Prison Report

We are seeing a great revival come to the prisons through the School of Christ Correspondence Course. The School of Christ is sent free to all who are currently in prison. If you know of someone who would like to receive the SOC material send us their mailing information. Here are two testimonies we received from inmates in the last few weeks whose lives have been changed.

“I want to thank you for allowing me to do this intense Bible study. I am so grateful the Lord used you as a vessel to help me find the Lord I have been seeking.” – Donald

“I want to be a true servant of God and a true disciple. This course has pointed me in the right direction and changed my life.” – Roy

We would like to share some testimonies from students going through the School of Christ Correspondence Course.

“I really enjoyed this program. Your School of Christ book helped me grow in God’s Word. Thank you for making a difference in the world.” – DD

“I am happy to inform you that I am still fighting the good fight of faith. I write to inform you that I am still studying the School of Christ course which I graduated from over 5 years ago.” – David

“This study has been a blessing. God has been moving in my life. I am more mature in the things of God and the Lord has baptized me in the Holy Spirit. I am so thankful for the School of Christ, and the late B. H. Clendennen” – Wilber

“I want to thank you for the study course. I could not put it down. It renewed the Spirit of Christ in me.” – Kenny

“I wanted to tell you I have been truly blessed by the study of your correspondence course. Thank you so much for blessing me with this program.” – Wade

India Report by Noah Middleton

What a time we had in India! It was not an easy road as no one has been to India for quite some time with the School of Christ. The superintendent who had invited me had never heard of Brother Clendennen, but he had heard of the School of Christ.

We had 30 students—half were pastors, and the remaining students were praise and worship leaders, Sunday School teachers, and other ministry leaders. The students had a very difficult time with the discipline of the School, but by the third day the Lord began to move in their hearts. The class swelled to over 40 students as the word went out about what was taking place in the School. Some even sat against the outside of the church walls and listened while we preached the Word of God.

We went out into the village and laid hands on many people that were sick. The following day we had two ladies come saying they had been healed of fever after we prayed.

The end of the first week, on Friday afternoon, we had a van full of Hindu radicals come to kill me and to cause trouble. Praise God, the superintendent’s son saw them and we had about fifteen minutes to clear the place out. When they found an empty church with nothing happening, they all left. I instructed everyone to study the book of Romans over the weekend, and we started the School up again on Monday. We added an extra lesson a day to make up for the lost time.

The village where we were is very dangerous (for safety reason we are not including the name of the village). The pastor of the church we used had recently been murdered, but the Lord protected us while we were there. I just received an email from the new pastor saying that eight new souls have been added to the Kingdom of God and have been baptized since we ran the SOC in that village! Praise God!!

The Lord is so very faithful. We are looking forward to what the Lord will do in India and the surrounding areas as the Lord moves us forward and puts us in touch with the right people.


Russia Report by Joel Pledge

West Russia has been greatly impacted by the School of Christ and the revival fire of the Holy Spirit. Last December we preached the first week of the School of Christ in Smolensk, Russia. The local pastor, Andrey Vladimervich, graduated in 1997 from a School of Christ in Kemerovo, Russia, which was taught by Pastor B.H. Clendennen. His roommate at that School was Andrey Sekhin, our Field Director. Pastor Vladimervich was baptized in the Holy Spirit during the School in 1997. He testified that the School literally changed his life and ministry. His wife testified that after attending the School he came home a completely different person.

Andrey Sekhin went on to work with the School of Christ in Siberia and Asia, but recently contacted his old friend about having a School in the West Russia region. We have had two sessions: the first in December, 2015, and the second in April, 2016. There is no doubt that God has changed lives in the Smolensk Region. Many churches came together to participate in the School. There were 50 plus students every day in the prayer meetings and preaching sessions. In the evening the meetings were focused upon the teaching on the Holy Spirit, and they were open to the entire community. The church was filled with people eager to learn about the Holy Spirit and His work in their lives. Some 30-40 people were baptized in the Holy Spirit during these two weeks of the School of Christ.

Many people were healed. A large number of people made first-time commitments to Christ! Two men brought an unbelieving woman from their community to the School. God saved her and filled her with the Holy Spirit. She was a completely new person. We saw revival come to West Russia.

The excitement of the revival in Smolensk spread to other areas as well. In April we had a session in the city of Bryansk, just 200 miles south of Smolensk. The churches in this area have struggled in the past, but God rained down a refreshing of His Spirit. Many people were baptized in the Holy Spirit for the first time. One woman who had been in the church for years, received the Holy Spirit and could not stop speaking in tongues for days! She wasn’t sure what was happening in her life, but the pastor assured her it was the Holy Spirit of God working in her life. Another woman was under doctor’s care for problems with her kidneys. When she went back to the doctors after the meetings, she testified that the doctors could find nothing wrong. All of her tests were normal. She was praising God for a healing. Each night the altars were filed with people who were seeking God. Oh, that we all would hunger and thirst for God’s presence. He will draw nigh to us if we will only draw nigh to Him.

Please continue to pray and give to the School of Christ. God is making a difference in the lives of people everywhere through this ministry. One woman wrote that 300 lives would never be the same because of the ministry of the School of Christ. I believe that these 300 will affect many more lives as they minister and pray in the power of the Spirit!


SOC Transforms Lives of High School Students by Richard Goebel

SOC Transforms Lives of High School Students by Richard Goebel

In November we traveled to La Paz, Bolivia, for a week of services and to graduate students that had completed the School of Christ. La Paz is the highest administrative capital in the world, resting on the Andes’ Altiplano plateau more than 11,975 ft. above sea level.

The people were very attentive to the Word of God, and after many of the services the people were seeking God, repenting, and worshiping at the altar for quite a while.

