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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 31, 2019

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

James & Pattie Duininck-Ah Kui

UPDATE from RHEMA VANUATU

We're purchasing our first property in Vanuatu for Staff /Student Housing. Thank you so much for your help as we as we reach the last to hear the Good News of Christ !

UPDATE from UTTERMOST WITNESS 

A Missionary Story - We had 4 days to cover several villages and the team had to keep moving, as Uttermost Witness held position just off shore. The first village pleaded with us to stay and teach more, but we just had to keep going. They decided to follow us to the next villages so they could hear the word of God again. Before we left people came out in canoes and asked if we could come teach one more time. We agreed for just one hour; they listened for three hours! "Please come back, we have never heard anything like this in our lives." 457 people were saved.
 

His light will not be put out, and He will not be crushed, till He has given the knowledge of the true God to the earth, and the sea-lands will be waiting for his teaching.  Isaiah 42:4


Faithfully, James and Pattie, John and Anna, and Willem

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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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Updated January 13, 2019

VISION FOR ISRAEL

Barry and Batya Segal

Fighting Hunger in Israel

Vision for Israel receives countless requests from Social Services to help families every year. Reports indicate that some families are actually using their refrigerators as closets because they don’t have food at home.

Recently a group of volunteers packed 20,000 food packages, and we are now busy distributing them. Over the last month we have donated 16,000 packages to different organizations and welfare departments throughout the country. Each delivery contains rice, soy flakes, dehydrated vegetables, and spices. The balance of thesespecial deliveries will be distributed to poor families in the community, including individuals going through rehabilitation and victims of domestic violence.

Thank you for helping us change lives.

But a generous man devises generous things and by generosity he shall stand. Isaiah 32:8

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Updated August 19, 2018

VICTORY MINISTRIES / COLUMBUS, OHIO

Lloyd & Janice Craycroft

   

The Apollo 11 crew successfully landed the first two people on the Moon in 1969, with commander Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin. After eight history making days, when it was time to leave it was discovered that a key circuit breaker had broken. Without it they could not blast off the moon. Rather than stick his finger into the breaker, Buzz Aldrin used a felt-tipped pen from his shoulder pocket to complete the circuit and it worked! The rest they say, is history. Something as insignificant as a felt-tipped pen will forever be remembered as the unlikely solution to a very serious crisis.

About thirty years ago, a little girl was volunteering alongside her mother in Victory's clothing room. This little girl, Amy Buchan, was wide-eyed and eager to help her mother assist those looking for clothing. There was one little girl they helped who needed a dress for a special occasion. As God would have it on that day, there was a perfect green dress that had this neighborhood girl excited and smiling from ear to ear. It was then when Amy remembered she was wearing a bow in her hair that matched that green dress perfectly. This wasn't just any bow however, it was made especially for Amy by her grandmother which she wore nearly every day. Still, young Amy decided to offer it to this other little girl and pinned it in her hair. The little girl felt so loved and left walking on cloud nine.

Although this little girl was touched by Amy's gesture, Amy was affected in a way that would have an impact on the landscape of her life for years to come. Even though she was only six years old, this encounter and opportunity to sacrifice something she loved for someone else, marked her as a servant for Jesus forever. For Buzz Aldrin and the Apollo 11 mission it was a dime a dozen felt-tipped pen; for Amy it was a small act of kindness that has rocked her world even to this day.

I am a believer that small individual acts of kindness and obedience to God can set the stage for the Lord to be able to do great things. The account of the feeding of the five thousand is about a boy, innocently and generously offering to help feed the masses. He had five barley loaves and two fish for five thousand men and many more counting the women and children. Remarkably, this lad still offers what he has, and Jesus uses his act of faith to become the seed of a miracle. This young boy had eyes and saw the masses and the impossibility of feeding them with his lunch - but he just wanted to do his part.

This is the wonder of following Jesus. As we serve others and do the things He has shown us to do, He manifests Himself. God only asks us to give what we have, and He will do the rest. And just like little Amy, we will all be changed as we step out in faith each day. Thank you for your faithful prayers and support!

 

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