We have begun to minister to the homeless who live in downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma. What started with Victoria baking some apple muffins and heading downtown to preach and pass out food by herself has turned into TACO TUESDAY which happens every Tuesday evening. We have many volunteers from several local churches working with us to prepare the tacos, and minister to people one-on-one on the streets. The people we are ministering to are not the homeless that live in the shelters, but rather people who prefer to keep to themselves, living under bridges and roaming from place to place. We call them our “Street Family.”
Our vision is to give each one the time and attention needed to bring them into a full understanding of Jesus’ sacrifice for them on the cross and what His death, burial and resurrection has provided for them. We are seeing people born again and healed. We are seeing hope and faith come into people’s lives. When we go, we take tacos, Bibles, pens and notebooks. We spend time teaching them and praying with them. Once a month we take clothing and shoes which have been donated. The Holy Spirit is moving in Tulsa! We are thrilled to be a part of it! If you would like to sow extra seed, specifically for what we are doing in downtown Tulsa, write “Street Ministry” on the memo line of your check.
The beautiful nation of Myanmar has a population of 54 million people. It is bordered by Bangladesh, India, China, Laos, and Thailand. It is primarily a Buddhist nation in great need of the Gospel.
Recently I took my first trip to Myanmar. I had the honor of ministering in churches, Bible schools, and a children’s home. Approximately 55 believers were baptized in the Holy Spirit. Nine people came to Christ. People were healed by the power of God. Many believers were taught.
This December I am returning to this beautiful nation to conduct two leadership conferences and outreaches among the unreached. We are expecting to make a significant impact by the grace of God. Thank you for your prayers and support.
If the book of Acts is a blueprint, what does world evangelism look like? Thousands come to Christ. Healings and miracles abound. New believers are filled with the Holy Spirit. Churches keep growing. And more churches are constantly being born. By God’s unmerited favor, this is what Victoria and I have been privileged to see over the years. Krishna Puram, India is not an exception.
What wonderful things God did in Krishna Puram! A 35-year-old lady who was born deaf now hears! (You can see a short video of her at www.facebook.com/globalimpactministriesintl.)
Another young lady was born mute. The Lord Jesus loosed her tongue. Her eyes were filled with tears and her face had a beautiful smile as she expressed her miracle.
A lady with lung cancer was healed. A lady who needed surgery for cataracts has been told by her doctor that she no longer needs the surgery. An alcoholic came to the meeting, received Christ and is set free from his addiction. A woman who was demon possessed for two years is delivered.
These are a few of the healings God performed. Jesus is Lord!
The population of Krishna Puram is only 10,000. But it’s surrounded by approximately fifty villages. The crusade team targeted the whole area in preparation for this Miracle Festival. By the end of the festival an estimated 3,991 souls turned to Christ for salvation and about 949 believers were filled with the Holy Spirit! India shall be saved!
Thank you partners for sending us to the lost, the sick, and the broken! It’s an honor to be counted as your missionaries.
Kappala Bhandham, the site of our latest Good News Miracle Festival, is a village of 10,000 people located amid many other villages. What a privilege it is to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ! On the first night, a precious woman, named Krupamma, was healed of paralysis on the right side of her body. The paralysis was due to a stroke she suffered six years ago. Her arm was locked in an outward position, preventing her from touching her head. Also, she couldn’t lift her leg. But Jesus, who is the same yesterday, today, and forever, healed her instantly as prayer was offered.
Another lady was carried to the meeting who could not walk or even stand because of paralysis in her legs. She doesn’t even speak the Telegu language in which the messages are translated. She only speaks her tribal dialect. Yet during the third night of the festival she got up and walked slowly! She returned the following night and stood up when asked if she was in the audience. (Those who she came with told her in her dialect to stand.)
Of course, there were many other healings. Jesus is Lord. Jesus is the Savior and Healer.
On the last night, the attendance grew to 4,412. There were about 3,279 salvations during this Miracle Festival, as well as an estimated 1,985 believers filled with the Holy Spirit! Thank you, partners for helping us take this Gospel to the nations.
Dear Friends and Partners,
Happy New Year! On January 23rd I leave for India - the land of abundant harvest! I will be conducting three miracle crusades, two leadership conferences, ministering in two Bible schools, and a church or two. In total, I will be ministering about 61 times in a one month period. I am trusting God for many souls to be saved, pastors to be strengthened and mobilized for church planting, students to be established in the faith, and the sick to be healed.
Originally, I was leaving in December for just two crusades and conferences. But the government of India made some crazy currency changes that left many people without cash and put them in panic. The worst of the situation has passed. But ideally it would make things much easier for us (the crusade team and me) if the budget was fully met before I arrive to India. This would help immensely. Avoiding having to use the ATMs over there right now is our goal.
The budget for this trip is $22,000. So far, we still need $15,900 to come in. God is faithful.
May God's richest and best be yours!