The students were so affected by the School of Christ. The graduation was wonderful with tremendous testimonies of what the Lord had done through the lessons of SOC. One brother said, “The School challenged in a way that my words cannot say. So much of what we have been doing in our churches is not Scriptural. This School has made Christ real to us.” Another brother, Joel said, “The lessons of this School have made us different people. It has affected our prayer and our study of God’s Word, and it is affecting our churches.”

While there I met a group of High School students that had attended a previous School. They had been so affected that they told others. During the services, these young people were rejoicing in the Word. They gathered around us after the services and wanted us to know that they had heard the lessons from the School of Christ, and that they were committed to following the Truth of God’s Word. They said that they are fasting and praying on the campus, they are witnessing on the streets, and they are praying with young people. They are believing God to send revival. There was a genuine love and hunger for God among these young people.

The pastors that we graduated, and other graduates from previous Schools that we met, were serious men of God. They spoke about the great work that lies before them of reaching their country with the message of Pentecost.

There is a great need to reach the indigenous population across the top of the Andes Mountains. These people live in almost complete isolation, and we are going to have to reach them. We had to travel two hours further north into these areas to see the people, the culture, and the great need. We must reach these areas with the Gospel while Christ gives us time. I ask that you please pray for Bolivia and the great and effectual work of the School of Christ.

I pray that this report will encourage you to give to the work of the School of Christ as we labor to go to the unreached, and preach Christ.


New Doors Open in Mongolia for SOC by Joel Pledge

New Doors Open in Mongolia for SOC by Joel Pledge

Pastor Darkhan Mukhko listened to the School of Christ on MP3 in 2013. The Lord really touched his life and he was determined to attend a School when he could. In the spring of 2014 we held a School in the south of Mongolia. Even though Pastor Mukhko lives in the north he traveled by car across Mongolia to attend the School. He was stirred in his heart after each lesson and he knew he must bring the School of Christ to his city. In the fall of 2014 we held a School in Darkhan, Mongolia. He came and felt we should bring the School of Christ to Northeast Mongolia near the Russian border to the city of Sukhbaatar.

We saw the Lord move from the very first day of the School.  The students came from sixteen locations in Mongolia and the local people came to hear the lessons in their spare time. One woman testified that on the second day of the School she was freed from the habit of smoking and others testified of healings. Their lives were changed because of the true foundation taught by the School of Christ.

Every morning and evening during an hour of individual prayer, students fervently prayed to receive the revelation of what they had heard from the SOC lessons. One woman came to tell us that God had called her to go to China as a missionary to preach the Gospel to the Mongolians who live there.

Once again we saw the Lord bring life into the hearts of His people through the School of Christ. Leaders were filled with the power of the Holy Spirit and revived. They left to go back to their churches to bring revival to their people.

We have already finished the translation of the School of Christ into the Mongolian language. It is only in the electronic format now, but we are currently working on the written format.  The videos of SOC are available on YouTube in the Mongolian language for all to view. I have heard testimonies from Christians who have been blessed by viewing the SOC on the internet. Each student upon graduation was given a flash card and MP3 disk with the SOC teaching to take home with them.

Thank God for His work in Mongolia, so many lives have been touched by the School of Christ. We are seeing more doors open up for ministry.



China Report by Andrew Sekhin

We were invited to the Anhui Province in Eastern China to run a School of Christ. This is a very poor Province in China and is often referred to as the “Appalachia of China.”

Persecution of the churches is on the rise in China and, because of this, we encountered some problems with running this School of Christ. The church where we had planned to have the School experienced an increased and unwanted attention from the government lately and, as the result, the leaders had reasonable doubts that they might get arrested. We had to change the location at the last moment.

Our new place did not have a heating system and it was snowing outside. That made the temperature outside and inside almost the same. There were sixty leaders from local churches. Everyone had to dress very warm to keep the body temperature bearable, and we took short breaks for hot tea to warm us up. We still had classes all day long, and the people were very hungry to hear the Word of God. The cold did not bother them

Students told me, during the breaks, that they had once had revivals in their churches. Many people were saved, but something happened and the churches just became lukewarm. I believe that the Lord sent us to this place to change the situation in these churches with the ministry of the School of Christ.

These people were so eager to hear the Word and, on the last day, the Lord poured out His Spirit abundantly. People were crying out loud repenting, some were grabbing my hands and laying them on their head, and did not let go until I intensely prayed over them, many were healed.

At the end they begged us to come back again. We left them the School of Christ teachings on SD Cards and DVD’s. Praise the Lord for His miraculous work. He revived the leaders and they will bring revival to the people they are called to minister to.


Kazakhstan & Uzbekistan Native SOC Team Being Formed

Praise the Lord for what He is doing in this region of the world through the School of Christ. Our missionary workers, known only as the “Ukraine Brothers,” report a growing demand for the SOC teaching. They have just graduated a School in Kyrgyzstan with forty-one ministers in attendance. Sixteen ministers were from Uzbekistan and twenty-five were from Kyrgyzstan.  The Brothers report that they are now forming a native team of workers made up of pastors and bishops who support the School of Christ and its teachings The “Ukraine Brothers” will train and oversee the work.  The work is growing and God is supplying the workers through SOC graduates called of God to be missionaries to their own people.


The door has just opened up for us to work in the southern part of Kyrgyzstan where we have never worked before.  We will run our first SOC in the area later this year and fifty pastors have registered to attend. After the School a group of graduates will make a missionary trip to the Pair Mountain area which is located on the Chinese and Afghani border. They will minister to the unreached people of Tajikistan. The work of the School of Christ is now reaching into the south of Kazakhstan. These men of God, the “Ukraine Brothers,” have given themselves to taking the Gospel into areas that are closed to most of the outside world. They are helping to reap the end-time harvest while it is still day.