing the “Ones”

May 31st, 2019
Pew Research Center has released a well-known study about the “nones,” an increasing number of Americans who consider themselves unattached, uninterested, or “nothing in particular” as it relates to religion. Many gladly wear this label as they wish to walk devoid of identifying to any creed or accountability. In turn, I would like to talk...  

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La justicia de Dios y las naciones

May 14th, 2019
La justicia e injusticia son más que hechos individuales; se manifiestan en las costumbres y leyes de grupos de personas, comunidades, y naciones. Bien sea para grupos de personas, ciudades, o naciones, la inquietud de Dios por la justicia está expresada a través de la Biblia. Su justicia cubre la totalidad de grupos de personas,...  

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New Believers Banned from Well

May 10th, 2019
“I was thirsty, and you gave me something to drink...” Matthew 25:35 The gospel is being shared with great signs and amazing miracles throughout a village in India.  Five families have accepted Jesus as their Savior.  Because of their new-found faith, the village leaders have ordered that they can no longer use the water from...  

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Church Collapse in South Africa

April 22nd, 2019
We have received somber news from our IPHC brothers and sisters in South Africa: While hosting a Good Friday Conference our church family in KwaZulu-Natal, was hit by a horrific storm. Regretfully, a wall in the auditorium collapsed upon impact resulting in 13 deaths and 29 hospitalizations. As People to People Ministries, our heart is...  

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