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Columbus City Church

Updated July 14, 2019

UPDATE from VISION FOR ISRAEL

For many years your gifts have helped Vision for Israel provide for more than 255,000 children’s education. School items, food programs, computers, special educational events, and financial grants are just a few of the things we have provided. Now we are preparing to increase our education programs to assist more children this coming school year.

The prayer of a child is so precious in the sight of the Lord. Years ago I was standing by the door of our house with my son who was four years old. We had just moved to our new home, and he wanted to have new friends come over and play with him. The only thing I knew to do was to pray with him. Together we asked God to send him good friends. It was only a few minuted before the doorbell rang and a new friend came to visit. My son’s faith was, beyond a doubt, one of the most wonderful things I’d seen. God answered that prayer so quickly. .

Our hearts are moved to help whenever we see or hear a child cry as a result of neglect, hunger, or lack of what his friends have. That’s why, for the last several years, we have provided children with educational programs, computers for special needs, hot meals, and cultural events to enrich them.

Summer is already here and we thank you for your response to bless these children before school starts. Thank you so much for your investment in these precious lives. We believe they will build a better future for our nation.

In the fear of the Lord there is strong confidence, and his children shall have a place of refuge. Proverbs 14:26

With Blessings, Barry and Batya

www.visionforisrael.com

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Updated June 2, 2019

RHEMA SOUTH PACIFIC / UTTERMOST WITNESS / RHEMA VANUATU / RHEMA FIJI

James & Pattie Duininck-Ah Kui

UPDATE from UTTERMOST WITNESS 

May 24th - 34 received Christ as Savior Friday Night, 18 were healed. Last week 25 accepted the Lord, 27 were healed. The week before 26 saved, 29 healed. This entire ministry is made possible by the support of partners like you - this is what you are doing in the uttermost parts of the earth.


The harvest is great in the remote islands and we want to give you the opportunity to get involved in something dear to God - Reaching the Last to Hear the Gospel. Please share with your friends - Glory to God and Thank You!


...the islands will be waiting for his teaching. Isaiah 42:4

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Updated April 28, 2019

VICTORY MINISTRIES / COLUMBUS, OHIO

Lloyd & Janice Craycroft

   

You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.” John Bunyan April is Stress Awareness Month. We all know what stress is, but have you though of how needy families are affected by it?

The following Poverty Stress Test could be a real eye opener to understand the neighbors we serve. Many of our neighbors living in poverty are surrounded by unimaginable daily stressors. Could you survive the stress of living in poverty?

Do you know where the free medical clinics are? Do you ....
Know how to get by without a car?
Know how to live without a checking account or credit card?
Know what to do when you lack money to pay the bills?
Know how to keep your clothes from being stolen at the laundromat?
Know which grocery store garbage bins can be accessed for food?
Know how to live without electricity or a cell phone?
Know how to use a knife as a pair of scissors?
Know how to physically fight to defend yourself?

Volunteering and stress - Do something to help yourself and someone else at the same time. Research studies show that volunteering can reduce stress, combat depression, and increase self-confidence while providing a sense of purpose and connection. When you volunteer att the Center of Hope, you are part of a team ! You will find a connection with like-minded people who work to support each other and to bring Hope to our community.

Volunteer opportunities right now include:

Choice Pantry Personal Shopper - Thurs or Friday 11 am - 4 pm
Neighbor Desk Receptionist - Wed or Friday 10:30 - 3:30
Food Donation Pick Up Assistant - Monday or Wed. 9 - 11 am
Appointment & Clerical Assistant - Monday 11am to 4 pm
Optometrist - Hours flexible
Nurse LPN or RN - Women’s preventive health - Mondays

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For information please contact us at volunteer@victorycoh.org.

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Updated April 14, 2019

Mercy Multiplied Update

Our residential program is based on Christian principles and teachings and incorporates proven methods and counseling to serve a diverse population of young women from across the United States.

Our program is completely free of charge to the young women we serve.

Many of the young women who come to Mercy for help are facing a combination of debilitating circumstances and have been in various treatment facilities with unsuccessful long-term results. We are committed to providing our residents with excellent program services that allow them to recognize their self-worth and prepare them to reach their full potential. Through the application of God’s unconditional love, our approach to healing allows young women to permanently stop destructive cycles and prepares them to take hope out into their communities.

My Story: Before Mercy I was dealing with depression, self-harm, physical/sexual abuse, anxiety, and an eating disorder. My life before Mercy was full of shame, guilt, and pain. I found Mercy by a past graduate. She told me that Mercy was life-changing for her and she told me it was really helpful. That is when I decided to apply to Mercy. My turning point is when I realized who I am and who God has called me to be. God has renewed my mind, transformed my life, and taken away all my pain. After graduating from Mercy, I plan to get my teaching degree for elementary education, be an ultrasound technician and go on mission trips. I also plan to start a travel blog.

To all of the Mercy donors, thank you so much for changing my life. My life is not the same as it was 8 months ago. Thanks for making me realize who I am in Christ. I am forever grateful.

GLORIA 2019 Graduate

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Updated March 24, 2019

Isa Bajalia

Missions

    

Greetings and Update from ISA

Today I prayed for you, and trust God that you and your family are blessed. Thank you for your prayers and contributions to World Missions.

Philippines; High Alerts have been issued for major Cities in Mindanao like Cagayan De Oro, and Davao City. Threats from militant insurgents are taken very seriously after last months bombing in a Church which left about 27 dead. Help me in praying for my partners in the area who continue to serve Jesus without any complaints or hesitations. Many of the Believers there are dealing with fear of attending Church and even sending their children to school. By God's Grace we will be traveling back to Mindanao for conferences during the 2019 year of ministry.

Tunisia; Thank you for donating special funds which were sent to the support of the local Church in the City of Sousse. The Church leaders expressed joy, and gratitude for the much needed help to supply more Bibles, and discipleship materials. We are grateful to the ministry in France which prints and ships the books to us.

Encouragement; Luke 10; 35 The next day when He departed, He took out two Pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, take care of him; and what ever it costs more, when I come again, I will pay you. It is amazing to see that Jesus is the Good Samaritan in this story who is moved with compassion, and is willing to pay what ever it costs to make everything better for you and me. He not only already payed it, but will pay what ever it costs for you.

Thank you for praying for me as I run my race in missions. I still have my eyes on the prize!

Your brother, Isa

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Updated February 24, 2019

MISSION COLUMBIA / RHEMA COLUMBIA / RHEMA CUBA

Mission Colombia Update 30 Year Anniversary


This past December 9th we had the privilege of celebrating 30 years of ministry here in Bogota, Colombia. Wow! How time has passed! We are so blessed to be able to celebrate the faithfulness of God throughout these 30 years. We have seen the Father God open doors and grant favor and have been blessed to witness all the students that have passed through the Bible training Centers and the good fruit which has come forth. We are incredibly grateful for all He has done and all that HE WILL DO! After 30 years God has blessed us with a thriving church, over 30 Bible schools in 7 different countries, a radio station, a ministerial association, a music school, an English school, a children’s preschool and elementary school, a publications house and by His grace the ability to administer all of the above. We can’t wait to see what God will do in these next 30 years, and we want to take the time and thank all of our supporters and prayer partners for being there with us in this journey of faith and ministry. We trust God will continue to exceed our expectations and do above and beyond all that we could have imagined. To God be the Glory!


Every year our youth group has an event they call the Nueva Raza Express (New Race Express) where they celebrate Christmas in places that have not yet had the experience of celebrating Christmas. The reason these places don’t celebrate Christmas is because of the extreme poverty they live in. Most of the children in these places see Christmas as just another day to survive. Our youth group has taken upon themselves the responsibility to have a Christmas celebration in these places, and also to communicate the reason for Christmas and how Christians started because of the greatest gift of all, Jesus. This past December we were able to raise 6,000 dollars to be able to take presents to 450 kids in Granada Meta, Colombia. Also, people gave towards food and activities like large inflatable, and we ended up having the biggest celebration the village has ever seen! We had face painting, games, we constructed a children’s park, gave out free food for everyone and most importantly we shared the good news of Jesus, and that we don’t need to wait till Christmas to receive the gifts from Heaven, we can do it any day of the year. That day we saw over 500 precious souls receive the Lord Jesus Christ, and although we had only planned to hand out gifts for the kids, by the Grace of God everything multiplied and we were able to bless the whole community !


Thank You - John and Alba Romick

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Greater !

"The person who trusts me will not only do what I'm doing but even greater things, because I, on my way to the Father, am giving you the same work to do that I've been doing."

—John 14:12 (MSG)

Jesus' words sound almost unbelievable. To do what He did would be phenomenal! But Jesus said it is possible for you to do greater things than He did. This verse may be hard to grasp unless you understand how that can happen.

To do greater works than Jesus, you must trust in God's precious promises and depend on the Holy Spirit —the Greater One Who lives in you (1 John 4:4). You can never accomplish the greater by human efforts alone. But if you look to and rely on God, you can see the miraculous happen!

In 2019, I encourage you to trust in God's Word. He promised to perform what He said. Then, depend on the Greater One to lead and guide you in the right way and help you to do what God says. Then you'll be able to do greater things than you have in the past! (Part 2)

from RHEMA eNewsletter Jan 25, 2019

Kenneth W. Hagin

RHEMA Ministries

Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

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